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CalAIM Provider Training & Webinars


CalAIM (California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal) is a multi-year initiative by DHCS to improve the quality of life and health outcomes of our population by implementing broad delivery system, program and payment reform across the Medi-Cal program.

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2024 Behavioral Health / ACEs Training Series

Webinars available for Behavioral Health and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) training and additional areas to support your work with CalAIM and other special populations. These cover the history of ACEs and how ACEs affect lifelong health, Motivational Interviewing, Social Determinants of Health, Cultural Humility and more.

Available courses:

Times are in Pacific time.

Training to Screen for ACEs
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California ACEs

Course Description - Module 1

This is a beginners introduction to the Adverse Childhood Experiences studies. It reviews the history of the ACEs study and how ACEs effect life long health. It also reviews how to screen for ACEs and get reimbursed for using the California approved screening tools.

Course Objectives - Module 1:

  • Identify the prevalence of ACEs
  • State 2 ways ACEs disrupt a person's wellbeing throughout the life span
  • State 2 later in life negative outcomes associated with ACEs
  • Identify 4 components of California's ACEs Initiative
  • Review 2 screening tools used to screen for ACEs

Course Description - Module 2

This training focuses on moderate to advanced knowledge of ACEs. It reviews how ACEs disrupt neurodevelopment and the importance of screening for ACEs and trauma as part of best clinical implementations. It describes how providers can address ACEs with their clients and how to promote resiliency among the populations they serve.

Course Objectives - Module 2:

  • Describe ACEs and their impact on health
  • Name 2 reasons why screening for ACEs and trauma is important
  • Explain how to discuss ACEs with clients and develop a trauma informed care clinical response
  • Demonstrate how to make referrals and promote resiliency

Continuing Education (CE) Information

To be eligible for CE credit (and/or a completion certificate), the participant must complete a pre-test and a post-test and attend the entire session.* Pre-tests are only available at the beginning of the training. The boards that have pre-approved this course for CEs are listed above. Reminder, all other professionals must submit to their board for approval.

Centene has been approved by National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6673. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Centene is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Reminder, due to the ever changing rules of license boards it is always the responsibility of the attendee to verify with their boards if they accept the continuing education being offered.f the attendee to verify with their boards if they accept the continuing education being offered.

More information about Continuing Education is available here.

* Please log in at least 15 minutes early to account for any technical difficulties.


Motivational Interviewing

Course Description

The purpose of the training is an introduction to the basics of Motivational Interviewing (MI). Attendees will be exposed to and begin to learn key concepts and skills. This training is considered a Level 1 MI training. There are 2 parts to this training.

Course Objectives - Part 1

  • Describe 2 main points of the Motivational Interviewing definition
  • Name and briefly describe the 4 elements of the MI Spirit
  • Give 2 important facts about ambivalence
  • Identify the core skills that are represented by OARS
  • Describe the Elicit Provide Elicit (E-P-E) approach

Course Objectives - Part 2

  • List, in order, the 4 processes of MI
  • Name at least 3 benefits of engagement
  • Describe at least one purpose of focusing
  • Define and identify the difference between change and sustain talk
  • List the 2 components of planning

Continuing Education (CE) Information

2.5 CE hrs available for this event for National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Centene has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6673. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Centene is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.*

* Florida Participants are responsible to report potential continuing education to CE broker and determine if continuing education hours may be granted.**

** To be eligible for CE credit the participant must complete a pre-test and a post-test and attend the entire session. Pre-tests are only available at the beginning of the training. The boards we offer Continuing Education hours for this course are listed above.

Reminder, due to the ever changing rules of license boards it is always the responsibility of the attendee to verify with their boards if they accept the continuing education being offered.

More information about Continuing Education is available here.

Register for Motivational Interviewing - Part 1

Part 1 is a prerequisite for Part 2

The purpose of the training is an introduction to the basics of Motivational Interviewing (MI). This is part 1 of 2. Attendees will be exposed to and begin to learn key concepts and skills. This training is considered a Level 1 MI training.

Register for Motivational Interviewing - Part 2


Social Determinants Of Health

This is a live event. Each individual participant must register for this event. Participants must log in to the GoToTraining room 10-15 minutes prior to the beginning of the training in case of technical difficulties and will need to call into the conference number.

Course Description

Attendees will gain clinical and practical knowledge on social determinants of health, the impact these determinants have on health disparities and inequity and strategies to address social determinants of health, health disparities, and inequity is the lives of those they serve.

Course Objectives

  • Define social determinants of health and list 3 examples
  • Complete at least one activity to gain insight about the impact of social determinants of health (SDOH), health disparities, and inequity
  • List at least two possible health disparities and discuss how SDOH may lead to health disparities
  • Identify at least one component of health equity
  • Gain at least one strategy or resource to address SDOH in an attempt to reduce health disparities

Continuing Education (CE) Information

2 CE hrs available for this event for National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Centene has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6673. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Centene is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

To be eligible for CE credit the participant must complete a pre-test and a post-test and attend the entire session. Pre-tests are only available at the beginning of the training. The boards we offer Continuing Education hours for this course are listed above.

Reminder, due to the ever changing rules of license boards it is always the responsibility of the attendee to verify with their boards if they accept the continuing education being offered.

More information about Continuing Education is available here.


TIC: Trauma Across the Lifespan

This is a live event. Each individual participant must register for this event. Participants must log in to the GoToTraining room 10-15 minutes prior to the beginning of the training in case of technical difficulties and will need to call into the conference number.

Course Description

This training provides a definition of trauma, assist providers in recognizing trauma, realizing it's impact, integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices, and actively seeking to resist the risk of re-traumatization. It advances and enhances the education of the audience by covering the neurobiology of trauma, reviewing diagnostic criteria of trauma related mental health disorder and introducing the most recent evidenced based practices.

Course Objectives

  • Define trauma
  • Give two examples of trauma
  • Analyze case study to identify the effects of trauma on an individual
  • Compare trauma responses for the various stages of life

Continuing Education (CE) Information

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider 16739 for 2.5 contact hour. 2.5 CE hr available for this event for National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Centene has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6673. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Centene is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

To be eligible for CE credit the participant must complete a pre-test and a post-test and attend the entire session. Pre-tests are only available at the beginning of the training. The boards we offer Continuing Education hours for this course are listed above.

More information about Continuing Education is available here.


Cultural Humility

This is a live event. Each individual participant must register for this event. Participants must log in to the GoToTraining room 10-15 minutes prior to the beginning of the training in case of technical difficulties and will need to call into the conference number.

Course Description

This training is designed to create an understanding of the practical concepts of Cultural Humility and how it relates to Cultural Competence as the foundation. Specific considerations to the role biases have on our decision making and client interaction. The negative consequences of institutional racism, microaggressions and how these impact healthcare are discussed. Strategies on how to promote cultural inclusivity with members is also discussed.

Course Objectives

  • Define the 3 practical concepts of cultural humility
  • Distinguish between different types of bias and state how they impact decision making
  • Define institutional racism and how it leads to health disparities
  • Training is 2.5 hours

Continuing Education (CE) Information

2 CE hrs for CA Nursing

2 CE hrs available for this event for National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Centene has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6673. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Centene is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

To be eligible for CE credit the participant must complete a pre-test and a post-test and attend the entire session. Pre-tests are only available at the beginning of the training. The boards we offer Continuing Education hours for this course are listed above.

Reminder, due to the ever changing rules of license boards it is always the responsibility of the attendee to verify with their boards if they accept the continuing education being offered.

More information about Continuing Education is available here.


Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

Course Description

Attendees will gain clinical knowledge and skills to implement the use of SBIRT in their practice. This training focuses on screening and referral to treatment for alcohol and substance use in patients in a health care setting.

Course Objectives

  • Define SBIRT
  • List the components of SBIRT
  • Name SBIRT tools and define how they may be used during an assessment

Continuing Education (CE) Information

2 CE hrs. for this event for National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Centene has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6673. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Centene is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Register for SBIRT webinar

To be announced


DeEscalation Techniques

Course Description

Providers learn the psychosocial facts and triggers typically associated with aggressive or violent behavior, ways to assess for agitation and aggression, and techniques to de-escalate emotionally agitated individuals.

Course Objectives

  • Differentiate between anger and aggression
  • Discuss the various causes of aggression
  • Describe the key to a successful de-escalation

Continuing Education (CE) Information

1.5 CE hrs. for this event for National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

The above calendar topics are subject to change and will be announced in the invitation or during the webinar.

During this session, our SMEs will be available to answer questions you have on:

  1. Signing up for sFTP and sFTP troubleshooting
  2. Member Information File
  3. Return Transmission File
  4. Outreach Tracker File

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When

Office Hour Schedule:

  • December 6, 2023, 11:30 a.m.
  • January 8, 2024, 11:30 a.m.
  • February 6, 2024, 11:30 a.m.
  • March 6, 2024, 11:30 a.m.
  • April 8, 2024, 11:30 a.m.
  • May 6, 2024, 11:30 a.m.
  • June 6, 2024, 11:30 a.m.
  • July 8, 2024, 11:30 a.m.
  • August 6, 2024, 11:30 a.m.
  • September 6, 2024, 11:30 a.m.
  • October 7, 2024, 11:30 a.m.
  • November 6, 2024, 11:30 a.m.
  • December 5, 2024, 11:30 a.m.

Connecting the Dots: Children and Youth (C/Y) – Child Welfare Training

Learn about ECM and CS eligibility for children and youth being served in the Child Welfare system.

Connecting the Dots: New Services to Support Children with Complex Behavioral Health Needs

Learn about behavioral health services for children and youth including Enhanced Care Management (ECM), Medi-Cal Family Therapy benefits and Dyadic Services.

Connecting the Dots: How to Refer your Client to ECM and CS

Learn about referral pathways to Enhanced Care Management (ECM) and Community Supports (CS) and best practices for referring and servicing providers for Housing CS services.

Connecting the Dots: Sobering Centers Role in SUD Continuum of Care

Learn about service offerings and eligibility model for Sobering Centers.

Connecting the Dots: How to Co-Manage an Individual with Complex Health Needs

Learn best practices for building relationships with individuals with complex needs; co-managing individuals through Community Supports and Enhanced Care Management.

Connecting the Dots: Ensuring Housing Stability for Medi-Cal Members

Learn about housing related Community Supports and referral pathways used to support Members.

Connecting the Dots: Cross-System Coordination to Maximize Services for the Medi-Cal Member

Learn about care coordination best practices, including the warm handoff and close loop referral process for Community Supports.

Connecting the Dots: Home-Based Supports for At-Risk Individual

Learn about Asthma Remediation community support and best practices for referring and servicing providers for Asthma Remediation.

Serving the Justice-Involved Population as a CalAIM ECM Provider

Learn about the changing Medi-Cal landscape that will impact justice-involved (JI) individuals in California and the unique requirements for serving eligible JI individuals as an Enhanced Care Management (ECM) Provider.

Understanding the Justice Involved Population and their Behavioral Health needs

Learn about behavioral health and medical issues in populations in carceral environments.

Jail-in Reach Services – Working with Jails and Probation

Learn about the basic structure of jail health services and best practices for re-entry planning for the justice involved population.

How To Employ People With Lived Experience

Identify lessons learned and best practices in supporting persons with lived experience working with criminal justice population.

Meeting the Needs of Justice-Impacted Youth

Learn about the California juvenile-justice landscape and the unique needs for this population of focus.

Special Populations within the Justice System

Learn about the needs of special populations in the criminal justice system including LGBTQIA+ population with substance use disorder and pregnant and post-partum persons with opiod use disorder.


The above calendar topics are subject to change and will be announced in the invitation or during the webinar.

Last Updated: 05/20/2024