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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

The National Council does not offer continuing education credits or certificates of attendance for webinars. 

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

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Connecting the Dots: Addiction, Trauma and Tobacco Use

Mon., June 17, 12-1 p.m. ET


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) – such as physical or emotional abuse or neglect – are common and associated with an increased risk for smoking. What can you do to address this risk? Explore the connection between ACEs and tobacco use with Karen Johnson, MSW, LCSW, the National Council’s senior director of trauma-informed services. Attendees will learn how to make the connection from addiction to tobacco and receive practical guidance on implementing a trauma-informed approach that promotes safety and support to reduce tobacco use among your clients who have experienced trauma.


Alternative Funding Strategies to Sustain and Expand Crisis Call Center Operations

Tues., June 25, 2-3:30 p.m. ET


The U.S. is experiencing an alarming rise in suicide –30 percent in the past two decades. To provide quality crisis and suicide prevention services, you need a sustainable funding stream. So, how can you ensure you have enough funding to meet the rising number of calls? During the webinar, learn how three National Suicide Prevention Lifeline members have identified alternative funding mechanisms for their crisis call centers.


Translating Detox into Recovery: Innovations in Opioid Treatment

Tues., July 16, 3-4:30 p.m. ET


Facilitating access to treatment for someone with an opioid use disorder can take many avenues. Frequently people will seek detox, but a common problem in many communities is that the number of detox beds available are inadequate. But not all detox has to be done on an inpatient basis. Ambulatory Detox is a commonly used service for persons seeking treatment for an opioid use disorder and can be an important first step in the recovery process if structured correctly and connected to appropriate follow-up care. It is essential that any period of detox be followed by access to medications such as extended-release naltrexone. Please join us as we explore one organization’s model for engaging clients seeking ambulatory detox and transitioning them to more formal addiction treatment services.


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The National Council does not offer continuing education credits or certificates of attendance for webinars.

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.

Download the Attendee Quick Reference Guide to keep handy.

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

For help, email

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