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30th Annual Northwest Conference on Behavioral Health & Addictive Disorders

May 31 - June 2, 2017
Hyatt Regency Bellevue, WA

A premier training event, specializing in mental health and the addictions field. US Journal Training, Inc. and The Institute for Integral Development present a combination of nationally recognized faculty. 20 faculty include Scott Miller, PhD; Helen Fisher, PhD; Stephen Ilardi, PhD; Don Meichenbaum, PhD, Shelley Uram, MD and Fred Hanna, PhD. Explore the physical, emotional, social and spiritual dimensions of mental illness and addictive disorders. Topics include trauma treatment; clinical excellence; neuroscience and psychotherapy; addictive disorders; depression; co-occurring disorders; love, sex and attachment; ethics and many more.

CE: Up to 21 hrs NBCC, Psychologist, Social Worker, Substance Abuse Counselor, Nurse, and others. Fee: Early Bird $415 full program and Daily $150 by April 26. Open to the public. Registrar (800) 441-5569 or (954) 360-0909 (9am-5pm EST).

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Preventing Bullying through Science, Policy & Practice

Bullying affects a large number of young people: Bullying in school affects between 18 and 31 percent of children and teens; Cyberbullying probably affects about 7 to 15 percent of youth; and LGBT youth, youth with disabilities, and obese youth are at higher risk of being bullied.

A Toolkit from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine provides information and resources for youth, parents, school administrators, researchers, policymakers, and others.

Bullying: Through a Teacher's Eyes PSA.

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New from Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Enter the new, customized specifically for a parent's journey from discovery to recovery; through relapse and ongoing struggles; from the teen years to young adulthood. No other organization delivers the critical services, information and resources, or supportive online community for parents navigating their child’s substance use or addiction.

Please visit and have a look at their new services and resources such as:

Online chat: a pilot program available on nights and weekends to give you more opportunities to reach out for help.

Parent Blog: a place to get valuable, timely advice from experts and parents who have been there.

Know Your Child Is Using?: a guide for parents who recently discovered their child is using drugs or alcohol.

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Upcoming Trainings and Events:

Town Hall Event “What We Should Know About Youth and Drugs/Alcohol”
Date: March 30th from 6 pm to 8 pm
Garfield Community Center
More information

Children's Justice Conference
Date: April 11 - 12, 2017
Bellevue, WA
More information

"Ethics in Prevention: A Decision-making Process for Human Services Professionals"
Date: April 24, 2017
Olympia, WA
More information

Focus on the Future - Together
Date: April 24-27, 2017
Olympia, WA
More information

More Trainings and Events:
ADAI Calendar of training events in Seattle and Washington

Job Opportunities: See ADAI Employment.

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Also of Interest:

Positive Culture Framework Training
October 17th-19th in San Antonio, TX

Opioid Use Among Teens Decreasing, Studies Suggest (Partnership News Service).

One-Fourth of U.S. Teens Report Exposure to Secondhand E-Cigarette Vapors (Partnership News Service).

Marijuana Edibles: A Recipe for Trouble? (ParentMap Magazine).




      March 29, 2017

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In Brief: Chronic Substance Use and Cognitive Effects on the Brain

Provides information for clinicians who may encounter clients with cognitive deficits related to chronic substance use disorder. Highlights ways in which chronic substance use may affect the brain.

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