Wake AHEC Upcoming Continuing Education / Continuing Professional Development / Medical Education Program and Course Listing
  
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06/21/2019 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

A Difficult Duo: Domestic Violence and Substance Use Disorders

This program is designed to support substance abuse treatment professionals in their effort to provide services to those with past or present domestic violence (DV) exposure. Involvement in domestic violence, as victims and/or batterers, can complicate a clients ability to participate in treatment and can be difficult for providers to respond to. With a deeper understanding of the nature, prevalence, and impact of co-occurring substance use disorders and domestic violence clinicians will feel more prepared to serve this population. Additionally, this program will introduce evidence-based and promising practices for working with this clientele, and will increase participant understanding of their role in caring for others as well as themselves.
Audience - This workshop will benefit substance use and mental health practitioners, educators, human service professionals, community advocates, and individuals interested in this topic.
 
12:00 PM

Wake County Young Child Mental Health Collaborative Training Series-Young Child Mental Health in our Community: Panel & Workgroup

This course will provide an overview of what young child mental health is and how it is practiced in various community settings. Speakers will present their work in supporting young child mental health in the preschool classroom, home visiting setting and greater Wake County community. Attendees will participate in an interactive workgroup to identify how they support young child mental health in their environment and what they see as continuing needs in the community.
Audience - Social Workers, Psychologists, Pediatric Medical staff, Early Intervention therapists, Early Childhood Education professionals, Child Welfare/DSS staff, Allied Health professionals
 
06/22/2019 Saturday
8:00 AM

Neuro-Optometric Vision Rehabilitation: What a Healthcare Professional Should Know

This one day course is designed to educate participants about the field of Neuro-Optometry and how vision skills can be improved through various treatment strategies. Participants will gain a better understanding of how the neuro-developmental optometrist uses the bimodal model of vision to treat patients with visual dysfunctions. Evidence-based hands-on techniques, live demonstrations and videos will be included.
Audience - Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech Language Pathologists, Speech Language Pathology Assistants
 
06/25/2019 Tuesday
9:00 AM

Inpatient Obstetric Certification Examination Review Course

This two-day workshop focuses on areas of knowledge to be tested on the Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Certification examination.
Audience - Nurses preparing for the Inpatient Obstetric Certification Exam, nurses orienting and cross-training to inpatient obstetrical units
 
07/30/2019 Tuesday
9:00 AM

Child Forensic Interviewing: The RADAR JR Interview Model

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the intensive hands-on nature of this workshop, registration will be LIMITED to a maximum of 21 participants. Child forensic interviewing in cases of alleged abuse has become an increasingly specialized field. Part of the specialization is the development and use of research-based, structured interview models. Interviewing Preschool Children: The RADAR JR Forensic Interview Model is a two-day competency-based training designed for professional of various disciplines who have already completed training in the RADAR Forensic Interview Model. This course presents an adaptation of the RADAR protocol for interviewing children between the ages of 4 to 5 years of age.
Audience - This workshop is appropriate for beginning as well as experienced child forensic interviewers, mental health professionals including psychologists, DSS Child Protective Service workers, counselors, social workers, therapists, case managers, law enforcement, child advocacy professionals and other professionals who wish to improve their skills in interviewing children and adolescents concerning possible abuse or other victimization.
 
08/02/2019 Friday
12:00 PM

Wake County Young Child Mental Health Collaborative Training Series: Evidence Based Interventions for the Young Child

Development of social and emotional competence in young children is one of the keys to building thriving and resilient communities. Environmental, social and familial factors can all impact this development in favorable or unfavorable ways. Research has shown that positive, supportive relationships can help to buffer or mitigate the impacts of potential adversities in the early years. This session will provide an overview of a few evidence-based programs, specifically Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC), Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) that provide support for young children and their caregivers to build and enhance these relationships.
Audience - Social Workers, Psychologists, Pediatric Medical staff, Early Intervention therapists, Early Childhood Education professionals, Child Welfare/DSS staff, Allied Health professionals
 
08/16/2019 Friday
9:00 AM

Trauma Informed Care: Seeking Safety and Other Evidence Based Practices

This program is designed to introduce substance abuse and/or mental health practitioners to existing evidence-based practices for trauma informed care. Research and clinical evidence in substance use/mental health treatment indicate that clients are best served in a trauma informed environment. Increased understanding of the prevalence and nature of trauma, as well as evidence-based means to address these issues are important for improving the lives of individuals and their families. The workshop is interactive and will incorporate participants’ experience, questions, and concerns. Participants will leave the session with a deeper understanding of their personal process in working with individuals exposed to trauma, the need for trauma informed services, the practical application of trauma informed services, and evidence-based tools for providing care to individuals with a trauma history.
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.
 
08/21/2019 Wednesday
1:00 PM

2019 NC Immunization Conference: Your Health Can't Wait...VACCINATE!

This conference is specifically designed to enhance the collaborative immunization efforts of public and private healthcare providers within the evolving immunization delivery system. The conference will provide an opportunity to address new immunization recommendations, changes in vaccine administration and proven strategies to increase immunization rates.
Audience - Enrolled Vaccine for Children (VFC) providers’ primary, backup vaccine coordinators, school nurses and other immunizing providers
 
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.
 
09/06/2019 Friday
9:00 AM

Introduction to the Community Resiliency Model (CRM)

This workshop provides skills for self-care and to share with your community. It teaches you how to balance a nervous system impacted by personal or community-level trauma (such as violence, poverty, racism and homophobia). The easily-learned and shared techniques give community members the skills to restore and increase resiliency. You will learn wellness skills designed to help track your nervous system in order to bring the body, mind and spirit back into greater balance. This dynamic training includes experiential activities and learning through movement. CRM® comes from the Trauma Resource Institute. For more information, visit www.traumaresourceinstitute.com.
Audience - mental health professionals including psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, counselors, substance abuse counselors and other interested healthcare providers
 
09/07/2019 Saturday
9:00 AM

Weight-Inclusive Healthcare: Evidence-Based, Compassionate and Patient-Centered
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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, 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.
 
09/13/2019 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
 
10/01/2019 Tuesday
9:00 AM

68th Annual Tuberculosis/Respiratory Disease Institute
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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
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Participants will gain strategies for management of breastfeeding and human lactation. The conference is designed to enhance clinical and leadership knowledge and skills for those working with breastfeeding families.
Content Includes:
Postpartum Depression, Breastfeeding and Sleep
Breastfeeding and Metabolic Syndrome
Impact of Violence on Breastfeeding and Maternal Mental Health
New Paradigm for Depression in New Mothers
Audience - Lactation consultants, nurses, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, public health practitioners, midwives, health educators, doulas, peer counselors, breastfeeding support volunteers, physicians, physician assistants, chiropractors, speech pathologists and healthcare profession students
 
10/08/2019 Tuesday
8:00 AM

29th Annual Art of Breastfeeding CONFERENCE
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Participants will gain strategies for management of breastfeeding and human lactation. The conference is designed to enhance clinical and leadership knowledge and skills for those working with breastfeeding families.
Audience - Lactation consultants, nurses, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, public health practitioners, midwives, health educators, doulas, peer counselors, breastfeeding support volunteers, physicians, physician assistants, chiropractors, speech pathologists and healthcare profession students
 
10/11/2019 Friday
9:00 AM

Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Training Course
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

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
 
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:
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This interprofessional conference will provide information that will guide educational leaders on best practices to move the needle on student learning and achieve more equitable outcomes in the educational setting. This year's fall conference will feature a national speaker and other health educators, sharing their expertise for program development, evaluation, outcome measures and engaging learners and peers in positive, productive ways. See brochure for speaker information.
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 processionals 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
 
11/02/2019 Saturday
8:30 AM

Signing with Babies and Young Children
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This course is designed to teach the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary to allied health professionals. We will discuss the benefits of using sign language with children, supporting research, tips and techniques of using ASL with children. Participants will be introduced to over 100 signs.
Audience - Developmental Therapists (CBRS), SLPs, OTs, PTs, Service Coordinators and RNs
 
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.
Audience - Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and other mental health professionals or other professionals providing therapy and counseling support
 
11/14/2019 Thursday
6:00 PM

Immediate Placement and Loading of a Single-tooth Implant and Oral Rehabilitation with Dental Implants
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

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
8:10 AM

14th Annual Time is Brain: Advances in Stroke Care
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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
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
 
12/12/2019 Thursday
9:00 AM

Adult Physical Assessment for Nurses: The Basics
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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.
 
03/11/2020 Wednesday
8:25 AM

Addressing Opioid Use through the Nurses Lens: Compassionate Care of the Patient with Opioid Abuse
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

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
 
05/01/2020 Friday
8:30 AM

March of Dimes (MOD) Preconception Health: 2020 Forum
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This forum aims to increase awareness among providers on how to create, enhance and/or revitalize preconception health interventions that improve maternal health and birth outcomes for North Carolina.
The forum will:
Showcase preconception health approaches that apply a holistic and health equity lens to promote preconception health and provide care.
Use innovative clinical and community-level best practices and tools to assess risks, promote healthy behaviors and provide culturally grounded care for both men and women of childbearing age.
Demonstrate collaborative efforts with various partners, interdepartmental or within the community, to strategically and systematically engage in conversations and leverage resources to support preconception health initiatives.
Audience - Nurse practitioners, nurses, physicians, physician assistants, social workers, health educators, medical assistants, nutritionists, lay community health educator
 
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Webinar (Recorded) Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know

** Vimeo Webcast ** - NOTE: The 1 hour of credit approved for this event will be awarded ONLY ONCE per registrant. Viewing this webinar more than one time (even across calendar years) will not provided additional credit.

If you are not able to view in its entirety, DO NOT re-register on the website. Simply go back to your original confirmation email providing the webinar link so you may view the webinar again.


According to NC DHHS and the CDC, North Carolina has experienced a 350% increase in drug overdose deaths since 1999 and was one of 19 states that saw statistically significant increase in drug overdose death rates from 2014 to 2015. Prescribing practices for opioids must change in order to address this epidemic.

Wake AHEC and the North Carolina Medical Board have partnered together to develop this webinar addressing the issue of prescription opioids. This learning activity will provide clinicians with best practices for effectively and appropriately treating pain, and ultimately, improving patient outcomes.

 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Multiple Sclerosis: What You Need to Know and the Emotional Challenges

** 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

** 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)*

** 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

** 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

** 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

** 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) - Understanding the MOST Part 1

** IC Webcast ** - This course is designed to create a better understanding of the MOST form and how it ties into advance care planning.

Computer hardware and software requirements:
1. This presentation cannot be viewed using an iPad. You may use one of the web browsers below, provided it has the proper Flash Player capability.
2. Flash Player 6.0.79 or later (http://www.adobe.com/go/getflash), and one of the following web browsers:

  • Windows: Internet Explorer 6 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Safari 3 and later, Google Chrome, Opera 9.5 and later.
  • Mac: Safari 3 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Google Chrome.
  • Linux: Firefox 1.x and later.

 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Understanding the MOST Part 2

** IC Webcast ** - This course is designed to create a better understanding of the MOST form and how it ties into advance care planning.

Computer hardware and software requirements:
1. This presentation cannot be viewed using an iPad. You may use one of the web browsers below, provided it has the proper Flash Player capability.
2. Flash Player 6.0.79 or later (http://www.adobe.com/go/getflash), and one of the following web browsers:

  • Windows: Internet Explorer 6 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Safari 3 and later, Google Chrome, Opera 9.5 and later.
  • Mac: Safari 3 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Google Chrome.
  • Linux: Firefox 1.x and later.

 
 

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

** 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) Trauma Informed Care: An Introduction for Health Department Staff - * Coming Soon, Registration not open *

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) Self Care for the Public Health Professional

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.
 
Wake AHEC Health Careers Program Listing
  
06/24/2019 Monday
 

2019 Mini Medical School in Granville County (Creedmoor) - * Waiting-List-Only *

What would it be like to train for a career in the medical field? Wake AHEC’s Mini-Medical School is an intensive, week-long day camp that uses computational science (computer simulation) and hands-on activities (dissection) to study key aspects of medicine. Topics include anatomy & physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, cardiology, epidemiology, medical genetics, and genomics. The course is taught by Becky Brady, a registered nurse and chemical engineer as well as guest speakers. In addition, students will become CPR and First Aid certified! Students must have strong motivation to learn and an interest in health careers.
Audience - Grades rising 10-12 (and recently-graduated class of 2019)
 
07/08/2019 Monday
 

2019 Mini Medical School in Johnston County (Smithfield) - * Waiting-List-Only *

What would it be like to train for a career in the medical field? Wake AHEC’s Mini-Medical School is an intensive, week-long day camp that uses computational science (computer simulation) and hands-on activities (dissection) to study key aspects of medicine. Topics include anatomy & physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, cardiology, epidemiology, medical genetics, and genomics. The course is taught by Becky Brady, a registered nurse and chemical engineer as well as guest speakers. In addition, students will become CPR and First Aid certified! Students must have strong motivation to learn and an interest in health careers.
Audience - Grades rising 10-12 (and recently-graduated class of 2019)
 
07/22/2019 Monday
 

2019 Mini Medical School in Franklin County (Louisburg)

What would it be like to train for a career in the medical field? Wake AHEC’s Mini-Medical School is an intensive, week-long day camp that uses computational science (computer simulation) and hands-on activities (dissection) to study key aspects of medicine. Topics include anatomy & physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, cardiology, epidemiology, medical genetics, and genomics. The course is taught by Becky Brady, a registered nurse and chemical engineer as well as guest speakers. In addition, students will become CPR and First Aid certified! Students must have strong motivation to learn and an interest in health careers.
Audience - Grades rising 10-12 (and recently-graduated class of 2019)