Minnesota Prevention Resource Center
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About This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to explore the link between historical trauma and current disparities impacting the African American community. The workshop will discuss the importance
This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to explore the link between historical trauma and current disparities impacting the African American community. The workshop will discuss the importance of being aware of unintended consequences and harm that policies and traditional approaches can have on communities of color. It will also discuss practical culturally sensitive trauma informed promising practices.
Sam Simmons has over 30-years’ experience as an alcohol and drug counselor and behavioral consultant specializing in culturally sensitive trauma informed strategies and working African American males and their families. He received the 2016 Healing the Hidden Wounds of Racial Trauma award and the Black Tear Drop Award for his vision and leadership in culturally sensitive trauma informed work in the community and around the country. In 2018 Sam received Public Health Hero Award for his innovative, and culturally specific trauma informed work from the City of Minneapolis. Sam is co-host of “Voices” radio show on KMOJ FM that addresses issues important to the urban community. Sam is co-creator of a conference called “Groundbreaking and Visionary”.
(Tuesday) 9:00 am - 11:00 am CST
About Many of us are familiar with the metaphor comparing culture to an iceberg. We know that we need to look below the surface beyond what we can visually see
Many of us are familiar with the metaphor comparing culture to an iceberg. We know that we need to look below the surface beyond what we can visually see to learn more about any other person’s beliefs, values, norms, and behaviors. To be truly effective in our work, we must examine our biases and assumptions about our colleagues, constituents, and clients. We must also examine the cultural norms of our workspaces to uncover barriers to equity and belonging. In this workshop, we will unpack the layers of the cultural iceberg to gain a deeper understanding of how culture shows up in our workplace and organization, identify how implicit bias affects how we understand and support different cultural identities, and examine how our cultural norms are often based in whiteness and patriarchy.
Rebecca Slaby, Executive Director of AMAZEworks, leads AMAZEworks in working with schools, communities, and organizations to create equity and belonging for children and adults. She has provided dozens of workshops and trainings on Anti-Bias Education with a focus on cultural responsiveness, bias, identity and stereotype threat, microaggressions, and other DEI topics and has co-authored two AMAZEworks curriculums. With a MEd from DePaul University, she has 15 years of experience teaching middle school humanities/social studies and has worked with schools on issues of equity, inclusion, and justice on institutional, state, and regional levels. She has been a racial justice facilitator for the YWCA Minneapolis and is a trained cultural competency facilitator for the Professional Educators Licensing and Standards Board for the state of Minnesota. She has presented at the Overcoming Racism, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, Forum on Workplace Inclusion, and local, regional, and national education conferences. She holds a certificate of Executive Leadership from the University of St. Thomas and teaches courses on equity-based pedagogy at the University of Minnesota.
(Monday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
Date Sept. 30, 2020 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Location Sauk Rapids Government Center 1239 2nd Street North Community Room Sauk Rapids, MN 56379 About Appropriate for anyone working in the field of substance abuse prevention, this interactive, case-based
Sept. 30, 2020
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sauk Rapids Government Center
1239 2nd Street North
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Appropriate for anyone working in the field of substance abuse prevention, this interactive, case-based course invites participants to explore the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics. A four-step decision-making process, designed to help practitioners navigate the ethical dilemmas they face, will also be discussed and applied. This 8 hour course meets the ethics training requirement for prevention professional certification, and is approved for credits from the Board of Social work.
It is recommended that Ethics in Prevention participants complete the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) prior to this training or be currently working or volunteering in the field of substance abuse prevention.
$100 – includes training materials, breakfast, lunch, and refreshments.
Not included: evening meals, hotel, transportation, or fees associated with applying for and submitting the CPP certificate.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Homewood Suites by Hilton St. Cloud for check-in on September 29th and check-out on September 30th, at $153 per night plus taxes and fees. Please click here to make your reservation.
All refunds will be charged a 10% ($10) administrative fee for refunds. Refunds will issued up to 7 days before the training.
Meet Your Trainers, the Regional Prevention Coordinators
Esha Seth, Events Manager
(Wednesday) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sauk Rapids Government Center
1239 2nd St. North, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
ABOUT The Annual Minnesota Prevention Program Sharing conference provides learning, networking and skill-building opportunities to enhance alcohol, tobacco, and other drug misuse (ATOD) prevention efforts. By sharing effective prevention strategies
The Annual Minnesota Prevention Program Sharing conference provides learning, networking and skill-building opportunities to enhance alcohol, tobacco, and other drug misuse (ATOD) prevention efforts. By sharing effective prevention strategies and programs, presenters and participants learn from one another in this exemplary, two-day learning community.
Details including breakout sessions, keynote speakers and more can be found at on the Conference page.
Online Event: Due to concerns around COVID-19, MPRC presents our 46th annual MN Prevention Program Sharing Conference online! Attendees will receive further instructions for accessing the virtual conference upon registration.
$75 – Early Bird Registration (register before September 1st to receive this discounted rate)
$100 – Regular Registration (register after September 1st)
$80 – Group Registration (purchase 3+ tickets together to receive this discounted rate)
$35 – Student Registration (must be currently enrolled in high school or higher education institution only)
$350 – Coalition Registration (this ticket is intended for groups of 5 or more people watching in a single location)
Scholarships: The Minnesota Prevention Resource Center strives to ensure this conference is accessible to all workin on substance abuse prevention in Minnesota. Limited scholarships are available to cover the registration cost of attending the conference. All scholarship applications must be received by the end of the day, Friday, October 9.
All refunds will be charged a 10% administrative fee. Refunds will issued up to 7 days before the conference.
22 (Thursday) 9:00 am - 23 (Friday) 2:00 pm CST