Category: Expresate

September 6, 2018 – Rat Park Revisited: Rethinking Addiction - Bruce K. Alexander, PhD Professor Emeritus Department of Psychology Simon Fraser University

Dr. Alexander posits that the most effective response to a growing addiction problem is a social and political one, rather than a individual one: to reshape society with enough force and imagination to enable people to find social integration and meaning in everyday life. Then great numbers of people who suffer substance use disorders would not need to fill their inner void with substance use.
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September 13, 2018 - Youth and Young Adult: Alcohol & Drug Prevention - Jessica Pineda Program Supervisor Ana E. Contreras, AMFT Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Program Supervisor ICBHS Youth And Young Adult Services-El Centro

Using evidence-based programming that emphasizes building the protective factors associated with preventing youth substance use, The Too Good for Drugs Program is available for Imperial County schools seeking to support their students and families by promoting lower substance use rates among school age youth.
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September 20, 2018 - World Mental Health Day Summit II: The Value of Lived Experience - Patricia Arevalo-Caro Program Supervisor Center for Clinical Training ICBHS-El Centro

Co-sponsored by Imperial County Behavioral Health and Imperial Valley College, the World Mental Health Day Summit is scheduled for October 12th at IVC. Workshops that focus on how the lived experience as a person or a family member of a person suffering mental illness not only supports the recovery of the individual, but strengthens and supports our entire community.
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September 27, 2018 - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) - Sylvia Bazan, AMFT Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Behavioral Health Manager Youth and Young Adults Services.

This workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over one million caregivers have participated in this two-day, highly interactive, practical and practice-oriented workshop. Behavioral Health has utilized ASIST training for suicide intervention for over 20 years. Now available to schools and community members, ASIST contributes to our suicide safer community.
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