The Regional Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor Training (RADACT) program is pleased to announce the 45th Annual School on Addictions and Behavioral Health: “Trauma Recovery Systems of Care: Treatment and Solutions” Join us May 6– 8, 2019 at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel to explore trauma and recovery in the field of addictions and behavioral health.
The 2019 Annual School on Addictions and Behavioral Health will bring together more than 400 professionals. Attendees will include counselors, social workers, educators, case workers, mental health clinicians, psychologists, primary care providers, criminal justice workers, peer support specialists, and volunteers from various organizations throughout Alaska. This year’s theme will focus on trauma and how trauma is involved in a lot of people’s lives who are involved in recovery. The focus will be on treatment for recovering individuals, to look at how our systems of care are organized, how we as providers meet and greet people, and what providers require of recovering individuals as they go through treatment so that we as providers are not re-traumatizing those in recovery.
This year’s conference will categorize all its workshops according to Entry level, Intermediate level and Advanced level of training. Instructors will be challenged to design their presentation to meet the specific needs of these different levels of professionals. Also, to give participants greater opportunity to attend multiple workshops, all workshops will be limited to 1.5 hours or 3 hours. Workshops that need to be longer can be broken up into independent 1.5 hour or 3 hour workshops. Workshop focus will also need to be identified as being suitable for primary care providers, behavioral health providers, or both. The topics that are highlighted in the “Call for Papers” will be given priority.
The Annual School is the oldest behavioral health conference in the state of Alaska. Over the past four decades it has continued to evolve in order to effectively meet the training needs of behavioral health professionals’ statewide. The conference provides a wonderful opportunity to network face-to-face with fellow professionals and colleagues from all over Alaska and the United States. We look forward to seeing you there.
The 2019 Annual School is being held at the Anchorage Sheraton Hotel. Information on booking rooms will be posted as a later date.
Registration information will be posted at a later date.
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