New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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Hello, I am a Millennial: Framing Young Adult Culture and Value Systems for Behavioral Health Professionals

  • September 20, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
  • 5


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A 3 hour training event with Adelaide Murray, BS

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)

PRESENTATION:   The generation referred to ambiguously as millennials, Gen Y, Gen Z, and post-millennials is continuing to grow and now sits on the cusp of surpassing Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living adult generation. As this generation ages into adulthood, behavioral health professionals across New Hampshire are engaging with this generation by working alongside them, providing services to them, and attempting to engage them as partners in their work. However, a gap currently exists related to knowledge of the culture and value systems of this generation, which brings with it communication and working styles that can seem foreign (and potentially frustrating) to those of earlier generations. In all aspects of behavioral health, there is a need to refine initiatives, approaches, and traditional schools of thought in the context of this emerging generation. This training aims to reframe perceptions of millennials and Gen Z, understand the cultural context in which they came of age, and utilize this understanding to discuss interacting with an emerging generation. Through both discussion-based and lecture modalities presented by a millennial, this training provides professionals with a better understanding of this expanding, often misunderstood age group, in order to develop strong and effective communication for productive relationships in the behavioral health workforce and system of care.

Workshop Objectives:

  •  Evaluate the traditionally negative nature of perceptions towards the millennial age group;
  •  Differentiate the cultural context in which millennials and Gen Z came of age compared to previous generations;
  •  Describe the common practices of millennials and Gen Z in a workforce, educational, and social context;
  •  Identify culturally competent engagement strategies to increase opportunities for partnerships between behavioral health professionals and millennials and Gen Z.

PRESENTERS:   Adelaide Murray, BS is a Project Associate with JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc. located in Bow, New Hampshire. Ms. Murray works on a variety of projects including the New Hampshire Center for Excellence, a training and technical assistance program working to promote evidence-based best practices related to prevention, treatment, and recovery of alcohol and other drug misuse. Adelaide has been able to couple her personal experiences with cultural evidence to provide a perspective on the culture and value systems of millennials. Adelaide received her Bachelors in Science from the University of New Hampshire in Health Management and Policy: Public Health and is an MPH candidate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she is also a Fellow of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative focusing on issues of addiction and overdose.

Registration:  $25.   NBCC Add $5.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060,

3 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 1 & 6
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  5, 15
CRSW Performance Domains:  3
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). This Program is not eligible for NASW/NBCC credit hours


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