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OASAS Providers and the Justice Center: What you need to know about investigations, the law, the regulations and reporting

The occurrence of patient abuse and neglect remain a critical public health concern. As an addiction professional, you will learn the history of the Protection of Vulnerable Persons Act, the law, and the regulations that have been in effect since June 2013. The responsibilities of addiction professionals under the new law will be reviewed including your duty, and the dos and don'ts in regard to an investigation conducted by the Justice Center in cases that involve patient abuse and neglect.

The following information will be provided:

  • Background on the Justice Center Laws, Rules and Regulations
  • Procedures to follow related to patient abuse and neglect, as well as significant incident investigations
  • Reporting to the Justice Center: who reports, multiple reports and the mandate under the law

This training meets established standards for four (4) OASAS education hours for Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC renewal only), Credentialed Prevention Professional (CPP renewal only), and Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPS renewal only). Addiction Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Professionals, including all mandated reporters and administration are invited to apply.

There will be no tuition charge for this training. Complete and print the application online, obtain appropriate supervisory signature, and FAX to 518-485-2335. Please contact Patricia Flaherty at 518-485-2317, with any questions.

Date:
September 15, 2014
Location:

NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority - Olympic Center
2634 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY 12946

Flyer:
PDF Document
Application:
PDF Fillable Form
Due Date:

September 1, 2014

 

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:
October 1-2, 2014
Location:
Kings County
The Resource Training Center
449 39th Street, 3rd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Flyer:
PDF Document
Application:
PDF Fillable Form
Due Date:
September 16, 2014


New Ethical Dilemmas in the Digital Age

Presented by NYS OASAS, in collaberation with the Northeast & Caribbean Addiction Technology Transfer Center.

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

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

Please complete and FAX the application by the due date to; Attention: OASAS Learning and Development Unit at: 518-485-2062. 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:
September 4, 2014
Location:

The Addictions Care Center
at Albany (ACCA)
90 McCarty Avenue
Albany, NY 12202

Flyer:
PDF Document
Application:
PDF Fillable Form
Due Date: August 21, 2014