Idaho RADAR Center
Boise State University
2103 University Dr
Boise, ID 83706-1860

phone: (208) 426-3471
fax: (208) 426-3334

Training & Events

Idaho Events 

Adapting Behaviors for Children with ADHD

The Idaho Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health invites you to participate in the free webinars regarding behavioral modification for children suffering from ADHD. It will provide useful tools, that are both realistic and have been used successfully in studies, for parents to use in modifying their child's behavior. It will also go on to explain to parents why these tools are useful.

*April 12 at 9am (MST) and April 15 at 9pm (MDT)*

3rd Annual Children's Mental Health Awareness Week Poster & Video PSA Contest

The IFFCMH Children's Mental Health Awareness Week Poster/Video Contest is now accepting entries! Please help spread the word! This year's Theme for posters and Videos: "Building a Circle of Wellness in Mind, Body and Spirit".

***Enter by April 21st!***

High in Plain Sight...New, Current and Ongoing Trends in Drug, Violence and Alcohol Abuse

Location: Caldwell, Idaho (Best Western Plus Hotel)
Date and time: Friday, April 25th, 2014 (Registration 8-9 am; class 9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
Cost: $75
Who should attend: Educators, Law Enforcement, SROs, Coalitions, Prevention Personnel, Counselors, Treatment Professionals, Medical Professionals, Probation Officers and State Employees
This class will break down all the new drug, alcohol, party, synthetic technology, violence and concealment trends in today's ever evolving world of substance abuse.
Phone (208) 371-1283
Click here for course Flyer
Click here for Registration Form
DSM-5: An Overview of Changes and Challenges
Vikki Vandiver is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor at Portland State University's School of Social Work. She holds an MSW from the University of Houston and a Ph.D. in Public Health from the University of Texas. Her experience includes community health practice, programs for persons with severe and persisiten mental illness, and cross-cultural mental health systems. 
When: Friday, May 2nd
Where: 3405 E. Overland Road
            Meridian, ID 83642
Idaho Conference on Alcohol and Drug Dependency
30 years of Wisdom: Transforming Systems - Transforming Lives
Pre-Conference Workshops May 12, 2014
General Conference May 13-15, 2014
Boise State University Student Union
Register by April 2 to get the reduced conference rate.
The Neurobiology of Trauma and Implications for Healing
Join Advocates Against Family Violence and The Women's and Children's Alliance for a presentation by Dr. Janine D'Anniballe, licensed psychologist and nationally recognized expert in the neurobiology of trauma. This workshop will be a combination of lecture and audience participation on the topic of trauma and it's pyschobiological effects, with an exploration of the nature of traumatic events such as sexual assault and domestic violence, and their difference between normal, situational traumatic stress. 
When: May 16, 2014
             8am - 4pm
Where: Riverside Hotel
               Boise, ID
$50 per person or $40 per person for a group of 5 or more if registered by May 1st
Northwest Alcohol Conference

Date: July 16-18, 2014
Location: Riverside Hotel

The NorthWest Alcohol Conference is dedicated to education, prevention and enforcement.

Classes include: Underage Drinking Prevention, Party Patrols, Environmental Strategies, Coalition Building, Drugged & Impaired Driving, and so much more!

Idaho Juvenile Justice Association 2014 Conference

IJJA sponsors an annual training conference each year in September. This conference offers pertinent training facilitated by nationally known speakers. The conference also provides Juvenile Justice line staff and other professionals with some great networking opportunities. At the conference, IJJA members and other attendees are able to interact with other professionals, exchanging ideas and thoughts on current issues in the field of Juvenile Justice.

--- September 8-10, 2014

--- University Inn- Moscow, ID

Free Tobacco Cessation Classes

Date: Ongoing

Most classes meet multiple times and cover the following topics:

  • Nicotine addiction and habit
  • Consequences of tobacco use
  • Information and tips on how to quit
  • Dealing with withdrawal symptoms
  • Managing stress through relaxation techniques
  • Avoiding weight gain
  • Social supports
  • How to become a non-tobacco user for good!

Medicine Drop Off

Date: Ongoing

Location: Visit site for drop off locations.

Unwanted medications and old prescriptions can be dropped off at area law enforcement offices for free and safe disposal. Boise City Police, Ada County Sheriff's Office, and Garden City Police will each offer a 'no questions asked' medications collection bin in the lobby of their respective headquarters.

TVADC Meetings

Date: Ongoing. The first Thursday of each month (excluding June, July, and August) at 8am.

Location: Redeemer Lutheran Church, Boise ID


National Events

April- Alcohol Awareness Month!
Each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) sponsors NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. This April, NCADD highlights the important public health issue of underage drinking, a problem with devastating individual, family and community consequences. This year's theme is "Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow".

Ethics in an Online World

This free webinar will discuss e-counseling, social media, and digital communication with clients in your addiction counseling practice, and highlight the areas of the NAADAC Ethics Code that relate to these topics. Examples, scenarios, and case-studies will be woven into this informative hour. Earn 1 CE credit (free for NAADAC members) 

Thursday, April 17, 1:00-2:30pm MT

Ask the Experts: e-Cigarettes, Hookah and Other Smokeless Tobacco Products

Want to learn more about the impact and dangers of e-cigarettes? Participate in CADCA's upcoming webinar on April 17 at 2:30 p.m. EST.

Hosted in collaboration with the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center and A&E Therapy, Inc., this webinar is meant to answer your questions about new and emerging novel tobacco products. 

ATTC Network's April iTraining: Management of Benzodiazephines in Medication-Assisted Treatment

This webinar will define the major issues related to the use of benzodiazepines in medication-assisted treatment, including impairment, clinical outcomes, and risk management outcomes. Presenters will describe the application of the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness method to the development of clinical practice guidelines. They will also explain the potential challenges in the implementation of clinical guidelines addressing benzodiazepine use to the practice of medication-assisted treatment.

April 17, 2014 from 2-4pm ET

National Rx Drug Abuse Summit

The Summit is the largest national collaboration of professionals from local, state and federal agencies, business, academia, clinicians, treatment providers, counselors, educators, state and national leaders, and advocates impacted by Rx drug abuse. Through this type of collaboration, your work can be more impactful in bringing soluctions to the issue that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared a public health crisis in 2012.

Date: April 21-22, 2014

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Girls and Substance Use: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

Girls' abuse of substances has been increasing, with dangerous consequences for their health and well being. Among youth ages 12-17, girls' nonmedical use of prescription painkillers, alcohol, methamphetamine, and most other illicit drugs matches or exceeds that of boys. Adolescent girls have different intervention, treatment, and recovery support needs from those of adolescent boys or adult women. This webinar will discuss current trends in adolescent girl substance use as well as effective strategies for intervention, treatment, and support for girls. 

Tuesday April 22, 2014 @ 3-4pm ET

National Drug Take-back Day!

April 26th!

Click the link above to find a take-back location in your area.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Engaging Youth in Alcohol Prevention Webinar

This Webinar will provide strategies for engaging youth in substance abuse prevention activities, coalitions and policy change. In addition, participants will hear the power of youth themselves through featured excerpts of Words Can Works DVDs Alcohol: True Stories Hosted by Matt Damon and Drugs: True Stories.

April 29, 2014 from 2-3pm ET

Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists (SALIS) Conference

Dates: April 29-May 2 2014 
Location: Center of Alcohol Studies at Rutgers University

The Center of Alcohol Studies (CAS) is known nationally and internationally as a leader in alcohol research, education and training, and documentation and publication of alcohol literature. To be on a mailing list for information about the 2014 conference, write to SALIS Home.

National Council for Behavioral Health Conference

Washington, DC

May 5-7, 2014
The National Council will host Conference '14- and Hill Day- in Washington, D.C. On the final day of the conference, we'll feature sessions on federal behavioral heathcare policy, followed by visits with elected officials on Capitol Hill to advocate for better resources for mental health and addictions treatment. There is no additional fee- however you do need to register for Hill Day.
Cyberbullying is a form of bullying that takes place in a new context: on the internet and through a variety of modern electronic devices/media. To meet the challenges for researchers and practitioners the University of Gothenburg, City of Gothenburg, Gothenburg Resion of Association of Local Authorities, Friends, and the International Bullying Prevention Association are jointly organizing a conference on cyberbullying.
Where: 411 36 Goteborg, Sweden
When:  May 11th-  focuses on current research in the area.
              May 12th - is intended both for researchers and practitioners.
Restorative Justice Webinars
The St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program is offering a series of 6 webinars in the following focus areas:
School-Based Restorative Justice
May 14-Restorative measure, using & implementing a "Whole School" approach
May 28-Use of Circles, application with PBIS, Circles at every tier
Severe Crime Victim Offender dialogue
June 4-Preparing parties, finding & responding to needs
July 16-Utilizing listening & self-care while facilitating VOD
Register for all 6 webinars for $150 or $30 for a single webinar.
Please register early, space is limited. Register by emailing or calling 715-425-1100
27th Annual NW Conference on Behavioral Health and Addictive Orders


The 27th Annual Northwest Conference on Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders provides a forum for exploring the complex issues within the physical, emotional, social and spiritual dimensions of mental illness and addictive disorders. 

When: May 28-30, 2014

Where: Seattle, WA

2014 International Anti-Bullying Conference

July 8-10, 2014 in Grapevine, TX

The conference provides an opportunity to share ideas, strategies and resources for those who wish to work toward collaborative approaches and solutions to bullying and its effects. Conference participants will attend dynamic and thought-provoking plenary presentations by internationally recognized speakers, along with general sessions and workshops featuring a variety of related topics.

National Hispanic and Latino ATTC National Conference

Our conference, “Integrating Research, Education, and Services to Reduce Behavioral Health Disparities in Hispanic and Latino Populations,” will bring professionals from across the country together to address health disparities faced by the Hispanic and Latino population in the United States. The conference will  promote  an understanding of these disparities in services to Hispanic populations in need of quality substance abuse treatment. 

- OCTOBER 8-9, 2014



Recovery to Practice Webinars

These webinars are a component of the Recovery to Practice (RTP) Initiative that is designed to hasten awareness, acceptance, and adoption of recovery-based practices in the delivery of addiction-related services.

FREE Alcohol and Pregnancy Webinars

The one-hour webinars will be offered on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 2pm Eastern time and will be archived and available for download at The series will feature alcohol and pregnancy, and FASD issues. 

Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention

Webinar Series to Begin January 2014

The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S), a CDC-funded research center focusing on a public health approach to suicide prevention and research, will begin its second annual webinar series in January 2014.  A project of the University of Rochester Medical Center and Education Development Center, the ICRC-S draws suicide prevention directly into the domain of public health and injury prevention and links it to complementary approaches to mental health.