National Criminal Justice Training Center Recorded Webinars
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Alcohol and Substance Abuse Recorded Webinars
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Co-Occuring Disorders Simplified | Recorded on April 7, 2021
Clients present with myriad needs and complexities, and complex clients require complex solutions. This is especially important for clients with mental health considerations. This webinar will focus on understanding mental health symptoms and what tribal service providers and criminal justice professionals can do from a very practical perspective. We will cover broad categories of diagnoses, but more importantly, we will equip you with some skills you can use when working with a client presenting with mental health symptoms.
Neurobiology of Addiction - Beyond the Basics | Recorded on March 31, 2021
Previous webinars have laid the foundation regarding the impact of addiction on the brain. Join us to go the next level and explore what can be done to support tribal members’ journeys out of addiction. During the webinar, we will emphasize skills and research-based methodologies of healing the brain and preventing relapse.
Building Stress-Resilient Tribal Communities | Recorded on November 4, 2020
Review stress factors, the toxic stress of poverty, the correlation between stress and alcohol and substance abuse, and the protective nature of community on stress resilience. Discuss the generational impact on stress resilience. Explore the predictive quality of social and community support on building stress resilience and stress management and reduction strategies.
Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Alliance Development - A Successful Tribal Model | Recorded on August 20, 2020
Attend this webinar for a discussion on Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) of the Flathead Nation's journey to implement a successful Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Alliance including the steps they took, key community stakeholders they involved to achieve success, and how they have been able to sustain their Alliance.
Effective Collaborations: 10 Steps to Address the Opioid Crisis | Recorded on June 16, 2020
Explore successful examples of law enforcement/community coalitions that have produced positive outcomes. Examples of positive outcomes include increasing public awareness of opioid risks, reaching youth with critical messages regarding fentanyl, responding to fatal overdoses, reducing stigma associated with Substance Use Disorder (SUD), and promoting links to effective treatment. Discuss multidisciplinary and community policing partnerships that helped lead to program success.
Examining the Relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Substance Use among Tribal Populations | Recorded on January 6, 2021
Examine the relationship between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and substance use, with an emphasis on research specific to tribal communities and youth. Discuss the confounding effects of social economic factors and ethnicity-based differences in prevalence rates. Review culturally-enhanced treatment options for ACEs. Explore specific strategies for caregivers, prevention specialists, treatment providers, criminal justice professionals and community members.
Excited Delirium Syndrome: Early Diagnosis Often Saves Lives | Recorded on September 29, 2020
Excited Delirium Syndrome is medical condition that law enforcement is often requested to respond to. Excited delirium is broadly defined as a state of agitation, excitability, paranoia, aggression, and apparent immunity to pain, often associated with stimulant use and certain psychiatric disorders. Excited Delirium can often be fatal due to cardiac arrest. A misdiagnosis near onset can lead to an inability to provide proper medical treatment. Sometimes these deaths occur in police custody. Attend this webinar to learn about the types of chemical imbalances and drugs that can lead to excited delirium, recognize key symptoms and behavior, and discuss safety measures for first responders and law enforcement in responding to these cases.
Intro to Drug Endangered Children Awareness: Identifying Drug Endangered Children – A Collaborative Approach |Recorded on July 23, 2020
Ignored, abused, and abandoned – these are some of the chronic conditions experienced by children raised in environments where there is substance abuse or illegal drug use, manufacturing, cultivation and distribution. Drug endangered children are part of a very large, and growing population of children whose lives have been seriously and negatively impacted by dangerous drugs. During this webinar you will be provided introductory information on identifying and supporting children impacted by parental or caregiver substance abuse. Discuss how the DEC approach assists in overcoming the challenges in aligning the agencies and systems responsible for preventing, intervening, and treating these issues to change the trajectories of the lives of drug endangered children and break multi-generational cycles of abuse and neglect.
Intro to Neurobiology of Addiction | Recorded on September 2, 2020
Given the high rates of addiction and co-occurring disorders in a criminal justice population, familiarity with the latest research on addiction is essential to attend to the needs of clients we serve. A very high percentage of domestic violence and higher risk offenders struggle with addition in addition to other criminogenic needs. This webinar will focus on the latest research on addiction and the brain. We will cover strategies and skills to support someone through the recovery process. We will explore the fundamentals of relapse prevention and evidence-based ways of facilitating long-term behavior change.
Nature or Nurture? The Impact of Genetics and the Environment on Addiction | Recorded on October 7, 2020
Discuss where research stands in the debate between nature and nurture. Explore factors such as the genetic predisposition to addiction, the impact of the environment on learned behavior, and what this means for caregivers and tribal communities.
Opioid Addiction and Medication Assisted Treatments for Tribal Communities | Recorded on September 30, 2020
Discuss an overview of opiate addiction and the role of medication assisted treatments (MATs) specific to tribal communities. Review recent research on effective treatment strategies for opioid addiction. Compare common myths and misconceptions.
Social Emotional Skill Development | Recorded on October 14, 2020
Social and emotional development can be defined as a process through which individuals acquire skills to increase self-awareness, improve relationships with others, and achieve their goals. These skills are essential to succeed in family, school, workplaces, and community and are increasingly recognized as important to one’s success in a variety of life outcomes. The benefits of social and emotional skill development can therefore be leveraged in tribal communities to maximize the protective impact of these skills against negative outcomes, including addiction. Attend this webinar to discuss the importance of social emotional skills (SES) among children, youth and adults and the buffering effect of SES on addiction and trauma. Examine strategies to support SES development.
Strategies to Reduce Underage Substance Abuse in Tribal Communities | Recorded on November 18, 2020
Examine key predictors of under aged substance abuse. Discuss the long-term impact of under aged substance use, prevalence rates among tribal communities, and strategies to reduce or delay under aged substance use in tribal communities.