You may have noticed that we had some technical difficulties in our August 2018 Newsletter with our webinar registration links. We apologize for the inconvenience! Below are the corrected links from which you can register for the webinars.
Engaging Workplaces to Improve Health and Safety 
October 10, 2018 at 12:00 PM (MDT)
Speaker: Jay Otto, M.S. 

Often, efforts to improve health and safety focus on reaching children in schools. While this strategy is important, it neglects the need to address the behaviors of adults. Workplaces provide an important opportunity to engage adults about health and safety behaviors. In this webinar, we will explore definitions for healthy workplaces, the evidence base for workplace interventions, and future opportunities as to how workplaces could expand our portfolio of strategies to improve health and safety.

Leadership Skills to Improve Health and Safety
October 30, 2018 at 12:00 PM (MDT)
Speaker: Katie Dively, M.S., CHES

Improving health and safety and transforming culture are acts of leadership. But what leadership skills are necessary to support and sustain effective actions? This webinar will explore different leadership skills that are important to cultural transformation applicable to a variety of settings.

Psychological Reactance and Communication
November 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM (MST)
Speaker: Jay Otto, M.S.

Psychological reactance is a negative reaction triggered by a perception that something or someone is impinging on an individual's freedom and autonomy. Psychological reactance can impede efforts to improve health and safety on a wide variety of issues including traffic safety ("don't tell me to wear a seat belt"), prevention ("don't tell me how to raise my children"), and violence ("don't take my guns if I have been violent"). During this webinar, we will introduce the concept and ways to quiet the negative response. 

Reducing Underage Drinking With Practical Tools That Develop Social and Emotional Skills
December 18, 2018 at 12:00 PM (MST)
Speaker: Annmarie McMahill, M.S. 

A recent study found that Montana parents with higher social and emotional parenting skills were over six times more likely to engage in best practices to reduce underage drinking. During this webinar, we will review social and emotional skills, how they are protective for youth, and a project creating practical tools for parents to reduce underage drinking and strengthen social and emotional skills.

Communication: A Catalyst for Growing Positive Culture
January 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM (MST)
Speaker: Katie Dively, M.S., CHES

Communication includes a variety of methods ranging from mass media campaigns to leveraging the power of individual voices. This webinar will engage participants in developing a deeper understanding of how communication can be used as a catalyst to improve health and safety.

Moving Beyond Bystander Engagement: Growing Citizenship to Improve Health and Safety
February 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM (MST)
Speaker: Kari Finley, Ph.D.

Safety citizenship requires creating a culture that values "our safety" and empowers early identification of potential risk, being proactive, and bystander engagement. This webinar will introduce safety citizenship, which seeks to involve the majority of people engaging in safe behaviors to influence the smaller group engaging in risky behaviors.