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PreventionWorKS
Date: January 11 , 2018

10:00am - 2:30pm
5015 East 29th St N, Wichita, KS 67220
PreventionWorKS
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week
Date: January 22 - 28 , 2018


https://teens.drugabuse.gov/national-drug-alcohol-facts-week
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week
Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation Training Event
Date: January 23 , 2018

10am - 3:30pm
WSU's Community Engagement Institute
238 N. Mead
Wichita, KS-67202

Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation Training Event
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Date: February 1 - 28 , 2018

Teen Dating Violence Month focuses on the need for teaching young people and their families, friends, schools, and communities about dating violence, healthy relationships, and ways to stop the cycle of abuse.
http://www.breakthecycle.org/teenDVmonth
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
PreventionTalKS
Date: February 1 , 2018

12:00 - 1:00pm
https://wichitaccsr.adobeconnect.com/preventiontalks-2017/
PreventionTalKS

Year At-a-Glance

January

11

PreventionWorKS
10:00am - 2:30pm
5015 East 29th St N, Wichita, KS 67220


22 - 28

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week


23

Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation Training Event
10am - 3:30pm
WSU's Community Engagement Institute
238 N. Mead
Wichita, KS-67202


February

1 - 28

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Teen Dating Violence Month focuses on the need for teaching young people and their families, friends, schools, and communities about dating violence, healthy relationships, and ways to stop the cycle of abuse.


1

PreventionTalKS
12:00 - 1:00pm


12

KPCCI Implementation Grantees Training and Technical Assistance
Kansas Association for School Boards, Topeka, KS


13

KPCCI Implementation Grantees Training and Technical Assistance
WSU Community Engagement Institute, Wichita, KS


21 - 22

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Training
February 21st in Wichita
February 22nd in Lawrence
9am - 3:30pm
Adults and adolescents who experienced childhood maltreatment are more likely to engage in risky health-related behaviors. When we understand the past, we are better able to heal the present. Join us for a deep dive into how ACE scores affect attachment and how those outcomes are directly linked to addiction in adolescence and adulthood.


26 - 4

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
National Eating Disorders Week shines the light on how serious eating disorders are and helps improve understanding of their causes and resources for recovery.


March

1 - 31

National Problem Gambling Awareness Month
During PGAM this campaign has the goal of educating the public and health care professionals about the warning signs of problem gambling and promoting the availability of help and hope.


1

PreventionTalKS
12:00 - 1:00pm


13

Mental Health Advocacy Day


19 - 23

National Youth Violence Prevention Week
The goal of this campaign is to educate and raise awareness about effective ways to prevent and reduce youth violence by encouraging recognition of the role youth can have in making their community and schools safer.


21

Kick Butts Day
This is a national day of activism to empower youth in organizing to raise awareness of the problems of tobacco use, encourage rejection of harmful marketing, and to advocate for support from elected officials.


April

1 - 30

National Alcohol Awareness Month
Encourages the public to dedicate this month to increasing understanding about how excessive drinking can impact health and social problems and how to reduce those risks and prevent harm.


1 - 30

National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Awareness activities during this month remind the public of the importance of taking action to help the development of children and promote great childhoods.


2 - 5

2018 National RX Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit
Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Georgia


5

PreventionTalKS
12:00-1:00pm


5

National Alcohol Screening Day
Effort to reduce stigma and bring attention to the needs of those with alcohol use symptoms and disorders and their families by providing private alcohol screenings.


May

1 - 31

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
Celebrating the work being done to reduce rates of teen pregnancy and address disparities, educating and empowering youth to make healthy decisions, and uniting voices advocating for effective strategies promoting healthy lives.


1 - 31

National Mental Health Awareness Month
Spreading the word about the importance of mental health and helping people identify and address possible problems early and throughout recovery.


3

PreventionTalKS
12:00-1:00pm


10

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day
A day for focus on the needs of children, youth, young adults, and families with mental and substance use disorders with connection to resources and education about effective strategies.


13 - 19

National Prevention Week
National Prevention Week is designated to involving communities, developing partnerships, and promoting quality resources for the purpose of increasing awareness and action related to substance use and mental health issues.


June

7

PreventionTalKS
12:00-1:00pm


30

National PTSD Awareness Month
Encouraging everyone to raise public awareness about PTSD and effective treatments to help those affected.


July

August

2

PreventionTalKS
12:00-1:00pm


31

International Overdose Awareness Day


September

1 - 30

National Recovery Month
Increases awareness of behavioral health conditions in ways that promote the beliefs that behavioral health is essential to health, prevention works, treatment is effective and recovery is possible.


6

PreventionTalKS
12:00-1:00pm


9

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day
This day was chosen to remind the public that FASDs are preventable, to promote other resources for spreading the word, and to encourage support and action in prevention efforts.


9 - 15

National Suicide Prevention Week
A national effort to help people see that suicide prevention is everyone's business and anyone can participate in efforts to raise awareness that suicide is a major health concern that is preventable.


10

World Suicide Prevention Day
Serving as a call to action to individuals and organizations in efforts to prevent suicide by identifying and addressing risks and promoting protection against it.


24

National Family Day
Family Day started in 2001 as a movement to celebrate parental engagement as an effective way to keep America's youth substance-free.


October

1 - 31

National Substance Abuse Prevention Month
A recently started tradition and annual recognition to get people together and join voices in creating meaningful change in the prevention of substance abuse.


1 - 31

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Connecting advocates to mourn those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrate survivors, and work to end domestic violence.


1 - 31

National Bullying Prevention Month
This campaign encourages communities to unite in raising awareness of bullying prevention and involving people to join the movement throughout the year.


1 - 31

National Crime Prevention Month
Recognizes successful efforts to motivate and increase enthusiasm for crime prevention on the local, state and national level.


1 - 31

National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month
The intention of this campaign is to educate and raise awareness related to common behavioral health disorders and suicide, highlighting early identification and support as needed.


4

PreventionTalKS
12:00-1:00pm


1 - 13

National Mental Illness Awareness Week
NAMI works with communities to bring awareness to mental illness and highlights efforts to fight stigma, provide support, educate the public, and advocate for care during this annual week.


10

World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day is an annual activity to promote education, awareness, support, and advocacy for important aspects of mental health promotion.


17

International Day for The Eradication of Poverty


23 - 31

National Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week celebrates ways to educate youth and encourage community participation in drug prevention activities.Plant the Promise is a way to promote prevention year-round by encouraging students and schools to plant red flower bulbs.


28

Make a Difference Day
Make A Difference Day is a USA TODAY effort to promote community service and celebrate neighbors helping neighbors to improve the lives of others.


November

1 - 30

National Runaway Prevention Month
NRPM works to raise awareness of the crisis of runaway and homeless youth and to educate the public about possible solutions.


1

PreventionTalKS
12:00-1:00pm


16

Great American Smokeout
Increase awareness and challenge smokers to quit smoking, for at least one day.This year's theme is “Quit like a Champion.” People who smoke are encouraged to triumph over addiction. Recognizing that people are familiar with the many reasons to quit, the American Cancer Society offers coaching in quit-smoking programs and supports, and Kansas has our own support system for quitting.


17

Collegiate Smokeout
The National Collegiate Smokeout campaign provides campuses with tools and ideas for impacting the health and lives of students through advocacy and peer support.


17

International Survivor of Suicide Loss Day
You are not alone. Join with a community of suicide loss survivors to find comfort and gain understanding as we share stories of healing and hope.


19

Great American Smokeout Month/Great American Smokeout day
The Great American Smokeout is used to encourage people who smoke to quit, even for one day, and to take other steps to reduce risks and improve their health.


December