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Tuesday, October 4th, 1:00-3:30 pm

Motivational Interviewing, Laura Saunders–virtual session

Description: Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative conversation style for strengthening a person’s own motivation and commitment to change.

Learning objectives of this training include:

  • Relate practice as usual and your personal style of helping to motivationally interview (MI)
  • Evaluate MI as a way to help your clients and patients move towards health and wellness
  • Summarize the process for learning MI and integrating it into practice

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Friday, October 7th  9:00am-3:00pm

PART–IN PERSON at Grand River Academy

(limited to 200 participants)

This session will focus on the State of the County around Prevention, Awareness, Recovery and Treatment, what is currently being done, and what you can do to help.

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Thursday, October 13th, 9:00 am-11:30 am

Leadership 2.0 A Workshop for Supervisors, Mark Sanders–virtual session

Description: Topics covered in this skill-building workshop include: How to retain talented employees; rapport building in supervision and how to take your leadership skills to the next level.


  • Utilize tools that will help you retain talented employees through team-building and increasing organizational morale
  • Assess and identify strategies to take your leadership skills to the next level

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Thursday, October 13th 1:30pm-2:45pm

Diversifying Your Network for Equity, Ericka Burroughs-Girardi–virtual session

Description: Prevention strategies are more likely to be equitable and sustainable when implemented by diverse partners sharing the same vision. However, growing a network of diverse partners is easier said than done. We all have the tendency to work with the same people and organizations. In this workshop, participants will explore the synergy at the heart of diverse networks. Then, Ericka will guide participants in exercises to expand their networks to include non-traditional partners. More importantly, participants will identify strategies to connect authentically with new and diverse partners.


  • Participants will build their capacity to grow a diverse network by understanding the connection between a diverse network and equitable solutions.
  • Learning and exchanging strategies to diversify their networks.
  • Practicing authenticity for connection.

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Friday, October 14th 10:00am-11:30am

Human Trafficking Basics and Appalachia Focus, Christi Bartman–virtual session

Description: This session will focus on the Definition of Human Trafficking, along with the Myths, Statistics, Risk Factors/vulnerabilities, Barriers in Appalachia, Push/Pull factors, Social Media, Warning Signs (Sex and Labor), and actual Cases in Appalachian Counties. We will also look at Anti-Trafficking work, where we stand and how you can help.

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Tuesday, October 18th 10:00am-11:30am

Family-Controlled Human Trafficking in a Rural Environment, Christi Bartman & Alicia Ley–virtual session

Description: This Human Trafficking session will focus on familial trafficking in a rural-setting, and statistics. We will also focus on questions to ask as well as on the Anti-trafficking work currently being done and how you can help.

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Thursday, October 20th, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Understanding Eating Disorders: ED 101, Katie Armstrong, Valerie Ashby, Elizabeth Incorvia– virtual session

Description: Do you ever wonder if your client is struggling with an eating disorder? What help is available for someone with an eating disorder? Is it “bad enough” to refer to a specialist? These questions and more will be answered during this session. This 1.5-hour long training will help professionals who want to learn more about eating disorder diagnosis when to refer a client and what treatment options are available.


  • Differentiate the various types of eating disorders
  • Learn 3 different ways to identify a client that may be struggling with an eating disorder
  • Describe 4 levels of treatment for eating disorders and what modalities are commonly used to treat eating disorders.

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Tuesday, October 25th 10:00am-11:00am

Addiction through the Lens of Trauma, Dr. Quyen Ngo–virtual session

Description: Dr. Ngo will discuss the intersection of addiction, mental health, and trauma and how their co-occurrence impacts communities and individual treatment of addiction. She will also discuss the impact of addiction and trauma on providers and helpers in the form of secondary trauma/vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout. Dr. Ngo will highlight the impact of addiction and trauma on health equity and the efforts that can be made to remove barriers to care and resources for addiction and mental health, including the risk for suicide.


  1. Define and distinguish between trauma, secondary trauma/vicarious trauma, and compassion fatigue and burnout.
  2. Identify three ways in which trauma impacts addiction treatment and recovery.
  3. Understand the role of health equity in addiction and mental health treatment.

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Friday, October 28th 11:00am-12:00pm

Epidemic within the Pandemic, Dr. Nicole Labor–virtual session

Description: an in-depth view of addiction and recovery during the pandemic.

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