For many of us, the past several months have been a whirlwind of school activities, conferences, legislative and continuing education, and grant writing. Oh, the grant writing.
In last month’s CCI newsletter, we told you about the very successful CCI/Law Enforcement training. It was a great opportunity to meet new people and bring in some new and interesting topics. We were also watching the CBD Oil bill as it traveled through the steps of legalization in Boise, while preparing to write and submit block grants to the Idaho Office of Drug Policy and the Drug Free Communities Federal grant to SAMHSA.
From the beginning, it was evident that in order to put on a successful conference, educate on the risks of CBD oil, provide our own continuing education, and write successful grants, a village was needed.
There were many, many individuals who helped with the conference – sending ideas for topics and speakers. Some of them I had never met, and they were so gracious on the phone or returning emails. I also connected with old friends from high school, to people I worked with at the hospitals, to law enforcement experts and former federal drug prosecutors, to ODP and IBADCC, to students and Mrs. Idaho USA, to our Beg/Borrow Steal experts. Wow. Thank you to everyone who was involved.
As the CBD Oil bill progressed, we looked closely at the wording of the bill and what affect it would have if passed. Sincere thanks to that team who reviewed information, listened to testimony (we learned a lot there!), wrote letters and provided education. (Darin Burrell, Kavi Branham, Monte Stiles, Tammy Rubino, Sharlene Johnson, Kendall Nagy, and others.)
When it came to actually sitting down to write the block and DFC grants, there were previous grants and numerous old and new reports we could look back on (thank you Tammy Rubino and Sharlene Johnson); current statistics we could review (thank you Chris Ahlman and Stephanie Pustejovsky); writers (thank you Chris Ahlman and Molly Levkiv); and others who were writing for the DFC grant. These individuals, shepherded by ODP’s Sharlene Johnson, formed their own small group and emails flew back and forth as we navigated the data, the submission system, reviewed each other’s sections, and fine-tuned. In total, coalition leaders submitted eight DFC grants that could benefit the state of Idaho. Several Block Grants were also submitted for consideration.
Sincere congratulations to everyone who had a hand in the success of these three big projects, it truly takes a village, and I’m so glad to be in yours!
Debi Dockins, CCI Executive Director
Idaho Legislative Session Updates
March 28, 2018:
Senate adjourned at 5:55 p.m.
House adjourned at 5:19 p.m.
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The Youth Advocacy Coalition hosted two free screenings of the film Dying in Vein: The Opiate Generation, during the month of February in McCall and Cascade. Each showing was followed by an open forum and discussion with Kimberly Zweiger, Mrs. Idaho America 2018. Kimberly’s mission is to raise awareness of the opioid drug epidemic and remove the stigma associated with this disease by sharing her family’s experience battling the trials of addiction, along with the blessings that come through faith, hope, healing, and recovery.
Dying in Vein is a deeply personal exploration of opiate and heroin addiction through a cinéma vérité style that drops you directly into the lives of an addict in recovery, a couple trying to get clean, a family grieving the loss of their son, and an Emergency Room Physician trying to save one patient at time. Through these stories, the film explores the contemporary belief of 'living life pain free', and the shame and blame that exists around addiction. The film looks at the impact of socioeconomic class on our broken treatment system, and how a group of emergency care physicians are working to save their patients.
If you are interested in having Kimberly share her personal story, you may contact her at email@example.com.
Meridian Anti-Drug Coalition
Meridian Anti-Drug Coalition, in partnership with the West Ada School District, held the 7th annual Teens and Substance Abuse Workshop, on February 27, March 6, 13, 20.
This annual four-week workshop is an opportunity for community members to gain a better understanding of how substance abuse is impacting teens in their community. The workshop covered a variety of topics such as marijuana legalization, youth drug citations and adverse childhood experiences increasing risks of substance abuse.
“Keep it up! I have attended several conferences and this one has been my favorite. I was inspired to get involved in the legislative session (HO577). I was inspired to do something. Thank you,” one attendee said.
Along with educating attendees, the workshop also provided a free opportunity to earn professional development and continuing education credits through Boise State University.
Click the buttons below to view MADC’s news coverage of this years workshop and visit MADC Facebook page to see more information and pictures!
"The Suicide Prevention Action Network of Idaho (SPAN) would like to invite you to come to the “Taking Action, Saving Lives” conference. The goal of the conference is to increase suicide prevention skills, address stigma in rural settings, and explore ways to improve mental health and medical health provider collaboration." *6 CE credit hours will be offered. A certificate will be available at the end of the Conference.
Friday, April 20, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Lewis-Clark State College
Williams Conference Center
Ethics in Prevention: A Guide for Substance Abuse Prevention Practitioners
Monday, April 23 – Friday, May 4, 2018
State- and local-level substance abuse prevention practitioners
This moderated online course addresses the role and application of ethics in substance abuse prevention. Using cases and interactive activities, participants will explore the six standards in the Prevention Code of Ethics and learn to use a 4-step decision-making process to assess, address, and evaluate a range of ethical issues. In addition, five discussion forums, facilitated by an experienced course moderator, provide opportunities for participants to apply lessons learned.
What Does Participation Entail?
Logging on to the course Web site at least once a day, at your convenience
Reviewing course materials
Completing online activities designed to help you apply what you have learned
Participating in moderated, Web-based discussions (i.e., responding to discussion questions, reviewing the responses of fellow participants, and responding to at least one of their comments)
This course is endorsed by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) for Prevention Specialist certification or re-certification. On passing the assessment at the end of this course (80% correct), participants will receive a Certificate of Completion which they can submit to their respective credentialing authorities.
The Idaho Conference on Alcohol and Drug Dependency (ICADD) is scheduled for May 22-24, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. CCI has awarded scholarships and encourages attendees to use the room block reserved at the Oxford Suites Boise (1426 Entertainment Ave. (208) 332.8000) to receive the $99 block rate. The block expires April 15.
If you are a CCI member (and we certainly hope you are!) please plan to attend the CCI General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, May 23, 6:00 p.m. - Location to be announced. There we will enjoy getting together for a meal, discuss the final components of our strategic plan, and elect new officers.
Please contact Debi at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
CADCA's 17th Annual Mid-Year Training Institute will be held July 15-19, 2018, at the Gaylord Palms Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Join over 2,000 community-based substance abuse prevention leaders at a five-day training event, focused on "Partnering for Prevention" and packed with innovative and engaging courses. Early Bird saves you $100 if you sign up before the June 11th deadline!
All of the following are Idaho specific foundations who have listed substance abuse prevention or a related subject as their fields of interest. If you are interested in any of the following foundations, email email@example.com
Idaho Community Foundation
Online application form required
Board meeting date(s): Feb., May, Aug., and Nov
Deadline(s):Jan. 15 for northern region, Apr. 1 for eastern region, and July 1 for southwestern region
Final notification: May for northern region; Aug. for eastern region; Nov. for southwestern region
Just a reminder, CCI is participating in the Fred Meyer community rewards program again this year. Fred Meyer Rewards is a program that encourages giving donations for nonprofit organizations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer's Rewards Card. This year all you have to do is link your rewards card to CCI, it’s that easy!
For those who have a Fred Meyer Rewards card and link to CCI we greatly appreciate your support in our efforts across the state.
CCI is participating in AmazonSmile, this is an easy way for you to show your support of our organization. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
The CCI "News Watch" is where you can get updated, current and trending news in prevention and substance abuse in Idaho and nationwide. The news watch will also be available on the website and updated regularly!
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