Voices of Prevention

— Spring and Fall 2022 — 

About the events

Intervention Section for the Division of Behavioral Health. Nationally and across Alaska our communities have been devastated by the impacts of COVID-19. Your coalitions have been there to help. Because of your work, our Alaskan communities are so very lucky to have the coalitions that prioritize and promote health, wellness and connections between community members.

This year, we are offering a variety of trainings and conferences throughout spring and fall 2022. 

2022 Events

SAPST Training Of Trainers - Sept. 2022

The State of Alaska Department of Health, Division of Behavioral Health is very excited to offer a SAPST Training of Trainers (SAPST TOT) training this fall. This in person training will be taking place Wednesday, September 21, 2022 to Friday, September 23, 2022 in Anchorage, Alaska.

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April 22, 25, 28, & 29, 2022. 

The goal of the Alaska Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) is to develop the basic knowledge and skills needed by substance misuse prevention and wellness practitioners to plan, implement, and evaluate effective, data-driven programs and practices that reduce behavioral health disparities and improve wellness.

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June 2 & 9, 2022

The Division of Behavioral Health, Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention, is delighted to offer a two-day conference to highlight best practices in suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. National and local experts will present on relevant research, programs, and interventions spanning upstream prevention activities to crisis intervention and through postvention. 

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June 7-8, 2022

This virtual introduction to Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) training will provide an overview of the SBIRT framework, provide evidence for the value and efficacy of SBIRT, introduce basics for each step of SBIRT, and offer SBIRT best practices and recommendations. This SBIRT training is geared toward medical and behavioral health administrators and providers who are interested in learning about and potentially integrating SBIRT into their care setting.

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Why are we doing this?

Prevention is a critical aspect to the continuum of Behavioral Health Care offered by DBH. For this reason, it is very important to have an event dedicated to the science of prevention for those preventionists throughout Alaska. It is very rare to have the opportunity to truly focus on prevention and the ways in which communities are better off because of our prevention practices.