Prevention Lane http://www.preventionlane.org at Lane County Public Health Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:04:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Workplace Mental Health http://www.preventionlane.org/workplace-mental-health http://www.preventionlane.org/workplace-mental-health#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 18:37:21 +0000 http://www.preventionlane.org/?p=11024 Employee mental wellness is just as important as physical wellness in creating and maintaining a healthy, safe and productive workplace.  Key to achieving this is creating a workplace environment that promotes mental wellness, supports employees’ efforts to maintain their mental health, and encourages help-seeking when needed. Unfortunately, 60% of Americans cited work as very/somewhat significant […]

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Employee mental wellness is just as important as physical wellness in creating and maintaining a healthy, safe and productive workplace.  Key to achieving this is creating a workplace environment that promotes mental wellness, supports employees’ efforts to maintain their mental health, and encourages help-seeking when needed.

Unfortunately,

  • 60% of Americans cited work as very/somewhat significant source of stress (American Psychological Association Stress in America Survey, 2014)
  • Mental illness and substance use disorders, combined as a group, are the 5th leading cause of short-term disability and the third leading cause of long-term disability for employers in the U.S. (National Business Group on Health: An Employer’s Guide to Behavioral Health Services. 2010)
  • Employees say stress and anxiety most often impacts their …
    • workplace performance (56 percent)
    • relationship with coworkers and peers (51 percent)
    • quality of work (50 percent)
    • relationships with superiors (43 percent)

(Stress & Anxiety Disorders Survey, Anxiety Disorders Association of America, 2006)

  • Depression costs US workplaces $23 billion/year in lost productivity (Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, 1/2011 – 12/2012)

Here are some resources to assist any workplace in promoting mental wellness:

Mental Health Friendly Workplace/Workplaces that Thrive, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services Includes facts about benefits to workplaces, examples of businesses that demonstrate innovative ways to be mental health friendly- sites, and  suggested practices and policies. The guide can be downloaded at http://store.samhsa.gov/product/A-Mental-Health-Friendly-Workplace/SMA07-4269 or by calling      1-800-789-2647.

Partnership for Workplace Mental Healthwww.workplacementalhealth.org/
A program of the American Psychiatric Foundation to assist employers in their efforts to promote mental health.

Right Directionwww.rightdirectionforme.com

This program from the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health  seeks to increase awareness about stress and depression in the workplace.  It provides practical information and resources, including a free toolkit that includes posters, presentations and more to assist employers in implementing this initiative in their organization.

Stress at Work—National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/99-101/pdfs/99-101.pdf

Fact sheet covering the scope of stress in the workplace, causes of job stress and what can be done, and additional resources.

Working Minds: www.WorkingMinds.org

This resource provides tools and networks to assist worksites in their suicide prevention, intervention and postvention efforts.

Workplace Health Promotion—Depression http://www.cdc.gov/workplacehealthpromotion/implementation/topics/depression.html

Fact sheet about depression in the workplace from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lane County Health Mapping – Web Map Application http://www.preventionlane.org/lane-county-health-mapping-application http://www.preventionlane.org/lane-county-health-mapping-application#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2015 23:46:43 +0000 http://www.preventionlane.org/?p=11005 The post Lane County Health Mapping – Web Map Application appeared first on Prevention Lane.

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Talking to Kids About Marijuana: Tips for Parents http://www.preventionlane.org/marijuana-guide-for-parents http://www.preventionlane.org/marijuana-guide-for-parents#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2015 19:42:21 +0000 http://www.preventionlane.org/?p=10978 (Adapted from the “Marijuana Talk Kit” – Partnership for Drug-Free Kids at www.drugfree.org) It can be hard to talk to your kids about marijuana. As our landscape around marijuana changes in Oregon many parents have questions about how to talk to their kids about the drug in a simple and clear way. As a parent, […]

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(Adapted from the “Marijuana Talk Kit” – Partnership for Drug-Free Kids at www.drugfree.org)

It can be hard to talk to your kids about marijuana. As our landscape around marijuana changes in Oregon many parents have questions about how to talk to their kids about the drug in a simple and clear way. As a parent, you are the most influential person in your child’s life – your involvement makes a difference. One of the best ways to be prepared for difficult questions and an open dialogue is to know the facts… So let’s get started!

-Be Positive-

Approach the conversation with attention, curiosity, respect, and understanding. Keep calm and relaxed during the conversation. Avoid judgement, shame or scare tactics.

-Active Listening-

Reflect back, ask open-ended questions, acknowledge the positive, offer empathy and compassion. Be curious and avoid lecturing.

-Word Choices-

Words to avoid and words to use instead:

Bad ⇒ Harmful

Disapprove ⇒ Concerned

Disappointed ⇒ Worried

Stupid ⇒ Unhealthy

How to respond when your child says…

“But it’s natural, marijuana is a plant!”

Remind your child that not all plants are good for your body. Many plants are poisonous and harmful (cocaine, heroin, tobacco, poison ivy). Using marijuana can affect developing brains and bodies and impair them from growing to their full potential.

“But it’s legal here!”

Recreational (retail) marijuana is only legal for adults 21 and over and medical marijuana should only be used by those it is prescribed to. There are many legal drugs that are dangerous and can be abused. It is important to understand the risks and consequences (both physical and legal) for those who choose to use marijuana.

“Weed is safer than alcohol!”

Marijuana and alcohol are both drugs that impair your thinking. Let your child know that you would rather have them not use any substance that could inhibit his or her ability to think clearly and make good decisions. Try asking why they feel they want to use either substance.

“Didn’t you smoke weed?”

If you used marijuana, be honest with your child. You may also choose to share other effects of your choice, or perhaps the role chance had in your ability to avoid negative consequences. If you didn’t use marijuana, explain why you made that choice for yourself – for your health, activities you enjoyed, etc.

“It’s medicine, isn’t it safe?”

Marijuana is used by some people for medical purposes; these individuals have spoken with their doctors and are approved to use marijuana for specific health conditions. If you are under 21 or not prescribed marijuana by a doctor, it can be very harmful to your body. Taking someone else’s prescription can have serious negative effects.

Lane County Data

(From the 2014 Oregon Student Wellness Survey)
  • 37% of 8th graders said it was sort of easy or very easy to get marijuana (compared to 30% state average)
  • Age of onset for marijuana use in Lane County is between 10 and 14 years of age
  • More than 1 in 3 (39%) 6th graders in Lane County did not talk with their parents about the dangers of substance use.

Marijuana Laws in Oregon

  • As of July 1, 2015, marijuana possession and use in Oregon is legal for residents 21+ years old. This includes carrying up to 1 ounce in public. Using any amount of marijuana is still illegal in public places.
  • Recreational (retail) marijuana is regulated, licensed and enforced by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC).
  • DUII laws have not changed. Driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII), including marijuana, remains illegal. Transporting marijuana across state lines (including Washington) also remains illegal.

For More Information Visit…

“Marijuana Talk Kit” from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

“Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know” from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

“Marijuana: Facts for Teens” from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Parent UP – Vermont

“Talk. They Hear You.” Campaign from SAMHSA

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

National Institute on Drug Abuse

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Request for Proposals – Positive Parenting Program http://www.preventionlane.org/request-for-proposals http://www.preventionlane.org/request-for-proposals#comments Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:46:04 +0000 http://www.preventionlane.org/?p=5587 Solicitation Summary: Lane County is seeking solicitations for the implementation of the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) in Lane County. ADDENDUM Posted:  June 29, 2015 EXTENSION OF SUBMISSION DEADLINE TO JULY 31, 2015, 3 P.M. (all references to the due date are amended to this date) Summary of changes:  changes selection period to October, 2015 […]

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Solicitation
Summary:
Lane County is seeking solicitations for the implementation of the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) in Lane County.

ADDENDUM

Posted:  June 29, 2015

EXTENSION OF SUBMISSION DEADLINE TO JULY 31, 2015, 3 P.M.

(all references to the due date are amended to this date)

Summary of changes:  changes selection period to October, 2015 (from July, 2015), extends response period from July 2, 2015 to July 31, 2015 and clarifies the need for references, in the case of a multi-party response.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – PERSONAL SERVICES
POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM (Triple P)

Selection Period:  October, 2015 – June, 2018

Submit Proposals to:
Lane County Health & Human Services
151 W. 7th. Avenue, Room 520
Eugene, OR 97401
Attn:  Collette Christian, PSC
collette.christian@co.lane.or.us
Fax:  541-682-3804

Submission Deadline: Thursday, July 31, 2015, 3 p.m. (PDT)

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‘App’rehensive: The Blurring Lines of Gaming and Gambling, and Protecting Our Most Vulnerable: 2015 Northwest Institute on Addictions Studies Conference http://www.preventionlane.org/nwias-conference-gaming-gambling-addiction http://www.preventionlane.org/nwias-conference-gaming-gambling-addiction#comments Wed, 03 Jun 2015 21:38:24 +0000 http://www.preventionlane.org/?p=10888 Welcome to participants of the  2015 NWIAS (Northwest Institute on Addictions Studies) Conference! Looking forward to connecting with you at the conference. The slides for the July 22 workshop, “‘App’rehensive: The Blurring Lines of Gaming and Gambling, and Protecting Youth and those in Addictions Recovery,” will be made available immediately following the workshop. In the […]

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Welcome to participants of the  2015 NWIAS (Northwest Institute on Addictions Studies) Conference!

Looking forward to connecting with you at the conference. The slides for the July 22 workshop, “‘App’rehensive: The Blurring Lines of Gaming and Gambling, and Protecting Youth and those in Addictions Recovery,” will be made available immediately following the workshop.

In the meantime, here are some articles you might find interesting:

Workshop Description: In this presentation, we will examine the rapidly-shifting world of technology that has outpaced even many experts’ abilities to keep up. From video games to social network gaming, we will look into recent trends with regard to online and mobile technology and play, and how the lines have become blurred between traditional “games” and gambling. We will look into specifics such as development of games that are more attractive to younger populations laws (and how kids work around them), similarities and differences between various platforms and game play, different methods of incentives and forms of payment. We will examine the research on gaming disorders and gambling disorders—including similarities, differences and common risk factors and vulnerable populations (and discuss the DSM-5). And we won’t just stay stuck in the problem: you will be equipped with practical and evidence-based tips and tools that aim at protecting, and advocating for, vulnerable populations – with a special focus on youth and those in addictions recovery.

Learning Objective 1: Identify several recent trends, technological issues and parallels related to gambling and social gaming.

Learning Objective 2: Identify which populations present the greatest risk for harmful consequences related to excessive online behavior.

Learning Objective 3: Name at least four tools that can be used to help reduce the risk of harmful consequences of electronic games/gambling.

Presenter Bio: Julie has specialized in problem gambling prevention for the last 13 years. She coordinates the Problem Gambling Prevention Program with Lane County Public Health (“PreventionLane”) and is adjunct faculty with the University of Oregon’s Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services. Julie has been involved in numerous state-level and national publications and leadership roles, policy efforts, work with youth, website development, and is always attentive to the forefront of technology in prevention. In 2012, she was honored with the Wuelfing Prevention Award from the National Council on Problem Gambling for her work in helping advance the field of problem gambling prevention and awareness.

Related: Making the Connections with Gambling and Other Risky Behaviors (PDF)

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Marijuana – Interactive Infographic http://www.preventionlane.org/marijuana-interactive-infographic http://www.preventionlane.org/marijuana-interactive-infographic#comments Fri, 29 May 2015 20:01:05 +0000 http://www.preventionlane.org/?p=10851 Parents, now that recreational marijuana is legal in Oregon, there is no better time to start the conversation with your kids about marijuana. Need some help? Check out this interactive infographic for tips & resources. Click and hover below for more information on talking to your child about marijuana. Click here for an all text/printable version […]

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Parents, now that recreational marijuana is legal in Oregon, there is no better time to start the conversation with your kids about marijuana. Need some help? Check out this interactive infographic for tips & resources.

Click and hover below for more information on talking to your child about marijuana.

Click here for an all text/printable version of the information included in the infograhic below.

For More Resources, Tools & Information Visit…

“Marijuana Talk Kit” from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

“Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know” from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

“Marijuana: Facts for Teens” from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Parent UP – Vermont

“Talk. They Hear You.” Campaign from SAMHSA

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

National Institute on Drug Abuse

This infographic was created by PreventionLane intern Kelsey Jones for her University of Oregon Family & Human Services Program bachelor’s degree senior project, with advisement from Lindsey Adkisson & supervisor Julie Hynes.

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Prevention Resources for CASA Trainees – May 28, 2015 http://www.preventionlane.org/casa http://www.preventionlane.org/casa#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 22:37:04 +0000 http://www.preventionlane.org/?p=10833 May 28, 2015 Presentation from Julie Hynes Thank you very much for your time — and especially for being a CASA!! Slides from the May 28 presentation are below; the presentation below includes even more slides that may be helpful resources for you. Below the presentation are additional links to resources we hope will be helpful […]

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May 28, 2015 Presentation from Julie Hynes

Thank you very much for your time — and especially for being a CASA!!

Slides from the May 28 presentation are below; the presentation below includes even more slides that may be helpful resources for you. Below the presentation are additional links to resources we hope will be helpful for you. Contact us anytime for more information.

Thank you again!
Julie

Helpful Resources:

Children of Alcoholics: Identified Roles and Recommendations for Adult Interactions  (The Children’s Place)

Risk Factors & Protective Factors for Problem Behaviors

The 40 Developmental Assets

Useful Resource for Talking with Young People About Alcohol & Other Drugs:

Marijuana Talk Kit for Parents

“Talk. They Hear You.” Interactive application for talking with kids about alcohol.

Our Program:

Learn more about what our program offers.

Adverse Childhood Experiences:

 

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Michelle Hampton, MPS, CPS http://www.preventionlane.org/michelle-hampton http://www.preventionlane.org/michelle-hampton#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 16:10:25 +0000 http://www.preventionlane.org/?p=10275 Community Health Analyst Contact: Michelle.Lowery@co.lane.or.us | 541.682.4623 Michelle Hampton (formerly Lowery) coordinates the school-based prevention work for Lane County Public Health. Michelle’s work history includes substance abuse prevention; supporting mental health work under 100% Access, family support work with young parents in housing, parenting and life skills; county coordination of a child abuse prevention program […]

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Community Health Analyst

Contact: Michelle.Lowery@co.lane.or.us | 541.682.4623
Michelle Hampton (formerly Lowery) coordinates the school-based prevention work for Lane County Public Health. Michelle’s work history includes substance abuse prevention; supporting mental health work under 100% Access, family support work with young parents in housing, parenting and life skills; county coordination of a child abuse prevention program along with filling the role of McKinney-Vento Liaison to homeless students/families in 12 rural school districts in Lane County; which, along with her Master of Prevention Science from the University of Oklahoma, have her well prepared for “all things prevention” in her work with Lane County schools.
Born and raised in Eugene, and a lifetime Lane County resident, Michelle now enjoys living and playing in the more rural parts of the county; being on the rivers and lakes, hiking in the woods and spending time with family and friends top her list of “down time” activities.

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Mind Your Mind Month http://www.preventionlane.org/mh-suicide-trainings http://www.preventionlane.org/mh-suicide-trainings#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 15:26:18 +0000 http://www.preventionlane.org/mh-suicide-trainings.htm/ May was Lane County’s “Mind Your Mind Month.” Thank you for helping make this first-ever Mind Your Month Month a success! We can still celebrate minding our minds all year long, because mental wellness matters!  For details, go to www.mindyourmindproject.org Mental Health Promotion & Suicide Prevention Trainings Mental Health First Aid (MHFA): Eight-hour training to help the […]

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May was Lane County’s “Mind Your Mind Month.” Thank you for helping make this first-ever Mind Your Month Month a success!

We can still celebrate minding our minds all year long, because mental wellness matters!  For details, go to www.mindyourmindproject.org

Mental Health Promotion & Suicide Prevention Trainings

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA):

Eight-hour training to help the public identify, understand and respond to signs of various mental health prmhfaoblems; 12 Human Resource Management credits

In this course, you will learn:

      • The potential warning signs and risk factors for a range of mental health problems including depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, eating disorders, substance use, and self-injury
      • A 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect to professional care
      • Resources available to help someone with a mental health problem

Upcoming MHFA Trainings:

Eugene: May 8
MHFAEugene

 

qprQPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) for Suicide Prevention

Basic information about suicide and how to help.  Two hours.  Click here for dates & registration!

     QPR covers:

      • Common myths and facts about suicide
      • Warning signs & risk factors of suicide
      • Tips for asking the suicide question
      • How to persuade suicidal individuals to get help
      • Ways of referring at-risk people to resources

ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Two-day suicide intervention skill-building workshop; 12 NASW credits

This skills-building training is designed to teach professionals and non-professionals alike, how to recognize suicide risk, determine what and how to say, and do that which will serve to keep the person safe until the next level of care can become involved.  This is a two-day didactic and experiential workshop.

 

 

Making Connections:
Promoting Mental Wellness & Reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences

November 4-6, 2014 | Eugene, OR

Conference goals:

    • Increase understanding about mental wellness: the connection to our overall health
    • Learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): the cutting-edge research, impacts on adult health, and effective strategies to reduce ACEs
    • Reflect on our work
      • Apply the science behind what we know is effective
      • Develop new strategies
      • Enhance current approaches
Visit the conference website

 

 

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National Prevention Week 2015 http://www.preventionlane.org/national-prevention-week-may-2015 http://www.preventionlane.org/national-prevention-week-may-2015#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 16:49:15 +0000 http://www.preventionlane.org/?p=10532 May 17-23 was National Prevention Week! We are thrilled to participate in SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week 2015, working to prevent substance abuse and promote mental health! Our work starts with Lane County, and we want to honor those prevention champions who have made a difference in our communities. This was the third year of National Prevention Week; […]

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May 17-23 was National Prevention Week!

We are thrilled to participate in SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week 2015, working to prevent substance abuse and promote mental health! Our work starts with Lane County, and we want to honor those prevention champions who have made a difference in our communities.

This was the third year of National Prevention Week; see the local prevention champions honored in 2013 and 2014. This year, we are proud to honor two local prevention champions!

2015 Lane County Prevention Champions

Bobby Vickery

Congratulations to MSgt Bobby Vickery, 2015 Prevention Champion!

Congratulations to MSgt Bobby Vickery, 2015 Prevention Champion!

Bobby Vickery (MSgt., Oregon National Guard Counterdrug Task-Force Civil Operations Program Manager): Bobby has been a member on the Eugene-Springfield Prevention Coalition since the beginning. His passion for prevention and leadership in helping other coalition members to understand prevention, why it works, and how we can implement it in our community is unmatched.

The City of Cottage Grove

City of Cottage Grove

Congratulations to the City of Cottage Grove – 2015 Prevention Champions!

Cottage Grove is a prevention champion community! Working together, many community organizations, groups, and individuals are creating a healthier environment to improve the health of all current and future generations.  The Cottage Grove City Council is helping to protect youth from a lifetime of nicotine addiction through the passage of an e-cigarette ordinance, which bans the sale of these devices to minors and prohibits their use in places smoking is banned, expanding the no smoking requirement from 10 feet to 25 feet of doors and windows.  The South Lane School District has actively engaged in raising awareness of the connection between e-cigarette and tobacco marketing and youth use and supported city and county policies to address this issue.  The Be Your Best Cottage Grove Steering Committee is actively working to improve the health of the community by supporting policies and initiatives that protect children from nicotine and other addictions and create a healthier environment for all.  It takes a community…and Cottage Grove has what it takes!

What’s National Prevention Week?

It’s based on the Surgeon General’s National Prevention Strategy, which emphasizes that prevention should be woven into all aspects of our lives — including where and how we live, learn, work, and play — and that everyone has a role in creating a healthier nation.

National Prevention Week — May 17-23, 2015 — is a new yearly health observance that is meant to help raise public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues.

Sunday,
Below: Video from Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration about Prevention Week


Additional Prevention Week Resources

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