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Upcoming Events

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Spring Conference on Correctional Health Care

June 13, 2022

Join us in person in New Orleans for a national gathering of medical, mental health, and administrative experts, staff, and leaders in correctional health care.

Schedule of events:

Preconference Seminars April 29-30

Exhibit Hall April 30 (5 pm), May 1-2

Conference May 1-2

Early registration deadline for best savings: March 31

All events take place at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans. A hotel block is available through March 17 or when the block is full. Book early! The conference takes place during Jazz Fest.

Spring Conference Website

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Correctional Mental Health Care Conference 2023

October 31, 2022

Mental health issues and substance use disorders are up throughout the country, along with staffing shortages and compassion fatigue. Join us for a comprehensive look at correctional mental health care at NCCHC’s flagship mental health conference.

Schedule of events:

July 14 – Mental Health Standards Preconference Seminar

July 15-16 Conference

All events take place at the Hyatt Regency Washington.

Registration will open in April 2023.

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National Conference Sept 30 - Nov 4 Las Vegas

National Conference on Correctional Health Care

December 13, 2022

The biggest and best educational and networking event in correctional health returns in person to Las Vegas. Present your ideas and information. The call for proposals is open through March 3, 2023.

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Webinar High and Dry: Challenges and Opportunities in Managing Substance Use Disorders in Juvenile Corrections

February 21, 2023

Presenters: Deepa R. Camenga, MD, MHS, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics
and Public Health (Chronic Disease Epidemiology) at the Yale Schools of Medicine, and Elizabeth A. Lowenhaupt, MD, CCHP, Brown University – Warren Alpert School of Medicine

The U.S. drug epidemic affects all age groups, including adolescents. Health care professionals who care for youth in correctional settings must identify and treat substance use disorders and work to prevent the devastating, and often lethal, consequences of untreated addiction. This webinar will discuss national trends in adolescent addiction, evidence-based practices for screening and assessment of youth substance use, and treatment options for youth with opioid use disorders. Attendees will gain a basic understanding of the clinical presentations of intoxication, withdrawal, and overdose as well as an overview of opioid use disorder treatment strategies that are feasible to implement in the correctional health care setting.

$65 ($55 for CCHPs), includes access to the power point presentation, the webinar recording and CE credit – 1.50 hours for ACCME, ANCC, APA, and CCHP.

Educational objectives:

  • Identify evidence-based practices for assessment and screening for substance use in adolescent patients
  • Review national guidelines for management of opiate use disorders in adolescents
  • Explain treatment options for adolescent substance use disorders

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Webinar: Chronic Pain Management: Role of the Mental Health Provider

March 14, 2023

Presenter: Robyn Eatmon, PhD, Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility

Managing chronic pain in the correctional setting is particularly challenging for health care professionals, due to high rates of co-occurring substance use disorders and other psychiatric conditions. Chronic pain is a risk factor for suicide, and depression is common among patients living with chronic pain. A comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach for the assessment and management of chronic pain is considered a best practice.

In this presentation, the speaker will provide an overview and rationale for the role of the mental health clinician in managing chronic pain. The importance of adopting a patient-centered approach and embracing the spirit of motivational interviewing will be discussed in the context of chronic pain management. The speaker will also describe key components of a 12-week, cognitive behavioral pain management program that was specifically designed for incarcerated patients. Practical tools (e.g., pain logs, in-cell homework, and sample treatment plans) will be reviewed. This presentation will especially benefit mental health/behavioral health clinicians working in correctional health care.

$65 ($55 for CCHPs), includes access to the power point presentation, the webinar recording and CE credit – 1.50 hours for ACCME, ANCC, APA, and CCHP.

Educational Objectives

• Review the benefits of using a multidisciplinary approach to pain management

• Describe the role of mental health clinicians in the management of chronic pain

• Discuss key components of a structured, cognitive-behavioral pain management program

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