SMART MAP Training

SMART Members Assistance Program (MAP) Training

Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona
Scottsdale, AZ: October 22 – October 27, 2017
Travel in: October 22, 2017
MAP Training: October 23 – October 26, 2017
Travel out: October 27, 2017

Led by Chris Carlough, Director of Education for SMART, the four-day training offers theoretical knowledge and the practice of basic skills necessary for crisis intervention. The core components that comprise MAP training are:

  • SMART MAP Overview
  • Addiction: The Disease Model
  • Relapse Sequence
  • Stages of change & motivational interviewing
  • Confidentiality and Ethics for peer representatives
  • Communication
  • Legal Issues
  • Weed Inc.: The Colorado Experiment
  • Navigation of the health insurance/treatment center world
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Aftercare programs that work for a lifetime
  • Changing the Culture of or Union: Ending the stigma of addiction

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STEP 1  (Required*)

Training Class Registration
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Hotel Room Reservations
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Polls & Surveys

Despite a steady drumbeat of warnings that obesity causes serious health problems and increases the risk of premature death, it has become a problem in every state, the CDC says in a new report.

What is more, obesity prevalence was 30% or higher in 12 states in 2010, compared to nine states in 2009. In 2000, no states had obesity rates that high.

Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia all had obesity rates of 30% or higher in 2010.

Obesity rates vary by region, led by the South at 29.4%, followed by the Midwest at 28.7%, the Northeast at 24.9%, and the West at 24.1%, the CDC report says.

Mississippi had the nation’s highest obesity prevalence at 34%, and Colorado the lowest at 21%.
According to the CDC, no state reported that less than 20% of adults were obese in 2010. That means not a single state met the national Healthy People 2010 goal to lower obesity prevalence to 15% by the end of the past decade.

Source – WebMD

Skin Exposure & Effects

It is estimated that more than 13 million workers in the United States are potentially exposed to chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin. Dermal exposure to hazardous agents can result in a variety of occupational diseases and disorders, including occupational skin diseases (OSD) and systemic toxicity. Historically, efforts to control workplace exposures to hazardous agents have focused on inhalation rather than skin exposures. As a result, assessment strategies and methods are well developed for evaluating inhalation exposures in the workplace; standardized methods are currently lacking for measuring and assessing skin exposures.

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Noise & Hearing Loss Prevention

NIOSH recommends that all worker exposures to noise should be controlled below a level equivalent to 85 dBA for eight hours to minimize occupational noise induced hearing loss. NIOSH also recommends a 3 dBA exchange rate so that every increase by 3 dBA doubles the amount of the noise and halves the recommended amount of exposure time.

Facts and Statistics

  • Four million workers go to work each day in damaging noise. Ten million people in the U.S. have a noise-related hearing loss. Twenty-two million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise each year.
  • In 2008, approximately 2 million U.S. workers were exposed to noise levels at work that put them at risk of hearing loss.
  • In 2007, approximately 23,000 cases were reported of occupational hearing loss that was great enough to cause hearing impairment.
  • Reported cases of hearing loss accounted for 14% of occupational illness in 2007.
  • In 2007, approximately 82% of the cases involving occupational hearing loss were reported among workers in the manufacturing sector.

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