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.
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 healthcare professionals, prevention professionals, and community members who are interested in learning more about the burden of tobacco and strategies for
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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 with other emerging leaders in the youth engagement field. This series provides participants with train-the-trainer content on youth mentoring best practices, engagement
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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 stimulants, the sedative-hypnotics including alcohol, the hallucinogens, as well the latest designer drugs. In addition, the current
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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 scare tactics miss the mark in adolescent brains; strategies for directly involving youth in prevention-focused research; and how to grow
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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 of ethical practice will be explored. In addition, issues of vicarious trauma and self-care as ethical premises will be discussed.
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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 experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders
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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 then reassemble those pieces with a greater understanding of how gender works
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Participate in a two day intensive dive into youth facilitation best practices. In this two-day facilitation workshop, you will fill your toolbox with activities, skills and facilitation strategies intended to grow your practice working with youth groups. Learn the skills to help groups solve complex problems, leverage diverse points of view, practice social-emotional skills and
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Learn to use research based tools and practices to enhance youth-led programming. Explore potential pitfalls and strategies around youth retention while building core competencies that support youth.