SEOW Meetings and Presentations Recordings
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UMatter2DE: Data Presentation, November 16th, 2021. Meisje Scales and Rachel Ryding of the State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) facilitator team presented on mental health and suicide data at the UMatter2DE Conference held on the campus of Delaware State University. The conference is an annual initiative of the Higher Education Subcommittee of the Delaware Suicide Prevention Coalition and focuses on behavioral health needs of college age students. The
presentation highlighted trends on suicidal behavior and mental health needs including early observations since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A recording of this webinar as available online.
The Delaware State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) Summer Meeting, July 29th, 2021. SEOW facilitators at the Centers for Drug and Health Studies virtually convened the second 2021 semi-annual network meeting. Guest speakers included: Khaleel Hussaini (Maternal and Child Health Epidemiologist from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Assignee to the Delaware Division of Public Health) and Cheryl Ackerman (Scientist, Center for Drug and Health Studies). Dr. Hussaini presented
Adverse Childhood Experiences in Delaware, 2019, which included an overview of the public health and lifelong implications of ACEs and featured newly available data among adults from the 2019 Delaware Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Dr. Ackerman and Rachael Schilling (graduate research assistant) provided an update on the
Rape Prevention and Education - Building Evaluation Capacity Project. This is a special initiative of the RPE program that establishes an evaluation framework based on the CDC’s socio-ecological model addressing shared risk and protective factors. The presenters reported the findings of the pilot phase of data collection for the project which was conducted during the past year.
The SEOW meeting also included a welcome to new network members, a review of recently developed SEOW products and articles appearing in the Delaware Journal of Public Health, and recognition of the Delaware Council on Gambling Problems as Data Champions.
A recording of the meeting is available online.
Links for Resources Highlighted during the SEOW July 2021 Meeting.
3D Delaware Data Discourse: SEOW What? Finding and Using Data to Support Behavioral Health Programs in Delaware, June 29th, 2021. Sharon Merriman-Nai, Rachel Ryding, and Dana Holz of the State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) facilitator team discussed the mission of the SEOW and the services and resources it can provide. The team also highlighted relevant national and Delaware-specific data sources to support needs assessments, grant applications, program planning, and evaluation of behavioral health initiatives. The presentation also included an online demonstration of two comprehensive resources: KIDS COUNT in Delaware, and the Division of Public Health's My Healthy Community data portal.
A recording of the webinar is available online.
Links for Resources Highlighted During the 3D Webinar on June 29th, 2021
The Delaware State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) Winter Meeting, January 28th, 2021. SEOW facilitators at the Centers for Drug and Health Studies virtually convened the first 2021 semi-annual network meeting. Guest speakers included: Khaleel Hussaini (Maternal Child and Health Epidemiologist, Delaware Division of Public Health) and Nuno Martins (BHA I, Research and Evaluation, Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health). Dr. Hussaini discussed the most recently available Delaware data on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) from
the National Survey of Children’s Health (2016-2019). Dr. Martins provided an overview of a new DSAHM initiative,
Mapping Naloxone Distribution in Delaware, which will use GIS technology to optimize distribution and access of naloxone.
SEOW facilitator team presentations included: Laura Rapp highlighted SEOW goals and accomplishments from the annual report, and recognized two network members as Data Champions, Gloria James and William Lynch; Dana Holz and Rachel Ryding presented The National Behavioral Health Landscape – Latest Trends and Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic; MJ Scales previewed data and resources from an upcoming SEOW report, Protective Factors, Positive Childhood Experiences, and Resilience; and Sharon Merriman-Nai reviewed the findings of the 2020 SEOW Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey.
A recording of the meeting is available online. (Individual presentations are time-stamped in the recording description.)
Links for Resources Highlighted during SEOW January 2021 Meeting
Presentation series to the Sussex County Health Coalition. The State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) facilitators shared information on the mission of the SEOW and the products and support it provides to stakeholders, including community members and organizations. The following presentations highlighted data relevant to various aspects of health:
3D: Delaware DataDiscourse. Behavioral Health Data Highlights from the 2020 Delaware Epidemiological Profile, December 17th, 2020. Sharon Merriman-Nai and Rachel Ryding featured select findings from the
2020 “Epi,” an annual compilation of data on behavioral health and related indicators. The profile is a useful tool for monitoring trends related to substance use, mental health, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and protective factors, as well as disproportionate risk experienced by various groups of Delawareans. The report is also valuable for proposal development, program planning, and evaluation.
A recording of this webinar is available online.
Presentation and Panel Discussion. KIDS COUNT in
Delaware Timeline Tuesday Data Snapshot: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Sharon Merriman-Nai presented a data overview regarding the rate of childhood adversities experienced in Delaware as part of a KIDS COUNT discussion series sponsored by Highmark Delaware. Community Perspective Panelists included Annie Slease (NAMI Delaware), LaWanda Burgoyne (Capital School District), and Kier Berkel (licensed psychotherapist).
A recording of this webinar is available online.
The Delaware State Epidemiological Outcomes Work Group (SEOW) Summer 2020 Meeting. On July 28th, 2020 the SEOW facilitators at the Center for Drug and Health Studies convened the second 2020 semi-annual SEOW meeting. The theme was Protective Factors, Positive Child Experiences (PCEs), and Resiliency and included
presentations by SEOW team members: Rochelle Brittingham, who updated the network on the status of school-based surveys during the COVID-19 pandemic; Laura Rapp, who shared the first year of data on the Well-being Index which was included in the Delaware School Survey; and MJ Scales, who discussed PCEs and key data points relevant to Delaware youth. The featured guest speaker was Teri Lawler (Delaware Department of Education Associate for Trauma-Informed Practices and Social and Emotional Learning) who highlighted DDOE school-based initiatives underway in her presentation:
Creating a Statewide Culture of Care: Bridging Hope and Opportunity with Positive Childhood Experiences
A recording of the meeting is available online. (Please note: There is approximately an 11-minute silence in the recording at about the 34-minute mark, when participants briefly met in breakout rooms. The audio resumes at the 45:30 mark.)
Additional meeting materials include:
Using Data as a Roadmap to Data Driven Decision Making. On July 15, 2020, M. J. Scales and Brandie Pugh facilitated a workshop on data driven decision making that included data resources, tools, and application. This presentation was aligned with the SEOW goal "to train agencies and communities in understanding, using, and presenting data effectively".
- Presentation: Delaware State Epidemiological Outcomes Work Group (SEOW) Winter 2020 Meeting. On January 8th, 2020, the Winter 2020 SEOW meeting was held by The Center for Drug and Health Studies (CDHS). Members of the SEOW team highlighted the latest features of the 2019 state epidemiological profile. Laura Rapp provided a recap of the recent year activity report and shared the Annual SEOW Report Infographic. The 2019 Delaware state epidemiological profile used 25 data sources to evaluate substance use, and it has achieved 8,000 views/usage of data products. The SEOW team will continue to evaluate data needs through collaboration to enhance data products.
- Presentation: Behavioral Health Disparities among People with Disabilities. Eileen Sparling, Dana Holz, and Rachel Ryding of Center for Drug and Health Studies presented highlights of a recently produced SEOW gap report on the behavioral health disparities experienced by persons with disabilities.
- Presentation: The Delaware Rape Prevention and Education Program (RPE): Building Evaluation Capacity. Brandie Pugh and Rachael Schilling reported on a project with the State’s Division of Public Health Office of Women’s Health to develop a data dashboard and series of measures to assess ongoing, statewide progress to reducing risk for sexual violence. The goal is to evaluate impact at the societal and community levels for shared risk and protective factors.
- Presentation: Building a Continuum of Behavioral Health Support in Delaware High Schools. Presented on January, 7, 2020. Laura Rapp shared her research on risks and assets of Delaware youth and how to build a continuum of behavioral health support for high school students.
Delaware's National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) Data, and My Healthy Community. Presented on June 3, 2019. This discussion at the Spring 2019 SEOW meeting featured Amanda Bundek, an epidemiologist with the Division of Public Health, who highlighted suicide and other data collected through the NVDRS. Ms. Bundek also demonstrated the Division's new My Healthy Community website, an interactive dashboard that allows visitors to search on local, county, and statewide health indicators.
A Snapshot of Risk Behaviors and Protective Factors among Delaware Youth. Presented to the Delaware State Legislature's Kids Caucus. Sharon Merriman-Nai shared Delaware Youth Risk Behavior Survey data on substance use, mental health, ACES, and students at disproportionate risk for these issues, as well as protective factors. James Highberger demonstrated the latest heat maps produced by the SEOW, which allow for visual, year-to-year comparisons of substance use among Delaware teens.
A Look at Delaware Data on Youth Risk BehaviorsPresented on January 31st, 2019. This presentation, shared at the 2019 LIFE Conference in Dover, Delaware, illustrated the disparities experienced by youth with disabilities. Data on substance use, mental health, and protective factors from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Surveys (YRBS) were featured for both middle and high school students.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Questioning (LGBQ) Youth in Delaware: Data from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Presented on On January 15th, 2017. Youth Risk Behavior Survey data on the behavioral health risk disparities of Delaware LGBQ youth were shared with the Nemours Pride Association Resource Group.
Mental Health and Substance Use Data from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Presented to the Delaware Suicide Prevention Coalition on August 20, 2018. Project SAFETY team members Sharon Merriman-Nai (Center for Drug and Health Studies) and Chris Love (Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families) reported on the national and Delaware rates of depression and suicide among youth. The Delaware data highlights depression, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors reported by high school respondents to the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. The presentation also considers the association between substance use and mental health concerns, and the increased risk of mental health concerns among students who have experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). National and Delaware comparisons are included.
Trauma Informed - Why Does it Matter? Presented on August 7th, 2018. Members of Trauma Matters Delaware (Nancy McGee, Sexual Assault Network of Delaware; Sharon Merriman-Nai, Center for Drug and Health Studies at the University of Delaware; Marilyn Siebold, Wilmington University; Aileen Fink, Delaware Department of Correction) provided an overview of trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), toxic stress, the components of trauma informed care (TIC), and how to implement elements of TIC in one's environment. The data presentation highlights the prevalence of ACEs among Delawareans, drawing upon the Delaware Household Health Survey (2015), the National Survey of Children's Health (2016), the Delaware Youth Risk Behavior Survey (2017), and data collected on substance exposed infants (SEI) by the Delaware Office of the Child Advocate for the past several years.
Disability, Substance Use and Mental Health of Delaware High School Students.Presented at the the Delaware School Survey Advisory Meeting on June 22, 2018. James Highberger
from Center for Drug and Health Studies highlights the findings on mental health and substance use among Students with Disabilities from 2017 Delaware Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).
Horton Presentation.pdf. Presented at the the SEOW meeting on November 16, 2017. Dr. Terry Horton, Chief of the Division of Addiction Medicine, Medical Director of Project Engage, and Value Institute Scholar at Christiana Care Health Services, discusses ongoing strategies to address substance use among hospitalized patients.
DE_SEOW webinar_FINAL FOR PRESENTATION.pdf. Presented at the the SEOW webinar "SEOW What? The Role of Delaware's SEOW in Supporting Community-level Prevention Planning" on June 14, 2017. Key objectives include: 1. discussing the purpose of the Delaware State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW); 2. describing resources the SEOW can provide to support community level substance use and misuse prevention efforts; and 3. identifying available Delaware-specific data sources that can be used to strengthen local prevention planning and evaluation efforts. A link to the recording of the webinar:
KIDS COUNT in Delaware: Highlights of the 2017 Fact Book. Presented at the SEOW meeting on June 5, 2017, this is an overview of the major indicators relating to the wellbeing of Delaware children, youth, and their families, including information on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), other risk factors, and risk behaviors.
Nemours Highlights of Dissemination Strategies and Children's Health Survey. Presented at the SEOW meeting on June 5, 2017, this provided information on lessons learned regarding effective strategies for sharing data.
The Dangers of Youth Gambling. Presented at the SEOW meeting on June 5, 2017, this highlights the association between youth gambling and substance use in Delaware.
Data in Action: What's New in the 2017 Delaware State Epidemiological Report. At the June 5, 2017 meeting, members of the SEOW facilitator's team highlighted the latest features of the
2017 state epidemiological profile.
- Presentation for the State of Delaware Legislature Kids Caucus May 16, 2017: For Better or For Worse: Delaware Youth Data on Adverse and Protective Childhood Experiences and their Association with Substance Use, Mental Health, and Sexual Risk Behaviors:Kids Caucus May 16 2017-CDHS ACES and Protective Data.pptx
- Presentation at the December SEOW Meeting on the Delaware Household Health Survey findings on Adverse Childhood Experiences and Behavioral Health: UPDATED 5_17_17-Adverse Childhood Experiences and Behavioral Health_SEOW Presentation_12 2016.pdf
- Presentation at the December 2016 SEOW Meeting of data from the YRBS on Trauma and Substance Use among Delaware Youth:Trauma and Substance Use among Delaware Youth_SEOW Presentation_ 12 16 2016.pptx
- Presentation for the SPF Prevention Summit on Youth at Disproportionate Risk for Substance Use:
CDHS_SPF Prevention Summit 9 27 2016.pptx
- Presentation: Center for Drug and Health Studies Spring 2016 Symposium:
Psychosocial Challenges Experienced by Delaware LGBQ Youth: Data from the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey
- Presentation: Center for Drug and Health Studies Fall 2015 Symposium:
Assessing Delaware Physicians' Perspectives and Knowledge of Medical Marjiuana.pptx
- Presentation on the current state of substance abuse prevention in Delaware.
Substance Abuse Prevention in Delaware_June 2015.pptx
- Presentation on the average makeup of a child's classroom environment, including enrollment, substance use, personal safety, depression, exercise, nutrition, and sexual behavior. 2015 Sophia slides.pdf
- Findings from the 2013 Delaware School Survey and
the 2013 Delaware Youth Risk Behavior Survey provide the basis for this
2014 presentation on Delaware Youth Substance Use. Delaware Youth Substance Use_2014.pdf
on alcohol use among youth in Delaware by county, with additional
information on Hispanics in Sussex County. Findings from the 2011 and
2013 Delaware School Surveys, 2011 and 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveys,
and 2011 Delaware Highway Safety Statistics. Delaware Youth Alcohol Use with Focus on Hispanics in Sussex County_2014.pdf
youth substance use, related behaviors, and consequences are included
in this presentation utilizing data from the 2013 Delaware School
Survey. Sophia Slides_2014.pdf
- Presentation on suicide ideation and related risks
among Delaware youth based on data from the 2011 and 2013 Youth Risk
Behavior Survey. Delaware Youth Suicide Ideation and Related Risks_2013.pdf
given to the “Responding to Campus Victimization: A Multi-Disciplinary
Approach” by the Delaware Drug and Alcohol Tracking Alliance (DDATA)
containing data from the 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual
Violence Survey, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
Delaware State University, UD Offices of Student Conduct, UD Police
Department, among others. Sexual Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, and Stalking in Delaware_2013.pdf
presentation was given at the Delaware Prevention Advisory Council
Meeting in September 2013. It describes what a State Epidemiological
Outcome Workgroup (SEOW) is and what it’s mission and goals are. SEOW Definition and Initatives_2013.pdf
- Data from the 2012 College Risk Behavior Survey provide the basis for this presentation on student tobacco use.Student Tobacco Use at the University of Delaware_2013.pdf
is the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System that does not assess
risk of a given pregnancy, but it monitors what is occurring in the
population. This was a presentation given to Delaware’s Fetal Alcohol
Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Task Force. PRAMS_FASD_2013.pdf
and analysis on teen pregnancy based on data from the 2010 Annual
Reviews of Public Health, 2008 Delaware Office of Vital Statistics and
Healthcare Utilization Project, and the 2008 Delaware Pregnancy Risk and
Monitoring Survey Data. Teen Pregnancy-Context, Correlates, Consequences and Costs_2013.pdf
- The University of Delaware SPF-SIG Evaluation Team and DDATA presented a two-part training on Capacity Building. Capacity Building - A Better Me, a Better We, A Better Us_2013.pdf
drug abuse and misuse in Delaware. Multiple data sources including CDC
data from 2012 were used for this presentation. DE Prescription Drug Abuse_2013.pdf
from the Delaware School Surveys, the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, and
Delaware Highway Safety Statistics, provided the basis for this
presentation. This review also included information on existing
prevention programming in Delaware communities. Substance Abuse in Delaware with Special Focus on Hispanics_2012.pdf
from the 2011 Delaware Youth Risk Behavior Survey were used to identify
the needs of Sussex County in terms of preventing youth alcohol and
drug abuse. Sussex County_Needs Assessment of Alcohol and Drug Abuse_2012.pdf
- Presentation on substance use, misuse, and abuse in Sussex County based on 2012 Delaware School Survey data. Substance Use, Misuse and Abuse in Sussex County, Delaware and Resources for Prevention and Treatment_2012.pdf
given to inform SPF-SIG contractors of the baseline data the SPF-SIG
Evaluation Team collects, why it’s important, the data sources, and the
National Outcome Measure (NOM). Overview of Baseline Data_2012.pdf
2011 and Older
- A breakdown of the Logic Model and “Big Picture” of
SPF-SIG. Information provided on where SPF-SIG stood in 2011 and its
future directions. SPF-SIG_The Logic of Planning_2011.pdf
partnered with the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth,
and their Families to give this presentation at the GLS 2011
State/Tribal Grantee Meeting. This presentation was supported in part
by the Garrett Lee Smith State and Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Grant
Program. Exploring, Explaining, and Exposing Risk Factors and Suicide Ideation Using the YRBS_2011.pdf
- CDHS developed and gave this presentation based upon information provided by the 2010 Delaware School Health Profiles. HIV among Delaware Youth - Prevention Strategic Planning Meeting_2011.pdf
provided on prevalence of sexual risk behaviors among Delaware
adolescents utilizing data from the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Delaware Trends in Adolescent Sexual Risk Behaviors_2011.pdf
on youth alcohol and drug use and adult arrest rates created with data
from 2011 Delaware School Survey and the 2003-2008 Crime in Delaware
Report provided by the Delaware Office of Management of the Budget
Statistical Analysis Center. Delaware Youth Substance Abuse_2011.pdf
presented to the SPF-SIG Delaware Advisory Council. Presentation
covered crime trends in Delaware communities, DUI reports, trends from
the 2011 Delaware School Survey, and plans for the 2012 Delaware School
Survey. Delaware State Trends – Local Crime and School Data_2011.pdf
was a presentation by the Evaluation Team from the Center for Drug and
Health Studies to the Delaware Advisory Council for the Strategic
Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant in July 2011. This
presentation provides information on how CDHS uses data to inform
prevention priorities across the state. Using Data to Inform Delaware’s Prevention Priorities_2011.pdf
prepared by CDHS for the Delaware Department of Education. Data sources
are the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey as well as a comparison between
the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey and National Data. High School Sexual Risk Behaviors_2011.pdf
2010 Delaware School Survey forms the basis for this presentation on
the context and prevalence of bullying, with information on both
perpetration and victimization. Bullying and Cyber-bullying and Delaware Youth_2011.pdf
to the Delaware Kids Caucus. Information collected from the 2010 and
2011 Delaware School Survey and 2009 -2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveys. Growing up in Delaware- Contexts, Behaviors, and Consequences_2011.pdf
- Presentation on mortalities in Delaware due to drug overdose. Findings provided from the Delaware Health Statistics Center. Drug Overdose Mortality in Delaware_2010.pdf
- This presentation covers preliminary findings from the 2010 Delaware School Survey on Delaware 5th graders. Delaware Youth 5th Graders_2010.pdf
from the 2010 College Risk Behavior survey. This research was sponsored
by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) of the Substance
Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and by the
Delaware Council on Gambling Problems. Drinking and Other Risk Behaviors Among UD College Students_2010.pdf
- Presentation on prevalence and negative consequences from marijuana use utilizing the 2010 Delaware School Survey. Marijuana Use Among Delaware 8th Graders_2010.pdf
provided on drug threats and trends globally, with a specific focus on
Delaware. Material presented included price, street terminology, and
prevalence, among others. Delaware Specific Drug Threats and Trends_2010.pdf
on Delaware youth tobacco, prescription, and other drug use including
alcohol collected from 1999-2009 Delaware School Surveys. Delaware Youth Drug Trends_2009.pdf
of use and abuse, associated violence, and other consequences of
prescription drug use were included and based on 2006 and 2008 Delaware
School Survey data. Differentiating Youth Prescription Drug Abusers by Medical and Recreational Motives_2009.pdf
scheduled DDATA meeting presentation. Data Sources:
DataBase/DiagnosticsPlus (1989-1993); Department of Public Instruction,
1994; 1995-2009 Delaware School Survey. Prescription Drugs and Binge Drinking Among Delaware’s Youth_2009.pdf
high school students report on substance use and abuse and associated
risk behaviors and academic achievement. Presentation utilized data from
the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). Risk Behaviors and Academic Achievement_2009.pdf
presentation was given to the Delaware Advisory Council of SPF-SIG and
the Delaware Prevention Network Alliance. This presentation provides
information on the focus of prevention and intervention activities,
SPF-SIG priority substances, and the consequences associated with using
these substances. Context, Consumption, and Consequences of Alcohol, Marijuana, Prescription Painkillers and Heroin_2009.pdf
given at Delaware National Guard Readiness Center. This meeting was a
collaborative event to bring people together and discuss community
prevention and coalitions. Delaware Working Summit on Substance Abuse Prevention_2009.pdf
data from the 2007 Delaware Youth Risk Behavior Survey, this
presentation provides an overview on the unique experiences of sexual
minority youth in Delaware including this group’s increased levels of
stress and higher rates of risk behaviors. Sexual Minority Youth in Delaware_2009.pdf
is the Strategic Prevention Framework that is built on a
community-based programming model. This presentation provides an
overview of SPF-SIG from the national, state, and community levels. SPF-SIG 101.pdf
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