The Community Drug and Alcohol Council is dedicated to providing high quality continuing education courses taught by experts in the field. In providing these workshops, CDAC continuously strives to be a leading source for professionals looking to further their education and meet licensing and re-certification requirements.

CDAC’s Education Program provides CEU’s for LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, CAP, CPP, CMHP, CWCM, RN, NP, LPN, substance abuse professionals, and other behavioral health professionals. All CEU trainings may be applied toward required certification hours.

CDAC is a continuing education provider for the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (BAP #1002, expires 3/2015),  the Florida Certification Board (FCB #5088A), the Florida Board of Nursing (50-11268), and the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners (#0474, expires 2/2016). All training meets the requirements for Alabama Licensed Professional Counselors.

Mental Health First Aid for YOUTH – FREE (NO CEUs provided)
Mental health challenges – such as depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance use – are shockingly common in the United States.  Just as CPR training teaches individuals with no clinical training to assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps individuals – professionals and lay persons – assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.  In both situations, the goal is to help support an individual until appropriate professional help arrives.  In fact, in 2009, there were 2.0 million youth (8.1 percent of the population age 12 to 17) who had Major Depressive Episodes (MDE).  Youth Mental Health First Aid is an education program focused on teaching people to help youth (ages 12 to 18) who may be experiencing a mental health challenge or who are in a crisis.  It introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds an understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help a youth experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge.  A course manual will be provided and participants will receive a certificate at the completion of the course.

Date:  Saturday, November 1, 2014
Time:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Lunch is on your own.)
Location:  The Center, 3804 N. 9th Avenue, Pensacola
Cost: FREE
Instructor:   Elizabeth Arthur, M.S. and Elise Fisher, B.S.

Communicate for a Change: Everyone Communicates, Few Connect (3 CEUs)
Participants will learn the importance of effective communication to make a change and connect with others. This class will focus on the importance of communication as an important skill for building relationships by influencing interactions either positively or negatively.  In addition, this course will distinguish verbal and non-verbal language, identify common barriers and mistakes that prevent the connection, and provide insights to understanding effective listening and build better rapport with clients.  Learning how to effectively communicate will improve the workplace, relationships, and enhance your skills for performance improvement.  This will be an interactive class with an opportunity to practice your communication skills.
Date: November 14, 2014
Time:  Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m.; Training is from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Location:  The Center, 3804 N. 9th Avenue, Pensacola
Cost: $30 in advance; $35 at the door
Instructor:   Kismet Rideau, M.Ed., Ed.S.

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