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Date/Time: Fri, February 28, 2020 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM HST
Location: Cameron Center 95 Mahalani Street Wailuku, HI 96793 (View Map)
Cost: $25.00 payable to CDFH by credit card through the registration site.
Note: Please bring a lunch to the training and no food or drinks are allowed in the auditorium.
Certificate: Certified Prevention Specialist: This training will provide 5.5 continuing education hours for Certified Prevention Specialists (CPS) (pending ADAD approval).

Certified Substance Abuse Counselor: This training will provide 5.5 continuing education hours for Certified Substance Abuse Counselors (CSAC) (pending ADAD approval).

Registration for this event has closed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of trauma and complex trauma.
  • Learn how to identify when they and others are in a trauma-state.
  • Learn preventative skills to create a more trauma-informed environmental in the workplace and when assisting their clients and customers.


Mary Jo Barrett is the Executive Director and co-founder of The Center for Contextual Change, Ltd. She holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois Jane Addams School of Social Work and is currently on the faculties of University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, The Chicago Center For Family Health, and the Family Institute of Northwestern University. Previously, Ms. Barrett was the Director of Midwest Family Resource and has been working in the field of family violence since 1974.

Ms. Barrett has co-authored two books with Dr. Terry Trepper: Incest: A Multiple Systems Perspective and The Systemic Treatment of Incest: A Therapeutic Handbook. She co-created the Collaborative Change Model (CCM), a highly successful contextual model of therapy used to transform the lives of those impacted by abuse and/or traumatic events.

Her trainings and published works focus on the teaching of the Collaborative Stage Model, systemic and feminist informed treatment. CCM is highly effective model used in collaboration with other treatment models in working with children, families, adult survivors of sexual abuse and trauma ,victims and perpetrators of violence, victims of trauma, eating disorders, couple therapy, PTSD, ethics, and compassion fatigue.

Travel Scholarships:
Are available for interested participants in the outlying areas of Hana, Lana‘i and Moloka‘i. If you are interested in a travel scholarship or have questions, please send an email to Rick Collins at

April 2020

Apr 02 Thu
ADAD Training: Relapse Prevention
The purpose of this course is to provide relapse prevention tools for substance abuse counselors and mental health providers. Participants will identify potential risk factors, gain a basic understanding of developing relapse prevention plans, and evaluate effectiveness of relapse prevention strategies.

Kakuhihewa State Building ADAD Building, Room 111 A/B 601 Kamokila Blvd Kapolei, HI 96707

Apr 03 Fri
ADAD Training: Self-Care Practices for Mental Health Professional
The importance of self-care for professionals entails continuously "looking after your own mental health and wellbeing so that you can more effectively support the young people you work with". Participants will be able to discuss the importance of self-care and impact - both positive and negative. Participants will also learn new skills to decrease burnout and stress-related illness, become more effective in the workplace. Also, apply these skills to everyday practice.

Kakuhihewa State Building ADAD Building - Room 111 A/B Kapolei, HI 96707

Apr 09 Thu
ADAD Training: Group Therapy

Participants will be able to: 1. Have a strong understating of the different types of groups available for treatment and post-treatment settings. 2. Confidently understand the levels of care and be familiar with the assessment criteria.  3 Identify group dynamics and facilitate group discussions in a creative way that helps all members feel included and validated.


Hawaii State Laboratory 2725 Waimano Home Rd. Pearl City, HI 96782

Apr 13 Mon
ADAD Training: HIV, Hepatitis, & STIs 101

Upon attending this training, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the transmission routes and prevention methods for viral hepatitis, HIV, and STDs.
2. List components of an effective risk assessment for sexually transmitted and other communicable disease.
3 Demonstrate risk reduction counseling techniques for people living with and at-risk for viral hepatitis, HIV, and STDs. 


Kakuhihewa State BuildingADAD Building, Room 111 A/B 601 Kamokila Blvd. Kapolei, HI 96707