Online Courses

In addition to the downloadable training curricula, low or no-cost online courses are available to help you and your staff increase your knowledge.

Catalyst Learning Center Series on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

This free, 8-course series offers online training on a variety of topics relating to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Courses include:

  • Interprofessional Care for a Person with FASD
  • Loving and Caring for a person with FASD
  • Pediatric and Maternity FASD Care Concepts for Family Physicians
  • The Role of Occupational Therapy with FASD
  • The Role of the Obstetrician/Gynecologist in the Prevention of FASD
  • The Role of the Physician Assistant in the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of FASD
  • The Role of the Social Worker in Preventing, Identifying, and Treating FASD
  • Treating the Speech Language and Feeding Issues of Children with FASD

Click Here to learn more and register for Catalyst Learning Center Series on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

Women Unbarred: Recovery and Support for Women Involved with Criminal Justice

This course discusses the unique experiences of women who are incarcerated, and the barriers to recovery and re-entry that women leaving incarceration often experience. Presenters will discuss effective interventions and supports for helping women to rebuild their lives as well as community programs and policies.

~ Developed for SAMHSA by Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. through contract 283-07-3807 (Technical Assistance and Training on Women and Families Impacted by Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders).

Click Here to register for Women Unbarred: Recovery and Support for Women Involved with Criminal Justice.

Gender Responsive Co-ed Treatment and Recovery for Women

This course describes strategies and approaches to effectively support and treat women with substance use and co-occurring disorders at coed treatment centers. Presenters will discuss the core competencies needed to address the specific needs of women and to implement gender-responsive, trauma-informed services. The webinar will draw upon the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s forthcoming Guidance Document on Serving Women with SUDs in Co-Ed Settings.

~ Developed for SAMHSA by Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. through contract 283-07-3807 (Technical Assistance and Training on Women and Families Impacted by Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders).

Click Here to register for Gender Responsive Co-ed Treatment and Recovery for Women.

Women's Health, Wellness, and Recovery: An Introduction to Women, Substance Use Disorders and Health

This course provides an overview of the health concerns for women with substance use disorders and the importance of integrated health and behavioral health services for early identification and interventions. It is geared toward both health care providers and individuals working in women’s behavioral health. It also includes a women’s HIV update as a special feature.

~ Developed for SAMHSA by Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. through contract 283-07-3807 (Technical Assistance and Training on Women and Families Impacted by Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders).

Click Here to register for Women's Health, Wellness and Recovery: an Introduction to Women, Substance Use Disorders and Health.

Women in the Mirror: Addressing Co-Occurring Mental Health Issues and Trauma in Women with Substance Use Disorders

This 1.5 hour session will cover current information about effective interventions and strategies for supporting women with co-occurring substance use, trauma and mental health issues.

~ Developed for SAMHSA by Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. through contract 283-07-3807 (Technical Assistance and Training on Women and Families Impacted by Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders).

Click Here to register for Women in the Mirror: Addressing Co-Occurring Mental Health Issues and Trauma in Women with Substance Use Disorders.

Women Connected: Families and Relationships in Women's Substance Use and Recovery

This 1.5 hour session will offer service providers specific strategies to address women’s need for connection with others, especially children and family. Participants will gain knowledge and resources to help engage women in substance use treatment and recovery, including an array of family-based approaches.

~ Developed for SAMHSA by Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. through contract 283-07-3807 (Technical Assistance and Training on Women and Families Impacted by Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders).

Click Here to register for Women Connected: Families and Relationships in Women's Substance Use and Recovery.

AHRQ Healthier Pregnancy Continuing Education Series

Healthier Pregnancy provides four free continuing education opportunities. To receive continuing education credits, you must register for the courses through HRSA.train.org. Simply log in and search for “Healthier Pregnancy” to find course offerings from this initiative. HRSA.train.org will allow you to register for the course(s) of your choice in order to receive credits. Course topics include:

  1. Healthier Pregnancy: Tools and Techniques to best provide ACA-Covered Preventive Services - Webcast Archive
  2. Trauma Informed Care and Healthy Pregnancy: What Providers Need to Know - Presentation
  3. Clinical Vignette 1 & Tobacco, Alcohol, Intimate Partner Violence-focused interview presentations
  4. Clinical Vignette 2 & Depression, Obesity, Breastfeeding-focused interview presentations

Click Here for more information on the Healthier Pregnancy initiative.

Welcoming Services and Service Coordination for Women with Substance Use or Co-occurring Disorders

This course examines the gender-specific barriers that women with substance use disorders (SUDs) and/or co-occurring mental health disorders often experience when attempting to access treatment and recovery supports. These barriers, combined with unwelcoming programs and facilities, contribute to reduced treatment access, engagement, retention, and outcomes. From this aspect, the course explores the rationale and specific methods for creating and sustaining welcoming environments for women – those that support recovery and resiliency for women seeking services, in addition to their children and other relevant family members. Guidance is offered to behavioral health service providers about how they can create more welcoming services for women at the key points of first contact, outreach, pre-treatment, case management/recovery support, the first appointment, and ongoing service delivery.

~ Developed by the Florida Certification Board through Contract #LH278 (Florida Department of Children and Families, Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health).

Click here to register. This course is housed on the Florida Certification Board Online Education Platform in the Treatment: Special Populations Category.

Sexual Health: Caring For & Empowering Women with Opioid Use Disorders

Learn what clinicians need to know about providing family planning services and reproductive/sexual health care to women with opioid use disorders in a newly released, pre-recorded webinar. Dr. Hendrée Jones from the UNC Horizons Program presents on the topic as part of the Virtual Coffee Break series hosted by the Family Planning National Clinical Training Center, with support from the ATTC CoE-PPW. The webinar is free to view for a Certificate of Completion, or $15 to obtain CME or CNE.

Click here to register for this webinar and others on related family planning topics.