The following is a listing of events that might be of interest to those in Public Health.

Jun
21
Thu
A Matter of Balance @ Falmouth Senior Center MOB
Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized program designed to reduce the fear of falling and encourage physical activity. The workshop is conducted over eight sessions, meeting weekly for two hours per session. Meetings will be held by trained volunteer leaders. Participants will learn to: view falling as something you can control, set goals and increase your activity level, make changes around the home to reduce fall risks, exercise to increase strength and balance, and become a proactive self-manager in reducing your own risk for falls.

Jun
28
Thu
A Matter of Balance @ Falmouth Senior Center MOB
Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized program designed to reduce the fear of falling and encourage physical activity. The workshop is conducted over eight sessions, meeting weekly for two hours per session. Meetings will be held by trained volunteer leaders. Participants will learn to: view falling as something you can control, set goals and increase your activity level, make changes around the home to reduce fall risks, exercise to increase strength and balance, and become a proactive self-manager in reducing your own risk for falls.

Jul
5
Thu
A Matter of Balance @ Falmouth Senior Center MOB
Jul 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized program designed to reduce the fear of falling and encourage physical activity. The workshop is conducted over eight sessions, meeting weekly for two hours per session. Meetings will be held by trained volunteer leaders. Participants will learn to: view falling as something you can control, set goals and increase your activity level, make changes around the home to reduce fall risks, exercise to increase strength and balance, and become a proactive self-manager in reducing your own risk for falls.

Jul
12
Thu
A Matter of Balance @ Falmouth Senior Center MOB
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized program designed to reduce the fear of falling and encourage physical activity. The workshop is conducted over eight sessions, meeting weekly for two hours per session. Meetings will be held by trained volunteer leaders. Participants will learn to: view falling as something you can control, set goals and increase your activity level, make changes around the home to reduce fall risks, exercise to increase strength and balance, and become a proactive self-manager in reducing your own risk for falls.

Jul
19
Thu
A Matter of Balance @ Falmouth Senior Center MOB
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized program designed to reduce the fear of falling and encourage physical activity. The workshop is conducted over eight sessions, meeting weekly for two hours per session. Meetings will be held by trained volunteer leaders. Participants will learn to: view falling as something you can control, set goals and increase your activity level, make changes around the home to reduce fall risks, exercise to increase strength and balance, and become a proactive self-manager in reducing your own risk for falls.

Jul
26
Thu
A Matter of Balance @ Falmouth Senior Center MOB
Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized program designed to reduce the fear of falling and encourage physical activity. The workshop is conducted over eight sessions, meeting weekly for two hours per session. Meetings will be held by trained volunteer leaders. Participants will learn to: view falling as something you can control, set goals and increase your activity level, make changes around the home to reduce fall risks, exercise to increase strength and balance, and become a proactive self-manager in reducing your own risk for falls.

Aug
2
Thu
A Matter of Balance @ Falmouth Senior Center MOB
Aug 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized program designed to reduce the fear of falling and encourage physical activity. The workshop is conducted over eight sessions, meeting weekly for two hours per session. Meetings will be held by trained volunteer leaders. Participants will learn to: view falling as something you can control, set goals and increase your activity level, make changes around the home to reduce fall risks, exercise to increase strength and balance, and become a proactive self-manager in reducing your own risk for falls.

Aug
15
Wed
Opioid Overdose Prevention
Aug 15 @ 1:03 pm – 2:03 pm

Opioid Overdose Prevention

Presented by Cheryl Gagne Sc.D, Center for Social Innovation

August 27, 2018 ~ Augusta  OR  August 28, 2018 ~ Wells 

Opioid Overdose Prevention is a full-day, interactive workshop that will introduce participants to the neurobiology of opioid addiction, focusing on the brain changes resulting from long-term opioid use and the implications for addiction treatment. This workshop will examine the risk factors for opioid overdose as well as the strategies for addressing these risks. Time will be spent discussing client education and counseling designed to reduce risks for opioid relapses and overdoses and how to integrate trauma-informed strategies into discussions with your clients. Finally, participants will be trained on how to use Narcan for reversing an opioid overdose. Lecture, discussion, case studies and exercises will be used to help participant’s gain knowledge and skills important in facing the current opioid epidemic.

Participants who successfully complete this workshop will be able to:  

  • Describe the basic neurobiology of opioid addiction.
  • List 3 risk factors for opioid overdose.
  • Discuss educational and counseling strategies for reducing the risk of opioid overdose.
  • Discuss how to apply trauma-informed strategies to educational and counselling activities.
  • Demonstrate how to develop an opioid relapse and overdose prevention plan.
  • Demonstrate how to assess for an overdose.


Monday, August 27, 2018 ~ Augusta Civic Center, Augusta
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 ~ Village By the Sea, Wells

9:00 AM- 3:30 PM
Check-in begins at 8:30 AM
Agenda
$60 Registration Fee

Continental Breakfast, Lunch, workshop attendance and continuing education credit included.
Save $10 if you PAY by Thursday, August 23Early Bird fee $50

5 Continuing Education CreditsFor more information on credits
*Please Note: If you arrive late or leave early, you MUST sign in or out to receive a certificate and AdCare will need to adjust your certificate to reflect time. Certificates will be available at the end of the day, please pick them up at the registration table as a way to confirm your attendance.

For More Information and to Register

Aug
20
Mon
Populations at Risk for OUDs: Risk Factors, Signs, Symptoms and What to Do @ Augusta Civic Center
Aug 20 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Please join Eric Haram and Lisa Letourneau for this half-day, action-oriented session on Monday, August 20, 2018 to explore the essentials of identifying risk factors, screening, and treatment of individuals with Opioid Use Disorder.  As Maine continues to face an epidemic of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and drug overdose deaths, it is essential for behavioral health and health care clinicians and organizational teams to understand the factors that contribute to individual and population risk for developing OUD, as well as ways to identify and treat individuals with this too-often deadly condition.  Please join us and learn how you can be part of the solution!

Participants who complete this workshop will be able to:

  • List 3 populations at high risk for developing an OUD
  • Itemize risk factors and signs of developing Opioid Dependence and Opioid Addiction, and
  • Identify strategies for Risk Reduction and Treatment

Continental breakfast, workshop attendance and continuing education credit included.

3 Continuing Education CreditsFor more information on credits offered

*Please Note: if you arrive late or leave early, you MUST sign out to receive a certificate and AdCare will need to adjust your certificate to reflect time. Certificates will be available at the end of the day, please pick them up at the registration table as a way to confirm your attendance.

Sep
12
Wed
Interdisciplinary Service Provision for Forced Migrants and Survivors of Torture @ University of Southern Maine Glickman Library Event Room
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The event is capped at 100 registrations, and is close-ish to full.

The Office of Maine Refugee Services is thrilled to announce that the Bellevue/New York Survivors of Torture team is coming to Maine for a 1 day training event: Interdisciplinary Service Provision for Forced Migrants and Survivors of Torture.  This course is appropriate for social workers, health care providers, case managers, and other professionals working with refugees and immigrants who have experienced torture and trauma. The course will draw from the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture’s two decades of experience in working from an informed, interdisciplinary framework with survivors of torture and forced migrants from over 100 nations. The course will describe the context in which treatment takes place, as well as exploring the many ways that these vulnerable populations are marginalized that goes far beyond the precipitating traumatic experiences themselves.  Treatment techniques and priorities that have proven effective, such as safety and empowerment, will be described, explained conceptually and illustrated through clinical examples. There will be a philosophic emphasis on strength and resilience – as opposed to pathology – that will be detailed and illustrated. Specialized topics such as working with interpreters, multicultural issues in service provision, and self-care and the avoidance of compassion fatigue will be highlighted. A special emphasis will be placed on the existing and developing role for social workers and other service providers in this critical and growing area of inquiry. 

 

CEU credits for social workers and certificates of completion are available. Lunch and coffee breaks are provided (vegetarian options available).

 

Medical providers: $100

Social Workers, RNs, NPs, and other health care professionals: $75

Case Managers: $50

Interpreters and Students: $25

Limited scholarships available upon request.

 

For more information contact the Maine State Refugee Health Coordinator, Heather Shattuck-Heidorn, PhD:  hshattuckheidorn@ccmaine.org

 

Thank you Greater Portland Health, Gateway Community Services, CCM Refugee and Immigration Services, Maine Access Immigrant Network, and Cross Cultural Consulting Group for their assistance in organizing this event and supporting outreach!


If you would like to list an event on our website (a free service for current MPHA members), please send the following to mpha@mcd.org: Name of Event, Short Description, Web Link to the Event, Registration Information