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

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. Read More

Target Audience: Supervisory Staff (Clinical and Non-Clinical) Performance Evaluations can be stressful for both the evaluator and as the person being evaluated. Reaching consensus on performance can sometimes be a daunting task, and the evaluation process differs from person to person. This training focuses on topics such as summarizing and evaluating employees’ performance over a set period of time, motivating staff to continue doing good work, and encouraging staff to address areas of challenge. Read More

  Studies suggest that social service work can be very stressful, and that not addressing these stressors can impact service delivery. This often translates to high turnover rates and programs having to invest in resources to train new staff. This training acknowledges the level of stress in this field and uses the same strengths staff use in their daily work to engage in a series of dialogues about personal self-care and organizational issues that often go unaddressed. The training also explores common sources of stress and provides strategies for managing and lowering stress levels. Discussions focus on acknowledging and addressing issues of burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma. A special emphasis is placed on self-care for staff. Read More

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