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An update from NHADACA, 

Please be mindful of your self care needs.  Ask for help when you need it, and even when you don't need it.   If you need connection or understanding, we are here for you.  Remember to take extra breaks, stretch and get fresh air.  Use the tools you teach your clients.  Find inspiration, laugh and cry when needed and turn to each other and to us.  You are not alone.  We are here for you...

Our staff are all working remotely, however we are still accessing our phone system, emails and mail.  We are doing our best to make sure we are safe, our trainers are safe and our participants and friends are also safe in their attempts to meet their professional development needs.   We post different articles and information on our announcement page.  Check it out for updates.

At the end of  February we had 52 trainings planned to occur between March 1-June 30, 2020.  By mid-March we were shifting gears and scrambling to adapt the training offerings to a remote platform.  That necessitated contacting every trainer and helping them discern either offering the training electronically or cancelling.  Trainings were cancelled when the content required interaction that could not be adapted to an electronic format.  Out of 52 trainings, 25 events were cancelled, and one was modified then rescheduled.  We are sorry to all you that experienced a cancelled training, if you have not done so, you are able to request a refund or request that your payment be saved as a credit on file that can be applied to any other event over the next 12 months.

In order to support your credentialing and professional development needs, we  held 9 trainings in March, four of which were in-person in groups smaller than 50, and 5 of which were held remotely.  March 14 was the last in-person training.  March 19, 2020 was our first remote training.   We are now beginning to add other trainings back into the calendar for June and later, but by remote format only. 

We currently have 8 trainings scheduled for April (one of which is a 3-day training), 4 trainings in May; and 5 trainings in June.  We are hoping to add several short trainings in by the end of June.  Because these trainings are live and interactive, we have been assured that the LADC Board will accept them as in-person events.

We also have approximately 40 webinars available online.   The topics include ethics, suicide prevention and 7 of the 12 core functions among many others.  They are also an effective means of gaining the topics you need for certification, licensure and renewal of credentials.

We are also hosting an open peer collaboration group.  We meet the third Thursday from 9:30 am to 11:45 am.  Beginning in April (April 16th), we will be hosting this over Zoom as well.  Also, because Peer Collaboration requires small groups of 8 people or less, if more than 8 people sign in, we will use the break-our room feature in Zoom to keep the discussions to the appropriate size.  Attendance is tricker in this format, however Zoom tracks who logs on as well as when that person logs on.  This feature can help us verify attendance if you log on with your full name and credentials after your last name.  When it is time to renew your credential, the LADC Board will need your signature and well as that of other participants (we still need to solve that challenge, but I hope it can be done by mail or in-person when the social distancing needs are subsided).  Here is the Zoom invitiation:  When: Apr 16, 2020 09:30 AM ET.  Sign in with your full name and credentials:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uJUqcOuqrjMq-dTR71EsMNgMd-Uxe5U9DA After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Thank you for your support.  You have our support and gratitude as well.

Most sincerely yours,

Dianne 

Year: 2020

1January, 2020
Jan 09 Understanding ASAM Criteria for Non-Clinicians
Jan 09 Addressing Issues of Stigma and Discrimination around Substance use Disorder
Jan 10 Medication Assisted Treatment for Persons with Opioid Use Disorder 201: Treatment Protocols
Jan 14 CRSW Administrative Rules Overview
Jan 14 LADC/MLADC Administrative Rules Overview
Jan 16 Neurobiology of Addiction
Jan 17 Advocacy 101: How to Advocate in NH
Jan 17 Motivational Interviewing Advancing the Practice
Jan 22 Expressive Tools for Clinical Practice
Jan 28 Supervising Peer Recovery Support Workers
Jan 29 Cultural Considerations for Increasing Positive Outcomes for LGBTQ Individuals Across The Substance Use Disorder Continuum
Jan 30 Recovery Coach Academy
February
Feb 04 Connect Suicide Prevention for Behavioral Health Clinicians
Feb 08 Compassionate Care for Infants and Families Affected by Perinatal Substance Exposure
Feb 12 Understanding Substance Use Disorder
Feb 14 HIV Trends & Treatment
Feb 18 Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences & Working with Complex Trauma
Feb 19 Who Am I? Fostering Identity Development and Resilience in Youth
Feb 28 Sex Offenders and the Opioid Epidemic
March
Mar 05 Harm Reduction
Mar 06 The Connect Program: Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk in those Impacted by Substance Use Disorder
Mar 12 Connect Suicide Prevention Program: Helping Veterans and Family Members at Risk of Suicide
Mar 14 Ethics & Clinical Practice: A Review for Clinicians
Mar 17 Cancelled: Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) – 4 Day Training
Mar 19 Remote via Zoom: Confidentiality & Ethical Practice: Issues for Substance Use, Mental Health and Other Healthcare Providers (42 CFR Part 2)
Mar 24 Remote via Zoom: Stages of Change (Trans-Theoretical Model)
Mar 25 Remote via Zoom: De-escalation & Engagement Strategies: A Trauma Informed Approach
Mar 26 Cancelled: Ethics for Peer Recovery Supports
Mar 28 Cancelled: Medication Assisted Treatment and Drug Treatment Courts
Mar 30 Remote via zoom: Mechanics of Addiction Counseling: Evaluation and Treatment Planning
Mar 30 Remote via Zoom: The Seven Challenges: An Overview for Student Assistance Professionals & Adolescent Treatment Providers
2April
Apr 01 Cancelled: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Apr 02 Cancelled: Workforce Resilience: Promoting Clinician Well-Being
Apr 03 Cancelled: Improving Outcomes by Recognizing & Responding to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in Individuals in Treatment
Apr 06 Remote via Zoom: Motivational Interviewing Basic: Spirit and Power of Motivational Interviewing to Guide Change
Apr 07 Remote via Zoom: Transition Age Youth
Apr 09 Ethics is Practice: Identification of Critical Ethical Challenges and a Framework for Decision Making
Apr 10 Cancelled: The Twelve Core Functions of The Substance Use Counselor
Apr 13 Cancelled: Serving as a Wounded Healer Through the Opioid Epidemic
Apr 14 Cancelled: Recognizing & Accommodating Brain Injury in Your Practice
Apr 15 Remote via Zoom: Understanding the Intersection of the NH Foster Care System and Substance Use Disorder
Apr 17 Cancelled: Opioid Addiction & Treatment: Understanding the Disorder, Treatment and Protocol
Apr 17 Cancelled: Conflict Resolution: Learning to Help Clients Manage in Life and Resolve Stress
Apr 18 Cancelled: Reentry and Recidivism
Apr 20 Remote via Zoom: Change Management to Promote Effective Prevention Outcomes
Apr 21 Remote via Zoom: Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) Performance Domains
Apr 22 Remote via Zoom: Rules of Engagement When Working With Adolescents
Apr 23 Cancelled: Coming Into the Light: Breaking the Stigma of Substance Use Disorders
Apr 24 Cancelled: Polydrug Use: The Quest for the Ultimate Experience
Apr 27 Mechanics of Addiction Counseling: Individualized Treatment Planning
May
May 04 Cancelled: The Next Generation of Clinical Supervision: A Blended Model of Clinical Supervision
May 05 Cancelled: Recovery Coach Academy
May 08 Cancelled: Game Plan: A Clinician's Guide to Helping Men Achieve Emotional Fitness
May 12 Remote via Zoom: Advanced Ethics for Prevention Professionals
May 14 Cancelled: Advanced Work with Justice Involved Women
May 15 Remote via Zoom: HIV Update for Substance Use Professionals
May 18 Cancelled: Understanding & Responding to People Who Perpetrate Domestic Violence: A Curriculum for Substance Use Disorder Treatment Providers
May 19 Remote via Zoom: Supervising Peer Recovery Support Workers
May 20 Cancelled: Post-traumatic Growth of Co-Occurring Disorders
May 21 Remote via Zoom: Advanced Ethics
May 22 Cancelled: The Invisible Veteran: Women in our Military
May 26 Remote via Zoom: Improving Opioid Treatment Outcomes Through Provider Resilience
May 27 Cancelled: What are THEY Doing? Understanding How the Division for Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment Providers Can Work Together for Improved Outcomes
May 28 Cancelled: Alcohol Use Disorder in the Shadows: "Rethinking Drinking"
June
Jun 04 Cancelled: Brain Injury and Overdose: Evidence-Based Care & Case Management
Jun 05 Understanding the Intersection of Substance Use Disorder and Dental Hygiene
Jun 08 Effective Client and Family Engagement: Working with Resistive Clients
Jun 09 Cancelled: Psychopharmacology: What Substance Abuse Counselors Should Know
Jun 15 Connect Suicide Postvention: Reducing Risk and Promoting Healing After a Death by Suicide
Jun 16 Serving as a Wounded Healer Through the Opioid Epidemic
Jun 23 Cancelled: Strategies to Address the Intersection of the Opioid Crisis and Homelessness
Jun 24 Cancelled: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Addiction and Recovery
Jun 24 The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Addiction, Recovery and Employment
3July
Jul 14 Healing Soul Wounds: Identifying and Treating Moral Injury in Combat Vets
Jul 21 CRSW Administrative Rules Overview
Jul 21 LADC/MLADC Administrative Rules Overview
AugustSeptember
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New Hampshire Theatre Project (NHTP) is seeking partner organizations based in Rockingham County to collaborate on an upcoming opportunity to present the Elephant-in-the-Room Series between March and June 2020. NHTP can partner with non-profit organizations, educational institutions, healthcare businesses and/or recovery centers to present playreadings of A Wider Circle, which focuses on The Opioid Crisis and it's Effect on Families or Final Thoughts which focuses on suicide. Community dialogues, or in-character facilitated conversations can follow the playreadings. If interested in learning more please contact Teddi Kenick-Bailey, EITR Touring Coordinator at teddi@nhtheatreproject.org

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