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  • Idaho Events

    2017 Idaho Perinatal Nurse Leadership Summit

    If ​you ​are ​a ​nursing ​leader ​in ​the ​areas ​of ​Antepartum, ​ Labor ​& ​Delivery, ​Newborn ​Nursery, NICU, ​etc., ​this ​Summit ​brings ​peers ​together ​to ​network. Please ​join ​the ​Idaho ​Perinatal ​Project ​and ​Mead ​Johnson ​Nutrition, ​as ​well ​as ​Nurse ​Manager’s ​from ​around ​the ​state, ​as ​we ​discuss ​new ​and ​important ​information ​in ​the ​world ​of ​Maternal/Child ​health. Best of all, this is a no-cost event.

    October 18th, 2017

    Pop Up Health: A free community health services event

    See the event flyer for more information, click here for flyer.

    October 26th, 2017

    Central Idaho Peer Support Connection Conference 2017

    The peer connection conferences are for, Peer Support Specialists, Recovery Coaches, Family Support Partners.

    October 27th – 28th, 2017

    Reality Party for Parents

    Many adults feel teen drinking and partying is a rite of passage. The fact is that teen parties are not the same as they once were. We encourage parents to face the current realities and learn why and how adults can change these dangerous social norms. Participants tour a typical home set up to portray a teen party with local youth acting and voicing concerns expressed by teens and young adults. Each tour is immediately followed by a group discussion involving local officials to help answer questions and address parental concerns. Tours will run on the hour, every hour, 2pm – 5pm. Registration for this event is required. (Free Event) Register by calling 208-846-7313.

    November 11th, 2017

    The Dynamics of Drugs & Opioid Trends

    52 Million Americans reported using a prescription drug for non-medical reasons at least once in their lifetime. Thousands of overdoses and deaths have occurred with narcotic analgesics and sedative drugs, in 2016 alone. With the numbers increasing daily, it is imperative to learn the recent trends in prescription drug abuse. This will include investigation techniques, identifying impairment, and identifying the various different types of products. All attendees will come away with the skills that allow for the detection of people under the influence of the 7 major drug categories. This training will open your eyes to the widespread usage of designer drugs, and drug impairment in our communities along with the associated items involved with the drug culture.

    December 4th, 2017 from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

    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.

    October Phoenix Event Calendar

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

    Ongoing for month of October

    Community Resource Meetings

    Date: Ongoing. The first Tuesday of each month, (Feb, Apr, June, Aug, Oct and December), at 10:00 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  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

    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: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the El-Ada Program Building

    Nampa: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm 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 pm – 4:00 pm (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

    Community Health Offerings In Our District

    Idaho Public Health

    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

  • Non-Local Events

    4th Annual International Resilience Summit

    At this year’s Summit, you will gain tools to grow individual and collective resilience, as well as gain specialized learning in the following three areas:

    Student Resilience: Understand how to support the holistic behavioral and mental health needs of students, families, and educators.

    Military Connected Resilience: Explore how to foster preparedness for active duty and supportive reentry for service members and their families.

    Community Resilience: Learn how to increase the capacity to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threats and disruptions that pose risks to communities.

    October 16th – 18th, 2017

    2017 Alaska Annual Training Institute

    The 2017 Alaska Training Institute features a broad array of topics and formats, including daily keynote speakers in plenary sessions, breakout workshops, and events, and a three-day Conflict Resolution for Recovery (CRR) training.

    October 11th – 16th, 2017

    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.

    October 17-19, 2017 in San Antonio, TX

    2017 NASCSA Conference

    Click here for program details.

    October 16th – 20th, 2017

    The Missing Peace 2017 National Forum Character Education

    Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with noted educators and researchers (like Harvard University’s Richard Weissbourd). Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Schools of Character and discover the latest products and services that support character education in our exhibit hall.

    October 20th – 21st, 2017

    Arlington, VA

    Webinar: Engaging the Whole Family in Treatment

    Mental illness and addiction are chronic brain diseases that affect the whole family. Research has demonstrated that family treatment improves recovery rates. Individuals and families who experience co-occurring disorders who participate in behavioral family therapy develop coping skills, improve communication and problem solving skills. Every family member has goals and enters into their own recovery. During this webinar, speakers Stacie Lucius and James Gamache will provide an overview of behavioral family therapy and strategies to enhance the material.

    How to Improve Communication and Problem-Solving with Families

    During this webinar, speakers Stacie Lucius and James Gamache will provide an overview of behavioral family therapy and strategies to enhance the material.

    November 2nd, 2017

    The Opioid Crisis: Strategies for Treatment and Recovery

    Prescription drug and opioid abuse is devastating New England. News outlets continuously report on overdoses, broken families, and straining healthcare systems. Yet stakeholders of all types are finding ways to work together to heal communities, promote recovery, and address stigma. Despite the many tragedies, real change is happening, lives are transforming, and helping professionals are making a difference. Join leading researchers and clinical experts tackling this crisis–and be part of the solution–at the third annual Summit for Clinical Excellence in New England.

    November 2nd – 3rd, 2017

    New England

    2nd Annual National Healing Neen Trauma Informed Care Conference

    Join us for the 2nd Annual Healing Neen Trauma-Informed Care Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. This year’s theme is “Together We are the Resolution!” Join individuals from around the country as we dialogue and learn from national experts about how to use the power of community to implement trauma-informed approaches to evoke healing.

    This conference is sponsored by Tonier Cain, a nationally renowned speaker and consumer advocate on trauma, incarceration, and recovery. After surviving a childhood of unspeakable sexual abuse, unrelenting violence, and betrayal by systems that were charged with helping, Ms. Tonier Cain stands before her audiences today, a testimony to the resiliency of the human spirit exemplifying the innate human instinct to survive.

    November 3rd – 5th, 2017 

    Baltimore, MD

    Treatment Center Investment & Valuation Retreat

          – Investing in Addiction Treatment and Recovery

    The third annual Treatment Center Investment & Valuation Retreat brings together owners and senior executives from the addiction treatment and recovery community to meet with key members of the investment and financial community for an exclusive three-day educational, business, and networking event.

    December 4th – 6th, 2017

    Agents of Change Summit 2018

    The Agents of Change Summit unifies and expands the community of professionals using marketing and technology to change people’s health behaviors for social good. In 2018, the Agents of Change Summit returns to San Diego with new research, case studies, technologies, and insights to help you change health behaviors in your community.

    February 12th – 13th, 2018

    San Diego, CA

    The National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit

    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.

    April 2nd – 5th, 2018

    Health Care’s Behavioral Health Conference

    Be among 5,000 like-minded leaders, as you explore health care’s greatest innovations in practice improvement, financing, integrated health care, technology, policy and advocacy, and professional development.

    April 23rd – 25th, 2018

    Center for Health and 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

    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

  • 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.

    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.

    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!

    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.

    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