Upcoming Trainings & Events

Translating Detox into Recovery: Innovations in Opioid Treatment

Topics: Addiction

Facilitating access to treatment for someone with an opioid use disorder can take many avenues. Frequently people will seek detox, but a common problem in many communities is that the number of detox beds available are inadequate. But not all detox has to be done on an inpatient basis. Ambulatory Detox is a commonly used service for persons seeking treatment for an opioid use disorder and can be an important first step in the recovery process if structured correctly and connected to appropriate follow up care. It is essential that any period of detox be followed by access to medications such as extended- release naltrexone. Please join us as we explore one organizations model for engaging clients seeking ambulatory detox and transitioning them to more formal addiction treatment services.


ND Peer Support Specialist Training

Topics: Addiction, Mental Health, Prevention

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.


Mental Health First Aid (Fargo, ND)

Topics: Mental Health

Mental Health First Aid is an Interactive, 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Approved for 8 regular CEUs. 


Suicide Risk Assessments Training (Fargo, ND)

Topics: Prevention

This free training covers assessing for acute suicide risk using the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) screening tool. The C-SSRS is an evidenced based tool for screening for suicide risk. Participants will learn regional suicide statistics, acute and lifetime risk factors for suicide, how to use the C-SSRS screening tool, options for addressing suicide risk such as collaborative safety planning and resources for those at risk of suicide.


ND Peer Support Specialist Training

Topics: Addiction, Mental Health, Prevention

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.


ND Peer Support Specialist Training

Topics: Addiction, Mental Health, Prevention

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 Power Up Health Conference

A day for  people with disabilities, families, service providers and professionals to discover fun and exciting ways to enjoy good health throughout the life span!


Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) (Fargo, ND)

Topics: Prevention

A two-day workshop designed for all community members. ASIST enhances skills to intervene with a person at risk of suicide until either the immediate risk of suicide is reduced, or additional life-assistance resources can be found. Approved for 12 Regular and 1 Ethics CEUs.


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