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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.

If you have an conference in Maine that is relevant to the prevention and control of tobacco, substance use, suicide or injury; submit information to  We will review and post if appropriate.

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Emerging Best Practices of Youth Prevention: Using Neuroscience to Reach Developing Brains

A three-part series focused on leveraging prevention best practices to effectively engage youth within our communities. Come join the Maine Youth Action Network's team, in this free training series to learn the neuroscience behind why

Current Trends in Street Drugs, Vaping and Prescription Medications of Abuse

This training will review the new diagnostic criteria in the DSM-V related to the substance use disorders as well as each of the major categories of the substances of abuse. The substances reviewed will include the narcotics, the

Transforming Knowledge Into Action: Youth Mentoring Strategies

A three-part training series focused on building youth engagement skills and expanding your professional learning networks. Join the Maine Youth Action Network's team for this free training opportunity! Participate in a learning cohort

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 open to all

Practicing with a Restorative Lens: Two-Day Intensive Workshop

Join us to learn how to incorporate restorative based practices into your youth engagement work. Are you incorporating social emotional learning into your teaching practice? Working with colleagues to build a trauma- or healing-informed

Emerging Best Practices of Youth Prevention: Relationships as Protective Factors

Develop skills to grow and sustain lasting and supportive relationships with young people. In this workshop, dive into how protective factors like positive adult relationships can build resiliency in young people and improve outcomes.

Tobacco Intervention: Intensive Skills

  This two-day skills-focused training will build on knowledge gained in the Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training. Participants will: Explore the value of a comprehensive tobacco use assessment Learn to develop effective

Presentation Development and Design Workshop

We use presentations as one of our primary strategies to share content-knowledge, build skills, ignite calls to action and affect culture change. However most of us never receive any formal training in presentation design - despite all we

How to Use Humor, Science and Effective Communication Strategies to Engage Youth Audiences in Positive Prevention

This funny, informative and engaging half-day training focuses on communicating with teenagers about sensitive topics such as substance abuse and mental health. The first training session is a keynote style presentation titled, Using

Virtual 2020 New England School of Addiction and Prevention Studies

The New England School of Addiction and Prevention Studies, often called Summer School, is a 4-day intensive learning experience to further knowledge, skills, and experience in the field of substance use disorder services. Each year,