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“The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is proud to present research that showcases two different community-based approaches that aim to build resilience in Indigenous communities with the hope of reducing suicide in the Arctic. This series will also showcase researchers participating in the Collaborative Hubs to Reduce the Burden of Suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native Youth (U19) that develops and tests preventive strategies that could sustainably reduce the burden of youth suicide in AI/AN communities.”
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 • 12:00–1:30 PM PT
“In the Surgeon General’s 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action she emphasized the importance of instituting “training for all health, mental health, substance abuse and human services professionals concerning suicide risk assessment and recognition, treatment, management, and aftercare interventions.” This workshop is designed to provide a greater understanding of suicide. Objectives: define basic terms related to suicidality; be familiar with suicide-related statistics; describe the phenomenology of suicide; demonstrate understanding of risk and protective factors; understand the link between mental health and substance use diagnoses and suicide; screening questions.”
Presented by: Stacey Chay, LASWA, MHP, Director, Eastern Washington University Weekend Hybrid MSW Program, School of Social Work
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
“This presentation will provide participants with an understanding and working knowledge of addiction. The basics of psychopharmacology and physical and psychological dependency will be included. Emphasis will be on signs and symptoms use patterns, complications, and management/treatment associated with specific substances.”
Presented by: Mark Disselkoen, MA, LCSW
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 10:00 am – 11:30 am PST
This series provides an opportunity to learn about critical behavioral health conditions and problems affecting older adults, including prescription medication misuse and abuse, suicide, depression, and anxiety and evidence-based prevention and treatment programs to address these problems.
- Prescription Medication Misuse and Abuse
Focuses on prescription medication misuse and abuse, which is a growing and deadly problem among older adults.
- Screening and Brief Interventions for Alcohol and Psychoactive Medication Misuse & Abuse
Screening and Brief Interventions (SBI) is an evidence-based program to prevent and intervene early for alcohol and medication misuse for older adults at risk. This webinar presents the steps involved in SBI, screening instruments and intervention workbook and lessons learned from the Florida BRITE Project.
- Depression, Anxiety and Suicide Prevention
Provides an overview on depression, anxiety, and suicide prevention and background on state and local actions to implement evidence-based programs to address these issues.
- Alcohol and Psychoactive Medication Misuse/Abuse Prevention
Discusses the prevalence of, risk factors for and impact of alcohol and psychoactive medication misuse/abuse on older adults as well as strategies for early intervention to prevent alcohol and medication misuse.
- Partnerships: Key to Behavioral Health Service Success
Community service leaders present their experience developing and maintaining partnerships in SAMHSA grants to “Enhance Older Adult Behavioral Services.”
- Financing and Sustaining Behavioral Health Interventions Webinar
Addresses current concerns regarding securing sustainable financing to continue the new services focused on prevention of suicide and prescription drug misuse and abuse among older adults.
- Reaching and Engaging Older Adults in Behavioral Health
Leaders from research and community organizations share promising approaches to reach and engage older adults in prevention and early intervention for depression, and alcohol and medication misuse. Presenters discuss successful strategies to engage different racial and ethnic minority elders, immigrants, LGBT seniors, men and women.
- Suicide Prevention
Discusses risk factors for suicide, screening tools, effective prevention interventions and provide information about suicide prevention resources available from SAMHSA.
- Caregivers as Partners and Clients of Behavioral Health Services
Discusses the role of caregivers in caring for older adults with behavioral health problems such as depression, anxiety and alcohol and prescription drug misuse/abuse and explores the mental health impact that the caregiving role has on lives of caregiver themselves.
This training is intended for victim service providers who work within an agency that is interested in and willing to implement policies, supervisory techniques, and training that support resiliency.