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February 2020

Trauma & Substance Use Awareness Training for Justice Professionals

February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Activity and Recreation Center,
1701 W Ash St
Columbia, 65203 United States
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The goal of this program is to provide law enforcement (with an emphasis on interviewers and interrogators), attorneys, and guardians ad litem with the necessary education and tools to understand and successfully communicate with children while minimizing trauma. This event is free, but registration is required. Registration This program is funded by the Missouri Task Force on Children’s Justice.

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NCADA’s 2020 Legislative Forum

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
NCADA,
9355 Olive Blvd.
Olivette, MO 63132 United States
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Join us for this town hall style event focused on addressing substance use-related issues during the Missouri General Assembly's 2020 legislative session. Topics are likely to include: Amendment 2 (medical marijuana)The opioid crisisSubstance use preventionPrescription drug monitoring programAccess to treatment for substance use disordersHealth insurance parityOther related and relevant issues There is no cost to attend this event, but registration is required: This training is presented by NCADA and the community coalitions of Missouri's Eastern Region.

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Fentanyl, Inc: How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic

February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
NCADA,
9355 Olive Blvd.
Olivette, MO 63132 United States
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Ben Westhoff, award-winning journalist and author of the highly-acclaimed first book about fentanyl, Fentanyl, Inc.: How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Crisis, is joining NCADA to speak about how fentanyl became the deadliest drug in American history, and what role China plays in this epidemic.. While writing the book, he traveled the world interviewing users, dealers, scientists, and law enforcement, and was the first journalist to infiltrate a Chinese fentanyl lab. Since publication, Westhoff has advised…

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March 2020
$30

Ethics: Gray Matter

March 5 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
NCADA,
9355 Olive Blvd.
Olivette, MO 63132 United States
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Ever been caught in an ethical dilemma - stuck between a rock and a hard place? It should be simple to decide what is right or wrong, especially at work. Shouldn't it? Learn accepted ethical decision making principles and practices Explore the choices prevention professionals frequently face Practice applying a code of conduct Cost is $30. (3 contact hours approved by the Missouri Substance Abuse Professional Credentialing Board and the State Committee for Social Workers.) Registration for this event is required…

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Hear Us Youth Conference

March 11 - March 12
NCADA,
9355 Olive Blvd.
Olivette, MO 63132 United States
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The Hear Us Youth Conference is an event where St. Louis area teens unite to use their voices in Jefferson City. They will become educated on issues surrounding underage drinking, substance misuse (with an emphasis on vaping and marijuana), and other related issues. They will have a chance to speak face to face with the legislators that represent their neighborhoods and communities. NCADA’s Elevate Youth Council is excited to present Hear Us Youth Conference package to help Greater St. Louis…

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Coalition on Addictions

March 11 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
NCADA,
9355 Olive Blvd.
Olivette, MO 63132 United States
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This month’s speaker and topic: Ryan Bogdan, Washington University: Reduced Brain Volume and Alcohol Use--A Consequence of Exposure and Predisposition to Use The St. Louis Coalition on Addictions is an NCADA program that brings together individuals concerned about addiction. It provides a forum for networking, for learning and advocacy about the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs, and for discussion of other addictions. Participation is open to anyone interested in the prevention and treatment of addictions. Lunch is provided…

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Smoking Cessation in Low Income Populations

March 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
NCADA,
9355 Olive Blvd.
Olivette, MO 63132 United States
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Join us for a tobacco training on March 13th from 2-4pm. Learn about the research being done in our community to increase cessation and reduce health disparities. Dr. Amy McQueen is Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Health Communication Research Lab at Washington University. She has spent 12 years in St. Louis and her research has focused on cancer prevention and reducing health disparities. She is excited to come speak about her recent studies to develop and test novel strategies…

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Trauma & Substance Use Awareness Training for Justice Professionals – Webinar

March 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
NCADA,
9355 Olive Blvd.
Olivette, MO 63132 United States
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The goal of this program is to provide law enforcement (with an emphasis on interviewers and interrogators), attorneys, and guardians ad litem with the necessary education and tools to understand and successfully communicate with children while minimizing trauma. This is a web training. A link to access training will be released before the training. The training is free, but registration is required. Registration: This program is funded by the Missouri Task Force on Children’s Justice.

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April 2020

Coalition on Addictions

April 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
NCADA,
9355 Olive Blvd.
Olivette, MO 63132 United States
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This month’s speaker and topic: St. Louis County Department of Public Health: Corrections-based OUD Treatment The St. Louis Coalition on Addictions is an NCADA program that brings together individuals concerned about addiction. It provides a forum for networking, for learning and advocacy about the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs, and for discussion of other addictions. Participation is open to anyone interested in the prevention and treatment of addictions. Lunch is provided free of charge (courtesy of Alkermes,…

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Everyone’s an Asset Builder

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
NCADA,
9355 Olive Blvd.
Olivette, MO 63132 United States
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Everyone’s An Asset Builder is a highly motivating, interactive workshop that explores the paths anyone can take to increase the number of Developmental Assets in the lives of young people. Developmental Assets are a set of 40 research-based strengths and supports that enable young people to develop into successful and contributing adults. This workshop is for adults and youth who care about our community’s well-being and future. You’ll learn: 40 factors that contribute to healthy development. How you can be…

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