Volume 24 | December 2021
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With the holiday season in full gear and the new year on the rise, we send our very best to you and yours. Enjoy and celebrate as we say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022!

December Newsletter Highlights:

  • Take the annual CADTP survey for a chance to win one of 8 $25 gift cards!
  • Digital credentials can support your career anytime and anywhere!
  • Learn about the CADTP Registry.
  • Upcoming virtual events.
  • A grant opportunity in Behavioral Health.
  • This month's featured CEU provider, Relias Academy.
  • Download useful resources including a toolkit for the December 2021 National Impaired Driving Prevention Month.
  • See the results of November's poll and answer December's poll.

We hope you enjoy this month's articles, events, and resources!

Stay well and be safe,

Complete the CADTP Survey for a Chance to Win!
Calling all Registered and Certified CADTP Counselors
If you are a CADTP registered or certified counselor, please complete this survey and let us know what you think about our services for SUD Counseling certification. Your opinion matters and helps us to continuously improve our programs and services.

After completing the survey, enter your contact information to win a $25 Visa gift card. Eight (8) people will be randomly selected to win a $25 gift card.

Entries must be received by 1/31/2022.
Digital Credentials
Access Your Credentials Anytime, Anywhere
CADTP is the only California SUD Counselor certifying agency to supply digital credentials for free to all registered and certified SUD Counselors. When your digital credentials are sent to you, you will be issued an account to access them at any time. Included are a digital badge and certificate, available for download and sharing. Certificates and badges display perfectly on any screen size. Certified Counselors will also receive a printed copy of their certificate via USPS.

What can you do with your digital credentials?

  • Send your certificate and badge to your employer or prospective employer.
  • Post your credentials to Social Media. Built in social tools make it easy to share your achievements to all the major platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
  • Post on your website or company website.
  • Add your badge to your email signature.
  • Save to your phone for easy access!

Digital credentials are issued automatically upon initial registration or certification, registration or certification renewal, or certification upgrade at non-renewal time. The process is automatic so you don't need to do anything except focus on your career!
What is the Verify Database?
The CADTP Registry
The CADTP Registry provides an up-to-date listing of all persons, past and present, registered or certified with CADTP. Clients, employers, and state regulators can view the status and standing of all CADTP Counselors. The CADTP Registry is updated daily.

Upcoming Events
Policy Changes You Should Know for Telehealth in 2022

January 11, 2022 • 12 pm - 1 pm
Join the first session of California Telehealth Resource Center (CTRC) Monthly Office Hours • Sessions will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month
The first session of the CTRC Open Office Hours series will focus on the many policy changes coming into effect in the new year. While many of the barriers to telehealth were removed during the COVID pandemic, it's important to understand which temporary telehealth policies disappear when the public health emergency ends. Join us for this session to understand how these changes will impact your practice. CTRC will be providing a brief overview of the CMS 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule updates for telehealth, and the “No Surprise Act” (NSA), before opening the floor to discussion and questions about the policy and reimbursement changes.
Grant Opportunity
Be a Part of the Change in Behavioral Health
You’re invited to apply for Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) and Community Care Expansion (CCE) program funding!
These grants offer an unprecedented opportunity to thoughtfully plan, expand, and improve behavioral health and social services infrastructure across California. Applicants are encouraged to collaborate at the local level and apply for both the BHCIP and the CCE opportunities when developing infrastructure efforts. Both funding opportunities afford counties, tribal entities, nonprofits, for-profit organizations, and private developers the ability to expand the entire continuum of care for individuals with behavioral health conditions and long-term care support needs.

Featured CEU Provider
Earn Behavioral Health CEUs
Relias Academy is a comprehensive Continuing Education solution for individual professionals and small organizations brought to you by Relias. Relias Academy is a CADTP approved CEU provider.
Resources for the SUD Counselor
Let the Experts Help You with Your Telehealth Program - at no cost to you!
Looking for comprehensive and unbiased telehealth resources to start or grow your program?
CTRCs expert team is happy to provide customized no-cost insight, technical assistance, connect you with resources, or discuss training opportunities.

California Opioid Dashboard
The California Opioid Overdose Surveillance Dashboard (CA Dashboard) is the result of ongoing collaboration between California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (IVPB), Opioid Staff, the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), Department of Justice (DOJ), and the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF).

The Dashboard presents four types of data: opioid and other drug-related overdose deaths, ED visits, hospitalizations, and opioid prescription data from California's prescription drug monitoring program (CURES). These data are presented in counts, crude, and age-adjusted rates available at the state, county and zip code level. All aggregate data used on the CA Dashboard can be downloaded by users according to their selected parameters. Visit the Dashboard
December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
December is a critical time for your DWI court to engage and educate your community about how these programs are changing the way the justice system identifies, assesses, and treats repeat impaired drivers. Awareness is key to reducing the impaired driving epidemic, and your treatment court can help. Download your 2021 toolkit from NADCP's National Center For DWI Courts to find out how!

Inside you'll find:
  • Ideas for safe events
  • Tips for engaging your local media and elected officials
  • Sample media advisory, op-ed, and social media posts
  • Guidance for keeping your participants safe during the holiday season
  • And much more!
November Poll Results
What type of content is most important to you in this newsletter?
December Poll
Are you currently providing SUD services via Telehealth?
The CADTP Counselor Website
A Resource for ALL CADTP Counselors!
Visit the CADTP Counselors Website for all the information you need to become a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counselor, renew your certification, find a job and so much more!

Check out all of the resources on the CADTP Counselors' Website
CADTP Customer Care
Holiday Schedule
The CADTP office will be closed on the following days:

  • December 24, 2021
  • December 31, 2021
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