Engagement in the Black Community: A Virtual NAADAC Summit Advocacy and Policy Reform for the Black Community

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Any Time
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Support Website
Cost Range
FREE to $20.00
Everyone can participate in the webinar for free. Members of NAADAC receive a Certificate of Completion for CEs for FREE by watching all of this webinar and passing an online CE quiz ($20 for non-members).

Host And Instructor

National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
Karla L. Sapp, EdD, LPC, LMHS-S, MAC & Helena Washington, MEd, LCDC, ICADC, MAC & Shevel Mavins, MS
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C.E. Credit for National Association of Social Workers (NASW): 1.50
The CE certificate for this webinar will be available after the webinar takes place. NAADAC Members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $20 processing fee to access the quiz. Upon passing the CE quiz, a CE Certificate will be immediately available to download in your profile.

Training Overview Description

The depth to which drug law policies have destroyed communities has been greatly under reported. Trainings should facilitate conversations that challenge us and increase our level of understanding of the cultural inequities caused by enduring structural systems. At this point in history, treatment providers should increase their cultural awareness, understand bias roadblocks, and move towards greater treatment inclusivity. This presentation will review the history of drug law policies and the intended negative results of mass incarceration. It will then cover how to build better systems of treatment from arrest to release, and move forward in the creation of fair outcomes for incarcerated individuals and returning citizens.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to describe the social, economic, and cultural ramifications of drug law policies effecting Black communities.
  • Participants will be able to develop, incorporate, and foster better collaborative relationships to best advocate for clients in Black communities.
  • Participants will be able to summarize their roadmap for moving forward within their agencies to reach the best outcomes when working with clients affected by drug law policies.

Content Level: Beginning and Intermediate

  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.
  • Intermediate level courses provide information that builds on knowledge practitioners with some experience already have. These courses focus on skill-building or adding knowledge, possibly following a brief overview of basic information, and involve using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.

CE Credits

To earn a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar, you must view the webinar in its entirety, complete the online evaluation, and pass the CE quiz.

  1. Upon completing the webinar, click on the “Online CE Quiz” link above in the grey box to complete the online evaluation survey and CE quiz, and get your CE certificate. This link will be made available after the webinar takes place. NAADAC members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $20 processing fee to access the quiz.
  2. A score of 80% or higher is required to pass the CE quiz and access your CE certificate. You have 10 opportunities to pass the quiz. If you are unable to pass the quiz in the allocated number of tries, then you must retake the course.
  3. Upon passing the CE quiz, your CE certificate will be immediately available to download in your NAADAC profile. Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions for accessing your CE quiz and CE Certificate.

Click here for a complete list of organizations who approve NAADAC to provide continuing education hours.

This webinar is not eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours.
This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers for continuing education contact hours.

Event-specific Details

This training could be applied to multiple areas of the Alaska Qualified Addictions Professional (QAP) certification. Contact the Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (Ask for Dabney Van Liere, Executive Director) at 907-332-4333 or email acbhc@akcertification.org for specific information.