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Changes at ADAI Clearinghouse

Dear colleagues, I’d like to update you on changes at the UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute and the ADAI Clearinghouse. You may already know that Jennifer Velotta, longtime Clearinghouse Coordinator, has taken a great new position with the NAADAC Minority Fellowship program. We wish her the very best in this new role, but we’ll miss her both professionally and personally. During a period of transition, Jenn will continue one day per week in the Clearinghouse, as we work out future plans. We’ll update you as news develops, but the Clearinghouse will continue as a resource for the prevention and treatment communities in Washington State.  Thank you, and congratulations to Jenn!

Nancy Sutherland, MLS
ADAI Associate Director

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Substance Abuse Prevention Trainings

Washington State training sponsored by the Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington (PSCBW).

Date: April 2 - April 5, 2019
Location: Yakima Arboretum
Cost: $28.45

Date: June 11-June 14, 2019
Location: Spokane Indian reservation

More information

For more prevention training and conferences offered by other organizations, please see the PSCBW Training & Resources page.

For questions about these trainings email:

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Upcoming Trainings and Events:

NWATTC Webinar: Teens R' Us and the SBIRT Model
Presenter: Ken Winters, PhD, Oregon Research Institute and University of Minnesota
Date: March 27, 12:00 - 1pm
NWATTC webinars

NW PTTC Webinar: Connecting the Dots for Healthier Youth: Working with Shared Risk and Protective Factors
Date: March 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  
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13th Annual Provider Conference
Date: April 11-12, 2019
Lynnwood Convention Center
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Webinar: Healing Two Generations: Research and Clinical Perspectives on Providing Comprehensive Care for Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder
Presenters: Hendree Jones, PhD and Carl Seashore, MD
Date: April 18, 2019 @ 10:00-11:30am (PDT)
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Saying It Out Loud
Date: April 29, 2019
Tacoma Convention Center
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Focus On The Future
Date: May 6-9, 2019
Grand Mound, WA
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Children's Justice Conference
May 13-14, 2019
Seattle Hyatt Regency
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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:

New Concern on College Campuses: ‘Drunkorexia,’ a Combination Drinking and Eating Disorder (The Washington Post).

Substance Use + Mental Health in Teens & Young Adults: Your Guide to Recognizing & Addressing Co-occurring Disorders (Partnership for Drug Free Kids News).

Alcohol Use Remains at All-Time Low among WA Youth; Vaping Use Increases (WA State Healthy Youth Survey, 2018 data).



      March 21, 2019

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Guidance on Strategies to Promote Best Practice in Antipsychotic Prescribing for Children and Adolescents

This Guidance document gives a “bird’s eye view” of strategies to support best practice prescribing of antipsychotics for youth and summarizes the available evidence and principles to support these strategies.

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