Virtual: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Informed Approaches for Interprofessional Health Teams

Sponsor: NCHC/ Northern NH AHEC & NHADACA A 2-hour training with Louise Brassard & Terri Clyde To register click here PRESENTATION: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is an organic, permanent,  brain-based disability resulting from prenatal alcohol exposure.  FASD often goes undiagnosed and can have lifelong implications which may manifest in a range of difficulties to include adaptive behavior, attention, cognition, executive functioning, and memory.  FASD is often broken down into primary and secondary disabilities.  Damage done… Read more »

Virtual: Addiction & Recovery 101

Sponsor: NHADACA PRESENTATION: We know addiction has taken a toll on families, and a strain on human service workers across the continuum. The mission of this course is to provide foundational, essential information for passionate human service workers working with those with addiction such as Law Enforcement, Emergency Services, Social Workers, Family Court Systems, EAPs, Human Resource Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Mental Health Clinicians, and of course family members and loved ones. In this course, you will… Read more »

Tools to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake: Substance Use Disorder Populations in Rural Communities

Sponsor: Center on Rural Addiction University of Vermont Please join us a UVM CORA Community Rounds Workshop series session with Mark Depman, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine, Central Vermont Medical Center. This presentation will cover vaccine facts and talking points for people who are vaccine reluctant. It will also cover the importance of COVID-19 vaccine uptake and the impact substance use disorders have on the disease course of COVID-19. Learning objectives:1) Understand how the COVID-19… Read more »

Virtual: Our Greatest Humanitarian Need: Understanding & Supporting Resilience in Vulnerable Populations

Sponsor: Northern NH AHEC in collaboration with NHADACA PRESENTATION: The COVID19 crisis will require tremendous resilience in the face of trauma and loss, for all of us, but especially for those who are more vulnerable to such experiences. Adversity disproportionately impacts certain groups of people, leaving them more at risk of suffering the negative impacts of these circumstances. For generations, the social conditions for some people are far more favorable and their progress in society is… Read more »

Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery

Sponsor: NHADACA 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)… Read more »

Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) Performance Domains

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association PRESENTATION: The goal of this workshop is to introduce attendees to the performance domains of the CRSW credential: Ethical Responsibility, Advocacy, Mentoring & Education, Recovery & Wellness Support.  Information will be specific to peer support and working with individuals with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders in a supportive way.  Participants will understand the scope of service that CRSWs are able to provide, the variety of settings… Read more »

A Deeper Dive Into Accommodating Neurocognitive Impairment

Sponsor: NHADACA PRESENTATION:  This 5 hour workshop will build on previous workshops related to substance use, brain injury and cognitive impairment.  This workshop will provide a very brief introduction to neurocognitive/neurobehavioural impairment.  The main focus of the content will be assessing the nature of neurocognitive impairment and providing accommodation in a clinical setting.  Learners will practice practical strategies for adapting their presentation of psychoeducational materials, supporting self-assessment and promoting follow-through between sessions.  Specific adaptations for CBT… Read more »

HIV Update for Substance Use Professionals

Sponsor: NHADACA 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… Read more »

Building Cultural Competency

Sponsor: NHADACA PRESENTATION: There is strong evidence that culturally responsive care improves client/patient satisfaction that leads to greater engagement in care, improved adherence to treatment and better health outcomes. Through interactive self-reflection and discussion we will focus on improving our ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures to help ensure the needs of all community members are addressed. We will look beyond just race and ethnicity to include gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, socio-economic… Read more »