CALM (Counseling on Access to Lethal Means)
CALM (Counseling on Access to Lethal Means) provides mental health professionals within a healthcare team working with Veterans and their families an increased knowledge about the association between access to lethal means and suicide and the role of means restriction in preventing suicide.
A Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Response for Iowa Agriculture
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach developed a comprehensive suicide prevention response to a series of agriculture related stressors, including the COVID-19 pandemic. This comprehensive package included the implementation of virtual Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), Question.Persuade.Refer. (QPR) and the enhancement of the Iowa Concern hotline. Implementation plans, funding, program execution, successes, lessons learned, and outcomes for each program response are reviewed.
Supporting Suicide Loss Survivors
This workshop will provide a focused overview of the impact of suicide on survivors, and the clinical and support responses that are needed after a suicide occurs. Topics to be covered will include:
A Public Health Approach to Gambling
The webinar will help participants define public health and define the nature of problem gambling in a broader societal context. The speaker will describe the relationship of problem gambling to other problems and identify three public health approaches for problem gambling prevention. The speaker will also discuss Gambling Disorder within the content of health equity.
Introduction to Problem Gambling Prevention
The webinar will define problem gambling and its impact across the life span. The speaker will describe factors that increase risk for problem gambling as well as identify the intersection between substance misuse and problem gambling as well as the differences. The webinar will help participants identify five adverse effects of gambling disorder on individuals and families.
The Gambling Treatment Program Capability Index: A Model Based Approach Toward Program Development
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This presentation will describe a program improvement project to assist with the development of a statewide system of publicly-funded gambling treatment programs. The target group were behavioral health agencies offering problem gambling treatment in Oregon. The development approach incorporated best practices as identified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the gambling disorders literature, and expert review.
Fish and Chips: All-Inclusive Collegiate Problem Gambling Programming
In developing a problem gambling program with colleges and universities; where do you start? Who do you call? Who do you work with? If these answers don’t come easy you aren’t alone. While professionals in the problem gambling field have known for years that college and university students are at an increased risk for developing problem gambling behaviors, few have been able to get effective and sustainable programs off the ground.
Who’s Responsible for Responsible Gambling? New Research Findings and Their Implications for Diverse Stakeholder Groups
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This presentation will discuss the concept of shared responsibility as applied to the prevention of problem gambling, situating shared responsibility within a larger public health framework. After establishing problem gambling prevention as a responsibility that should be shared among gamblers, operators, and other stakeholders, it will answer three empirical questions: (1) Are beliefs about shared (versus individual-only and external-only) responsibility linked to gambling patterns, and if so how?
Integrating Wellness - Applying SAMHSA’S Eight Dimensions of Wellness
This training is designed for substance misuse prevention and problem gambling prevention staff and supervisors, coalition leaders and members, and others interested in prevention in Iowa.
CEUs have been applied for with the Iowa Board of Certification