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Professional Training and Conference Materials

Professional Training and Personal Safety Guides

  • Arizona Department of Economic Security Child Protective Services developed these set of Practice Points specifically for child welfare professionals working with families affected by methamphetamine use.

    Arizona Department of Economic Security Child Protective Services Child Maltreatment Practice: https://egov.azdes.gov/CMS400Min/InternetFiles/InternetProgrammaticForms/pdf/ACY-1173F.pdf

    Arizona Department of Economic Security Child Protective Services Practice Point Domains & Questions Methamphetamine Abuse: https://egov.azdes.gov/CMS400Min/InternetFiles/InternetProgrammaticForms/pdf/ACY-1173C.pdf

    Department of Economic Security Child Protective Services Practice Point Responses to Methamphetamine: https://egov.azdes.gov/CMS400Min/InternetFiles/InternetProgrammaticForms/pdf/ACY-1173A.pdf

  • This article presents key topics for child welfare workers related to the use, production, and effects of methamphetamine on children and families.

    Connell-Carrick, K. (2007). Methamphetamine and the Changing Face of Child Welfare: Practice Principles for Child Welfare Workers. Child Welfare, May/June 86(3): 125-44.
  • Kansas Methamphetamine Prevention Project staff provide trainings on a variety of topics, including prevention, safety training, treatment trends and other methamphetamine topics.

    Crank it up! Community methamphetamine prevention training. March 31, 2008 at the Topeka and Shawnee County Library in Topeka, KS. Retrieved February 15, 2008, from http://www.ksmethpreventionproject.org/kmpptrainings.htm
  • This article provides information about how to safely investigate and search locations suspected of being methamphetamine laboratories.

    Hanwell, D. (2007, August). Cooperative investigations of methamphetamine laboratories. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, 76(8): 18-22. Washington, D.C.: Department of Justice. Retrieved February 22, 2008, from http://www.fbi.gov/publications/leb/2007/aug07leb.pdf (PDF - 2,059 KB)
  • This report lays out guiding principles, needs and recommendations, research priorities to inform future prevention and education, treatment, and law enforcement efforts.

    Methamphetamine Interagency Task Force, Federal Advisory Committee. (2000, January). Methamphetamine interagency task force: Final report. Washington, D.C.: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Federal Advisory Committee. Retrieved February 11, 2008, from http://www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles1/nij/180155.pdf (PDF - 315 KB)
  • This is approved for 1 hour of Pennsylvania Certification Board continuing education credit as well as 2 hours of National Association of Professionals credits.

    Institute for Research, Education and Training in Addictions. (2006). Methamphetamine: Debunking the myth. Resource Links. Retrieved December 2, 2008, from http://nattc.org/resPubs/pubCat/details.asp?keyword=meth&offset=20&ID=1660
  • This is a one hour training documentary that highlights methamphetamine manufacturing, use, abuse and trafficking in Bay County, Florida.

    Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training. (2005, September 29). Ice age II: Lessons learned from Bay County, Florida methamphetamine awareness/training documentary. Retrieved February 22, 2008, from http://ncadi.samhsa.gov/multimedia/webcasts/w.aspx?ID=421
  • The goal of this broadcast is to educate the public about a drug free workplace.

    Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training and Community Anti-drug Coalitions of America. (2004, October 21). Drugs and society: The true cost to YOU! Drug endangered children. Washington, D.C.: United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Services Administration, National Clearinghouse on Alcohol and Drug Information. Retrieved January 9, 2008, from http://ncadi.samhsa.gov/multimedia/webcasts/w.aspx?ID=271
  • This monograph identifies eight essential components of a successful Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Program; outlines a 5-stage strategic planning process to developing and implementing a CLEP; provides worksheets to assist policymakers and program planners with planning process; and includes models of forms and procedures that State and local agencies can use to develop their own CLEP.

    United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance. (2000, July). Developing a strategy for multiagency response to clandestine drug laboratories. Bureau of Justice Assistance Monograph. (Original work published June 1993). Retrieved January 9, 2008, from http://www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles/clan.pdf (PDF - 944 KB)
  • The State of Tennessee sets forth policies and procedures for all Tennessee Department of Children’s Services CPS employees.

    Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. (2007, December 1). Work aid – 4 – Protocol for CPS investigations involving methamphetamine. Retrieved December 3, 2008, from http://www.state.tn.us/youth/dcsguide/policies/chap14/WA4.pdf (PDF - 132 KB)
  • These recommendations are based on draft guidelines developed by the California Department of Justice Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement.

    University of Arizona, College of Public Health, Community, Environment and Policy Division. (n.d.). Recommendation of work practices to maintain officer safety. Retrieved January 9, 2008, from http://www.publichealth.arizona.edu/Divisions/CEP/Documents/Officer%20Saftey.swf
  • This training program provided participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain their safety and well-being when working with methamphetamine involved individuals.

    Webber, J.R. (2006). Working with methamphetamine abusers: Personal safety recommendations and procedures. Bloomington, IL: Chestnut Health Systems, Lighthouse Institute. Retrieved January 9, 2008, from http://www.drugfreeinfo.org/PDFs/strengthensupervision.PDF (PDF - 84 KB)

Training on Clandestine Labs

  • A guidance document on general cleanup has been prepared to assist property owners, contractors and local authorities.

    Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. (2007, April 3). Clandestine drug lab general cleanup guidance. Retrieved January 9, 2008, from http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/meth/lab/guidance0407.pdf (PDF – 251 KB)
  • This guide provides information for police on prevention and how to improve overall response to incidents involving clandestine drug labs. (PDF - 792 KB).

    Scott, M.S. & Dedel, K. (2006, August). Problem-oriented guides for police series, Problem-specific guide series, No. 16: Clandestine methamphetamine labs, 2nd edition. Washington, D.C.: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Retrieved December 3, 2008, from http://www.popcenter.org/problems/meth_labs/
  • This webcast features panelists from Drug Enforcement Administration and law enforcement who provide training information on understanding and responding appropriately to clandestine labs.

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America and Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training. (2004, April 22). Ice age: Fighting the war on meth. Retrieved February 4, 2008, from http://ncadi.samhsa.gov/multimedia/webcasts/w.aspx?ID=253

Past Conferences and Training Events

  • The CATES is a series of one-day trainings designed to provide in-depth information to individuals working with substance using populations with support from Pacific Southwest ATTC and UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs. http://www.attcnetwork.org/regcenters/generalContent.asp?rcid=11&content=CUSTOM1SUB3
  • The conference was sponsored by the Administration for Children and Families’ Children’s Bureau and Child Care Bureau, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. The conference proceedings, including Power Point Presentations and handouts are available.

    Methamphetamine: The child welfare impact and response. May 8-9, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, VA. Retrieved February 22, 2008, from http://ncsacw.samhsa.gov/conferences/conference-meth.aspx
  • The Montana Methamphetamine Cleanup Program organized this conference, which is focused on the environmental risks and dangers of methamphetamine labs and its impact on community members.

    Methamphetamine: Hazards to your health and home. March 3-4, 2008 at the Red Lion Colonial in Helena, MT. Retrieved February 28, 2008, from http://www.deq.state.mt.us/Meth/Conf032008.asp
  • National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws held regional methamphetamine legislative conferences, which resulted in each region developing a compilation of recommendations and priorities and a memorandum of recommendations for a regional methamphetamine strategy. Retrieved December 3, 2008, from http://www.namsdl.org/methconf.htm
    • South/Southeast methamphetamine legislative and policy planning conference. July 13-14, 2006 in Birmingham, AL.
    • West/Southwest methamphetamine legislative and policy planning conference. October 5-6, 2006 in Salt Lake City, UT.
    • Midwest/Great Lakes methamphetamine legislative and policy planning conference. February 1-2, 2007 in Des Moines, IA.