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Educational Opportunites and Wireless Technologies

February 1, 2010
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2010 SAAS National Conference and NIATx Summit: Shining a Light on Innovation

Plan now to attend the behavioral conference for CEOs, senior managers, and change leaders focused on leadership, process improvement, and technology, held at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 11-14, 2010. NIATx (formerly the Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment) and the State Associations of Addiction Services are teaming up on another energizing conference. For complete information or to register, visit

Botvin LifeSkills Training

Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) is an evidence-based substance abuse and violence prevention program. LST is included in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) and has been cited for excellence by numerous organizations including the U.S. Department of Education and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. Studies have found that the program can reduce tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug use by as much as 80 percent. Visit or call 800-293-4969.

The Field Model of Intervention

The Field Model of Intervention offers the first and only approved online training in the addiction intervention and behavioral health fields, which meets and exceeds the educational criteria of both the IICB and NAADAC. You can receive 14 hours of credit towards both the BRI requirements by taking the FMI course, which offers the most comprehensive assessment, case development, and implementation strategies for the clinically complex and reactive client. Visit or call 888-347-1347 (888-3IS-13IS).

The Center for Financial Social Work

The Center for Financial Social Work provides programs, products, and services which combine increased personal awareness with expanded financial knowledge, skills, and on-going support in order to create long-term financial behavioral change. These offerings are interactive, introspective, psychosocially based, and multi-disciplinary. Ongoing education is provided to certified financial social workers, counselors, and educators/coaches across the U.S. who work with various populations and organizations such as the elderly, veterans, Departments of Social Services, and drug and alcohol rehabs.

International University for Graduate Studies

International University for Graduate Studies is a 31 year old accredited university. It accepts, in transfer, all relevant graduate credits including those credits from graduate degrees, approved continuing education, and licensing coursework. Candidates can complete their degree with less sacrifice of time and money. IUG's 11 programs include Behavioral Health and Addiction Studies. The faculty consists of practicing professionals, including last summer's visiting professor, Dr. Claudia Black. Visit or call 888-989-GRAD.

NIATx Adopting Changes to Improve Outcomes Now (ACTION) Campaign II

Get connected with NIATx by participating in the ACTION Campaign II. The ACTION Campaign II is an 18-month NIATx initiative, focused on helping behavioral healthcare organizations reduce costs, improve services, and increase revenue. There is no charge to participate. Twice-monthly webinars offer strategies for improving services, reducing costs, and increasing revenue. For more information or to log on, visit

NIATx Change Leader Academy

The NIATx Change Leader Academy (CLA)-held on April 28-29, 2010, in Madison, WI-is designed for individuals with little experience in leading change. Whether you are a beginner or have some experience in process improvement, the NIATx CLA will equip you to lead change projects and teams within your organization. For more information or to register, visit