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DSAMH Training and Development Opportunities


The DSAMH Training Office provides or facilitates workshops that are offered throughout the State of Delaware, and that are developed and presented by faculty who are experts in the fields of recovery from mental illness, substance use conditions, and gambling-related problems. DSAMH offers new and innovative trainings, ensuring that behavioral health practitioners have access to the latest evidence-based treatment modalities and best practices material.  In compliance with certification requirement, certificate of training will only be issued to those who register for and complete an active workshop.  For additional training office policy and procedures please see link below.

Policies and Procedures

The Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Training Office policies and procedures governing the administration of workforce development activities are included in this document.

Continuing Education Hours 

The Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Training Office applies to numerous certification and professional licensing boards to request those entities’ approval for many of the Training Office’s educational offerings.

Contact us - or 302-255-9480

Hours of operation: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



Visit to create an account, view current workforce development offerings, register for a training, access your training history, complete workshop evaluations and to print your training certificate.  Creating an account is free for state of Delaware employees and non-state of Delaware employees.

Legal Disclaimer: The views and opinions presented in the independent educational offerings facilitated through the DSAMH Training Office do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Health and Social Services or the Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse and should not be construed as such.


Upcoming Training Opportunities


CADC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor) Spring Flyer 2023

The Spring 2023CADC (Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor) series of workshops is now open for registration! The series begins on Tuesday, February 28th and runs each Tuesday and Thursday until April 20th from 5:00-7:00p.

360 Safety Training Series

360 SAFETY: Keeping Staff Safe by Helping Clients Feel Secure - will

empower your organization to create synergy with clients while ensuring physical and environmental safety for staff. Each workshop will be the second Thursday of each month from 9:00am-11:00am. The workshops can be taken individually or as a series.

Mental Health First Aid Training Series

Mental Health First Aid introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. This training offers virtual and in-person workshops.

Trauma Training Series  

What will the training cover/accomplish? 

The trainings will cover trauma-informed sensitivity and responsiveness based on SAMHSA’s trauma-informed key principles. These trainings will focus on direct care staff-client, coworker-coworker, management-employee, and executive management-organizational focus. This will accomplish providing tools to develop and utilize sensitivity and a trauma-informed response when working with clients, coworkers, and staff, while creating an overall trauma-informed environment for the organization. Finally, these trainings will aid in assisting all levels of the organization in working to meet the Governor’s expectation to become a trauma-informed state.


DHSS/DSAMH Trauma Training series will progressively encumber all aspects of trauma as it relates to accomplishing the mission of Delaware becoming a trauma-informed state in accordance with the Governor's Executive order 24.

Trauma Training Series will consist of the following:

      *     Intro - Trauma Awareness/Informed

      *     Trauma-Informed Approaches for Direct Care Staff

      *     Trauma-Informed Sensitive (Twice a qtr)

      *     Trauma-Informed Responsiveness (Twice a qtr)

      *     Trauma Sensitive and Responsiveness for Supervisors (Winter/Spring)

      *     Trauma Responsiveness for Organizational Change (Supervisors/Managers)


In-Person Naloxone Access Training

 There are many, in-person Naloxone Trainings taking place (Naloxone Access Training and Point of Distribution Training) across the state in 2023. Click HERE to access the registration page and for more information.