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  • Nampa Family Justice Center: Annual Two Day Conference

    This conference includes a variety of topics on the subject of abuse (see agenda attached) presented by experts in their field.  We will examine the effects that abusive domestic relationships, elder abuse, sexual assaults, sex trafficking, stalking and child abuse have on a community. The goal of this conference is to impart knowledge and understanding to enhance community awareness and provide tangible ways to serve victims in these circumstances.

    October 11th – October 12th, 2018

    Nampa Public Library, (room will be immediately to the right upon entering the Library building) 215 12 Ave South, Nampa, Idaho 83651

    Parking Garage next to the Library is available (cost 6.00 for the day)

    RVSP needed, please fill out this form and visit the agenda.

    4th Annual Western States Conference on Suicide

    The 4th annual WSCOS conference will take place this year at Boise State University and will build on the successes of the 3 previous conferences. Participants will leave the conference with a better knowledge of how they impact prevention, models of success and resiliency, and how each can implement facets from the conference into their own lives and professions. The conference focus is on the power of storytelling and gatekeeping. There will also be a focus on innovative models that are rural based and help to share best practices for serving rural veterans and/or employing transitioning military personnel to the rural health care field.

    October 22&23, 2018

    7:30 am – 5:00 pm

    Boise State University, 1910 West University Drive, Jordan Ballroom, Boise, ID 83725

    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


    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

    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


    ASAM State of the Art Course in Addiction Medicine

    This course is designed specifically for physicians and healthcare professionals seeking an advanced level of knowledge about breakthroughs in the field and will include: presentations focused on scientific advances and emerging evidence in addiction medicine, sessions organized around ten topics that translate into clinically useful knowledge, special addresses by directors of federal agencies including SAMHSA, NIDA, NIAAA, and concise presentations delving into understanding, preventing, diagnosing and treating addiction and co-occurring medical and psychiatric disorders.

    October 11th – 13th, 2018

    Washington, DC

    Co-Occurring Disorders & Treatment Conference

    With each conference we continue to strive to bring together experts from Washington and across the nation to share information about innovative therapeutic techniques, skills, programs, practices and policies that offer a relevant and enjoyable learning experience.

    Our goal is to promote integration of services across the public mental health, substance use disorder, developmental disabilities, and medical systems; promote knowledge about co-occurring disorders and the value of integration, to support the development of a co-occurring capable system of care, and to advocate and partner with others to promote integrated treatment and recovery for all people.

    Pre-Conference: October 14th, 2018

    Conference: October 15th – 16th, 2018

    Post-Conference: October 17th, 2018

    Yakima, WA

    2018 Addiction Health Services Research Conference

    AHSR provides a special opportunity to develop knowledge and apply research through targeted workshops, panel discussions, engagement with expert speakers, and networking opportunities. Policymakers will leave fully informed about best practices for delivering treatment to diverse patients. Researchers will leave with a firmer grasp of what their peers are discovering and become inspired by new avenues of potential investigation.

    October 17th – 19th, 2018

    Savannah, GA

    11th Annual Brain Matters Conference: Shame, Trauma, and Addiction

    The Summit for Clinical Excellence consistently makes your conference experience count with cutting-edge content presented by renowned speakers that stand out as pioneers in their fields, best-selling authors, and leading experts. Our advanced clinical training features the top faculty and authors in the field of mental health who cover today’s issues. Join us for our 11th annual Atlanta Summit in which we explore important topics in the treatment of mental health issues, particularly related to shame, trauma and addiction.

    October 17th – 20th, 2018

    Atlanta, GA

    CADCA’s 20th Annual Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner

    CADCA’s 20th Annual Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner welcomes special guests, including prominent Members of Congress, federal officials, corporate leaders and community coalition members. Funds raised help CADCA provide training and education for youth leaders from every walk of life by way of our CADCA Youth Leadership and other programs. Developing youth leaders for civic engagement is one of our principal missions. Preventing drug use has a positive impact on our nation and leads to a more productive workforce.

    October 18th, 2018

    National Harbor, MD

    Brain Matters:  Trauma, Mindfulness and Addictions

    The Summit for Clinical Excellence consistently makes your conference experience count with cutting-edge content presented by renowned speakers that stand out as pioneers in their fields, best-selling authors, and leading experts. Our advanced clinical training features the top faculty and authors in the field of mental health who cover today’s issues. Join us for our 11th annual Atlanta Summit in which we explore important topics in the treatment of mental health issues, particularly related to shame, trauma and addiction.

    October 18th – 21st, 2018

    Atlanta, GA

    Psychopharmacology 2018

    This psychiatry conference examines the latest research and treatment advances across dozens of mental health conditions. It offers in-depth information that is important for all mental health and primary care settings. Topics include ADHD, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, OCD, psychosis, PTSD, substance use disorders, and much more.

    October 18th – 21st, 2018

    Boston, MA

    Workshop: SUD Treatment Provider Boot Camp

    The BHAP SUD Treatment Provider Boot Camp is a unique opportunity for anyone thinking of opening an SUD treatment program or anyone operating an SUD treatment program that wants to improve the enterprise. The professionals and attorneys at BHAP, Nelson Hardiman, and Epstein Becker Green have carefully designed the curriculum of this Boot Camp to address these growing concerns in this two-day in-person workshop.

    October 21st – 22nd, 2018

    Los Angeles, CA

    Addiction Medicine Conference for the Primary Care Provider

    Join your colleagues and leading experts in the field of addiction treatment to focus on the latest thinking and best practices for identifying and managing substance use disorders. This conference will prove invaluable for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, residents, medical students, nurses, pharmacists, fellows, psychiatrists, mental health professionals and addiction counselors.

    October 25th, 2018

    Rancho Mirage, CA

    5th Annual (CAC) California Addiction Conference

    Since it’s inception, CCAPP has offered an annual conference in the fall providing professionals and programs a unique set of presentations. This conference will offer:  exhibit hall, raffles, CEU’s, meeting new friends,  networking with programs & professionals, cutting edge presentations & breakout sessions, special racks, great room rates, leadership workshop track, updates from the AOD profession, and annual membership meeting.

    October 25th – 28th, 2018

    San Diego, California

    National Dialogues on Behavioral Health

    The National Dialogues on Behavioral Health is the oldest ongoing annual conference on mental health and substance abuse in the United States. Formerly known as the Southern Conference on Mental Health, the first conference was held in 1959. This year the conference is 59 years old. The purpose of the conference is to bring experts, administrators, providers, consumers, family members and advocates together to discuss the cutting edge in the topic of interest with a focus on implementation and “how to do it.” A distinctive feature is the opportunity for extended dialogue and interaction among the participants.

    October 28th – 31st, 2018

    New Orleans, LA

    7th Annual FASD Matters Conference: The Brain

    The conference will bring together experts, key stakeholders, and consumers. Over three days there will be a pre-conference, keynote presentations, and breakout sessions on the latest research, promising strategies, and innovative programs related to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). More details still to come, check back often.

    Pre-Conference: November 7, 2018
    Conference: November 8-9, 2018
    Networking Reception: November 9, 2018

    Minneapolis Marriott NW, 7025 Northland Dr. N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

    The Opioid Crisis:  Strategies for Treatment and Recovery

    Prescription drug and opioid abuse is devastating New England. News outlets continuously report on overdoses, broken families, straining healthcare systems, and overwhelmed law enforcement officers. Yet stakeholders of all types are finding ways to work together to heal communities, promote recovery, address stigma, and remove harmful drugs from the streets. Despite the many tragedies, real change is happening, lives are transforming, and helping professionals are making a difference. Join leading researchers and experts tackling this crisis–and be part of the solution–at the fourth annual Summit for Clinical Excellence in New England, featuring a new focus for law enforcement professionals in 2018.

    November 8th – 9th, 2018

    New England

    Save the Date: 42nd Annual AMERSA Conference: Interdisciplinary Addiction Strategies: Prevent, Discover, Teach, Treat

    The Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA), founded in 1976, is a non-profit professional organization whose mission is to improve health and well-being through interdisciplinary leadership in substance use education, research, clinical care and policy.

    November 8th – 10th, 2018
    InterContinental Mark Hopkins – San Francisco

    International Trauma Summit

    Save the date and join us in Houston, Texas USA on November 28-30, 2018 for an International Trauma Summit and WFMH assembly/board meeting.

    Natural disasters and violence facing the world today are occurring at a pace which far surpasses the resources and people mobilized to deal with the health and mental health effects of the trauma.  It is time that there be a global conversation to develop policies and best practices for governments and Non-Governmental Agencies (NGOs) to minimize the cost in health and productivity. There is a direct impact from the prevalence of trauma seen in all of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

    November 28th – 30th, 2018

    Houston, Texas

    Mindfulness Counseling Strategies – Activating Compassion and Regulation

    The ability to regulate one’s body and find balance in emotion, thought, and physical health is at the core of healing and well-being. This workshop is designed to first teach participants to develop these skills for themselves. From this base, the application of mindfulness-based strategies in counseling work is explored. In this highly experiential training, participants will practice mindfulness, regulation, and activation strategies meant to promote compassionate self-awareness and emotional balance.

    December 3rd -4th, 2018

    1821 Boren Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 United States

    National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

    National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® links students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, social media, TV, movies, music, or from friends. It was launched in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to stimulate educational events in communities so teens can learn what science has taught us about drug use and addiction.

    January 22nd – 27th, 2019

    CADCA  29th Annual National Leadership Forum and SAMHSA’s 15th Prevention Day

    CADCA’s National Leadership Forum is a four-day event packed with opportunities to learn the latest strategies to fight substance abuse and hear from nationally-known prevention experts, federal administrators, and concerned policymakers. The Forum brings together over 3,000 participants representing coalitions from all regions of the country and internationally, government leaders, youth, prevention specialists, addiction treatment professionals, addiction recovery advocates, researchers, education institutions, law enforcement professionals, and faith-based leaders.

    February 4th – 7th, 2019

    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

    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.

  • Bullying Prevention Practices: What Research Tells Us

    As bullying among children and youth remains a serious public health concern in the U.S., effective strategies to prevent bullying are critical. During this webinar, we will share a brief overview of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP).  Additionally, Dr. Sue Limber will describe findings from the largest study of bullying prevention efforts in U.S. schools to date, in which researchers evaluated the effectiveness of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program among nearly 70,000 students across 210 elementary, middle, and high schools.

    Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

    12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (Mountain Time)

    Let’s Talk: A Professional Development Webinar Series

    The presentation will include descriptions of our decision making, the focus on long-term treatment and recovery outcomes for people with opioid use disorders and how we integrated medications within a Twelve Step oriented system of care. Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s response to this crisis will be used as an example of how to use both recovery oriented therapies and addiction science to improve the treatment and outcomes of those with opioid use disorders.

    Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

    11:00 AM (Mountain Time)

    Addressing Addiction in Acute Care Settings

    This webinar aims to describe programs that are currently underway including the supportive evidence to capitalize on the time that a patient spends in the acute care setting to promote health and therapeutic engagement while minimizing future harm.

    Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

    12:00 PM (Mountain Time)

    Mystified by MAT? Navigating the Changing Regulatory Landscape

    There is a confluence of national and local public policy developments regarding mental health, substance use disorders, and treatment. The federal government, working in partnership with states, addresses behavioral health issues and establishes and enforces minimum standards. States, however, have significant power in making decisions—mental health regulations and available services can look very different from state to state, and even from county to county. Please join the Behavioral Health Association of Providers, Epstein Becker Green, and Nelson Hardiman for a fall webinar series that will address topics highlighting the accelerating legal and policy issues for the behavioral health industry.

    Thursday, November 1st, 2018

    10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Mountain Time)

    Nicotine Cessation and Behavioral Wellness

    At the conclusion of this webinar, the behavioral health provider will be able to: recognize the prevalence of nicotine addiction in people with mental health conditions, describe the relationship between nicotine addiction in people with substance abuse disorders and discuss evidence-based practices specific to Idahoans that promote cessation and/or prevention of nicotine addiction.

    Thursday, November 8th, 2018

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

    Supporting Children Who Lose Parents to Overdose

    This webinar will discuss overdose trends and strategies for supporting children who lose parents to overdose.

    Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

    12:00 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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