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Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division Training: Substance Abuse Treatment for LGBT: A Training Curriculum

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM HST (8:30-9:00 AM Registration)
Location: Kakuhihewa State Building Room 111 A/B 601 Kamokila Blvd. Kapolei, HI 96707 (View map)
Cost: $25.00 payable to CDFH by credit card through the registration site. The fee is non-refundable or transferable
Certificate: 6 hrs. ADAD approved
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This SAMHSA training was developed to provide practitioners and administrators familiarity and knowledge about the interaction between LGBT issues and substance use disorders. The curriculum offers
skill-building knowledge enhancing practical abilities to offer sensitive, affirmative, culturally relevant, and effective treatment to LGBT individuals in substance use disorders treatment.
Kunane Dreier, LGBT Program & Training Manager
Kunane is a leader within the LGTBQI Community providing ongoing cultural competency trainings to service providers. He is experienced as a RESPECT, counseling, testing and referral, and rapid testing trainer. Kunane served as the Director of Prevention Services at Life Foundation since 2006, and has experience working with prevention intervention strategies, linkage to care, and prevention for positives. He has completed the Institute for HIV Prevention Leadership Program and serves as the Hawai'i Community Planning Group Co-Chair.
Cathy Kiana Keiko Kapua, B.P.A. Transgender Services Manager
"Taffy," as she is known by the transgender community, hails from the leeward side of O'ahu, Hawai'i. She has worked with the transgender community since 2003, first starting off as a Peer Educator and Employment Specialist at Kulia Na Mamo, then moving on to become an HIV Prevention Specialist at the Life Foundation. She has worked on several other empowering projects specific for the transgender community over the past 14 years. As a graduate of the Institute for HIV Prevention Leadership in September 2010, she is also proud of her accomplishments in the University of Hawai'i system for Public Administration. She has been successful in advocating for transgender programming and providing cultural competency trainings throughout the nation but prides herself mainly on being a role model for the young transgender community in Hawai'i.
Target Audience:
Certified Substance Abuse Counselors (CSAC), other ADAD professional credential (CCJP, CSAPA, CCS) and applicants.
Questions/Inquiries: Contact Michelle Park CDFH HI Pacific Center for Excellence at 808-545-3228 ext. 37 or [email protected]