with Rebecca Ireland
1 Hour Webinar Training

PRESENTATION:  Environmental strategies help shape the places where people live, learn, work, and play into areas that are more supportive of healthy and safe behaviors.  In the arena of substance use prevention, environmental strategies aim to reduce the ease of access to substances and address the pricing, promotion, marketing, and pro-use social norms which can influence individuals’ and groups’ behaviors.  Research has shown that environmental strategies are some of the most consistently effective and broad-reaching approaches to reducing a population’s substance use.  When coupled with individual and educational strategies, environmental management efforts can not only prevent use, but may also help to create places which are more supportive and safer for people who are in recovery from a substance use disorder.

Training participants will learn about research-based environmental strategies and how they fit in to a comprehensive substance use prevention approach.  Participants will also learn how to match environmental strategies with community needs and explore the opportunities for community and stakeholder engagement in implementing and monitoring environmental management efforts in the short and long-term

PRESENTER:   Rebecca (Becky) Ireland, a Certified Prevention Specialist, has worked in the field of substance use prevention for over 15 years with a primary focus on using environmental strategies to reduce underage and college drinking in Maine.  She has provided training, technical assistance and collaborative leadership to communities and programs statewide and nationally to support them in carrying out needs assessments, strategic and action planning, and program management and evaluation efforts.  During her career she has been the Project Director/Manager for numerous federal substance use prevention grants which have used environmental strategies as the core of their efforts to reduce underage and college drinking.  Ms. Ireland serves on Maine’s Prevention Certification Board and the Maine Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse; she has also served on Maine’s Governor’s Substance Abuse Services Commission and was a Center Associate for the U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug and Violence Prevention.

Fee:   *NHADACA Members:  Free   *Non-Members  $15;   1 NBCC hour included
For registration information contact:  Carrie McFadden, 603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

1 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Category: Community Organization, Communication, Public Policy & Environmental Change and Professional Growth & Responsibility
CRSW/LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 13
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
(NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program).

Online Contact Hours:
All participants that would like a certificate worth 1 online continuing education unit are required to view the webinar and complete & pass the quiz that is posted above. After completing the quiz, NHADACA members receive a certificate for free and non-members receive a certificate for a $15 fee. A certificate will be emailed to you within 10 business days after the quiz is submitted (with a passing grade), and payment is received.
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