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

2 CEHs
Webinar
Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Responding to Intimate Partner Violence in Treatment and Recovery Services
Location: Online
10/23/2020

It has long been recognized that abuse by an intimate partner can have traumatic mental health and substance use effects. Research has found high rates of both past and current intimate partner violence (IPV) among people in substance use disorder and mental health treatment settings. A growing body of evidence has found that abuse is often targeted at a partner’s substance use and mental health in deliberate attempts to undermine and control survivors and keep them from achieving their recovery goals. These forms of abuse, known as substance use coercion and mental health coercion, not only jeopardize the well-being of survivors and their children, but also compromise the effectiveness of mental health and substance use disorder treatment. All of this is further complicated by escalating rates and severity of IPV during the COVID-19 pandemic. This session will provide treatment and recovery specialists with a conceptual framework for understanding survivors’ patterns of substance use within the context of IPV, will prepare practitioners to recognize and respond to substance use coercion and mental health coercion within treatment and recovery services, and will equip practitioners with strategies and resources tobetter serve survivors and their children.

It has long been recognized that abuse by an intimate partner can have traumatic mental health and substance use effects. Research has found high rates of both past and current intimate partner violence (IPV) among people in substance use disorder and mental health treatment settings. A growing body of evidence has found that abuse is often targeted at a partner’s substance use and mental health in deliberate attempts to undermine and control survivors and keep them from achieving their recovery goals. These forms of abuse, known as substance use coercion and mental health coercion, not only jeopardize the well-being of survivors and their children, but also compromise the effectiveness of mental health and substance use disorder treatment. All of this is further complicated by escalating rates and severity of IPV during the COVID-19 pandemic. This session will provide treatment and recovery specialists with a conceptual framework for understanding survivors’ patterns of substance use within the context of IPV, will prepare practitioners to recognize and respond to substance use coercion and mental health coercion within treatment and recovery services, and will equip practitioners with strategies and resources tobetter serve survivors and their children.

1.25 CEHs
Webinar
Statutory Rape Prevention Project: Increasing Awareness, Mandatory Reporting, and Prevention of Statutory Sexual Seduction
Location: Online
10/27/2020

The goal of our Statutory Rape Prevention Project is to increase awareness, mandatory reporting, and prevention of Statutory Sexual Seduction (AKA Statutory Rape) and other age-gap relationships. During this presentation, you will learn about teen dating violence, consent, Nevada laws pertaining to age-gap relationships, the harmful impact of these relationships on the victims, and best-practice in reporting. Statutory Rape has harmful consequences on the victim. Research indicates some of the harmful consequences are increased teen pregnancy rates, increase in STIs, increase in high school dropout rates, and earlier drug and alcohol use in victims of these crimes. As mandatory reporters, you are obligated to report violations of these crimes. This presentation assists you in identifying best-practice in reporting. Due to COVID-19 many of the teens you work with do not have as much access to this information from their health classes. This presentation will provide you with the knowledge to better assist the teens you serve.

The goal of our Statutory Rape Prevention Project is to increase awareness, mandatory reporting, and prevention of Statutory Sexual Seduction (AKA Statutory Rape) and other age-gap relationships. During this presentation, you will learn about teen dating violence, consent, Nevada laws pertaining to age-gap relationships, the harmful impact of these relationships on the victims, and best-practice in reporting. Statutory Rape has harmful consequences on the victim. Research indicates some of the harmful consequences are increased teen pregnancy rates, increase in STIs, increase in high school dropout rates, and earlier drug and alcohol use in victims of these crimes. As mandatory reporters, you are obligated to report violations of these crimes. This presentation assists you in identifying best-practice in reporting. Due to COVID-19 many of the teens you work with do not have as much access to this information from their health classes. This presentation will provide you with the knowledge to better assist the teens you serve.

3 CEHs
Webinar
At the Intersection of Guns and Mental Health: The Introductory Course
Location: Online
10/28/2020

At the end of this course, attendees will: increase understanding of suicide by firearm and its disproportionate presence in American culture, particularly as it relates to overall firearm deaths improve their understanding of the stigma related to mental health care among gun owners including veterans and first responders; learn how to validate emotional experiences of gun owners; increase their empathy and understanding related to gun culture; improve their understanding of firearms broadly, including types, classes, and uses; gain new information on expected standards and need for clinical contributions to the field; understand “red flag laws” and transfer laws, along with clinician responsibility and ethical scope in Nevada

At the end of this course, attendees will: increase understanding of suicide by firearm and its disproportionate presence in American culture, particularly as it relates to overall firearm deaths improve their understanding of the stigma related to mental health care among gun owners including veterans and first responders; learn how to validate emotional experiences of gun owners; increase their empathy and understanding related to gun culture; improve their understanding of firearms broadly, including types, classes, and uses; gain new information on expected standards and need for clinical contributions to the field; understand “red flag laws” and transfer laws, along with clinician responsibility and ethical scope in Nevada

Highlighted Resources

1 CEHs
Online Video
Discovering Pathways to Recovery
Location: Online
Anytime

The addiction recovery climate is changing quickly. Over the last few years, the Office of National Drug Control Policy, which has helped bring recovery support to the front lines has recognized the need and focus of recovery. In this webinar we will discuss the changes that have been made, the current recovery climate, and the direction it is headed.

The addiction recovery climate is changing quickly. Over the last few years, the Office of National Drug Control Policy, which has helped bring recovery support to the front lines has recognized the need and focus of recovery. In this webinar we will discuss the changes that have been made, the current recovery climate, and the direction it is headed.

2 CEHs
Online Video
Suicide Prevention Competencies
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.

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.

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.