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February

5

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 1601 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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Mental Health First Aid - Youth
Mental Health First Aid

TBD
Bibb County Board of Education: 721 Walnut Street, Centreville 35042

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Cost: $30
Find another Course

For more information, please contact Karen Finklea:
251-714-3700 | kfinklea.wcaahec@gmail.com

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Mental Health First Aid - Youth
Mental Health First Aid

TBD
Bibb County Board of Education: 721 Walnut Street, Centreville 35042

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Cost: $30
Find another Course

For more information, please contact Karen Finklea:
251-714-3700 | kfinklea.wcaahec@gmail.com

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18

2016 Clinical Training
ADMH and ARARA

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Alabama Public Library: 6030 Monticello Drive, Montgomery 36130

Substance Use Disorders in the Deaf Community: Treatment and Prevention of Addiction
Intended for Signing Audiences

This session is targeted at service providers who specialize in some aspect of deafness (substance abuse providers, counselors, therapists, rehabilitation specialists, direct care staff, teachers, and interpreters, etc.). Guthmann and Sternfeld will discuss various aspects of substance use dependency and how it impacts individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, their family, and the deaf community. This course will include a discussion of barriers that deaf/hard of hearing individuals face and unique characteristics of the population, best practice related to clinical approaches, relapse prevention, aftercare, self-help information that is part of the recovery process for deaf and hard of hearing individuals and an exploration of resources available.

Event Website
Registration form
Registration fee: $35 paid prior to January 31, 2016
$45 if paid after January 31, 2016 or at the door
$20 registration for full time ITP Students (Non-certified, non-working)
Registration fee waived for CMHCs and SA Center contract providers of ADMH
*Lunch on your own

For more information, please contact Charlene Crump:
334-353-7415 | charlene.crump@mh.alabama.gov

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2016 Clinical Training
ADMH and ARARA

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Alabama Public Library: 6030 Monticello Drive, Montgomery 36130

Substance Use Disorders in the Deaf Community: Treatment and Prevention of Addiction
Intended for Non-Signing Audiences

This session is geared to service providers who provide services via interpreters or who may occasionally interact with individuals who are Deaf. Drs. Guthmann and Sternfeld will discuss various aspects of substance use dependency and how it impacts individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, their family, and the deaf community. This course will include a discussion of barriers that deaf/hard of hearing individuals face and unique characteristics of the population, best practice related to clinical approaches, relapse prevention, aftercare, self-help information that is part of the recovery process for deaf and hard of hearing individuals and an exploration of resources available.

Event Website
Registration form
Registration fee: $25 paid prior to January 31, 2016
$35 if paid after January 31, 2016 or at the door
$15 registration for full time ITP Students (Non-certified, non-working)
Registration fee waived for CMHCs and SA Center contract providers of ADMH
*Lunch on your own

For more information, please contact Charlene Crump:
334-353-7415 | charlene.crump@mh.alabama.gov

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2016 Alabama Autism Conference
UA, Autism Society of AL and UAB Civitan

7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Bryant Conference Center: 240 Paul W Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa 35487

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Event Website
Registration

For more information, please contact:
205-348-3000

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March

Observance:
National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

4

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 1601 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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9

Mental Health First Aid - Youth
Mental Health First Aid

TBD
University of West Alabama, Land Hall: UWA Station 45, Livingston 35470

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Cost: $30
Find another Course

For more information, please contact Karen Finklea:
251-714-3700 | kfinklea.wcaahec@gmail.com

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Mental Health First Aid - Youth
Mental Health First Aid

TBD
Perry County Health Department: 1748 Washington Street, Marion 36756

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Cost: $30
Find another Course

For more information, please contact Karen Finklea:
251-714-3700 | kfinklea.wcaahec@gmail.com

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April

Observances:
Alcohol Awareness Month
National Autism Awareness Month

1

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 1601 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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6

Mental Health First Aid - Youth
Mental Health First Aid

TBD
Wilcox Chamber of Commerce: 1001 Earl Hilliard Road, Camden 36726

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Cost: $30
Find another Course

For more information, please contact Karen Finklea:
251-714-3700 | kfinklea.wcaahec@gmail.com

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6

Customized Employment Certificate-Based Job Coach Training
Virginia Commonwealth University

Apr. 6, 7 and 8
Times varies daily
AIDT: One Technology Court, Montgomery 36116

This training is appropriate for all new job coaches and other professionals working for community rehabilitation programs, mental health agencies, schools, Project SEARCH, etc. interested in supported/customized employment. This training is dedicated to making job coaches and other placement professionals more successful in achieving employment outcomes for individuals with significant disabilities. Should registrations/applications exceed 50, priority will be given to community rehabilitation and provider agencies funded by the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services and the Alabama Department of Mental Health. Others will be accommodated based on availability.

Event Flyer
Register

For more information, please contact:
Tina.dotch@rehab.alabama.gov or Byron.white@mh.alabama.gov

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11

AIACC Meeting
AIACC

10:00 AM - 12 NOON
AIDT Conference Room: Fifteen Technology Court, Montgomery 36115

Quarterly meeting of the Alabama Interagency Coordinating Council

For more information, please contact Anna McConnell:
Anna.McConnell@mh.alabama.gov

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Alabama Institute for Recovery
ADMH

Apr. 18, 19 and 20
Time varies daily
Shocco Springs Conference Center: 1314 Shocco Springs Road, Talladega 35160

This annual event has become one of the highlights of the year for many consumers in Alabama. Over 800 attendees from around the state gather for three days of education and fellowship. The conference features nationally known speakers and a number of workshops on consumer issues and interests. Social activities include a talent show and dance. Most of the attendees are consumers, and the conference often includes consumers from other states and international attendees.

Call for Presentations are due: 02/29/2016
Respect Awards Nominations are due: 03/10/2016

For more information, please contact Mike Autrey:
334-242-3025 | michael.autrey@mh.alabama.gov

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May

Observances:
National Mental Health Month
5/1-7: Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

6

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 1601 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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11

Mental Health First Aid - Youth
Mental Health First Aid

TBD
Pickens County Commissioners: 20 Phoenix Avenue #102, Carrollton 35447

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Cost: $30
Find another Course

For more information, please contact Karen Finklea:
251-714-3700 | kfinklea.wcaahec@gmail.com

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18

Mental Health First Aid - Youth
Mental Health First Aid

TBD
Fayette Civic Center: 530 Temple Avenue North, Fayette 35555

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Cost: $30
Find another Course

For more information, please contact Karen Finklea:
251-714-3700 | kfinklea.wcaahec@gmail.com

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June

3

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 1601 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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July

11

AIACC Meeting
AIACC

10:00 AM - 12 NOON
AIDT Conference Room: Fifteen Technology Court, Montgomery 36115

Quarterly meeting of the Alabama Interagency Coordinating Council

For more information, please contact Anna McConnell:
Anna.McConnell@mh.alabama.gov

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2

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 1601 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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6

Mental Health First Aid - Youth
Mental Health First Aid

TBD
Choctaw General Hospital: 410 Vanity Fair Avenue, Butler 36904

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Cost: $30
Find another Course

For more information, please contact Karen Finklea:
251-714-3700 | kfinklea.wcaahec@gmail.com

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August

6

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 1601 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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September

Observances:
National Recovery Month
9/5-11: National Suicide Prevention Week
10: World Suicide Prevention Day

2

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 1601 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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October

Observances:
10/2-8: Mental Illness Awareness Week
10: National Depression Screening Day ®

7

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 1601 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

11

AIACC Meeting
AIACC

10:00 AM - 12 NOON
AIDT Conference Room: Fifteen Technology Court, Montgomery 36115

Quarterly meeting of the Alabama Interagency Coordinating Council

For more information, please contact Anna McConnell:
Anna.McConnell@mh.alabama.gov

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November

5

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 1601 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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December

2

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 1601 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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