Co-Occurring Competency E-Learning Community Project

Co-Occurring Competency E-Learning Community Project

This is an exciting initiative and we are engaged in Phase 2 of the project (August 2017 - February, 2018), which is aimed at helping any program/agency to make further progress in the continuing improvement of co-occurring competent practice in order to provide better and more integrated co-occurring services for individuals and families in Vermont.  Submit an Interest Form

The Pilot Project included:

  • Access to E-Learning modules from the nationally recognized Focus on Integrated Treatment (FIT) Distance Learning Course developed by Hazelden and Dartmouth.
  • Core Orientation and a virtual Learning Community combining online video training with continuing improvement and evaluation of staff competency in coordination with regular mentoring sessions for agency/program teams of staff participating in the pilot. Facilitated by Dr. Ken Minkoff, who is a national expert on integrated services and systems, and a founding partner of VCPI.
  • 8 agencies throughout Vermont will be participating in the FIT curriculum and learning community in Phase 2: Howard Center, Northeast Kingdom Human Services; Lamoille Valley Collaborative; Washington County Mental Health Services; United Counseling Service of Bennington; and, Northwestern Counseling Support Services, Rutland Mental Health Services/Evergreen, and Health Care Rehabilitation Services of Vermont.

VCPI worked in partnership with the Vermont Department of Mental Health, the Vermont Department of Health, Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Programs, and other partners to launch an initiative aimed at helping any program/agency to make further progress in the continuing improvement of co-occurring competent practice in order to provide better and more integrated co-occurring services for individuals and families in Vermont. The initiative combined E-Learning Modules, as well as a Core Orientation and virtual Learning Community and TA. Phase 2 of the initiative launched in August of 2017 with 85 participants representing 8 agencies with an ongoing Learning Community that met in September, November and December. The initiative included the evaluation of online learning platforms and to evaluate their effectiveness as a modality to support workforce development, staff training and competency. VCPI has synthesized the data collected and is looking at ways to continue/ expand this innovative model. The Orientation and Supervisory modules are available on this site to VCPI members, along with supplemental materials including the Supervisory Workbook, developed by Kenneth Minkoff, MD.

Sponsored by the Vermont Cooperative for Practice Improvement and Innovation (VCPI) with support from the Vermont Department of Mental Health, the Vermont Department of Health, Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Programs and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

 

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