with Ann Duckless

1 Hour Webinar Training

PRESENTATION:  Mental health issues often surface in school settings.  Nationally, 1 in 5 youth will experience a serious emotional disorder.  When additional stresses of substance misuse enter the picture, it often becomes more difficult to seek help (on the part of the youth) and to recognize what issues need immediate help (on the part of adults).  This webinar is intended for participants who do not have extensive experience in the field of mental health, since an overview of thought and mood disorders that often impact youth development will be offered, as well as the complicating intersection with substance misuse. It is imperative that we as providers embrace hope with early detection of mental health and substance use disorders, and to openly acknowledge that treatment works, and recovery is possible.

Participants will:

  1. Learn the signs and symptoms of thought and mood disorders and how to effectively intervene.
  2. Understand the complexity of co-occurring disorders, with the intersection of mental health and substance misuse challenges.
  3. Be aware of treatment implications when involving trauma and loss.


PRESENTER:  Ann Duckless, has worked at NAMI NH in the Connect Suicide Prevention Program for the past eight years, offering trainings in suicide prevention and postvention to a variety of audiences, to include college campuses, military installations, tribal nations, and communities.  She brings over 20 years of experience in substance abuse prevention and treatment to the Connect Program. Ann’s varied professional work experiences including teaching at the high school and college levels, inpatient and outpatient counseling for substance abuse-addictions, youth prevention community work at the statewide level, and a unique systems perspective in dealing with public health issues. Trained as a cultural competence trainer by the Anti-Defamation League, Ann embraces and promotes cultural sensitivity to issues of gender, race, ethnicity, language, religion, disability, and sexual orientation/identity. Ann is a foster parent who also teaches classes to other foster/adoptive parents. Her work in suicide prevention honors the students and friends she has known who have died by suicide.

Fee:   *NHADACA Members:  Free   *Non-Members  $15;   1 NBCC hour included
For registration information contact:  Carrie McFadden, 603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

1 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: Planning & Evaluation, Communication, Community Organization, Professional Growth & Responsibility
CRSW/LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4, 5, 11-13 & 17
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
(NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program).

Online Contact Hours:
All participants that would like a certificate worth 1 online continuing education unit are required to view the webinar and complete & pass the quiz that is posted above. After completing the quiz, NHADACA members receive a certificate for free and non-members receive a certificate for a $15 fee. A certificate will be emailed to you within 21 business days after the quiz is submitted (with a passing grade), and payment is received.
If you would like a certificate worth 1 online learning Contact Hours, please upload the quiz and evaluation files below:


Please contact our office at 603-225-7060 if you have any trouble downloading the documents. Once you have completed the quiz and evaluation please email them to traininginstitute@nhadaca.org. You can also fax to 603.589.1191. Your certificate will be emailed back to you within 21 business days (the quiz must be paid for, completed and passed with an 80% or better to receive 1 online learning CE). To pay for your quiz, you may call our office, or pay Via Paypal to pay on line.