FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. – Associates with the Army Substance Abuse Program recently collaborated with more than a dozen organizations for the very first Prevention Workforce Summit at Murr Community Center.
According to Nick Gilmore, Prevention & Employee Assistance Program coordinator, the Prevention Workforce Summit is “a gathering of the organizations on post [with] a prevention mission.”
The summit’s intent is to provide education and training for all organizations on the installation to foster the “No Wrong Door” philosophy. A philosophy that puts service members, families and civilians at ease knowing they can go to any office on post if there is a problem and they will receive the right help.
Gilmore said the “No Wrong Door” way of doing business will “allow for better integration of services.”
Forty professionals from different organizations, along with participants from Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, were in attendance to receive training on enhancing collaboration between all the prevention professionals.
Training consisted of team building and networking activities, reviews of combined initiatives, identifying opportunities to strategically focus efforts, and the Pathfinder program – a self-care program conducted by Chaplain (Maj.) Paul Lynn, family life chaplain.
“The summit aligns with the Commander’s Ready and Resilient Council, the Installation Prevention Team and involves many of the same people,” Gilmore said.
One of those members Joanne Prince, Suicide Prevention Program coordinator, was integral to this event becoming a reality.
“Due to her effort to bring all this together, [she] is the current Prevention Workforce World Champion which comes with a Championship Belt,” he explained. “This is a peer recognition that features a rotating belt that will go to people who create opportunities for integrating services where appropriate.”
When asked if the Prevention Workforce Summit will be held again next year, his reply was a definitive, “Absolutely!”
To learn more about the summit, the “No Wrong Door” philosophy, or any of the prevention programs available, contact the Army Substance Abuse Program at 520.533.2071.
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