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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: aac-lbha-connect@aacounty.org.  


Webinar: Ethical Considerations and Strategies for Addressing the Issues of Confidentiality in Social Work Practice

Ethical Considerations and Strategies for Addressing the Issues of Confidentiality in Social Work Practice

Friday, October 28th, 2022
9:00 AM-4:30 PM ET
This workshop qualifies for 6 Category I Continuing Education Units in ETHICS

This workshop focuses on strategies for identifying and addressing common, yet complex ethical issues concerning confidentiality that social workers face in their practice.

To provide services, it is often necessary to share and obtain information from community partners serving individuals, and yet confidentiality practices are confusing and complicated.

Content will include: an overview of the Maryland Statute and Regulations which govern confidentiality of health records, mental health records, substance abuse records, social service records, education records, the requirements for release of information, child maltreatment or imminent harm information, privileged communication, and a clinician’s personal notes.

Presenter: Gisele Ferretto, MSW, LCSW-C

The presenter served on the National NASW committee to revise the NASW Confidentiality and Information Utilization Issue Statement and will include an overview of these national standards. In addition, risk management strategies will be identified.

This training is suitable for Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists.

Sponsored by: University of Maryland School of Social Work
Price: $130 before Oct. 14th. $150 after Oct. 14th

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Posted: 09/29/2022

In-Person Event: ICISF Baltimore, MD Regional Training

ICISF Baltimore, MD Regional Training

Wednesday, October 26th-Sunday, October 30th 2022
Times vary, see
CEUS vary see

The ICISF Baltimore, MD Regional Training will be held at:

Maritime Conference Center (MCC)

692 Maritime Boulevard

Linthicum Heights, MD 21090


The following courses will be offered:



The ICISF Regional Trainings are for anyone working in the fields of Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Human Resources, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, Transportation and Traumatic Stress.

Training provided for those beginning their exploration of the field of crisis intervention as well those already serving on CISM teams.

Sponsored by: International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) and the Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency
Price: Starts at $99

For any questions, contact Beth Kohr at (443) 325-5216 or bethk@icisf.org.

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Posted: 09/01/2022

Self-Paced Virtual Training: Whole-Person Care For Opioid Use Disorder

Whole-Person Care For Opioid Use Disorder

Continuous Access
This course is self-paced, and you can start and stop as you wish. It is estimated the course will take 3.0 hours to complete.
This course is accredited for 3.0 CEUs from the National Association of Social Workers.

This introductory course provides foundational information about the neurobiology and prevalence of opioid use disorder (OUD), the whole-person care framework and best practices, treatment and recovery supports for OUD, and supporting housing stability for individuals with OUD. While the principles in this course apply broadly to best practices for working with individuals with SUD, the focus throughout will be on individuals who are experiencing homelessness and OUD.

Course Learning Objectives

  1. Describe key principles of whole-person care, including trauma-informed care and person-centered techniques to engage people experiencing homelessness with an OUD.
  2. Describe best practices for treating OUD including using a medication, psychosocial interventions, and recovery supports.
  3. Identify practical strategies to help improve health and housing outcomes for people experiencing homelessness with an OUD.

Sponsored by: The Homeless and Housing Resource Center
Price: Free

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Posted: 08/31/2022

Co-Occurring Disorders Training Webinar Series

Co-Occurring Disorder Treatments

September 14th-December 14th, 2022
Each topic is offered twice on the assigned date: 9:00 - 10:30 AM ET and 3:00 - 4:30 PM ET
CEUS vary

Best practice treatment for co-occurring disorders is integrated. Ideally, treatment for both disorders is provided by the same clinician (or team), at the same time. Integrated treatment involves stage-wise treatment, which focuses on the person’s readiness to make any needed changes.


This training series is designed to help helping professionals gain the knowledge, philosophies, and skills needed to work with people who have both mental health and substance use disorders.

For more efficient registration, attendees are asked to register for the whole series.
If you cannot make every session, or just want to attend certain ones, that is fine. You will only receive CEU credit for the sessions you attend, and you can only receive CEU credit for one session each day. All sessions are online and delivered via zoom.

September 14th: Clear Mindset

September 21st: Stage-Wise Interventions Overview

September 28th-Interventions to Promote Harm Reduction

October 5th: Engagement Interventions'

October 12th: Motivational Interventions Part 1

October 19th: Motivational Interventions Part 2

October 26th: Active Treatment Interventions-CBT Part 1

November 2nd: Active Treatment Interventions-CBT Part 2

November 9th: Active Treatment Interventions-DBT Part 1

November 16th: Active Treatment Interventions-DBT Part 2

November 30th: Active Treatment Interventions-DBT Part 3

December 7th: Active Tretament Interventions-DBT Part 4

December 14th: treatment Groups, Self-Help, and Twelve-Step Programs


Sponsored by: University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Price: Free

For questions, please email Stephanie Lagalo, Senior Co-Occuring Disorders Trainer at  slagalo@som.umaryland.edu 

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Posted: 08/15/2022

Virtual Event: NAMI Maryland Virtual 40th Annual Conference

NAMI Maryland Virtual 40th Annual Conference

October 14th-15th, 2022
8:30 AM-6:00 PM ET

Join NAMI Maryland for their 40th Annual Conference on October 14th and 15th and learn about:

  • Practical information and resources for community and health providers, employers, and/or individuals and their families coping with mental illness;
  • Practical information and resources about and for special populations including veterans/military, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), children, young adults, and other under-served populations;
  • Information and resources for providers and advocates working with co-occurring and related disorders;
  • Policy and advocacy topics like criminal justice issues, health care reform, and early intervention.

This conference is for individuals with mental illness, families, faith leaders, community members, students, health care providers, and criminal justice professionals.

Sponsored by: Maryland National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Price: $15 for NAMI Members/$85 Non-members. Scholarships available.

For questions, please contact NAMI Maryland at  410-884-8691 or connection@namimd.org

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Posted: 08/08/2022

Virtual 2022 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health

Virtual 2022 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health- The Three Rs: Reflect, Recover, Renew

Thursday, October 13th-Friday, October 14th, 2022
12:00PM-6:00PM ET

The conference emphasizes a shared school-family-community agenda to bring high-quality, culturally responsive, and equitable evidence-based mental health promotion, prevention, and intervention to students and families as part of a multi-tiered system of supports.

Continuing Education credit will be sought for the following professions: counselors, family therapists, health educators, nurses, psychologists, and social workers.

For more information and to view the agenda, go to "Learn More" below.


This conference is for leaders, practitioners, researchers, family members, advocates, and other stakeholders in the school mental health field.

Sponsored by: The National Center for School Mental Health
Price: $150.00

For questions, please contact the NCSMH team at 410-706-0980 or ncsmh@som.umaryland.edu.

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Posted: 06/28/2022

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's Crisis Line
Dial 2-1-1, Press 1
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Student Safety Hotline
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

National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Dial or Text 988 or Chat
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

Veteran's Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255, Press 1, or text to 838255
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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

Anne Arundel County Department of Health's Gun Violence Intervention Team (GVIT) Domestic Violence Toolkit

Anne Arundel County Department of Health's Gun Violence Intervention Team (GVIT) Responsible Gun Ownership Toolkit

Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Gun Violence Intervention Team (GVIT) Youth Gun Safety Toolkit

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