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Reasons for HOPE: Building Positive, Healthy, Resilient Communities

Course // Big Sky


Jun 25 2019 - Jun 28 2019


This summer, Jeff Linkenbach, Robert Sege and the dynamic Montana Summer Institute faculty will share cutting-edge science, tools and resources for building healthy, resilient communities. The 2019 Institute will focus on how the Science of the Positive, Positive Community Norms, and Health Outcomes from Positive Experience, or H.O.P.E, are creating new opportunities in prevention and driving community transformation on a wide range of health and safety issues. Join us in Big Sky to learn how positive, norms-based approaches can power up your public health and prevention practices, improve your leadership skills, and increase the effectiveness and sustainability of your projects. This event is perfect for prevention leaders working on:

  • underage, college, and adult substance use;
  • child abuse prevention;
  • distracted & impaired driving;
  • marijuana legalization;
  • sexual assault and dating violence;
  • opioid abuse;
  • and more.

Choose from THREE Pre-Institute tracks

Sign up for our Positive Community Norms Intensive Seminar for a deep dive into how this prevention approach works. This day-long event will provide the information and insights you need to get a new campaign up and running or keep an existing effort on track for success.

Enroll in our groundbreaking Health Outcomes from Positive Experience (H.O.P.E.) Seminar, and develop a better understanding of the effects of childhood experiences on the brain’s growth and development. H.O.P.E. offers a more holistic foundation for programmatic efforts to assess and address child and family needs, and provides an important complement to the entire toxic stress portfolio.

Or spend the day in our interactive workshop on Screening and Brief Interventions for Alcohol, Marijuana, Sexual Assault and Suicide Risk for training on how non-judgmental, non-confrontational motivational interviewing strategies can be applied to brief interventions, especially those that utilize normative feedback.

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Questions? Contact Valerie Roche.