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DDAP Webinars


Drug and Alcohol Confidentiality

DDAP is pleased to announce the availability of an online training module for Drug and Alcohol Confidentiality through TrainPA. This training is a review of the federal and state confidentiality laws and regulations protecting the privacy of those seeking and receiving services for Substance Use Disorders, and is designed to help participants gain the basic knowledge needed to effectively perform their job duties within the parameters of confidentiality protections. It is required to be completed within 365 days of hire for SCA staff and their contracted providers.


Talking About PTSD: Improving Communication and Care for Refugee Patients
A webinar with mental health experts, medical interpreters, refugee community leaders, and refugee health care providers who will discuss the challenges of communicating mental health treatment options across language and cultural differences and how new resources can help foster better communication between clinicians, professional medical interpreters, and refugee patients. By strengthening providers’ knowledge of PTSD treatment for refugees, providing tools for clinicians and interpreters, and advocating for evidence-based PTSD treatment for refugee adults, we can help refugees feel more comfortable with mental health referral and treatment. Register today.

Lifeline Webinar: Tools, Training and Tips for Call Center Success | September 24 – 2 pm
In a year of enduring crises, helping those who help others is essential to achieving progress. In this “behind-the-scenes” webinar, learn how the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network is delivering tools and training to address compassion fatigue among call center staff; hear from front line workers who are helping callers navigate the pandemic and social unrest; and leave with self-care strategies you can apply in your own organization. Experience the on-the-ground impact of Lifeline call centers and learn more about their valuable role during these challenging times – register today.


Direct Care Worker Training Grant
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) announced the availability of $2,000,000.00 of funding for the Direct Care Workers Training Grant. This Notice of Grant Availability (NGA) seeks applications to support initiatives that provide effective training programs that improve the quality of care produced by direct care workers and creating, organizing, and/or building career pathways that pay family-sustaining wages for direct care workers.


Webinar Series: Penn State Project ECHO Supporting Employers, Supporting Employees in Recovery
Penn State Project ECHO is taking steps to equip employers and administrative staff throughout Pennsylvania with the knowledge, resources and best practices to support employees in recovery. The Supporting Employers, Supporting Employees ECHO series consists of 10 biweekly, hour-long sessions. A brief presentation on a topic related to employee recovery will be given within the last 15 minutes of each session.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Webinar Series (flyer link below)

Please see this flyer for details regarding an upcoming FASD Webinar Series sponsored by Drexel University and the PA AAP Medical Home Program. The presenters are Kathleen T. Mitchell, MHS, LCADC, and Renee M. Turchi, MD, MPH, FAAP.

Webinar: How to Develop a Competitive Grant Application
SAMHSA’s Office of Financial Resources will be conducting a webinar on how to develop a competitive grant application. The webinar will be offered on September 17, and October 22 at 2 pm (ET).

Between August 4 and August 6, DDAP will host four live web presentations regarding service descriptions and expectations for aligning the 1.0 Outpatient services. Below are two resources for each of these levels of care (LoC) that have been developed to assist with the next phase of service alignment, as well as an addendum document that details specific expectations for Pennsylvania providers not addressed in the other two documents:

These documents are also located on DDAP’s ASAM Transition page.

It is not necessary to register for the presentation, but you must use the Skype link or call-in details included on the included schedule specific to the particular date and time of the presentation you wish to join. Alignment to the ASAM Criteria, 2013 is required for all contracted providers; therefore, as a provider of outpatient services, it is strongly encouraged that you attend one of these presentations.

Today, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs announced the following webinars. Please click on the links for further information.


Ethics Webinar (See flyer)
This course will address ethical considerations in SUD treatment. This training will review many topics,
including defining what ethics are and are not, ethical principles, and a decision-making model.
The 6-hour training has been broken out into three 2-hour sessions. Participants must attend all
three sessions in order to receive credit.

June 2, 10 AM – 12 PM
June 3, 10 AM – 12 PM
June 4, 10 AM – 12 PM

Screening and Assessment Webinar (See flyer)
This training provides participants with the knowledge needed to provide these services to individuals in Pennsylvania who are possibly in need of SUD services. The training will include an overview of the skills necessary in conducting screenings and assessments, as well as tools required by DDAP. This training focuses on the Level of Care assessment, as opposed to the clinical assessment. The 6-hour training has been broken out into three 2-hour sessions. Participants must attend all three sessions in order to receive credit.

June 8, 10 AM – 12 PM
June 9, 10 AM – 12 PM


Digital Recovery Support Services: Planning Now and For the Future – June 8 at 2 PM
Unity Recovery’s will feature peer staff and peer supervisors from across the country that have been providing digital recovery support services over the last 12 weeks. Join this free webinar to discuss lessons learned and identify best practices from everything to service delivery, remote working, and supervision.

World No Tobacco Day Webinar – June 2 at 8 AM
CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health will host a World No Tobacco Day webinar featuring a panel of distinguished tobacco control experts who will discuss what decision makers, parents, families, educators, and health care providers can do to help prevent and reduce tobacco product use, including e-cigarettes, among young people.

Today, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs announced the following webinars and resources Please click on the title for further information.

Lessons Learned: Providing Telehealth Recovery Support Services During COVID-19 – Friday, May 22 at 10:00 AM
Multiple Pathways provides our peers opportunities to see that recovery is possible. What happens when those pathways become limited, or not available with almost no warning? Using the Stages of Change Model take a journey with us as we share lessons learned in providing telehealth Recovery Support Services during COVID-19.

Mitigating the Intersection of COVID-19 and Opioid Use DisorderWednesday, May 20 at 3:00 PM
Keeping patients with opioid use disorder engaged in treatment in a rapidly altered practice dynamic due to COVID19 is critical. This discussion and interactive panel with clinicians, policy experts, and regulators will highlight the challenges faced in addressing the complex issues involved in such efforts.

Understanding Mental Health in the Black Community – Thursday, May 21 at 6 PM  and Friday, May 22 at 11 AM
A discussion about mental health awareness, breaking down stigmas and barriers plaguing communities of color that prevent individuals and their families from seeking treatment and/or support.