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Upcoming Webinars
Effective Intake and Assessment of Pregnant and Parenting Women
November 28, 2017
1:00PM- 3:00PM EST
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Buprenorphine: An Effective Partial Agonist Medication for Opioid Use Disorder
November 29, 2017
1:00PM- 3:00PM EST
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Effective Treatment for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness and Behavioral Health Disorders
November 30, 2017
11:30 AM- 1:30 PM EST
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Treatment of Individuals Living with Co-Occurring Disorders
December 13, 2017
10:00 AM- 12:00 PM EST
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Substance Use and Treatment in Older Adults

Presented By:
Nicholas Szubiak, MSW, LCSW
Nicole Cadovius, M.B.A, M.S.M

Event Date: 11-15-2017

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders in Brief

Presented By:
Linda Dimeff, PhD



Event Date: 11-08-2017

Event Description: The purpose of this webinar is to learn about the Evidenced-Based Practice Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT is a highly efficacious treatment developed by Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, for multi-diagnostic, severely disordered individuals with pervasive emotion dysregulation. While originally developed for difficult-to-treat patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD), research has demonstrated that DBT is also effective for patients with a variety of complex problems, including substance use disorders where emotion dyscontrol are often at the core of the individual’s problems and/or interfere with long-term maintenance of therapeutic progress (Chapman, 2006), DBT has been adapted for use in a variety of settings, including prisons, inpatient hospitals, schools, and juvenile justice facilities.

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Drug Testing and Substance Abuse Treatment

Presented By:
Raymond Pomm, MD



Event Date: 10-27-2017

Event Description: The opioid epidemic has taken a dramatic shift in its impact upon every socioeconomic level of our society. Beginning with prescription opioids to fentanyl and its analogs, we are now facing unfathomable challenges. Knowing not only whom but also what we are treating has become of paramount importance. Without drug testing, treatment will be a partially blind effort that can result in further morbidity and mortality for individuals with substance use disorders. This webinar will review the basic pharmacology of the most common drugs of abuse as well as their interaction with each other. We will then discuss the various forms of drug testing available while also analyzing the benefits and potential pitfalls of each type of testing. In addition, how to best understand and utilize drug testing results as potential therapeutic interventions will be clearly delineated. Most importantly, the potentially lifesaving benefits of drug testing, within the scope of substance abuse treatment, will

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Medication is Addiction Treatment, Too! An Overview of Medication Assisted Treatment

Presented By:
David R. Gastfriend, MD



Event Date: 10-16-2017

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Recovery Oriented System of Care Organizational Assessment

Presented By:
James Winarski



Event Date: 09-19-2017

Event Description: This webinar will explain why and how to implement the Self-Assessment Planning Tool for Implementing Recovery-Oriented Mental Health Services (SAPT) Version 2.0. The tool was originally developed at the University of South Florida under contract with the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). In 2016, the SAPT planning tool was revised to support Florida’s Recovery-Oriented System of Care (ROSC) process. A ROSC is a system transformation initiative that the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is leading. This is a values-driven approach to structuring behavioral health systems and a network of clinical and non-clinical services and supports. Under ROSC, recovery is expected and achieved through meaningful partnerships and shared decision making with individuals, communities, and systems. The planning tool is designed to help agencies establish policies and practices resulting in positive, recovery-oriented services outcomes.

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How to Effectively Use Print, Broadcast, and Social Media in Substance Abuse Prevention

Presented By:
Louise R. Ritchie, Ph.D.



Event Date: 07-31-2017

Event Description: Participants will learn how to effectively engage print media in publicizing substance abuse prevention efforts. They also will learn how to effectively engage broadcast media professionals in publicizing substance abuse prevention efforts, and how to effectively use social media in substance abuse prevention efforts.

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Overdose Prevention and Naloxone in Florida

Presented By:
Amanda Muller

Event Date: 07-26-2017

Event Description: In recent years, unintentional overdose surpassed car accidents as the leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that the United States is experiencing an “epidemic of drug overdose (poisoning) deaths,” citing that since 2000, the rate of drug overdose deaths increased 137%, including a 200% increase in those involving opioids. In Florida, drug-related deaths increased by 14% from 2014 to 2015, with deaths from opioids (heroin, fentanyl, methadone, morphine, and oxycodone) determined as causing death in more than 50% of the 4,682 deaths in which drugs were found (Florida Medical Examiners Commission Report, April 2016). Given these numbers, law enforcement, other first responders and human service professionals of all types face the ever-growing reality of having to deal with drug overdoses on any given day. The purpose of this webinar is to examine the use of naloxone, a well-known and long used medic

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Building Healthy Military Communities

Presented By:
Lynn Brannon, State Coordinator

Event Date: 07-11-2017

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Medication Assisted Treatment Completion Criteria and a Proposed Protocol

Presented By:
Dr. David Gastfriend

Event Date: 06-30-2017

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Increasing Outreach to Pregnant Women and IV Drug Users

Presented By:
Rick Hankey

Event Date: 06-22-2017

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Developing Compliant Policies and Procedures for Pregnant and Parenting Women and Documenting SAPT Required Services

Presented By:
Jeffrey Cece, MS
Walescca Rivera, RN, BA
Shannon Robinson, RN, MSN

Event Date: 06-20-2017

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VIVITROL 101: Everything You Need to Know

Presented By:
Kathy Goltry, M.S.W., Project Manager, VIVITROL Project
Darran Duchene, Data and Evaluation, VIVITROL Project

Event Date: 05-31-2017

Event Description: This webinar is a complete overview of the VIVITROL program managed by FADAA. Beginning with the application process and provider registration through requesting payment and submitting required data – all topics needed to participate in the program will be covered. Participants will be provided step-by-step guidance on the VIVITROL program including patient eligibility, program goals, clinical resources, and database issues. The differences in the DCF funded program and the OSCA program will be explained including provider and patient eligibility, reporting, and submitting payment requests. Upcoming additions to the provider portal will be explained. There will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions and during the presentation.

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Increasing Treatment Completion Rates and Retaining Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorders in Treatment

Presented By:
Karol Kaltenbach, PhD



Event Date: 05-30-2017

Event Description: This two-hour best practice webinar presents strategies for increasing treatment completion rates and retaining pregnant women with substance use disorders in treatment. Treatment retention is one of the most consistent predictors of positive treatment outcomes so it is critical that pregnant women engage and stay in treatment. This webinar will help participants identify factors that influence retention among women, such as socio-demographics including age, education, race/ethnicity, economics, and partner relationships; criminal justice and child protective services involvement; pregnancy; and co-occurring disorders. Research indicates that women benefit from a supportive, safe, and nurturing treatment environment that promotes a mutually respectful, empathic and compassionate therapeutic relationship. This webinar presents information about the collaborative treatment approach and priority treatment goals for pregnant women with substance use disorders for successful engagement and

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Everything You Need to Know about Background Screening and the Exemption Process

Presented By:
Diane Harris

Event Date: 04-18-2017

Event Description: The Florida Legislature has made substantive changes to Level 2 background screening requirements which include: 1) a clearinghouse for background screening and rescreening and 2) new crimes added to the list of disqualifying offenses. In this webinar, an overview of the current background screening process and how the law is applied, as changes to background screening in 2015. The process to apply for exemption from disqualification and understanding the exemption process will be discussed.

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LOCUS/CALOCUS

Presented By:
Robert Benacci



Event Date: 04-07-2017

Event Description: This webinar will provide an overview of the Level of Care Utilization System for Psychiatric and Addiction Services (LOCUS 2010) and the Child and Adolescent Level of Care Utilization System (CALOCUS 2010) that were developed by members of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. This webinar will review the underlying philosophy and principles of those instruments. It also will highlight some of their differences. It will describe the level of care continuum, the Dimensions and criteria rating system, and the method to determine a level of care recommendation. In addition, it will discuss key concepts to use completing these instrument(s).

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Florida Substance Abuse Trends Update - Winter, 2017

Presented By:
James N. Hall



Event Date: 02-22-2017

Event Description: The goal of this Webinar is to review the most current trends within Florida’s 7 Managing Entity Regions and across the State. Underage drinking and tobacco use continues to decline and reflects significant progress of Florida’s prevention strategies. However, adolescent marijuana use has stabilized at high rates and now involves higher potency cannabis products as well as more intense methods of administration. Methamphetamine deaths are increasing as the drug appears to be more available in the Tampa area as well as the northern Panhandle and Orlando areas. Prescription opioid abuse has been the breeding ground for the growing number of heroin users in Florida and across the nation. Increased use of poisonous fentanyl analogues from clandestine labs as a substitute or adulterant for street heroin has escalated opiate deaths. Rising indicators of cocaine abuse is attributed to its use by opiate addicts and doubling of its production in Colombia. Changing patterns of synthetic ca

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Bringing Your Motivational Interviewing Practices Up to Date

Presented By:
Denise Earnst



Event Date: 02-14-2017

Event Description: Motivational interviewing focuses on the present, and involves working with a client to access motivation to change a particular behavior that is not consistent with a client's personal value or goal. Motivational interviewing is conducted without judgment, confrontation and is not adversarial. The approach seeks to increase the client's awareness of the potential problems caused, consequences experienced, and risks faced as a result of the behavior in question. Alternatively, or in addition, therapists may help clients envision a better future, and become increasingly motivated to achieve it. The strategy seeks to help clients think differently about their behavior and ultimately to consider what might be gained through change.

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Sharing As Allowed Under HIPAA Requirements

Presented By:
Jacki Monson and Anna Watterson



Event Date: 02-07-2017

Event Description: Health information is private and should be protected. That is why there is a federal law that sets rules for health care providers and health insurance companies about who can look at and receive our health information. This law, called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), gives you rights over your health information, including the right to get a copy of your information, make sure it is correct, and know who has seen it.

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Interagency Community Collaboratives

Presented By:
Mordecai Dixon



Event Date: 01-19-2017

Event Description: Interagency community collaboration practices facilitate involvement of between community organizations and agencies. They should include interagency agreements that articulate roles, responsibilities, communications, and other strategies to foster collaboration and enhance positive outcomes. This collaboration can occur on multiple levels, from frontline collaboration among caseworkers, families, mental health providers, teachers, and others, to collaborative relationships between policy-makers and administrators responsible for addressing organizational mandates, financing, and management.

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Multidimensional Family Therapy

Presented By:
Gayle Dakof



Event Date: 01-10-2017

Event Description: Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) improves adolescents’ and their families’ lives by intervening in four connected areas: the adolescent, the parents, the family, and the community. Just as problems overlap, MDFT uses changes in each of these areas to stimulate changes in all the others. Sessions can be conducted from one to several times per week over the course of three to six months in the home or counseling office. NREPP, a system of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, gave MDFT an evidence-quality rating of 3.8 out of 4 for recovery from substance use, and 3.6 out of 4 for delinquency. The overall rating for readiness for dissemination (e.g., quality of implementation materials and support) was 3.6. MDFT was also one of just five interventions chosen for NREPP's Comparative Effectiveness Research Series, as well as the only adolescent intervention chosen. The Comparative Effectiveness Series promotes the adoption of mental health and substanc

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Measuring the Impact of Environmental Strategies in Prevention

Presented By:
Jeremy T. Goldbach, Ph.D, MSW



Event Date: 12-09-2016

Event Description: This webinar is intended to introduce participants to environmental strategies, and the use of community based prevention approaches, to reduce the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. The webinar will provide participants with an overview of environmental strategies, with a focus on evaluation processes. Participants will be invited to an interactive discussion on the use of environmental approaches in their community to identify challenges and potential solutions

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Evidenced-Based Practice, Moral Reconation Therapy

Presented By:
Dr. Kenneth Robinson



Event Date: 12-08-2016

Event Description: Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), an NREPP program, is the premiere cognitive-behavioral program for substance abuse treatment and offender populations. Developed in 1985 by Dr. Kenneth Robinson, and Dr. Gregory Little, nearly 200 published outcome studies have documented that MRT-treated offenders show significantly lower recidivism for periods as long as 20 years after treatment.

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Best Practices for Peer Mentors Conducting an Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Fidelity Site Visit

Presented By:
Angie Maldonado



Event Date: 12-07-2016

Event Description: Peer Mentors are part of a team of individuals who work closely with substance abuse treatment and prevention agencies, mental health agencies, and managing entities to guide them to build capacity to implement continuous quality improvement strategies including implementing evidence-based practice tools with fidelity. In this web meeting, participants will: review the SAPT Block Grant requirements; discuss how to solicit information using motivational interviewing techniques; identify best practices for conducting EBP fidelity site visits; and participate in case studies.

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Care Coordination and Transitions in Behavioral Health

Presented By:
Kathryn Davidson



Event Date: 12-02-2016

Event Description: More than 50% of Medicaid spending is on approximately 5% of beneficiaries, particularly those with serious physical and behavioral health needs. This webinar will outline national and state level policy and reimbursement models to improve transitions of care to decrease hospital re-admission rates for people with behavioral health disorders. Additionally, participants will learn about evidence-based care transitions and care coordination models and how they may apply these concepts to their organizational practice.

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LGBT Treatment Issues

Presented By:
Barbara E. Warren, Psy.D.



Event Date: 11-22-2016

Event Description: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals still face discrimination and prejudice in society. Professionals are called to affirm clients’ ability to integrate their sexual orientation and gender identity in healthy ways into their personal recovery, as well as support LGBT-inclusivity in the larger community. This webinar provides information and strategies designed to promote the provision of culturally competent and appropriate addiction treatment to LBGT individuals. It will review knowledge, skills and best practices that have been identified as being effective in providing LGBT affirmative services. It also will be an opportunity for participants to e-discuss case studies.

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What Using The ASAM Criteria Really Means: Skill-Building and Systems Change

Presented By:
David Mee-Lee



Event Date: 11-21-2016

Event Description: The third edition of the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s criteria was released October, 2013: “The ASAM Criteria – Treatment Criteria for Addictive, Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions.” This webinar will review the underlying concepts and the six dimensions and multiple levels of care of The ASAM Criteria. The focus will be on improving clinical and systems application of The ASAM Criteria. The webinar will explain what using The ASAM Criteria really means; and increase understanding in applying the ASAM Criteria multidimensional assessment in individualized treatment. To truly implement the spirit and content of the Criteria, systems changes are needed and will be discussed.

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Selecting and Implementing EBPs Effectively

Presented By:
Rosa West, PhD



Event Date: 10-12-2016

Event Description: An evidence-based practice (EBP) is a practice that has been validated and supported by scientific evidence. The intent is that service delivery is based on new advances in research and science ensuring that the services being provided are the most appropriate for the individual and are the best possible from the perspective of effectiveness. The use of “evidence based” as a standard of practice in health care, behavioral healthcare, social work and corrections programs has gained recognition since the mid-1980s. The goal of this movement is to invest in what works in an effort to demonstrate more positive outcomes and more efficient utilization of limited community resources. This webinar is designed to help agencies and clinicians to choose EBPs that are most suitable for meeting their clients’ treatment and prevention needs. The webinar also is designed to assist agencies and clinicians in effectively implementing their EBPs.

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First Impressions are Lasting Impressions: How You Contribute to the Success of Agency Services

Presented By:
Amy McIlvaine



Event Date: 06-23-2016

Event Description: This webinar will highlight the importance of your agencies first point of contact. As the first point of contact, you will field the client or potential client questions: answering the phone, scheduling appointments, verifying insurance, giving directions; problem solving, etc. This is the “Golden Opportunity” to build rapport with the client or potential client if handled correctly. Your tone, knowledge, and genuine concern for the client, play a vital role when interacting with the client. Additionally, being trained to handle most clients’ issues streamlines the process for both the client and the agency. Learn strategies to polish your image, engage customers and increase the success of your agency.

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Thriving in an Era of Change

Presented By:
Ijeoma Achara, PsyD



Event Date: 06-23-2016

Event Description: This is a critical time in our field. Behavioral health providers are navigating changing reimbursements structures, increased data demands, and new healthcare models that increasingly emphasize things like service and community integration, person-centered approaches, care coordination and improved outcomes. From the provider perspective, many of these changes are occurring in the context of what seem to be shrinking resources making concerns about sustainability paramount for many. While the current healthcare environment seems to present numerous challenges, it also offers amazing opportunities to re-orient your service delivery approach, to become more innovative, resourceful, and effective. Key to addressing the current challenges is expanding our approaches beyond traditional medical models which revolve around biopsychosocial stabilization, to using recovery-oriented, evidence informed practices that help people to sustain their wellness in the context of their c

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Effective Counseling for Treatment and Recovery in Medication-Assisted Treatment

Presented By:
David R. Gastfriend, M.D.



Event Date: 06-21-2016

Event Description: This webinar is designed to help clinical staff learn effective counseling, engagement, and management techniques for working with patients who are receiving medication-assisted treatment (MAT). As an accepted evidence-based practice, MAT is now the standard of care for individuals with alcohol or opioid substance use disorders. The webinar will include guidance on identifying patients who are ready to commit to recovery, selection of appropriate medication protocol, patient engagement, team coaching and coordination, withdrawal management and induction, dosing, co-occurring disorders management, drug-drug interactions, persistence management, managed care interactions, and termination of medication. There will be focus on counseling patients using extended-release injectable naltrexone (VIVITROL®) enrolled in the FADAA/OSCA VIVITROL program. Participants should be prepared with at least one case involving MAT for discussion and analysis. There will be sufficient time for question

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Micro-Connecting: Effective Outreach & Engagement Strategies with Persons Seeking Recovery

Presented By:
Mark Sanders

Event Date: 06-14-2016

Event Description: In this workshop participants will learn skills which will enable them to more effectively engage persons seeking recovery in addictions counseling. Special emphasis will be placed upon effective outreach services for pregnant and parenting women, IV drug users, persons living with HIV and adolescents. A partial list of topics includes; engaging persons seeking recovery during outreach efforts within the first ten minutes of contact; facilitating engagement by viewing the entire community as the treatment center; stage based intervention strategies; strength based approaches to outreach and engagement; instillation of hope; overcoming resistance during outreach efforts.

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Building Prevention’s Golden Age: Measuring the Impact of Environmental Strategies in Prevention

Presented By:
Mathew Roosa, ACSW, LCSW-R Director of Planning and Quality Improvement for the Onondaga County Depa



Event Date: 05-20-2016

Event Description: The dramatic rise in the price of health care has driven a nation-wide focus on cost containment. Much of this effort has centered on the prevention of high cost care. Substance use conditions are now widely recognized as a leading cause of a multitude of high cost health conditions. And so we see a window of opportunity for a golden age of prevention. If prevention providers can measure the impact of their services, they will develop and maintain a strong position in the healthcare landscape. Now is a critical time for prevention providers because this window of opportunity is time limited. This webinar will explore how to measure the implementation of evidence based prevention strategies, and how to use this measurement to insure prevention providers a seat at the new health care table.

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Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women for Substance Use Disorders: Behavioral and Medication Strategies

Presented By:
Dr. Hendree Jones



Event Date: 04-12-2016

Event Description: This webinar will highlight evidence-based behavioral and medication strategies to help pregnant and parenting women engage in treatment and reduce drug use. A discussion of the special considerations with women who inject drugs will be included. The most pertinent findings on neonatal abstinence syndrome/neonatal opioid withdrawal identification, assessment, and treatment will also be reviewed with an emphasis on how healthcare professionals can help mothers or other caregivers care for and increase the resilience of prenatally-opioid-exposed children. Additionally, these topics will be discussed in light of the Substance Abuse Prevention Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant requirements for treating priority populations.

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Increasing the Effectiveness of Parenting Interventions with Substance-Involved Parents

Presented By:
Pamela Petersen-Baston, MPA, CAP, CAPP Solutions of Substance, Inc.

Event Date: 03-14-2016

Event Description: Approximately 70 million children and adolescents live with at least one parent who abuses alcohol or other substances or has a diagnosable substance use disorder (SUD). Given the negative parenting practices that substance-involved mothers and fathers tend to exhibit as well as the poor outcomes for their children, staff working with substance-involved parents need to be aware of and utilize the most promising parenting practices and interventions. During the webinar new findings in neurobiology that can be used to increase effectiveness of parent-child interactions will be discussed. Additionally, participants will learn the most common threats to safe parenting that occur among parents with complex substance-involved histories as well as evidence-based practices and interventions to implement with substance-involved families with young children.

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Intravenous Drug Use: Evaluation, Treatment, and Block Grant Requirements

Presented By:
Dr. Raymond Pomm
Heather Clavette, MA, CAP


Event Date: 02-17-2016

Event Description: Intravenous (IV) drug use is pervasive in today’s society and a challenge for many in the substance use treatment field. This webinar will provide an understanding of the demographics, genetics and pharmacodynamics of commonly used IV drugs. In addition, the following topics will be reviewed: obstacles relating to engagement and retention, assessment, treatment practices, medical issues (including pregnancy), related criminal activity, Medication Assisted Treatment options and complications of polysubstance use. All of these topics will be understood in light of the Block Grant requirements.

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Trauma Informed Care: Applications in Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Presented By:
Andrea Winkler, MSW, LCSW, LCAS Continuing Education Trainer AHEC Program, Duke University



Event Date: 02-10-2016

Event Description: This webinar is designed for mental health and substance use disorder practitioners who seek to enhance their understanding of the role of trauma in the lives of their patients. Research and clinical evidence in substance use disorder and mental health treatment indicate that clients are best served in a trauma informed environment. Increased understanding of the prevalence and nature of trauma, the utility of trauma informed approaches, as well as evidence based means to address such issues are important tools for patient recovery. Participants will be encouraged to consider the role of trauma for special population groups and the utility of trauma informed care for their practice environment.

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WEBINAR: For Advanced Prescribers: Medication Assisted Treatment in Opioid Use Disorders

Presented By:
Dr. David Gastfriend



Event Date: 01-26-2016

Event Description: This webinar is designed to train prescribers and clinical staff in the evidence-based practice of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), with emphasis on the use of extended-release injectable naltrexone. The webinar will include modules on patient selection, placement matching, patient engagement, team coaching and coordination, withdrawal management and induction, dosing, co-occurring disorders management, drug-drug interactions, persistence management, managed care interactions, and termination of medication. Participants should be prepared with at least one case involving MAT for discussion and analysis.

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Recovery Ready Ecosystems – Exploring Transitional Aged Youth and Young Adult Recovery

Presented By:
Robert D. Ashford, PRC, PRS



Event Date: 01-19-2016

Event Description: As multiple paradigm shifts have occurred within the treatment of behavioral health concerns (substance use disorders, mental health concerns, and co-occurring disorders), it is paramount that primary care physicians, addiction specialists, therapists, and all practitioners of wellness become well educated on integrating long-term sustained recovery practices into each level of care. The following presentation expands upon the transition away from the acute model of behavioral health treatment, exploring the full continuum of care modality specifically for transitional aged youth and young adults in Florida.

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Medication-Assisted Treatment in Substance Use Disorders

Presented By:
Dr. David Gastfriend

Event Date: 12-08-2015

Event Description: Extended-Release Naltrexone (XR-NTX) is an FDA-approved injection of naltrexone for the prevention of relapse to opioid dependence for at least one month at a time. This webinar will present efficacy, effectiveness, health economics and safety data from clinical trials and real-world evaluations. These findings demonstrate that this long-acting opioid blocker: decreases craving; prevents relapse; improves retention; quality of life; and is generally safe and effective across a wide spectrum of patients, including in those with Chronic Hepatitis C and HIV. XR-NTX avoids the problem upon treatment cessation of creating opioid withdrawal and provocation of relapse, such as occurs with the agonist agents methadone and buprenorphine. On the other hand, XR-NTX presents the up-front challenge of requiring complete detoxification from opioids before initial use. This webinar also describes the clinical issues in opioid detoxification and induction onto XR-NTX, starting with the clinical criter

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Build it and They May Come, But Will They Stay? Principles of Outreach and Retention for Behavioral Health Organizations

Presented By:
Rick Hankey



Event Date: 11-19-2015

Event Description: To be effective, programs must successfully recruit, retain, and engage participants. Recruitment activities involve enrolling individuals from the program's target population and retention activities keep them coming back. Both contribute to successful engagement, however most organizations have trouble in both areas. This webinar will provide information on how agencies can identify issues or problems with recruitment and retention as well as look at how they can improve the effectiveness and efficiency of these critical processes in their own operation. The presenter will share the lessons learned along with practical advice on how to implement an effective recruitment and retention strategy.

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Integrating HIV Testing into Behavioral Health Care

Presented By:
Juliette Noel Graziano, PhD
Emy Pesantes, MSW, MBA


Event Date: 11-18-2015

Event Description: This webinar will review human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) risk and protective factors, provide practical information regarding how HIV testing can be incorporated into behavioral health care, spotlight the need for tailored approaches to HIV testing and treatment and share state and national resources. The goal of the webinar is to share the many advantages as well as challenges and lessons learned regarding successful collaboration with community organizations providing HIV and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) education, prevention, and advocacy services as well as anonymous and confidential HIV counseling and testing. The webinar will address effective strategies in meeting the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant requirements regarding HIV/AIDS services provision to persons receiving treatment for substance use disorders.

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Florida Substance Abuse Trends Update – Fall 2015

Presented By:
James N. Hall



Event Date: 11-10-2015

Event Description: A drug-by-drug review of substance abuse trends across Florida reveals both progress and new challenges. Reductions in underage drinking and tobacco use reflect significant outcomes of coordinated prevention strategies. Adolescent marijuana use now involves higher potency "wax" or "budder" as well as more intense methods of administration including bongs for "dabbing" or other vaporizing devices. Emerging drugs problems include the newest synthetic cathinone "bath salt" stimulants like "Flakka" or "Mollys" and other Novel Psychoactive Substances. Prescription opioid abuse has been the breeding ground for heroin epidemics in Florida and across the nation. Increased use of fentanyl from clandestine labs as a booster adulterant to street heroin is linked to numerous deaths. Cocaine and methamphetamine use continues at relative stable levels. The not-yet-illegal retail distribution of addictive kratom mimics the sale of "bath salts" prior to their being made illegal in Florida.

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Please, Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First: Understanding Compassion Fatigue When Working with Traumatized Populations

Presented By:
Cheryl M. Sharp, MSW, ALWF

Event Date: 11-09-2015

Event Description: This webinar is designed for substance abuse and mental health treatment providers who are interested in learning more about recognizing the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue in themselves and others, and learning work and organizational level coping strategies. The webinar will also be helpful for prevention provider executives and managers, human resource directors, managing entities, and DCF staff.

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Care Coordination in Behavioral Health

Presented By:
Pam Pietruszewski

Event Date: 10-23-2015

Event Description: A recent study of state Medicaid programs found that mental and behavioral disorders had the largest share of hospital readmissions, accounting for nearly one out of five readmissions. In this webinar, you will learn about the consequences of inadequate care transitions, information about the care transitions policy landscape, examples of existing care coordination models, and how the environment is responding to changes in this area.

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SAPT Block Grant Requirements and Tuberculosis in Substance Abusing Populations

Presented By:
Karen Farrell
Christine Pickens

Event Date: 09-23-2015

Event Description: A communicable disease is an illness caused by a specific infectious agent or its toxic products. It arises through transmission of that agent or its products from an infected person, animal, or inanimate reservoir to a susceptible host, either directly or indirectly. Using drugs is an important risk factor for communicable diseases because drug use is associated with risk behaviors such as sharing contaminated needles and other drug paraphernalia, and unsafe sexual practices. Throughout the past decade, drug use and the frequency of communicable diseases among this population have escalated. Individuals who are dependent on drugs are represented disproportionately in the population with HIV and AIDS; tuberculosis, including multi-drug resistant TB; syphilis; and hepatitis B and C. The resurgence of tuberculosis has magnified the need for the prompt recognition and treatment. Because patients who enter drug treatment programs are at risk of TB, the federal government has determined th

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Care Provider Background Screening Clearinghouse

Presented By:
Diane Harris, CPM

Event Date: 09-22-2015

Event Description: Over the past few years, the Florida Legislature has made substantive changes to Level 2 background screening requirements which include: 1) a clearinghouse for background screening and rescreening and 2) new crimes added to the list of disqualifying offenses. In this webinar, an overview of the current background screening process and who the law applies, as changes to background screening in 2015, and the process to apply for exemption from disqualifications will be provided.

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - An Unexamined Cause of Recidivism in Addiction Treatment: How Counselors Can Improve Outcomes

Presented By:
Kathleen Tavenner Mitchell, MHS, LCADC



Event Date: 06-09-2015

Event Description: Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are a group of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother consumed alcohol during pregnancy. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with possible lifelong implications. Adolescents and adults that were prenatally exposed to alcohol are often undiagnosed with FASD. They may be thought of as being non-compliant and just not willing to go to any lengths. Addiction professionals play a vital role in prevention, recognition and treatment of FASD. This webinar will include an overview of the history, diagnostic criteria and lifelong cognitive and neurological disorders related to FASD. It will also describe characteristics of FASD through the lifespan, and discuss how both the treatment and home environment can be modified to improve treatment outcomes. The importance of early identification of children with FASD and educating women who are at risk to have an exposed pregnancy will be explained. App

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Moving Beyond a Suicide Attempt: From Surviving to Thriving

Presented By:
Dr. Daniel J. Reidenberg



Event Date: 04-28-2015

Event Description: Suicide is a serious public health problem that takes an enormous toll on society. There are far more suicides each year than homicides. In fact, from 2008 - 2010, the number of suicides has been more than twice that of homicides. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 40,000 people died by suicide in 2012. After cancer and heart disease, suicide now accounts for more years of life lost than any other cause of death. This webinar will discuss current efforts to work with suicide survivors and will include a review of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and the National Research Agenda for Suicide Prevention. Webinar participants will learn: 1) best practices in helping suicide attempt survivors; 2) how to help suicide attempt survivors identify who they can talk to about their attempt with and who not to; 3) learn how to encourage survivors to incorporate the “survivor” identify and move toward a “thriver” identity; and 4) learn how to

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Managing Risk for the Suicidal Veteran

Presented By:
Troy Howell, MD



Event Date: 04-21-2015

Event Description: The rate of suicide among troops and Veterans is alarming as the number of active duty suicide deaths are now starting to outpace the number of deaths on the battlefield. According to the 2012 VA Suicide Data Report, an estimated 22 veterans die every day by suicide. In August 2012, the number of suicides among active-duty military personnel in all branches was up twenty two percent (22%) compared with the same time in 2011, surpassing combat deaths and motor vehicle accidents. From 2004 to 2009, the suicide rate within the army doubled and demographics changed. For the first time, there were more suicides among longer-serving non-commissioned officers than among young soldiers. The military is concerned about the suicide rate among military Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as one million troops prepare to leave the military by 2017. This webinar will focus on managing risk for suicide among veterans. It will discuss integrating formal risk assessments into the therapeutic

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Florida Frontline: Changing Patterns of Prescription Drug Abuse and Emerging Synthetic Drugs

Presented By:
James N. Hall



Event Date: 03-18-2015

Event Description: The early years of the 21st Century brought an escalation in the nonmedical misuse and abuse of pharmaceuticals including over-the-counter products, prescription benzodiazepine tranquilizers and sedatives, and opioid pain relievers. Florida emerged as a major source of illegally diverted medications linked to an expanding epidemic of deaths and addiction. While key actions taken by the State from 2010 to 2012 turned the tide, thousands still die each year and addiction cases continue to overwhelm limited resources to provide treatment and prevention. Prescription opioid abuse is the breeding ground for heroin epidemics in Florida and across the nation. Pill mills still exist in Florida and while the establishment of the State’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program has dramatically reduced “doctor shopping,” physicians are still not required to use it when prescribing Schedule II opioids. While most opiate overdose deaths are preventable, Florida lags behind other states in “Ove

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Medication-Assisted Treatment in Substance Use Disorders

Presented By:
Dr. David Gastfriend



Event Date: 02-17-2015

Event Description: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is an evidence-based practice that combines pharmacological interventions with substance abuse counseling and social support. Although not for everyone, it is an essential part of the comprehensive array of services available to people struggling with addiction to alcohol or other drugs. This presentation will examine the scientific rationale for the routine treatment of substance use disorders with the combination of appropriate pharmacotherapy plus behavioral management. It will present the evidence basis of key controlled clinical trial results for each of the categories of FDA-approved medications as well as the practical effectiveness of each in the field. With this information, combined with study data on comparative health economic outcomes, the differences in these approaches to treatment will be outlined. Finally, the six dimensions of the ASAM Criteria will be reviewed in order to consider which medication is most appropriate for which pa

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FADAA/OSCA VIVITROL® Project: Eligibility, Enrollment, and Reporting

Presented By:
Kathy Goltry, MSW

Event Date: 01-28-2015

Event Description: VIVITROL® is an extended-release injectable form of naltrexone that has proven to reduce relapse in persons who are alcohol or opioid dependent. The 2014 Legislature appropriated funding to the Office of the State Courts Administrator (OSCA) to make VIVITROL® available to offenders ordered into community-based treatment and who are eligible to take the medication, but are uninsured or have no other means to pay for VIVITROL®. This medication will provide courts and treatment agencies with an additional option for offenders with substance use disorders, especially those with long-term alcohol or opioid dependence or those who have had numerous treatment failures. The OSCA contracted with the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA) to develop the infrastructure necessary to distribute the medication to treatment providers. The criteria for provider participation, medical protocol, and data requirements were developed and deployed to the FADAA website and FADAA has execu

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Best Practices for Peer Mentors Conducting an Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Fidelity Site Visit

Presented By:
Dr. Rosa West
Angie Maldonado
Joan Helms
Dr. Anika Foster
Event Date: 01-23-2015

Event Description: Peer Mentors are part of a team of individuals who work closely with substance abuse treatment and prevention agencies, mental health agencies, and managing entities to guide them to build capacity to implement continuous quality improvement strategies including implementing evidence-based practice tools with fidelity. In this web meeting, participants will: review the SAPT Block Grant requirements; discuss how to solicit information using motivational interviewing techniques; identify best practices for conducting EBP fidelity site visits; and participate in case studies.

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Recognition of Drug Overdose Epidemic and Intervention

Presented By:
Vinod Singh, M.D.



Event Date: 01-22-2015

Event Description: Drug overdose and abuse is a growing public health concern. Deaths from drug overdose have been rising steadily during the past two decades and have become the leading cause of injury death in the United States (Center for Disease Control, 2014). During this webinar, the following topics will be reviewed and discussed: data and statistics on drug abuse and the overdose death epidemic; mechanisms of action, tolerance, and withdrawals of common drugs that frequently result in overdose; behavioral and pharmacotherapies for addiction treatment and prevention; and strategies to prevention drug overdose.

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Medication Assisted Treatment for Substance Use Disorders: Extended- Release Naltrexone (XR-NTX; VIVITROL)

Presented By:
Dr. David Gastfriend



Event Date: 12-29-2014

Event Description: Medication- assisted treatment is treatment for addiction that includes the use of medication along with counseling and other support. If a person is addicted, medication allows the individual to regain a normal state of mind, free of drug-induced highs and lows. It can reduce problems of withdrawal and craving and give the person the chance to focus on the lifestyle change that lead back to healthy living. Taking medication for opioid addiction is compared to taking medication to control heart disease or diabetes. It is NOT the same as substituting one addictive drug for another. Used properly, the medication does NOT create a new addiction. It helps people manage their addiction. The most common medications used in treatment for opioid addiction are methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone. This webinar addresses the origins and rationale for VIVITROL (extended-release Naltrexone) and presents clinical trial data and other evidence based information for the use of VIVITROL.

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Level 2 Background Screening: What You Need to Know!

Presented By:
Diane Harris

Event Date: 12-08-2014

Event Description: Over the past few years, the Legislature has made substantive changes to Level 2 background screening requirements which include: • The Clearinghouse for background screening and re-screening • New crimes added to the list of disqualifying offenses In this webinar, Diane Harris, CPM., the Director for Background Screening at the Department of Children and Families will provide an overview on the current background screening process and who the law applies to; changes to background screening in 2015; and the process to apply for exemption from disqualifications.

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Medication Assisted Treatment as the Standard of Care for Opiate Dependent Pregnant Women

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Dr. Jason Fields

Event Date: 11-19-2014

Event Description: Opioid misuse during pregnancy is a serious and growing concern. Since the late 1970s, Methadone has been accepted to treat opioid addiction during pregnancy. In 1998, a National Institute of Health consensus panel recommended methadone maintenance as the standard of care for pregnant women with opioid addiction. Recent literature supports buprenorphine as another option for safe medication assisted treatment in pregnant patients. This webinar will focus on medication assisted treatment as the standard of care for opiate dependent pregnant women as well as specific issues and concerns in the treatment of substance using pregnant women.

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Challenges and Opportunities for the Use of Medications to Treat Chronic Opioid Addiction in the United States

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Mark Parrino



Event Date: 10-16-2014

Event Description: This webinar will focus on the increasing use of heroin and prescription opioids by individuals in the United States, how medications are used to treat chronic opioid addiction as well as the changes in patient characteristics as they are admitted to treatment. Additionally, Mr. Parrino will discuss some of the most pressing challenges and initiatives affecting treatment providers today.

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How to Conduct An Evidence-Based Practice Site Visit So Everybody Wins

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Amy McIlvaine



Event Date: 09-10-2014

Event Description: Peer Mentors are part of a team of individuals who work closely with substance abuse treatment and prevention agencies, mental health agencies, and managing entities to guide them to build capacity to implement continuous quality improvement strategies including implementing evidence-based practice tools with fidelity. In this webinar, Amy McIlvaine, Director of Training and Outreach at NIATx, will provide ideas, tools, and resources that peer mentors can use to prepare for an effective evidence-based practice fidelity site visit where both the peer mentor and the agency being reviewed gain valuable insights. Participants will learn how to focus on the human side of leading in times of transition, develop trust, focus on essential problems and identify best practices that can be used to implement effective changes.

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Death in the Suburbs: How Prescription Painkillers and Heroin Have Changed Treatment and Recovery

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Dr. Marvin Seppala



Event Date: 08-15-2014

Event Description: Addiction to opioids like prescription painkillers and heroin has reached epidemic proportions in this country:
The number of people addicted to a pain reliever climbed from 1.4 million in 2004 to 2.1 million in 2012, according to the most recent National Survey on Drug Use & Health (NSDUH)
Deaths from drug overdose, driven by the increase in prescription painkiller abuse, now outnumber those caused by car accidents
Treatment admissions for prescription opioid dependence have increased at least fivefold since the mid-nineties

In this webinar, Marvin Seppala, M.D., the chief medical officer for Hazelden, will provide an overview about the epidemiology of the opioid epidemic. During this webinar participants will be educated on how the combination of science and spirituality work together as part of a unique approach to treating opioid addiction, giving patients the best opportunity for long-term recovery.

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Federal Block Grants: It takes a whole state to keep them (10:00 am presentation)

Presented By:
Kathleen Roberts

Event Date: 07-25-2014

Event Description: This interactive webinar will give providers an opportunity to review the federal requirements that are associated with receiving Block Grant funding. A copy of the “Block Grant Requirements Manual for Providers” is attached for your information and use during the webinar. Additionally, providers will receive information about participating in a Peer Review site visit.

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Federal Block Grants: It takes a whole state to keep them (1:30 pm presentation)

Presented By:
Kathleen Roberts

Event Date: 07-25-2014

Event Description: This interactive webinar will give providers an opportunity to review the federal requirements that are associated with receiving Block Grant funding. A copy of the “Block Grant Requirements Manual for Providers” is attached for your information and use during the webinar. Additionally, providers will receive information about participating in a Peer Review site visit.

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Federal Block Grants: It takes a whole state to keep them

Presented By:
Hayden Mathieson

Event Date: 07-24-2014

Event Description: This interactive webinar will give providers an opportunity to review the federal requirements that are associated with receiving Block Grant funding. A copy of the “Block Grant Requirements Manual for Providers” is attached for your information and use during the webinar. Additionally, providers will receive information about participating in a Peer Review site visit.

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Federal Block Grants: it takes a whole state to keep them

Presented By:
Ute Gazioch

Event Date: 07-24-2014

Event Description: This interactive webinar will give providers an opportunity to review the federal requirements that are associated with receiving Block Grant funding. A copy of the “Block Grant Requirements Manual for Providers” is attached for your information and use during the webinar. Additionally, providers will receive information about participating in a Peer Review site visit.

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Leveraging Benchmarking Through the Use of Data Analytics

1.5 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Paul Duck



Event Date: 04-16-2014

Event Description: Data-related challenges and opportunities are shaking up the entire healthcare industry. Policy and regulatory changes that affect financial reimbursement and patient-care performance evaluation are forcing organizations to act quickly to improve data analysis. Moving beyond your current level of data sophistication may be vital to many financial, operational, clinical, and patient-care decisions. Analytics will allow you to act quickly on your data. There are advanced analytic tools that can address all your data needs. With analytics you can “drill-down” into your data in a myriad of complex ways to identify patterns that would otherwise be difficult to discern. This webinar will address how behavioral healthcare and human services providers can use business intelligence strategies to gain a competitive edge in these challenging times. Drawing from real-world experiences, participants will learn how used data analytics can be used to enhance the efficiency and quality

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Promoting Positive Youth Development, Health, and Well-Being through Life Skills Training

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Christopher Williams
Pamela Werb


Event Date: 02-21-2014

Event Description: LifeSkills Training (LST) is a school-based program that aims to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use and violence by targeting the major social and psychological factors that promote the initiation of substance use and other risky behaviors. It has been found to be effective in reducing the number of health risk behaviors such as alcohol, tobacco and other drug use and violence. In this educational and informative webinar, participants will gain insight into the theory and background of evidence-based programs, review the impact LST has on health, well-being, and substance abuse; review materials and services that support the LST program, and discuss important implementation considerations for optimal effects. .

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Overview of ICD-10-CM for Substance Abuse, Mental and Behavioral Disorders

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Nelly Leon-Chisen



Event Date: 02-04-2014

Event Description: This webinar will discuss the importance of ICD-10-CM and key differences in the structure and concepts between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM especially as it relates to substance abuse, mental and behavioral disorders. The relationship between ICD-10-CM and DSM-5 and the potential impact on documentation and organizational issues will also be covered.

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Complex Trauma and Addiction: Making the Connection

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Dr. Christine Courtois



Event Date: 01-10-2014

Event Description: In this webinar, the connection between trauma (especially interpersonal and complex in causation) and the later use of substances up to the point of addiction will be examined. Special attention will be given to improving the practitioner?

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Making Cultural and Linguistic Competence Real! Introduction and Strategies

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Dr. Vivian Jackson



Event Date: 12-12-2013

Event Description: Current child serving systems must undergo fundamental change in order to embrace the diversity among people who comprise American society today. Many practitioners and agencies are grappling with the numerous challenges of responding effectively to the multiple needs of children, youth and families from diverse cultural and linguistic groups. This need is most painfully exposed with the challenges related to disproportionality and disparities in the child welfare, juvenile justice and children?

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Treatment Planning: From Frustration to Proficiency

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Gerald Shulman



Event Date: 12-06-2013

Event Description: This webinar will answer the questions: (1) what is treatment planning and what are its purposes; (2) why perform treatment planning and its importance beyond any regulatory or reimbursement requirements; (3) when to do treatment planning; (4) with whom and; (5) how to do it efficiently and effectively? Case studies will be used to allow participants to identify assessment and treatment planning deficiencies. A model for dimensional assessment using the ASAM Criteria leading naturally to a treatment plan will be developed using case studies. Emphasis will be placed on specificity and measurability of treatment plan objectives with a discussion of problem definition and selection. A system will be presented that guarantees the linkage between the assessment information, the treatment plan objectives and the progress notes.

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The Mental Health of Our Children: What Everyone Should Know!

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Charlie Biss



Event Date: 11-26-2013

Event Description: This Webinar will provide an overview of the history of child mental health in the United States and the evolution from institutional care to community based care. Participants will learn about the common mental health disorders in children and the implications for treatment. Special attention will be given to the role of trauma in the lives of children and how trauma informed care can significantly improve the likelihood of positive outcomes.

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Florida Children's Mental Health System of Care Meeting - Implementation

Presented By:
Ute Gazioch
Dr. Qasimah Boston


Event Date: 11-25-2013

Event Description: The Florida Department of Children & Families (DCF) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program Office (SAMH) was awarded a System of Care Expansion Implementation Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services. The purpose of the grant is to improve behavioral health outcomes and provide supports to children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families. The goal of the Florida CMHSOC is to have a system of care that is family driven, youth guided, community-based and culturally and linguistically competent. This teleconference meeting is one in a series of three which are designed to explain core concepts related to the CMHSOC. During this teleconference meeting, the presenters will provide description of how Florida is currently implementing the CMHSOC grant.

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Florida Children's Mental Health System of Care Meeting - Strategic Plan

Presented By:
Ute Gazioch
Dr. Qasimah Boston


Event Date: 11-21-2013

Event Description: The Florida Department of Children & Families (DCF) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program Office (SAMH) was awarded a System of Care Expansion Implementation Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services. The purpose of the grant is to improve behavioral health outcomes and provide supports to children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families. The goal of the Florida CMHSOC is to have a system of care that is family driven, youth guided, community-based and culturally and linguistically competent. This teleconference meeting is one in a series of three which are designed to explain core concepts related to the CMHSOC. During this teleconference meeting, the presenters will provide a description of Florida's CMHSOC Strategic Plan.

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Florida Children's Mental Health System of Care Meeting - History & Overview

Presented By:
Ute Gazioch
Dr. Qasimah Boston


Event Date: 11-08-2013

Event Description: The Florida Department of Children & Families (DCF) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program Office (SAMH) was awarded a System of Care Expansion Implementation Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services. The purpose of the grant is to improve behavioral health outcomes and provide supports to children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families. The goal of the Florida CMHSOC is to have a system of care that is family driven, youth guided, community-based and culturally and linguistically competent. This teleconference meeting is one in a series of three which are designed to explain core concepts related to the CMHSOC. During this teleconference meeting, the presenters will provide a history and overview of Florida's CMHSOC.

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What We Can Learn from Health Homes

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Joan Kenarson King



Event Date: 10-30-2013

Event Description: Fifteen states have either established or are in planning for establishing health homes. This new service delivery model focuses on population health, team based care and care coordination. So what relevance do health homes have in states that aren?

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What's New in the Next Edition of the ASAM Criteria?

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Dr. David Mee-Lee



Event Date: 10-28-2013

Event Description: The ASAM Criteria are the most widely used guidelines for intake, assessment, service planning and placement, continued stay and discharge of patients with addictive disorders. A new edition will be released October 24, 2013. This webinar will update participants on what is new since the last edition ASAM PPC-2R, 2001. It will highlight compatibility with DSM-5 and new sections on older adults, criminal justice clients, parents with children and people in safety sensitive occupations.

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Assessing System of Care Expansion

1.5 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Dr. Mary Armstrong



Event Date: 09-27-2013

Event Description: The purpose of this webinar is to provide guidance to communities that are currently engaged in Florida's System of Care Expansion and to communities that have made substantial progress in system of care implementation. The webinar is designed to assist community leaders and stakeholders in understanding how to assess change, including identifying the indicators of success as well as those areas that need continuing attention.

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What is a Health Center: The Ins and Outs of Health Centers

1.5 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Jaime Hirschfeld



Event Date: 09-26-2013

Event Description: What is required to qualify as health center? Organizing a new health center is complex ?

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Sustainability of Florida's Efforts to Reduce Underage Alcohol Use

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
RJ Elrick



Event Date: 08-21-2013

Event Description: This webinar will explore the challenges to sustaining projects and programs in a time of reduced funding. All too often we see these efforts dry up as soon as the grant or other funding source is no longer available. When we allow this to occur, much hard work and many resources are discarded. And oftentimes the issue or problem on which we focused still exists. We?

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Internal Peer Review Fidelity Process

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Angie Maldonado



Event Date: 07-25-2013

Event Description: The Department of Children & Families (DCF) Substance Abuse Mental Health Program Office (SAMH) supports the implementation of evidence-based program models that promote safety, well-being, and self-sufficiency. Agencies that self-monitor the implementation quality and fidelity of the model to ensure programs are delivered the way in which they were designed and intended will maximize their program success. During this webinar, information will be presented on evidence based practice fidelity monitoring process, key findings from previous site visits and how the fidelity self-assessment tool can be used for multiple re-evaluations. Additionally, the use of tools in manual programs will be discussed.

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Individualized, Comprehensive Services for Roads to Independence (RTI) Youth in a Large Urban Community

1.5 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Juanita Armbrister



Event Date: 06-26-2013

Event Description: Youth aging out of foster care face immense challenges. From finding stable housing to gaining the life skills they need to successfully transition to independence, they often struggle to survive. The situation is even more difficult for parenting youth to care for themselves. This webinar will highlight how two programs in Miami-Dade County have formed a fruitful partnership to provide safe and affordable housing and comprehensive wrap-around services to former foster youth aged 18-23, with special emphasis on individualized research-informed educational and career support, and intensive, in-home work with parenting teens.

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A Systemic Model of Prevention: Implementing a Collaborative Approach to Child Welfare

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Laura Ganci
Melissa Stanley


Event Date: 06-25-2013

Event Description: This webinar will describe the unique systemic framework of aligning agency performance measures with community indicators to ensure the safety and well-being of children and families in Broward County. Suggestions will be provided on how key service providers within the realm of child welfare work together to promote and facilitate prevention services and outcomes.

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Improving Children's Mental Health Outcomes: What? Why? and How?

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Beth Stroul



Event Date: 06-19-2013

Event Description: This webinar will explore children's mental health as an integral part of health that has not received either the attention or resources necessary to improve services and outcomes.

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The Challenges of Reconnection After War: Supporting Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Wars and Their Families

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Roger Knight
Kathy Clair-Hayes


Event Date: 06-14-2013

Event Description: After 11 years of war many of our service members are returning home. Learn about The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program?

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Webinar #6 - Effective Treatment for Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and the Role You Can Play

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Pam Baston



Event Date: 06-13-2013

Event Description: This webinar focuses on how to conduct an initial assessment of children and their families to determine the presence of behavioral health disorders and to make appropriate referrals.

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The Realities of Combat, Combat Stress and Treatment of PTSD in Veterans Returning Home

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Scott Swaim



Event Date: 06-13-2013

Event Description: This webinar provides a detailed explanation of the differences between combat and operational stress and PTSD, and includes the most commonly used evidence-based, clinically tested treatment options. It highlights various stressors associated with combat, typical and atypical reactions to combat exposure, and the concept of operational stress. Participants will learn the latest evidence surrounding the epidemiology of PTSD in military personnel, as well as effective treatments for the disorder and its associated co-occurring problems.

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Webinar #5 - Screening and Assessment of Substance Use Disorder (SUDs)

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Pam Baston



Event Date: 06-11-2013

Event Description: Number five in a series of six webinars is being offered to train substance abuse, mental health and child welfare professionals and key stakeholders in the child welfare system to recognize and assess behavioral health disorders.

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Webinar #4 - Recognizing Parental Use of Alcohol and Drugs (Including Nonmedical Use of Prescription Drugs)

Presented By:
Pam Baston



Event Date: 06-06-2013

Event Description: Number four in a series of six webinars is being offered to train substance abuse, mental health and child welfare professionals and key stakeholders in the child welfare system to recognize and assess behavioral health disorders.

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Webinar #3 - Parental Substance Use Behaviors that Contribute to Child Maltreatment

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Pam Baston



Event Date: 06-04-2013

Event Description: Number three in a series of six webinars is being offered to train substance abuse, mental health and child welfare professionals and key stakeholders in the child welfare system to recognize and assess behavioral health disorders.

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Secondary Traumatic Stress Exposure: The Perils of Trauma Work

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Nelson Lucca, Ph.D.



Event Date: 05-24-2013

Event Description: Thousands of returning military personnel are struggling with post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, substance abuse, and social withdrawal as a result of multiple deployments to combat theaters. The phenomenon of Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS), which is also referred to as Compassion Fatigue has been associated with the indirect exposure of traumatic episodes that primary victims of trauma have expressed and shared with caregivers and therapists. The result of the exposure itself is traumatizing and leads caregivers and therapists to symptoms similar to those of PTSD. In addition the repeated graphic and painful material that clients often present to therapists facilitates the development of Vicarious Traumatization. This webinar is designed for clinicians who are interested in working with veteran survivors of trauma exposure. Attendees will obtain a greater knowledge of the concepts and effects of Compassion Fatigue/ Secondary Traumatic Stress, Vicarious Traumatizatio

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Webinar #2 - Understanding Substance Use, Abuse, Dependence and Associated Harms

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Pam Baston



Event Date: 05-23-2013

Event Description: Number two in a a series of six webinars is being offered to train substance abuse, mental health and child welfare professionals and key stakeholders in the child welfare system to recognize and assess behavioral health disorders. The first three webinars focus on how to effectively screen and refer children and their families in the child welfare system for assessment of potential behavioral health disorders. The remaining three webinars focus on how to conduct an initial assessment of children and their families to determine the presence of behavioral health disorders and to make appropriate referrals.

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Webinar #1 - Making the Case: The Connection Between Substance Abuse and Child Maltreatment

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Pam Baston



Event Date: 05-21-2013

Event Description: Number one in a series of six webinars is being offered to train substance abuse, mental health and child welfare professionals and key stakeholders in the child welfare system to recognize and assess behavioral health disorders. The first three webinars focus on how to effectively screen and refer children and their families in the child welfare system for assessment of potential behavioral health disorders. The remaining three webinars focus on how to conduct an initial assessment of children and their families to determine the presence of behavioral health disorders and to make appropriate referrals.

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Solution-Focused Approach with Clients Facing Diverse Challenges

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Arlene Brett Gordon, Ph.D.



Event Date: 05-17-2013

Event Description: Participants will review the principles of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and incorporate SFBT skills to provide effective interventions in their work with children and families. In addition, participants will learn how to incorporate SFBT strategies with diverse challenges such as: substance abuse; children and adolescents; trauma; grief and loss; and challenging clients.

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Solution-Focused Supervision

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Arlene Brett Gordon, Ph.D.



Event Date: 05-10-2013

Event Description: olution-Focused Supervision is isomorphic to solution-focused practice. Participants will review the principles of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and incorporate SFBT skills to provide effective clinical supervision for practitioners utilizing SFBT in their work with children and families. In addition, participants will learn how to incorporate the principles of SFBT into the supervision process.

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Using Data to Assess your Community's Health and Wellness

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Hal Johnson



Event Date: 04-29-2013

Event Description: This webinar will cover the use of the Community Health and Wellness dashboard to assess the current state of substance use and mental wellness in communities, set priorities, and track improvements in the future. Dashboard demonstrations will be included, and examples of how to supplement this data with additional local information in both large and small counties will be provided.

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Solution Focused Brief Therapy Webinar - Part Two

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Arlene Brett Gordon, Ph. D.



Event Date: 04-12-2013

Event Description: Part Two of a two part series. Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a practice that structures clinical work to help clients set and reach realistic and specific treatment goals. SFBT has gained popularity as both funders and clients are requesting shorter treatment duration without sacrificing positive outcomes. Participants will learn the six principles of SFBT.

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Solution Focused Brief Therapy - Part One

1.5 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Arlene Brett Gordon, Ph. D.



Event Date: 04-05-2013

Event Description: This is part one of a two part presentation. Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a practice that structures clinical work to help clients set and reach realistic and specific treatment goals. SFBT has gained popularity as both funders and clients are requesting shorter treatment duration without sacrificing positive outcomes. Participants will learn the six principles of SFBT.

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Substance Use and Abuse and the Risk of Suicide

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Dr. Lanny Berman



Event Date: 02-26-2013

Event Description: Substance abuse, dependence, and even increased substance use in an undiagnosed person, are major risk factors for suicide and suicidal behavior across all ages and in multiple populations. Both as a chronic risk factor and an acute factor, substance abuse contributes significantly to suicidal risk, both directly, for example, by decreasing inhibitory controls, and indirectly, due to shared risk factors. Accordingly, the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention includes multiple objectives to improve assessment and intervention to decrease this risk in patients being treated in behavioral health and substance abuse treatment centers. This presentation will overview the empirically-defined relationship between substance abuse and suicide risk, address strategies for assessment and formulation of suicide risk among substance abusing populations, and propose prevention strategies.

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Engaging the Engager

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Hayden Mathieson



Event Date: 01-29-2013

Event Description: This webinar is designed to engage Family Intervention Specialist (FIS) staff to understand what the position looks like in 2013 and how it fits in to the bigger goal of Child Welfare integration.

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Using Evidence-Based Practices in the Hispanic Community

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Angie Maldonado



Event Date: 12-13-2012

Event Description: This webinar focuses on the effective utilization of evidence-based practices (EBP) with Hispanic individuals who may have substance use and/or mental health disorders. Participants will be introduced to work done by Dr. Freddy Paniagua. In 2005, Dr. Paniagua developed a single integrative work that would offer practical guidelines ?

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Use of Data and Outcomes

1.5 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Mohini Venkatesh
Nina Marshall


Event Date: 11-28-2012

Event Description: An environmental scan of various payment/delivery reforms (e.g., NCQA PCMHs, CMS MU, Medicaid HHs, ACOs/CCOs) all have different metrics to inform provider accountability. However, all move providers in the direction of outcome metrics, rather than process metrics (reduction in no shows vs. improvement in client health outcomes). What tools are available for providers to help them get ready for this? Participants will have an opportunity to learn practices to begin implementing now to position themselves to be ready to take advantage of these integrated health systems.

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The Prescription Drug Epidemic in Florida and the Nation

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Dr. Jason Fields



Event Date: 10-11-2012

Event Description: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued a statement that the United States is in the wake of a Prescription Drug Epidemic. There are still many lives being lost to prescription drug abuse in Florida and in the nation. With the growing awareness of the seriousness of this problem, there has been the implementation of legislation to address the crisis in Florida. One of the newest tools to identify individuals at risk for morbidity and mortality for prescription drugs is Florida?

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Proactive Approaches to Utilization Management

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Chuck Ingoglia



Event Date: 07-30-2012

Event Description: Ongoing budget pressures at the federal and state level are leading to increased management of health care services in an effort to reduce spending. This webinar will provide an overview of utilization management approaches that behavioral health organizations can implement to help them manage in a new environment.

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Opiate Use During Pregnancy: The Short and Long-Term Effects on Women, Babies, and Children

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Dr. Marylou Behnke, Dr. Dikea (Kay) Roussos-Ross, Dr. Tamara Duckworth Warner



Event Date: 06-27-2012

Event Description: Medical and developmental consequences resulting from prenatal substance abuse cause significant clinical and social problems. Experts who deal with these issues in neonatal intensive care units will identify with specific problems related to maternal substance abuse and present evidence of the costs associated with the treatment of drug exposed infants. Both short-term and long-term impacts will be discussed, along with recommendations for preventing the mental, physical and psychological problems seen as these infants grow to adulthood.

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Substance Abuse And Older Persons: Theres No Way Grandma is a Dope Fiend!

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Dr. Ken Brummel-Smith



Event Date: 06-25-2012

Event Description: This webinar addresses special aspects in recognizing and caring for older persons with substance abuse problems. It will emphasize the importance of using standardized screening measures that are geriatric-specific, the prevalence of substance abuse problems, inter-professional care, and challenges in dealing with this population.

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Medicaid's Top Findings from Community Behavioral Health Services Provider On-Site Reviews

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Melissa Eddleman



Event Date: 06-21-2012

Event Description: Medicaid transformation is a key element in the process of healthcare reform. In Florida, the recently enacted Medicaid legislation requiring all beneficiaries to enroll in managed care plans could have significant implications for how mental health care services in general and substance abuse services in particular are delivered. Florida Medicaid enrollment is projected to expand by as much as seventy percent (70%) by the year 2014. Fifty one percent (51%) or providers responding to a 2011 Medicaid survey from the Department of Children and Families reported that they needed assistance with Medicaid billing, documentation and enrollment. During this webinar, the presenter will share the top review findings of major non-compliance issues with Medicaid from community behavioral health site reviews. Participants will be given key Medicaid policy reminders and learn how to increase their compliance with Medicaid policies.

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The Adolescent Brain and High Risk Behaviors

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Michael Nerney



Event Date: 06-20-2012

Event Description: Recent research indicates that the timeframe from 14 year to 24 years of age is exceptionally risky. New insights into brain development, gained through the use of new technology, demonstrate specific conditions that exist in the brain only during adolescence. Linking this research to the stages of adolescent development has generated better understanding of the way in which adolescents perceive the world, themselves, and their behaviors. In this webinar, participants will learn the impact of high risk behaviors on the adolescent brain, long term outcomes of underage drinking and drug abuse and prevention strategies to address the risk behaviors.

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Avatar Assisted Therapy

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Dick Dillon



Event Date: 06-13-2012

Event Description: Avatar Assisted Therapy is an exciting and innovative method of delivering counseling services which transcends multiple obstacles to accessing treatment services. Utilizing high-quality online gaming development tools, secure virtual space is created in which professionals, consumers, and family can meet and engage in educational and counseling activities. Because users are connected via internet, they can meet together in real time, regardless of their physical (geographical location). This makes it possible for participants to be fully involved despite distance, transportation limitations, physical handicaps, or fear of stigma. The realism that is inherent in 3D virtual worlds is the result of years of investment and development by private game manufacturers for commercial multi-player online games. This technology has been adapted for more serious pursuits, and pilot projects using virtual worlds for addiction counseling have been in operation for over three years. This webina

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"The Perfect Storm": how can public health organizations and coalitions prepare for ever changing public health environment?

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Carlos Pavao



Event Date: 06-12-2012

Event Description: Given the current changes in national and state public health infrastructures and the existing economic environment, these conditions are creating a ?

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Vivitrol: A Medicated Assisted Treatment Evidence- Based Practice

Presented By:
Dr. Paul Earley



Event Date: 06-11-2012

Event Description: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is an evidence-based practice that combines pharmacological interventions with substance abuse counseling and social support. The results of implementing MAT with Vivitrol have been significant. Clients receiving Vivitrol injections have reported: reduced drinking days, continuation of treatment, increased independent living, improved employment, and decreased recidivism. Additionally, the reliance on costly services has been reduced, as well as the cost for treatment. With such strong results, the Department?

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Medication Assisted Therapy and Pregnancy

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Dr. Jason Fields



Event Date: 05-31-2012

Event Description: There is a growing number of pregnant women addicted to opiates, particularly prescription pain pills like oxycodone or vicodin. Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) using methadone as the standard of care for pregnant opiate dependent women. If opiate dependent pregnant women continue to use opiates during their pregnancy, the risk of fetal and maternal complications rises. MAT is an important service needed for optimal care of the pregnant opioid dependent patient. It is important that MAT be coordinated with the client's OB GYN. MAT has been shown to result in longer durations of maternal drug abstinence, better obstetrical care compliance, reductions in fetal illicit drug exposure, and enhanced neonatal outcomes. This webinar will focus on the use of MAT with pregnant women.

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Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care Pathways: Practical Approaches
to Implementation

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Rick Hankey



Event Date: 05-24-2012

Event Description: This webinar will provide participants with an overview and assessment of the integration process based on the experiences of a community mental health provider, their organization and community partners. Examples of integrated care models will be reviewed. The presenter will share the lessons learned along with practical advice on how to implement an integrated health care system. The information presented will empower participants to develop their own integration strategies.

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DATA... Good Company to Keep!

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Angie Maldonado



Event Date: 05-22-2012

Event Description: During this webinar, participants will gain knowledge regarding how to present data accurately to highlight results of change projects conducted through process improvement - rapid cycle tests (PDSA?

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Behavioral Health Integration in the Patient Centered Model of Care: Challenges and Opportunities

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Dr. Dennis Mayeaux



Event Date: 05-18-2012

Event Description: This webinar highlights a model of health care that has been demonstrated to improve the health of patients and improve resource utilization; the \Medical Home". Integration of Mental Health Care services as a key and necessary component of the Patient Centered Medical Home face challenges both external and from within. Opportunities for change and the obstacles to achieving that change will be discussed."""

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Medication Assisted Therapy 101

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Dr. Michael Sheehan



Event Date: 05-17-2012

Event Description: Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, combined with counseling, to treat substance use disorders. Research has proven the effectiveness of MAT and addiction treatment experts endorse it, but a variety of barriers have prevented the widespread use of MAT. These include a lack of financing for medication, insufficient organizational infrastructure to deliver medication, state and county funding and regulatory obstacles, physician training and certification, staff and client resistance, and community attitudes. The focus of the webinar is to discuss MAT and how MAT is used.

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Managing Change Successfully through Quality Control

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Rosa West PhD, MBA, LMHC, LMFT



Event Date: 04-25-2012

Event Description: Avatar Assisted Therapy is an exciting and innovative method of delivering counseling services which transcends multiple obstacles to accessing treatment services. Utilizing high-quality online gaming development tools, secure virtual space is created in which professionals, consumers, and family can meet and engage in educational and counseling activities. Because users are connected via internet, they can meet together in real time, regardless of their physical (geographical location). This makes it possible for participants to be fully involved despite distance, transportation limitations, physical handicaps, or fear of stigma. The realism that is inherent in 3D virtual worlds is the result of years of investment and development by private game manufacturers for commercial multi-player online games. This technology has been adapted for more serious pursuits, and pilot projects using virtual worlds for addiction counseling have been in operation for over three years. This webina

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National and State Level Health Care Reforms: Implications for Behavioral Health

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Allyson Hall



Event Date: 04-19-2012

Event Description: This webinar provides an update on national and state level health care reform. A summary of the current state of mental health and substance abuse care delivery and a timeline of changes to health care will be presented. Additionally, the impact of federal as well as Florida specific legislation will be discussed.

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Peer Mentor Training for Fidelity Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Site Visit

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Sheila Barbee



Event Date: 04-10-2012

Event Description: A goal of the Florida Department of Children & Families Substance Abuse Program Office is to encourage providers to implement with fidelity evidence-based substance abuse prevention and treatment practices that promote safety, well-being, and self-sufficiency. Individuals from community coalitions and substance abuse, mental health and prevention providers, with expertise in process improvement and specific evidence based practices, volunteer to conduct site visit for provider agencies. Agencies conduct a self review of an evidence based practice in use at their agency using the Fidelity Monitoring Protocol and the Client Review Checklist prior to the site visit. Based on the site visit process, the peer mentors provide feedback and technical assistance as needed to the agency staff.

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The Customer is Not the Problem

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Rosa West



Event Date: 03-27-2012

Event Description: Leading successful change and improvement requires focusing on key organizational issues and understanding the needs of the customer. However, addressing these issues and the needs of the customer our often challenged by the lack of available resources, budget constraints, staff problems, etc. Successful organizations are committed to understanding critical issues which challenge successful change and developing effective strategies to overcome them. This webinar will focus on identifying key issues in the change process, identifying and involving the customer in the change process, and determining the likelihood of project success.

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Recovery Oriented Systems of Care and Recovery Coaches

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Donna Johnson



Event Date: 03-22-2012

Event Description: Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) are networks of resources and services mobilized to sustain long-term recovery for individuals impacted by substance use disorders. These concepts are developed by William White at Chestnut Health Services. This webinar also reframes the concept of addiction in that if we believed that addiction was a chronic disorder we would not provide care in its current format. This webinar will look at ways to reframe the process.

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Stepping to... From Your Walk-Through to PDSA

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Angie Maldonado



Event Date: 03-15-2012

Event Description: Organizations exist, and therefore change, to serve customers. Customers are served by the organization's processes - the series of action steps taken to convert inputs into outcomes. 85 percent of the problems that organizations have in serving customers are caused by their processes. Therefore, to change an organization to better serve customers, it should solve problems that will improve its processes. During this webinar, information will be presented on process improvement models and tools that will help providers improve client access and retention in treatment. Additionally, the benefits of using process improvement will be discussed.

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Now You're Doing It - How Are You Going Keep It Up: Maintaining Fidelity to EBPs

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Nancy Hamilton



Event Date: 02-29-2012

Event Description: Experience has shown that organizational commitment, readiness, and flexibility are all critical to successful selection and implementation of an evidence?

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Data, Documentation, and Measurement are Your Friends

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Dr. T.R. Zastowny



Event Date: 02-22-2012

Event Description: This webinar is a follow-up to a previous webinar that was designed to provide a basic training in data understanding and management, and program evaluation. The webinar is designed to provide a continuation of basic training in data understanding and management as well as program evaluation.

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Organizational Readiness for Selecting & Implementing Evidence Based Programs

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Nancy Hamilton



Event Date: 02-14-2012

Event Description: Whether you?

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What Does Integrated Healthcare Mean for Your Organization?

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Chuck Ingoglia



Event Date: 02-07-2012

Event Description: Concern over the rate of spending on healthcare in the United States, coupled with unprecedented contraction of resources at the federal and state level are leading to many delivery system reforms targeting individuals with multiple chronic conditions, including mental health and substance use disorders. These initiatives are being rolled out in Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance and are designed to improve health outcomes for individuals, while also reducing the overall cost of healthcare. Most importantly for organizations that provide care, they also bring with them increased expectations for access to care, care coordination and electronic exchange of information between behavioral health and other healthcare organizations. This webinar will provide information on the clinical and functional requirements related to integrated care.

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Safe Rx: Campaign for Responsible Prescriptions

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Dr. Brooke Baker



Event Date: 01-26-2012

Event Description: Florida communities are facing an epidemic. Prescription drug misuse has infiltrated our cities, neighborhoods, and families. It is up to us, as a prevention network, to begin to address this issue and help save lives. In response to an epidemic that kills 7 Floridians a day?

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Data, Documentation, and Measurement are Your Friends

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Dr. T. R. Zastowny



Event Date: 12-15-2011

Event Description: This webinar is designed to provide a basic training in data understanding and management, and program evaluation. Elements of the data model and secondary analysis are covered as well as a graphics primer. Educational goals include improving understanding and skills in (1) basic data management, (2) the thoughtful use of existing data resources and databases and (3) assessing program performance. Elements of the NIATx approach are explained and referenced in support of effective use of data for improvement. A discussion of Evidence Based Practice and links to empirical and data platforms are provided.

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Ready, Willing and Able: Thriving in Florida's new behavioral health
marketplace

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Patrick Gauthier



Event Date: 12-07-2011

Event Description: More than 45 FADAA members have participated in and completed the Readiness and Capabilities Assessment (RCA) developed by AHP for SAAS and FADAA. On December 7th, Patrick Gauthier of AHP will leverage FADAA members?

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Evaluating Performance Measurement & Management Within Your Organization

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Paul M. Lefkovitz, PH.D.



Event Date: 11-16-2011

Event Description: Is your organization continuously enhancing its effectiveness and efficiency? Many behavioral health leaders readily admit that performance data does not play a major role in the ongoing improvement of quality and efficiency within their organizations. In this webinar, you will learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of the methods that are in place to measure and manage your organization?

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Health Care Reform & (Some of) Its Effects on Behavioral Health Services

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Jeffrey Buck, Ph.D.



Event Date: 11-15-2011

Event Description: There are increasing calls for integrating substance abuse and mental health with primary care. In a recent article, Jeffery Buck, senior advisor for behavioral health at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, concludes that recent legislative changes will transform public substance abuse and mental health treatment in the United States. Additionally it will increase the funding, expand access to care and better integrate it with other health services. This webinar will provide participants to hear the latest on upcoming changes.

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How Are Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Regulated in Florida?

1.5 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Jeffrey Cece - Florida Office of Drug Control
Elizabeth Ledbetter - Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
David McCranie - Tallahassee Police Department

Event Date: 03-05-2010

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Substance Abuse Among Older Women

1.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Kristen Barry, Ph.D.



Event Date: 02-25-2010

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A Pregnant Woman Never Drinks Alone: Helping Prevent Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies

1.5 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Margo B. Singer, MPA



Event Date: 02-05-2010

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How State and Local Government Work

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Virginia Delegal and Ellen Snelling



Event Date: 12-18-2009

Event Description: This presentation seeks to expand the audience?

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Mission Case for Change: Understanding how improving access to treatment and retention improves client outcomes

1.5 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Lynn M. Madden, MPA, CHE



Event Date: 12-17-2009

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Understanding and Involving Your Customers - Repeated Walk-Throughs and Other Methods

1.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Pauley Johnson, PhD



Event Date: 12-10-2009

Event Description: What do you know about your customers' total experience at your treatment facility? (Hint -- Probably not as much as you think you do) How can you update your knowledge about your customer's needs at different points in their treatment journey? Who are your customers, and how can the concept of customer chains facilitate your improvement efforts? This webinar will address these issues and help you think through ways to involve both staff and customers to enhance your treatment processes.

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Overview of Sustainability Planning For SBIRT Services

1.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
William Stone



Event Date: 11-19-2009

Event Description: William Stone provides an overview for BRITE providers of the purpose, elements and modules of sustainability planning.

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The Price Florida Pays for Drug and Alcohol Abuse

1.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Rhonda Bohs
Ellen Piekalkiewicz, Executive Director - Florida Substance Abuse and Mental Health Corporation
Mark Fontaine, Executive Director - Florida Alcohol & Drug Abuse Association

Event Date: 11-09-2009

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Transformational Change

1.5 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Stephen Hacker



Event Date: 10-06-2009

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Meth Abuse: Impact on Women and Families, Treatment and Outcomes

Presented By:
Dr. Mary-Lynn Brecht



Event Date: 06-30-2009

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How to Improve Treatment Outcomes for Co-Occurring Disorders in Culturally Diverse Populations

Presented By:
Dr. Larry T. Richardson



Event Date: 06-24-2009

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Client Continuation & Retention in Substance Abuse Treatment

Presented By:
Jerry Shulman



Event Date: 09-24-2008

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BRITE/Tablet PC Refresher Course

Presented By:
Dr. Robert Hazlett



Event Date: 09-19-2008

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Evidence Based Retail Server and Enforcement Practices to Reduce Underage Access and DUI

Presented By:
Sue Carrigan, Tracy Ellsworth, Senta Goudy, Carol Hays, Patrick Roberts, Bob Saltz, Scott Sitton, El



Event Date: 08-28-2008

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Planning for Productivity: Less Stress More Success

Presented By:
Dr. Pauley Johnson



Event Date: 06-26-2008

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Social Marketing

Presented By:
Joy Mills
Amity Chandler


Event Date: 05-29-2008

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New Pre-screening Procedures and Brief Advice for Brief Intervention Techniques

Presented By:
Dr. Robert Hazlett, BRITE Quality Assurance/Training Manager



Event Date: 04-30-2008

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Adolescent Substance Abuse Assessment Instruments

Presented By:
Ken C. Winters, Ph.D.
Michael L. Dennis, Ph.D.
Juris Janavs, M.D.

Event Date: 04-09-2008

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Florida KidCare: How Providers Can Make A Difference

Presented By:
Jennifer Kiser Lloyd



Event Date: 02-18-2008

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Steps for Developing Your Program?

Presented By:
Carol Hays, PhD



Event Date: 01-25-2008

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Brief Interventions and Brief Treatments: Approaches for Varied Service Settings

Presented By:
Kristen Lawton Barry, Ph.D.
Lawrence Schonfeld, PhD


Event Date: 01-17-2008

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Measuring the Impact of Change and Overcoming Common Challenges

Presented By:
Jay Ford, PhD



Event Date: 12-13-2007

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Process Improvement 101

Presented By:
Pauley Johnson, Ph.D
Todd Molfenter, Ph.D


Event Date: 11-27-2007

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Screening and Assessing Women with Co-Occurring Disorders

Presented By:
Holly Hills, PhD



Event Date: 09-26-2007

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What Does It Mean to Be a Co-occurring Capable Substance Abuse Provider

Presented By:
Holly Hills, PhD, Department of Mental Health and Law Policy, University of South Florida



Event Date: 09-25-2007

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Contingency Management

Presented By:
Dr. Rhonda Bohs



Event Date: 06-21-2007

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Trauma Recovery and Empowerment: A Clinician?

Presented By:
Lori Beyer, MSW, MSW-AC, Community Connections, Washington, DC



Event Date: 06-13-2007

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Recovery Case Management

Presented By:
Genie Skypek, Ph.D.



Event Date: 04-20-2007

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Sustainability Planning: Keys to Success

Presented By:
Aracelis Gray, Senior Program Associate, The Finance Project



Event Date: 02-22-2007

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The Marchman Act

Presented By:
Loenard Hanser, Magistrate, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach County
Phil Emenheiser, M.Ed., FADAA Consultant


Event Date: 12-08-2006

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Community Engagement for Coalitions

Presented By:
Bill Janes, Director, Florida Office of Drug Control
Kareemah Abdullah, Deputy Director, Training and Technical Assistance, CADCA


Event Date: 11-30-2006

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