Wake AHEC Upcoming Continuing Education / Continuing Professional Development / Medical Education Program and Course Listing
  
06/22/2017 Thursday
6:55 AM

30th Annual Carolina Refresher Course 2017: Update in Anesthesiology, Pain and Critical Medicine

The Carolina Refresher Course is a unique and enjoyable learning experience utilizing 30 minute lecture sessions, interactive speaker panels that offer opportunities for posing questions and lunch and learn small group problem-based learning discussions. In a friendly, relaxed atmosphere you will meet internationally known guest speakers along with outstanding UNC faculty in medicine and anesthesiology.
Audience - The course is designed for physicians, including but not limited to anesthesiologists, critical care specialists, pain specialists, surgeons, and internists, as well as nurse anesthetists, anesthesiology resident and fellow physicians, anesthesiologist assistants, and allied services practitioners.
 
06/23/2017 Friday
8:30 AM

**Walk-ins Welcome** Colloquium on Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Care for Parkinson’s Disease: Building Your Team, Enhancing Your Care

Join with your colleagues to enhance your understanding of Parkinson’s disease at this interprofessional education event for healthcare providers, jointly provided by Wake AHEC and UNC Neurology’s Movement Disorders Center, a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence. The goal of the conference is to increase access to specialized, high quality care for individuals with Parkinson’s across both UNC hospitals and greater North Carolina.
Audience - Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapists Assistants, Speech Language Pathologists, and Speech Language Pathologists Assistants.
 
06/26/2017 Monday
9:00 AM

Filled: Child Forensic Interviewing: Introduction to RADAR and RADAR JR

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the intensive hands-on nature of this workshop, registration will be LIMITED to a maximum of 21 participants.

Child forensic interviewing in cases of alleged abuse has become an increasingly specialized field. Part of the specialization is the development and use of research-based, structured interview protocols. This five-day workshop provides an introduction to the RADAR and RADAR JR Interview Protocols. RADAR (Recognizing Abuse Disclosure types and Responding) is a research-based, best practices protocol for interviewing children and adolescents who are being assessed for possible sexual or physical abuse. RADAR is structured to ensure interview quality and ease of learning, while offering enough flexibility to be effective with children of differing ages and disclosure histories. RADAR is adapted in part from the NICHD Investigative Interview Protocol. RADAR JR is a semi-structured interview protocol for preschool-age children. The workshop includes hands-on role play practice as well as a required reading assignment of three articles.
Audience - This workshop is appropriate for beginning as well as experienced child forensic interviewers, mental health professionals including psychologists, DSS Child Protective Service workers, counselors, social workers, therapists, case managers, law enforcement, child advocacy professionals and other professionals who wish to improve their skills in interviewing children and adolescents concerning possible abuse or other victimization.
 
07/13/2017 Thursday
8:30 AM

The Customer Experience Begins with Me: Success as a Front Office Team Member

A positive customer experience is an outcome of all members of a team working effectively together to foster that outcome. The front office team member is a significant contributor to team success. This program will provide front office team members with key components for individual and team success in consistently providing the exceptional customer experience.
Audience - Any employee who has a role in greeting customers including inpatient areas, clinics, dietary departments, environmental services, volunteer services, etc
 
07/14/2017 Friday
9:00 AM

Substance Use Series: Substance Abuse Interventions and Treatment for People with HIV/ AIDS

This program will explore the complications and challenges inherent in the treatment of those with substance use and process addictions living with HIV/AIDS. While treatment and public acceptance of HIV/AIDS has progressed over recent years, the stigma persists, particularly in the South. Add to this marginalization based on race and sexuality, chronic pain and the high incidence of trauma, addiction treatment becomes all the more complicated. Through case studies and open discussion this program will explore the current science, attitudes and policies regarding integrated treatment, harm reduction including medical cannabis, and chronic co-occurring mental and physical illnesses.
Audience - Mental health professionals, including psychologists, clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors, health educators, case managers or other professionals working with the mental health and/or substance abuse populations.
 
07/17/2017 Monday
9:00 AM

Substance Use Series: Opioid Use Disorders: Identification, Treatment, and Medically Assisted Treatment

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs cost our nation $700 billion annually in costs related to crime, lost work productivity and healthcare (National Institute on Drug Abuse, August 2015). Understanding the origin of substance use disorders, how to recognize and differentiate these disorders from other mental health diagnosis, and being able to implement evidenced based practices to that individual is critical to managing substance use in our society. The Substance Abuse Series offers 6 different workshops aimed at addressing the key substance abuse issues and providing clinicians and substance abuse workers with the skills to recognize warning signs and understand current trends, appropriately diagnose clients with substance use disorders, and gain understanding of appropriate treatment interventions. This workshop examines the assessment and treatment of clients with opiate-related chemical dependency issues. The material presented explores various clinical approaches and incorporates the latest scientific research including the use of buprenorphine to better enhance the clinician’s daily practice. Case histories will be reviewed, allowing participants an opportunity to study their own strengths and needs both in chart documentation and development of comprehensive client assessments. Key components in the assessment and treatment planning process will be identified. Participants will assess their skills in completing a comprehensive substance abuse assessment with specific emphasis on opiate/opioid use, and will learn how to access resources that incorporate best practices of the field.
Audience - Mental health professionals, including psychologists, clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors, health educators, case managers or other professionals working with the mental health and/or substance abuse populations.
 
07/19/2017 Wednesday
1:00 PM

2017 NC Immunization Conference: Spread the News on Social Media: Vaccines Save Lives! #ImmunizeNC

**Accepting no walk-ins** This continuing education conference is designed to enhance the collaborative immunization efforts of public and private health care providers within the evolving immunization delivery system. The conference will provide an opportunity to address new immunization recommendations and changes in vaccine administration and demonstrate proven strategies to increase immunization rates.
Audience - Enrolled Vaccine for Children (VFC) providers' primary and backup vaccine coordinators, immunization specialists in local health departments, private provider offices and hospitals
 
07/22/2017 Saturday
7:30 AM

Solving Your Tough Cases: Essential Musculoskeletal Assessment for Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers

The musculoskeletal system can create, influence, and mimic many symptoms experienced in the pelvic region. As a result, it can be difficult to accurately diagnose and treat pelvic conditions. Upon completion of this course attendees will have an in depth understanding of how the musculoskeletal system impacts many pelvic dysfunctions and will learn skills for accurate MSK system assessment and treatment. Throughout the day skills will be learned in lab sessions utilizing live models along with case studies and didactic presentations to enhance the learning process.
Audience - Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers who want to gain a more in-depth knowledge of pelvic health.
 
08/09/2017 Wednesday
9:00 AM

Substance Use Series: Substance Abuse and Ethical Considerations

This presentation will address a number of legal and the ethical implications in general and specific to working with populations diagnosed with Substance Use Disorders. The structure of the presentation will allow for presentation and discussion of the given topics alongside interactive and experiential activities aimed to provide a richer experience and understanding of the topics. Topics will include confidentiality, ethical decision making, dual relationships and boundary setting, mandatory reporting, interprofessional relationships, working with clients diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, as well as ethics related to supervision. Content for the presentation will be guided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) TIP manuals, the SAMHSA TAP series, and the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board (NCSAPPB) rules of ethics.
Audience - Mental health professionals, including psychologists, clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors, health educators, case managers or other professionals working with the mental health and/or substance abuse populations.
 
08/16/2017 Wednesday
8:00 AM

Youth Mental Health First Aid

THIS CLASS IS NOT DESIGNED FOR THE LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help an adolescent who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course covers a range of common disorders and potential crises such as helping a young person who is having a panic attack, is contemplating suicide or is struggling with substance abuse. At the conclusion of the training participants will receive a Youth Mental Health First Aid certification, which must be renewed every three years.
Audience - Community members, clergy, school personnel, school nurses, certified nursing assistants, medical assistants, dental assistants, dental hygenists, pharmacy technicians, medical interpreters, health educators, public health department staff, medical office staff, dental office staff, nursing home staff, physical therapists, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, emergency room personnel, law enforcement, first responders and others interested in this subject.
 
08/17/2017 Thursday
9:00 AM

Introduction to Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for Depression

This day long workshop will introduce practitioners to Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), and evidence-based treatment for clients with a diagnosis of depression. The program will focus specifically on how to conduct IPT with depressed clients including the therapeutic role, techniques and common issues. Participants will review adaptations of interpersonal psychotherapy for both mood and non-mood disorders. Discussion of the use of IPT across cultures and adaptations for the use of IPT in group, conjoint, and telephone formats will be explored. A review of the epidemiology and diagnosis of depression will be provided, but will not be the focal point of the workshop. This workshop will focus primarily on using the treatment with adult clients, but will include some examples with adolescents.
Audience - This workshop will be highly beneficial to all mental health professionals that work with adults including psychologists, social workers, counselors, substance abuse professionals, psychiatric and advanced practice nurses, case managers, adult clinicians and therapists, and all interested others.
 
08/18/2017 Friday
9:30 AM

Making Them Visible: Identifying, Serving, and Supporting Children of Incarcerated Parents

On any given day, there are an estimated 2.7 million children in the United States with at least one incarcerated parent. In North Carolina the best estimate is more than 27,000. In late April the Annie E. Casey Foundation released a report showing that more than 5 million children (179,000 in North Carolina) have experienced parental incarceration at some point in their lives. This workshop will focus on what we know and do not know about these children (often an invisible group dealing with shame, stigma and a sense of isolation) and the impact of parental incarceration. The program will cover strategies to identify and serve these children. Current gaps in resources, data collection and new ways to partner and collaborate will be discussed. The presenter will discuss the need to gather information and insight from these children themselves to ensure that their voices are heard. Participants will be encouraged to take what they learn back to their own professional settings to continue the conversation, and determine appropriate next steps.
Audience - This workshop will be highly beneficial to all mental health professionals that work with children and families including psychologists, social workers, counselors, substance abuse professionals, case managers, clinicians and therapists, school personnel, and other interested in subject matter.
 
08/23/2017 Wednesday
8:45 AM

CGEC NC Healthy Aging Summit 2017: Integrated Strategies for Community and Clinical Connections

This one-day summit will offer clinicians and community based providers tracks that will provide learning opportunities in the following areas: • Chronic Disease Self-Management • Falls Prevention • Behavioral Health & Medication Management • Bridge the community-clinical gap
 
08/24/2017 Thursday
9:00 AM

Substance Use Series: Substance Abuse and Veterans

Serving in the military can change people in wide-ranging ways. Veterans often return home with a multitude of invisible wounds from their experiences, but may not seek treatment for a variety of reasons, including stigma and fears of being misunderstood. Veterans and their families often suffer in silence for years. Many Veterans and/or their family members choose to seek mental health treatment outside of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The purpose of this presentation is to increase visibility and understanding of these invisible wounds and to prepare community-based providers with information on understanding Veterans’ unique treatment needs and reviewing effective evidence-based treatments to address their needs.
Audience - Mental health professionals, including psychologists, clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors, health educators, case managers or other professionals working with the mental health and/or substance abuse populations.
 
08/25/2017 Friday
9:00 AM

Family Systems 101

This workshop will explore the history of the marriage and family profession on a broad scale and within North Carolina. The speaker will identify the theories, skills and expectations of the large well-known theories; modern and post-modern. The speaker will discuss the benefits of family therapy versus individual therapy using specific case examples and will lead activities that promote family therapy skills.
Audience - This program is intended for mental health professionals, including psychologists, clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors, or professionals seeking more information on family therapy and systems approaches.
 
08/28/2017 Monday
8:00 AM

Lactation Consultant Review Course

Learning Outcome: The Lactation Consultant Review Course is an in-depth overview of human lactation and evidence-based breastfeeding management. Participants attending this course will have the knowledge necessary in preparation to sit for the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners exam. The course is appropriate for first time test takers and recertifying IBCLCs.
Audience - Lactation consultants, breastfeeding support persons, nurses, nurse practitioners, registered dietitians, nutritionists, health educators, doulas, midwives, physicians, physician assistants, peer counselors, chiropractors, speech pathologists, public health practitioners and students
 
09/06/2017 Wednesday
8:00 AM

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course designed to give members of the public important skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis. Evidence suggests Mental Health First Aid makes people feel more comfortable managing a crisis situation and builds mental health literacy — helping the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. Specifically, studies found that those who trained in Mental Health First Aid have greater confidence in providing help to others, greater likelihood of advising people to seek professional help, improved concordance with health professionals about treatments, and decreased stigmatizing attitudes.
Audience - Certified nursing assistants, medical assistants, dental assistants, dental hygienists, pharmacy technicians, medical interpreters, health educators, public health department staff, medical office staff, dental office staff, nursing home staff, school personnel, nurse practitioners, school nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, emergency room personnel, law enforcement, first responders and other professionals interested in this subject.
 
09/08/2017 Friday
9:00 AM

Co-Occurring Disorders: The Chicken or the Egg

This program will explore the challenges and solutions when working with people who have co-existing conditions affecting their level of functioning. For many decades, the stigma of substance abuse disorders and treatment have interfered with treating the whole individual, and the same could be said for substance abuse professionals who treat those with mental health conditions. This program addresses the importance of dual diagnosis integrated treatment approaches in the world of evidenced based practices.
Audience - This program is designed for all level of human service professionals working with either primary mental health or primary substance abuse populations, including social workers, substance abuse counselors, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, school counselors, case managers, or other professionals interested in this topic.
 
11:00 AM

The Carolinas Anesthesiology 2017

The meeting theme for the 2017 NCSA/SCSA Annual Meeting is “Quality in Anesthesia.” The goal of this conference is to promote quality practices across the profession; from NC Medical Board opioid prescribing guidelines to assessing and treating cardiac patients in non-cardiac surgeries. Other topics that will be addressed include: workplace culture, updates in pediatric and OB anesthesia, patient care related to chronic kidney disease, negotiations with insurers and reflections on race and medicine. The program will also include a Saturday session specifically geared towards residents and an ultrasound workshop intended for practitioners to improve their skills at performing truncal blocks.
Audience - Anesthesiologists, Fellows, Residents, Certified Anesthesiologist Assistants, and Medical Students
 
09/15/2017 Friday
9:00 AM

Couples Therapy 101

This program will identify the theories, skills and expectations of well-known schools of thought in couples therapy. The speaker will discuss the benefits of couples therapy through the exploration of case examples and review when it is appropriate to utilize couples therapy as opposed to other therapeutic approaches. She will discuss the different avenues and guidelines used in couples therapy and demonstrate and allow for the practice of therapeutic techniques used in couples therapy.
Audience - This workshop will be highly beneficial to all mental health professionals that work with families or couples, including psychologists, social workers, counselors, substance abuse professionals, case managers, clinicians and therapists, and all interested others.
 
09/16/2017 Saturday
7:45 AM

Baby Matters: Topics in Prenatal & Pediatric Medicine

The medical care of a newborn begins before birth. During the prenatal period, the wellbeing of two patients – the pregnant woman and her fetus – drive medical management decisions to optimize pregnancy outcome and deliver the healthiest newborn possible. Consequently, pediatric providers require a deeper understanding of the maternal and fetal evaluations performed during pregnancy that drive treatment decisions, and obstetric providers require a deeper understanding of how treatment decisions during pregnancy impact newborn health and pediatric care. Selected topics to be addressed during this half-day symposium will be of interest to practicing physicians, physician assistants, nurses and nurse midwives in the obstetric, pediatric and family practice communities.
Audience - Practicing physicians, physician assistants, nurses and nurse midwives in the obstetric, pediatric and family practice
 
09/23/2017 Saturday
8:30 AM

Why did I Choose to Practice Medicine? A Communications Approach to Constructing Professional Identity and Satisfaction

Day-to-day practice has been reshaped by technology, regulations, insurance… altering the context, content, and duration of patient visits. Ask yourself "How do I ensure that the way I communicate allows me to care for my patients and find accomplishment and meaning? How are my beliefs of who I am effected through my communications?" This highly interactive workshop offers a structure for deliberate practice of nontechnical and metacognitive aspects of medicine in order to address standard interactions, give and receive feedback, effectively team with others, and manage capably up, down, and across the medical hierarchy. Your instructors for this course are experienced physician coaches, educators and attorneys. A brief questionnaire will be distributed to participants approximately two weeks prior to the workshop.
Audience - Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and other healthcare professionals focused on improving patient outcomes and satisfaction while raising resilience and productivity
 
09/25/2017 Monday
9:00 AM

Substance Use Disorders among Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

The purpose of this workshop is to help people begin to recognize signs and systems of individuals with substance use disorders and intellectual delays so that treatment outcomes can be more effective, despite its challenges. At this time research compiled on persons with Intellectual Delays and substance abuse, have been few, and case studies have been even fewer. This is concerning when you realize that these adults are using alcohol around the same rate of their non-cognitively-impaired counterparts, and illicit drug use occurs, though at a slightly lower level of usage. The consequences of that use have been detrimental. Many people who have ended up in the prison system were using alcohol or drugs when committing the offence. Many Intellectual delayed women have been referred to Child Protective Services because of their use and minimal understanding of parenting skills. Finally, when this population attends treatment, most treatment staff are not trained to recognize cognitive delays, and therefore are unable to address and implement necessary modifications for their client to be successful.
Audience - Substance abuse professionals, Mental health professionals, including psychologists, clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical addiction specialists, case managers or others working with individuals with an intellectual disability or substance use disorder.
 
10/09/2017 Monday
8:00 AM

27th Annual Art of Breastfeeding CONFERENCE
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to promote breastfeeding by providing learner with up-to-date information and evidence-based strategies for management of breastfeeding and human lactation. The conference is designed to further enhance clinical and leadership knowledge and skills for those working with breastfeeding families.
Audience - Lactation consultants, nurses, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, public health practitioners, midwives, health educators, doulas, peer counselors, breastfeeding support volunteers, physicians, physician assistants, chiropractors, speech pathologists, and health care profession students
 
10/11/2017 Wednesday
9:00 AM

27th Annual Art of Breastfeeding POST CONFERENCE Breastfeeding 201: Advanced Concepts in Lactation
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to provide optimal breastfeeding care and support to families. This workshop will provide information and tools for experienced clinicians.
Audience - Lactation consultants, nurses, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, public health practitioners, midwives, health educators, doulas, peer counselors, breastfeeding support volunteers, physicians, physician assistants, chiropractors, speech pathologists, and health care profession students
 
10/20/2017 Friday
8:30 AM

Geriatric Mental Health: What Clinicians Need to Know for the Boomers to the Centenarians
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

With 10,000 people a day turning age 65 and the number of Americans reaching age 100 or older rising more than 40% over the last two decades, mental health providers have an increasingly greater likelihood of adding older adults to their case load regardless of the setting where they work. Yet relatively few clinicians have received additional training to work effectively with this population. This workshop will provide a basic core of clinically relevant information about quality measures, evidence-based treatments, ethical billing practices under Medicare, and resources for clinicians who provide mental health services for today's older adults.
Audience - Mental health professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, adult clinicians and therapists and others who are interested in learning about the geriatric population.
 
10/31/2017 Tuesday
9:00 AM

Sex Addiction Assessment and Intervention Skills for Clinicians
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Sex addiction remains a controversial clinical topic, with some researchers and practitioners in disagreement regarding consistent diagnostic criteria or an effective treatment approach. This workshop is designed for mental health professionals as an introduction to the latest information (and debate) regarding compulsive sexual behaviors and a clinical overview of the current research and therapeutic interventions. The goal is to move beyond “sex addiction 101” and provide clinicians with the practical tools to appropriately identify and assess the behaviors that may be causing distress for clients. This program will incorporate lecture, case studies, and treatment demonstrations to help participants build a clinical competence for approaching addictive behaviors related to sex, pornography, or love. With an increasing number of clients reporting difficulty related to these behaviors, it is important for mental health professionals to be comfortable discussing these topics and able to identify the appropriate resources and referral options.
Audience - Social workers, licensed professional counselors, addiction professionals, psychologists, mental health clinicians, health and human service practitioners, and other health care professionals.
 
11/11/2017 Saturday
7:30 AM

Twelfth Annual Time is Brain: Advances in Stroke Care

The purpose of this conference is to present current literature, guidelines and best practices for the prevention, diagnosis and management of stroke across the patient care continuum.
Audience - This conference is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, rehab therapists and others who care for stroke patients.
 
12/01/2017 Friday
9:00 AM

Putting Out the Fire: Understanding and Addressing Adolescent Substance Use Disorders
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Engaging and treating adolescents with substance use disorders presents many challenges including the increasing acuity and complexity of the problem and a limited array of service delivery options and evidence based treatments. This presentation will provide an overview of current trends and perspectives on adolescent substance abuse as well as a review of effective screening, assessment and engagement strategies for the adolescent and his family. An overview of evidence based interventions for the treatment of adolescent substance use disorders as well as lessons learned from clinical practice will be discussed.
Audience - Substance abuse professionals, Mental health professionals, including psychologists, clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical addiction specialists, case managers or others working with adolescents interested in this topic.
 
01/10/2018 Wednesday
9:00 AM

ACES Too High: Prevention and Intervention Strategies to Address Trauma
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This program is designed to introduce the concepts and implementation of trauma and trauma- informed care as well as how trauma and health disparities are related. Research and clinical evidence documents that trauma informed approaches to the delivery of behavioral health services includes an understanding of trauma and an awareness of the impact it can have across settings, services, and populations. In involves thinking about trauma in different ways and altering service practices to create a therapeutic environment that provides opportunities for survivors to rebuild a sense of control, empowerment, and balance in their lives. Given that toxic stress and trauma have been linked to an increased likelihood of a variety of physical and mental illnesses, increasing the utilization of trauma informed practices can help to reduce health disparities.
Audience - This workshop will be beneficial to mental health and substance abuse professionals, including psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors and substance abuse counselors, as well as nurses and medical professions.
 
01/19/2018 Friday
9:00 AM

Social, Emotional and Cognitive Intervention Strategies for Individuals
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Social cognitive deficits and emotional regulation issues are cited as core challenges for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related disorders. As a result, individuals with ASD are prone to a higher incidence of social and behavioral problems at home or at school. Social cognitive challenges not only impact interpersonal relationships, but also academics. This session will provide an overview of these core challenges and outline selected evidence-based social and emotional intervention strategies, which can be implemented to help improve the lives of children and teens on the autism spectrum.
Audience - Psychologists, Social Workers, School Counselors, I/DD professionals and parents/caregivers.
 
02/08/2018 Thursday
9:00 AM

Depression and Suicide in Children and Adolescents
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Suicide among adolescents has more that tripled in the past 30 years, and many children with whom we work suffer from illnesses that put them at risk of suicide. This workshop will focus on the genetic, biological, and environmental risk factors related to depression and suicide in the young. Updates will be provided on research related to the indicators of suicide risk, address prevention efforts and their effectiveness, and discuss clinical and legal standards of care. We will consider the impact of attempted and completed suicides on families and clinicians and provide guidelines for responding in these situations.
Audience - Mental health professionals, including psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, pastoral counselors, substance abuse counselors and others interested in this subject.
 
02/15/2018 Thursday
9:00 AM

Adults with Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

The proportion of incarcerated adults with mental illness is approximately five times higher than persons in the general population, and individuals with psychotic disorders are nearly ten times more prevalent among individuals in the criminal justice system compared to the general population. These high rates of mental illness among individuals in the criminal justice system – coupled with an increased risk for probation violations, revocations and rearrests – pose significant challenges for state corrections agencies as well mental health and substance use service providers. Both the mental health and criminal justice service systems must find ways to coordinate and collaborate across systems to meet the needs of adults with mental illness who are involved in the criminal justice system. This training will address three key questions faced by practitioners who work with adults in the criminal justice system who have mental illness: 1) What is the relationship between mental illness, criminal behavior, and criminal justice involvement?; 2) Where can we intervene to move adults with mental illness from the criminal justice system to the mental health system?; and 3) How can mental health practitioners partner with the criminal justice system to address the needs of clients in order to keep them out of jails and prisons? To address these questions, the presenter will explore case examples, engage in group discussion, and draw on the research literature to explore assumptions about the criminality of adults with mental illness and the factors that drive criminal behavior. In addition, various interventions organized around key junctures in the criminal justice system (e.g., Sequential Intercept Model) will be discussed. The presenter will review the challenges and facilitators of working across the mental health and criminal justice systems. Key strategies to collaborative mental health and criminal justice work, including ‘translating’ terminology across systems, will also be examined.
Audience - This program will be beneficial to psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, behavioral health practitioners, including substance abuse counselors who work with adults with mental illness in the criminal justice system.
 
03/06/2018 Tuesday
10:00 AM

Culturally Competent Counseling with LGBTIQA-Identified People
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This workshop will provide information, recommendations, and resources necessary to provide culturally competent services to LGBTIQ-identified folks and their families. The facilitator will use a combination of dyad activities, small group discussion, large group discussion, and multimedia presentation to address each of the program objectives.
Audience - Counselors, therapists, social workers who have little to no knowledge base about or experience working with LGBTQ, Two Spirit, and Same Gender Loving individuals/communities. This workshop can also be tailored to meet the needs of people who want more advanced training and information on working with people who identify in various places along the gender continuum.
 
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Webinar (Recorded) - Compassion Fatigue: Who is Taking Care of Me?

** IC Webcast ** - This program is designed to increase the awareness and understanding of the potential impact of compassion fatigue on health care providers as they face the daily challenges of working in care giving environments. Topics include: the relationship between care giving and compassion fatigue, burnout and measures to manage and recover.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - The Legal and Ethical Implications of the Use of Social Media in Health Care

** IC Webcast ** - This webcast identifies what social media means, its impact on health care, and what legal regulations must be considered when using social media as an employee, employer or as an agency. The program will look at current legal cases setting precedent throughout the United States and in North Carolina. The use of social media is ever expanding and it is not only popular for personal use, but it also being increasingly utilized to promote and market health care agencies. The current policies and procedures recommended by legal experts will be discussed. These recommendations will help to ensure health care agencies maintain regulatory and legal compliance. In addition, a review of ethical considerations when using social media will be presented.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Professional Boundaries in Healthcare: Challenges and Safeguards

** IC Webcast ** - The ideal provider-patient relationship is one of mutual respect on both sides and one that fosters good communication and safe interactions. Patients expect that the provider will act in their best interest. It is not unusual for the roles to become blurred at times resulting in confusion that may influence outcomes of care.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Update on Autism Spectrum Disorder

** IC Webcast ** - This 1.5 hour webinar will provide an update on Autism Spectrum Disorder standards of care, treatment, and challenges faced by health care professionals when treating patients diagnosed with ASD.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - ADHD in Children: The Clinical Challenges and Cost Effective Treatment

** IC Webcast ** - This program is designed to provide an update of the changes in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in children.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - NC Public Health Law Overview and Update

** IC Webcast ** - This webinar will address the current state of Public Health Law in North Carolina including current initiatives that focus on the restructuring of local Health Departments and its impact on care. Other key topics will be addressed including public/confidential record keeping, remedies for enforcing public health laws and resources for local health departments for answering questions and seeking assistance when issues arise. Participants will be awarded the opportunity to submit questions during the session in an effort to develop an increased level of understanding Public Health Law.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Understanding the MOST Part 1

** IC Webcast ** - This course is designed to create a better understanding of the MOST form and how it ties into advance care planning.

Computer hardware and software requirements:
1. This presentation cannot be viewed using an iPad. You may use one of the web browsers below, provided it has the proper Flash Player capability.
2. Flash Player 6.0.79 or later (http://www.adobe.com/go/getflash), and one of the following web browsers:

  • Windows: Internet Explorer 6 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Safari 3 and later, Google Chrome, Opera 9.5 and later.
  • Mac: Safari 3 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Google Chrome.
  • Linux: Firefox 1.x and later.

 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Understanding the MOST Part 2

** IC Webcast ** - This course is designed to create a better understanding of the MOST form and how it ties into advance care planning.

Computer hardware and software requirements:
1. This presentation cannot be viewed using an iPad. You may use one of the web browsers below, provided it has the proper Flash Player capability.
2. Flash Player 6.0.79 or later (http://www.adobe.com/go/getflash), and one of the following web browsers:

  • Windows: Internet Explorer 6 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Safari 3 and later, Google Chrome, Opera 9.5 and later.
  • Mac: Safari 3 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Google Chrome.
  • Linux: Firefox 1.x and later.

 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Does Your Patient Understand? - Health Literacy 101

** IC Webcast ** - This one hour webcast provides the family practitioner and staff basic information on the importance of health literacy in practice in and effort to improve communication, care and outcomes.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Hypertension in Pregnancy

** IC Webcast ** - This webinar will provide an update on hypertension in pregnancy. The focus will be on categories of preeclampsia, implications for the mother and child and most current treatment guidelines.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): HIPAA Compliance Update

** IC Webcast ** - This webinar is designed to provide an update of various HIPAA issues faced by public health caregivers and resources for obtaining and clarifying needs.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Missed Opportunities for Effective Intervention after Gestational Diabetes

** IC Webcast ** - This recorded webinar is designed to provide an update on the identification and treatment of gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Information will be provided on gaps in care, clinical interventions and prevention initiatives.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Hispanic/Latinos Cultural Awareness and Competency

** Webcast ** - This 90 minute webinar focuses on chronic disease and the Latino/Hispanic community as well as how to work with and communicate with the Latino/Hispanic community around their culture and values in healthcare settings.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Motivating a Multigenerational Workforce

** Webcast ** - Motivating a generationally diverse workforce can be challenging. This program is designed to develop an awareness and understanding of inter-generational differences in the workplace in an effort to keep a multigenerational workforce engaged.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Perinatal Depression - A Treatable Medical Condition

** Webcast ** - This webinar will provide an opportunity for participants to review up-to-date information about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, screening and treatment. Participants will learn how to identify women, provide support to them and develop a pathway of resources to get them connected in with treatment.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Teen Pregnancy Substance Abuse - Assessing and Understanding the Long and Short Term Effects on both the Fetus and Mother

** Webcast ** - This webinar will address most commonly abused drugs by the pregnant teen. Emphasis will be on types of drugs, how they work and what they can do to the mother’s body and fetus. Time will be allotted for discussing how to have the difficult conversation with them in an effort to better assess and treat as needed.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): You are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention

** Webcast ** - This webinar will provide information for clinicians who provide care for adolescents on the current status of HPV, evidence-based prevention with a goal of increasing rate of immunization in order to decrease the rate of HPV and related cancers.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Making Shift Happen - An Overview of Motivational Interviewing

** Webcast ** - Motivational Interviewing is an evidence based approach that uses a collaborative conversation style intended to discover and strengthen a person’s own motivation and commitment to behavior change (Miller and Rollnick, 2012). It is also used to guide and support change based on a person’s values, interests and ideas. Consistent with the stages of change model developed by Prochaska and DiClemente (1986), motivational interviewing recognizes that change is a process that can be influenced by relationship with a skilled practitioner who uses a particular set of principles, skills and techniques. This webinar will provide overview of the foundation, concepts and skills of motivational interviewing with case examples of MI applications in clinical practice.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Croghan Foundation Early Childhood Webinar Series - Autism Spectrum Disorder: Signs, Symptoms and Early Identification

**Webcast** - This webinar will provide a broad foundation for early childhood professionals in the area of ASD. This will include discussion of estimated prevalence, etiology, signs and symptoms, introduction to diagnostic criteria for children birth to 5 and early social and behavioral features of our youngest at-risk children. Resources for developmental monitoring and screening will be shared.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Croghan Foundation Early Childhood Webinar Series - Screening Practices for Autism Spectrum Disorder

**Webcast** - This webinar will provide specific information pertaining to the importance of early screening for ASD. An initial discussion will ensue about the importance of early and routine developmental screening in the infant, toddler and preschool years. It will be followed by an introduction to ASD-specific screening tools. Case presentations will be utilized to illustrate several of these ASD-screening tools.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Croghan Foundation Early Childhood Webinar Series - Diagnostic Assessment Strategies for Autism Spectrum Disorder

**Webcast** - This webinar will present the various diagnostic assessment strategies early childhood professionals use to diagnose ASD. It will include a review of the diagnostic criteria along with a discussion of specific measures and associated assessment strategies used to diagnose or rule-out ASD. Participants will also discuss differential diagnosis – highlighting differences between ASD and other common concerns in early childhood.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Croghan Foundation Early Childhood Webinar Series - Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-based Practices

**Webcast** - This webinar will provide a review of evidence-based early intervention for young children suspected of having ASD. An examination of foundational evidence-based practices for early intervention will be presented, with an emphasis on general developmental progress across a variety of domains. This will include specific criteria providers may use to select and implement evidence-based practices.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - The Real Skinny on Chronic Disease Prevention: How Nurses Can Help

** Webcast ** - The purpose of this webinar is to serve as an educational opportunity for public and private health care providers in geographic regions that are covered by the Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke Prevention grant. Objectives were developed by identifying the key concepts and best practices to support the utilization and reporting needs of the target audience.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Human Rabies Risk Assessments and Rabies Postexposure Management

** Webcast ** - This webinar will address the critical needs for training HCP’s in the areas of human rabies risk assessments using current rabies ACIP guidance for PEP decisions and NC DHHS risk assessment algorithms, as well as the applicable legal requirements for rabies control.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know

** Webcast ** - According to NC DHHS and the CDC, North Carolina has experienced a 350% increase in drug overdose deaths since 1999 and was one of 19 states that saw statistically significant increase in drug overdose death rates from 2014 to 2015. Prescribing practices for opioids must change in order to address this epidemic. Wake AHEC and the North Carolina Medical Board have partnered together to develop a webinar and panel sessions addressing the issue of prescription opioids. This blended learning activity will provide clinicians with best practices for effectively and appropriately treating pain, and ultimately, improving patient outcomes. These educational activity is a RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITE to the live panel sessions offered April-May 2017 under same title. Both the recorded webinar and one live panel session are being offered at no cost and will fulfill the controlled substances CME requirement for the North Carolina Medical Board.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Multiple Sclerosis: What You Need to Know and the Emotional Challenges

** Webcast ** - Part A) This webinar provides an introduction to multiple sclerosis for mental health professionals, including what is currently known about possible causes of MS, who gets it, and the prognosis. The MS disease courses are described, as well the symptoms that can occur. The components of comprehensive MS care – including relapse and symptom management, rehabilitation to enhance or maintain function, and psychosocial support – are explained, and participants are introduced to the healthcare professionals on the comprehensive care team. Part B) This webinar introduces mental health professionals to the psychosocial challenges confronting individuals and families at the time of diagnosis, as the disease transitions from a relapsing course to a more steadily progressive one, and when and if the disease becomes severely disabling. Additional highlights of this webinar include the role of grieving, the diagnosis and management of depression, which can be both a reaction to life with MS and a symptom of the disease, the diagnosis and management of other mood changes that can occur, and the impact of this chronic, unpredictable disease on family, relationships, and employment.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Multiple Sclerosis: Cognitive Dysfunction and the Professional Challenges

** Webcast ** - This webinar discusses the cognitive changes that occur in more than sixty percent of people with MS, and describes their impact on self-esteem, interpersonal relationships and employment. Common problems related to learning and memory, attention and concentration, information processing, and executive functions are described, along with strategies for assessment and management. Vignettes are provided to illustrate the impact of cognitive changes on everyday life and offer tips and strategies for patients and family members. Part two of this webinar describes the unique aspects of working with this interesting and challenging population, many of whom would never have wanted or needed to consult a mental health professional has they not been diagnosed with a chronic illness. The ways in which a mental health professional may need to adapt his or her style and/or practice to address a patient’s physical limitations and/or cognitive impairments are discussed, as well as issues associated with treating a person whose MS-related challenges ebb and flow over decades.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Rabies Update 2017

** Webcast ** - New Rabies guidelines came out in 2016 and include specific new control measures for postexposposure management of dogs, cats and ferrets exposed to rabies. The webinar discusses the legal aspects of adoption of these control measures by the local health director, a description of the changes contrasted to G.S 130A-197, and recommendations regarding implementation of the control measures. The new rabies control measures can only be implemented by the local health director if adopted by local board of health rule or other policy in the exposed animal's jurisdiction, or if G.S. 130A-197 is amended to adopt and incorporate by reference the postexposure management control measures of the current NASPHV Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control. This webinar is designed to provide updates outlined in the 2016 NASPHV Rabies Compendium on Post-exposure Management Control Measures for dogs, cats and ferrets.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded)-Adolescent Health Care & North Carolina Law

** Webcast ** - This webinar will address frequently asked questions about consent and confidentiality for adolescent health care. Topics will include confidential health care for pregnant teenagers, consent to treatment for unaccompanied minors, the confidentiality of health information about K-12 students, and more.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Prenatal Alcohol Exposure: The Impact Beyond Birth

** Webcast ** - The purpose of this presentation is to educate participants about the impact of prenatal alcohol exposure and challenge us to look beyond healthy birth outcomes. This talk with help define Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) and how this disorder presents in an individual across the lifespan; as well as explore our knowledge of alcohol, prevalence of alcohol use and women, and the importance of preventing alcohol exposed pregnancies.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Did I Say That? The Art of Communicating Effectively

** Vimeo Webcast ** - Communication plays a fundamental role in all organizations. The ability to communicate with others is essential for success. This program is designed to develop an understanding of the emotions and intentions that drive the exchange of information, in an effort to foster effective communication and build stronger relationships.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence: A Paradigm Shift from Intervention to Prevention

** Vimeo Webcast ** North Carolina was recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as one of 14 states found to have higher than normal risk factors for domestic and intimate partner violence (DIPV). In response, the CDC partnered with the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCCADV) to develop a plan to address violence across the state. For decades; however, members of the helping community (physicians, nurses, clinicians, and advocates) used interventions to address DIPV. Interventions address the issue of violence after its occurrence. Primary prevention would address the violence prior to onset. Prevention is needed to encourage open and honest dialog, help reduce stigma, and to inform on the severity of violence on victims and the community. Topics in this session include; an overview of domestic and intimate partner violence, understanding to help: help-seeking barriers in victims, and types of primary prevention and strategies for implementation.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded)-Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) - * Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This webinar will be an introduction to Crisis Intervention Training (CIT). Topics will include the history and background of CIT nationally and in North Carolina, the benefits of CIT including examples of both the national and local levels. The speaker will provide tangible skills and examples of how providers should utilize CIT services for their clients including on crisis plans, safety plans, and treatment plans.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): You are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention-2017 Updated - * Coming Soon, Registration not open *

** Webcast ** - This webinar will provide information for clinicians who provide care for adolescents on the current status of HPV, evidence-based prevention with a goal of increasing rate of immunization in order to decrease the rate of HPV and related cancers.
 
Wake AHEC Health Careers Program Listing
  
06/26/2017 Monday
 

2017 Exploration Station - Destination: Health Careers

Students will participate in a five-day health career exploration sponsored by Wake AHEC at the William F. Andrews Conference Center. Students will participate in a five-day health career exploration sponsored by Wake AHEC at the William F. Andrews Conference Center. While following the story of Alex Healer and his exciting adventure as a patient at WakeMed Health and Hospitals, students will meet various health professionals and learn about health careers as they tour hospital departments and participate in educational activities. Station topics covered will include: Emergency Services, Simulation Lab, Medical Laboratory, Radiology, Rehabilitation, Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, and others. The schedule is 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. Registration is from 8:30-9:00 AM. Confirmed times and an agenda will be distributed prior to the program.
Audience - Rising Grades 5-8
 
07/10/2017 Monday
 

2017 Set Your GPS to Health Careers - Filled - * Registration not open *

Begin your journey with tools to help prepare you for a future in health care! Learn the basics of standard precautions, confidentiality, patient rights, health literacy, and become CPR certified! The week will include visits from healthcare professionals and students will get to experience patient simulations, skills stations, and laboratory sciences. In addition, we will visit UNC-CH Health Science schools, NC State’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, a clinical practice in Raleigh and more. This camp covers a broad spectrum of clinical and research career options through a combination of classroom activities and tours of healthcare organizations. *Speakers subject to change based on availability   The schedule is 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. Registration is at 8:30 AM. Confirmed times and an agenda will be distributed prior to the program. The fee of $200.00 per student includes transportation, supplies, lunch, and snacks. Options for payment include check or credit card. Payment plans may be arranged on an individual basis. Reservations will not be held or processed without full or down payment of the registration fee. Both student and parent(s) will be required to attend a mandatory orientation session on the first morning of camp, July 10th at 8:30am at the Andrews Center to obtain additional information.
Audience - Rising 9-12 graders
 
07/24/2017 Monday
 

2017 Mini Medical School in Franklin County (Louisburg) - * Waiting-List-Only *

What would it be like to train for a career in the medical field? Wake AHEC’s Mini-Medical School is an intensive, week-long day camp that uses computational science (computer simulation) and hands-on activities (dissection) to study key aspects of medicine. Topics include anatomy & physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, cardiology, epidemiology, medical genetics, and genomics. The course is taught by Becky Brady, a registered nurse and chemical engineer. In addition, students will become CPR certified and attain certification in Youth Mental Health First Aid!* Students must have strong motivation to learn and an interest in health careers. *Students must be 16 or over to qualify for Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification
Audience - Grades rising 10-12 (and recently-graduated class of 2017)