Welcome to NeC-ATTC - Live Webinar Archive

NeC-ATTC now offers training via live webinar on a range of public health and behavioral health issues relevant to workforce development for human services providers from a range of disciplines. Courses are generally three-hours in length, delivered in two segments (1.5 hours each). In order to encourage participation and in the process enhance the learning experience, webinars are designed to be highly interactive by incorporating polling questions, whiteboards, question chat boxes, and other strategies consistent with adult learning principles.

Reducing the Harm of Alcohol Use


Diana Padilla
Program Manager/Sr. Trainer
padilla@ndri.org

More than 136.9 million people in the United States over 12 years of age, currently drink alcohol. A major portion of these persons don’t meet the criteria of alcohol use disorder but are at risk of developing serious health problems and other social consequences.
 
This interactive 2-part webinar series will review the risks associated with excessive alcohol consumption, impact of alcohol on the body, population based differences in drinking patterns, and the importance of using evidence-based screening tools and culturally informed approaches when using harm reduction strategies to address risk behavior. We will also review a case study for participants to explore and practice potential strategies to apply. 

Goal: This training will give providers an overview of the impact of alcohol consumption of at-risk drinking levels and harm reduction strategies can help modify behavior.

Part One
Recorded Live: August 17, 2018

Objectives:
  • State prevalence of alcohol use in the US.
  • List health risks and consequences associated with alcohol misuse.
  • Identify factors that contribute to alcohol consumption for  special populations and considerations for counseling.
  • List and define at-risk drinking levels.
  • Define terms such as 'alcohol proof' and a 'standard drink'.
  • Define what is 'low risk drinking' according to NIAAA.
Download Reducing the Harm of Alcohol Use - Part One pdf
Part Two
Recorded Live: August 24, 2018

Objectives:
  • List factors that make a person more/or less likely to drink to excess, to seek treatment for an alcohol problem..
  • Identify evidence-based alcohol screening tools.
  • List reasons for conducting culturally informed.
  • Define harm reduction.
  • List and practice ham reduction strategies.
  • Case study practice.

HIV/AIDS Today:  What You Need to Know When Providing Services to Individuals with HIV/AIDS


Mary McCarty-Arias, M.A., CRC
Program Manager/Sr. Trainer
mccarty-arias@ndri.org
 
There have been important advancements in the field of HIV, which will change the lives of persons with HIV/AIDS. This course will review the basics of HIV/AIDS; discuss information about treatment adherence and the importance of following the medication regimen. It will also describe the newest information for people with HIV/AIDS: U=U (Undetectable vs. Untransmittable). This change may lower the stigma for persons with HIV/AIDS and provide them with opportunities to live a more fulfilling life.

Goals:
  • Increase knowledge about HIV/AIDS from definition, transmission and treatment adherence.
  • Review information about the important advancements in HIV prevention: U=U, PreP, and PEP.
Part One
Recorded Live: August 7, 2018


Objectives:
  • Define HIV/AIDS
  • State how HIV is transmitted and not transmitted
  • Identify fluids that contain enough HIV to infect another person
  • Review parts of the immune system.

Part Two
Recorded Live: August 14, 2018


Objectives:
  • Describe the terms “viral load” and “CD4”
  • Define HIV treatment adherence & why it is important
  • List reasons people adhere to medications & barriers to adherence
  • Describe the latest information U=U (Undetectable vs. Untransmittable) & what that means for people with HIV
  • State the purpose of PrEP & how it is used in HIV prevention
  • State the purpose of PEP & how it is also used in HIV prevention

Cultural Competence:  A Modality for Practice


Diana Padilla
Program Manager/Sr. Trainer
padilla@ndri.org

Working with persons from diverse backgrounds in any discipline requires that professionals engage in a culturally responsive manner that can enhance the clinical processes used to provide individualized treatment and health care. This interactive 2-part webinar (90 minutes each) will present on the importance of acknowledging our own values & beliefs, how bias and microaggressions can impact persons of marginalized communities, the influence of consumer culture on engagement and recovery process, and culturally informed approaches to enhance collaboration and increase the likelihood of successful outcomes. 

Goal: To enhance practitioner effectiveness with diverse populations by increasing cultural awareness and competency skills set.

Part One
Recorded Live: June 15, 2018

Objectives:
  • Describe how cultural filters can impact on perception of client motivation and behavior.
  • Identify how bias attitudes lead to micro aggressions and its potential impact on consumers of diverse backgrounds. 
  • List strategies to identify and address implicit bias and increase provider efficacy.

Part Two
Recorded Live: June 22, 2018

Objectives:
  • Identify culturally informed strategies that augment professional and consumer communication including recovery based language. 
  • Outline a person oriented approach that culturally informs and supports the consumer’s recovery process.

MSM, Methamphetamines & HIV


Mary McCarty-Arias, M.A., CRC
Program Manager/Sr. Trainer
mccarty-arias@ndri.org


Crystal methamphetamine use has increased among MSM of Color in New York City in the past few years. This webinar will introduce participants to crystal methamphetamine use among MSM. It will describe crystal meth, reasons why MSM of Color are using it, the effect of crystal meth on HIV, routes of administration, pharmacology, and treatment options. Crystal methamphetamine use has increased among MSM of Color in New York City in the past few years. This webinar will introduce participants to crystal methamphetamine use among MSM. It will describe crystal meth, reasons why MSM of Color are using it, the effect of crystal meth on HIV, routes of administration, pharmacology, and treatment options.

Part One
Recorded LIve: June 14, 2018

Objectives:
  1. List reasons why MSM of Color are using crystal methamphetamine.
  2. Describe what crystal meth is and look at the perceived benefits and risks of using it.
  3. State some information about neurochemistry as it applies to crystal meth.
Download MSM, Methamphetamines & HIV Part One pdf

Part Two
Recorded Live: June 21, 2018

Objectives:
  1. Describe routes of administration (how people are using the drug).
  2. State reasons about what influences the effects of a drug.
  3. Review club drugs that may be mixed with crystal meth.
  4. Review the DSM-5 diagnosis of substance use disorders.
  5. State at least 4 options for harm reduction.
  6. Define treatment for crystal meth and some considerations for MSM going into treatment.

Medicated Assisted Treatment:    Enhancing the Potential for Recovery 


Diana Padilla
Program Manager/Sr. Trainer
pa
dilla@ndri.org
 
This two-part webinar will review SUD diagnosis criteria, the impact of SUD on the brain and compulsivity factor, as well as specific signs and symptoms for alcohol and opioid use disorders (AUD, OUD). The content will further explain how medicated assisted treatment (MAT) works, why it’s the most effective treatment for OUD and AUD, and will include points for providers to effectively inform clients on how MAT increases a person’s opportunity for access and sustain recovery.

Part One
Recorded Live: June 4, 2018

Goals:
To inform on how medicated assisted treatment works (MAT), and the factors to consider when supporting and communicating its benefits to clients/patients.
 
The Science and Perspectives:
  • Review current statistics and regional patterns of alcohol and opioid use.
  • Identify and address misconceptions and stigma to MAT.
  • Identify ways of how substance use affects neurological processes and resulting in consequent compulsiveness of use.
  • Review the impact of negative and positive reinforcement on the reward pathway.
  • Define bi-phasic responses of alcohol consumption.
  • List behavioral indicators of use and withdrawal from alcohol and opioids.

Part Two
Recorded LIve: June 11, 2018

Goals:
To inform on how medicated assisted treatment works (MAT), and the factors to consider when supporting and communicating its benefits to clients/patients.

The Evidence Base of MAT as a Pathway to Recovery:
  • List barriers to MAT.
  • List goals of medicated assisted treatment and different medications available.
  • Describe how MAT addresses the physiological symptoms of alcohol and opioid use disorders.
  • Describe how MAT facilitates pathways to recovery and how to communicate MAT benefits to clients.

Addiction Counselor Ethics


Mary McCarty-Arias, M.A., CRC
Program Manager/Sr. Trainer
mccarty-arias@ndri.org
 
This two-part webinar will review the Ethics Code for Counselors. Topics include: definitions and foundations of ethics, principles and problem areas, professional responsibility and counselor considerations. Confidentiality will also be reviewed. There will be case studies, discussion, and information on technology and ethics.

Part One
Recorded LIve: June 3, 2018

Agenda:
  • Definitions
  • NAADAC Code of Ethics
  • Describe ethical principles
  • Identify specific issues most frequently resulting in misconduct.

Part Two
Recorded LIve: June 10, 2018

Agenda:
  • Continuation of NAADAC Code of Ethics.
  • Most Common Violations.
  • Ethics and Wellness.
Objectives:
  • Complete the NAADAC Code of Ethics.
  • Identify specific issues most frequently resulting in misconduct.
  • Identify ways to deal with unethical behavior.
  • Review ethics and wellness.

Professional Boundaries for Peer Advocates

 
Mary McCarty-Arias, M.A., CRC
Program Manager/Sr. Trainer
mccarty-arias@ndri.org
 
Professional boundaries set the parameters of effective and appropriate interaction between professionals and the persons they serve. They protect clients or patients as well as the provider. This course will discuss professionalism and ethics, dual relationships, how to build a safe working environment and maintain professional boundaries that are essential for practice and achieving client goals.Professional Boundaries for Peer Advocates

Part One
Recorded LIve: April 24, 2018


Agenda:
  • Module 1 - Training Overview and Introductions - Roles & Responsibilities of a Peer Advocate.
  • Module 2 - Code of Ethical & Professional Conduct.
Objectives:
  • Define peer advocate responsibilities.
  • Describe the difference between peer advocates, counselors and sponsors.
  • List at least 4 categories in the Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct.

Part Two
Recorded Live: May 1, 2018

Agenda:
  • Module 3 - Boundaries
  • Module 4 - Professionalism
  • Module 5 - Dual Relationships
  • Module 6 - General Guidelines
Objectives:
  • Define Boundaries

Cultural Elements with Hispanic Adolescents


Diana Padilla
Program Manager/Sr. Trainer
pa
dilla@ndri.org
 
Hispanic adolescents in the US tend to grow up with intersecting Latino and American cultures. Addressing maladaptive behavior with Latino youth encourages a culturally informed approach that integrates an ecological understanding of their world and the factors that influences their behavior. Some of these can include substance use disorders, mental health concerns, family dysfunction, adolescent development stages.

Part One
Recorded Live: March 23, 2018

Objectives:
  • Fundamentals of adolescent development and identity formation through a Hispanic and Latino cultural lens.
  • Explore the developing adolescent influences of two (or more) cultures using an ecological perspective.
  • Identify Latino adolescent strengths and build resiliency through engagement and effective communication.

Part Two
Recorded Live: March 30, 2018

Objectives:
  • Culturally informed process to integrate Hispanic adolescent culture and development stage into the clinical assessment.
  • Critical Issues for working with substance using Hispanic adolescents.
  • Identify evidence based and strength based strategies for Hispanic adolescent; practice skills.

Trauma Informed Care:  A Training for Treatment Providers


Mary McCarty-Arias, M.A., CRC
Program Manager/Sr. Trainer
mccarty-arias@ndri.org
 
Trauma Informed Care is a practice framework that helps providers to understand and treat clients who have experienced trauma.
This webinar will cover definitions of trauma and trauma informed care, explore the impactof trauma on our client populations, look
at how trauma impacts on brain development, and address strategies to apply in prevention and treatment.
 
Part One
Recorded Live: March 7, 2018

Objectives:
We explore the personal experience of an event that involves actual or threatened death or serious injury. The person’s response involves intense fear, horror, and helplessness.
 
Goals:
  • Providers understand the scope of trauma, definitions, and impact of trauma on their clients.
  • Review a large scale study that demonstrated that adverse childhood experiences have a significant impact on future health concerns.
  • Increase knowledge about “Trauma Informed Care”.
Recorded Live: March 8, 2018


Goals:
Helps us understand how we evaluate & reflect on our practice to avoid re-traumatizing our clients.
Systems approach; how trauma impacts clients; ensuring safety in all interactions and physical space.
  • Describe how trauma affects the brain.
  • List at least 5 symptoms of trauma that a provider might see.
  • List at least 5 triggers for trauma.

For more information contact:
Tri Cisek Chaple at: tchaple@ndri.org