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Webinar Descriptions & Registration

Below are details for each of the webinars in the operator & provider training track. Webinars are held from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PT. Register for individual webinars by opening the webinar tab and following the registration link.

Researchers who complete the 12-part training series for researcher will receive a certificate of completion. 

Providers who complete the 12-part training series for recovery residence operators and providers are eligible to earn 12 NAADAC CEUs. To earn the credits, providers must complete all 12 trainings by attending the webinars in real-time and/or watching the recordings and completing an evaluation survey for each webinar. Credits cannot be pro-rated based on the number of webinars completed. Upon completing the criteria, I-STARR will issue a certificate that can be submitted to NAADAC to obtain 12 CEUs  to count towards credentialing. 

 

All Audience Webinars

All audience webinars are part of the training series and count towards a certificate or CEUs
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Introduction to the I-STARR Study: April 4, 2023 - WATCH THE RECORDING

This webinar provides information on the I-STARR project, including study team, advisory board members, pilot study funding, and the webinar series for operators, providers, stakeholders and researchers.

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Recovery Housing 101: June 6, 2023 - WATCH THE RECORDING

This webinar reviews different types of recovery residences and levels of care provided in them. It will also review the history of and evidence base for recovery housing, current gaps in the field, and obstacles to conducting research on recovery housing.

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Treatments and Medications for OUD and MAR: WATCH THE RECORDING

This webinar reviews the neurobiological aspects of opioid addiction, different types of treatment for OUD, various mediations and their pharmacological properties, and implications of these properties for recovery and recovery housing.

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Establishing an Evidence Base for MOUD in Recovery Housing: May 7, 2024

This webinar reviews key challenges discussed throughout the webinar series and presents suggestions on how to move research forward on MOUD in recovery housing.

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Recovery Environment and Recovery Supports: July 11, 2023 - WATCH THE RECORDING

This webinar reviews clinical and social models of recovery and how recovery housing can support social model principles in through facilitating culturally competent resident interaction and participation in residence operations. It also reviews other recovery supports provided in recovery housing  such as recovery planning, employment/skills development, and support groups.

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Recovery Residence Management & Operations: August 1, 2023 - WATCH THE RECORDING

This webinar provides an overview of issues that are central to running a mission-driven residence and ensuring that operations pertaining to staff roles and responsibilities, oversight procedures, health and safety, and interactions with outside entities support this mission.

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I-STARR Provider Training: Resident Policies: September 5, 2023 - WATCH THE RECORDING

This webinar reviews policies affecting residents, including: house rules guiding admission and discharge, resident rights and responsibilities, substance use screening, confidentiality and releases of information, and handling grievances.

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Law/Ethics/Fiscal Responsibility: October 3, 2023 - WATCH THE RECORDING

This webinar reviews laws regarding licensing and delivery of professional services, fair housing, employment; ethics surrounding business practices and marketing; fiscal management regarding insurance, budgeting, tax requirements, and record keeping.

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MAT Proficient Recovery Homes: December 5, 2023 - WATCH THE RECORDING

Just because a recovery home accepts a person on MAT, it does not mean it proficiently supports them. This webinar reviews changes that must be considered across a variety of organizational levels when a recovery residence decides to accept residents on MAT.

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Screening Applicants Prescribed Medications of Concern: January 2, 2024 - WATCH THE RECORDING

Due to staffing constraints, nonclinical recovery homes have historically screened-out applicants based on prescription of concern, which is illegal. This webinar reviews issues that they need to be considered with respect to screening policies and procedures.

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Medication Diversion Risk Management: February 6, 2024 - WATCH THE RECORDING

Many medications, including opioid agonists, carry a significant risk for diversion. This webinar reviews strategies residences can implement to mitigate risk and create a safe and supportive environment for residents and staff. 

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Prescribers: Friends or Foes?: March 5, 2024

The tension between medical model and social model approaches is evident between many MAT prescribers and recovery residence staff. This webinar review models and provides examples of programs where prescribers and recovery housing staff are learning to work more closely together.

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Participating in a Research Study: April 2, 2024

This webinar reviews basic principles of research for non-research audiences, including what to know about and expect when serving as a recruitment site and basic protections for human subjects. At the end of the webinar, participants will be asked to provide feedback, questions, and suggestions for researchers to be discussed during the final all audiences webinar. 

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Experimental & Quasi-experimental Recovery Housing Research Designs: July 18, 2023 - WATCH THE RECORDING

This webinar reviews basic principles of experimental and quasi-experimental designs, and using examples from the literature, it will reviews the pros and cons of each within the context of research on recovery housing.

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Sampling & Collaborating with Recovery Residences Providers & Operators: August 15, 2023 - WATCH THE RECORDING

This webinar reviews how to go about finding, sampling and approaching recovery residences to initiate research on them and their residents. Examples of large multisite studies and smaller longitudinal studies will be presented.

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Principles of Community-Based Participatory Research: September 19, 2023 - WATCH THE RECORDING

This webinar reviews the basics of community-based participatory research and how these principles can enhance research on recovery housing.

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Recruitment & Tracking of Marginally-Housed and Justice Involved Study Participants: October 17, 2023 - WATCH THE RECORDING

High recruitment and retention rates are critical to successful research. Although the vast majority of residents in recovery housing are highly motivated to participate in research, many are in early stages of their recovery and relapse creates a number of challenges to locating residents for follow-up interviews. This webinar will review tracking procedures used in longitudinal research with residents in recovery housing.

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Pros & Cons of Mixed Methods Designs: December 19, 2023 - WATCH THE RECORDING

Recovery housing research can benefit from mixed methods approaches. Quantitative and qualitative methods can be combined to maximize both breadth and depth while triangulating data to improve robustness. However, successful mixed methods research requires careful consideration and planning. This webinar reviews the benefits and challenges of mixed methods approaches in the study of recovery housing.

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Recovery Housing Mechanisms of Action & Measurement of Key Constructs: January 16, 2024 - WATCH THE RECORDING

This webinar reviews key concepts theorized to promote successful outcomes of residents in recovery housing and discuss tools developed to measure outcomes and the effects of these factors on them.

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Strengthening Causal Inference: February 20, 2024 - WATCH THE RECORDING

Experimental designs are the gold-standard when determining causality but are often difficult to implement. This webinar reviews using propensity score analyses to strengthen causal inference in quasi-experimental designs.

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Multilevel Modeling and Studying the Impact of Contextual Factors on Outcomes: March 19, 2024

Recovery housing residents are embedded within residences and communities that may influence observed changes over time. This webinar reviews using multilevel modeling techniques to estimate the relative effects of these influences.

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The Many Challenges of Operating a Recovery Residence: April 16, 2024

This webinar reviews the many challenges faced by recovery residence operators in meeting the needs of their residents, particularly those on MOUD. At the end of the webinar, participants will be asked to provide feedback, questions, and suggestions for operators to be discussed during the final all-audiences webinar.

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