Warning Signs of Suicide When Discontinuing Opioids

This 30-minute course is intended to help providers identify their role in helping patients transition away from a dependence on opioids and to encourage them to study more about pain management and suicide prevention. The objectives of the course are to teach the community providers how to: Define the meaning of the SAVE acronym; Identify the warning signs of suicide; Explain how to conduct a suicide assessment; Describe how to discuss lethal means, and; Refer… Read more »

Virtual: Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery

Sponsor NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association 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… Read more »

Suicide Prevention for Non-Clinicians

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… Read more »

Exploring Youth Homelessness

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… Read more »

Virtual: What Trauma-Informed Care Has to Offer Us in the Time of Crisis

Sponsor: North Country Health Consortium/ Northern NH Area Health Education Center and NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association A 2 hour training with Cassie Yackley, Psy.D. PRESENTATION:   Most professional associations and governmental organizations that support human service delivery have embraced a set of principles that describe a commitment to “trauma-informed care (TIC).”  SAMHSA set forth a set of six interdependent standards to guide practices in a manner that recognizes the prevalence and impacts of… Read more »

Talking about Risky Behavior

Sponsored by Communities for Alcohol and Drug Free Youth (CADY) In this workshop, we will learn how to develop clear standards for healthy behavior with our teens. About this Event Research shows that communicating clear standards for healthy behavior to our children is an important part of guiding our children away from high-risk behavior and helping them make healthy choices. In this workshop, we will learn how to develop clear standards for healthy behavior with… Read more »

Mental Health First Aid

Sponsored by the North Country Health Consortium Sometimes first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR or calling 911. Sometimes, first aid is YOU A person you know could be experiencing a mental health or substance use problem. You are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Learn how to help a friend, family member, coworker or neighbor in need. Get trained in Mental Health First… Read more »

Mental Health First Aid

Sponsored by the North Country Health Consortium Sometimes first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR or calling 911. Sometimes, first aid is YOU A person you know could be experiencing a mental health or substance use problem. You are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Learn how to help a friend, family member, coworker or neighbor in need. Get trained in Mental Health First… Read more »

Innovation, Collaboration, and Partnership between Crisis Services and 1st Responders in Harris County, Texas

Sponsor: National Council for Behavioral Health Description: The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, located in one of the most diverse communities in the United States, Houston, Texas, has a long history of effective and innovative collaboration with first responders.  Some of their most recent innovations include the CORE program which is a strategy of responding to mental health crisis calls using a tablet and a HIPAA-approved technology platform to connect a law enforcement first… Read more »