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  • Idaho Events

    Phoenix Multisport March Events

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    Every Tuesday – CrossFitRally Point CrossFit

    CrossFit classes offered, all skill levels are welcome. Class will consist of a warm-up, stretch, movement skill with instruction and a WOD (Work Out of the Day.) Great class to have fun and work up a sweat. Please wear gym clothes if you have them, sneakers, sweat pants, yoga pants, shorts and t-shirts. Everyone must keep there t-shirts on please. If you are new to Phoenix, the best way to get started is to attend an event. Events are listed on our calendar and are open to anyone with 48 hours of sobriety (Members who attend regularly should be committed to maintaining a sober lifestyle). Note that Intermediate or Advanced events may have prerequisite skill levels listed. Some events may require RSVP in advance in order to attend (these will say so on the event page listing). If you have questions about a specific event, please contact the event leader listed on the event posting, or call the corresponding chapter office. Membership is free, however, we do encourage members to consider making a $50 donation to PM every six months. While this donation is not required, it is encouraged for those who have the means, and helps us keep programming free for those who can’t afford it. If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to ask any of our instructors at events, or contact our office at (208) 869-0951.

    Every Wednesday – Deep Dance ExperienceCarpe Danza Dance Studio

    Class starts at 6:30 and door locks at 6:35. Bring water, workout clothes, and dedicated indoor shoes. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. From instructor Kris – “Hi, My name is Kris and I love to dance! My passion for dance and movement led me to develop The Deep Dance Experience (DDX) in 1999. Prior to founding this successful fitness program, I studied intensely for years with my teacher, Carol, in the Diamond Heart and Mind Study. The focus of this work is to orient and guide individuals who are engage in the difficult process of essential development. Combining my knowledge of emotional connectivity with the JOY and freedom of dance, I created a foundation of a “deep dance experience.” I know this is an opportunity for me and for my students to reach new levels of exercise – inside the body and out. I consider DDX to be dance therapy. I create non-choreographed free form dance matched to carefully selected music. What is created on the dance floor is truly an experience to behold for dancers and non-dancers alike.”

    Every Thursday – CrossFit Boise CrossFit

    CrossFit classes offered, all skill levels are welcome. Class will consist of a warm-up, stretch, movement skill with instruction and a WOD (Work Out of the Day.) Great class to have fun and work up a sweat. Please wear gym clothes if you have them, sneakers, sweat pants, yoga pants, shorts and t-shirts. Everyone must keep there t-shirts on please. If you are new to Phoenix, the best way to get started is to attend an event. Events are listed on our calendar and are open to anyone with 48 hours of sobriety (Members who attend regularly should be committed to maintaining a sober lifestyle). Note that Intermediate or Advanced events may have prerequisite skill levels listed. Some events may require RSVP in advance in order to attend (these will say so on the event page listing). If you have questions about a specific event, please contact the event leader listed on the event posting, or call the corresponding chapter office. Membership is free, however, we do encourage members to consider making a $50 donation to PM every six months. While this donation is not required, it is encouraged for those who have the means, and helps us keep programming free for those who can’t afford it. If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to ask any of our instructors at events, or contact our office at (208) 869-0951.

    2017 Idaho Conference on Alcohol and Drug Dependency: Paths to Wellness (33rd Annual)

    The ​mission of the Idaho ​Conference on Alcohol and Drug Dependency ​is to provide education and training for substance abuse and dependence professionals and educators in behavioral health care, criminal justice and recovery support. This year the key note speakers include, Kevin McCauley, MD (Memo to Self: Protecting Sobriety with the Science of Safety), Annie Fahy RN, LCSW (The Unbearable Fatigue of Compassion: Notes from a Substance Abuse Counselor Who Dreams of Working at Starbucks)and Geri Miller, PhD (Fundamentals of Crisis Counseling with Addicted Clients).

    Boise State University, Student Union Building, Boise, ID

    Monday, May 8, 2017 – Pre-Conference

    Tuesday, May 9, 2017 – Thursday, May 11, 2017 General Conference

    Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

    This training will teach parents about their child’s behavior, functional behavior assessments, and behavior interventions.

    Boise, Idaho

    May 10, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    2017 Mental Health Awareness Month Proclamation

    At the event there will be several inspiring speakers talking about how mental health challenges have affected their lives, and Division of Behavioral Health Administrator Ross Edmunds will be presenting the first ever Voice of Idaho Award.

    Lincoln Auditorium at the Idaho State Capitol

    May 11, 2017 from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

    Webinar: Tweens, Teens, Technology and Social Media

    Learn about current trends in teen communication and social media use; what’s really going on??

    May 11, 2017 from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Ethics Workshop

    $30.00 for 3 ethics CEUs

    Based on NASW and ACA Code of Ethics ~ Presented by: Rikki Davlin, LCSW

    MidValley Healthcare ~ (208) 888-5848 ~ 2321 E Gala St #3, Meridian, ID

    May 16, 2017 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Transitional Living for Homeless Youth – Community Meeting

    The Community Builder is in the process of opening Youth Transitional Living in Nampa and would like to invite anyone and everyone in the community. Let’s We want to bring the Community Together and Get Involved.

    Lake Ridge Elementary

    May 20, 2017 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Boozing, Drinking, Keggers & Controlled Party Dispersal

    This training will encompass all components of house parties. Four different instructors from Idaho and other states, as far as South Carolina, will teach law enforcement about all the current trends with today’s parties including fake ID’s, deceptive tactics by party goers, underage drinking, and drug trends associated with the party atmosphere. Attendees will also learn and be walked through a controlled party dispersal scenario with real role players / volunteers from the local area. This fast moving training will be packed with information to help various communities deal with and reduce large underage drinking events. You can find the Flier here to register.

    Idaho State Police, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

    When: Monday, May 22, 2017

    Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance

    24th Annual Conference

    Two Days in June Conference is a two (2) day multi-disciplinary conference for professionals working in the area of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, investigations, interviewing, assessment, and neglect.

    Riverside Hotel, Boise

    June 6th and 6th, 2017

    Idaho Youth Summit

    A 4-day, youth-led, conference for teens.  The Idaho Youth Summit challenges Idaho teens to embrace a healthy lifestyle and become leaders who actively seek to positively impact their schools, communities, and all of Idaho.

    For: Teens Entering Grades 8-12 and Adults who work with Youth

    June 13 – 16, 2017

    Kick Off The School Year

    On August 5, 2017, Canyon County Juvenile Probation will be hosting a FREE COMMUNITY EVENT highlighting truancy prevention/awareness. The event includes a kickball tournament. Call Brittany Sandoval at 208-454-7426 if you would like to host an informational table or register a team in the kickball tournament.  FREE FOOD! FREE ACTIVITIES! Kickball Tourney!

    Where: Griffiths Park, Caldwell, ID

    When: August 5, 2017 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

    4th Annual Out-of-School Summit

    The Idaho AfterSchool Network is thrilled to announce the dates for our 4th Annual Out-of-School Summit, September 13th and 14th at Boise State University. Registration will open in April!  Please plan to join us for the only statewide conference dedicated to out-of-school time.

    We need a dedicated team of 4-7 individuals to help us plan the Summit.  Free registration for our planning team.  If you can commit a couple hours a month March through August and 2-3 hours a week in the three weeks leading up to the Summit, please submit your name here and we will reach out to share more.

    We are officially requesting proposals for breakout sessions to be considered for the 2017 Summit. The Summit is a great opportunity to share your expertise and dive deeper into topics to improve the out-of-school program quality. Presenters receive free summit registration and funds are available for those that need to travel more than 60 miles. You can find the proposal form here.

    September 13th and 14th – Boise State University

    IDAHO Drug Symposium 2017

    The Northwest Alcohol and Substance Abuse Conference is excited to announce the 2017 Idaho Drug Symposium. This two day symposium is open to all who work in law enforcement, prevention, education, coalitions, treatment providers and probation.  The symposium will focus on today’s issues involving heroin, marijuana and prescription pills.

    Monday, October 2 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm ~ Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

    The Riverside Hotel, Boise, Idaho

    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.

    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
    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

    TVADC Meetings

    Date: Ongoing. The first Thursday of each month (excluding June, July, and August) at 8am.

    Location: Redeemer Lutheran Church, Boise ID

  • National Events

    College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives from the Field

    The role of institution of higher education professionals is vital to underage drinking prevention efforts. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 58 percent of full-time college students ages 18-22 drank alcohol in the past month. Furthermore, 37.9 percent of college students ages 18-22 reported binge drinking in the past month. The webinar will highlight an important new resource—the College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives video series—which showcases underage drinking prevention strategies on and around college campuses across the nation. The first video in the series, “Lessons Learned at Frostburg State University,” explores actions taken to reduce underage and harmful drinking in the campus community, and offers educators, parents of college-age youth, and prevention organizations insights into what local prevention efforts worked at Frostburg State University.


    Webinar: w/CME: Motivational Interviewing for Clinical Practice

    The session will present the origins of Motivational Interviewing; describe its fundamental concepts, such as spirit, processes, and core skills; demonstrate the use of Motivational Interviewing; offer practical ways to integrate MI with other psychosocial and pharmacological approaches; and discuss incorporating Motivational Interviewing as communication style in consultative, administrative, supervisory and educational settings.  Participants will gain a practical foundation of Motivational Interviewing that can be readily applied and further enhanced with practice.

    May 9, 2017 12:00 pm

    Webinars: Developmental Trauma Disorder, Personal & Professional Boundaries

    Adverse experiences of childhood can account for 32.4% of all mental health disorders, 41.2% if disruptive behavior disorders, 32.4% of anxiety disorders, 26.2% of mood disorders, and 21% of substance use disorders. These disorders are linked to early death, higher levels of incarceration and recidivism, reliance on social services, unemployment, and shorter life spans. As many of the individuals with substance use disorders fit within the definition of developmental trauma, addiction professionals need to know the dynamics of childhood trauma and neglect and their impact on the course of treatment and how to providing trauma-informed care (TIC).

    May 10, 2017 from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    Webinar: Healthy Baby, Healthy Mom: Smoking Cessation Interventions for all Stages of Motherhood

    Webinar Objectives: Recognize that immediate postpartum period is a high risk time for smoking relapse for new mothers. Describe how pediatricians can support parents in quitting smoking. Define the core SCRIPT Program Procedures, and the Dissemination Evidence-Base documenting Patient Acceptance, the Fidelity of Provider Delivery, and Behavioral and Clinical Impact. Describe how SCRIPT can be successfully integrated into routine clinical care.

    May 10, 2017 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    Evolving Addiction Treatment Using Technology and Data

    There is no charge for this webinar.

    From diagnostics to clinical care to early detection of relapse to remote monitoring of patient health, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is leveraging technology and data to inform and advance addiction treatment—and, ultimately, improve patient outcomes.

    Join your colleagues for an inside look at the new platforms and tools helping to reshape the way evidence-based addiction treatment is delivered across the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

    May 17, 2017 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    Webinar: Maternal, Infant, and Child Health

    Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators?

    Improving the well-being of mothers, infants, and children is an important public health goal for the United States. Understanding the many factors that affect these groups—both negatively and positively—is key to improving the health of all Americans. Their well-being determines the health of the next generation and can help predict future public health challenges for families, communities, and the health care system. In addition, healthy birth outcomes and early identification and treatment of health conditions among infants can prevent death or disability and enable children to reach their full potential.

    May 18, 2017 12:00 pm

    Webinar: Drug Use and Dignity

    In this one-hour presentation, the speakers will review important concepts of harm reduction in drug use prevention and share evidence and stories about how consumption sites operate in different communities around the world. They will also discuss feasibility issues related to site selection, public perception, and strategies for navigating conflicting local, state, and federal laws.

    May 23, 2017 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    An Ounce of Prevention: Strategic Planning with Confidence in Uncertain Times

    With a steadfast commitment to providing the best possible care, honest self-assessment, and an unwavering ability to execute, Heritage Behavioral Health Center in Decatur, Illinois has been able to navigate the waters of uncertainty. Heritage leadership has developed a strategic plan that allows them to thrive now and, more importantly, given them the ability to face and adapt to most any regulatory or legislative mandates. In this webinar, Heritage will share insights, best practices, and the processes they adopted while developing their plan to be the best possible organization today and tomorrow.

    May 24, 2017 1:00 pm

    30th Annual Northwest Conference on Behavioral Health & Addictive Disorders

    The 30th Annual Northwest Conference on Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders provides a forum for exploring the complex issues within the physical, emotional, social and spiritual dimensions of mental illness and addictive disorders.  Topics and issues covered include:  Evolution of Psychotherapy; Treating Trauma; Love, Sex and Attachment; Feedback Informed Treatment; Psychological Toxicity of Modern Life; Co-occurring Disorders; Resilience; Personality Disorders; Treating Self-Injury; Neuropsychology and Neuroscience in Treatment; Evolutions of Cognitive Behavior Therapy; Changing Resistance; Cannabis Abuse and Treatment; Core Tasks of Psychotherapy; Moral Injury and PTSD; Complicated Grief; Brain Imaging in Treatment; Art and Science of Healing; Process Driven Care; Healing Depression; Essential Living and Brain Function; Person-Centered Addiction Treatment; Processing Feelings and Flashbacks; Treating Anger; Ethics and many more.

    May 31-June 2, 2017

    Seattle, Washington

    Mental Health America 2017 Annual Conference: Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll

    It’s time to take mental health, mental illness and addiction — and all the messy, sometimes embarrassing, uneasy truths that accompany them — out from behind closed doors — and discuss them openly. MHA’s 2017 Annual Conference will dive into these sometimes controversial topics in a way MHA never has done before. Join affiliates, advocates, policy makers, healthcare providers, executives, members of the media, artists, and others as we explore the theme, Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll.

    June 14th – 16th, 2017

    Washington D.C.

    Innovations in Behavioral Healthcare

    With a focus on mind, body and business, Innovations in Behavioral Healthcare will explore opportunities to lead growth within patients AND organizations. Our headline speaker will be Glennon Doyle Melton, author of New York Times best-sellers, Love Warrior and Carry On, Warrior, and we’re accepting speaker applications to complete the remainder of our agenda now. Behavioral health and medical professionals may receive up to 12 hours of continuing education by registering to attend HERE. Our exhibit hall featuring over 85 tables has sold out in years one and two. Reserve your booth now before we sell out year three by registering HERE.

    June 19th –  20th, 2017

    Nashville, Tennessee

    Western States Conference on Suicide

    With the success comes growth and expansion. The 3rd annual conference will take on the name Western States Conference on Suicide and will build on the successes of the 2 previous conferences by welcoming neighboring states as a Northwest Regional Conference of distinction: WA, ID, MT, OR, NV, UT and WY. We aim to provide updates about suicide prevention efforts and measures affecting the geographic areas of the Pacific NW. Participants will leave the conference with a better knowledge of how they impact prevention, what Zero Suicide means, models of success and resiliency, and how each can implement facets from the conference into their own lives and professions.

    June 23rd – 24th, 2017

    Boise State University, Idaho


    Opioid use disorders are a public health crisis affecting the greater Pittsburgh area, the region, and the entire country. Stakeholders of all types are finding ways to work together to heal communities, promote recovery, and address stigma. Who should attend? Addiction Therapists, Counselors, Mental Health Therapists, Social Workers, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Pain Management Physicians, and Administrators and Executives.

    June 26th –  27th, 2017

    Pittsburgh, PA

    2017 Beyond Paper Tigers Conference

    The documentary Paper Tigers sparked renewed interest in the effects of chronic, overwhelming stress and trauma on children’s development. Trauma-informed care is emphasized more than ever. Yet, parents, educators, clinicians, mental health workers and law enforcement alike still struggle to understand the impacts of trauma on brain development in a concrete and tangible way.  This conference will provide concrete strategies that operationalize what brain science tells us will be most effective. If you want to know more about how trauma impacts the brain and what to do about it, please join us for this exciting conference.

    June 28-29, 2017

    Whitman College , 345 Boyer Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362

    NAMI National Convention

    NAMI 2017 National Convention will feature: Attendee visit to Capitol Hill to advocate for mental health, Top-notch researchers and clinicians providing information and tools to advance and sustain recovery from mental illness, People living with a mental illness and their families providing their own important perspectives on recovery, The country’s keenest minds and savviest policymakers offering strategies and tactics to effectively advocate for changing the mental health system in our nation, Abundant networking opportunities so we can learn from each other about how we can improve the lives of all people living with mental illness and their families, Inspiration, innovation and an exhilarating four days in Washington, DC.

    June 28 – July 1

    Washington, DC

    NADCP Annual Training Conference featuring Vet Court Con

    NADCP annually hosts the world’s largest conference on treatment courts and criminal justice reform. With over 30 tracks and hundreds of sessions, this conference provides the training you need on critical topics affecting your program. Our conference is more than training sessions. This is our annual opportunity to come together as a community and share ideas, collaborate, rejuvenate and of course…have some fun! Registration and housing will open in January so stay tuned for more information.

    July 9-12, 2017 | Washington, DC

    21st Annual Safe & Civil Schools National Conference

    The Safe & Civil Schools National Conference is based on the philosophy that student achievement improves when classrooms, schools, and districts are safe and civil. When students respect each other and school staff, and understand expectations for success and consequences for misbehavior, they are better able to actively engage in learning.

    Sunday-Thursday – July 16-20, 2017

    Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

    Center for Play Therapy Summer Institute

    In 1973, the Center for Play Therapy at UNT began hosting the annual play therapy conference with nationally-recognized authorities in play therapy. The 6-day CPT Summer Institute continues to attract hundreds of practitioners and educators from around the globe every year for this unique, grounded play therapy training experience. Daily workshops are facilitated by leaders in the field of play therapy and include both didactic and experiential learning components. Come join a community of play therapists in this exciting, hands on, experiential learning setting, specifically focused on becoming more grounded, knowledgeable, and facilitative play therapists! We sincerely hope that you can join us!

    July 17-22, 2017

    University of North Texas, Denton, TX

    National Association of School Resource Officers Conference

    Bring a friend with you and share what the world’s leader in school-based policing is doing with SROs and educators around the world.

    July 23-28, 2017

    Washington D.C.

    The Review Course in Addiction Medicine

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

    July 27 – 29, 2017

    Dallas Texas

    10th Annual Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Conference

    Prevention of Youth Substance Abuse in Rural Communities is the only national conference that focuses on the unique challenges of prevention from a rural context. The three day annual conference includes nationally recognized keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and optional evening activities.

    The theme of this year’s conference will focus on excellence in the field of substance abuse prevention.

    August 9th – 11th, 2017

    University of South Carolina – Lancaster

    2017 Alcohol Education Summit

    The Alcohol Education Summit is Great for:

    • Law enforcement officers • Probation officers • Parole officers • Health prevention specialists • Addiction counselors • Attorneys • Judges • State certified alcohol seller/server trainers • Community coalitions • DUI Task Forces • Courts

    August 15-17, 2017, Big Sky Resort, Montana

    National Conference on Addiction Disorders 2017

    Knowledge that builds and sustains clinical excellence in treatment of addictions and co-occurring mental health disorders, as well as strategies and tools that drive organizational and service delivery excellence.

    August 16th – 20th , 2017

    Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

    2017 National Cannabis Summit

    An objective national forum for changing public policy, public health, treatment and research.

    August 28-30, 2017

    Denver, Colorado

    National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children’s 14th Annual Conference

    Save the Date!! More information to come!

    August 29-31, 2017

    Green Bay, Wisconsin

    National Wellness Week

    SAMHSA’s Wellness Initiative raises awareness of health disparities among people with serious mental and/or substance use disorders and the general population. National Wellness Week is held during the third week of September and shares the message that practicing wellness provides an essential foundation for good health. Since the founding of National Wellness Week in 2011, at least 300 organizations in 46 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam have celebrated wellness with more than 700 wellness-related events and activities.

    September 10-16, 2017

    The Importance of Understanding Gender Matters with Young Adults

    For years, we have talked about the importance of gender in treating addictive disorders. However, the clear majority of that has been focused on the experience of girls and women. Finally, the conversation on gender and trauma has expanded to include the experiences of boys and men. This presentation explores the complexity of gender, gender relations, and addiction treatment through the primary constructs of the “Man Rules” and the “Woman Rules” and discusses how gender fluidity is a concept that clinicians will be experiencing more and more when working with teens and young adults. The presentation will also analyze how the gendered experience of trauma affects our lives individually, our relationships, and our experience of community.

    September 26th – 27th, 2017

    Denver, CO

    NAADAC 2017 Annual Conference: Elevating Your Practice

    The 2017 Annual Conference will be held at the Denver Marriott Tech Center from September 22-26, including pre-conference training sessions on September 22 and post-conference training sessions on September 26. Regular conference sessions will take place September 23-25.

    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

    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 3-5, 2017 in Baltimore, MD

  • 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.

    Ben Franklin Institute: 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!

    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