Community Reinforcement Approach to Family Training (CRAFT)

CRAFT (Community Reinforcement Approach to Family Training) is a skills-based approach for families who have a loved one with a substance use disorder.  The goals are to encourage family members to make positive change, reduce a loved one’s substance use and influence a loved one to seek treatment.  Specific strategies and coping skills are shared, i.e., managing stress and emotions, self-care, positive communication, understanding stages of change, setting healthy boundaries and building community connections.

For more information about CRAFT or to request an in-person training please email Rocky Schwartz at rschwartz@njprevent.com.

Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF Model)

Prevention professionals use SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) as a comprehensive guide to plan, implement, and evaluate prevention practices and programs. The SPF is a planning model to support coordinated, comprehensive, data-driven planning and accountability. Designed to be long-term and evolutionary in nature, the resulting plan should build on knowledge and experience over time, and lead to measurable outcomes and system improvements. For more information about the SPF Model click here.

For more information about the SPF model or to request an in-person training please email Erin Cohen at ecohen@njprevent.com.

Screening to Brief Intervention (SBIRT)

SBIRT is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons with substance use disorders, as well as those who are at risk of developing these disorders. Primary care centers, hospital emergency rooms, trauma centers, and other community settings provide opportunities for early intervention with at-risk substance users before more severe consequences occur. To learn more about SBIRT and to access the online training click here.

For more information on SBIRT or to request an in-person training please email Erin Cohen at ecohen@njprevent.com.

Understanding ACEs: Building Self-Healing Communities

The Understanding ACEs: Building Self-Healing Communities presentation builds a common language and understanding about ACEs and the related research as a starting point. After hearing the presentation, attendees are encouraged to think about how this information could be applied within their own “sphere of influence” (family, workplace, school, community, etc.).

This presentation is brought to you by Prevention Resources, in partnership with the New Jersey Education Association. For more information about the ACEs training or to request an in-person training please email Penni Trionfo at ptrionfo@njprevent.com.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based program for adults who work with our youth. It is not for the youth themselves!

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help youth who are experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge or is in crisis. Similar to regular first aid, YMHFA is the initial help given to someone who may be experiencing a mental health problem before appropriate treatment and support are obtained. To learn more about YMHFA click here.

To receive Youth Mental Health First Aid Training please email Wendy Sidebottom at wsidebottom@njprevent.com