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Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:00 p.m. EDT
The goal of this series is to provide evidence-based and cutting-edge information on substance use prevention and intervention to an inter-professional audience of behavioral health practitioners for working with adolescents and transitional age youth (18-25).
This particular webinar will review developmental neurobiology and the general impact of psychoactive substances on brain development. We will then discuss the particular impacts of alcohol, THC, and nicotine on the brain, and their specific impacts on brain development.
Other webinars in this series include:
- Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:00 p.m. EDT – Who's Doing What? The Epidemiology of Adolescent Substance Use
- Tuesday, December 15, 2020 2:00 p.m. EDT – Substance Use Interventions for Adolescents and Transitional Age Youth
SAMHSA is allowing flexibility for grant recipients affected by the loss of operational capacity and increased costs due to the COVID-19 crisis. These flexibilities are available during this emergency time period. Flexibility may be reassessed upon issuance of new guidance by the Office of Management and Budget post the emergency time period. Continue to check for updated information and resources to assist grant recipients during the COVID-19 emergency.
Training and events are available for practitioners through SAMHSA’s Training and Technical Assistance Centers. Some of these are highlighted below. Visit SAMHSA’s Practitioner Training webpage for a more complete listing.
SAMHSA Headlines offers you a biweekly update of selected upcoming trainings and webinars. However, for a broader range of activities, visit this website, as well as the training sections of individual technical assistance center websites.
Selected events are highlighted below. Note that some of them require advance registration.
Note: If you are unable to access an event or webinar or have questions, please contact the source given at the individual event URL.
Tuesday, October 20, 12:00 p.m. EDT
In this Prevention in Action webinar, representatives from New Hampshire and Maine will share how their agencies each developed data-driven vaping prevention media campaigns, what the campaigns included, and what their next steps are. This webinar will demonstrate how state and local data can be used to develop universal and targeted media campaigns for prevention.
For the latest SAMHSA data reports and information, visit SAMHSA’s data webpage. (Enfrentando múltiples crisis, los latinos recurren a la cultura y a la comunidad)
National Hispanic Heritage Month invites us to celebrate the Latinx community. The Year 2020 has been a challenging year and a difficult one to celebrate—but the Latinx community continues to show strength and resilience.
SAMHSA recently released a new mobile app, My Mental Health Crisis Plan, which allows individuals who have serious mental illness (SMI) to create a plan to guide their treatment during a mental health crisis. The app was developed through SMI Adviser, a project funded by SAMHSA and administered by the American Psychiatric Association.
Under the leadership of President Trump, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is announcing $20 billion in new funding for providers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. Working with SAMHSA, HRSA developed a list of the nation’s behavioral health providers now eligible for funding, which includes, for example, addiction counseling centers, mental health counselors, and psychiatrists.
These FAQs address general questions associated with award and management of SAMHSA discretionary grants that may arise in relation to COVID-19. This information does not apply to SABG, MHBG, PATH or PAIMI grants. Applicants and grant recipients are strongly encouraged to continue to check for updated information and resources.
Martes, 20 de Octubre de 2020 1:00 p.m. EDT
Parte 2: Estrategias para manejar las emociones en niños, adolescentes y cuidadores durante la pandemia de COVID-19. Este seminario web discutirá las emociones y sus manifestaciones y brindará estrategias para manejar las emociones en niños, adolescentes y cuidadores que se identifican como latinx durante la pandemia de COVID-19.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 1:00 p.m. EDT
In this webinar, the findings from a recent listening session, “Hearing the Truth about Racism in Recovery” will be presented. Participants will learn about how race is impacting recovery supports in the community and the behavioral health system; how race creates barriers to recovery and wellness; and what immediate actions peer support providers can take to identify and remedy these barriers.
Tuesday, October 20, 2:00 p.m. EDT
This session will feature a conversation with the organizers, directors, and actors in theater productions that focused on recovery. The facilitator will lead a conversation with 4 panelists to talk about the production, their experience with the productions, and its ties to the citizenship framework and social justice. Other roundtables in this series include:
- Tuesday, October 28, 2020 2:00 p.m. EDT – Roundtable 2: The Citizenship Framework and Community Building
- Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:00 p.m. EDT – Roundtable 3: The Essential Role of Peer Support in Citizenship Work
- Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:00 p.m. EDT – Roundtable 4: Advocacy and the Citizenship Framework
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:30 p.m. EDT
Join On-the-Spot the 3rd Wednesday of each month for a one-hour session with knowledgeable providers and subject matter expert(s), who will answer questions and lead discussions around a variety of topics related to the successes and challenges of using videoconferencing to offer clinical/peer recovery services via digital technologies.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 1:00 p.m. EDT
The goal of this training is to increase the awareness and abilities of mental health care providers in their use of cultural elements, by promoting the use of culturally appropriate formulations when treating Latinx presenting with psychological and mental health disorders.
This module will provide training on the integration of culturally centered interventions in mental health and substance use treatment. Also in this series:
- Wednesday, October 28, 2020 1:00 p.m. EDT – Module 5: Engaging and Treating the Hispanic and Latino Client
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:00 p.m. EDT
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, this series is designed to help providers and community members understand domestic violence and ways they can advocate and support those who experience violence in their homes.
Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:00 a.m. EDT
This virtual presentation will focus on a strength-based approach to engaging African Americans in substance use disorders treatment, rapport building with African American Clients within the first 10 minutes of contact, reasons African Americans resist substance use disorders treatment and intervention strategies, effective cross-cultural counseling skills with African Americans with substance use disorders, and traditional and non-traditional approaches to recovery among African Americans.
Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:00 p.m. EDT
This webinar is part of a series focusing on areas of telehealth, specific to mental health professionals transitioning to virtual appointments during COVID-19. The webinar will examine telemental health ethics and best practices, and the limitations of providing care via telemental health.
Thursday, October 22, 2020 2:00 p.m. EDT
This webinar will explore the pharmacology of psychostimulants, with a focus on cocaine and methamphetamines. The presenter will cover how psychostimulant addiction impacts major brain regions and the acute and chronic symptoms associated with cocaine and methamphetamine use. The final webinar in this series includes:
Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:00 p.m. EDT
Families of persons with serious mental illness play an important role in the lives of their loved ones. A new workforce is emerging to support these families. Family peer support workers are persons with a lived experience, trained to provide support to other family members who are caring for a person with a serious mental illness.
Jueves, Octubre 22, 2020 1:00 p.m. EDT
Este seminario web abordará las áreas clave de la prevención del suicidio. Incluyendo: mitos y realidades, señales de advertencia y estrategias de intervención y prevención. Los participantes identificarán cómo evaluar el riesgo de suicidio y aprenderán sobre los recursos y apoyos disponibles.
If you would like to view a recording of the English webinar, you can view it here.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 3:00 p.m. EDT
90-minutes training is the final session of our six-part series on the intersection of traumatic brain injury and mental health. It will focus on the primary health care community. Drawing on principles presented in previous webinars, this session will address specific concerns of the primary health care community concluding with an overview of the series and a Q & A session. View slide decks and recordings of sessions 1-5 on their product page.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 4:00 p.m. EDT
During this 90-minute training, special attention will be given to common screening and assessment tools used in school settings, best practices for utilizing an interdisciplinary team approach to respond to youth experiencing thoughts of suicide in a school setting, and ways to identify risk and protective factors for youth and adolescents at risk of suicide.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 1:00 p.m. EDT
This is part of a clinically based webinar training series designed primarily for campus based mental health providers. This training will focus on evidence-based practices, strategies, and supports for use with college-aged youth as they return to campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. This workshop will be limited to 25 participants.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:00 p.m. EDT
This course will review some of the basics of pharmacology, which include routes of administration and discussion of terminology (e.g., tolerance, agonist, partial agonist, antagonist). Understanding routes of administration of substances can help clinicians assess addiction potential and other health problems, and develop harm reduction strategies for those who work in harm reduction. Knowing the difference between an agonist, antagonist, or partial agonist will help people understand how some medication-assisted treatments work.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 1:00 p.m. EDT
Focusing on recovery goals during the current pandemic may be difficult for many individuals participating in mental health services. Specifically, individuals' lives may have been disrupted due to personal illness, economic factors, and increased family responsibilities. Progress toward recovery goals, such as employment, education, living, and wellness, may have been put on hold while basic needs are addressed. This webinar will provide practitioners with the tools and strategies to assist individuals with refocusing on recovery goals. SMART goal-planning will be discussed and applied to recovery goals.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 6:00 p.m. EDT
Join every fourth Wednesday of the month for a new opportunity to connect with others who share concern and passion for developmentally appropriate and appealing systems and supports for youth and young adults. If you are a young adult professional seeking to make peer-to-peer connections and develop your professional capacity, this learning community serves as a forum to learn and build skills with other mental health workforce professionals.
October 29, 2020 1:00 p.m. EDT
This event is part of the Telemental Health Training for Rural Communities webinar series that works to enhance the patient's experience and provider's understanding of telemedicine, especially with COVID-19. This webinar series will focus on areas of telehealth specific to mental health professionals transitioning to virtual appointments during COVID-19. This particular webinar will explain best practices for suicide assessment and gaining trust while using telemental health services.
Friday, October 30, 2020 12:00 p.m. EDT
These virtual sessions support Native communities in these challenging times. They will cover major concerns that have been expressed, continue to share resources, and encourage the peer support that has been happening among those who participated.
Clinical Roundtables – Webinars
The Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) is conducting a series of special Clinical Roundtables to provide you with the information you need as you care for your patients with Opioid Use Disorder. The goal of the PCSS Clinical Roundtable is to support interactions among addiction experts and health professionals through an informal “roundtable” conversation. More information is available at the PCSS calendar of events. Below are some upcoming webinars:
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