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Childhood Lead Poisoning in NH: What Pediatric Providers Need to Know - April 22, 2021

Sponsor: North Country Health Consortium

AUDIENCE: Physicians, APRNs, PAs, RNs, LPNs, MAs

WHAT: This Childhood Lead Poisoning education for Pediatric Providers will cover the following. Each year, over 650 children in New Hampshire are poisoned by lead and experience blood lead levels known to impair academic performance and cause behavior challenges. Lead exposure has a significant negative impact on cognitive ability, speech and language, hearing, visual-spatial skills, attention, impulse control, social behaviors, emotional regulation, and motor skills. Children with lead exposure cannot avoid the negative impact and once a child’s health or cognition has been harmed by lead, the effects can be permanent and continue into adulthood.

Continuing education available for Physicians, and nurses

Presented by: Gail Gettens, MS, ECMP Health promotion Advisor and Child Development Specialist

To register click here

Date:
April 22, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
NatCon21 - May 3, 2021

Sponsor: National Council for Behavioral Health

Join us for NatCon21 from May 3-5, the largest mental health and addiction recovery conference in the world and your path to practice improvement. What can you expect?

For starters, three days of high-quality content and industry-leading learning. We’re not just covering the topics that matter to you – we’re delivering the tools you need to tackle today’s challenges.

This is your opportunity to boost your knowledge base and supercharge your organization, while networking with 6,000+ peers from across the country. As an attendee, you will get to:

  • Hear from world-class speakers, like Carla Harris and Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.
  • Experience a robust curriculum led by 500+ speakers in health care and beyond.
  • Take advantage of virtual learning opportunities for leadership growth.
  • Enjoy a mix of TED-style Talks, Ignite Sessions, Workshops and iPoster Presentations.
  • Access best-in-class products, technologies and services from 200+ exhibitors.
  • Add more CE and CME credits to your learning portfolio

To register click here

Date:
May 3, 2021
Time:
Cost:
see registration for details
Virtual: HIV Update for Substance Use Professionals - May 12, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: This one-day training is geared toward substance use professionals and will provide participants with basic and updated information about HIV other STDs. This includes risk factors, modes of transmission, signs and symptoms, prevention, the relationship between HIV and other STDs. Updated information on mother-to-child transmission and prevention and an overview of the epidemic is also covered. At the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Increase knowledge level about HIV sexual transmission and prevention
  • Increase knowledge level of HIV among substance users.
  • Increase knowledge about mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
  • Increase ability to discuss the national and global impact of HIV.
  • Increase understanding of HIV Re-infection and adherence
  • Increase ability to discuss the inter-relationship of HIV and other STDs.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  James Figueiredo, M.Ed. has for over the last two decades developed and delivered trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV and STIs, chronic disease management, and leadership development. He serves as Director of Education & Interprofessional Development at the Center for Health Impact in Worcester, Massachusetts where he oversees the implementation of suicide prevention workshops and community health worker certification courses. Prior to joining CHI, he served Director of Health Education & Access at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School affiliated hospital and public health system based in Cambridge, MA. At CHA he oversaw multicultural outreach initiatives supported by over 50 community health educators. He also served as a visiting lecturer at Tufts University where he provided instruction on 3-credit courses on public health related topics. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and a graduate certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Boston University School of Management. He most enjoys spending time with his spouse and children on backpacking trips. He aspires to be a coffee grower, avocado farmer, and beekeeper when he retires.

6 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 2 & 6
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4-7, 10-13, 15-18
CRSW Performance Domains:  2-4
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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Date:
May 12, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $50.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $55.00
Non-Members – $60.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $65.00

Art & Science of Peer Assisted Recovery - May 17, 2021

Sponsor – New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

A 30 hour training with Jim Wuelfing and Brian Lane
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily, May 17-21, 2021

PRESENTATION:   This 30-hour, evidence-informed, highly interactive training for persons interested in providing recovery coaching services in a variety of service settings, is authored by several NH-based and national thought leaders in the field of peer-based recovery support services. Concepts and competencies addressed include: recovery-oriented systems of care; multiple pathways of recovery; harm reduction; and peer recovery supports ethics.  The content also includes boundary management; Motivational Interviewing; social justice issues in recovery coaching; self-care; role specific research and data collection and reporting.  stigma, discrimination, and appropriate language to use in service delivery and advocacy as demonstrated by scientific study are also examined.

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the peer recovery specialist role and sub-roles
  • Examine empowerment as a process and a tool to guide their activities with recovering populations
  • Examine ethical issues and practices for peer recovery specialists
  • Examine how paradigms about recovery can support or limit the process of coaching recovery
  • Identify effective means of managing personal biases about recovery
  • List the components of both the art and the science of supporting recovery
  • Practice core Motivational Interviewing skills
  • Compare the peer recovery specialist role with other recovery-supportive roles and professions
  • Define and locate opportunities to improve a Recovery-Oriented System of Care 
  • Discuss social justice issues surrounding the role and services of recovery coaches
  • Discuss the importance and roles of data in the peer recovery specialist role
  • Discuss trauma-informed care in relation to the peer recovery specialist role
  • Practice newly acquired knowledge and skills
  • Identify opportunities to improve present skills relative to coaching recovery

PRESENTERS:  Jim Wuelfing is owner and principle associate of the New England Center, dedicated to exceptional training, facilitation and consulting services for nearly 40 years. In the recovery supports arena he has been a major contributor in the design and delivery of several curricula including the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy and CCAR Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches, as well as Ethical Considerations for Peer Assisted Recovery, Developing Excellence in Recovery Coaching and Recovery Coaching a Harm Reduction Pathway.  He has aided in the formation of several statewide recovery community organizations and has served on the board of the Massachusetts Organization of Addiction Recovery. Jim also has a decades long experience working on social justice issues focusing on racial inequities and understanding the dynamics of power and privilege. He co-wrote with Arthur Woodard, Jr. the nationally well-received training Racism of the Well-Intended.  

Brian Lane:  As a person in long-term recovery, Brian is deeply connected with people in recovery and the organizations supporting them. He is the owner of Recovery Spectrum, a consulting and training company that helps behavioral health providers learn and implement best practices to save and change the lives of those living with substance use disorder and mental health challenges.  Brian has a passion for advocacy and education who works to expand existing recovery efforts and develop new and additional resources while eliminating stigma. He is a respected coach and trainer who is internationally certified as a Peer Recovery Support Specialist (PRS), PRS Trainer of Coaches, Adult Mental Health First Aid trainer, and many others. Additionally, Brian most recently served as the co-founder and Executive Director of Wellspring Recovery Services, a top provider of medium-to-high accountability men’s recovery residences in the Dallas area.  Brian loves cooking and baking, singing loudly and badly in the car, and his husband and best friend of 18 years, Jonathan Boyd.

30 Contact Hours Available
CRSW Performance Domains: 1-4
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 13, 18
Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

To register click here

Date:
May 17, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
VIRTUAL
Cost:
NHADACA Member with NASW/NBCC – $100.00
NHADACA Members – $95.00
Non-Member with NASW/NBCC – $105.00
Non-Members – $100.00


Virtual: Addressing Motivation and the Process of Change in Group Treatment - May 25, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: This seminar will explore how to integrate stages of change and motivational communication strategies into group therapy.  Readiness to change among group members differs and creates heterogeneity in every group.  A focus on stages of change and the critical processes needed to address stage tasks can help group leaders understand this diversity and develop strategies to promote conversations about change more effectively. Participants will be able to:

  • Understand and assess differences in motivation across different types of change (initiation, modification and cessation)
  • learn strategies to promote group conversations that empower participants to address changing behaviors that can help resolve current problems.
  • Advance their group skills in bringing about transformational effects.

PRESENTER: Dr. Carlo DiClemente is an emeritus professor of psychology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and director of several training centers at UMBC. He is co-developer of the Transtheoretical Model of behavior change, and author of numerous scientific publications on motivation and behavior change with a variety of health and addictive behaviors. He published several articles and chapters on brief interventions and in 2018 the second edition Addiction and Change: How Addictions Develop and Addicted People Recover. He has also co-authored several professional books, The Transtheoretical Model, Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change (second edition), and Group Treatment for Substance Abuse: A Stages of Change Therapy Manual (Second Edition) and a self-help book, Changing for Good

To register click here

Date:
May 25, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
$40.00
Registration Fee with NASW/NBCC – $45.00
Motivational Interviewing - May 25, 2021

Sponsored by: The National Council for Behavioral Health

Ready to take the next step with intermediate-level training?

This intermediate course is designed for individuals who have had MI training and use the process with some regularity. This four-hour training is available for $99 per person and is capped at 40 participants to allow for guided small group practice and discussions.

To register click here

Date:
May 25, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$99.00
Virtual: Time for Action: Trauma Responsive Engagement - June 7, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: Trauma responsive practice implies a working knowledge of not only what signs and symptoms exist with trauma but also, how trauma impacts brain function, coping, and client well- being. This session will provide an overview of trauma impact and explore opportunities of engagement and support. As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Review the neurobiological response and impact of trauma;
  • Understand the impact trauma(s) has on coping; and
  • Explore opportunities in engagement and support when working with those exposed to trauma.

PRESENTER:   Dr. Tana Bridge is a professor of Social Work at Eastern Michigan University. She is recognized for her passion, expertise, and skills in engagement. She has a 25-year track record of excellence in teaching, service, and professional consulting. Dr. Bridge’s expertise in trauma, ethical practice and collaboration are common threads in all areas of engagement. She currently serves on many local and state-wide committees. Dr. Bridge has several awards and certifications. She is licensed in both clinical and macro practice. She holds several advanced certifications including Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional.

To register click here

Date:
June 7, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
NHADACA Member – $65.00
NHADACA Member with NASW/NBCC – $70.00
Non-Member – $75.00
Non-Member with NASW/NBCC – $80.00

Virtual: Substance Use and Abuse During Prenatal and Perinatal Period - June 9, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: The purpose of this workshop is to explore the role of substance use and abuse during the reproductive time frame. We will explore the importance of early recognition of possible substance use problems during pregnancy.  Almost half (approximately 45 %) of pregnancies are unplanned leading to a host of possible complications for women in general and more specifically with substance abuse issues.  They may be more susceptible to perinatal mood disorders and failure to address substance misuse or abuse can result in fetal damage. We will explore screening for substance abuse issues as well as the role of educating women about how it affects their health both during pregnancy and postpartum as well as that of their child. We will talk about the affects of various substances including stimulants, opiates, alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana. As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Recognition of rates of substance abuse in prenatal and perinatal period
  • Understanding complication of substance misuse/abuse during pregnancy and postpartum
  • Strategies for treatment of women, their partners, and families during the perinatal period

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Dr. Michelle Ronayne earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut. She went on to earn her Master’s and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Suffolk University in Boston, MA. She has had a variety of clinical training experiences including a Veteran’s Administration Hospital (Bedford, MA), a practicum focused on working with community members around domestic violence and an internship at a community mental health center in Walpole, MA with a focus on children, adolescents, and families where she continued to work with a non-profit domestic violence agency as well.  Dr. Ronayne has spent many years in academia having taught at a variety of colleges in Massachusetts and New Hampshire teaching courses such as Domestic Violence, Family Violence, Introduction to Psychology and Abnormal Psychology. She continued to explore her research interests in power and empowerment with a specific focus on the role of power in organizational development. Additionally, Dr. Ronayne has administrative experience having served as an Associate Director of a multi-site practice in Massachusetts.

To register click here

Date:
June 9, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
Registration Fee – $30.00
Registration Fee with NASW/NBCC – $35.00
Virtual: Ethical and Practical Considerations for Recovery Support Workers in a Variety of Clinical and Non-Clinical Settings - June 16, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: The emergence of Peer Recovery Support Services has brought a new dimension to the dynamics of helping people recover from substance use disorders and the personal, family and social devastation that comes along with it.  Recovery Community Organizations have provided individuals seeking a path to recovery that works for them with a safe, understanding and welcoming place to begin and / or sustain that search.  The movement is founded in the value of individuals in long term recovery relying on their experience as well their learned skills and knowledge in order to help and guide those still searching.  As the concept of Peer to Peer Recovery Supports grows and more traditional treatment and service delivery centers recognize its value, coaches and recovery support workers increasingly are incorporated themselves into a growing number of diverse settings, both clinical and non-clinical.  However, unlike for counselors and other traditional treatment and prevention providers, the nature of their relationships with people with substance use disorder seeking recovery is frequently less clearly defined. The job description of the CRSW, the way in which recovery support workers communicate and interact with recipients and providers of services and the expectations placed on them by those with whom they work may differ greatly depending on setting. The institutional hierarchies, the scope of services delivered and the oral and written communication of information among diverse professionals may be different as well. This workshop will examine common ethical and practical issues faced by Recovery Support Workers in a variety of settings. It will focus on communication and boundary issues, clarification of expectations, provide frameworks for sorting out priorities and competing loyalties, and help establish baselines for mutual understanding and respect in interdisciplinary work settings. Ethical conflicts and dilemmas will be addressed through discussion and situational analysis. Strategies for managing these conflicts will be explored.

Participants will learn to:

  • Recognize the similarities and differences in expectations and responsibilities placed on them in different service delivery settings;
  • Balance the peer to peer relationship that is the strength of recovery supports with the boundary requirements and service delivery expectations of clinical and non-clinical work settings; and
  • Understand the importance of documentation and how to complete it in a clear, professional and ethical manner.

PRESENTER: Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC, is the Executive Director of Horizons Counseling Center in Gilford and Plymouth, NH. She has been working with substance abusers and their families for over 25 years. Abikoff has an extensive background providing clinical services, as well as training and consultation in the areas of confidentiality and professional ethics, domestic violence, co-occurring disorders, PTSD, women’s issues, corrections and forensics. Her professional training and consultation services have been delivered to substance abuse and mental health professionals and provider agencies across the country. She is currently on the Board of the NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association.

To register click here

Date:
June 16, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $50.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $55.00
Non-Members – $60.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $65.00
Motivational Interviewing - June 22, 2021

Sponsored by: The National Council for Behavioral Health

New to MI or looking for a refresher course?

This four-hour training is available for $79 per person and space is limited, so register today for the date and time that fits your schedule!

This training uses a variety of methods including videos, paired and small group exercises, self-reflection activities and observation. Participants will:

  • Learn how to apply the four fundamental processes of MI.
  • Observe and practice how to prompt behavior change using MI strategies.
  • Leave with practical ideas and plans for integrating MI into their daily work.

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Date:
June 22, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$79.00
Virtual: The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor - July 7, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: This training includes a comprehensive and detailed study of application both in documentation and treatment of the 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor. Emphasis will be on the 12 core functions, the assessments BPS and ASI, entry level diagnosis, SMART treatment planning, and exceptions to confidentiality. This course is designed to give participants a solid understanding of the 12 Core Functions and the 46 Global Criteria as well as the basic documentation required of the substance use counselor.  By the end of this training participants will be able to:  

• Understand and Describe the 12 Core Functions and 46 Global Criteria of Addiction Counseling.

• Describe the application of the Core Functions and Global Criteria in clinical practice.

• Articulate Ethical and Confidentiality Issues which confront the substance use counselor.

• Define Screening and Assessment and how they are different as well as common tools.

• Understand the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.

• Discussion of a comprehensive Bio-psycho-social Assessment by applying the Diagnostic Statistical Manual to determine if a client is appropriate for SUD treatment.

• Discussion of a Treatment Plan (based on the Assessment) that is appropriate to the client’s needs and wants, strengths and weaknesses (described in terms that are measurable).

• Discuss the principles of Evidence-Based addiction treatment.

PRESENTER:   Kelly Luedtke, MLADC is the full time Professor and Program Coordinator of Human Service and Addiction Counseling at NHTI-Concord’s Community College in Concord, NH. She has been in the profession of substance use counseling for over fifteen years, most recently serving as Chief of Operations and Clinical Officer at Serenity Place in Manchester, NH for the past 3 years. Kelly has worked in the treatment continuum from prevention, to detoxification, sobriety maintenance, medically assisted treatment, intensive outpatient, outpatient, and transitional living. She has served the community as an outreach worker, clinician, senior administrator, and educator. Currently, Kelly gives back to the community through her role as Past President of NHADACA, as a member of the NH Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Professionals Licensing Board. Kelly, a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor (MLADC), currently has a master’s degree in Education/Counseling as well as a CAGS in Counseling. When Kelly isn’t lending her time to students or the substance abuse community, she enjoys spending time with her two children and husband, exercising by running 5K’s to marathons, and cooking anything out of her vegetable and herb garden.

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Date:
July 7, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $50.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $55.00
Non-Members – $60.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $65.00

Virtual: Connect Suicide Postvention: Reducing Risk and Promoting Healing After a Death by Suicide - July 20, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:  This training will provide insights into how an agency or community can take a collaborative, comprehensive approach to responding to a sudden death, to include suicide, with particular attention paid to reducing risk of contagion among youth.  Participants will also learn suicide postvention protocols specifically designed for mental health and substance abuse/addiction providers and how these protocols interface with those of other community disciplines.

PRESENTER:  Ann has worked at NAMI NH in the Connect Suicide Prevention Program for the past eight years, offering trainings in suicide prevention and postvention to a variety of audiences, to include college campuses, military installations, tribal nations, and communities.  She brings over 20 years of experience in substance abuse prevention and treatment to the Connect Program. Ann’s varied professional work experiences including teaching at the high school and college levels, inpatient and outpatient counseling for substance abuse-addictions, youth prevention community work at the statewide level, and a unique systems perspective in dealing with public health issues. Trained as a cultural competence trainer by the Anti-Defamation League, Ann embraces and promotes cultural sensitivity to issues of gender, race, ethnicity, language, religion, disability, and sexual orientation/identity. Ann is a foster parent who also teaches classes to other foster/adoptive parents. Her work in suicide prevention honors the students and friends she has known who have died by suicide.

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Date:
July 20, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
Different levels - see registration details
Virtual: CRSW Administrative Rules Overview - August 10, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:  This 2-hour workshop will provide an overview of the Alc 300 rules adopted by the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol & Other Drug Use Professionals in October 2016 as well as the Alc 400 rules adopted July 2018.  The 300 rules describe the requirements for initial certification as a certified recovery support worker and the 400 rules describe the recertification and supervision requirements.  We will examine the certification requirements for the CRSW credential as well as the scope of service and requirements described in State statute (RSA 330:C).  Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to access the administrative rules online and reference the sections pertaining to CRSW certification.  They will be able to describe the role of the International Credentialing & Reciprocity Consortium for New Hampshire substance use credentialing.  Participants will also have an increased confidence in being able to answer questions about credentialing for both the people they supervise toward the credential or in their own pursuit of the credentials.  NASW/NBCC contact hours are not available for this workshop.

PRESENTER:   Dianne Pepin Castrucci, M.Ed., MLADC is the Executive Director of the NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association.  In her role with NHADACA she has been involved in the education, advocacy and leadership of substance use professionals since 2004.  She has been in the substance use profession as a whole for over 25 years and as such has worked in a variety of treatment and intervention settings including outpatient, DWI, county and state corrections systems.  Dianne is also the chair of the Peer Review Subcommittee of the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol & Other Drug Use Professionals.  She commonly answers questions pertaining to credentialing for LADCs, MLADCs and CRSWs and is very familiar with the licensing procedures and processes.  She is involved in workforce development efforts throughout NH and has been advocating the legislative needs pertaining to these credentials for over 15 years.  She is a strong proponent of NHADACA’s mission to provide quality education, workforce development, advocacy, ethical standards and leadership for addiction professionals, as well as empower efforts in prevention, treatment and recovery.

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Date:
August 10, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
Registration Fee – $25.00
Understanding Your Ethical Confidentiality Obligations Under FERPA, 42 CFR Part 2, State Law and HIPAA - September 15, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:  The role of the Student Support Professional in a school setting comes with a myriad of ethical and legal obligations. One of your foremost duties is to preserve student record information privacy and this duty is informed by both state and federal law. The threefold goals of this seminar are to equip you to better understand the scope of your state and federal duties pertaining to student privacy; to recognize the exceptions to these duties, and to further best practices with regard to maintaining student privacy and making lawful disclosures. This fast-paced seminar will also provide an opportunity for a case study approach as well as questions and answers.  As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Understand the scope of state and federal mandates regarding student privacy.

2. Identify the circumstances when exceptions to these regulations are applicable.

3. Learn best practices in maintaining records and making lawful disclosures.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dean Eggert is an attorney with extensive experience representing school districts in the areas of general school law and federal special education law. He is admitted to practice law in all NH Federal Courts including the Supreme Court. He has argued cases in all, and has two pending cases in the US Supreme Court. Dean served as legal counsel for the City of Manchester School District from 1985 to 2008. Today he represents numerous school districts throughout the state. Dean has authored numerous articles in the field of school law and speaks both locally and nationally on federal special education law and other school law issues. Among his many accolades are: Lawyer of the Year in the field of education law, president of the New Hampshire Council of School Attorneys and Best Lawyers in America in the field of education and municipal law. He is a certified mediator serving as such in over 80 cases.

Dean has served on a number of nonprofit boards and is active in local, national and global relief projects. He earned a BA in Communications from Wheaton College and received his JD from the University of California at Los Angeles where he served as a member of the UCLA Law Review from 1983-1985.

Dean resides in Bow, NH with his wife Cheryl. He has served on the board of his church and the board of a private school. He currently serves on the Board of Good Soil Partners and assists in formulating the vision and direction for the organization in Malawi. He is a veteran of ten trips to Malawi, Africa where he works with Good Soil in providing scholarships and developing a secondary school.

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Date:
September 15, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
Registration Fee – $40.00
Registration Fee with NASW/NBCC – $45.00
Harm Reduction - September 16, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: In response to the recent uptick in overdoses in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, H2RC is working to enhance naloxone distribution in the region and is offering a new Overdose Prevention training for people who want to dispense naloxone, better support people who use drugs, or further their understanding of the overdose crisis. The goal of these trainings is to enhance the existing system of naloxone distribution and work with impacted communities to enhance access to life-saving harm reduction services for those who are most at risk of overdose.

This updated Naloxone and Harm Reduction Training will have an emphasize on harm reduction as a philosophy and a framework of working with people, current drug trends, and pragmatic approaches to overdose prevention.

You will leave this training with an understanding of:

  • Current drug trends, evidence-based interventions for drug use, overdose prevention strategies, naloxone administration;
  • How, with harm reduction, all drug-related death is preventable; and
  • The intersectionality of {Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, and Recovery} with Harm Reduction.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: A native of New Hampshire, Ryan Fowler is a person in sustained recovery and a Certified Recovery Support Worker. He is a former injection drug user and credits being alive and his clean bill of health to harm reduction and evidence-based treatment. After working in addiction treatment and recovery for several years, Ryan began focusing on harm reduction, public health strategies, and overdose prevention efforts. Using both his negative lived experience and positive professional experience, he has grown in effectiveness and is passionate about helping other people who use drugs to stay alive and find recovery.

In January 2020, Ryan began his current position as the Harm Reduction Coordinator for the HIV/HCV Resource Center (H2RC) in Lebanon, NH. He operates the Claremont Exchange, a legal syringe service program in Claremont, New Hampshire. He will be expanding this program within Grafton and Sullivan counties in NH. Ryan’s goal for this project is to ensure that everyone in these counties has access to life-saving Harm Reduction Services.Part of Ryan’s role with H2RC includes providing trainings to professionals and the community at large. These trainings cover several topics related to Harm Reduction. 

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Date:
September 16, 2021
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $25.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $30.00
Non-Members – $30.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $35.00

Ethical and Boundary Considerations in Peer-to-Peer Recovery Support - September 23, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This event is tentatively scheduled to be in-person. We reserve the right to switch to virtual based on CDC advisories and best practices.

PRESENTATION: Boundary issues, dual relationships and ethical conflicts among competing professional allegiances and responsibilities can require difficult decisions on the part of helping professionals.  These issues can become even more complicated for Recovery Support Workers and Recovery Coaches whose interactions with individuals seeking recovery are often more informal and more peer-based than the traditional counseling relationship.  The resulting familiarity can result in a blurring of boundaries traditionally established between service recipients and service providers. This workshop will examine common ethical issues and conflicts faced by recovery support workers in the usual course of practice. It will focus specifically on boundary issues, dual relationships and confidentiality issues and provide frameworks for sorting out priorities and competing loyalties in order to make the best decisions possible.   It will also examine how the potential overlap between the Recovery Coach’s professional and personal life could impact the coach’s privacy, safety and self-care. Ethical conflicts and dilemmas will be addressed through discussion and case analysis. Strategies for managing these conflicts will be explored. Participants are encouraged to bring ethical conflicts and questions they have encountered in their own practice settings for discussion. As a result of this training Participants will learn to:

  • Identify 3 common boundary violations and how to avoid them;
  • Balance the legal and ethical responsibilities with respect to member/participant confidentiality; and
  • Identify their own personal biases and beliefs and how they may impact the work they do in their respective professional settings.

PRESENTER: Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC, is the Executive Director of Horizons Counseling Center in Gilford and Plymouth, NH. She has been working with substance abusers and their families for over 25 years. Abikoff has an extensive background providing clinical services, as well as training and consultation in the areas of confidentiality and professional ethics, domestic violence, co-occurring disorders, PTSD, women’s issues, corrections and forensics. Her professional training and consultation services have been delivered to substance abuse and mental health professionals and provider agencies across the country. She is currently on the Board of the NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association.

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Date:
September 23, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $50.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $55.00
Non-Members – $60.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $65.00

Exploring Youth Homelessness - September 24, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

While we plan to hold this training in person, CDC Guidelines and advisories may require it to be offered virtually. We will advise participants accordingly.

PRESENTATION:  This training will explore the experience of youth homelessness, including its intersection with substance use disorder.  The scope of the problem, both nationally and in New Hampshire, will be discussed, along with an overview of the many definitions of homelessness and how estimates are generated.  A review of the research of youth risk and resiliency factors, as well as best practices for working with youth experiencing homelessness.  Illustrative case studies will be woven throughout to help demonstrate key concepts.  As a result of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the multiple Federal definitions of homelessness and the challenges to accurately gauging the extent of the issue
  • Describe risk factors related to youth transitioning to homelessness and youth experiencing homelessness
  • Identify the impact of substance use in the trajectories of many youth experiencing homelessness
  • Explain three key approaches in working with youth experiencing homelessness

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Jennifer Chisholm, LICSW, MLADC, is the Behavioral Health and Outreach Coordinator at Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) in Manchester, where she provides case management and therapeutic support to a wide array of people experiencing homelessness, both in clinic and through Street Medicine, which brings integrated primary care to encampments.  Her career has focused on homelessness and substance use, especially among Transitional Aged Youth.  She was a Case Manager at a transitional living program for homeless youth, and an outpatient/IOP clinician for adolescents with substance use disorders.  She served on NH’s Legislative Task Force on Homeless Teenagers, and sits on the Board of Directors for the NH Coalition to End Homelessness.  Jennifer is an Adjunct Professor of Social Work at UNH and provides clinical supervision to the Student Assistant Program (SAP) coordinators in Manchester through Makin’ It Happen.

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Date:
September 24, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
30 Pembroke Rd, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
Registration Fee – $30.00
Registration Fee with NASW/NBCC – $35.00
Understanding ASAM Criteria for Non-Clinicians - October 4, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This training is scheduled to be held in person; however, we reserve the right to offer it virtually based on public health conditions and CDC Advisories.

PRESENTATION:  This training will focus on an introduction to the ASAM criteria and its application.  Participants will learn the 6 dimensions of the criteria, Withdrawal Management levels of care, treatment levels of care, imminent danger, continuing care criteria and discharge criteria.  Practice perspective exercises will be utilized to help participants develop a basic working application of the criteria.  As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how the Criteria are utilized to determine patient’s treatment plans and level of care placement; 
  • Explore the fixed length of stay, program driven model and how it can result in negative outcomes; and
  • Learn about and verbalize an understanding of patient center care and patient driven lengths of stay.

PRESENTER:   Paul Kiernan is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor with 12 years of experience working in the field of addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Mr. Kiernan is a Project Manager at JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. and works on the New Hampshire Center for Excellence Addressing Alcohol and other Drugs, a project that provides statewide training and technical assistance (nhcenterforexcellence.org),  Mr. Kiernan works on projects specific to best practices in the treatment of substance use disorder including implementation of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.  Mr. Kiernan also provides technical consultation and support for a community of practice focused on substance use disorder. 

Prior to his position at the Center for Excellence, Mr. Kiernan was the Clinical Services Specialist at the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services with the State of New Hampshire. At the Bureau, Mr. Kiernan provided technical assistance and training to agencies contracted with the State of New Hampshire as well as other state agencies upon request, audits of substance use disorder treatment records and contract monitoring and clinical oversight of these contacted agencies.  Mr. Kiernan was involved directly with the American Society of Addiction Medicine for the state role out of the CONTNIUUM Assessment patient placement software.  He also served on several committees including the New Hampshire State Internal Review Board, the Behavioral Health Equity Work Group and the Sentinel Event Review Team.

Mr. Kiernan also has years of experience working as a clinician providing services in residential withdrawal management, outpatient services and intensive outpatient programs. He spent the majority of his career working in intensive outpatient services at the Nathan Brody Program at Horizons Counseling Center.

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Date:
October 4, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd., Suite 100,
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
Registration Fee – $40.00
Registration Fee with NASW/NBCC – $45.00
Ethical and Practical Considerations for Recovery Support Workers in a Variety of Clinical and Non-Clinical Settings - October 7, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This event is tentatively scheduled to be in-person. We reserve the right to switch to virtual based on CDC advisories and best practices

PRESENTATION: The emergence of Peer Recovery Support Services has brought a new dimension to the dynamics of helping people recover from substance use disorders and the personal, family and social devastation that comes along with it.  Recovery Community Organizations have provided individuals seeking a path to recovery that works for them with a safe, understanding and welcoming place to begin and / or sustain that search.  The movement is founded in the value of individuals in long term recovery relying on their experience as well their learned skills and knowledge in order to help and guide those still searching.  As the concept of Peer to Peer Recovery Supports grows and more traditional treatment and service delivery centers recognize its value, coaches and recovery support workers increasingly are incorporated themselves into a growing number of diverse settings, both clinical and non-clinical.  However, unlike for counselors and other traditional treatment and prevention providers, the nature of their relationships with people with substance use disorder seeking recovery is frequently less clearly defined. The job description of the CRSW, the way in which recovery support workers communicate and interact with recipients and providers of services and the expectations placed on them by those with whom they work may differ greatly depending on setting. The institutional hierarchies, the scope of services delivered and the oral and written communication of information among diverse professionals may be different as well. This workshop will examine common ethical and practical issues faced by Recovery Support Workers in a variety of settings. It will focus on communication and boundary issues, clarification of expectations, provide frameworks for sorting out priorities and competing loyalties, and help establish baselines for mutual understanding and respect in interdisciplinary work settings. Ethical conflicts and dilemmas will be addressed through discussion and situational analysis. Strategies for managing these conflicts will be explored.

Participants will learn to:

  • Recognize the similarities and differences in expectations and responsibilities placed on them in different service delivery settings;
  • Balance the peer to peer relationship that is the strength of recovery supports with the boundary requirements and service delivery expectations of clinical and non-clinical work settings; and
  • Understand the importance of documentation and how to complete it in a clear, professional and ethical manner.

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Date:
October 7, 2021
Time:
8:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $50.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $55.00
Non-Members – $60.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $65.00


CRSWs Supervising CRSWs - October 12, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This training is scheduled to be held in person; however, we reserve the right to offer it virtually based on public health conditions and CDC Advisories.

PRESENTATION:  The goal of this workshop is to discuss the challenges and opportunities which naturally occur in any supervisory relationship and how to navigate through these when supervising peer support workers. We will explore the performance domains of the Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) credential: Ethical Responsibility, Advocacy, Mentoring & Education, Recovery & Wellness Support and how these can lend themselves to the foundation of supervisory work. Participants will also understand the requirements to become credentialed as a CRSW in New Hampshire. An informed discussion around trauma, co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders and multiple pathways to recovery will be discussed to understand how these experiences can impact peer to peer interactions, as well as impact the supervisory relationship. Ethical challenges that may occur when supervising peers and how to navigate through these will also be addressed.

As a result of this training participants will be able to:
• Describe the requirements and process for becoming credentialed as a CRSW in New Hampshire;
• Describe the 4 performance domains relative to the recovery supports as well as be able to explain how to utilize the     performance domains in the supervision of peer supporters;
• Identify naturally occurring opportunities to support peer supporters around their individual professional development;
• Identify ways to create mutually agreed upon goals in the supervisory relationship to improve client outcomes; and
• Identify and describe the stages of change model and its practical use as a supervision tool.

PRESENTERMichael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), and Master Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (MLADC) who has worked in the field of addiction since 2004. He has worked in a variety of settings such as: outpatient, intensive outpatient, and residential counseling providing direct services to clients with substance use and co-occurring disorders. He has served as a contract manager for the Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services and has extensive experience working with DWI and other legally-involved clients. Currently, he works for the State of NH’s Employee Assistance Program and has a small private practice in Manchester, NH where he provides direct service, consultation and referral. Michael has completed primary and advanced certification at the Albert Elis Institute in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston University and most recently began advanced training at the Carl Jung Institute of Boston in Analytical Psychology where he is a Training Candidate.

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Date:
October 12, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $65.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $70.00
Non-Members – $75.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $80.00

Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery - October 14, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This training will be remote if in-person is not possible

Please be advised that the format of this training (virtual or in-person) will be decided two weeks prior to its scheduled time and based on the best public health advice NHADACA can access.  Some trainings are not appropriate for the virtual format and may be cancelled as late as two weeks prior to their start date.

PRESENTATION: This introductory workshop on addiction and recovery is designed to raise awareness and understanding of the dynamics and impact of addiction on people whom we serve.  It will cover the neurological basis of addiction; mental, behavioral, emotional, and spiritual dimensions; stages of change; recovery; motivational techniques; and resources.  Learning Objectives:

  • describe the neurological process of addiction
  • explain how addiction manifests on various aspects of the whole person (mental, physical, emotional and spiritual)
  • identify the five stages of change
  • match intervention strategies to stages
  • assess appropriate resources for addressing alcohol and other drug concerns

PRESENTER: Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC, is a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor who has worked in the addiction field since 1980.  She received her A.B. in Psychology and Religion from Duke University and her M.S. in Community Mental Health with a specialization in Dual Diagnosis from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her experience includes direct service, consultation, training and administration of programs addressing substance use concerns.  She has presented workshops on aspects of addiction, co-occurring disorders, recovery, enhancing change, high‑risk youth, resiliency and families.  She has served on the faculty of the New England School of Addiction Studies since 2007.  In her current position as the Resources and Development Administrator for the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, she is responsible for public and professional education, support for internal systems development and cross-systems policy and program development.

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Date:
October 14, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100,
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
Free Registration
Families & Addiction - October 15, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Please be advised that the format of this training (virtual or in-person) will be decided two weeks prior to its scheduled time and based on the best public health advice NHADACA can access.  Some trainings are not appropriate for the virtual format and may be cancelled as late as two weeks prior to their start date.

PRESENTATION:  This introductory workshop explores how the addiction of the individual affects the entire family system.  Special attention will be paid to the effects on children in the family.  Discussion will center on strategies and resources to help increase their resiliency and coping skills. This workshop is preapproved for three CEs. Learning Objectives:

  • describe the effects of addiction on the family
  • recognize roles within a family with addiction
  • identify strengths and needs associated with particular behavioral patterns of children and families with addiction
  • make appropriate interventions and referrals to community based resources.

PRESENTER: Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC, is a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor who has worked in the addiction field since 1980.  She received her A.B. in Psychology and Religion from Duke University and her M.S. in Community Mental Health with a specialization in Dual Diagnosis from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her experience includes direct service, consultation, training and administration of programs addressing substance use concerns.  She has presented workshops on aspects of addiction, co-occurring disorders, recovery, enhancing change, high‑risk youth, resiliency and families.  She has served on the faculty of the New England School of Addiction Studies since 2007.  In her current position as the Resources and Development Administrator for the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, she is responsible for public and professional education, support for internal systems development and cross-systems policy and program development.

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Date:
October 15, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
Free Registration
Suicide Prevention for Non-Clinicians - November 1, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This training is scheduled to be held in person; however, we reserve the right to offer it virtually based on public health conditions and CDC Advisories.

PRESENTATION: Troubling statistics indicate that death by suicide is rising at an alarming rate and increasingly impacting all racial/ethnic and age groups. Yet, suicide is a preventable public health issue. Half of those who died by suicide received health care services in the year prior to their death and half of these received services within 4 weeks of their death. For over three-quarters (76 %) of those patients, fewer than one-quarter (24 %) had a mental health diagnosis. In communities of color, cultural factors combined with race-related stressors known to negatively impact mental health present special challenges. Understanding the stressors and hopeless that lead people to consider suicide and connecting them to the appropriate help can save lives. Well-trained non-clinicians can save lives. They do so by recognizing and appropriately responding when a person is in crisis, and through providing culturally tailored assessment, education, and intervention about suicide for the communities they are entrusted to serve. As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Increase understanding of the role of non-clinicians in suicide prevention; 
  • Understand the conditions which raise vulnerability to suicide; 
  • Recognize warning signs that a person is at increased risk of suicide;
  • Examine suicide trends in Black, Latinx, Asian, and White communities; and 
  • Learn strategies for culturally responsive suicide prevention. 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  James Figueiredo, M.Ed. has for over the last two decades developed and delivered trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV and STIs, chronic disease management, and leadership development. He serves as Director of Education & Interprofessional Development at the Center for Health Impact in Worcester, Massachusetts where he oversees the implementation of suicide prevention workshops and community health worker certification courses. Prior to joining CHI, he served Director of Health Education & Access at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School affiliated hospital and public health system based in Cambridge, MA. At CHA he oversaw multicultural outreach initiatives supported by over 50 community health educators. He also served as a visiting lecturer at Tufts University where he provided instruction on 3-credit courses on public health related topics. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and a graduate certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Boston University School of Management. He most enjoys spending time with his spouse and children on backpacking trips. He aspires to be a coffee grower, avocado farmer, and beekeeper when he retires.

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Date:
November 1, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $65.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $70.00
Non-Members – $75.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $80.00

Suicide Prevention for Non-Clinicians - November 1, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This training is scheduled to be held in person; however, we reserve the right to offer it virtually based on public health conditions and CDC Advisories.

PRESENTATION: Troubling statistics indicate that death by suicide is rising at an alarming rate and increasingly impacting all racial/ethnic and age groups. Yet, suicide is a preventable public health issue. Half of those who died by suicide received health care services in the year prior to their death and half of these received services within 4 weeks of their death. For over three-quarters (76 %) of those patients, fewer than one-quarter (24 %) had a mental health diagnosis. In communities of color, cultural factors combined with race-related stressors known to negatively impact mental health present special challenges. Understanding the stressors and hopeless that lead people to consider suicide and connecting them to the appropriate help can save lives. Well-trained non-clinicians can save lives. They do so by recognizing and appropriately responding when a person is in crisis, and through providing culturally tailored assessment, education, and intervention about suicide for the communities they are entrusted to serve. As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Increase understanding of the role of non-clinicians in suicide prevention; 
  • Understand the conditions which raise vulnerability to suicide; 
  • Recognize warning signs that a person is at increased risk of suicide;
  • Examine suicide trends in Black, Latinx, Asian, and White communities; and 
  • Learn strategies for culturally responsive suicide prevention. 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  James Figueiredo, M.Ed. has for over the last two decades developed and delivered trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV and STIs, chronic disease management, and leadership development. He serves as Director of Education & Interprofessional Development at the Center for Health Impact in Worcester, Massachusetts where he oversees the implementation of suicide prevention workshops and community health worker certification courses. Prior to joining CHI, he served Director of Health Education & Access at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School affiliated hospital and public health system based in Cambridge, MA. At CHA he oversaw multicultural outreach initiatives supported by over 50 community health educators. He also served as a visiting lecturer at Tufts University where he provided instruction on 3-credit courses on public health related topics. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and a graduate certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Boston University School of Management. He most enjoys spending time with his spouse and children on backpacking trips. He aspires to be a coffee grower, avocado farmer, and beekeeper when he retires.

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Date:
November 1, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $65.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $70.00
Non-Members – $75.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $80.00

Exploring Youth Homelessness - September 24, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

While we plan to hold this training in person, CDC Guidelines and advisories may require it to be offered virtually. We will advise participants accordingly.

PRESENTATION:  This training will explore the experience of youth homelessness, including its intersection with substance use disorder.  The scope of the problem, both nationally and in New Hampshire, will be discussed, along with an overview of the many definitions of homelessness and how estimates are generated.  A review of the research of youth risk and resiliency factors, as well as best practices for working with youth experiencing homelessness.  Illustrative case studies will be woven throughout to help demonstrate key concepts.  As a result of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the multiple Federal definitions of homelessness and the challenges to accurately gauging the extent of the issue
  • Describe risk factors related to youth transitioning to homelessness and youth experiencing homelessness
  • Identify the impact of substance use in the trajectories of many youth experiencing homelessness
  • Explain three key approaches in working with youth experiencing homelessness

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Jennifer Chisholm, LICSW, MLADC, is the Behavioral Health and Outreach Coordinator at Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) in Manchester, where she provides case management and therapeutic support to a wide array of people experiencing homelessness, both in clinic and through Street Medicine, which brings integrated primary care to encampments.  Her career has focused on homelessness and substance use, especially among Transitional Aged Youth.  She was a Case Manager at a transitional living program for homeless youth, and an outpatient/IOP clinician for adolescents with substance use disorders.  She served on NH’s Legislative Task Force on Homeless Teenagers, and sits on the Board of Directors for the NH Coalition to End Homelessness.  Jennifer is an Adjunct Professor of Social Work at UNH and provides clinical supervision to the Student Assistant Program (SAP) coordinators in Manchester through Makin’ It Happen.

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Date:
September 24, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
30 Pembroke Rd, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
Registration Fee – $30.00
Registration Fee with NASW/NBCC – $35.00
Suicide Prevention for Non-Clinicians - November 1, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This training is scheduled to be held in person; however, we reserve the right to offer it virtually based on public health conditions and CDC Advisories.

PRESENTATION: Troubling statistics indicate that death by suicide is rising at an alarming rate and increasingly impacting all racial/ethnic and age groups. Yet, suicide is a preventable public health issue. Half of those who died by suicide received health care services in the year prior to their death and half of these received services within 4 weeks of their death. For over three-quarters (76 %) of those patients, fewer than one-quarter (24 %) had a mental health diagnosis. In communities of color, cultural factors combined with race-related stressors known to negatively impact mental health present special challenges. Understanding the stressors and hopeless that lead people to consider suicide and connecting them to the appropriate help can save lives. Well-trained non-clinicians can save lives. They do so by recognizing and appropriately responding when a person is in crisis, and through providing culturally tailored assessment, education, and intervention about suicide for the communities they are entrusted to serve. As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Increase understanding of the role of non-clinicians in suicide prevention; 
  • Understand the conditions which raise vulnerability to suicide; 
  • Recognize warning signs that a person is at increased risk of suicide;
  • Examine suicide trends in Black, Latinx, Asian, and White communities; and 
  • Learn strategies for culturally responsive suicide prevention. 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  James Figueiredo, M.Ed. has for over the last two decades developed and delivered trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV and STIs, chronic disease management, and leadership development. He serves as Director of Education & Interprofessional Development at the Center for Health Impact in Worcester, Massachusetts where he oversees the implementation of suicide prevention workshops and community health worker certification courses. Prior to joining CHI, he served Director of Health Education & Access at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School affiliated hospital and public health system based in Cambridge, MA. At CHA he oversaw multicultural outreach initiatives supported by over 50 community health educators. He also served as a visiting lecturer at Tufts University where he provided instruction on 3-credit courses on public health related topics. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and a graduate certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Boston University School of Management. He most enjoys spending time with his spouse and children on backpacking trips. He aspires to be a coffee grower, avocado farmer, and beekeeper when he retires.

To register for this training click here

Date:
November 1, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $65.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $70.00
Non-Members – $75.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $80.00

Motivational Interviewing - May 25, 2021

Sponsored by: The National Council for Behavioral Health

Ready to take the next step with intermediate-level training?

This intermediate course is designed for individuals who have had MI training and use the process with some regularity. This four-hour training is available for $99 per person and is capped at 40 participants to allow for guided small group practice and discussions.

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Date:
May 25, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$99.00
Motivational Interviewing - June 22, 2021

Sponsored by: The National Council for Behavioral Health

New to MI or looking for a refresher course?

This four-hour training is available for $79 per person and space is limited, so register today for the date and time that fits your schedule!

This training uses a variety of methods including videos, paired and small group exercises, self-reflection activities and observation. Participants will:

  • Learn how to apply the four fundamental processes of MI.
  • Observe and practice how to prompt behavior change using MI strategies.
  • Leave with practical ideas and plans for integrating MI into their daily work.

To register click here

Date:
June 22, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$79.00
Suicide Prevention for Non-Clinicians - November 1, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This training is scheduled to be held in person; however, we reserve the right to offer it virtually based on public health conditions and CDC Advisories.

PRESENTATION: Troubling statistics indicate that death by suicide is rising at an alarming rate and increasingly impacting all racial/ethnic and age groups. Yet, suicide is a preventable public health issue. Half of those who died by suicide received health care services in the year prior to their death and half of these received services within 4 weeks of their death. For over three-quarters (76 %) of those patients, fewer than one-quarter (24 %) had a mental health diagnosis. In communities of color, cultural factors combined with race-related stressors known to negatively impact mental health present special challenges. Understanding the stressors and hopeless that lead people to consider suicide and connecting them to the appropriate help can save lives. Well-trained non-clinicians can save lives. They do so by recognizing and appropriately responding when a person is in crisis, and through providing culturally tailored assessment, education, and intervention about suicide for the communities they are entrusted to serve. As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Increase understanding of the role of non-clinicians in suicide prevention; 
  • Understand the conditions which raise vulnerability to suicide; 
  • Recognize warning signs that a person is at increased risk of suicide;
  • Examine suicide trends in Black, Latinx, Asian, and White communities; and 
  • Learn strategies for culturally responsive suicide prevention. 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  James Figueiredo, M.Ed. has for over the last two decades developed and delivered trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV and STIs, chronic disease management, and leadership development. He serves as Director of Education & Interprofessional Development at the Center for Health Impact in Worcester, Massachusetts where he oversees the implementation of suicide prevention workshops and community health worker certification courses. Prior to joining CHI, he served Director of Health Education & Access at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School affiliated hospital and public health system based in Cambridge, MA. At CHA he oversaw multicultural outreach initiatives supported by over 50 community health educators. He also served as a visiting lecturer at Tufts University where he provided instruction on 3-credit courses on public health related topics. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and a graduate certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Boston University School of Management. He most enjoys spending time with his spouse and children on backpacking trips. He aspires to be a coffee grower, avocado farmer, and beekeeper when he retires.

To register for this training click here

Date:
November 1, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $65.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $70.00
Non-Members – $75.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $80.00