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U.S. Hispanic/Latino Street Gang Workshop

Due to popular demand, we will provide an additional workshops in April/May 2016 for Chicago, IL.  This workshop has a limited participant capacity, please sign up today.  Date(s) will be announced end of February 2016. We will accept participants by first come, first serve basis. 

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2016 Behavioral Health Webinar Series

Counseling African Americans with Substance Use Disorder

February 25, 2016

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Central Time
(10 AM PT/ 11 AM MT/ 1 PM ET)
Fee: Webinar is free to attend.
CEUs: 1.5 NAADAC CEUs for $5.00

Webinar participants will be introduced to tools that will enable them to work more effectively with chemically dependent African Americans with substance use disorders.

Participants will be introduced to: Strategies for engaging African Americans in addictions treatment within the first 5 minutes of contact; strategies for overcoming barriers to mistrust; effective cross-cultural counseling; culturally-specific approaches; and how to partner with indigenous healers in the African American community to promote recovery.

Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC
Mr. Sanders, is an International speaker in the Behavioral Health Field whose presentations have reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada and the Caribbean Islands. A lecturer at The University of Chicago, Mark is the author of five books, including, "Treating the African American Male Substance Abuser" and "Counseling Chemically Dependent African American Women". He has had two stories published in the New York Times Best Selling Book Series Chicken Soup for the Soul.


Building Partnerships with Primary Care

Great Lakes ATTC was featured in the Illinois Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA) Health Source 2015. 
Article preview: Great Lakes ATTC has made a concerted effort to expand its partnerships to health care providers for a number of years demonstrated by work with the Illinois SBIRT project for the past eight years, the SBIRT for Medical Residents project with ACCESS Community Health Network and current partnerships with regional Primary Care Associations (PCAs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). READ MORE

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