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08/13/2021 Friday
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live) - Anxiety Disorder Treatment

This program will review current neuroscience and diagnostic criteria for Anxiety Disorders and innovations in treatment. Instruction in how to identify and provide differential diagnosis and incorporate appropriate treatment strategies into a therapeutic plan.
Audience - This program is beneficial to mental health professionals including licensed clinical mental health counselors, national certified counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical addiction specialists, marriage and family therapists, or others interested in the topic.
 
08/17/2021 Tuesday
10:00 AM

Human Trafficking Series: Webinar (Live) Introductory Overview: Intersection of Human Trafficking and Homelessness
* Closed - Registration not open *

People experiencing homelessness are at an increased risk of human trafficking. Although systems are in place to serve homeless populations these often create barriers for potential victims to access services. Traffickers prey on the homeless population because of these vulnerabilities and access challenges. These elements create a perfect storm of conditions that put a victim in an unending cycle. This training will identify recruitment tactics, barriers to accessing help and strategies to create lower barrier access points for victims.
Audience - Nurses, social workers, healthcare providers in inpatient and outpatient facilities, legal service providers, housing providers, educators, law enforcement, and others that are interested in learning about the topics
 
08/19/2021 Thursday
10:00 AM

Human Trafficking Series: Webinar (Live) Identification in Healthcare: EMTs

NOTE: These three webinars are similar in content. Choose the one closest to your current workplace.

Health care professionals and first responders are uniquely situated to proactively identify and serve victims and survivors of human trafficking, a majority of whom are believed to have contact with a medical provider at least once annually. This training will equip participants with the skills needed to identify and respond to possible indicators of human trafficking that present in health care settings. A trauma-informed and victim/survivor-centered approach will be presented as the basis of patient care, as well as the foundation for the development of organizational response protocols.
Audience - Nurses, social workers, healthcare providers in inpatient and outpatient facilities, EMT’s and others that are interested in learning about the topics

 
08/31/2021 Tuesday
6:30 PM

Webinar (Live) Drugs Uncovered: The School Year Begins
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This interactive program introduces parents and adults working with youth to current trends related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, the risks associated with adolescent use/abuse and North Carolina laws governing alcohol use and parental responsibility. Time will also be spent discussing the importance of and techniques that can be used for open communication and discussion with adolescents.
Audience - Parents and any adults serving youth: clergy, teachers, nurses, school counselors, youth leaders, coaches, pediatric medical office and clinic staff, school personnel
 
09/01/2021 Wednesday
10:00 AM

Human Trafficking Series: Webinar (Live) Introductory Overview: Starting the Conversation Around Labor Trafficking within Begging Crews
* Closed - Registration not open *

Begging Crews are prevalent in many cities and towns. They can be recognized by holding up signs and asking for donations. What if there’s something more going on beneath the surface? Who would take advantage of them? How can this be an organized crime of human trafficking? What are the vulnerabilities being exploited? The Triad Labor Trafficking Task Force in North Carolina has been exploring this vulnerability. This webinar will discuss these questions and help to answer questions and raise awareness in communities. Tools to assist in identification will be highlighted.
Audience - Nurses, social workers, healthcare providers in inpatient and outpatient facilities, legal service providers, housing providers, educators, law enforcement, and others that are interested in learning about the topics
 
09/02/2021 Thursday
6:30 PM

Webinar (Live) Bullying Uncovered: The School Year Begins
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This program is designed for parents and adults who interact with youth. The program explores bullying definitions, statistics, and trends that include cyberbullying. Through small group activities, participants will learn how positive adult modeling and school climate impacts bullying prevention and will be provided tools to help children and youth experiencing bullying.
Audience - Parents and any adults serving youth: clergy, teachers, nurses, school and camp counselors, youth leaders, coaches, pediatric medical office and clinic staff, school personnel
 
09/03/2021 Friday
8:00 AM

Webinar (Live) Hot Topics in Perinatal Care: How Knowledge Can Make a Difference in Providing Care

Stay on top of the hot topics of perinatal care by attending this virtual half-day conference which addresses many of the most pressing perinatal issues in the healthcare community. Topics will include infant mortality and women in marginalized communities, hypertension during pregnancy, cultural determinants of health, health disparities and the impact on Ob/Gyn care, maternal mortality including post-partum hemorrhage, and immediate post-partum contraception.
Audience - Physicians in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Family Medicine, Advanced Practice Providers, Nurse Midwives, Nurses, Birthing Professionals, Case Managers, Health Educators, and other healthcare professionals who provide care for mothers, infants and their families
 
8:00 AM

Webinar (Live): Advanced Application of DBT Skills

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) was originally developed to treat non-suicidal self-injury and borderline personality disorder. However, research shows that DBT has also been successful in treating both adults and adolescents who are experiencing depression, bulimia, binge-eating, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic-stress disorder, and substance abuse. In this program, participants will learn to effectively teach and strengthen their clinical application of DBT skills. They will be taught how to set up and run skills training groups, conduct homework review and how to use behavioral strategies to enhance client participation. The use of behavioral rehearsal and role plays in skills training will also be reviewed. This course will focus on the process of skills training and will not cover in-depth content of the skills themselves.
Audience - Social workers, professional counselors, psychologists, and others interested in this topic.
 
09/07/2021 Tuesday
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live): Thinking About Ethics

Thinking About Ethics is designed to review, consider and learn the guiding principles which define good ethical practice for mental health practitioners/therapists. Across all disciplines, ethical care and service to patients is stressed in “best practices” discussions. This seminar will review basic ethical principles, define difference between legal and ethical considerations and offer a decision-making model for practitioners and supervisors for use in their respective professional settings. Case studies will be included.
Audience - This program is beneficial to mental health professionals including licensed clinical mental health counselors, national certified counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical addiction specialists, marriage and family therapists, or others interested in the topic.
 
09/10/2021 Friday
8:00 AM

Webinar (Live) Caring for Older Adults in a Post-COVID World: Challenges, Resources, and Solutions for Better Care

All across the world, healthcare systems have been feeling the heavy burden of the COVID-19 pandemic for more than a year now and will continue to feel the aftershock long after COVID-19 simmers down. The vulnerable older adult population has been unrelentingly hit hard by COVID-19 which has taken a serious toll on their physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. This virtual conference will explore topics relevant to older adults and post-COVID-19 perspectives such as lessons learned and collaboration between community providers. The conference will discuss an overview of, physiology of, and recovery from COVID-19, as well as management of depression and suicide in older adults. The conference will highlight a panel discussion on marginalized communities of color, health inequities, historical perspectives, COVID-19 challenges, vaccine hesitancy, and resources. The conference rounds out with additional hot topics that include elder abuse and legal implications for the healthcare team, identifying red flags of abuse, psychological distress and burnout facing healthcare professionals related to COVID-19, coping strategies, and solutions for resiliency that you just won’t want to miss!
Audience - Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Case Managers, Psychologists, Chaplains, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Home Health Professionals, Nursing Home Administrators, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of older adults
 
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live) - Suicide Prevention for People on the Autism Spectrum

Suicide is a leading cause of premature death in autistic people. Autistic individuals are significantly more likely to think about and attempt suicide than the general population. However, most mental health professionals do not feel confident about identifying warning signs of suicide and intervening with autistic clients who are in crisis. The goal of this program is to improve attendees’ knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy related to supporting autistic individuals who are at risk for suicide.
Audience - This program is beneficial to mental health professionals including licensed clinical mental health counselors, national certified counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical addiction specialists, marriage and family therapists, or others interested in the topic.
 
09/15/2021 Wednesday
5:30 PM

Webinar (Live): Navigating the Journey of Pediatric Diabetes: Type I and Type II: The Impact of COVID-19

The U.S. healthcare system will be dealing with the disease-burden of the COVID-19 pandemic for a long time to come. Although children and adolescents have not had the virus at the same rate as their adult counterparts, it has taken a serious toll on their physical, emotional and psychological well-being. This conference will explore the impact of COVID-19 specifically through the lens of the pediatric population with diabetes. In the first of two sessions, the focus will be on medical challenges posed by the pandemic including ongoing management of Type I diabetes and the notable increase in Type II diabetes in the pediatric population. In the second session, the focus will turn to behavioral health conditions such as eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and their increasing presence as the impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt. The many costs of COVID will also be discussed in the context of disrupted social support systems, family norms and age-related expectations and the critical need for these issues to be addressed by the healthcare system.
Audience - Pediatricians, family practice physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, inpatient and outpatient registered and licensed practical nurses, school nurses, dietitians, social workers, case managers, certified diabetes educators
 
09/17/2021 Friday
8:00 AM

The Carolinas Anesthesiology 2021 Excellence in Anesthesia

The Carolinas Anesthesiology 2021 Annual Meeting will bring together physician anesthesiologists, CAAs, residents, fellows, medical students, anesthesia technicians and practice managers for a 3 day conference focused on clinical information, leadership and networking.
Audience - Anesthesiologists, Fellows, Residents, Certified Anesthesiologist Assistants, and Medical Students
 
09/23/2021 Thursday
8:00 AM

Webinar (Live) Pediatric Mental Health: Rising to the Challenge in 2021

The COVID-19 public health crisis has had a major impact on our lives. Many families have faced overwhelming and stressful challenges during the pandemic. This conference is designed to educate pediatric healthcare providers and teams on the importance of behavioral health for children, especially during this crucial time. A variety of topics across a wide spectrum of emergent issues and trends in pediatric health will be discussed. A diverse faculty will be drawn from among the primary and specialty area of pediatric practice.
Audience - Physicians in Pediatrics and Family Medicine, Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, Case Managers, Social Workers, Psychologist, Teachers and other health care, community and public health providers working with the pediatric and adolescent population
 
09/30/2021 Thursday
1:00 PM

Webinar (Live) Pediatric Obesity Conference: From Prevention to Treatment in Your Busy Practice
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Understanding and managing pediatric obesity is one of the most pressing challenges facing the health of our generation. Tackling this problem head-on will require primary care providers to have the tools to address this issue with patients and their families within the medical home. Additionally, knowing when and how to use pediatric specialists and community resources to provide more intensive lifestyle interventions, is essential. In response to this need, WakeMed Pediatric Weight Management and the Poe Education Center for Health Education collaborating to provide an interactive workshop to bring together medical providers to learn these skills. Join us for a comprehensive, multidisciplinary review of pediatric obesity management, specifically focusing on medical weight management, surgery, psychology, exercise and nutrition. Experience the virtual GrowWELL kitchen and Garden at the Poe Center for Health Education.
Audience - Pediatric and family practice physicians, physician assistants nurse practitioners, nurses, registered dietitians, health educators and other health care professionals working with pediatric patients
 
10/02/2021 Saturday
8:00 AM

Webinar (Live) 16th Annual Time is Brain: Advances in Stroke Care

Topics will include primary prevention of strokes at home before a patient has a stroke, secondary prevention including hemorrhagic stroke etiologies and prevention, ischemic stroke etiologies and prevention, and pharmacy secondary prevention and medications. Additional topics to be discussed are post-stroke rehabilitation including the specific roles physical, occupational, and speech therapies play in a patient’s recovery and management of post-stroke symptoms as well as case management’s role in preparing patients and families for discharge. Lastly, long-term effects of a stroke and post-stroke dementia will be discussed.
Audience - Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Case Managers, Social Workers, and others who care for stroke patients
 
10/05/2021 Tuesday
8:00 AM

Virtual Event: 31st Annual Art of Breastfeeding Conference: Keeping Current: Timely Issues for Breastfeeding Support

Day I of the conference is designed to explore the roles played by the nervous system and sensory input in successful breastfeeding outcomes. Topics will include the social nervous system and its impact on early bonding and attachment, cranial nerve dysfunction in the newborn to crawling baby and interoception’s primary function as sensory input to the autonomic nervous system. Day II will focus primarily on current topics relevant to the practice of breastfeeding that have emerged over the past year. Research findings and best-practices will be discussed as they relate to health inequities, strategies to minimize inequities and the impact of COVID-19 on breastfeeding support. Presentations will also include one university’s innovative approach to lactation education and factors that influence parental decision-making when exploring frenectomies as an option for their infant.
Audience - lactation consultants, nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, physicians, physician assistants, chiropractors, dentists, pediatric occupational therapists, pediatric physical therapists, speech pathologists, nutritionists, dieticians, health educators, doulas, public health practitioners, peer counselors, breastfeeding support volunteers and healthcare profession students
 
11:00 AM

Webinar (Live) - Ethics and Domestic Violence

Domestic violence often relies on real or perceived power differentials. Self-awareness and ethical practice by health professionals is critical. The workshop will discuss domestic violence, highlighting the importance of ethical decision-making in the context of violence. Through the use of lecture, small group discussion, and additional exercises as time permits, participants are encouraged to explore the intersection of these issues.
Audience - This workshop offers valuable information for all human service and health care practitioners and professionals concerned about ethical decision-making when working with clients involved in domestic violence (ie. psychologists, social workers, counselors, substance abuse professionals, nurses, case managers, marriage and family therapists, school counselors, social service personnel, clergy, child and youth clinicians, and all interested others).
 
10/07/2021 Thursday
1:30 PM

Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Symposium - Sterile Compounding: An Overview

This presentation covers the area of compounded sterile product that includes basic information on their handling and preparation. Aseptic techniques and methods of sterilizing units will be discussed, along with quality control testing.
Audience - Pharmacy Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technicians
 
10/14/2021 Thursday
12:00 PM

Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Symposium - Medication Safety: Practical Approaches to Preventing Medication Errors

This presentation will cover medication safety which includes basic information on medication errors, adverse drug events, and the importance of a strong safety culture. Medication error rates will be discussed as well as strategies to reduce these errors.
Audience - Pharmacy Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technicians
 
10/21/2021 Thursday
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live) Understanding Trauma and Substance Abuse: Implications for Practice

This program is designed to introduce practitioners to the concepts and implementation of trauma, trauma informed care, and the links between trauma and substance abuse. Research and clinical evidence document a significant overlap between trauma and substance abuse. The training will provide information about the co-occurrence of trauma and substance use and offer an overview of screenings, assessments, and treatment models to address this population. The training will be interactive and will incorporate documentary components and case studies to provide opportunities for practicing and processing of the material. Materials and resources will be provided as toolkits for service implementation.
Audience - Social workers, professional counselors, psychologists, and others interested in this topic.
 
11:50 AM

Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Symposium - COVID-19 and the Opioid Crisis

This presentation will cover an update on the opioid crisis response in North Carolina, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the opioid crisis, and current and future status of the COVID-19 vaccination effort.
Audience - Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technicians
 
10/23/2021 Saturday
8:00 AM

Webinar (Live) Women's Health Conference - Across the Lifespan

This conference is designed to address the most current clinical challenges and medical conditions in caring for the female patient. The goal of this conference is to expand the awareness and medical knowledge of women’s health concerns, increase appropriate application of screening, prevention, management, and treatment options. Emphasis will be placed on practical application of evidence-based topics and the cost-effective use of both diagnostic testing and specialty referral to improve patient care and the quality of women’s health in our community. Topics will include updated pap smear guidelines, sexually transmitted infections, menopause and hormonal changes, infertility management, abnormal uterine bleeding, and management of incontinence.
Audience - Physicians in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Family Medicine, Advanced Practice Providers, Registered Nurses, Case Managers, Health Educators, and other healthcare clinicians involved with the care of women
 
10/29/2021 Friday
1:00 PM

Webinar (Live) - Healing Developmental Trauma

In this workshop, Kate Gotelli will explore ways that adults who have a history of adverse childhood experiences can learn to make sense of their own struggles and begin a process of healing with self-awareness, compassion, and safe re-connection in present relationships. Kate will explain and demonstrate how to approach charged schemas, emotions and sensations in a manner that reduces sympathetic arousal, overwhelm, and helplessness while increasing clients’ capacity to negotiate stress and trauma. She will also offer practical recommendations on how to use the therapeutic relationship itself to help individuals with developmental trauma to restore control and power that creates safety, allows for remembrance and mourning, and promotes reconnection with everyday life.
 
11/04/2021 Thursday
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live) Grief and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Dealing with grief, loss, and death can be confusing and challenging for anyone. In addition, it is a struggle in our society to discuss death and dying. While individuals with ASD are just as likely to experience these situations, their feelings, thoughts, and perceptions about these experiences may differ from individuals with more typical development. Autistic individuals will most likely need extra support to understand, and to successfully cope with their transition through periods of grief, loss, and death. This presentation will focus on issues related to dealing with grief, loss, and death for individuals with autism and their families, and strategies for supporting them. Specifically discussed will be activities professionals, and support staff can use to help these individuals and their families understand death and dying, and more effectively cope with these experiences.
Audience - Social workers, professional counselors, psychologists, and others interested in this topic.
 
11/05/2021 Friday
8:00 AM

Webinar (Live): CGEC Implications of Hearing Loss for Healthy Aging

This program will provide an overview of age-related peripheral and central changes that affect hearing and speech perception. Informative clinical measures will be illustrated and explored. Evidence–based rehabilitation strategies and tools will be demonstrated and methods for counseling patients in an interactive format will be discussed.
Audience - Speech Language Pathologists, Speech Language Pathology Assistants and Audiologists
 
11/17/2021 Wednesday
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live) - Implicit Bias in Mental Health

Implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. These biases, that we may not be aware of, can influence our interactions with our clients; how we diagnose, screen, respond to crisis, and treat them. Mental health professionals work with diverse populations and understanding how implicit bias impacts our decision making is key to providing ethical services and quality client-centered care. This workshop will explore different types of unconscious biases. Discussions and activities will assist participants in examining their own personal biases and how these biases impact everyday interactions in various settings (school, work, health care, justice system, etc.). Case studies will be utilized to increase participants awareness of the effects of implicit bias on our clients; and strategies to reduce unconscious bias will be discussed.
Audience - This workshop will be beneficial to social workers, counselors, mental health and health care providers, case managers, human service workers, and anyone who is interested in the topic.
 
12/09/2021 Thursday
6:00 PM

Webinar (Live) OSHA and North Carolina Infection Control Methods
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

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
 
03/03/2022 Thursday
8:00 AM

The Power and Potency of Social Capital for Rehabilitation Professionals
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

What is social capital? Social capital is the effective functioning of social groups through interpersonal relationships, a shared sense of identity, a shared understanding, shared norms, shared values, trust, cooperation and reciprocity. Social capital is a measure of the value of resources, both tangible (public spaces, private property) and intangible (human capital, people), and the impact that these relationships have on the resources involved in each relationship and on larger groups. Why is social capital important? Social capital is the practice of developing and maintaining relationships that form social networks willing to help each other. These networks perform best when they are diverse, so leaders need to identify people capable of helping their cause with whom they may not normally encounter or regularly interact. This workshop is designed to explore the importance of social capital, starting with traditional approaches to supporting people with disabilities and illustrating why they have not worked. Participants will leave with strategies using the concepts of social capital and community engagement to improve patient outcomes.
Audience - Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapist, Speech Language Pathologists, Recreation Therapists, Case Managers, Social Workers and Discharge Planners
 
03/22/2022 Tuesday
8:30 AM

Virtual Event: Results-Based Accountability™: Do the Right Things and Do Them Well
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Results-Based Accountability™ (RBA) is a disciplined way of thinking and acting to improve entrenched and complex social problems. Communities use RBA to improve the lives of children, youth, families and adults. It is also used by organizations to improve the effectiveness of their programs and services. This RBA curriculum is developed by the NC AHECs, in collaboration with the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, and the Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation to build RBA capacity in North Carolina. Participants will gain knowledge in the RBA framework and skill in applying key concepts.
Audience - People who lead and support community health improvement efforts in North Carolina, including health departments, healthcare systems and their partners.
 
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Webinar (Recorded) Culturally-Relevant Care: Building Knowledge, Attitudes and Skills

** Webcast ** - Understanding our patients’ and their culturally-based perspectives is critical to providing patient-centered care. In an engaging and light-hearted manner, this program raises clinicians’ awareness of the common beliefs and assumptions from which we operate and provides practical tools for effective cross-cultural interaction.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Controlled Substance Prescribing Part 1: CDC Guideline and Controlled Substance Reporting System - Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM)

** Webcast ** - According to NC DHHS and the CDC, North Carolina has experienced a 110% increase in medication and drug overdose deaths over the past 10 years, and was one of 23 states that saw a statistically significant increase in drug overdose death rates from 2016 - 2017. Prescribing practices have begun to change and Gov. Roy Cooper recently announced that for the first time in five years, the number of unintentional opioid-related overdose deaths among North Carolina residents has decreased. Wake AHEC and the NC Medical Board (NCMB) have partnered together to develop this three part webinar series addressing the issue of prescription opioids. These three learning activities will provide clinicians with best practices for effectively and appropriately treating pain, and ultimately improving patient outcomes. They are being offered at no cost and will fulfill the three hour controlled substances CME requirement for the NCMB. This webinar is specifically designed for North Carolina licensed physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners currently prescribing controlled substances. If you are licensed in a state other than North Carolina, please contact your Medical Board for assistance.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Controlled Substance Prescribing Part 2: Acute Pain and Adopting Tools for Change in the Clinic - Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM)

** Webcast ** - According to NC DHHS and the CDC, North Carolina has experienced a 110% increase in medication and drug overdose deaths over the past 10 years, and was one of 23 states that saw a statistically significant increase in drug overdose death rates from 2016 - 2017. Prescribing practices have begun to change and Gov. Roy Cooper recently announced that for the first time in five years, the number of unintentional opioid-related overdose deaths among North Carolina residents has decreased. Wake AHEC and the NC Medical Board (NCMB) have partnered together to develop this three part webinar series addressing the issue of prescription opioids. These three learning activities will provide clinicians with best practices for effectively and appropriately treating pain, and ultimately improving patient outcomes. They are being offered at no cost and will fulfill the three hour ontrolled substances CME requirement for the NCMB. This webinar is specifically designed for North Carolina licensed physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners currently prescribing controlled substances. If you are licensed in a state other than North Carolina, please contact your Medical Board for assistance.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Controlled Substance Prescribing Part 3: Chronic Pain and Addiction Medicine - Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM)

** Webcast ** - According to NC DHHS and the CDC, North Carolina has experienced a 110% increase in medication and drug overdose deaths over the past 10 years, and was one of 23 states that saw a statistically significant increase in drug overdose death rates from 2016 - 2017. Prescribing practices have begun to change and Gov. Roy Cooper recently announced that for the first time in five years, the number of unintentional opioid-related overdose deaths among North Carolina residents has decreased. Wake AHEC and the NC Medical Board (NCMB) have partnered together to develop this three part webinar series addressing the issue of prescription opioids. These three learning activities will provide clinicians with best practices for effectively and appropriately treating pain, and ultimately improving patient outcomes. They are being offered at no cost and will fulfill the three hour controlled substances CME requirement for the NCMB. This webinar is specifically designed for North Carolina licensed physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners currently prescribing controlled substances. If you are licensed in a state other than North Carolina, please contact your Medical Board for assistance.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Into the Mouths of Babes: Preventive Oral Health Training for Medical Providers

** Webcast ** - North Carolina’s Into the Mouths of Babes Fluoride Varnish program is a successful medical model of providing oral health services for very young children. This engaging, interactive e-learning course teaches medical providers how to conduct an oral evaluation and risk assessment for children ages infant to 3 ½ years, refer young children to a dental home using risk-based guidelines, apply fluoride varnish to the teeth of young children, share with parents the appropriate amount of toothpaste for their child based on age and file a Medicaid claim for the oral evaluation, counseling, and fluoride varnish procedure.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): NC Child Treatment Program: Advanced Training – TF-CBT with Young Children

** Webcast ** This is a continuation program established in 2006 which serves community-based mental health professionals across North Carolina. Based on initial needs assessment and subsequent training requests from around the state, NC CTP seeks to address the gap between researched best practice and community-based services in mental health for children and families. Through a learning collaborative training approach, NC CTP simultaneously provides clinical training to participating clinicians and addresses organizational supports necessary for evidence-based trauma services through inclusion of agency Senior Leaders and establishing linkage to key community stakeholders. NC CTP’s faculty is comprised of nationally-known leaders in implementation; they are recognized clinical experts who draw upon peer-reviewed, current literature in best practice and clinical fidelity. Outcomes include skill acquisition for trainee clinicians, organizational change and improvements, and improved clinical outcomes for children and families across the state. Clinicians who graduate from this program have provided TF-CBT with fidelity to at least two traumatized children, but fewer than 10% of them provide the model to preschoolers, as this is considered a population requiring a specialized skill set. In this advanced training, NC CTP proposes to provide these advanced TF-CBT skills to NC CTP graduate clinicians.
 
 

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. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Self-Study: Using Technology-Based Therapeutic Tools in Behavioral Health Services: Tip 60

** Self-Study ** This article will introduce concepts of using technology assisted care in a behavioral health setting. A review of current behavioral health technologies, emerging technologies, and the potential use of technology as a therapeutic tool will be discussed. Finally, legal and ethical considerations when using technology in the behavioral health setting will be reviewed.
 
 

Self-Study: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People with Co-Occurring Disorders: Tip 42 PART ONE

** Self-Study ** This article will review the guiding principles of good treatment for people with co-occurring disorders. Guidelines for treatment and best practices for treatment of individuals with co-occurring disorders will be discussed.
 
 

Self-Study: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People with Co-Occurring Disorders: Tip 42 PART TWO

** Self-Study ** This chapter will review basic screening and assessment approaches recommended when working with individuals with co-occurring disorders. An outline of steps to complete a thorough assessment will be reviewed and additional aspects to consider for treatment matching based on the screening and assessment will be identified.
 
 

Self-Study: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People with Co-Occurring Disorders: Tip 42 PART THREE

** Self-Study ** This chapter will explore potential challenges counselors can encounter when working with clients with co-occurring disorders and review potential strategies and best practices for assisting these clients.
 
 

Self-Study: Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Use Disorder Treatment: Tip 35 Chapter 2—Motivational Counseling and Brief Intervention

** Self-Study ** This chapter will explore the motivational approaches that are effective in treating substance use disorders. A general overview and introduction to elements of effective motivational counseling approaches will be discussed.
 
 

Self-Study: Growing Older: Providing Integrated Care for An Aging Population - Closed - * Registration not open *

** Self-Study ** This article provides a basic introduction to an overview of the current status of the aging population and how their treatment needs may differ from younger adults. The concept of integrated behavioral health and primary care is explored and best practices for integrated care are introduced.
 
 

Self-Study: Improving Cultural Competence: A Quick Guide for Clinicians

** Self-Study ** This guide will provide an introduction to cultural competence and review core cultural competencies for clinicians. Racial, ethnic, and cultural considerations will be reviewed.
 
 

Self-Study: Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment: A Quick Guide for Clinicians

** Self-Study ** This session will provide an introduction to best practices for addressing suicide and deicide prevention strategies for clinicians. It will review risk factors and warning signs for suicide as well as core competencies.
 
 

Self-Study: Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women

** Self-Study ** This reading will review gender-specific factors that influence treatment retention of women. Specific treatment needs and issues with women as well as some attention to trauma, trauma informed services, and integrated treatment for women will also be discussed.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) 2020-2021 Series: Implementation of Telemedicine: A Review of Best Practices and Guidelines

** Webcast ** This webinar will review best practices for implementation of telemedicine. A general overview of telemedicine ethical considerations, patient privacy guidelines, and documentation requirements will be discussed. Additional recommendations and guidelines for establishing and maintaining telemedicine services in your practice will be reviewed.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) 2020-2021 Series: Addressing Interpersonal Trauma in Pregnancy

**Webcast** The purpose of this presentation is to provide healthcare professionals with information needed to appropriately care for patients affected by trauma during pregnancy.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) 2020-2021 Series: Addressing Bias for Better Health Outcomes

** Webcast ** While we all have biases that are formed through our personal experiences and backgrounds, we are often not aware of how these influence our perceptions and behaviors. Recent studies have shown that these unconscious biases can impact the way we interact with patients, clients, and colleagues relative to communication, diagnosis, and treatment. This webinar will assist you in understanding your own bias, a key to becoming more aware of how stereotypes and bias influence interactions in health care and learning strategies for changing perceptions that might have an undesired impact on health outcomes.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) 2020-2021 Series: Marijuana in Pregnancy: Maternal-Fetal Effects and Outcomes

This webinar will review best practices for working with women who are pregnant and using marijuana. Topics discussed will include state of use, methods of delivery, risks to both moms and babies and methods for working with moms to discontinue use.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Sickle Cell Disease: Updates and Interventions

**Webcast** This webinar, designed for nurses working with school-aged children in the school and outpatient clinic/office settings, will explore a wide range of topics related to Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). The origin of SCD will be discussed followed by data describing the current state of SCD in the school age population. Practice-related content will include clinical complications and psychosocial issues inherent to school aged children with SCD, along with evidence-based nursing interventions that can lead to more positive health and educational outcomes. The newest research related to treatment, including medications, will also be discussed. (Expiration date with potential for renewal: June 30, 2021.)
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Self-Care for the Professional During Uncertain Times

**Webcast** These are extraordinary times for all of us --- a pandemic, the likes of which we’ve never seen in our lifetimes, the resulting reorganizing of ours and our families’ lives, the pace of change in the shift to teletherapy within the constraints of HIPAA, the continuing escalation of police violence against people of color (and people demonstrating against that violence), a renewed and stronger questioning of white privilege with challenges to racist policies and symbols, and an upcoming National and State election, the results of which will have decades of impact. This workshop will provide opportunities for self-reflection and assessment of the presence and impact of current stressors on our personal and professional lives, training on timely strategies to enhance self-care and resilience during this unique period, and reminders about the stress-distress continuum.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Tackling Challenges and Pitfalls of Telehealth

** Webcast ** As professionals have embraced telehealth services more than ever due to COVID-19, it’s clear that physical distance, as well as technology itself, can create challenges to safe and ethical practice. The unique demands and stressors of offering telehealth (therapy and assessments) will be discussed, as well as additional concerns participants have with “Zoom fatigue.” A “toolkit” of strategies and tips will be provided to offer mental health professionals help in optimizing productivity and effective telehealth interactions with clients during these tough times.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Session 2 - Honoring + Documenting: Methods and Communication Tools to Capture Patient’s End-of-Life-Wishes Through use of the NC Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST)

** Webcast ** Robust Advance Care Planning (ACP) discussions help patients understand their goals of care, values, and wishes. By having those wishes documented, healthcare professionals can more easily honor them with respect to end of life care. Yet, there are many challenges to broader implementation of these documents. The healthcare industry and the patient may need to overcome multiple barriers to initiate end-of-life conversations. The goal of this two-session webinar is to address these deficiencies by providing an interdisciplinary team approach for guidance (1) on how the MOST form captures comprehensive guidelines for the patient’s wishes, so healthcare professionals have a better opportunity to understand and honor the patient’s wishes, and (2) initiating robust conversations that many healthcare professionals feel uncomfortable or unequipped to have. (Expiration date with potential for renewal: June 30, 2021.)
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Session 1 - Honoring + Documenting: Methods and Communication Tools to Capture Patient’s End-of-Life-Wishes Through use of the NC Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST)

** Webcast ** Robust Advance Care Planning (ACP) discussions help patients understand their goals of care, values, and wishes. By having those wishes documented, healthcare professionals can more easily honor them with respect to end of life care. Yet, there are many challenges to broader implementation of these documents. The healthcare industry and the patient may need to overcome multiple barriers to initiate end-of-life conversations. The goal of this two-session webinar is to address these deficiencies by providing an interdisciplinary team approach for guidance (1) on how the MOST form captures comprehensive guidelines for the patient’s wishes, so healthcare professionals have a better opportunity to understand and honor the patient’s wishes, and (2) initiating robust conversations that many healthcare professionals feel uncomfortable or unequipped to have. (Expiration date with potential for renewal: June 30, 2021.)
 
 

Self-Study: The Opioid Crisis and the Hispanic/ Latino Population: An Urgent Issue

** Self-Study ** This article will focus on issues specific to Hispanic/Latino communities with regards to Opioid Misuse and Opioid Use Disorders. Specific issues this community encounters will be explored and helpful strategies to address these barriers discussed.
 
 

Self-Study: Reducing Vaping Among Youth and Young Adults

** Self-Study ** This reading guide will look at specific challenges youth encounter when it comes to vaping, identify current research trends and interventions, provide guidance on selecting and implementing programs or policies to address youth vaping, and discuss ways to evaluate program effectiveness following implementation.
 
 

Self-Study: Treatment of Stimulant Use Disorder

** Self-Study ** This reading serves as a guide for treating stimulant use disorders and reviews research and recommendations for practice. It also discusses specific examples of how practitioners can use these tools and practices in their programs.
 
 

Self-Study: After Incarceration: A Guide to Helping Women Reenter the Community

** Self-Study ** This reading provides an overview of topics and resources for assisting women who are reentering the community after incarceration. It will review specific issues women often experience and offers helpful resources that could be beneficial to providers working with this population.
 
 

Self-Study: The Opioid Crisis and the Black/ African American Population: An Urgent Issue

** Self-Study ** This reading will review trends and current data on opioid use among the Black/ African American population. Factors specific to this population that affect prevention, treatment and recovery will be reviewed and interventions for addressing this population identified.
 
 

Self-Study: Preventing the Use of Marijuana: Focus on Women and Pregnancy- Part 1 (Chapters 1-3)

** Self-Study ** Part one of the preventing the use of marijuana: focus on women and pregnancy reading will review chapters one through three. These chapters will look at statistics related to marijuana use during pregnancy, risk factors and potential health outcomes as well as evidence based treatment programs that can assist women who use marijuana during pregnancy or postpartum.
 
 

Self-Study: Preventing the Use of Marijuana: Focus on Women and Pregnancy- Part 2 (Chapters 4-5)

** Self-Study ** Part two of the preventing the use of marijuana: focus on women and pregnancy reading will review chapters four and five. This section will explore how to effectively implement a prevention program within your organization and identify helpful techniques and guidelines to follow during implementation.
 
 

Self-Study: First-Episode Psychosis and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders - Closed - * Registration not open *

** Self-Study ** This reading will explore best practice treatment approaches when working with individuals experiencing first-episode psychosis with co-occurring substance misuse or substance use disorders.
 
 

Self-Study: Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Family Therapy (TIP 39)

** Self-Study ** This reading is taken from TIP 39 and reviews chapters 1-3. The reading will begin by looking at historical perspectives and current models and theories of family therapy with SUD treatment. Next the literature will summarize how SUDs affect families and family functioning. Finally, specific family therapy models will be discussed.
 
 

Self-Study: Treating Substance Use Disorder in Older Adults (TIP 26- Ch. 3) - Closed - * Registration not open *

** Self-Study ** This chapter will look at screening and assessment for substance misuse in older adults. Specific screening tools as well as important components of the assessment will be reviewed.
 
 

Self-Study: Treating Substance Use Disorder in Older Adults (TIP 26- Ch. 4-5)

** Self-Study ** This reading explores alcohol use disorders, drug use and prescription medication misuse in older adults. Specific areas to monitor when screening and during assessment as well as best practices for treatment will be reviewed.
 
 

Self-Study: Treating Substance Use Disorder in Older Adults (TIP 26- Ch. 6) - Closed - * Registration not open *

** Self-Study ** This chapter will look at signs and symptoms of mental or cognitive disorders in older adults and discuss the correlation between cognitive disorders and substance misuse. Specific interventions and treatment recommendations will also be reviewed.
 
 

Self-Study: Treating Substance Use Disorder in Older Adults (TIP 26- Ch. 7) - Closed - * Registration not open *

** Self-Study ** This chapter will review how older adults who misuse substances can benefit from wellness strategies that support relapse prevention, ongoing recovery, and better overall health.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Talking to Kids about Stress

**Webcast** The "Talking to Kids: The Preventive Benefits of Social Emotional Learning" webinar series is for any adult who interacts with children and youth. Each interactive webinar will explore best practices to introducing and discussing challenging social-emotional learning topics with children and youth. Webinar topics include talking to kids about stress, trauma, empathy, and positive self-talk. Stress management and emotional regulation are protective factors against youth substance misuse and other unhealthy behaviors. Each webinar will begin by addressing the common psychological theories and brain science behind the topic and interactive activities to help participants understand the concepts. Participants will also learn how to talk to children and youth about each topic in a developmentally appropriate manner. Participants will come away with activities to engage children and youth, a resource list, and an opportunity to engage the instructor with questions. Talking to Kids about Stress is the first webinar in the Talking to Kids series. The webinar will address stress theory and how stress impacts physical and mental health and well-being. Participants will reflect on their own stress management practices, and how adult modeling impacts youth. The webinar will explore a variety of strategies talking to youth about stress and practical activities that can be adapted to a variety of developmental stages.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Treating Anxiety and Stress in Teens Today

**Webcast** As if adolescence wasn’t stressful enough, teens face so many challenges today that greatly increase their chances of experiencing stress and anxiety. Research supports that over the last few years, teens are reporting higher levels of stress than ever before. As mental health professionals, we need to understand the sources of stress teens are facing and implement effective interventions to alleviate these mental health concerns. This workshop will provide a context for rising stress in teens and focus on interventions and strategies to use in sessions. Participants will be able to offer families an immediate and effective road map of techniques and strategies to interrupt the powerful patterns of anxiety disorders, weaken anxiety's grip, and move teens and families forward!
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Strategies for Addressing Behavioral Challenges in Children

**Webcast** Applicable to children of all ages, this workshop has innovative suggestions for encouraging positive behavior through appropriate use of space, energy, and interaction. Oppositional/defiant behaviors, disrespect, negative attitudes, refusal, and lack of connection with parents will be addressed. This workshop includes information on time-outs, energy zones, and power struggles between parents and children. Dr. Wynns teaches techniques described in her book, The No Wimpy Parenting Handbook, that can be used with children in session or taught to parents.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Talking to Kids about Trauma

**Webcast** The "Talking to Kids: The Preventive Benefits of Social Emotional Learning" webinar series is for any adult who interacts with children and youth. Each interactive webinar will explore best practices to introducing and discussing challenging social-emotional learning topics with children and youth. Webinar topics include talking to kids about stress, trauma, empathy, and positive self-talk. Stress management and emotional regulation are protective factors against youth substance misuse and other unhealthy behaviors. Each webinar will begin by addressing the common psychological theories and brain science behind the topic and interactive activities to help participants understand the concepts. Participants will also learn how to talk to children and youth about each topic in a developmentally appropriate manner. Participants will come away with activities to engage children and youth, a resource list, and an opportunity to engage the instructor with questions. Talking to Kids about Trauma is the second webinar in the Talking to Kids series. This training will focus on how to communicate with children and youth about large community traumas (i.e. COVID 19, natural disasters, school violence, community violence), and traumatic events. The training is intended for any adult who interacts with children and youth. Note that participants will not learn to diagnose and treat mental illness.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Type I Diabetes Refresher 2021

** Webcast ** In 2018, the CDC estimated there were 210,000 children and adolescents with diabetes, 187,000 of which were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Each year research provides new insights into the diagnosis and treatment of this chronic condition. Pediatric nurses, including those working in schools and in primary care need to continually update their knowledge in order to effectively work with patients and families to manage this condition. This webinar provides current information related not only to treatment and diagnosis but addresses the challenges of providing quality care and evidence-based nursing interventions. Nursing credit exp. date 12/31/21
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): 2021 Update: Tobacco Use - Evidence-Based Interventions: Cessation and the Truth about E-Cigarettes

** Webcast ** This program is designed to provide medical providers and other healthcare professionals with the knowledge and tools needed to counsel patients who use tobacco and other nicotine delivery devices. Nursing Credit Exp.Date 12/31/21
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Compassion, Resiliency & Self-Care: Frontline Caregivers Coping with COVID-19

** Webcast ** The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the environment of inpatient care in hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities. Bedside caregivers have provided not only physical care vital to life but have become the support for patients who cannot have family nearby, especially at the end of life. This has resulted in physical, emotional, spiritual, and social strain on frontline providers and their families that may be long lasting. This recorded webinar discusses the challenges faced by bedside providers, identifies stressors that exist and offers opportunities for increasing resilience through resources, communication, and support. (Expiration date with potential for renewal: June 30, 2022.)
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Talking to Kids about Empathy

**Webcast**The "Talking to Kids: The Preventive Benefits of Social Emotional Learning" webinar series is for any adult who interacts with children and youth. Each interactive webinar will explore best practices to introducing and discussing challenging social-emotional learning topics with children and youth. Webinar topics include talking to kids about stress, trauma, empathy, and positive self-talk. Stress management and emotional regulation are protective factors against youth substance misuse and other unhealthy behaviors. Each webinar will begin by addressing the common psychological theories and brain science behind the topic and interactive activities to help participants understand the concepts. Participants will also learn how to talk to children and youth about each topic in a developmentally appropriate manner. Participants will come away with activities to engage children and youth, a resource list, and an opportunity to engage the instructor with questions. Talking to Kids about Empathy is the third webinar in the Talking to Kids series. The webinar will explore current research on empathy, and how it can be applied when working with youth. Participants will discuss how to use media as a means to teach empathy. The webinar will address a variety of strategies that can be used when talking to youth about empathy and will include practical activities that can be adapted to a variety of developmental stages.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Talking to Kids about Positive Self Talk

**Webcast** The "Talking to Kids: The Preventive Benefits of Social Emotional Learning" webinar series is for any adult who interacts with children and youth. Each interactive webinar will explore best practices to introducing and discussing challenging social-emotional learning topics with children and youth. Webinar topics include talking to kids about stress, trauma, empathy, and positive self-talk. Stress management and emotional regulation are protective factors against youth substance misuse and other unhealthy behaviors. Each webinar will begin by addressing the common psychological theories and brain science behind the topic and interactive activities to help participants understand the concepts. Participants will also learn how to talk to children and youth about each topic in a developmentally appropriate manner. Participants will come away with activities to engage children and youth, a resource list, and an opportunity to engage the instructor with questions. Talking to Kids about Positive Self-Talk is the fourth webinar in the Talking to Kids series. The webinar will explore current research on positive-self talk, and how a person’s internal dialogue impacts mood and behaviors. Participants will reflect on their own internal dialogue and how to monitor healthy self-talk. The webinar will address a variety of strategies that can be used when talking to youth about positive self-talk and will include practical activities that can be adapted to a variety of developmental stages.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Teen Dating Violence: Prevention and Trauma-Informed Response for School Personnel

* Webcast * This 90-minute training will provide an overview of the dynamics of teen dating violence, including incidence and prevalence rates, myths and facts often held in our society, and risk and protective factors for teen dating violence among young people. Participants will learn about how school personnel can work to prevent and respond to teen dating violence in a K-12 context.
 
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