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Even if you’re a civilian, you can improve your ability to provide quality behavioral healthcare to military populations. This webinar will explore nuanced alcohol and drug trends within military populations and factors contributing to substance use. Presenter Ariel David—who is a veteran, researcher and community advocate—will also summarize basic military cultural competence.
Ariel L. David is the Project Coordinator of the Armed Services Network of Louisiana, an initiative by a community coalition, the Jefferson Parish Alliance of Concerned Citizens, to address the needs of Louisiana service members and veterans. Previously, David served on active duty in the United States Navy, in the fields of aviation and combat operations and received multiple awards for her military service. Now, after spending 9 years in the military, David focuses on participatory-based research in coalition building and community advocacy, with a special focus in the behavioral health of unique sub-populations. She currently serves on the Board for ETC!, and is actively involved with multiple national military organizations.
CEUs: 1.0 FREE NAADAC / PCB
This free webinar will examine various case studies that have been infused into SBIRT nursing curriculum. Each case explores SBIRT with a focus of a specific patient population. At the conclusion of this webinar, the cases will be made available for download for future use and sharing.
Deborah Finnell, DNS, PHMHP-BC, CARN-AP, FAAN, has been a registered nurse for over 4 decades, specializing in psychiatric / mental health nursing, prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. She has published on the role of the professional nurse in SBIRT provision, integrating content on the continuum of substance use into nursing curricula, development and testing of SBIRT implementation models – all with the goal of moving SBIRT into the mainstream of nursing practice. Her current work focuses on integrating SBIRT-related content in the masters’ nursing curriculum at Johns Hopkins University. She recently produced, and is currently testing a brief video intervention designed to bring the evidence about the neurobiological base of alcohol-use disorders directly to at-risk individuals.
Holly Hagle, PhD, has been actively working with providers since joining the IRETA in 2003. She is the Director of the National Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Addiction Technology Transfer Center (National SBIRT ATTC) at IRETA. Dr. Hagle oversees all of the training and educational initiatives. She oversees the curriculum development and project coordination for three HRSA SBIRT federally funded projects with the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing since 2006. Additionally, Dr. Hagle is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health and Community Systems at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing.
Ann Mitchell, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. Dr. Mitchell is currently the Project Director (PI) on two HRSA-funded grants designed to teach Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) to Emergency Department Registered Nurses (EDRN) and Interprofessional Groups of Anesthesia Students (InGAS). She is also funded by SAMHSA to integrate SBIRT training into the Nurse Practitioner curriculum, addressing substance use across the lifespan. Lastly, she is working with the CDC on two projects to incorporate Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (Alcohol SBI) into nursing practice with the ultimate goal of preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
Sean A. Bear is a member of the Meskwaki Tribe in Tama, Iowa. He earned his B.A. from Buena Vista University and studied mental health counseling at Drake University. Mr. Bear works as the Senior Behavioral Health Consultant at the National AI/AN ATTC, and has seven years of experience as a substance use counselor, primarily with Native American populations.
Lena Thompson, MPH, has worked on health campaigns in Iowa and also abroad. She earned her degree from the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Dr. Thompson works as a Research Associate at the National AI/AN ATTC.
This free webinar will focus on the epidemic of prescription drug abuse, including the phenomenon of doctor shopping. A history of the epidemic, along with a review of literature and explanation of the neurological basis of addiction, will be included. Additionally, evidence based measures and strategies related to universal precautions when controlled medications are prescribed will be highlighted. The webinar will also include tips on reducing barriers to treating patients with substance use disorders such as stigma, and strategies to identify and treat substance use disorders in patients including motivational interviewing, medication assisted treatment, and other treatment options.
Presenter: Julie Worley, PhD, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, has over 30 years of experience in nursing. She is an assistant professor and researcher at Rush University in their psychiatric nurse practitioner doctorate of nursing practice program. Her research focus is on prescription drug abuse prevention. She is dual certified as a family and psychiatric nurse practitioner provides primary and psychiatric care to patients in her clinical practice at Haymarket Center, a large substance abuse treatment facility in Chicago.
Niranjan Karnik, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Section and Department of Psychiatry at Rush Medical College and an adjunct faculty member in the at the Rush College of Nursing. There, he is also Medical Director of the Road Home Program: Center for Veterans and their Families, and Director of the Rush University Life Course SBIRT Training Program. He concurrently serves as an Associate Faculty Member of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago.
His research focuses on community-based interventions for high-risk populations with psychiatric and substance use disorders, with a current emphasis on using mobile health technologies to bridge the needs of vulnerable youth and enable providers to deliver services to at-risk populations. In the past, he has worked with refugee children on the Pakistan-Afghan border, street children in India, foster youth in Central Illinois, and incarcerated youth in California.
Presenter: Cyrille Adam, Ed. M, brings ten years of experience in instructional theory, design, and research to Kognito’s health and wellness applications. As Senior Director for Health Programs, Mr. Adam manages the development and dissemination of virtual patient simulations for health professionals and students. Prior to joining Kognito, he developed health and technology projects at the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) and the United Nations Children’s Fund. Mr. Adam is currently working on his Ed.D in Learning Technologies Design at Columbia University, and is an avid cyclist and long-distance runner.
In general, we know that brief interventions in medical settings can reduce risky alcohol use, but do certain groups benefit more? A new study suggests that brief interventions may be particularly effective for Hispanic patients.
Dr. Craig Field, who led the study and has published extensively on health behavior change among Hispanic and Latinos, will present a summary of the study’s research methodology and results. He will also describe a current research project to develop and evaluate a brief motivational intervention about alcohol use that is specifically tailored for Hispanic and Latino populations.
Craig Field, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Interdisciplinary Health Behavior Research Consortium at the University of Texas at El Paso. He has been funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and National Institute on Drug Abuse with particular emphasis on evaluating the effectiveness of brief motivational intervention in the medical setting. He conducted the first randomized control trial of brief motivational intervention to be sufficiently powered to detect ethnic differences in drinking outcomes. More recently, he was funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of a culturally adapted brief motivational intervention.
This free webinar will present recent research findings on WINGS (Women Initiating New Goals of Safety), which is an evidence-based screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment and service (SBIRT) tool designed for women who use drugs or alcohol. WINGS may be delivered using a computerized self-paced tool or by a case manager. These two different modalities of WINGS have recently been evaluated in a randomized controlled trial with substance-using women in community corrections with promising results. This webinar will provide an overview and demonstration of the core components of WINGS, a single session one-hour intervention. This process includes: (1) providing brief psycho-education to raise awareness on the different types of IPV that substance-using women are likely to experience, and how substance use of the women or partner may trigger IPV and how the experience IPV may trigger drug use; (2) screening for different types of IPV using a standardized tool and providing feedback on risks for IPV based on screening results; (3) increasing motivation and commitment for reducing risks for IPV and improving relationship safety using brief motivational interviewing; (4) developing a safety plan considering substance use-related risks for IPV; (5) enhancing social support from family and friends to address IPV and; (6) setting realistic goals, and developing an action plan to improve relationship safety. This seminar will also discuss organizational strategies for implementing WINGS.
Louisa Gilbert, PhD, LMSW, is an Associate Professor at the Columbia School of Social Work and a licensed social worker with 25 years of experience developing, implementing and testing multi-level interventions to address HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, trauma, partner violence and other co-occurring issues among vulnerable communities in the U.S. and Central Asia. She has served as the Co-Director of the Social Intervention Group since 1999 and the Co-Director of the Global Health Research Center of Central Asia since 2007.
Dr. Gilbert’s specific area of research interest has concentrated on advancing a continuum of evidence-based interventions to prevent intimate partner violence among drug-involved women and women in the criminal justice system. She has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals from this research.
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