Helping to reduce drug and alcohol use in Cheshire County
63 Community Way, Keene NH 03431 | Ph: 603-352-9425 | sjohnston@SCSHELPS.org
Helping to reduce drug and alcohol use in Cheshire County
63 Community Way, Keene NH 03431 | Ph: 603-352-9425 | sjohnston@SCSHELPS.org

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December 10, 2016
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     NHADACA Webinars:

    Co-Occurring Disorders in Youth: Offering Hope and Help with Mental Health & Substance Misuse
    with Ann Duckless
      1 Hour Webinar Training
    PRESENTATION:  Mental health issues often surface in school settings.  Nationally, 1 in 5 youth will experience a serious emotional disorder.  When additional stresses of substance misuse enter the picture, it often becomes more difficult to seek help (on the part of the youth) and to recognize what issues need immediate help (on the part of adults).  This webinar is intended for participants who do not have extensive experience in the field of mental health, since an overview of thought and mood disorders that often impact youth development will be offered, as well as the complicating intersection with substance misuse. It is imperative that we as providers embrace hope with early detection of mental health and substance use disorders, and to openly acknowledge that treatment works, and recovery is possible. Participants will:
    1. Learn the signs and symptoms of thought and mood disorders and how to effectively intervene.
    2. Understand the complexity of co-occurring disorders, with the intersection of mental health and substance misuse challenges.
    3. Be aware of treatment implications when involving trauma and loss.

    PRESENTER:  Ann Duckless, has worked at NAMI NH in the Connect Suicide Prevention Program for the past eight years, offering trainings in suicide prevention and postvention to a variety of audiences, to include college campuses, military installations, tribal nations, and communities.  She brings over 20 years of experience in substance abuse prevention and treatment to the Connect Program. Ann’s varied professional work experiences including teaching at the high school and college levels, inpatient and outpatient counseling for substance abuse-addictions, youth prevention community work at the statewide level, and a unique systems perspective in dealing with public health issues. Trained as a cultural competence trainer by the Anti-Defamation League, Ann embraces and promotes cultural sensitivity to issues of gender, race, ethnicity, language, religion, disability, and sexual orientation/identity. Ann is a foster parent who also teaches classes to other foster/adoptive parents. Her work in suicide prevention honors the students and friends she has known who have died by suicide.  

    Fee:   *NHADACA Members:  Free   *Non-Members  $15;   1 NBCC hour included   For registration information contact:  Carrie McFadden, 603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org
    1 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Category: Planning & Evaluation, Communication, Community Organization, Professional Growth & Responsibility
    CRSW/LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4, 5, 11-13 & 17   
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A (NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program).
      Transgender 101: What Substance Abuse Counselors Need to Know
    with Gia Drew
    1 Hour Webinar Training
    PRESENTATION: This one hour TRANSGENDER 101 webinar is a basic introduction to what it means to be Transgender.  Included will be information about why we should become better informed about this issue and what it’s like to be a Transgender person in society today. The presentation will address terminology and language that is supportive of Transgender people and the situations they may face navigating family, work, and transition, should they decide to do so. There will be facts about the barriers transgender people encounter because of ongoing stigma and ignorance and a summary of best practices to support Transgender individuals. As a result of this training participants will:

    •  learn what it means to be Transgender by learning and hearing about the experiences of transgender people;
    • understanding the language and terminology related to Transgender people, including the differences between Sex and Gender;
    • have a clearer picture of what Transitioning means to each person; and
    • Learn best practices to use when interacting with a Transgender person.

    PRESENTER:   Gia Drew is a Diversity Educator and Consultant, LGBT Advocate and Public Policy Specialist.  Originally from Boston, she has worked in New England for more than 35 years and has called Maine home for the last 15.  Currently she works as Program Director at EqualityMaine, serves as board president for Maine Transgender Network, and runs her own consulting business. Before becoming an LGBT advocate and public policy specialist, she was a high school teacher and coach for twenty years and in that time became one of Maine’s first OUT transgender public school teachers and one of the first transgender coaches in the country.

    Fee:   *NHADACA Members:  Free   *Non-Members  $15;   1 NBCC hour included            For registration information contact:  Carrie McFadden, 603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org
    1 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Category: Communication, professional growth & responsibility
    CRSW/LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 5, 7, 15, 17 & 18      
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A (NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program).

                                     CRISIS LINES OPEN: 
    NH Statewide Addiction Crisis Line
     
    Also the Substance Use Disorder Coordinated Access Point Program is a program of Southwestern Community Services and provides a single point of contact for individuals wanting treatment, by providing a level of care assessment and assistance securing services.CAPP flyer
    And the Cheshire County Addiction Assistance Recovery Initiative is a hotline monitored 24/7 to deploy Recovery Coaches to Cheshire Medical Center Emergency Room to meet with individuals and discuss treatment and recovery options and to provide understanding and hope.
      PHONE NUMBER FOR BOTH:  1-844-604-7878

     

    As a reminder, New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association The New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association offers eLearning opportunities throughout the year for you to obtain Contact Hours for your licensure.  NHADACA webinars allow you to participate live and interact with the presenter or view at a time more suitable to your schedule and at your own pace. Again, free for viewing to anyone! Members receive free certificate, non members is $15.00.

     

     

     

     

    MISSION: Influence public awareness, policy, and funding to support alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention, treatment, and recovery especially as it pertains to youth, in Cheshire County, NH.

    GOALS:  Reduce substance use among youth and adults, and strengthen collaborative partnerships within communities.
    We offer prevention activities and education to reduce youth and young adult alcohol and substance use; advocate for policy change and increased funding for prevention, treatment, and recovery; and offer prevention trainings, internships, and substance-free events all year.

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    MADAC is funded by the Drug Free Communities Support Program Grant made possible by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

    MADAC Project Coordinator • PO Box 603 • 880 Marlborough Road • Keene, NH 03431 • PHONE: 603-352-9425 • Email: sjohnston@SCSHELPS.org

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