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2024 OCAM Conference: Amplify & Grow Our Individual Strengths

Dates: Thursday, August 1st and Friday, August 2nd

Location: Marriott Columbus Northwest 5605 Blazer Pkwy, Dublin, OH 43017

Description: This year’s two day Ohio Coaching & Mentoring Network’s Conference will be held in Columbus, Ohio on Thursday, August 1st and Friday, August 2nd. The theme of th...

6 Hour Prevention Ethics

9:00 am - 12:15 pm

CEUs: Prevention
6 Hours
Domain: Ethics

Course Description: The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (OCDPB) Code of Ethics for Prevention Professionals and Prevention Scope of Practice differs from other disciplines. This training will review, discuss, and apply the requirements in order to ...

23
JUL, 2024

OCAM Group Technical Assistance- July 29th, 2024

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to chat with an OCAM Coach and “pick their brain” on various subjects? Do you have a question but aren’t sure how, where, or when to ask it? Technical Assistance Group Session is a time to ask those questions!! You may or may not have other prevention professionals on the Zoom w...

29
JUL, 2024

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
2 Hours
Domains: P1- Planning and Evaluation

Description:
The planning process is an essential part of any prevention program’s success. In fact, ineffective program planning – or a complete lack of planning – can eliminate an organization’s ability to provide high quality servi...

30
JUL, 2024

OCAM Group Technical Assistance- August 6th, 2024

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Have you ever wanted to chat with an OCAM Coach and “pick their brain” on various subjects? Do you have a question but aren’t sure how, where, or when to ask it? Technical Assistance Group Session is a time to ask those questions!! You may or may not have other prevention professionals on the Zoom w...

6
AUG, 2024

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 Hours
Domains: P6- Professional Growth & Responsibility           

Description:
Many prevention professionals have heard of the 40 Developmental Assets framework, developed by the Search Institute, but we don’t often truly consider how we can infuse this information into our p...

7
AUG, 2024

Classroom Management for Prevention Professionals

9:00 am - 11:30 am

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
2.5 hours
Domains: P2: Prevention Education & Service Delivery

Description:
This course dives into ways that prevention programming can implement meaningful classroom management tools. The course discusses causes of classroom discussions, establishing procedures in a classroom, ...

8
AUG, 2024

Marijuana – Myths, Facts, and Controversies

9:00 am - 12:15 pm

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 Hours
Domains: P2- Prevention Education & Service Delivery/ AOD specific

Description:
Do you feel overwhelmed by the ever-evolving world of marijuana? Keeping up can be challenging! Fortunately, our engaging training session, "Marijuana—Myths, Facts, and Controversies," is he...

8
AUG, 2024

Welcome to Prevention

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
1 hour
Domain: P2: Prevention Education & Service Delivery

Description:
Are you brand new to the field of prevention? If so, this session is for you! Welcome to Prevention was designed to give the newest members of our prevention community just a taste of what prevention is (and...

13
AUG, 2024

Organizing Effective Meetings

9:00 am - 10:30 am

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
1.5 Hours
Domains: P4- Community Organization       

Description:
From Coalition meetings to one one-on-one meetings with school personnel to staff meetings, prevention professionals can end up spending a lot of time in meetings. In this course, you will learn about the steps t...

15
AUG, 2024

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 Hours
Domains: P2: Prevention Education & Service Delivery

Description: 

This training offers prevention professionals an insightful exploration into the critical intersection of personal well-being and effective service provision. Participants will dive into foundatio...
16
AUG, 2024

Have you ever wanted to chat with an OCAM Coach and “pick their brain” on various subjects? Do you have a question but aren’t sure how, where, or when to ask it? Technical Assistance Group Session is a time to ask those questions!! You may or may not have other prevention professionals on the Zoom w...

21
AUG, 2024

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 Hours
Domains: P2- Prevention Education & Service Delivery

Description:
Discover the often-overlooked risks of over-the-counter (OTC) medications in this informative training session, "The Hidden Dangers of Over-the-Counter Medications." Explore the various types of OTC medic...

22
AUG, 2024

Prevention Ethics Basics

1:00 pm - 4:15 pm

CEUs: Prevention
3 Hours
Domain: Ethics

Course Description: The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (OCDPB) Code of Ethics for Prevention Professionals and Prevention Scope of Practice differs from other disciplines. This training will review, discuss, and apply the requirements to ensure pr...

22
AUG, 2024

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 Hours
Domains: P5 Public Policy & Environmental Change

Description:
Many prevention professionals and community coalitions work diligently in deciding which prevention strategies to implement within their communities. With a plethora of both individual and environmental preven...

30
AUG, 2024

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 Hours
Domains: P2- Prevention Education & Service Delivery

Description:
This comprehensive training offers an in-depth exploration into the world of hallucinogens, designed for individuals seeking to understand their effects, usage, and prevention strategies. Participants wil...

5
SEP, 2024

Have you ever wanted to chat with an OCAM Coach and “pick their brain” on various subjects? Do you have a question but aren’t sure how, where, or when to ask it? Technical Assistance Group Session is a time to ask those questions!! You may or may not have other prevention professionals on the Zoom w...

6
SEP, 2024

Appalachian Culture

10:00 am - 11:30 am

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
1.5 Hours
Domains: CC- Cultural Competency/ Humility

Description:
Of the 88 counties in Ohio, 32 are considered to be part of Appalachia. The people, food, music, and culture are unique to this region.  In this training, we will discuss Appalachian Culture’s rich history and th...

10
SEP, 2024

Welcome to Prevention-September session

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
1 hour
Domains: P2: Prevention Education & Service Delivery

Description:

Are you brand new to the field of prevention? If so, this session is for you! Welcome to Prevention was designed to give the newest members of our prevention community just a taste of what prevention is (...

10
SEP, 2024

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 Hours
Domains: P6- Professional Growth & Responsibility

Description: Many people intuitively believe in preventing individuals from experiencing the burdens of mental illness and substance use disorders, but they often do not know how to engage in those activities in a meanin...

11
SEP, 2024

Problem Gambling 101

9:00 am - 12:15 pm

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 hours
Domain: P2: Prevention Education & Service Delivery

Description: 

This training is for beginners who are interested in learning the basics of gambling and problem gambling. Participants will be provided with an overview of gambling activities available in Ohio as...
18
SEP, 2024

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 Hours
Domains: P2- Prevention Education & Service Delivery

Description:
Many communities are overwhelmed by the exploding trend of vaping among youth and adults alike. Equip yourself with the knowledge and tools to navigate the e-cigarette landscape and tackle e-cigarette use...

18
SEP, 2024

Environmental Scans

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
1.5 Hours
Domains: P5 Public Policy & Environmental Change 

Description: Implementing environmental strategies is not just a choice but a crucial aspect of prevention work. To be effective in your implementation, as a prevention professional, you may find it necessary to condu...

19
SEP, 2024

Have you ever wanted to chat with an OCAM Coach and “pick their brain” on various subjects? Do you have a question but aren’t sure how, where, or when to ask it? Technical Assistance Group Session is a time to ask those questions!! You may or may not have other prevention professionals on the Zoom w...

26
SEP, 2024

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 hours
Domains: P2: Prevention Education & Service Delivery/ AOD specific

Description:
Delve into the multifaceted world of stimulants with this engaging training session designed to equip prevention professionals with a thorough understanding of these substances and their add...

2
OCT, 2024

CEUs: Prevention
3 Hours
Domains: P7- Ethics in Prevention        

Description: This course is a unique opportunity for those who have already completed the Prevention Ethics Basics course and are hungry for more knowledge. In this workshop, prevention professionals will delve deeper into the code of...

3
OCT, 2024

Have you ever wanted to chat with an OCAM Coach and “pick their brain” on various subjects? Do you have a question but aren’t sure how, where, or when to ask it? Technical Assistance Group Session is a time to ask those questions!! You may or may not have other prevention professionals on the Zoom w...

7
OCT, 2024

Policy & Prevention at the Local Level

10:00 am - 12:15 pm

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
2 Hours
Domains: P5- Public Policy & Environmental Change

Description:  Traditional prevention has historically focused on prevention professionals teaching individuals how to make healthy decisions to avoid early initiation of substance use and challenges with mental wellness....

9
OCT, 2024

CEUs: Prevention
6 Hours
Domains: P6- Professional Growth & Responsibility (3 hours) & Ethics (3 hours)

Description: This engaging training will equip prevention professionals with a clear understanding of their scope of practice. Participants will learn to define their professional boundaries and un...

16
OCT, 2024

An Introduction to the Brain’s Addiction Pathway

9:00 am - 12:15 pm

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 hours
Domains: P2: Prevention Education & Service Delivery/ AOD specific

Description:
Understanding the role our brains play in addiction is crucial for all prevention professionals, regardless of their background in neuroscience or addiction studies. Why, you might ask? This...

21
OCT, 2024

Have you ever wanted to chat with an OCAM Coach and “pick their brain” on various subjects? Do you have a question but aren’t sure how, where, or when to ask it? Technical Assistance Group Session is a time to ask those questions!! You may or may not have other prevention professionals on the Zoom w...

29
OCT, 2024

The Ever-Changing World of Stimulants

9:00 am - 12:15 pm

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 hours
Domains: P2: Prevention Education & Service Delivery/ AOD specific

Description:
Delve into the multifaceted world of stimulants with this engaging training session designed to equip prevention professionals with a thorough understanding of these substances and their add...

4
NOV, 2024

Prevention Ethics Basics (Fall Course)

9:00 am - 12:15 pm

CEUs: Prevention
3 Hours
Domains: P7- Ethics in Prevention        

Description: The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (OCDPB) Code of Ethics for Prevention Professionals and Prevention Scope of Practice differs from other disciplines. This training will review, discuss, and apply the requ...

4
NOV, 2024

Advanced Prevention Ethics

9:00 am - 12:15 am

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 Hours
Domains: P7- Ethics in Prevention

Description:
***You must be an OCPS or an OCPC to attend***
Those prevention professionals with OCPS and OCPC credentials need to know how to use the ethical code in management, supervisory, and advanced situations. This highly interacti...

7
NOV, 2024

OCAM Group Technical Assistance- November 13th, 2024

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to chat with an OCAM Coach and “pick their brain” on various subjects? Do you have a question but aren’t sure how, where, or when to ask it? Technical Assistance Group Session is a time to ask those questions!! You may or may not have other prevention professionals on the Zoom w...

13
NOV, 2024

Prevention Science

1:00 pm - 4:15 pm

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 Hours
Domains: P6- Professional Growth & Responsibility             

Description: Prevention is often seen as a soft science, but there are many reasons it should be considered a full-fledged science. This training will discuss prevention theories, scientific components, and...

13
NOV, 2024

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
2 Hours
Domains: P5 Public Policy & Environmental Change

Description: This comprehensive training introduces prevention professionals to the Social-Ecological Model (SEM) and provides a hands-on opportunity to apply this model to practical behavioral health prevention strategie...

13
NOV, 2024

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 hours
Domains: P2: Prevention Education & Service Delivery/ AOD specific 

Description:
Designed to equip participants with a foundational understanding of the central nervous system (CNS) and how depressants impact its functions, this course serves as an introductory explorat...

19
NOV, 2024

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
2 Hours
Domains: P3- Communication

Description: “Finding and Using Your Voice: Advocating for Prevention!” is designed to empower your advocacy efforts with the knowledge and skills needed to champion prevention practices effectively.  Discover the pivotal role prevention profe...

20
NOV, 2024

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 hours
Domains: P2: Prevention Education & Service Delivery (2 hours) & P6: Professional Growth & Responsibility (1 hour)

Description: 

This presentation will highlight populations that are at-risk for developing problems with gambling and what makes them more vulnerabl...
25
NOV, 2024

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 Hours
Domains: P2- Prevention Education & Service Delivery/ AOD specific

Description:
Strengthen your alcohol prevention efforts by learning about why alcohol is considered a drug. By the end of this session, you'll be able to describe alcohol clearly, identify its various typ...

2
DEC, 2024

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 Hours
Domains: P5 Public Policy & Environmental Change

Description: Unlock the potential of the Public Health Model (PHM) in your prevention efforts with this dynamic training opportunity. Learn about the fascinating history and evolution of public health and master the appli...

11
DEC, 2024

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 Hours
Domains: P2- Prevention Education & Service Delivery/ AOD specific

Description:
Do you feel overwhelmed by the ever-evolving world of marijuana? Keeping up can be challenging! Fortunately, our engaging training session, "Marijuana—Myths, Facts, and Controversies," is her...

12
DEC, 2024

Have you ever wanted to chat with an OCAM Coach and “pick their brain” on various subjects? Do you have a question but aren’t sure how, where, or when to ask it? Technical Assistance Group Session is a time to ask those questions!! You may or may not have other prevention professionals on the Zoom w...

16
DEC, 2024

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
2 Hours
Domains: P6- Professional Growth & Responsibility       

Description: The federal government, through SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention department, has defined six specific strategies that can (and should) be utilized by prevention professionals. This lang...

18
DEC, 2024

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 Hours
Domains: P2- Prevention Education & Service Delivery/ AOD specific

Description:
Discover the often-overlooked risks of over-the-counter (OTC) medications in this informative training session, "The Hidden Dangers of Over-the-Counter Medications." Explore the various types...

7
JAN, 2025

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 Hours
Domains: P6- Professional Growth & Responsibility       

Description: This training is designed to provide prevention professionals with a deep understanding of a cornerstone of prevention science: risk and protective factors. Attendees will learn to clearly explain the...

15
JAN, 2025

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 Hours
Domains: P2- Prevention Education & Service Delivery

Description: This comprehensive training offers an in-depth exploration into the world of hallucinogens, designed for individuals seeking to understand their effects, usage, and prevention strategies. Participants wil...

24
JAN, 2025

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 Hours
Domains: P3- Communication

Description: Learn how to change perceptions and behaviors through positive, data-driven messaging. This training session provides a comprehensive overview of using social norming to promote positive behaviors and correct misperceptions about ...

30
JAN, 2025

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 Hours
Domains: P2- Prevention Education & Service Delivery

Description: Many communities are overwhelmed by the exploding trend of vaping among youth and adults alike. Equip yourself with the knowledge and tools to navigate the e-cigarette landscape and tackle e-cigarette use...

6
FEB, 2025

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
2 Hours
Domains: P4- Community Organization

Description: This workshop empowers prevention professionals with the skills to create and sustain effective community partnerships. Participants will learn to identify key community sectors for collaboration, discuss the benefits and...

13
FEB, 2025

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 Hours
Domains: P2- Prevention Education & Service Delivery

Description: Understanding the role our brains play in addiction is crucial for all prevention professionals, regardless of their background in neuroscience or addiction studies. Why, you might ask? This training is t...

21
FEB, 2025

The Ever-Changing World of Stimulants (Morning)

9:00 am - 12:15 pm

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 Hours
Domains: P2- Prevention Education & Service Delivery

Description: Delve into the multifaceted world of stimulants with this engaging training session designed to equip prevention professionals with a thorough understanding of these substances and their addictive nature....

3
MAR, 2025

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 Hours
Domains: P3- Communication    

Description: In today’s digital age, reaching a large audience for your prevention message means turning to social media and let’s face it – using social media can be intimidating! From choosing the right platform to understanding its feat...

13
MAR, 2025

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 Hours
Domains: P2- Prevention Education & Service Delivery

Description: Designed to equip participants with a foundational understanding of the central nervous system (CNS) and how depressants impact its functions, this course serves as an introductory exploration for individ...

21
MAR, 2025

Alcohol – Yes, it IS a drug. (Morning)

9:00 am - 12:15 pm

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 Hours
Domains: P2- Prevention Education & Service Delivery

Description: Strengthen your alcohol prevention efforts by learning about why alcohol is considered a drug. By the end of this session, you'll be able to describe alcohol clearly, identify its various types, understan...

4
APR, 2025

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 Hours
Domains: P2- Prevention Education & Service Delivery

Description: Do you feel overwhelmed by the ever-evolving world of marijuana? Keeping up can be challenging! Fortunately, our engaging training session, "Marijuana—Myths, Facts, and Controversies," is here to help! Th...

15
APR, 2025

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 hours
Domain: P1: Planning & Evaluation (1 hour) & P4: Community Organization (2 hours)

Description: 

With the expansion of gambling access and availability throughout Ohio, there is an ever-growing need for engaging in prevention efforts within communities to mitigate...
25
APR, 2025

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 Hours
Domains: P2- Prevention Education & Service Delivery

Description: Discover the often-overlooked risks of over-the-counter (OTC) medications in this informative training session, "The Hidden Dangers of Over-the-Counter Medications." Explore the various types of OTC medic...

6
MAY, 2025

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 Hours
Domains: P2- Prevention Education & Service Delivery

Description: This comprehensive training offers an in-depth exploration into the world of hallucinogens, designed for individuals seeking to understand their effects, usage, and prevention strategies. Participants wil...

19
MAY, 2025

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 hours
Domain: P2: Prevention Education & Service Delivery (1 hour) & P3: Communications (2 hours)

Description: 

Ohio's has a number of award-winning statewide problem gambling campaigns that contain a variety of tools designed to be used by local professionals. This wo...
22
MAY, 2025

CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 Hours
Domains: P2- Prevention Education & Service Delivery

Description: Many communities are overwhelmed by the exploding trend of vaping among youth and adults alike. Equip yourself with the knowledge and tools to navigate the e-cigarette landscape and tackle e-cigarette use...

5
JUN, 2025

CEUs: Prevention & CHES
3 Hours
Domains: P4: Community Organization

Description: 

Are you a coalition leader whose coalition is struggling to accomplish goals? Do you lead volunteers in a community prevention program but have no idea how to retain them? Are you a volunteer manager who hears a lot of...

11
JUN, 2025
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