Training & Events
Training and events are available for practitioners through SAMHSA’s Training and Technical Assistance Centers. Some of these are highlighted below. Visit SAMHSA’s Practitioner Training webpage for a more complete listing.
SAMHSA Headlines offers you a biweekly update of selected upcoming trainings and webinars. However, for a broader range of activities, visit this website, as well as the training sections of individual technical assistance center websites.
Selected events are highlighted below. Note that some of them require advance registration.
Note: If you are unable to access an event or webinar or have questions, please contact the source given at the individual event URL.
Friday, April 7, 2023 12:00 PM ET
This webinar will review variations on buprenorphine dosing that can be considered for patients with opioid use disorder involving fentanyl. The presenters will review the evidence for and describe low dose buprenorphine initiation of protocols, high dose buprenorphine initiation of protocols, approaches to help support patients stop using full agonist opioids for a longer period of time, and a clinical approach to referring patients to alternative medications for opioid use disorder.
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 3:00 PM ET
We will review what is known to date on Xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the United States. This Roundtable will discuss its physiologic effects, and risk of xylazine harms including overdose and wounds along with suggested clinical best practices for providers and patients. This discussion is designed to promote interactivity through an informal “round table” conversation.
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 1:00 PM ET
This training is designed to be a guide for addiction providers interested in providing and caring for people who use stimulants including cocaine and methamphetamines. Topics include neurobiology and physiology of addiction; identifying health risks of stimulant use; practical application of evidence-based treatment for patients who use stimulants in an office-based addiction treatment setting; management of overamping and acute stimulant intoxication; and harm reduction interventions.
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 1:00 PM ET
Do you have an individual with an intellectual or developmental disability in your practice? What is the difference between a 504 plan and an Individual Education Plan (IEP)? How do you best support these individuals and their families? Often providers are unaware of the benefits of 504 plans. Please join us to learn more about what a 504 plan is and how you can be an important resource for these individuals and families.
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 5:00 PM ET
This training will provide knowledge regarding Xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of Xylazine, manifestations of Xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with Xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting Xylazine.
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 3:00 PM ET
Parent Cafe is an initiative that allows parents, guardians, and families within our community to participate in a virtual discussion group where industry leaders present topics that are relevant to the community’s mental health, share tips to manage mental health, and share resources.
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 6:00 PM ET
Part 1: Self-Harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention in Childhood and Early adolescence will walk school and mental health providers through the guide and include exercises and common scenarios to support optimum use of the resource, Self-Harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention in Childhood and Early Adolescence: A Resource for Elementary School Educators and School-Based Professionals.
Thursday, April 20th, 2023 6:00 PM ET
Part 2: Young Children and Suicide Prevention for Parents and Caregivers will discuss some of the risk factors for suicide, as well as how to recognize warning signs that a child may be considering suicide. We will practice ways to talk with children about suicide in an age-appropriate way, as well as how to take action and secure professional help if a child is in danger.
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 10:00 AM ET
This one-hour course is intended to provide foundational knowledge of addiction. Topics include stigma, the disease model of addiction, and an overview of evidence-based treatment of substance use disorders will be provided.
Thursday, April 19, 2023 12:00 PM ET
Difficult moments don’t have to grow into “incidents” that can threaten client engagement and retention. This workshop is designed to equip participants with basic concepts and preparatory actions that can be used to de-escalate a wide range of interactions.
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 2:00 PM ET
This webinar will provide a brief overview of the older adult population in terms of demographic characteristics, the impact of aging baby boomers, address some common misconceptions of aging and introduce the concept of healthy aging. Building upon this concept of healthy aging the webinar will provide participants strategies that can be implemented to promote mental health and wellness. Some issues related to healthy aging in rural communities will also highlighted.
Friday, April 21, 2023 12:00 PM ET
This presentation will review data and public health challenges in HIV/HCV prevention and SSP access in rural Massachusetts. It will also review models to bring services to most at-risk communities and what the future of providing these services looks like.