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2021 training calendar

Weekly Wellness Lunch Break


VIRTUAL TRAINING - 11:30am - 12:00pm
January 4 – mindfulness techniques | January 11 – yoga | January 18 – reboot, refresh, restore | January 25 – journaling | February 1 – yoga | February 8 – centering yourself through breath work | February 15 – reboot, refresh, restore | February 22 – self-care


Description: 

Every Tuesday during the months of January and February we will hold a 30-minute session to spend time together increasing our self- care toolkit and to serve as a good reminder to re-center ourselves.


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Game On Snowball Showcase!


VIRTUAL TRAINING

Wednesday, January 19th | Noon - 3:00pm


Description: 

Join Operation Snowball, Inc. for this fast paced, hands on, and tool-filled INTERACTIVE, FUN, and MUSIC-FILLED training experience! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more than TWENTY new activities, games, apps, and resources that you can put into immediate use with your Snowball chapters. Bring your competitive energy and imaginative spirit - because this GAME ON ShowCase will be the BEST way to kick off the new year!


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Trauma-Informed Peer Approach to Substance Use Prevention


VIRTUAL TRAINING

Wednesday, February 9th | 11:30am - 2:30pm


Description: 

Participants who attend will be able to: 1) define “Trauma” and its impact on the developing brain 2) understand new research on social and historical contributing factors that contribute to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) 3) demonstrate an understanding of risk and protective factors 4) identify how to apply trauma-informed strategies to their day-to-day prevention efforts.


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Don't Leave it to Chance


VIRTUAL TRAINING

Thursday, February 17th | 6:00pm - 7:30pm


Description: 

Do you enjoy watching sports? Have you seen advertisements for DraftKings, FanDuel, or other sports betting books? Find out in this training the impact of sports betting and these companies! Sports betting recently became legal in Illinois and the first bets were placed in March of 2020. With football and other sports starting, students may be participating in fantasy sports, so it is important to understand the risks associated with participating. In this training, participants will learn what sports betting is, what the misconceptions of winning are, and how early exposure could have an effect later in life.


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The Three-Layered Approach to Successful Team Action Planning


VIRTUAL TRAINING

Thursday, February 24th | 4:00pm - 6:00pm


Description: 

Making a positive impact in your community takes time, drive, and passion, among so many other things. When we sit down with the Strategic Prevention Framework and move through the steps of creating an effective and efficient action plan that will make a difference, we give ourselves the space to think about every single piece of the puzzle – what makes this plan happen and work, in both the short and long term. But when we’re thinking about changing lives, educating others, updating policy and more, it goes beyond those five simple steps. This training will take a deeper dive into the many facets of action planning and what helps a team find success! We’ll look at a three-layered approach to action planning and how our strategies, mindsets and more can play into the goals we achieve.


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Culture is Prevention! Youth Prevention Strategies for Diverse Communities (LGBTQ, POC, etc.)


VIRTUAL TRAINING

Tuesday, March 22nd | 4:00pm - 7:00pm


Description: 

In this session participants will: 1) review data that identify populations at higher risk for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) 2) understand how certain groups have been historically marginalized in public health and how that has impacted communities today 3) identify culturally-appropriate strategies addressing youth substance use.


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Giving Effective Feedback


VIRTUAL TRAINING

Wednesday, April 13th 10:30am - 12:30pm


Description: 

Feedback. We’ve all given it; we’ve all received it...and we know that how we do it makes a difference in how it is received. In this small-group-based and highly interactive virtual session, participants will learn the “SBI” method of providing feedback. The “SBI” method will teach participants “Situation – Behavior – Impact” as the keys to effective and meaningful feedback. Participants will be given the fundamentals of this tool, will practice how to use the tool and get a “take-home” reminder of the SBI methodology. Participants should plan to be able to turn their cameras on, use their microphones and engage with both large and small groups!


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QPR: Ask a Question, Save a Life!


VIRTUAL TRAINING

Wednesday, April 20th 10:00am - 12:00pm


Description: 

QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention is an educational program designed for the average individual/professional (non-clinically trained) to recognize the warning signs of a suicidal individual and how to respond. Gatekeepers can be anyone who are strategically positioned to recognize someone at risk of suicide, and work with them to receive help (e.g. parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, coworkers, etc.). This presentation will eliminate the myth that only someone who is clinically trained can prevent someone from completing suicide.


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