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State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) Quarterly Meeting

Date/Time: Friday, February 19, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM HST
Location: Zoom

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Rico Witt, from the Hawaii – High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA), will present an overview of the newest part of HIDTA, the Overdose Response Strategy (ORS), and the statistics kept along with HIDTA.

There will also be a short activity and discussion:

·       Drug and alcohol challenge

·       Update on SEOW: New logo, SEOW webpage, LinkedIn, and Youtube

·       SEOW charter discussion

·       Tentative meeting schedule for 2021 (dates and speakers)

About SEOW:
Since 2006, the State Epidemiologic Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) has been providing epidemiologic services to the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD) of the Hawaiʻi Department of Health. The SEOW has evolved to focus on underage drinking and substance use due to the focus of the federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success (SPF-PFS). Based at the University of Hawaii Myron B. Thompson School of Social, the SEOW welcomes all stakeholders interested in using epidemiologic data to inform public health planning. The SEOW hosts a quarterly meeting where individuals/organizations have the opportunity to share information about their substance use data.


March 2021

Mar 05 Fri
ADAD Zoom Training: Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention

The outbreak of COVID-19 is stressful - it can be difficult to cope with fear and anxiety, changing daily routines and a general sense of uncertainty. Our communities are struggling with economic, financial, and mental stressors. During these uncertain times, drinking and drug use tend to rise and those who abuse alcohol and/or other drugs, are particularly vulnerable to high risk events. The purpose of this training is to bring additional awareness and resources to assist when our communities are stressed.  The content will also include helpful tools and resources that offer substance abuse and suicide prevention assistance for our community. 



Mar 12 Fri
ADAD Zoom Training: Client Centered Therapy

This training will provide an overview of Carl Roger’s Client-Centered Therapy (aka Person-Centered Therapy). Objectives will include:

·       Introduce Client-Centered Therapy/Approach
·       Review key terms/techniques by Carl Rogers (including unconditional positive regard)
·       Being where the client is at – present focused approaches
·       How to achieve congruence in therapy
·       The Gentle Push – how to make progress with clients in therapy
·       Activities to promote change in therapy



Mar 16 Tue
ADAD Zoom Training: LGB&T Cultural Humility

This SAMHSA training was developed to provide practitioners and administrators familiarity and knowledge about the interaction between LGBT issues and substance use disorders. The curriculum offers skill-building knowledge enhancing practical abilities to offer sensitive, affirmative, culturally relevant, and effective treatment to LGBT individuals in substance use disorders treatment.