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

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

Local and National Events

Idaho Events 
Healing Discipline: Finding Joy in Working with Challenging Students
This two-day seminar is based on 33 years of combined experience working with children with challenging behaviors and finding success using research based strategies. This seminar provides educators with a better understanding of children who have suffered from disruptive attachment and trauma which are often the root cause of inappropriate and/or out of control behavior in the classroom.
August 11 & 12
October 2 &3
Marriott: SpringHill Suites
424 E. Park Center Blvd
Boise, ID 83706

Region 4 Behavioral Health- Recovery Coach Training

Want to know more about Recovery Coaching? 

DHW is offering an orientation to Recovery Coaching on July 15 – 9 am to noon at Region 4 offices, room 131

This training is most useful to SUDS providers with BPA contracts, but if that doesn’t describe you and you want to know more about the orientation and recovery coaching, Contact Michael Armand at for more information.


Soberlution IV

Soberlution, or the all Idaho Conference of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous will be held at the On the Falls Hotel in Idaho Falls, ID on July 25 - 27, 2014.


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

Prevention, Intervention, and Professional Ethics as Viewed through the Lens of the FASDs

When service providers and caregivers attend an FASD training their top priority is usually appropriate intervention strategies that will assist the individual with an FASD. Seldom is there an opportunity to address that one component adequately. This training will briefly remind participants of the possible cognitive impairment presented by those with an FASD, and then explore in depth the three levels of interventions most likely to provide the individual with an FASD hoped-for outcomes. Time will be spent looking at: individual intervention strategies; Dynamic Case Management as a means to provide the external support needed; and policy issues that hinder or assist application of appropriate interventions. Lecture will be supported by experiential tasks. 

When: August 13, 2014 at 8:45am-4:45pm

Where: Hampton Inn & Suites Boise-Meridian

2014 Community Information & Resource Fair

Registration is now open- click the link above for more info!

This year’s event will be hosted by Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Garden City on Wednesday, September 17 from 10am - 4pm.

We are working on a very exciting group of speakers this year as well as three breakout sessions that you will not want to miss. More information to follow in the coming months.

Dabbing and The Emerging Trends of Drug Concentrates, Edibles, E-Devices and Paraphernalia

This training will break down the sweeping trends of drug concentrates and all of the new products, terms, paraphernalia, concealment and the associated trends.

September 18, 2014 from 8:30am-3pm

Fairfield Inn Marriott - Twin Falls, ID

*** Click link above for more info! ***

Early Years 2014 Conference

Early Years goals:

* To improve knowledge of current research, evaluative techniques & best practices that benefit infant & young              children
* To promote networking & strengthen early childhood partnerships, programs & initiatives at community, regional, &       state levels
* To promote the benefits of prevention and education and enhance the quality of early intervention services in Idaho
* To strengthen and support families and the unique and diverse populations within Idaho communities.

October 29-30 at the Boise State Campus

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

SAM National Marijuana Action Summit

Join Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) for an unforgettable event that will inspire and engage you around our fields' most challenging issue: Marijuana Policy. 

***Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hotel and Waldorf Astoria Orlando complex in Orlando, FL***

***July 19-20, 8:30am - 4:30pm***

Mental Health America Annual Conference

Parity and the Affordable Care Act: Bridging Gaps to Advance Mental Health. 

September 10-12 in Atlanta, GA. 

Click above link for more details.

National Prevention Network Research Conference

State prevention directors together with representatives in territories, jurisdictions and tribes, are excited about this year's conference program that will be “CONNECTing Healthy Communities through Prevention Research and Practice."

---September 15-18, 2014

---Hartford, CT

NAADAC 2014 Annual Conference & 40th Anniversary Celebration

Join NAADAC in celebrating 40 years of advocacy, education, and service. Stay updated on the latest trends and issues that impact all addiction-focused professionals, build your business, and network, and earn over 40 CEs, all while taking advantage of the beauty, excitement, and hospitality of Seattle.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Seattle, WA

September 26 - October 1, 2014

National Drug Endangered Children's 2014 Conference

The 11th annual DEC conference will provide training on the latest research and best practice strategies for drug endangered children efforts at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels. This conference will enable participants to enhance collaborative efforts to protect children from the harmful effects of their caregivers' substance abuse. 

October 7-9, 2014

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

Lake Buena Vista, FL

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



18th Annual Western Area Conference of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous

The purpose of WACYPAA is to build and strengthen unity in Young Peoples Groups in Alcoholics Anonymous in the western area of North America and Hawaii. The focus is especially to reach those areas which historically had little exposure to such conferences.

---December 18-21, 2014

---Hapuna Prince Hotel

---Kona, Hawaii 

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.

KAP E-Learning

SAMHSA Knowledge Application Program (KAP)


Click above to find training with CEUs available.