New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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Virtual: Ethics and Resilience: Organizational Leadership to Advance Provider Well-Being Part 2

  • July 14, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Remote via Zoom
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A 2 hour training event with Angela Thomas-Jones, LCMHC, MLADC and Christine McKenna, LICSW, MLADC 

10:00 am - 12:00 pm, July 14, 2021

This training is remote only.

PRESENTATION:   Part 2 of a two part workshop series, this session is an action-oriented workshop designed to assist participants with the steps in writing am organizational commitment statement. 

This interactive workshop series will briefly review the research behind this movement and outline steps for writing a commitment statement for your organization, and well as consider benefits to becoming a national network organization. This workshop provides an opportunity for individual practitioners and leadership teams to begin and/or continue this important conversation.

Part 1 reviewed the research behind this national movement as well as local data validating the importance of working from the inside out to create solutions.   As a result of attending Part 2, participants will:

  • Share their Commitment Statements ideas and drafts from Part 1;
  • Identify common themes of organizational commitment statements from network organizations;
  • Learn how to being a national network organization; and
  • Formulate concrete next steps they can take to furthering the establishment of an organizational commitment statement within their agency.

PRESENTERS: Angela Thomas Jones, LCMHC, MLADC, LCS, RYT, CCFP;  Motivated by lived experience, in 2018, Angela co-founded a grassroots effort to implement effective practices for clinician self-care to also improve patient care. Her 2020 publication NOT Too Tired to Care is an Amazon Best Seller in Practice Management and chronicles how crisis can lead to positive solutions and change. During her tenure on the NHADACA Board of Directors, she spearheaded re-defining the role of the Ethics Committee based on research from the American Psychological Association identifying the Stress-Distress Continuum (2006) and the National Academy of Medicine’s Call to Action for Clinician Well-being. NHADACA is now the first NH Network Organization to join this National Movement. She is Certified as a Compassion Fatigue Professional specializing in Trauma-sensitive Mind/Body practices and is licensed in NH as a Mental Health Counselor, Addiction Professional, and Clinical Supervisor. In 2009, she published a literature review; Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Practice. Her experience as a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher in long-term recovery as an integral part to her work-life balance.

Christine McKenna, MS, LICSW, MLADC works at Keystone Hall and is the Director of the Rockingham County Drug Treatment Court.  She has been working in criminal justice for over 25 years, supervising offenders with substance use and other mental health issues.  She became clinically trained when retiring from the State of NH to work with participants in the justice system from a clinical angle.  She has been the Director of Rockingham County Drug Treatment Court for nearly 4 years supervising clinicians and case managers in the treatment part of the drug court while also managing the day to day operations of a drug court including training of team members, court liaison, policy making, etc.

Registration Fee: $25; *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact:

2 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 6
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  4, 12, 15-17
CRSW Performance Domains:   3,  4
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & 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 training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

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