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Methadone Training Booklet
Methadone Best-Practice Standards
Training Opportunities for Providers of Recovery-Oriented Methadone Services
Many trainings for 2012
Download the attachment to view details of all trainings listed in the booklet.
Crisis Intervention Association Conference
Crisis Intervention: Staying Safe in a Violent World
Save the Date:
November 13th and 14th, 2013
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa,
1001 Lafayette Drive, Farmington PA 15437
Keynote speaker: Mr. Joseph Persichini - Executive Director of the Washington DC Police Foundation.
2013 PA Community on Transition Conference
The Pennsylvania Community on Transition State Leadership Team invites all interested persons to submit proposals to present at the 12th Annual Pennsylvania Community on Transition Conference: Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow: Possibility, Opportunity, Action.
Scheduled for July 24 – 26 in State College, PA
Save the Date flyer
Conference proposal submissions must be received by February 4, 2013
Please direct any questions or concerns, as well as your actual completed conference proposals to: email@example.com
Joint Military Suicide Prevention Symposium
Wednesday June 12, 2013
9:00am-3:30 pm (registration begins at 8:30 am)
Sponsored by The Pennsylvania Adult/Older Suicide Prevention Coalition through a grant
from the Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
Keystone Conference Center
Building 17-104 Essayons Road
Fort Indiantown Gap
Annville, PA 17003
Please see attached page for more information on this, including registration info., target audience, etc.
Mental Health Americas 2013 Annual Conference
Scholarships available for Mental Health America’s 2013 Annual Conference, Why Wellness Works: Breakthroughs and Pathways to Whole Health
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is looking to provide financial support to consumers of mental health services for attendance.
June 5 – 8, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland
To review the scholarship criteria and to download the application go to:
Complete application must be submitted via U.S. Mail and postmarked on or before the deadline of April 2, 2013. No faxed or e-mailed submissions will be accepted.
ISS: Service Planning and Record Keeping
Trainer/Presenter: Charlene Givens, MS, CPS
WHEN: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Registration begins at 8:30 am
WHERE: BUTLER COUNTY TRAINING CENTER
227 WEST CUNNINGHAM STREET
BUTLER, PA 16001
Certified Peer Specialist Supervisor’s Two-Day Training Program
The training costs are covered for BHARP Providers working within one of the 23 counties in the BHARP region, see attachment for more information.
May 30 and 31, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in State College
The attached application must be submitted to the BHAU by March 15, 2013
Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support Implementers’ Forum
Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey. Sponsored by PaTTAN. More information at www.pattan.net.
Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support Implementers’ Forum
May 29-30, 2013: Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support Implementers’ Forum,
Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey.
Sponsored by PaTTAN. More information at www.pattan.net.
Certified Peer Specialist Training
Certified Peer Specialist Training
Hosted By: The Behavioral Health Alliance of Rural PA (BHARP)
*This training is made possible by HealthChoices*
The Behavioral Health Administrative Unit (BHAU) is coordinating the training. The training costs are covered for individuals who reside in one of the 23 counties within the BHARP region.
May 20-24 & June 3-7, 2013
Note: We will attempt to accommodate your preference on dates but that is not guaranteed.
COST OF TRAINING: Tuition (includes training materials)
APPLICATION DUE DATE: MARCH 15, 2013
Preference is given to providers that are hiring and to counties experiencing access issues. You must submit the attached application to the BHAU and then it will be submitted to the Institute on Recovery and Community Integration/MHASP for final approval.
Please download brochure for additional details and how to register.
Recovery Sharing Workshops
Are you or is someone you know living the Mental Health Recovery journey? Do you walk the path with others who are? Would you like to help spread awareness that people do recover from mental illness—and that recovery is a transformational process, unique to each individual?
This spring, the Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania (MHAPA) and the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association (PMHCA) are sponsoring three Recovery Sharing Workshops for consumers, families, mental health professionals, and community members.
Join us for one of the following workshops and learn how you can help promote awareness of mental health recovery and support others on their recovery journeys. You will have the opportunity to participate in two of three breakout sessions about the I’m the Evidence/Mental Health Campaign, Mental Health Advance Directives, and building leadership skills in Recovery.
• Monday, May 20 in Mars at the Four Points Sheraton
• Tuesday, June 4 in State College at the Days Inn
Each workshop runs from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per participant.
Learn More & Register
Please click: http://www.mhapa.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/RecoverySharingWorkshop.pdf registration form.
Or contact Lynn Keltz (firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-717-564-5930) or Samantha Harkins (email@example.com, 1-800-887-6422) at PMHCA with questions.
Recovery Sharing Workshops Sponsored by MHAPA and PMHCA
• I’m the Evidence/Mental Health Campaign—Take the pledge to share the ITE/MH Campaign and raise awareness about recovery
• Mental Health Advanced Directives—Walk through an MHAD and understand how to help someone complete it
• Leadership in Recovery—Chat about building skills to be a leader in the Mental Health community
Target audience: People in mental health recovery, professionals, families, community
This workshop is being offered in three locations. Each workshop runs from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per participant.
• Wednesday, April 17 – Wyomissing
• Monday, May 20 – Mars
• Tuesday, June 4 - State College
CISM: Group Crisis Intervention
May 17/18, (Friday/Saturday) 8:30 - 5p.m. Cost will be $20 per individual to cover the book and certificate (due on first day of training).
Meadville Medical Center, Conference Room E, Basement Floor
Please RSVP to Tracy Auell at firstname.lastname@example.org by APRIL 1st. RSVP is necessary and will be on a first come, first serve basis since seating is limited.
*At the request of the Crawford County Suicide Task Force, this particular training will include specific topics and group discussions/ role play opportunities to meet the needs of the new Community Response Team which the Task Force is in the process of developing. The role of the Community Response Team, will be to support survivors (family/friends) during the traumatic aftermath of the loss of a loved one due to suicide, by linking and connecting the family to resources as needed. The volunteers on the Community Response Team will not be offering any type of ‘therapy’, but only Crisis Management support until the family is stable and ready to either seek support or feels they do not need further interventions. Reminder: You do not have to become a volunteer on the Community Response Team in order to attend this training. The Crawford County Suicide Task Force is also offering this training as an outreach opportunity for professionals in our community.
Please download the attachment for more details and how to register.
“In Search of a Safer World,” 2013 STAR Center Conference
May 17, 2013: “In Search of a Safer World,” 2013 STAR Center Conference,
University Club, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.
Sponsored by the STAR Center. More information at www.starcenter.pitt.edu
What it Means to Grow Old
The PA Behavioral Heatlh and Aging Coalition's training series for 2012/13 is "What it Means to Grow Old." The training is geared for all individuals who provide care to older adults, such as nurses, social workers, counselors and county aging, substance abuse and mental health staff.
• Overview of Aging in America
• How We Age: System Review
o Developmental and Emotional Issues of Aging
o Neurological Changes
o Sensory Changes
• How We Age: System Review
• Concept of Frailty
• Health Aging- Resources to use
5/13/13 - Montgomery County
4/24/13 - Luzerne County
5/15/13 - Clarion County
Click on a date above to register online, or or download attachment for more details and how to register.
Nursing (3.5 contact hours)
Long Term Care Administrators
Social Workers (3.5 participant hours)
Certified Counselors (3.5 hours)
Personal Care Home Administrators (3.5 hours)
Case managers (3.5 clock hours)
Preventing Sexual Abuse: Learning Together/Working Together
MARATSA Presents their 5th Annual Conference
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Sheraton Station Square Hotel
300 West Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Click on the link below for details and registration information.
MARATSA Conference 2013: http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1103630262293-69/MARATSA+Conference+2013.pdf
Youth Day at the Capitol
On Wednesday, May 8, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Magellan Youth Leaders Inspiring Future Empowerment (MY LIFE) will host a youth leadership event entitled, “Youth Day at the Capitol.” Youth ages 13-23 who have experience with mental health, substance abuse, foster care or juvenile justice issues are invited to take part. The event is being planned by MY LIFE youth groups in Bucks, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery and Northampton Counties. The event is part of the national observance of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.
Youth Day at the Capitol will not only be an educational and empowering experience for youth, but will also help them to develop leadership skills, social skills, and greater self-confidence.
See attachment for more information and registration details
Effective Child Therapy Training
The website below offers free training and CEU information regarding evidence-based practices for children and adolescents.
Customized Behavioral Health and Aging Training
Training topics Below is a link to the training topics we currently offer through the Coalition. We can come to your site and offer the trainings, or we also have regular training opportunities available that you will receive notice about as a member of the Coalition.
Trauma-Focused Congnitive Behavioral Therapy - A web based learning course
TF-CBT Web Based Learning Course for Trauma - Focused Cognitive - Behavioral Therapy
- Stress Management
- Affect Expression and Modulation
- Cognitive Coping
- Behavioral Management Training
Visit http://tfcbt.musc.edu/ to learn more and register.
Understand the Challenges of Military Families
The shock and suffering of war is not only felt on the battlefield. The Families of Service members face unbelievable stresses back home, often with little or no support. Even joyful reunions can turn into painful daily living for Service members and their Families without the proper assistance.
But they can get their lives back with your help!
Families of Service members deployed since 9/ll have faced challenges unlike anything before in our country's history. So we're offering a series of online courses such as, "Understanding Military Families and the Deployment Cycle" to help essential professionals like you discover new ways to help them cope and better understand their challenges. Please sign up for one of the FREE online course on treating the invisible wounds of war.
All the courses are FREE, and nationally accredited. Courses are quick and easy to complete, ranging from 1 to 2 hours and 15 minutes in length. Plus, they're available online 24/7 so can you can fit one, or all of them, into your busy schedule.
Free online training at: http://restofthewayhome.com/
Free Online Training to Assist With Serving Veterans
PCPA is writing on behalf of Pennsylvania’s military service members and their families with a very special request. Over the next 24 months, waves of service members will return from deployment to be reunited with loved ones. But the joy can be short lived once the realities of transition into everyday life begin to sink in.
Many service members return from deployment to communities where they do not have access to military base programs and services. These individuals are seeking help from local behavioral health providers, but often do not return for care if the provider does not have an understanding of military life and the impact of deployment.
The Pennsylvania Departments of Public Welfare, Military and Veterans Affairs, Drug and Alcohol Programs, Health, PCPA, and the National Association of Social Workers has partnered with Army OneSource to provide four free, nationally-accredited continuing education courses on the impact of combat stress and deployment on children and families, military culture, and PTSD. Access the courses at http://restofthewayhome.com/.
Pennsylvania’s service members and their families have made countless sacrifices over numerous deployments including Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Please join PCPA in thanking them for that service by taking these courses and learning more about how to support them in returning to our communities.