New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

Cultural Considerations for Increasing Positive Outcomes for LGBTQ Individuals Across The Substance Use Disorder Continuum

  • January 29, 2020
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
  • 20


Registration is closed

With Marissa Carlson, CPS & Shane Scott, LCSW

A 6 hour training event on January 29, 2020 (Snow Date of 2/6/20)

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

NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301


PRESENTATION:  What are some of the unique needs and considerations that your LGBTQ participants, students, or clients may have based on historical and current healthcare disparities for these groups in the U.S.? Is your organization as welcoming and responsive to the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) population as it could be?   How can we facilitate more affirming and beneficial services across the continuum of care for members of the LGBTQ community?  During this training, participants will have an opportunity to:  explore strategies for creating culturally affirming interactions; define “cultural humility” and explain how it differs from “cultural competency”; dispel myths around sexual orientation and gender identity; understand health care disparities that impact the LGBTQ community as a whole, as well as some that are specific to groups within that umbrella; and find similarities and differences among the experiences of older and younger LGBTQ-identified generations.


ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:  Marissa Carlson, CPS is the Executive Director of the NH Teen Institute, a leadership development non-profit working with middle & high school students from around NH & New England in a variety of areas including substance misuse prevention, peer mentoring, and creating positive school & community climate.  She has been a Certified Prevention Specialist since 2011 and, as part of her role at TI, oversees and facilitates training for both the youth participants and TI’s youth & adult volunteer program staff.  Outside of her work with TI, Marissa is the Associate Artistic Director of Mill City Productions, a theatre company in Western Massachusetts.  Shane M. Scott, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and a Connecticut native. Shane received his Master’s Degree from University of Connecticut School of Social Work in 2012. He believes that compassion, understanding, and fostering a holistic approach are an integral part of the healing process.  As a dynamic and skilled social worker, Shane brings a vast array of experience beginning in 2005, where he began his career with working in with youth and families across the life span and in a variety of settings, including schools and communities. In addition, Shane has experience working with individuals that are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse conditions.  Shane also has a strong passion and skill in working with individuals experiencing gender and sexual identity issues. Shane also has a talent with facilitating trainings, workshops, and coaching other professionals.

Fee:  *NHADACA Members:  $55;   *Non-Members $65;   *NBCC add $5.   Lunch will be on your own.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060

6 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 1 & 6
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5 & 15
CRSW Performance Domains: 2, 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a wait list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for trainings of high demand topics.  Thank you.

Sign up for a training today!

Discover professional development training events in New Hampshire & surrounding areas.

View Training Events


Stay connected with NHADACA! 

Stay Connected

Sign up to get updates, news & more!

Get in Touch

We'd love to hear from you!
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
view map
Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8AM – 4PM

Connect on Facebook

Join our facebook community! 
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software