New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

Training Events

COVID-19 UPDATE : beginning June 2022, masks are optional for all in-person training eventsWhile we are scheduling lower than typical attendance, we cannot guarantee physical distancing given the size of our facility.   Many trainings will are available in virtual and hybrid formats.   We will be monitoring the State and CDC guidelines and will adjust our policies as necessary based on local and nationwide trends. 

Training topics are scheduled quarterly within training suites of prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery. Look to the right-hand side of each training title to see the training suite.  Core required topics to meet NH substance use credentials will be repeated throughout the year. 

To ensure a positive training experience for our participants and trainers, we at NHADACA set a minimum and maximum number of available seats for in-person AND virtual trainings.  Trainings will be cancelled if minimum seats are not reached and closed once maximum seating is reached. Please consult our calendar of future events and our Professional Development page to find other training opportunities to meet your needs. Thank you for understanding.

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Upcoming events

    • October 31, 2022
    • December 06, 2030
    • Remote
    Register


    1 Hour Webinar Training with Kelly Luedtke, M.Ed., CAGS, MLADC

    PRESENTATION: Core Function 9 is Client Education. Client education is an important and frequent activity in the treatment plan of SUD treatment. This webinar will help to increase the entry level competence of SUD counselors seeking certification or licensure as SUD professionals in the specific area of Client Education.

    Upon completion of this training participants will be able to:

    1. Access resource material for client education.
    2. Develop an educational assessment for the client.
    3. Design a learning program for the client.
    4. Understand the global criteria associated with the core function of client education.
    ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Kelly is the full time Associate Professor of Human Service and Addiction Counseling Program Coordinator at New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord, NH. She has been in the profession of substance use counseling for over a decade, most recently serving as Chief of Operations and Clinical Officer at Serenity Place in Manchester, NH for the past 3 years. Kelly has worked in the treatment continuum from prevention, to detoxification, sobriety maintenance, medically assisted treatment, intensive outpatient, outpatient, and transitional living. She has served the community as an outreach worker, clinician, senior administrator, and educator. Currently, Kelly gives back to the community through her role as President of NHADACA, as the Chair of the NH Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Professionals Licensing Board, and by serving on the licensing board’s Peer Review Committee. Kelly, a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor (MLADC), currently has a master’s degree in Education/Counseling as well as a CAGS in Counseling. When Kelly isn’t lending her time to students or the substance abuse community, she enjoys exercising by running 5K’s to marathons, Bikram Yoga, traveling to warm climates, and cooking anything out of her vegetable and herb garden.

    REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members: Free, *Non-Members $15. 1 NBCC hour included. 

    For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org


    1 Contact Hour Available 
    CRSW Performance Domains: 3
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 6-8, 10-11, 15-18
    CPS Domains: 6
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & 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.

    This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

    • December 08, 2022
    • 8:30 AM
    • December 09, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6-hour training with Paul Kiernan, LADC

    December 8th & 9th, 2022

    8:30am–12:00pm (daily)

    PRESENTATION: This is a 6-hour training specifically designed to help participants understand the basics of ASAM criteria and learn skills that can be useful in applying the spirit of ASAM and its criteria to their practice. Participants will be provided with information on ASAM and ASAM based approaches to all stages of care, from assessment to continuing care. This training will be interactive and provide participants ample time to ask questions and gain a better and more well-rounded understanding of ASAM Criteria. 

    Following the completion of this training: 

    • Each participant will be able to complete a 6-dimensional assessment utilizing the ASAM criteria and provide a level of care recommendation. 
    • Each participant will be able to utilize ASAM's Continuing Care or Transfer/Discharge Criteria to determine transition decisions 
    • Each participant will be able to utilize an ASAM dimensional assessment to create an effective treatment plan. 

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Paul Kiernan is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor with 15 years of experience working in the field of addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Mr. Kiernan currently works as the Quality and Compliance lead at Better Life Partners, working to ensure that patients at BLP receive the highest quality care possible. Prior to his role at Better Life Partners, Mr. Kiernan was a Project Manager at JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. and worked on the New Hampshire Center for Excellence Addressing Alcohol and other Drugs, a project that provides statewide training and technical assistance. Prior to his position at the Center for Excellence, Mr. Kiernan was the Clinical Services Specialist at the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services with the State of New Hampshire. At the Bureau, Mr. Kiernan provided technical assistance and training to agencies contracted with the State of New Hampshire as well as other state agencies upon request, audits of substance use disorder treatment records and contract monitoring and clinical oversight of these contacted agencies.  Mr. Kiernan was involved directly with the American Society of Addiction Medicine for the state role out of the CONTNIUUM Assessment patient placement software.  He also served on several committees including the New Hampshire State Internal Review Board, the Behavioral Health Equity Work Group and the Sentinel Event Review Team.Mr. Kiernan also has years of experience working as a clinician providing services in residential withdrawal management, outpatient services and intensive outpatient programs. He spent the majority of his career working in intensive outpatient services at the Nathan Brody Program at Horizons Counseling Center. 

    REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $65;  *Non-Members $75; *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1-18
    CPS Domains: 6
    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.

    PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

    This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

    • December 08, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 6-hour training with Pamela Morgan, MBA/CADC/CPRM

    December 8, 2022

    8:30am - 3:30pm

    30 min lunch & 2x 15 min breaks


    PRESENTATION: This is a (6) hour Training specific to Substance Abuse for addiction professionals and other service providers interested in increasing their understanding of the link between stimulant and opioid abuse, human trafficking, & sex trafficking. Participants will be provided information regarding sex trafficking dynamics. Participants will also be equipped with tools to assist clients in recognizing the trauma of their past, including sex trafficking, while seeking recovery from substance use disorders.

    Upon completion of the event, participants will be able to:

    •  Define sex trafficking and to distinguish between Sex Trafficking and the term sex worker;
    • Identify the link between sex trafficking and substance abuse;
    • Identify the link between substance abuse and becoming a sex worker;
    •  Highlight victim risk factors and prevention strategies;
    • Provide insight for addressing trauma related to trafficking experiences, thereby increasing the possibility of ongoing recovery; and
    • Recognize the SUD relapse risks associated with  clients who have sex trafficking and sex worker history.

      ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Pamela Morgan, MBA/CADC/CPRM is a nationally known trainer and substance abuse professional – providing services since 1993. She is the owner of KEY INSIGHTS, LLC., an approved professional development training provider with the Michigan Certification Board of Addiction Professionals (MCBAP). Best known for her training Toxic Relationships: Another Addiction, she develops and facilitates various topics including Addiction to Crime, Enhancing Motivation for Change, Recovery Relapse and the 12 Steps and Addiction in the Church. With more than 27 years of personal recovery, over 23 years of experience working with treatment, prevention, correctional and adolescent populations, and more than 18 years providing professional development training, Morgan offers a wealth of personal and professional experience.

      REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $65;   *Non-Members $75;  *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org


      6 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 2
      , 6, 7, 11, 12, 14-18

      CPS Domains: 6 
      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.

      PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

      This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

      This is a (6) hour Training specific to Substance Abuse for addiction professionals and other service providers interested in increasing their understanding of the link between stimulant and opioid abuse, human trafficking, & sex trafficking. Participants will be provided information regarding sex trafficking dynamics. Participants will also be equipped with tools to assist clients in recognizing the trauma of their past, including sex trafficking, while seeking recovery from substance use disorders.
      • December 09, 2022
      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
      • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
      • 27
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      A 6-hour training with Joseph Zannella, MA, LADC

      December 9, 2022

      8:30am–4:00pm


      PRESENTATION: Opioid use has changes dramatically in the past few years with prescription abuse and availability driving a wave of new addictions in individuals who would not have been previously vulnerable. High potency man-made opiates such as Fentanyl and Carfentanyl are increasingly available and astonishingly dangerous. This training is designed to address clients with mental health diagnoses and that are using Opioids.  The course content is intended to advance your understanding of diagnosing and treatment, and what specific problems and issues arise from multiple diagnoses and miss-diagnosis. Examples of diagnostic tools will be covered, as well as aftercare issues and ideas for improving outcomes. Participants will:

      • Learn how to identify and differentiate several overlapping diagnoses in general, and specifically to the opioid using population.
      • Gain an understanding of how Multiple Diagnoses complicates Recovery.
      • Review several aftercare models that improve outcomes and reduce relapse.
      • Gain techniques on how to reduce resistance in individuals with multiple diagnoses.

      ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Joseph has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years, and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of Addiction, Psybersick, Eating Disorders, Advanced Ethics, Early Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.       

      REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $65;  *Non-Members $75; *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

      6 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 3
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence2, 3, 8, 13-18
      CPS Domains: 6
      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.

      PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

      This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

      • December 15, 2022
      • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
      • Remote via Zoom
      • 26
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      A 2-hour Training with Scott Boyles

      December 15, 2022

      8:30am–10:30am 


      This training will be remote only!

      PRESENTATIONThis 2-hour training will review Dimension 1 and the relevant areas of assessment when determining withdrawal management needs. This training will also go over the intent of the five Withdrawal Management levels of care identified in the ASAM Criteria.

      Following the completion of this training, participants will:

      1. Understand the intent of dimension one and the assessment considerations
      2. Build on their knowledge of the intent and differences between the five Withdrawal Management levels of care
      3. Have a deeper understanding of ASAM Criteria in general with focus on withdrawal management needs, treatment, etc.

      ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Scott Boyles is a licensed addiction counselor, MINT trainer and the Senior National Training Director for Train for Change Inc.® Mr. Boyles has spent more than three decades in the behavioral health field and has many years of experience working with the ASAM Criteria. Mr. Boyles is one of the original early adopters of the ASAM criteria, starting in 1991.Before becoming a full-time trainer, Mr. Boyles used the criteria professionally as a counselor and director. From 2007-2011, Mr. Boyles also served as a member of the ASAM Steering Committee for the ASAM Patient Placement Criteria. He also spent many years as a site reviewer, monitoring programs’ application of the criteria. Mr. Boyles’ experience at all levels of service and observation has enabled him to understand trainees’ needs in both education and application at different levels of the service system. Since 1993, he has trained more than 8,000 people in proper use of the criteria. Mr. Boyles has passion and expertise in system-change approaches to support effective implementation and use of the ASAM criteria. He is well-known for his information, engaging, and entertaining trainings, which include practical, real-world applications. 

      REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $25;  *Non-Members $35; *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

      2 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains:  None
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence3, 6, 8, 12, 16, 18
      CPS Domains: 6
      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.

      PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

      This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

      • December 15, 2022
      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
      • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
      • 26
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      A 6-hour Training with Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC

      December 15, 2022

      8:30am–4:00pm 


      PRESENTATION: This workshop will deal with the impact on friends, family members and treatment providers from the death of a client/participant from overdoes and/or suicide.  It will examine the impact on treatment providers, recovery support providers and other care-givers as well as on the ethical and clinical issues to consider in providing postvention support and response. At the end of this training, participants will:

      • Participants will learn to identify similarities between the impact of suicide and overdose on family/friends, service providers and the community.
      • Participants will learn to identify their own emotional and cognitive responses to the death of a client / participant to overdose or suicide.
      • Participants will learn to identify ethical responses to family members, friends, community members and the press after the loss of a client to suicide or overdose.

      ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC, is Executive Director of Horizons Counseling Center, an outpatient substance use and co-occurring disorders treatment and recovery center in the Lakes Region of NH. She has worked in program development in the area of criminal justice and trauma informed treatment, she was active in developing and administering the Recovery Court Program in Belknap Countyand in developing and implementing treatment programming for incarcerated populations. She has been a strong voice in the establishment of clinical and ethical practice standards in behavioral health on the state and national levels for over 30 years. Ms. Abikoffhas chaired the Public Policy and Ethics Committees of the NH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association and the NH Providers Association and she served on the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals.  She provides training and consultation on confidentiality, professional ethics, co-occurring disorders, suicide prevention, clinical supervision, and criminal justice programming for behavioral health providers, criminal justice and healthcare programs both locally and nationally. 

      REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $65;  *Non-Members $75; *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

      6 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 4
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence4, 11-13, 15-17
      CPS Domains: 2, 6
      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.

      PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

      This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

      • December 16, 2022
      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
      • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
      • 18
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      A 6-hour training with Joseph Zannella, MA, LADC

      December 16, 2022

      8:30am–4:00pm


      PRESENTATION: Personality Disorders are often regarded as difficult to treat. Adding to this, a client’s use of substances complicates both diagnosis and treatment and interferes with long term recovery. Opioid use is frequently paired with other substances of abuse and is often co-occurring with stimulants. High potency man-made Opiates are newsworthy, but we still have stimulant abuse such as Cocaine, PCP and Amphetamines to deal with. This training is designed to address clients with Personality Disorders that are using Opioids and/or Stimulants.  The course content is intended to advance your understanding of diagnosing and treatment, and what specific problems and issues arise from multiple diagnoses and miss-diagnosis. Examples of diagnostic tools will be covered, as well as aftercare issues and ideas for improving outcomes. Participants will:

      • Learn how to identify and differentiate several overlapping diagnoses in general, and specific to opioid and stimulant using individuals.
      • Gain an understanding of how Multiple Diagnoses complicates Recovery.
      • Review aftercare exercises and techniques that improve outcomes and reduce relapse.
      • Review the medications that are available including M.A.T. and the hazards of THC use with Mental Health diagnoses.

      ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Joseph has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years, and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of Addiction, Psybersick, Eating Disorders, Advanced Ethics, Early Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.       

      REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $65;  *Non-Members $75; *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

      6 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 4
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence2, 3, 6, 7, 11-18
      CPS Domains: 6
      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.

      PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

      This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

      • January 18, 2023
      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
      • Remote via Zoom
      • 23
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      A 6-hour training with Ginger Ross, BA, CRSW, NCPRSS & Bret Smith, CRSW, NCPRSS, IPS

      January 18, 2023

      8:30am-4:00pm

      PRESENTATIONA peer worker is a person in recovery who has been trained to provide non-clinical, strengths-based support to people experiencing similar challenges. Peer workers offer direct social and emotional support, help forge connections to clinical care and community resources, and share hope that recovery is possible. Appropriate and adequate supervision is a critical factor in the success of peer roles. This course is an entry-level supervision course that outlines concepts critical to the success of the peer worker and the peer role in the agency. This course is designed specifically for CRSWs who will be supervising other peers or CRSWs in NH.

      Upon completion of the event participants will be able to:

        • Describe the essential functions of supervisors
        • Understand the principles and practices of peer support services
        • Explore the application of recovery-oriented approaches to the supervision of peer workers
        • Learn two critical supervision skills
        • Access additional resources to improve your competence in supervising peer workers

        ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: 

        Ginger Ross, BA, CRSW, NCPRSS, Hampton, NH. Ginger is the founder & CEO of NH Recovery Coach Academy & Choices Recovery Training. Ginger has worked in the peer recovery field since 2015 and is a grassroots pioneer in developing the movement in NH. She is recognized nationally for her passion, expertise, and leadership in the peer recovery coach profession. She has her BA in Psychology, holds the state CRSW credential and the national NCRPSS credential. Ginger’s passion is to educate community partners around SUD and recovery to improve social justice.

        Bret Smith, CRSW, NCPRSS, IPS, Derry, NH. Bret Smith is a CRSW and Certified Peer Specialist in the State of New Hampshire and is a Nationally Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist. He is the Senior Peer Specialist with the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, working in Acute Care Services, Supervising CRSW’s, facilitating co-reflection for CPS’s and facilitating training for CRSW’s and CPS’s. Bret is a member of the NH Behavioral Health Disaster Team. Additionally, Bret is an Information Expert for the ICRC Peer Division. Bret is a published author on topics related to the Peer profession.  He is an advocate for all Peers, educating individuals at the State level on the roles, responsibilities, and values of Peer Support Work.

        REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $50;   *Non-Members $60;   *NBCC add $5.  Lunch is on your own. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

        6 Contact Hours Available
        CRSW Performance Domains: 2-4
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 8
        CPS Domains: None
        NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & 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.

          PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for trainings of high demand topics.  Thank you.

          This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

          • January 19, 2023
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
          • Remote via Zoom
          • 26
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          A 6-hour training with Ginger Ross, BA, CRSW, NCPRSS &

          Bret Smith, CRSW, NCPRSS, IPS

          January 19, 2023

          8:30am-4:00pm

          PRESENTATIONThe goal of this workshop is to gain an understanding of the Four Performance Domains (Ethical Responsibility, Advocacy, Mentoring & Education, Recovery & Wellness Support) that define the role of a Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) and Recovery Coach. Participants will discuss the differences between the Four Performance Domains and the Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselors’ Core Competencies. Participants will engage in an informed discussion around role clarity and role responsibilities. Participants will discuss the differences between peer collaboration and peer supervision for CRSWs.

          Upon completion of the event participants will be able to:

          1. Describe the 4 performance domains relative to the recovery supports as well as be able to explain how to utilize the performance domains in the supervision of peer supporters;
          2. Identify role clarity between a licensed clinician and a peer worker;
          3. Differentiate between the 4 performance domains and core competencies;
          4. Describe the Scope of Service for a CRSW.

          ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: 

          Ginger Ross, BA, CRSW, NCPRSS, Hampton, NH. Ginger is the founder & CEO of NH Recovery Coach Academy & Choices Recovery Training. Ginger has worked in the peer recovery field since 2015 and is a grassroots pioneer in developing the movement in NH. She is recognized nationally for her passion, expertise, and leadership in the peer recovery coach profession. She has her BA in Psychology, holds the state CRSW credential and the national NCRPSS credential. Ginger’s passion is to educate community partners around SUD and recovery to improve social justice.

          Bret Smith, CRSW, NCPRSS, IPS, Derry, NH. Bret Smith is a CRSW and Certified Peer Specialist in the State of New Hampshire and is a Nationally Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist. He is the Senior Peer Specialist with the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, working in Acute Care Services, Supervising CRSW’s, facilitating co-reflection for CPS’s and facilitating training for CRSW’s and CPS’s. Bret is a member of the NH Behavioral Health Disaster Team. Additionally, Bret is an Information Expert for the ICRC Peer Division. Bret is a published author on topics related to the Peer profession.  He is an advocate for all Peers, educating individuals at the State level on the roles, responsibilities, and values of Peer Support Work.

          REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $50;   *Non-Members $60;   *NBCC add $5.  Lunch is on your own. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

          6 Contact Hours Available
          CRSW Performance Domains: 1-4
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 18
          CPS Domains: 6
          NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & 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.

            PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for trainings of high demand topics.  Thank you.

            This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

            • January 20, 2023
            • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
            • Remote via Zoom
            • 29
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            A 4-hour training with Ann Duckless, MA  

            January 20, 2023

            8:30am-1pm


            This training will be remote only!


            PRESENTATION: Social service agencies offer a broad spectrum of programs and services to a wide variety of clients and their ages. Since suicide is a major public health issue, social service agency staff should be trained to recognize individuals at risk for suicide and learn strategies for connecting them to help. As a result of attending this training participants will:


            • Review of the risk and protective factors and warning signs for suicide;
            • Learn skills for intervening with clients or others at risk and connecting them with appropriate resources;
            • Learn strategies for communicating with parents/guardians/family members or other support persons during crisis situations;
            • Learn insights into confidentiality requirements and communication with others involved in the client’s care or treatment; and
            • Participate in a discussion of community resources and strategies to increase suicide prevention efforts through the integration, coordination, and collaboration of community services (schools, mental health, law enforcement, social services, faith communities, etc.).
            “Connect™ Suicide Prevention materials developed by NAMI NH are used for strictly non- commercial purposes and may not be altered and/or used for other purposes without consent from NAMI NH.  The use of these materials without permission of NAMI NH is expressly prohibited. NAMI NH Connect™ program materials are exclusively owned and copyrighted by NAMI NH.  The use of these materials is subject to terms and conditions associated with intellectual property laws.

            ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Ann Duckless has worked for NAMI NH for 16 years in the Connect Suicide Prevention Program, providing suicide prevention, postvention, and mental health trainings to community, military, college, and tribal nation settings. She has also gained over 20 years of experience in the field of substance use continuum of care. Ann’s varied professional work experiences including teaching at the high school and college levels, inpatient and outpatient counseling for substance use disorders, youth prevention community work at the statewide level, and a collaborative 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 race, ethnicity, language, religion, disability, and sexual orientation/gender identity.

            REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members: $55; *Non-Members: $65;  *NBCC add $5.   For registration information contact:  603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

            4 Contact Hours Available

            CRSW Performance Domains: 1-4

            LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4, 5, 11, 12

            CPS Domains: 2, 3, 6

            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). 


            PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for trainings of high demand topics.  Thank you.

            This training ins financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

            • January 23, 2023
            • 8:30 AM
            • January 25, 2023
            • 4:00 PM
            • Remote via Zoom
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            An 18-hour Training with Ellen Morehouse, LCSW, CASAC, CPP, Tim Lena, MSW, CPS, Beverly Pierce, LCSW, CASAC, CPP, and Andrea Fallick, LCSW, CASAC, CPP

            January 23rd, 24th, & 25th

            8:30am–4:00pm (daily)


            This training will be remote ONLY


            PRESENTATION: Project SUCCESS (Schools Using Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen Students) prevents and reduces substance abuse among adolescents, by providing a full range (universal, selective and indicated) of substance use prevention strategies.  These include a prevention education series, school wide awareness activities, counseling and skills training, screening and referral, and environmental strategies.  This training will provide practical strategies for implementing Project SUCCESS virtually and in person and address current individual student and school COVID related challenges regarding substance use prevention.  New Hampshire adaptations will also be discussed.  This training will be held remotely.  As a result of attending this training participants will:

            • Learn how to deliver the Prevention Education Series in classrooms virtually or in person;
            • Learn how to assess students for Project SUCCESS or other services; and 
            • Learn how to lead a group for students of parents with a Substance Use Disorder.

            Daily Schedule: 

            8:30am-9:45am Training 

            9:45am-10am Break

            10am-11:15am Training

            11:15am-11:30pm Break

            11:30am-12:30pm Training

            12:30pm-1:15pm Lunch

            1:15pm-2:15pm Training

            2:15pm-2:30pm Break

            2:30-4pm Training

              ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

              Ellen Morehouse, LCSW, CASAC, CPP is an entertaining and engaging nationally known substance abuse prevention expert that has presented to parents, professionals, and school and community groups in 44 states.  She is the creator of three national model substance abuse prevention programs.  As Executive Director of Student Assistance Services Corporation, she has been the recipient of grants from the CDC, the U.S. Dept. of Education, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.  Ellen has published several articles in professional journals, has appeared on a number of television shows including Good Morning America, Nightline and ABC Network News and has been interviewed by People Magazine, Reader's Digest, Psychology Today, Family Circle, Women’s Day, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Harper’s Bazaar, and Parents Magazine.  She was one of the founders and is an advisory board member of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics.

              Tim Lena, MSW, CPS has been practicing as a Student Assistance Counselor in Southern NH for 35 years.  He currently is serving on the public seat as Prevention Professional  for the Governor's Commission on Alcohol and Drugs and was the former Prevention Task Force Chair.  He is also the current director of the Southern Rockingham Coalition for Healthy Youth (SoRocknh.org) and past president of the NH Prevention Certification Board

              Beverly Pierce, LCSW, CASAC, CPP is Director of Mental Health Services at Student Assistance Services Corp.  She oversees the day to day operations of an adolescent mental health center.  She also has her own psychotherapy practice in White Plains, NY.    Ms. Pierce has been working in the field of mental health for over 30 years.

              Andrea Fallick, LCSW, CASAC, CPP is the Director for School Based Programs at Student Assistance Services Corp. Ms. Fallick provides training and consultation to professionals, parents and community groups on a wide variety of adolescent, substance abuse, bullying, and other youth related issues. She has presented over 300 workshops for mental health, substance abuse, and education professionals including presentations at county wide, statewide and national conferences. Ms. Fallick provides training across the country to agencies and school districts replicating Project SUCCESS and the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.

              REGISTRATION FEE: NH Participant: $75 per person; Out-of- State Participant: $350.  Fee includes Project SUCCESS Implementation Manual, Resource Manual, PowerPoint & packet of reading materials.  Registration ends January 13, 2023 so that materials can be produced and distributed to participants. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

              18 Contact Hours Available
              CRSW Performance Domains: None
              LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence6, 13, 15
              CPS Domains: 1-6
              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.

              PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

              This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

              • January 27, 2023
              • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
              • 130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 150, Concord, NH
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              A 6 hour training event with Marissa Carlson, CPS & Julie Yerkes, EdM, CPS

              January 27, 2023

              8:30am–4:00pm 


              PRESENTATION: This training is appropriate for anyone working in the field of substance misuse prevention. Participants will explore the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics principles (Non-Discrimination, Competence, Integrity, Nature of Services, Confidentiality and Ethical Obligations for Community and Society) and a four-step decision-making process designed to help navigate ethical dilemmas. Participants will explore case examples on topics ranging from confidentiality and integrity to ethical obligations and non-discrimination. Participants will engage in small- and large-group discussions of key concepts.  At completion, participants will be able to: define ethics and related terms; describe the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics; and use a decision-making process to resolve ethical dilemmas.  As a result of this training participants will: 

              • Understand the distinctions between ethics and values;
              • Become familiar with the 6 principles of Prevention Ethics; and
              • Be able to apply the ethical decision making model.

              ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: 

              Marissa Carlson, CPS is the Executive Director of the NH Teen Institute, a leadership development non-profit working with middle & high school students from around NH & New England in a variety of areas including substance misuse prevention, peer mentoring, and creating positive school & community climate.  She has been a Certified Prevention Specialist since 2011 and, as part of her role at TI, oversees and facilitates training for both the youth participants and TI’s youth & adult volunteer program staff.  Outside of her work with TI, Marissa is the Associate Artistic Director of Mill City Productions, a theatre company in Western Massachusetts. 

              Julie Yerkes, M.ED, CPS has worked in prevention and education for over 20 years, with a focus on strengthening community-school-family connections to support positive youth development and prevent substance misuse.  As a Prevention Subject Matter Expert at JSI, Ms. Yerkes has provided consultation services, technical assistance, and training to various stakeholders, from direct service providers, coalition facilitators, and regional directors. Prior to her role at JSI, Ms. Yerkes served as the Parent Education Programs Manager at the New Hampshire Teen Institute. In that role, she worked throughout the state to bring school, family, and community resources together to support prevention work and positive adolescent development. In addition, Ms. Yerkes  has directly engaged and empowered youth through art, civics, and prevention opportunities. She is an experienced trainer for Staying Connected with Your Teen (Channing-Bete), Keep Connected (Search Institute), Everyone’s an Asset Builder (Search Institute); Diversity and Cultural Competence, Prevention Ethics (SAMHSA), and Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAMHSA).

              REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $50. *Non-Members $60. NBCC add $5. 
              For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

              6 Contact Hours Available
              CRSW Performance Domains: None
              LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: None
              CPS Domains: Ethics
              NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & 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.

              PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

              This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

              • January 30, 2023
              • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
              • Remote via Zoom
              • 29
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              A 1.5 hour training with Angela Thomas Jones

              January 30, 2022

              10:00am-11:30am


              *This training will be fully virtual*

              PRESENTATION:

              The first 10 registrations will receive a FREE copy of NOT Too Tired to Care

              Every participant receives the complimentary Companion Action Guide.

              This workshop will explore work life balance as related to self-care.  Participants will examine the Professional Quality of Life Scale (ProQOL), the Self Care Wheel, and the role of self-compassion as they relate to stress and self-care.  Discussion will investigate social attachment, physical health, emotional and mental health, spiritual practices, and meaningful work and the impact of compassion satisfaction, resilience, and burnout.  Participants will learn how to deepen their understanding of the biological aspects of stress and increase their capacity for compassion satisfaction.  Experiential elements using coping skills such as mindfulness, HomeBase, and other brief techniques to address stress and relaxation will be applied and practiced.  

              As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

              • Explain the causal link between quality care and provider/clinician wellbeing.
              • Complete the Professional Quality of Life Scale as part of a Professional Resilience Plan.
              • Understand the biological aspects of stress and resilience.
              • Teach HomeBase: a simple 4-step practice.

              ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Angela Thomas Jones spearheaded a grassroots movement in her community based on data showing many healthcare workers are burned out and NOT talking about it for fear of losing their job. Motivated by lived experience, she has led her colleagues to join the Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-being and Resilience led by the National Academy of Medicine and developed a Resilient Supervision Model which is being utilized in a variety of treatment settings. Angela is a 2021 NHADACA Nominee for the Life-time Achievement Award. Her three decades of experience on the front lines specializing in trauma-sensitive mind-body practices are woven into the 2020 Amazon Best Seller and #1 New Release in Practice Management NOT Too Tired to Care. This book brings hope and solutions for deepening personal individual and organizational leadership capacity for compassion satisfaction necessary for sustaining the long haul during these challenging times. 

              REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $25;  *Non-Members $35; *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

              1.5 Contact Hours Available
              CRSW Performance Domains: 4
              LADC/MLADC Categories of CompetenceNone
              CPS Domains: 6
              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.

              PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

              This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

              • February 06, 2023
              • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
              • Remote via Zoom
              • 29
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              A 7.5-hour Training with Jane Skantze & Samantha Areson

              February 6, 2023

              8:30am–3:30pm


              This training will be REMOTE ONLY


              IMPORTANT: Learners must complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course and participate in the 5.5 hour, instructor-led training. More information on the online pre-work will be sent to your email address shortly after registration. 

              PRESENTATION: Mental Health First Aid is designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind Mental Health First Aid demonstrates that it makes people feel more comfortable managing a crisis situation and builds mental health literacy — helping the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. Specifically, studies found that those who trained in Mental Health First Aid have greater confidence in providing help to others, greater likelihood of advising people to seek professional help, improved concordance with health professionals about treatments, and decreased stigmatizing attitudes.  

              By the end of the course, participants will be able to:  

              • Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury.  
              • Use a 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.  
              • Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities.   
              • Apply knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery 

                ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

                Jane Skantze is the Community Impact Manager at Makin’ It Happen in Manchester, NH. Jane received her Bachelor's of Art in Political Science from Plymouth State University in 2010. She is currently in her third year of a Master of Social Work program at Boston University. Jane is a Certified Prevention Specialist in the State of New Hampshire. She has worked for the past ten years in the non-profit sector here in New Hampshire providing training, direct services, and community-focused services throughout the state.  

                Carol Furlong has over 40 years of experience working with individuals experiencing both mental health and substance use issues. She has developed programs and presented workshops nationally and  internationally. She was an adjunct professor at Rivier College for 15 years and at Springfield college for 5 years. Working with individuals effected by many social determinants such as homeless individuals and homeless veterans, Carol has been inspired by the courage needed to address these issues.  

                REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $50;  *Non-Members $60; *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                7.5 Contact Hours Available
                CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
                LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence3, 4, 16, 17
                CPS Domains: 2, 4, 6
                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.

                PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

                This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

                • February 07, 2023
                • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
                • Remote via Zoom
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                A 7.5-hour Training with Jane Skantze & Kara LaMarche

                February 7, 2023

                8:30am–3:30pm


                This training will be REMOTE ONLY


                IMPORTANT: Learners must complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course and participate in the 5.5 hour, instructor-led training. More information on the online pre-work will be sent to your email address shortly after registration. 

                PRESENTATION:  Youth Mental Health First Aid is an early intervention public education program. It teaches adults how to recognize the signs and symptoms that suggest a potential mental health challenge, how to listen nonjudgmentally and give reassurance to a youth who may be experiencing a mental health challenge, and how to refer a person to appropriate professional support and services.  

                By the end of the course, participants will be able to:  

                • Describe the purpose of Youth Mental Health First Aid and the role of the Youth Mental Health First Aider.  
                • Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges that may impact youth.  
                • Explain the impact of traumatic experiences and the role of resilience on adolescent development.  
                • Apply the appropriate steps of the YMHFA Action Plan (ALGEE) to non-crisis situations.  
                • Apply the appropriate steps of the YMHFA Action Plan (ALGEE) to crisis situations.  
                • Choose appropriate methods for self-care following the application of Youth Mental Health First Aid in a crisis or non-crisis situation.  

                    ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

                    Jane Skantze is the Community Impact Manager at Makin’ It Happen in Manchester, NH. Jane received her Bachelor's of Art in Political Science from Plymouth State University in 2010. She is currently in her third year of a Master of Social Work program at Boston University. Jane is a Certified Prevention Specialist in the State of New Hampshire. She has worked for the past ten years in the non-profit sector here in New Hampshire providing training, direct services, and community-focused services throughout the state.  

                    Kara LaMarche is a mental health educator and advocate for mental health awareness. She has a strong history of working in partnership with schools and community partners to elevate the importance of mental health wellness for youth and families and communities. Kara brings her social media and marketing experience and commitment to building resiliency to her advocacy and training efforts focused on breaking down stigma, and educating and empowering individuals and communities. 

                    REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $50;  *Non-Members $60; *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                    7.5 Contact Hours Available
                    CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
                    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence3, 4, 16, 17
                    CPS Domains: 2, 4, 6
                    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.

                    PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

                    This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

                    • February 10, 2023
                    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
                    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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                    A 6-hour training with David Parisi, LICSW, MLADC

                    February 10, 2023

                    8:30am-4:00pm

                    PRESENTATIONThis workshop provides an overview of the 12 core functions for substance use counselors.  It is created for new counselors working toward credentialing.  The core functions discussed will be screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, reports and record keeping and consultation.  It will also include discussion of the related global criteria of substance use counseling. Participants will be shown the value of each function, how they are interrelated, and form an understanding of how they apply to clinical practice.   

                    Upon completion of the training, participants will be able to:

                    • Define the role of the twelve core functions within counseling practice;
                    • Describe the interrelated aspects of the core functions and global criteria; and
                    • Develop a better understanding of the core functions in the counseling process.

                    NOTE:  Although this course meets categories of competence for substance use and other mental health counselors, this training is intended for individuals new to the profession of substance use disorders.  This course is core in nature and offers basic information.

                    ABOUT THE PRESENTER: David Parisi, LICSW, MLADC, is in private practice in Central New Hampshire, where he has been providing mental health and chemical dependency treatment services for over 40 years. He was a member of the NH Certification Board for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors since its inception and was a member of the Peer Review Committee attaché to the NH Board of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professional Practice. Mr. Parisi served as the Chair of the Case Presentation Method Committee of the ICRC.AODA and was instrumental in the development of the process and standards for assessing alcohol and drug abuse counselor competency internationally. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute on Addiction Studies and is recognized nationally for providing professional training on counseling skills and counselor competency.

                    REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $50;   *Non-Members $60;   *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                    6 Contact Hours Available
                    CRSW Performance Domains: None
                    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1-18
                    CPS Domains: None
                    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & 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.

                      PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for trainings of high demand topics.  Thank you.

                      This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

                      • February 16, 2023
                      • 8:30 AM
                      • February 17, 2023
                      • 11:45 AM
                      • Remote via Zoom
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                      A 6-hour training with Ginger Ross, BA, CRSW, NCPRSS &  Bret Smith, CRSW, NCPRSS, IPS

                      February 16 & 17, 2023

                      8:30am-11:45am (daily)

                      PRESENTATION: Across the country, emergency departments are treating rising numbers of patients harmed by using alcohol, opioids, methamphetamine, and other substances. Between 2006 and 2014, emergency room visits for alcohol and substance use disorders increased about 75%. Once these individuals have been medically cleared, they are often discharged absent of appropriate support or treatment to address their addiction. Individuals and families are handed packages of information to sort through and make follow-up phone calls for potential treatment. With today's understanding of addiction and recovery, we know that there is only a brief window of opportunity when someone is ready and/or willing to move toward recovery. Today, with the rise and recognition of peer recovery coaches, more hospitals are implementing this role into their care model to improve outcomes. The Recovery coach role in the ED carries different responsibilities than in a community setting. This training addresses those roles and responsibilities.

                      Upon completion of the event participants understand:

                          • Understand the environment of the ED
                          • Develop skills to work beside the medical team and with patients
                          • Know the roles and responsibilities of the Recovery Coach working in the Emergency Department
                          • Use of Motivational Interviewing in the ED
                          • Understanding the medical team and compassion fatigue
                          • Personal self-care

                          ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: 

                          Ginger Ross, BA, CRSW, NCPRSS, Hampton, NH. Ginger is the founder & CEO of NH Recovery Coach Academy & Choices Recovery Training. Ginger has worked in the peer recovery field since 2015 and is a grassroots pioneer in developing the movement in NH. She is recognized nationally for her passion, expertise, and leadership in the peer recovery coach profession. She has her BA in Psychology, holds the state CRSW credential and the national NCRPSS credential. Ginger’s passion is to educate community partners around SUD and recovery to improve social justice.

                          Bret Smith, CRSW, NCPRSS, IPS, Derry, NH. Bret Smith is a CRSW and Certified Peer Specialist in the State of New Hampshire and is a Nationally Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist. He is the Senior Peer Specialist with the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, working in Acute Care Services, Supervising CRSW’s, facilitating co-reflection for CPS’s and facilitating training for CRSW’s and CPS’s. Bret is a member of the NH Behavioral Health Disaster Team. Additionally, Bret is an Information Expert for the ICRC Peer Division. Bret is a published author on topics related to the Peer profession.  He is an advocate for all Peers, educating individuals at the State level on the roles, responsibilities, and values of Peer Support Work.

                          REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members: $65;  *Non-Members $75;  *NBCC add $5.  Lunch is on your own. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                          6 Contact Hours Available
                          CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
                          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 4, 12, 13
                          CPS Domains: 6
                          NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & 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.

                            PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for trainings of high demand topics.  Thank you.

                            This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

                            • February 16, 2023
                            • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
                            • NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301
                            • 37
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                            A 6-hour training with Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC

                            February 16, 2023

                            8:30am to 4pm


                            NH Audubon/McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH


                            PRESENTATION: This introductory workshop on addiction and recovery is designed to raise awareness and understanding of the dynamics and impact of addiction on people whom we serve.  It will cover the neurological basis of addiction; mental, behavioral, emotional, and spiritual dimensions; stages of change; recovery; motivational techniques; and resources. As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

                            • Describe the neurological process of addiction;
                            • Explain how addiction manifests on various aspects of the whole person (mental, physical, emotional and spiritual);
                            • Identify the five stages of change;
                            • Match intervention strategies to stages; and
                            • Assess appropriate resources for addressing alcohol and other drug concerns.

                            ABOUT THE PRESENTERLindy Keller, MS, MLADC, is a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor who has worked in the addiction field since 1980.  She received her A.B. in Psychology and Religion from Duke University and her M.S. in Community Mental Health with a specialization in Dual Diagnosis from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her experience includes direct service, consultation, training and administration of programs addressing substance use concerns.  She has presented workshops on aspects of addiction, co-occurring disorders, recovery, enhancing change, high‑risk youth, resiliency and families.  She has served on the faculty of the New England School of Addiction Studies since 2007.  In her current position as the Resources and Development Administrator for the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, she is responsible for public and professional education, support for internal systems development and cross-systems policy and program development.

                            REGISTRATION FEE:  Free.  This is an introductory level workshop design for people working in any helping profession whose daily work encounters/engages people with substance use disorders.  Specific clinical, evidence-based practices are not covered.   This training is offered four times per year, generally in February, May, August and October.   For registration information contact:  603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                            If accommodations are needed for communication access such as interpreters, CART captioning, assistance listening devices or other auxiliary aids, and/or services, please contact  training@nhadaca.org.  Seven business days advance notice is requested in order to ensure availability.   We will attempt to accommodate requests made less than seven days prior to the event  but accommodation cannot be guaranteed.

                            6 Contact Hours Available
                            CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
                            LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5, 15, 16, 18
                            CPS Domains: 6
                            NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & 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.

                            PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

                            This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.


                            • February 17, 2023
                            • 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
                            • NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301
                            • 34
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                            A 3-hour training with Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC

                            February 17, 2023

                            8:30am to 11:45am


                            NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301


                            PRESENTATION: This introductory workshop explores how the addiction of the individual affects the entire family system.  Special attention will be paid to the effects on children in the family.  Discussion will center on strategies and resources to help increase their resiliency and coping skills. This workshop is preapproved for three CEs. As a result of this training, participants will be able to:


                            • Describe the effects of addiction on the family;
                            • Recognize roles within a family with addiction;
                            • Identify strengths and needs associated with particular behavioral patterns of children and families with addiction; and
                            • Make appropriate interventions and referrals to community based resources.

                            ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC, is a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor who has worked in the addiction field since 1980.  She received her A.B. in Psychology and Religion from Duke University and her M.S. in Community Mental Health with a specialization in Dual Diagnosis from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her experience includes direct service, consultation, training and administration of programs addressing substance use concerns.  She has presented workshops on aspects of addiction, co-occurring disorders, recovery, enhancing change, high‑risk youth, resiliency and families.  She has served on the faculty of the New England School of Addiction Studies since 2007.  In her current position as the Resources and Development Administrator for the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, she is responsible for public and professional education, support for internal systems development and cross-systems policy and program development.

                            REGISTRATION FEE:  Free.  This is an introductory level workshop designed for people working in any helping profession whose daily work encounters/engages people with substance use disorders.  Specific clinical, evidence-based practices are not covered.   Participants are strongly encouraged to attend Initial Training on Addiction & Recovery prior to attending this workshop.  This training is offered four times per year, generally in February, May, August and October.   For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or  training@nhadaca.org

                            If accommodations are needed for communication access such as interpreters, CART captioning, assistance listening devices or other auxiliary aids, and/or services, please contact  training@nhadaca.org.  Seven business days advance notice is requested in order to ensure availability.   We will attempt to accommodate requests made less than seven days prior to the event  but accommodation cannot be guaranteed.

                            3 Contact Hours Available
                            CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
                            LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5, 15
                            CPS Domains: 6
                            NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & 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.

                            PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

                            This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

                            • March 08, 2023
                            • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
                            • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
                            • 16
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                            A 6-hour training with James Figueiredo, MEd.

                            March 8, 2023

                            8:30am–4:00pm


                            PRESENTATION: 

                            There is another training that is a deeper dive of this topic on March 9, 2023. Please sign up for that event as well if you’d like to receive the full range of information.

                            Successful Supervision recognizes that Supervisors play a pivotal role in establishing a quality workforce, yet all too often have not been equipped with the resources necessary to ensure their team members function most effectively in their roles. Drawing from the professional literature and the supervisor experience, this two-day workshop employs a culturally responsive and systems-thinking approach to challenges confronting CHW Supervisors. It aims to build the capacity of supervisors to provide more responsive and informed supervision for the people on their team. Workshop participants will learn about available resources and apply practical tools designed to improve supervisory practices. This training will focus on using a system thinking approach, the essential roles and activities of supervisors, establishing role clarity of our supervisees, job interviewing, recruitment, onboarding, and responding effectively to common supervisory challenges. To enhance the participants’ experience and maximize retention of newly acquired knowledge and skills, this course employs a variety of methods to accommodate a range of learning styles. In each section multiple methods are used to deepen learning.

                            Objectives: 

                            • Build understanding of how adopting a systems thinking approach improves supervisory effectiveness.
                            • Identify the 5 essential core roles of supervisors.
                            • Learn best practices related to conducting a more effective job interviewing process.
                            • Practice responding to supervisory challenges.

                              ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  James Figueiredo, M.Ed. is the Executive Director and Founder of Community Workforce Initiative. He has over 3 decades of experience working in the public health field throughout the United States and internationally. His work is focused primarily on the professional development of frontline workers and their supervisors. James has extensive experience developing and delivering trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV/AIDS, and leadership development. James has served as lecturer at Tufts University and was selected as an author for the Foundations for Community Health Workers textbook slated for release in early 2023. During the height of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, James worked as a community health work on an integrated clinical team at the Cambridge Health Alliance. He spent another decade at the Justice Resource Institute (JRI) as the Director of Education and Training, where he served as co-chair of the Diversity Committee, oversaw, and led trainings throughout sub-Saharan Africa. James speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Cape Verdean Creole. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership and Management from Boston University. As an undergraduate he studied English Language and Literature at West London College in the United Kingdom. He most enjoys spending time with his spouse and children on backpacking trips. He aspires to be a coffee grower, avocado farmer, and beekeeper when he retires.

                              REGISTRATION FEE:  *NHADACA Members $65.   *Non-Members $75.  *NBCC add $5.  Lunch will be on your own. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                              6 Contact Hours Available
                              CRSW Performance Domains: None
                              LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 6, 11, 12
                              CPS Domains: 6
                              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.

                              PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

                              This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

                              • March 09, 2023
                              • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
                              • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
                              • 25
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                              A 6-hour training with James Figueiredo, MEd.

                              March 9, 2023

                              8:30am–4:00pm


                              PRESENTATION: 

                              There is another training that is the introduction and basics of this topic on March 8, 2023.  Please sign up for that event as well if you’d like to receive the full range of information.

                              Successful Supervision: A Deeper Dive introduces a new set of topics from the first part of this course. While not mandatory, it is highly recommended that participants attend both sessions. This day also recognizes that Supervisors play a pivotal role in establishing a quality workforce, yet all too often have not been equipped with the resources necessary to ensure their team members function most effectively in their roles. Drawing from the professional literature and the supervisor experience, this course employs a culturally responsive and systems-thinking approach to challenges confronting supervisors. It aims to build the capacity of supervisors to provide more responsive and informed supervision for the people on their team. Workshop participants will learn about available resources and apply practical tools designed to improve supervisory practices. Day Two of the course focuses on culturally responsive supervision, supporting the upholding of professional boundaries, staff development, and responding effectively to supervisory challenges. To enhance the participants’ experience and maximize retention of newly acquired knowledge and skills, this course employs a variety of methods to accommodate a range of learning styles. In each section multiple methods are used to deepen learning.

                              Objectives:

                              • Develop strategies to improve cross-cultural communication with supervisees
                              • Practice maintaining professional boundaries
                              • Recognize and address barriers to staff development
                              • Identify growth opportunities for supervisees
                              • Practice responding to supervisory challenges

                                ABOUT THE PRESENTER: James Figueiredo, M.Ed. is the Executive Director and Founder of Community Workforce Initiative. He has over 3 decades of experience working in the public health field throughout the United States and internationally. His work is focused primarily on the professional development of frontline workers and their supervisors. James has extensive experience developing and delivering trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV/AIDS, and leadership development. James has served as lecturer at Tufts University and was selected as an author for the Foundations for Community Health Workers textbook slated for release in early 2023. During the height of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, James worked as a community health work on an integrated clinical team at the Cambridge Health Alliance. He spent another decade at the Justice Resource Institute (JRI) as the Director of Education and Training, where he served as co-chair of the Diversity Committee, oversaw, and led trainings throughout sub-Saharan Africa. James speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Cape Verdean Creole. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership and Management from Boston University. As an undergraduate he studied English Language and Literature at West London College in the United Kingdom. He most enjoys spending time with his spouse and children on backpacking trips. He aspires to be a coffee grower, avocado farmer, and beekeeper when he retires.

                                REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $65.   *Non-Members $75.  *NBCC add $5.  Lunch will be on your own. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                                6 Contact Hours Available
                                CRSW Performance Domains: None
                                LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 6, 11, 12
                                CPS Domains: 6
                                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.

                                PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

                                This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

                                • March 10, 2023
                                • 8:30 AM - 12:45 PM
                                • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
                                • 33
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                                A 4-hour training with Heather McMahon

                                March 10, 2023

                                8:30am - 12:45pm

                                PRESENTATION: The work you do matters, and you matter! Daily stressors of client care can generate emotional, physical, professional, interpersonal, and spiritual distress. Clinician wellness directly influences the ability to engage meaningfully with our clients. This training will explore the value of Self-Care beyond the basics. Participants will learn how to expand, protect, and preserve their emotional, physical, professional, and spiritual health.  This presentation will equip you with various self-care strategies, including identifying and managing perceived stressors that influence professional and personal health. If you are a clinician in recovery, there is an additional unique need to employ health-promoting self-care practices. When we take care of ourselves, we will likely experience a renewed sense of meaning in our work. This training offers practical, sustainable strategies to begin, revive, or redesign one’s self-care practice—thus, a healthier balance in care for self and others.


                                Following this training, participants will be able to: 

                                  1.      Identify obstacles to implementing regular self-care.

                                  2.      Identify the variety of factors that could lead to a lack of self-care.

                                  3.      Understand the framework in which change occurs concerning self-care.

                                  4.      Learn how to prioritize and utilize individualized types of self-care.

                                  5.      Identify vulnerabilities in recovery that require personal wellness/self-care.

                                  6.      Create/revitalize one’s self-care practice.

                                    ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Heather McMahon LCMHC, MLADC, has worked with individuals and families in various settings for over 30 years. For the past 12 years, she has operated a successful private practice, compassionately guiding clients to emotional, physical, and spiritual health. She is continually in awe at the bravery and strength her clients tap into as they transform their lives from Surviving to Thriving! Heather has recently opened “Creating You Coaching” as a Wellness Mindset, and Solution Coach.

                                    Heather received an Associate degree from NHTI in Human Services, a Bachelor of Science, Self-Design: Adolescent and Family Services from College for Lifelong Learning (now Granite State College) and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Substance Abuse and Addictions Counseling from Antioch University New England.

                                    Her extensive experience includes working with youth, their families, professionals, and groups. She is trained and experienced in early childhood education, youth mentoring, mediation, couples counseling, wellness education, public speaking, and as a former provider for the Department of Juvenile Justice and The Division for Children, Youth, and Families. Heather has worked with local coalitions, overseas medical outreach, and several school districts presenting prevention education related to relationship violence, addiction, suicide prevention, and wellness. In addition, Heather has a 10-year history as a sought-after Adjunct Instructor within the University System of NH and private education settings specializing in over 14 different Psychology and Sociology courses.

                                    Heather enjoys time with friends and family (she has seven brothers)! She also enjoys live music and being outdoors. Heather found wellness and balance in her life after years of self-destructive behaviors. Her hobbies include refinishing and building furniture, quilt making, cooking, and hosting the “Creating You” podcast.

                                    REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $40;   *Non-Members $50;   *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org


                                    4 Contact Hours Available
                                    CRSW Performance Domains: 4
                                    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 7

                                    CPS Domains: 6 
                                    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.

                                    PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

                                    This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

                                    • March 24, 2023
                                    • 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
                                    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
                                    • 38
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                                    A 4-Hour Training with Daniel Piippo, LMSW

                                    March 24, 2023

                                    12:30pm–4:00pm 


                                    PRESENTATION: This course is designed to prepare participants for crisis events in social services. The course will equip participants to identify potential crisis situations and respond effectively when a crisis situation occurs. The course will discuss what contributes to the crisis and how the person in crisis may respond. It will also help participants see how their own reactions can either escalate or defuse the situation. Some de-escalation tactics take an “us vs them” approach which fails to address the needs of the person in crisis. However, this course will help participants look for bridge building moments to work towards a positive outcome for both the social services provider and the person in crisis. 


                                    OBJECTIVES: 

                                    • Participants will be able to Identify signs of escalation 
                                    • Participants will be able to recognize safety concerns for both them and the person in crisis and take steps to mitigate them 

                                    • Participants will be able to use de-escalation tools to respond empathically to the person in crisis 

                                      ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dan Piippo is a licensed hospital social worker (LMSW) who has worked in the field for over 15 years. He currently works for a major healthcare system in an Emergency Department and an Inpatient Mental Health Unit. In both locations, he encounters a variety of patients in crisis. He has also worked in an acute Community Mental Health setting as well as a Partial Hospitalization Program. He was a patient/client rights advocate for both an Inpatient Mental Health Unit and an Inpatient Substance Use Unit. He is also the former President of the Recipient Rights Officer Association of Michigan.

                                      REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $40;  *Non-Members $50; *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                                      4 Contact Hours Available
                                      CRSW Performance Domains: 3
                                      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence4, 6-8, 11
                                      CPS Domains: 6
                                      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.

                                      PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

                                      This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

                                      • April 06, 2023
                                      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
                                      • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
                                      • 23
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                                      A 6-hour training with James Figueiredo, MEd.

                                      April 6, 2023

                                      8:30am–4:00pm


                                      PRESENTATION: This one-day training is geared toward substance use professionals and will provide participants with basic and updated information about HIV other STDs. This includes risk factors, modes of transmission, signs and symptoms, prevention, the relationship between HIV and other STDs. Updated information on mother-to-child transmission and prevention and an overview of the epidemic is also covered. At the end of this workshop, participants will:

                                      • Increase knowledge level about HIV sexual transmission and prevention;
                                      • Increase knowledge level of HIV among substance users;
                                      • Increase knowledge about mother-to-child transmission of HIV;
                                      • Increase ability to discuss the national and global impact of HIV;
                                      • Increase understanding of HIV Re-infection and adherence; and
                                      • Increase ability to discuss the inter-relationship of HIV and other STDs.

                                      ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  James Figueiredo, M.Ed. is the Executive Director and Founder of Community Workforce Initiative. He has over 3 decades of experience working in the public health field throughout the United States and internationally. His work is focused primarily on the professional development of frontline workers and their supervisors. James has extensive experience developing and delivering trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV/AIDS, and leadership development. James has served as lecturer at Tufts University and was selected as an author for the Foundations for Community Health Workers textbook slated for release in early 2023. During the height of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, James worked as a community health work on an integrated clinical team at the Cambridge Health Alliance. He spent another decade at the Justice Resource Institute (JRI) as the Director of Education and Training, where he served as co-chair of the Diversity Committee, oversaw, and led trainings throughout sub-Saharan Africa. James speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Cape Verdean Creole. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership and Management from Boston University. As an undergraduate he studied English Language and Literature at West London College in the United Kingdom. He most enjoys spending time with his spouse and children on backpacking trips. He aspires to be a coffee grower, avocado farmer, and beekeeper when he retires.

                                      REGISTRATION FEE:  *NHADACA Members $50.   *Non-Members $60.  *NBCC add $5.  Lunch will be on your own. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                                      6 Contact Hours Available
                                      CRSW Performance Domains: 2-4
                                      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4-7, 10-13, 15-18
                                      CPS Domains: 2, 6
                                      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.

                                      PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

                                      This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

                                      • April 07, 2023
                                      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
                                      • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
                                      • 28
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                                      A 6-Hour Training with Benji Marton, LCSW

                                      April 7, 2023

                                      8:30am–4:00pm 

                                      PRESENTATION: This workshop will facilitate a discussion around the impacts of ways society, and mental health practitioners specifically, view LGBTQIA+ identities on the body; in particular, how experiences of oppression and marginalization can lead to stored, unresolved trauma reactions in our nervous systems. Mental health disparities and increased rates of substance abuse in the LGBTQIA+ community will be discussed as it relates to this unresolved trauma, and implications of clinical work with LGBTQIA+ clients will be explored. A shared language around various identities and understanding of systemic prejudice will be explored, and a foundational understanding of fight/flight/freeze/fawn will be presented and its implications for LGBTQIA+ people. Attendees will participate in a deeper conversation on how traumatic reactions through identity oppression impacts the relationship to self and community. The idea of clients bringing up despairingly, “I don’t even know who I am,” will be explored in relation to unresolved trauma. Lastly, participants will explore their own relationship to sexuality and gender, how that relationship impacts holding space for LGBTQIA+ clients and manifests as microaggressions that can ultimately lend itself to retraumatization and relapse.

                                      As a result of this training, participants will:

                                      •  List foundational terminology relating to the LGBTQIA+ community to create a shared language;
                                      •   Explain a foundational understanding of fight, flight, freeze and fawn as it relates to traumatic reactions of oppression and marginalization;
                                      •  Describe the impacts of unresolved trauma on LGBTQIA+ people;
                                      •    Explain mental health disparities and substance abuse trends within the LGBTQIA+ community;
                                      • Infer the connection of these trends to unresolved trauma of LGBTQIA+ clients;
                                      •  List the impact of oppression, marginalization and microaggressions on a sense of self; and
                                      •   Evaluate their own relationship to gender and sexuality, and how that relationship shapes their space with LGBTQIA+ clients.

                                      ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Benji Marton (he/him) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a second year student of Somatic Experiencing. He is the Director of Operations and Therapist at Head/Heart Therapy, Inc. in Chicago. Benji has experience providing individual, group and relational therapy in schools, community mental health, and, currently, in private practice. As a queer man himself, Benji noticed quickly the mental health disparities that inhibit LGBTQIA+ clients from seeking the affirmative and loving care they deserve. Often, these disparities come from a place of clinician/therapists' own relationship with gender and sexuality that get projected as microaggressions that, ultimately, create barriers to care. From this early recognition, Benji has continuously developed over the past several years competency trainings that go beyond data sharing; Somatic Experiencing has helped Benji shape these trainings into holistic holding spaces that provide safety in self-exploration that, in turn, create safer spaces for LGBTQIA+ clients. Benji has provided presentations at multiple conferences and with mental health providers/school staff. His presentations have included working with queer clients & exploring internal bias (to therapists, school staff, and agency-wide personnel), impacts of developmental trauma, and more.

                                      REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $65;  *Non-Members $75; *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                                      6 Contact Hours Available
                                      CRSW Performance Domains: 1-4
                                      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5-7, 15, 16
                                      CPS Domains: 6
                                      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.

                                      PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

                                      This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

                                      • April 13, 2023
                                      • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
                                      • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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                                      A 7.5-hour Training with Jane Skantze & Carol Furlong

                                      April 13, 2023

                                      8:30am–3:30pm


                                      IMPORTANT: Learners must complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course and participate in the 5.5 hour, instructor-led training. More information on the online pre-work will be sent to your email address shortly after registration. 

                                      PRESENTATION: Mental Health First Aid is designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind Mental Health First Aid demonstrates that it makes people feel more comfortable managing a crisis situation and builds mental health literacy — helping the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. Specifically, studies found that those who trained in Mental Health First Aid have greater confidence in providing help to others, greater likelihood of advising people to seek professional help, improved concordance with health professionals about treatments, and decreased stigmatizing attitudes.  

                                      By the end of the course, participants will be able to:  

                                      • Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury.  
                                      • Use a 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.  
                                      • Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities.   
                                      • Apply knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery 

                                        ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

                                        Jane Skantze is the Community Impact Manager at Makin’ It Happen in Manchester, NH. Jane received her Bachelor's of Art in Political Science from Plymouth State University in 2010. She is currently in her third year of a Master of Social Work program at Boston University. Jane is a Certified Prevention Specialist in the State of New Hampshire. She has worked for the past ten years in the non-profit sector here in New Hampshire providing training, direct services, and community-focused services throughout the state.  

                                        Carol Furlong has over 40 years of experience working with individuals experiencing both mental health and substance use issues. She has developed programs and presented workshops nationally and  internationally. She was an adjunct professor at Rivier College for 15 years and at Springfield college for 5 years. Working with individuals effected by many social determinants such as homeless individuals and homeless veterans, Carol has been inspired by the courage needed to address these issues.  

                                        REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $50;  *Non-Members $60; *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                                        7.5 Contact Hours Available
                                        CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
                                        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence3, 4, 16, 17
                                        CPS Domains: 2, 4, 6
                                        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.

                                        PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

                                        This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

                                        • April 14, 2023
                                        • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
                                        • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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                                        A 7.5-hour Training with Jane Skantze & Kara LaMarche

                                        April 14, 2023

                                        8:30am–3:30pm


                                        IMPORTANT: Learners must complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course and participate in the 5.5 hour, instructor-led training. More information on the online pre-work will be sent to your email address shortly after registration. 

                                        PRESENTATION: Youth Mental Health First Aid is an early intervention public education program. It teaches adults how to recognize the signs and symptoms that suggest a potential mental health challenge, how to listen nonjudgmentally and give reassurance to a youth who may be experiencing a mental health challenge, and how to refer a person to appropriate professional support and services.  

                                        By the end of the course, participants will be able to:  

                                        • Describe the purpose of Youth Mental Health First Aid and the role of the Youth Mental Health First Aider.  
                                        • Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges that may impact youth.  
                                        • Explain the impact of traumatic experiences and the role of resilience on adolescent development.  
                                        • Apply the appropriate steps of the YMHFA Action Plan (ALGEE) to non-crisis situations.  
                                        • Apply the appropriate steps of the YMHFA Action Plan (ALGEE) to crisis situations.  
                                        • Choose appropriate methods for self-care following the application of Youth Mental Health First Aid in a crisis or non-crisis situation.  

                                            ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

                                            Jane Skantze is the Community Impact Manager at Makin’ It Happen in Manchester, NH. Jane received her Bachelor's of Art in Political Science from Plymouth State University in 2010. She is currently in her third year of a Master of Social Work program at Boston University. Jane is a Certified Prevention Specialist in the State of New Hampshire. She has worked for the past ten years in the non-profit sector here in New Hampshire providing training, direct services, and community-focused services throughout the state.  

                                            Kara LaMarche is a mental health educator and advocate for mental health awareness. She has a strong history of working in partnership with schools and community partners to elevate the importance of mental health wellness for youth and families and communities. Kara brings her social media and marketing experience and commitment to building resiliency to her advocacy and training efforts focused on breaking down stigma, and educating and empowering individuals and communities. 

                                            REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $50;  *Non-Members $60; *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                                            7.5 Contact Hours Available
                                            CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
                                            LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence3, 4, 16, 17
                                            CPS Domains: 2, 4, 6
                                            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.

                                            PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

                                            This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

                                            • April 24, 2023
                                            • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
                                            • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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