First Call offers FREE community and corporate presentations for those in the Kansas City metro area. Presentations are taught by the clinical and prevention teams at First Call, and include topics on Substance Use Disorder, mental health, and current drug trends. Each presentation is approximately 60 minutes long.
Presentations can also be customized for your company or agency.
To schedule a presentation, call 816-361-5900.
Substance Use and the Young Mind
An overview of substance use disorder that includes its progression over time, and how early substance use can impact adolescent brain development.
Current Drug Trends
It is especially important for parents of pre-teens and teens to stay in-the-know about current drug fads and trends. This presentation includes current drug trends in the nation, as well as in our community specifically, warning signs of use, and what to do if you suspect use.
An overview of the myths surrounding bullying, different types of bullying, and how to speak up against bullying and be an ally for other students.
What's Going On With Your Teen?
Discover the early signs and symptoms of children with mental health problems, as well as how to approach a child who is displaying any of these characteristics. Participants are also given resources to help.
Overcoming Challenges and Reducing Stress
This program is an overview of common stressful situations that children and adolescents experience and an introduction to healthy coping mechanisms for stress and anxiety. Young people tend to turn to risky behaviors, such as marijuana use, in times of stress. This presentation will provide students with tools to replace unhealthy coping mechanisms with tools that promote overall wellness.
Substance Use Disorder and Families
An overview of Substance Use Disorder as a mental illness and the effects it has on a person’s life, including their family. Participants will learn about the Family System and the impact that substance use can have on children.
Administration of Naloxone: The Life-Saving Rescue Drug
First Call facilitates this training through The Missouri Opioid-Heroin Overdose Prevention and Education (MO-HOPE) project. Funded by a SAMHSA Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose (PDO) grant, MO-HOPE represents a joint collaboration between the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Missouri Institute for Mental Health – University of Missouri St. Louis, and NCADA. The Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution training covers local overdose rates, an overview of Opioid Use Disorder, Naloxone education, opioid overdose, and reporting guidelines.
Setting Boundaries and Preventing Enabling
A closer look at common behaviors for people that have been impacted by someone else’s substance use, including enabling behavior. Participants will learn about the difference between caring for someone versus enabling someone and how to set healthy boundaries to avoid enabling behavior.
Bullying, Substance Use, and Suicide
The link between teen suicide, bullying, and
substance use is well documented. First Call
can provide solutions to help identify under resourced youth and prevent a tragedy.