Trainings for Human Service Providers

We train on a wide range of topics related to: housing, homelessness, behavioral health, case management, substance abuse and others. We are accredited as a New York State Social Work Continuing Education Provider.

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Note:  This training is a Webinar, you must complete the Full Day in order to receive your certificate.  NYS Social Work CE Credit Hours: 5.0.  CASAC Renewal Credit Hours: 5.0  Supervisors play a critical role in helping staff to successfully integrate Motivational Interviewing (MI) into their day-to-day practice.  This training provides supervisors with a forum to discuss and remove barriers to embedding MI into ongoing clinical practice. It also provides concrete strategies that supervisors can use to evaluate and strengthen the more advanced skills taught in Motivational Interviewing.   It provides tools and exercises that supervisors can use to evaluate staff member’s MI skills, practice skills together with staff, and embed MI practice into client interactions. By identifying multiple opportunities and methods for helping staff to build MI skills and avoiding common road blocks, supervisors learn practical ways to reinforce this evidence-based practice. The training is designed to help staff strengthen “change talk” and commitment to change, and to incorporate more direct methods for eliciting motivation to change after establishing a solid alliance.   Attendees will leave with the skills and strategies needed to embed MI into the culture of the workplace.   Read More

Note:  This training is a Webinar, which has 2 sessions, you must complete both session in order to receive your certificate.  NYS Social Work CE Credit Hours: 5.0. (If both sessions are completed) CASAC Renewal Credit Hours: 5.0. (If both sessions are completed) 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.  At the end of the training, attendees will have a better understanding of the unique needs of the chronically homeless and strategies to offer optimal services. Read More

Note:  This training is a Webinar, you must complete the Full Day in order to receive your certificate.  NYS Social Work CE Credit Hours: 5.0.  CASAC Renewal Credit Hours: 5.0 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.  In cases where relapse does occur, the training offers strategies to maximize the learning experience and help persons gain motivation to re-engage in sobriety.   Read More

Note:  This training is a Webinar, which has 2 sessions, you must complete both session in order to receive your certificate.  NYS Social Work CE Credit Hours: 5.0. (If both sessions are completed) CASAC Renewal Credit Hours: 5.0. (If both sessions are completed) Providing effective, clinically sound services for persons with trauma histories can be complicated.    Well intentioned, but unskilled staff can inadvertently set persons with trauma histories into crisis by over-processing or not understanding how to help persons contain their thoughts when talking about trauma.  An understanding of support strategies that offer safety and grounding to persons with trauma histories are covered in this full day training.  Aside from the effects of trauma on individuals, trainees will gain a better understanding of the healing process including providing safety, mindfulness and grounding techniques.  In addition, the workshop explores self care as an essential component for staff working with trauma histories.  Through case studies and role plays, attendees will be able to practice these skills and leave feeling more competent in their understanding of trauma and its aftermath. Read More

Note:  This training is a Webinar, which has 1 session, you must complete the full session in order to receive your certificate.  This half day training is targeted to human service providers working to access mental health housing for individuals living with mental illness and in need of additional supports.This training provides a history of mental health & housing; an overview of OMH mental health housing models, eligibility, and access; as well as recovery-oriented resources and services.The training is interactive and offers skills & strategies for assessing individual support needs, engagement, and preparing applicants for successful housing interviews. All attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the NYC OMH mental health housing spectrum as well as how to navigate the HRA 2010e application and referral process. Read More

Note:  This training is a Webinar, which has 2 sessions, you must complete both session in order to receive your certificate.  NYS Social Work CE Credit Hours: 5.0. (If both sessions are completed) CASAC Renewal Credit Hours: 5.0. (If both sessions are completed) Service providers are challenged with offering support to a number of populations who are at greater risk of suicide than the norm.  National efforts have focused on identifying risk factors and strategies to prevent suicide.  This training provides an overview of both suicide assessment and prevention, and offers vital statistics with an emphasis on risk factors that contribute to potential suicide.  Intervention strategies, including assessment on the continuum of suicide and ensuring the person’s safety, are presented, and attendees will learn how to create a plan of safety for individuals.  Case studies are used to practice the skills presented in this training and resources are provided.  Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the suicide continuum and a host of strategies to assist persons in crisis.   Read More

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