New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

Prevention Webinars

Webinars are free for anyone to participate without a certificate.

If you are a NHADACA member it is free to receive a certificate of completion after the steps outlined below have successfully been completed. If you are a non-member, there is a $15.00 fee to receive a certificate of completion. Please make sure the steps outlined below are completed. Certificates are sent out within 10 business days. 

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

  1. Watched the Webinar
  2. Successfully passed the Quiz with an 80% or higher
  3. Completed the Webinar Evaluation 
  4. Non-Members: Pay $15 via credit/debit card, cash, or check. Please make sure your name, and webinar title are attached to the payment. 
  5. Email TrainingInstitute@nhadaca.org to receive certificate

If you run into any technical difficulties please give us a call at 603-225-7060 or email us at TrainingInstitute@nhadaca.org

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: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

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: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

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: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

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: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

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

STEP 1: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

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: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

Helping Individuals at Risk of Suicide

Presenter: Ann Duckless

Date TBD

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: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

    Environmental Management Strategies

    Presenter: Rebecca Ireland
    June 2016

    Environmental strategies help shape the places where people live, learn, work, and play into areas that are more supportive of healthy and safe behaviors.

    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: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

      Exploring the Connection Between Prevention and Recovery

      Presenter: Jim Wuelfing
      May 2016

      This webinar will examine the continuum of care (prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery) focusing on prevention and recovery.

      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: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

        Intro to the NH Prevention System

        Presenter: Jessica Blais
        November 2013

        You'll learn:

          • How to identify the partners, structures, and funding streams that help to make the system function and continue to grow.

          If you are new to prevention and would like to gain insight on some basic prevention terminology and concepts please visit the NH Center for Excellence’s “What is Substance Abuse Prevention? An Introduction to Concepts and Terms” Prior to joining us for this webinar. The link to this information is: http://www.nhcenterforexcellence.org/images/preventionwebinar/player.html

          STEP 1: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

          Teen Culture

          Presenter: Marissa Carlson
          November 2014

          Want to know more about the cultural forces that impact the teenagers you work with, positively and negatively? Do you ever feel a little behind the times when hearing your students talk about their favorite shows, websites, or bands? Through survey results, live web exploration, and other presentation materials, this webinar will provide overviews and insight about the interests, activities, and other age-related cultural influences of today’s teenagers in NH, New England and beyond.

          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: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

          The Connections Between Substance Misuse and Suicide

          Presenter: Ann Duckless
          November 2014

          For years, research has shown that mental health-related conditions increase the risk of suicide. There is also a strong correlation between substance use disorders and suicide risk. This workshop will look at critical components that should be part of suicide prevention efforts in working with substance abuse prevention/treatment providers and cultural adaptations in working within the field of substance abuse and addictions

          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: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

          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: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

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