CUCS Trainings for Human Service Providers

CUCS provides training on a wide range of topics related to human services and behavioral health. CUCS is accredited as a New York State Social Work Continuing Education Provider and OASAS certified.

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  NY/NY III is the agreement between New York City and New York State to create 9,000 units of supportive housing for a wide range of disabled homeless persons in New York City. The agreement marked the largest commitment to creating housing for homeless persons. This half day training is targeted to human service providers working to access housing for special needs populations. The NY/NY III Agreement provides housing options for Chronically Homeless Single Adults or Families, or those at risk of becoming Chronically Homeless. This housing targets several populations, including Youth Aging out of Foster Care; and Single Adults or Families who have a Serious Mental Illness, HIV/AIDS or another Disabling Clinical Condition and/or a Substance Use Disorder. The training is interactive and reviews the eligibility criteria, how to apply, and resources to complete an effective HRA 2010e application. . It is recommended that trainees take this training prior to registering for the HRA 2010e training. Read More

SHNNY Member Price: $76    Regular Price: $95 Person-Centered Planning is a process designed to assist individuals in making plans for their future based upon what is uniquely important to them.  It relies on a collaborative, non-coercive approach that is respectful and responsive to a person’s preferences and needs, ensuring that the person’s values guide all decisions.  This training offers information on how to shift from a system-centered approach to a person-centered approach, and shares tips to engage and assess an individual’s person-centered goals.  Documentation serves as the blueprint and footprint for the Person-Centered Planning process.  The training also offers practical guidance on how to support this process through service planning documentation, as well as other relevant charting issues. Read More

  Chronic homelessness is defined as long-term or repeated homelessness often coupled with a disability, making the chronically homeless one of the most vulnerable populations needing services. Stable and permanent housing is an essential component of successful recovery for these persons. This training explores the similarities and differences between long-term homeless people and other homeless groups. Effective case management and programmatic interventions to successfully engage, assess, and house this population are offered and practiced throughout this training. Case studies are used throughout to illustrate and practice the skills taught. Read More

Conflicts are an unavoidable aspect of life. Periodically, conflicts can rise to the level of crisis or violence, leaving staff feeling ill-equipped to respond meaningfully. Appropriately-trained staff, however, can anticipate and be prepared to use effective strategies to de-escalate situations. If recognized and dealt with effectively, differences have the potential to inspire, promote CMCP positive change, and encourage growth and understanding. This training offers participants the skills to intervene in the early stages of conflict as a way to prevent violence, and looks at person-centered approaches to establish relationships that help prevent tense situations from intensifying. This training also describes the different stages of conflict escalation and ways to respond to each stage. Read More

SHNNY Member Price: $76    Regular Price: $95 The philosophy and practice of recovery is transforming the way we look at mental health services, as well as how programs respond to persons who decompensate or relapse.  Utilizing the least restrictive intervention while ensuring that the client is both safe and having his or her mental health needs addressed can be complicated.  This training offers skills and strategies on responding to psychiatric crises, including assessing, engaging, and assisting persons at the earlier stage of decompensation to adhere to treatment.  In cases where the crisis has escalated, the workshop reviews strategies for voluntary and involuntary hospitalizations and for assisting persons returning from the hospital.  In addition, the workshop explores how to support persons recovering from substance abuse and to promote relapse prevention. Read More

The nature of case management services varies widely, yet there are core values and fundamental components to which all case managers should adhere. Using the National Association of Social Worker’s (NASW) Standards for Case Management as a guiding vision, this training offers new case managers an opportunity to learn fundamental concepts of a helping relationship with a focus on strength-based and person-centered services. The training offers an overview of the ethics and values of case management and builds a foundation for effectively working in health and human services. It also offers skills and strategies for establishing professional boundaries and explores the most current trends in behavioral health, including wellness as a guiding vision. Read More

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