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  • Idaho Events

    Phoenix Multisport March Events

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    Every TuesdayCrossFitRally Point CrossFit

    CrossFit classes offered, all skill levels are welcome. Class will consist of a warm-up, stretch, movement skill with instruction and a WOD (Work Out of the Day.) Great class to have fun and work up a sweat. Please wear gym clothes if you have them, sneakers, sweat pants, yoga pants, shorts and t-shirts. Everyone must keep there t-shirts on please. If you are new to Phoenix, the best way to get started is to attend an event. Events are listed on our calendar and are open to anyone with 48 hours of sobriety (Members who attend regularly should be committed to maintaining a sober lifestyle). Note that Intermediate or Advanced events may have prerequisite skill levels listed. Some events may require RSVP in advance in order to attend (these will say so on the event page listing). If you have questions about a specific event, please contact the event leader listed on the event posting, or call the corresponding chapter office. Membership is free, however, we do encourage members to consider making a $50 donation to PM every six months. While this donation is not required, it is encouraged for those who have the means, and helps us keep programming free for those who can’t afford it. If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to ask any of our instructors at events, or contact our office at (208) 869-0951.

    Every WednesdayDeep Dance ExperienceCarpe Danza Dance Studio

    Class starts at 6:30 and door locks at 6:35. Bring water, workout clothes, and dedicated indoor shoes. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. From instructor Kris – “Hi, My name is Kris and I love to dance! My passion for dance and movement led me to develop The Deep Dance Experience (DDX) in 1999. Prior to founding this successful fitness program, I studied intensely for years with my teacher, Carol, in the Diamond Heart and Mind Study. The focus of this work is to orient and guide individuals who are engage in the difficult process of essential development. Combining my knowledge of emotional connectivity with the JOY and freedom of dance, I created a foundation of a “deep dance experience.” I know this is an opportunity for me and for my students to reach new levels of exercise – inside the body and out. I consider DDX to be dance therapy. I create non-choreographed free form dance matched to carefully selected music. What is created on the dance floor is truly an experience to behold for dancers and non-dancers alike.”

    Every ThursdayCrossFit Boise CrossFit

    CrossFit classes offered, all skill levels are welcome. Class will consist of a warm-up, stretch, movement skill with instruction and a WOD (Work Out of the Day.) Great class to have fun and work up a sweat. Please wear gym clothes if you have them, sneakers, sweat pants, yoga pants, shorts and t-shirts. Everyone must keep there t-shirts on please. If you are new to Phoenix, the best way to get started is to attend an event. Events are listed on our calendar and are open to anyone with 48 hours of sobriety (Members who attend regularly should be committed to maintaining a sober lifestyle). Note that Intermediate or Advanced events may have prerequisite skill levels listed. Some events may require RSVP in advance in order to attend (these will say so on the event page listing). If you have questions about a specific event, please contact the event leader listed on the event posting, or call the corresponding chapter office. Membership is free, however, we do encourage members to consider making a $50 donation to PM every six months. While this donation is not required, it is encouraged for those who have the means, and helps us keep programming free for those who can’t afford it. If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to ask any of our instructors at events, or contact our office at (208) 869-0951.

    Parent and Professional Collaboration in Secondary Transition

    Please join us for a free parent webinar presented by Angela Lindig, Executive Director, Idaho Parents Unlimited.

    Thursday April 6th 10:00AM MDT

    Idaho PTA State Convention

    Save the date! More information to follow.

    April 7 – 8, 2017  – Pocatello, ID

    24th Annual Idaho Prevention & Support Conference

    The ​Idaho ​State ​Prevention ​and ​Support ​Conference ​(IPSC) ​focuses ​on ​innovation, ​best ​practices, ​collective ​problem-solving ​and ​motivation ​to ​most ​effectively ​address ​youth ​risk ​behaviors, ​foster ​optimal ​health, ​and ​academic ​success ​for ​Idaho ​students.

    Thursday, April 13, 2017 8:00 AMFriday, April 14, 2017 4:30 PM (Mountain Time)

    Sun Valley Convention Center

    Intensive Training in the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Prolonged Exposure Protocol for PTSD

    This 4-day workshop is designed to provide intensive training in how to integrate PTSD treatment into standard DBT. Participants will learn the DBT Prolonged Exposure (DBT PE) protocol for treating PTSD, one of the newest developments in DBT research and practice. This protocol can be added to standard DBT to allow for integrated treatment of PTSD, suicidal and self-injurious behavior, and other co-occurring problems. Participants will learn how to use DBT strategies to prepare high-risk and multi-problem clients for the DBT PE protocol as well as how to determine when clients are ready to begin formal PTSD treatment. The structure and procedures of the DBT PE protocol will be taught in a session-by-session format with extensive opportunities to watch video examples and practice delivering each of the primary treatment components. Particular attention will be paid to discussing strategies for overcoming common problems that arise during PTSD treatment with high-risk and multi-problem clients as well as how to tailor the treatment to address the complex characteristics of this client population.

    April 18 -21, 2017

    Seattle, WA

    Safety Planning and Treatment Options for Children with Problem Sexual Behaviors

    Problem sexual behaviors (PSBs) are common symptoms of sexual abuse and exposure to sexual materials. Children, who are exhibiting PSBs, need treatment to decrease distressful feelings and thoughts related to prior abuse and traumatic memories, increase understanding of their unhealthy beliefs regarding sex and sexuality, increase their knowledge of natural and healthy sexuality and assist their family in safety planning until the PSBs are no longer a risk to others. While the NBCC credit is free, space is limited, and your RSVP is appreciated! Feel free to bring your own lunch and note that the start time has changed to 12:30 pm. RSVP to Joy Husmann, Community Liaison, Intermountain Hospital, Office (208) 350-2292, Cell (208)  871-1741,

    Friday, April 21, 2017 lecture begins promptly at 12:30pm and ends at 1:30pm – worth 1 NBCC credit

    WASCOP Marijuana Education and Awareness Summit: A Call to Action

    The Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police is providing an opportunity for residents of Wyoming to learn about the real dangers of marijuana, how it’s changed, what the harmful effects are and what you can do in your community to make a difference. **Breakfast and Lunch included in your registration fee!!

    April 24, 2017

    Casper Events Center, 1 Events Drive, Casper, Wyoming 82601

    National Take-Back Initiative

    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 and medications. Please check back on April 1, 2017 to locate collection sites near you.

    April 29, 201710AM to 2PM

    Boozing, Drinking, Keggers & Controlled Party Dispersal

    This training will encompass all components of house parties. Four different instructors from Idaho and other states, as far as South Carolina, will teach law enforcement about all the current trends with today’s parties including fake ID’s, deceptive tactics by party goers, underage drinking, and drug trends associated with the party atmosphere. Attendees will also learn and be walked through a controlled party dispersal scenario with real role players / volunteers from the local area. This fast moving training will be packed with information to help various communities deal with and reduce large underage drinking events. You can find the Flier here to register.

    Where: Idaho State Police, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

    When: Monday, May 22, 2017

    4th Annual Out-of-School Summit

    The Idaho AfterSchool Network is thrilled to announce the dates for our 4th Annual Out-of-School Summit, September 13th and 14th at Boise State University. Registration will open in April!  Please plan to join us for the only statewide conference dedicated to out-of-school time.

    We need a dedicated team of 4-7 individuals to help us plan the Summit.  Free registration for our planning team.  If you can commit a couple hours a month March through August and 2-3 hours a week in the three weeks leading up to the Summit, please submit your name here and we will reach out to share more.

    We are officially requesting proposals for breakout sessions to be considered for the 2017 Summit. The Summit is a great opportunity to share your expertise and dive deeper into topics to improve the out-of-school program quality. Presenters receive free summit registration and funds are available for those that need to travel more than 60 miles. You can find the proposal form here.

    September 13th and 14th – Boise State University

    IDAHO Drug Symposium 2017

    The Northwest Alcohol and Substance Abuse Conference is excited to announce the 2017 Idaho Drug Symposium. This two day symposium is open to all who work in law enforcement, prevention, education, coalitions, treatment providers and probation.  The symposium will focus on today’s issues involving heroin, marijuana and prescription pills.

    Monday, October 2 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ~ Tuesday, October 3, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    The Riverside Hotel, Boise, Idaho

    Bobby Rogers and Tiffany Walters Memorial Scholarships

    Applications are available on our website at  All high school seniors and college students through age 24 are eligible IF they can produce evidence of attendance at an Alive at 25 course.  Information about the course is available at or In addition, we are announcing a one-time only scholarship opportunity for underclassmen.  Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors in the 2015-2016 school year are eligible to compete for several $500.00 scholarships with the deadline being 7/31/16.  They must show evidence of Alive at 25 class attendance as well.

    Community Resource Meetings

    Date: Ongoing. The first Tuesday of each month, (Feb, Apr, June, Aug, Oct and December), at 10 am.

    Location: Dept. of H&W in Caldwell

    The purpose of the Community Resource meeting is to provide an informal forum for agencies to get together and network. The goal is to use the knowledge and contacts to better serve the clients.

    Family Healing Group: Education and Support

    Open to the Community: For loved ones of anyone struggling with a substance use disorder.

    – Learn About Codependency and Addiction

    – Family Roles and Family Dynamics

    – Communication Skills

    Tuesday Nights – 6:00pm – 7:30pm

    Ashwood Recovery Building – 7941 W. Rifleman St. Boise, ID 83704 – 208-895-7950

    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.

    NAMI Affiliate Meetings: NAMI Idaho

    NAMI Family & Friends Support Groups are a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.

    Boise: 7 to 8:30pm at the El-Ada Program Building

    Nampa: 7 to 8:30pm at the First United Methodist Church

    Optum Trainings for Network Providers – click here to check on training availability

    Optum is pleased to work with our network to provide training opportunities.  Please be sure to take note of registration requirements.  Most registrations will close the week prior to the offered training to allow for proper planning of webinar resources as well as provide participants with necessary information to join the sessions.

    FREE Parenting Classes

    As individuals in Recovery, we learn that our behaviors do not only affect us – they affect those we love, as well.  As parents in recovery, we have an opportunity to make ammends and break unhealthy cycles that will have a powerful and long lasting impact on our children’s lives by learning to become the best parents that we can be. Call to reserve your place today: 208-853-8536.

    Tuesdays 3:00-4:00pm (Please come at 2:45 the first time to fill out paperwork)

    PEER Wellness Center – 963 S. Orchard St. #101, Boise, ID 83705

    Quit with NancyQuit with Nancy!

    Free Program Sponsored By Saint Alphonsus Health ALLIANCE

    Watch a 5-minute video presentation at 

    To register call: 208-367-5864

    See flyer for dates and times.

    Tobacco Cessation Classes

    Date: Ongoing
    Idaho’s seven district health departments all offer tobacco cessation and no cost quit products.

    Panhandle Health District (Region 1): Tobacco Cessation

    North Central District Health Department (Region 2): Smoking Cessation Classes

    Southwest District Health Department (Region 3): Tobacco Cessation

    Central District Health Department (Region 4): Free Quit Tobacco Classes

    South Central Public Health District (Region 5): Tobacco Cessation

    Southeastern Idaho Public Health (Region 6): Tobacco Cessation

    Eastern Idaho Public Health (Region 7): Tobacco Cessation and Prevention

    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

    2017 Beyond Paper Tigers Conference

    Watch for more info to come!

    Walla Walla, Washington

    College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives from the Field

    The role of institution of higher education professionals is vital to underage drinking prevention efforts. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 58 percent of full-time college students ages 18-22 drank alcohol in the past month. Furthermore, 37.9 percent of college students ages 18-22 reported binge drinking in the past month. The webinar will highlight an important new resource—the College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives video series—which showcases underage drinking prevention strategies on and around college campuses across the nation. The first video in the series, “Lessons Learned at Frostburg State University,” explores actions taken to reduce underage and harmful drinking in the campus community, and offers educators, parents of college-age youth, and prevention organizations insights into what local prevention efforts worked at Frostburg State University.


    Overview of 42 CFR Part 2 Modernization

    SAMHSA recently modernized the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records regulations (42 CFR Part 2) to facilitate health integration and information exchange within new health care models while continuing to protect the privacy and confidentiality of patients seeking treatment for substance use disorders. The rule, expected to be effective March 21, 2017, is published in the Federal Register. Are you interested in learning more about the new rule? Join Kimberly Johnson, Ph.D., Director, SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, for a 90-minute webinar to learn about the changes. The webinar will be offered on two dates.

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 1–2:30 p.m. Eastern Time

    Six Types of Sex Use Disorder

    Dr. Weiss has used his thirty years of clinical experience to develop six types of sex addiction assessment and treatment modalities consisting of Biological, Psychological, Spiritual, Sexual Trauma, Intimacy Anorexic/Sex Use disorder, and Mood disorder/ Sex use disorder. This webinar will demonstrate how to clearly delineate which sex use disorder one has in a relatively short amount of time. Participants will also be shown how to provide clear clinical interventions for each type of sex use disorder.

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM MDT

    Simplifying Behavioral Health: Integration Myths & Tales From The Real World

    With the passage of the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016 as part of the 21st Century Cures Act, primary care physicians, behavioral health agencies, and others can expect provisions that will strengthen leadership and accountability for federal mental health programs, increased flexibility for states and communities to improve mental health care, and increased access to mental health care, including for at-risk populations. This presentation will highlight perspectives resulting in decreased readmissions, optimized revenue dollars, and providing true mobile health care delivery that benefits all stakeholders of the behavioral health community.

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT

    National Conference on Tobacco or Health

    The National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH) is one of the largest, long-standing gatherings of the United States tobacco control movement. It attracts a diverse set of public health professionals to learn about best practices and policies to reduce tobacco use—the leading preventable cause of disease and death in the United States.

    March 22-24, 2017

    Austin, Texas

    A Silent Epidemic: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

    This major conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders for mental health providers is sponsored by NOFAS Northern California, an affiliate of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and will feature renowned, international experts on FASD, Sarah Mattson, PhD, clinical psychologist, San Diego State University, and psychiatrist Kieran O’Malley, MD. The conference will focus on 1) the neurobehavioral profile of FASD, 2) identification of neurological and psychiatric problems in FASD, 3) training in diagnosis, and 4) management of neurological and psychiatric issues in this population. Nine CEU credits are available for psychologists, social workers, and substance abuse workers.

    March 23, 2017 – March 24, 2017 – UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, CA

    Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Webinar: Mental Health

    Join us to learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Mental Health Leading Health Indicators. You’ll also hear how one community organization is implementing the Sources of Strength Program to prevent suicide among youth.

    March 23, 2017 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET

    Strategies for Addressing Health Disparities in the LGBT Population: Cultural Competency and LGBT Best Practices for Tobacco and Cancer Control

    According to the CDC, cigarette smoking among Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) individuals in the U.S. is higher than among straight individuals. Nearly 1 in 4 LGB adults smoke cigarettes compared with about 1 in 6 straight adults. This population also experiences disparities along the cancer continuum.

    Tuesday, March 28th, 3-4pm ET

    ODMAP: HIDTA’s Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program

    Presented by: Jeff Beeson, Deputy Director, Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (W/B HIDTA)

    March 29, 2017 2:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    National Council Conference

    We’re excited to have you join us for NatCon17 in Seattle. You will be joined by 5,000 colleagues for an exciting, informative, innovative and fun-filled event.

    April 3-5, 2017 – Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA

    Motivating the Troops: Creating an Advocacy Mechanism

    Our state and national legislators make the laws that impact the work we do in addiction treatment – yet, generally speaking, they know very little, if anything, about what we do. We can educate them or leave that to chance, or worse, the pharmaceutical companies, insurance lobbyists, and pro marijuana folks! We CAN make an impact but we MUST engage in the process. This workshop will discuss the who, how, why and when of legislative advocacy and give you tools to equip others. You will learn how to build an advocacy machine in your workplace and/or any organization you wish to mobilize.

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM MDT


    The National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit is where solutions are formulated, stakeholders convene, and change begins. Be part of the international discussion on addressing the opioid crisis by attending the 2017 Summit.

    Atlanta, GA | April 17 – 20, 2017

    15th National Conference on Adolescents and Young Adults

    Participants will be able:
    1.   To identify treatment approaches for successfully treating adolescents and young adults with chemical dependence, trauma,  co-occurring disorders and other psychological and behavioral issues.
    2.   To be able to discern symptoms and characteristics manifested in these disorders and to diminish/correct their negative impact on the client’s interpersonal and family relationships.
    3.   To identify the impact of trauma, depression and anxiety on youth and best practices for treatment and how to bolster resilience.
    4.   To identify advances in the assessment of at-risk factors for adolescents and young adults and their treatment.

    April 19 – 21, 2017
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Effective Screening for Gambling Disorder

    There is a clear evidence that individuals in treatment for substance use disorders are at high risk for gambling and that unidentified gambling problems contributes to increased treatment costs and decreased treatment effectiveness. However, standard screening techniques have been largely ineffective in clinical settings. This presentation will focus on effective strategies for screening for gambling problems and initiating the conversation regarding the impact of gambling and problem gambling on recovery, health and well-being.

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM MDT

    National Take-Back Initiative

    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 and medications. Please check back on April 1, 2017 to locate collection sites near you.

    April 29, 201710AM to 2PM

    Real Health: The Importance of Professionals in Today’s Information Climate: 2017 SALIS/AMHL Conference

    With an increased debate between “real information” and “fake news”, the information professional’s work of providing unbiased and accurate information to their community, has become even more vital. Uncertainty in the future of our library budgets and resources can cloud our intended missions and goals. We ask presenters to consider how the work of information professionals needs to continue to address health information concerns, including substance abuse/use and mental health, in an era of uncertainty and challenges.

    May 3-6, 2017
    Worcester, Massachusetts

    Mental Health America 2017 Annual Conference: Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll

    It’s time to take mental health, mental illness and addiction — and all the messy, sometimes embarrassing, uneasy truths that accompany them — out from behind closed doors — and discuss them openly. MHA’s 2017 Annual Conference will dive into these sometimes controversial topics in a way MHA never has done before. Join affiliates, advocates, policy makers, healthcare providers, executives, members of the media, artists, and others as we explore the theme, Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll.

    June 14-16, 2017

    Washington D.C.

    Innovations in Behavioral Healthcare

    With a focus on mind, body and business, Innovations in Behavioral Healthcare will explore opportunities to lead growth within patients AND organizations. Our headline speaker will be Glennon Doyle Melton, author of New York Times best-sellers, Love Warrior and Carry On, Warrior, and we’re accepting speaker applications to complete the remainder of our agenda now. Behavioral health and medical professionals may receive up to 12 hours of continuing education by registering to attend HERE. Our exhibit hall featuring over 85 tables has sold out in years one and two. Reserve your booth now before we sell out year three by registering HERE.

    June 19th and 20th

    Nashville, Tennessee

    2017 Beyond Paper Tigers Conference

    The documentary Paper Tigers sparked renewed interest in the effects of chronic, overwhelming stress and trauma on children’s development. Trauma-informed care is emphasized more than ever. Yet, parents, educators, clinicians, mental health workers and law enforcement alike still struggle to understand the impacts of trauma on brain development in a concrete and tangible way.  This conference will provide concrete strategies that operationalize what brain science tells us will be most effective. If you want to know more about how trauma impacts the brain and what to do about it, please join us for this exciting conference.

    June 28-29, 2017

    Whitman College , 345 Boyer Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362

    NAMI National Convention

    NAMI 2017 National Convention will feature: Attendee visit to Capitol Hill to advocate for mental health, Top-notch researchers and clinicians providing information and tools to advance and sustain recovery from mental illness, People living with a mental illness and their families providing their own important perspectives on recovery, The country’s keenest minds and savviest policymakers offering strategies and tactics to effectively advocate for changing the mental health system in our nation, Abundant networking opportunities so we can learn from each other about how we can improve the lives of all people living with mental illness and their families, Inspiration, innovation and an exhilarating four days in Washington, DC.

    June 28 – July 1

    Washington, DC

    NADCP Annual Training Conference featuring Vet Court Con

    NADCP annually hosts the world’s largest conference on treatment courts and criminal justice reform. With over 30 tracks and hundreds of sessions, this conference provides the training you need on critical topics affecting your program. Our conference is more than training sessions. This is our annual opportunity to come together as a community and share ideas, collaborate, rejuvenate and of course…have some fun! Registration and housing will open in January so stay tuned for more information.

    July 9-12, 2017 | Washington, DC

    21st Annual Safe & Civil Schools National Conference

    The Safe & Civil Schools National Conference is based on the philosophy that student achievement improves when classrooms, schools, and districts are safe and civil. When students respect each other and school staff, and understand expectations for success and consequences for misbehavior, they are better able to actively engage in learning.

    SundayThursdayJuly 16-20, 2017

    Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

    Center for Play Therapy Summer Institute

    In 1973, the Center for Play Therapy at UNT began hosting the annual play therapy conference with nationally-recognized authorities in play therapy. The 6-day CPT Summer Institute continues to attract hundreds of practitioners and educators from around the globe every year for this unique, grounded play therapy training experience. Daily workshops are facilitated by leaders in the field of play therapy and include both didactic and experiential learning components. Come join a community of play therapists in this exciting, hands on, experiential learning setting, specifically focused on becoming more grounded, knowledgeable, and facilitative play therapists! We sincerely hope that you can join us!

    July 17-22, 2017

    University of North Texas, Denton, TX

    2017 Alcohol Education Summit

    Save the date! Registration will Open May 2017.

    August 15-17, 2017, Big Sky Resort, Montana

    National Conference on Addiction Disorders 2017

    Knowledge that builds and sustains clinical excellence in treatment of addictions and co-occurring mental health disorders, as well as strategies and tools that drive organizational and service delivery excellence.

    August 16-20, 2017
    Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

    2017 National Cannabis Summit

    An objective national forum for changing public policy, public health, treatment and research.

    August 28-30, 2017, Denver, Colorado

    National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children’s 14th Annual Conference

    Save the Date!! More information to come!

    August 29-31, 2017

    Green Bay, Wisconsin

    National Wellness Week

    SAMHSA’s Wellness Initiative raises awareness of health disparities among people with serious mental and/or substance use disorders and the general population. National Wellness Week is held during the third week of September and shares the message that practicing wellness provides an essential foundation for good health. Since the founding of National Wellness Week in 2011, at least 300 organizations in 46 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam have celebrated wellness with more than 700 wellness-related events and activities.

    September 10-16, 2017

    NAADAC 2017 Annual Conference: Elevating Your Practice

    The 2017 Annual Conference will be held at the Denver Marriott Tech Center from September 22-26, including pre-conference training sessions on September 22 and post-conference training sessions on September 26. Regular conference sessions will take place September 23-25.

    Positive Culture Framework Training

    The Center for Health and Safety Culture at Montana State University invites you to attend the Positive Culture Framework training on our updated approach which is based on the latest research and builds on the Positive Community Norms framework. The framework embraces a cultural approach, is grounded in the latest science, and includes positive norms in improving health and safety. Save the Date! Registration opens soon!

    October 17th-19th in San Antonio

  • Online Training and Continuing Education

    Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network

    Building on a rich history, the ATTC Network continuously strives to improve the quality of addictions treatment and recovery services by facilitating alliances among front line counselors, treatment and recovery services agency administrators, faith-based organizations, policy makers, the health and mental health communities, consumers and other stakeholders. By connecting them to the latest research and information through activities such as skills training, academic education, online and distance education, conferences, workshops, and publications, the ATTC Network responds to the emerging needs of the field.

    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.

    Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner’s Guide

    This activity is intended for pediatricians, family practitioners, and other health and mental health care providers who care for youth aged 9-18 in the United States.The goal of this activity is to outline steps for youth alcohol screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment.Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

    1. Plan screening strategies for alcohol use in children and adolescents using evidence-based tools and age-appropriate communication
    2. Use the NIAAA brief, 2-question screener for child and adolescent alcohol use
    3. Identify lower, moderate, and highest risk alcohol use among children and adolescents and propose steps and recommended language for an appropriate intervention for each
    4. Describe the prevalence, risk factors, and acute- and long-term risks for alcohol use in children and adolescents

    APAeducation: Lifelong Learning and CME Center

    American Psychological Association. Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses are designed to provide innovative educational programs to advance clinical knowledge and expand the skills of physicians to promote quality patient care. Discover new CME opportunities now.

    Ben Franklin Institute: Continuing Education for Mental & Behavioral Health Professionals

    We’re helping you update, broaden, and extend your professional knowledge and skills through our high-quality courses offered across a broad range of topics—while also maintaining affordability and convenience.

    Clinical Decision Support for Prescribers Treating Individuals With Co-occurring Disorders

    This two-course series offers information and resources for physicians, clinicians, and other practitioners serving individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders. In this scenario-based series, participants meet “Nick,” a young father with many strengths who is challenged by both substance use and mental illness. The course explores the question: How do I approach Nick and help him meet his needs in ways that are both clinically sound and recovery focused? The faculty are national experts in recovery, including psychiatrists, a psychologist, a social worker, a nurse, and peers. They offer tools, tips, and strategies for addressing Nick’s needs and those of other individuals facing similar challenges. Watch one or both courses at your convenience!

    Evidence-Based Public Health Training Series

    The Evidence-Based Public Health Training Series consists of nine modules that cover core concepts, such as defining public health issues, conducting community assessments, prioritizing options, and evaluating program and policy impacts. You may take each of the modules individually and receive a certificate for each one. If you choose to complete all nine modules, you will also receive a certificate for the series as a whole.

    HCV Snapshot: An Introduction to Hepatitis C for Health Care Professionals

    HCV Snapshot is a free, 90-minute online course. It is designed to briefly familiarize medical and behavioral health professionals with hepatitis C.

    Here you will find courses on a variety of topics related to improving health and healthcare services.

    Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention

    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.

    IRETA: Institute for Research, Education, & Training in Addictions

    IRETA offers web-based training on a variety of topics related to substance use, addiction, and recovery. Most trainings offer the opportunity for continuing education credits.

    KAP E-Learning

    SAMHSA Knowledge Application Program (KAP)
    Click above to find training with CEUs available.

    Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT): Excellence in Motivational Interviewing

    This web site provides resources for those seeking information on Motivational Interviewing! It is hosted by the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), an international organization committed to promoting high-quality MI practice and training.

    Motivational Interviewing Online Courses

    This event provides an overview of Motivational Interviewing as described in Miller & Rollnick’s 3rd edition of their now classic work published in 1991. Basic information is presented for those unfamiliar and interested in learning more about this evidence-based intervention. For others, it will provide a review and/or update. We’ll cover the definitions, 4 processes, basic skills needed, and terminology used.

    More and more primary health settings are recognizing the need for their patients to make major lifestyle changes in order to reduce the impact of heart disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and a multitude of other conditions. Primary health settings also have patients with risky substance use and/or mental health issues. At the same time, behavioral health providers are recognizing the impact of physical health on their client’s quality of life and wellness outcomes. One tool for both settings is Motivational Interviewing which is increasingly used for improving health outcomes by addressing behavior change. This webinar will offer some practical suggestions for basic health care behavior changes, including, but not limited to adopting healthy eating habits and increasing physical activity.

    NAADAC: The Association for Addiction Professionals

    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.

    National Council for Behavioral Health

    National Council webinars present experts on key mental health and addictions topics, followed by meaningful Q&A with webinar participants.

    NCSACW: National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare

    The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare is an initiative of HHS and jointly funded by SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and the Administration on Children, Youth, and Families, Children’s Bureau’s Office on Child Abuse and Neglect.

    Webinars          Journals          Online Training

    NIH: Blending Initiative Motivational Interviewing CME/CE and Patient Simulation

    The goal of the CME activity is to introduce concepts of motivational interviewing that can be used in patient interactions and guide physicians and clinicians through skills building and technique development.


    Since 1979, PESI Inc., has provided cutting edge continuing education to professionals across the nation. We work alongside the world’s leading experts to create seminars, conferences, videos and books that meet the needs of adult learners. All of our continuing education seminars and products assure that professionals can meet the changing demands of their work by providing practical strategies, methods and interventions they can use immediately to improve the outcomes of their clients.

    The Prevalence of Prescription Opioid Misuse: Doctor Shopping, Co-ingestion, and Exposure

    This FREE self-paced online course covers important topics in prescription opioid misuse. The three sections will introduce you to prescription opioids, the link between multiple doctors and opportunities for misuse, and the prevalence of high-risk use among adolescents (including mixing pills with other drugs).

    Opioids are here to stay. Knowing and addressing risky behaviors associated with nonmedical use can help prevent potentially grave consequences such as overdose and addiction.

    Continuing Education Credits available:
    NAADAC Approved for 2 CEHs
    PA CADC Approved for 2 CEUs
    Social Work Approved for 2 CEUs

    Provider’s Clinical Support System For Medication Assisted Treatment

    We are a national training and mentoring project developed in response to the prescription opioid misuse epidemic and the availability of newer pharmacotherapies to address opioid use disorder.  The overarching goal of PCSS-MAT is to make available the most effective medication-assisted treatments to serve patients in a variety of settings, including primary care, psychiatric care, and pain management settings.

    SAMHSA Prevention Training and Technical Assistance Online Courses

    A search engine to find available courses in prevention training and technical assistance.

    Stepping Stones to Recovery SOAR Online Curriculum

    Training case managers to assist individuals who are homeless or at risk for homelessness to apply for the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) disability programs: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

    Women Matter!

    Women Matter! focuses on women’s substance use and mental health concerns. Tune in as experts in the field share treatment approaches that support women from diverse cultures, socio-economic backgrounds, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, and life experiences.

    The Workshop Calendar

    The Guide to Continuing Education for the Mental Health Community of the Northwest