Tuesday, May 22, 2018

EVENT: Come Celebrate Youth Leadership!

This event will be a fun and uplifting time to celebrate youth leadership in Denver. It will start with a networking session where organizations will have tables that young people can network with. Then we will be doing fun engaging speeches, activities, and lastly the screening of Digital Stories that young people from the PHD Youth Team have worked hard on. The whole theme is social justice, and uplifting young people's voices. This interactive event will be catered and open to everyone for free! RSVP here or here.

Monday, May 21, 2018

WEBINAR: Preventing Targeted Violence

Webinar on Preventing Targeted Violence: Illinois' Targeted Violence Prevention Program

Please join the National Governors Association for their next Preventing Targeted Violence webinar on Illinois' Targeted Violence Prevention Program (TVPP). The TVPP uses a public health approach towards ideologically inspired targeted violence prevention by working with interested communities in building and sustaining community-level programs. Junaid Afeef, the Director of TVPP, will discuss how TVPP was created and their public health approach.

The webinar will take place on Monday, June 4 at 2 p.m. ET  and can be accessed through the following link. This webinar is available for state, local, and nonprofit practitioners. Feel free share this invitation with other state colleagues who may be interested in participating. Please direct questions to Michael Garcia (mgarcia@nga.org; 202-624-5312).

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Facts on Teen Dating Abuse

It can be hard for pre-teens and teens to know when a dating relationship is unhealthy.
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How can someone know what is “normal” in a relationship if they haven’t been in one before? When does “teenage drama” turn into abuse?

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Online Training: Assessing and Addressing Opioid Use Disorder

New Opioid Training for Primary Care Providers: Assessing and Addressing Opioid Use Disorder
Assessing and Addressing Opioid Use Disorder
CDC launched Assessing and Addressing Opioid Use Disorder, the fifth module in a series of interactive, online trainings for healthcare providers. Participants will look at how opioid use disorder (OUD) is diagnosed using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) assessment criteria, and learn how to discuss this diagnosis with patients. Providers will also examine the different types of medications used for medication-assisted therapy (MAT). This training features recommendations from the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain and resources from SAMHSA, and provides sample scenarios and clinical tools and resources. This training provides free continuing education credit and is located on our Training for Providers webpage.
Previous modules include:
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

WEBINAR Great Conversations with getR.E.A.L

Great Conversations with getR.E.A.L: Authentic Youth Collaboration with
Think of Us
Monday, May 21, 2018 at 2:00-3:00pm EST

The getR.E.A.L team is delighted to invite Sixto Cancel, the CEO of Think of Us, to continue our 2018 Webinar Series, Great Conversations. Think of Us is a web and mobile life-coaching platform that helps foster youth navigate their transition to adulthood. The platform ensures that youth are aware of all of the steps they have to take to navigate the foster care system and that they are prepared to live independently after they turn 18 and are on their own. Join us to hear about the life of Sixto Cancel and how he has used his lived experience to create and innovate for a new generation of youth. 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Now Hiring for Temporary Position!

Sexual Violence Prevention Program – Temporary Position

Temporary Full Time Position: (June 2018 – January 31, 2019)
Denver, CO
Deadline: May 28, 2018 11:59 PM Mountain

Description of Job

Work Unit
The Prevention Services Division, within the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, works with public and private partners across Colorado to improve the health of all Coloradans. Division professionals develop, review, implement and evaluate public health interventions proven to promote healthy living, prevent chronic disease, protect against injury and ensure access to health care and opportunities for a healthy lifestyle.

The Violence and Injury Prevention – Mental Health Promotion (VIP-MHP) Branch exists to coordinate state and local efforts toward mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and the prevention of death and disability in Colorado due to unintentional and intentional injuries. The VIP-MHP Branch is the departmental lead for the Injury Prevention Winnable Battle, which includes reducing deaths and injuries due to motor vehicle crashes, substance abuse, child maltreatment, suicide, intimate partner and dating violence, and traumatic brain injury.

This position will be working with the Sexual Violence Prevention (SVP) Program within the VIP-MHP Branch. This program aims to prevent first time perpetration of sexual violence among adolescents ages 12-25.

About the position

This position will be responsible for the following:
·         Data Analysis and Report Creation
      • Review adolescent sexual health data and compile relevant data and information into a comprehensive report.  Inclusive of prevention initiatives and recommendations designed to address issues highlighted within the report.
      • Support additional report development across topics relevant to the prevention of sexual violence perpetration. Topics could include: risk and protection for sexual violence, comprehensive sexual education, best practices in policy development, intersection of equity and prevention, and community partner successes and challenges.
·         Training Coordination and Logistics
      • Work with current SVP community based grantees and partners to identify training supports needed for community-level primary prevention strategies such as policy change, altering the physical environment, and promoting positive community norms.
      • Coordinate development, logistics, and execution of trainings for statewide partners. This includes identifying training content and coordinating with relevant technical assistance experts.
·         Prevention Planning Support
      • Research best practices and models in the development of strategic prevention plans.
      • Provide support in planning and preparing for the development of a statewide Gender Based Violence Prevention plan. This includes determining a process and identifying or creating tools needed for strategic planning.
To Apply:
Please email a cover letter and resume to the Sexual Violence Program Manager, Danielle Tuft at Danielle.tuft@state.co.us.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Building Healthy, Equitable Communities Series

Building Healthy, Equitable Communities Series

What are the elements of a healthy and equitable community?
How do we create conditions in which all children and families can thrive?

To foster collaborative thinking on these essential questions, ChangeLab Solutions has created the Building Healthy, Equitable Communities Series: a virtual space for exploring the topic of health equity. We’ll discuss how law and policy coupled with community power can catalyze new opportunities for everyone to achieve their full health potential.

This publicly accessible series offers 6 strategic trainings—each including a blog post, a webinar, and an interactive expert panel—examining a range of topics from food systems to the built environment to preemption (see schedule below). Attend all the trainings or choose the ones that best address your needs and mission.

Each training will highlight and open up conversations about
  • the consequences of laws and policies that don’t take health equity into account—and how we can respond;
  • on-the-ground stories and innovations from community health leaders;
  • technical tools and resources to support your work in changemaking for health; and
  • thought partnership on strategic approaches, implementation, and enforcement.

The series will engage a wide audience, including public health lawyers as well as practitioners in health and planning departments, school districts, and health-oriented organizations and coalitions. Community champions—teachers, parents, and youth—can also exchange valuable insights in these trainings. Our hope is that you’ll leave the sessions inspired and prepared to tackle challenges in your community, equipped with new strategies and a holistic understanding of what it takes to build a healthy, equitable community.