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

August 27th

1:30pm
 SAMHSA Sponsored Webinar: "Serious Mental Illness/Substance Use Disorders and Tailoring FEP Programs to Serve Women"
 This webinar will explore how mental health and substance use treatment providers currently care for women with co-occurring first episode psychosis (FEP), serious mental illness (SMI), and substance use disorder (SUD) and what questions remain in relation to treating this population of women with complex presentations. 

Follow the link to view the FLYER. To register CLICK HERE 

*When in the seminar room, the Adobe Connect Log-in screen appears, select "Enter as a Guest," enter the name and state of the participant in the "Name" field (Ex. Jane Doe-AK) and click on "Enter Room." For attendees, this is a “listen only” webinar. Should you need to dial in, the instructions are on the note pad in the seminar room.

 August and September

The New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center (NEPTTC) is offering free webinars in August and September.

"Current Trends in Substance Use in ME, VT, NH--from Opioids to Marijuana and Electronic Cigarettes" highlights the newer substances, such as fentanyl analogs, electronic cigarettes and today's marijuana products as well as substances that continue to be a problem, such as stimulants, sedatives and other opioids. For more information--  Click here  register for this webinar.
When: August 21, 2019 from 12:00-1:00pm

In addition: 
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
To REGISTER CLICK HERE

Webinar Wednesdays

September 11th

October 9th

Webinar Wednesdays are sponsored by IRETA (Institute for Research, Education & Training in Addiction)
This monthly webinar series is open to all addiction and allied health and human service providers, as well as policymakers, advocates and researchers interested in evidence-based approaches to substance use.

There is NO COST to participate. 
To view the details please follow this LINK.

Clinical Research on SBIRT and Integrative Healthcare at a Federally Qualified Health Center on September 11th.
Communities that Care Overview on October 9th.
 Ongoing Bradley Online Learning is a program of the Bradley Learning Exchange at Bradley Hospital offering computer-based continuing education for professionals in a variety of disciplines, including physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, certified counselor speech/language and occupational therapists, and teachers. Topics address different behavioral health populations and treatment modalities and offer practical, state-of-the-art information. For information about Bradley's online computer-based continuing education opportunities, you can  CLICK HERE for a list of available courses.

 Ongoing

 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.

 Ongoing

 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.

  

OnGoing

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/#/


 
Ongoing

"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.

 
Ongoing

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.

 
Ongoing

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"


 Ongoing

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.

                

 
Ongoing

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. 

 
Ongoing

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.