Substance Use Disorders: Prevention, Promising Practices, and Ethical Considerations

Day 4:Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 11:00 until noon
Harm Reduction with Susan Collins at University of Washington

Day 5:Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 11:00 until noon
Chronic Pain Management with Marian Wilson at Washington State University

Day 6:Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 11:00 until noon
Team-Based SUD Treatment with Charles Watras at Sea Mar Community Health Centers and Anne Shields with UW AIMS Center

Additional information, including registration options, are located on the Substance Use Disorder Webinar page.

Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course

The ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course covers all evidence-based practices and medications for treating patients with opioid use disorder. 
Course faculty are expecting learners to complete the first portion of the course before attending the live portion. This 4 hour online/4 hour live blended training satisfies eight hours of education requirements for providers to qualify for a DEA DATA2000 waiver. NPs and PAs can qualify after completing an additional 16 hours provided by ASAM free of charge.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 ( Fairbanks, AK )

Thursday, June 6, 2019 ( Wasilla, AK )

Person-Centered Thinking, Planning & Services

Person-Centered Thinking, Planning & Services is a distance delivered course tailored to the needs of Person-Centered Planning Facilitators and families/staff who participate in planning activities for individuals who experience disabilities.

This class will teach person-centered thinking, planning, and service delivery approaches, focusing on Personal Futures Planning, MAPS and PATHS for people who experience disabilities. Online / Web Delivered. Cost $125.00.

Click on the date below to register or for more information:

Wednesdays, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM AKDT, April 17 thru May 29, 2019

FOR INFORMATION ON  UPCOMING CLASSES EMAIL KEN HAMRICK, kenh@alaskachd.org

Dementia Care Workshop

The purpose of the Dementia Care Workshop is to build a foundation of knowledge which will enable the learner to integrate new care strategies into their professional practice that will increase the quality of life for people with dementia. The workshop teaches the fundamentals of dementia, as well as practical skills such as communication techniques, activities planning and best practices in de-escalating difficult behaviors. This training is specifically for direct care workers such as certified nursing assistants, workers in assisted living homes, personal care attendants, in-home workers, care coordinators and family caregivers.                                     Contact Hours: 4.00                                  
Pre-registration is required, contact:
Debbie Chulick; dchulick@alzalaska.org or 907-561-3313                                    For more information click the date below:

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 01:00 PM until 05:30 PM

Basic Concepts of Care Coordination

This class is designed for new Care Coordinators not yet certified. It is a prerequisite to the State of Alaska’s Senior and Disability Services (SDS) three-day Beginning Care Coordination Training. This one-day course is designed to be interactive and provide attendees the opportunity to participate in discussions and activities.

For more information or to register click the date below:

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 ( Online / Web Delivered )
This webinar can be accessed anywhere you can connect with a computer. 

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.

This training is free and includes C.E. Credit for Nursing – American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC): 8.00.

More information is available on the registration pages by selecting a date below:

Friday, August 30, 2019 (Anchorage, AK)

Alaska Core Competencies

The Alaska Core Competencies are a set of essential skills for DSPs (direct support providers or direct support professionals) who deliver services to persons with mental health and substance use conditions, intellectual and physical disabilities, and older adults who need long-term services and support.

There are 10 broad competency categories which are broken down into 42 individual competencies, and then each competency is defined by behavioral descriptors. This is a unique feature which allows workers to understand what it looks like to perform at the Excellent, Satisfactory, and Unsatisfactory levels.

You must register for all listed classes to complete the training. OR if you have already completed some training you may register for only the classes you have missed.

All classes are live, Online/Web delivered. Attendees may use a PC or Mac, laptop, tablet or smart phone with Internet connectivity, camera and microphone. For more information or registration click a link below:

Monday, June 3, 2019 ( Online / Web Delivered )
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 ( Online / Web Delivered )
Friday, June 7, 2019 ( Online / Web Delivered )
Monday, June 10, 2019 ( Online / Web Delivered )
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 ( Online / Web Delivered )
Friday, June 14, 2019 ( Online / Web Delivered )

Treating Complex Dissociative Disorders: A Practical Integrative Approach

This workshop will offer an overview of assessment and treatment of dissociation and complex dissociative disorders. On the first day participants will learn how to distinguish the four ways dissociation is defined in the literature, along with their different treatment implications. In addition, we will explore the specific symptom clusters of Dissociative Identity Disorder and its lesser form, Other Specified Dissociative Disorder (OSDD).

For more information or to register click the dates below:

Friday, June 7, 2019 at 09:00 AM until 05:00 PM and 

Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 09:00 AM until 05:00 PM

Efficacy in Work with Alaska’s Indigenous Populations: Ethics, Culture and Best Practices

Day 1 – Ethics, Cultural Humility and Efficacy in Work with Indigenous Populations
Day 2 – Effective Cultural Adaptions of Empirically Supported Interventions                                                                                                               
C.E. Credit for BH – Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (ACBHC): 14.00                                                                                                                C.E. Credit for BH – Alaska Board of Professional Counselors: 14.00                 
C.E. Credit for BH – National Association of Social Workers Alaska Chapter (NASW-AK): 14.00 

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE JUNE 3, 2019: Pre-registration is required – there will be no on-site registration at the training. Seating is limited.

DISTANCE DELIVERY OPTION: As you complete your registration you will be asked if you plan to attend the training in person or remotely via Zoom. Please make this selection carefully.

  Thursday thru Friday, June 6 – 7, 2019 at 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM

Fetal Alcohol & Other Neurobehavioral Conditions: Understanding & Application of the FASCETS Brain-Based Approach

A Three-Day Workshop for Parents and Professionals

Cost Range $450.00 to $550.00

Thur. – Sat., June 27-29, 2019, 9:00 – 4:00 Daily

This workshop provides information about Fetal Alcohol/Neurobehavioral Conditions (FA/NB) and the effects of alcohol and other drugs on the brains and behaviors of children, adolescents and adults.
FA/NB are brain-based, neurobehavioral conditions with behavioral symptoms. The workshop will educate you on a best practices approach for increasing understanding of FA/NB, reducing frustration, and expanding options. Case examples of successful accommodations are central to this training. 
C.E. Credit for National Association of Social Workers Oregon Chapter: 16.50