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Prevention Community of Practice

The purpose of this CoP is to serve as a vehicle for the prevention workforce to: 1) increase best practice knowledge relative to effective prevention; 2) build collegiality and professional mentoring among those delivering prevention services; 3) improve communication between and within systems of care addressing substance misuse; and 4) promote a recovery and resiliency oriented set of principles and practice constructs.

2020 Meeting Schedule: January 8, March 11, May 13

 All meetings are typically held from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Concord area – location to be specified during registration. 

Prevention CoP Contact List

Other Resources

Presentation & Discussion: Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS): NH Resources and Youth Engagement – May 13, 2020

Presentation & Discussion: How Prevention Professionals Can Engage in Data Driven, Public Health Approach to Motivate Action in Local Communities – March 11, 2020

Presentation & Discussion: Using a Data Driven Approach to Empower Individuals and Communities: Strategies for Prevention Professionals – January 8, 2020

Presentation & Discussion: The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on Substance Use Disorder – Implications for Prevention, Part 2 – November 6, 2019

  • Presentation Slides
    • Overview of Key Points – (Julie Yerkes, NH Teen Institute)
    • ACEs, Impact of Addiction and Community-Based Supports for Youth (Monica Gallant, Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley)
    • Adverse Childhood Experiences Response Team (Erin Pettengill, Lakes Region Community Services; Kerri Lowe, Family Resource Center of Central NH; Eric Adams, Laconia Police Department; Mckenzie Harrington-Bacote, Laconia School District)
  • Webinar Recording
  • Discussion Notes
  • Follow-up Questions & Answers

Presentation & Discussion: The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on Substance Use Disorder: Implications for Prevention, Part 1  – September 11, 2019

Presentation & Discussion: Practical Approaches to Sustainability PlanningJuly 24, 2019

Presentation & Discussion: Persuasive Messaging A Hands-on Workshop for Prevention Practitioners – May 29, 2019

Presentation & Discussion: Elevating the Field of Prevention through Connection and Shared Experience – March 27, 2019

Prevention Contractor Resources

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