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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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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 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

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.

Transforming Knowledge into Action: Facilitating for Youth Voice

Explore how social & emotional learning skills build youth ability and adult ally understanding of facilitation. In this workshop, dive into debrief and reflection techniques that help youth succeed in everyday challenges while building

Substance Use Prevention Skills Training

This training is limited to 25 participants. Due to space limitations, registration preference will be given to those are actively providing substance use prevention services and those seeking Prevention Specialist Certification. Others

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