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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
 
12/03/2019 Tuesday
9:25 AM

**Class Full - Waitlist Only** Breastfeeding Support for Today

This program is being repeated February 17, 2020 and June 16, 2020. This program is designed to enhance breastfeeding assessment and support skills for health agency staff and community support group members who provide/coordinate client services to WIC-eligible prenatal or breastfeeding clients.
Audience - Health agency staff and community support group members providing breastfeeding support to WIC-eligible families in clinics, home visits and group classes
 
12/05/2019 Thursday
12:00 PM

A Practical Guide to Culturally Responsive Latinx Mental Health Practices

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

OSHA and North Carolina Infection Control Methods

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

Spirituality and Recovery

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

Resilient and Ready for 2020: Strategies for Enhancing Individual and Collective Resilient Practices

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

Adult Physical Assessment for Nurses: The Basics

Participants will expand upon their current skills to more comfortably perform a basic adult physical assessment. Participants will briefly review basic anatomy and physiology; observe and participate in demonstration of physical examination techniques; and practice techniques. Common health deviations will be reviewed. Bring a stethoscope. This program is limited to 25 participants. Participants must attend 100% of the program. No partial credit will be awarded.
Audience - Nurses working with or planning to work with adults, RN Refresher students.
 
01/08/2020 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
 
01/14/2020 Tuesday
6:00 PM

SPICE: Infection Control in Dentistry

Program is from 6:00 pm - 9:15 pm on January 14 and 21, 2020. Participants must attend 100% of the program (both dates). No partial credit will be given. Course participants will acquire the certification mandated by the NC Administrative Code 19A.0206 and .0207, Infection Control in Health Care Facilities Rule, that requires one person in each health care facility (i.e. Dental Practice) complete the certified or State approved Infection Control Course. The course will provide the most updated information relating to blood borne pathogens, preventing and controlling major sites of dental associated infections, decontamination, disinfection, sterilization and waste management, personal protective equipment, hand hygiene, and medical asepsis, occupational health, and isolation and communicable disease precautions according to CDC and OSAP Guidelines. This course has been approved by the Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology (SPICE) office to meet the Code requirements.
Audience - Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants and Dental Infection Control Coordinator, other Dental Professionals.
 
01/15/2020 Wednesday
11:00 AM

Webinar (Live): March of Dimes (MOD): Making the Pieces Fit: Supporting Youth During & After Foster Care with Wellness & Reproductive Health

This webinar is designed to increase the capacity of health care professionals to successfully engage youth affiliated with foster care experiences and prioritize efforts to improve medical, dental, reproductive and mental health care, as well as access to these services.
This webinar will be administered through Zoom (online). Instructions on how to access the webinar will be emailed with your confirmation letter.
Audience - Nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, social workers, health educators and others interested in the topic
 
01/27/2020 Monday
9:00 AM

FirstCall Initial Investigative Interview
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the intensive hands-on nature of this workshop, registration will be LIMITED to a maximum of 21 participants. When a child abuse allegation arises, obtaining accurate history from the child at case initiation is a critical component in ensuring their protection. When agencies such as DSS or law enforcement receive a report of alleged abuse, the CPS worker or police investigator often conducts an initial investigative interview to assess immediate concerns and to guide case services. The initial investigative interview differs from a formal child forensic interview often conducted at a local Child Advocacy Center. This two-day workshop provides instruction on the FirstCall Initial Investigative Interview, a research-based, best practices model for use as an initial investigative interview for children age 5 years and above. FirstCall Initial Investigative Interview is structured to ensure ease of learning and flexibility for use by multiple professional disciplines, while providing professionals with sound questioning techniques for obtaining narrative details from children at the time of case initiation.
Audience - This workshop is appropriate for beginning as well as experienced Child Protective Service workers, law enforcement, and other professionals who to conduct initial investigative interviews with children as part of their professional role.
 
01/31/2020 Friday
8:30 AM

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

This 7 hour course includes a basic review of pharmacology and the respiratory physiology of Nitrous Oxide, and a discussion on ways to identify indications, contraindications, and complications of inhalation analgesia. Characteristics of the Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen delivery system, the states of anesthesia, and phases of State 1 Anesthesia will be reviewed. The course was designed to address the requirements of part 13 of the Dental Practice Act, which states that any dental assistant or dental hygienist who shows evidence of having completed an educational program recognized by the Board of not less than seven clock hours on Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen Inhalant Conscious Sedation may aid and assist a licensed dentist in the administration.
Audience - Dentists, Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants, DDS, RDH, DA
 
02/04/2020 Tuesday
9:00 AM

Professional Ethics and Social Networks

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

Intraoral Radiography for the Office Trained Dental Assistant

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

Motivational Interviewing I – Introduction

Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen personal motivation for and commitment to a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion. (Miller & Rollnick, 2013). This 2-day workshop is designed for practitioners either new to MI or wanting a full refresher to the concepts and an opportunity for supervised practice of skills. Participants will be introduced to this evidence-based approach through an interactive, fun workshop focusing on knowledge-building and fundamental skill practice. Learning methods include: Interaction and discussion, Written exercises, Didactic presentation, MI instructional videos, Small group exercises with coaching and feedback.
Audience - Clinicians, social workers, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, health and human service practitioners.
 
02/13/2020 Thursday
1:00 PM

The NC AHEC Nurse Council Academic Progression Conference: Novel Clinical Approaches to Prepare the Contemporary Nurse

For 2020 two important conferences will be merged. The common goal for the stakeholders of the Academic Progression and RIBN projects is seamless advancement of nurses through educational systems. This two-day conference will enable North Carolina Nurse Leaders and Educators to examine strategies to promote scholarly advancement.
 
02/17/2020 Monday
9:25 AM

Breastfeeding Support for Today

This program is designed to enhance breastfeeding assessment and support skills for health agency staff and community support group members who provide/coordinate client services to WIC-eligible prenatal or breastfeeding clients.
Audience - Health agency staff and community support group members providing breastfeeding support to WIC-eligible families in clinics, home visits and group classes
 
02/21/2020 Friday
8:50 AM

CGEC 5th Annual Join the Team! A Person/Family Centered Approach to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia Care
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This one day workshop will provide an intimate and safe environment for healthcare providers, caregivers, families and patients to learn from, with and about each other’s role in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia. The agenda has been designed to allow several opportunities to share best practices and real world scenarios in the journey an Alzheimer’s patient takes in seeking care and resources.
Audience - Nurse case managers, social workers, geriatric care managers, department of social services staff, legal guardians, caregivers and families members who care for and treat patients with Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia.
 
9:00 AM

Group Therapy: Keeping it Lively and Effective!

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

Meeting the Health Care Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Ending Invisibility and Knowing Your Patients

Over the years much attention and focus has been on addressing the needs of diverse patient populations, however, it has only been recently that health care has begun to focus on the unique needs and heath disparities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients. While members of this community share the same health concerns as the rest of the population, they also face additional challenges and health risks. These unique challenges can include less access to insurance and health care services as well as higher rates of smoking, alcohol, and substance abuse. This group is also at higher risk for mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, sexually transmitted disease, and increased incidence of some cancers. The research also indicates that LGBT patients often do not receive the same level of care as other patients because of experiences of stigma, lack of awareness, and insensitivity to their unique needs. Thus, these patients face many barriers to equitable care. This workshop will begin to address the cultural competency needed to work with members of this community by increasing the participant’s knowledge base on identity development and the discrimination and oppression faced by the LGBT individuals. The presenter will discuss health related issues and the barriers to care often experienced by this specific community. The goal of this workshop is to enable both health and mental health professionals to recognize the impact of invisibility and stigma on the LGBT community and on their health care; to provide a more welcoming environment from which to engage these patients in their care. This workshop will be interactive with thought provoking dialogue around these issues.
Audience - This program is beneficial for an interdisciplinary audience including physicians, nurses, health and mental health professionals; psychologists; substance abuse counselors, and anyone interested in this topic
 
12:00 PM

Webinar (Live): March of Dimes (MOD): Health Equity and Implicit Bias

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This webinar will be administered through Zoom (online). Instructions on how to access the webinar will be emailed with your confirmation letter.
Audience - Nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, social workers, health educators and others interested in the topic
 
03/03/2020 Tuesday
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
 
03/05/2020 Thursday
8:25 AM

Addressing Opioid Use through the Healthcare Provider's Lens: Compassionate Care of the Patient with Opioid Abuse

As a key caregiver, health care providers 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 - Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nursing assistants
 
03/07/2020 Saturday
9:00 AM

Treating a Child with Sensory Issues and Autism Spectrum Disorder Across Settings
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This workshop is designed to assist pediatric occupational therapists caring for children who have autism, sensory issues or both. An integrated, standardized and measurable clinical decision-making process will be introduced to enhance learning and practice. See brochure for speaker information.
Audience - Occupational Therapists and occupational therapy assistants who work with pediatric patients.
 
03/09/2020 Monday
8:00 AM

Behavioral Treatment of Chronic Pain: Evidence-Based Tools to Move from Hurt to Hope

The evidence is clear about how to safely and effectively treat pain while minimizing the risks of opioid use. We now know that behavioral approaches are the treatment of choice for chronic pain. About one-third of our population lives with chronic pain, and most of them are not receiving adequate pain care. Behavioral health providers, medical professionals, and rehab clinicians can all be equipped with the skills needed to help people improve their quality of life despite having pain. Cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness approaches have the strongest research support for pain treatment. This interactive and cutting-edge training will provide participants with innovative and evidence-based tools to expand their effectiveness in treating people with pain. Participants will gain skills and confidence to provide life-changing interventions to help people become more active, enhance social connections, find pleasure and meaning, and live fuller, richer lives.
Audience - Behavioral health professionals including psychologists, licensed professional counselors, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, pastoral counselors, substance abuse counselors, qualified professionals, associate professionals or others interested in the subject matter.
 
03/10/2020 Tuesday
8:00 AM

Behavioral Treatment of Chronic Pain: Evidence-Based Tools to Move from Hurt to Hope

The evidence is clear about how to safely and effectively treat pain while minimizing the risks of opioid use. We now know that behavioral approaches are the treatment of choice for chronic pain. About one-third of our population lives with chronic pain, and most of them are not receiving adequate pain care. Behavioral health providers, medical professionals, and rehab clinicians can all be equipped with the skills needed to help people improve their quality of life despite having pain. Cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness approaches have the strongest research support for pain treatment. This interactive and cutting-edge training will provide participants with innovative and evidence-based tools to expand their effectiveness in treating people with pain. Participants will gain skills and confidence to provide life-changing interventions to help people become more active, enhance social connections, find pleasure and meaning, and live fuller, richer lives.
Audience - Behavioral health professionals including psychologists, licensed professional counselors, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, pastoral counselors, substance abuse counselors, qualified professionals, associate professionals or others interested in the subject matter.
 
03/13/2020 Friday
8:30 AM

10th Annual Faith Connections on Mental Illness Conference – Hope and Healing: Faithfully Practicing Community Inclusion
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Building an inclusive community, one in which everyone has the opportunity to lead a fulfilling life as a valued member of the community; free from prejudice, requires a "reframing" of the ways in which we relate to each other. This conference has two main purposes: we will celebrate the contributions of people and organizations that have led the way in including people with mental illness who are transitioning from prison, abusive living situations, and other life conditions that often sever their ties from the community. We will also share ways to identify and begin to eradicate prejudices and practices that marginalize and isolate people living with mental health conditions in our communities.
Audience - Mental health professionals, including psychologists, clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, pastoral counselors, clergy, substance abuse counselors, school counselors, teachers, school support staff, and others interested in this subject
 
03/19/2020 Thursday
9:00 AM

Motivational Interviewing II - Practice & Feedback

This 1-day intensive workshop is designed for practitioners who have completed an introductory course to Motivational Interviewing and who have practiced MI in an applied setting. Participants will be guided through a series of exercises designed to improve their MI clinical skills and confidence using this evidence-based model. Expect a fun, engaging environment to refresh and sharpen your MI skills. Specific course material may vary depending on the needs of the participants. Learning methods include: interaction and discussion, written exercises, nominal didactic presentation, small group exercises with coaching and feedback.
Audience - Counselors, social workers, psychologists, human service professionals, or others interested in the topic
 
03/25/2020 Wednesday
8:30 AM

The Manager's Role in Fostering Team Excellence

Leaders in today's workplace have a tremendous impact on work culture, team and organizational success. This program will provide managers and supervisors with key leadership attributes that promote team excellence and a positive work culture. See brochure for speaker information.
Audience - Mid level managers and supervisors
 
03/26/2020 Thursday
8:00 AM

CSHET Fall Networking Conference 2019: Share the Vision: Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Learning Environment
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

The CSHET Fall Networking Conference is interprofessional and open to all educators interested in improving teaching strategies in healthcare settings. Participants will be able to identify best practices that will enable educational leaders to engage hesitant learners, address compassion fatigue, and educate those working with specialized populations. Focus will be on underserved and overlooked specialized populations and how their experience can be improved with healthcare professionals. Topics will include Diversity and Inclusion, Culture Competence and LGBT patients. A variety of speakers with experience working with and from these populations will share evidenced based methods for delivering content, engaging learners/peers, and evaluating outcomes. You are invited to participate in two days of learning and laughter, reconnect with your fellow CSHET members, and make new friends from healthcare education settings across the Carolinas.
Audience - Nurse educators, staff training and development coordinators, continuing education directors, college and university faculty of health education programs, AHEC educators, health educators and other education processionals in a healthcare setting.
 
04/15/2020 Wednesday
1:00 PM

Ethics Reboot: Aligning Your Digital Practices with Current Ethical Standards

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

Balancing Change and Acceptance: Use of Dialectical Behavioral Strategies in Work with Families

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

“Aftershock” Responding to the Aftereffects of Community Violence: An Overview

Violence in our society has unfortunately become common in our daily lives. Large scale mass casualty incidents present significant challenges in both the immediate response to and in the aftermath of these occurrences as communities recover. Human service professionals play multiple roles throughout these processes. It is essential that the human service professional recognize and is prepared to respond to complex issues encountered in practice as well as internally as he or she works within these charged traumatic environments.
Audience - Any interested health or human services professional.
 
04/22/2020 Wednesday
8:30 AM

11th Annual Communicable Disease Conference: Changing the Climate of Public Health
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This conference provides an opportunity to share best practice for communicable disease investigations of public health significance. The availability of state subject matter experts to dialogue with local partners fosters professional development and improved surveillance and investigation. The content of this training is intended to partially satisfy requirements for both Local Health Department Accreditation and selected Agreement Addenda.
Audience - Communicable Disease Staff in N.C. Local Health Departments and their Community Partners
 
04/30/2020 Thursday
8:25 AM

18th Annual Triangle Breastfeeding Alliance Conference: The Ebb and Flow of Milk Volume Management
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Participants will know ways to assist families in meeting their breastfeeding goals.
To receive the group rate, completed registrations must be submitted together via fax or US Mail. The group fee is not available online. See brochure for details.
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 mothers, infants and their families
 
05/01/2020 Friday
9:00 AM

Medical Emergencies: An Update for Allied Dental Team Members

This course is designed to review basic principles of reducing risk factors, identifying signs and symptoms and rendering fast, effective treatment for selected emergency situations. Case studies will be reviewed to help participants understand how to deal with patients who present with syncope, postural hypotension, cardiac events, diabetic reactions, allergic reactions and airway obstructions. This course has been approved by the NC State Board of Dental Examiners to meet the requirement (GS 90-233)for six hours of CE in medical emergencies.
Audience - Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Office Staff, and other interested dental professionals.
 
05/18/2020 Monday
9:00 AM

Understanding Trauma and Substance Abuse: Implications for Practice

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

Ethics Reboot: Aligning Your Digital Practices with Current Ethical Standards

Ethics shape our sense of right and wrong, and inform our everyday professional actions. With the increasing use of technology in personal and professional settings, new and complex ethical issues arise. This workshop will explore ethical standards from a variety of disciplines related to the use of technology and social media in professional practice. Trends and themes associated with technology related ethics standards will be considered. Participants will have an opportunity to analyze ethical scenarios and apply existing technology related standards to identify and resolve ethical challenges. Implications for ethical practice in the digital age will be reviewed.
Audience - Social workers, psychologists, nurses, counselors, in-home workers, case managers, human service practitioners and other mental health professionals.
 
06/02/2020 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.
 
06/05/2020 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
 
06/15/2020 Monday
9:00 AM

Living Ethics: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

Amid the rapidly-shifting cultural demographic in the United States, it is important for helping professionals to be adequately prepared to address the accompanying needs such difference brings. Although cultural “competence” may not be an achievable goal, it remains vital that professionals continue to seek ways to better understand the contexts, which might not only influence help-seeking behaviors of clients, but also color our interactions with them. Using real-world examples and interactive discussion, participants will learn practical, relevant approaches to working with diverse populations through exploration of personal experiences, examination and evaluation of best practices for quality service provision, and discussion of intra-cultural diversity and its relevance to ethical practice. Participants should leave equipped to utilize a relevant decision-making model to ethically guide them in their work with diverse populations.
Audience - This presentation is intended for individuals in helping professions, including social workers, counselors, psychologists, and nurses who seek to increase their capacity to serve the ever more diverse population of clients seeking support.
 
06/16/2020 Tuesday
9:25 AM

Breastfeeding Support for Today

This program is designed to enhance breastfeeding assessment and support skills for health agency staff and community support group members who provide/coordinate client services to WIC-eligible prenatal or breastfeeding clients.
Audience - Health agency staff and community support group members providing breastfeeding support to WIC-eligible families in clinics, home visits and group classes
 
06/17/2020 Wednesday
8:30 AM

Interpreter Series: Level 1 Foundations of Professional Interpretation for Health and Human Service

The purpose of this program is to improve the skills of individuals who provide or wish to provide interpreter services in any language in health or human services settings. Participants will learn the primary roles, ethics and techniques of professional interpreting. The importance of culture competence and confidentiality issues are stressed throughout the training.
Audience - Bilingual individuals who currently provide interpreter services or intend to provide interpreter services, in any language, in any health or human services settings. Interpreter supervisors or anyone who writes or implements Title VI compliance policies.
 
06/19/2020 Friday
8:30 AM

Interpreter Series: Level 2 Interpreter Training for Health & Human Services: Ethics, Skills Improvement & Practical Study

This course reviews and addresses technical and ethical challenges that may arise while practicing the skills taught in Foundations of Professional Interpretation in Health and Human Services (Level 1). Participants will engage in intense ethical problem-solving, basing their actions on the NCIHC's National Standards of Practice for Interpreter s in Health Care. Participants will learn the second phase of their plan of study begun in Level1, which outlines how to write a fair role play, participate both as interpreter and active listener, rate an interpretation, and provide constructive feedback in a kind manner that is useful to the student for improving skills. Students who speak languages other than Spanish will write role plays in English and will interpret into their target languages if two or more students who speak that language are present. Parroting exercises in English will be utilized when only one student is present who speaks a language other than Spanish. Participants will practice positioning, transparency, memory building, replication of style and tone, and pre-session delivery.
Audience - Only individuals who have completed Interpreter Training Level 1 may attend and must bring their Level 1 manuals.
 
06/22/2020 Monday
8:30 AM

Interpreter Series: Level 3 Spanish Interpreter Training: Introduction to Anatomy/Physiology & Medical Terminology

The purpose of this 2-day class is to improve knowledge of health care and medical terminology in English and Spanish. Both formal and informal terminology will be reviewed, including pronunciation and definition of terms. Participants will complete their plan of study by learning and reviewing terminology grouped by systems of the body and creating scenarios for role plays, thereby contextualizing the terms in realistic situations. Participants will take turns in group activity roleplays, practice high register and colloquial terminology, practice positioning and interpreter modes, and review Hispanic traditional healing terminology. Participants will practice and discuss sight translation and will be introduced to Latin and Greek roots, prefixes and suffixes. *Note: Spanish proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking is required, because this course is taught in Spanish. It is highly recommended that interested participants have completed Interpreter Training Levels1 and 2.
Audience - Interpreters who wish to provide interpreter service in health care setting and interested clinicians.
 
06/24/2020 Wednesday
8:30 AM

Interpreter Series: Level 4 Medical Interpreter Ethics & Standards of Practice; Sight Translation; and Introduction to Simultaneous Interpretation

The first part of this one-day course provides an intense examination of foreign language interpreter ethics and national standards of practice. Principles and ethical standards from the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC), the National Board of the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA), and the California Healthcare Interpreter Association (CHIA) are examined, compared, and contrasted. It then covers sight translation and offers an introduction to simultaneous interpretation. This course offers seven hours of medical interpreter training that, when combined with Levels 1 through 3, provides the participant with 40 hours of medical interpreter training, one of the pre­ requisites required to take the national certification exams.
Audience - Foreign-language medical interpreters in health and human services, Interpreter Administrators, experienced Interpreters who are interested in a more in-depth review of ethics and standards of practice, sight translation and an introduction to simultaneous interpretation.
 
06/25/2020 Thursday
8:30 AM

Interpreter Series: Workshop - Overview of National Professional Medical Interpreter Certification Exams

This half-day workshop compares/contrasts the two main medical interpreter certification exams currently offered at the national level (CCHI and IMIA's National Board), and includes a review of sample written exams from both.
Audience - Foreign-language medical interpreters who are interested in taking national medical interpretation certification examinations.
 
08/28/2020 Friday
9:00 AM

The Brain on “Social Media”
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Discover the good, the bad and the ugly of social media platforms. Study how obsessive-compulsive disorder in combination with Internet communities are closely intertwined and causing significant mental flaws. Varieties of social media have positive and negative effects on users’ lives, relationships, and identity. Learn practical assessments on virtual persuasive design, as well as findings that emphasize on applicable strategies.
Audience - Mental Health professionals, educators, social workers, school personnel, community and youth leaders, clergy, parents, human service practitioners, and other interested healthcare professionals.
 
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Webinar (Recorded) - Rabies Update 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Webinar (Recorded): Opioid Exposed Pregnancies in North Carolina

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Webinar (Recorded) - Motivating a Multigenerational Workforce

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

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

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

Webinar (Recorded): FASD: Beyond Diagnosis

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

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

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

Webinar (Recorded): HIPAA Compliance Update

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Webinar (Recorded) Culturally-Relevant Care: Building Knowledge, Attitudes and Skills

** Webcast ** - Understanding our patients’ and their culturally-based perspectives is critical to providing patient-centered care. In an engaging and light-hearted manner, this program raises clinicians’ awareness of the common beliefs and assumptions from which we operate and provides practical tools for effective cross-cultural interaction.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Maternal Mental Health: Vital to Healthy Reproduction

** Webcast ** - This webinar provides an overview of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including depression, PTSD, general anxiety and Bipolar disorder during pregnancy and up to a year postpartum. Special attention will be given to risk factors, recognition, treatment and prevention of these common illnesses, which occur in approximately one of every 5 to 7 women.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Controlled Substance Prescribing Part 1: CDC Guideline and Controlled Substance Reporting System - Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM)

** Webcast ** - According to NC DHHS and the CDC, North Carolina has experienced a 110% increase in medication and drug overdose deaths over the past 10 years, and was one of 23 states that saw a statistically significant increase in drug overdose death rates from 2016 - 2017. Prescribing practices have begun to change and Gov. Roy Cooper recently announced that for the first time in five years, the number of unintentional opioid-related overdose deaths among North Carolina residents has decreased. Wake AHEC and the NC Medical Board (NCMB) have partnered together to develop this three part webinar series addressing the issue of prescription opioids. These three learning activities will provide clinicians with best practices for effectively and appropriately treating pain, and ultimately improving patient outcomes. They are being offered at no cost and will fulfill the three hour controlled substances CME requirement for the NCMB. This webinar is specifically designed for North Carolina licensed physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners currently prescribing controlled substances. If you are licensed in a state other than North Carolina, please contact your Medical Board for assistance.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Controlled Substance Prescribing Part 2: Acute Pain and Adopting Tools for Change in the Clinic - Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM)

** Webcast ** - According to NC DHHS and the CDC, North Carolina has experienced a 110% increase in medication and drug overdose deaths over the past 10 years, and was one of 23 states that saw a statistically significant increase in drug overdose death rates from 2016 - 2017. Prescribing practices have begun to change and Gov. Roy Cooper recently announced that for the first time in five years, the number of unintentional opioid-related overdose deaths among North Carolina residents has decreased. Wake AHEC and the NC Medical Board (NCMB) have partnered together to develop this three part webinar series addressing the issue of prescription opioids. These three learning activities will provide clinicians with best practices for effectively and appropriately treating pain, and ultimately improving patient outcomes. They are being offered at no cost and will fulfill the three hour ontrolled substances CME requirement for the NCMB. This webinar is specifically designed for North Carolina licensed physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners currently prescribing controlled substances. If you are licensed in a state other than North Carolina, please contact your Medical Board for assistance.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Controlled Substance Prescribing Part 3: Chronic Pain and Addiction Medicine - Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM)

** Webcast ** - According to NC DHHS and the CDC, North Carolina has experienced a 110% increase in medication and drug overdose deaths over the past 10 years, and was one of 23 states that saw a statistically significant increase in drug overdose death rates from 2016 - 2017. Prescribing practices have begun to change and Gov. Roy Cooper recently announced that for the first time in five years, the number of unintentional opioid-related overdose deaths among North Carolina residents has decreased. Wake AHEC and the NC Medical Board (NCMB) have partnered together to develop this three part webinar series addressing the issue of prescription opioids. These three learning activities will provide clinicians with best practices for effectively and appropriately treating pain, and ultimately improving patient outcomes. They are being offered at no cost and will fulfill the three hour controlled substances CME requirement for the NCMB. This webinar is specifically designed for North Carolina licensed physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners currently prescribing controlled substances. If you are licensed in a state other than North Carolina, please contact your Medical Board for assistance.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Into the Mouths of Babes: Preventive Oral Health Training for Medical Providers

** Webcast ** - North Carolina’s Into the Mouths of Babes Fluoride Varnish program is a successful medical model of providing oral health services for very young children. This engaging, interactive e-learning course teaches medical providers how to conduct an oral evaluation and risk assessment for children ages infant to 3 ½ years, refer young children to a dental home using risk-based guidelines, apply fluoride varnish to the teeth of young children, share with parents the appropriate amount of toothpaste for their child based on age and file a Medicaid claim for the oral evaluation, counseling, and fluoride varnish procedure.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - 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.
 
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