Substance Abuse Prevention/Treatment Providers

FY 2021 COSSAP Site-Based Solicitation Webinar

Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) Resource Center for their “FY 2021 COSSAP Site-Based Solicitation Webinar” on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 2:00–3:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will capture information about the FY 2021 Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-based Program funding opportunity and application process for those who are interested in applying.

COSSAP Webinar: A Path to Recovery—The Story of a Peer Support Specialist

Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) for their webinar "A Path to Recovery—The Story of a Peer Support Specialist" on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will feature a peer support specialist who will share her experiences with addiction, overdose, and path to recovery. The meeting host will also discuss addiction as it relates to the brain, as well as substance use disorder as a disease rather than a choice.

Becoming Trauma Informed and Moving to Trauma Responsive (Part 2 of 3)

Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program for their webinar “Becoming Trauma Informed and Moving to Trauma Responsive” on Wednesday, March 31 at 2:00–3:15 p.m. ET. Part two of a three-part series, this webinar will address ways that correctional and behavioral health professionals can address the complex issue of trauma in a way that moves from trauma informed to trauma responsive.

COSSAP Webinar: Becoming Trauma Informed: Understanding the ACE Study (Part 1 of 3)

Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA) Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) for the “COSSAP Webinar: Becoming Trauma Informed: Understanding the ACE Study Part 1 of 3)” at 2:00–3:15 p.m. ET. See their description below:

“This webinar will raise awareness of the complex needs of men and women involved in the criminal justice system through an in-depth discussion.

Public Safety and Public Health Partnerships to Address Stimulants

Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance, RTI, and the Police Executive Research Forum for their two-day virtual event “Public Safety and Public Health Partnerships to Address Stimulants” on March 11–12, 2021 at 12:00–4:30 p.m. ET each day. The schedule will include a discussion on “The Scope and Science of an Epidemic,” three panels titled “Police-led Initiatives,” “Policy Efforts,” and “Community Relations,” and moderated Q&A each day.

Webinar – Telehealth Implementation Support Tool Demonstration

During this webinar, attendees will learn how jail facilities can use the Telehealth Implementation Support Tool to understand the various protocols, policies, technologies, and types of staff that will need to be in place to facilitate the implementation of telehealth.

Webinar – Strengthening Families: What Role Can Courts Play in Upstream Family Preservation?

Courts can have a positive impact on families affected by the opioid crisis, but traditionally that role has been reactive, occurring after a dependency petition is filed. Increasing reports of maltreatment due to substance use disorders in conjunction with more children entering an overburdened foster care system can produce poor outcomes for children and families. Serving the needs of children and families affected by substance use and misuse can be proactive.

Webinar – “Diverting People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities from the Criminal Justice System”

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (sometimes known as I/DD) are an often overlooked population in the criminal justice system because of a lack of identification, understanding, and service gaps that prevent providers’ abilities to address their needs. Criminal justice professionals looking to effectively divert people in this population from the justice system can look to this webinar for strategies and tips on diversion, with an additional focus on people who have co-occurring I/DD, substance use disorders, and mental illnesses.

Webinar: Examining the Relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Substance Use among Tribal Populations

Examine the relationship between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and substance use, with an emphasis on research specific to tribal communities and youth. Discuss the confounding effects of social economic factors and ethnicity-based differences in prevalence rates. Review culturally enhanced treatment options for ACEs. Explore specific strategies for caregivers, prevention specialists, treatment providers, criminal justice professionals, and community members. Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to: 

  • Summarize research on the prevalence of ACEs among Native American/Alaska Native youth. 
  • Explain the relationship between social economic factors, ethnicity-based differences, and prevalence rates. 
  • Identify culturally-enhanced treatment options for ACEs.
  • Describe specific strategies to increase positive outcomes for youth impacted by ACEs.

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