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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.
 
11/17/2021 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.
 
12/08/2021 Wednesday
8:30 AM

Webinar (Live) The Customer Experience Begins with Me: Success as a Front Office Team Member

A positive customer experience is an outcome of all members of a team working effectively together to foster that outcome. The front office team member is a significant contributor to team success. This program will provide front office team members with key components for individual and team success in consistently providing the exceptional customer experience. **This webinar is interactive and will require the participant to access it using a computer, tablet or phone with video capability. In order to be actively engaged with the speaker, you are encouraged to keep your camera on throughout the program.**
Audience - Any employee who has a role in greeting customers including inpatient areas, clinics, dietary departments, environmental services, volunteer services, etc.
 
12/09/2021 Thursday
6:00 PM

Webinar (Live) OSHA and North Carolina Infection Control Methods

This course will present North Carolina infection control methods and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens regulations and infection control in dentistry. Details on operatory asepsis methods and materials will be highlighted.
Audience - Dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental laboratory technicians, DDS, DA, RDH
 
01/01/2022 Saturday
8:00 AM

North Carolina Surgery
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This conference will provide the primary care physician and other health care providers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary review
Audience - Internal Medicine and Family Practice Physicians, Obstetricians, Gynecologists, Psychiatrists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses
 
01/21/2022 Friday
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live) - Key Components of Trauma Informed Care

This program is designed to introduce the concepts and implementation of trauma informed care. Research and clinical evidence document that trauma informed approaches to the delivery of behavioral health services includes an understanding of trauma and an awareness of the impact it can have across settings, services, and populations. We will move from awareness to action to examine 6-core principles of trauma informed care and what it “looks like” to integrate these concepts into action in our work environments.
Audience - This workshop will be beneficial to all service providers, schools, first responders, healthcare professionals, including psychologists, social workers, marriage, and family therapists, licensed professional counselors and substance abuse counselors.
 
01/26/2022 Wednesday
1:00 PM

Webinar (Live) Let’s Get Creative: 25 Brief, Interactive Strategies To Engage Children & Adolescents in Therapeutic Settings

Research has demonstrated that one of the most important aspects of effective therapeutic work is engaging a client and building positive rapport and trust in the therapeutic relationship. In establishing and maintaining a positive relationship with children and adolescents, clinicians must find creative and innovative ways to make therapeutic work engaging and interactive. It is through this interactivity that children and adolescents are often most comfortable in expressing their thoughts and feelings in a way that feels natural and affirming for them. In this presentation, we will explore 25 brief strategies and techniques that can be use in a variety of therapeutic settings to engage children and adolescents and address some common sources of distress such as anxiety, stress, and emotional dysregulation. The presentation itself will be interactive, and participants will be encouraged to engage in the activities and consider how these may be translated to their practice settings. The goal of this presentation is to broaden the therapeutic tool box for practitioners and encourage thought and discussion on strategies that may be engaging and effective in supporting child and adolescent well-being.
Audience - This workshop will benefit mental health practitioners, educators, human service professionals, and community advocates interested in this topic.
 
02/03/2022 Thursday
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live) 2022 Academic Progression Conference: Building the Future of Nursing Workforce
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Conference live webinar. Check back for brochure and registration information.
Audience - Academic faculty at undergraduate and graduate level nursing programs in North Carolina. Academic directors and lead instructors are encouraged to attend.
 
02/11/2022 Friday
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.
 
02/24/2022 Thursday
6:00 PM

Live Virtual Event SPICE: Infection Control in Dentistry
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This live webinar is from 5:55 pm - 9:00 pm on February 24 and March 3, 2022. Participants must attend 100% of the program (both dates). No partial credit will be given. Course participants will acquire the certification mandated by the NC Administrative Code 19A.0206 and .0207, Infection Control in Health Care Facilities Rule, that requires one person in each health care facility (i.e. Dental Practice) complete the certified or State approved Infection Control Course. The course will provide the most updated information relating to blood borne pathogens, preventing and controlling major sites of dental associated infections, decontamination, disinfection, sterilization and waste management, personal protective equipment, hand hygiene, and medical asepsis, occupational health, and isolation and communicable disease precautions according to CDC and OSAP Guidelines. This course has been approved by the Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology (SPICE) office to meet the Code requirements.
Audience - Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants and Dental Infection Control Coordinator, other Dental Professionals.
 
03/03/2022 Thursday
8:00 AM

The Power and Potency of Social Capital for Rehabilitation Professionals
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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
 
03/09/2022 Wednesday
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live) Child and Adolescent Mental Health Amid COVID-19: Reflection, Response, and Resiliency

Without question, the COVID-19 global pandemic has had a significant impact on children, adolescents, and families across North Carolina. Key indicators of mental health and well-being suggest that children and adolescents, in particular, are experiencing declines in mental health and academic performance and have inadequate access to services to support their complex needs. But how can we best understand how children and youth have experienced the effects of the pandemic, and how do we respond effectively as human service professionals? In this presentation, we will review what we know about the current state of child and adolescent mental health in North Carolina and will link this to policy and practice applications for our everyday work. We will explore how the pandemic highlighted existing health disparities for children and families with marginalized identities and link this to a need for advocacy work within North Carolina. We will also underscore the importance of remaining resilient as professionals amid a challenging practice landscape and will discuss how to implement lessons learned from the pandemic to drive practice innovations aimed at supporting child and family well-being.
Audience - This workshop will benefit mental health practitioners, educators, human service professionals, and community advocates interested in this topic.
 
03/11/2022 Friday
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live) - Secondary Trauma and Self Care

This program is designed to introduce the concepts secondary trauma and how our work can impact our lives. Professionals providing services to vulnerable populations often feel frustrated and overwhelmed. This training will help professionals to understand the difference between secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, burnout, moral distress, and vicarious trauma. We will build an individualized plan focused on self-compassion, self-care, professional coping, and action-based resiliency so that we can be best prepared to help others.
Audience - This workshop will be beneficial to human service professionals and first responders, including psychologists, social workers, counselors, teachers, social workers, nurses, and administrators.
 
03/17/2022 Thursday
8:00 AM

Webinar (Live) - Adaptation of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Work with Autistic Youth

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), was developed with goals of teaching individuals to live more mindfully, cope with unavoidable levels of distress, become more effective in their interpersonal relationships, and build on ability to emotionally regulate. While this modality was originally intended for use in other populations, the skills can also be adapted to address the concerns and challenges faced by autistic youth. Information provided in this presentation will address the basic concepts of DBT and ways to adapt those basic concepts to work with autistic youth. In creating such adaptations, important elements considered will include understanding autistic culture, the connection between autistic identity affirming work and mental wellbeing, and special considerations for work with autistic youth who also have an I/DD diagnosis. This talk promises to be engaging and interactive in providing concrete skills to practice and recommendations you can carry forward into your work with this population.
Audience - Behavioral health professionals interested in subject matter.
 
03/21/2022 Monday
9:00 AM

RADAR Child Forensic Interview Model
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Child forensic interviewing in cases of alleged abuse has become an increasingly specialized field. Part of the specialization is the development and use of research based, structured interview protocols. This four-and-a-half-day workshop provides an introduction to the RADAR Child Forensic Interview Model. Radar (Recognizing Abuse Disclosure types And Responding) is a research based, best practices protocol for interviewing children (5 years of age and older) and adolescence who are being assessed for possible sexual or physical abuse. RADAR is structured to ensure interview quality and ease of learning, while offering enough flexibility to be effective with children of different ages and disclosure histories. Radar is adapted in part from the NICHD investigative interview protocol. The workshop includes hands-on role-play practice as well as required reading assignments of three articles.
Audience - Psychologist, DSS child protective service providers, law enforcement, counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapist, case managers, and other professionals who conduct assessments of children maltreatment allegations, including professionals who have an interest in becoming rostered evaluators in the North Carolina Child/Family Evaluation Program (CFEP)would benefit from this workshop.
 
03/22/2022 Tuesday
8:30 AM

Virtual Event: Results-Based Accountability™: Do the Right Things and Do Them Well

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 DPH and FHLI to build RBA capacity in North Carolina. Healthy North Carolina 2030 (HNC 2030) and the North Carolina State Health Improvement Plan (NC SHIP) inform the activities and the examples used in this course. Participants will gain knowledge in the RBA framework and skill in applying key concepts.
Audience - People who lead and support initiatives to improve the lives of people in North Carolina, including community-based organizations, healthcare systems, health departments, community activists, and others.
 
03/30/2022 Wednesday
9:00 AM

Unveiling the Mask: Cognitive Processing Therapy
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This informative and interactive workshop will provide participants with the necessary interventions to promote healing for adults experiencing the effects of traumatic life events and related conditions. Recognize as a best practice model for the treatment of PTSD, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) has proven to be effective in such issues as trauma, depression, and related conditions. Through case examples, participants will increase their awareness of the effects of trauma on adults and learn interventions to prompting healing.
Audience - This workshop will benefit mental health practitioners, educators, human service professionals, community advocates, and individuals interested in this topic.
 
04/06/2022 Wednesday
9:00 AM

Motivational Interviewing I – Introduction

Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen personal motivation for and commitment to a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion. (Miller & Rollnick, 2013) This 2-day workshop is designed for practitioners either new to MI or wanting a full refresher to the concepts and an opportunity for supervised practice of skills. Participants will be introduced to this evidence-based approach through an interactive, fun workshop focusing on knowledge-building and fundamental skill practice. Learning methods include: interaction and discussion, written exercises, didactic presentation, MI instructional videos, and small group exercises with coaching and feedback.
Audience - Helping professionals who support clients in making change in their lives.
 
04/14/2022 Thursday
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live) - Maternal Depression and Children's Health: A Look at Outcomes and Why Maternal Mental Health Matters

This workshop will focus on the impact of maternal mental health on child and family outcomes. The presenter will review the epidemiology of maternal mental health. Participants will receive an overview of what is known about outcomes related to maternal mental health from a life course and family systems perspective examining associations between maternal mental health and child, parent, and family outcomes. Risk factors of negative maternal mental health outcomes will be examined. Further, the presenter will review known interventions for maternal mental health that are associated with improved child developmental and give a brief overview of brief interpersonal psychotherapy, an empirically supported intervention for treating maternal depression.
Audience - The program is intended for psychologists, social workers, licensed counselors and other health and mental health professionals interested in this topic.
 
05/05/2022 Thursday
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live): Motivational Interviewing II - Practice & Feedback

This 1-day intensive workshop is designed for practitioners who have completed an introductory course to Motivational Interviewing and who have practiced MI in an applied setting. Participants will be guided through a series of exercises designed to improve their MI clinical skills and confidence using this evidence-based model. Expect a fun, engaging environment to refresh and sharpen your MI skills. Specific course material may vary depending on the needs of the participants.
Audience - Helping professionals who support clients making life changes.
 
05/06/2022 Friday
9:00 AM

Medical Emergencies: An Update for Allied Dental Team Members
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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.
 
05/13/2022 Friday
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live) Beating Back Burnout: The Ethical Paradox of Self-Care

The increasingly complex field of counseling has oftentimes placed overwhelming demands on the workforce. It sometimes feels we are forced to choose between the well-being of our clients and our own well-being. The reality is, however, only by practicing self-care can we effectively address the needs of our clients over the course of our careers. Stressors include vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, productivity expectations, limited resources, and audit-proof documentation, while limited appreciation for our efforts often leaves us exhausted, burned-out, and vulnerable to poor ethical decision making. With this perspective in mind, it becomes readily apparent that to attend to the needs of our clients we must give a high priority to taking care of ourselves. Make a commitment to your well-being by joining us in a lively, thought-provoking, and supportive exploration of the ethics of self-care.
Audience - This workshop benefits anyone in the field of human services who is committed to ethical practice that relies on finding balance between their personal and professional lives.
 
06/24/2022 Friday
8:00 AM

Medicolegal Death Investigation Seminar-Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM)
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In the State of North Carolina, state law requires that county medical examiners investigate any death that results from violence, unknown, unnatural, or suspicious causes. The cases are often unusual and difficult to identify and involve the application of a broad knowledge base. This activity will offer techniques and updates on handling some of the most pressing issues identified by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of North Carolina, including case call triage, suspected overdose scene investigations, gunshot wounds, asphyxia deaths, environmental deaths and postmortem changes. See brochure for speaker information.
Audience - Physicians, Dentist, Attorneys, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Law Enforcement and EMS personnel
 
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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: 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, 2022 rev.
 
 

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: 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. 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.
 
 

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 06/30/22 (rev.)
 
 

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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