Mid-America Prevention Technology Transfer Center

Mid-America Prevention Technology Transfer Center

By David Closson
The Mid-America Prevention Technology Transfer Center (Mid-America PTTC) is designed to serve as a prevention catalyst, empowering individuals and fostering partnerships to promote safe, healthy, and drug-free communities across Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas.
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Episode 12: Recovery Stories - Susan
For the month of September, we have partnered with the Mid-America ATTC to share stories of recovery from the Mid-America TTC region. ** Together We Are Stronger ** https://recoverymonth.gov/promotional-materials/recovery-month-toolkit
37:48
September 11, 2019
Episode 11: Empowering the Leader Within
Dr. David Anderson, Professor Emeritus of Education and Human Development at George Mason University, is our guest for this episode. At Mason, he served as Professor and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Health. He acquired over 180 grants and contracts, along with teaching courses on drug and alcohol issues, health communication and community health. His professional work on drug and alcohol abuse prevention and wellness promotion spans over four decades.  His specialties include strategic planning, program development, needs assessment and evaluation, and health communication. His research, writing and training emphasize leadership skills, grounded and practical strategies, and healthy environments to maximize organizational, group and individual potential. Visit David's website here: https://caph.gmu.edu/ Register for Creating Change: Empowering the Leader Withing at https://pttcnetwork.org/centers/mid-america-pttc/home
28:02
September 10, 2019
Episode 10: Recovery Stories - Jamie
For the month of September, we have partnered with the Mid-America ATTC to share stories of recovery from the Mid-America TTC region. ** Together We Are Stronger ** https://recoverymonth.gov/promotional-materials/recovery-month-toolkit
38:37
September 5, 2019
Episode 9: Planned Change
Dr. David Anderson, Professor Emeritus of Education and Human Development at George Mason University, is our guest for this episode. At Mason, he served as Professor and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Health. He acquired over 180 grants and contracts, along with teaching courses on drug and alcohol issues, health communication and community health. His professional work on drug and alcohol abuse prevention and wellness promotion spans over four decades.  His specialties include strategic planning, program development, needs assessment and evaluation, and health communication. His research, writing and training emphasize leadership skills, grounded and practical strategies, and healthy environments to maximize organizational, group and individual potential. Visit David's website here: https://caph.gmu.edu/ Register for Creating Change: Empowering the Leader Withing at https://pttcnetwork.org/centers/mid-america-pttc/home
27:50
September 5, 2019
Episode 8: Recovery Stories - Darla
For the month of September we have partnered with the Mid-America ATTC to share stories of recovery from the Mid-America TTC region.  ** Together We Are Stronger **
40:28
September 2, 2019
Episode 7: The Pyramid of Success
Dr. David Anderson, Professor Emeritus of Education and Human Development at George Mason University, is our guest for this episode. At Mason, he served as Professor and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Health. He acquired over 180 grants and contracts, along with teaching courses on drug and alcohol issues, health communication and community health.  His professional work on drug and alcohol abuse prevention and wellness promotion spans over four decades.  His specialties include strategic planning, program development, needs assessment and evaluation, and health communication. His research, writing and training emphasize leadership skills, grounded and practical strategies, and healthy environments to maximize organizational, group and individual potential.  Visit David's website here: https://caph.gmu.edu/ Register for Creating Change: Empowering the Leader Withing at https://pttcnetwork.org/centers/mid-america-pttc/home
45:44
August 30, 2019
Episode 6: Missouri's Partners in Prevention
In this episode, we are speaking with Joan Masters, the Senior Coordinator of Missouri’s Partners in Prevention, also known as PIP. Joan is responsible for training and technical assistance to PIP’s 21 member campuses and serves as the primary investigator for its grant projects. She provides oversight to projects such as the Missouri Assessment of College Health Behaviors and the Meeting of the Minds Conference. Joan is able to assist campuses with coalition building, implementing evidence-based strategies, building peer education programs and strategic planning. Partner in Prevention Website:  http://pip.missouri.edu/   Twitter:  https://twitter.com/MissouriPIP   Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/missouripip  
26:17
August 15, 2019
Episode 5: Build the Community to Build the Capacity
In this episode I unpack our motto "Build the Community to Build the Capacity." I share a fun story about spaghetti, marshmallows, and kindergartners showcasing how we as a region can strengthen our community.  We also want to thank the partners for our upcoming Drug Endangered Children trainings on June 11th and 12th.   Thank you to everyone! National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children Kansas Alliance for Drug Endangered Children  Missouri Alliance for Drug Endangered Children ACT Missouri First Call Lee Summit CARES You can find more information and register for those trainings here:  https://pttcnetwork.org/centers/mid-america-pttc/home 
08:38
June 5, 2019
Episode 4: Iowa’s Alliance of Coalitions for Change
In this episode, we are speaking with Angie Asa-Lovstad from Iowa’s Alliance of Coalitions for Change. (AC4C for short) AC4C works to Unify Iowans to reduce substance misuse on a state and community level. We will discuss how Iowa grew a grassroots statewide alliance of coalitions and identified three key partners. Angie pulls from her 20 years experience working with coalitions to share the first steps for a new coalition, how to build your team, and working with the Golden Circle to unify your teams efforts. We will also unpack a key approach to training coalitions that empowers each individual member to go out in their community engage new partners and grow support for their efforts. Angie also shares how a consensus workshop helped a small rural coalition create their mission statement over one lunch hour!  There is tons of value in this episode! To learn more about AC4C email ia.ac4c@gmail.com or visit ac4c.org. 
23:59
May 20, 2019
Episode 3: Getting To Know ACT Missouri
In this episode, we are speaking with Alicia Ozenberger, the deputy director of ACT Missouri.  ACT Missouri is a private not-for-profit corporation established in 1991 to promote drug and alcohol awareness throughout Missouri. They work with great community groups across the state to spread the message about making healthy choices. Act Mo also partner with national organizations like SADD and The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. They also have a network of Regional Support Centers and community coalitions that we support, serving as a communication hub. They also collaborate with other statewide agencies like the Missouri Pharmacy Association, Missouri Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, Missouri Department of Transportation, and Missouri Juvenile Justice Association in joint efforts to produce healthy, drug-free communities. ** For more information on ACT Missouri, visit  https://actmissouri.org/ 
13:36
May 14, 2019
Episode 2: Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training - 2019 Update
Find out what's new in the updated version of the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training curriculum! The SAPST has been a staple in prevention professionals training since the early 1990s. Over the years it has been updated with current data, latest trends, and all around improvements. SAPST Master Trainers worked tirelessly last year and now bring you the most up-to-date and current SAPST curriculum.  During this episode, I speak with SAPST Master Trainer Dodi Swope and we unpack what is new in the curriculum.  The same SAPST you know and love: but with a new haircut.  Learning Community Link: https://conta.cc/2UuZhae   Presenter: Dodi Swope, MEd, LMFT Dodi Swope recently joined the Southwest Prevention Center as a Training and Technical Assistant for the Region 6 Prevention Training and Technology Transfer Center. In this role, Dodi provides training and technical assistance to clients throughout Region 6 to assist them in achieving their substance misuse prevention outcomes. Dodi brings over 35 years of experience to this role, with a career that spans education, counseling psychology and public health. Most recently Dodi served as a training and technical assistance specialist at SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT), working with states and tribes on their efforts to prevent substance misuse and substance use disorders. Dodi provided expertise on interventions across the lifespan and throughout the continuum of care to address the consequences of opioid misuse for the individual and their family and community. Dodi provided research and implementation expertise that included evidence-based programs for infants and toddlers in homes where opioid misuse is present, programs for affected children of elementary and middle school ages as well as more traditional high school prevention programs. Dodi also provided consultation on opioid overdose prevention, including harm reduction strategies and post overdose interventions to community leaders working on the ground to stem the tide of fatal opioid overdoses. Dodi’s passion is teaching others about the wonders of human development and assisting individuals, families, and communities in developing systems, programs, and interventions that support healthy people in healthy communities.  Dodi holds Bachelors in Education from Wheelock College with a major in Early Childhood Education, with a concentration in Special Needs. She also earned a Masters in Education; Major in Counseling Psychology, Family Therapy Program, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Massachusetts. Dodi’s background includes teaching in regular and special education settings and a clinical practice serving children and families impacted by substance use disorders in the Boston area for over ten years. For follow up questions, in-person training and technical assistance please visit www.pttcnetwork.org. 
19:23
April 15, 2019
Episode 1: An Introduction to the Mid-America Prevention Technology Transfer Center
In this inaugural episode we would like to introduce ourselves, what we will be doing at the Mid-America PTTC and share how to access our training and TA services. We will also break down the technology transfer system and the new TTC network that provides training and technical assistance for substance misuse prevention, addiction, and mental health.  For more information and to contact us visit www.pttcnetwork.org/pttc/pttc-ma 
15:51
January 31, 2019
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