Virtual Workshops via Zoom 



Wendi McMullen 
Rainbow Days, Inc. 

Join us for the

May Virtual Workshops  

Rainbow Days Training is pleased to announce our May Virtual Workshops. 

We are excited to bring you four phenomenal workshops we know you won't want to miss!  

Time: All workshops are from 10am-12pm (CDT) 

Cost: $35 per 2-hour workshop

CEs: You will receive 2 CEs for each completed 2-hour workshop 

Workshop Descriptions & Details

Thursday, May 6th

Suicide Prevention: The Intersection of Suicide, Substance Misuse and Mental Health

Mitchell Moore, BAT, LCDC, ADC, ACPS

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) have identified risk and protective factors for suicide. The cross walk between suicide, substance abuse & depression will be examined. The SPRC has identified steps to take immediately after a community or school suicide takes place. These steps will be explored to prevent contagion. 

 Almost anyone can take action to help prevent suicide. By understanding warning signs and your role as a professional you may be able to intervene before self-harming behavior is enacted. 2 CEs

Thursday, May 13th

Vaping: The New Social Phenomenon 

Julie Stevens, MPS, ACPS, ICPS

Recent research has found that the use of e-cigarettes among youth surpasses the use of tobacco cigarettes for the first time, and that teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to initiate the use of combustible tobacco.  Youth are exposed to e-cigarette advertising from multiple sources, including advertising in retail stores, the internet, movies, newspapers and magazines. 

This workshop discusses the mechanics of electronic cigarettes, various e-liquids and the comparison of toxicants emitted by smoking combustible tobacco versus e-cigarette aerosol.  Perceived benefits of vaping such as use as an aid to quit smoking, adverse effects of vaping, and risk of fires, explosions and other battery-related malfunctions will be discussed. 

Finally, the emergence of electronic cigarettes has given marijuana smokers a new method of inhaling cannabinoids and other types of psychoactive drugs.  The workshop will discuss perceived benefits of vaping over smoking marijuana, and the methods of vaping ground marijuana head tops, cannabis wax (BHO) or cannabis e-liquid.  The new culture of vaping can weaken the efficiency of anti-smoking campaigns.  New technology can attract young people and thwart cannabis prevention efforts.  Prevention specialists must encounter this new social phenomenon with eyes wide open.  2 CEs (ATOD Specific)

Tuesday, May 18th

Helping Support Families During COVID 

Dr. Marcia Baker Ph.D., LPC, LCDC, ACPS

This workshop will provide participants the ability to understand the stressors that families are in during the pandemic and provide specific tools to assist them. 2 CEs

Tuesday, May 25th

The Disease of Addiction

Gyna Juarez, MPA, ACPS

According to the United States Surgeon’s General Report: Facing Addiction in America, 90% of people with substance use disorders will not get the treatment they need. Addiction is defined as a chronic disease, so why aren’t we treating it as one. This workshop will look at the stigma and language associated with addiction as well as the changes being made to help reduce stigma. This workshop will also review signs and symptoms of possible substance use disorder as they relate to alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drugs resources and conclude with a discussion around resources to recovery.  2 CEs (ATOD Specific)

 About Our Speakers

Dr. Marcia Baker has a Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialty in Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine. She is a Licensed Psychologist with Provisional Status, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist and Registered Yoga Teacher. She is currently owner of Third Coast Counseling and Wellness where she is a practicing therapist. In addition, she is a college professor, and coordinator of a federal grant for mental health services with Santa Maria Hostel, Bonita House. She utilizes her education and experience to provide a holistic approach when treating emotional/physical health issues for all ages. 


Gyna Juarez, MPA, ACPS is an Advance Certified Prevention Specialist (ACPS) and is the PRC Senior Director with the San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Awareness (SACADA). Gyna has been with SACADA since 2004 and in 2011, became a Texas Prevention Trainer, educating prevention specialist all over Texas on Prevention E  thics, Advance Prevention Ethics and the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST).  Gyna is also a part-time adjunct faculty with San Antonio College teaching DAAC 2306 (SA Prevention I) and DAAC 2353 (SA Prevention II) with the Human Service Department. In 2020, Gyna was awarded the Texas Prevention Professional of the Year from the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals.

Mr. Mitchell Moore, BAT, LCDC, ADC, ACPS is a dynamic educator who has a passion for training people and serves those who serve by designing and delivering training in Texas and across America.

He is an advanced certified prevention specialist and licensed chemical dependency counselor who has extensive experience working with youth and families in both prevention and recovery settings. He has served as a counselor, prevention specialist and executive director of a charitable organization for 19 years.

In 2019, he was awarded the Texas Prevention Specialist of the Year. He is currently an independent contractor, a beekeeper, and volunteers his time as a board member for Prevention Training Services.


Julie Stevens is  an Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist and was a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor for 20 years.  She is currently Member At Large of the Board of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium. Ms. Stevens serves on the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals and is chair of the Prevention Subcommittee.  She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Baylor University and a Masters of Prevention Science from the University of Oklahoma. In addition, Ms. Stevens is an adjunct professor for the University of Oklahoma College of Liberal Studies. 


Registration Tips

  • YOU MAY ONLY REGISTER ONCE. So please select all the March Workshops you wish to attend before completing the registration process.
  • Read through the complete list of Workshop offerings and choose ALL the Workshops you wish to attend. Please be sure and check your calendar availability for each date and time. 
  • Once your workshop selection is complete, click "submit." Please note: once you click "submit" you are no longer able to make changes to your Workshop selections. 
  • Upon submission, you will be asked to select your payment option. Once you pay you are REGISTERED! You will receive an email to confirm your registration. This email will NOT contain specific workshop information, so mark your calendar prior to paying. 
  • THE DAY PRIOR to each scheduled Workshop, you will receive an email with the Zoom login information and any relevant Handouts. 
  • When the Workshop is completed and attendance is verified, you will receive an email with a link to the Workshop Evaluation. 
  • Once the Evaluation is completed and submitted, you will receive your 2 hour CE certificate within two weeks.