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Webinar/Virtual Training
DESCRIPTION Fully leveraging community resources will be essential to stemming the tide of opioid use disorder disparities and the associated morbidity and mortality. These issues and outcomes are embedded in a rich environment of resources and opportunities for enhancing engagement of communities at greatest risk for opioid-related deaths. Potential community-informed solutions may include community-engaged health promotion activities, which have been effective in addressing health disparities among African Americans or potentially expanding OUD treatment models to include interventions in nontraditional community settings. Clinicians and researchers are invited to attend this seminar to learn about novel approaches for partnering with communities of color to increase SUD treatment capacity. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1.Describe the critical elements involved in establishing an effective community-based addiction treatment program. 2.Discuss the importance of institutional partners establishing trusting relationships with community leaders and involving them in driving the implementation of community addiction care. 3. Explore avenues for enhancing SUD treatment capacity and recovery within African-American communities.   PRESENTER  Morgan Medlock, M.D., M.Div., MPH, is a convener, educator, and clinician who is passionate about designing equitable, community-centered behavioral health interventions. Since completing adult psychiatry and health policy training at Harvard Medical School in 2018, Morgan has served in academia, local and state government, and on a national stage, advocating for a more just system of care for marginalized populations. She is the lead editor of the volume “Racism and Psychiatry: Contemporary Issues and Interventions,” which has become a resource for anti-racism work at institutions across the country. She is also adjunct faculty at Howard University College of Medicine where she researches strategies for centering the history and experiences of communities of color in substance use disorder interventions. With additional training in divinity, Morgan has contributed to the development of a church-supported counseling center in Washington, D.C., and intensive, trauma-informed approaches for supporting adolescents in Dallas. She is an alumna of the Milbank Fund Executive Fellows Program and Commonwealth Fund Minority Health Policy Program.
Webinar/Virtual Training
DESCRIPTION This event is the second of a series of CLAS webinars presented in collaboration with the National Hispanic and Latino Center of Excellence. It will explore the development of disparities in the US and their impacts on marginalized and racialized communities. Utilizing a social justice framework the participants will learn about building health equity, cultural humility, and community engagement. This training will center the Enhanced CLAS Standards, Cultural Self-Assessments and other tools designed to improve services and eliminate health disparities. This session will focus on self-assessment.    SESSION 2  LEARNING OBJECTIVES Identify self-assessments and introspection among providers as pivotal in culturally responsive services​ Define relevant terms related to culture, and culturally responsive services​ Discuss behavioral health bias​ Identify and address implicit bias   PRESENTER                                                                  Haner Hernandez PhD, CPS, CADCII, LADCI Haner is Puerto Rican, bilingual and has worked for over 36 years in the health and human service field developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally and linguistically intelligent youth and adult health prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support programs.  He is a master trainer and facilitator and provides individualized technical assistance and support to organizations that provide Substance Use Disorder, Mental Health, Gambling prevention, intervention, and treatment and recovery support. Also, Dr. Hernández has over 3 decades of experience in delivering addiction counseling and clinical supervision to professionals in the field. Haner is a person in long-term recovery (36+ years) from addiction and is committed to eliminating health disparities by participating in processes that build equity.  He has served as a consultant to a number of local and state health departments with a focus on disparities, building health equity, addiction treatment, and recovery supports.  He also consults with and teaches a number of trainings through the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center at Brown University and the National Latino and Hispanic Center of Excellence funded by SAMHSA.   For immediate questions, contact [email protected]
Webinar/Virtual Training
Description: LGBTQIA people are much more than their sexual orientation and gender identity. This interactive webinar combines the perspectives and practices of both Cultural Humility and Motivational Interviewing, inviting participants to consider how these approaches, used in tandem, can enhance engagement and retention of LGBTQIA people. Trainer: Paul Warren, LMSW Credits: This training meets the requirements for two renewal hours (CASAC, CPP, CPS) and two initial hours (CPP, CPS) through New York State’s Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS). As an IC & RC member board, OASAS accredited courses are granted reciprocal approval by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Alcohol and Drug Counselor Committee. Many other states offer reciprocity - please check with your accrediting agency. Participants are required to attend the training in its entirety, turn on their video cameras, and actively participate to receive credit.
Face-to-Face Training
Description: Motivational interviewing is an evidence-based, conversation model for evoking and enhancing intrinsic motivation to change behaviors. In this learning community conversation, participants will discuss the core components of this model and practice using the skills of Motivational Interviewing, particularly in the context of substance use behavior change(s). Prior knowledge of Motivational Interviewing is not required. This learning community is open to everyone engaging in conversations about behavior change - educational degrees or credentials are not required.
Face-to-Face Training
Description: The effects of trauma and toxic stress can be noted in the family system when a member is actively using substances. The impact and stigma of substance use can create barriers for family members and providers to recognize and discuss life stressors including risky substance use. Eliciting unique and intimate details of these challenges from clients/patients is key to meeting behavioral health needs, and just as importantly when supporting family members at risk. This presentation will review co-occurring toxic stress and trauma in the context of family wellness and how providers can create a safe space to approach sensitive topics. The content will further inform on family engagement techniques that highlight person-centered, trauma informed strategies using recovery-oriented language to build trust and rapport.
Face-to-Face Training
Los efectos del trauma y el estrés tóxico se nota en al familia cuando uno de sus miembros consume sustancias. El impacto y el estigma del uso pueden crear barreras para que los familiars puedan reconocer el riesgo de su propio consumo. Los proveedores tambien se encuentran  amvilente de inicial una conversacion qaue esos familiares consumando,  sabiendo que ellos estan bregando con las dificultades emocionales de un queirdo usando drogas. Esta presentación revisará el estrés tóxico y el trauma concurrentes en el contexto del bienestar familiar y cómo los proveedores pueden crear un espacio seguro para abordar temas delicados. El contenido informará además sobre técnicas de participación familiar que destacan estrategias centradas en la persona e informadas sobre el trauma utilizando un lenguaje orientado a la recuperación para generar confianza y simpatía.
Face-to-Face Training
The Mid-America ATTC Leadership Institute Immersion Training takes place Monday, April 29 – Friday, May 3! Twelve Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska will engage in this in-depth program for emerging and existing behavioral health leaders. The weeklong Immersion Training provides opportunities to build community, discuss current and future challenges, network, and receive leadership advice from behavioral health experts. It will include a shadow consulting field trip to an agency that provides supportive housing, family empowerment, and therapeutic services for families with substance use disorder. Participants will also discuss their StrengthsFinder 2.0 results and attend workshops on the following topics: Leadership Fuel, Finding Harmony in the Hustle, Intentional Leadership, and Self-Care Reimagined. This is a closed training program. Visit the Leadership Institute webpage to learn more. 
Conference
Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest updates on our conference!   About this event Join Us at Building Transformational School Health for California’s Future, April 29-30 School-based health and wellness programs are key to building health and education equity for California’s children and youth. The California School-Based Health Alliance’s statewide School Health Conference in Santa Clara April 29-30 is an opportunity for health practitioners, educators, and advocates to connect and learn how to best support students with increased access to health care at school. See details and register: bit.ly/CSHAconference. Become a Member & Save on Registration Members of CSHA get an exclusive $200 discount on early bird and standard registration, along with other benefits, such as member-only webinars and toolkits. Join today! Members: Find your discount code on the members-only section of our website at bit.ly/CSHAmemberresources and apply your code during ticket selection.   FAQs Where will the conference be held? The conference will take place over two days starting on Monday, April 29, 2024, and ending on Tuesday April 30, 2024, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Will you be offering continuing education (CE) credits for any workshops? We hope to be offering CEUs for at least one of our workshops and will provide more details on the workshop and hours offered when information is confirmed. Is there a discount for the hotel where the conference will be held? Yes, we have a room block at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and you can use this link to book your room with group code G-HC24. I have a promo code. How do I use it? Click the “Tickets” button on the top right of this screen. A window will pop up with “General Admission” and the price per ticket. There is a small blue “Enter promo code” link above that. Click on the link, enter your promo code, and press apply.    
Face-to-Face Training
The New England ATTC in partnership with Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addictions Services is providing intensive technical assistance in "Basic Motivational Interviewing" on 4/29/24 from 9:00-4:30 (EST) with subject matter expert Robert Jope.  Motivational interviewing (MI) is a client-centered, evidence-based, goal-oriented method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence with the individual. This active, skill-building workshop provides participants with knowledge of the spirit, micro skills, and strategies of the model, and provides opportunities to practice the approach. [This is a private, targeted technical assistance (TA) event.  If you are interested in similar TA, please contact [email protected]]
Face-to-Face TrainingWebinar/Virtual Training
The New England ATTC, in partnership with Adcare Educational Institute of New England and the New England PTTC is providing intensive technical assistance in the  Leadership Development Program (LDP) - Cohort 10 beginning 4/29/24 with subject matter experts Lori Weaver, Peter Smith, Haner Hernandez, and Ginger Lever. The LDP focuses on key leadership skills using a range of learning methods designed to increase participant effectiveness. This program includes the use of a highly diverse, intact learning community that includes participants from across the treatment, prevention, intervention, and recovery support service continuum. Interested, current, and former participants can access information regarding the LDP broadly, meet our team, learn more about the admissions process and requirements, and apply for the program through the LDP website: https://sites.brown.edu/ldp-newengland/
Face-to-Face Training
The New England ATTC, in partnership with Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addictions Services is providing intensive technical assistance in "Intermediate Motivational Interviewing" on 4/30/24 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm with subject matter expert Robert Jope. Motivational Interviewing is a client-centered, evidence-based, goal-oriented method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence with the individual. This active, skill-building workshop provides participants with a review of the spirit and micro skills of MI, and focuses on using the strategies of the model to elicit change talk in conversation. Participants will integrate the spirit, skills, and strategies in practice conversations, and are encouraged to attend the Advanced MI workshop to develop proficiency in this method.  [This is a private, targeted technical assistance (TA) event.  If you are interested in similar TA please contact [email protected]]
Face-to-Face Training
The New England ATTC in partnership with Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addictions Services is providing intensive technical assistance in "Advanced Motivational Interviewing" on 5/1/24 from 9:00-4:30 (EST) with subject matter expert Robert Jope. This active, skill-building Motivational Interviewing (MI) workshop provides participants with an understanding of the benchmarks for competent MI practice, as well as opportunities to build skills toward those benchmarks in practice conversations. Participants will also learn to integrate Brief Action Planning into their use of MI, and are encouraged to consider ongoing training and coached practice to continue to develop their skills.  [This is a private, targeted technical assistance (TA) event.  If you are interested in similar TA please contact [email protected]]
Face-to-Face Training
The New England ATTC in partnership with the Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services is providing intensive technical assistance in "Basic Motivational Interviewing" on 5/2/24 from 9:00-4:00 (EST) with subject matter expert Robert Jope. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a client-centered, evidence-based, goal-oriented method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence with the individual. This active, skill-building workshop provides participants with knowledge of the spirit, micro skills, and strategies of the model, and provides opportunities to practice the approach. [This is a private, targeted technical assistance (TA) event.  If you are interested in similar TA, please contact [email protected]]
Face-to-Face Training
The New England ATTC in partnership with the Health Education & Training Institute is providing targeted TA in “Foundational Motivational Interviewing” on 5/3/24 with nationally renowned motivational interviewing (MI) trainer Stephen Andrew. MI is a client-centered, evidence-based method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. This two-day training will introduce how to use MI with patients with substance use and mental health diagnoses. Participants will have extensive opportunities to practice integrating MI techniques into a range of therapeutic interventions. [This is a private, targeted technical assistance (TA) event.  If you are interested in similar TA please contact [email protected]]
Virtual TA Session
A common approach in learning any complex skill is to work with experts assisting in the development of competencies. Motivational Interviewing (MI) On-the-Spot offers an opportunity to enhance practitioners’ skills and confidence in the utilization and integration of MI into practice by providing access to subject matter experts to obtain immediate feedback during a one-hour, online, open forum. Bring your questions and join in on the dialogue to increase MI knowledge and change clinical practice approaches through the utilization of an MI style of communication.   To join Motivational Interviewing OtS use the Zoom login below on the scheduled time and day: Step 1: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84298416541 Step 2: Join by Telephone (ONLY if device doesn't have a microphone built in): Phone: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 842 9841 6541
Webinar/Virtual Training
The New England ATTC in partnership with the Community Care Alliance of Rhode Island is hosting this four-part targeted TA series in "Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Substance Use and Co-occurring Disorders" on 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, and 5/28 with subject matter expert Taylor D'Addario. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and it is now recognized as the gold standard psychological treatment for this population. In addition, research has shown that it is effective in treating substance use disorders and a wide range of co-occurring mental health disorders such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders. [This is a private, targeted technical assistance (TA) event.  If you are interested in similar TA, please contact [email protected]]
Webinar/Virtual Training
This training will assist participants in understanding the fundamentals of contingency management (CM) and developing a plan for CM implementation in their organization or clinical setting. Special attention will be paid to the use of CM as a primary treatment for stimulant use disorders.     LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Learn the behavioral fundamentals foundational to CM. Learn the skills and tools needed to conduct CM. Plan for the implementation of a CM program in your practice setting.     TRAINING DATES: attend all dates from 12:30pm to 2:00pm Central Time and receive 6 NAADAC continuing education hours. May 14, 2024 May 21, 2024 May 28, 2024 June 4, 2024     CONTINUING EDUCATION: Registrants who fully attend this training will be eligible to receive 6 NAADAC-certified continuing education (CE) hours. CE certificates will be sent to qualifying participants via email within two weeks after the training.      TRAINER: Mat Roosa, LCSW-R Mat Roosa was a founding member of NIATx and has been a NIATx coach for a wide range of projects. He works as a consultant in the areas of quality improvement, organizational development, and planning, evidence-based practice implementation. His experience includes direct clinical practice in mental health and substance use services, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and human service agency administration.     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
Webinar/Virtual Training
This series takes place on May 14, 21, 28 and June 4, 2024 from 2:30 PM–4:00 PM CT. You must attend all dates to receive your certificate.     DESCRIPTION: The NIATx Change Leader Academy (CLA) is the web-based version of the popular NIATx Change Leader Academy. The CLA has given thousands of behavioral health organizations the tools to make real changes that improve their systems of care. This interactive, expert-led program includes four weekly 90-minute learning sessions. An optional organizational consultation is available following the four sessions. This training and consultation are offered at no cost and are supported by funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).     LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Participants in the virtual CLA will learn:  The NIATx principles and how they motivate positive change How to build a change team and integrate NIATx principles at the organizational level How to conduct a change project to improve a specific process within their organization     CONTINUING EDUCATION: Registrants who fully attend this event or training will be eligible to receive 6 NAADAC-certified continuing education (CE) hours. CE certificates will be sent to qualified individuals via email within two weeks after the training.       PRESENTER: Mat Roosa, LCSW-R Mat Roosa was a founding member of NIATx and has been a NIATx coach for a wide range of projects. He works as a consultant in the areas of quality improvement, organizational development, and planning, evidence-based practice implementation. His experience includes direct clinical practice in mental health and substance use services, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and human service agency administration.       The Great Lakes A/MHTTC 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.
Webinar/Virtual Training
The New England ATTC in partnership with the Community Care Alliance of Rhode Island is hosting this training on 5/15/24 from 12:00 am to 3:00 with subject matter expert Taylor D'Addario. Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is a screening and intervention tool that focuses on the one in five people who may use alcohol or drugs in unhealthy ways but who do not have a substance use disorder (i.e., dependence).  Research shows that people in this category successfully change their use with feedback and brief intervention counseling, using SBIRT methodology.  This training reviews the substance use continuum, evidence for SBIRT, and components of SBIRT. [This is a private, targeted technical assistance (TA) event.  If you are interested in similar TA please contact [email protected]]
Virtual TA Session
Virtual service delivery in the substance use and mental health treatment fields is here to stay, according to Meurer-Lynn (2023) and other notable researchers (Aafies- van Doom, et al., 2023; Shore, 2021; etc.). As such, how to blend in-person and virtual service (hybrid) delivery becomes an important question. Hybrid service delivery is a mixture of in-person sessions with videoconferencing sessions and may include phone check-ins. Hybrid service delivery models are known for providing flexibility, especially to clients with access issues, such as clients living in rural areas or those with transportation issues. Join the online consultation session every third Friday of the month to ask questions and discuss/share hybrid service delivery tips for practitioners. Examples of topics that can be discussed are: how to determine the right combination/ratio of virtual and in-person sessions; leveraging in-person and virtual (video and phone) sessions; negotiating a schedule with clients that will increase engagement, attendance, and adherence to treatment; what clinicians and administrators need to consider when initiating hybrid delivery services (e.g., reimbursement, privacy/security issues, staffing, telephone policies). To join Hybrid Service OtS use the Zoom login below on the scheduled time and day: Step 1: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/99479731969 Step 2: Join by Telephone (ONLY if device doesn't have a microphone built in): Phone: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 994 7973 1969 Continuing education hours are not provided. 
Face-to-Face Training
The New England ATTC in partnership with the Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services is providing intensive technical assistance in "Intermediate Motivational Interviewing" on 5/21/24 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with subject matter expert Robert Jope. Motivational Interviewing is a client-centered, evidence-based, goal-oriented method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence with the individual. This active, skill-building workshop provides participants with a review of the spirit and micro skills of MI, and focuses on using the strategies of the model to elicit change talk in conversation. Participants will integrate the spirit, skills, and strategies in practice conversations, and are encouraged to attend the Advanced MI workshop to develop proficiency in this method.  [This is a private, targeted technical assistance (TA) event.  If you are interested in similar TA please contact [email protected]]
Webinar/Virtual Training
Presented by: Rachael Masaitis, Idaho DHW; and Mitch Doig and Erinn McGraw, Northwest ATTC Telehealth has become more common in the healthcare world, but not everyone has access to the technology needed to use it. In Idaho, the Department of Health and Welfare led an initiative to create telehealth pods in libraries and other community spaces to help expand access to care and worked to provide funding, technical assistance, and other supports. In an effort to support these libraries and other telehealth access sites, the Center for Advancing Addiction Health Services (CAAHS) at the UW Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute (ADAI) has developed a free online toolkit with the goal of providing information that is crucial to providing safe, supportive, and accessible spaces in community settings where telehealth can be accessed. Though the toolkit is targeted at libraries implementing telehealth spaces, it can also provide useful information for clinicians who provide telehealth services and have clients who may be interested in using libraries or other "Third Spaces" for their appointments. Learning objectives: Learn about the history of the efforts in Idaho to implement telehealth pods in public spaces to support access to telehealth. Learn about the key components of the Third Space toolkit, decisions made, and key considerations identified by the CAAHS team. Learn how to navigate, access, and use the toolkit for internal needs or to support advocacy efforts in building partnerships with non-healthcare entities.
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New Ethical Dilemmas Every Thursday from May 23, 2024 to June 27, 2024 (2:00pm- 3:30pm CT) Online Enhanced Professional Learning (EPL) Series  Registration Information Coming Soon!   With the sudden onset of the coronavirus, the use of technology and social media by behavioral health and recovery support for personal and professional purposes has increased dramatically. As such, ethical and practice issues like self-disclosure in postings, unintentional boundary crossings and violations, privacy and security problems reflect just some of the new dilemmas clinicians and peer support specialists encounter frequently. Adding to the problem is a lack of definitive guidance from existing professional and ethical codes until recently. This in-depth, online learning series will address common ethical dilemmas behavioral health and peer support specialists face related to the use of technology, social networking sites, and web-based search engines. Case scenarios, PowerPoint slides, and activities will be used to highlight these dilemmas and encourage discussions among participants related to: 1) Ethics, competency, and the use of technology in the time of COVID-19; 2) Digital Novice vs. Digital Pro; 3) HIPAA and 42CRF Part II considerations for texting, email, and videoconferencing; 4) Use of social media and potential ethical pitfalls; 5) Employer/employee issue with technology ; and 6) Applying ethical decision-making models with ethical dilemmas. This online learning series will provide instruction, learning activities, and self-study as well as interactive discussions/activities, videos, feedback, and articles. This EPL is hosted by NFARtec, a partner with the SSW ATTC.   
Webinar/Virtual Training
The New England ATTC in partnership with the Community Care Alliance of Rhode Island is hosting this training on 6/4/24 and 6/11/24 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm with subject matter expert Taylor D'Addario. This interactive and experiential presentation offers an overview of the impact of trauma on the recovery process from a social, biological, psychological, and spiritual perspective and will provide clinicians with skills to work with people affected by trauma throughout their recovery, as well as, understanding the conceptual framework of trauma-informed practice. [This is a private, targeted technical assistance (TA) event.  If you are interested in similar TA, please contact [email protected]]
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