Hope and Help for Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders

Description Substance misuse and substance use disorders often have an adverse impact on families and their individual members, including children. Yet little attention is paid to the impact of SUDs on the family perspective or on the particular needs inherent to the situation. This webinar covers facilitating treatment engagement, helping […]

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Cultivating Change Talk, Part 2

Description Whether in the context of a brief intervention or in an ongoing counseling relationship, when patients talk about their intrinsic motivation they’re more likely to make that change. Motivational Interviewing encourages “change talk,” language a client or patient uses that favors change. Recognizing, responding to, and eliciting change talk […]

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Expanding SBIRT through Policy Advocacy

Description Community Catalyst and the Children’s Mental Health Campaign will discuss the policy advocacy campaign that resulted in a mandate for all public schools in Massachusetts to verbally screen middle and high school students for substance use. Presenter Melissa Ough, MSW, a policy analyst for the Substance Use Disorders project at Community […]

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MI Skill Building: How To Recognize, Respond To, and Elicit Change Talk

Description “Change talk” is a Motivational Interviewing expression that refers to language a client or patient uses that favors change. Recognizing, responding to, and eliciting change talk are three crucial skills practitioners must develop and apply to support clients/patients in making change. Whether in the context of a brief intervention […]

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School Based SBIRT in Morgan County, WV with Hannah Stewart

Description Many communities are interested in implementing Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in schools. Morgan County, West Virginia, has done it. In this webinar, Hannah Stewart, LGSW discusses the Morgan County, West Virginia school SBIRT-based program, which was featured in WV Focus as part of a larger […]

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