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  • Idaho Event


    Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Foundations Training for Families and Stakeholders

    The State of Idaho is developing a new system of care for Idaho’s children and youth with serious emotional disturbance (SED), called Youth Empowerment Services (YES). YES will use a strengths-based and family-centered team approach to individualize care. Two trainings have been scheduled for families and stakeholders. One is about the CANS assessment tool and this training is for family members and caregivers. The other is a Foundations Training to prepare families and other stakeholders for the new system of care to help them understand what to expect when looking for guidance and treatment for children.

    Registration for all trainings will be coming soon. Please check the YES website


    8th Biennial Northwest Alcohol Conference

    July 18th-20, 2018

    Riverside Hotel, 2900 W Chinden Blvd., Boise, ID 83714


    Chronic State: How Marijuana Normalization Impacts Communities

    Chronic State Flyer

    July 18, 2018

    6: 30 PM, Egyptian Theater, Boise Idaho, RSVP Required


    Region 4 Community Information and Resource Fair

    August 15, 2018

    1:00-7:00 pm

    Vineyard Church, Garden City, Idaho


    5th Annual Idaho Out-of-School Network Summit: Power Up!

    Save the date: The Idaho Out-of-School Network is thrilled to announce the dates for our 5th Annual Out-of-School Summit, September 10th and 11th 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.

    September 10-11, 2018

    Boise State University, Boise Idaho


    Ashwood 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, and communication skills.

    Ages 18 and up (special permission for teens may be granted). No RSVP required.

    Tuesday Nights

    6:00 – 7:30 PM

    Ashwood Recovery Building, 7941 W. Rifleman St. Boise, ID 83704

    208-895-7950


    Medicine Drop Off

    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.

    Date: Ongoing

    Location: Visit collection site webpage for drop-off locations.


    NAMI Boise Programs & Support Groups

    All programs and support groups are FREE. Programs offered include:

    • Family & friends support groups
    • NAMI Connection (peer support groups)
    • Peer-to-Peer: 10-week experiential learning program
    • Family-to-Family: 12-week course for family members of individuals with severe mental illnesses
    • In Our Own Voice: public education program in which two trained consumer speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery
    • NAMI Basics: 6-week program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents who have either been diagnosed with a serious mental illness or who are experiencing symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed

    If you’re not located near Boise, click here to find a NAMI-Idaho Affiliate near you.


    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 amends 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 – 4:00 PM (Please come at 2:45 PM the first time to fill out paperwork)

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


    The Phoenix–Boise Facebook Page

    Please check thephoenix.org/events/ for updates to the calendar. The Phoenix–Boise is a sober active community. All events are FREE and open to anyone with a minimum of 48 hours of continuous sobriety.

    Ongoing


    Quit with Nancy!

    Free Program Sponsored By Saint Alphonsus Health ALLIANCE.

    To learn dates and times and to register call (208) 367-5864.

    Watch the 5-minute video presentation below.


    Tobacco Cessation Classes

    Date: On-going

    Idaho’s seven district health departments all offer tobacco cessation and FREE 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

  • Non-Local Events

     

    The 1st Center for Health & Safety Culture Symposium

    Rather than choosing a traditional conference format where speakers and experts share information with attendees, we have chosen a symposium format in which attendees will have the opportunity to engage in group discussion, listen to presentations in multiple formats, and create knowledge together. Indeed, there are many definitions of a symposium, but they all include gaining knowledge through interaction, conversation, and partnerships.

    June 20th – 22nd, 2018

    Bozeman, MT


    The Opioid Crisis: The Clinician’s Role and Treatment Practices

    Prescription drug and opioid abuse is a public health crisis affecting the Greater Pittsburgh area, the region, and the entire country. Stakeholders of all types are finding ways to work together to heal communities, promote recovery, and address stigma. Join the conversation and be part of the solution at the third annual Summit for Clinical Excellence on the Opioid Crisis in Pittsburgh, June 25-26. The Summit offers intermediate to advanced clinical training for mental and behavioral health professionals as well as insights on opioid addiction for stakeholders of all types.

    Pittsburg, PA

    Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown

    June 25-26, 2018


    NADAAC Webinar: Picking up the Pieces for Wholeness and Recovery

    It is one thing to have a problem and another to be a problem. Substance-abuse problems turn people into problems, and this identification and confusion provokes shame, denial, and relapse. Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an evidenced-based practice that gives counselors the perspective and tools for working creatively with the all the parts of the self to deactivate shame and empower hope and change. IFS makes counseling a joy.

    Wed, June 27, 2018

    1:00 PM – 2:30 PM MDT


    2018 Beyond Paper Tigers Trauma-Informed Conference

    The Trauma-Informed Certification Track (Day 1 only) is designed to help you begin to make the paradigm shift necessary to effectively respond to individuals impacted by trauma. Trauma-Informed Certification Track is limited to 100 participants for English-language course; and 30 participants for Spanish-language course.

    General Conference Sessions (Day 1 and Day 2, various sessions detailing strategies and process for trauma-informed practices; participation limited to room size) including: six Community Implementation Sessions (6 sessions offered over Day 1 and Day 2; no repeats) The origin of the CRI movement was based on the premise that whatever the problem, community is the answer, and a community-wide approach in addressing negative experiences through Resilience is our passion.

    June 26-28, 2018

    Red Lion Hotel in Pasco, Washington

    2525 North 20th Avenue

    Pasco, WA 99301


     2018 NAMI National Convention

    The NAMI National Convention is one of the largest annual gatherings of mental health advocates in the nation. This year’s theme “Live. Learn. Share hope.” describes the NAMI experience. Our collective voice spreads hope that recovery is possible and families can be whole again.

    The NAMI National Convention connects people affected by mental illness who are looking for resources, research and support. Attendees include individuals with mental illness, family members, caregivers, advocates, policymakers, educators, researchers, clinicians and press.

    Sheraton New Orleans on Canal St.

    June 27 -30, 2018


    The ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine

    The ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine is widely recognized as the essential primer for physicians and other healthcare professionals who are preparing for a career in addiction medicine, as well as for primary care providers who wish to increase their skills in identifying and managing patients whose medical problems are caused or exacerbated by substance use disorders.

    The course offers two and a half days of sessions which are mapped to the addiction medicine exam blueprint of topics for the exam and features an outstanding faculty. Approximately 800-900 professional attend this popular course each time it is offered. ASAM’s Review Course has had a major impact on advancing a common base of scientific knowledge among physicians and other healthcare professionals.

    July 26th – 28th, 2018

    Dallas, Texas


    2018 American Indian and Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference

    The American Indian and Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference is the premier behavioral health event attracting over 500 Tribal behavioral health experts, public health professionals, federal employees, advocates, researchers and community-based providers. This year’s conference theme, “Promoting Connections Between Culture and Purpose” will provide evidenced-based, best, wise, or promising behavioral health practices developed in and for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.

    Tracks Include:
    • Community-Based Behavioral Health Services
    • Sharing Traditional Best and Promising Practices
    • Behavioral Health Integration- Substance Use Disorders, Mental Health Disorders, Suicide Prevention
    • Behavioral Health Workforce Innovation
    • MSPI and DVPI Grantee Track

    Washington DC

    Wednesday, July 25, 2018 – Friday, July 27, 2018


    National Conference on Addiction Disorders

    Join addiction treatment and behavioral healthcare professionals of all types working together to heal our communities and build sustainable and successful treatment organizations at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders, August 19-22, 2018, in Disneyland, California. NCAD is a comprehensive conference experience, with dedicated tracks for clinicians of all types, executives managing treatment organizations, and marketing and business development professionals working in the community. Earn CE and ethics credits, network with your peers, and take valuable and actionable education back to your office by attending NCAD 2018.

    August 19th – 22nd, 2018

    Disneyland, CA


    NAADAC 2018 Annual Conference: Shoot for the Stars

    Attendees may register to attend one of five full-day pre-conference sessions on October 5, 2018, one of three full-day post-conference sessions on October 9, and/or a two-day U.S. Department of Transportation – Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) Qualification/Re-Qualification training on October 9 & 10.

    October 5th-9th, 2018

    Houston, Texas


    11th Annual Brain Matters Conference: Shame, Trauma, and Addiction

    The Summit for Clinical Excellence consistently makes your conference experience count with cutting-edge content presented by renowned speakers that stand out as pioneers in their fields, best-selling authors, and leading experts. Our advanced clinical training features the top faculty and authors in the field of mental health who cover today’s issues. Join us for our 11th annual Atlanta Summit in which we explore important topics in the treatment of mental health issues, particularly related to shame, trauma and addiction.

    October 17th – 20th, 2018

    Atlanta, GA


    2020 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous

    The 2020 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous will be held July 2–5, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan with the theme “Love and Tolerance is our Code.” A.A. members and guests from around the world will celebrate A.A.’s 85th year at this event with big meetings held Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday morning in the Ford Field Stadium. Other meetings, scheduled or informal, will take place throughout the weekend in the COBO Center in downtown Detroit.

    July 2nd – 5th, 2020

    Detroit, MI

    Registration information will become available Fall 2019.


    Save the Date: 42nd Annual AMERSA Conference: Interdisciplinary Addiction Strategies: Prevent, Discover, Teach, Treat

    The Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA), founded in 1976, is a non-profit professional organization whose mission is to improve health and well-being through interdisciplinary leadership in substance use education, research, clinical care and policy.

    November 8th – 10th, 2018
    InterContinental Mark Hopkins – San Francisco

  • 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 NOFAS Webinar Series features current FASD research, intervention and treatment strategies, and other topics, presented by leading authorities from the FASD field. Webinars will be available for download 24 hours after the live presentation. Please register to view the webinar recordings. You may need to download special software to view the webinars, particularly on Mac computers.

    The one-hour, free webinars are usually offered on the third Wednesday of the month from 12:00 – 1:00 PM (Mountain Time).


    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

    American Psychiatric Association Learning Center: For Every Stage of Your Career

    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.


    Summit for Clinical Excellence: 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.


    Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs

    The vision of TTS Training Program accreditation is to provide leadership and to promote excellence in the professional preparation of Tobacco Treatment Specialists through the accreditation of Tobacco Treatment Specialist training. As an accrediting body, we are committed to the development and proliferation of standards and procedures that meet the needs of a dynamic, diverse, and complex population of tobacco users.


    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.


    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Training And Resources: Collaborative for an Alcohol-Free Pregnancy: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Free, online trainings are available for healthcare providers who care for women at risk for an alcohol-exposed pregnancy, and for those who work with individuals living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). These online trainings provide strategies to improve the delivery of care related to FASDs and their prevention.


    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.


    HealtheKnowledge.com

    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) is a collaboration of the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and the Education Development Center (EDC). Both organizations have extensive experience in addressing suicide and suicide prevention. URMC directs the Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide (CSPS), and EDC operates the national Suicide Prevention Resource Center. Site features webinar archives, training opportunities, and resources.


    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). Trainings 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          Online Training

    NDEWS Archived Webinars: National Drug Early Warning System

    NDEWS Presents are monthly webinars convened by the NDEWS Coordinating Center to explore emerging drugs and timely drug-related topics. Future webinars will offer in-depth reviews of newly detected drugs, timely drug issues or trends, and events in specific geographical areas. Webinars may also be convened to explore innovative research and resources for better understanding changes in drug use and drug use trends in the United States.


    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.


    PESI

    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 (FREE)
    PA CADC Approved for 2 CEUs (FREE)
    Social Work Approved for 2 CEUs ($10)


    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.


    Safe at Every Stage: Injury and Violence Prevention and the Developing Brain

    This course is designed to help you understand and plan developmentally appropriate injury and violence prevention efforts that take into account the latest research on brain development. Using examples, interactive exercises, and real data sources, the course walks you through the process of analyzing injury and violence data through a developmental lens to tailor and implement your efforts. It also guides you through connecting with partners and communities to plan and work together on applying this knowledge to injury and violence prevention efforts.

    Format: Online course

    Time: 1.75 hours

    Cost: Free


    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