Tuesday, May 7, 2013

CJ PRESENTS! - Helping Hispanic/Latino Tobacco Users Quit:

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Course Description:

This course will provide information about the impact of smoking on pregnancy and diabetes, the biopsychosocial nature of nicotine addiction, and evidence-based treatment of tobacco use and dependence. Detailed information on pharmacotherapy and additional resources will also be provided. The focus will be how helping professionals can use the information and resources to provide brief, effective assistance tailored to Hispanic/Latino populations within the scope of their current services.


At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

• Describe the major health risks associated with tobacco use among Hispanic/Latino populations with a focus on those who are pregnant or have diabetes.

• Recognize the biopsychosocial nature of nicotine dependence and Stages of Change model of behavior change.

• Gain awareness of the USPHS Clinical Practice Guideline key findings and recommendations for treating tobacco use and dependence.

• Learn about the FDA-approved medications and other pharmacotherapy for use with tobacco cessation efforts.

• Gain an understanding of how to tailor cessation interventions to Hispanic/Latino populations

• Demonstrate awareness of how to effectively integrate brief interventions into services currently provided, especially referral to the free state Quitline

• Identify sources of additional free/low-cost resources.

About our speaker:

Come out and hear from Janis M. Dauer, the Executive Director of the Alliance for the Prevention and Treatment of Nicotine Addiction, where she is responsible for providing consultation, training, and program management services in the area of tobacco use control, nicotine addiction treatment and prevention, tobacco use policy development and implementation, smoking cessation clinical services, and medical practice guidelines. In her previous position, she was a Field Coordinator and Trainer for the Virginia Tobacco Use Control Programs providing technical assistance in program planning and implementation to tobacco use control coalitions; developing materials and training healthcare providers statewide on nicotine addiction, tobacco use policy, and smoking cessation; and collaborating on statewide program planning. She also has 10 years experience as a substance abuse Program Coordinator, Clinical Supervisor and Counselor. Ms. Dauer has given presentations and workshops on nicotine addiction treatment, tobacco-free policy, smoking cessation, and healthcare provider training throughout Virginia as well as nationally. She is a member of the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence, the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, and the Virginia Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors. Janis' email contact ismailto:jdauer@aptna.org

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