What's Happening at CAADPE

Peer Support Specialist: Implementation Efforts Underway

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will begin of Peer Support Specialist certification pursuant to SB 803 (Beall) that became state law on January 1, 202. DHCS will be hosting two stakeholder listening sessions to obtain feedback on a number of components of the new law/certification: training requirements, process requirements, and scope of practice.

Each session will be open to the public and is an opportunity for CAADPE members to submit public comments. A detailed agenda and accompanying materials will be sent to all registrants before each session. The listening sessions will be held via GoToWebinar on the following dates and times:

DHCS SB 803 Listening Sessions

In case you missed the November 2020 webinar…
Impact of COVID-19 on Alcohol Consumption, Demand, and Access to Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment Services

This webinar offered an overview of how the COVID-19 public health emergency has led to a rise in individuals consuming alcohol as outlined in an RTI International survey, and what Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc. has observed in changes in demand for and access to substance use disorder treatment (SUD).

CAADPE extends a special thank you to our guest speakers Dr. Alexander Cowell and William Dowd from RTI International, and Dr. Jose Salazar from Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc. for joining us and sharing their valuable insights.