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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

HHS Partnership Center Summer Webinar Series: “The Science and Practice of Community-Based Prevention of Substance Use”

“Prevention” is shorthand terminology for the work of breaking the cycle of addiction and preventing future generations from harm. SAMHSA invites you to join the HHS Partnership Center this summer for a three-part educational series to learn why and how faith and community youth leaders, familiesand even teens themselvescan contribute to the resiliency of future generations.

Brain Under Construction: Building Pathways to Resilient Futures

Thursday, July 26, 2018 | 12–1 p.m. Eastern Time

Ruben Baler, Ph.D., health scientist at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, will share how different parts of the brain develop at different rates, what brain development means, and how teens can make choices now that may help strengthen their brain and their resiliency as they meet life’s challenges.

Register for the Pathways Webinar

ACEs: The Role of Life Experiences in Shaping Brain Development

Thursday, August 9, 2018 | 12–1 p.m. Eastern Time

This 1-hour training will be led by public health experts from Tennessee, based on their curriculum, “Building Strong Brains: The Role of Life Experiences in Shaping Brain Development.” Participants who take the entire webinar training will receive a certificate of completion.

Register for the ACEs Webinar 

Prevention in Practice: Building Communities That Strengthen the Resiliency of Future Generations

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | 12–1 p.m. Eastern Time

Presenters from Chicago’s Jewish Center for Addiction and the Georgia Prevention Project will share strategies and descriptions of youth-led programs that are strengthening the resilience of young people and preventing future generations from harm.

Register for the Prevention in Practice Webinar