Warren Coalition offers Trauma support training

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The Warren Coalition is partnering with the Northwestern Prevention Collaborative to host a free, in-person Trauma-Supportive Training and Certification course on November 8th from 9 am to 3:30 pm at the Warren County Community Center.

Trauma Supportive Training teaches the knowledge and skills required to support those affected by trauma and toxic stress.

Participants will learn resilience based practices that are applicable to any setting.

They also will learn about strategies to address hidden effects of trauma and toxic stress and to foster resilience in the individual and community.

Registration for the event and attendees must complete the Trauma Informed Certification before attending.

A class will be offered for that on November 1st at the Community Center.

A link to register for the Trauma Informed Certifications is available here.

A link for the Course 2 training is available here.

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Local organizations host events for International Overdose Awareness Day

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Today is International Overdose Awareness Day and a few local organizations are hosting events to speak on the importance of sobriety and to remember those who have lost their lives to overdose.

13 people have died this year from an overdose in the Northwest Virginia Region.

The Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition will host an event in front of the Civil War Museum in Old Town Winchester from 6:30 pm to 9 pm.

There will be guest speakers, a candlelight remembrance ceremony, and resources on prevention, treatment and recovery of opioid use.

Rapid Revive Training will also be provided to learn how to stop an overdose.

The Northwestern Prevention Collaborative will also host an Overdose Awareness Day Vigil at the Front Royal Moose Lodge this evening from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

This event will also feature speakers, a vigil, and a resource fair on how to help those suffering from opioid addiction.

For more information on the NSVSAC event in Winchester, click here.

To learn more about the NPC’s event in Front Royal, click here.

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Creating a Stronger Community with Warren Coalition

Our conversation today with Celeste Brooks – Community Outreach Coordinator, and Ryan Cubbage – Community Liaison with Northwestern Prevention Collaborative (which includes Warren Coalition) focused on their programs & trainings that help build a stronger, more resilient community. The pair explained a few of their programs, talked about some upcoming events and told us about their Recovery Ally Training that happens on January 26, 2022. Click here to have a listen.

Celeste explained the relationship between Northwestern Prevention Collaborative and the various coalitions in the Shenandoah Valley including the Warren Coalition which is what most of our conversation centered around today.

She also told us about the Recover Ally Training, sponsored by NPC for anyone who wants to support people in recovery from substance misuse or substance use disorder. The training will help you understand the science of addiction, the stigma, and give you tools for how to help. You will learn about the most difficult times in recovery – it’s not what you think – what to say, what not to say, abuse vs misuse, addict/junkie vs person with substance use disorder, and post-acute withdrawal symptoms. This is a FREE virtual training happening on January 26, 2022 from 1pm – 4pm. Registration is required. You can do that here: https://nwprevention.org/recovery-ally

Ryan told us about the We See You, Warren County campaign including it’s purpose and why it’s needed. We talked about the monthly greeting and the impact it can have to create a stronger community. You can get more details for that and sign up here: bit.ly/wecuwc or join the Facebook group by clicking here.

He also gave us details for their FREE Love Our Community event happening on February 15, 2022. You can find the Facebook event by clicking here.

Warren Coalition offers trauma courses

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The Warren Coalition with Northwestern Prevention Collaborative is offering courses on trauma.

The courses focus on identifying and responding to trauma.

It is a six hour course that has been broken into three two hour sessions starting Mon. Jun. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m..

All three courses must be completed to receive Trauma Informed Certification.

The online sessions are useful for teachers, managers and those working in the customer service industry.

Pre registration is required contact Christa Shfflett at christa@warrencoalition.org for all the details.

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