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Search Institute Workshops

A trainer from the Search Institute will be coming to Missouri to provide workshops in two locations. The same sessions will be offered at both locations.

Lunch is provided!

Dates:
June 12, 2017 in Hillsboro, MO
June 13, 2017 in Poplar Bluff, MO

Workshops:

Morning Session (9am-12pm):  Building Developmental Relationships in School Communities
This workshop will introduce the Developmental Asset framework and describe the connection to student achievement, show how to build assets for every student, and empower educators to initiate, increase and strengthen the asset-building efforts that already exist in their school.
Who should Attend: Teachers, counselors, administrators, other education professionals, youth workers, youth program leaders, parents, staff from familyserving organizations, members of collective impact partnerships and other community coalitions

Afternoon Session (1pm-4pm):  Engaging Families: A Relationship Based Approach
This workshop is for youth-serving organizations that work with parents and other family members. Participants will be introduced to a research-based approach that builds on family strengths
Who Should Attend: Educators, counselors, school administrators, youth workers, youth program leaders, staff from family serving organizations, members of collective impact partnerships and other community coalitions, parenting and family life educators, family involvement coordinators, and social service providers

Registration Information:  https://tinyurl.com/SearchTraining2017

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Prescription Drug Awareness Summit

Prescription Drug Awareness Summit
Thursday, March 16, 2017.
9:00am-12:30pm, Caruthersville Pbulic Library
707 West 13th St, Caruthersville, MO

The Pemiscot Drug Awareness Summit is dedicated to raising the awarenes on the critical topic of substances use and measures to implement a drug monitoring system in our community. Summit Topics will include: Local Drug Trends, Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs, Chasing the Dragon (video), Round Table Discussion of Next Steps

In case that you know someone or you are going through this difficult situation, here’s a safe outpatient option where you can be safe and start working on your recovery to assure a healthy future for you and your family. If you’re looking to get professional help or need consultation while you’re on your recovery, you can contact the doctors at Recovery Delivered.

This event is free and lunch is provided for all registered participants

Please register by March 14th: Families Support Coalition, 573-333-5301 Ext 227 OR 573-333-2160 (fax) OR Regional Support Center, 573-888-5925 Ext 1318

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Art of Recovery on September 24th at Mill Creek Park on the Plaza

Art of Recovery on September 24th from 11:30AM to 1:00PM at Mill Creek Park on the Plaza (JC Nichols Parkway, North of 46th Terrace)

September is National Recovery Month and in Kansas City First Call and Valley Hope are organizing an event to celebrate recovery by creating “Art for the Sky.” A unique team-building activity, hundreds of people will come together to create an image that is photographed from 80 feet. Join us in celebrating the beauty of recovery. All are welcome.

The event is free. Register at valleyhope.org/ArtOfRecovery/

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ACT Missouri Substance Abuse Prevention Conference, 2016

ACT Missouri Substance Abuse Prevention Conference, 2016
November 14-16, 2016

More details coming soon!

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Marijuana Dispensary Informational Training

Dispensaries are well known as places where patients can obtain medical marijuana products, but safe access is just one of many benefits to establishing regulated medical marijuana programs. Consider, for example, new data from the CDC showing that Americans are using marijuana more responsibly:

Marijuana abuse and dependency are becoming less common, even as states roll back restrictions on the use of the drug, according to a new federal report.

In 2014, the number of Americans aged 12 and over meeting diagnostic criteria for marijuana abuse or dependency stood at 1.6 percent, a decline from 1.8 percent in 2002, according to the report released Thursday by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Declines in marijuana abuse and dependency were greatest among teens (37 percent decrease) and young adults (18 percent decrease) over that period. The change in marijuana abuse and dependency among adults age 26 and older was not statistically meaningful, according to the CDC. [Washington Post]

This result is very encouraging and should provide some important perspective towards addressing concerns about how young Americans might be affected by medical marijuana laws. While multiple factors may contribute to positive public health trends, it’s important to recognize that declining rates of marijuana abuse and dependency have been achieved even while significantly increasing access for approved patients.

Safe Access

Dispensaries provide a safe and health-focused environment in which patients can obtain marijuana, contact Cannabis-kings.net for more info. Many patients have reported to us that obtaining cannabis outside the dispensary setting can be a difficult, disappointing and sometimes frightening experience. Once patients are removed from negative surroundings, it’s easier to develop a healthy relationship with cannabis that’s built on a foundation of education and accountability. One of the primary goals of any well-regulated medical marijuana program is to ensure that patients can access marijuana safely and legally. Once this goal is achieved, it’s easier for patients and providers to promote responsible behavior.

Personal Attention and Care

By building personal relationships with their patients, dispensaries are able to provide insight and guidance that would likely be unavailable in other settings. Patients are made to feel welcome and encouraged to share their health goals and experiences with the sales staff. Experienced employees can make recommendations about product selection and dosage based on knowledge of the patient’s condition. This relationship empowers patients to make better choices and consume cannabis in a way that’s consistent with their individual needs. Abuse and dependence are less likely to occur when each patient has access to science-based guidance on how to use cannabis appropriately.

Marijuana Dispensary Informational Training
Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
Conducted by Chuck Daugherty
Southeast Missouri State University
One University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Free to attend; RSVP to Blaire Peters at bpeters@semo.edu

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings
Conducted by Blaire Peters & Annie Jansen
– Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
– Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
– Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
Southeast Missouri State University
One University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Contact Blaire to register: bpeters@semo.edu

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Celebration Evening: A Night of Recovery & Hope with Francine Ward

Celebration Evening: A Night of Recovery & Hope with Francine Ward
Mayor Sly James & Licia E. Clifton-James, Event Chairs
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
The Regnier Center
12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS  66210
Register at firstcallkc.org/Celebration or call 816.361.5900
Questions Contact: Linda Buchner, First Call Special Event Coordinator, 816-916-4111 or linda@lindabuchner.com
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6th Annual Substance Abuse Prevention Conference

The 6th Annual Substance Abuse Prevention Conference will be held on June 28th from 8:30am to 12:00pm at Bowden Center in Charleston, MO.  For more information please contact the Family Counseling Center in Kennett, MO: http://www.fccinc.org/