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Heroin and Opioid Overdose Prevention Training Sessions

Naloxone (anti-opioid overdose medication) training is available throughout New York State at OASAS' Addiction Treatment Centers (ATCs) as well as at the Department of Health registered training programs in local communities. For available trainings, visit OASAS' Website Heroin and Opioid Overdose Prevention Training Sessions.

Trauma Informed Care: Creating an Awareness Perspective

Trauma-informed care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives. This training is designed as a practical overview and will cover Trauma Informed Care from the perspectives of how to create strengths-based environments and practices that allow for participant /survivor empowerment. This training meets established standards for 12 OASAS education hours for Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC renewal only), Credentialed Prevention Professional (CPP initial section 4 and renewal) and Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPS renewal only). Participants are required to attend the full 12 hours of training in order to receive a certificate of completion. There will be no tuition charge for this training.

Date:
June 11 - 12, 2015
June 24 - 25, 2015
August 19 - 20, 2015
Location:
Research Institute on Addictions
1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

NYS OASAS
McPike ATC
1213 Court Street
Utica, NY 13502

Molloy College-Suffolk
1780 Grumman Lane (GPS)
East Farmingdale, NY 11735
Flyer:
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Application:
PDF Fillable Form
PDF Fillable Form
PDF Fillable Form
Due Date:
May 28, 2015
June 9, 2015
August 4, 2015


Please complete and fax the application by due date indicated above to 518-485-7508 Attention: Lynda Valente or you can email the application to PICM@oasas.ny.gov. For further information, please call Lynda Valente at 518-457-1349 or Henry Kurcman at 518-402-2857.

A Provider's Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals

The foundation for this two day training is the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) publication entitled: A Provider's Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals. The goal of the publication was to improve and advance substance abuse treatment for a community of individuals whose health care needs are often ignored, denigrated, or denied. The training presents information to assist providers in improving substance abuse treatment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans-gender (LGBT) clients by raising awareness about the issues unique to LGBT clients.

This training meets established standards for twelve (12) OASAS hours of training for Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) Renewal, Credentialed Prevention Professional/Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPP/CPS) Initial Section 1 and Renewal. There will be no tuition charge for this training.

Date:
June 2 - 3, 2015
Location:
DePaul's National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence - Rochester Area (NCADD-RA)
1931 Buffalo Road
Rochester, NY 14624
Flyer:
PDF Document
Application:
PDF Fillable Form
Due Date:
May 15, 2015

Please complete and FAX the application by due date indicated above to 518-485-8041; Attention: Learning & Development or you can email the application to training@oasas.ny.gov. For further information, you may call Learning & Development at 518-485-2027 {option 2}.

New Ethical Dilemmas in the Digital Age

This course illustrates how the advent and presence of digital technology is changing the provision of social services. Emerging challenges to protect confidentiality will be identified. Participants will consider their work settings and how best to use available technologies responsibly.

This training meets established standards for six (6) OASAS education hours for Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC renewal), Credentialed Prevention Professional (CPP initial section 3 and renewal) and Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPS initial section 3 and renewal). There will be no tuition charge for this training.

Date:
June 16, 2015
June 17, 2015
Location:

The Research Institute on Addictions (RIA)
1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

NYS OASAS
John L. Norris ATC
1732 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

Flyer:
PDF Document
PDF Document
Application:
PDF Fillable Form
PDF Fillable Form
Due Date:
June 2, 2015
June 3, 2015

Please complete and FAX the application by due date indicated above to 518-485-8041; Attention: Learning & Development or you can email the application to training@oasas.ny.gov. For further information, you may call Learning & Development at 518-485-2027 {option 2}.

Introduction to the DSM-5

This training will offer an opportunity for Prevention, Addiction, and Mental Health professionals to familiarize themselves with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 (DSM 5), which was published in May, 2013. This six hour training will focus on the Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders, cultural competency as related to the DSM 5, and an introduction to the newly revised OASAS Level of Care for Alcohol and Drug Treatment Referral (LOCADTR 3.0).

This training meets established standards for six (6) OASAS education hours for Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC renewal), Credentialed Prevention Professional (CPP initial section 1 and renewal), and Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPS initial section 1 and renewal). Participants are required to attend the entire six hours of training in order to receive an OASAS Certificate of Completion. There will be no tuition charge for this training.

Date:
June 30, 2015
July 1, 2015
Location:

Rockland Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependence
25 Smith Street, STE 101
Nanuet, NY 10954

Ulster County Prevention Council
85 Grand Street
Kingston, NY 12401

Flyer:
PDF Document
PDF Document
Application:
PDF Fillable Form
PDF Fillable Form
Due Date:
June 10, 2015
June 12, 2015

Please complete and FAX the application by due date indicated above to 518-485-8041; Attention: Learning & Development or you can email the application to training@oasas.ny.gov. For further information, you may call Learning & Development at 518-485-2027 {option 2}.

Cultural Competency in Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention:The Consciousness Raising and Affective Component

This three (3) day training is an experiential training in which participants will examine their own biases, prejudices, and stereotypes. It is not designed to provide the practice skills necessary to work with specific racial, ethnic, or cultural groups. Rather this training will provide a forum for self-exploration.

The following areas will be explored:

Racial/Cultural Identity Development
Perceptions and Stereotypes
Oppression

This training meets established standards for 18 OASAS education hours for Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC Renewal), Credentialed Prevention Professional (CPP Initial Section 1 and Renewal) and Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPS Initial Section 1 and Renewal) education and training. There will be no tuition charge for this training.

Date:
July 14 - 16, 2015
Location:

Pivot - Alcohol Substance Abuse Council of Jefferson County
167 Polk Street, STE 320
Watertown, NY 13601

Flyer:
PDF Document
Application:
PDF Fillable Form
Due Date:
June 19, 2015

Please complete and FAX the application by due date indicated above to 518-485-8041; Attention: Learning & Development or you can email the application to training@oasas.ny.gov. For further information, you may call Learning & Development at 518-485-2027 {option 2}.