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

October 28 and November 11, 2021

Suicide: Prevention, Screening and Response Training for the General Public

Thursday October 28th 8:00am-11:00am

Thursday October 28th: 12:30pm-3:30pm

Thursday November 11th: 8:00am-11:00am

November 11th: 12:30pm-3:30pm

November 12th (VIRTUAL LIVE ZOOM): 10:00am-12:00pm

November 3, 2021

Re-imagining Quit Services for the Future

In this webinar, participants will explore what trends are impacting cessation programs, how tobacco diversification, including vaping is  driving a need for change, where programs should focus their efforts, and what other factors need to be addressed to move forward. 

Date/Time: Wednesday November 3, 2021 at 12:00pm Central Time

To register, please click here.

November 4, 2021

Youth Work Incentives

November 4, 2021

To register, please click here.

November 9, 2021

Suicide Assessment Using the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale

Participants will have the opportunity to learn the C-SSRS as a pace that allows for discussion and a question and answer period. The content will be enhanced through the use of video demonstrations. Finally, all participants will have the opportunity to practice using the C-SSRS in a safe and supportive environment. At the end of the training, participants will leave with an understanding of the C-SSRS as well as a list of local resources to assist when working with patients experiencing suicidality. 

Date/Time: November 9, 2021 8:00am-11:15am at The Crowne Plaza Warwick

To register, please click here.

November 9, 2021

NCPG Military Webinar

In honor of Veteran's Day, join us for the NCPG Military Webinar. It will feature a four-person educational overview, followed by a guided panel that provides attendees with a broad understanding of the current problem gambling situation within the military and veteran communities. The moderator is Richard Taylor Jr., NCPG Military Committee Chair and Responsible Gambling Program Manager for BetMGM. The panelists will include an expert in research, a military spouse, and a military veteran in recovery from problem gambling.

Date/Time: November 9, 2021 at 1:00pm ET.

Fee: Free to NCPG Members; $59.00 for non-members

To register, please click here.

November 17, 2021

SSDI Overview

November 17, 2021

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.