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 6, 2021- February 2, 2023

Housing Navigator Conference

The Rhode Island Coalition to End Homelessness would like to welcome all housing coordinators to attend out monthly meetings. Each Meeting will be held every first Thursday from 11am-12pm starting in January. The meeting will be a platform to discuss some common concerns, case conferences, and resources for Housing Navigators and/or Case Managers. In order to create a statewide community of housing navigators we need participation statewide. Ideally each month a different organization can facilitate the meeting to ensure a variety of topics covered. This platform has been created to offer support, we are open to all feedback.

Community Programs is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Housing Navigator Conference
Time: Jan 6, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
        Every month on the First Thu, until Feb 2, 2023, 14 occurrence(s)
        Jan 6, 2022 11:00 AM
        Feb 3, 2022 11:00 AM
        Mar 3, 2022 11:00 AM
        Apr 7, 2022 11:00 AM
        May 5, 2022 11:00 AM
        Jun 2, 2022 11:00 AM
        Jul 7, 2022 11:00 AM
        Aug 4, 2022 11:00 AM
        Sep 1, 2022 11:00 AM
        Oct 6, 2022 11:00 AM
        Nov 3, 2022 11:00 AM
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        Jan 5, 2023 11:00 AM
        Feb 2, 2023 11:00 AM
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February 14, 2023

Trauma-Informed Care

Trauma-Informed Care is an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. Trauma-Informed Care also emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety for both consumers and providers, and helps survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment. This workshop is designed to assist case managers with identifying the signs of trauma in clients through motivational interviewing techniques and through patterns of behavior they see in clients. In particular, we will be looking at how trauma is being manifested during the public health crisis of COVID-19.

Date/Time: February 14, 2023 from 1:00pm-4:00pm ET

To register, please click here.

February 16, 2023

Mitigating Safety and Risk for Children Affected by Parental Substance Use Disorders Involved in the Child Welfare System

Join this webinar to learn more about:

  • Child Welfare assessment of parental substance use as a safety or risk factor through standardized screening, examination of behavioral indicators, observations of the physical environment, and contact with other services providers.
  • Opportunities for substance use treatment professionals to partner with child welfare on safety planning with families affected by SUDs.
  • Collaborative strategies to support families' efforts to overcome barriers to child safety and permanency while building parental capacities.

Date/Time: February 16, 2023 at 1:00pm on Zoom

To register, please click here.

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.


SAMHSA's Civil Rights Protections for Individuals in Recovery from an Opioid Use Disorder: Five Part Series

This five-part series informs audiences about the application of federal disability rights laws to child welfare programs and activities, discusses protections that apply to some individuals in recovery from an opioid use disorder, provides and overview of medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and addresses common misconceptions about MAT as a treatment approach.

Link to Video Series


NAADAC On Demand Webinars

These webinars are free to view anytime. Earn CE hours by simply passing the online CE quiz after you watch the entire webinar! For a complete alphabetical list of all past webinars, please visit the following website



Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Maternal Mental Health

This free 2-hour e-learning program is designed for providers and students seeking knowledge and skills related to cultural competency, cultural humility, person-centered care, and combating implicit bias across the continuum of maternal health care. Program is accredited for 2 hours for physicians, physician assistances, nurse practitioners, nurses, certified nurse midwives, and certified midwives. Other professionals, as well as students, may earn a statement of participation.

To register, please click here.


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.