“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, families—and even teens themselves—can 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.
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.
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.