Category: Let's Talk About It

August 6, 2020 - Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Prevention Services - Danny Gutierrez Community Service Worker Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Program

Youth face unique challenges in the COVID-19 shelter at home requirements. With virtual school, virtual friendships, and stay at home, stress and depression may increase and this increases risks for possible substance use. Too Good For Drugs is an evidenced-based substance use prevention program that focuses on facts and decision-making practices in a group setting. This program is currently being adapted to remote learning environments. Join our guest, Danny Gutierrez, as he discusses the 12 session curriculum, its benefits, and the challenges of adapting from a classroom setting to a virtual one.
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August 13, 2020 – When Love Goes Into Food: Mental Health Support from a Meal - Rina Godoy Owner Antojitos Como en Casa Roberto Perez Head Chef Antojitos Como en Casa

Research finds that people who eat home-cooked meals on a regular basis tend to be happier and healthier and consume less sugar and processed foods, which can result in higher energy levels and better mental health. For those who have discovered the joy of cooking, the magic of combining ingredients into flavors that nurture and sustain our loved ones fulfills and inspires us. Join Rina Godoy and Roberto Perez, the owner and head chef of Antojitos Como En Casa Restaurant as they share their story and their passion for adding love to food.
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August 20, 2020 - Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment Services - Julie Luna, AMFT Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Mental Health Counselor Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Program

We believe that substance use problems are treatable and we promote the use of treatments that have proven to work at reducing or eliminating substance use. We provide quality professional services, to achieve independence and recovery for youth and young adults. Join Julie Luna, as we discuss youth substance use in our community, when it meets the criteria for treatment, and how treatment works.
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August 27, 2020 - The Mental Health Support of Pet Ownership - Devon Apodaca Executive Director Humane Society of Imperial County

The mental health benefits of owning a dog or cat have been proven by many scientific studies. Animals help bring joy, a sense of companionship and responsibility. Join Devon Apodaca, the Executive Director of the Imperial County Humane Society as we celebrate the mental health support of pet ownership.
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September 3, 2020 - Youth Opioid Response California (YOR) - Christen Magaña Program Supervisor Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Adolescent Treatment Program

Youth opioid use is everyone’s problem, and everyone has a stake in addressing it. YOR California is expanding access to OUD prevention, intervention, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), and other treatment and recovery services for youth and their families. These solutions include access to early interventions, MAT, relevant peer and recovery systems, are based in positive youth development, and involve community partnerships. YOR aims to improve and expand access to a continuum of opioid use disorder prevention, intervention, medicationassisted treatment, and other treatment and recovery services for youth and their families, thereby preventing opioid overdose-related deaths. Join Christen Magaña, as we discuss Youth Opioid Response California.
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