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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
May 21-22, 2014
June 12-13, 2014
June 25-26, 2014
Location:
Onondaga County
Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare
329 No Salina Street
Syracuse, NY 13203
Westchester County
Student Assistance Services
660 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Erie County
Research Institute on Addictions
1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Orange County
Department of Mental Health
30 Harriman Drive
Goshen, NY 10940
Flyer:
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Application:
PDF Fillable Form
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Due Date:
April 21, 2014
May 6, 2014
May 27, 2014
June 10, 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:
July 8, 2014
July 9, 2014
July 10, 2014
Location:

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council of Jefferson County
167 Polk Street
Watertown, NY 13601

[Two Dates]
The Prevention Network
906 Spencer Street
Syracuse, NY 13204

[Two Dates]
The Prevention Network
906 Spencer Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
Flyer:
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Application:
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Due Date:
June 9, 2014
June 13, 2014
June 13, 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).

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:
May 19, 2014 - June 9, 2014
Classroom:
June 11 - 12, 2014
Location:

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

Flyer:
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Application:
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Due Date:
April 25, 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. 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 15 - 16, 2014
Location:

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

Flyer:
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Application:
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Due Date:
April 18, 2014

 

Motivational Interviewing

This training will offer an opportunity for Prevention, Addiction, and Mental Health professionals to familiarize themselves with Motivational Interviewing concepts and techniques. In addition, recent “MI-3” updates for this evidence-based therapeutic method will be highlighted. This training is derived from a Train-the-Trainer opportunity with Dr. William Miller and nationally recognized Motivational Interviewing Network of Training (MINT) trainers.

This training meets established standards for 12 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 entire 12 hours of training in order to receive an OASAS Certificate of Completion.

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:
June 18 - 19, 2014
Location:

Odyssey House
246 East 121st Street
New York, NY 10035

Flyer:
PDF Document
Application:
PDF Fillable Form
Due Date:
May 16, 2014