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Prevention Works sets free trainings in Jamestown

Prevention Works (formerly known as CASAC) is offering an online training entitled “Marijuana and Adolescent Brain Development,” which is available until Nov. 22.

Create an account and view the free training today. Presenters are Trish Whetstone and Eric Williams. The benefits are that participants can learn anywhere, complete the information at their own pace, the program is free of charge and it is accessible 24/7. Those who successfully complete the course can earn one state OASAS approved credit hour for CPP/CPS and CASAC/CPP/CPS.

Learning objectives include reviewing different components of marijuana and how it has changed, discussing the neural and behavioral risks associated with adolescent use and summarizing two types of addiction and its impact on adolescent brain development. This program is sponsored through a grant from Cummins Inc., Jamestown Engine Plant. For further information, contact Kathleen Colby at 664-3608.

On Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 8:30 to 11 a.m., Prevention Works will offer a training “Current Trends in Substance Abuse,” presented by Trish Whetstone and Eric Williams. It will take place at SUNY JCC – Carnahan Theater, 525 Falconer St., Jamestown.

The goal of this training is to provide community members with the tools they need to address substance use with their kids or the youth they work with. Participants will gain knowledge on substance use trends, as well as information on the services available in Chautauqua County. 2.5 hours CPP and CPP/CPS/CASAC renewal are available. To register, contact Kathleen Colby, Director of Training Services at 664-3608 ext. 226 or emailkjcolby@preventionworks.us. There is no charge for this program.

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