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SPOTLIGHT: RECENT WEBINARS

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OPIOIDS, FENTANYL, AND XYLAZINE:

WHAT ARE THEY AND WHAT DO PREVENTION PROFESSIONALS NEED TO KNOW AND DO TO PREVENT OVERDOSE?

Webinar | Duration: 1.5 hours | Monday, March 25, 2024

NAADAC CE Credits NOT available for this webinar.

Co-Hosted with the NW PTTC

SPEAKERS
  • Nicole Rodin, PharmD, MBA

  • Kym Ahrens, MD, MPH

DESCRIPTION

The opioid misuse epidemic continues to affect youth and families throughout the Pacific Northwest region. As prevention practitioners, it is important to stay up to date on the latest research-based information related to this critical public health problem. The goal of this session is to provide prevention professionals with knowledge about opioids, fentanyl, and xylazine, including what are they and how they are similar and different. We will also focus on debunking common myths about occupational fentanyl exposure, naloxone safety, the use of medications for opioid use disorder in adolescents, and discuss the role prevention professionals can and should play in preventing drug overdose.

OBJECTIVES

In this webinar, participants will:

  • Understand what illicitly manufactured fentanyl is and how it compares to other opioids.

  • Describe what Xylazine is and how it is used in illicit substances. 

  • Recognize current drug use trends in the Northwest region. 

  • Debunk common myths around occupational fentanyl exposure, naloxone safety, and the use of medications for opioid use disorder in adolescents.

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BRINGING TOGETHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PEOPLE WHO USE DRUGS IN A NEW WAY:
THE CLEARS PROJECT

Webinar | Duration: 1 hour | Wednesday, April 17th | 12:00 PM PT

SPEAKER

Mandy Owens, PhD

DESCRIPTION

This presentation will review the CLEARS Project that uses a “policy codesign” approach to bring together law enforcement, people with lived/living experience of drug use and legal involvement, and service providers to develop local solutions to drug use around Washington State.

Dr. Owens is an Assistant Professor at the Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. Her work focuses on the intersection between substance use and the criminal legal system, including research and implementation efforts with law enforcement, jails, and prisons around Washington State. Dr. Owens also is a licensed and practicing psychologist working with people with substance use disorder.

OBJECTIVES

In this webinar, participants will:

  • Identify “policy codesign” as an evidence-based strategy to bring together diverse stakeholders.

  • Learn about the CLEARS (Community-Law Enforcement Aligning in Response to Substance Use) Project in three sites around Washington State: Clallam, Thurston, and Yakima Counties.

  • Describe local solutions to address crisis response to drug use with law enforcement in rural WA areas.

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STRATEGIES TO IMPLEMENT AND ADAPT ADULT SPANISH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING

Webinar | Duration: 1 hour | Wednesday, May 1st | 12:00 PM PT

SPEAKERS
  • Araceli Mendez, MPH, CHW

  • Oralia Mendez, MPH, CHW

  • Ivan Estrada, MPH

DESCRIPTION

Offering Mental Health First Aid training to Spanish-speaking members of our community is an important step in equity and an ongoing need that can help reduce stigma and recognize the signs and symptoms of a mental health crisis.

OBJECTIVES

In this webinar, participants will:

  • Identify foundational information about Primeros Auxilios de Salud Mental (Spanish Mental Health First Aid).

  • Understand cultural barriers and mental health stigma in the Latino/a/x community.

  • Describe recommendations for implementation.

PREVENTION

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YOUTH PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH (YPAR) FOR SUBSTANCE USE PREVENTION

Recorded Webinar | Duration: 1 hour | Original Date July 2020

SPEAKER

Elizabeth Weybright, PhD, is an Associate Professor of human development and co-director of the Center for Rural Opioid Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery at Washington State University. Her research, grounded in prevention science and positive youth development, focuses on how leisure behavior and experience (e.g., boredom, sensation seeking) is associated with adolescent health and/or risk behavior. In this webinar, Dr. Weybright will provide an overview of YPAR, including how to utilize the YPAR approach for substance use prevention activities.

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ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES (ACEs), COMPLEX TRAUMA, AND RISK ASSOCIATECD WITH OPIOID USE DISORDER

Recorded Webinar | Duration: 1 hour | Original Date June 2020

SPEAKER

Natalie Turner-Depue, PhD, will review ACEs and complex developmental trauma and discuss the risk factors related to opioid use associated with trauma exposure, in particular as it relates to rural and/or marginalized communities.

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Dr. Natalie Turner-Depue currently serves as the interim Director for the Child and Family Research Unit (CAFRU) and the Collaborative Learning for Educational Achievement and Resilience (CLEAR) Trauma Center at Washington State University. Her research focus is on integrating trauma-informed practices into schools and community organizations throughout the western US while dismantling systemic barriers impeding equitable educational access.

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FACILITATING SAMHSA's COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS AND MENTAL HEALTH IN RURAL AND REMOTE COMMUNITIES

Webinar | Duration: 1 hour | February 28th, 2024

SPEAKER

Abbey Martin, MPH

DESCRIPTION

This presentation will give you the skills to deliver SAMHSA’s best practice framework for leading discussion and action planning on mental health, opioid use, and substance use broadly. You will also gain skills in supporting diverse partners to engage in challenging conversations.

 

Oregon State University’s Coast to Forest program has supported multiple rural counties in setting local policy priorities by adapting SAMHSA’s Community Conversations About Mental Health, a best practice toolkit that supports community collaboration for addressing mental health needs.

OBJECTIVES

By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Describe an adaptation of SAMHSA’s Community Conversations About Mental Health in rural and remote communities.

  • Discuss necessary skills to replicate our adaptation, including specific guidance on tailoring and delivery.

HARM REDUCTION

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INTRODUCTION TO HARM RECOVERY PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES

Recorded Webinar | Duration: 1 hour | Original Date February 2021

SPEAKER

Rebeka Lawrence-Gomez

DESCRIPTION

Shift your understanding of harmful behaviors and the approach you take in serving people engaged in substance use and self harm. In this training we will explore the universality of self-harm, identify behaviors as survival tools, and focus on empathy and connection with individuals utilizing substances and self-harm. Rebeka Lawrence-Gomez has been with Pathways Vermont since its inception in 2009 and serves as the Director of Operations. She is committed to human rights, opportunities for everyone, and individual choice, Prior to her work with Pathways, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer and work with Disability Rights Vermont. 

TREATMENT

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FENTANYL AND XYLAZINE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AND HOW TO KEEP YOURSELF SAFE

Recorded Webinar | Duration: 1 hour | Original Date August 2023

SPEAKER

Nicole Rodin, PharmD, MBA

DESCRIPTION

Learn about up-to-date information on Fentanyl and Xylazine, including Risk Mitigation as concerns around these substances grow.

OBJECTIVES

By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Describe how addiction works in the body for adults and adolescents.

  • Explain what illicitly manufactured fentanyl is and how it compares to pharmaceutical fentanyl.

  • Summarize what xylazine is and how it is used in combination with other illicit substances.

  • Identify and manage risks related to fentanyl and xylazine.

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FENTANYL FACTS

Recorded Webinar | Duration: 1 hour | Original Date 2021

SPEAKER

Nicole Rodin, PharmD, MBA, will discuss the synthetic opioid fentanyl and its emerging role in the opioid epidemic. She will review what fentanyl is and how it is impacting Washington communities, and will discuss some common myths regarding fentanyl.​ Nicole Rodin is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. In a clinical role, time is split between teaching within the curriculum and practicing at Kootenai Hospital. Current research initiatives are centered around public health initiatives that pharmacists can make a positive impact including within the prevention and treatment of substance use disorder.

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COMMONLY MISUSED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

Recorded Webinar | Duration: 1 hour | Original Date 2021

SPEAKER

Nicole Rodin, PharmD, MBA, discusses commonly misused prescription drugs and how they act in the body. She reviews the signs and symptoms of potential overdose and when to seek medical care for an individual experiencing a drug overdose, and identifies strategies you can use to keep yourself and your peers safe. Nicole Rodin is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. In a clinical role, time is split between teaching within the curriculum and practicing at Kootenai Hospital. Current research initiatives are centered around public health initiatives that pharmacists can make a positive impact including within the prevention and treatment of substance use disorder.

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PHARMACOTHERAPY FOR OPIOID USE DISORDER: WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY, AND HOW

Recorded Webinar | Duration: 1 hour | Original Date June 2020

SPEAKER

Tracy Klein, PHD, ARNP, FAAN, FAANP, will provide a brief overview of pharmacotherapy for opioid use disorder for the non-clinician. Discussion of common questions and links to resources will be provided.  Dr. Klein is an Associate Professor at the WSU Vancouver College of Nursing. She completed her FNP post-masters as a Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner at WSU in 2003 and went on to complete her PhD in nursing from WSU in 2011 after transferring from Portland State University’s Public Policy PhD program. She is active in research and aims to identify knowledge deficits or needs which may be addressed by education or policy solutions. Go to https://labs.wsu.edu/tracy-klein/ to learn more about Dr. Klein and her research.

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THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF OPIOID MISUSE AND ADDICTION

Recorded Webinar | Duration: 1 hour | Original Date June 2020

SPEAKER

Julianne Jett, PhD

DESCRIPTION

As with any disease or health condition, addiction to opioids is biological in nature. This webinar will review the basics of neuronal signaling and discuss how brain function changes in response to prolonged opioid use.  

Dr. Julianne Jett received her doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Texas Health San Antonio. her research used preclinical models to investigate how prolonged exposure to stress hormones change brain function and induce cognitive impairments associated with depression and anxiety disorders. As a postdoctoral fellow at Washington State University, Julianne works with PRISM to conduct clinical research on biomarkers associated with severe mental illnesses and substance use disorders. 

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CONTINGENCY MANAGEMENT IN THE WILD: RURAL SUBSTANCE USE PROVIDER EXPERIENCES WITH EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE TARGETING STIMULANT USE

Recorded Webinar | Duration: 1 hour | Original Date June 2023

SPEAKER

Michelle Peavy, PhD

DESCRIPTION

Contingency management (CM) is behavioral intervention that uses positive reinforcement to encourage change. Are you curious about implementing CM in your setting? In this webinar, we’ll briefly review CM basics before talking to a panel of providers working in opioid treatment settings who’ve implemented CM targeting stimulant use. Panelists discuss challenges in CM implementation, overcoming barriers to implementation, and CM success stories.

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CONTINGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR OPIOID USE DISORDER

Recorded Webinar | Duration: 1 hour | Original Date 2021

SPEAKER

Michael McDonell, PhD, is a Professor in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University and the Director of Behavioral Health Innovations. He is a clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience developing, testing, and implementing strength-based interventions for people with addiction and mental illness in community settings. He has lead multiple National Institutes of Health funded studies demonstrating that incentives can be used to reduce alcohol and drug use in individuals living with co-occurring serious mental illness.

DESCRIPTION

Contingency management is an intervention where tangible incentives are provided in exchange for evidence of drug or alcohol abstinence. This talk will describe contingency management and evidence supporting the effectiveness of contingency management for stimulant use disorders, as well as review implementation strategies.

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SCREENING, BRIEF INTERVENTION, AND REFERRAL TO TREATMENT (SBIRT) FOR PREVENTION SPECIALISTS

Recorded Webinar | Duration: 1 hour | Original Date June 2020

SPEAKER

Barbara Richardson, PhD, RN, will review the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) process. She will discuss how to utilize SBIRT in prevention-based settings with adolescents and adults.​ Dr. Richardson currently serves as the Director of Interprofessional Education & Research at Washington State University College of Medicine. Her clinical background is in pediatric intensive care nursing with special interests in simulation, health care ethics, team-based collaborative care and leadership.

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INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS BASED RELAPSE PREVENTION

Recorded Webinar | Duration: 1 hour 10 min | Original Date January 2021

SPEAKER

Corey Roos, PhD, will discuss Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP), a novel aftercare intervention for individuals in recovery from substance use disorder. Participants will leave with an understanding of the role of mindfulness in recovery, the research supporting MBRP for substance use disorder, and resources to learn more about MBRP. Dr. Corey Roos is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine, as well as a licensed clinical psychologist. His research aims to improve the accessibility and effectiveness of treatments for psychiatric disorders, particularly substance use disorders (SUD). 

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USING CRAFT WITH FAMILIES OF PEOPLE WHO USE DRUGS: ALTERNATIVES TO CONFRONTATION AND DETACHMENT

Recorded Webinar | Duration: 1 hour | Original Date September 2023

SPEAKER

Lara Okoloko, MSW, LICSW

DESCRIPTION

Be introduced to Community Reinforcement and Family Training, a counseling method for the loved ones of people who are refusing treatment for their substance use problem. Learn about how CRAFT can increase treatment engagement for the person with SUD and decrease distress in the loved ones who are worried about them. 

OBJECTIVES

By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize the goals of CRAFT for families and how it is implemented. 

  • Describe the research basis for CRAFT. 

RECOVERY

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PROMOTING THE HEALTH OF PEOPLE IN RECOVERY THROUGH INCLUSION

Recorded Webinar | Duration: 1 hour | Original Date April 2021

SPEAKER

Mark Salzer, PhD, is a psychologist and Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the College of Public Health at Temple University. He is also the Director of the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities (www.tucollaborative.org), a research and training center that has been funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research since 2003.

DESCRIPTION

Community inclusion and participation (e.g., work, school, faith, leisure, volunteering, family and social relationships) is essential for the physical, cognitive, and mental health and wellness of people in recovery from substance use and mental health issues – always, and especially during a pandemic. This webinar will offer attendees background on the theories and research underlying this and discuss the importance of community spaces (e.g., colleges/universities, libraries, parks and recreational centers, faith communities, volunteer organizations) that are welcoming and embracing of these individuals to support their ability to participate in meaningful ways. Strategies for developing/enhancing a “Welcoming Washington State” will then be offered.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF PEER SUPPORT
IN RECOVERY

Recorded Webinar | Duration: 1 hour | Original Date June 2020

SPEAKER

Amy Griesel, CPC, NCPRSS, has been on a journey of recovery since graduating from Mental Health Court in 2016. After this, she realized she wanted to walk alongside those seeking support and recovery. Amy continued to build upon her passion to help others and became a Certified Peer Counselor in 2018. In 2019, she completed her Peer Specialist certification through NAADAC. Currently, Amy serves on several boards as a subject matter expert. She aspires to build further Peer support programs.

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CO-OCCURING SUBSTANCE MISUSE
AND MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS,
A PEER PERSPECTIVE

Recorded Webinar | Duration: 1 hour | Original Date July 2020

SPEAKER

Multiple, NAMI WA

DESCRIPTION

Substance use disorders and mental illnesses are often experienced alongside one another, resulting in a more complex recovery process for both individuals with lived experiences and their providers. In collaboration with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), this webinar features panelists with co-occurring substance use disorders and mental illnesses, who will share their own lived experiences, including what has and has not worked for them. Panelists will also answer questions from the audience in efforts to share helpful resources, insight, and hope.

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COLLEGIATE RECOVERY SUPPORTS: STUDENTS DO NOT HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THEIR RECOVERY AND THEIR EDUCATION

Recorded Webinar | Duration: 1 hour | Original Date October 2023

SPEAKERS 
  • Patricia Maarhuis, PhD: SWCRSI PI, WSU Recovery Support Services Coordinator

  • Aaron Kirk, MSW, Grant Navigation Coordinator, Skagit Valley College

  • Sandy Jordon, EdM, Title IX Coordinator and Student Wellness, Skagit Valley College

  • Corinna Lozano, Business Management student, Skagit Valley College

DESCRIPTION

What would it look like if a college campus was a welcoming environment for students in recovery? This presentation will describe efforts in Washington State to provide higher education opportunities alongside recovery supports. Staff and students from Skagit Valley College will present on the needs of justice involved students in recovery as well as the administration of pragmatic and effective supports at a 2-year college campus in a rural environment.

OBJECTIVES

By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Describe CRSS development in the State of Washington.

  • Understand the administration of pragmatic and effective CRSS at a 2-year college campus in a rural environment.

  • Describe the needs and recovery practice of justice involved students in recovery through the lens of recovery capital development.

  • Make connections between the CRSS development in the State of Washington and potential CRSS development in their own communities.

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INCREASING ACCESS POINTS THROUGH INNOVATION IN COMMUNITY PHARMACY

Recorded Webinar | Duration: 1 hour | Original Date November 2023

SPEAKERS 
  • Tyler Hemsley, PharmD

  • Alice Knotts, PharmD

DESCRIPTION

Access to OUD/SUD and associated supportive services can be challenging and often problematic due to stigma associated with existing practice. Community pharmacies represent an untapped resource to expand entry points, decrease delays in treatment, enhance collaboration among providers and increase support for patients.

OBJECTIVES

By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss current state for OUD/SUD services including detox, MAT, recovery and harm reduction strategies in the region. 

  • Identify at least 3 barriers that currently exist (Access points, provider shortage, stigma, no standard workflows).

  • Illustrate the untapped potential in community pharmacies based on recent legislation and scope of practice.

  • Provide innovative examples of how community pharmacies are engaging in OUD/SUD services.

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RURAL RESPONSES TO OPIOID USE FROM A NONPROFIT PERSPECTIVE

Recorded Webinar | Duration: 1 hour | Original Date January 2024

SPEAKER

Everett Maroon, MPH, is Executive Director of Blue Mountain Heart to Heart (BMHTH), a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Walla Walla, Washington, focusing on HIV care and prevention, and care and recovery for people with substance use disorder. He is engaged in regional and statewide efforts to increase pathways for recovery in rural areas and for stigmatized patient populations. Everett co-authored the Greater Columbia Accountable Community of Health's opioid demonstration project, called the Opioid Resource Network, and continues to be engaged in Medicaid transformation efforts in his region.

DESCRIPTION

Mainstream media portrayals of rural America tend to focus on themes of political conservatism, lack of resources, and exodus of younger adults. But these stereotypes miss innovative work happening in rural areas, and a long-standing capacity among community building and collaboration around important issues like public health. This presentation will provide examples of rural-based care and responses to the opioid crisis in Southeast Washington, from staff of an independent nonprofit. Public-private partnerships, state and federal grant funding, volunteerism, and mobile-based services will be examined for their utility across a few different models of care.

OBJECTIVES

By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Identify service strategies available to rural health care providers

  • Enumerate benefits of a harm reduction approach in rural areas

  • Articulate funding structures and opportunities to diversify funding support of rural-prioritized health care services

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