Problem Drinking Prevention

Underage Drinking: What Parents and Caring Adults Can Do

Underage Drinking: What Parents and Caring Adults Can Do

Set a good example– Drink responsibly – NEVER drink and drive. Talk WITH your kids– Talk early, talk often. Know where they are going, who they are going with, where they will be and when they will be home. Check in on occasion just to make sure. Remove temptation– Limit and monitor the cans and bottles in your refrigerator and lock your liquor cabinet. Know the warning signs for underage drinking, and if you have concerns get help. Talk to your kids’ friends and their parents.

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Suicide Prevention

After A Suicide – Postvention

After A Suicide – Postvention

Postvention refers to programs and interventions for survivors following a death by suicide. These activities help alleviate the suffering and emotional distress of suicide survivors and help prevent suicide contagion. (Preventing Suicide:  A Toolkit for High Schools, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 2012 Resources After a Suicide:  A Toolkit for Schools, Suicide Prevention […]

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Problem Gambling Prevention

2017 Holidays – Lottery Stocking Stuffers for Kids Aren’t a Good Bet

2017 Holidays – Lottery Stocking Stuffers for Kids Aren’t a Good Bet

Some non-Lottery kids stocking stuffer ideas: Gum. Anything that lights up or flashes. Hot cocoa mix. Mmm…cocoa. Ugly holiday socks (because some of us parents love the sound of the dreaded “sock sigh”). Magic trick stuff. Other ideas? Let us know! What’s the big deal about lottery tickets for kids? Probably not a whole lot […]

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Mental Health Promotion

Mind Your Mind Project

Mind Your Mind Project

Thanks to everyone who participated in Mind Your Mind Month!  For ideas on how to “mind your mind” everyday, go to: www.mindyourmindproject.org  

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Other Drug Prevention

Eugene Springfield Prevention Coalition

Eugene Springfield Prevention Coalition

Who we are The Eugene Springfield Prevention Coalition is a group of community partners working to proactively address substance abuse in Eugene and Springfield. We do this through: The promotion of positive norms and community standards Healthy youth and family development Advocacy and education The ESPC is focused on reducing alcohol, marijuana and other drug use […]

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Tobacco Prevention

Fundamentals of Tobacco Treatment

Fundamentals of Tobacco Treatment

This two-day training provides an overview of concepts and practices fundamental to tobacco treatment. It includes a review of tobacco addiction, motivational interviewing and counseling skills, pharmacotherapy, treatment interventions, assessment, and e-cigarettes.  It is a good fit for all practitioners looking to obtain a foundational grasp of tobacco treatment knowledge and skills. (12 CEU hours […]

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Mental Health and Older Adults

Mental Health and Older Adults

| January 5, 2018

Mental Health Older adults have unique risk factors for developing mental health issues, resulting from a number of potential changes in their physiology and circumstances. The physiological effects of aging can put older adults at risk because they often lead to mild or moderate disability; normal changes in musculoskeletal efficacy, cardiac output, and sensory input […]

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Self-care and Older Adults

| December 27, 2017

Talking to Your Doctor Exercise and Nutrition

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Aging Services and Resources

| December 27, 2017

Long-term Care Planning Caregiver Support

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