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Open Access

Ask. Listen. Refer. Training

Ask Listen Refer is a statewide online suicide prevention training program created for campuses throughout Missouri.
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Alcohol Skills Training Program Overview

Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP) is a risk reduction program for students. This is an overview for College health and student affairs professionals and students interested in learning more.
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MACRO Recovery Ally Training

The MACRO Recovery Ally Training Program was designed to help faculty, staff, and students support individuals in recovery from substance use disorders.
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Missouri Ask. Listen. Refer. Training

The Missouri ALR Suicide Prevention Training Program was designed to help Missouri residents prevent suicide.
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SMART

The State of Missouri Alcohol Responsibility Training (SMART) program is an interactive, web-based course available free of charge to those who own or work for any Missouri establishment licensed to sell alcohol.
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START College Server Training

The Student Alcohol Responsibility Training (START) program assists students in planning and hosting a successful, fun, and safe event of any kind.
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Students in Distress Videos

These short videos can help you navigate difficult conversations with students who may need help. These can be shared with faculty, staff, or other members of the campus community.
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Professional

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Drug Free Schools and Campus Compliance and Evidence-Based Strategies to Address, Cannabis, and other Novel Substances Webinar Series

Live Q&A: Thursday, November 12 from 12:30-2:00pm CT
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This training series includes viewing five recorded webinars on your own or with your campus coalition. Our goal of this training series is to provide campuses with new research, information, and evidence-based strategies to address issues related to cannabis use among students.
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2020 Virtual Brief Intervention Training

Instructor: Jessica M. Cronce, PhD
This training is free and available only for campuses in Missouri.
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Motivational Interviewing Training

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a client-centered method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence (Miller & Rollnick, 2002). MI assumes that ambivalence, or feeling two ways about something, is a common human experience, especially in relation to addictive behaviors. For example, although often cognizant of the risks and harms associated with heavy alcohol use, various factors may lead the individual to continue drinking (e.g., relief from negative feelings, social acceptance/enhancement). Unlike more directive approaches, MI meets the person where they are at, allowing them to determine the content, direction and goals of the encounter. As such, MI is an invaluable tool for counselors, educators, and administrators to facilitate service engagement and behavior change. This training will provide a foundation in MI and incorporates substantial practice of MI skills using small-group exercises and paired practice.

This training is designed so that participants will obtain advanced practice utilizing their MI skills in a variety of activities including written cases, small group exercises, and one-on-one practices.

  • Hour 1: Foundational Theories and MI Processes (1 hour video, plus post-video reflection)
  • Hour 2: The Spirit of MI (1 hour video with synchronous exercises and post-video reflection)
  • Hour 3: OARS Student-centered Communication Skills (1 hour video with synchronous exercises
  • Hour 4: Change Talk (1 hour video with synchronous exercises and post-video reflection)
  • Hour 5: Managing Sustain Talk and Discord, Developing a Change Plan, and Consolidating Commitment
  • Hour 6: Synchronous paired or small group practice with instructor to be held on July 8th at 1pm for 1 hour (note: Hours 1-5 should be complete before participating in this activity)

Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) Training

The Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) program it strongly rooted in Motivational Interviewing (MI). BASICS utilizes an MI-style to facilitate conversation guided by personalized feedback regarding students’ personal alcohol use, college drinking norms, positive alcohol expectancies, experienced alcohol-related consequences, and personal costs of drinking (e.g., financial and caloric intake). Discussion of the personalized feedback is used to find the unique “hook” that will catalyze contemplation of behavioral change for an individual student, and MI-style is used to support and move that contemplation of change toward actual changes in behavior. Discussion of personalized feedback during a BASICS session occurs in tandem with teaching specific cognitive-behavioral skills (e.g., ways to limit alcohol consumption) and providing psychoeducation directly relevant to skill use (e.g., defining a standard drink, discussing the biphasic effects of alcohol and the point of diminishing returns). Successful implementation of BASICS is predicated on facilitators’ ability to flexibility integrate and draw upon this information, such that a facilitator can weave information into the conversation when and only if it is relevant and welcomed (or requested) by the student. Thus, although the feedback grounds the discussion, it does not dictate its flow or final content. The skilled BASICS facilitator meets each student where they are at in their change process and guides them in a discussion that is tailored to their unique circumstances. Thus, a key element of training is substantial, supervised practice with immediate feedback.

  • Hour 1: Fundamentals of BASICS (pre-video questionnaire; 1 hour video)
  • Hour 2: Personal Alcohol Use (1 hour video with synchronous exercises and post-video reflection)
  • Hour 3: Normative (Mis)perceptions and Alcohol Expectancy Effects (1 hour video with synchronous exercises and post-video reflection)
  • Hour 4: Alcohol Consequences (1 hour video with synchronous exercises and post-video reflection)
  • Hour 5: Protective Behavioral Strategies & Negotiating a Change Plan (1 hour video with synchronous exercises and post-video reflection)
  • Hour 6: BASICS demonstration: All learners will be invited to view a synchronous demonstration of a BASICS session lead by the instructor. This will be held on July 15, 2020 at 1pm for 1 hour.

Only for learners who are involved in delivery of BASICS on their campus:

  • Hour 7: Synchronous 1:1 practice with the instructor
    • Learners will be asked to set up a session role-play a BASICS session with the instructor to receive individualized feedback
    • Learners in this group will be asked to submit all exercises and reflections to the instructor in advance of this session to establish baseline learning
    • Sessions will be scheduled throughout the day on July 22, 2020

Delivering Tobacco Cessation Services on College Campuses: Evidence-Based Approaches & Best Practices

Instructor: Jenna Wintemberg, PhD, MPH, CHES, Nationally Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist
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This 2.5 hour virtual training addresses tobacco and e-cigarette usage rates among Missouri college students and associated problems. Specific, evidence-based approaches to tobacco cessation are covered in-depth, including motivational interviewing, quit plans, and nicotine replacement therapies. In addition, best practices for cessation program delivery (e.g., one-on-one coaching, group formats, phone/online support) are presented. Training attendees will leave with the skills and structures necessary to implement tobacco cessation services on their campuses. Please plan to be on zoom, both video and audio, for the training.

Training Outline:

  • Introductions
  • Tobacco and e-cigarette use among Missouri college students
  • Evidence-based cessation approaches
  • The 5 As approach
    • Motivational interviewing / coaching
    • Developing a quit plan
    • Identifying triggers and coping strategies
    • Pharmacotherapy & nicotine replacement therapy
  • Break
  • Best practices for systematic cessation service delivery
    • One-on-one coaching
    • Group formats
    • Phone and online support
    • Self-help materials
  • PIP services
    • Nicotine replacement therapy products
    • Cessation consulting

Hiding in Plain Sight: Male Sexual Abuse

Instructor: Greg Holtmeyer, Executive Director of The Phoenix Project
Monday, September 28 at 3:00pm CT
Please email Joan Masters at MastersJ@missouri.edu if you would like to be sent a calendar invitation and zoom link to join the training.

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While many studies concerning children and women that have been sexually abused have been done, the study of males that have been sexually abused is still grossly inadequate. A first-hand look at the most under reported crime against males, including long term effects, treatments, and resources available will be discussed. The statistics are staggering. The numbers of males that are sexually abused every year in America are comparable to those of females. The number of males that develop PTSD as a direct result of the childhood sexual abuse is almost twice that for military combat veterans. The drug and alcohol abuse are many times the national average. The same is true of suicide committed by males that have endured sexual abuse as children.

In his presentation Greg will delve deep into the numbers, effects, treatments, and resources for males that have been violated. He will discuss why you should be aware of this silent epidemic, because as the title of the presentation suggests, these men are hiding in plain sight. The number of young men on our campuses is staggering. While the numbers and information are extremely important, the biggest takeaway is his willingness to share his past in total honesty in hope of creating a better understanding and willingness to openly discuss this last great social taboo.

Goals

The expected outcome will be that participants will gain an understanding of the typical short term and long term effects on males that were sexually abused. They will also gain a better understanding of how to counsel males while being mindful of possible triggers. They will be able to list different resources for victims, friends, family, and workers to help in dealing and coping with sexual trauma. A list of websites, books, videos, and networks will be provided for reference.

About the Presenter

Greg Holtmeyer, Executive Director of The Phoenix Project, is an educator, advocate, and survivor. His passion is to create awareness concerning the devastating effects of childhood sexual abuse. Greg created The Phoenix Project to offer hope, education, support, and inspiration for those who are on their healing journey from sexual and physical abuse. He has done presentations for small community based organizations to large state wide and national organizations. He gives voice and attention to the many male victims of sexual crimes who are waiting for support and understanding. People that have attended one of his presentations have used the words "powerful speaker", makes this difficult topic approachable", "provides hope for recovery to those who have suffered", "very privileged to have the opportunity to hear your story", and "very mature and articulate in his message.”

The University of Missouri – St. Louis, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned.

The Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award 1 clock hour or 1.2 contact hours (.12 CEUs) for this live online activity.

Toxic Masculinity

Instructor: Greg Holtmeyer, Executive Director of The Phoenix Project
Tuesday, September 29 at 12:00pm CT
Please email Joan Masters at MastersJ@missouri.edu if you would like to be sent a calendar invitation and zoom link to join the training.

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Toxic masculinity have become buzzwords in today’s topics of conversations. It is always used in a negative way and many generalizations and assumptions are made about it. In this discussion, Greg will discuss the origins of the term as well as the origins and causes of toxic masculinity. We will discuss healthy male traits vs unhealthy male traits and ways to change how society conditions young boys to prevent future episodes of the “man menace” and how to help men today move from unhealthy to healthy behaviors.

About the Presenter

Greg Holtmeyer, Executive Director of The Phoenix Project, is an educator, advocate, and survivor. His passion is to create awareness concerning the devastating effects of childhood sexual abuse. Greg created The Phoenix Project to offer hope, education, support, and inspiration for those who are on their healing journey from sexual and physical abuse. He has done presentations for small community based organizations to large state wide and national organizations. He gives voice and attention to the many male victims of sexual crimes who are waiting for support and understanding. People that have attended one of his presentations have used the words "powerful speaker", makes this difficult topic approachable", "provides hope for recovery to those who have suffered", "very privileged to have the opportunity to hear your story", and "very mature and articulate in his message.”

The University of Missouri – St. Louis, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned.

The Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award 1 clock hour or 1.2 contact hours (.12 CEUs) for this live online activity.


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