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Understanding Trauma Training - Minot

Topics: Mental Health

Objectives

  1. Understand the psychobiological impact of traumatic stress in childhood.
  2. Identify how post-traumatic stress disorder increases the risk of substance use disorders.
  3. Learn about current evidence based treatment strategies to integrate into substance use disorder services.

Taking Care of Yourself For Caregivers

Are you a Caregiver? If you are, we know you are busy and may find it hard to take time to take care of yourself.  VA’s Caregiver Support Program’s Taking Care of Yourself course is designed...


Understanding Trauma Training - Grand Forks

Topics: Mental Health

Objectives

  1. Understand the psychobiological impact of traumatic stress in childhood.
  2. Identify how post-traumatic stress disorder increases the risk of substance use disorders.
  3. Learn about current evidence based treatment strategies to integrate into substance use disorder services.

Therapeutic Partners in Child Welfare Conference

Topics: Addiction, Mental Health, Prevention

Youth in foster care have often experienced neglect and abuse, which can result in challenges with attachment, trauma, mood issues and complex grief and loss. As a result, they deserve the best therapeutic approaches possible. A foster youth's challenges can best be healed through the combined efforts of foster/kinship/adoptive parents, foster-care caseworkers and therapy provided by professionals who are competent in foster-care dynamics.


Recent NewsView All News

Sept. 17 and 18 training on trauma and addiction moved to larger venue in Bismarck due to high interest

The location of the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ training on the impact of traumatic stress on human development and addiction scheduled for next week in Bismarck has been moved to the Bismarck Civic Center – Hall C due to high interest. The half-day training is being offered to professionals who work in the addiction field at no cost on Monday, Sept. 17, 1–5 p.m., and again on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


Dr. Drew kicks off the N.D. Behavioral Health Conference in Fargo tomorrow, Sept. 6

Celebrity physician and media personality Dr. Drew Pinsky (Dr. Drew) will kick off the North Dakota Behavioral Health Conference with a keynote address at 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Fargo Holiday Inn. 


Parents Lead expands focus to children’s behavioral health, launches new website

Recognizing the power of a parent to influence a child’s life, the North Dakota program - Parents Lead - has expanded to not only support parents in taking the lead to prevent underage drinking, but also to provide tools and resources for parents to support their child’s overall behavioral health.


North Dakota Department of Human Services issues report on behavioral health

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division today released an evaluation of the capacity of the state’s behavioral health system to prevent and respond to behavioral health challenges and promote the well-being of North Dakotans. 


Campaign launched to shift social attitude toward addiction

Addiction is a chronic disease suffered by one in seven people in the United States. However, unlike other chronic diseases, the shame and stigma associated with addiction often prevent people from seeking the care they need. 


Speak Volumes

Speak Volumes is an evidence-based prevention effort addressing adult binge drinking by educating adults about alcohol serving size and volume.

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Parents Lead

Parents Lead is an evidence-based underage drinking prevention program targeting parents through statewide, web-based communication.

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Lock.Monitor.Take Back

Lock. Monitor. Take Back. is an evidence-based prevention effort with the primary goal of reducing access to prescription drugs, especially opioids, by encouraging North Dakotans to be safe with their medications, including promoting North Dakota Take Back locations, and promoting ways communities can support this effort at the local level.

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Stop Overdose

Stop Overdose is an evidence-based overdose prevention effort focused on saving lives by raising awareness of the risk and signs of overdose, safe ways to respond, and best practices in prescribing, treatment, and recovery practices to those most impacted by this public health concern, such as family members and friends, prescribers, pharmacists, behavioral health professionals, and other professionals.

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