Engagement in the Black Community: A Virtual NAADAC Summit

Engagement in the Black Community: A Virtual NAADAC Summit

Are you looking for intensive training on critical issues in the Black community relevant to treatment and recovery? Register for the fourth annual Engagement in the Black Community: A Virtual NAADAC Summit!

This exciting two-day virtual summit will take place this Thursday, February 8, and Friday, February 9, 2024. The summit is free for all to attend, but non-members must pay to receive CEs. NAADAC members can earn these CEs for free. (Join NAADAC now!)

Register now and take part in all of the sessions below! Earn up to 8 CEs!

 

Wednesday, February 21st” 1:00 PM CST

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Finding a place to work where you feel a sense of belonging is essential for most people, including peer workers who may have a history of facing discrimination and exclusion throughout their journey. What happens once you find that place? You connect with other individuals that may or may not have a recovery story. It’s the interpersonal communication with each other that can lead to a healthy and productive environment. This training is designed to share practical strategies and perspectives to support a Peer Specialist to establish healthy boundaries, strengthen their soft skills, and identify proactive ways to engage with co-workers who don’t identify as people in recovery, as well as interact with peer staff that have different perspectives and opinions than oneself.

Presenter: Juan Vélez Court

Moderator: Shira Collings

 

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This training is to provide you with an opportunity to enhance your knowledge and awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues. We will practice cultural humility and explore the potential impact of these issues on our beliefs towards those with backgrounds different from our own and how those beliefs can impact the people we serve and the continuum of care for mental health and substance use disorder. This training is an opportunity to reflect on how implicit bias may show up in healthcare settings and in our engagement with staff and clients. Collectively, we will find ways to create more welcoming and inclusive places of business for our staff and clients, as well as look at ways organizations can support DEI.

Faces & Voices of Recovery invites the recovery community to a FREE virtual training sponsored by the Opioid Response Network.

Thursday, February 22: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST

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In this session, we will explore topics such as morals, values, healthy boundaries and governing behaviors which are pertinent to work as a recovery support service provider. This engaging conversation will allow you to begin to understand how federal, state and local laws along with your personal core values, impact your organization as well as your community. (1 hour training.)

Faces & Voices of Recovery invites the recovery community to a FREE virtual training sponsored by the Opioid Response Network.

Thursday, February 8th: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST

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Compassion Fatigue is real and prevalent for those working in the human services field or any other role that is focused on caring for others. It is now considered an organizational contagion. Its insidious quality can corrode the individual’s emotional, mental and physical health. It also can destroy relationships, family and career. If compassion fatigue is not recognized and addressed, it can lead into complete burnout. This training is essential for anyone working with vulnerable populations. Many people who have chosen to work in this field have experiential expertise in trauma. This elevates the for developing compassion fatigue. Compassion Fatigue can be detrimental to their emotional, physical and mental health. Learn about the risks, symptoms and solutions to keep you healthy and balanced while you help others. Don’t let the “cost of caring” take away the very reason you came into this field. (1 hour training.)

Tuesday January 30th: 

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Black and Queer individuals experience unique challenges and systemic barriers that have significant impact on their mental health, well-being, access and quality of behavioral health care received, and more. In this webinar, we will gain a broader understanding of the stigmas, stereotypes and systemic barriers experienced by this community. Explore tangible strategies for how to engage in authentic advocacy that promotes equity, inclusion, justice, and diversity and the pivotal role of peer support. Join us in unraveling the complexities and fostering a more inclusive and supportive environment.

Presented by: Kris Locus