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New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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Engaging with Individuals Re-entering from Prisons and Jails

  • February 02, 2024
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Remote via Zoom
  • 2

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A 6-hour training with Haner Hernández, PhD, CPS, CADCII, LADC

February 2, 2024

8:30am-3:30pm

PRESENTATION: People with SUDs and mental health challenges are disproportionately over represented in prisons and jails across the US and over 95% of them are going to be released after they serve their sentences.  This training will focus on the clinical and social needs of said individuals and will delineate effective re-entry and treatment strategies and techniques. As a result of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the criminal justice response to public health matter;
  • List at least 3 of the impacts of incarceration and the needs of individuals re-entering into communities; and
  • Describe at least 2 effective treatment strategies and the social service needs of the re-entry populations.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Hernández is Puerto Rican, bilingual and has worked for over 35 years in the health and human service field developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally and linguistically intelligent youth and adult health prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support programs. He is a master trainer and facilitator and provides individualized technical assistance and support to organizations that provide Substance Use Disorder and gambling prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery supports. Also, Dr. Hernández has over 30 years of experience in delivering addiction counseling and clinical supervision to professionals in the field.

Haner is a person in long-term recovery (36+ years) from addiction and is committed to eliminating health disparities by participating in processes that build equity. He has served as a consultant to a number of local and state health departments with a focus on disparities, building health equity, addiction treatment, and recovery supports. He also consults with and teaches a number of courses at the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center at Brown University and the National Latino and Hispanic Prevention, Treatment Addiction Technology Transfer Centers funded by CSAT. Currently he serves on the Peer-Led Advisory Board of the National Addiction Peer Recovery Center of Excellence. Dr. Hernandez was appointed to SAMHSA Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) steering committee in 2014 and the Criminal Justice Policy Committee in 2018. He has served a consultant to several federally-funded initiatives in the areas of behavioral workforce development, HIV/AIDS, Substance Use Disorders prevention and treatment, military service members, their families and TBI and PTSD, and pediatric asthma. Dr. Hernández serves as faculty at the New England School of Addiction Studies since 1998, has taught a number of undergraduate and graduate courses, and has presented at several national and state conferences. Dr. Hernández serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Board for Voluntary Certification of Drug and Alcohol Counselors, was appointed to the Springfield Public Health Council in 2006, and served on the Massachusetts Governor’s Latin American Advisory Commission in Massachusetts from 2000-2004.

Haner earned his GED in prison, a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Springfield College and a Master of Education with concentrations in Counseling Psychology and Addiction Studies from Cambridge College in Massachusetts. His doctoral degree was earned at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His major was Community Health Education and his minor was Social Justice Education. In addition, Mr. Hernandez holds an advance Certification in Drug and Alcohol Counseling at the reciprocal level, is also licensed in Massachusetts, and is a Certified Prevention Specialist.

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: 12-15
CPS Domains: 2, 5, 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.

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.


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