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The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Tobacco and Substance Use Prevention and Control Program and its related public health and non-profit partners frequently offer training, events, and conferences focused on the many different areas of tobacco and substance use prevention and control.

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“Turning the Tide: Maine’s Path Forward in Addressing the Opioid Crisis

The conference theme, “Turning the Tide:  Maine’s Path Forward in Addressing the Opioid Crisis” will bring people together to discuss the many challenges those with substance use disorder and in recovery face alongside the

Maine Military & Community Network Statewide Conference

The keynote speaker, Dr. Carolyn Allard will talk about moral injury, guilt, and shame in the morning. In the afternoon, she will discuss Trauma Informed Guilt Reduction (TrGR training).  Afternoon breakouts will include a presentation

23rd Annual Childhood Development and Behavior Conference

The Edmund N. Ervin Pediatric Center's Child Development and Behavior Conference at Colby College is a program that brings a science and evidence based approach to understanding interventions that endeavor to improve the lives of children

One Maine One Health 2019 Annual Conference

MPHA's annual conference is the largest statewide meeting dedicated to public health, and we feature the latest science, policy and programming related to public health in Maine. We attract 400+ students and professionals with a shared

Everything Your Kid Does Makes Sense: DBT for Working with Parents

This workshop is two 1/2 days (August 9th and August 23rd)  will provide participants with eight parenting skills they can immediately use with parents who are struggling to raise children, including skills to help regulate emotions,

Alcohol Prevention Conference

This one day conference is an educational opportunity for professionals working with young adults, ages 18-25, to understand alcohol use issues in Maine and learn practical skills to apply in local communities. Early bird registration fee

New England School of Best Practices 2019

This four-day event gives addiction and behavioral health professionals the opportunity to combine in-depth study of an area of special interest with the opportunity to learn in a beautiful, rejuvenating wilderness setting in Waterville

Ethics in Prevention

The Ethics in Prevention training provides Substance Use Prevention Specialists opportunities to engage in discussions of the six key principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics and explore a four-step decision-making model for assessing,

Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training

  Join other healthcare professionals in this one-day training to learn more about nicotine addiction and how to integrate brief, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions into current practice.  The Basic Skills Training is

Sexting, Texting and Emails: Legal and Ethical Dilemmas

Texting and social media have grown to be perhaps the preferred method of communication, even for those who grew up with rotary phones. Its use in the context of behavioral health treatment therefore cannot be ignored. As with any