Training

Managing Older Adults with Substance Use Disorders

Managing Older Adults with Substance Use Disorders

May 16, 2018, Noon to 1:30 p.m. E.T.

 

Substance use disorders (SUD) are a significant public health concern for the growing population of older adults.

By 2020, the number of older adults with SUD in the United States is expected to rise from 2.8 million in 2002-2006

to 5.7 million. This webinar will describe substance use disorder (SUD) screening tools, how to effectively

diagnose SUD, and available treatment resources. Speakers will also discuss the need for care coordination for

older adults affected by SUD.

 

Registration Link: https://resourcesforintegratedcare.com/GeriatricCompetentCare/2018_GCC_Webinar_Series/Overview

 

Part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Geriatric Competent Care Webinar Series

 

NAMI Vermont’s Pathways to Wellness Conference

NAMI Vermont's Pathways to Wellness Conference is fast approaching in 3 weeks!! Don't miss out on what promises to be an amazing event. Register today!

Pathways to Wellness Conference

Wednesday, May 16, 8:30 am - 4:15 pm

at Champlain College Conference and Event Center

The conference will be packed with timely and informative workshops, inspirational keynote speakers, and the opportunity to network with peers, families and mental health professionals.

 

The registration fee (which includes continental breakfast, lunch and snacks) is $80 per person/$45 per NAMI member. If there are many in your organization interested in attending, take advantage of the group registration rate of $60 per person for groups of 10 or more.

 

Full and partial scholarships are available to low-income peers and family members so that anyone can attend regardless of their ability to pay.

 

The conference is approved for CEU hours for Social Workers and LCMHCs at an additional cost of $10.

 

Click here to learn more and to register today!

Workshops include:

  • Chittenden County Community Outreach Initiative
  • Intentional Peer Support
  • Lessons from the Field: An Eldercare Clinician's Perspective Working With Some of the State's Most Vulnerable Adults
  • Housing Retention Panel: Helping Those at Risk for Homelessness
  • Creating a Healing Environment: Moving Towards the Elimination of Restraint & Seclusion at CVMC by Redefining its Meaning & Transforming our Culture and Ourselves
  • Finding Hope Through Support

Want to learn more about these workshops? Click here.

 

Two amazing keynote speakers will be at the conference:

  • Ronald Braunstein: Co-Founder and Music Director of the Me2/Orchestras, the world's only classical music organization for people with mental illnesses and those who support them.
  • Ron Powers: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author who will discuss the social history of mental illness in America while sharing the deeply personal story of his two sons’ battles with schizophrenia.

A special thanks to the conference sponsors: UVM Medical Center, Rutland Regional Medical Center, Brattleboro Retreat, and NorthCountry Federal Credit Union, along with a grant from Vermont Department of Mental Health.

 

If you have any questions about the event or need help registering, please don't hesitate to contact Laurie Emerson at 802-876-7949 x101 or email: lemerson@namivt.org.

Violence, Trauma, and the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Mental Health Settings

Online copies of the handouts for the 6CS two day training held on April 24th. and 25th. can be found at the link below. If you have trouble opening the link contact Amy Stonoha at a.stonoha@snhu.edu.

 

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1segD50GLinWmqZVULA3T1wkcWjfJtITr

CRAVING, ADDICTION, MINDFULNESS and The Brain

Judson Brewer (https://www.judsonbrewer.com) and Julie Hynes (https://preventionlane.org/) are AMAZING speakers on the topic of addiction and craving.

You will hear from THE BEST on the latest in addiction, craving, mindfulness and the brain with a focus on evolving technologies for prevention and treatment across addictions.

This workshop is not to be missed. It is sure to be one of the best, most affordable workshops in Vermont in 2018. SIX 6 CEU's for Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, LADCs.

DATE AND TIME

Fri, April 27, 2018

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT

LOCATION

Hotel Vermont

41 Cherry Street

Burlington, VT 05401

REFUND POLICY

Refunds up to 7 days before event

REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cravecon-2018-craving-addiction-mindfulness-and-the-brain-tickets-43698805303?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button

Event Information: New Jersey Recovery Coaches training/webinar

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (SAMHSA/CSAT), in partnership with the Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship, invites you to a webinar to learn about an exciting apprenticeship program for individuals aspiring to be certified alcohol and drug counselors. The apprenticeship initiative is born out of a pilot program that the New Jersey Talent Development Center (TDC) launched in partnership with Homeless Solutions and Mental Health Associations of Essex and Morris Counties in 2016.

Program Background

 

TDC and the Homelessness Solution and Mental Health Association started the apprenticeship to provide their 10 case managers training to become certified alcohol and drug counselors.

 

Former Governor Chris Christie learned about the importance of the training during a site visit and decided to expand it statewide. So, the state awarded the New Jersey Healthcare TDC a $1.3 million grant to expand the apprenticeship program as part of New Jersey's efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. The grant allows TDC to provide New Jersey residents access to 270 hours of free classroom instruction and 3,100 hours of paid on-the-job training. New Jersey’s Healthcare TDC is based in Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations.

 

Webinar Information

 

The 90-minute webinar will focus on how the program started, how the training made a difference to the employees, and how the expansion is helping New Jersey offer this program to additional employers.

 

Time and Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 3:00–4:30 p.m. (EST).

Instructions:

 

Please follow the instructions below to log in to the Web Conferencing Service:

 

Log into the Web Conferencing Service: A few minutes before the call, access the service by following the steps below:

 

 

Please note: Many government agencies have firewall protections in place to prevent staff from downloading add-ons. Please work with your IT department prior to the live event to ensure that you will be able to download the add-on, if necessary.

New Course Announcement!

Module-1-Announcement with YouTube Link

VCPI is excited to introduce our first module in the series of training curriculum focused on orienting new direct service providers to effectively partner with those who seek support within the Vermont System of Care. It seems most appropriate to start this series with the cornerstones of effective practice.With a focus on the values, principles, and beliefs, this first module in the series is designed to give new staff the opportunity to hear about the importance of these concepts directly from those who have participated in supports and services and encourage effective partnering with other professionals. In addition to an on-line video module and accompanying workbook, there are supplemental materials that will assist with integrating the information into practice.

Download Announcement

VCPI Presented on Co-op Model at National Council Conference

The Co-Op was invited to present at the National Council Conference in March 2016. The NATCON conference represents the largest gathering of mental health and addiction staff treatment providers in our industry. Our session,  Innovative Collaboration: Creating a Statewide Practice Improvement Cooperative highlighted the Co-op's development, the innovative work that is happening in Vermont, and the commitment and critical role of our statewide partners.

A big thank you to Ralph Provenza, Bob Thorn, and Vic Martini, members of our Leadership Team who were there in support of VCPI, as well as to Nick Nichols and Ken Minkoff who were co-presenters.

 

Click here to download the Presentation

NEW!! Supervision in the Peer World and Beyond

Did you wake up one day and become a supervisor or coordinator? Often in small non-profits, employees who do a good job aremoved into leadership positions without much training. This training and workshop will give you the framework you need to knowto become an effective supervisor. All tools and systems given in the training can be adapted to your organization. Need amakeover? Feeling burnt out or realizing your current style isn’t working? Come get re-energized with us.

7 hour training and workshop-CEU’s Pending

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