RIPRC Trainings

The Rhode Island Prevention Resource Center hosts monthly trainings for prevention professionals throughout Rhode Island. With in-person gatherings being on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the RIPRC has adapted to a virtual training model which allows individuals to access trainings remotely. Whenever possible, these sessions are recorded to provide those who are not able to attend the live training with access to the training content. Listed below are the recorded trainings. We hope you enjoy!

RIPRC’s Mental Health Training Series – The Next Step in our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Efforts

The RIPRC, October 2021

This is a recording of the RIPRC’s The Next Step in our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Efforts training, which was presented as part of the RIPRC’s Mental Health Training Series. This training was recorded on October 6th, 2021 and presented by Arman Lorz. By viewing this training, participants will learn how to identify a direction, significant steps, and benchmarks for increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion internally and within the prevention services they provide. Viewers will have the opportunity to reflect on what equity, diversity, and inclusion means for programmatic activities and organizational efforts. Additionally, viewers will learn how to describe the manifestations of incomplete efforts of inclusion, diversity, and equity at the organizational and service-delivery level, as well as identify interventions that can help to become a more inclusive, equitable, diverse, and fair team.

To view this recorded webinar, click here.

RIPRC’s Mental Health Training Series – Mental Health and Adolescent Marijuana Use

The RIPRC, October 2021

This is a recording of the RIPRC’s Mental Health and Adolescent Marijuana Use training, which was presented as part of the RIPRC’s Mental Health Training Series. This training was recorded on October 5th, 2021 and presented by Manu Singh-Looney, Ph.D. By viewing this training, participants can expect to learn more about the impacts of marijuana on adolescent mental health in order to impact prevention efforts targeted to adolescents. Viewers will learn how to identify the factors that increase the likelihood of adverse impacts of marijuana on adolescent mental health, and to understand the mental health consequences of marijuana use in adolescents. Additionally, viewers will learn more about effective adolescent marijuana use prevention programs and strategies.

To view this recorded webinar, click here.

RIPRC’s Mental Health Training Series – Prevention of Adolescent Anxiety Disorders

The RIPRC, September 2021

This is a recording of the RIPRC’s Prevention of Adolescent Anxiety Disorders training, which was presented as part of the RIPRC’s Mental Health Training Series. This training was recorded on September 30th, 2021 and presented by Dr. Danielle Black. By viewing this training, participants can expect to gain a strong foundation on the characteristics of adolescent anxiety disorders to support prevention efforts and the wellbeing of adolescents in Rhode Island. Viewers will learn how to better understand the impact of anxiety disorders on teens, identify anxiety disorders in teens, understand the mechanisms maintaining teen anxiety, and understand the primary and secondary interventions for teen anxiety disorders.

To view this recorded webinar, click here.

Power Prism 101: Effective Advocacy for Community Change

The RIPRC and The American Heart Association, August 2021

This is a recording of the RIPRC’s Power Prism 101 training, which was presented by Lori Fresina and Terra Hall of the American Heart Association on August 10th, 2021. Viewers can expect a lively and interactive training session that will leave you better equipped to achieve equitable health outcomes in communities across Rhode Island through policy. The Power Prism advocacy model has been used by countless organizations around the country, and our trainers are members of the American Heart Association’s Voices for Healthy Kids team who put these tools and practices to use every day.

To view this recorded webinar, click here.

The RIPRC’s PFS Panel Discussion

The Rhode Island Prevention Resource Center, July 2021

This is a recording of the RIPRC’s PFS Panel Discussion, which was held on July 20th, 2021. During this webinar, the PFS (Partnerships for Success) Panel addresses education and messaging around best practices regarding alcohol sales during COVID. The PFS grant focuses on reducing underage drinking and reducing alcohol-related harms to youth in Rhode Island by utilizing evidence-based programs to educate youth and adults and reduce access to alcohol by minors. This session provides information on the importance of the Social Host Law and its impact on parents/guardians not allowing underage drinking to occur in and on their property, as well as violations of the law and its role in reducing risks associated with youths and alcohol. During the webinar, Steven Eiland and Scott McGovney discuss a new “SAFE HOMES” initiative that focuses on educating parents and the community, pledging involvement in reducing alcohol in the homes. This panel also discusses the use of community surveys to gather information on challenges and best practices employed by businesses to reduce youth access to alcohol during COVID, as well as an analysis of what other methods can be employed to further reduce alcohol sales to youth.

To view this recorded webinar, click here.