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Opportunities for Change: Addressing Tobacco and Nicotine use in Behavioral Health Settings

02.04.20 @ 7:30 am - 12:15 pm
MaineHealth, 110 Free Street
Portland, Maine 04101
110 Free Street. Portland, Maine
$25

A targeted Basic Skills Training for individuals working in the behavioral health setting. Join other behavioral health professionals and MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence Training and Education team for a half-day training to learn more about the health burden of tobacco and nicotine on individuals with behavioral health conditions, real and perceived barriers to providing treatment in mental health and substance use settings, and opportunities for treatment. Moreover, learn how to enhance your existing skills to utilize low barrier strategies…

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Sidekicks Advisor Training

02.11.20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
MaineHealth, 110 Free Street
Portland, Maine 04101
110 Free Street. Portland, Maine
Free

Interested in training youth to talk with their peers about tobacco & vaping in a way they'll listen? Become a Sidekicks Advisor and we'll help you find the words! This is a free training. A light breakfast and full lunch with be provided.

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Webinar: Tobacco Use Disorder and Serious Mental Illness – Considerations and Opportunities for Treatment

02.20.20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tobacco use in populations with behavioral health conditions is a critical health disparity.  Moreover, patients with severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia, are three times more likely to smoke than the general population. While smoking is a modifiable risk factor, many individuals with SMI typically are not treated for tobacco use disorder This webinar will explore the burden of tobacco use among individuals SMI, including the tobacco industry’s influence, culture of treatment of tobacco use disorder, and misconceptions about treatment.  Additionally,…

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