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  • Working with Different Cultures: How We Interact Matters

    Learn how to work across cultures with up to date evidenced based practices and communication strategies. Who should attend?Attorneys, mental health professionals, social workers, mediators, law enforcement agencies, counselors, advocates, child protection workers, and more (this training is applicable to all professions)!

    Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

    1:00 PM – 4:00 PM


    Family Justice Center Foundation of Idaho Fundraising Gala

    The Family Justice Center is inviting guests for a fun evening complete with entertainment, drinks, dinner, live and silent auctions. All proceeds raised will go directly to provide services for the victims of family violence.

    The Family Justice Center (FJC) Foundation of Idaho supports the mission and activities of the Nampa Family Justice Center (NFJC). The NFJC assists victims of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault. Since its opening in 2005, the NFJC has grown exponentially both nationally and internationally and has served as a model program for other cities looking to open a FJC. It is considered one of the “healthiest” Family Justice Centers in the country. In January 2009, the NFJC was awarded national accreditation by the National Children’s Alliance as an accredited Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC). The NFJC is the only President’s Family Justice Center Initiative site, of the original fifteen to gain this accreditation.

    March 8th, 2019

    Nampa, ID

    Free Smoking Cessation Classes

    Each session consists of four free classes that span a two week period. To complete a session, a participant must commit to all four classes. Call to Register (208) 971-2668

    Tuesday, April 9th 2019

    Thursday, April 11th 2019

    Tuesday, April 16th 2019

    Thursday, April 18th 2019

    The Protecting Children in Our Community Conference 

    This is a conference put on by the Nampa Family Justice Center.  The Conference aims to help attendees become aware of offender practices and crimes on online/digital trends, including but not limited to sexting, sextortion, video voyeurism/ revenge porn,  solicitations and enticement.

    April 10th, 2019

    Boise, ID


    TVRC 20th Annual Information Fair

    In 1999, Treasure Valley Community Resource Center created, organized and hosted the first annual Information Fair. Now it is a much-anticipated yearly tradition in Canyon County. Held for the first several years at Caldwell High School, the event moved to O’Connor Fieldhouse when the City of Caldwell generously offered to make this excellent venue available to us. This successful community event provides the public free access to information about a great variety of area agencies and programs. It is also a perfect opportunity for service providers to network with other agencies; promote themselves to the public; introduce new programs and services; and recruit volunteers.

    April 24th, 2019

    Boise, ID

    Boise, ID NEDA Walk 

    30 million Americans struggle with an eating disorder at some point in their lives. Despite their increasing prevalence, eating disorders receive significantly less funding than other major mental illnesses, and support options are often inaccessible. As a result, too many families are left feeling helpless, hopeless, and frightened – this is where we come in. Through NEDA Walks, we are raising critical funds, restoring hope, and changing the conversation surrounding eating disorders. Your fundraising efforts are putting life-saving resources into the hands of those in need, and catalyzing prevention, cures, and access to quality care. With every dollar raised, we are one step closer to our shared vision of a world without eating disorders.

    April 27th, 2019

    Boise, ID

    Idaho Conference on Alcohol and Drug Dependency 

    On behalf of the Foundation Board and Planning Committee, I welcome you to the 34th annual Idaho Conference on Alcohol and Drug Dependency. We appreciate your feedback from last year and have made some adjustments in the specific focuses for this year. You can attend sessions all within one focus area, or pick and choose across any of them. The focuses are: Presenting strategies for the prevention of substance use disorders. Imparting skill building for effective community coalitions, Recovery Support: Extending the knowledge base for persons providing recovery coaching and other peer support services, Youth & Family: Highlighting behavior and juvenile justice issues for youth and family including brain development, generation gaps, stages of change, family support and trauma informed care, Clinical Education & Skills: Sharing information on clinical issues, including ethics, harm reduction, treatment, and the language of addiction, Criminal Justice: Teaching Foundational and emerging best practices for professionals involved in criminal justice.

    Pre-conference: May 13th, 2019

    Conference: May 14th – 16th, 2019

    Boise, ID

    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


    Eating Disorder Hope & Healing 12-Step Community Support Group

    Please join us every Monday evening from 6-7pm for a free community support meeting addressing the needs of people suffering with or in recovery from an eating disorder. This meeting provides education about eating disorders and offers 12-Step support.

    Monday Nights

    6:00 – 7:00 PM

    1411 W Franklin Street Boise, ID 83702 888-224-8250

    888-224-8250 or 801-224-8255

    Idaho Area 18: Alcoholics Anonymous 

    Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

    Locations and Times

    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

    Yoga of 12 Step Recovery (Y12SR)

    Y12SR is a sober activity and resource that combines the wisdom of yoga philosophy in conjunction with the practical tools of 12-step programs. It’s guided by it’s theme ‘The Issues Live In the Tissues”, and is modeled from meetings of 12-step programs. Y12SR meetings are for anyone dealing with their own addictive behaviors or affected by those behaviors in others. This is a open and inclusive group. All A’s are welcome.

    For upcoming meetings click here

    The Phoenix–Boise Facebook Page

    Please check 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.


    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

  • Mental Health Month

    Since 1949, Mental Health America and our affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. We welcome other organizations to join us in spreading the word that mental health is something everyone should care about by using the May is Mental Health Month toolkit materials and conducting awareness activities.

    National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month 

    We need your help to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription (Rx) and over-the-counter (OTC) medicine abuse.  October is National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month (NMAAM).  CADCA is providing a wealth of turnkey tools to help coalitions raise awareness on these issues within their communities. Join community organizations and individuals around the country to spur discussions in your community to find solutions to this complex problem!

    1st Annual Florida Adolescent and Young Adult Conference: Emerging Issues in Substance Abuse

    Bradford Health Services invites you to participate in an inaugural event, the 1st Annual Florida Adolescent and Young Adult Conference: Emerging Issues in Substance Abuse (FLAYAC).  We expect 200 participants from around the state; the target audience is k-12 and college professionals (superintendents, deans, school counselors, school nurses, school resource officers), private therapists, agency professionals, medical personnel, youth clergy, and justice professionals (judges, probation officers). This year we are offering a maximum of 18 exhibitor spots with guaranteed traffic. Each conference attendee will be given an “exhibitor bingo” card; this card will be signed by you when a participant visits your booth, and a participant must have a full bingo card to be eligible for door prize drawings (scheduled throughout the day).

    Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

    Fort Walton, FL

    Child & Adolescent Psychopharmacology 2019

    Attend this renowned conference to network with experts and enhance how you assess and treat mental health concerns in children and adolescents. Our agenda provides a complete update across research, assessment, and treatment for a variety of conditions and comorbidities. That makes this event ideal if you work in mental health, primary care, nursing, psychology, school health, and more. Plus, enjoy one of Hawaii’s most acclaimed resorts. The spirit of Hawai’i and the magic of Disney come to life at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, a one-of-a-kind Disney experience in Ko Olina, Hawai’i. There’s so much to experience, everyone will have an unforgettable story to tell.

    March 15th – 17th, 2019

    Ko Olina, Hawaii

    Alabama School of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies

    ASADS exist to foster and maintain the integrity of alcohol and substance abuse related services for consumers and provide continuing education and educational programs for professionals working with populations affected by alcohol and substance abuse. In doing so, we wish to coordinate between federal, state and local agencies to enhance the development of comprehensive educational programs focusing on alcohol and substance abuse issues. This will set a high standard of professional education and training through educational conferences and programs of continuing education.

    March 18th – 22nd, 2019

    2019 Registration opening soon!

    American Counseling Association (ACA) 2019 Conference and Expo

    ACA 2019 Conference offers you up to 15.5 CEs in nearly 500 sessions, organized into 36 tracks. Choose to learn on more than 30 topics ranging from managing your educational experience to timely concerns such as opioid addiction – in classroom presentations and roundtable sessions. The ACA 2019 Conference & Expo is hosted by the ACA, a not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession. We welcome licensed professional counselors, counselor educators, students, school counselors, substance abuse counselors, psychologists and others eager to interact with the latest and greatest products and services that help mental health professionals help others thrive.

    Pre-Conference: March 28th, 2019

    Conference: March 29th – 31st, 2019

    New Orleans, LA

    National Wilderness Therapy Symposium

    The Symposium brings a diverse cross-section of clinicians, field instructors, rites of passage guides, educational consultants, professors, research specialists, students and residential programs staff under one roof to share theories, insights and best practices in an open spirit. We do this to improve ourselves and the therapeutic services we provide. The symposium offers us a place to explore, inform, and educate ourselves on a diverse range of topics all centering on wilderness therapy.

    April 3rd – 5th, 2019

    Asheville, North Carolina

    The ASAM 50th Annual Conference – Innovations in Addiction Medicine and Science

    Don’t miss this special 50th Anniversary of the ASAM Annual Conference! The ASAM Annual Conference is the nation’s premiere event showcasing best practices and the latest science, research, and innovations in addiction medicine. Do you want to learn more? This 50th Annual Conference will offer more high-quality education, more posters, more awards, more fun activities, and more pre-conference offerings. There will also be a 50th Annual Conference special celebration – the Fun, Fab, and Fifty Shindig party on Saturday night! Join over 2,300 colleagues in Orlando for these incredible experiences!

    April 4th – 7th, 2019

    Orlando, FL

    The Spring Conference on Correctional Health Care

    Join hundreds of correctional health care colleagues in Nashville to learn, share, problem-solve and network. The Spring Conference on Correctional Health Care promises a professional pick-me-up for clinicians, administrators and anyone who cares about delivering quality health care to incarcerated individuals. Choose from among 60 educational sessions, browse the exhibit hall and enjoy ample opportunity for talking shop with others who understand the challenges and rewards of your work.

    Pre-conference: April 6th – 7th, 2019

    Conference: April 8th – 9th, 2019

    Exhibits: April 7th – 9th, 2019

    2nd Annual National Children of Incarcerated Parents Conference

    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

    Phoenix, AZ

    Registration is not currently open

    The Largest Annual Conference Addressing the Opioid Crisis

    The National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit is where solutions are formulated, stakeholders from Federal to family convene, and change begins. It is the annual gathering for stakeholders to discuss what’s working in prevention and treatment. Notable speakers in past years have included President Barack Obama in 2016, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price in 2017, and President Bill Clinton in 2018. Be part of the international discussion on addressing the opioid crisis by attending the 2019 National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta.

    April 22nd – 25th, 2019

    Atlanta, GA

    National Addiction Leadership Conference

    NAATP National has been the annual “go to” event for our industry since 1978. This conference remains unique and critically important as the leading educational and networking event within the addiction treatment field. Conference registration includes sessions, materials, breaks, member lunch. This event will include 100+ Addiction Provider + Vendor Exhibit Booths

    May 5th – 7th, 2019

    Washington D.C.

    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.

    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.

  • Being Mindful about Adjunctive Therapies and Their Contributions to Treatment

    Common trends in the provision of mental health and substance use treatment are to include an array of adjunctive therapies as a way to help bolster effectiveness of more traditional interventions as well as to help increase engagement in the treatment process. These adjunctive therapies include a range of popular approaches, such as yoga, animal assisted programming and mindfulness. Whether you are a provider or an individual looking to be an educated consumer of services, join Dr. Michael Tkach for a look at just what are these adjunctive therapies and how do they best fit into treatment.

    Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

    1 PM – 2 PM (Mountain Time)

    NDEWS Webinar: Chemical Slavery, with Robert L. DuPont, MD

    February 27, 2019. In this presentation Robert L. DuPont, MD will draw on his five decades of experience at the highest levels of drug policy and addiction treatment, including working over long periods of time with his own patients, to understand the development of the modern drug epidemic. Among the topics he will cover: the growing threat of commercialized recreational pharmacology, a new prevention focus on youth to reduce future rates of addiction, a new treatment paradigm to achieve long-term recovery and new efforts to link the criminal justice system (where he began his medical career) to healthcare to enable both systems to achieve public health goals that neither can achieve alone.

    Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

    12:00 PM – 1:00 Pm (Mountain Time

    Addressing the Opioid Crisis via Community-Based Technical Assistance

    In response to the nation’s opioid crisis, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded a two-year grant to provide technical assistance (TA) to states and territories to the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) with a coalition of national professional organizations. These TA activities are designed to enhance the work of the Opioid State Targeted Response efforts already underway throughout the United States and territories. The State Targeted Response – Technical Assistance (STR-TA) Consortium utilizes local experts in prevention, treatment, and recovery to facilitate access to evidence-based resources. This webinar will provide an overview of the U.S. opioid crisis and technical assistance models.

    Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

    1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Mountain Time)

    Recovery LIVE! Recovery Supports that Empower People in Treatment and Recovery in their Parenting Roles

    SAMHSA’s Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) invites you to join national experts in a conversation about the connections between parenting, treatment, and recovery. This virtual event will explore the ways peer-run and community organizations assist individuals in achieving their goals for parenting and recovery.

    Thursday, February 28th, 2019

    12:00 PM – 1 PM (Mountain Time)

    Cultural Humility Live Training 

    As youth-serving professionals, we play a critical role in empowering young people by ensuring that they are equipped with the education, skills, support, agency, and resources needed to live healthy lives. To foster such empowerment, it is essential to create safe and inclusive environments for the diverse youth with whom we work. By engaging in the practice of cultural humility, which incorporates openness, self-awareness, and self-reflection in interactions with diverse individuals, youth-serving professionals can increase their self-awareness, examine personal biases, and enhance their communication skills, strengthening their ability to provide culturally appropriate services for diverse and vulnerable youth.

    Thursday, March 14th, 2019

    1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Mountain Time)

    Medication First: Reversing the Epidemic of Opioid-Related Mortality

    Medication First programs get persons with opioid use disorder maintenance medical treatment as quickly as possible and provide voluntary supportive services as needed. A patient’s access to medical treatment is not dependent upon psychosocial treatment compliance or unrealistic expectations about the course of treatment and recovery. There is a strong consensus in the scientific community that expanding the Medication First or “low-threshold” medical approach to opioid use disorder will be essential to reversing the epidemic of opioid-related deaths.

    Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (Mountain Time)

    Affirmative Consent Live Virtual Training

    By participating in this training, you will develop the skills and tools to build institutional support for adopting affirmative consent policies. You will also learn how to develop an effective strategy for teaching about affirmative consent.

    Thursday, March 21st, 2019

    1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Mountain Time)

    Guidelines to Developing Competence with Mindfulness-Based Interventions

    With the expanding use of mindfulness-based interventions in behavioral healthcare generally, and addiction counseling specifically, there have been emerging concerns over ensuring educational, training, and competency standards with these interventions. This webinar will provide an overview of six emerging guidelines for promoting competence with mindfulness-based interventions. It will also highlight adherence scales that can enhance training and supervision, as well as resources for further development.

    Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

    1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Mountain Time)

    LGBTQ Inclusivity Live Virtual Training

    By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

    1. Describe the ways in which discrimination in the school setting can lend to unfavorable health outcomes for LGBTQ youth .
    2. Identify concrete steps to respond to bullying on the basis of gender or sexual orientation.
    3. Describe specific strategies for being inclusive of LGBTQ youth in the classroom and school setting.

    Thursday, April 24th, 2019

    1:00 PM – 2:30 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    NSDUH Data Presentation Now Available on 

    The 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) data presented by Dr. Elinore F. McCance-Katz, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, measures: use of illegal drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol, and tobacco mental disorders, treatment, and co-occurring substance use. The data provides estimates of substance use and mental illness at the national, state, and sub-state levels. NSDUH data also help to identify the extent of substance use and mental illness among different sub-groups, estimate trends over time, and determine the need for treatment services.


    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.

    Service to Self: Behavioral Health for Fire and EMS Personnel

    This new, online training course includes videos featuring emergency medical technicians and fire personnel, scenarios, and interactive quizzes. The course addresses occupational stressors; mental health and substance use issues including depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, suicidality, and alcohol use; resilience; and healthy coping mechanisms including demonstrations of stress management techniques. It is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) for continuing education credit. Learn more about all of SAMHSA’s training courses for first responders.

    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).

    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.

    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