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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.


February 2021

Feb 12 Fri
ADAD Zoom Training: Family Violence

This training will explore the phenomenon and social problem of family violence. Participants will demonstrate an understanding of assessment strategies, consequences, and contributing factors of family violence across socio-economic strata and the full range of diverse populations experiencing family violence.

Focus will be on the professional and social responses that include clinical interventions and responses to the disclosure of family violence in agency and private settings.



Feb 16 Tue
Enhanced Prevention Learning Series (EPLS): Prevention Ethics

This 2-week, 4-session series offers an interactive experience that explores the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics using realistic examples designed to strengthen participants’ abilities to manage challenging situations in their work. The learning series is structured to also provide online consultation, skill-based learning and practice, group and individual activities, reading assignments, and discussion on topics essential to application of an ethical decision-making process.



Feb 19 Fri


Feb 25 Thu
Reaching Youth at Risk for Substance Use and Misue: Strategies for Early Intervention

Early intervention (EI) strategies seek to identify youth who are at risk for substance use and misuse and to stop, or reduce, use before it escalates. Research indicates that early intervention can reduce youth substance use, misuse, and related problems before more severe conditions occur (National Academy of Sciences, 2015). Yet, early intervention has received less focus than other parts of the substance use continuum. This training aims to introduce participants to a new early intervention resource guide developed by NASADAD with funding from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.