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.
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
Save the Date! More information to come soon. The Suicide Prevention Program was established in 2016 to help implement specific strategies in alignment with the Idaho SuicidePreventionPlan (ISPP) and provide a more comprehensive approach to suicide prevention in Idaho to reduce our state’s suicide rate. The program is supported by state general funds and housed in the Division of Public Health in the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
September 24th, 2018 Boise State University
September 25th, 2018 Kroc Center, Coeur d’ Alene
Registration opens August 27th, 2018
Nampa Family Justice Center: Annual Two Day Conference
This conference includes a variety of topics on the subject of abuse (see agenda attached) presented by experts in their field. We will examine the effects that abusive domestic relationships, elder abuse, sexual assaults, sex trafficking, stalking and child abuse have on a community. The goal of this conference is to impart knowledge and understanding to enhance community awareness and provide tangible ways to serve victims in these circumstances.
October 11th – October 12th, 2018
Nampa Public Library, (room will be immediately to the right upon entering the Library building) 215 12 Ave South, Nampa, Idaho 83651
Parking Garage next to the Library is available (cost 6.00 for the day)
The 4th annual WSCOS conference will take place this year at Boise State University and will build on the successes of the 3 previous conferences. Participants will leave the conference with a better knowledge of how they impact prevention, models of success and resiliency, and how each can implement facets from the conference into their own lives and professions. The conference focus is on the power of storytelling and gatekeeping. There will also be a focus on innovative models that are rural based and help to share best practices for serving rural veterans and/or employing transitioning military personnel to the rural health care field.
October 22&23, 2018
7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Boise State University, 1910 West University Drive, Jordan Ballroom, Boise, ID 83725
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.
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Ashwood Recovery Building, 7941 W. Rifleman St. Boise, ID 83704
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.
Location: Visit collection site webpage for drop-off locations.
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.
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
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.
Free Program Sponsored By Saint Alphonsus Health ALLIANCE.
To learn dates and times and to register call (208) 367-5864.
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Tobacco Cessation Classes
Idaho’s seven district health departments all offer tobacco cessation and FREE quit products:
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.
Training event dates vary, please check the YMHFA training details page.
Register for the soonest training here
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
The conference is 3 days, complete with keynotes, breakouts, and networking opportunities. The conference theme for 2018 is A Revolution in Prevention: Understanding the Past, Informing the Future. The purpose of the National Prevention Network (NPN) Conference is to highlight the latest research in the substance use prevention field. It provides a forum for prevention professionals, coalition leaders, researchers, and federal partners to share research, best practices and promising evaluation results for the purpose of integrating research into prevention practice.
August 28th – 30th, 2018, 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Boston Park Plaza, MA
This workshop will provide an overview to help providers understand the fundamental dynamics of trauma as well as the impact when trauma intersects with masculinities. With an emphasis on clinical application, the presenters will utilize a variety of learning strategies, incorporating both didactic instruction and experiential learning.
September 10th, 2018, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
In this workshop, participants will get an overview of the recent epidemiology of opioid (pharmaceutical and heroin) abuse and addiction as well as a quick review of the signs and symptoms of the acute and chronic use of opioids and withdrawal symptomatology.
September 19th, 2018
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
With each conference we continue to strive to bring together experts from Washington and across the nation to share information about innovative therapeutic techniques, skills, programs, practices and policies that offer a relevant and enjoyable learning experience.
Our goal is to promote integration of services across the public mental health, substance use disorder, developmental disabilities, and medical systems; promote knowledge about co-occurring disorders and the value of integration, to support the development of a co-occurring capable system of care, and to advocate and partner with others to promote integrated treatment and recovery for all people.
Pre-Conference: October 14th, 2018
Conference: October 15th – 16th, 2018
Post-Conference: October 17th, 2018
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
Join your colleagues and leading experts in the field of addiction treatment to focus on the latest thinking and best practices for identifying and managing substance use disorders. This conference will prove invaluable for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, residents, medical students, nurses, pharmacists, fellows, psychiatrists, mental health professionals and addiction counselors.
October 25th, 2018
Rancho Mirage, CA
The conference will bring together experts, key stakeholders, and consumers. Over three days there will be a pre-conference, keynote presentations, and breakout sessions on the latest research, promising strategies, and innovative programs related to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). More details still to come, check back often.
Pre-Conference: November 7, 2018
Conference: November 8-9, 2018
Networking Reception: November 9, 2018
Minneapolis Marriott NW, 7025 Northland Dr. N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
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
Save the date and join us in Houston, Texas USA on November 28-30, 2018 for an International Trauma Summit and WFMH assembly/board meeting.
Natural disasters and violence facing the world today are occurring at a pace which far surpasses the resources and people mobilized to deal with the health and mental health effects of the trauma. It is time that there be a global conversation to develop policies and best practices for governments and Non-Governmental Agencies (NGOs) to minimize the cost in health and productivity. There is a direct impact from the prevalence of trauma seen in all of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
November 28th – 30th, 2018
CADCA’s National Leadership Forum is a four-day event packed with opportunities to learn the latest strategies to fight substance abuse and hear from nationally-known prevention experts, federal administrators, and concerned policymakers. The Forum brings together over 3,000 participants representing coalitions from all regions of the country and internationally, government leaders, youth, prevention specialists, addiction treatment professionals, addiction recovery advocates, researchers, education institutions, law enforcement professionals, and faith-based leaders.
February 4th – 7th, 2019
The National Children of Incarcerated Parents Conference is a unique opportunity to gather, share best practices and engage in action planning. Be a part of plenaries, panels, workshops and other presentation formats. This conference will benefit anyone who supports children and families affected by incarceration.
April 14th – 17th, 2019
Registration is not currently open
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
Registration information will become available Fall 2019.
Online Training and Continuing Education
Presenters will give an overview of the National Alliance of Recovery Residences national standards for recovery housing, describe how the field is evolving to implement best practices, and discuss the challenges and successes for recovery housing operators.
August 23rd, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (Mountain Time)
Webinar: Addressing Youth Substance Abuse in the Juvenile Justice System: Reconciling Treatment Court and Clinical Intervention Approaches
This webinar will tackle the complex and high stakes issues of how to best manage youth substance abuse needs for youth who are court-involved. Treatment courts attempt to balance due process with rehabilitation but many advocates are raising concerns that treatment courts may pose more harm than benefit for substance abuse recovery. This webinar will bring together national research and clinical experts on the topic. Webinar attendees will get first-hand information about the effective components of juvenile drug courts, the real world challenges of implementing these essential elements, and a clinical overview of the key components need to achieve substance use prevention and recovery outcomes for adolescents.
August 29, 2018
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Mountain Time)
Many American communities are in the grips of a substance abuse crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioid overdoses account for 91 deaths a day in the United States. The opioid crisis is destroying lives, and many libraries are witnessing this problem first-hand amongst their patrons, with some librarians even being trained to administer doses of anti-overdose drugs. This is a problem that few librarians anticipated and an area where even fewer have relevant training.
How can we serve our communities to deal with this crisis most effectively? What are our public health obligations? What are our legal obligations? In this workshop, former detective, security and HR expert Steve Albrecht helps you build a strategy that works. You will gain practical solutions that will help you and your staff become more engaged and proactive.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM (Mountain Time)
Part 1: A Trauma-Informed Approach for Criminal Justice-Involved Women
This webinar discusses the specifics of becoming gender-responsive and trauma-informed, as well as offers recommendations for trauma-specific interventions. Examples of implementation from a variety of jurisdictions are provided.
Part 2: Defining our Work with Justice-Involved Women: What is State of the Art?
This webinar will explore the available evidence focused on intervention practices with justice-involved women, beginning with an overview of what is considered state of the art on a national level, followed by a closer look at fundamental and core practices that contribute to favorable outcomes.
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.
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).
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:
- Plan screening strategies for alcohol use in children and adolescents using evidence-based tools and age-appropriate communication
- Use the NIAAA brief, 2-question screener for child and adolescent alcohol use
- Identify lower, moderate, and highest risk alcohol use among children and adolescents and propose steps and recommended language for an appropriate intervention for each
- Describe the prevalence, risk factors, and acute- and long-term risks for alcohol use in children and adolescents
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
SAMHSA Knowledge Application Program (KAP). Trainings with CEUs available.
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.
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 webinars present experts on key mental health and addictions topics, followed by meaningful Q&A with webinar participants.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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
A search engine to find available courses in prevention training and technical assistance.
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! 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 Guide to Continuing Education for the Mental Health Community of the Northwest