Wake AHEC Upcoming Continuing Education / Continuing Professional Development / Medical Education Program and Course Listing
  
11/30/2017 Thursday
9:00 AM

New Drugs and Disease Management Strategies 2017
* Filled - Registration not open *

This program will provide an update on new drugs and disease management strategies appropriate for pharmacists and other healthcare professionals working in hospitals or private practice.

In order to receive ACPE credit for this activity, pharmacists are REQUIRED to provide a valid six digit NABP ID and four digit PIN (month and day of birth) in the NABP and Birth fields on the registration form. If these numbers are not provided, ACPE credit will not be uploaded to the CPE Monitor for an official record of pharmacy credit.

If you do not know your ID and PIN, please obtain them from the site: CPE Monitor Registration BEFORE registering for our program.


Audience - pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, PAs, NPs, residents, students and other interested healthcare professionals working in hospitals or private practice
 
6:30 PM

Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know - New Bern

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.

This educational activity combined with the recorded webinar under the same title are both being offered at no cost and will fulfill the controlled substances CME requirement for the North Carolina Medical Board.

Please Note: Registration and dinner begin at 5:30pm, panel session is from 6:30-8:30pm.


Audience - Primary care physicians, surgeons, orthopaedists, PAs, NPs and other providers who prescribe controlled substances for pain
 
12/01/2017 Friday
8:55 AM

The Inaugural Statewide Celebration of Rural Nursing

This is a statewide event celebrating rural nurses in NC. Each of the nine AHECs are offering live, on-site presentations that focus on regional topics. This is an opportunity to network with colleagues and build your knowledge of how rural nurses and colleagues are impacting access to healthcare with mobile care, how lifestyle changes are improving the health of local NC citizens, strategies to use in improving the health and safety of the agricultural community and sharing some laughs with a local humorist!
Audience - All registered nurses and licensed practical nurses living in or providing care to rural North Carolina citizens.
 
9:00 AM

It Takes a Village: Understanding and Treating Adolescent Substance Use Disorders Using a Systems Approach

Engaging and treating adolescents with substance use disorders and their families 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 use disorders as well as a review of effective screening, assessment and engagement strategies for the adolescent and their family. An overview of evidence based interventions as well as a systems based intensive outpatient model of treatment will be presented. Case presentation and discussion will allow participants to address real world challenges and opportunities.
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.
 
12/06/2017 Wednesday
5:45 PM

OSHA and North Carolina Infection Control Methods

This course will present North Carolina infection control methods and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens regulations and infection control in dentistry. Details on operatory asepsis methods and materials will be highlighted.
Audience - dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental laboratory technicians, DDS, DA, RDH
 
12/07/2017 Thursday
6:00 PM

Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know - Spindale

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.

This educational activity combined with the recorded webinar under the same title are both being offered at no cost and will fulfill the controlled substances CME requirement for the North Carolina Medical Board.

Please Note: Registration and dinner begin at 5:00pm, panel session is from 6:00-8:00pm. After you preregister, you will receive a confirmation letter with exact times and location information.


Audience - Primary care physicians, surgeons, orthopaedists, PAs, NPs and other providers who prescribe controlled substances for pain
 
12/14/2017 Thursday
9:00 AM

Adult Physical Assessment for Nurses: The Basics

The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to expand upon current knowledge and skills in order to more comfortably perform a basic adult physical assessment. Participants will briefly review basic anatomy and physiology; observe and participate in demonstration of physical examination techniques; and practice those techniques. Common health deviations will be reviewed. Bring a stethoscope. Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to accurately perform a head to toe assessment on adults. This program is limited to 25 participants. Participants must attend 100% of the program. No partial credit will be awarded.
Audience - Nurses working with or planning to work with adults, RN Refresher students
 
01/09/2018 Tuesday
6:00 PM

Intraoral Radiography for the Office Trained Dental Assistant

Through lecture, attendance, self-study and clinical practice, each participant will learn to be competent in taking intraoral radiographs to ensure diagnostically acceptable images, while keeping the amount of radiation exposure to patients at a minimum. Clinical training will allow the students to practice skills on manikins. DIDACTIC SESSIONS: January 9, 16, 23, 30 and February 6, 2018 CLINICAL SESSIONS: February 10, 17 and 24, 2018
Audience - Office trained dental assistants, DA, DA I. Particpants registered for IOR Training must be at least 18 years of age.
 
01/10/2018 Wednesday
9:00 AM

ACES Too High: Prevention and Intervention Strategies to Address Trauma

This program is designed to introduce the concepts and implementation of trauma and trauma- informed care as well as how trauma and public health disparities are related. Research and clinical evidence documents that trauma-informed approaches involve thinking about trauma in different ways, and altering service practices to create opportunities for survivors to rebuild a sense of control, empowerment, and balance in their lives. The audience will learn about these ideas and view Resilience, a documentary highlighting how communities can work together to address adverse experiences. Given that toxic stress and trauma have been linked to an increased likelihood of a variety of physical and mental illnesses, increasing our understanding and utilization of trauma-informed practices can help to reduce health disparities and build resilience.
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.
 
01/11/2018 Thursday
8:30 AM

Looking Beneath the Surface: Recognizing and Responding to Human Trafficking in North Carolina

Human Trafficking continues to be a widespread crime in the United States as well as in North Carolina. While our ability to recognize signs of and understand factors leading to human trafficking have improved over the last several years, there is still much room for improvement with regards to interventions and collaboration among stakeholders. This conference seeks to explore the current state of Human Trafficking in North Carolina, increase provider cultural competency when working with people who have experienced human trafficking, and assist providers in identifying resources in the community that can be beneficial when working with survivors. Participants will be given the opportunity to learn from, with, and about each other’s roles in working with human trafficking cases, ultimately improving communication, cohesiveness and collaboration.
Audience - Case managers, law enforcement, counselors, social workers, substance abuse professionals, school personal, qualified professionals, associate professionals, policy makers, prosecutors, clergy, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners or others who may encounter victims of human trafficking
 
01/12/2018 Friday
8:25 AM

Perinatal Symposium 2018

Participants will gain knowledge on various perinatal topics to increase quality care practices for mothers and newborns in the inpatient and outpatient setting.
Audience - Nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and other healthcare professionals who provide care for mothers, infants and their families
 
01/18/2018 Thursday
6:00 PM

Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know - Lumberton

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.

This educational activity combined with the recorded webinar under the same title are both being offered at no cost and will fulfill the controlled substances CME requirement for the North Carolina Medical Board.

Please Note: Registration and dinner begin at 5:00pm, panel session is from 6:00-8:00pm.


Audience - Primary care physicians, surgeons, orthopaedists, PAs, NPs and other providers who prescribe controlled substances for pain
 
6:30 PM

Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know - WakeMed
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

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.

This educational activity combined with the recorded webinar under the same title are both being offered at no cost and will fulfill the controlled substances CME requirement for the North Carolina Medical Board.

Please Note: Registration and dinner begin at 5:00pm, panel session is from 6:00-8:00pm. After you preregister, you will receive a confirmation letter with exact times and location information.


Audience - Primary care physicians, surgeons, orthopaedists, PAs, NPs and other providers who prescribe controlled substances for pain
 
01/19/2018 Friday
9:00 AM

Social, Emotional and Cognitive Intervention Strategies for Individuals

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.
 
9:00 AM

Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Training Course

The purpose of this course is to provide the essential core administrative and clinical knowledge necessary to complete the required examination mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This course will review common dilemmas and certain subspecialty diseases and conditions encountered while performing CMV examinations. A case-based interactive style will be used with a focus on efficiently approaching the CMV examination.
Audience - Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Chiropractors who perform examinations for CMV Drivers
 
01/26/2018 Friday
8:30 AM

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

This 7 hour course includes a basic review of pharmacology and the respiratory physiology of Nitrous Oxide, and a discussion on ways to identify indications, contraindications, and complications of inhalation analgesia. Characteristics of the Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen delivery system, the states of anesthesia, and phases of State 1 Anesthesia will be reviewed. The course was designed to address the requirements of part 13 of the Dental Practice Act, which states that any dental assistant or dental hygienist who shows evidence of having completed an educational program recognized by the Board of not less than seven clock hours on Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen Inhalant Conscious Sedation may aid and assist a licensed dentist in the administration.
Audience - Dentists, Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants, DDS, RDH, DA
 
02/01/2018 Thursday
5:45 PM

SPICE: Infection Control in Dentistry

Program is from 5:45 - 9:00 pm on February 1st and 8th, 2018. Participants must attend 100% of the program (both dates). No partial credit will be given. Course participants will acquire the certification mandated by the NC Administrative Code 19A.0206 and .0207, Infection Control in Health Care Facilities Rule, that requires one person in each health care facility (i.e. Dental Practice) complete the certified or State approved Infection Control Course. The course will provide the most updated information relating to blood borne pathogens, preventing and controlling major sites of dental associated infections, decontamination, disinfection, sterilization and waste management, personal protective equipment, hand hygiene, and medical asepsis, occupational health, and isolation and communicable disease precautions according to CDC and OSAP Guidelines. This course has been approved by the Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology (SPICE) office to meet the Code requirements.
Audience - Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants and other Dental Professionals.
 
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.
 
02/16/2018 Friday
9:00 AM

How to Diagnose, Evaluate and Document Acquired Apraxia of Speech

This workshop offers an orientation to current clinical guidelines for assessing and diagnosing acquired apraxia of speech after stroke, trauma, and with progressive disease. The focus will be on practical implementation and consequences for clinicians and clients alike. Participants will have opportunities to practice perceptual skills and sharpen their clinical judgments. Hands on measurement techniques, essential for justifying diagnostic impression and documenting severity, will be demonstrated.
 
02/23/2018 Friday
9:00 AM

Dental Pain Pharmacotherapy: Considerations in Today’s Healthcare Landscape

**This course will fulfill the NEW State Law for dental license renewal in 2018 requiring all dentists that prescribe opioids to take a course on the abuse of controlled substances.** Join other dental healthcare providers for this two hour lecture/discuss on pharmacotherapy management of dental pain. Today's healthcare landscape is complex when it comes to ensuring appropriate pain management. Topics discussed include: Opioid prescribing practices, review of the NC CSRS, how to engage with other healthcare providers (including pharmacies) to discuss controlled substance prescribing patterns, and pharmacological approaches to acute dental pain.
 
03/02/2018 Friday
9:00 AM

Medical Emergencies: An Update for Allied Dental Team Members

This course is designed to review basic principles of reducing risk factors, identifying signs and symptoms and rendering fast, effective treatment for selected emergency situations. Case studies will be reviewed to help participants understand how to deal with patients who present with syncope, postural hypotension, cardiac events, diabetic reactions, allergic reactions and airway obstructions. This course has been approved by the NC State Board of Dental Examiners to meet the requirement (GS 90-233)for six hours of CE in medical emergencies.
Audience - Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Office Staff, and other interested dental professionals.
 
03/06/2018 Tuesday
9:30 AM

Tips, Tricks and Techniques – Behavior Management Strategies
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Developing a behavior plan takes more than just an “if-then” contingency statement. Even a thoroughly designed plan can fail without additional supports. This program focuses on components intended to support a behavior plan. These supports can include visual supports, social stories, and other methods to reinforce the already existent behavior plan.
Audience - This program is intended for mental health professionals working with children, adolescents and/or families.
 
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 - Mental health professionals, including psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, pastoral counselors, substance abuse counselors and others interested in this subject.
 
6:00 PM

Intraoral Radiography for the Office Trained Dental Assistant

Through lecture, attendance, self-study and clinical practice, each participant will learn to be competent in taking intraoral radiographs to ensure diagnostically acceptable images, while keeping the amount of radiation exposure to patients at a minimum. Clinical training will allow the students to practice skills on manikins. DIDACTIC SESSIONS: March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3, 2018 CLINICAL SESSIONS: April 7, 14 and 21, 2018
Audience - Office trained dental assistants, DA, DA I. Particpants registered for IOR Training must be at least 18 years of age.
 
03/09/2018 Friday
8:20 AM

Community Resiliency Model Basic Two-Day Training
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

The Community Resiliency Model® (CRM) is a groundbreaking wellness initiative that provides a non-judgmental perspective on normal human reactions to stress or trauma. The primary focus of this skills-based model is to reset the nervous system’s natural balance. The CRM skills help people understand their nervous system and learn to track sensations connected to their own well-being. Using the wisdom of their own bodies, people experience rapid relief from stress-related symptoms, as well as an increased sense of control over future wellness. The CRM model is easily learned and accessible regardless of age, culture or educational level. The tools gained in this workshop are useful for self-care and can be taught as a peer-to- peer intervention in a variety of contexts. CRM is a tremendous resource for individuals coping with chronic stress. Participants are encouraged to pass the skills along to family, friends and their wider social network. People who have highly stressful life situations, jobs, and/or work with individuals experiencing stress or trauma can use the CRM skills. CRM skills are being used in hospitals, classrooms, community centers, and faith communities across the US.
Audience - Professionals working across a wide range of roles and settings including but not limited to: case managers, QPs, APs, licensed professionals, child care workers, teachers, school administrators, early interventionists, special educators, psychologists, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family counselors, social workers, health department staff and all others interested
 
8:30 AM

Community Resiliency Model: Basic Two-Day Training
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

The CRM model is easily learned and accessible regardless of age, culture or educational level. The tools gained in this workshop are useful for self-care and can be taught as a peer-to- peer intervention in a variety of contexts. CRM is a tremendous resource for individuals coping with chronic stress. Participants are encouraged to pass the skills along to family, friends and their wider social network.
Audience - Professionals working across a wide range of roles and settings including but not limited to: case managers, QPs, APs, licensed professionals, child care workers, teachers, school administrators, early interventionists, special educators, psychologists, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family counselors, social workers, health department staff and all others interested.
 
03/10/2018 Saturday
9:00 AM

Strategies for Treating a Child with Sensory Issues and Autism Spectrum Disorder

This workshop is designed to assist the pediatric occupational therapists caring for children who have autism, sensory issues or both. An integrated, standardized and measurable clinical decision-making process will be introduced to enhance learning and practice.
Audience - Occupational Therapists
 
03/15/2018 Thursday
9:30 AM

Mindfulness Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Many mental health professionals understand the importance of incorporating mindfulness into practice; however, children need to be taught the components of the mindfulness before they can be expected to practice this skill. This program will focus on techniques used to teach this population the core components of mindfulness practice. Participants will be able to engage in activities that will help further their understanding of mindfulness practice. With this knowledge, participants can begin to teach their clients how to establish a strong mindfulness practice.
Audience - This program is intended for mental health professionals working with children, adolescents and/or families.
 
6:00 PM

Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know - Fayetteville

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.

This educational activity combined with the recorded webinar under the same title are both being offered at no cost and will fulfill the controlled substances CME requirement for the North Carolina Medical Board.

Please Note: Registration and dinner begin at 5:00pm, panel session is from 6:00-8:00pm. After you preregister, you will receive a confirmation letter with exact times and location information.


Audience - Primary care physicians, surgeons, orthopaedists, PAs, NPs and other providers who prescribe controlled substances for pain
 
03/19/2018 Monday
9:00 AM

Behavioral Treatment of Chronic Pain
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

We are in the midst of a nationwide push to treat chronic pain and address our out of control opioid prescribing. It’s estimated that we have 100 million people in the US living with chronic pain. We can assume that at least 1/3 of the people we treat are dealing with this condition, yet most of us are ill-prepared to address these issues with them. Opioids are almost never an appropriate treatment choice and actually cause more problems than we’ve ever been aware of. There is a robust body of research evidence supporting this. The CDC recently published guidelines that highlight the opioid epidemic and its tragic consequences, along with making recommendations for the treatment of chronic pain. They specifically mention behavioral treatment the approach to try before opioids are prescribed. This means that doctors will be scrambling to find clinicians who are trained in the behavioral treatment of chronic pain. We can expect that insurance companies will start to look at this as standard of care and will demand that providers have expertise in this area. The insurance industry estimates that the opioid abuse problem costs them $72 billion per year, which provides plenty of incentive for them to address this problem effectively. Awareness has never been so high. This is new information for prescribers, healthcare professionals, the therapy community, and the general public. Word is just now getting out about the extent of the problem and we need to be on the cutting edge of best treatment practices. We are witnessing a devastating public health crisis that is ruining individual’s lives, tearing up families, and ripping through communities. It’s high time we arm ourselves with the skills needed to offer these people evidence-based behavioral interventions that will help them live healthy and productive lives.
Audience - Mental health professionals, including psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, pastoral counselors, substance abuse counselors, healthcare professionals and others interested in this subject.
 
03/29/2018 Thursday
9:00 AM

Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Theory and Techniques
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This training will focus on understanding Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and its application to the treatment of mental health disorders. The work of prominent theorists (Beck, Ellis, Bandura) will provide a platform for addressing the intra-and interpersonal challenges experienced by the client, and offer strategies to modify beliefs and generate alternative coping skills which promote self-efficacy.
Audience - Substance abuse and mental health professionals including therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, marriage and family therapists working with children, adolescents, or adults and others who may be interested in the subject matter.
 
04/03/2018 Tuesday
9:00 AM

Integrating Healthy Lifestyle
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Over time we have learned that our mental health and physical health coincide and influence our overall functioning. Learning various strategies and practices to improve both mental and physical health is beneficial to you as an individual as well as can be helpful when teaching clients techniques to improve their wellbeing. This workshop will explore alternative therapies and tools you can use personally and with clients to improve mental and physical health and wellness.
Audience - Mental health professionals, including psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, pastoral counselors, substance abuse counselors, qualified and associate professionals and others interested in this subject.
 
6:00 PM

Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know - Concord

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.

This educational activity combined with the recorded webinar under the same title are both being offered at no cost and will fulfill the controlled substances CME requirement for the North Carolina Medical Board.

Please Note: Registration and dinner begin at 5:00pm, panel session is from 6:00-8:00pm. After you preregister, you will receive a confirmation letter with exact times and location information.


Audience - Primary care physicians, surgeons, orthopaedists, PAs, NPs and other providers who prescribe controlled substances for pain
 
04/09/2018 Monday
9:00 AM

Cognitive Behavior Therapy: The Application of CBT Techniques to Specific Disorders
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This training will focus on the application of CBT techniques to the treatment of specific mental health disorders, including anxiety, depression, personality disorder, and suicidality. Evidence for the use of combined CBT and medication with specific disorders will also be discussed, with impact on health behaviors also addressed.
Audience - Substance abuse and mental health professionals including therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, marriage and family therapists working with children, adolescents, or adults and others who may be interested in the subject matter.
 
04/18/2018 Wednesday
9:30 AM

Creatively Engaging Children and Adolescents in Groups
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Engaging children and adolescents in groups can be challenging. This program will focus on techniques and tools that can be used creatively to engage this population. From drumming groups to mindfulness-based exercises to experiential activities, this program will review different methods that can make groups more exciting for leaders and participants. Participants will leave with a new “bag of tricks” to liven up their work.
Audience - This program is intended for mental health professionals working with children, adolescents and/or families.
 
04/21/2018 Saturday
7:30 AM

Solving Your Tough Cases: Essential Musculoskeletal Assessment for Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

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.
 
04/26/2018 Thursday
8:25 AM

16th Annual Triangle Breastfeeding Alliance Conference: Optimizing Outcomes in Challenging Situations
* Closed - Registration not open *

The participant will know more about overcoming breastfeeding challenges while collaborating with colleagues.
To receive the group rate, completed registrations must be submitted together via fax or US Mail. The group fee is not available online. See brochure for details.
Audience - Lactation consultants, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, nutritionists, public health staff, childbirth educators, doulas, peer counselors, community breastfeeding support group volunteers and others providing care for mothers, infants and their families
 
05/01/2018 Tuesday
9:00 AM

Women and HIV (1 of 5 in Substance Abuse Series)
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

HIV among women is a growing problem in both North Carolina and the United States as a whole. However, there are broad gaps in our knowledge of women living with HIV and how to meet their unique needs. This workshop will use lecture, interactive and small group work to give providers and practitioners practical tools for understanding the health and behavior health needs of women living with HIV. It will also give providers and practitioners practical skills and resources for addressing these issues in their work with this population.
Audience - Substance abuse and mental health professionals including psychologists, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical addiction specialists, case managers, qualified professionals, marriage and family therapists or others interested in the topic
 
05/03/2018 Thursday
9:00 AM

A Newer Problem in an Older Age: Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults (2 of 5 in Substance Abuse Series)
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Recent statistics reflect a growing problem of substance abuse among those 50 years of age and older. This session will provide a current review of incidence and patterns of substance abuse within this age group while also addressing the unique vulnerabilities and risk factors that help explain the emergence of this recognized problem. This presentation will also include an overview of screening tools, intervention strategies and treatment best practices targeted to this population.
Audience - Substance abuse and mental health professionals including psychologists, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical addiction specialists, case managers, qualified professionals, marriage and family therapists or others interested in the topic
 
05/07/2018 Monday
9:00 AM

Substance Abuse and Family Systems (3 of 5 in Substance Abuse Series)
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This program will focus on the theories, skills and expectations of the large, well-known schools of thought with regards to family systems and substance use. The facilitator will discuss the benefits of working with the nuclear family unit. Presenter will facilitate activities that encourage the practice of clinical skills as well as demonstrate therapy skills during this presentation.
Audience - Substance abuse and mental health professionals including psychologists, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical addiction specialists, case managers, qualified professionals, marriage and family therapists or others interested in the topic
 
05/08/2018 Tuesday
6:00 PM

Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know - Shelby

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.

This educational activity combined with the recorded webinar under the same title are both being offered at no cost and will fulfill the controlled substances CME requirement for the North Carolina Medical Board.

Please Note: Registration and dinner begin at 5:00pm, panel session is from 6:00-8:00pm. After you preregister, you will receive a confirmation letter with exact times and location information.


Audience - Primary care physicians, surgeons, orthopaedists, PAs, NPs and other providers who prescribe controlled substances for pain
 
05/10/2018 Thursday
9:00 AM

New Perspectives on Marijuana (4 of 5 in Substance Abuse Series)
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This workshop is designed for human service professionals working in the substance use field. This workshop will explore the challenges providers may encounter when working with clients using cannabis. The information discussed in this workshop will cover both the positive and negative aspects of cannabis use. Participants will learn about the culture of cannabis use and identify skills to help motivate clients to consider change. Counselors who have experience working with those who use THC/marijuana are encouraged to attend, as this training is considered to have an advanced perspective on the subject.
Audience - Substance abuse and mental health professionals including psychologist, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical addiction specialists, case managers, qualified professionals, marriage and family therapists or others interested in the topic
 
06/04/2018 Monday
9:00 AM

CBT and Relapse Prevention
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This training will focus on the application of CBT techniques to the treatment of substance use disorders and relapse prevention. Determinants of relapse, characteristic thought and behavior patterns of clients in relapse mode, and a cognitive-behavioral approach to the relapse prevention process will be discussed.
Audience - Substance abuse and mental health professionals including therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, marriage and family therapists working with children, adolescents, or adults and others who may be interested in the subject matter.
 
06/07/2018 Thursday
9:00 AM

Neuroplasticity, Rewiring Recovery, and Ethical Guidelines for Clinical Practice
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Revolutionary research, during the past couple of decades, has revealed that the brain continues to grow and change throughout the lifespan. Unrelenting trauma and highly challenging experiences can actually change the human brain. Neural pathways, brain chemistry and actual brain structure may become maladaptive to sustain depression, anxiety, addiction, and trauma based responses. As a result of new understanding of neuroplasticity, scientists have discovered that adaptive brain changes can also be initiated and directed through specific clinical interventions. Understanding the specific ways in which the brain has maladapted and how to engage the brain’s capacity to self-direct neural change provide a cutting edge foundation for facilitating mental health recovery and long lasting change. This unique program integrates key tenets of cutting edge neuroscience research, proven clinical methods of DBT, mindfulness based cognitive therapy, and somatic psychologies. The speaker utilizes experiential learning to illustrate concepts, and applies easy-to-implement clinical interventions to demonstrate how to rewire the brain. Learn how to support recovery from mood disorders, addiction, and trauma, to help clients wire-in resiliency, improved mood, and emotional regulation. The results are a broad-based integrative framework providing a multi-modal approach for hardwiring clinical change. A fresh focus on applied ethics, supported by brain science, client care strategies and promotion of therapist self-care for sustained clinical practice, conclude the seminar day.
Audience - Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialists, and others interested in this topic.
 
06/08/2018 Friday
9:00 AM

From Surviving to Thriving: Mind/Body Approaches for Addressing Trauma
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During the past decade, advances in neuroscience have provided a clearer understanding of how the brain and the nervous system are impacted by trauma and what is needed to promote recovery. Based upon these scientific advances, revolutionary, mind/body approaches to trauma treatment have been developed. Drawing from current mind/body treatments, this experiential seminar focuses on skills that enhance client stability, resilience and agency during and between treatment sessions. Providing clients with these leading edge skills helps clear the way for deeper levels of recovery while promoting safety and increased self-compassion. The effectiveness of these approaches results in reduced clinician burn out and the more immediate gratification of seeing clients lead satisfying lives. This experiential seminar is appropriate for those who are new to trauma treatment as well as experienced practitioners. No previous experience is needed to implement these gentle, integrative, interventions. The day will provide an abundance of take homes and restorative opportunities for clinician self-care.
Audience - Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialists, and others interested in this topic.
 
06/19/2018 Tuesday
9:00 AM

Substance Use and Ethical Considerations (5 of 5 in Substance Abuse Series)
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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.
 
06/21/2018 Thursday
9:00 AM

Ethical Practice in a Digital Age
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The use of social media and handheld technologies has increased dramatically in the last ten years resulting in novel ethical issues for helping professionals. This interactive workshop will assist professionals in recognizing a variety of ethical and practice related challenges associated with new technologies and social media. In addition, current standards of practice and ethical codes will be explored and applied to digital age ethical dilemmas.
Audience - Social workers, psychologists, nurses, counselors, in-home workers, case managers, human service practitioners and other mental health professionals.
 
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Webinar (Recorded) - Compassion Fatigue: Who is Taking Care of Me?

** Vimeo 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) - 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

** Vimeo 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

** Vimeo 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

** Vimeo 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): 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

** Vimeo 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

** Vimeo 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

** Vimeo 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

** Vimeo 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

** Vimeo 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

** Vimeo 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

** Vimeo Webcast ** - Before registering for this webinar, please be sure you can allot 60 minutes for viewing until the end. This will ensure that you receive ONE full hour of credit. If you are not able to view in its entirety, DO NOT re-register on the website. Simply go back to your original confirmation email providing the webinar link so you may view the webinar again.

This educational activity is a RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITE to the live panel sessions offered 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.

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.

 
 

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

** Vimeo 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

** Vimeo 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

** Vimeo 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

** Vimeo 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)

** Vimeo Webcast ** 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 Updates

** Vimeo Webcast ** - REVISED-Despite advances in awareness and prevention, HPV remains a public health threat. Seventy-nine million Americans are currently infected with HPV and approximately fourteen million become newly infected each year. HPV is so common that most sexually active men and women will get at least one type of HPV at some point in their lives. While HPV vaccine has been proven to be safe and highly effective protection against the disease, vaccination rates continue to lag behind those of other preventable diseases. The CDC estimates that 40% of adolescent girls and 60% of adolescent boys remain unvaccinated against HPV. This shortfall carries serious consequences, translating into 53,000 future cervical cancer cases over the lifetimes of girls, ages 12 years and younger. This webinar will provide information for clinicians who provide care for adolescents on the current status of HPV, and on evidence-based prevention of HPV-related cancers by increasing the rate of immunization in our medical practices.New CDC information on prescribing from October 2016 will be covered.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Opioid Exposed Pregnancies in North Carolina

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar will provide an overview of opioid exposed pregnancies and the three common circumstances that result in opioid exposed pregnancies. While opioids are the fastest rising in prevalence, the other more commonly used substances in pregnancy and their potential impact will also be discussed. Participants will learn how to access all of the specialized substance use disorder treatment programs for pregnant and parenting women in North Carolina. The implementation of new federal requirements around substance exposed infants and plans of safe care will also be presented.
 
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