Co-Occurring Competency E-Learning Community Project

Co-Occurring Competency E-Learning Community Project

This is an exciting 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. Stay tuned for updates regarding Phase II of this innovative initiative! Interested in participating? 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┬ácombining 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.
  • 10 agencies throughout Vermont will be participating in the FIT curriculum and learning community: Brattleboro Retreat; Maple Leaf; Northeast Kingdom Human Services; Lamoille Valley Collaborative; Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital; Washington County Mental Health Services; Recovery House; Central Vermont Substance Abuse Services; Lamoille County Mental Health Team; United Counseling Service of Bennington; and, Northwestern Counseling Support Services.

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. The initiative launched in August with over 90 participants representing over 11 agencies with an ongoing Learning Community that met in September, October 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 during this Pilot, and is looking at ways to continue/ expand this innovative model. Another round of this program will be held in late 2016- early 2017. Stay tuned for information!

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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