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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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Breaking Out the Boxes: Exploring Gender Variance and the Trans Umbrella

One of the simplest ways to honor others is to affirm who they are. None of us can have healthy relationships with people who invalidate, minimize, or dismiss us. In this workshop, we'll dismantle and examine what we think of as gender and

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training: Two-Day Intensive Workshops

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is

Ethics, Law and Substance Use Disorders

For today’s provider, ethical decisions are often complex, involving a range of multifaceted issues that cannot be easily resolved. This is particularly true in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment.This workshop is designed to help the

Ethics and Boundaries

This training will be activity based utilizing multiple case studies and scenarios to challenge, teach, and reinforce ethical problem solving. Issues related to the range of current treatment modalities and their impact upon the evolution

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.