At our F.O.C.U.S. 360° Institute, you’ll gain direct insights from certified and licensed experts in various fields. Upon completion of each training session, certificates of attendance will be issued. We warmly invite all caregivers, licensed professionals, providers, partners, and transition age youth to participate in this valuable learning opportunity. Let’s embark on this educational journey together – we can’t wait to Edu-Train You!
The month of January is awareness for Human Trafficking, Mental Health, Jump into Wellness and Mentoring.
Mental Health: Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is up to 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. It is a major contributor to fatal and nonfatal overdoses in the U.S.
There are two types of fentanyl: pharmaceutical fentanyl and illegally made fentanyl. Both are considered synthetic opioids. Pharmaceutical fentanyl is prescribed by doctors to treat severe pain, especially after surgery and for advanced-stage cancer.
However, most recent cases of fentanyl-related overdose are linked to illegally made fentanyl, which is distributed through illegal drug markets for its heroin-like effect. It is often added to other drugs because of its extreme potency, which makes drugs cheaper, more powerful, more addictive, and more dangerous.
Stay tuned for SUD related trainings.
SAMHSA Fentanyl Awareness Youth Challenge
The SAMHSA FentAlert Challenge calls on youth aged 14-18 to contribute community-based strategies addressing fentanyl dangers. Participants are urged to submit innovative ideas using various platforms like social media, vlogs, and podcasts. The challenge offers cash prizes and participants can inquire to firstname.lastname@example.org or apply here. Submissions will be accepted until February 26, 2024.
What is CSEC? Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
Date/time: Tuesday, January 23, 2024 | 11:00 AM EST
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Amerigroup Community Care is working with Justice U and Street Grace to invite you to attend a training aimed at offering essential and critical knowledge on commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC). This training will look at how CSEC affects the unique role you have in interacting with and caring for youth and children. Interested in how you and your network can participate in this opportunity? Visit CSEC Series Georgia – Learn With Justice U for more information. Enter code Amerigroup to register at no cost.
Expressive Therapies: Building a Bridge to Wellness
Date/time: Tuesday, January 23, 2024 | 1:00 PM EST
Presenter: Teresa Bradley, LPC, CPCS, MAC, TF-CBT, CCM
This training will provide information on alternative forms of therapy to assist our youth. Expressive arts therapy is an integrative, multimodal approach that utilizes a variety of methods including writing, music, visual arts, drama, and dance to help people achieve personal growth. In this type of treatment, people work with a trained therapist who helps them explore and understand their reactions to their experience with different forms of expressive art. Click here to register
Q1 Virtual Community Forum – Empower and Protect: A Comprehensive Training on Combatting Human Trafficking
Date/time: Tuesday, January 30, 2024 | 10:00 AM EST
Presenter: Christian Murphy, Deputy Director/Wellspring Living
This dynamic and interactive virtual training program is designed to provide comprehensive education on the critical issue of human trafficking. Aimed at professionals across various sectors, including law enforcement, healthcare, social work, education, and legal services, the training seeks to enhance understanding, identification, and response to human trafficking situations.
Key Components include:
- Understanding Human Trafficking
- Identification and Indicators
- Legal Framework and Policies
- Response and Intervention Strategies
- Victim Support and Resources
- Interactive Scenarios and Role-Playing
This training is designed to be highly participatory, encouraging active engagement through discussions, case studies, and interactive exercises. It is ideal for caregivers; community partners, providers and professionals seeking to deepen their understanding of human trafficking and enhance their skills in addressing this global issue effectively. Click here to register