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Videoconferencing to Deliver Treatment & Recovery Services

Topics: Addiction

Are you ready to start using videoconferencing in your practice/agency or Recovery Community Organization or have you already started and have questions about resources and next steps? Join this one-hour forum with knowledgeable providers and subject matter expert(s) who will answer questions and lead discussions around a variety of topics related to successes and challenges of using videoconferencing to offer clinical/peer recovery services via telehealth. Please join anytime during the session to ask your questions and share your thoughts and experiences regarding the transition of services to the use of videoconferencing methods.


Motivational Interviewing- Into Practice

Topics: Addiction

Would you like to enhance your current knowledge and also practice how to effectively use Motivational Interviewing (MI)? This series will provide a 20-hour curriculum that covers topics and provides interactive practice opportunities essential to the development and/or refinement of MI skills and relational style. Emphasis is placed on the “intentional use” of MI skills to identify a change goal, resolve ambivalence and increase motivation for change.


Peer Support Specialist Training- Minot, ND

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.


Recent NewsView All News

Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division creates behavioral health toolkit for employers to create supportive workplaces during COVID-19 pandemic

North Dakota employers have a unique ability and responsibility to support the behavioral health needs of their employees as they navigate these challenging times. To support their efforts, the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division has created a behavioral health toolkit for employers to support employees’ behavioral health. The toolkit is available online by clicking here.


Behavioral Health Division’s Parents Lead program continues to support North Dakota families during COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division continues to make available new resources through the Parents Lead program to support parents and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Human Services submits Medicaid state plan amendment to federal government to expand home and community-based behavioral health services

Late yesterday, the North Dakota Department of Human Services submitted its draft Medicaid 1915(i) state plan amendment to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand home and community-based behavioral health services for children and adults.


Behavioral health professionals provide vital services to North Dakotans

Behavioral health is health. In this time of uncertainty, the services and support provided by behavioral health professionals are even more essential to individuals’ well-being. The North Dakota Department of Human Services would like to thank all of the behavioral health professionals who continue to serve individuals and families in North Dakota.


Behavioral Health Division offers resources to support the behavioral health of North Dakotans during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) can be stressful for people and communities. The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division is offering resources to support North Dakotans’ behavioral health during this time. The information is available online at www.behavioralhealth.nd.gov/covid-19.  


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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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