The use of heroin and other opiates is a public health crisis in Ohio. People are overdosing at alarming rates in Lucas County. This workshop provides an overview of a three-year collaboration between the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Lucas County and two community behavioral health agencies to address the heroin/opiate epidemic.
Gambling is a Choice: Odds are…
Participants will: explore how gambling became a social norm; compare prevalence rates before and after Ohio casinos and racinos opened; learn what populations are risk; and understand prevention messages.
Ohio Suicide Prevention: What Role Can You Play?
Participants will learn: up-to-date statistics on suicide in Ohio; which groups are at high risk for experiencing suicide; and evidence based resources they can use to help prevent suicide through culturally inclusive messages.
Prevention in the Age of Medical Marijuana
Participants will: know and understand Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Law; learn about areas for concern in one’s community; and explore options to increase protective factors for youth and community.
Participants will be able to: understand the contemporary approaches of evidence based prevention, theory to application; identify the current evidence-based prevention approaches that are showing promise with individuals and communities and provide opportunities for community engagement; and understand the importance of community coalitions in evidence-based prevention planning and community engagement.
Step Up Your Game: Become an Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist
Participants will: demonstrate understanding of the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board’s Certified Prevention Specialist/Consultant requirements; and obtain and compile resources within the science of prevention.