After many years under Erika Green’s steady leadership, the Community Prevention Initiative has a new Project Director. We are very pleased to introduce Lizzie Cayden! Coming to us from the Pacific Northwest, Lizzie has supported prevention efforts in a range of diverse communities. She is dedicated to advancing equity within (and beyond!) the prevention field. […]
Each May, SAMHSA observes National Prevention Week (NPW) to raise awareness about substance use prevention and positive mental health. This year, for National Prevention Week, CPI shared out resources to promote mental health, lift up youth-led prevention efforts, and celebrate the labor of talented workers in the prevention field. Access the resources here.
The Statewide Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Integrated Care Conference is returning for the first time since 2019 as an in-person-only event in Long Beach, California, from August 23-25, 2022. Join the California Department of Health Care Services for workshops and sessions on critical issues and trends affecting behavioral health prevention, treatment, harm reduction, and recovery.
The Department of Health Care Services is developing the first Behavioral Health Prevention Plan (BHPP) for California and would like your perspective on important behavioral health issues, specifically substance use and mental health challenges! Attend an upcoming Listening Session for Tribal communities (April 19), community members (April 21), and youth and young adults (April 27).
The two-day conference held February 7-8, 2022, provided presentations and panel sessions that shared new learnings employed to create and sustain prevention services, including new innovations and approaches to maximize prevention efforts during the pandemic and beyond. Sessions included information sharing from prevention practitioners, prevention partners, and stakeholders through workshops, panel sessions, and discussions. A third day was reserved for county staff only and focused on SABG county expansion efforts. Please see below for links to recorded sessions and resources.
During the fall and winter of 2020, the Community Prevention Initiative (CPI) hosted three virtual, one-day Regional Trainings. These trainings examined complex topics related to “Trauma-Informed Care: Research to Practice” and provided participants with 1) an analysis of different types of trauma individuals and communities experience, 2) strategies to implement a trauma-informed care approach, and […]
Join us June 24-25 – Brief Intervention (BI) for Substance Using Adolescents: Professional Competency Training Register now for a no-cost, virtual training from CPI this summer! This training is intended for school counselors, youth program counselors, and others who work with youth and young adults. Ira Sachnoff will present Brief Intervention, an approach for working […]
How can you promote the healthy development of young people, even those already experiencing problems? This training shifts the focus of prevention from mitigating risk factors to tapping protective factors that enhance youth resilience. Training topics include an overview of the research base, identification of personal assets identified with resilience, examination of the resilience process, […]
Recruitment and retention are critical to the success of any prevention program. This workshop highlights applied strategies for increasing outreach success and participant engagement. Learn about proactive and reactive recruitment strategies, and social marketing techniques. The workshop emphasizes youth and parent participation strategies and culturally appropriate techniques for facilitating participation. March 9, 2021, 9:00am – […]
We are excited to share that the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) and Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP) just released a second Request for Applications (RFA) for funding projects under the California Youth Opioid Response Project (YOR California). Applications are due by January 15, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. PST. Click here to access the RFA. […]