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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 4/23/24 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]]
Webinar/Virtual Training
DESCRIPTION This webinar will utilize a roundtable discussion format that will include the synthesis and overview of the previous three webinar as talking points and topics for deeper discussions with attendees. The facilitator will invite participants to share "real world" clinical examples and experiences based on the content from the previous learnings. Case examples, and vignettes will be utilized to further illustrate concepts around MAT, harm reduction, and the brain science of addiction. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the end of this training, participants will be able to: Explore and discuss care examples in the areas of medication for addiction treatment, harm reduction, and other evidenced based approaches. Discuss changes in treatment approaches based on eth brain science of addiction. Share specific areas from previous webinars around implementation and changes in clinical approaches and treatment planning. Will provide feedback, shared experiences and best practices with each other in a learning community environment.   It is preferred, but not required, that participants attend any of the following trainings prior to attending the roundtable discussion:  Elevating Addiction Treatment Skills and Practice through the Neurobiological Advances in Addiction (DBH & CE ATTC) Understanding Harm Reduction as a Way to Enhance Treatment Outcomes (DBH & CE ATTC) Integrating MAT and MOUD in Counseling and Recovery Support   INTENDED AUDIENCE  Professionals in the Behavior Health field PRESENTER                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Nicholas Szubiak, MSW, LCSW Nick brings more than 20 years of experience in direct service, administration, and clinical experience to the healthcare field. He is the Principal of NSI Consulting, an organization that provides support to integrated healthcare environments. Nick is the former Assistant Vice-President of Addiction and Recovery at the National Council for Behavioral Health. He has provided technical assistance, consultation and training toward bi-directional integration of behavioral health and primary care, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), SBIRT, measurement-based care, and population health management. His experience includes MAT implementation, FQHC integration models and partnerships, trauma-informed care, recovery-oriented systems of care, health homes, and developing high-functioning teams to provide integrated care to the communities they serve. His expertise also involves systems change management, leadership development, and supervisory skills. Nick is known for his heartfelt presentations and has sat on various expert panels, partnering with many organizations as a subject matter expert. Nick is an adjunct professor at the University of Hawaii, Myron B. Thomas School of Social Work. He earned his master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University.            For immediate questions, contact [email protected]                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Webinar/Virtual Training
Description: Recent data suggests that colorectal cancer rates are higher in African Americans over 50, compared to the general population, and is increasing among younger community. Research also indicates that Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is effective in using a public health approach in identifying persons with at-risk behavior for various psychosocial and potentially debilitating health conditions including colorectal cancer. This interactive (role plays, videos, large group activities) training will review evidence-based health screening tools, and considerations for culturally framing screening in communities of color. Content will also include skills practice focused on the brief intervention, and components of successful facilitation of referrals to treatment with be discussed.
Meeting
SSW ATTC Annual Advisory Board Meeting April 24, 2024 8:30am- 3:00pm  In- Person event in Austin, TX   The annual convening of the SSW ATTC Advisory Board members, stakeholders, and partners. This meeting will focus on the current needs and current services for HHS Region 6 States; AR, OK, NM, LA, and TX. We will discuss on promising practices in the field, current drug trends, planned activities and trainings hosted by the SSW ATTC and its Educational Consortium partners. It will also create valuable networking opportunities to foster relationships and promote collaborations among Region 6. *This meeting is by INVITATION ONLY.*
Webinar/Virtual Training
Description: Participants will increase awareness about sexual orientation, gender identity, and how personal biases impede care and ultimately identify how to develop an environment that is LGBT user effective. 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.
Webinar/Virtual Training
Implementing harm reduction initiatives can be challenging, and doing so in rural communities can present unique difficulties due to communication barriers, competing interests, and a lack of familiarity with the benefits of these approaches. This 90-minute webinar will provide participants with strategies to overcome these obstacles and ultimately create buy-in for harm reduction initiatives in rural communities. Healthcare providers, public servants, policy makers, elected officials, and other community members will all benefit from joining us for this presentation and discussion. Learning Objectives: Describe unique barriers to harm reduction in rural communities Identify strategies to overcome ambivalence about harm reduction initiatives Learn approaches to foster supportive and collaborative community partnerships Bio: Eric Atkinson is a retired police chief and the current city administrator for Menomonie, Wisconsin. He is the co-founder of Project Hope — a county-wide collaborative initiative that works towards abating the methamphetamine and opioid epidemic sweeping Wisconsin.
Webinar/Virtual Training
Supervision is more than tending to schedules, checking documentation, and reviewing cases. Clinical supervisors are in the unique position to assist clinicians in their ongoing clinical skill development. Adopting the concept of deliberate practice, supervisors can help clinicians implement clinical skills that may lead to better outcomes for the people they serve. These interactive sessions will guide participants in exploring current practices, focusing on skill practice to enhance supervision, and incorporating routine feedback for specific skills. Participants will practice using real- and case-examples to examine managing feedback, difficult situations, and cultural differences. WHEN: Every Wednesday, April 24 – May 29, 2024 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm Eastern OBJECTIVES: Identify “stuck points” in current clinical supervision practices – managing differences and roadblocks Explore and learn about the concepts of deliberate practice Participate in exercises that promote competency in giving performance-based feedback INTENDED AUDIENCE: Behavioral Health, Substance Use Disorders, Mental Health, and Recovery Service providers located in HHS Region 3 (Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia) Have two (2) years of experience as a clinical supervisor and understand the concepts of supervision PARTICIPANT COMMITMENT & EXPECTATIONS Access to appropriate technology to utilize Zoom videoconferencing platform (internet connection, webcam, laptop/tablet, speakers and microphone) Attend a one-hour online Orientation on April 24, 2024 Commit to 5-weeks of online training for 1.5 hours weekly from May 1 – 29, 2024 Complete weekly self-study learning activities TRAINER(S)/FACILITATOR(S): Amy Shanahan, MS, CADC THERE IS NO COST TO PARTICIPATE: The first 35 registrants will receive a waiver that covers the entire $350 cost of participation. Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full participant requirements, please defer this registration opportunity to others. Please Note: Registrants enrolled in this series are expected to attend the first two sessions (orientation and Week 1). In addition, it is expected that participants will have access to the appropriate technology in order to fully participate and be on camera at least 90% of the time. This is not a webinar series and active participation to gain/improve skills are required. Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full participant requirements, please defer this online training series opportunity to others.  Registration is not transferable to another person.  CONTINUING EDUCATION The series has been approved for a total of 13.5 contact hours (12.5 hours content instruction and one-hour orientation session) through the National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) ACEP No. 6492. No credit will be awarded for non-attendance or partial attendance.  The knowledge and skills learned should be applied within the framework of any applicable Operating and/or Credentialing regulations in your State of practice.
Webinar/Virtual Training
The New England ATTC, in partnership with the Southeastern Mental Health Authority is providing targeted TA in “Trauma Integrated Addiction Treatment” on 4/24/24 from 1:00-4:00 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]]
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]]
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