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Date/Time: Friday, January 24, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (HST)
Location: University of Hawaii Maui College 310 West Kaahumanu Avenue Kahului, HI 96732 (View Map)
Note: The building/room hasn't been assigned, but will be sent out via email to attendees. The event will include a time for networking, so please bring any program updates you'd like to share with your colleagues.
Cost: Free
Certificate: 3 continuing education hours (CE) for Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), pending ADAD approval.
Registration for this event has closed.
Learning Objectives Include:
- Understanding the history of kratom
- Understanding how kratom is used and its impact on the body
- Explore the rise in popularity of the drug in many parts of the country
- Discuss how to assess this emerging trend as part of your work in prevention
Target Audience: 
Substance misuse prevention providers, in-school and after-school prevention programs, youth center staff, school personnel addressing substance misuse issues, community coalition members addressing substance issues, school resource officers, and other youth-serving organizations with a stake in substance misuse prevention.
This is a county-wide meeting, and individuals from Moloka‘i, Lana‘i, and Hana areas are encouraged to attend. There are travel scholarships available for individuals traveling from these areas. Please submit your travel request via email to or by contacting Rick Collins at (808) 728-4656.
Questions: Please contact 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