DHCS is accepting proposals to present at this year’s Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Integrated Care Conference on August 15-17, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. This year’s conference aims to advance the goals of California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal, address the opioid epidemic with effective programs serving persons with or at risk of developing […]
2023 CPI Regional Training
The Community Prevention Initiative (CPI) team hosted the 2023 Regionals Training during spring of 2023. This year’s theme focused on whole community care and wellness in unity within the substance use disorder prevention (SUD Pv) field. Interested? Learn more here >
Meet Our New Project Director, Lizzie Cayden
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. […]
National Prevention Week Resources
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.
Happening Now! Join CPI and DHCS for a Behavioral Health Prevention Plan Listening Session
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).
2022 CPI Regional Training
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.
2020 CPI Virtual Regional Training: Trauma Informed Care – Research to Practice (Archive Recordings)
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 […]
Brief Intervention (BI) for Substance Using Adolescents: Professional Competency Training
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 […]
From Risk to Resilience: Inside-Out Prevention
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, […]
Engaging Youth and Families: Culturally Competent Recruitment and Retention Strategies
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 – […]
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