* Reality Check offers a $30 scholarship toward training costs.
(max of $300/person per year)
Contact us for more info.


UPCOMING TRAINING:


AUGUST 24, 2018  Opioid Addiction & Treatment: Understanding the Disorder, Treatment and Protocol
WHERE: The Common Man Inn & Spa 321 Main St Plymouth NH
TIME: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
COST: NHADACA Members: $50, Non-members: $60
Learn about “Buprenophine Treatment; goal is to create awareness about medications currently approved by the FDA used in the treatment of opioid dependence.  Learn what to expect when someone is treated with medication, information about the legislation that permits office based buprenorphine treatment, the science of addiction, the mechanism of each medication, patient selection criteria and associated patient counseling and therapeutic issues.  
COST: NHADACA Members: $50, Non-members: $60
Click here to register


SEPTEMBER 1, 2018  ADDICTION RESOURCE FAIR
WHERE:  Surry Dam Pavilion,  Keene, NH
TIME:  12 noon
Join us to share treatment and recovery resources throughout the Monadnock region.  Find out the local and statewide options for addiction treatment and recovery.
FOOD:  Hotdogs, hamburgers, and more!
MORE INFO:  David Pence  (603) 209-4597


SEPTEMBER 10, 2018    RC MONTHLY MEETING
TRAINING:   Behavioral Health Advocacy for Youth & Young Adults

Learn about the children’s behavioral health system in NH? Join us for an informative session about the emerging System of Care in New Hampshire and how we can understand and improve the system to support all children with behavioral health needs.
PRESENTERS:  Dellie Champagne, Children's BH Collaborative
and Becky Whitley, New Futures
WHERE:  38 Main Street, Jaffrey, NH, Public Library
TIME:  4:30 - 5:30pm
COST:  No Cost - All Are Welcome


SEPT 18, 2018   ETHICAL CONCERNS & RISKS FOR SUICIDE:
Looking Across the Lifespan

WHERE: 32 County Drive Laconia NH
TIME: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
COST: NHADACA Members: $50, Non-members: $60
An overview of issues such as dignity and worth of the individual, self-determination, informed consent, confidentiality, death with dignity/physician assisted suicide, and national best practices related to safe messaging and postvention.   
Click here to register


SEP 19, 2018   2-PART:  CRSW  &  LADAC  ADMINISTRATIVE RULES
WHERE: 130 Pembroke Rd, Concord, NH
TIME:  CRSW -830am - 113- am (reg. at 11)   and LADC - 12pm - 3pm
CRSW Workshop will provide an overview of the Alc 300 and Alc 400 rules adopted by the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol & Other Drug Use Professionals.   Learn requirements for initial certification as a certified recovery support worker and recertification and supervision requirements. Participants will access the administrative rules online  and describe the role of IC&RC for NH substance use credentialing.
LADC Workshop will  provide an overview of rules adopted by the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol & Other Drug Use Professionals describing licensure and supervision requirements for LADCs and MLADCs . Participants will be able to access the administrative rules online and describe the role of the IC&RC for NH licensure.
COST:  $25 Contact:  603-225-7060 or traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.


SEP 24, 2018 INTERMEDIATE MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING:  Enhancing Skills Among Behavioral Health Professionals
WHERE: 139 Winter St Tilton NH
TIME: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Workshop will provide very brief overview of the model and focus on developing skills in complex reflection and use of Motivational Interviewing (MI) strategies. A combination of didactic presentation, live and video demonstration, and conversational practice will be used.  As a result of this training participants will be able to: describe the characteristics of a high-quality complex reflection; demonstrate the use of complex reflection in conversation; explain the strategies used to build motivation for change; integrate the Motivational Interviewing skills and strategies in a conversation; assess the use of Motivational Interviewing and provide coaching feedback; focus on developing skill in complex reflection and use of Motivational Interviewing Strategies
COST: NHADACA Members: $50, Non-members: $60
Click here to register


SEPT 27, 2018  THE DOPE ON DRUGS
WHERE:   Rivier University, 420 South Main St.,  Nashua
TIME:  1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (reg at 12:30 p.m.) 
I
nteractive, multimedia training for professionals working in the field of substance use and mental health. Stress importance for ervice providers to be conversant with the biopsychosocial effects result from substance misuse. Learn information on the history, pharmacology, use patterns and current trends associated with common and emerging substances of misuse; recognize the progression from substance use to a disorder; understand the biopsychosocial effects of various substances; gain knowledge of current trends in substance misuse and treatment of substance use disorders.
COST:  $25   
Register:  traininginstitute@nhadaca.org or call 225-7060


SEPT 27, 2018 PROMOTING HEALING & RESILIENCE IN TRAUMATIZED  CHILDREN & CAREGIVERS
WHERE: Stonewall Farm, Keene, NH
TIME:  12 - 430pm
Brain research offers insight into the processes and mechanisms involved in the multi-generational transmission of trauma and provides solid evidence for the need for relationship-oriented, trauma-informed approaches to intervention with young children and their caregivers.  Social neuroscience has taught us how relationships build and rebuild brains, and provides a clear and hopeful path to recovery, growth, and resilience for those who have been traumatized and those who care for those youth.  Participants will learn to effectively address issues related to trauma and will understand the critical role of trauma-informed care for home visiting professionals. 
COST:  Free
REGISTER: HERE


OCTOBER 4, 2018 EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS
WHERE:  NH Veterans Home, 139 Wilton St, Tilton
TIME:  830 - 4  (reg at 8)
NOTE:  If you are not a member of IDN5, your registration will not be accepted until 3 weeks before the scheduled training date.|
PARTICIPANTS will learn types of communication: interpersonal, nonverbal, written and oral; review strategies to facilitate better communication to improve quality of care, client outcomes and provider experiences; engage in role play and exercises and examine techniques associated with effective verbal, oral, written and nonverbal communication; explore types of communication cues, generational differences and body language as forms of communication; identify communication dynamics and the impact on the professional working relationship; examine their own communication style when faced with issues of conflict; demonstrate active listening skills.
COST: NHADACA Members:  $50;   *Non-Members $60
Register:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org


OCTOBER 5, 2018   INTERVENTION STRATEGIES FOR PROFESSIONALS
WHERE: NH Veterans Home, 139 Winter St, Tilton, NH
TIME:  8:30 - 4 pm
NOTE:  If you are not a member of IDN5, your registration will not be accepted until 3 weeks before the scheduled training date.
PRESENTATION:  
Participants will be introduced to Goleman’s emotional intelligence theory, the process and outcomes of decreasing conflict, improving relationships and understanding while promoting a healthy continuity of a client/professional relationship.  Learn strategies to combat and alleviate volatile tension and stress for professionals; practice active listening skills, basic communication skills, nonverbal communication skills, negotiating skills, mediation techniques and personal anger management skills; examine factors associated with the addictive client population causing tension and stress for professionals; identify prevention measures enhancing client/professional relationship; discuss stressors as it relates to job performance/ client interactions.
COST:  Preference will be given to IDN5 members and as space allows, *Members:  $50;   *Non-Members $60;   *NBCC add $5.  
REGISTER:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.  


OCT 8, 2018  RC MONTHLY:   Addiction Policy Forum (APR)
PRESENTER:  Doug Griffin
APR is a partnership of organizations, policymakers and stakeholders committed to working together to elevate national policy for the addiction field.  Learn about what they're doing and how you can get involved to help counteract the current crisis.  In addition Reality Check will review upcoming prevention and recovery initiatives and training and scholarship opportunities.  Please Join Us!
WHERE:  Jaffrey Public Library, 38 Main Street, Jaffrey,  NH
TIME:  4:30 - 5:30pm
COST:  No Cost - All Are Welcome


OCTOBER 17, 2018   STREET DRUGS
WHERE: NH VETERANS HOME  139 Winter Street, Tilton, NH
TIME:  8:30 - 4 pm 
NOTE:  
If you are not a member of IDN5, your registration will not be accepted until 3 weeks before the scheduled training date.
PRESENTATION:    Provide an overview of the traditional drugs categories and focus upon the current emerging trends in each.  Special attention will be given to the composition, effects and ramifications of using these new chemical derivatives.  Issues of particular interest will include availability, economic accessibility, legal issues, and current trends that promote their use.  Participants will be able to describe basic composition of the most prevalent emerging trends, define the major effects of each of these substances, and describe the dynamics that create the demand for these drugs.
 COST:  *NHADACA Members:  $50;   *Non-Members $60;   
Registration:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org


OCTOBER 18, 2018    BIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
WHERE:  Belknap County Complex, 32 County Drive, Laconia, NH
TIME:  8:30 - 4 pm
NOTE:  If you are not a member of IDN5, your registration will not be accepted until 3 weeks before the scheduled training date.
PRESENTATION:  This advanced training focuses on physiological effects of drug abuse on brain functioning and bodily systems and on the biological, neurological, and physical effects of Post-Acute Withdrawal and medications for the stabilization process.  Participants will have overviewed the major biological impacts of substance use; outlined the range of symptoms of Post-Acute Withdrawal; and discussed the medications that assist in stabilizing the biological impacts of substance use disorder.|
COST: *NHADACA Members:  $50;   *Non-Members $60
Registration:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.


NOVEMBER 2, 2018  CULTURAL COMPENTENCY & COMMUNICATION ACROSS BOUNDARIES
WHERE:  Belknap County Complex, 32 County Drive, Laconia, NH
TIME:   830 – 4:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)
NOTE: 
If you are not a member of IDN5, your registration will not be accepted until 3 weeks before the scheduled training date.
PRESENTATION:   Participants will improve ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures; look beyond race and ethnicity to include gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, socio-economic status, and geographic location; engage in activities to reflect on knowledge and beliefs that may affect interactions.  Participants will form greater awareness, knowledge and familiarity with special issues and needs of people from diverse populations who struggle with substance use disorder, and work to identify ways to create a workplace environment that is more equitable, diverse, and inclusive. 
COST: *NHADACA Members:  $50;   *Non-Members $60
Registration:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org


NOV  5, 2018  RC MONTHLY:  Organizing Community Prevention
PRESENTER:  Mary Ewell, PhD
Learn how to organize communities to become collectively involved in prevention activities; understand how to engage a stakeholders in prevention planning; build community ownership of activities by collaborating in planning, implementing and evaluating prevention strategies; employ effective facilitation skills to help gain community buy-in for needed prevention; and learn principles of public speaking.
WHERE:   Jaffrey Public Library, 38 Main Street, Jaffrey,  NH
TIME:  4:30 - 5:30pm
COST:  No Cost - All Are Welcome


NOV 19, 2018   STAGES OF CHANGE:  TRANSTHEORETICAL MODEL
WHERE:  The Common Man Inn & Spa, 231 Main Street, Plymouth, NH
TIME:  830 – 4:00 p.m. (reg begins at 800)
NOTE: 
If you are not a member of IDN5, your registration will not be accepted until 3 weeks before the scheduled training date.
PRESENTATION:  Participants will learn about the theoretical constructs that make up the Stages of Change model; different stages and their role in promoting behavioral change at the individual, family, and community levels.  The model will be presented within the context of Substance Use Disorders (SUDs), emphasizing recovery and wellness.  Participants will be able to:  Identify the theoretical constructs central to Stages of Change; name the stages of change and how individuals, families, and entire communities establish behavioral change goals and take steps toward change; and describe the specific techniques used to apply the Stages of Change Model in practice and articulate their role in promoting change for people with SUDs.
COST:  *NHADACA Members:  $50;   *Non-Members $60
Register:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org


DEC 10, 2018   RC MONTHLY:  Stories of Recovery
PRESENTER:  Mary Drew, Reality Check CEO
Come hear people with lived experience with addiction speak about how they found recovery and what they do to say strong in it.  Meet Stacie and Jose whose stories may amaze you.  Also learn what it takes  to become a community ready to provide recovery supports to people seeking recovery from addiction.
WHERE:   Jaffrey Public Library, 38 Main Street, Jaffrey,  NH
TIME:  4:30 - 5:30pm
COST:  No Cost - All Are Welcome


DEC 10 & 11, 2018
NH BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SUMMIT:  Aligning & Improving Behavioral Health Outcomes

WHERE: Manchester Downtown Hotel
WHO:  For professionals, advocates, policy makers, volunteers, and others interested in behavioral health services (substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery services), counselors, mental health providers, and primary health care. 
CONTACT: Traininginstitute@nhadaca.org or 603.225.7060


 MAY 9, 2019  ETHICAL CHALLENGES IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
WHERE:  Rivier University, 420 Main Street, Nashua, NH
TIME:  830 - 400pm
Participants will gain in-depth examination of ethical challenges in the behavioral health field; explore difficult ethics cases and practical strategies designed to protect clients, practitioners, and agencies.l examine challenging ethics cases involving conflicting professional duties and discuss practical steps to manage ethical issues skillfully.  Topics include boundary issues, dual relationships, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, privileged communication, ethics of digital technology, informed consent, clients’ rights, termination of services, and impaired professionals.  Discussion of relevant ethical standards; statutes, regulations, and case law; supervision; and consultation and  focus on complex documentation issues.
COST
:   NHADACA Members: $100; *Non-Members $150
Register:  603-225-7060  email traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

 


   RC Monthly Rally

 WHERE:  Jaffrey Public Library
38 Main Street, Jaffrey, NH
*Use Ground Floor Entrance
TIME:  4:30 - 5:30pm
 ~ Open to Public - All Are Welcome ~

2018 DATES & TOPICS:

 September 10 - Advocating for Behavioral Health for Youth & Adults: The System of Care in NH for those with behavioral health needs.

October 8 - Addiction Policy Forum: Advancing addiction knowledge about substance use disorders.

November 5 - Community Prevention: Organizing communities to provide prevention strategies that work.

December 10 - Stories of Recovery -
Stories from people in recovery and making communities "Recovery- Ready".
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2019    DATES  - 2nd Monday
*Topics to be decided

January 14 - Advocating for Behavioral Health for Youth & Adults
 February 11th
March 11th
April 8th
May 13th



 FOR  A  COMPLETE  LIST OF  TRAININGS  GO  TO:

http://www.nhadaca.org/training-events/