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The Dialogue eNewsletter


April 2013

Meet Jean Bennett, PhD, Our Regional Administrator

In 2011, Jean Bennett was selected as the SAMHSA Regional Administrator responsible for the federal Region III territory which includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. In this new SAMHSA leadership role, Jean works closely with federal, regional and national behavioral health leaders and stakeholders to identify shared goals and coordinate with SAMHSA colleagues and technical assistance resources  . .  .  Read more about her by clicking here . . . 

Dr. Marc Fishman presents Welcome to Planet Teen, (or, This is Your Brain on Adolescence)

Click here to watch the complete lecture

“Adolescence is the age when addictive disorders typically have their onset,” Fishman stated, and he named “developmental vulnerability” as the key contributor to adolescent addiction. . .   Click here to view the complete lecture or read a summary of its highlights by special guest author Stephanie Sisneros.

New Resource Available for Alcohol Awareness Month

Mid-America ATTC has developed a 2013 version of the Alcohol Awareness Month (April) Faith Community Bulletin Insert.  This product can be easily downloaded and used by churches, temples and mosques for their Sunday/Sabbath-day bulletins, newsletters or bulletin boards.  Click here to learn more . . . 
April is Alcohol Awareness Month
Motivational Incentives Webinar Series - Session 2 â€“ The Tic-Tac-Toe Board
April 10
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
* Free Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) available*
Motivational Incentives Webinar Series - Session 3: Voucher Systems and the Fishbowl Method
April 24
2:30 PM To 3:30 PM EDT
* Free CEHs available*
Health Disparities Research
at the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, and Disability:
A National Conference

April 25 & 26
Washington, DC
Reproductive Health Update
April 26
Baltimore, MD
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
Motivational Incentives Webinar Series - Session 4 â€“ Implementation Software and Other Practical implementation Tips
May 8         
2:30 PM To 3:30 PM EDT
* Free CEHs available*

Spotlight on Region 3

Check out these other great learning opportunities  . . .
Addressing Substance Use in the Hospital: Building Bridges to Community Treatment
April 9th
Newark, DE

Treatment Planning Workshop
April 12 or 19
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Washington DC
for more info. contact Susan Richardson
*6 free Contact Hours available*

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