Collaborating to Address the Opioid Crisis Amidst a Pandemic: Partners in Prevention

Sponsor: Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America Opioid misuse in increasing in the United States during the COVID-19 outbreak. Coalitions are a vital part of community efforts to prevent opioid misuse. Coalitions should continue to focus on prevention while seeking partnerships with health care and behavioral health agencies. During this second session of a two-part series, CADCA Trainers Stephanie Strutner and Catherine Brunson will examine how the COVID-19 pandemic contributes to the opioid crisis and specific strategies coalitions can use to address… Read more »

Telebehavioral Health Webinar Series – Part I

Sponsor: Health Resources & Services Administration The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Office of Regional Operations invites you to a free webinar on  Addressing the Behavioral Health Needs of Unsheltered and Vulnerable Populations during the Pandemic.  Learning Objectives: Describe the special role of providers of health care to persons experiencing homelessness in addressing their medical and behavioral health needs during the pandemic Understand promising practices for engaging unsheltered and vulnerable populations in substance use… Read more »

Health Center Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic & The Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness Web Portal – webinar

Sponsor: Health Resources & Services Administration The Health Resources and Services Administration uses information from the COVID-19 Health Center survey to help track health center capacity and the impact of COVID-19 on health center operations, patients, and staff. This session will present specific data from rural health centers in New England and introduce and demo the new COVID-19 Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness web portal developed to help rural entities prepare for and respond to the… Read more »

Virtual Motivational Interviewing Training

Sponsor National Council for Behavioral Health Please note: this training is in Eastern Standard Time and uses the Zoom platform. This half-day (4 hours) live session is ideal for busy individuals looking for introductory or refresher training. Whether you’re a clinician in a behavioral health setting, a supervisor trying to boost staff morale or a nurse helping patients manage diabetes, motivational interviewing (MI) training can help you create conversations that empower people to make meaningful… Read more »

Intermediate Motivational Interviewing Training

Sponsor National Council for Behavioral Health Description: Please note: this training is in Eastern Standard Time and uses the Zoom platform. We encourage attendees to participate via webcam (if possible). For individuals who have had prior MI training and want to hone their skills… We will jump right into the deeper use of spirit and OARS strategies to identify and evoke change talk.… Smaller group format to allow for multiple guided practice opportunities. Curriculum pace… Read more »

Virtual: Risks of Depression and Suicide Among Older Adults in Rural NH

Sponsor North Country Health Consortium/Northern NH Area Health Education Center and NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association PRESENTATION:   Depression is a common problem among older adults, but it is not a normal part of aging. Signs and symptoms may be difficult to recognize because they look different than in younger people. During this session behavioral health and primary care professionals will understand how depression affects baby boomers; how it often coexists with other medical… Read more »

Virtual: Alcohol and Substance Use Concerns Among Older Adults in Rural NH

Sponsor North Country Health Consortium/ Northern NH Area Health Education Center and NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association PRESENTATION:  Behavioral health and primary care professionals attending this training will have a better understanding of substance use and misuse concerns among older adults in New Hampshire and how the pandemic have exacerbated these risks. Signs and symptoms of substance misuse and depression can be masked by other declining health problems that co exists and impact overall… Read more »

Working with Families Facing Addiction

Sponsor Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation When a loved one develops a substance use problem, family members tend to cope by adopting unhealthy behaviors such as keeping secrets or finding scapegoats. Everyone’s affected, and everyone needs help and support. Join colleagues and clinicians to examine the most-effective telehealth and in-person resources for families struggling with addiction. Counselor Kate Roselle, MA, MBA, LPCC, presents this information-packed, one-hour webinar, sharing important insights and practical strategies to help you… Read more »

Virtual Motivational Interviewing Training

Sponsor National Council for Behavioral Health This half-day (4 hours) live session is ideal for busy individuals looking for introductory or refresher training. Whether you’re a clinician in a behavioral health setting, a supervisor trying to boost staff morale or a nurse helping patients manage diabetes, motivational interviewing (MI) training can help you create conversations that empower people to make meaningful changes. Curriculum pace and flow is intentionally designed to maximize engagement and interaction in… Read more »

Teens, Anxiety and Depression: Concrete Skills for Treatment and Prevention

Sponsor NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association PRESENTATION:  Both anxiety and depression continue to rise among teens; anxiety is currently the top reason why a parent brings a child to a mental health professional.  Because an untreated anxiety disorder is a top predictor of developing depression as an adolescent or young adult, the need for prevention and more effective treatment of anxiety has become a critical focus for those who work with teens and young adults in many settings.  Most teens and… Read more »