Friday, April 26, 2013

Ulster Prevention Council Weekly Blog 4/26/13 : Free Training for School Personnel

On Wednesday, May 1, the Ulster Prevention Council is offering a training for school personnel:

Current Drug Trends Among Youth in Your Community
Providing Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment

Wednesday, May 1
Free Brunch Provided
Ellenville Public Library
Community Room
40 Center St.
Ellenville, NY

Learn about current drug trends and the signs and symptoms of substance abuse. The SBIRT tool helps school counselors, health and school personnel and mental health professionals learn how to ask the right questions to engage youth in an open conversation about drug and alcohol use and abuse.

Motivational interviewing techniques, active listening and non-confrontational questions will be learned through experiential role-play scenarios.
This brief questioning tool provides a way not only to screen for problem alcohol/drug use, but also to learn how to initiate a brief intervention and possible referral when indicated.

(845)458-7408 ext. 231

Cheryl DePaolo
Director of Ulster Prevention Council

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