Participants in this training will receive an overview of the ASAM criteria, and learn to evaluate results of assessments then apply ASAM criteria to determine the appropriate level of care needed. Using case studies, individuals will get the chance to utilize the learned skills to develop detailed assessments and treatment plans. The day will end with an overview of the Vermont Department of Health Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs Impaired Driver Intervention Program.
•Presents effective verbal de-escalation strategies of individuals who are in crisis or have mental health difficulties.
•Discusses family crisis planning and intervention strategies and identify helpful resources.
•Updates conference attendees on the ongoing opioid epidemic and the innovative DPH/BSAS, law enforcement, behavioral responses to it.
•Provides an overview of autism and the most vital issues that a first responder needs to know, including services now available.
•Discusses identification of veterans in crisis, and what are most useful as crisis prevention tools and verbal de-escalation strategies with them.
•Presents innovative and effective program models of law enforcement and provider collaboration and intervention with the intransigent homeless population.
Trauma informed care is a practice framework that recognizes the presence of trauma and its impact, and how to effectively minimize its effects without causing additional trauma. This interactive course covers definitions of trauma and trauma-informed care, explores the impact of trauma on our client populations, looks at how trauma impacts brain development, outlines screening and assessment for trauma, and strategies to apply in prevention and treatment.