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Conducting Focus Groups

Wednesday, June 24 - Thursday, June 25, 2020 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Prevention First's Chicago Office (Branch Office), 33 West Grand Avenue, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60654

This in-depth, two-day training will provide the opportunity to learn the steps necessary to conduct a successful focus group. Attention will be placed on question development, moderator skills, and planning critical logistical details of focus group interviews. Participants will also learn how to analyze the results of focus groups and put those results into action.

 

** Per IDHS SUPP leadership, this training is required for all SUPS and CSUPS providers staff working on a communication campaign who have not previously completed this training.

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Foundations of Youth Prevention Education

Wednesday, June 17 - Thursday, June 18, 2020 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Prevention First's Chicago Office (Branch Office), 33 West Grand Avenue, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60654

Foundations of Youth Prevention Education is a two-day training that prepares direct service providers to implement evidence-based Youth Prevention Education (YPE) programs. Participants will obtain a basic understanding of the components and best practices related to implementing any YPE model program. This training will increase participants’ knowledge and skills related to planning, managing, facilitating and evaluating a Youth Prevention Education program.

 

Note: All SUPP providers are required to complete this course.

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Planning and Implementing Communication Campaigns

Tuesday, June 2 - Wednesday, June 3, 2020 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Prevention First's Springfield Office (Headquarters), 2800 Montvale Drive, Springfield, IL 62704

This training introduces direct service providers to the basic skills, information and concepts needed to plan and implement effective communication campaigns. This course specifically relates the process of campaign development to preventing youth alcohol and marijuana use. Participants will learn about the steps and best practices involved in campaign planning and implementation.

 

** Per IDHS SUPP Leadership, this training is required for all SUPS and CSUPS providers staff working on a communications campaign who have not previously completed this training.

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Effective Group Facilitation

Tuesday, May 19 - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Prevention First's Chicago Office (Branch Office), 33 West Grand Avenue, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60654

The ability to lead groups is essential to a wide variety of positions within the prevention field. This two-day training builds basic facilitation skills of individuals working with youth and/or adult groups. By the end of the training, participants will understand the stages of group development and the major issues associated with them, as well as how to identify and use interventions that will influence group behavior. This is an interactive training that will incorporate theory into discussions, group interaction, role playing and practice, and applied learning.

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Coalition Coordination

Wednesday, May 6 - Thursday, May 7, 2020 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Prevention First's Springfield Office (Headquarters), 2800 Montvale Drive, Springfield, IL 62704

During this two-day training, participants will learn strategies for advancing and facilitating a community coalition to prevent substance abuse. Participants will learn characteristics of effective coalitions, strategies for recruiting and retaining stakeholders, and strategies for enhancing coalition organization/structure (mission and vision, clear roles and organizational structure, meeting and communication habits, decision-making and problem-solving process, leadership). Additionally, participants will enhance their ability to fulfill their role as a coalition facilitator, including meeting coordination and facilitation.

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Establishing and Leading a Youth Advisory Committee

Thursday, April 30, 2020 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Prevention First's Chicago Office (Branch Office), 33 West Grand Avenue, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60654

In this one-day training, participants will learn how to establish and lead a youth advisory committee to support local substance abuse prevention efforts. Participants will learn best practices for engaging youth in advisory roles; how to establish an advisory committee structure; and strategies for recruitment and retention of youth advisors. Participants will also learn appropriate roles for youth committee members in substance abuse prevention activities.

 

 

** Participants must complete Introduction to Engaging Youth in Prevention prior to participation in Establishing and Leading a Youth Advisory Committee.

 

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Action Planning for Successful Prevention Programs

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Prevention First's Springfield Office (Headquarters), 2800 Montvale Drive, Springfield, IL 62704

This one-day training will provide participants with the information, tools and templates to develop and implement a successful action plan, as well as an opportunity to practice and apply an action planning process. Action planning is a process during which specific and detailed steps are identified and carried through in order to achieve a goal. It can be used to successfully plan for direct service programs such as Youth Prevention Education and Communication Campaigns, as well as other local prevention efforts such as IYS recruitment, hosting a town hall meeting, coalition-led efforts, etc. Participants should come prepared with a prevention strategy or effort for which they would like to develop an action plan.

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IISAP III: A Framework for Prevention

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Chestnut Health Systems - Normal, 448 Wylie Drive, Normal, IL 61761

This one-day classroom-based training introduces Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Substance Use Prevention Program (SUPP) providers to the prevention specialist’s role in service delivery. Participants will be introduced to strategies for program planning, capacity-building, implementation and evaluation. Participants will also learn about their role in prevention, including an exploration of ethical issues related to their personal and professional conduct.

 

Note: All SUPP providers are required to complete this course. Participants must complete IISAP I prior to registering for IISAP III. You can register for IISAP I here.

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SUPS Provider Spring Networking Events

Thursday, April 02, 2020 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle Naperville, 3003 Corporate West Drive, Lisle, IL 60532

This structured networking event will give IDHS Substance Use Prevention Services (SUPS) providers the opportunity to discuss program-related successes and challenges and share resources and experiences with one another. A main focus of this event will be planning and implementing National Prevention Week activities.  SUPS providers are encouraged to register for whichever event is most convenient.

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SUPS Provider Spring Networking Events

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Doubletree by Hilton Mt. Vernon, 222 Potomac Blvd., Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

This structured networking event will give IDHS Substance Use Prevention Services (SUPS) providers the opportunity to discuss program-related successes and challenges and share resources and experiences with one another. A main focus of this event will be planning and implementing National Prevention Week activities.  SUPS providers are encouraged to register for whichever event is most convenient.

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Conducting Focus Groups

Tuesday, March 24 - Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Prevention First's Springfield Office (Headquarters), 2800 Montvale Drive, Springfield, IL 62704

This in-depth, two-day training will provide the opportunity to learn the steps necessary to conduct a successful focus group. Attention will be placed on question development, moderator skills, and planning critical logistical details of focus group interviews. Participants will also learn how to analyze the results of focus groups and put those results into action.

 

** Per IDHS SUPP leadership, this training is required for all SUPS and CSUPS providers staff working on a communication campaign who have not previously completed this training.

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SUPS Provider Spring Networking Events

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Chestnut Health Systems - Normal, 448 Wylie Drive, Normal, IL 61761

This structured networking event will give IDHS Substance Use Prevention Services (SUPS) providers the opportunity to discuss program-related successes and challenges and share resources and experiences with one another. A main focus of this event will be planning and implementing National Prevention Week activities.  SUPS providers are encouraged to register for whichever event is most convenient.

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Planning and Implementing Communication Campaigns

Tuesday, March 10 - Wednesday, March 11, 2020 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Prevention First's Chicago Office (Branch Office), 33 West Grand Avenue, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60654

This training introduces direct service providers to the basic skills, information and concepts needed to plan and implement effective communication campaigns. This course specifically relates the process of campaign development to preventing youth alcohol and marijuana use. Participants will learn about the steps and best practices involved in campaign planning and implementation.

 

** Per IDHS SUPP Leadership, this training is required for all SUPS and CSUPS providers staff working on a communications campaign who have not previously completed this training.

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CSUPS Provider Spring Networking Event

Wednesday, March 04, 2020 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Prevention First's Chicago Office (Branch Office), 33 West Grand Avenue, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60654

This structured networking event will give IDHS Chicago Substance Use Prevention Services (CSUPS) providers the opportunity to discuss program-related successes and challenges and share resources and experiences with one another.  A main focus of this event will be planning and implementing National Prevention Week activities.

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Foundations of Youth Prevention Education

Wednesday, February 26 - Thursday, February 27, 2020 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Chestnut Health Systems - Normal, 448 Wylie Drive, Normal, IL 61761

Foundations of Youth Prevention Education is a two-day training that prepares direct service providers to implement evidence-based Youth Prevention Education (YPE) programs. Participants will obtain a basic understanding of the components and best practices related to implementing any YPE model program. This training will increase participants’ knowledge and skills related to planning, managing, facilitating and evaluating a Youth Prevention Education program.

 

Note: All SUPP providers are required to complete this course.

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Coalition Coordination

Wednesday, February 19 - Thursday, February 20, 2020 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Prevention First's Chicago Office (Branch Office), 33 West Grand Avenue, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60654

During this two-day training, participants will learn strategies for advancing and facilitating a community coalition to prevent substance abuse. Participants will learn characteristics of effective coalitions, strategies for recruiting and retaining stakeholders, and strategies for enhancing coalition organization/structure (mission and vision, clear roles and organizational structure, meeting and communication habits, decision-making and problem-solving process, leadership). Additionally, participants will enhance their ability to fulfill their role as a coalition facilitator, including meeting coordination and facilitation.

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IISAP III: A Framework for Prevention

Thursday, February 13, 2020 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Prevention First's Chicago Office (Branch Office), 33 West Grand Avenue, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60654

This one-day classroom-based training introduces Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Substance Use Prevention Program (SUPP) providers to the prevention specialist’s role in service delivery. Participants will be introduced to strategies for program planning, capacity-building, implementation and evaluation. Participants will also learn about their role in prevention, including an exploration of ethical issues related to their personal and professional conduct.

 

Note: All SUPP providers are required to complete this course. Participants must complete IISAP I prior to registering for IISAP III. You can register for IISAP I here.

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Establishing and Leading a Youth Advisory Committee

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Prevention First's Springfield Office (Headquarters), 2800 Montvale Drive, Springfield, IL 62704

In this one-day training, participants will learn how to establish and lead a youth advisory committee to support local substance abuse prevention efforts. Participants will learn best practices for engaging youth in advisory roles; how to establish an advisory committee structure; and strategies for recruitment and retention of youth advisors. Participants will also learn appropriate roles for youth committee members in substance abuse prevention activities.

 

 

** Participants must complete Introduction to Engaging Youth in Prevention prior to participation in Establishing and Leading a Youth Advisory Committee.

 

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Effective Group Facilitation

Tuesday, December 3 - Wednesday, December 4, 2019 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Prevention First's Springfield Office (Headquarters), 2800 Montvale Drive, Springfield, IL 62704

The ability to lead groups is essential to a wide variety of positions within the prevention field. This two-day training builds basic facilitation skills of individuals working with youth and/or adult groups. By the end of the training, participants will understand the stages of group development and the major issues associated with them, as well as how to identify and use interventions that will influence group behavior. This is an interactive training that will incorporate theory into discussions, group interaction, role playing and practice, and applied learning.

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Planning and Implementing Communication Campaigns

Wednesday, November 13 - Thursday, November 14, 2019 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Chestnut Health Systems - Normal, 448 Wylie Drive, Normal, IL 61761

This training introduces direct service providers to the basic skills, information and concepts needed to plan and implement effective communication campaigns. This course specifically relates the process of campaign development to preventing youth alcohol and marijuana use. Participants will learn about the steps and best practices involved in campaign planning and implementation.

 

** Per IDHS SUPP Leadership, this training is required for all SUPS and CSUPS providers staff working on a communications campaign who have not previously completed this training.

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IISAP III: A Framework for Prevention

Thursday, November 07, 2019 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Prevention First's Springfield Office (Headquarters), 2800 Montvale Drive, Springfield, IL 62704

This one-day classroom-based training introduces Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Substance Use Prevention Program (SUPP) providers to the prevention specialist’s role in service delivery. Participants will be introduced to strategies for program planning, capacity-building, implementation and evaluation. Participants will also learn about their role in prevention, including an exploration of ethical issues related to their personal and professional conduct.

 

Note: All SUPP providers are required to complete this course. Participants must complete IISAP I prior to registering for IISAP III. You can register for IISAP I here.

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Conducting Focus Groups

Tuesday, October 22 - Wednesday, October 23, 2019 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Prevention First's Chicago Office (Branch Office), 33 West Grand Avenue, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60654

This in-depth, two-day training will provide the opportunity to learn the steps necessary to conduct a successful focus group. Attention will be placed on question development, moderator skills, and planning critical logistical details of focus group interviews. Participants will also learn how to analyze the results of focus groups and put those results into action.

 

** Per IDHS SUPP leadership, this training is required for all SUPS and CSUPS providers staff working on a communication campaign who have not previously completed this training.

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Establishing and Leading a Youth Advisory Committee

Thursday, October 17, 2019 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Prevention First's Chicago Office (Branch Office), 33 West Grand Avenue, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60654

In this one-day training, participants will learn how to establish and lead a youth advisory committee to support local substance abuse prevention efforts. Participants will learn best practices for engaging youth in advisory roles; how to establish an advisory committee structure; and strategies for recruitment and retention of youth advisors. Participants will also learn appropriate roles for youth committee members in substance abuse prevention activities.

 

 

** Participants must complete Introduction to Engaging Youth in Prevention prior to participation in Establishing and Leading a Youth Advisory Committee.

 

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Foundations of Youth Prevention Education

Wednesday, October 9 - Thursday, October 10, 2019 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Prevention First's Chicago Office (Branch Office), 33 West Grand Avenue, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60654

Foundations of Youth Prevention Education is a two-day training that prepares direct service providers to implement evidence-based Youth Prevention Education (YPE) programs. Participants will obtain a basic understanding of the components and best practices related to implementing any YPE model program. This training will increase participants’ knowledge and skills related to planning, managing, facilitating and evaluating a Youth Prevention Education program.

 

Note: All SUPP providers are required to complete this course.

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Promoting the Illinois Youth Survey (IYS) to Schools

Thursday, October 03, 2019 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Chestnut Health Systems - Normal, 448 Wylie Drive, Normal, IL 61761

This one-day training will build participants’ knowledge and skills to promote the administration of the Illinois Youth Survey (IYS) to schools in their service area. Participants will learn strategies to promote the IYS to schools and obtain schools’ commitment to administer the survey, as well as strategies for building relationships and overcoming barriers to participation. Participants will also become familiar with a recruitment plan template.

 

Note: All SUPP providers reporting hours are required to complete this course.

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SUPS Provider Fall Networking Events

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Chicago Marriott - Naperville, 1801 North Naper Boulevard, Naperville, IL 60563

This structured networking event will give IDHS Substance Use Prevention Services (SUPS) providers the opportunity to meet with IDHS Bureau of Prevention Services (BPS), its contractors and other providers to share program-related information. The event will incorporate round table discussions with BPS, Prevention First and CPRD, as well as structured provider networking to discuss program successes, challenges and resources. Participants will also have the opportunity to share their insights and experiences in the prevention field with BPS leadership via a guided conversation. SUPS providers are encouraged to register for whichever event is most convenient.

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Promoting the Illinois Youth Survey (IYS) to Schools

Thursday, September 19, 2019 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Prevention First's Chicago Office (Branch Office), 33 West Grand Avenue, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60654

This one-day training will build participants’ knowledge and skills to promote the administration of the Illinois Youth Survey (IYS) to schools in their service area. Participants will learn strategies to promote the IYS to schools and obtain schools’ commitment to administer the survey, as well as strategies for building relationships and overcoming barriers to participation. Participants will also become familiar with a recruitment plan template.

 

Note: All SUPP providers reporting hours are required to complete this course.

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SUPS Provider Fall Networking Events

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Drury Inn & Suites, 145 N. 44th Street, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

This structured networking event will give IDHS Substance Use Prevention Services (SUPS) providers the opportunity to meet with IDHS Bureau of Prevention Services (BPS), its contractors and other providers to share program-related information. The event will incorporate round table discussions with BPS, Prevention First and CPRD, as well as structured provider networking to discuss program successes, challenges and resources. Participants will also have the opportunity to share their insights and experiences in the prevention field with BPS leadership via a guided conversation. SUPS providers are encouraged to register for whichever event is most convenient.

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Promoting the Illinois Youth Survey (IYS) to Schools

Thursday, September 12, 2019 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Prevention First's Chicago Office (Branch Office), 33 West Grand Avenue, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60654

This one-day training will build participants’ knowledge and skills to promote the administration of the Illinois Youth Survey (IYS) to schools in their service area. Participants will learn strategies to promote the IYS to schools and obtain schools’ commitment to administer the survey, as well as strategies for building relationships and overcoming barriers to participation. Participants will also become familiar with a recruitment plan template.

 

Note: All SUPP providers reporting hours are required to complete this course.

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SUPS Provider Fall Networking Events

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Doubletree by Hilton Bloomington, 10 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701

This structured networking event will give IDHS Substance Use Prevention Services (SUPS) providers the opportunity to meet with IDHS Bureau of Prevention Services (BPS), its contractors and other providers to share program-related information. The event will incorporate round table discussions with BPS, Prevention First and CPRD, as well as structured provider networking to discuss program successes, challenges and resources. Participants will also have the opportunity to share their insights and experiences in the prevention field with BPS leadership via a guided conversation. SUPS providers are encouraged to register for whichever event is most convenient.

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CSUPS Provider Fall Networking Event

Thursday, August 22, 2019 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Prevention First's Chicago Office (Branch Office), 33 West Grand Avenue, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60654

This structured networking event will give IDHS Chicago Substance Use Prevention Services (CSUPS) providers the opportunity to meet with IDHS Bureau of Prevention Services (BPS), its contractors and other providers to share program-related information. The event will incorporate round table discussions with BPS, Prevention First and CPRD, as well as a presentation and discussion related to IYS recruitment. Participants will have the opportunity to network around programs and services, and also have the opportunity to share their insights and experiences in the prevention field with BPS leadership via a guided conversation.

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Too Good for Drugs Middle School

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Prevention First's Chicago Office (Branch Office), 33 West Grand Avenue, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60654

This training will prepare facilitators to implement the Too Good for Drugs (TGFD) Program successfully. The Too Good for Drugs Program has separate, developmentally appropriate curriculum for grades K-12; the focus of this training is on SUPP-approved implementation for grades 6-8. TGFD is a school-based prevention program designed to reduce the risk factors and enhance the protective factors related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among students. Participants will gain hands-on experience with the core curriculum while acquiring essential prevention education teaching strategies. The trainer will familiarize participants with the research, theory, and concepts behind the program and provide an opportunity for facilitation practice.

 

Note: Materials are not included with this training program; participants are required to bring their own Teacher’s Curriculum to the training. Participants who do not have current materials may obtain them from the Mendez Foundation at http://www.mendezfoundation.org/toogood/middle.

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IISAP III: A Framework for Prevention

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Prevention First's Chicago Office (Branch Office), 33 West Grand Avenue, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60654

This one-day classroom-based training introduces Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Substance Use Prevention Program (SUPP) providers to the prevention specialist’s role in service delivery. Participants will be introduced to strategies for program planning, capacity-building, implementation and evaluation. Participants will also learn about their role in prevention, including an exploration of ethical issues related to their personal and professional conduct.

 

Note: All SUPP providers are required to complete this course. Participants must complete IISAP I prior to registering for IISAP III. You can register for IISAP I here.

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Promoting the Illinois Youth Survey (IYS) to Schools

Thursday, August 15, 2019 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Prevention First's Springfield Office (Headquarters), 2800 Montvale Drive, Springfield, IL 62704

This one-day training will build participants’ knowledge and skills to promote the administration of the Illinois Youth Survey (IYS) to schools in their service area. Participants will learn strategies to promote the IYS to schools and obtain schools’ commitment to administer the survey, as well as strategies for building relationships and overcoming barriers to participation. Participants will also become familiar with a recruitment plan template.

 

Note: All SUPP providers reporting hours are required to complete this course.

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PREP Annual Meeting/Sustainability Training

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM

Doubletree by Hilton Bloomington, 10 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701

This training  is designed for Illinois OAH PREP grantees Implementing EBPs. The training will actively engage grantees/participants in the development and future direction of their projects.

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Too Good for Drugs Middle School

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Prevention First's Springfield Office (Headquarters), 2800 Montvale Drive, Springfield, IL 62704

This training will prepare facilitators to implement the Too Good for Drugs (TGFD) Program successfully. The Too Good for Drugs Program has separate, developmentally appropriate curriculum for grades K-12; the focus of this training is on SUPP-approved implementation for grades 6-8. TGFD is a school-based prevention program designed to reduce the risk factors and enhance the protective factors related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among students. Participants will gain hands-on experience with the core curriculum while acquiring essential prevention education teaching strategies. The trainer will familiarize participants with the research, theory, and concepts behind the program and provide an opportunity for facilitation practice.

 

Note: Materials are not included with this training program; participants are required to bring their own Teacher’s Curriculum to the training. Participants who do not have current materials may obtain them from the Mendez Foundation at http://www.mendezfoundation.org/toogood/middle.

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OAH Tier 1B Annual Meeting/Sustainability Training

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM

DuPage County Health Department, 111 N County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187

This training  is designed for Illinois OAH Tier 1B grantees Implementing EBPs. The training will actively engage grantees/participants in the development and future direction of their projects beyond current funding.

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Project Towards No Drug Abuse

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Prevention First's Chicago Office (Branch Office), 33 West Grand Avenue, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60654

Project Towards No Drug Abuse is an effective drug abuse prevention program that targets senior high school-age youth (14-19 years old), who are at risk for drug abuse. The 1-day training will include information on research history, theory, results of PTNDA, and a curriculum overview that entails modeling and discussing the 12 PTNDA sessions.

 

** Please note on the day of your PTNDA training, each participant will need to bring 1 TND Teacher’s Manual, 1 Student Workbook and 1 Game Board.

Materials may be ordered from the TND website at http://tnd.usc.edu. Please remember to place your order as soon as possible prior to your training. If there are any questions regarding the materials, please contact Leah Meza at USC’s Towards No Drug Abuse, at: leahmedi@usc.edu, 800-400-8461 (fax: 323-442-7254).

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Planning and Implementing Communication Campaigns

Wednesday, August 7 - Thursday, August 8, 2019 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Prevention First's Chicago Office (Branch Office), 33 West Grand Avenue, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60654

This training introduces direct service providers to the basic skills, information and concepts needed to plan and implement effective communication campaigns. This course specifically relates the process of campaign development to preventing youth alcohol and marijuana use. Participants will learn about the steps and best practices involved in campaign planning and implementation.

 

** Per IDHS SUPP Leadership, this training is required for all SUPS and CSUPS providers staff working on a communications campaign who have not previously completed this training.

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Too Good for Drugs High School

Tuesday, August 06, 2019 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Chestnut Health Systems - Normal, 448 Wylie Drive, Normal, IL 61761

This training will prepare facilitators to implement the Too Good for Drugs High School revised program successfully. The Too Good for Drugs High School program prepares students with the skills they need for academic, social, and life success. Participants will review the interactive games and activities that provide practical guidance on dating and relationships, building healthy friendships, and refusing negative peer influence. The training will also provide a review of lessons focused on the effects of ATOD use as well as prescription and OTC drug use and various nicotine delivery devices. The trainer will familiarize participants with the research, theory, and concepts behind the program and provide an opportunity for facilitation practice. 

 

Note: Materials are not included with this training program; participants need to bring their own Teacher's Manual to the training. Participants who do not have current materials may obtain them from the Mendez Foundation at https://toogoodprograms.org/collections/program-kits/products/too-good-for-drugs-high-school-revised-edition-kit. 

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Foundations of Youth Prevention Education

Wednesday, July 31 - Thursday, August 1, 2019 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Prevention First's Springfield Office (Headquarters), 2800 Montvale Drive, Springfield, IL 62704

Foundations of Youth Prevention Education is a two-day training that prepares direct service providers to implement evidence-based Youth Prevention Education (YPE) programs. Participants will obtain a basic understanding of the components and best practices related to implementing any YPE model program. This training will increase participants’ knowledge and skills related to planning, managing, facilitating and evaluating a Youth Prevention Education program.

 

Note: All SUPP providers are required to complete this course.

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Action Planning for Successful Prevention Programs

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Prevention First's Chicago Office (Branch Office), 33 West Grand Avenue, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60654

This one-day training will provide participants with the information, tools and templates to develop and implement a successful action plan, as well as an opportunity to practice and apply an action planning process. Action planning is a process during which specific and detailed steps are identified and carried through in order to achieve a goal. It can be used to successfully plan for direct service programs such as Youth Prevention Education and Communication Campaigns, as well as other local prevention efforts such as IYS recruitment, hosting a town hall meeting, coalition-led efforts, etc. Participants should come prepared with a prevention strategy or effort for which they would like to develop an action plan.

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“Before you Fly the Rainbow Flag: Inclusive practices for working with LGBTQ+ Youth in Schools and Community”

Friday, June 21, 2019 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Trickster Art Gallery, 190 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193

This one-day workshop will give participants an up to date foundation in understanding gender, gender roles, expression and identity terminology and will build their skills on creating and implementing inclusive practices in youth prevention work.

Objectives:

  • To gain an understanding of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression;
  • To learn inclusive practices for communication and youth engagement; and
  • To gain a general understanding of how one’s lived experience can be impacted by race, ethnicity, culture, gender identity/expression, age, sexual orientation, class, and ability

Priority will be given to OAH Tier 1-B grantees for this training.

 

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2019 WIC Regional Meetings

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 09:30 AM - 03:15 PM

Doubletree by Hilton Mt. Vernon, 222 Potomac Blvd., Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

The 2019 WIC Regional Meetings will be an in-depth day of WIC work as we strive to improve and grow our program. Each region has space reserved for approximately 100 attendees.  Please bring key staff who will be involved in WIC MIS/EBT and those who take a lead role in the Nutrition Education Plan for your agency.  Key staff would include WIC Coordinator, CHP, and Intake staff.  Please speak with your Regional Nutritionists if you have questions.

Lunch will be on your own.

Dates and Locations 

Region 1 = June 13th, Holiday Inn William Tell at Countryside

Region 2 = June 14th, DeKalb NIU

Region 3 = June 17th, Bloomington Double Tree

Region 4 = June 10th, President Abraham Lincoln Hotel

Region 5 = June 19th, Mt Vernon Doubletree

 

Agenda

9:30-11:00 EBT/MIS Project updates

  • Demonstration/Policy/Timelines

11:00 -12:00 Making WIC Work For Illinois

12:00-1:15 Lunch (on your own)

1:15-2:15 FY20 NEP

  • Caseload/Outreach strategies
  • BF calls
  • Nutrition Education

2:15-2:45 Regional Updates

2:45-3:15 Wrap up and Evaluation

 

 

 

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Foundations of Youth Prevention Education

Wednesday, June 19 - Thursday, June 20, 2019 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Prevention First's Chicago Office (Branch Office), 33 West Grand Avenue, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60654

Foundations of Youth Prevention Education is a two-day training that prepares direct service providers to implement evidence-based Youth Prevention Education (YPE) programs. Participants will obtain a basic understanding of the components and best practices related to implementing any YPE model program. This training will increase participants’ knowledge and skills related to planning, managing, facilitating and evaluating a Youth Prevention Education program.

 

Note: All SUPP providers are required to complete this course.

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Establishing and Leading a Youth Advisory Committee

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Chestnut Health Systems - Normal, 448 Wylie Drive, Normal, IL 61761

In this one-day training, participants will learn how to establish and lead a youth advisory committee to support local substance abuse prevention efforts. Participants will learn best practices for engaging youth in advisory roles; how to establish an advisory committee structure; and strategies for recruitment and retention of youth advisors. Participants will also learn appropriate roles for youth committee members in substance abuse prevention activities.

 

 

** Participants must complete Introduction to Engaging Youth in Prevention prior to participation in Establishing and Leading a Youth Advisory Committee.

 

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2019 WIC Regional Meetings

Monday, June 17, 2019 09:30 AM - 03:15 PM

Doubletree by Hilton Bloomington, 10 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701

The 2019 WIC Regional Meetings will be an in-depth day of WIC work as we strive to improve and grow our program. Each region has space reserved for approximately 100 attendees.  Please bring key staff who will be involved in WIC MIS/EBT and those who take a lead role in the Nutrition Education Plan for your agency.  Key staff would include WIC Coordinator, CHP, and Intake staff.  Please speak with your Regional Nutritionists if you have questions.

Lunch will be on your own.

Dates and Locations 

Region 1 = June 13th, Holiday Inn William Tell at Countryside

Region 2 = June 14th, DeKalb NIU

Region 3 = June 17th, Bloomington Double Tree

Region 4 = June 10th, President Abraham Lincoln Hotel

Region 5 = June 19th, Mt Vernon Doubletree

 

Agenda

9:30-11:00 EBT/MIS Project updates

  • Demonstration/Policy/Timelines

11:00 -12:00 Making WIC Work For Illinois

12:00-1:15 Lunch (on your own)

1:15-2:15 FY20 NEP

  • Caseload/Outreach strategies
  • BF calls
  • Nutrition Education

2:15-2:45 Regional Updates

2:45-3:15 Wrap up and Evaluation

 

 

 

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2019 WIC Regional Meetings

Friday, June 14, 2019 09:30 AM - 03:15 PM

NIU, Holmes Student Center, 340 Carroll Avenue, DeKalb, IL 60115

The 2019 WIC Regional Meetings will be an in-depth day of WIC work as we strive to improve and grow our program. Each region has space reserved for approximately 100 attendees.  Please bring key staff who will be involved in WIC MIS/EBT and those who take a lead role in the Nutrition Education Plan for your agency.  Key staff would include WIC Coordinator, CHP, and Intake staff.  Please speak with your Regional Nutritionists if you have questions.

Lunch will be on your own.

Dates and Locations 

Region 1 = June 13th, Holiday Inn William Tell at Countryside

Region 2 = June 14th, DeKalb NIU

Region 3 = June 17th, Bloomington Double Tree

Region 4 = June 10th, President Abraham Lincoln Hotel

Region 5 = June 19th, Mt Vernon Doubletree

 

Agenda

9:30-11:00 EBT/MIS Project updates

  • Demonstration/Policy/Timelines

11:00 -12:00 Making WIC Work For Illinois

12:00-1:15 Lunch (on your own)

1:15-2:15 FY20 NEP

  • Caseload/Outreach strategies
  • BF calls
  • Nutrition Education

2:15-2:45 Regional Updates

2:45-3:15 Wrap up and Evaluation

 

 

 

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2019 WIC Regional Meetings

Thursday, June 13, 2019 09:30 AM - 03:15 PM

Holiday Inn William Tell Countryside, 6201 Joliet Rd., Countryside, IL 60525

The 2019 WIC Regional Meetings will be an in-depth day of WIC work as we strive to improve and grow our program. Each region has space reserved for approximately 100 attendees.  Please bring key staff who will be involved in WIC MIS/EBT and those who take a lead role in the Nutrition Education Plan for your agency.  Key staff would include WIC Coordinator, CHP, and Intake staff.  Please speak with your Regional Nutritionists if you have questions.

Lunch will be on your own.

Dates and Locations 

Region 1 = June 13th, Holiday Inn William Tell at Countryside

Region 2 = June 14th, DeKalb NIU

Region 3 = June 17th, Bloomington Double Tree

Region 4 = June 10th, President Abraham Lincoln Hotel

Region 5 = June 19th, Mt Vernon Doubletree

 

Agenda

9:30-11:00 EBT/MIS Project updates

  • Demonstration/Policy/Timelines

11:00 -12:00 Making WIC Work For Illinois

12:00-1:15 Lunch (on your own)

1:15-2:15 FY20 NEP

  • Caseload/Outreach strategies
  • BF calls
  • Nutrition Education

2:15-2:45 Regional Updates

2:45-3:15 Wrap up and Evaluation

 

 

 

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