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The Northern California Indian Development Council will offer training in the Native American culturally relevant tobacco cessation program Second Wind at the California Rural Indian Health Board offices in Sacramento, CA on May 10th and 11th. Health care workers, social workers, educators, and all community members interested in running quit smoking workshops are welcome to attend this free training.
A limited number of scholarship reimbursements are available for Indian Tribes and organizations who need assistance to attend this training.
This program based on the American Cancer Society’s Fresh Start model assists participants in: creating individualized quit smoking plans, identifying triggers, learning relaxation techniques and in seeking emotional support from family and friends. This flexible program is divided into six session topics and two optional support sessions at the end of the fixed sessions. The participant will explore a variety of addiction theories and cessation methodologies over the course of eight weeks. Sample topics are: Effective Communications, Avoiding Triggers and Stress Management. This program is participant driven and intended to work with groups and in one-on-one sessions.
Second Wind is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved, evidence-based curriculum. The program has an evaluation component for both facilitator trainees and for participants of the classes. To RSVP contact Lou Moerner at (707) 445-8451 ext. 27, lou [at] ncidc [dot] org or Antoinette Medina at (916) 929-9761 ext. 1513.