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05/11/2021 Tuesday
1:00 PM

Live Webinar: Innovations in Food and Food Safety

This meeting is the annual education conference for the North Carolina Food Safety and Defense Task Force. This meeting brings together stakeholders from state and local health departments, industry partners, and academia members to discuss hot topics and emerging trends in food safety and food defense. This year's conference will center around innovations in food processing and food safety. Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 1:00pm - 4:05pm Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 9:00am - 12:05pm Credit for this program is awarded by day. A participant must attend 100% of the day(s) selected of the program to receive credit.
Audience - Epidemiologists, Environmentalists, Veterinarians, Veterinary Technologists
 
05/13/2021 Thursday
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live) The Ethics of Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent

This session will provide an overview of evidence-based practice and the use of evidence-based treatment interventions in children’s mental health. Key ethical issues inherent in evidence-based practice process will be discussed in relationship to the delivery of child and adolescent mental health services.
Audience - This program is designed for healthcare professionals, social workers, substance use disorder professionals, psychologists, and other interested mental health or public health professionals.
 
9:15 AM

Virtual Event: 18th Annual Triangle Breastfeeding Alliance Conference: Ebb and Flow: Milk Production Issues

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
 
5:30 PM

Webinar (Live) Exploring the Addictionary of Stigma Reduction and Recovery Messaging: A Panel Discussion

Social stigma has kept recovery voices silent for decades and has caused those struggling with a substance use disorder (SUD) to lose hope for recovery. Research has shown that messaging shifts can open attitudes toward addiction as a disease and sustainable recovery as a legitimate outcome for those who are dealing with a SUD. This panel discussion will involve an engaging discussion of strategies and techniques on how to discuss addiction and as a result, reduce the grip of stigma associated with substance use and mental health disorders.
Audience - Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, Social Workers, Chaplains, Law Enforcement, Substance Use Disorder Clinicians, Health Educators and any healthcare professional working in the recovery field
 
05/15/2021 Saturday
8:00 AM

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

The COVID-19 public health crisis has had a major impact on our lives. Many families have faced overwhelming and stressful challenges during the pandemic. This conference is designed to educate pediatric healthcare providers and teams on the importance of behavioral health for children, especially during this crucial time. A variety of topics across a wide spectrum of emergent issues and trends in pediatric health will be discussed. A diverse faculty will be drawn from among the primary and specialty area of pediatric practice.
Audience - Physicians in Pediatrics and Family Medicine, Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, Case Managers, Social Workers, Psychologist, Teachers and other health care, community and public health providers working with the pediatric and adolescent population
 
05/19/2021 Wednesday
8:00 AM

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

This program will provide an overview of age-related peripheral and central changes that affect hearing and speech perception. Informative clinical measures will be illustrated and explored. Evidence–based rehabilitation strategies and tools will be demonstrated and methods for counseling patients in an interactive format will be discussed.
Audience - Speech Language Pathologists, Speech Language Pathology Assistants and Audiologists
 
05/20/2021 Thursday
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live) Building Provider Resilience

This program is designed to introduce the concepts of provider-focused resilience. Professionals providing services to vulnerable populations often feel frustrated and overwhelmed. This training will help professionals to understand the difference between compassion fatigue, burnout, moral distress, and vicarious trauma. The session will examine the way work can impact one’s life, with a focus on body and mind from a mindfulness perspective. Participants will build an individualized plan focused on self-compassion, self-care, professional coping, and action-based resiliency so that they can be well prepared to help others.
Audience - This workshop will be beneficial to human service professionals, including psychologists, social workers, counselors, teachers, social workers, nurses, and administrators.
 
5:30 PM

Webinar (Live) CGEC Older Adults Thriving, Not Just Surviving in the COVID-19 Era: Refocusing the Healthcare Team - Recovering Health and Wellness

With the progress made toward vaccinating seniors and most currently, the entire adult population, the healthcare team now has a dual focus, helping older patients not only survive but thrive in the aftermath of the worst of the Covid-19 era. This program is designed to guide healthcare team members as they identify and intervene in the pressing issues confronted by patients, residents, and their families at this significant point in the pandemic. This session will focus on helping older adults overcome the physical, cognitive, emotional, and psychological health concerns created by the extended impact of Covid-19.
Audience - All staff working with older adults at home and in healthcare facilities, especially long term care, assisted living facilities and retirement communities: Nursing Assistants, LPNs, RNs, Social Directors, GNPs, Nursing Home Administrators, Rehabilitation Disciplines and Rehab Assistants, Chaplains and other Clergy
 
05/21/2021 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. **In order to be actively engaged with the speaker, you are encouraged to keep your cameras on throughout the program.**
Audience - Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Office Staff, and other interested dental professionals.
 
10:00 AM

Hip Hop Virtual Live Webinars: Racism, Resistance and Rap: Using Hip Hop to Explore and Properly Handle Your Client's Rage Against Racism

This presentation will utilize the genre of Hip Hop to explore the impact that oppression and racism have had on the country’s collective psyche. Hip Hop music has provided a voice to the oppressed since its inception. It is incumbent on clinicians to increase their understanding of what is being communicated. The year 2020 has displayed the rage and desperation present within the lives of the people that we serve. It’s time to start listening.
Audience - This program is intended for behavioral health professionals, or those interested in the topic.
 
06/10/2021 Thursday
2:30 PM

Webinar (Live) One Team, One Dream: Collaborating to Improve Perinatal Oral Health

This symposium will span two half-days and build upon practice guidance found in the 2018 Oral Healthcare During Pregnancy: North Carolina Collaborative Practice Framework. Medical, dental and other healthcare professionals will learn about current evidence supporting oral healthcare during pregnancy and best practices for delivering team-based, patient-centered care. Additionally, the symposium will address liability concerns regarding dental care during pregnancy, integrating oral health assessments into prenatal visits, and pharmacological considerations during pregnancy.
 
06/11/2021 Friday
10:00 AM

Hip Hop Virtual Live Webinars: The Cypher: How Community Violence, Mental Health and Hip Hop Collide

Hip Hop is an art form that was birthed out of The Bronx New York in the late 70’s by black and brown residents faced with extreme poverty and systematic violence. It is now a global brand with a following that spans race, class, and socio-economic lines. Sometime after the release of their famous single “Fight the Power” Chuck D was quoted saying “Hip Hop is Black people’s CNN.” The statement may not be entirely accurate, but with closer analyzation of popular song lyrics it becomes apparent that much of the content provides a transparent reflection of the rich tapestry of American culture. What if some of the elements of Hip Hop could help start conversations with people about mental health and community violence?
Audience - This program is intended for behavioral health professionals, or those interested in the topic.
 
06/15/2021 Tuesday
10:00 AM

Webinar (Live) Introductory Overview of Human Trafficking: Demand Reduction: Flipping the Script on Combatting Human Trafficking
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This webinar will provide an overview of the different methods for demand reduction including the use of technology for deterrence, effective policy, and treatment implications for compulsive buyers. The program will also provide next steps for engaging in demand reduction initiatives and why addressing demand is critical in effective anti-trafficking work.
Audience - Nurses, social workers, healthcare providers legal service providers, housing providers, educators, law enforcement, prosecutors and others that are interested in learning about the topics.
 
06/18/2021 Friday
9:00 AM

Identifying and Responding to Sex Trafficking in the United States

Sex trafficking (commonly known as commercial sexual exploitation) is a public health and child welfare issue with widespread and long-lasting implications. Though prevalence estimates of sex trafficking in the United States (U.S.) are limited, countless youth of diverse identities, backgrounds, and communities are impacted each year. These youth often endure a continuum of severe and chronic trauma beginning in early childhood and continuing throughout their exploitation. As a result, youth experiencing sex trafficking often intersect with service providers as part of the child welfare, juvenile justice, and healthcare systems. Yet, these youth frequently remain under-identified by service providers, often due to a lack of awareness and adequate training. This course is designed to equip multidisciplinary service providers with knowledge on how to identify and respond to sex trafficking within their respective roles. First, the course will provide an overview of how to define sex trafficking and identify common risk factors, indicators, and outcomes. The presenter will discuss common characteristics of, and tactics employed by exploiters, including sex traffickers and buyers. Additionally, this course will discuss the impact of sex trafficking on the behavioral health of service providers and healthy response mechanisms. Lastly, information about available local and national resources will be distributed.
Audience - Frontline, supervisorial, and administrative level social work, juvenile justice, public health, and healthcare professionals.
 
06/19/2021 Saturday
8:00 AM

Webinar (Live) Women's Health Conference - Across the Lifespan
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This conference is designed to address the most current clinical challenges and medical conditions in caring for the female patient. The goal of this conference is to expand the awareness and medical knowledge of women’s health concerns, increase appropriate application of screening, prevention, management, and treatment options. Emphasis will be placed on practical application of evidence-based topics and the cost-effective use of both diagnostic testing and specialty referral to improve patient care and the quality of women’s health in our community. Topics will include updated pap smear guidelines, sexually transmitted infections, menopause and hormonal changes, infertility management, abnormal uterine bleeding, and management of incontinence.
Audience - Physicians in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Family Medicine, Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, Case Managers, Health Educators and other healthcare clinicians involved with the care of women
 
06/22/2021 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
 
07/22/2021 Thursday
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live) Appetite Awareness Training for Binge and Overeating

Currently, 31.8% of North Carolina residents have a weight that meet criteria for obesity. Binge and overeating increase the risk for obesity, which is associated with numerous co-morbid conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and various cancers. Binge eating is described as having episodes of eating large amounts while experiencing a sense of loss of control over what one eats. In contrast, overeating typically refers to eating more than intended, and does not involve loss of control. A specific CBT intervention, Appetite Awareness Training (AAT), has been successful in aiding participants to reduce binge eating and overeating. AAT includes instruction on emotional eating and identification of biological signals of hunger and satiety, both aiding in weight maintenance. This program will examine the factors (e.g., trauma, stress, depression) that may increase binge and overeating in clients, with particular emphasis on those who are low-income and identify as a member from a racial/ethnic minority group. The presentation will present an overview of AAT and provide clinicians with brief training on specific intervention components that may provide clients with coping skills to increase self-care and decrease binge and overeating. Recommendations for assessment will be provided.
Audience - Social workers, professional counselors, psychologists, and others interested in this topic.
 
08/13/2021 Friday
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live) - Anxiety Disorder Treatment

This program will review current neuroscience and diagnostic criteria for Anxiety Disorders and innovations in treatment. Instruction in how to identify and provide differential diagnosis and incorporate appropriate treatment strategies into a therapeutic plan.
Audience - This program is beneficial to mental health professionals including licensed clinical mental health counselors, national certified counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical addiction specialists, marriage and family therapists, or others interested in the topic.
 
09/07/2021 Tuesday
9:00 AM

Expressive Arts Therapy
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

An introductory short course to employing the Expressive Arts in a therapeutic setting, this seminar can invigorate the therapy protocol and offer new options for treatment in challenging clinical situations. No "artistic" experience is needed to benefit from an exploration of the creative force within us, either as therapist or patient. This seminar will include the philosophical, historical, and practical information essential to using Expressive Arts in Therapy.
Audience - This program is beneficial to mental health professionals including licensed clinical mental health counselors, national certified counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical addiction specialists, marriage and family therapists, or others interested in the topic.
 
09/25/2021 Saturday
7:55 AM

Webinar (Live) Pediatric Obesity: 2021
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Understanding and managing pediatric obesity is one of the most pressing challenges facing the health of our generation. Tackling this problem head-on will require primary care providers to have the tools to address this issue with patients and their families within the medical home. Additionally, knowing when and how to use pediatric specialists and community resources to provide more intensive lifestyle interventions, is essential. In response to this need, WakeMed Pediatric Weight Management and the Poe Education Center for Health Education collaborating to provide an interactive workshop to bring together medical providers to learn these skills. Join us for a comprehensive, multidisciplinary review of pediatric obesity management, specifically focusing on medical weight management, surgery, psychology, exercise and nutrition. Experience the virtual GrowWELL kitchen and Garden at the Poe Center for Health Education.
Audience - This conference is designed for pediatric and family practice physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners
 
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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. (Expiration date with potential for renewal: June 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) 2020-2021 Series: Implementation of Telemedicine: A Review of Best Practices and Guidelines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Webinar (Recorded) Tackling Challenges and Pitfalls of Telehealth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Self-Study: Reducing Vaping Among Youth and Young Adults

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

Self-Study: Treatment of Stimulant Use Disorder

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Self-Study: First-Episode Psychosis and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders

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

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

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

Self-Study: Treating Substance Use Disorder in Older Adults (TIP 26- Ch. 3)

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

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

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

Self-Study: Treating Substance Use Disorder in Older Adults (TIP 26- Ch. 6)

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

Self-Study: Treating Substance Use Disorder in Older Adults (TIP 26- Ch. 7)

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

Webinar (Recorded) Talking to Kids about Stress

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

Webinar (Recorded) Treating Anxiety and Stress in Teens Today

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

Webinar (Recorded) - COVID-19 Vaccination in North Carolina - * Coming Soon, Registration not open *

** Webcast ** COVID-19 Vaccination in North Carolina This two-part continuing pharmacy education course has been developed in partnership with the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy to provide education and guidance for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians on the novel COVID-19 virus, COVID- 19 vaccines in development and currently available, COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans in North Carolina, vaccine administration strategy, and federal and state regulatory issues governing pharmacist, pharmacy intern, and pharmacy technician administration of COVID-19 vaccines.(Expiration date with potential for renewal: June 30, 2021.)
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Strategies for Addressing Behavioral Challenges in Children

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

Webinar (Recorded) Talking to Kids about Trauma

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

Webinar (Recorded) Type I Diabetes Refresher 2021

** Webcast ** In 2018, the CDC estimated there were 210,000 children and adolescents with diabetes, 187,000 of which were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Each year research provides new insights into the diagnosis and treatment of this chronic condition. Pediatric nurses, including those working in schools and in primary care need to continually update their knowledge in order to effectively work with patients and families to manage this condition. This webinar provides current information related not only to treatment and diagnosis but addresses the challenges of providing quality care and evidence-based nursing interventions. Nursing credit exp. date 06.30.22
 
 

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

** Webcast ** This program is designed to provide medical providers and other healthcare professionals with the knowledge and tools needed to counsel patients who use tobacco and other nicotine delivery devices. Nursing Credit Exp. Date 06.30.22
 
 

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

** Webcast ** The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the environment of inpatient care in hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities. Bedside caregivers have provided not only physical care vital to life but have become the support for patients who cannot have family nearby, especially at the end of life. This has resulted in physical, emotional, spiritual, and social strain on frontline providers and their families that may be long lasting. This recorded webinar discusses the challenges faced by bedside providers, identifies stressors that exist and offers opportunities for increasing resilience through resources, communication, and support. (Expiration date with potential for renewal: June 30, 2021.)
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Talking to Kids about Empathy

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

Webinar (Recorded) Talking to Kids about Positive Self Talk - * Coming Soon, Registration not open *

**Webcast** The "Talking to Kids: The Preventive Benefits of Social Emotional Learning" webinar series is for any adult who interacts with children and youth. Each interactive webinar will explore best practices to introducing and discussing challenging social-emotional learning topics with children and youth. Webinar topics include talking to kids about stress, trauma, empathy, and positive self-talk. Stress management and emotional regulation are protective factors against youth substance misuse and other unhealthy behaviors. Each webinar will begin by addressing the common psychological theories and brain science behind the topic and interactive activities to help participants understand the concepts. Participants will also learn how to talk to children and youth about each topic in a developmentally appropriate manner. Participants will come away with activities to engage children and youth, a resource list, and an opportunity to engage the instructor with questions. Talking to Kids about Positive Self-Talk is the fourth webinar in the Talking to Kids series. The webinar will explore current research on positive-self talk, and how a person’s internal dialogue impacts mood and behaviors. Participants will reflect on their own internal dialogue and how to monitor healthy self-talk. The webinar will address a variety of strategies that can be used when talking to youth about positive self-talk and will include practical activities that can be adapted to a variety of developmental stages.
 
Wake AHEC Health Careers Program Listing
  
05/16/2021 Sunday
 

TESTING Do Not Use

Wake AHEC’s Testing. Please proivde T-shirt size.
Audience - 9th-12th graders