To offer mental health and community service providers technical training
on emerging trends and issues in southeast Iowa that pertain to improving
the quality of care
On completion of this program, participants should be able to:
LGBTQIA+ 101: Providing Culturally Competent Services
Identify and differentiate basic terminology and identities in relation
to the LGBTQ community
Describe the differences between gender identity, gender expression, sex
assigned at birth and attraction
Discuss how to create and enhance welcoming spaces for LGBTQ people
Student Experiences from Burlington Community High School's Gay Straight Alliance
LGBTQ Health Inequities and Disparities: Exploring the impact and intersectionality
of the social determinants of health
Describe the health inequities and disparities related to the LGBTQ communities.
Recognize how social determinants of health impact LGBTQ health disparities
Describe how internal and external trauma impact health outcomes for LGBTQ people.
Propose organizational changes to better serve LGBTQ people.
Opioid Use Disorder: Psychopharmacology and diagnosis
Discuss statistics about opiate use, including different types of opiates.
Describe opiates' impact on the human brain and behavior.
Discuss substance-use disorders in general, and opioid-use disorder in
Examine why medication-assisted treatment for opioids is crucial, given
the former objectives.
Recognizing and Responding to an Overdose
Medication-Assisted Treatment Overview
Discuss the integration of therapy and medication, and why therapy is needed
in conjunction with medication.
Discuss different medication options and the medication administration process.
Mental health counselors and providers, certified drug and alcohol counselors,
social workers, nurses, health care providers, educators and community
Joshua Merritt, MSW, LGBTQ Youth Advocate, Iowa Safe Schools
Cassie Gerst, Teacher Liaison and Outreach Coordinator, Burlington Community
Cody Shafer, Early Intervention Services/PREP Coordinator, Iowa Department
of Public Health
Nicolas Foss, MS, IADC, BACC, ICGC-II, Associate Director, Alcohol and
Drug Dependency Services of Southeast Iowa
Mindy Sutak, IADC, Outpatient Counselor, Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services
of Southeast Iowa
David Chapin, MPA, CADS, UCS Healthcare
This program is approved for 7 contact hours for participants who attend
the entire program. Great River Medical Center is Iowa Board of Nursing
Provider #43. The Iowa Board of Certification has approved this program
for 3.5 hours each for Special Populations, and Drug and Alcohol Specific.
This event is partially funded by Des Moines County Crisis Prevention Center
Services and Southeast Iowa Link. The cost includes materials, CEU recording
and lunch. Refunds will not be issues for cancellations or no-shows.
The class size is limited. Please register by Friday, April 27.
Registration on the day of event starts at 7:30 a.m.
If you cannot click to send the registration form below, please save a
pdf of the completed form and send it as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you continue having difficulty, please call 319-768-4070.
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2018 Behavioral Health Summit flyer