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ND Peer Support Specialist Training (Bismarck)

Topics: Addiction

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division has brought in Appalachian Consulting Group’s (ACG) curriculum for peer specialist training, which is a person-centered, goals-oriented, strengths-based curriculum. It is based on the belief that setting a person-centered goal is the heart of the recovery process. Recovery is the process of gaining and maintaining control over one’s life – and the direction one wants that life to go – on the other side of a mental health diagnosis, substance use disorder, and all of the losses associated with those challenges. Attendees will learn the core competencies, roles, and tools of conducting Peer Support Specialist work in their communities.


North Dakota Minor In Possession Alcohol and Drug Early Intervention Certification

Topics: Prevention

Prime For Life® is an evidence-based prevention and intervention program, which helps people learn to reduce their risks of alcohol and drug related problems throughout life. Attendees will learn new skills and fine tune techniques needed to confidently and effectively deliver the program.


Suicide Prevention in Primary Care: Key Roles and New Opportunities

Topics: Addiction

This webinar is intended to build knowledge of suicide prevention activities in primary care settings and increase strategies to address this critical issue. The webinar will begin with a profile of suicide in Region 8 states, followed by an overview of key roles for primary care providers. Presenters will then highlight suicide prevention strategies, including Gatekeeper Training programs, integrating suicide prevention into a patient’s chronic care continuum, and an evidence-based practice that primary care practices can easily employ.


ND Peer Support Specialist Training (Fargo)

Topics: Addiction

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division has brought in Appalachian Consulting Group’s (ACG) curriculum for peer specialist training, which is a person-centered, goals-oriented, strengths-based curriculum. It is based on the belief that setting a person-centered goal is the heart of the recovery process. Recovery is the process of gaining and maintaining control over one’s life – and the direction one wants that life to go – on the other side of a mental health diagnosis, substance use disorder, and all of the losses associated with those challenges. Attendees will learn the core competencies, roles, and tools of conducting Peer Support Specialist work in their communities.


ASIST – FARGO, ND

Topics: Mental Health, Prevention

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day workshop designed for all community members. Shown by major studies to significantly reduce suicidality, the ASIST model teaches effective suicide intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community. This suicide prevention training will enhance a person’s ability to assist a person at risk of suicide. ASIST enhances skills to intervene until either the immediate risk of suicide is reduced or additional life-assistance resources can be found.


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N.D. Department of Human Services announces the North Dakota Behavioral Health Vision 20/20 survey and website

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division today announced the Behavioral Health Vision 20/20 survey and website. The goal of this effort is to realize North Dakota’s vision of a good, modern and equitable behavioral health system.


N.D. Department of Human Services partners with the Office of the First Lady and Office of Recovery Reinvented to launch Recovree’s peer support software in the state – winner of the Innovate Recovery Competition

The North Dakota Department of Human Services, the Office of the First Lady and Office of Recovery Reinvented announced the launch next week of Recovree Peer Support Software in the state. This is the latest development in North Dakota’s ongoing effort to reinvent addiction recovery and improve individual and community outcomes.


North Dakota Department of Human Services awards Children’s Prevention and Early Intervention Behavioral Health Pilot Project

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division announced today that it has awarded funding for a behavioral health school pilot project to Simle Middle School in Bismarck. The division received 13 applications from schools and districts across the state. 


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. 


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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