The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.
Register to join us on the first Tuesday of each month from 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Central (11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Eastern). Each session will feature a new expert presenter.
Alcohol is STILL a drug. The opioid crisis, increase in stimulant misuse, and marijuana legalization dominate the news— yet alcohol remains the number one substance causing health, social, legal and financial problems throughout the US. While this series will focus on the hopefulness of recovery from alcohol use disorder, we’ll also take a deep dive into what we know about the full impact of alcohol overuse and the ways it affects every person in the US.
Gabriela Zapata-Alma, LCSW, CADC
Gabriela Zapata-Alma, LCSW, CADC, is the Associate Director at the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health, as well as a lecturer at the University of Chicago, where they direct the Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor Training Program. Gabriela brings over 15 years of experience supporting people impacted by structural and interpersonal violence and their traumatic effects through evidence-based clinical, housing, resource advocacy, and HIV-specific integrated care programs. Currently, Gabriela authors best practices, leads national capacity-building efforts, and provides trauma-informed policy consultation to advance health equity and social justice.
SERIES LEARNING OBJECTIVES
These are the overall learning objectives for the full 10-session series:
- Summarize the current impacts of problematic alcohol use in various/special populations, including pregnant women, youth, rural, and minority populations.
- Assess and prioritize alcohol reduction efforts in targeted settings.
- Describe the current efforts to curb problematic alcohol use, including best practices in providing treatment.
Certificates of attendance will be emailed to all participants who attend the sessions in full.
All sessions in this series will be held on the first Tuesday of each month from 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Central. There will be a new expert presenter for every session.
September 7, 2021
October 5, 2021
November 2, 2021
December 7, 2021
January 4, 2022 - NO SESSION
February 1, 2022
March 1, 2022
April 5, 2022
May 3, 2022
June 7, 2022
July 5, 2022 - NO SESSION
August 2, 2022