Wake AHEC Upcoming Continuing Education / Continuing Professional Development / Medical Education Program and Course Listing
  
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08/23/2019 Friday
12:00 PM

Wake County Young Child Mental Health Collaborative Training Series: Building Child-Caregiver Relationships through CARE

CARE (Child Adult Relationship Enhancement) is a model that includes strategies for relationship enhancement and skills for improving listening and following directions (compliance with adult instructions). It is trauma informed, generalizable and appropriate for use by clinical and non-clinical populations in their interactions with children. CARE was derived from evidence-based parenting programs.
Audience - Social Workers, Psychologists, Pediatric Medical staff, Early Intervention therapists, Early Childhood Education professionals, Child Welfare/DSS staff, Allied Health professionals
 
08/26/2019 Monday
9:00 AM

Child Forensic Interviewing: The RADAR Interview Model

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the intensive hands-on nature of this workshop, registration will be LIMITED to a maximum of 21 participants.

Child forensic interviewing in cases of alleged abuse has become an increasingly specialized field. Part of the specialization is the development and use of research-based, structured interview protocols. This 4½ day workshop provides training on the use of the RADAR child forensic interview model. RADAR (Recognizing Abuse Disclosure and Responding) is a research-based, best practices model for interviewing children and adolescents who are being assessed for possible child maltreatment. RADAR is structured to ensure interview quality and ease of learning, while offering enough flexibility to be effective with children of differing 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 a required reading assignment of three articles.
Audience - This workshop is appropriate for beginning as well as experienced child forensic interviewers, mental health professionals including psychologists, DSS Child Protective Service workers, counselors, social workers, therapists, case managers, law enforcement, child advocacy professionals and other professionals who wish to improve their skills in interviewing children and adolescents concerning possible abuse or other victimization.
 
08/29/2019 Thursday
9:00 AM

Mindful Self Care

This program will provide you with helpful tools that increase your knowledge and understanding in the areas of awareness as you learn the skills needed to be able to practice and implement paying attention to present moment experiences, without passing judgment on yourself, others and/or the experience itself. As you learn the many different aspects of Self-Care and the navigation process, you will become more knowledgeable about how to care for yourself physically, mentally and emotionally.
Audience - This program is appropriate for mental health professionals including licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, psychologists or others interested in the subject matter
 
09/03/2019 Tuesday
6:00 PM

Intraoral Radiography for the Office Trained Dental Assistant

Through lecture, attendance, self-study and clinical practice, each participant will learn to be competent in taking intraoral radiographs to ensure diagnostically acceptable images, while keeping the amount of radiation exposure to patients at a minimum. Clinical training will allow the students to practice skills on manikins. DIDACTIC SESSIONS: Tuesday September 3, Wednesday 11, Tuesdays, 17, 24, 2019 CLINICAL SESSIONS: Saturdays, September 28, October 5, 12, 2019
Audience - Office trained dental assistants, DA, DA I. Particpants registered for IOR Training must be at least 18 years of age.
 
09/05/2019 Thursday
9:00 AM

Impact of Screen Time on Children and Adolescents: Behavioral Interventions for Setting Limits

Irrefutable evidence confirms that early experiences alter brain architecture in children. Most children and adolescents spend numerous hours per day engaged with screens, far exceeding the maximum time recommended by experts. This program will focus on the connection between screen time and adolescent behavior and mental health outcomes. The presenter will explore numerous strategies designed to replace disruptive behavior in children and adolescents with pro-social behavior and specifically address time spent on screens. The evidence supporting behavioral interventions will be examined and the concepts learned in this program will be applied to various cases.
Audience - This program is appropriate for mental health professionals including licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, psychologists or others interested in the subject matter.
 
09/07/2019 Saturday
9:00 AM

Weight-Inclusive Healthcare: Evidence-Based, Compassionate and Patient-Centered

The current weight-normative paradigm within healthcare promotes interventions that lack supportive evidence of efficacy and can cause harm. This course will discuss weight bias in healthcare, the current research on weight and health, and the negative health effects of dieting and internalized weight stigma. Participants will learn the principles and practical application of weight-inclusive care, an evidence-based and patient-centered approach to medical care.
Audience - Physicians, psychiatrists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, psychologists, registered dietitians, nutritionists, licensed professional counselors and licensed clinical social workers
 
09/09/2019 Monday
9:00 AM

No Wimpy Parenting: A Toolkit for Professionals Helping Parents with Discipline and Behavior Problems (Intensive Training)

There’s an epidemic in our country of frustrated parents who have lost power in their own homes. After hearing examples from clients about their general lack of effective parenting, child and family psychologist expert Dr. Kristen Wynns, a mom of two children herself, was inspired to develop “No Wimpy Parenting” resources and parenting strategies. NoWimpyParenting.com is a place for parents to find the tools and motivation for taking back their power and authority. Dr. Wynns will offer her effective and practical tips to professionals working with parents – whether you are a counselor, therapist, teacher, or childcare worker. Every attendee will receive a copy of The No Wimpy Parenting Handbook and learn some of the most effective strategies for dealing with misbehaving and noncompliant kids and teens. These tips for raising children who respect and obey parents, can be applied if you work with parents OR children. The focus will be on reducing conflict between parents and children, eliminating negativity and stress, and empowering parents with effective tools to increase respect, compliance, and positive emotions in the home. Attendees will have the chance to discuss challenging cases and receive consultation as part of this training. *After attending the full day training, professionals will be eligible to discuss options for certification and using the No Wimpy Parenting brand in their practices or settings.
Audience - This program would be beneficial to mental health professionals working with children, adolescents or parents.
 
09/12/2019 Thursday
11:30 AM

Webinar (Live): March of Dimes (MOD): The Significance of Preconception Oral Health

There is scientific evidence that supports the relationship between maternal oral health, systemic maternal health, birth outcomes and the oral health of mothers' children. This discussion will examine how maternal oral health impacts the oral health of children and the significance of preconception oral health as a vital component of reproductive life.
This webinar will be administered through Zoom (online). Instructions on how to access the webinar will be emailed with your confirmation letter.
Audience - Nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, social workers, health educators and others interested in the topic
 
09/13/2019 Friday
9:00 AM

Navigating the Child Welfare System

This workshop will explore the child welfare system and the child protective services processes. Participants will learn information about the referral process and intakes, the roles of the social workers and learn the definitions of abuse, neglect and dependency according to the child welfare system.
Audience - Mental health professionals
 
09/18/2019 Wednesday
10:30 AM

Adopting Best Practices in Substance Abuse Treatment

Program Description: In this time of major systems change, addiction treatment professionals are challenged to treat increasingly complex alcohol and other drug use disorders with a greater emphasis on evidence-based outcomes and cost effectiveness. At the same time there have been significant advances in our understanding of the biological and environmental underpinnings of addictive disease which has informed emerging treatment best practices. While a number of evidence based behavioral and medication assisted practices have been developed to respond to the science, the gap between research and practice has been highlighted by the Institute of Medicine (1998). In an effort to bridge this gap, there is a growing effort within the field of addictions treatment to better integrate research with practice by implementing science based practices. These specific practices are described in NIDA's Priniciples of Drug Addiction Treatment : A Research Based Guide (2008) as well as in the findings from the Conference on Approaches For Combating the Troublesome Use of Substances (CACTUS) as published in Rethinking Substance Abuse by William R. Miller and Kathleen M. Carroll (2008). This series is also focused on introducing participants to evidence based treatment models included in the current National Registry of Evidence Based Programs Practices (SAMHSA). These EBPs include Motivational Interviewing, Motivational Incentives, Seeking Safety, Cognitive Based Therapies and Mindfulness based interventions. Discussions will focus on ways that practitioners can apply these practices and evidence based models to current clinical situations. Method: This teaching case conference series uses a traditional case study and facilitated learning collaborative method to assist participants to identify, learn and apply best practices and evidence based models within the context of actual cases. Participants will be expected to come prepared each session with cases that present special challenges as well as opportunities for learning. The goal of these conferences will be to identify appropriate best practices and to find ways in which specific evidence based treatments can be used to incorporate the use of evidence based treatments. This teaching case conference series is also intended to promote collaboration among treatment providers in an effort to facilitate cross referrals, promote a regional recovery oriented system of care and integrated care approaches. The series will also serve as a vehicle for disseminating information about new research findings as well as available professional development and community service resources. Finally, these sessions will be facilitated in a manner to promote collegial support and enhance workforce morale and retention. See brochure for speaker information.
 
09/19/2019 Thursday
9:00 AM

Preventing Burnout and Fostering Compassion Satisfaction

Working with people who have survived trauma or are facing crises can be incredibly rewarding, but it can also take its toll on your well-being. How can you stay in this work for the long haul or promote the wellbeing of your colleagues? Being regularly confronted with the realities of the pervasiveness of trauma in our communities can leave helping professionals particularly prone to burnout, a psychological syndrome that involves a prolonged response to chronic interpersonal stressors on the job. This workshop will explore how to foster compassion satisfaction or the ability to receive gratification from their roles dealing with traumatized individuals and communities. Participants will also learn more about their current levels of compassion fatigue and satisfaction through individual activities and self-reflection. Group activities will help participant build confidence with creating relationships and organizations that foster compassion satisfaction. Strategies, discussion, and case studies will center on the ethical implications of compassion fatigue and burnout and the value of centering compassion satisfaction to sustain ethical practice. Based on what we know from research across various disciplines, participants will both learn tangible steps to proactively prevent burnout and leave with a plan of action.
Audience - mental health and substance use clinicians interested in subject matter including but not limited to licensed professional counselors, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors
 
09/25/2019 Wednesday
6:00 PM

Diagnosis and Management of Adult and Athletic Dental Injuries

Adult traumatic dental injuries are a common occurrence especially in the athletic population. This course will provide a detailed overview of the most common types of dental injuries in athletes; how they are diagnosed, classified and managed from a dental perspective. The most recent scientific evidence and clinical examples will be shared.
Audience - Dentists, Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants
 
09/28/2019 Saturday
8:00 AM

UNC Rex Surgery-Current Trends in Laparoscopic Management of General Surgery Patients

This conference will provide the primary care physician and other health care providers a review of some of the most common surgical challenges and their management. The lectures will focus on the latest diagnostic and treatment approaches to general surgery topics. This program will expand the provider’s knowledge, increase awareness of screening, surveillance, prevention, and optimize the cost efficient use of diagnostic testing as relevant to the surgical red flags.
Audience - Internal Medicine and Family Practice Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses
 
10/01/2019 Tuesday
9:00 AM

68th Annual Tuberculosis/Respiratory Disease Institute

This educational activity is designed to discuss the current diagnostic, management and research concepts of tuberculosis and respiratory disease. See brochure for speaker information.
 
10/07/2019 Monday
9:00 AM

29th Annual Art of Breastfeeding PRE CONFERENCE

Participants will enhance knowledge of techniques to provide optimal breastfeeding care and support to families. This workshop will provide information and tools for experienced clinicians.
Topics Includes:
The Making of a Milk Factory
When the Butterfly Goes Astray: How Thyroid Dysfunction Can Undermine Breastfeeding
PCOS, Infertility & Breastfeeding: What’s the Latest?
Thinking Outside the Box: Lesser-Known and Novel Ideas for Milk Production
Ask Your Burning Questions!
Audience - Lactation consultants, nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, physicians, physician assistants, chiropractors, speech pathologists, nutritionists, health educators, doulas, public health practitioners, peer counselors, breastfeeding support volunteers and healthcare profession students
 
10/08/2019 Tuesday
8:00 AM

29th Annual Art of Breastfeeding CONFERENCE: Enhancing Principles & Practices

Participants will advance their knowledge in strategies for management of breastfeeding and human lactation. The conference is designed to further enhance clinical and leadership knowledge and skills for those working with breastfeeding families.
Audience - lactation consultants, nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, physicians, physician assistants, chiropractors, speech pathologists, nutritionists, health educators, doulas, public health practitioners, peer counselors, breastfeeding support volunteers and healthcare profession students
 
10/11/2019 Friday
9:00 AM

Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Training Course

The purpose of this course is to provide the essential core administrative and clinical knowledge necessary to complete the required examination mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This course will review common dilemmas and certain subspecialty diseases and conditions encountered while performing CMV examinations. A case-based interactive style will be used with a focus on efficiently approaching the CMV examination.
Audience - Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Chiropractors who perform examinations for CMV Drivers
 
9:00 AM

Everyday Resilience Skills Lab: Body Based Interventions to Rebound from Stress and Enhance Resilience

This 4-hour skill lab will provide simple tools to assess trauma and steps to resolve toxic stress and trauma in a variety of settings including: workplace, social services, law enforcement, schools, therapeutic/ healthcare settings, and the greater rural community.
Audience - Counselors, psychologists, mental health and substance use professionals, social workers, law enforcement, school staff, community health workers, peer support specialists, and others who are interested in building a trauma-informed resiliency culture within the community.
 
10/12/2019 Saturday
9:00 AM

Pain Management, Addiction and the Opioid Crisis: Telling Your Clients What They Don’t Want to Hear

In the era of the opioid crisis, the pain management pendulum has swung from “treat everybody” to “take two aspirin and go to a meeting.” The field that created the epidemic is now struggling to provide ethical pain management for those suffering from drug and alcohol dependence. How do we have those difficult conversations with clients that are being denied medical interventions and encourage them to try alternative treatments like biofeedback, yoga and CBT group work? How do we talk with pain-management providers about the concerns of our clients? In this training we will explore the challenges faced by non-medical providers in dealing with the complex intersection and intricacies of pain, addiction, and emotional wellness. This training will not cover medical or pharmacological interventions in depth.
Audience - Social Workers, counselors, addictions therapists, mental health providers, substance use
 
10/14/2019 Monday
9:00 AM

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Community Practice

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidence-based practice for mental health conditions including, but not limited to depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and substance use disorders. This training will introduce participants to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and will explore issues related to its application in community-based settings.
Audience - Mental health clinicians (psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, counselors), substance abuse counselors and other interested healthcare providers.
 
10/18/2019 Friday
9:00 AM

Working with Families: Intervention Skills & Techniques

We cannot not work with families. The influence of family on who we are, what we do, and who we become is ubiquitous and inevitable. But how do we work with families effectively? What is a useful framework for family work, and what do we actually do in a family session? Join us for a fun, fast-paced, experiential workshop where you will learn tangible, well-tested concepts and methods for working with families. Learning methods include: Interaction and discussion, Didactic presentation, Introduction and practice of family intervention skills and techniques, Video, Overview of the work by Dr. John T. Edwards
Audience - This workshop benefits counselors in the field of human services who are committed to working with families to help clients achieve their dreams, aka, treatment goals.
 
10/21/2019 Monday
8:00 AM

HIV, HCV and IVDU: The Changing Faces of Co-morbid Epidemics

Addiction knows no boundaries, no social class, race or gender. The same can be said of HIV and Hepatitis C. This program will explore how the current opioid epidemic and spike in intravenous drug use and how this is affecting the incidence of infectious diseases, and advances in treatment and prevention of HIV & HCV. It will also address the changing demographics of the HIV/AIDS population in relation to current and future substance use trends.
Audience - Social Workers, counselors, addictions therapists, mental health providers, nurses and all medical providers, substance use, mental health and medical program administrators, law enforcement professionals
 
10/22/2019 Tuesday
1:00 PM

College Gambling, Research and Integrative Healthcare

This workshop will educate the target audience on statistics of college gambling, risk factors, types of gambling, and current research. Participants will learn about the “free of charge” screening tools, and outcome-based treatment. At the conclusion of this training, participants should have a better understanding of problem gambling, available treatment, and resources to facilitate an integrative healthcare model focusing on the whole person.
Audience - mental health professionals including licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapist, social workers, psychologists and others interested in the subject matter
 
10/23/2019 Wednesday
9:00 AM

Training for Adoption Competency (TAC) Certification

The TAC is a nationally recognized program developed by the Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.). It is sponsored here in North Carolina by the Children’s Home Society of NC. Rigorous research is documenting its effectiveness in providing clinicians with the critical competencies they need to provide quality mental health services to those whose lives have been touched by adoption. The TAC is a 12-session (72 hours) competency-based training program followed by a 6-month clinical case consultation program for licensed mental health clinicians who provide pre- and post-adoption services to prospective adoptive parents, birth parents, adopted persons, and adoptive and kinship families. Ten modules are classroom-based; one module is completed at-home; and the final class session provides participants with an opportunity to fully integrate learning. Each module combines information sharing, written handouts and resources, and experiential learning, including case studies, role plays, and introspective work. Six sessions of case consultation (held once monthly) follow the classroom training. Graduates of the TAC receive a certificate of completion and national recognition through posting on the Center for Adoption Support and Education’s website.
Audience - Participant Requirements: Master’s degree in social work, a counseling field or other related discipline; A current professional license or under clinical supervision in preparation for licensure in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology; Experience or interest in working with adopted individuals of all ages, adoptive families and birth families
 
10/24/2019 Thursday
8:00 AM

CSHET Fall Networking Conference 2019: Share the Vision: Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Learning Environment

The CSHET Fall Networking Conference is interprofessional and open to all educators interested in improving teaching strategies in healthcare settings. Participants will be able to identify best practices that will enable educational leaders to engage hesitant learners, address compassion fatigue, and educate those working with specialized populations. Focus will be on underserved and overlooked specialized populations and how their experience can be improved with healthcare professionals. Topics will include Diversity and Inclusion, Culture Competence and LGBTQ patients. A variety of speakers with experience working with and from these populations will share evidenced based methods for delivering content, engaging learners/peers, and evaluating outcomes. You are invited to participate in two days of learning and laughter, reconnect with your fellow CSHET members, and make new friends from healthcare education settings across the Carolinas.
Audience - Nurse educators, staff training and development coordinators, continuing education directors, college and university faculty of health education programs, AHEC educators, health educators and other education professionals in a healthcare setting
 
10/25/2019 Friday
9:00 AM

Activating Self-Determination

Client motivation and self-determination are crucial in a clinical setting. They are keys to growing wellness and building recovery capital, also called social determinants of health. Moreover, clinician support of self-determination is an ethical requirement. However, little attention is paid to developing motivation and self-determination. In this program, we will dig into what self-determination actually means and how it applies in a clinical setting. We'll use an evidence-based framework that supports individuals and providers in growing the mindsets, skill sets, and an environment that activate self-determination.
Audience - healthcare professionals or others interested in the subject matter
 
10/29/2019 Tuesday
6:00 PM

Dental Caries - Genes, Bugs, and Drugs

Dental caries is a highly prevalent chronic disease that is disproportionately distributed in the population. The etiology is complex and multifactorial with contributions from genetics nutrition, tooth morphology, fluoride exposure, microbial ecology, salivary flow, oral hygiene and other factors that remain to be defined. How these factors contribute to caries varies significantly between individuals. Our understanding of the human genome, microbiome and environmental interactions has grown tremendously over the past two decades and is helping inform our decision making in caries management. This course provides an overview of the etiology of dental caries and caries risk assessment. This foundational knowledge is built upon by providing an up-to-date review of both primary and secondary caries management approaches. More recent caries management approaches such as silver diamine fluoride and non-surgical treatment techniques, such as the Hall crown, and the evidence supporting these therapies, will be discussed.
Audience - Dentists, Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants
 
10/30/2019 Wednesday
8:00 AM

Beyond Health Care: Understanding Social Determinants of Health

Addressing non-clinical needs or social determinants of health to improve outcomes is a critical but often overlooked piece in providing quality patient care. Social needs complicate clinical care and outcomes leading to higher rates in acute and chronic disease, mental illness and substance abuse. Patients may have the desire to improve their health, but inadequate nutrition or housing resources may present challenges to make the necessary changes but better outcomes. Social determinants of health are found in all patient populations, not just the undeserved and are key drivers in overall health. This conference will examine strategies toward patient-centered high quality care and will address social determinants of health in vulnerable populations.
Audience - This conference is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers and case managers
 
11/02/2019 Saturday
8:30 AM

Signing with Babies and Young Children

This course is designed to teach the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary to allied health professionals and parents. Discussion will include the benefits, supporting research and tips/techniques for using ASL with children. Participants will be introduced to over 100 signs.
Audience - Developmental Therapists (CBRS), Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Service Coordinators, Registered Nurses and Parents
 
11/05/2019 Tuesday
9:00 AM

RADAR Child Forensic Interview Model: Update 2019

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the intensive hands-on nature of this workshop, registration will be LIMITED to a maximum of 21 participants.

This one-day workshop is designed to update professionals who were trained on the RADAR Child Forensic Interview Model prior to January 2018 to changes in the model. Specifically, the workshop will introduce RADAR v. 10.7, a new version of RADAR that includes several refinements to early versions of RADAR based on updated research and clinical practice. The workshop will present the new model, the rationale for the refinements and videotaped interview examples. In addition, new research on the RADAR model will be presented. This workshop is open to all RADAR-trained professionals but is especially recommended for those trained prior to January 2018.
Audience - CAC, DSS, law enforcement, mental health and other professionals who have previously received formal training on the RADAR interview model.
 
11/07/2019 Thursday
9:30 AM

North Carolina Integrated Care Symposium 2019: Inspire, Educate and Connect

This one-day symposium is designed to enhance integrated care knowledge and build skill sets to provide primary care and behavioral health services.
Audience - Primary care providers (MD, PA, NP), psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, counselors, social workers
 
11/08/2019 Friday
8:30 AM

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) Assessment and Management: Everything You Need to Know and a Hands-On Demonstration

This workshop is designed to equip providers who see patients with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) to effectively assess and/or treat them. There will be a hands-on demonstration.
Audience - Audiologists, Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists
 
11/09/2019 Saturday
9:00 AM

Hardwired for Love and Survival: Why Working with the Body is Crucial for Healing Early Attachment Wounds

This event provides an introduction to somatic-based therapy interventions for mental health professionals interested in learning more about therapeutic interventions to help clients develop a healthy, secure attachment system. For mental health professionals with previous experience working with somatic-based interventions, this training provides more in-depth information on the relationship between trauma and attachment. Skills learned during this training will assist therapists working with individuals who have experienced trauma, including natural disasters, sexual trauma and developmental trauma. This training builds upon approaches by Diane Poole Heller, an expert in Attachment Theory and Models, trauma resolution and integrative healing techniques. The information provided is evidence-based and utilizes Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory. The training utilizes materials from John Bowlby, Mary Main, Dan Seigel, and Allan Schore. It builds upon concepts introduced by evidenced-based Somatic Experiencing Therapy, developed by Dr. Peter Levine. This 2-day workshop will offer a deep, thoughtful examination into the nature and origination of Early Attachment Patterns, citing publications by John Bowlby, Mary Main, Dan Seigel, Allan Schore as well as current cutting edge therapy approaches by Diane Poole Heller and others. We will learn what it means to be hardwired for Survival as well as Loving/Bonding as we begin to understand the Insecure adaptations, and how to uncover the Healthy Secure attachment system. This course will invite greater compassion and understanding, as well as teach effective somatic strategies/techniques for this most vulnerable area of need in ourselves and our clients. Emphasis throughout the program will be on the neurobiological underpinnings of attachment and trauma, using Stephen Porges' Polyvagal System and other brain research. We will see how by accessing "hidden" implicit body memories of early relating we can make lasting changes in our adult clients with the right approach of timing, somatic awareness, sense of safety and attuned presence. This program will be limited to 90 people.
Audience - Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and other mental health professionals or other professionals providing therapy and counseling support
 
11/13/2019 Wednesday
8:30 AM

CGEC Geriatric Mental Health Conference: Care Beyond Disease and Diagnosis

This conference will enhance participant’s knowledge and skills when caring for the physical and mental health of the geriatric patient. The intent of this activity is to enable the learner to address mental illnesses and issues affecting quality of life by further developing best practice strategies that positively impact the mental wellness of senior patients.
Audience - Physicians, Advance Practice Providers, Nurses, Psychologists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Case Managers, Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, Certified Nursing Assistants, Medical Assistants, Nursing Home Administrators, Home for the Aged Administrators, Assisted Living Executive Directors, Activity Directors, Health Educators and others interested in this matter
 
11/14/2019 Thursday
6:00 PM

Immediate Placement and Loading of a Single-tooth Implant and Oral Rehabilitation with Dental Implants

Replacing a non-restorable tooth with a dental implant can be challenging especially when an implant will be placed and loaded immediately after extraction. This course will describe indications and contraindications of immediate placement and loading of a single-tooth implant, as well as the detailed protocols in diagnosis, treatment planning and treatments. This course will also review the use of dental implants in patients whom required full mouth rehabilitation. We will discuss the sequence of treatment and the use of dental implants to assist full mouth construction. Occlusion, dental materials and implant selection will also be discussed.
Audience - Dentists, Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants
 
11/15/2019 Friday
9:00 AM

Trauma and Recovery for Adults

About 7.7 million American adults experience PTSD in any given year’s time. This does not adequately capture the number of individuals who have experienced at least one trauma during their lifetime, may not meet the full criteria for PTSD, yet are nonetheless impacted. When left untreated, the symptoms of PTSD and effects of trauma are unlikely to dissipate on their own, and may actually increase the risk of developing chronic pain, depression, drug and alcohol abuse and sleep problems that interfere with one’s ability to work and have meaningful relationships. This workshop will explore the biopsychosocial effects of trauma and PTSD, components in the treatment of trauma that are vital to promote resiliency and recovery, as well as identify the importance of self-care as a helping professional working with trauma survivors. This workshop will discuss trauma in adult clients only.
Audience - This workshop will be highly beneficial to all mental health practitioners who work with adult clients who have experienced some sort of trauma. This includes social workers, psychologists, counselors, substance abuse professionals, nurses, case managers, adult clinicians and therapists.
 
11/16/2019 Saturday
7:50 AM

14th Annual Time is Brain: Advances in Stroke Care

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.
 
11/18/2019 Monday
9:00 AM

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Creating and Implementing Behavior Plans for Children and Adolescents

This one-day workshop will teach participants how to implement behavior management strategies that utilize Structured TEACChing methods for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Participants will learn how ASD affects the learning style and behavior of individuals and how to avoid, analyze and address behavior problems. The format of this workshop will include presentations, interactive discussions, video presentations and small group activities.
Audience - Psychologists, therapists, social workers, and other professionals who are involved with treatment or case management for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
 
11/21/2019 Thursday
9:00 AM

A Comprehensive Guide to (the Other) Retirement Planning: Exploring Identity, Meaning and Creativity in the Third Age

The Third age refers to the time in one's life that occurs generally after retirement with a focus on health, vigor and an exploration of identity and purpose. Adjusting to retirement presents significant challenges to an individual's emotional, mental, social and therefore also physical health. It is of utmost importance that clients approach this time with clear-eyed courage, curiosity and humility, remembering the self-made foundation upon which they stand, while continuing to build the new structures that will serve them well into the years ahead. This course will explore the themes of identity, meaning, creativity and relationships, and will include interactive conversations about various strategies that we can use to help our clients re-tool their psychological portfolios.
Audience - mental health professionals
 
12/05/2019 Thursday
12:00 PM

A Practical Guide to Culturally Responsive Latinx Mental Health Practices

This workshop will provide information on Latinx cultural values and their experiences living in the US, and how these factors may impact the approach of mental health services. To this end, the training will provide a review of best practices in culturally responsive Latinx mental health in terms of assessment and treatment, with practical takeaways and tools participants can use in their next session. Finally, the workshop will involve some interactive components where participants will engage with the material on a personal level in order to enhance the learning process.
Audience - This workshop will be highly beneficial to behavioral health providers or others interested in the subject.
 
6:00 PM

OSHA and North Carolina Infection Control Methods

This course will present North Carolina infection control methods and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens regulations and infection control in dentistry. Details on operatory asepsis methods and materials will be highlighted.
Audience - Dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental laboratory technicians, DDS, DA, RDH
 
12/06/2019 Friday
8:30 AM

Spirituality and Recovery

The experience of chronic illness in a family can be profoundly traumatic. Much of the presented material will apply to recovery from the trauma and the role helpers can play in seeing spiritual growth in others. This training will address the vital role spiritual health plays in overall health. It is informed by the biopsychosocial-spiritual approach to wellness. Participants will learn the difference between religion and spirituality; learn what is meant by spiritual health; see the connection of spiritual growth and posttraumatic growth; and learn ways to aide the process of spiritual growth.
Audience - This workshop will be highly beneficial to substance use and mental health providers or others interested in the subject.
 
12/09/2019 Monday
8:30 AM

Resilient and Ready for 2020: Strategies for Enhancing Individual and Collective Resilient Practices
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

We are caring, compassionate, hardworking healthcare professionals. Today's healthcare environment is challenging, complex, and ever changing. Enhancing one's resilience - that ability to adapt to life's challenges and bounce back stronger - is an essential component in sustaining our caring, compassionate nature. Join nurses and other healthcare providers in this resiliency "learning lab" where we'll focus on what resiliency is; why it is important; and how we can build these positive practices in ourselves and our teams.
Audience - Healthcare providers and clinicians
 
12/12/2019 Thursday
9:00 AM

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

Participants will expand upon their current skills to more comfortably perform a basic adult physical assessment. Participants will briefly review basic anatomy and physiology; observe and participate in demonstration of physical examination techniques; and practice techniques. Common health deviations will be reviewed. Bring a stethoscope. This program is limited to 25 participants. Participants must attend 100% of the program. No partial credit will be awarded.
Audience - Nurses working with or planning to work with adults, RN Refresher students.
 
01/14/2020 Tuesday
6:00 PM

SPICE: Infection Control in Dentistry
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Program is from 6:00 pm - 9:15 pm on January 14 and 21, 2020. Participants must attend 100% of the program (both dates). No partial credit will be given. Course participants will acquire the certification mandated by the NC Administrative Code 19A.0206 and .0207, Infection Control in Health Care Facilities Rule, that requires one person in each health care facility (i.e. Dental Practice) complete the certified or State approved Infection Control Course. The course will provide the most updated information relating to blood borne pathogens, preventing and controlling major sites of dental associated infections, decontamination, disinfection, sterilization and waste management, personal protective equipment, hand hygiene, and medical asepsis, occupational health, and isolation and communicable disease precautions according to CDC and OSAP Guidelines. This course has been approved by the Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology (SPICE) office to meet the Code requirements.
Audience - Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants and other Dental Professionals.
 
02/04/2020 Tuesday
9:00 AM

Professional Ethics and Social Networks
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The emergence of online networking through sites such as Twitter and Facebook creates unique challenges in the application of familiar ethical and managerial concepts. Client privacy, public relations and marketing, worker self-disclosure, conflicts of interest and informed consent all take on new form and complexity in light of technological advances. This workshop introduces the features of social networking and explores the risks and rewards of conscious use of networking sites in social work practice.
Audience - Clinicians, case managers, social workers, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, educators, advocates, health and human service practitioners.
 
6:00 PM

Intraoral Radiography for the Office Trained Dental Assistant
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Through lecture, attendance, self-study and clinical practice, each participant will learn to be competent in taking intraoral radiographs to ensure diagnostically acceptable images, while keeping the amount of radiation exposure to patients at a minimum. Clinical training will allow the students to practice skills on manikins. DIDACTIC SESSIONS: Tuesdays, February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020 CLINICAL SESSIONS: Saturdays, February 29, March 7, 14, 2020
Audience - Office trained dental assistants, DA, DA I. Particpants registered for IOR Training must be at least 18 years of age.
 
02/12/2020 Wednesday
9:00 AM

Motivational Interviewing I – Introduction
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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, Small group exercises with coaching and feedback.
Audience - Clinicians, social workers, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, health and human service practitioners.
 
02/21/2020 Friday
9:00 AM

Group therapy: Keeping it lively and effective!
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Most clinicians are working with clients in groups in some capacity. These groups may be insight-oriented, psychoeducational or support groups. How do we keep groups lively and effective and make the most of the power of the group format? How do we balance covering content and giving clients time to discuss and process the material? What are the best activities for groups and when should we use activities? How do we help clients see that their interactions in group shed light on their tendencies in interpersonal relationships? How do we deal with challenging clients and situations in group settings? Through didactic and experiential methods, this workshop will attempt to answer these questions. The workshop will help participants take a fresh look at group dynamics and therapeutic factors in order to best leverage the therapeutic power of the group format. The content will be relevant for all types of groups and all ages in various practice settings.
Audience - Mental health, substance abuse, human service professionals and private practitioners
 
02/26/2020 Wednesday
9:00 AM

Meeting the Health Care Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Ending Invisibility and Knowing Your Patients
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Over the years much attention and focus has been on addressing the needs of diverse patient populations, however, it has only been recently that health care has begun to focus on the unique needs and heath disparities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients. While members of this community share the same health concerns as the rest of the population, they also face additional challenges and health risks. These unique challenges can include less access to insurance and health care services as well as higher rates of smoking, alcohol, and substance abuse. This group is also at higher risk for mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, sexually transmitted disease, and increased incidence of some cancers. The research also indicates that LGBT patients often do not receive the same level of care as other patients because of experiences of stigma, lack of awareness, and insensitivity to their unique needs. Thus, these patients face many barriers to equitable care. This workshop will begin to address the cultural competency needed to work with members of this community by increasing the participant’s knowledge base on identity development and the discrimination and oppression faced by the LGBT individuals. The presenter will discuss health related issues and the barriers to care often experienced by this specific community. The goal of this workshop is to enable both health and mental health professionals to recognize the impact of invisibility and stigma on the LGBT community and on their health care; to provide a more welcoming environment from which to engage these patients in their care. This workshop will be interactive with thought provoking dialogue around these issues.
Audience - This program is beneficial for an interdisciplinary audience including physicians, nurses, health and mental health professionals; psychologists; substance abuse counselors, and anyone interested in this topic
 
03/09/2020 Monday
8:00 AM

Treating Chronic Pain: Evidence-Based Behavioral Approaches
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Behavioral health providers frequently work with people who have chronic pain and opioid misuse. Current treatment guidelines promote behavioral interventions as the treatment of choice for pain, yet opioid prescribing continues to rise. In this session we’ll uncover what works to reduce pain and enhance quality of life without leaning on opioids, which are the least effective and riskiest treatment choice. Evidence shows that mindful practices and cognitive-behavioral approaches lead to dramatic improvement for people with pain. This workshop will highlight a solid path to healing and hope for people who desperately need it. Participants will be armed with practical and proven tools to use in their work.
Audience - Behavioral health professionals including psychologists, licensed professional counselors, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, pastoral counselors, substance abuse counselors, qualified professionals, associate professionals or others interested in the subject matter.
 
03/10/2020 Tuesday
8:00 AM

Treating Chronic Pain: Evidence-Based Behavioral Approaches
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Behavioral health providers frequently work with people who have chronic pain and opioid misuse. Current treatment guidelines promote behavioral interventions as the treatment of choice for pain, yet opioid prescribing continues to rise. In this session we’ll uncover what works to reduce pain and enhance quality of life without leaning on opioids, which are the least effective and riskiest treatment choice. Evidence shows that mindful practices and cognitive-behavioral approaches lead to dramatic improvement for people with pain. This workshop will highlight a solid path to healing and hope for people who desperately need it. Participants will be armed with practical and proven tools to use in their work.
Audience - Behavioral health professionals including psychologists, licensed professional counselors, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, pastoral counselors, substance abuse counselors, qualified professionals, associate professionals or others interested in the subject matter.
 
03/11/2020 Wednesday
8:25 AM

Addressing Opioid Use through the Nurses Lens: Compassionate Care of the Patient with Opioid Abuse
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As a key caregiver, nurses play a major role in the multidisciplinary care of patients. Yet, in managing patients who use opioids, nurses face challenges with providing care while managing personal beliefs, stigma, patient demands and standards of care. This conference will provide education and tools that will enhance the ability of the nurse to provide care for this population while maintaining compassion, patience and understanding. As the first of a conference series, participants will explore stigma and bias, care practices and community impact aimed at meeting patients where they are. Participants will learn from, with and about each other’s roles in providing comprehensive quality care and the impact they can have on outcomes.
Audience - Nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nursing assistants
 
03/19/2020 Thursday
9:00 AM

Motivational Interviewing II - Practice & Feedback
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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. Learning methods include: interaction and discussion, written exercises, nominal didactic presentation, small group exercises with coaching and feedback.
Audience - Counselors, social workers, psychologists, human service professionals, or others interested in the topic
 
03/25/2020 Wednesday
8:30 AM

The Manager's Role in Fostering Team Excellence
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Leaders in today's workplace have a tremendous impact on work culture, team and organizational success. This program will provide managers and supervisors with key leadership attributes that promote team excellence and a positive work culture. See brochure for speaker information.
Audience - Mid level managers and supervisors
 
04/15/2020 Wednesday
1:00 PM

Ethics Reboot: Aligning Your Digital Practices with Current Ethical Standards
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Ethics shape our sense of right and wrong, and inform our everyday professional actions. With the increasing use of technology in personal and professional settings, new and complex ethical issues arise. This workshop will explore ethical standards from a variety of disciplines related to the use of technology and social media in professional practice. Trends and themes associated with technology related ethics standards will be considered. Participants will have an opportunity to analyze ethical scenarios and apply existing technology related standards to identify and resolve ethical challenges. Implications for ethical practice in the digital age will be reviewed.
Audience - Social workers, psychologists, nurses, counselors, in-home workers, case managers, human service practitioners and other mental health professionals.
 
04/16/2020 Thursday
9:00 AM

Balancing Change and Acceptance: Use of Dialectical Behavioral Strategies in Work with Families
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Adolescence is often a tumultuous time due to puberty, hormones, and brain changes. For some teenagers, this can be compounded by a history of trauma or family conflict, a biological sensitive to emotions, or other mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. At times these lead to problem behaviors such as school avoidance, and impulsive and high risk behaviors. Helping professionals and caregivers can feel helpless in the face of such challenges. This program will review strategies from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Adolescents (DBT-A) that focus on helping teens and their caregivers decrease problem behaviors and improve their relationships. The training will provide techniques designed to teach adolescents and their families the skills of validation and problem-solving, mindfulness, and improved communication skills. A combination of lecture, experiential exercises, and role-plays will be included in this program.
Audience - Mental health professionals or any other human service professional interested in this topic. This program is designed for those who have knowledge of standard DBT.
 
04/20/2020 Monday
9:00 AM

“Aftershock” Responding to the Aftereffects of Community Violence: An Overview
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Violence in our society has unfortunately become common in our daily lives. Large scale mass casualty incidents present significant challenges in both the immediate response to and in the aftermath of these occurrences as communities recover. Human service professionals play multiple roles throughout these processes. It is essential that the human service professional recognize and is prepared to respond to complex issues encountered in practice as well as internally as he or she works within these charged traumatic environments.
Audience - Any interested health or human services professional.
 
05/18/2020 Monday
9:00 AM

Understanding Trauma and Substance Abuse: Implications for Practice
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This program is designed to introduce practitioners to the concepts and implementation of trauma, trauma informed care, and the links between trauma and substance abuse. Research and clinical evidence documents a significant overlap between trauma and substance abuse. The training will provide information about the co-occurrence of trauma and substance use as well as offer an overview of screenings, assessments, and treatment models to address this population. The training will be interactive and will incorporate documentary components and case studies to provide opportunities for practicing and processing of the material. Materials and resources will be provided as toolkits for service implementation.
Audience - This workshop will be beneficial to mental health and substance abuse professionals, including psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors and substance abuse counselors.
 
05/20/2020 Wednesday
1:00 PM

Ethics Reboot: Aligning Your Digital Practices with Current Ethical Standards
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Ethics shape our sense of right and wrong, and inform our everyday professional actions. With the increasing use of technology in personal and professional settings, new and complex ethical issues arise. This workshop will explore ethical standards from a variety of disciplines related to the use of technology and social media in professional practice. Trends and themes associated with technology related ethics standards will be considered. Participants will have an opportunity to analyze ethical scenarios and apply existing technology related standards to identify and resolve ethical challenges. Implications for ethical practice in the digital age will be reviewed.
Audience - Social workers, psychologists, nurses, counselors, in-home workers, case managers, human service practitioners and other mental health professionals.
 
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Webinar (Recorded) - Multiple Sclerosis: What You Need to Know and the Emotional Challenges - Closed - * Registration not open *

** Vimeo Webcast ** - Part A) This webinar provides an introduction to multiple sclerosis for mental health professionals, including what is currently known about possible causes of MS, who gets it, and the prognosis. The MS disease courses are described, as well the symptoms that can occur. The components of comprehensive MS care – including relapse and symptom management, rehabilitation to enhance or maintain function, and psychosocial support – are explained, and participants are introduced to the healthcare professionals on the comprehensive care team. Part B) This webinar introduces mental health professionals to the psychosocial challenges confronting individuals and families at the time of diagnosis, as the disease transitions from a relapsing course to a more steadily progressive one, and when and if the disease becomes severely disabling. Additional highlights of this webinar include the role of grieving, the diagnosis and management of depression, which can be both a reaction to life with MS and a symptom of the disease, the diagnosis and management of other mood changes that can occur, and the impact of this chronic, unpredictable disease on family, relationships, and employment. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Multiple Sclerosis: Cognitive Dysfunction and the Professional Challenges - Closed - * Registration not open *

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar discusses the cognitive changes that occur in more than sixty percent of people with MS, and describes their impact on self-esteem, interpersonal relationships and employment. Common problems related to learning and memory, attention and concentration, information processing, and executive functions are described, along with strategies for assessment and management. Vignettes are provided to illustrate the impact of cognitive changes on everyday life and offer tips and strategies for patients and family members. Part two of this webinar describes the unique aspects of working with this interesting and challenging population, many of whom would never have wanted or needed to consult a mental health professional has they not been diagnosed with a chronic illness. The ways in which a mental health professional may need to adapt his or her style and/or practice to address a patient’s physical limitations and/or cognitive impairments are discussed, as well as issues associated with treating a person whose MS-related challenges ebb and flow over decades. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Rabies Update 2017

** Webcast ** - New Rabies guidelines came out in 2016 and include specific new control measures for postexposposure management of dogs, cats and ferrets exposed to rabies. The webinar discusses the legal aspects of adoption of these control measures by the local health director, a description of the changes contrasted to G.S 130A-197, and recommendations regarding implementation of the control measures. The new rabies control measures can only be implemented by the local health director if adopted by local board of health rule or other policy in the exposed animal's jurisdiction, or if G.S. 130A-197 is amended to adopt and incorporate by reference the postexposure management control measures of the current NASPHV Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control. This webinar is designed to provide updates outlined in the 2016 NASPHV Rabies Compendium on Post-exposure Management Control Measures for dogs, cats and ferrets. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded)-Adolescent Health Care & North Carolina Law

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar will address frequently asked questions about consent and confidentiality for adolescent health care. Topics will include confidential health care for pregnant teenagers, consent to treatment for unaccompanied minors, the confidentiality of health information about K-12 students, and more. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

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

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

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

** Vimeo Webcast ** - Communication plays a fundamental role in all organizations. The ability to communicate with others is essential for success. This program is designed to develop an understanding of the emotions and intentions that drive the exchange of information, in an effort to foster effective communication and build stronger relationships. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence: A Paradigm Shift from Intervention to Prevention

** Vimeo Webcast ** North Carolina was recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as one of 14 states found to have higher than normal risk factors for domestic and intimate partner violence (DIPV). In response, the CDC partnered with the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCCADV) to develop a plan to address violence across the state. For decades; however, members of the helping community (physicians, nurses, clinicians, and advocates) used interventions to address DIPV. Interventions address the issue of violence after its occurrence. Primary prevention would address the violence prior to onset. Prevention is needed to encourage open and honest dialog, help reduce stigma, and to inform on the severity of violence on victims and the community. Topics in this session include; an overview of domestic and intimate partner violence, understanding to help: help-seeking barriers in victims, and types of primary prevention and strategies for implementation. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded)-Introduction to Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)* - Closed - * Registration not open *

** Vimeo Webcast ** This webinar will be an introduction to Crisis Intervention Training (CIT). Topics will include the history and background of CIT nationally and in North Carolina, the benefits of CIT including examples of both the national and local levels. The speaker will provide tangible skills and examples of how providers should utilize CIT services for their clients including on crisis plans, safety plans, and treatment plans. See brochure for speaker information.*This webinar will not provide any hours toward CIT certification. If you need to get certified in CIT, contact Bob Kurtz at bob.kurtz@dhhs.nc.gov or call 919-715-2024.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): You are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention-2017 Updates

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

Webinar (Recorded): The Science of Human Learning: Instructional Design that Maximizes Retention and Application - Closed - * Registration not open *

** Vimeo Webcast ** - The Science of Human Learning: Instructional Design that Maximizes Retention and Application.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Opioid Exposed Pregnancies in North Carolina

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

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

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

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

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

Webinar (Recorded) - NC Public Health Law Overview and Update - Closed - * Registration not open *

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar will address the current state of Public Health Law in North Carolina including current initiatives that focus on the restructuring of local Health Departments and its impact on care. Other key topics will be addressed including public/confidential record keeping, remedies for enforcing public health laws and resources for local health departments for answering questions and seeking assistance when issues arise. Participants will be awarded the opportunity to submit questions during the session in an effort to develop an increased level of understanding Public Health Law.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Motivating a Multigenerational Workforce

** Webcast ** - Motivating a generationally diverse workforce can be challenging. This program is designed to develop an awareness and understanding of inter-generational differences in the workplace in an effort to keep a multigenerational workforce engaged.
 
 

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

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar will address the critical needs for training HCP's in the areas of human rabies risk assessments using current rabies ACIP guidance for PEP decisions and NC DHHS risk assessment algorithms, as well as the applicable legal requirements for rabies control.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): FASD: Beyond Diagnosis

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

Webinar (Recorded) - Does Your Patient Understand? - Health Literacy 101

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This one hour webcast provides the family practitioner and staff basic information on the importance of health literacy in practice in an effort to improve communication, care and outcomes.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): HIPAA Compliance Update

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar is designed to provide an update of various HIPAA issues faced by public health caregivers and resources for obtaining and clarifying needs.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Perinatal Depression - A Treatable Medical Condition

** Webcast ** - This webinar will provide an opportunity for participants to review up-to-date information about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, screening and treatment. Participants will learn how to identify women, provide support to them and develop a pathway of resources to get them connected in with treatment.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Teen Pregnancy Substance Abuse - Assessing and Understanding the Long and Short Term Effects on both the Fetus and Mother

** Webcast ** - This webinar will address most commonly abused drugs by the pregnant teen. Emphasis will be on types of drugs, how they work and what they can do to the mother's body and fetus. Time will be allotted for discussing how to have the difficult conversation with them in an effort to better assess and treat as needed.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Making Shift Happen - An Overview of Motivational Interviewing

** Webcast ** - Motivational Interviewing is an evidence based approach that uses a collaborative conversation style intended to discover and strengthen a person’s own motivation and commitment to behavior change (Miller and Rollnick, 2012). It is also used to guide and support change based on a person’s values, interests and ideas. Consistent with the stages of change model developed by Prochaska and DiClemente (1986), motivational interviewing recognizes that change is a process that can be influenced by relationship with a skilled practitioner who uses a particular set of principles, skills and techniques. This webinar will provide overview of the foundation, concepts and skills of motivational interviewing with case examples of MI applications in clinical practice.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Croghan Foundation Early Childhood Webinar Series - Autism Spectrum Disorder: Signs, Symptoms and Early Identification

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar will provide a broad foundation for early childhood professionals in the area of ASD. This will include discussion of estimated prevalence, etiology, signs and symptoms, introduction to diagnostic criteria for children birth to 5 and early social and behavioral features of our youngest at-risk children. Resources for developmental monitoring and screening will be shared. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Croghan Foundation Early Childhood Webinar Series - Screening Practices for Autism Spectrum Disorder

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar will provide specific information pertaining to the importance of early screening for ASD. An initial discussion will ensue about the importance of early and routine developmental screening in the infant, toddler and preschool years. It will be followed by an introduction to ASD-specific screening tools. Case presentations will be utilized to illustrate several of these ASD-screening tools. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Croghan Foundation Early Childhood Webinar Series - Diagnostic Assessment Strategies for Autism Spectrum Disorder

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar will present the various diagnostic assessment strategies early childhood professionals use to diagnose ASD. It will include a review of the diagnostic criteria along with a discussion of specific measures and associated assessment strategies used to diagnose or rule-out ASD. Participants will also discuss differential diagnosis ASD, highlighting differences between ASD and other common concerns in early childhood. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Croghan Foundation Early Childhood Webinar Series - Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-based Practices

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar will provide a review of evidence-based early intervention for young children suspected of having ASD. An examination of foundational evidence-based practices for early intervention will be presented, with an emphasis on general developmental progress across a variety of domains. This will include specific criteria providers may use to select and implement evidence-based practices. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Population Health: Addressing Social Determinants - Closed - * Registration not open *

** Webcast ** - The Wake County Population Health Task Force Report: Addressing Social Determinants at the Local Level
 
 

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) 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.
 
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