Upcoming Trainings & Events

Rethinking Challenging Kids: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach

Topics: Addiction, Mental Health, Prevention

There is renewed interest in the effects of chronic, overwhelming stress and trauma on children’s development, learning and behavior. Parents, educators and clinicians strive to provide a trauma-informed discipline. Yet, we often still struggle to understand the impact of trauma on brain development in a concrete and tangible way, and we all long for concrete strategies that operationalize what brain science tells us will be helpful to facilitate development arrested as a result of complex developmental trauma. Dr. Stuart Ablon explains the impact of chronic stress, adversity and trauma on development, makes complicated neurodevelopmental concepts accessible, and provides a practical, evidence-based process for trauma-informed care that everyone at school can follow. The Collaborative Problem Solving approach operationalizes the ideals of trauma-informed practices, reflects the latest neuroscience, can be applied by all adults, and has demonstrated effectiveness across settings.


Co-Occurring Disorders (COD)

Topics: Addiction

The importance of identifying and addressing mental health issues in a substance use disorder treatment setting is essential to improving the overall outcomes for patients/clients. Initiating early detection and intervention for those that have a co-occurring disorder is crucial and we now know that treatment works best if we are addressing both the substance use AND the mental health disorder during the treatment process. According to SAMHSA, the most effective dual diagnosis regimen treats both the mental illness and substance issues at the same time. This online learning series will provide 15 hours of instruction and will include blended activities of virtual online groups and self-study related to understanding and integrating Mental Health Disorder knowledge into the provision of Substance Use Disorder treatment. This will include interactive discussions, videos, performance based feedback, articles, and activities.


Recovery Reinvented

Topics: Addiction, Mental Health, Prevention

Save the Date!
November 12, 2019
Bismarck Event Center


2019 Behavioral Health Conference

Topics: Addiction, Mental Health, Prevention

Save the Date!
November 13 - 15, 2019 
Bismarck Event Center