Welcome to CASAT’s Continuing Education registration site. The primary mission of CASAT is to improve the prevention and treatment services for individuals with addictive behaviors by helping organizations, students, and the existing workforce apply research-based practices. 

Upcoming Trainings

3 CEHs
Webinar
Confidentiality & Privacy for Behavioral Health Providers
Location: Online
4/19/2021

The webinar will cover Federal Drug and Alcohol Confidentiality Law (42 CFR Part 2) and the Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act (HIPAA). The training will provide information on which programs must comply with Federal Privacy Laws and under which circumstances, and to understand the interplay between the Federal Laws Governing Confidentiality Substance Use Treatment Patient Records and the Health the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Additionally, Nevada specific Privacy Laws will be explored and reviewed in light of Federal Privacy requirements. Finally, a summary of recent revisions to the Federal Laws will be reviewed.

The webinar will cover Federal Drug and Alcohol Confidentiality Law (42 CFR Part 2) and the Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act (HIPAA). The training will provide information on which programs must comply with Federal Privacy Laws and under which circumstances, and to understand the interplay between the Federal Laws Governing Confidentiality Substance Use Treatment Patient Records and the Health the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Additionally, Nevada specific Privacy Laws will be explored and reviewed in light of Federal Privacy requirements. Finally, a summary of recent revisions to the Federal Laws will be reviewed.

3 CEHs
Webinar
Psychological First Aid: Helping Others in Times of Stress
Location: Online
4/23/2021

Psychological First Aid Description: This instructor-led course provides a framework for understanding the factors that affect stress responses. The course introduces the principles of psychological first aid and guidelines for when to refer to a Mental Health professional. Learn how to assist individuals in the immediate aftermath of disaster. Purpose: The purpose of this training is to further understand how and when to provide Psychological First Aid in the immediate aftermath of a disaster event. This training will provide instruction on how to provide basic care, comfort and support to individuals, colleagues, students and community members who are experiencing disaster-related stress

Psychological First Aid Description: This instructor-led course provides a framework for understanding the factors that affect stress responses. The course introduces the principles of psychological first aid and guidelines for when to refer to a Mental Health professional. Learn how to assist individuals in the immediate aftermath of disaster. Purpose: The purpose of this training is to further understand how and when to provide Psychological First Aid in the immediate aftermath of a disaster event. This training will provide instruction on how to provide basic care, comfort and support to individuals, colleagues, students and community members who are experiencing disaster-related stress

2 CEHs
Webinar
Toxic Stress & High Risk Behaviors
Location: Online
4/30/2021

Living in stressful environments can negatively affect an individual’s emotional, social, and physical development. Through this training, attendees will be provided with an overview of how stress can affect brain development and will learn how these changes in the brain may lead to the adoption of high-risk behaviors. The training further discusses substance misuse as a common coping strategy and participants will learn key action items to promote a public health approach and improve interactions with individuals engaging in high-risk behaviors.

Living in stressful environments can negatively affect an individual’s emotional, social, and physical development. Through this training, attendees will be provided with an overview of how stress can affect brain development and will learn how these changes in the brain may lead to the adoption of high-risk behaviors. The training further discusses substance misuse as a common coping strategy and participants will learn key action items to promote a public health approach and improve interactions with individuals engaging in high-risk behaviors.

Highlighted Resources

1 CEHs
Online Video
Naloxone/Narcan Administration Training for Law Enforcement
Location: Online
Anytime

Upon completion of the Naloxone/Narcan Administration Training for Law Enforcement participants should be able to: Understand pain and how opioids work in the body; Explain how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose; Understand the role of naloxone in an opioid overdose and how it can prevent an overdose death; and Demonstrate how to use the various formulations of naloxone.

Upon completion of the Naloxone/Narcan Administration Training for Law Enforcement participants should be able to: Understand pain and how opioids work in the body; Explain how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose; Understand the role of naloxone in an opioid overdose and how it can prevent an overdose death; and Demonstrate how to use the various formulations of naloxone.

2 CEHs
Online Video
Overview of Suicide Prevention
Location: Online
Anytime

This training will consider basic strategies in addressing suicidal thoughts and behaviors, techniques for assessing suicidal ideation and considerations for best practices in responding to these unique situations. In addition we will evaluate how suicide may or may not have impacted us personally and the role that plays in our practice. Objectives: Participants will consider intentional practices when working with all clients, unique suicide risk factors for specific populations and the potential impact of specific life events as a risk factor. Participants will become aware of the annual number of suicides and the impact on society and others. Participants will review and/or be introduced to common assessment tools. Participants will consider and review effective response strategies when suicide risk factors are identified. Note: This course will satisfy the 2 hour Suicide Awareness/Prevention CEUs required for behavioral health workers.

This training will consider basic strategies in addressing suicidal thoughts and behaviors, techniques for assessing suicidal ideation and considerations for best practices in responding to these unique situations. In addition we will evaluate how suicide may or may not have impacted us personally and the role that plays in our practice. Objectives: Participants will consider intentional practices when working with all clients, unique suicide risk factors for specific populations and the potential impact of specific life events as a risk factor. Participants will become aware of the annual number of suicides and the impact on society and others. Participants will review and/or be introduced to common assessment tools. Participants will consider and review effective response strategies when suicide risk factors are identified. Note: This course will satisfy the 2 hour Suicide Awareness/Prevention CEUs required for behavioral health workers.

1.5 CEHs
Online Video
Trauma and First Responders
Location: Online
Anytime

In the last few years, more firefights and police officers have died by suicide than in the line of duty. Indeed, it is also believed that the numbers of reported suicides for first responders are usually underestimated. This workshop will explore the phenomenon of First Responder suicide including causes/conditions and learn what is being done to prevent suicide in this vulnerable population. Additionally, resources for peers, family members, and professionals will be investigated with attendees to help them take an active role in providing support to the First Responders in their lives.

In the last few years, more firefights and police officers have died by suicide than in the line of duty. Indeed, it is also believed that the numbers of reported suicides for first responders are usually underestimated. This workshop will explore the phenomenon of First Responder suicide including causes/conditions and learn what is being done to prevent suicide in this vulnerable population. Additionally, resources for peers, family members, and professionals will be investigated with attendees to help them take an active role in providing support to the First Responders in their lives.