In 2016 & 2017, NAADAC and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) joined forces with colleges around the country to reach out to build awareness and educate high school and college/university students about the benefits and opportunities in the susbtance use and mental health disorder professions in the hope of increasing the number of college/university students choosing to enter the behavioral health field and specilazing in these disciplines.
SAMHSA-NAADAC Workforce Forums focused on the rewarding benefits of the substance use and mental health disorder disciplines, opportunities for advancement and creativity, each state's workforce needs, state certification and licensing requirements, national certification opportunities, networking and mentoring connections, and other professional development opportunities. Finally, students were able to visit with local SUD treatment providers to learn more about employment and internship opportunities. All forums were streamed online live and captured for future digital distribution through NAADAC.
2017 WORKFORCE FORUMS
2016 WORKFORCE FORUMS