E-Learning Opportunities

The following is a list of webinars and other educational opportunities that may be of interest to the behavioral health workforce. 

The information is being provided solely to assist the workforce in developing their professional skills and knowledge and to support them on their career path. These events are not sponsored, endorsed by, or affiliated with SUMHLC in anyway, nor does  SUMHLC receive any financial benefit from

January 5, 2021- February 9th, 2021

MHIDD Mobile Crisis Responders

This course consists of 6 webinar style sessions (75 minutes each) that teach best practices in crisis assessment, response, and disposition recommendations. Registration is $149 per person and participants can receive University of New Hampshire Continuing Education Units and a Certificate of Completion for MHIDD Mobile Crisis Response training.

Date/Time: Tuesdays beginning January 5, 2021 from 12pm-1:15pm ET

To register, please click here.

January 20, 2021

Adolescent Suicide Prevention and QPR--Question, Persuade, and Refer.

This webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to learn more about adolescent suicide prevention with specific focus on the QPR method--Question, Persuade, and Refer. Participants will learn about risk and protective factors, myths and facts related to adolescent suicide, warning signs, and how to ask questions around suicide, how to persuade a youth to get help with adults, and to whom youth can be referred to support.

Date/Time: Wednesday January 20, 2021 from 10:00am-11:30am EST

To register, please click here.

January 20-22, 2021

Mental Health Crises- A New Team for 1st Response in RI

CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out on the Streets) is a community policing initiative in Eugene, Oregon, launched in 1989 to provide a community-based public safety system for 911 calls involving mental illness, homelessness, and addiction. This program will provide three hours of training on how CAHOOTS type program can be implemented in Rhode Island.

Date/Times: January 20, 2021 3:30pm-4:30pm, January 21, 2021 3:30-4:30pm, and January 22, 2021 3:30pm-4:30pm

To register, please click here.

January 26, 2021

Understanding Cyber Security Threats

The rapidly-changing world of cyber security is exacerbated by remote work and increased internet traffic. Come learn about the greatest dangers to your organization and steps for mitigating risk.

Date/Time: Tuesday January 26, 2021 1:30pm-2:45pm

To register, please click here.

January 27, 2021

Rhode Island Telehealth Sustainability Strategies--Telehealth Technology Options

CTC-RI is partnering with the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC) to offer a webinar addressing telehealth technology options. The presentation will give attendees a "starter kit" of knowledge regarding telehealth technology to take back to their organizations and practices. Based on the CTC-RI Practice and Patient Needs Assessment survey data, NETRC has tailored this conversation to meet systems and practices where they are at regarding technical integration. The training will highlight strategies to explore tech possibilities regardless of current software and hardware utilization, followed by a live demonstration of telehealth peripherals and a 20-minute Q&A with NETRC staff.

Date/Time: January 27, 2021 at 12:00pm

To register, please click here.

January 28, 2021

Managing and Motivating Your Remote Team

While many nonprofits quickly adapted to work-from-home, understanding the challenges and opportunities around remote supervision is critical. In this session, you will learn about best practices for supervisors with fully remote or hybrid teams.

Date/Time: Thursday January 28, 2021 from 1:30pm-2:45pm

To register, please click here.

February 17, 2021

Fundraiser: How Can We Help?

This program is designed entirely by the audience! Participants will be given the opportunity to submit 1-2 burning questions or challenges in advance of the session, and Keith Tavares will cover your questions and concerns during the program. Session discussion and the sharing of possible problem solutions will be encouraged among participants.

Date/Time: Wednesday February 17, 2021 10:30am-11:30am

To register, please click here.

February 23, 2021

Governance: How Can We Help?

This program is designed entirely by the audience! Participants will submit 1-2 burning questions or challenges in advance, and Jill Pfitzenmayer will cover your questions and concerns during the program.

Date/Time: Tuesday February 23, 2021 from 10:00am-11:00am

To register, please click here.

February 25, 2021- June 24, 2021

Support Meaningful Employment Training: A Person-Centered Approach to Career Planning, Job Development and Retention

This training is sponsored by Rhode Island College's Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities. The following are twelve (12) training modules that will begin on February 25, 2021- June 24, 2021 (3pm-4:30pm) on Zoom:

1. Foundations in Community Employment Services and Supports,

2. Work Incentives to Support Employment and Retention

3. Vocational Assessment I (Getting to know the Job Seeker)

4. Vocational Assessment II (Person-Centered Employment Planning--The Process)

5. Vocational Assessment III (Strategies for Community Exploration & Individualized Job Search Planning)

6. Employment Law, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Disability Disclosure

7. Job Development I (Job Search Practices to Support Meaningful Employment

8.  Job Development II (Employer Assessment and Individualized Approach to a Job Match)

9. Job Development III (Employer Relationships and Negotiations)

10. Job Retention and Coaching I (Foundations in Job Retention Success

11. Job Retention II (Teaching the Job--Task Analysis and Systematic Instruction), 12. Job Retention III (Fading Support, Quality Services and Career Development.

12. Job Retention III (Fading Support, Quality Services and Career Development)

To register, please click here.

For information regarding the certificates please click here.

March 29, 2021 to April 9, 2021

Introduction to Social Security Disability Benefits, Work Incentives, and Employment Support Programs

During this training, you will learn about:

The Social Security disability benefits and associated healthcare programs (Medicare and Medicaid); The impact of employment on Social Security disability benefits and associated healthcare programs; How Social Security applies work incentives to ease the transition from dependence on public benefits to greater financial independence; The importance of work incentives planning and assistance in promoting employment and enhancing financial stability for Social Security disability beneficiaries; And the mission and goals of the WIPA program, the WIPA service model and beneficiary priorities, and strategies for working collaboratively with local WIPA projects.

Each of the six subject lessons will require that you access a recorded video presentation or an alternative format. Most of the presentations are approximately one hour in length. Each lesson will also include other supplemental materials to review. 

There is no set date or time you have to log into the web course. It is largely self-directed and self-paced, but you must complete all required coursework by the last day of the course. We will issue a certificate of completion to course participants who complete the course requirements. The certificate will be accessible through participant myNTC accounts once the course ends.

CEU and CRC credits are offered.

You must have an myNTC user account in order to register for this training. If you do not yet have a myNTC account, please create one on the myNTC webpage.

Once you receive your myNTC login information via the email address you provided, log into your myNTC account, goto the Training Registrations section on the myNTC Welcome page, select the Introductory Web Course tab, and then select the Register Online link for the training you would like to attend. Follow the instructions to complete your registration request.

Registration will remain open through March 12, 2021. If you have any questions, contact Julie Schall at jaschall@vcu.edu or 804-827-0741.

April 1, 2021

Collaboration: Virtual Speed Dating

This program is designed to facilitate brief connections and conversations among nonprofits seeking partners for collaboration. We'll set up different breakout groups for shared office space, shared back office services, and other sharing opportunities. If you are looking or offering, this is a chance to meet other nonprofits.

Date/Time: Thursday April 1, 2021 from 1:00pm-2:00pm

To register, please click here.

April 10-14, 2021

SAVE THE DATE: AATOD 2021 Conference: Forging Partnerships to Improve Access to Quality Care

As the release of the first vaccine for COVID-19 this week indicates a promising future for gathering together, the recent surge in infection rates and the uncertainty of when gathering will be safe, AATOD has concluded that we need to plan for an all-virtual conference event rather than a hybrid model to protect the health of conference participants and stabilize our ability to plan for an effective and content rich conference experience. Rest assured, as we transition to an all-virtual conference, AATOD will continue to provide the world's premier training and education event for the treatment of opioid use disorder. Please continue to visit the conference website for up-to-date information. We look forward to your participation and a successful conference.

Dates(s): April 10th-14th, 2021

Conference Website

Date To-Be-Determined 

State Endorsed Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE) Based Training

This eight-week, online course is ideal for employment professionals who have been working in the field for a minimum of six months. Each of the three sessions will host 12 learners over eight weeks. This will include a weekly, 3.5 hours virtual class plus several one-to-one sessions, online support, and a final debrief session. Each component will be facilitated by Dr. Drew and delivered via Zoom.

The course will teach you:

  • Core values and principles to practice Community Integrated Employment Supports.
  • Individualized and customized employment and career planning.
  • Community research and job development.
  • Workplace and related supports for multiple populations.

Stay tuned for date announcements which may come as soon as mid-August.

Contact tracey.cunnigham@bhddh.ri.gov for more information.


Opioid Use Disorder: Harm Reduction and Pharmacotherapy

This training focuses on diagnostic criteria for opioid use disorder (OUD), treatment options for OUD, and harm reduction strategies. This program is being offered by URI's Office of Continuing Education for the Health Professions & supported by funding from the RI EOHHS Workforce Transformation Program.

To register, please click here.


Capacity Building Opportunity for Healthcare Providers to Prevent and Treat Substance Use Disorders--Addiction Treatment Clinical Skills for Healthcare Providers

This opportunity is being made available by AAAP and Yale with funding from SAMHSA for healthcare providers to build their capacity to prevent and treat substance use disorders. The series is for nurses, physician associates, social workers, pharmacists, and public health professionals.

Course Features: Self-paced, 6 online modules (90-120min each), interactive videos/cases/online discussion forum, and quizzes to assess knowledge and learning.

For more information, please click here.


The New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center (NEPTTC) is offering free webinars in August and September.
Two, FREE On-Demand /Self Paced Prevention Courses:

"Teaching the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) at a University"

"Minecraft, Not Ms. Pacman: Transforming Prevention Professionals for Today's Audiences"

For more information you may follow this LINK


Marijuana and the Adolescent Brain

The Rhode Island Prevention Resource Center is providing an e-training opportunity for behavioral health, prevention, and treatment providers in Rhode Island.

 After completing this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand key aspects of  brain development in adolescence.
  • Describe different forms of marijuana that may be used by adolescents.
  • Describe adverse effects of marijuana use on adolescent health, development, and behavior.
  • Discuss current data regarding adolescent marijuana use in RI.
  • Identify community-based strategies being used in RI to prevent adolescent marijuana use.

To begin the e-training, please click here.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority health is offering  a new, free and accredited webinars on:

Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals

This online program is a practical tool for behavioral health professionals who want to gain skills and knowledge about culture and diversity, which could be applied daily to better serve your clients. The tool is particularly timely for professionals working to address the opioid epidemic among racial and ethnic populations, which have low treatment rates and some of the highest rates of opioid misuse and overdose. There are 4 courses and the ability to earn up to 5 CEUs.
For more information and descriptions of the courses please click HERE.


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Center on PTSD is sponsoring a series for online learning:
The website brings together free in-depth Continuing Education resources for the Professional community concerned with trauma. 

Click HERE for a list of all Continuing Ed offerings.



The Rhode Island Prevention Resource Center announces a FREE eLearning opportunity: "Marijuana and the Adolescent Brain" for Behavioral Health, Prevention and Treatment providers in RI.  

For information and to access this training go to: https://www.riprc.org/elearning/marijuana_adolescent_brain/#/


"What's Up with e-Cigarettes?" is a FREE one hour e-training developed by the Rhode Island Prevention Resource Center for behavioral health, prevention and treatment providers in Rhode Island. A certificate of attendance will be issued upon completion of the course.

To register for this one hour interactive training CLICK HERE.


Suicide Prevention Resource Center is offering an  online course, "Counseling on Access to Lethal Means" (CALM).

Access to lethal means can determine whether a person who is suicidal lives or dies.  This course explains why means restriction is an important part of a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention. This has been approved for 2 NBCC Clock Hours and 2 NASW continuing education units.
For more information on this and other trainings  CLICK HERE.


SAMHSA and The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare is offering individuals FREE tutorials that focus on the subjects of substance abuse and child welfare;  they support and facilitate collaboration between the child welfare system, the substance abuse treatment system and the courts.  Continuing Education Units are available upon successful completion of a tutorial.  Please click on the link to REGISTER.

     Tutorial 1: "Understanding Child Welfare and the Dependency Court: A Guide for    Substance Abuse Treatment Professionals"

     Tutorial 2: "Understanding Substance Use Disorders, Treatment, and Family Recovery: A Guide for Child Welfare Professionals"

     Tutorial 3: "Understanding Substance Use Disorders, Treatment and Family Recovery: A Guide for Legal Professionals"


National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center is hosting SOAR ONLINE. 

SOAR Online is a series of  continuing education/continuing medical education (CE/CME)training modules that can be completed whenever and wherever you like. Recognizing that individuals who have experienced trafficking or who are at risk of trafficking access a variety of services, SOAR Online now includes additional trainings tailored for specific professionals on how to identify and respond to human trafficking.  There is no fee for these educational activities.

The training modules available include:
SOAR for Health Care 
SOAR for Social Services 
SOAR for Public Health
SOAR for Behavioral Health
SOAR to Health and Wellness
Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services
Trauma-Informed Care

Visit the SOAR online page for full CE/CME information and to register for SOAR Online.  

Stop:  Describe the scope of human trafficking in the United States. 
Observe:  Recognize the verbal and nonverbal indicators of human trafficking. 
Ask:  Identify and interact with individuals who have been trafficked using a victim-centered   and trauma-informed approach. 
Respond:  Respond effectively to potential human trafficking in your community by identifying needs and available resources to provide critical support and assistance.



The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers 14 self-paced, online business courses to behavioral health organizations and providers through "BHbusiness". These courses are available at NO COST. You can learn at your own pace while earning continuing education credits. BHbusiness courses offered include:

  • Bundled Payments:
  • Costing Out Your Services
  • Planning for the Next Generation of HIT
  • Value-based Purchasing

To register and for more information on all self-paced, online courses, and other educational resources, visit BHbusiness.org.

SAMHSA offers BHbusiness self-paced, online courses in partnership with the National Council for Behavioral Health and Advocates for Human Potential. All BHbusiness courses are hosted on HealtheKnowledge. 


The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)offers a wide range of webinars for Addiction Professionals and those seeking certification as an addiction professional.  See FLYER for details. 
For class descriptions and registration information go to: https://www.naadac.org/webinars.