|April 7, 2020 |
COVID-19 and Homelessness: Federal and State Policy Changes
The Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless is hosting a webinar with guest Senator Jack Reed to discuss the Coronavirus relief stimulus package (the CARES Act) that recently passed in Congress. The first two hours will be an informative talk on how housing and homelessness are being addressed at the federal and state level during the Coronavirus crisis. Questions will be allowed at the end of each section. The last hour of the webinar is dedicated to Q A for any and all questions that participants may have about COVID-19 policy.
Date/Time: Tuesday April 7, 2020 from 11:00am-2:00pm EDT To register, please click here
|April 9, 2020 || |
Providing Digital Peer Recovery Support Services
SAMHSA's Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) invites you to join national experts in a conversation about providing digital peer recovery support services for people with mental illness and substance use disorders.
This event will explore the practical aspects of using technology to offer peer recovery support services, including assessing which platform to use; how to engage people with technology; digital communication skills; technology literacy and usage skills; and consent, privacy, and confidentiality.
Experts will offer practical advice, resources, and lessons learned from their collective experience developing, evaluating, and providing various forms of digital peer recovery support services.
Date: April 9, 2020 from 2:00pm-3:30pm
To register, please CLICK HERE.
|April 23, 2020 |
Recovery LIVE! Peer Support Workers Across the Continuum of Crisis Services
SAMHSA's Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) invites you to join national experts in a conversation about approaches to providing peer support across the continuum of crisis response services. This event will focus on peer-run respite programs, warm lines, and peer support services within hospital emergency departments. Presentations will cover program models and their successes, as well as best and promising practices for implementation.
Date/Time: Thursday April 23, 2020 from 2:00pm-3:00pm
To register, please click here.
|Beginning Jan 30, 2020 || |
Rhode Island Geriatrics ECHO Educational Program Free Case-Based Tele-Education Series for Health Providers
The program includes content related to caregiver support, goals of care conversations, polypharmacy and medication management, fall risk reduction, community resources, and screening for dementia. Participants will connect using video teleconferencing to gain insights from a team of experts, participate in de-identified case presentation discussions (submitted in advance by participants), and learn from each other. It is a great opportunity for providers who want to enhance their knowledge, competence, and performance related to improving care for older adults.
Applications are due by January 21, 2020.
Sessions will run from January 30, 2020 (launch date) through April 23, 2020. The group will meet every other Thursday from 12:00pm-1:00pm.
For curriculum details, CME/CEU credits, registration, and eligibility details, please visit this link.
For questions, please contact the RI Geriatric Center at: email@example.com.
|Ongoing || |
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.
To REGISTER CLICK HERE
| Ongoing || |
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.
| 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.
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
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.