The Eastern Sierra Substance Use Project (ESSUP) is a collaborative gathering of public and private sector community partners with a goal of reducing the adverse effects of harmful substance use. We seek to enhance prevention, treatment and harm reduction services and to reduce stigma.
A collaborative and cohesive community group that promotes understanding of substance use as a disease and improving treatment and harm reduction access and strategies.
Promote health and dignity for all.
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How can ESSUP support your training needs??
Do you want to attend a conference or a training but are unable to afford it? ESSUP can help with the funds to support substance use educational needs. Email Jacinda to discuss further.
December 1, 2021
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Substance Use Task Force Member Survey
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Check out these podcasts!
Render: The Harm Reduction Podcast (Spotify)
Upcoming Live Trainings and outreach events
Introduction to Resilient, Trauma Informed Leadership — Leading with Intention in the Midst of Chaos
Sep 22, 2021 01:00 PM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)
This training for leaders provides an introduction to the neurobiology of trauma and toxic stress, the principles of Trauma-Informed Care, and the science of resilience. Attendees will consider practical ways to support their own resilience and explore a helpful paradigm for leading through times of inner and outer disruption.
In this training, we will:
• Define trauma and understand its prevalence as well as the impact of toxic stress
• Explore principles of Trauma-Informed Care
• Consider trauma-informed ways to lead your team through times of disruption
• Create an individual resilience plan to help sustain personal and professional well-being
Join NASTAD and partners for a webinar on Wednesday, September 22, 4:30-6pm ET to discuss how changes to the U.S. drug supply during the COVID-19 pandemic are affecting the health and safety of users, and the programmatic responses by harm reduction and public health organizations. RSVP here
National Harm Reduction
Don’t miss the recording of last week’s panel, facilitated by National Harm Reduction Coalition medical director Dr. Kim Sue, discussing Maia Szalavitz’s new book, Undoing Drugs, and exploring the past, present, and future of harm reduction Panelists include Monique Tula, Sessi Blanchard, and Maia Szalavitz. Watch the recording here.
A free policy and advocacy community engagement toolkit (self paced online curriculum)
National Harm Reduction Coalition presents it’s inaugural fundraising gala: Liberation + Libations, taking place on November 20, 2021 at 8:00 - 9:30 PM EST, this virtual event is being held to support the national ongoing work of preventing overdoses and developing, amplifying and celebrating the voices of people who use drugs.
SAVE THE DATE: National Harm Reduction Coalition presents it’s inaugural fundraising gala: Liberation + Libations, taking place on November 20, 2021 at 8:00 - 9:30 PM EST
This virtual event is being held to support the national ongoing work of preventing overdoses and developing, amplifying and celebrating the voices of people who use drugs.Attendees of the Liberation + Libations gala will hear from several voices in the harm reduction community — and will be treated to music, a silent auction, and performances/art by community members. We will also have guest appearances and speeches from harm reductionists around the nation. Most importantly, this will be a time to celebrate our community. We will be giving “community choice awards” to harm reduction programs and we would love for you to nominate your favorite Harm Reduction Program to be honored.
National Harm Reduction Coalition facilitates trainings around the country. We open our virtual doors to individuals and teams seeking training on important evidence-based harm reduction strategies.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any live trainings to share
Recorded or On-Demand Trainings
NEWLY ADDED VIDEOS!
Part 1: Register to watch the recorded webinar that the National Harm Reduction Coalition.
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Don’t miss this panel of harm reduction programs discussing access for their participants that want the vaccine and support those that are not ready or do not want the vaccine using a harm reduction approach.
LOCAL: Eastern Sierra Substance Use Conference (virtual)
This was an all-day event on December 2, 2020 with 6 speakers, 2 panel sessions (community and professional/community discussion). Topics ranging from MAT, harm reduction, stigma, perinatal substance use, hepatitis and so much more. Event was recorded, see recording link below.
(FYI: 1 hr break for lunch in middle)
The California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) hosted an 11-week webinar series with the goal of consolidating learning from the quick transition to behavioral telehealth services in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The webinars teach practical skills to support improvement of behavioral telehealth and are tailored to mental health and substance use disorder providers as well as their supervisors.
This three-part presentation is designed to help you learn Motivational Interviewing and how to apply it in your practice. It discusses the core principles of Motivational Interviewing and provides case studies for practice.
Psychological First Aid course offered by John Hopkins University:
*Note – the course is free unless you want a certificate ($49 for certificate)
Implicit Bias Training: UCLA Implicit training resource site. Take an implicit bias test, review recorded implicit bias training videos and other implicit bias training resources.
General training to review Naloxone, harm reduction measures and information about accessing services. This training is required for staff distributing Naloxone to community members through the Mono County Naloxone Distribution Program.
One of many talks at the Agents of Change Summit 2020
Canadian physician Gabor Maté is a specialist in terminal illnesses, chemical dependents, and HIV positive patients. Dr. Maté is a renowned author of books and columnist known for his knowledge about attention deficit disorder, stress, chronic illness and parental relations. His theme at TEDxRio+20 was addiction, from drugs to power. From the lack of love to the desire to escape oneself, from susceptibility of the being to interior power -- nothing escapes. And he risks a generic and generous prescription: "Find your nature and be nice to yourself.
Online curriculums/CEU opportunities
Specific to Providers/Nurses/first responders:
Archived Online Trainings and Resources
ACE's (Adverse Childhood Experiences)
ACE's Aware : The ACEs Aware initiative offers Medi-Cal providers training, clinical protocols, and payment for screening children and adults for ACEs. The two-hour online curriculum is easy to access for a wide range of health care professionals and will provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits.
Cannabis among youth: awareness and prevention- video recorded training (1hr 30min)
PRINCIPLES OF HARM REDUCTION: Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. Harm Reduction is also a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of people who use drugs
Applying CDC’s Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids: Module 5: Assessing and Addressing Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) (Free on demand training with CEUs)
Visit Mono County Tobacco Education Program website for cessation resources/trainings and Mono County Prevention Coalition website for meeting information and trainings.
Spirituality/Faith based harm reduction
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