The “Toxic Stress and High Risk Behaviors” training is a one hour presentation where participants will learn how living in stressful environments can negatively affect an individual’s emotional, social, and physical development which may lead to the adoption of high risk behaviors. During this training, we expand on substance misuse as a common high-risk behavior. This presentation is targeted for professionals, including faculty, staff, and students who may engage with individuals who misuse substances and/or have other high-risk behaviors, as well as your clients.
It provides information on brain development, toxic stress, adoption of high-risk behaviors, and action items to promote compassionate interactions between professionals/first responders and individuals who misuse substances.
This training is brought to you by the Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy, a research center at UNLV’s School of Public Health, and is completely free for the community as it is part of the CDC’s Overdose Data to Action grant through the Southern Nevada Health District.
You can request a training for your faculty, staff, and/or students at no cost, or attend one of the monthly virtual trainings that are open to the community. Please click here to register for our mailing list.
Here is the information for the upcoming training in December. CME hours are available for EMTs who participate in this training.
Date: December 14, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm