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
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.
Wednesday April 24th, 2019
Help! I’ve Been Subpoenaed: Navigating the Court System as a Mental Health Provider
Information you will receive:
• AFCC Standards and Guidelines
• Basics of dealing with the legal system
• Best practice working with legally involved clients
• Common pitfalls
• Opportunities to serve the Court
• How to respond to a subpoena
3 CEU’s for Social Workers, Counselors, Mediators, and Marriage and Family Therapists as germane to practice; Application pending
Registration is $10 and includes breakfast
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
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
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
A Family Support Partner is a parent or adult caregiver who through live experience and specialized training, has acquired an understanding of another parent’s situation via the shared emotional and psychological challenges of raising a child living with a behavioral health diagnosis. Through this lived experience and training family support partners can guide and support families struggling with a child with a behavioral health diagnosis to increase family wellness.
Family Support Partner Qualification
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Have at least one year of lived experience as a parent or an adult caregiver raising a child or has raised a child who live with a behavioral health diagnosis (mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder) and has successfully navigated the systems of care.
- Have a high school diploma or GED
Monday, May 27th, 2019 – Friday, May 31st, 2019
Monday, August 5th, 2019 – Friday, August 9th, 2019
Idaho Falls, ID
Peer Support Providers are people with lived experience of recovery from a mental health or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder who receive specialized training and supervision to guide and support others who are experiencing similar mental health or co-occurring disorders towards increased wellness.
Peer Support Specialist Qualifications:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Have lived experience with mental illness and at least one year continuous recovery.
- Have a high school diploma or GED
Monday, October 21st, 2019 – Friday, October 25th, 2019
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
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.
6:00 – 7:00 PM
1411 W Franklin Street Boise, ID 83702 888-224-8250
888-224-8250 or 801-224-8255
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.
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
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
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.
Watch the 5-minute video presentation below.
Tobacco Cessation Classes
Idaho’s seven district health departments all offer tobacco cessation and FREE quit products:
Eastern Idaho Public Health (Region 7): Tobacco Cessation and Prevention
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.
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!
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
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
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.
Join CADCA to transform communities across the country by spending July 14–18, 2019 in Dallas with CADCA for the 18th Annual Mid-Year Training Institute. At CADCA Mid-Year, you’ll learn effective and creative tools and strategies with fellow prevention professionals to create healthy, safe and drug-free communities.
July 13th – 29th, 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.
NDEWS presents a webinar covering changes in patterns around cocaine use within the United States featuring experts for discussion.
Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 PM (Mountain Time)
By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
- Describe the ways in which discrimination in the school setting can lend to unfavorable health outcomes for LGBTQ youth .
- Identify concrete steps to respond to bullying on the basis of gender or sexual orientation.
- 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)
Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) has been shown to be useful in the treatment of addictive disorders. The cornerstones of ACT include principles of mindfulness, remaining open to new ideas and moving toward one’s values rather than escaping one’s feelings. In short, accepting feelings rather than escaping them and moving toward values rather than toward suffering define the goals of this type of behavioral therapy. Introducing patients to these principles can be done early in drug and alcohol treatment and set the tone for ongoing therapy. This workshop will demonstrate practical techniques that can be used in any therapeutic setting.
Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
11:00 AM- 1:00 PM (Mountain Time)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been found to be effective for treating a variety of Substance Use Disorders (SUDs). This webinar will review the CBT model of substance use, as well as practical treatment strategies and tools in order to best help individuals affected by SUDs. Resources for further information will be provided.
Presenter: Heather Fulton, PhD, is a Registered Psychologist working at Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction located just outside of Vancouver, BC, Canada. It is a publicly funded treatment center for people with severe substance use and mental health disorders. Dr. Fulton is also an Adjunct Faculty Member in the University of British Columbia Department of Psychology and Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry.
Must be a member of IRETA to join, joining IRETA is free.
Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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! 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