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Upcoming Events

July 29, 2016
The Four A's to Life's Recovery: A Self Care Workshop for Providers
Chicago, IL 
August 5, 2016
Increasing Hepatitis C Knowledge for Behavioral Health and Medical Providers
Chicago, IL 
August 12, 2016
Illinois Association for Medication Assisted Addiction Treatment (IAMAAT) 2016 Conference
Effective Strategies For Treating Opioid Use Disorders: Coming Together To Build Skills And Reclaim Lives
Chicago, IL

Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Building a Culture of Recovery through Coaches and Peers As part of the 2016 Behavioral Health Webinar Series
Presented by: Jesse Heffernan, Certified Recovery Coach & Consultant, Helios Addiction Recovery Services
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Substance Use in Pregnancy 
The webinar will review adverse effects of controlled substances during pregnancy; potential treatments; and ethical issues. 
Presented by: Randall Brown, MD, PhD, FASAM, University of Wisconsin Dept. of Family Medicine
Wednesday, August 24
Reducing Youth Tobacco Use As part of the 2016 Behavioral Health Webinar Series
Presented by: Chelsea Stover, Program Coordinator, Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation
Wednesday, September 28
Opioids As part of the 2016 Behavioral Health Webinar Series
Presented by: Mark Lim MD, FASAM, Northlakes Community Clinic in Ashland WI 

Lunch & Learn Webinar Series
A Provider's Introduction to Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals (2nd Edition)
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT.  
Presented by: Jesse Heffernan, Professional Recovery Coach & Consultant.
CEUs: If you are requesting CEUs, we are offering 1.0 NAADAC CEU for $5.00 after attending each webinar. Earn up to 6 CEUs!
August 2
Addressing Issues of Cultural Humility 
August 9
Addressing the Needs of Transgender Individuals
August 16
Addressing the Needs of Lesbian Women
August 23
Addressing the Needs of Gay Men and Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)
August 30
Addressing the Needs of Bisexual Individuals
September 6
Considerations for Clinical Work with LGBT Individuals

Using Our Knowledge to Provide Trauma Informed Care Treatment Services: A 3-Part Series

Trauma is the expectation, rather than the exception, among a majority of the populations referred for behavioral healthcare services with 90% of mental health clients having been exposed to trauma.  We need to presume clients we serve have a history of traumatic stress and exercise "universal precautions" by creating systems of care that are trauma-informed (Hodas, 2005).  In order to avoid the re-traumatization of clients it is necessary for organizations to understand the complexity of trauma.  This 3-part "Trauma Informed Care" hybrid series is designed to raise awareness, education, inform, and move participants from a working knowledge to focusing on the impact of trauma on families and communities and potential treatment mechanisms.  The 3-part series builds upon each session. If you missed a session please, watch recording before attending next session. 
Part I: Trauma and Trauma Informed Care Defined
Thursday, July 28
Online Webinar
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CDT
This awareness raising webinar explores and provides an understanding of trauma's impact within our society, workforce, families, and communities.
Fee: This webinar is FREE to attend.
CEUs: 1.5 NAADAC CEUs for $5.00 fee
Part II: The Prevalence of Trauma in Families & Community
Thursday, August 25
Virtual Conference
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
This virtual conference begins with an opening plenary followed by a virtual workshop session from one of the following: Trauma in Women/Children, Trauma in Men, and Trauma in Veterans
Registration Coming Soon!
Part III: Practicing Trauma Informed Care: Using Our Trauma-Informed Knowledge To Provide Treatment Services and Self-Care
Wednesday, Sept 28
Face to Face & Recorded
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CDT
This session will use newly gained knowledge of Trauma and its impact in several ways to allow each participants attending to determine a suitable Evidence-based Practices (EBP) based on skills and abilities as well as sustainability when there is no funding.  
Registration Coming Soon!

New Great Lakes ATTC Product in partnership with TASC, Inc. 

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in a Criminal Justice Context: An Implementation Brief for Community Supervision