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- Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – Mar. 11, 2013
- LifeSkills Curriculum Training – Feb. 25-26, 2013
- Strengthening Families Program Training – Mar. 19-21, 2013
- Capacity Building Training – Mar. 5, 2013
- Tobacco Prevention Toolkit Training – Mar. 5, 2013
- Spring 2013 Tobacco Prevention Institute – Mar. 6, 2013
- TATU and N-O-T Tobacco Prevention Trainings
- Alternative Breakfast: Webinar to Promote School Breakfast – Feb. 5, 2013
- Webinar on adding More Activity into the School Day – Feb. 26, 2013


Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – Mar. 11, 2013

The youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a free conference of activities, fun, and learning for youth grades 7-12 to inform them about HIV/AIDS prevention, transmission, and related relationship behaviors. The conference will encourage youth and their advisors to take charge of personal health and safety decisions.

Registration for the Mar. 11, 2013 conference will be at 9:30 a.m. at the Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls (I-29, Exit 81). Scholarships are available. For additional information contact: Nicole Burger at n.burger@voa-dakotas.org or Brianna Jackson at (605) 444-6344

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LifeSkills Curriculum Training – Feb. 25-26, 2013

LifeSkills Curriculum Training will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Feb. 25-26, 2013 at Volunteers of America, 1309 W 51st St., Sioux Falls, SD.

LifeSkills is a proven, highly effective, substance abuse prevention program. This comprehensive program provides adolescents and young teens with the confidence and skills necessary to resist social pressures to smoke tobacco, to drink, and to use drugs. Click here for additional details.

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Strengthening Families Program Training – Mar. 19-21, 2013

A free facilitator training will be held for professionals and community members who work well with youth and want to help families. The evidence-based program reaching youth ages 10-14 and their parent(s) or caregiver(s) is designed to reinforce parenting skills, build family connections, and prevent teen substance abuse and behavior problems.

The event will be held in Sioux Falls on Mar. 19-21, 2013 and is free for those who are able to facilitate the Strengthening Family Program within one year of the training. All expenses are paid and curriculum /materials will be provided.

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Capacity Building Training – Mar. 5, 2013

The South Dakota Department of Health, Tobacco Control Program is offering a training opportunity for those working to create healthier communities through improved local tobacco prevention and control efforts and strengthening community leadership. The half-day training will be held on Tuesday, March 5, from 8 a.m. - 12 Noon (CT) at the Kings Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Pierre, SD.

This hands-on workshop will provide practical tools designed to strengthen partnerships and enhance the collaboration needed to apply for future funding. Space for this training is limited to 50 people and the deadline to register is Mon., Feb. 18.

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If you have any questions about the Capacity Building Training, please contact Sarah Quail at (605) 444-6341.




Tobacco Prevention Toolkit Training – Mar. 5, 2013

The South Dakota Department of Health, Tobacco Control Program will host the K12 Tobacco Prevention Toolkit Training from 1- 5 p.m. (CT) on March 5, 2013 at the Kings Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Pierre, SD.

Plan to stay overnight and attend the Spring Tobacco Prevention Institute the next day. Scholarship assistance for this training will be available on a first come, first serve basis to cover the cost of attending, including reimbursement for substitute teachers. For more information contact Amy Fink at (605) 394-5120 or afink@bhssc.tie.net.

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Spring 2013 Tobacco Prevention Institute – Mar. 6, 2013

The South Dakota Department of Health, Tobacco Control Program will host the Spring 2013 Tobacco Prevention Institute from 8-4 p.m. on Mar. 6, 2013 at the Kings Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Pierre, SD.

Planned topics include K-12 comprehensive tobacco policy, tobacco-free parks, smoke-free multi-unit housing, and South Dakota QuitLine. The target audience for this event includes grantees, local coalition members, prevention specialists, educators, school counselors and administrators, and other interested adults.

Scholarship assistance for this workshop will be available on a first come, first serve basis to cover the cost of attending, including reimbursement for substitute teachers. For more information contact Roshal Rossman, NE Region Tobacco Prevention Coordinator at 605-884-3538 or roshalf@humanserviceagency.org

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TATU and N-O-T Tobacco Prevention Trainings

TATU is a tobacco prevention program designed to help teens teach younger children about the hazards of tobacco use and the benefits of making healthy choices. N-O-T facilitator trainings assist teachers, counselors, nurses, youth coordinators or health educators interested in helping teens stop smoking or reduce the number of cigarettes they smoke, increase their healthy lifestyle behaviors, and improve their life-management skills.

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Alternative Breakfast: Webinar to Promote School Breakfast – Feb. 5, 2013

Join the 60-minute Webinar, Alternative Breakfast: Special Events to Promote School Breakfast, February 5th, 3 p.m. CT; 2 p.m. MT, to learn how to host events to engage parents, students, and other community members to highlight alternative breakfast changes at your school and incorporate them during National School Breakfast Week (March 4 - 8, 2013). Events are a great way to kick off breakfast initiatives or celebrate the successful implementation of alternative models. You’ll learn from schools just like yours during the Webinar.

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Webinar on adding More Activity into the School Day – Feb. 26, 2013

Experts recommend that children get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. Parents will learn how to promote: more effective recess; classroom activity breaks; before and after-school programs; walking or biking to school programs and physical activity for middle and high school students during this 75-minute Webinar, How to Add More Activity into the School Day, Feb. 26, 1 p.m. CT; 12 p.m. MT.

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