Upcoming Trainings & Events

Join us for 4 free, virtual town hall gatherings featuring keynote speakers, Q&As, and a dialogue about what we can do before it’s too late.

Covid-19 Impact on Addiction Treatment: Survey Findings & Implications - October 22, 2020

Join a collaborative discussion between Peter Thomas, Director of Quality Assurance at NAATP, and Reyna Taylor, VP of Public Policy and Advocacy at NCBH, as they review findings from their respective COVID-19 Impact Surveys, which polled the addiction field to measure the myriad ways the pandemic has affected treatment organizations. Presenters will begin by discussing the “big picture” takeaways for treatment to date, offer detailed datapoints gathered from survey responses, and wrap up by empowering attendees to take action and advocate for the near- and long-term stability and success of the addiction treatment field.

Register

Date:
October 22, 2020
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
FREE
Serving LGBTQ Adolescents - October 22, 2020

More and more, today’s youth are openly self-identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, questioning their sexuality and gender identity, Intersex, Asexual, Two-spirited (LGBTQIA2+). Though recently there has been a lot of dialogue regarding systemic oppression and other traumas based on culture and race and over the past ten years significant inroads have been made to increase awareness and competency in matters of culture and race, LGBTQIA2+ youth are oftentimes overlooked or excluded from the discussion. Join the upcoming webinar to learn more about the LGBTQIA2+ youth population, cultural implications and programmatic considerations.

Register

Date:
October 22, 2020
Time:
2:30 pm
Cost:
FREE
Community Partner Training Series: Understanding Addiction & Recovery For Improved Engagement - October 23, 2020

This course will provide foundational understanding of the grueling process of recovery. Participants will learn about behaviors of addiction, why do people return to use under such severe circumstances, and stages of recovery, plus more. The mission of this course is to provide foundational, essential information for passionate child welfare workers to understand addiction as a disease, engagement with a parent who suffers from Substance Use Disorder, as well as the families who suffer with them, and improve outcomes for families. In this course you will also learn that improved outcomes can be achieved by all community partners learning about recovery from those who survived it. Participants can take 1 class for $35.00 or all 5 for $125.00.

First class September 18th 9AM-12PM: Understanding Behaviors of Addiction. REGISTER

Second class October 9th 9AM-12PM: Understanding Return To Use & Reuse Prevention. REGISTER

Third class October 23 9AM-12PM: The History Of Biases in Addiction. REGISTER

Fourth class November 6TH 9AM-12PM: Pathways of Recovery & Recovery Capitol REGISTER

Fifth class December 3rd 9AM-12PM: Motivational Interviewing Foundations. REGISTER

To REGISTER for all 5 classes for $125.00

Date:
October 23, 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$35.00 Per Training or package price of $125.00 (all 5 classes)
Assessment & Treatment of Co-occurring Personality Disorders: An Advanced Training For SUD Clinicians - October 26, 2020

This course is designed to specifically address how to diagnose and assess for the presence of Personality Disorders among the co-occurring patient population.  The course content is intended to advance the understanding of how to administer a diagnostic assessment for this population and how it drives treatment planning. Information on the biological and environmental influences will be discussed; as well as, how to utilize diagnostic guidelines and differential diagnosis and its implications on the treatment planning process.   As a result of this training participants will learn how to effectively determine a differential diagnosis for the current 10 personality disorders listed in the DSM-5; with emphasis on BPD, HPD, NPD and ASPD.  They will also learn how to assess and differentiate which symptoms of addiction are most often driven by personality pathology; learn which symptoms of addiction among this co-occurring population that are most associated with relapse; and learn how to apply co-occurring assessment information into effective treatment planning and relapse prevention goals. To Register

Date:
October 26, 2020
Time:
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
NHADACA Members $65.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC $70.00
Non-members $75.00
Non-members with NASW/NBCC $80.00
Communicate Effectively - October 26, 2020

Join us for this 2 Hour Workshop! Whether you’re giving a presentation, speaking in front of a team, or just want to have better one-on-one dialogue, it’s important to know what you want to convey, and how. This course helps you become a more effective communicator by teaching you to build rapport and positive relationships, become a better listener, honor diversity, and adapt your message for your audience.

Register

Date:
October 26, 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$249.00
Unintended Consequences of the Cannabis Panacea: What Addiction Specialists Need to Know - October 28, 2020

This webinar will provide an overview of issues related to cannabis legalization, including: federal limitations on research, variations in potency and routes of administration, adverse impacts on vulnerable populations, current evidence for treating opioid addiction and public safety risks such as driving under the influence. The session will conclude with tips and resources for addressing this issue with patients and their families.

The CE certificate for this webinar will be available after the webinar takes place. NAADAC Members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $15 processing fee to access the quiz. Upon passing the CE quiz, a CE Certificate will be immediately available to download in your profile.

This webinar is presented by NAADAC. To register, click here.

Date:
October 28, 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
VIRTUAL
Cost:
FREE
Alcohol Use Disorder In The Shadows: “Rethinking Drinking” - November 5, 2020

The purpose of this training is to highlight the extent of misperceptions about what constitutes “low-risk” vs. “high-risk” alcohol consumption. Make no mistake, we are in the midst of an alcohol epidemic.  And there is a strong relationship with Opioid use.  Social drinking has increased dramatically since the early 1990s, accompanied by a similar increase in problem drinking and alcohol use disorder, especially among women and minorities. The alcohol-related death rate for women increased 85% from 2007 to 2017! This training will address current trends, binge drinking, and Severe AUD.   As well as assessment and treatment including Medicated assisted treatment for AUD, such as Antabuse, Naltrexone and other medications.

 As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

·         Identify the current trend in alcohol Use disorder from mild to severe

·         Discuss the neurobiology in the development of an AUD

·         List the medical consequences of acute and chronic AUD

·         Describe the assessment criteria for determining appropriate level of care for the management of alcohol withdrawal

·         Review best practices for aftercare and continued recovery

To Register

Date:
November 5, 2020
Time:
8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$25.00
with NASW/NBCC $30.00
Community Partner Training Series: Understanding Addiction & Recovery For Improved Engagement - November 6, 2020

This course will provide foundational understanding of the grueling process of recovery. Participants will learn about behaviors of addiction, why do people return to use under such severe circumstances, and stages of recovery, plus more. The mission of this course is to provide foundational, essential information for passionate child welfare workers to understand addiction as a disease, engagement with a parent who suffers from Substance Use Disorder, as well as the families who suffer with them, and improve outcomes for families. In this course you will also learn that improved outcomes can be achieved by all community partners learning about recovery from those who survived it. Participants can take 1 class for $35.00 or all 5 for $125.00.

First class September 18th 9AM-12PM: Understanding Behaviors of Addiction. REGISTER

Second class October 9th 9AM-12PM: Understanding Return To Use & Reuse Prevention. REGISTER

Third class October 23 9AM-12PM: The History Of Biases in Addiction. REGISTER

Fourth class November 6TH 9AM-12PM: Pathways of Recovery & Recovery Capitol REGISTER

Fifth class December 3rd 9AM-12PM: Motivational Interviewing Foundations. REGISTER

To REGISTER for all 5 classes for $125.00

Date:
November 6, 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$35.00 Per Training or package price of $125.00 (all 5 classes)
The Twelve Core Functions- An Overview - November 12, 2020

This workshop provides an overview of the 12 core functions for substance use counselors.  It is created for new counselors working toward credentialing.  The core functions discussed will be screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, reports and record keeping and consultation.  It will also include discussion of the related global criteria of substance use counseling. Participants will be shown the value of each function, how they are interrelated, and form an understanding of how they apply to clinical practice.   Participants will define the role of the twelve core functions within counseling practice; understand the interrelated aspects of the core functions and global criteria and develop a better understanding of the core functions in the counseling process. To Register

Date:
November 12, 2020
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$35.00
with NASW/NBCC $40.00
HIV: Let’s Face It. We can’t afford another crisis. Harm Reduction & Rural Health; Taking Action For Our Communities - November 17, 2020

Please join us virtually for some or all of these Free Community Conversations where you will be able to ask, listen, participate, and be heard. Each 2-hour long session includes the following expert speakers, Questions & Answers (Q&A) section, and a community conversation conducted by NH Listens:


Speakers: Jess Wisocky, ARPN PrEP and HIV Medical Care Provider, & Katie Cailleach, RN Dartmouth Hitchcock, Infectious Disease Department
• Topic: Medical Care- Treatment as Prevention and PrEP* : An Effective Response for Rural Providers to HIV Prevention.

*PrEP is a prescription which has been shown to be highly effective for preventing HIV.

PROGRAM GOALS

  • Raise awareness across the region of risks of HIV/infectious disease outbreaks in rural communities
  • Educate on the serious potential for disease spread in the Northern NH regions
  • Encourage collaborative work across disease areas and integration of services
  • Educate on community strategies to reduce harm (Naloxone, Syringe Service Programs)
  • Outreach strategies and connecting to with those at highest risk
  • Maximize HIV and HCV testing and provide linkages to testing and resources for early intervention
  • Alter community norms to decrease stigma associated with these infections and education on the consequences of such stigma on those in need of accessing services
  • Promote prevention messaging and activities related to HIV/AIDS, viral Hepatitis and other infectious diseases
  • Inform and start the conversation related to HIV/AIDS, viral Hepatitis and other infectious diseases as well as harm reduction   

To register

Date:
November 17, 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
Free
HIV: Let’s Face It. We can’t afford another crisis. Harm Reduction & Rural Health; Taking Action For Our Communities - December 1, 2020

Please join us virtually for some or all of these Free Community Conversations where you will be able to ask, listen, participate, and be heard. Each 2-hour long session includes the following expert speakers, Questions & Answers (Q&A) section, and a community conversation conducted by NH Listens:

WORLD AIDS DAY

Speaker: Jean Adie, Outreach Specialist, Dartmouth-Hitchcock HIV Program
• Topic: HIV Testing and Linkage to Medical Care: Increasing Access to Medical Care and Support Services in Rural Communities

PROGRAM GOALS

  • Raise awareness across the region of risks of HIV/infectious disease outbreaks in rural communities
  • Educate on the serious potential for disease spread in the Northern NH regions
  • Encourage collaborative work across disease areas and integration of services
  • Educate on community strategies to reduce harm (Naloxone, Syringe Service Programs)
  • Outreach strategies and connecting to with those at highest risk
  • Maximize HIV and HCV testing and provide linkages to testing and resources for early intervention
  • Alter community norms to decrease stigma associated with these infections and education on the consequences of such stigma on those in need of accessing services
  • Promote prevention messaging and activities related to HIV/AIDS, viral Hepatitis and other infectious diseases
  • Inform and start the conversation related to HIV/AIDS, viral Hepatitis and other infectious diseases as well as harm reduction   

To register

Date:
December 1, 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
Free
Community Partner Training Series: Understanding Addiction & Recovery For Improved Engagement - December 8, 2020

This course will provide foundational understanding of the grueling process of recovery. Participants will learn about behaviors of addiction, why do people return to use under such severe circumstances, and stages of recovery, plus more. The mission of this course is to provide foundational, essential information for passionate child welfare workers to understand addiction as a disease, engagement with a parent who suffers from Substance Use Disorder, as well as the families who suffer with them, and improve outcomes for families. In this course you will also learn that improved outcomes can be achieved by all community partners learning about recovery from those who survived it. Participants can take 1 class for $35.00 or all 5 for $125.00.

First class September 18th 9AM-12PM: Understanding Behaviors of Addiction. REGISTER

Second class October 9th 9AM-12PM: Understanding Return To Use & Reuse Prevention. REGISTER

Third class October 23 9AM-12PM: The History Of Biases in Addiction. REGISTER

Fourth class November 6TH 9AM-12PM: Pathways of Recovery & Recovery Capitol REGISTER

Fifth class December 3rd 9AM-12PM: Motivational Interviewing Foundations. REGISTER

To REGISTER for all 5 classes for $125.00

Date:
December 8, 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$35.00 Per Training or package price of $125.00 (all 5 classes)
Ethical Considerations in Peer Assisted Recovery - December 14, 2020

This course is designed for individuals who are working as peers in offering recovery support services. A strong emphasis will be placed on understanding the similarities and difference between values, norms, principles, morals and ethics as well as on learning how to go about making an ethical decision. Other areas to be explored will include understanding the ethical standards for the delivery of peer recovery services in your jurisdiction as well as the possibility of differing ethical standards given the location of service delivery (Federally Qualified Health Centers, jails/prisons, hospitals/emergency settings, recovery community organizations, etc.).  The training will rely on presentations, exercises and experiential learning techniques. The curriculum development was funded in part Kennebunk Savings Bank by a grant awarded to SOS Recovery Center.  Participants will be able to:

  1. Define ethics, principles and morals;
  2. Describe where to find the ethical standards already developed in their jurisdiction; and
  3. Discuss a format for making ethical decisions.

To register

Date:
December 14, 2020
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
NHADACA Members $80.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC $85.00
Non-members 4100.00
Non-members with NASW/NBCC $105.00
Positive Psychology Foundations Online Course - January 27, 2021

A ground-breaking online course designed to help you plant in your life – and/or help others plant in theirs – simple, effective, proven practices to improve mood and quality of life. This course is a great introduction to Positive Psychology, helping you become familiar with foundational practices for personal use and/or for passing on to others. The next live webinar version of this eight-week online course starts on Wednesday 27th January 2021, though as all the webinars from this year’s course were recorded, you have a choice between joining the recorded version anytime this year  or waiting till January 2021 for the next live webinar based course. We’ll be introducing the course with a free webinar on 13th Jan 2021, and anyone booking for this will also be invited to join our free online introduction to positive psychology course that starts on Jan 1st, and runs till the end of that month. Click here for more information.

Dates of classes: 1/27; 2/3; 2/10; 2/17; 2/24; 3/3; 3/10; 3/17

Date:
January 27, 2021
Time:
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
Free for Introduction Webinars
8 week course- unknown amount
Recognizing & Brain Injury In Your Practice - February 9, 2021

This 6-hour training will provide a brief review of a model of cognition and an overview of the type of impairment often observed after overdose and traumatic injury.   Information about how substance use may impact cognition will be discussed.   We will practice how to screen for brain injury as well as how to recognize and accommodate neurocognitive impairment in the clients you serve.  As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how neurocognitive impairment presents in the clients they serve;
  2. Understand how substance use may impact cognitive functioning;
  3. Perform the Ohio Valley Brain Injury Identification Method and understand how to interpret the results;
  4. Identify specific strategies that they can use to support clients who have difficulties with attention, memory and organization;
  5. Identify how plans of care may need to be adapted to accommodate poor self-regulation; and
  6. Identify strategies for supporting clients with impairments of social cognition that result in interpersonal difficulties.

Register

Date:
February 9, 2021
Time:
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
NHADACA Member with NASW/NBCC $70.00
NHADACA Members $65.00
Non-members with NASW/NBCC $80.00
Non-members $75.00
NAMI NH Connect Program: Recognizing & Responding to Suicide Risks in Students - March 4, 2021

School personnel are well-positioned to notice changes in youth behaviors, attitudes, academic performance, or social interactions which may signal symptoms of depression, substance use, and/or other risk factors which may lead to suicide. This training is designed to increase the confidence and competence of school staff in being able to identify individuals who are experiencing suicidality or who have attempted suicide and to effectively respond in a collaborative manner with local and national resources. 

  • The ability to recognize risk and protective factors and respond to warning signs for suicide
  • Skills for intervening with students or others at risk and connecting the individual with appropriate resources
  • Skills to communicate with students and parents/guardians in crisis situations and knowledge of local resources.

Register

Date:
March 4, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals- Free
NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals with NASW/NBCC $5.00
NHADACA Member $30.00
NHADACA Member with NASW/NBCC $35.00
Non-member $40.00
Non-member with NASW/NBCC $45.00
Brain Injury and Overdose: Evidence Based Care & Case Management - March 16, 2021

This 6-hour training will focus on the selection and implementation of intervention strategies and case management for clients with neurocognitive impairment.  Topics covered will include the behavioral health consequences of brain injury, the interaction of brain injury with PTSD, evidence-based interventions and integration with community resources.  As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

  1. Identify common behavioral health issues associated with brain injury;
  2. Identify evidence-based intervention strategies suited to individuals with neurocognitive impairment including the use of reinforcements and environmental structure;
  3. Identify key modifications to motivational interviewing to accommodate neurocognitive impairment;
  4. Describe a phased case management model; and
  5. Consider how strategies introduced in the workshop will apply to their home communities.

To register

Date:
March 16, 2021
Time:
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
NHADACA Members $70.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC $60.00
Non-member $75.00
Non-member with NASW/NBCC $80.00
Covid-19 Impact on Addiction Treatment: Survey Findings & Implications - October 22, 2020

Join a collaborative discussion between Peter Thomas, Director of Quality Assurance at NAATP, and Reyna Taylor, VP of Public Policy and Advocacy at NCBH, as they review findings from their respective COVID-19 Impact Surveys, which polled the addiction field to measure the myriad ways the pandemic has affected treatment organizations. Presenters will begin by discussing the “big picture” takeaways for treatment to date, offer detailed datapoints gathered from survey responses, and wrap up by empowering attendees to take action and advocate for the near- and long-term stability and success of the addiction treatment field.

Register

Date:
October 22, 2020
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
FREE
Serving LGBTQ Adolescents - October 22, 2020

More and more, today’s youth are openly self-identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, questioning their sexuality and gender identity, Intersex, Asexual, Two-spirited (LGBTQIA2+). Though recently there has been a lot of dialogue regarding systemic oppression and other traumas based on culture and race and over the past ten years significant inroads have been made to increase awareness and competency in matters of culture and race, LGBTQIA2+ youth are oftentimes overlooked or excluded from the discussion. Join the upcoming webinar to learn more about the LGBTQIA2+ youth population, cultural implications and programmatic considerations.

Register

Date:
October 22, 2020
Time:
2:30 pm
Cost:
FREE
Community Partner Training Series: Understanding Addiction & Recovery For Improved Engagement - October 23, 2020

This course will provide foundational understanding of the grueling process of recovery. Participants will learn about behaviors of addiction, why do people return to use under such severe circumstances, and stages of recovery, plus more. The mission of this course is to provide foundational, essential information for passionate child welfare workers to understand addiction as a disease, engagement with a parent who suffers from Substance Use Disorder, as well as the families who suffer with them, and improve outcomes for families. In this course you will also learn that improved outcomes can be achieved by all community partners learning about recovery from those who survived it. Participants can take 1 class for $35.00 or all 5 for $125.00.

First class September 18th 9AM-12PM: Understanding Behaviors of Addiction. REGISTER

Second class October 9th 9AM-12PM: Understanding Return To Use & Reuse Prevention. REGISTER

Third class October 23 9AM-12PM: The History Of Biases in Addiction. REGISTER

Fourth class November 6TH 9AM-12PM: Pathways of Recovery & Recovery Capitol REGISTER

Fifth class December 3rd 9AM-12PM: Motivational Interviewing Foundations. REGISTER

To REGISTER for all 5 classes for $125.00

Date:
October 23, 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$35.00 Per Training or package price of $125.00 (all 5 classes)
Communicate Effectively - October 26, 2020

Join us for this 2 Hour Workshop! Whether you’re giving a presentation, speaking in front of a team, or just want to have better one-on-one dialogue, it’s important to know what you want to convey, and how. This course helps you become a more effective communicator by teaching you to build rapport and positive relationships, become a better listener, honor diversity, and adapt your message for your audience.

Register

Date:
October 26, 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$249.00
Unintended Consequences of the Cannabis Panacea: What Addiction Specialists Need to Know - October 28, 2020

This webinar will provide an overview of issues related to cannabis legalization, including: federal limitations on research, variations in potency and routes of administration, adverse impacts on vulnerable populations, current evidence for treating opioid addiction and public safety risks such as driving under the influence. The session will conclude with tips and resources for addressing this issue with patients and their families.

The CE certificate for this webinar will be available after the webinar takes place. NAADAC Members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $15 processing fee to access the quiz. Upon passing the CE quiz, a CE Certificate will be immediately available to download in your profile.

This webinar is presented by NAADAC. To register, click here.

Date:
October 28, 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
VIRTUAL
Cost:
FREE
Alcohol Use Disorder In The Shadows: “Rethinking Drinking” - November 5, 2020

The purpose of this training is to highlight the extent of misperceptions about what constitutes “low-risk” vs. “high-risk” alcohol consumption. Make no mistake, we are in the midst of an alcohol epidemic.  And there is a strong relationship with Opioid use.  Social drinking has increased dramatically since the early 1990s, accompanied by a similar increase in problem drinking and alcohol use disorder, especially among women and minorities. The alcohol-related death rate for women increased 85% from 2007 to 2017! This training will address current trends, binge drinking, and Severe AUD.   As well as assessment and treatment including Medicated assisted treatment for AUD, such as Antabuse, Naltrexone and other medications.

 As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

·         Identify the current trend in alcohol Use disorder from mild to severe

·         Discuss the neurobiology in the development of an AUD

·         List the medical consequences of acute and chronic AUD

·         Describe the assessment criteria for determining appropriate level of care for the management of alcohol withdrawal

·         Review best practices for aftercare and continued recovery

To Register

Date:
November 5, 2020
Time:
8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$25.00
with NASW/NBCC $30.00
Community Partner Training Series: Understanding Addiction & Recovery For Improved Engagement - November 6, 2020

This course will provide foundational understanding of the grueling process of recovery. Participants will learn about behaviors of addiction, why do people return to use under such severe circumstances, and stages of recovery, plus more. The mission of this course is to provide foundational, essential information for passionate child welfare workers to understand addiction as a disease, engagement with a parent who suffers from Substance Use Disorder, as well as the families who suffer with them, and improve outcomes for families. In this course you will also learn that improved outcomes can be achieved by all community partners learning about recovery from those who survived it. Participants can take 1 class for $35.00 or all 5 for $125.00.

First class September 18th 9AM-12PM: Understanding Behaviors of Addiction. REGISTER

Second class October 9th 9AM-12PM: Understanding Return To Use & Reuse Prevention. REGISTER

Third class October 23 9AM-12PM: The History Of Biases in Addiction. REGISTER

Fourth class November 6TH 9AM-12PM: Pathways of Recovery & Recovery Capitol REGISTER

Fifth class December 3rd 9AM-12PM: Motivational Interviewing Foundations. REGISTER

To REGISTER for all 5 classes for $125.00

Date:
November 6, 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$35.00 Per Training or package price of $125.00 (all 5 classes)
The Twelve Core Functions- An Overview - November 12, 2020

This workshop provides an overview of the 12 core functions for substance use counselors.  It is created for new counselors working toward credentialing.  The core functions discussed will be screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, reports and record keeping and consultation.  It will also include discussion of the related global criteria of substance use counseling. Participants will be shown the value of each function, how they are interrelated, and form an understanding of how they apply to clinical practice.   Participants will define the role of the twelve core functions within counseling practice; understand the interrelated aspects of the core functions and global criteria and develop a better understanding of the core functions in the counseling process. To Register

Date:
November 12, 2020
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$35.00
with NASW/NBCC $40.00
HIV: Let’s Face It. We can’t afford another crisis. Harm Reduction & Rural Health; Taking Action For Our Communities - November 17, 2020

Please join us virtually for some or all of these Free Community Conversations where you will be able to ask, listen, participate, and be heard. Each 2-hour long session includes the following expert speakers, Questions & Answers (Q&A) section, and a community conversation conducted by NH Listens:


Speakers: Jess Wisocky, ARPN PrEP and HIV Medical Care Provider, & Katie Cailleach, RN Dartmouth Hitchcock, Infectious Disease Department
• Topic: Medical Care- Treatment as Prevention and PrEP* : An Effective Response for Rural Providers to HIV Prevention.

*PrEP is a prescription which has been shown to be highly effective for preventing HIV.

PROGRAM GOALS

  • Raise awareness across the region of risks of HIV/infectious disease outbreaks in rural communities
  • Educate on the serious potential for disease spread in the Northern NH regions
  • Encourage collaborative work across disease areas and integration of services
  • Educate on community strategies to reduce harm (Naloxone, Syringe Service Programs)
  • Outreach strategies and connecting to with those at highest risk
  • Maximize HIV and HCV testing and provide linkages to testing and resources for early intervention
  • Alter community norms to decrease stigma associated with these infections and education on the consequences of such stigma on those in need of accessing services
  • Promote prevention messaging and activities related to HIV/AIDS, viral Hepatitis and other infectious diseases
  • Inform and start the conversation related to HIV/AIDS, viral Hepatitis and other infectious diseases as well as harm reduction   

To register

Date:
November 17, 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
Free
HIV: Let’s Face It. We can’t afford another crisis. Harm Reduction & Rural Health; Taking Action For Our Communities - December 1, 2020

Please join us virtually for some or all of these Free Community Conversations where you will be able to ask, listen, participate, and be heard. Each 2-hour long session includes the following expert speakers, Questions & Answers (Q&A) section, and a community conversation conducted by NH Listens:

WORLD AIDS DAY

Speaker: Jean Adie, Outreach Specialist, Dartmouth-Hitchcock HIV Program
• Topic: HIV Testing and Linkage to Medical Care: Increasing Access to Medical Care and Support Services in Rural Communities

PROGRAM GOALS

  • Raise awareness across the region of risks of HIV/infectious disease outbreaks in rural communities
  • Educate on the serious potential for disease spread in the Northern NH regions
  • Encourage collaborative work across disease areas and integration of services
  • Educate on community strategies to reduce harm (Naloxone, Syringe Service Programs)
  • Outreach strategies and connecting to with those at highest risk
  • Maximize HIV and HCV testing and provide linkages to testing and resources for early intervention
  • Alter community norms to decrease stigma associated with these infections and education on the consequences of such stigma on those in need of accessing services
  • Promote prevention messaging and activities related to HIV/AIDS, viral Hepatitis and other infectious diseases
  • Inform and start the conversation related to HIV/AIDS, viral Hepatitis and other infectious diseases as well as harm reduction   

To register

Date:
December 1, 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
Free
Community Partner Training Series: Understanding Addiction & Recovery For Improved Engagement - December 8, 2020

This course will provide foundational understanding of the grueling process of recovery. Participants will learn about behaviors of addiction, why do people return to use under such severe circumstances, and stages of recovery, plus more. The mission of this course is to provide foundational, essential information for passionate child welfare workers to understand addiction as a disease, engagement with a parent who suffers from Substance Use Disorder, as well as the families who suffer with them, and improve outcomes for families. In this course you will also learn that improved outcomes can be achieved by all community partners learning about recovery from those who survived it. Participants can take 1 class for $35.00 or all 5 for $125.00.

First class September 18th 9AM-12PM: Understanding Behaviors of Addiction. REGISTER

Second class October 9th 9AM-12PM: Understanding Return To Use & Reuse Prevention. REGISTER

Third class October 23 9AM-12PM: The History Of Biases in Addiction. REGISTER

Fourth class November 6TH 9AM-12PM: Pathways of Recovery & Recovery Capitol REGISTER

Fifth class December 3rd 9AM-12PM: Motivational Interviewing Foundations. REGISTER

To REGISTER for all 5 classes for $125.00

Date:
December 8, 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$35.00 Per Training or package price of $125.00 (all 5 classes)
Ethical Considerations in Peer Assisted Recovery - December 14, 2020

This course is designed for individuals who are working as peers in offering recovery support services. A strong emphasis will be placed on understanding the similarities and difference between values, norms, principles, morals and ethics as well as on learning how to go about making an ethical decision. Other areas to be explored will include understanding the ethical standards for the delivery of peer recovery services in your jurisdiction as well as the possibility of differing ethical standards given the location of service delivery (Federally Qualified Health Centers, jails/prisons, hospitals/emergency settings, recovery community organizations, etc.).  The training will rely on presentations, exercises and experiential learning techniques. The curriculum development was funded in part Kennebunk Savings Bank by a grant awarded to SOS Recovery Center.  Participants will be able to:

  1. Define ethics, principles and morals;
  2. Describe where to find the ethical standards already developed in their jurisdiction; and
  3. Discuss a format for making ethical decisions.

To register

Date:
December 14, 2020
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
NHADACA Members $80.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC $85.00
Non-members 4100.00
Non-members with NASW/NBCC $105.00
Positive Psychology Foundations Online Course - January 27, 2021

A ground-breaking online course designed to help you plant in your life – and/or help others plant in theirs – simple, effective, proven practices to improve mood and quality of life. This course is a great introduction to Positive Psychology, helping you become familiar with foundational practices for personal use and/or for passing on to others. The next live webinar version of this eight-week online course starts on Wednesday 27th January 2021, though as all the webinars from this year’s course were recorded, you have a choice between joining the recorded version anytime this year  or waiting till January 2021 for the next live webinar based course. We’ll be introducing the course with a free webinar on 13th Jan 2021, and anyone booking for this will also be invited to join our free online introduction to positive psychology course that starts on Jan 1st, and runs till the end of that month. Click here for more information.

Dates of classes: 1/27; 2/3; 2/10; 2/17; 2/24; 3/3; 3/10; 3/17

Date:
January 27, 2021
Time:
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
Free for Introduction Webinars
8 week course- unknown amount
Recognizing & Brain Injury In Your Practice - February 9, 2021

This 6-hour training will provide a brief review of a model of cognition and an overview of the type of impairment often observed after overdose and traumatic injury.   Information about how substance use may impact cognition will be discussed.   We will practice how to screen for brain injury as well as how to recognize and accommodate neurocognitive impairment in the clients you serve.  As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how neurocognitive impairment presents in the clients they serve;
  2. Understand how substance use may impact cognitive functioning;
  3. Perform the Ohio Valley Brain Injury Identification Method and understand how to interpret the results;
  4. Identify specific strategies that they can use to support clients who have difficulties with attention, memory and organization;
  5. Identify how plans of care may need to be adapted to accommodate poor self-regulation; and
  6. Identify strategies for supporting clients with impairments of social cognition that result in interpersonal difficulties.

Register

Date:
February 9, 2021
Time:
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
NHADACA Member with NASW/NBCC $70.00
NHADACA Members $65.00
Non-members with NASW/NBCC $80.00
Non-members $75.00
NAMI NH Connect Program: Recognizing & Responding to Suicide Risks in Students - March 4, 2021

School personnel are well-positioned to notice changes in youth behaviors, attitudes, academic performance, or social interactions which may signal symptoms of depression, substance use, and/or other risk factors which may lead to suicide. This training is designed to increase the confidence and competence of school staff in being able to identify individuals who are experiencing suicidality or who have attempted suicide and to effectively respond in a collaborative manner with local and national resources. 

  • The ability to recognize risk and protective factors and respond to warning signs for suicide
  • Skills for intervening with students or others at risk and connecting the individual with appropriate resources
  • Skills to communicate with students and parents/guardians in crisis situations and knowledge of local resources.

Register

Date:
March 4, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals- Free
NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals with NASW/NBCC $5.00
NHADACA Member $30.00
NHADACA Member with NASW/NBCC $35.00
Non-member $40.00
Non-member with NASW/NBCC $45.00
Brain Injury and Overdose: Evidence Based Care & Case Management - March 16, 2021

This 6-hour training will focus on the selection and implementation of intervention strategies and case management for clients with neurocognitive impairment.  Topics covered will include the behavioral health consequences of brain injury, the interaction of brain injury with PTSD, evidence-based interventions and integration with community resources.  As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

  1. Identify common behavioral health issues associated with brain injury;
  2. Identify evidence-based intervention strategies suited to individuals with neurocognitive impairment including the use of reinforcements and environmental structure;
  3. Identify key modifications to motivational interviewing to accommodate neurocognitive impairment;
  4. Describe a phased case management model; and
  5. Consider how strategies introduced in the workshop will apply to their home communities.

To register

Date:
March 16, 2021
Time:
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
NHADACA Members $70.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC $60.00
Non-member $75.00
Non-member with NASW/NBCC $80.00
Covid-19 Impact on Addiction Treatment: Survey Findings & Implications - October 22, 2020

Join a collaborative discussion between Peter Thomas, Director of Quality Assurance at NAATP, and Reyna Taylor, VP of Public Policy and Advocacy at NCBH, as they review findings from their respective COVID-19 Impact Surveys, which polled the addiction field to measure the myriad ways the pandemic has affected treatment organizations. Presenters will begin by discussing the “big picture” takeaways for treatment to date, offer detailed datapoints gathered from survey responses, and wrap up by empowering attendees to take action and advocate for the near- and long-term stability and success of the addiction treatment field.

Register

Date:
October 22, 2020
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
FREE
Serving LGBTQ Adolescents - October 22, 2020

More and more, today’s youth are openly self-identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, questioning their sexuality and gender identity, Intersex, Asexual, Two-spirited (LGBTQIA2+). Though recently there has been a lot of dialogue regarding systemic oppression and other traumas based on culture and race and over the past ten years significant inroads have been made to increase awareness and competency in matters of culture and race, LGBTQIA2+ youth are oftentimes overlooked or excluded from the discussion. Join the upcoming webinar to learn more about the LGBTQIA2+ youth population, cultural implications and programmatic considerations.

Register

Date:
October 22, 2020
Time:
2:30 pm
Cost:
FREE
Community Partner Training Series: Understanding Addiction & Recovery For Improved Engagement - October 23, 2020

This course will provide foundational understanding of the grueling process of recovery. Participants will learn about behaviors of addiction, why do people return to use under such severe circumstances, and stages of recovery, plus more. The mission of this course is to provide foundational, essential information for passionate child welfare workers to understand addiction as a disease, engagement with a parent who suffers from Substance Use Disorder, as well as the families who suffer with them, and improve outcomes for families. In this course you will also learn that improved outcomes can be achieved by all community partners learning about recovery from those who survived it. Participants can take 1 class for $35.00 or all 5 for $125.00.

First class September 18th 9AM-12PM: Understanding Behaviors of Addiction. REGISTER

Second class October 9th 9AM-12PM: Understanding Return To Use & Reuse Prevention. REGISTER

Third class October 23 9AM-12PM: The History Of Biases in Addiction. REGISTER

Fourth class November 6TH 9AM-12PM: Pathways of Recovery & Recovery Capitol REGISTER

Fifth class December 3rd 9AM-12PM: Motivational Interviewing Foundations. REGISTER

To REGISTER for all 5 classes for $125.00

Date:
October 23, 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$35.00 Per Training or package price of $125.00 (all 5 classes)
Communicate Effectively - October 26, 2020

Join us for this 2 Hour Workshop! Whether you’re giving a presentation, speaking in front of a team, or just want to have better one-on-one dialogue, it’s important to know what you want to convey, and how. This course helps you become a more effective communicator by teaching you to build rapport and positive relationships, become a better listener, honor diversity, and adapt your message for your audience.

Register

Date:
October 26, 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$249.00
Alcohol Use Disorder In The Shadows: “Rethinking Drinking” - November 5, 2020

The purpose of this training is to highlight the extent of misperceptions about what constitutes “low-risk” vs. “high-risk” alcohol consumption. Make no mistake, we are in the midst of an alcohol epidemic.  And there is a strong relationship with Opioid use.  Social drinking has increased dramatically since the early 1990s, accompanied by a similar increase in problem drinking and alcohol use disorder, especially among women and minorities. The alcohol-related death rate for women increased 85% from 2007 to 2017! This training will address current trends, binge drinking, and Severe AUD.   As well as assessment and treatment including Medicated assisted treatment for AUD, such as Antabuse, Naltrexone and other medications.

 As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

·         Identify the current trend in alcohol Use disorder from mild to severe

·         Discuss the neurobiology in the development of an AUD

·         List the medical consequences of acute and chronic AUD

·         Describe the assessment criteria for determining appropriate level of care for the management of alcohol withdrawal

·         Review best practices for aftercare and continued recovery

To Register

Date:
November 5, 2020
Time:
8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$25.00
with NASW/NBCC $30.00
Community Partner Training Series: Understanding Addiction & Recovery For Improved Engagement - November 6, 2020

This course will provide foundational understanding of the grueling process of recovery. Participants will learn about behaviors of addiction, why do people return to use under such severe circumstances, and stages of recovery, plus more. The mission of this course is to provide foundational, essential information for passionate child welfare workers to understand addiction as a disease, engagement with a parent who suffers from Substance Use Disorder, as well as the families who suffer with them, and improve outcomes for families. In this course you will also learn that improved outcomes can be achieved by all community partners learning about recovery from those who survived it. Participants can take 1 class for $35.00 or all 5 for $125.00.

First class September 18th 9AM-12PM: Understanding Behaviors of Addiction. REGISTER

Second class October 9th 9AM-12PM: Understanding Return To Use & Reuse Prevention. REGISTER

Third class October 23 9AM-12PM: The History Of Biases in Addiction. REGISTER

Fourth class November 6TH 9AM-12PM: Pathways of Recovery & Recovery Capitol REGISTER

Fifth class December 3rd 9AM-12PM: Motivational Interviewing Foundations. REGISTER

To REGISTER for all 5 classes for $125.00

Date:
November 6, 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$35.00 Per Training or package price of $125.00 (all 5 classes)
The Twelve Core Functions- An Overview - November 12, 2020

This workshop provides an overview of the 12 core functions for substance use counselors.  It is created for new counselors working toward credentialing.  The core functions discussed will be screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, reports and record keeping and consultation.  It will also include discussion of the related global criteria of substance use counseling. Participants will be shown the value of each function, how they are interrelated, and form an understanding of how they apply to clinical practice.   Participants will define the role of the twelve core functions within counseling practice; understand the interrelated aspects of the core functions and global criteria and develop a better understanding of the core functions in the counseling process. To Register

Date:
November 12, 2020
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$35.00
with NASW/NBCC $40.00
HIV: Let’s Face It. We can’t afford another crisis. Harm Reduction & Rural Health; Taking Action For Our Communities - November 17, 2020

Please join us virtually for some or all of these Free Community Conversations where you will be able to ask, listen, participate, and be heard. Each 2-hour long session includes the following expert speakers, Questions & Answers (Q&A) section, and a community conversation conducted by NH Listens:


Speakers: Jess Wisocky, ARPN PrEP and HIV Medical Care Provider, & Katie Cailleach, RN Dartmouth Hitchcock, Infectious Disease Department
• Topic: Medical Care- Treatment as Prevention and PrEP* : An Effective Response for Rural Providers to HIV Prevention.

*PrEP is a prescription which has been shown to be highly effective for preventing HIV.

PROGRAM GOALS

  • Raise awareness across the region of risks of HIV/infectious disease outbreaks in rural communities
  • Educate on the serious potential for disease spread in the Northern NH regions
  • Encourage collaborative work across disease areas and integration of services
  • Educate on community strategies to reduce harm (Naloxone, Syringe Service Programs)
  • Outreach strategies and connecting to with those at highest risk
  • Maximize HIV and HCV testing and provide linkages to testing and resources for early intervention
  • Alter community norms to decrease stigma associated with these infections and education on the consequences of such stigma on those in need of accessing services
  • Promote prevention messaging and activities related to HIV/AIDS, viral Hepatitis and other infectious diseases
  • Inform and start the conversation related to HIV/AIDS, viral Hepatitis and other infectious diseases as well as harm reduction   

To register

Date:
November 17, 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
Free
HIV: Let’s Face It. We can’t afford another crisis. Harm Reduction & Rural Health; Taking Action For Our Communities - December 1, 2020

Please join us virtually for some or all of these Free Community Conversations where you will be able to ask, listen, participate, and be heard. Each 2-hour long session includes the following expert speakers, Questions & Answers (Q&A) section, and a community conversation conducted by NH Listens:

WORLD AIDS DAY

Speaker: Jean Adie, Outreach Specialist, Dartmouth-Hitchcock HIV Program
• Topic: HIV Testing and Linkage to Medical Care: Increasing Access to Medical Care and Support Services in Rural Communities

PROGRAM GOALS

  • Raise awareness across the region of risks of HIV/infectious disease outbreaks in rural communities
  • Educate on the serious potential for disease spread in the Northern NH regions
  • Encourage collaborative work across disease areas and integration of services
  • Educate on community strategies to reduce harm (Naloxone, Syringe Service Programs)
  • Outreach strategies and connecting to with those at highest risk
  • Maximize HIV and HCV testing and provide linkages to testing and resources for early intervention
  • Alter community norms to decrease stigma associated with these infections and education on the consequences of such stigma on those in need of accessing services
  • Promote prevention messaging and activities related to HIV/AIDS, viral Hepatitis and other infectious diseases
  • Inform and start the conversation related to HIV/AIDS, viral Hepatitis and other infectious diseases as well as harm reduction   

To register

Date:
December 1, 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
Free
Community Partner Training Series: Understanding Addiction & Recovery For Improved Engagement - December 8, 2020

This course will provide foundational understanding of the grueling process of recovery. Participants will learn about behaviors of addiction, why do people return to use under such severe circumstances, and stages of recovery, plus more. The mission of this course is to provide foundational, essential information for passionate child welfare workers to understand addiction as a disease, engagement with a parent who suffers from Substance Use Disorder, as well as the families who suffer with them, and improve outcomes for families. In this course you will also learn that improved outcomes can be achieved by all community partners learning about recovery from those who survived it. Participants can take 1 class for $35.00 or all 5 for $125.00.

First class September 18th 9AM-12PM: Understanding Behaviors of Addiction. REGISTER

Second class October 9th 9AM-12PM: Understanding Return To Use & Reuse Prevention. REGISTER

Third class October 23 9AM-12PM: The History Of Biases in Addiction. REGISTER

Fourth class November 6TH 9AM-12PM: Pathways of Recovery & Recovery Capitol REGISTER

Fifth class December 3rd 9AM-12PM: Motivational Interviewing Foundations. REGISTER

To REGISTER for all 5 classes for $125.00

Date:
December 8, 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$35.00 Per Training or package price of $125.00 (all 5 classes)
Ethical Considerations in Peer Assisted Recovery - December 14, 2020

This course is designed for individuals who are working as peers in offering recovery support services. A strong emphasis will be placed on understanding the similarities and difference between values, norms, principles, morals and ethics as well as on learning how to go about making an ethical decision. Other areas to be explored will include understanding the ethical standards for the delivery of peer recovery services in your jurisdiction as well as the possibility of differing ethical standards given the location of service delivery (Federally Qualified Health Centers, jails/prisons, hospitals/emergency settings, recovery community organizations, etc.).  The training will rely on presentations, exercises and experiential learning techniques. The curriculum development was funded in part Kennebunk Savings Bank by a grant awarded to SOS Recovery Center.  Participants will be able to:

  1. Define ethics, principles and morals;
  2. Describe where to find the ethical standards already developed in their jurisdiction; and
  3. Discuss a format for making ethical decisions.

To register

Date:
December 14, 2020
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
NHADACA Members $80.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC $85.00
Non-members 4100.00
Non-members with NASW/NBCC $105.00
Positive Psychology Foundations Online Course - January 27, 2021

A ground-breaking online course designed to help you plant in your life – and/or help others plant in theirs – simple, effective, proven practices to improve mood and quality of life. This course is a great introduction to Positive Psychology, helping you become familiar with foundational practices for personal use and/or for passing on to others. The next live webinar version of this eight-week online course starts on Wednesday 27th January 2021, though as all the webinars from this year’s course were recorded, you have a choice between joining the recorded version anytime this year  or waiting till January 2021 for the next live webinar based course. We’ll be introducing the course with a free webinar on 13th Jan 2021, and anyone booking for this will also be invited to join our free online introduction to positive psychology course that starts on Jan 1st, and runs till the end of that month. Click here for more information.

Dates of classes: 1/27; 2/3; 2/10; 2/17; 2/24; 3/3; 3/10; 3/17

Date:
January 27, 2021
Time:
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
Free for Introduction Webinars
8 week course- unknown amount
Recognizing & Brain Injury In Your Practice - February 9, 2021

This 6-hour training will provide a brief review of a model of cognition and an overview of the type of impairment often observed after overdose and traumatic injury.   Information about how substance use may impact cognition will be discussed.   We will practice how to screen for brain injury as well as how to recognize and accommodate neurocognitive impairment in the clients you serve.  As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how neurocognitive impairment presents in the clients they serve;
  2. Understand how substance use may impact cognitive functioning;
  3. Perform the Ohio Valley Brain Injury Identification Method and understand how to interpret the results;
  4. Identify specific strategies that they can use to support clients who have difficulties with attention, memory and organization;
  5. Identify how plans of care may need to be adapted to accommodate poor self-regulation; and
  6. Identify strategies for supporting clients with impairments of social cognition that result in interpersonal difficulties.

Register

Date:
February 9, 2021
Time:
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
NHADACA Member with NASW/NBCC $70.00
NHADACA Members $65.00
Non-members with NASW/NBCC $80.00
Non-members $75.00
Brain Injury and Overdose: Evidence Based Care & Case Management - March 16, 2021

This 6-hour training will focus on the selection and implementation of intervention strategies and case management for clients with neurocognitive impairment.  Topics covered will include the behavioral health consequences of brain injury, the interaction of brain injury with PTSD, evidence-based interventions and integration with community resources.  As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

  1. Identify common behavioral health issues associated with brain injury;
  2. Identify evidence-based intervention strategies suited to individuals with neurocognitive impairment including the use of reinforcements and environmental structure;
  3. Identify key modifications to motivational interviewing to accommodate neurocognitive impairment;
  4. Describe a phased case management model; and
  5. Consider how strategies introduced in the workshop will apply to their home communities.

To register

Date:
March 16, 2021
Time:
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
NHADACA Members $70.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC $60.00
Non-member $75.00
Non-member with NASW/NBCC $80.00
Covid-19 Impact on Addiction Treatment: Survey Findings & Implications - October 22, 2020

Join a collaborative discussion between Peter Thomas, Director of Quality Assurance at NAATP, and Reyna Taylor, VP of Public Policy and Advocacy at NCBH, as they review findings from their respective COVID-19 Impact Surveys, which polled the addiction field to measure the myriad ways the pandemic has affected treatment organizations. Presenters will begin by discussing the “big picture” takeaways for treatment to date, offer detailed datapoints gathered from survey responses, and wrap up by empowering attendees to take action and advocate for the near- and long-term stability and success of the addiction treatment field.

Register

Date:
October 22, 2020
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
FREE
Serving LGBTQ Adolescents - October 22, 2020

More and more, today’s youth are openly self-identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, questioning their sexuality and gender identity, Intersex, Asexual, Two-spirited (LGBTQIA2+). Though recently there has been a lot of dialogue regarding systemic oppression and other traumas based on culture and race and over the past ten years significant inroads have been made to increase awareness and competency in matters of culture and race, LGBTQIA2+ youth are oftentimes overlooked or excluded from the discussion. Join the upcoming webinar to learn more about the LGBTQIA2+ youth population, cultural implications and programmatic considerations.

Register

Date:
October 22, 2020
Time:
2:30 pm
Cost:
FREE
Community Partner Training Series: Understanding Addiction & Recovery For Improved Engagement - October 23, 2020

This course will provide foundational understanding of the grueling process of recovery. Participants will learn about behaviors of addiction, why do people return to use under such severe circumstances, and stages of recovery, plus more. The mission of this course is to provide foundational, essential information for passionate child welfare workers to understand addiction as a disease, engagement with a parent who suffers from Substance Use Disorder, as well as the families who suffer with them, and improve outcomes for families. In this course you will also learn that improved outcomes can be achieved by all community partners learning about recovery from those who survived it. Participants can take 1 class for $35.00 or all 5 for $125.00.

First class September 18th 9AM-12PM: Understanding Behaviors of Addiction. REGISTER

Second class October 9th 9AM-12PM: Understanding Return To Use & Reuse Prevention. REGISTER

Third class October 23 9AM-12PM: The History Of Biases in Addiction. REGISTER

Fourth class November 6TH 9AM-12PM: Pathways of Recovery & Recovery Capitol REGISTER

Fifth class December 3rd 9AM-12PM: Motivational Interviewing Foundations. REGISTER

To REGISTER for all 5 classes for $125.00

Date:
October 23, 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$35.00 Per Training or package price of $125.00 (all 5 classes)
Communicate Effectively - October 26, 2020

Join us for this 2 Hour Workshop! Whether you’re giving a presentation, speaking in front of a team, or just want to have better one-on-one dialogue, it’s important to know what you want to convey, and how. This course helps you become a more effective communicator by teaching you to build rapport and positive relationships, become a better listener, honor diversity, and adapt your message for your audience.

Register

Date:
October 26, 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$249.00
Unintended Consequences of the Cannabis Panacea: What Addiction Specialists Need to Know - October 28, 2020

This webinar will provide an overview of issues related to cannabis legalization, including: federal limitations on research, variations in potency and routes of administration, adverse impacts on vulnerable populations, current evidence for treating opioid addiction and public safety risks such as driving under the influence. The session will conclude with tips and resources for addressing this issue with patients and their families.

The CE certificate for this webinar will be available after the webinar takes place. NAADAC Members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $15 processing fee to access the quiz. Upon passing the CE quiz, a CE Certificate will be immediately available to download in your profile.

This webinar is presented by NAADAC. To register, click here.

Date:
October 28, 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
VIRTUAL
Cost:
FREE
Alcohol Use Disorder In The Shadows: “Rethinking Drinking” - November 5, 2020

The purpose of this training is to highlight the extent of misperceptions about what constitutes “low-risk” vs. “high-risk” alcohol consumption. Make no mistake, we are in the midst of an alcohol epidemic.  And there is a strong relationship with Opioid use.  Social drinking has increased dramatically since the early 1990s, accompanied by a similar increase in problem drinking and alcohol use disorder, especially among women and minorities. The alcohol-related death rate for women increased 85% from 2007 to 2017! This training will address current trends, binge drinking, and Severe AUD.   As well as assessment and treatment including Medicated assisted treatment for AUD, such as Antabuse, Naltrexone and other medications.

 As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

·         Identify the current trend in alcohol Use disorder from mild to severe

·         Discuss the neurobiology in the development of an AUD

·         List the medical consequences of acute and chronic AUD

·         Describe the assessment criteria for determining appropriate level of care for the management of alcohol withdrawal

·         Review best practices for aftercare and continued recovery

To Register

Date:
November 5, 2020
Time:
8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$25.00
with NASW/NBCC $30.00
Community Partner Training Series: Understanding Addiction & Recovery For Improved Engagement - November 6, 2020

This course will provide foundational understanding of the grueling process of recovery. Participants will learn about behaviors of addiction, why do people return to use under such severe circumstances, and stages of recovery, plus more. The mission of this course is to provide foundational, essential information for passionate child welfare workers to understand addiction as a disease, engagement with a parent who suffers from Substance Use Disorder, as well as the families who suffer with them, and improve outcomes for families. In this course you will also learn that improved outcomes can be achieved by all community partners learning about recovery from those who survived it. Participants can take 1 class for $35.00 or all 5 for $125.00.

First class September 18th 9AM-12PM: Understanding Behaviors of Addiction. REGISTER

Second class October 9th 9AM-12PM: Understanding Return To Use & Reuse Prevention. REGISTER

Third class October 23 9AM-12PM: The History Of Biases in Addiction. REGISTER

Fourth class November 6TH 9AM-12PM: Pathways of Recovery & Recovery Capitol REGISTER

Fifth class December 3rd 9AM-12PM: Motivational Interviewing Foundations. REGISTER

To REGISTER for all 5 classes for $125.00

Date:
November 6, 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$35.00 Per Training or package price of $125.00 (all 5 classes)
The Twelve Core Functions- An Overview - November 12, 2020

This workshop provides an overview of the 12 core functions for substance use counselors.  It is created for new counselors working toward credentialing.  The core functions discussed will be screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, reports and record keeping and consultation.  It will also include discussion of the related global criteria of substance use counseling. Participants will be shown the value of each function, how they are interrelated, and form an understanding of how they apply to clinical practice.   Participants will define the role of the twelve core functions within counseling practice; understand the interrelated aspects of the core functions and global criteria and develop a better understanding of the core functions in the counseling process. To Register

Date:
November 12, 2020
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$35.00
with NASW/NBCC $40.00
HIV: Let’s Face It. We can’t afford another crisis. Harm Reduction & Rural Health; Taking Action For Our Communities - November 17, 2020

Please join us virtually for some or all of these Free Community Conversations where you will be able to ask, listen, participate, and be heard. Each 2-hour long session includes the following expert speakers, Questions & Answers (Q&A) section, and a community conversation conducted by NH Listens:


Speakers: Jess Wisocky, ARPN PrEP and HIV Medical Care Provider, & Katie Cailleach, RN Dartmouth Hitchcock, Infectious Disease Department
• Topic: Medical Care- Treatment as Prevention and PrEP* : An Effective Response for Rural Providers to HIV Prevention.

*PrEP is a prescription which has been shown to be highly effective for preventing HIV.

PROGRAM GOALS

  • Raise awareness across the region of risks of HIV/infectious disease outbreaks in rural communities
  • Educate on the serious potential for disease spread in the Northern NH regions
  • Encourage collaborative work across disease areas and integration of services
  • Educate on community strategies to reduce harm (Naloxone, Syringe Service Programs)
  • Outreach strategies and connecting to with those at highest risk
  • Maximize HIV and HCV testing and provide linkages to testing and resources for early intervention
  • Alter community norms to decrease stigma associated with these infections and education on the consequences of such stigma on those in need of accessing services
  • Promote prevention messaging and activities related to HIV/AIDS, viral Hepatitis and other infectious diseases
  • Inform and start the conversation related to HIV/AIDS, viral Hepatitis and other infectious diseases as well as harm reduction   

To register

Date:
November 17, 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
Free
HIV: Let’s Face It. We can’t afford another crisis. Harm Reduction & Rural Health; Taking Action For Our Communities - December 1, 2020

Please join us virtually for some or all of these Free Community Conversations where you will be able to ask, listen, participate, and be heard. Each 2-hour long session includes the following expert speakers, Questions & Answers (Q&A) section, and a community conversation conducted by NH Listens:

WORLD AIDS DAY

Speaker: Jean Adie, Outreach Specialist, Dartmouth-Hitchcock HIV Program
• Topic: HIV Testing and Linkage to Medical Care: Increasing Access to Medical Care and Support Services in Rural Communities

PROGRAM GOALS

  • Raise awareness across the region of risks of HIV/infectious disease outbreaks in rural communities
  • Educate on the serious potential for disease spread in the Northern NH regions
  • Encourage collaborative work across disease areas and integration of services
  • Educate on community strategies to reduce harm (Naloxone, Syringe Service Programs)
  • Outreach strategies and connecting to with those at highest risk
  • Maximize HIV and HCV testing and provide linkages to testing and resources for early intervention
  • Alter community norms to decrease stigma associated with these infections and education on the consequences of such stigma on those in need of accessing services
  • Promote prevention messaging and activities related to HIV/AIDS, viral Hepatitis and other infectious diseases
  • Inform and start the conversation related to HIV/AIDS, viral Hepatitis and other infectious diseases as well as harm reduction   

To register

Date:
December 1, 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
Free
Community Partner Training Series: Understanding Addiction & Recovery For Improved Engagement - December 8, 2020

This course will provide foundational understanding of the grueling process of recovery. Participants will learn about behaviors of addiction, why do people return to use under such severe circumstances, and stages of recovery, plus more. The mission of this course is to provide foundational, essential information for passionate child welfare workers to understand addiction as a disease, engagement with a parent who suffers from Substance Use Disorder, as well as the families who suffer with them, and improve outcomes for families. In this course you will also learn that improved outcomes can be achieved by all community partners learning about recovery from those who survived it. Participants can take 1 class for $35.00 or all 5 for $125.00.

First class September 18th 9AM-12PM: Understanding Behaviors of Addiction. REGISTER

Second class October 9th 9AM-12PM: Understanding Return To Use & Reuse Prevention. REGISTER

Third class October 23 9AM-12PM: The History Of Biases in Addiction. REGISTER

Fourth class November 6TH 9AM-12PM: Pathways of Recovery & Recovery Capitol REGISTER

Fifth class December 3rd 9AM-12PM: Motivational Interviewing Foundations. REGISTER

To REGISTER for all 5 classes for $125.00

Date:
December 8, 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$35.00 Per Training or package price of $125.00 (all 5 classes)
Ethical Considerations in Peer Assisted Recovery - December 14, 2020

This course is designed for individuals who are working as peers in offering recovery support services. A strong emphasis will be placed on understanding the similarities and difference between values, norms, principles, morals and ethics as well as on learning how to go about making an ethical decision. Other areas to be explored will include understanding the ethical standards for the delivery of peer recovery services in your jurisdiction as well as the possibility of differing ethical standards given the location of service delivery (Federally Qualified Health Centers, jails/prisons, hospitals/emergency settings, recovery community organizations, etc.).  The training will rely on presentations, exercises and experiential learning techniques. The curriculum development was funded in part Kennebunk Savings Bank by a grant awarded to SOS Recovery Center.  Participants will be able to:

  1. Define ethics, principles and morals;
  2. Describe where to find the ethical standards already developed in their jurisdiction; and
  3. Discuss a format for making ethical decisions.

To register

Date:
December 14, 2020
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
NHADACA Members $80.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC $85.00
Non-members 4100.00
Non-members with NASW/NBCC $105.00
Positive Psychology Foundations Online Course - January 27, 2021

A ground-breaking online course designed to help you plant in your life – and/or help others plant in theirs – simple, effective, proven practices to improve mood and quality of life. This course is a great introduction to Positive Psychology, helping you become familiar with foundational practices for personal use and/or for passing on to others. The next live webinar version of this eight-week online course starts on Wednesday 27th January 2021, though as all the webinars from this year’s course were recorded, you have a choice between joining the recorded version anytime this year  or waiting till January 2021 for the next live webinar based course. We’ll be introducing the course with a free webinar on 13th Jan 2021, and anyone booking for this will also be invited to join our free online introduction to positive psychology course that starts on Jan 1st, and runs till the end of that month. Click here for more information.

Dates of classes: 1/27; 2/3; 2/10; 2/17; 2/24; 3/3; 3/10; 3/17

Date:
January 27, 2021
Time:
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
Free for Introduction Webinars
8 week course- unknown amount
NAMI NH Connect Program: Recognizing & Responding to Suicide Risks in Students - March 4, 2021

School personnel are well-positioned to notice changes in youth behaviors, attitudes, academic performance, or social interactions which may signal symptoms of depression, substance use, and/or other risk factors which may lead to suicide. This training is designed to increase the confidence and competence of school staff in being able to identify individuals who are experiencing suicidality or who have attempted suicide and to effectively respond in a collaborative manner with local and national resources. 

  • The ability to recognize risk and protective factors and respond to warning signs for suicide
  • Skills for intervening with students or others at risk and connecting the individual with appropriate resources
  • Skills to communicate with students and parents/guardians in crisis situations and knowledge of local resources.

Register

Date:
March 4, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals- Free
NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals with NASW/NBCC $5.00
NHADACA Member $30.00
NHADACA Member with NASW/NBCC $35.00
Non-member $40.00
Non-member with NASW/NBCC $45.00
Covid-19 Impact on Addiction Treatment: Survey Findings & Implications - October 22, 2020

Join a collaborative discussion between Peter Thomas, Director of Quality Assurance at NAATP, and Reyna Taylor, VP of Public Policy and Advocacy at NCBH, as they review findings from their respective COVID-19 Impact Surveys, which polled the addiction field to measure the myriad ways the pandemic has affected treatment organizations. Presenters will begin by discussing the “big picture” takeaways for treatment to date, offer detailed datapoints gathered from survey responses, and wrap up by empowering attendees to take action and advocate for the near- and long-term stability and success of the addiction treatment field.

Register

Date:
October 22, 2020
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
FREE
Serving LGBTQ Adolescents - October 22, 2020

More and more, today’s youth are openly self-identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, questioning their sexuality and gender identity, Intersex, Asexual, Two-spirited (LGBTQIA2+). Though recently there has been a lot of dialogue regarding systemic oppression and other traumas based on culture and race and over the past ten years significant inroads have been made to increase awareness and competency in matters of culture and race, LGBTQIA2+ youth are oftentimes overlooked or excluded from the discussion. Join the upcoming webinar to learn more about the LGBTQIA2+ youth population, cultural implications and programmatic considerations.

Register

Date:
October 22, 2020
Time:
2:30 pm
Cost:
FREE
Community Partner Training Series: Understanding Addiction & Recovery For Improved Engagement - October 23, 2020

This course will provide foundational understanding of the grueling process of recovery. Participants will learn about behaviors of addiction, why do people return to use under such severe circumstances, and stages of recovery, plus more. The mission of this course is to provide foundational, essential information for passionate child welfare workers to understand addiction as a disease, engagement with a parent who suffers from Substance Use Disorder, as well as the families who suffer with them, and improve outcomes for families. In this course you will also learn that improved outcomes can be achieved by all community partners learning about recovery from those who survived it. Participants can take 1 class for $35.00 or all 5 for $125.00.

First class September 18th 9AM-12PM: Understanding Behaviors of Addiction. REGISTER

Second class October 9th 9AM-12PM: Understanding Return To Use & Reuse Prevention. REGISTER

Third class October 23 9AM-12PM: The History Of Biases in Addiction. REGISTER

Fourth class November 6TH 9AM-12PM: Pathways of Recovery & Recovery Capitol REGISTER

Fifth class December 3rd 9AM-12PM: Motivational Interviewing Foundations. REGISTER

To REGISTER for all 5 classes for $125.00

Date:
October 23, 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$35.00 Per Training or package price of $125.00 (all 5 classes)
Assessment & Treatment of Co-occurring Personality Disorders: An Advanced Training For SUD Clinicians - October 26, 2020

This course is designed to specifically address how to diagnose and assess for the presence of Personality Disorders among the co-occurring patient population.  The course content is intended to advance the understanding of how to administer a diagnostic assessment for this population and how it drives treatment planning. Information on the biological and environmental influences will be discussed; as well as, how to utilize diagnostic guidelines and differential diagnosis and its implications on the treatment planning process.   As a result of this training participants will learn how to effectively determine a differential diagnosis for the current 10 personality disorders listed in the DSM-5; with emphasis on BPD, HPD, NPD and ASPD.  They will also learn how to assess and differentiate which symptoms of addiction are most often driven by personality pathology; learn which symptoms of addiction among this co-occurring population that are most associated with relapse; and learn how to apply co-occurring assessment information into effective treatment planning and relapse prevention goals. To Register

Date:
October 26, 2020
Time:
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
NHADACA Members $65.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC $70.00
Non-members $75.00
Non-members with NASW/NBCC $80.00
Communicate Effectively - October 26, 2020

Join us for this 2 Hour Workshop! Whether you’re giving a presentation, speaking in front of a team, or just want to have better one-on-one dialogue, it’s important to know what you want to convey, and how. This course helps you become a more effective communicator by teaching you to build rapport and positive relationships, become a better listener, honor diversity, and adapt your message for your audience.

Register

Date:
October 26, 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$249.00
Unintended Consequences of the Cannabis Panacea: What Addiction Specialists Need to Know - October 28, 2020

This webinar will provide an overview of issues related to cannabis legalization, including: federal limitations on research, variations in potency and routes of administration, adverse impacts on vulnerable populations, current evidence for treating opioid addiction and public safety risks such as driving under the influence. The session will conclude with tips and resources for addressing this issue with patients and their families.

The CE certificate for this webinar will be available after the webinar takes place. NAADAC Members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $15 processing fee to access the quiz. Upon passing the CE quiz, a CE Certificate will be immediately available to download in your profile.

This webinar is presented by NAADAC. To register, click here.

Date:
October 28, 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
VIRTUAL
Cost:
FREE
Alcohol Use Disorder In The Shadows: “Rethinking Drinking” - November 5, 2020

The purpose of this training is to highlight the extent of misperceptions about what constitutes “low-risk” vs. “high-risk” alcohol consumption. Make no mistake, we are in the midst of an alcohol epidemic.  And there is a strong relationship with Opioid use.  Social drinking has increased dramatically since the early 1990s, accompanied by a similar increase in problem drinking and alcohol use disorder, especially among women and minorities. The alcohol-related death rate for women increased 85% from 2007 to 2017! This training will address current trends, binge drinking, and Severe AUD.   As well as assessment and treatment including Medicated assisted treatment for AUD, such as Antabuse, Naltrexone and other medications.

 As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

·         Identify the current trend in alcohol Use disorder from mild to severe

·         Discuss the neurobiology in the development of an AUD

·         List the medical consequences of acute and chronic AUD

·         Describe the assessment criteria for determining appropriate level of care for the management of alcohol withdrawal

·         Review best practices for aftercare and continued recovery

To Register

Date:
November 5, 2020
Time:
8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$25.00
with NASW/NBCC $30.00
Community Partner Training Series: Understanding Addiction & Recovery For Improved Engagement - November 6, 2020

This course will provide foundational understanding of the grueling process of recovery. Participants will learn about behaviors of addiction, why do people return to use under such severe circumstances, and stages of recovery, plus more. The mission of this course is to provide foundational, essential information for passionate child welfare workers to understand addiction as a disease, engagement with a parent who suffers from Substance Use Disorder, as well as the families who suffer with them, and improve outcomes for families. In this course you will also learn that improved outcomes can be achieved by all community partners learning about recovery from those who survived it. Participants can take 1 class for $35.00 or all 5 for $125.00.

First class September 18th 9AM-12PM: Understanding Behaviors of Addiction. REGISTER

Second class October 9th 9AM-12PM: Understanding Return To Use & Reuse Prevention. REGISTER

Third class October 23 9AM-12PM: The History Of Biases in Addiction. REGISTER

Fourth class November 6TH 9AM-12PM: Pathways of Recovery & Recovery Capitol REGISTER

Fifth class December 3rd 9AM-12PM: Motivational Interviewing Foundations. REGISTER

To REGISTER for all 5 classes for $125.00

Date:
November 6, 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$35.00 Per Training or package price of $125.00 (all 5 classes)
The Twelve Core Functions- An Overview - November 12, 2020

This workshop provides an overview of the 12 core functions for substance use counselors.  It is created for new counselors working toward credentialing.  The core functions discussed will be screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, reports and record keeping and consultation.  It will also include discussion of the related global criteria of substance use counseling. Participants will be shown the value of each function, how they are interrelated, and form an understanding of how they apply to clinical practice.   Participants will define the role of the twelve core functions within counseling practice; understand the interrelated aspects of the core functions and global criteria and develop a better understanding of the core functions in the counseling process. To Register

Date:
November 12, 2020
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$35.00
with NASW/NBCC $40.00
HIV: Let’s Face It. We can’t afford another crisis. Harm Reduction & Rural Health; Taking Action For Our Communities - November 17, 2020

Please join us virtually for some or all of these Free Community Conversations where you will be able to ask, listen, participate, and be heard. Each 2-hour long session includes the following expert speakers, Questions & Answers (Q&A) section, and a community conversation conducted by NH Listens:


Speakers: Jess Wisocky, ARPN PrEP and HIV Medical Care Provider, & Katie Cailleach, RN Dartmouth Hitchcock, Infectious Disease Department
• Topic: Medical Care- Treatment as Prevention and PrEP* : An Effective Response for Rural Providers to HIV Prevention.

*PrEP is a prescription which has been shown to be highly effective for preventing HIV.

PROGRAM GOALS

  • Raise awareness across the region of risks of HIV/infectious disease outbreaks in rural communities
  • Educate on the serious potential for disease spread in the Northern NH regions
  • Encourage collaborative work across disease areas and integration of services
  • Educate on community strategies to reduce harm (Naloxone, Syringe Service Programs)
  • Outreach strategies and connecting to with those at highest risk
  • Maximize HIV and HCV testing and provide linkages to testing and resources for early intervention
  • Alter community norms to decrease stigma associated with these infections and education on the consequences of such stigma on those in need of accessing services
  • Promote prevention messaging and activities related to HIV/AIDS, viral Hepatitis and other infectious diseases
  • Inform and start the conversation related to HIV/AIDS, viral Hepatitis and other infectious diseases as well as harm reduction   

To register

Date:
November 17, 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
Free
HIV: Let’s Face It. We can’t afford another crisis. Harm Reduction & Rural Health; Taking Action For Our Communities - December 1, 2020

Please join us virtually for some or all of these Free Community Conversations where you will be able to ask, listen, participate, and be heard. Each 2-hour long session includes the following expert speakers, Questions & Answers (Q&A) section, and a community conversation conducted by NH Listens:

WORLD AIDS DAY

Speaker: Jean Adie, Outreach Specialist, Dartmouth-Hitchcock HIV Program
• Topic: HIV Testing and Linkage to Medical Care: Increasing Access to Medical Care and Support Services in Rural Communities

PROGRAM GOALS

  • Raise awareness across the region of risks of HIV/infectious disease outbreaks in rural communities
  • Educate on the serious potential for disease spread in the Northern NH regions
  • Encourage collaborative work across disease areas and integration of services
  • Educate on community strategies to reduce harm (Naloxone, Syringe Service Programs)
  • Outreach strategies and connecting to with those at highest risk
  • Maximize HIV and HCV testing and provide linkages to testing and resources for early intervention
  • Alter community norms to decrease stigma associated with these infections and education on the consequences of such stigma on those in need of accessing services
  • Promote prevention messaging and activities related to HIV/AIDS, viral Hepatitis and other infectious diseases
  • Inform and start the conversation related to HIV/AIDS, viral Hepatitis and other infectious diseases as well as harm reduction   

To register

Date:
December 1, 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
Free
Community Partner Training Series: Understanding Addiction & Recovery For Improved Engagement - December 8, 2020

This course will provide foundational understanding of the grueling process of recovery. Participants will learn about behaviors of addiction, why do people return to use under such severe circumstances, and stages of recovery, plus more. The mission of this course is to provide foundational, essential information for passionate child welfare workers to understand addiction as a disease, engagement with a parent who suffers from Substance Use Disorder, as well as the families who suffer with them, and improve outcomes for families. In this course you will also learn that improved outcomes can be achieved by all community partners learning about recovery from those who survived it. Participants can take 1 class for $35.00 or all 5 for $125.00.

First class September 18th 9AM-12PM: Understanding Behaviors of Addiction. REGISTER

Second class October 9th 9AM-12PM: Understanding Return To Use & Reuse Prevention. REGISTER

Third class October 23 9AM-12PM: The History Of Biases in Addiction. REGISTER

Fourth class November 6TH 9AM-12PM: Pathways of Recovery & Recovery Capitol REGISTER

Fifth class December 3rd 9AM-12PM: Motivational Interviewing Foundations. REGISTER

To REGISTER for all 5 classes for $125.00

Date:
December 8, 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$35.00 Per Training or package price of $125.00 (all 5 classes)
Ethical Considerations in Peer Assisted Recovery - December 14, 2020

This course is designed for individuals who are working as peers in offering recovery support services. A strong emphasis will be placed on understanding the similarities and difference between values, norms, principles, morals and ethics as well as on learning how to go about making an ethical decision. Other areas to be explored will include understanding the ethical standards for the delivery of peer recovery services in your jurisdiction as well as the possibility of differing ethical standards given the location of service delivery (Federally Qualified Health Centers, jails/prisons, hospitals/emergency settings, recovery community organizations, etc.).  The training will rely on presentations, exercises and experiential learning techniques. The curriculum development was funded in part Kennebunk Savings Bank by a grant awarded to SOS Recovery Center.  Participants will be able to:

  1. Define ethics, principles and morals;
  2. Describe where to find the ethical standards already developed in their jurisdiction; and
  3. Discuss a format for making ethical decisions.

To register

Date:
December 14, 2020
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
NHADACA Members $80.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC $85.00
Non-members 4100.00
Non-members with NASW/NBCC $105.00
Positive Psychology Foundations Online Course - January 27, 2021

A ground-breaking online course designed to help you plant in your life – and/or help others plant in theirs – simple, effective, proven practices to improve mood and quality of life. This course is a great introduction to Positive Psychology, helping you become familiar with foundational practices for personal use and/or for passing on to others. The next live webinar version of this eight-week online course starts on Wednesday 27th January 2021, though as all the webinars from this year’s course were recorded, you have a choice between joining the recorded version anytime this year  or waiting till January 2021 for the next live webinar based course. We’ll be introducing the course with a free webinar on 13th Jan 2021, and anyone booking for this will also be invited to join our free online introduction to positive psychology course that starts on Jan 1st, and runs till the end of that month. Click here for more information.

Dates of classes: 1/27; 2/3; 2/10; 2/17; 2/24; 3/3; 3/10; 3/17

Date:
January 27, 2021
Time:
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
Free for Introduction Webinars
8 week course- unknown amount
Recognizing & Brain Injury In Your Practice - February 9, 2021

This 6-hour training will provide a brief review of a model of cognition and an overview of the type of impairment often observed after overdose and traumatic injury.   Information about how substance use may impact cognition will be discussed.   We will practice how to screen for brain injury as well as how to recognize and accommodate neurocognitive impairment in the clients you serve.  As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how neurocognitive impairment presents in the clients they serve;
  2. Understand how substance use may impact cognitive functioning;
  3. Perform the Ohio Valley Brain Injury Identification Method and understand how to interpret the results;
  4. Identify specific strategies that they can use to support clients who have difficulties with attention, memory and organization;
  5. Identify how plans of care may need to be adapted to accommodate poor self-regulation; and
  6. Identify strategies for supporting clients with impairments of social cognition that result in interpersonal difficulties.

Register

Date:
February 9, 2021
Time:
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
NHADACA Member with NASW/NBCC $70.00
NHADACA Members $65.00
Non-members with NASW/NBCC $80.00
Non-members $75.00
Brain Injury and Overdose: Evidence Based Care & Case Management - March 16, 2021

This 6-hour training will focus on the selection and implementation of intervention strategies and case management for clients with neurocognitive impairment.  Topics covered will include the behavioral health consequences of brain injury, the interaction of brain injury with PTSD, evidence-based interventions and integration with community resources.  As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

  1. Identify common behavioral health issues associated with brain injury;
  2. Identify evidence-based intervention strategies suited to individuals with neurocognitive impairment including the use of reinforcements and environmental structure;
  3. Identify key modifications to motivational interviewing to accommodate neurocognitive impairment;
  4. Describe a phased case management model; and
  5. Consider how strategies introduced in the workshop will apply to their home communities.

To register

Date:
March 16, 2021
Time:
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
NHADACA Members $70.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC $60.00
Non-member $75.00
Non-member with NASW/NBCC $80.00