N.E.W. Mental Health Connection

Connecting stakeholders and resources to improve the mental health of our community

Providers Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for LGBT Individuals

Thursday, August 18, 2016 -
08:30 to 16:00

YMSM-LGBT LogoThis new full-day training, developed by SAMHSA, is intended for providers in contact with LGBT individuals (including MH and SUD clinicians, HIV providers, state, local and county government employees, primary care providers, public health practitioners, prevention specialists, community-based organization staff, school teachers and counselors). The curriculum consists of seven modules, beginning with an introduction to key terms, followed by a module on cultural considerations, and concluding with treatment considerations for clinical work. The other four modules address the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

Presenter: Jesse Heffernan is a Certified Recovery Coach & consultant with 15 years in long-term recovery from substance abuse. Jesse has worked with several medical providers and the WI State Council on AODA as an advocate for implementation of culturally responsive, recovery-oriented continuums of care. In his current business, Helios Recovery, he works with local treatment providers in tandem as a recovery coach to provide long term recovery options.

Location: Fox Valley Technical College HS114 AB Entrance 16
1825 N. Bluemound Drive, Appleton, WI 54912

Cost: $75 (includes lunch)
Registration and payment deadline: August 10
More information: Contact Ann Jadin (ann@namifoxvalley.org; 920-954-1550)

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