Webinars are great platforms of learning new information. Below are some webinars that we highly recommend and would like to recognize. Thank you!

Organization: NAADAC Institute Webinar Series
Website: www.naadac.org    

Counseling African Americans with Substance Use Disorders
Presenter Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC

In this free webinar, participants will be introduced to tools that will enable them to work more effectively with chemically dependent African Americans with substance use disorders. A partial list of topics includes: 7 Strategies for Engaging African Americans in Addictions Treatment within the First 5 Minutes of Contact; 3 Strategies for Overcoming Barriers to Mistrust; Effective Cross-cultural Counseling with African Americans with Substance Use Disorders; How to Have a Sensitive Discussion of Differences in the Cross-cultural Counseling Relationship; Culturally-specific Approaches to Working with African American Men and Women in Addictions Treatment; and How to Partner with Indigenous Healers in the African American Community to Promote Recovery. Join us for this essential training on cultural competency!

Organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Website: www.samhsa.gov                                                        

Establishing Whole Health Recovery Models in Diverse Communities

Recovery supports are not as available or as utilized in diverse communities as they are in predominately white communities. Addressing this reality is not as simple as increasing outreach and engagement. Organizations seeking to deliver recovery supports within diverse communities must make sure that the supports they deliver are culturally congruent. This webinar describes how principles of recovery relate to whole health approaches in diverse communities, offers examples of culturally congruent recovery supports, provides tools and resources to assist with planning and implementing recovery supports in diverse communities, and discusses culturally congruent recovery messaging and language. Original Air Date: March 17, 2016. (Exert taken from website)