Training Scholarships

The Litchfield County Opiate Task Force offers scholarships for training in Substance Use Disorders and relevant topics to promote professional development in the field and support local providers in the County interested in expanding their training and capacity to treat people with a substance use disorder.

Below we have provided listings of training for community members and professionals – if there is a training not listed here that you are interested in, please still submit an application.

Applicants must live or work in Litchfield County to qualify for the scholarship.

Please click below for our application, and then send the completed application to

Training Opportunity Listings

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RCORP Professional Development, Education, & Training Directory

Time-Sensitive Opportunities:

Course TitleCourse TypeAudienceTimeframeCostCEUs
Wheeler Clinic - Recognizing & Responding to Suicide Risk for Primary Care ProvidersWeb-based, Instructor ledPhysicians, APRN’s, PA’s Other Healthcare ProfessionalsRegister by: 9/19/22; Course Date: 9/20/22NoneSee course website

Conferences and other Educational Opportunities:

Course TitleCourse TypeAudienceTimeframeCostCEUs

Health Professional & Clinical Courses:

Course TitleCourse TypeAudienceTimeframeCostCEUs
Scope of PainWebinarSubstance Abuse Professionals, Pharmacy Professionals, Physicians, APRN’s, PA’sCourse topics updated yearlyNoneYes
Combating the opioid crisis using audience-centric communications strategies non-clinicalWebinarEducators / Trainers, Substance Abuse Professionals, General Public, Health Staff1 hourSee course websiteCHES (1) CPHCE (1)
Opioids for Pain Treatment in Persons with Opioid Use DisorderWeb-based, Self-studyMental Health Professionals, Substance Abuse Professionals, Pharmacy Professionals, General Public Health staffSee course websiteSee course websiteSee course website
Naloxone for Opioid Overdose 101Web-based, Self-studySubstance Abuse Professionals, Pharmacy Professionals, Emergency Responders/Receivers, Law Enforcement, Fire Service, Public Health Professionals15-20 minutesSee course websiteSee course website
Buprenorphine in Medicine (BUPE2021/BUPE2022)VirtualSubstance Abuse Professionals, Pharmacy Professionals, Physicians, APRN’s, PA’sSelf-paced$289See course website
Applying CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids: Module 14: Addressing the Opioid Overdose Epidemic in the Emergency DepartmentWeb-based, Self-studyPhysicians, Registered Nurses, Other healthcare professionalsSelf-pacedNoneCME, CNE, CEU
Applying CDC’s Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids: Module 13: Using the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to Promote Patient Safety in Opioid Prescribing and DispensingWeb-based, Self-studyPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Advanced Practice Nurses, Registered Nurses, Self-pacedNoneCME, CNE, CEU, CPE
Applying CDC's Guideline for Prescribing Opioids: Module 12: A Nurse’s Call to Action for Safer Opioid PrescribingWeb-based, Self-studyNurses, medical assistants, and other members of an integrated healthcare teamSelf-pacedNoneCNE, CEU
Applying CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids: Module 11: Fostering Collaborative Patient-Provider Relationships in Pain Management and Opioid PrescribingWeb-based, Self-studyPhysicians, Registered nurses, and Other Health Professionals.Self-pacedNoneCME, CNE, CEU
Applying CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids: Module 10: Motivational InterviewingWeb-based, Self-studyPhysicians, Registered Nurses, and Other Health Professionals.Self-pacedNoneCME, CNE, CEU
Applying CDC's Guideline for Prescribing Opioids: Module 8: Implementing CDC’s Opioid Prescribing Guideline into Clinical PracticeWeb-based, Self-studyphysicians, registered nurses, and other health professionals.Self-pacedNoneCME, CNE, CEU

Other Health Workers & Recovery Support Staff:

Course TitleCourse TypeAudienceTimeframeCostCEUs
Engagement, Education, Resources, and Empowerment: The Essential Role of Community Health Workers in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic Webinar 1WebinarCommunity Health Workers1 hour per webinarNoneSee course website
RECOVERY COACH ACADEMY (CCAR)WebinarsPerspective Recovery Coaches or Recovery Field WorkersUnknown$60030 CEUS
Recovery Support Specialist Training and Certification (Advocacy Unlimited)Recovery Field Workers80 hours$20060 CEUs

Community Trainings in Litchfield County

Mental Health First Aid Trainings:

Course TitleCourse Type & InformationContactCost
Mental Health First Aid by Mental Health ConnecticutOnline – Instructor Led 12-30 individuals per classmentalhealthfirstaid@mhconn.orgNone
Mental Health First Aid by EdAdvance Mixed class optionsmhat-wct@edadvance.orgNone
Mental Health First AidMixed class$126.95

Suicide Prevention Trainings:

Course TitleCourse Type & InformationContactCost
QPR by EdAdvanceFunding for the trainings is generously provided by a SAMHSA Mental Health Awareness Training grant for Western Connecticut (MHAT-WCT).None

Opioid & Substance Use and Overdose Prevention Trainings:

Course TitleCourse Type & InformationContactCost
Naloxone for Opioid Overdose 101Web/Online Based or Self-StudyNone

Additional Community Trainings & Resources:

Course TitleCourse Type & InformationContactCost
Sharon Hospital & Nuvance Health Various health, Wellness, and Community Education ClassesMixed class optionsJim Hutchinson

Wendy Hennessy
(845) 475-9742
See course website
Sharon Hospital Community Outreach
Sharon Hospital offers a lunch-and-learn wellness series with presentations from the medical staff. The hospital also participates in medication give-back programs in partnership with local government agencies. In addition, Sharon Hospital participates in community sponsorship opportunities
Marina Ballantine