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Advanced Motivational Interviewi...
Advanced Motivational Interviewing for Problem Gambling Providers

Mallori DeSalle, Member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, will lead group activities, along with facilitated learning through videos, lecture, role play and skill practice. Mallori has diverse and vast experience with MI, prevention, treatment and recovery, and specalizes in tailoring trainings to the needs of each audience. Counselors, social workers, graduate students or healthcare professionals that have direct pa-tient/client interactions should attend. All levels of skill are welcome.

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Advanced Motivational Interviewi...
Advanced Motivational Interviewing for Problem Gambling Providers

Mallori DeSalle, Member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, will lead group activities, along with facilitated learning through videos, lecture, role play and skill practice. Mallori has diverse and vast experience with MI, prevention, treatment and recovery, and specalizes in tailoring trainings to the needs of each audience. Counselors, social workers, graduate students or healthcare professionals that have direct pa-tient/client interactions should attend. All levels of skill are welcome.

42 CFR Part 2: Understanding the...
42 CFR Part 2: Understanding the New Final Rules and Where We Go From Here

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has released two final rules on 42 CFR Part 2 in the past year. This webinar will help you understand the new changes, how they affect your business, and compare them with the HIPAA privacy rule. We will also discuss what more needs to be done to ensure providers have appropriate access to substance use disorder records in order to coordinate patients’ care and treat persons with substance use disorders safely and effectively. Learning Objectives How 42 CFR Part 2 originally came to be. What the two recent final rules changed about the regulation. The next steps to ensuring providers have appropriate access to substance use disorder records in order to treat patients safely, effectively, and in a coordinated fashion. Price Education is FREE to all professionals Earn Continuing Education Hours (CEs) If you have watched the webinar (either live or on-demand), you are eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion to verify the continuing education hours you spent learning. To apply (only after watching the webinar), complete and pass the online CE Quiz at the top of this page. NAADAC members receive a CE certificate for 1 CE for free. Non-members of NAADAC can receive 1 CE for $15 (make payment here). A CE certificate will be emailed to you within 21 days of submission and receiving payment, if applicable. Click here for a complete list of who accepts NAADAC continuing education hours.

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Addiction Recovery Services: Sup...
Addiction Recovery Services: Supporting Youth and Young Adults

Join Tim Rabolt, Project Coordinator with Altarum, on Thursday, March 8, from 1-2 p.m. ET, for Addiction Recovery Services: Supporting Youth and Young Adults. Tim will explore how behavioral health providers can engage youth in recovery support services, and examine the impact that recovery support services have on health outcomes of youth, helping providers ensure that they have the tools and resources to support youth in recovery. Participants will: 1. Learn to explore how to engage youth in recovery support services 2. Strengthen ability for providers to discuss and access recovery support services for youth populations (ex. Collegiate Recovery) 3. Examine the impact that recovery support services have on health outcomes of youth with or in recovery from SUD

 

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Health Literacy: A Tool for Effe...
Health Literacy: A Tool for Effective Communication and Engagement

Health literacy involves providing clear and effective communication by the individual providing healthcare services and the individual receiving services. Despite the intent to relay information in a clear and concise manner, a disconnect sometimes occurs. Therefore, it is important to identify and address potential barriers when providing information to support well-being. Helping individuals who experience low health literacy is vital to enable them to effectively take care of their health or the health of a loved one. This webcast will provide an overview of health literacy, its role in the provision of healthcare services, as well as how to engage the community in in this process, lessons learned about preparing oral and written materials, and how to present and review health literacy techniques for direct service care. After viewing the webcast participants will be able to: Define the scope of health literacy beyond plain language; Describe three main strategies for using health literacy principles to communicate effectively with diverse communities; Identify resources to guide staff in becoming a health literate organization. Intended Audience: Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, local health department and community health workers, social workers

Suicide & Adverse Childhood ...
Suicide & Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Preventing Suicide through Collaborative Upstream In
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Addressing Trauma with Diverse P...
Addressing Trauma with Diverse Populations - A Mental Health Symposium
MIDSA: Multidimensional Inven...
MIDSA: Multidimensional Inventory of Development, Sex, and Aggression

The Multidimensional Inventory of Development, Sex, and Aggression (MIDSA) is a computerized self-report inventory that provides a clinical report to support therapeutic interventions with juveniles and adults who sexually offend. Among other information the report includes: 1) A history of living arrangements with caregivers and institutions 2)Detailed family and child-rearing experiences, including sexual and physical abuse, neglect, caregiver relationships and vicarious violence. 3) Social, sexual, antisocial, and criminal history. 4) Scales assessing sexualization, aggressiveness, and related attitudes, beliefs, and feelings that have been found important in causing and sustaining sexually aggressive behavior The MIDSA is a complete software system that includes a program to present the assessment and a program to manage respondents and to request reports. The reports are requested, generated, and sent to the user via the internet, resulting in turn-around times measured in seconds. Training Date: March 16, 2018 Location: Hampton Inn of Plainfield – 2244 Perry Rd, Plainfield, IN 46168 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cost: $300 per person, includes CD/google drive of MIDSA information, access to web based MIDSA tool, CEU’s and lunch

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Recovery Coach Ethics Training...
Recovery Coach Ethics Training

The Recovery Coach Ethics training course is an intensive two-day training designed to enable participants to explore the ethical dimensions and issues that a recovery coach may encounter as they promote recovery. The training will focus on the legal and moral issues that may surface while providing recovery coaching services. Training topics will include definition of recovery coach ethics, ICAADA Recovery Coach Code of Ethics, ethical responsibilities of recovery coaching, guidelines for ethical decision-makingand ethics of professional development. Training methods utilized will be lecturette-discussion, small group activities, and skill practice. Sixteen (16) Continuing Education Units will be awarded to Recovery Coach Ethics participants. This training meets the ethics education requirements for ICAADA’s Certified Addiction Peer Recovery Coach. When: March 20-21, 2018 Where: MHAI Yellow Rose Building 1441 North Delaware Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46202 Time: 8:30 AM Registration 9:00 - 5:00 PM Training Cost: $95 ( ICAADA Member Price ) $160 ( Non-Member Price ) Trainer: Stan DeKemper, ICAADA Executive Director

CLOSE TO HOME: CHILD EXPLOITATIO...
CLOSE TO HOME: CHILD EXPLOITATION & TRAFFICKING IN INDIANA Key Information for Health Professional a

Key Information for Health Professional and Pre-Law Students For IU Students —> By IU Students: Delivered by IU students, in partnership with the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, and the Indiana Trafficking Victims Assistance Program (ITVAP). This presentation provides information critical to serving children and youth in healthcare and legal practice.

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Recovery Coach Ethics Training...
Recovery Coach Ethics Training

The Recovery Coach Ethics training course is an intensive two-day training designed to enable participants to explore the ethical dimensions and issues that a recovery coach may encounter as they promote recovery. The training will focus on the legal and moral issues that may surface while providing recovery coaching services. Training topics will include definition of recovery coach ethics, ICAADA Recovery Coach Code of Ethics, ethical responsibilities of recovery coaching, guidelines for ethical decision-makingand ethics of professional development. Training methods utilized will be lecturette-discussion, small group activities, and skill practice. Sixteen (16) Continuing Education Units will be awarded to Recovery Coach Ethics participants. This training meets the ethics education requirements for ICAADA’s Certified Addiction Peer Recovery Coach. When: March 20-21, 2018 Where: MHAI Yellow Rose Building 1441 North Delaware Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46202 Time: 8:30 AM Registration 9:00 - 5:00 PM Training Cost: $95 ( ICAADA Member Price ) $160 ( Non-Member Price ) Trainer: Stan DeKemper, ICAADA Executive Director

Annual Spring Problem Gambling W...
Annual Spring Problem Gambling Workshop

This Annual Spring Problem Gambling Workshop will be March 21-22, 2018 in Indianapolis and will be the event related to problem gambling awareness month.

CEU: 12 This Annual Spring Problem Gambling Workshop will be in Greenwood, IN.

Day 1: Speakers and panels

Description of Day 2: “What’s Wellness Got to do with it” Renee Siegel, MA, LISAC, MAC, ICGC-II, BACC, HHP, LMT Course Description: Incorporating wellness practices in medical and behavioral healthcare has grown in recognition as being important. As time goes on, we also have a better understanding of how our body must work collaboratively with our emotions and thoughts to bring healing to our lives. Taking a wellness approach to treatment is also empowering to our patients and clients because they can better realize that their care is in their hands as well as their healthcare practitioners. This leads to patients and clients taking a greater role in their personal responsibility in their healing journey. In this day-long presentation, you will be introduced to one tool that you can incorporate into your work with your clients and patients. With the use of the 12-Dimensional Wellness Wheel with the client/patient as the central dimension, along with a strength-based wellness assessment, the clinician can partner with clients and patients to make deliberate and better choices in the wellness journey. Learning objectives: Participants will better understand the concept of wellness and the benefits of use in their practice. Participants will be introduced to a strength-based wellness assessment. Participants will be able to identify the importance of a multi-dimensional wellness approach to dealing with substance use and gambling or other process addictions.

Integrating HIV and Substance Us...
Integrating HIV and Substance Use Disorder Treatment to Optimize Care for Vulnerable Patients

People living with substance use disorders (SUD) and HIV face many challenges accessing and staying in care, which impacts viral suppression. Practical, evidence-based interventions offer opportunities to support clients by treating their SUD while also treating their HIV. These strategies address direct care needs and keep clients linked to services at your organization. Join this webinar to build knowledge on the methods that work.

 

After this webinar, participants will learn to:

  • Understand how integration can support implementation of evidence-based practices and care teams in Ryan White HIV/AIDS provider settings to address substance use and HIV treatment needs
  • Recognize opportunities to cross-walk SUD and HIV treatment approaches using the key concepts of integration
  • Assess current organizational readiness to adopt and/or incorporate new strategies for client retention
  • Access practical resources and tools to help develop an approach to care that works for your organization

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Annual Spring Problem Gambling W...
Annual Spring Problem Gambling Workshop

This Annual Spring Problem Gambling Workshop will be March 21-22, 2018 in Indianapolis and will be the event related to problem gambling awareness month.

CEU: 12 This Annual Spring Problem Gambling Workshop will be in Greenwood, IN.

Day 1: Speakers and panels

Description of Day 2: “What’s Wellness Got to do with it” Renee Siegel, MA, LISAC, MAC, ICGC-II, BACC, HHP, LMT Course Description: Incorporating wellness practices in medical and behavioral healthcare has grown in recognition as being important. As time goes on, we also have a better understanding of how our body must work collaboratively with our emotions and thoughts to bring healing to our lives. Taking a wellness approach to treatment is also empowering to our patients and clients because they can better realize that their care is in their hands as well as their healthcare practitioners. This leads to patients and clients taking a greater role in their personal responsibility in their healing journey. In this day-long presentation, you will be introduced to one tool that you can incorporate into your work with your clients and patients. With the use of the 12-Dimensional Wellness Wheel with the client/patient as the central dimension, along with a strength-based wellness assessment, the clinician can partner with clients and patients to make deliberate and better choices in the wellness journey. Learning objectives: Participants will better understand the concept of wellness and the benefits of use in their practice. Participants will be introduced to a strength-based wellness assessment. Participants will be able to identify the importance of a multi-dimensional wellness approach to dealing with substance use and gambling or other process addictions.

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2018 Mental Health and Criminal ...
2018 Mental Health and Criminal Justice Summit

Each year, NAMI Indiana pulls together a diverse group of leaders from the criminal justice field to provide education and new tools for professionals. The Mental Health and Criminal Justice Summit creates significant and positive changes in policies within the criminal justice system. Exhibitor and sponsor opportunities are also available.

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Integrate for Life: Connecting t...
Integrate for Life: Connecting the Heart, Mind, Soul, and Body 2018

A One Day Conference Provided by Area Mental Health Professionals. The Integrate for Life Conference is designed for individuals and families in our churches and community. We will teach practical ways to help people find healing and hope as they face the stresses and hurts in their lives and relationships. We will provide tools to live a more healthy, balanced life spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. There will be two main speakers, as well as a variety of workshops to choose from.

Addiction Recovery Coach Trainin...
Addiction Recovery Coach Training and Ethics at South Bend

The State of Indiana has awarded a grant to train addiction recovery coaches in north-central Indiana. Participants must be from St. Joseph, Elkhart, LaPorte, Marshall, or Starke Counties. Interview opportunities for employment at Oaklawn Mental Health Services available after training and certification This training will take place accross these four weekends March 24-25, April 7-8, April 14-15, April 21-22 (attendance at all four week-ends required)

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Addiction Recovery Coach Trainin...
Addiction Recovery Coach Training and Ethics at South Bend

The State of Indiana has awarded a grant to train addiction recovery coaches in north-central Indiana. Participants must be from St. Joseph, Elkhart, LaPorte, Marshall, or Starke Counties. Interview opportunities for employment at Oaklawn Mental Health Services available after training and certification This training will take place accross these four weekends March 24-25, April 7-8, April 14-15, April 21-22 (attendance at all four week-ends required)

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The Art & Science of Health ...
The Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference

Best Science + Expert Implementation = Best Outcomes How do we meld scientific knowledge with human sensitivity and expert management to produce the best health outcomes? Scientific discoveries have been remarkably important in shaping the strategies we use and the outcomes we achieve in improving health behaviors. Major advances in the past forty years include discovering the protocols necessary to not only prevent but reverse heart disease through lifestyle change; the combination of clinical and policy approaches necessary to increase rates of tobacco prevention and cessation by 10 times; shifting the perception of exercise from something to be done with caution under a doctor’s care to a legitimate “magic bullet” that helps prevent or treat the vast majority of major diseases; recognition that education is not sufficient to produce behavior unless combined with motivation enhancement, skills training and opportunities to practice healthy lifestyle; that increased self-efficacy, targeted enticements and stage based tailored interventions increase success rates; that social influences and the physical environment can enable or sabotage even the best designed interventions; that lifestyle behaviors drive a significant portion of medical costs, and well designed health promotion programs cost less than they save; and of course the underlying math and physics that provided the technology supporting web communication and high speed computing. These discoveries tend to be well documented and broadly disseminated.

Suicide Prevention in Later Life...
Suicide Prevention in Later Life: Connecting and Contributing

Suicide Prevention in Later Life: Connecting and Contributing Monday, March 26, 2018 2:00:00 PM EDT - 3:30:00 PM EDT Learning Objectives: 1. Learners will describe at least two challenges to suicide prevention in later life that illustrate the importance incorporating upstream prevention strategies into a late life suicide prevention program. 2. Learners will be able to state the rationale for targeting social relationships in suicide prevention in older adults. 3. Learners will identify at least two empirically informed strategies for improving relationships for older adults that they can bring to their work. This presentation will highlight the importance of suicide prevention in later life, with an emphasis on increasing social connectedness as a means for prevention. We will cover basic epidemiology of late-life suicide and how a contemporary theory of suicide (the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide) can inform prevention efforts by highlighting potential mechanisms. We will discuss four strategies for increasing social connectedness in later life that have been examined in studies by the presenter—peer companionship, volunteering, psychotherapy, and web-based social skills training. We will conclude by discussing a multifaceted intervention model for promoting social connectedness and reducing suicide risk in later life.

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The Art & Science of Health ...
The Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference

Best Science + Expert Implementation = Best Outcomes How do we meld scientific knowledge with human sensitivity and expert management to produce the best health outcomes? Scientific discoveries have been remarkably important in shaping the strategies we use and the outcomes we achieve in improving health behaviors. Major advances in the past forty years include discovering the protocols necessary to not only prevent but reverse heart disease through lifestyle change; the combination of clinical and policy approaches necessary to increase rates of tobacco prevention and cessation by 10 times; shifting the perception of exercise from something to be done with caution under a doctor’s care to a legitimate “magic bullet” that helps prevent or treat the vast majority of major diseases; recognition that education is not sufficient to produce behavior unless combined with motivation enhancement, skills training and opportunities to practice healthy lifestyle; that increased self-efficacy, targeted enticements and stage based tailored interventions increase success rates; that social influences and the physical environment can enable or sabotage even the best designed interventions; that lifestyle behaviors drive a significant portion of medical costs, and well designed health promotion programs cost less than they save; and of course the underlying math and physics that provided the technology supporting web communication and high speed computing. These discoveries tend to be well documented and broadly disseminated.

Film screening "To Write Lo...
Film screening "To Write Love on her Arms."

For Self-Injury Awareness Month, the Self-Injury Support Groups of NWI are hosting a showing of the movie «To Write Love on Her Arms» (PG-13) starring Kat Dennings at the Hobart Art Theater on March 27th at 6 pm. Come to help support those who struggle with self-harm and other mental health issues. Bring a friend! Co-sponsored by the Northwest Indiana Suicide Prevention Council

 

Movie trailer:  Movie trailer: youtu.be/yWbf1gpzqqo

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The Art & Science of Health ...
The Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference

Best Science + Expert Implementation = Best Outcomes How do we meld scientific knowledge with human sensitivity and expert management to produce the best health outcomes? Scientific discoveries have been remarkably important in shaping the strategies we use and the outcomes we achieve in improving health behaviors. Major advances in the past forty years include discovering the protocols necessary to not only prevent but reverse heart disease through lifestyle change; the combination of clinical and policy approaches necessary to increase rates of tobacco prevention and cessation by 10 times; shifting the perception of exercise from something to be done with caution under a doctor’s care to a legitimate “magic bullet” that helps prevent or treat the vast majority of major diseases; recognition that education is not sufficient to produce behavior unless combined with motivation enhancement, skills training and opportunities to practice healthy lifestyle; that increased self-efficacy, targeted enticements and stage based tailored interventions increase success rates; that social influences and the physical environment can enable or sabotage even the best designed interventions; that lifestyle behaviors drive a significant portion of medical costs, and well designed health promotion programs cost less than they save; and of course the underlying math and physics that provided the technology supporting web communication and high speed computing. These discoveries tend to be well documented and broadly disseminated.

WEBINAR: Hidden Victims: The Imp...
WEBINAR: Hidden Victims: The Impact of Opioid Use on Children

Over the past three years, the number of children removed from their homes due to parental alcohol and drug use has increased dramatically throughout Indiana. Children are often the hidden victims of parents who are struggling with opioid abuse. Explore how communities are working together to try to address the needs of families addicted by this crisis and where gaps in services continue to be a need. Learn how you can support relatives and foster families who care for the children of parents with opioid addictions. Speaker: Tina Cloer, President and CEO, Children’s Bureau, Inc.

Screening of "Suicide: The ...
Screening of "Suicide: The Ripple Effect"

Rating: NR Genre: Documentary Release: 2018 Duration: 90 At age 19, Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Seventeen years later, he still struggles with many of the same symptoms that led him to attempt to take his life, but he is on a mission to use his story to help others stay alive. Kevin has also been one of the key catalysts in helping end a nearly 80-year long fight to construct suicide prevention net on the iconic San Francisco bridge. Kevin takes a journey to better understand the ripple effects his suicide attempt had on his family, friends, and the first responders who helped save him. He’s also working to shine light on inspirational individuals, families, and organizations who are using personal pain to help others find the hope they need to heal.

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The Art & Science of Health ...
The Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference

Best Science + Expert Implementation = Best Outcomes How do we meld scientific knowledge with human sensitivity and expert management to produce the best health outcomes? Scientific discoveries have been remarkably important in shaping the strategies we use and the outcomes we achieve in improving health behaviors. Major advances in the past forty years include discovering the protocols necessary to not only prevent but reverse heart disease through lifestyle change; the combination of clinical and policy approaches necessary to increase rates of tobacco prevention and cessation by 10 times; shifting the perception of exercise from something to be done with caution under a doctor’s care to a legitimate “magic bullet” that helps prevent or treat the vast majority of major diseases; recognition that education is not sufficient to produce behavior unless combined with motivation enhancement, skills training and opportunities to practice healthy lifestyle; that increased self-efficacy, targeted enticements and stage based tailored interventions increase success rates; that social influences and the physical environment can enable or sabotage even the best designed interventions; that lifestyle behaviors drive a significant portion of medical costs, and well designed health promotion programs cost less than they save; and of course the underlying math and physics that provided the technology supporting web communication and high speed computing. These discoveries tend to be well documented and broadly disseminated.

Youth Mental Health First Aid...
Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course for adults who work with young people. This course focuses on a 5-step action plan to assist youth with the signs and symptoms of a mental crisis or illness. Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Cost: $60 per person and includes refreshments, lunch and materials. Registration is required. Email Karla Courtney at kcourtney@mhatipp.org

Applied Suicide Intervention Ski...
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Description Are you expected to help people in crisis or struggling to cope with lifes challenges? Learn how to comfortably and competently work with those who are desperate, hopeless, and thinking of suicide. ASIST is an evidence-based 2-day intensive and interactive workshop designed to builds skills in de-escalating a suicidal situation and building a safety plan. Conversations with those at risk of suicide require skill and collaboration. Safety plans are critical to keeping those at risk of suicide safe in case mental health services are delayed or not obtained. At ASIST you will learn how to engage someone who is thinking of suicide, apply a structured suicide intervention model, and collaboratively develop a safe plan with the person who is at risk of suicide. In any given year, 14 million people experience suicidal thoughts--more than will experience symptoms of a heart attack. Just as "CPR" skills make physical first aid possible, training in suicide first aid helps by de-escalating a suicide situation and getting the person at risk the help that they need. Participants must attend both days March 29th & March 30th, 8:00am - 4:00pm Category 1 CEUs for Social Workers, MFT’s, MH Counselors (from Mental Health America of Indiana) cost $10. Payable at the door. Training is ILEA approved. Learn more about ASIST here: https://www.livingworks.net/programs/asist.

Rural Health and Safety Educatio...
Rural Health and Safety Education: Combating Opioids Webinar Series

Rural Health and Safety Education: Combating Opioids

The Rural Health and Safety Education webinar series “Combating Opioids” is hosted by Purdue University Extension and the NCRCRD as part of a USDA/NIFA grant.*  To join any of the webinars, go to: https://ncrcrd.adobeconnect.com/rhse/ - Log in as a “Guest” (type your first and last name) and “enter room”.   To facilitate Q&A’s, participants will use the Chat Function.  All webinars will be recorded and will be posted 2-3 days after the presentation date.

If you have never used Adobe Connect on your computer, use the “test connection” link: https://na1cps.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm in advance.

Objective of this webinar series is to:

  • Share information and best practices to prevent opioid misuse and abuse in rural counties
  • Increase professional capacity to engage in health leadership in rural counties
  • Increase access to new ideas and technologies related to opioid misuse and abuse in rural counties
  • Increase public health knowledge and engage in health system
  • Increase health literacy of opioid misuse or abuse in rural counties
Be the Difference: National Crim...
Be the Difference: National Criminal Justice Month

https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/bethedifference-twitter-chats/

 

What are we getting right and what can we do better when it comes to the intersection of and law enforcement? Join us on 3/29 for a special chat to find out!

Community Mental Health Needs As...
Community Mental Health Needs Assessment - Bloomington

IU Health Bloomington Community Health, the Monroe County Health Department, and community partners will be hosting focus groups to learn more about the health needs of the community. Join us to share your thoughts and perspective on the health of our community. The information provided will be used toward shaping health priorities for our Community Health Needs Assessment. This process helps us better understand the health status of Monroe County residents and infl uences on their health.

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The Art & Science of Health ...
The Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference

Best Science + Expert Implementation = Best Outcomes How do we meld scientific knowledge with human sensitivity and expert management to produce the best health outcomes? Scientific discoveries have been remarkably important in shaping the strategies we use and the outcomes we achieve in improving health behaviors. Major advances in the past forty years include discovering the protocols necessary to not only prevent but reverse heart disease through lifestyle change; the combination of clinical and policy approaches necessary to increase rates of tobacco prevention and cessation by 10 times; shifting the perception of exercise from something to be done with caution under a doctor’s care to a legitimate “magic bullet” that helps prevent or treat the vast majority of major diseases; recognition that education is not sufficient to produce behavior unless combined with motivation enhancement, skills training and opportunities to practice healthy lifestyle; that increased self-efficacy, targeted enticements and stage based tailored interventions increase success rates; that social influences and the physical environment can enable or sabotage even the best designed interventions; that lifestyle behaviors drive a significant portion of medical costs, and well designed health promotion programs cost less than they save; and of course the underlying math and physics that provided the technology supporting web communication and high speed computing. These discoveries tend to be well documented and broadly disseminated.

Applied Suicide Intervention Ski...
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Description Are you expected to help people in crisis or struggling to cope with lifes challenges? Learn how to comfortably and competently work with those who are desperate, hopeless, and thinking of suicide. ASIST is an evidence-based 2-day intensive and interactive workshop designed to builds skills in de-escalating a suicidal situation and building a safety plan. Conversations with those at risk of suicide require skill and collaboration. Safety plans are critical to keeping those at risk of suicide safe in case mental health services are delayed or not obtained. At ASIST you will learn how to engage someone who is thinking of suicide, apply a structured suicide intervention model, and collaboratively develop a safe plan with the person who is at risk of suicide. In any given year, 14 million people experience suicidal thoughts--more than will experience symptoms of a heart attack. Just as "CPR" skills make physical first aid possible, training in suicide first aid helps by de-escalating a suicide situation and getting the person at risk the help that they need. Participants must attend both days March 29th & March 30th, 8:00am - 4:00pm Category 1 CEUs for Social Workers, MFT’s, MH Counselors (from Mental Health America of Indiana) cost $10. Payable at the door. Training is ILEA approved. Learn more about ASIST here: https://www.livingworks.net/programs/asist.

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