Presentations and Trainings
NJPN’s experienced staff of prevention professionals and Certified Prevention Specialists are available for you to contract with to provide a variety of trainings for your staff, coalition, or community-based organization. A few of the topic areas that we are available to help you with include:
Universal prevention approaches include the use of environmental prevention strategies, which are tailored to local community characteristics and address the root causes of substance abuse by creating environments that make it easier to act in healthy ways. The successful execution of these strategies often involves lawmakers, local officials, and community leaders, as well as the acceptance and active involvement of members from various sectors of the community (such as business, faith, schools, and health). For example, the use of this type of strategy may offer fewer places for young people to purchase alcohol, so consuming alcohol becomes less convenient and as a result, less is consumed.
Environmental change strategies have specific advantages over strategies that focus exclusively on the individual. Because they target a much broader audience, they have the potential to produce widespread changes in behavior at the population level. NJPN staff can help your staff, coalition, or community-based organization better understand how to implement environmental strategies on the local level.
Under the disguise of “compassionate” people, an organized movement is manipulating and confusing the public to support the idea of making marijuana a legal substance in the USA. As professionals in public health and substance abuse prevention, NJPN has our vast knowledge on the topic of marijuana and developed clear messages that share the scientific research and well-documented historical information we have used for years to help educate the public.
Whether you are looking for information on medical marijuana, legalization or the latest information and research on marijuana, NJPN’s staff can provide you with a presentation for your organization, coalition or local workshop or conference.
National Prevention Strategy
The National Prevention Strategy envisions a prevention-oriented society where all sectors recognize the value of the health for individuals, families, and society and work together to achieve better health for all Americans. Health and Wellness is a dynamic concept that includes several components that all contribute to our quality of life. It is the full integration of states of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. This strategy identifies four strategic directions that are the foundation for all prevention efforts and form the basis for a prevention-oriented society. These strategic directions are as follows:
- Healthy and Safe Community Environments
- Clinical and Community Preventive Services
- Empowered People
- Elimination of Health Disparities
NJPN can provide your organization or coalition with an overview of the National Prevention Strategy, including hands-on activities to help you understand how to implement it at the local level.
Download the National Prevention Strategy.
Strategic Prevention Framework Model
SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) is a five-step planning process to guide the selection, implementation, and evaluation of effective, culturally appropriate, and sustainable prevention activities. The effectiveness of this process begins with a clear understanding of community needs and depends on the involvement of community members in all stages of the planning process. NJPN can provide a training to walk you through the five-step process and put it into action locally.
Training for Intervention ProcedureS (TIPS)
TIPS is a skills-based training program designed to prevention intoxication, underage drinking and drunk driving. By guilding on individuals’ fundamental people skills, TIPS provides the knowledge and confidence they need to recognize potential alcohol-related problems and how to effectively intervene to prevent alcohol-related tragedies.
TIPS training is appropriate for anyone who sells, serves, or consumes alcohol. To ensure training is relevant, programs are tailored for employees of restaurants, bars, hotels, liquor stores, stadiums, concert halls, festivals, casinos, greek organizations, retirement homes, and social clubs for the elderly.
For more information or to schedule a training, contact Laura at 732-367-0611.