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The Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency is looking for qualified individuals to provide training opportunities for possible future training events.  Specifically, professionals who could provide teaching experiences in the areas of Case Management,  Healthy Cooking/ Healthy Eating Habits, treating adolescents with co-occurring disorders, health issues for the aging Behavioral Health population and early childhood Behavioral Health issues/treatment.  Some trainings will require educational credentials for the allowance of CEU’s for licensed Psychologists, Social Workers and LCPCs.  Please send information to: mhaaac@aol.com.  


Mind Resilience for Teens Training

Mind Resilience for Teens

Wednesday, December 8th, 2021
6:00 PM-7:00 PM

This training will be held at the Anne Arundel County Library Edgewater Branch (25 Stepneys Lane. Edgewater, MD 21037)

Resilience is an innate capacity to rebound from adversity and change through a process of positive adaptation.

Join mental/behavioral health experts Catherine Gray, LCSW-C and Stephanie Trice, LCSW-C to learn about strategies and techniques that teens can use to develop the strengths, skills, and resources that interrupt and prevent downward spirals, and enable and promote upward spirals. This program is best for teens ages 13 to 17.

Sponsored by: Anne Arundel County Public Libraries
Price: Free

For questions, please contact the Anne Arundel County Library Edgewater Branch at 410-222-1538

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Posted: 11/24/2021

Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) Virtual Training

Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT)

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021
5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Medication-assisted therapy (MAT): is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.

This training will discuss how MAT is used, and MAT is used for. Research shows that a combination of medication and therapy can successfully treat these disorders, and for some people struggling with addiction, MAT can help sustain recovery. MAT is also used to prevent or reduce opioid overdoses.

About the Host:

Trish Caldwell, Vice President of Family and Clinical Programming
Trish has over 25 years of experience in the substance abuse and behavioral health field, including in inpatient, PHP, outpatient, and long-term residential treatment facilities.

She also serves as an Adjunct with Jefferson University, contracts with Lakeside Global Institute to provide trauma trainings for the community, and runs a private practice for people who have experienced trauma, substance use, or ADHD.


Sponsored by: Recovery Centers of America
Price: Free

For questions, please email events@recoverycoa.com

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Posted: 11/23/2021

Intervention Theories and Practices Virtual Training

Intervention Theories and Practices

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
9:00 AM-1:00 AM

This training includes a combination of lecture, participant brainstorming and self-assessment. This training will offer an introduction to different models of intervention and basic skills necessary for an interventionist.

• Identify common myths & risk factors associated with Substance Use Disorders
• Identify common models of intervention
• Identify the RCA model of intervention
• Identify common challenges associated with interventions
• Identify PCB ethical standards for certified interventionists

About the trainer:
Robert Strauber, CIP, CAI-II, CFRS, CRS
Rob Strauber is a Nationally Certified Intervention Professional, ARISE Invitational Interventionist and Certified Recovery Specialist. As a person in long term recovery, Rob has witnessed first-hand the devastation that Substance Use Disorder can bring to the individual and their families.

Rob works at Recovery Centers of America as an interventionist, family change agent, and an advocate for recovery. The need for a professional to help guide a family through a process of intervention, education and recovery can be very valuable by getting ahead of the addiction and helping the afflicted individual access treatment often times before they are actually “ready” or “hit bottom”. Rob has performed over 800 interventions to date.


Sponsored by: Recovery Centers of America
Price: Free

For questions please email events@recoverycoa.com

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Posted: 11/23/2021

Workshop for Young Adults: Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders: What are They and What Help is Available?

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
10:30 AM-11:30 AM

Eating disorders are a big problem, which very few are talking about. On Our Own of Maryland, Inc.’s Eating Disorders: What Are They and What Help is Available? goes over what eating disorders are, how they develop, common types of eating disorders, and treatment methods.

Through starting the conversation about eating disorders, this workshop is designed to help peers gain a deeper knowledge of the struggles that those with eating disorders face, and better prepare them for advocacy roles therein.

The Transitional Age Youth (TAY) Outreach Project empowers young adults ages 18–29 with mental health and substance use struggles to share their experiences and speak out about the kinds of help and services they’d like to see within the behavioral health system where they receive care.

This project hopes to foster an understanding that the life experiences of young adults are full of unique insights, and that they are able to reach out and touch the lives of other young adults through peer support, and as advocates for a behavioral health system which adequately addresses their needs and honors their voices.

This workshop is created and led by a young adult peer for On Our Own of Maryland's TAY project.

Sponsored by: On Our Own of Maryland's TAY Project
Price: Free

If you have any questions, contact Rowan Powell at rowan@onourownmd.org

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Posted: 11/19/2021

SBIRT With Adolescents Virtual Training

Screening, Brief Intervention, & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) with Adolescents

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021
9:30 AM-2:30 PM

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence- based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol, nicotine and illicit drugs.
The SBIRT with Adolescents training teaches providers how to screen for substance use, reinforce healthy lifestyle choices, utilize the steps of the brief intervention, and facilitate referrals to appropriate treatment. SBIRT is brief, widely used in a variety of settings/roles, and benefits individuals at all levels of substance use (including abstinence).

Sponsored by: University of Maryland School of medicine and the National Center for School Mental Health
Price: Free

For questions or more information on substance use prevention and intervention training through NCSMH, contact Melissa Ambrose at mambrose@som.umaryland.edu

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Posted: 11/19/2021

Strategies to Support Wellbeing and Retention of BIPOC Staff Webinar

Strategies to Support Wellbeing and Retention of BIPOC Staff

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021
12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) public health professionals are working through the combined challenges of a public health crisis and a continuing crisis of systemic racism and biases. In response to recent national events, many organizations are taking a step back and assessing inequities within their workplaces.

Join this webinar on Wednesday, December 1, from 12-1 p.m. ET to learn about strategies to create and support safe spaces, encourage cultural humility, address microaggressions and engage in fruitful dialogue around racial equity in the workplace.

You’ll leave the webinar with a greater understanding of barriers to the wellbeing and retention of BIPOC staff and specific ways to support them within the workplace. You will be able to:

• Describe the impact of systemic racism on BIPOC employees’ mental health, physical health and the overall workplace culture.
• Recognize how to address your own and others’ biases, microaggressions and other components of hostile work environments.
• Identify ways to engage and support safe spaces for BIPOC staff.
• Recognize how to effectively engage organizational leadership in change implementation.

Sponsored by: The National Council for Mental Wellbeing
Price: Free

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Posted: 11/10/2021

Suicide Prevention Resources 

Hotlines for families and youth

Call 911 for immediate assistance in any emergency

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

2-1-1 Maryland
Dial 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Anne Arundel County Veteran's Service Phone Line
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday

National Suicide Prevention Hotlines

1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Student Safety Hotline
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline
Text: "TalkWithUs" to 66746

Physician Support Line
Monday – Friday: 8AM - 3AM ET
Saturday – Sunday: 8AM - 3AM ET

Anne Arundel County Department of Health's Gun Violence Intervention TeamĀ  (GVIT) Suicide Prevention Toolkit

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