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National Council webinars present experts on key mental health and addictions topics, followed by meaningful Q&A with webinar participants.

Webinars are offered in the following tracks:

  • Addiction Disorders
  • Clinical Practice Improvement
  • Workforce Development
  • Compliance
  • Integration
  • Health Reform & Other Delivery/Payment System Changes
  • Trauma-informed Behavioral Health
  • Health IT & Treatment Technologies



Upcoming webinars


Reducing Tobacco Use in Young Adults

Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2:00-3:30pm EDT

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Presenters: Rebecca Richey, LCSW, PsyD, Assistant Clinical Director, Behavioral Health & Wellness Program, School of Medicine University of Colorado, Denver; Donna Vallone, PhD, MPH, Senior Vice President, Research & Evaluation, Legacy 

More than 80% of adults smoke their first cigarette before they turn 18, and about 33% of young smokers will eventually die from a tobacco-related disease. Images of tobacco use are pervasive in mass media. For example, in 2010, one-third of movies marketed to young adults show tobacco use onscreen. As a result, tobacco control and prevention efforts targeted at youth and young adults needs to employ creative, youth-competent tools and strategies.

Get the latest data on this population to frame your case for integrating tobacco prevention efforts aimed at youth and young adult within your practice and learn tobacco prevention and cessation tips that work well in this population. Then learn how Legacy’s award winning truth® campaign — a national, evidence-based public education campaigned —enlists youth to eliminate tobacco use.

Takeaways to Expect:
• Tobacco’s economic and health implications for youth and young adults
• Tips and treatment modalities that work well in preventing and treating tobacco use among youth and young adults
• The truth® campaign’s critical role in ending tobacco use among youth and young adults
• Community behavioral health providers’ key role in providing cessation and wellness services for youth and young adults


Strengthening Personal and Community Resilience to Mitigate the Impact of Disaster Trauma

November 6, 2014, 2-3pm Eastern/11am-Noon Pacific

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Following a disaster, among those most at risk for developing adverse reactions are individuals with mental health conditions and/or trauma histories. Behavioral health organizations can play a critical role in preparing the individuals they serve and their community partners with the knowledge and skills needed to mitigate these adverse reactions. Join this webinar to explore the impact of disaster trauma, learn about other at-risk populations, and gain specific strategies to promote personal and community resilience.

Presenters: Linda Ligenza, LCSW, Clinical Services Director, National Council for Behavioral Health; and Anthony Speier, PhD, Retired Assistant Secretary, Department of Health and Hospitals – Louisiana Office of Behavioral Health and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans


Watch this page for topics, dates, and registration. Go to our Webinar Archive for recordings and PowerPoint presentations from past National Council LIVE webinars.

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Attendance is limited to the first 1,000 people that join. So please sign in early to ensure your seat for the live event. A free audio recording and Powerpoint will be available after the live event concludes.

How Do I Participate in National Council LIVE Webinars?

Registration is required for each webinar. Upon registering, you will receive email confirmation with webinar access information. Please register using the email of the person who will attend the webinar as the access information is unique and cannot be shared or forwarded. If multiple persons from your organization plan to attend the webinar from different computers, each person must register separately.

At the time of the webinar, you will need Internet access to view the presentation on your computer monitor and listen to the presenters through your computer speakers. We recommend that you log in at least 15 minutes prior to event time. You may also dial into a phone line to access the audio. During the presentation, you can send in questions for the speaker using the dialog box on the right of your webinar window.

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A recording and the PowerPoint will be be posted within 48 hours AFTER the event.

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