Issue 10-15 | July 26, 2021
Spotlight On:
Takeaways from CADCA’s 20th Annual
Mid-Year Training Institute
There’s always much to learn from experts and peers in the prevention field, especially when our lives have changed so dramatically in the past year. In mid-July, some of Community Advocates Public Policy Institute’s prevention coalition coordinators attended the virtual version of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) Mid-Year Training Institute. Check out our blog to learn about the highlights of our team’s experiences.
Webinars & Events
Youth Listening Session (13– 26 years)
Thursday, July 29
The Wisconsin Office of Children's Mental Health is hosting an online Youth listening session to gather thoughts, concerns and ideas from young people from across Wisconsin, ages 13 to 26. The theme for this session is intersectionality. This event will be held via Zoom on Thursday, July 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. To register, click here.
Providing Cultural Competency and Effective Communication for the Hmong Population
Monday, August 2
The Health Resources and Services Administration and the Office of Regional Operations Region 5 Chicago will host a webinar on competent care for the Hmong population. This webinar will provide tools and resources for providers, social service providers and other community stakeholders regarding cultural competency and effective communication when engaging the Hmong community. The webinar will be on Monday, August 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. Click here to register.
Ethan's Run Against Addiction
Saturday, August 7
In 2016, Ethan Monson-Dupuis died at the age of 25 from an accidental heroin overdose. Ethan’s Run Against Addiction is a run/walk in honor of someone who is in recovery or for someone who has lost their fight. All proceeds go to The Ethan Monson-Dupuis Opiate Recovery Fund through Aurora Health Care. Join them at Konkel Park 5151 W. Layton Avenue, Greenfield, WI 53220. Race time begins at 8:00am, Saturday, August 7. To register, click here.
WPHA Virtual Public Health in Practice Conference
Tuesday, August 10 & Wednesday, August 11
The Wisconsin Public Health Association's Public Health in Practice conference is for governmental and non-governmental public health positions that teaches skills and tools to help improve community or workplace health. Identifying the benefits of public health workforce diversity and using holistic approaches to strengthen individual talents are just some of the few objectives of this conference. To learn more and to register, click here.
Celebrating Recovery, Ending Stigma, Embracing Possibilities 2021 Karen Avery Forum
Tuesday, September 14
~Deadline for Awards Nominations August 9~
The Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force is calling for nominations to honor the work of those who are making a positive difference for people with mental illness in Milwaukee. The nominations are due by noon on Monday, August 9, and the awards will be presented Tuesday, September 14, at the 2021 Karen Avery Forum. To learn more about how to nominate, click here. To learn more about the event, click here
Children Come First Conference
Monday, November 15 & Tuesday, November 16
Register to be a part of the Children Come First Conference, which focuses on caring for or working with children, youth, and young adults with social, emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges. You will learn strategies to apply in your daily life as well as connect with state and national experts. The conference will be held at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells on November 15-16. Register by July 31 to be entered to win a free room upgrade! To register, click here.
Classroom WISE:
Well-Being Information and Strategies for Educators
Classroom WISE, which stands for Well-Being Information and Strategies for Educators, is a training package that supports K-12 educators with the mental health of their students in the classroom. This is a 3-part training that offers evidence-based strategies and skills that engage and support students with mental health concerns. This package also includes a free online course on mental health, a video library and resource collection. To learn more about classroom WISE, click here.
Research Opportunity for E-cigarette Users
Researchers at UW-Milwaukee are looking for e-cigarette users to participate in a study that examines the effectiveness of computerized attentional bias training for active e-cigarette users ages 18-29. If you are interested, click here for more information. If you have questions, contact Dr. Joshua Gwon by phone at 414-242-2977 or by email
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