New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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Prevention Webinars

Webinars are free for anyone to participate without a certificate.

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Free and includes a certificate between 1-1.5 credits upon successful completion of quiz and webinar evaluation.

NON-MEMBERS:
$15 for a certificate between 1-1.5 credits upon successful completion of quiz and webinar evaluation.

Certificates will be available for download in your NHADACA account within 10 business days from the date of your email. For instructions on how to download your certificate click here.

Note: To receive your certificate of completion please ensure you have completed the following:

  1. Registration
  2. Watched the Webinar
  3. Successfully passed the Quiz with an 80% or higher
  4. Completed the Webinar Evaluation 
  5. Email training@nhadaca.org to receive certificate

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Topic 

Webinar Title Suite 

 Alcohol & Other Drugs

 Street Drugs: Current Trends
 Alcohol & Other Drugs  Tobacco Use and Health Impact
 Alcohol & Other Drugs  Vaping and Marijuana

 Best Practices  Ethics and Technology
 Best Practices  Mindfulness: A Tool for Prevention, Treatment & Recovery Based Services                 
 Best Practices  Motivational Interviewing Basic
 Best Practices  Using SBIRT in Your Practice
 Co-Occurring Disorders  24/7 Connectedness to Technology - It's Impact on Human Development and It's Role in Anxiety and Depression
 Co-Occurring Disorders  Co-Occurring Disorders in Youth Offering Hope and Help with Mental Health and Substance Misuse
 Cultural Competency  Cultural Competency: Communicating Across Boundaries
 Cultural Competency  Hello, I am A Millennial: Framing Young Adult Culture and Value Systems for Behavioral Health Professionals
 Cultural Competency  Teen Culture  
 Cultural Competency  The High School to College Transition... A Risky Time That is not as Easy as we Make it Seem  
 Intro to SUD  Exploring the Connection Between Prevention and Recovery  
 Intro to SUD  How to Talk About Substance Use Disorder  
 Intro to SUD  Trans-Theoretical Model - Stages of Change
 Intro to SUD  Understanding Screening - the First Step in Becoming a Competent Substance Use Counselor
 Physiology  Basics of HIV
 Physiology  Effects of Opioid Use on the Human Brain - Part 1
 Physiology  Effects of Opioid Use on the Human Brain - Part 2
 Physiology  Increasing Hep C Knowledge for Behavioral Health Providers
 Physiology  Pain and Stress  
 Physiology  The Neurobiology of Sleep and the Effect of Insomnia Medications Substance Use and Sleep Hygiene
 Physiology  The Role of Wellness and Nutrition in the Recovery of Substance Use Disorder  
 Prevention  Cultivating Leaders in Addiction Services
 Prevention  Environmental Management Strategies  
 Recovery  Harm Reduction
 Recovery  Harm Reduction: Preventing Death, Disease and Suffering
 Suicide Prevention  Helping Individuals at Risk of Suicide
 Suicide Prevention  Postvention: How to Promote Healing and Reduce Risk After a Sudden Death or Suicide
 Suicide Prevention  The Connections Between Substance Misuse and Suicide

Effects of Opioids on the Human Brain - Part 1

Presenter: Dr. Leila Jabour, PhD

August 2021


As a result of this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Describe the parts of the reward system of the brain.
  • Explain effects of opioid use on the brain’s reward circuit. 
  • List the chemical the brain releases in the reward system of the brain.

STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

Effects of Opioids on the Human Brain - Part 1

Presenter: Dr. Leila Jabour

August 2021


As a result of this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Describe the parts of the reward system of the brain.
  • Explain effects of opioid use on the brain’s reward circuit. 
  • List the chemical the brain releases in the reward system of the brain.

STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

Effects of Opioids on the Human Brain - Part 2 

Presenter: Dr. Leila Jabour, PhD

August 2021


As a result of this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Describe the difference between tolerance and dependence.  
  • Explain how opioids effects the different parts of the brain. 
  • Discuss opioids’ long-lasting impact on overall brain function

STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

Tobacco Use and Health Impact   

Presenter: Albee Budnitz, MD

December 2021

As a result of this webinar participants will be able to:

    • Identify why tobacco product use is a population, public health and societal problem; 
    • Understand nicotine and nicotine addiction; and how it relates to tobacco products; and  
    • Become aware of what can be done about it and resources to do it.

    STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

    Harm Reduction: Preventing Death, Disease and Suffering 

    Presenter: Ryan Fowler, CRSW

    March 2021


    As a result of this webinar participants will have an understanding of:


    • Current drug trends, evidence-based interventions for drug use, overdose prevention strategies, naloxone administration;
    • How, with harm reduction, all drug-related death is preventable; and
    • The intersectionality of {Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, and Recovery} with Harm Reduction.


    STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADAC

    Harm Reduction  

    Presenter: Haner Hernandez, PhD, CPS, CADCA II, LADC I

    March 2020

    As a result of this webinar participants will be able to:

    • Describe the philosophy, principles, and practice of harm Reduction;
    • Describe at least 2 techniques and strategies for engaging people in Harm Reduction;
    • Describe Disparities and Equity;
    • Describe their role in promoting, supporting and sustaining meaningful change; and
    • Name at least 2 resources for Harm Reduction.

    STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

    The High School to College Transition.. A Risky Time That Is Not As Easy As We Make It Seem

    Presenter: Lee Anne Dodge, MEd, CPS

    October 2019

    As a result of this webinar participants will be able to: 

    • Name three important developmental considerations for 18 –25‐year‐olds around substance use disorder prevention
    • Describe three effective prevention strategies for the 18 – 25‐year‐old population
    • Describe two or more models/tools for substance use disorder screening, brief intervention, referral to treatment, and/or recovery support which specifically meet the need of 18‐25 year olds

    STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

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

    Presenter: Adelaide Murray, BS

    June 2019

    As a result of this webinar participants will be able to: 

    • Evaluate the traditionally negative nature of perceptions towards the millennial age group 
    • Differentiate the cultural context in which millennial's and Gen Z came of age compared to previous generations 
    • Identify culturally competent engagement strategies to increase opportunities for partnerships between behavioral health professionals and millennial's and Gen Z 

    STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

    Mindfulness: A Tool for Prevention, Treatment & Recovery Based Services 

    Presenter: Joanne McKenna, ANP, MA, HNC

    June 2019

    As a result of this webinar participants will be able to: 

    • Identify how Mindfulness could be beneficial when applied across the continuum of care and describe current research 
    • Experience each of 5 practices of Mindfulness and Be familiar with resources for continued practice 
    • Apply knowledge across the continuum of substance use disorders 

    STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

    Vaping and Marijuana

    Presenter: Lee Anne Dodge
    March 2019

    This webinar will focus on the risks of youth vaping and marijuana use and strategies to address the issues.

    You'll learn:

    • Become more familiar with vaping/e-cigarette devices and marketing strategies.
    • About the risks of nicotine and marijuana on the developing brain.
    • About prevention, intervention, and treatment strategies to address the growing concern regarding youth use.

    STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

    Street Drugs: Current Trends

    Presenter: Mary-K O'Sullivan

    February 2019

    As a result of this training participants will:

    • Be able to discuss specific prescription medications now being highly abused in the U.S.
    • Review the “new synthetic drugs” that are replacing the traditional drugs of abuse
    • Overview the risks of the multiple synthetic drugs currently flooding the illicit drug market

    STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

    24/7 Connectedness to Technology - It's Impact on Human Development and It's Role in Anxiety and Depression 

    Presenter: Ann Duckless 

    January 2019

    As a result of this webinar participants will be able to:

    • Discuss research related to the use of technology, its impact and implications for connectedness and communication with people.
    • Describe findings related to exposure of blue screen emissions on the neuroscience of the brain and effects on sleep patterns. 
    • Explain the correlation of connectedness to technology to the signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression in you

    STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

    Increasing Hepatitis C Knowledge for Behavioral Health Providers

    Presenter: Haner Hernandez-Bonilla

    December 2018

    As a result of this webinar participants will be able to:

    • List at least three populations at-risk for hepatitis C infection
    • Explain the difference between acute and chronic hepatitis C infection
    • Discuss at least two reasons why it is important to promote hepatitis C screening and testing
    • List treatment factors to consider and describe at least two new treatment options available to for patients with HCV
    • Provide examples of strategies to link persons infected with HCV to health care

      STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

      Cultural Competency: Communicating Across Boundaries  

      Presenter: James Figueiredo, MEd.

      November 2018

      As a result of this webinar participants will be able to: 

      • Provide a basic understanding of cultural competence.
      • Increase understanding of the framework and rationale for culturally responsive care.
      • Examine individual and organizational barriers to cultural competence.
      • Build understanding of cultural perspectives on substance use.

      STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

      The Role of Wellness and Nutrition in the Recovery of Substance Use Disorders

      Presenter: Kelly Lang Malloy

      March 2018

      You'll learn:

        • The biochemical basis of addiction and how nutritional imbalances can be just as significant as environmental and/or social factors
        • How nutrition and other wellness strategies can be used effectively to help reduce addictive patterns and to aid in recovery
        • Strategies for supporting at risk youth prior to substance use

        STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

        Pain and Stress

        Presenter: Nicolas Ruf, MA, LADC

        February 2018

        As a result of this training participants will:

        • Be able to relate stress, physical and emotional pain to brain areas
        • Be able to connect the origin and progression of co-occurring disorders to pain.
        •  Learn to offer strategies for intervention and treatment.

        STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

        Cultivating Leaders in Addiction Services

        Presenter: Catherine M. Iacuzzi, PsyD, LADC

        December 2017

        You'll learn:

        • Elements of the current workforce crisis in addiction services
        • About leadership and how it fits with and is different from management and clinical supervision.
        • How to increase own leadership capacity.
        • How to identify ways to cultivate future leaders in addiction services.

        STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

        Helping Individuals at Risk of Suicide

        Presenter: Ann Duckless, MA

        December 2017

        As a result of this webinar participants will be able to:

          • Gain knowledge of National Best Practices for community response to suicide thoughts, disclosures, and attempts.
          • Learn the risk and protective factors and warning signs for suicide
          • Gain insights into suicide data and how age, gender, culture and other demographic and diversity factors impact suicide risk
          • Learn skills for intervening with community members at risk and connecting them with appropriate resources
          • Gain awareness of community resources and services and how they can be utilized for persons at risk

          STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

          Basics of HIV  

          Presenter: James Figueiredo

          July 2017


          As a result of this webinar participants will be able to:

          • Learn about HIV risk associated with sexual behaviors and substance use
          • Gain knowledge about HIV prevention methods
          • Understand the impact of HIV on the individual and community.

          STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

          Postvention: How to Promote Healing and Reduce Risk After a Sudden Death or Suicide

          Presenter: Ann Duckless

          May 2017

          You will:

          • Gain an awareness of the impact of suicide and recognize warning signs of individuals who may be at increased risk after a suicide.
          • Understand the grief that results after a suicide and learn ways to enhance coping for oneself and/or others after a loss.
          • Understand best practice protocols for communication and access to resources after a suicide that may reduce further risk, and support healing for an agency or community impacted by a loss.

          STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

          Trans-Theoretical Model- Stages of Change

          Presenter: Haner Hernández

          May 2017

          You'll learn:

          • About the Substance Use Disorders challenges faced by individuals, families, and communities
          • The Stages of Change and key characteristics of each stage
          • The role of the stages of change in promoting, supporting and sustaining change

          STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

          Understanding Screening - The First Step in Becoming a Competent Substance

          Abuse Counselor

          Presenter: Kelly Reardon-Luedtke

          May 2017

          You'll learn:

          • The signs and symptoms of substance abuse
          • The difference between eligible and appropriate for an agency's program
          • The laws, regulations, policies surrounding the treatment of substance use disorders
          • How to be a skillful listener
          • Keeping necessary records during the screening process

          STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

          Co-Occurring Disorders in Youth Offering Hope and Help with Mental Health and Substance Misuse 

          Presenter: Ann Duckless

          August 2016

          You'll learn:

          • The signs and symptoms of thought and mood disorders and how to effectively intervene.
          • The complexity of co-occurring disorders, with the intersection of mental health and substance misuse challenges.
          • Of treatment implications when involving trauma and loss.

          The goal of this workshop is to introduce attendees to the performance domains of the CRSW credential: Ethical Responsibility, Advocacy, Mentoring & Education, Recovery & Wellness Support.

          STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

          How to Talk about Substance Use Disorder

          Presenter: Cheryle Pacapelli

          June 2016

          You'll learn:

          • How to define stigma
          • Learn new terminology when talking about Substance use disorder
          • Learn about resources for Medication Assisted Recovery/Treatment

          STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

          Environmental Management Strategies

          Presenter: Rebecca Ireland
          June 2016

          You'll learn:

            • Research-based environmental strategies and how they fit in to a comprehensive substance use prevention approach
            • How to match environmental strategies with community needs
            • Explore the opportunities for community and stakeholder engagement in implementing and monitoring environmental management efforts in the short and long-term

            STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

            Exploring the Connection Between Prevention and Recovery

            Presenter: Jim Wuelfing
            May 2016

            You'll learn:

              • Identify the intersections between prevention and recovery approaches
              • Define common terms used in prevention and recovery
              • Describe a more holistic approach to the continuum of care
              • Describe specific ways in which prevention and recovery practitioners can better support one another

              STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

              Motivational Interviewing Basic

              Presenter: Stephen Andrew

              April 2016

              You'll learn:

                • Describe three aspects of the spirit of motivational interviewing
                • Explain the difference between MI and client-centered
                • Recognize the ability to respond to clients with empathic reflective statements
                • Identify change talk within client speech
                • Recognize open questions designed to elicit change talk
                • Provide an empathic summary statement collecting change talk
                • Describe a procedure to screen potential counselors for empathic skill

                  STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

                  Teen Culture

                  Presenter: Marissa Carlson
                  November 2014

                  You'll learn:

                  • Increased knowledge about the pop culture media trends, including music, TV & web shows, and books, with a regional and US focus.
                  • About some of the websites and apps most popular with high school students.
                  • Further resources for information on cultural trends they learn about in the future.

                  STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

                  The Connections Between Substance Misuse and Suicide

                  Presenter: Ann Duckless
                  November 2014

                  You'll learn:

                  • Prevalence rates of suicide attempts by people who misuse substances.
                  • Prevalence rates of suicide for specific drugs.
                  • Contributing bio-psycho-social factors that lead to substance misuse and suicide, including the role of cultural, racial, gender, and spiritual diversity.
                  • Cutting-edge prevention and intervention approaches to be used by mental health and substance abuse professionals.

                  STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

                  The Neurobiology of Sleep and the Effects of Insomnia, Medications, Substance Use and Sleep Hygiene 

                  Presenter: Kathryn Doucet

                  October 2014

                  You'll learn:

                    • What sleep architecture means to clients and will be able to educate them about sleep hygiene and steps that can be taken to improve sleep quality
                    • The impact of hypnotic drugs and other substances on sleep quality

                    STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

                    Ethics and Technology

                    Presenter: Susan Polyot, M. Ed., LADC, CEAP

                    May 2014


                    This one-hour online learning webinar will help participants understand the responsibility of addiction and counseling professionals (as a clinician, clinical supervisor, or program administrator) to protect the confidentiality of their clients and maintain professional boundaries. Susan Polyot will identify ways in which technology presents unique challenges in practice and will discuss important safeguards in using technology to protect client confidentiality. Participants will learn to recognize the importance of establishing policies that secure professional boundaries with clients, co-workers and supervisees; and understand the importance of technology policies to protect confidentiality.

                    STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

                    Using SBIRT in Your Practice

                    Presenter: Misti Storie, MS, NCC

                    August 2013


                    This webinar is designed specifically for addiction professionals and will provide an introduction to promising, feasible approaches to implementing evidence-based alcohol screening and brief intervention (SBI) methods in therapeutic settings. The presenters will outline how to ask clients about their drinking habits, enhance internal motivation to change their behavior if identified to be at risk using Motivational Interviewing and support clients in behavior change or treatment seeking goals by conducting follow-up and referrals.  Participants will walk-away better understanding SBIRT, how it impacts the addiction professional and how to use it in your practice.

                    You'll learn how to:

                    • Screen clients for unhealthy alcohol use with brief, valid questionnaires such as the AUDIT-C and the AUDIT;
                    • Deliver effective brief counseling informed by Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change;
                    • Link clients to medical or specialty addiction treatment services as needed, and work with physicians and other specialists in ongoing care coordination; and
                    • Provide follow-up and recovery supports to clients.

                    STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

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