Working Effectively With Clients from Different Age Groups
This 1-hour self-paced introductory course will help you gain an understanding of working with different age groups as well as the role of age as a factor in addiction interventions, treatment, and recovery support. This course is part 2 of a Cultural Diversity Suite.
In this course, you will learn:
- Gain an introductory understanding of the role of Age in the addictions and recovery field;
- Explore various techniques and strategies for improving individual-level engagement and outcomes; and
- Identify resources and additional training that will assist individuals and organizations to improve outcomes for clients from different age groups.
Developed by Haner Hernandez, P.hD, and Edna Talboy, P.hD. in conjunction with the New England ATTC.
1.0 Hour Continuing Education Available
Addressing Unhealthy Alcohol Use in HIV Clinical Care
This 1-hour, self-paced course is designed for primary care providers caring for HIV patients. The course familiarizes providers with the advantages of screening for unhealthy alcohol use and equips providers with validated tools and strategies for screening and brief intervention in the context of routine care visits.
- Understand the potential health risks associated with alcohol use for persons with HIV.
- Recognize the potential specific impacts of alcohol use on HIV treatment outcomes.
- Develop protocol for routine screening as part of outpatient care visits.
- Perform a brief assessment and intervention as part of an outpatient care visit.
Developed by Christopher W. Kahler P.hD, and Brian Montague, DO, MS, MPH in conjunction with the New England ATTC.
1.0 Hour Continuing Education Available
Caring for and Empowering Women with Substance Use Disorders: Reproductive and Sexual Health
Caring for and Empowering Women with Substance Use Disorders is an e-learning series that features courses for clinicians and staff who work with and support women in treatment and recovery. In this course, Reproductive and Sexual Health, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about family planning and sexually transmitted infections among women who misuse substances. This course includes interactive activities, downloadable resources, and short video clips narrated by Dr. Hendrée Jones from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Horizons Program.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Compare and contrast the different types of contraceptive devices and discuss correct usage.
- Summarize the impact of STIs for women with substance use disorders.
- Describe the application of trauma-informed care when communicating with clients.
- Recommend resources and describe how to talk to women about reproductive health.
This course was prepared by the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Center of Excellence on Behavioral Health for Pregnant & Postpartum Women and Their Families with funding from the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). All material appearing in this course is in the public domain and may be used without permission from SAMHSA or the authors. Citation of the source is appreciated.
Certificate of Completion
Introduction to Women and Substance Use Disorders
Introduction to Women and Substance Use Disorders is a 12-hour, self-paced course that helps counselors and other practitioners working with women to better understand women’s substance use, treatment and recovery experiences and effective interventions for women.
Originally developed by Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP), for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) under contract number 283-07-3802 and updated in 2021 in partnership with the Opioid Response Network (ORN)
12.0 Hours Continuing Education Credit Available
“This course is temporarily closed to registration while it undergoes technical updates”