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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 perspective of how to create strength-based environments and practices that allow for participant/survivor empowerment.

The objectives are:

  • to increase understanding and awareness of the impact of trauma;
  • develop trauma-informed responses;
  • explore the prevalence of trauma in special populations including criminal justice clients, veterans and women; and
  • to provide strategies and resources for developing and implementing trauma-informed practices.

This training meets established standards for 12 OASAS education hours for Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC renewal), 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 to receive a certificate of completion. There will be no tuition charge for this training.

Please complete and FAX the application by the due date listed below to; Attention: OASAS Criminal Justice Bureau at 518-485-7508. Please plan to receive your notification of acceptance by e-mail and be advised that you will be asked to present your admittance letter on the day of the training.

Date:
April 30 - May 1, 2014
June 12-13, 2014
Location:
Onondaga County
Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare
329 No Salina Street
Syracuse, NY 13203
Erie County
Research Institute on Addictions
1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Flyer:
PDF Document
PDF Document
Application:
PDF Fillable Form
PDF Fillable Form
Due Date:
April 15, 2014
May 27, 2014

 

Buprenorphine Treatment

Opioid abuse and addiction remains a critical public health concern. As the number of users increase, so do problems associated with abuse. The US FDA approved buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid addiction in 2002. Multidisciplinary professionals need to be informed about all effective opioid treatment options including buprenorphine, methadone, suboxone and vivitrol. This NIDA/SAMHSA Blending Product 6-hour course for non-physician addiction professionals will give an overview of medication assisted treatments for opioid addiction, focusing on buprenorphine as an evidence-based approach.

This training meets established standards for 6 education hours for Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC renewal only), 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 full 6 hours of training to receive a certificate of completion. There will be no tuition charge for this training.

Please complete and FAX the application by the due date listed below to; Attention: OASAS Learning and Development Unit at; 518-485-2062. Please plan to receive your notification of acceptance by e-mail and bring the letter to the training.

Date:
May 6, 2014
May 7, 2014
Location:

Research Institute on Addictions
1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

The College at Brockport SUNY
350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, NY 14420

Flyer:
PDF Document
PDF Document
Application:
PDF Fillable Form
PDF Fillable Form
Due Date:
April 4, 2014
April 11, 2014

 

Clinical Supervision Foundations I & II

This 30-hour combined on-line, classroom training and worksite assignment developed by the Addiction Technology Transfer Center recognizes the crucial role that Clinical Supervision holds as the cornerstone of performance improvement at both the program and client level. Clinical Supervision, when properly implemented by competent Clinical Supervisors, improves client care, develops clinical skills, and improves the knowledge and professionalism of clinical personnel. It is also paramount in imparting and maintaining ethical standards in the addictions profession.

The instructional design is composed of:

  • 14 hours on-line
  • 13 hours classroom training (completion of on-line portion is mandatory; in order to attend)
  • 3 hours worksite assignment

This training meets established OASAS standards for Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC renewal), Credentialed Prevention Professional/Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPP/CPS initial section 3 and renewal).

Albany Participants are required to complete the on-line portion by 9:00 a.m. Monday, April 21st, in order to be admitted to the classroom portion. Saranac Lake Participants are required to complete the on-line portion by 9:00 a.m. Monday, June 9th, in order to be admitted to the classroom portion. There will be no tuition charge for this training.

Please complete and FAX the application by the due date listed below to; Attention: OASAS Learning and Development Unit at; 518-485-2062. Please plan to receive your notification of acceptance by e-mail and bring the letter to the training.

On-Line:
March 28, 2014 - April 21, 2014
May 19, 2014 - June 9, 2014
Classroom:
April 23 - 24, 2014
June 11 - 12, 2014
Location:

Addictions Care Center of Albany
90 McCarty Avenue
Albany, NY 12202

North Country Community College
Science Building
23 Santanoni Avenue
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Flyer:
PDF Document
PDF Document
Application:
PDF Fillable Form
PDF Fillable Form
Due Date:
March 21, 2014
April 25, 2014

 

Cultural Competency

This three (3) day training is a highly experiential training, in which participants will examine their own biases, prejudices, and stereotypes. This training is not designed to provide the practice skills needed to work with specific racial, ethnic, or cultural groups, but rather to provide a forum for self-exploration. It will be an intellectually and emotionally challenging experience.

The following areas will be explored:

  • Racial/Cultural Identity Development
  • Perceptions and Stereotypes
  • Oppression

This training meets established standards for 18 hours of Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC Renewal only), Credentialed Prevention Professional/Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPP/CPS Initial Section 1 and Renewal) education and training. There will be no tuition charge for this training. Please note that credentialing hours will be awarded after completion of all three days.

Please complete and FAX the NYC application by the due date listed below to; Attention: OASAS (NYC) Prevention Unit at; 646-728-4687. Please complete and FAX the Batavia application by the due date listed below to; Attention: OASAS (Albany) Prevention Unit at; 646-728-4687. Please plan to receive your notification of acceptance by e-mail and bring the letter to the training.

Date:
April 8, 9, 10, 2014
Location:

Genesee Community College
T102 (Tiered Lecture Hall)
1 College Road
Batavia, NY 14020

Flyer:
PDF Document
Application:
PDF Fillable Form
Due Date:
March 28, 2014

 

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 12 hours of Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC Renewal), Credentialed Prevention Professional/Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPP/CPS Initial Section 1 and Renewal) education and training.

Please complete and FAX the application by the due date listed below to; Attention: OASAS Learning and Development Unit at; 518-485-2062. Please plan to receive your notification of acceptance by e-mail and bring the letter to the training.

Date:
May 15 - 16, 2014
Location:

Saranac Lake Free Library
109 Main Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Flyer:
PDF Document
Application:
PDF Fillable Form
Due Date:
April 18, 2014