Course Information

  • Format: Classroom
  • Date/Time: January 19, 2017,
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Holyoke Public Library
  • Length: 8 hours
  • Competencies: Communication, Community Dimensions of Practice
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Supplemental materials: Flyer (PDF)


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About this course

The goal of this course is to train Community Health Workers on Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) and encourage/support them in incorporating best practices, evidence based models, techniques and strategies into their practice at the community level.

What you'll learn

After completing the training, you will be able to...

  • Describe the disease model of addiction and a holistic approach;
  • Describe the Multiple Pathways of Recovery;
  • Describe and Utilize the Stages of Change Model;
  • Identify available SUDs resources at the community level; and
  • Understand Stigma and their roles in addressing it

Meet the Trainer

  • Haner Hernandez, Ph.D., CPS, CADCII, LADCI
    Senior Consultant,
    Bureau of Substance 
    Abuse Services
    Massachusetts Department of
    Public Health

Enrollment and Contact Hours

To register for this course, please contact Dawn Heffernan at  dheffernan@schoolph.umass.eduOnce you are registered, you will receive an enrollment key to enter below.

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