Wake AHEC Upcoming Continuing Education / Continuing Professional Development / Medical Education Program and Course Listing
  
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09/23/2020 Wednesday
12:00 PM

Webinar (Live) The Promise of NCCARE360: A Coordinated Network of Health and Social Service Providers

NCCARE360 is the first statewide coordinated care network to better connect individuals to local services and resources. Providers are able to electronically connect those with identified needs to community and receive feedback to close the loop on the referral. This webinar will provide steps on how to sign up and effectively implement this resource into your practice. NCCARE360PROJECT
Audience - Physicians in internal medicine, family practice, obstetrics & gynecology and pediatrics, advanced practice providers, registered nurses including school health nurses, case managers, social workers and health care professionals working in public health and community agencies
 
09/24/2020 Thursday
8:30 AM

Webinar (Live): Navigating the Journey of Pediatric Diabetes: Innovative and Integrated Care

In this one-day conference focusing on children and teens with diabetes, medical providers and other healthcare professionals will learn about new and innovative trends in screening, diagnosis and treatment of diabetes as well as current perspectives on weight management and bariatric surgery. In addition, behavioral health professionals will address the need for providing integrated care for this population and will offer practical guidance for identifying and managing behavioral health outcomes.
Audience - Pediatricians, family practice physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, inpatient and outpatient registered and licensed practical nurses, school nurses, dietitians, social workers, case managers, certified diabetes educators
 
09/25/2020 Friday
9:00 AM

Virtual Event: Medical Emergencies: An Update for Allied Dental Team Members

This live webinar 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. **This webinar is interactive and will require the participant to access it using a computer or tablet. Video capability is also required at least part of the time.**
Audience - Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Office Staff, and other interested dental professionals.
 
09/29/2020 Tuesday
6:00 PM

Webinar (Live) 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
 
09/30/2020 Wednesday
8:30 AM

Virtual Event: The Manager's Role in Fostering Team Excellence

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. **This webinar is interactive and will require the participant to access it using a computer or tablet. Video capability is also required at least part of the time.**
Audience - Mid level managers and supervisors
 
12:00 PM

Webinar (Live) NCCARE360 When the Pantry is Bare: Addressing Food Insecurity

During COVID-19, unemployment in NC and the United States has soared and schools have been closed leaving more families facing food insecurity. Join this webinar to learn how to assess for food insecurity and how to address patients needs using NCCARE360 and local resources. NCCARE360PROJECT
Audience - Physicians in internal medicine, family practice, obstetrics & gynecology and pediatrics, advanced practice providers, registered nurses including school health nurses, case managers, social workers and health care professionals working in public health and community agencies
 
10/01/2020 Thursday
9:00 AM

Webinar Two (Live) Early Intervention Strategies for Treating Autism Spectrum Disorder - Establishing an Intervention Framework

This webinar will introduce caregiver coaching strategies and a caregiver coaching session structure. An introduction to caregiver coaching strategies will include: (1) Stages of change; (2) How to identify and manage caregiver implementation difficulties; and (3) A hierarchy of caregiver coaching strategies.
Audience - OT, PTs, SLPs, Psychologists, Social Workers and Developmental Specialists who work with children birth to five
 
10/02/2020 Friday
10:00 AM

Webinar (Live) Lunch and Learn Substance Use Series Fall 2020: Same but Different or Is It? Best Practice Treatment for Lesbian and Bisexual Women with Substance Use Disorders

Members of the older lesbian community present to treatment with a great deal of challenges and strengths that have informed their experience. Participants of this workshop will gain a basic understanding of the lesbian population as well as issues specific to the lesbian experience of addiction and recovery. Working towards the development of cultural competency as the goal, this workshop will be interactive; setting the expectation that participants engage in thought provoking dialogue.
Audience - Mental Health Professionals; Psychologists; Substance Use Counselors, and anyone interested in this topic.
 
10/06/2020 Tuesday
8:00 AM

Virtual Event: 30th Annual Art of Breastfeeding Conference: Pearls of Wisdom

2020 marks the 30 year anniversary of the Art of Breastfeeding Conference, and this year’s theme is “Pearls of Wisdom”. The pearl, a valuable and sought-after gemstone, is the customary symbol of 30th anniversary celebrations and in this case, symbolizes the conference’s long-standing commitment to excellence, quality and value. The “pearls” offered by this year’s virtual conference will include a wide range of topics intended to enhance clinical practice and promote breastfeeding success. The morning sessions will address the nervous system’s influence on the baby’s behavior and breastfeeding, complex mechanics of suck for babies with oral tethering and the addition of complementary food while breastfeeding the older child. In the afternoon, focus will be on the impact of substance use, including marijuana and opioids on breastfeeding. Phones can be used for audio, but in order to view slide presentations and to receive accurate credit, participants are encouraged to attend the conference using a computer.
Audience - Audiences who would benefit from this conference include: Lactation consultants, nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, physicians, physician assistants, chiropractors, dentists, pediatric occupational therapists, pediatric physical therapists, speech pathologists, nutritionists, dieticians, health educators, doulas, public health practitioners, peer counselors, breastfeeding support volunteers and healthcare profession students.
 
12:00 PM

Webinar (Live) - 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)

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.
Audience - Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other healthcare professional working with patients at the end-of-life including but not limited to those who work in healthcare facilities, home health, and emergency services
 
10/07/2020 Wednesday
12:00 PM

Webinar (Live) NCCARE360 Wanting to Find a Place to Call Home: Tackling Homelessness

Homelessness is on the rise in NC and the United States. Having a home provides shelter and comfort for patients and leads to better health outcomes. This webinar will explore homelessness through a multidisciplinary lens. NCCARE360PROJECT
Audience - Physicians in internal medicine, family practice, obstetrics & gynecology and pediatrics, advanced practice providers, registered nurses including school health nurses, case managers, social workers and health care professionals working in public health and community agencies
 
10/08/2020 Thursday
5:30 PM

Webinar (Live) Unmasked: How the COVID-19 Crisis Exploited North Carolina’s Most Vulnerable Communities

The current COVID crisis has clearly shown health disparities in communities of color and other marginalized communities within North Carolina and nationally. This live webinar will address the challenges North Carolina has faced over the course of the pandemic, highlight cases of patients in marginalized communities with COVID, explore the history of disparities of care in this country and how that history informs the current crisis. The webinar will explore the factors which predispose communities of color to be disproportionately impacted, and conclude with an interdisciplinary panel focused on developing solutions, providing practical strategies for improving care for marginalized communities and looking at systemic efforts that can address health disparities. Wake AHEC is accredited by the NCMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
10/09/2020 Friday
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live): 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

Webinar (Live): Suicide in Older Adults: Prevention, Intervention, Postvention

Webinar Live Risk for suicide in older men is high for a number of reasons. Depression is a common and disabling condition afflicting older adults and predisposes those suffering from it to suicide. Men from previous generations were taught not to talk about their feelings or show “weakness” so they rarely ask for help, even when it’s needed. While effective treatments exist for late life depression and treatment rates are increasing, many older adults still do not receive adequate assessment or treatment that can prevent suicide in this population. New research is clear on what situations pose the greatest risk of suicide and what factors protect people from suicide. We now understand how some simple, practical interventions reduce risk and improve well-being. This workshop will discuss the most important risk and protective factors in the elderly, describe suicide prevention techniques that are effective, teach the use of an evidence-based intervention for reducing suicide risk, and share guidelines for postvention response when a community experiences a suicide death.
Audience - Behavioral health professionals
 
10/13/2020 Tuesday
5:30 PM

Webinar (Live) Let's Start the Conversation: Reproductive Health Issues Women Face Today Start By Planning for a Brighter Tomorrow

Both Reproductive Life Planning (RLP) and shared decision-making for contraceptives can assist in addressing unintended pregnancies. Unintended pregnancies can result in serious health, social, and economic consequences for women, families, and communities. Additionally, breastfeeding is an area in which both providers, women, and families need more education and support. Exclusive breastfeeding, particularly during the newborn period, has a number of benefits and should be discussed with pregnant and recently postpartum patients. This educational course is designed to equip providers with the knowledge and skills to counsel patients from preconception to postpartum.
Audience - Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses or others interested in reproductive health issues.
 
10/14/2020 Wednesday
12:00 PM

Webinar (Live) NCCARE360 Working Hard to Work: Searching for Employment

During COVID-19, unemployment and underemployment in NC and the United States has soared which has led to homelessness, food insecurity, lack of healthcare and safety issues for many. This program will address assessment of homelessness and how to address this issue to improve patient outcomes. NCCARE360PROJECT
Audience - Physicians in internal medicine, family practice, obstetrics & gynecology and pediatrics, advanced practice providers, registered nurses including school health nurses, case managers, social workers and health care professionals working in public health and community agencies
 
12:00 PM

Webinar (Live) Children & Anxiety: Signs, Symptoms, and Strategies

This informative and interactive workshop will provide participants with the necessary information and interventions to promote adequate care for children and adolescents experiencing anxiety. Through case examples, increase an awareness of the effects of anxiety on children and adolescents, so as to recognize the symptoms and provide interventions to reduce and manage overall anxiety and symptoms. **This program is Sponsored by Triangle Springs Behavioral Health Hospital** https://trianglesprings.com/

Audience - Behavioral health professionals and those interested in the subject matter.
 
10/16/2020 Friday
10:00 AM

Webinar (Live) Lunch and Learn Substance Use Series Fall 2020: Substance Use and Family Systems

This program will focus on the theories, skills, and expectations of the large well-known schools of thought with regards to family systems and substance use. The facilitator will discuss the benefits of working with the nuclear family unit, facilitate activities that encourage the practice of clinical skills, and demonstrate therapy skills during this presentation.
Audience - Mental Health Professionals; Psychologists; Substance Use Counselors, and anyone interested in this topic.
 
10/17/2020 Saturday
8:00 AM

Webinar (Live) North Carolina Surgery: Beyond Breast Cancer: From Genetics to Reconstruction and Everything In Between

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
 
10/20/2020 Tuesday
12:00 PM

Webinar (Live) 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)

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.
Audience - Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other healthcare professional working with patients at the end-of-life including but not limited to those who work in healthcare facilities, home health, and emergency services
 
5:30 PM

Webinar (Live) What the Primary Care Provider Needs to Know About Breast Cancer

This webinar will present a multidisciplinary overview of the most up-to-date research and best practices for the primary care provider treating the patient diagnosed with breast cancer. The conference will address current recommendations for screening mammography, approaches and considerations in the diagnostic workup, and awareness to the patient’s journey during breast reconstruction.
Audience - Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers in Internal Medicine, Family Practice and Obstetrics and Gynecology
 
10/21/2020 Wednesday
12:00 PM

Webinar (Live) NCCARE360 Breaking Free: Addressing Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) & Personal Safety

During COVID-19, stay at home orders have increased intimate partner violence and personal safety issues. IPV is a problem for every race, ethnicity, socioeconomic level, gender and religion group. Join this webinar to learn how to asses for IPV and assist the patient in identifying community resources. NCCARE360PROJECT
Audience - Physicians in internal medicine, family practice, obstetrics & gynecology and pediatrics, advanced practice providers, registered nurses including school health nurses, case managers, social workers and health care professionals working in public health and community agencies
 
10/22/2020 Thursday
9:00 AM

Webinar Three (Live) Early Intervention Strategies for Treating Autism Spectrum Disorder - Strategies to Join with a Child in a Joint Activity Routine

This webinar will introduce strategies to build a four-step joint activity routine with a young child at risk for or diagnosed with ASD. Joint activity routines can serve as a framework to teach a young child new skills. Core Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Intervention (NDBI) strategies will be reviewed.
Audience - OT, PTs, SLPs, Psychologists, Social Workers and Developmental Specialists who work with children birth to five
 
10/24/2020 Saturday
7:55 AM

Webinar (Live) Pediatric Obesity: Practical Tools to Guide Your Management in Primary Care

Understanding and managing pediatric obesity is one of the most pressing challenges facing the health of our generation. Tackling this problem head-on will require primary care providers to have the tools to address this issue with patients and their families within the medical home. Additionally, knowing when and how to use pediatric specialists and community resources to provide more intensive lifestyle interventions, is essential. In response to this need, WakeMed Pediatric Weight Management and the Poe Education Center for Health Education collaborating to provide an interactive workshop to bring together medical providers to learn these skills. Join us for a comprehensive, multidisciplinary review of pediatric obesity management, specifically focusing on medical weight management, surgery, psychology, exercise and nutrition. Experience the virtual GrowWELL kitchen and Garden at the Poe Center for Health Education.
Audience - This conference is designed for pediatric and family practice physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners
 
10/27/2020 Tuesday
8:15 AM

Webinar (Live):The Hidden Psychiatric Illness in Your Practice: Recognition of and Initial Management of Eating Disorders

Have you ever said, ‘I don’t work with eating disorders’? The truth is that physicians, nurses, therapists, and other healthcare professionals encounter patients with eating disorders on a regular basis, whether or not the disorder is ever identified or discussed by their healthcare provider. This interactive program will assist clinicians and behavioral health professionals to become more comfortable when encountering patients with eating disorders. The updated DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for eating disorders will be reviewed, as well as a discussion of a variety of case vignettes regarding how to recognize these disorders across a variety of practice settings. Additionally, the initial steps regarding management of patients with eating disorders will be discussed so that providers in attendance can feel more confident in their ability to help stabilize and treat or refer these patients. Participants will work together to dispel stereotypes and preconceptions about how eating disorder patients may present. Interdisciplinary discussions will be encouraged on how the medical and behavioral health communities can work together to use affirming language with all patients regarding weight and body size, in efforts to avoid contributing to the potential development of eating disorders in vulnerable populations.
Audience - Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychologists, and other healthcare professionals working with patients with eating disorders.
 
10/28/2020 Wednesday
12:00 PM

Webinar (Live) NCCARE360 Getting Where You Need to Be: Transportation or Telehealth

Patient outcomes decrease when transportation for in-person healthcare visits is lacking. With COVID-19, personal safety when using public transportation have become a concern. Payors, however, have been flexible with payments to allow for telehealth visits. Join this webinar to explore the process for helping individuals access transportation resources and stay safe and improve knowledge regarding telehealth visits. NCCARE360PROJECT
Audience - Physicians in internal medicine, family practice, obstetrics & gynecology and pediatrics, advanced practice providers, registered nurses including school health nurses, case managers, social workers and health care professionals working in public health and community agencies
 
11/04/2020 Wednesday
12:00 PM

Webinar (Live) Managing Risk through Ethical Practice

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
 
11/05/2020 Thursday
9:00 AM

Webinar Four (Live) Early Intervention Strategies for Treating Autism Spectrum Disorder - Teaching New Skills in Everyday Activities

This webinar will introduce strategies to incorporate child teaching across multiple developmental domains during joint activity routines. In addition, strategies to tailor Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP) goals to young children with social communication challenges by creating measurable behavioral objectives will be discussed.
Audience - OT, PTs, SLPs, Psychologists, Social Workers and Developmental Specialists who work with children birth to five
 
11/07/2020 Saturday
8:15 AM

Webinar (Live) 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
6:00 PM

Webinar (Live) 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
 
11/12/2020 Thursday
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live) Perinatal Depession: Recognizing and Treating Depression During Pregnancy and Postpartum

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.
 
11/13/2020 Friday
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live): Gender Responsive Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Focus on Evidence Based Practices

This program is designed to introduce mental health and/or substance use treatment providers to the field of gender responsive substance use disorder treatment and to support its application. 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 to address them, are important for improving client outcomes. Participants will leave the session with a deeper understanding of their personal process in working with women, the need for gender responsive treatment, and tools for providing care to women that suffer from addictive disorders.
Audience - Mental health and substance use professionals
 
11/16/2020 Monday
9:00 AM

Virtual Event: 2nd Annual PAC Conference: Living Under the Umbrella of Dementia

This year’s now ALL VIRTUAL PAC Conference; Living Under the Umbrella of Dementia will dig deep into the types of dementia that are so often misunderstood or misdiagnosed. While Alzheimers is a more well-known form of dementia, Teepa and other experts on the topics will discuss it, along with Lewy Body, Frontal-Temporal, Vascular, young onset, atypical, dual-diagnoses, other health impairments, and more. Each afternoon, the PAC Team, alongside those living with dementia, will focus on PAC Skills that work specific to these different forms. There will also be a chance to visit and network with over 35 sponsors from all over the world through the Online Exhibitor Center. NOTE: If you are registering at this site to receive CE credit, you must first register and submit payment to PAC at the following site: https://teepasnow.com/pac-annual-conference/
Audience - This conference is great for professionals (Registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, nursing home administrators, social workers, activity therapists, family members, care partners, people living with dementia, or anyone who just wants to know more about this umbrella term.
 
11/18/2020 Wednesday
12:00 PM

Webinar (Live) Integrating the Family: Child and Adolescent Health

This live webinar focuses on empowering and educating those working in primary care/pediatrician offices to work with children and adolescents in the context of their family systems.
Audience - All licensed behavioral health professionals (LCSW, LCMHC, LMFT, Psychologists)
 
11/19/2020 Thursday
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live): Depression and Suicide in Children and Teens

Webinar Live Suicide among adolescents has more than tripled in the past 45 years and many children with whom we work suffer from illnesses that put them at risk of suicide. While recognizing the seriousness of the topic, this workshop presents a hopeful view of the current state of research and the significant progress being made in suicide prevention and treatment. This workshop will describe the biological, environmental and cognitive contributors to depression and suicide in the young and discuss the most important risk and protective factors for youth. It will address prevention efforts and their effectiveness, provide current research on suicide risk assessment and crisis intervention, and discuss clinical treatment and standards of care. It will offer guidelines for responding to families and communities after a suicide. Participants will learn a recently developed, evidence-based treatment for reducing suicide risk with patients.
Audience - Behavioral health professionals
 
12/04/2020 Friday
12:00 PM

Webinar (Live) Human Service Provision in High Stress Environments: Skills and Strategies for Provider Self-Care

Webinar Live While human service professionals have traditionally experienced high stress and complex work environments, our global pandemic has intensified these stressors and added additional challenges to our professional and personal lives. We also have been witness to several high profile and tragic incidents involving the interaction between law enforcement and persons of color. These incidents have surfaced important community issues that need to be addressed while also creating significant discord. Participants in this program will be given information and tools that can be used to address the personal and professional traumatic stress experienced in our current social environments.
Audience - Behavioral Health Professionals, Community Stakeholders, Community Members, and one interested in this topic.
 
12/09/2020 Wednesday
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live) Helping Tweens and Teens to Anchor During Times of Uncertainty: Mindfulness Practices and More for Teens and Tweens

This program will cover the benefits of yoga and meditation for tweens and teens and review ways to help this population with emotional regulation. Skills for “anchoring,” or being able to pause and find neutral ground in stressful situations will also be discussed. Additional concepts will include, responding vs just reacting and ways to re-wire the fight or flight response, improving the ability to focus, reducing anxiety and tension, and improving resilience to stress. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move around in, plan to have fun, and laugh and explore their own inner teenager. Together we will learn strategies and tools to help teens manage their very stressful modern lives, and discuss ways that as professionals and community members we can be advocates for our youth.
Audience - Behavioral health professionals and those interested in working with teens
 
12/10/2020 Thursday
8:00 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.
 
12/17/2020 Thursday
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live) Using CBT with Clients on the Autism Spectrum
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

In this workshop, participants will learn how a better understanding of the specific learning style of individuals with autism can lead to better treatment. A framework for developing CBT interventions for complex cases of individuals on the autism spectrum with average to above average intelligence using cognitive behavior therapy will be introduced. This workshop will cover the use of CBT for school-age children, adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum.
Audience - Behavioral health professionals and those interested in the subject matter.
 
01/11/2021 Monday
12:00 PM

Webinar (Live) Human Service Provision in High Stress Environments: Individual and Community Resilience in Times of Crisis

Webinar Live Our global pandemic has intensified these stressors and added additional challenges to our professional and personal lives. We also have been witness to several high profile and tragic incidents involving the interaction between law enforcement and persons of color. These incidents have surfaced important community issues that need to be addressed while also creating significant discord. As we as individuals are challenged our communities are also facing unique and profound stresses. Challenge and adversity can make us stronger individually and collectively. This workshop will focus on community and individual resilience in the face of adversity. Participants in this program will be given information and tools that can be used to address the personal and professional traumatic stress experienced in our current social environments. We will also discuss strategies to build community resilience in the face of adversity.
Audience - Behavioral Health Professionals, Community Stakeholders, Community Members, and one interested in this topic.
 
01/12/2021 Tuesday
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live) Understanding and Treating Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Anxiety
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

The incidence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has increased over the last 20 years, in part due to the identification of more individuals who have good cognitive skills and autism. These high functioning children, adolescents, and adults with ASD present with significant social-communication and difficulties coping with change and rigidity despite their well developed cognitive abilities. Due to their learning style, individuals with ASD are vulnerable to anxiety and emotional regulation problems. This workshop will focus why individuals with autism are more vulnerable to anxiety and will share cognitive and Structured TEACCHing strategies for teaching emotional regulation and coping skills.
Audience - Behavioral health professionals and those interested in the subject matter
 
01/15/2021 Friday
10:00 AM

Webinar (Live) Talking to Kids about Stress
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

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.
Audience - Behavioral health professionals and those interested in the subject matter
 
01/20/2021 Wednesday
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live) Mental Health Disparities Among African Americans

Webinar Live African Americans have less access to mental health than their White counterparts, are less likely to receive needed care, and are more likely to receive poor quality care when they are treated. There are many barriers that contribute to these racial disparities in services. For instance, everyone has implicit (unconscious) biases that can influence our behaviors, decisions, and interactions with others. These biases, that we may not be aware of, often impact the services we provide and contribute to racial disparities in mental health. It is important that mental health professionals working with diverse populations be aware of the impact of implicit bias on client outcomes as well as other barriers preventing our African American clients from receiving quality care. In this workshop participants will be provided with activities aimed to increase awareness of their unconscious biases. Case studies will be provided to practice cultural humility and to practice strategies to mitigate unconscious biases. Participants will develop a plan of action to build rapport, positive therapeutic relationships, and to provide more culturally appropriate services to African American clients.
Audience - This workshop will be beneficial to social workers, counselors, mental health care providers, case managers, human service workers, and anyone who is interested in the topic.
 
02/04/2021 Thursday
8:30 AM

Academic Progression: Educational Innovations During Uncertain Times
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

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02/09/2021 Tuesday
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live) Managing Challenging Behaviors with ASD
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This program will provide an overview of how the learning and cognitive differences of ASD affect challenging behaviors, followed by step-by-step practice in identifying best strategies to help prevent and manage difficult behaviors.
Audience - Behavioral health professionals and those interested in the subject matter.
 
02/19/2021 Friday
10:00 AM

Webinar (Live) Talking to Kids about Trauma
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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 (ie. COVID 19, natural disasters, school violence, community violence), although some information will also apply to individual traumas. 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.
Audience - Behavioral health professionals and those interested in the subject matter
 
03/12/2021 Friday
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
 
03/19/2021 Friday
10:00 AM

Webinar (Live) Talking to Kids about Empathy
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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 that research 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 talking to youth about empathy and practical activities that can be adapted to a variety of developmental stages.
Audience - Behavioral health professionals and those interested in the subject matter
 
04/23/2021 Friday
10:00 AM

Webinar (Live) Talking to Kids about Positive Self Talk
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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 that research 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 talking to youth about empathy and practical activities that can be adapted to a variety of developmental stages.
Audience - Behavioral health professionals and those interested in the subject matter
 
05/13/2021 Thursday
8:30 AM

18th Annual Triangle Breastfeeding Alliance Conference: Ebb and Flow: Milk Production Issues
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One of the main reasons families stop breastfeeding is concern over milk supply. While there are some physiologic reasons for poor milk production, many times the answer is breastfeeding management. This conference will explore factors that affect milk production and strategies for supporting the breastfeeding family.
Audience - Lactation consultants, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, nutritionists, public health staff, childbirth educators, doulas, peer counselors, community breastfeeding support group volunteers and others providing care for breastfed babies and their families
 
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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): 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.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) COVID 19 and Healthcare Worker Wellness

** Webcast ** These are trying times for healthcare workers--physicians, mid-level providers, nurses, behavioral health clinicians, hospital and clinic workers, emergency services personnel, and others. The unique pressures of working during a pandemic are unprecedented. Workers are dealing with personal risk, limited resources, and the challenges of functioning outside of best practices and protocols. They are often experiencing fear, anxiety, fatigue, sleep problems, and overwhelming frustration. This webinar will help by providing practical tools for staying well despite the circumstances. We’ll discuss causes and signs of COVID-19 stress, and how to develop tools to get through this. Participants will create a plan for work and home, enabling them to stay healthy and well during these days. Webinar Expiration Date: 6/30/2021
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Behavioral Health Series: Trauma Informed Care

** Webcast ** This session will review trauma informed care in the hospital system, specific strategies that can be helpful when working with behavioral health patients, and discuss how using this approach with patients can lead to better outcomes. This program was originally part of the WakeMed Behavioral Health Series: Crisis Intervention & Trauma Informed Care.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Responding to Mental Health Needs of Children and Adolescents during the COVID 19 Pandemic

** Webcast ** This webinar explores the potential effects of COVID 19 on children and adolescents. Profound changes to daily living resulting from the pandemic can affect the physical and emotional wellbeing of children and adolescents. Strategies for treating children and adolescents during the current crisis and suggestions for assisting them in managing emotions associated with COVID 19 are discussed.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Behavioral Health Series: Introduction to Crisis Intervention

** Webcast ** Behavioral health patients can provide unique challenges for staff as they present with different needs and require a variety of approaches that we may not always be trained to provide. The WakeMed Behavioral Health series is intended for WakeMed staff with the goal of providing education about basic crisis intervention strategies and techniques when working with behavioral health patients. This series offers two options for interested attendees. This option covers an introduction to crisis intervention strategies and provides tools for employees to use if they encounter an escalated behavioral health patient.
 
 

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.
 
 

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

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

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

** 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): Opioid Exposed Pregnancies in North Carolina

** 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): Swimming in the Same Pond: Strategies for Managing Conflict in the Workplace

** 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) - Best Practices in TeleMental Health

** Webcast ** This program will provide an introduction and overview of best practices to telemental health counseling services. Participants will learn about potential benefits and risks to providing telemental health services. Next steps towards beginning the implementation of telemental health services in practice will be reviewed.
 
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Self-Study: Growing Older: Providing Integrated Care for An Aging Population

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Webinar (Recorded) - WMIM Presents - Recovering from Coronavirus: What to Expect - Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM)

**Webcast** The recovery process after COVID 19 infection can vary depending on the severity of each individual case. Severe cases can cause not only significant respiratory complications, but also profound weakness, impaired cognitive function, swallowing difficulties, weight loss, decreased endurance, and neurological complications. Early rehabilitation can play a critical role in the recovery process for these patients. This webinar will help you to understand the systemic effects of the virus, identify patients who will benefit from rehabilitation, and help you learn to navigate the process of referring your patients to rehabilitation.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Implementation of Telemedicine: A Review of Best Practices and Guidelines - * Coming Soon, Registration not open *

** 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) - Marijuana in Pregnancy: Maternal-Fetal Effects and Outcomes - * Coming Soon, Registration not open *

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) - Addressing Bias for Better Health Outcomes - * Coming Soon, Registration not open *

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.
 
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