Greetings! Here is your monthly update from Prevention First about programs, training, resources and prevention news from trusted sources.
New Year and New Goals

Happy New Year from Prevention First!
For many of us, a new year comes with new motivation and new goals. If you're striving for professional development moving into 2021, we can help with that! Prevention First would love to help you set and reach attainable and measurable goals this year. We want to be a resource to help propel prevention professionals' success.
COVID-19, Stress, and Alcohol

Welcome, 2021! 2020 felt more like a decade than a year. And if you follow social media, you may have noticed an influx of memes depicting the need for alcohol to get through the day. While those are meant as a joke, the research is now showing we need to pay closer attention to how people release stress and the examples they set in doing so. A recent study highlights how women drink due to negative effects such as stress. The same research shows adolescent girls do the same. The APRC has created a new infographic with the latest research. Click here to download.

Join us Monday, January 11th at 10:00 am for a webinar on The Truth About Underage Drinking and Fake IDs. Our presenters, Jermaine Galloway and Mark Baxter, are nationally recognized experts in Substance Use Prevention, Law Enforcement, and Fake IDs. The webinar will not be recorded.

The APRC can assist you in analyzing your IYS data, selecting strategies, and building capacity on alcohol policy. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Kellie Henrichs or Jody Heavilin.
Let's Talk Cannabis

The Let's Talk Cannabis Illinois site provides an excellent resource for legal and health considerations around marijuana use.
You can find facts and tips to help understand the rules and health effects to stay safe and make informed decisions. The site contains information relevant for adults 21+, as well as those under 21. Consider sharing some of the resources to supplement your current community prevention efforts.
Preparing for National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week 2021

Don't forget to register for NDAFW, taking place March 22-28, 2021. NDAFW is highly flexible, and groups can register virtual events, in-person events, or both! NIDA will offer activity and event suggestions to assist with your planning. Registration takes only a few minutes.
Check out the 5 Steps to Holding an NDAFW Event to help guide and maximize the success of your activity.

Alcohol Policy Resource Center Clearinghouse

The Alcohol Policy Resource Center is excited to offer some of our resources in a new Clearinghouse!

Requests can be made by downloading the Clearinghouse Form and emailing it to Jody Heavilin. The resources will then be mailed to you.
Technical Assistance from Prevention First

The technical assistance offered at Prevention First expands professional development beyond training to assist substance use prevention providers in applying what they have learned in their communities. Timely, flexible and provider-tailored technical assistance is available to meet the individual needs of providers.

For more information about technical assistance or other services we offer, click email Provider Services.
CADCA is hosting its 31st Annual Leadership Forum and SAMHSA's 17th Prevention Day beginning Monday, February 1st.

The forum will be conducted virtually this year, and all registration can be done online. This unique, world-class training event will feature reduced registration rates, 100+ sophisticated training sessions and workshops lead by experts in the prevention field, networking opportunities, and more!

Training Events
The Truth About Underage
Drinking and Fake ID's

IISUP III: A Framework for Prevention**

Ten Steps for Planning & Implementing Communication Campaigns**

Preparing for Successful Focus Groups**

**SUPP Prevention Providers Only

Please send any questions about training to

If you've registered and cannot attend, please cancel your registration
Archived Webinars
at Prevention First

Did you miss a Prevention First live webinar? We've got ya covered!

For APRC Webinars, visit their GoTo Stage for archived webinars.

For Substance Use Prevention Webinars, visit SUPP Training Events - Archived Webinar on the sidebar.

For Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Webinars, visit their webpage.

For SUPR Treatment & Recovery Webinars, visit SUPR Training Events - Archived Webinar on the sidebar.

NOTE: CEUs are not offered
for most recorded webinars.
Webinar Wednesdays

SPF-Through COVID-19 and Beyond
January 6, 1 - 2:30 pm EDT
Trainer: Rick Collins

Have you heard the "SPF" acronym in prevention conversations, but you aren't really sure what it really means or how to apply it? Are you looking for ways to better integrate the steps of the model into your work? Then the webinar is for you! This Webinar Wednesday will dive into the components of one of the most commonly used models for prevention, the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). We will discuss creative ways that coalitions can implement the framework during COVID-19 and also look beyond COVID-19 to ways coalitions leverage the model to measure outcomes and create lasting change in their communities.  
Online Training Events

Online training events offered at Prevention First are self-paced allowing participants to complete the material at their own pace.

Visit our training page to find online training events in any of our listed programs.
Prevention First creates and collects helpful resources for substance use prevention and related issues. Resources include printable documents, video links, full toolkits and curriculums, and links.

Visit the resources page on our website to access materials for Substance Use Prevention Professionals, Substance Use Prevention, and Drug Specific resources.