New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

Feeling Disconnected in an Electronically-Connected World: Proactive Response to Digital Technology

  • June 27, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
  • 27


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A 6 hour training event with Ann Duckless

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)

PRESENTATION: The presenter will create a space for dialogue with audience members about the role that connectedness to technology, e.g. mobile-based and social media, plays in human development of all ages; communication and relationships with self and others; and how these factors relate to signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression, as well as other neurological changes within the brain. Also featured will be a panel of speakers representing young adults who have grown up in the world of digital technology; and the experience of a person in recovery who has given up connectedness with social media for personal well-being. As a "Call to Action", the impact of connectedness to technology on human beings of all ages is a critical component for the effective assessment and delivery of services by mental health and substance use Continuum of Care providers.

Participants will be able to:

1. Discuss research related to the use of technology, its impact and implications for connectedness and communication with people.

2. Describe findings related to exposure of blue screen emissions on the neuroscience of the brain and effects on sleep patterns.

3. Explain the signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression in youth and their correlation with connectedness to technology.

PRESENTER: Ann Duckless, MA has worked for NAMI NH for the past 12 years in the Connect Suicide Prevention Program, providing suicide prevention, postvention, and mental health trainings to community, military, college, and tribal nation settings. She has also gained over 20 years of experience in the field of substance use continuum of care. Ann’s varied professional work experiences including teaching at the high school and college levels, inpatient and outpatient counseling for substance use disorders, youth prevention community work at the statewide level, and a collaborative 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/gender identity.

Fee: *NHADACA Members: $55; *Non-Members $65;   *NBCC add $5.     Lunch will be on your own.

For registration information contact:  NHADACA at 603-225-7060,

6 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 6
CRSW/LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5, 15
CRSW Performance Domain:  4
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).


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