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04/15/2020 Wednesday
1:00 PM

Ethics Reboot: Aligning Your Digital Practices with Current Ethical Standards
* Closed - Registration not open *

Ethics shape our sense of right and wrong, and inform our everyday professional actions. With the increasing use of technology in personal and professional settings, new and complex ethical issues arise. This workshop will explore ethical standards from a variety of disciplines related to the use of technology and social media in professional practice. Trends and themes associated with technology related ethics standards will be considered. Participants will have an opportunity to analyze ethical scenarios and apply existing technology related standards to identify and resolve ethical challenges. Implications for ethical practice in the digital age will be reviewed.
Audience - Social workers, psychologists, nurses, counselors, in-home workers, case managers, human service practitioners and other mental health professionals.
 
04/29/2020 Wednesday
12:00 PM

Webinar (Live): March of Dimes (MOD): Introduction to Perinatal Substance Use Disorders

This one-hour overview of perinatal substance use disorders offers a review of evidence-based treatment recommendations for pregnant women with substance use disorders, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), and the ongoing needs for the family after delivery.
Audience - nurses, social workers, providers, and others working in maternal care
 
05/05/2020 Tuesday
5:30 PM

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

This program is designed to provide medical providers and other health care professionals with the knowledge and tools needed to counsel patients who use tobacco and other nicotine delivery devices.
Audience - physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, psychologists, registered and licensed practical nurses, dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, respiratory therapists, substance abuse counselors, licensed clinical addiction specialists, professional counselors, social workers, case managers
 
06/02/2020 Tuesday
9:00 AM

Child Forensic Interviewing: The RADAR JR Interview Model

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the intensive hands-on nature of this workshop, registration will be LIMITED to a maximum of 21 participants. Child forensic interviewing in cases of alleged abuse has become an increasingly specialized field. Part of the specialization is the development and use of research-based, structured interview models. Interviewing Preschool Children: The RADAR JR Forensic Interview Model is a two-day competency-based training designed for professional of various disciplines who have already completed training in the RADAR Forensic Interview Model. This course presents an adaptation of the RADAR protocol for interviewing children between the ages of 4 to 5 years of age.
Audience - This workshop is appropriate for beginning as well as experienced child forensic interviewers, mental health professionals including psychologists, DSS Child Protective Service workers, counselors, social workers, therapists, case managers, law enforcement, child advocacy professionals and other professionals who wish to improve their skills in interviewing children and adolescents concerning possible abuse or other victimization.
 
6:00 PM

OSHA and North Carolina Infection Control Methods: Annual Update

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. This course only meets OSHA’s requirement of annual BBP training. This program does NOT meet the Sterilization and Infection Control requirements to become a DA II.
Audience - Dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental laboratory technicians, DDS, DA, RDH
 
06/04/2020 Thursday
9:00 AM

Adult Physical Assessment for Nurses: The Basics
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Participants will expand upon their current skills 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 techniques. Common health deviations will be reviewed. Bring a stethoscope. 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.
 
06/05/2020 Friday
9:00 AM

DOT 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
 
06/12/2020 Friday
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 illustrate 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
 
06/15/2020 Monday
9:00 AM

Living Ethics: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

Amid the rapidly-shifting cultural demographic in the United States, it is important for helping professionals to be adequately prepared to address the accompanying needs such difference brings. Although cultural “competence” may not be an achievable goal, it remains vital that professionals continue to seek ways to better understand the contexts, which might not only influence help-seeking behaviors of clients, but also color our interactions with them. Using real-world examples and interactive discussion, participants will learn practical, relevant approaches to working with diverse populations through exploration of personal experiences, examination and evaluation of best practices for quality service provision, and discussion of intra-cultural diversity and its relevance to ethical practice. Participants should leave equipped to utilize a relevant decision-making model to ethically guide them in their work with diverse populations.
Audience - This presentation is intended for individuals in helping professions, including social workers, counselors, psychologists, and nurses who seek to increase their capacity to serve the ever more diverse population of clients seeking support.
 
06/16/2020 Tuesday
9:25 AM

Breastfeeding Basics for Today

This program will provide basic, foundational information to enhance breastfeeding assessment and support skills for health agency staff and community support group members who provide/coordinate client services to WIC-eligible prenatal or breastfeeding clients.
Audience - Health agency staff and community support group members providing breastfeeding support to WIC-eligible families in clinics, home visits and group classes
 
06/17/2020 Wednesday
8:30 AM

Interpreter Series: Level 1 Foundations of Professional Interpretation for Health and Human Service

The purpose of this program is to improve the skills of individuals who provide or wish to provide interpreter services in any language in health or human services settings. Participants will learn the primary roles, ethics and techniques of professional interpreting. The importance of culture competence and confidentiality issues are stressed throughout the training.
Audience - Bilingual individuals who currently provide interpreter services or intend to provide interpreter services, in any language, in any health or human services settings. Interpreter supervisors or anyone who writes or implements Title VI compliance policies.
 
06/19/2020 Friday
8:30 AM

Interpreter Series: Level 2 Interpreter Training for Health & Human Services: Ethics, Skills Improvement & Practical Study

This course reviews and addresses technical and ethical challenges that may arise while practicing the skills taught in Foundations of Professional Interpretation in Health and Human Services (Level 1). Participants will engage in intense ethical problem-solving, basing their actions on the NCIHC's National Standards of Practice for Interpreter s in Health Care. Participants will learn the second phase of their plan of study begun in Level1, which outlines how to write a fair role play, participate both as interpreter and active listener, rate an interpretation, and provide constructive feedback in a kind manner that is useful to the student for improving skills. Students who speak languages other than Spanish will write role plays in English and will interpret into their target languages if two or more students who speak that language are present. Parroting exercises in English will be utilized when only one student is present who speaks a language other than Spanish. Participants will practice positioning, transparency, memory building, replication of style and tone, and pre-session delivery.
Audience - Only individuals who have completed Interpreter Training Level 1 may attend and must bring their Level 1 manuals.
 
8:30 AM

Coronal Polishing for the Dental Assistant II
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

The North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners has ruled that coronal polishing is a legal function for trained DAIIs. This course will include lecture, laboratory and clinical practice in the skill of coronal tooth polishing. **The AM will be lecture and the PM will be clinical.** Upon completion of this course, the Dental Assistant II will be able to legally polish, under the supervision of a licensed dentist, the coronal surfaces of the dentition. Participants must attend 100% of the program. No partial credit will be given. This course is designed to prepare the DA II for core competency in coronal polishing as mandated by the NC Dental Practice Act. This course includes three hours of didactic and four hours of clinic providing basic concepts and techniques in polishing all exposed tooth surfaces with a rubber cup or brush driven by a slow speed hand piece.
Audience - DAIIs
 
06/22/2020 Monday
8:30 AM

Interpreter Series: Level 3 Spanish Interpreter Training: Introduction to Anatomy/Physiology & Medical Terminology

The purpose of this 2-day class is to improve knowledge of health care and medical terminology in English and Spanish. Both formal and informal terminology will be reviewed, including pronunciation and definition of terms. Participants will complete their plan of study by learning and reviewing terminology grouped by systems of the body and creating scenarios for role plays, thereby contextualizing the terms in realistic situations. Participants will take turns in group activity roleplays, practice high register and colloquial terminology, practice positioning and interpreter modes, and review Hispanic traditional healing terminology. Participants will practice and discuss sight translation and will be introduced to Latin and Greek roots, prefixes and suffixes. *Note: Spanish proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking is required, because this course is taught in Spanish. It is highly recommended that interested participants have completed Interpreter Training Levels1 and 2.
Audience - Interpreters who wish to provide interpreter service in health care setting and interested clinicians.
 
06/24/2020 Wednesday
8:30 AM

The Manager's Role in Fostering Team Excellence
* Filled - Registration not open *

Leaders in today's workplace have a tremendous impact on work culture, team and organizational success. This program will provide managers and supervisors with key leadership attributes that promote team excellence and a positive work culture. See brochure for speaker information.
Audience - Mid level managers and supervisors
 
8:30 AM

Interpreter Series: Level 4 Medical Interpreter Ethics & Standards of Practice; Sight Translation; and Introduction to Simultaneous Interpretation

The first part of this one-day course provides an intense examination of foreign language interpreter ethics and national standards of practice. Principles and ethical standards from the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC), the National Board of the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA), and the California Healthcare Interpreter Association (CHIA) are examined, compared, and contrasted. It then covers sight translation and offers an introduction to simultaneous interpretation. This course offers seven hours of medical interpreter training that, when combined with Levels 1 through 3, provides the participant with 40 hours of medical interpreter training, one of the pre­ requisites required to take the national certification exams.
Audience - Foreign-language medical interpreters in health and human services, Interpreter Administrators, experienced Interpreters who are interested in a more in-depth review of ethics and standards of practice, sight translation and an introduction to simultaneous interpretation.
 
06/25/2020 Thursday
8:30 AM

Interpreter Series: Workshop - Overview of National Professional Medical Interpreter Certification Exams

This half-day workshop compares/contrasts the two main medical interpreter certification exams currently offered at the national level (CCHI and IMIA's National Board), and includes a review of sample written exams from both.
Audience - Foreign-language medical interpreters who are interested in taking national medical interpretation certification examinations.
 
06/29/2020 Monday
9:00 AM

“Aftershock” Responding to the Aftereffects of Community Violence: An Overview

Violence in our society has unfortunately become common in our daily lives. Large scale mass casualty incidents present significant challenges in both the immediate response to and in the aftermath of these occurrences as communities recover. Human service professionals play multiple roles throughout these processes. It is essential that the human service professional recognize and is prepared to respond to complex issues encountered in practice as well as internally as he or she works within these charged traumatic environments.
Audience - Any interested health or human services professional.
 
07/10/2020 Friday
8:30 AM

Coronal Polishing for the Dental Assistant II
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

The North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners has ruled that coronal polishing is a legal function for trained DAIIs. This course will include lecture, laboratory and clinical practice in the skill of coronal tooth polishing. **The AM will be lecture and the PM will be clinical.** Upon completion of this course, the Dental Assistant II will be able to legally polish, under the supervision of a licensed dentist, the coronal surfaces of the dentition. Participants must attend 100% of the program. No partial credit will be given. This course is designed to prepare the DA II for core competency in coronal polishing as mandated by the NC Dental Practice Act. This course includes three hours of didactic and four hours of clinic providing basic concepts and techniques in polishing all exposed tooth surfaces with a rubber cup or brush driven by a slow speed hand piece.
Audience - DAIIs
 
07/24/2020 Friday
8:30 AM

Breaking Down Barriers: Limiting Aphasia Access to Mental Health Services

Persons with aphasia (PWA) often experience diminished quality of life (QoL) and depression. Unfortunately, there is evidence to suggest that they are not receiving adequate care in these areas. Speech-language Pathologists (SLPs) have reported that QoL is seldom assessed in PWAs using valid/reliable measures, and it is not known if or how SLPs are screening for depression. The information in this training will include utilizing the Stroke and Aphasia Quality of Life Scale (SAQOL) and the Stroke Aphasic Depression Questionnaire (SADQ) in conjunction with counseling, reducing avoidance behaviors and referral recommendations for the SLP.
Audience - Speech language pathologists, speech language pathology assistants and SLP/A students
 
08/13/2020 Thursday
9:00 AM

Combating Compassion Fatigue for Mental Health Providers
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Compassion fatigue is one of the major factors leading to healthcare professional’s stress, burnout and even malpractice. The purpose of this course is to enlighten counselors of the serious impact that compassion fatigue has on an individual and the profession as a whole, in terms of the clients we serve. In order to support the well-being of our clients, we must be self-aware of our own limitations and needs to grow and even heal. This course is designed for mental health therapists in all levels of their professional careers.
Audience - Mental health and substance use professionals
 
08/14/2020 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.
 
08/27/2020 Thursday
8:25 AM

Maternal Mental Health Conference: Exploring Matters of the Mind

Collaboration of care between behavioral and medical heath providers for the perinatal patient can be instrumental in assisting the mother-baby dyad with support and care needed in early childhood development and maternal health. This conference will focus on the landscape of perinatal mental healthcare in North Carolina, including maternal loss, best practices and treatment for substance use, and perinatal mood disorders (PMAD) discussions on how these factor into overall women’s mental health.
Audience - Nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, counselors, licensed professional counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, peer counselors, psychologists, health educators, early childhood professionals or others interested in the subject matter.
 
08/28/2020 Friday
9:00 AM

The Brain on “Social Media”
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Discover the good, the bad and the ugly of social media platforms. Study how obsessive-compulsive disorder in combination with Internet communities are closely intertwined and causing significant mental flaws. Varieties of social media have positive and negative effects on users’ lives, relationships, and identity. Learn practical assessments on virtual persuasive design, as well as findings that emphasize on applicable strategies.
Audience - Mental Health professionals, educators, social workers, school personnel, community and youth leaders, clergy, parents, human service practitioners, and other interested healthcare professionals.
 
09/02/2020 Wednesday
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: Wednesdays, September 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2020 CLINICAL SESSIONS: Saturdays, September 26, October 3 and 10, 2020
Audience - Office trained dental assistants, DA, DA I. Particpants registered for IOR Training must be at least 18 years of age.
 
09/14/2020 Monday
9:00 AM

Pushing Past Stereotypes: Deconstructing Islamophobia and Best Practice for Muslim Patients
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

The purpose of this program is to introduce participants to the dynamics of the Muslim community in the United States, with a focus on deconstructing stereotypes and biases against them. More than simply describing Islamophobia, participants will develop a deeper understanding of how bias manifests in both clinical and educational environments and affects professional environments. This workshop will explore both policy, current research, and case studies that illuminate how these biases manifest and hinder the working relationship between client/clinician, student/educator, or patient/physician. The workshop will include lecture components, as well as small and large group discussions to facilitate deeper engagement of course material.
Audience - Working professionals within “helping” fields such as clinical social workers, medical professionals, mental health professionals, and educators.
 
09/18/2020 Friday
8:30 AM

The Carolinas Anesthesiology 2020

The meeting theme for the 2019 NCSA/SCSA Annual Meeting is “Quality in Anesthesia”. The goal of this conference is to promote quality practices across the profession, enhance the safety of anesthesia in high-risk obstetric populations, minimizing opioid exposure in the perioperative period, manage the opioid dependent patient and promote wellness among anesthesia providers.
Audience - Anesthesiologists, Fellows, Residents, Certified Anesthesiologist Assistants, and Medical Students
 
9:00 AM

Working Together: Defining Roles of a Multidisciplinary Team: Approach in the Comprehensive Treatment of Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

Children and youth with significant lack of dietary diversity, growth faltering, impaired psychosocial functioning and avoidance based on sensory characteristics may fall under the category of Critical Thinking with Cases of Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID). This workshop will describe the rationale, unique considerations and implementation of a mindfulness-based parent-child intervention. Research of unique considerations in the implementation of disgust re-conditioning and oral sensitivities in children will be discussed.
Audience - Occupational Therapists, Dietitians, Speech Language Pathologists, Nurses
 
09/21/2020 Monday
9:00 AM

Brief Child Forensic Evaluation in Cases of Alleged Abuse

This two-day workshop is designed primarily for mental health and social services professionals who conduct assessments of child maltreatment allegations, including professionals who have an interest in becoming rostered evaluators in the North Carolina Child/Family Evaluation program (CFEP). The workshop will focus on distinctions between forensic and clinical evaluations, components of brief forensic evaluation models, appropriate standards of practice, and relevant ethical issues. Workshop methods will include didactic presentations and case discussions. A major component of the workshop will be a small group exercise that involves planning and conducting a mock evaluation based on the case characteristics provided.
Audience - Psychologists, DSS Child Protective Service workers, counselors, social workers, therapists, case managers, and other professionals who conduct assessments of child maltreatment allegations, including professionals who have an interest in becoming rostered evaluators in the North Carolina Child/Family Evaluation Program (CFEP)
 
09/30/2020 Wednesday
9:00 AM

Dora Test Workshop Take II - DO NOT USE

Test Only, please ignore
 
10/05/2020 Monday
9:00 AM

30th Annual Art of Breastfeeding PRE CONFERENCE:
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Participants will enhance knowledge of techniques to provide optimal breastfeeding care and support to families. This workshop will provide information and tools for experienced clinicians.
Topics Includes:
The Making of a Milk Factory
When the Butterfly Goes Astray: How Thyroid Dysfunction Can Undermine Breastfeeding
PCOS, Infertility & Breastfeeding: What’s the Latest?
Thinking Outside the Box: Lesser-Known and Novel Ideas for Milk Production
Ask Your Burning Questions!
Audience - Lactation consultants, nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, physicians, physician assistants, chiropractors, speech pathologists, nutritionists, health educators, doulas, public health practitioners, peer counselors, breastfeeding support volunteers and healthcare profession students
 
10/06/2020 Tuesday
8:00 AM

30th Annual Art of Breastfeeding CONFERENCE: Pearls of Wisdom
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Participants will advance their knowledge in strategies for management of breastfeeding and human lactation. The conference is designed to further enhance clinical and leadership knowledge and skills for those working with breastfeeding families.
Audience - lactation consultants, nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, physicians, physician assistants, chiropractors, speech pathologists, nutritionists, health educators, doulas, public health practitioners, peer counselors, breastfeeding support volunteers and healthcare profession students
 
10/09/2020 Friday
9:00 AM

DOT 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
 
9:00 AM

Suicide in Adults and Children: Prevention, Intervention and Aftermath
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Many of the adults and children with whom we work suffer from illnesses that put them at risk of suicide. This workshop will address the biological, environmental and cognitive risk factors related to depression and suicide in adults and children. It will focus on the latest research related to risk assessment, prevention efforts and their effectiveness and clinical/ legal standards of care. We will consider the impact of attempted and completed suicides on families, communities and clinicians and provide guidelines for responding to these situations.
Audience - Mental health, substance abuse and health and human service professional who work with this population.
 
10/10/2020 Saturday
8:00 AM

North Carolina Surgery: Running the Gauntlet of Breast Disease
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This conference will provide the primary care physician and other health care providers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary review of breast diseases.
Audience - Internal Medicine and Family Practice Physicians, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychiatry, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses
 
10/15/2020 Thursday
9:00 AM

Serving Refugee and Immigrant Survivors of Torture and Trauma
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Research indicates that immigrants and refugees experience disproportionately high rates of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and other stress-related disorders. Immigrants and refugees also face a multitude of barriers to therapeutic services, including lack of culturally appropriate treatment and limited access to interpretation services. In this workshop, Josh Hinson will focus on the immigrant and refugee experience in North Carolina and explore professional healthcare providers’ ethical obligation to participate in their care. He will draw from the NASW Code of Ethics, which includes language on providing quality services for all, honoring diversity, embracing multicultural approaches, and obtaining education to understand oppression with respect to ethnicity and immigration status. He will also provide information and resources on best practices for working with refugees in North Carolina.
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.
 
10/26/2020 Monday
9:00 AM

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 documents a significant overlap between trauma and substance abuse. The training will provide information about the co-occurrence of trauma and substance use as well as 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 - 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.
 
10/27/2020 Tuesday
9:00 AM

Dialectical Pain Management: Applying and Extending DBT to Chronic Emotional and Physical Pain
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Are you struggling with individuals who are sensitive, hurting, or stuck in misery? This workshop describes the theory and practice of dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), developed to treat emotional suffering, and extends its approach to working with individuals with chronic physical pain. Drawing from DBT and evidence-based pain management therapies, Deborah Barrett compares and contrasts emotional and physical pain, including explanatory models of (emotional and physical) sensitization and dysregulation, and tools for working with each. This includes dialectical strategies, mini assessments to inform practice, behavioral chain analysis to increase understanding and specific DBT skills for pain management. Through a mix of didactic, experiential exercises, and case examples, Deborah Barrett will focus on ways to help clients create a life worth living with mindfulness, validation, pain-reduction skills, psychological flexibility, and commitment to values. This workshop does not require previous knowledge of DBT or chronic pain. For DBT practitioners, this workshop offers a way to apply and extend work to target chronic physical pain. All participants will gain skills for working more effectively with individuals who present with chronic suffering, whatever the root cause.
Audience - Psychologists, Social workers, Counselors, Nurses, behavioral health practitioners, including substance abuse counselors who work with individuals with chronic pain as well as allied health professionals who work with individuals with chronic pain.
 
10/29/2020 Thursday
9:00 AM

Early Experiences Alter Brain Architecture: Strategies to Protect Young Children and Their Families
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

In this training, participants will understand how the environment impacts early brain architecture in young children and explore how protective factors can minimize risk. They will examine toxic stress and its impact upon development. Participants will engage in an experiential activity, “The Brain Architecture Game” which will give them a depth of understanding about these concepts. Participants will have the opportunity to apply concepts learned in the training to their own cases and develop strategies to assist client systems.
Audience - This workshop will benefit mental health practitioners, educators, human service professionals, and community advocates interested in this topic.
 
11/04/2020 Wednesday
9:00 AM

Managing Risk through Ethical Practice
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Ethical practice has received increased attention in the past decade as a result of concerns about managing malpractice risk, assuring quality service delivery and demonstrating professional competence to the satisfaction of funders and regulatory bodies. Paralleling this sensitivity is the concern that ethical vulnerability has also skyrocketed cases are increasingly complex and multidimensional, the "stakes" of bad decisions are high, and the available resources to address client needs are shrinking while pressures for efficiency are rising. This workshop will review some of these ethical pressures and the strategies to effectively deal with them.
Audience - Psychologists, social workers, counselors, substance abuse professionals, and all other mental health and human services professionals
 
11/07/2020 Saturday
7:45 AM

15th Annual Time is Brain: Advances in Stroke Care
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

The purpose of this conference is to present current literature, guidelines and best practices for the prevention, diagnosis and management of stroke across the patient care continuum.
Audience - This conference is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, rehab therapists and others who care for stroke patients.
 
11/11/2020 Wednesday
9:00 AM

Perinatal Depession: Recognizing and Treating Depression During Pregnancy and Postpartum
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Depression during pregnancy and the postpartum is a widespread, serious heath problem for women, infants, and families. This workshop will explore the epidemiology of perinatal depression including cultural, risk and protective factors that influence the onset and course of this disorder. Assessment of depression during pregnancy and postpartum will be covered using the DSM-IV-TR and other empirically supported assessment tools. Differential diagnosis will focus on the comorbidity of symptoms related to depression and pregnancy as well as differentiating between normal mood changes and postpartum depression. An overview of empirically supported interventions will be presented as well as a basic introduction to engaging and treating women diagnosed with perinatal depression focusing primarily on techniques related to interpersonal psychotherapy.
Audience - Mental health, substance abuse and health and human service professional who work with this population.
 
6:00 PM

Make Sure You Are In Compliance: DANB's New Infection Control Two Hour Credit Requirement

As of Jan. 1, 2016, all certificants must earn a minimum of two CDE credits in infection control topics annually. The annual federally mandated OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard training does not count toward this requirement. This two-hour infection control CE course is designed to meet this DANB requirement. The focus of this course will be instrument sterilization and reprocessing. The foundation for the course will be based on the Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Setting: Basic Expectations for Safe Care introduced in 2016 by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Audience - CDA and DAs
 
11/13/2020 Friday
9:00 AM

Gender Responsive Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Focus on Evidence Based Practices
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This program is designed to introduce substance use disorder and/or mental health clinicians to the field of gender responsive substance use disorder treatment (for women). Research in substance use disorder treatment indicates that women are best served when treatment is tailored to fit their unique needs. Increased understanding of those needs, and evidence based means (interventions, techniques, ancillary services, etc.) to address them are important for improving the lives of individuals and their families. Participants will be exposed to Seeking Safety, Helping Women Recover, and A Woman’s Addiction Workbook as tools for serving the needs of women in outpatient substance use treatment settings. Participants will leave the session with a deeper understanding of their personal process in working with women, the need for gender responsive treatment, and specific tools for providing care to women that suffer from addictive disorders.
Audience - Mental health and substance use professionals
 
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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. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

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. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

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. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

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. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

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. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

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. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

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. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): The Legal and Ethical Aspects of Social Media

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This program explores social media’s impact on health care, and what legal regulations must be considered when using social media as an employee, employer or as an agency. The program reviews current legal cases setting precedent in North Carolina and throughout the United States. The use of social media is ever expanding and is not only popular for personal use, but is also increasingly used to promote and market health care programs and agencies. Current policies and procedures recommended by legal experts will be discussed. These recommendations will help to ensure health care agencies maintain regulatory and legal compliance. In addition, a review of ethical considerations when using social media will be presented. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Swimming in the Same Pond: Strategies for Managing Conflict in the Workplace

** Vimeo Webcast ** The workplace is like a pond with a workforce comprised of people who, like fish, have varying personalities and characteristics. Challenges and conflict among coworkers can create a toxic work environment. This session will foster a greater understanding of the different types of coworkers that might contribute to conflict in the workplace, the challenges that might be encountered, and the strategies needed to managing this conflict in order for everyone to swim together in the same pond. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

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) - Human Rabies Risk Assessments and Rabies Postexposure Management-Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM)

** 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): FASD: Beyond Diagnosis

** Vimeo Webcast ** This webinar is an extension of the one presented in 2017. This program provides a brief overview of the impact of alcohol on the developing fetus, followed by a review of diagnostic and treatment resources. Participants will be provided with a case guide to intervention.
 
 

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 an effort to improve communication, care and outcomes.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): HIPAA Compliance Update

** Vimeo 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): 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. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

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. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

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 ASD, highlighting differences between ASD and other common concerns in early childhood. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

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. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

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) Trauma Informed Care: An Introduction for Health Department Staff

** Webcast ** - This webinar is designed for health department staff seeking to enhance their understanding of the role of trauma in the lives of their patients. Research and clinical evidence in healthcare indicate that trauma plays a role in patients' ability to fully engage in services. Trauma informed service environments can foster this engagement and related health outcomes. Increased understanding of the prevalence and nature of trauma, the utility of trauma informed approaches, and the ways to link healthcare patients to evidence based mental health supports are important tools in the health department setting.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Maternal Mental Health: Vital to Healthy Reproduction

** Webcast ** - This webinar provides an overview of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including depression, PTSD, general anxiety and Bipolar disorder during pregnancy and up to a year postpartum. Special attention will be given to risk factors, recognition, treatment and prevention of these common illnesses, which occur in approximately one of every 5 to 7 women.
 
 

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) Self Care for the Public Health Professional

** Webcast ** - Public health professionals have stressful jobs. They work long hours, typically with great dedication to their individual clients and communities they serve. Sometimes, their work demands overwhelm their ability to cope. Stress builds, compassion fatigue sets in, and if care is not taken, dedicated professionals burn out. This webinar aims to help public health professionals recognize their vulnerabilities to stress, teaches them methods for managing workplace stress, and provides tips and techniques for recharging their emotional batteries to prevent burn out.
 
 

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) - Multiple Sclerosis: An Overview and Adapting to Life with MS

**Webcast**-The first part of this webinar provides an overview of MS, including: information about the damage that occurs in the body’s immune system; the factors that combine to cause the disease process (including genetics, environment and a trigger that is yet unknown); the process for diagnosing MS, the diseases courses, and strategies for slowing the disease process, treating relapses, and managing symptoms. The webinar reinforces the importance of early and ongoing treatment with a disease-modifying therapy and highlights the members of the MS healthcare team. The second part of this webinar describes the stresses of living with a chronic, unpredictable illness and highlights the psychosocial challenges that are most common at the time of diagnosis, when/if the disease transitions to a more progressive course, and when/if the disease becomes more advanced. The role of normal grieving is discussed, as well as ways to distinguish it from depression, which is one of the most common symptoms of MS. The webinar also offers information about the impact of MS on the entire family, with a particular emphasis on support partners and hands-on caregivers. Lastly, the webinar provides suggestions for successful coping strategies.
 
 

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

**Webcast**-The first part of this webinar describes the cognitive impairment that occurs in about 65% of people with MS – specifying the cognitive functions that are mostly commonly affected and those that tend not to be affected. The presentation explains the relationship between cognitive impairment and other factors such as disease course and progression, and highlights the impact of cognitive changes on employment, communication, relationships, and quality of life. Treatment strategies are discussed, with a particular emphasis on the role of cognitive rehabilitation and the use of compensatory strategies at work and home. The second part of this webinar describes for mental health professionals the unique challenges – and rewards – in working with individuals and families living with MS. The presentation describes the importance of teamwork and offers guidance about dealing with the emotionally healthy patient as well as those with mental health issues in addition to the challenges of MS. Guidance is also offered for therapists who have MS themselves.
 
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