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NW Prevention Workforce Needs Assessment Survey

The new Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (NWPTTC) wants your help to understand substance misuse prevention needs of states, tribes, communities, and organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

The results from this needs assessment survey will be used to develop training and technical assistance services and resources to advance the ability of the prevention workforce to achieve a meaningful reduction in substance misuse and its harmful consequences.

Who should take the survey?

  • State and community substance misuse prevention coordinators
  • Primary, secondary and post-secondary educators
  • School counselors
  • Coalition members including:
    • Public Health Professionals
    • Behavioral Health Aides
    • Faith-based Leaders
    • Parents
    • Medical Professionals
    • Non-profit Service Providers
    • Youth Advocates
    • Local and State Officials
    • Business Representatives
    • Mental Health Advocates and Treatment Providers
    • Substance Use Disorder Treatment Professionals
    • Other Community Partners

Please take the survey and share with colleagues: NW Prevention Workforce Needs Assessment Survey

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Prevention Policy Day February 18, 2019

Sponsor: WASAVP - WA Substance Abuse & Violence Prevention
Where: Washington State Capital - Olympia

Tell Your Story--Use Your Power!

Join with students and adults from across Washington State for a day of advocacy, networking, and fun! On Monday, Feb. 18 attend the opening plenary at 9:00AM in the Columbia Room, and a rally at 11:00AM on the Capitol Steps of the South Portico. Participants will plan their meetings with legislators, tours of the Capitol campus, and lunch. Please see FAQs for guidance.

Prevention Works! More information and registration.

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Upcoming Trainings and Events:

Behavioral Health Integration: The Integrative Care Approach
February 08, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 4:30 pm
More information

The Power of Change Youth Leadership Summit
Date: February 20, 2019
More information

NWATTC Webinar: Treating Co-Occurring Trauma and Addiction: Intervening on Opioid, Alcohol, and Other Public Health Challenges
February 27, 2019 @ 12:00 - 1:00 pm
NWATTC webinars

21st Annual Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine
Date: March 7-8, 2019
More information

Youth Mental Health First Aid monthly training series at Seattle Children's. Click Here for more information.

More Trainings and Events:
ADAI Calendar of training events in Seattle and NW Region

Jobs in Washington: See ADAI job page.

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Also of Interest:

Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act Grants (SAMHSA).

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (Break the Cycle).

National Public Health Week is April 1-7, 2019 (American Public Health Association).

Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Grant Program (SAMHSA).

FDA Holds Hearing on Drug Therapies to Help Youth Quit E-Cigarettes (Partnership News Service).

New Yorker Article About Marijuana Strikes Nerve With Pot Researchers (Seattle Times).

Surgeon General Believes It's High Time To Think About Science-Driven Policy For Cannabis Research (Forbes).

There’s No Safe Amount of Alcohol During Pregnancy, UW Study Finds (King 5 News).

Encouraging Kids to Communicate: An Excerpt from the New Book HIGH by David and Nic Sheff (Partnership News Service).

Forefront, UW Tacoma Receive Boeing Grants For Veteran Career Services, Suicide Prevention (UW Today).

Organizations Come Together to Show Support For Suicide Prevention (UW News).




      January 30, 2019

ADAI Clearinghouse
Free prevention and treatment materials for WA state.

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Video Lending Library
Over 300 titles for lending or streaming to WA residents.

ADAI Library
Research and scientific literature.

Item Available:


Evidence-based Practices in Washington State. Susan Stoner, UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, September 2018, 63p.

In law and practice, Washington State has long promoted the use of evidence-based practices in the treatment of substance use disorders and mental health; Washington is recognized as a national leader in evidence-based policy-making.

This report reviews Washington's experience advancing evidence-based practices in mental health and substance use treatment. It presents a brief history of the evidence-based practices movement; touches on how the movement has affected policy-making; describes how policies have been translated into procedures in treatment for children and youth; contextualizes and characterizes where things stand with policies and procedures in the treatment of adults and substance use disorders; identifies key partners in the efforts to advance evidence-based practices in Washington; presents findings from a statewide survey about evidence-based practices; and offers recommendations for the future of EBP.


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