A Day For Prevention
The first Day for Prevention was held on April 11, 2018 in Bismarck, with viewing and participation events at eight North Dakota locations. Hundreds of people also tuned in to the livestream. Local, regional and national experts shared their insights, data and information on a variety of topics related to prevention.
See speaker presentations, announcements and videos shared during the event below:
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Colber Prosper, Prevention is like Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?! (PDF)
Dr. Donald Warne, MD, MPH, Impact of Unresolved Trauma on Addiction and Imbalance (PDF)
Luke D. Niforatos, Lessons Learned from Marijuana Legalization (PDF)
Dr. Missy Henke, MD, Opioid Overdose Prevention Strategies (PDF)
R. J. Elrick, Effective Policy & Enforcement Strategies (PDF)
Rodney A. Wambeam, PhD, The Value of Prevention and How it Could Save Us All (PDF)
Rodney A. Wambeam, PhD, What Does Effective Prevention Look Like (PDF)
Innovate Recovery Competition
The Office of Recovery Reinvented is now accepting proposals for the first ever Innovate Recovery Competition. The winner will receive up to $50,000. Visit www.recoveryreinvented.com for details and to apply. The Innovate Recovery Competition will help address the need for greater recovery services for North Dakotans. Potential solutions could be sober living, recovery community organizations, the workforce shortage for recovery specialists, peer support, solutions that reach rural ND communities, youth engagement, erasing the shame and stigma or areas not even envisioned yet! The Competition starts now. Winner to be announced at Recovery Reinvented 2018.
Community Partnerships and Coalition Building Video
What’s working for prevention in North Dakota? Watch the video of proven community partnerships and coalition building shared at Day For Prevention.
Parents Lead Mini Grant program
New funding opportunity for N.D. public schools: Parents Lead Mini Grant program to help schools implement Parents Lead, an evidence-based underage drinking prevention program. Up to 15 schools will each receive $1,000. Apply now: Download application form (DOCX)
North Dakota Legislative Branch and Prevention video
See the collaboration of North Dakota’s Legislative Branch in dealing with addiction. Watch video
Watch more about effective communications on prevention in North Dakota from selected public health units. Watch video
A view from some North Dakota students and some of the adults who work with them on prevention and addiction.
See how Responsible Beverage Service Training is making a difference in N.D. prevention. Watch video
Social Access Strategies
Watch the steps North Dakota communities are taking to discourage and prevent underage drinking. Watch video
The Role of Law Enforcement
See North Dakota law enforcement’s view on their role in prevention. Watch Video
The North Dakota Highway Patrol and Department of Human Services is working in collaboration to provide an anonymous, statewide “Text-a-Tip.” A tip-line can be used to keep illegal substances out of our communities and allow law enforcement to locate distributors of illegal drugs. Citizen participation has always been a big part of crime prevention, and the anonymous tip-line can serve as a force multiplier by empowering citizens to get involved to keep citizens safe.
Addressing the Opioid Crisis Through Prevention
See how North Dakota communities are addressing the opioid crisis through prevention, including Lock, Monitor & Take Back, naloxone and other efforts. Watch video
Narcan Distribution Announcement
Responding to the increase of overdose deaths in the state, attendees received training in naloxone administration, and two single-dose kits of naloxone were available for free to interested participants at the events across the state. Naloxone is a prescription medication that temporarily reverses an opioid overdose. Any individual (family, friends, or community member) is protected from civil or criminal liability for giving naloxone for a suspected opioid overdose (North Dakota Century Code 23-01-42).
North Dakota Behavioral Health Division Prevention Resources
See the free resources available to help with prevention in North Dakota.
North Dakota Prevention Resource & Media Center Toolkit