The Beaver County System of Care will provide training that educates stakeholders on evidence-based and best practice models and that support the consumer-driven, recovery oriented transformation process. Training will be open to all peers, family members, service providers, community agencies and natural supports in Beaver County.



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Working with Individuals Diagnosed with Personality Disorders

 The biggest stigma towards personality disorders comes from practitioners, not patients. We have spent a great deal of time avoiding naming the problem to the detriment of our patients. Personality disorders are not rare; in fact, they are extremely common: orbit conditions in chronic psychiatric illness. There is hope for the population and positive ways to approach it. This seminar will begin to introduce some of these topics, including shifting away from the idea of a personality disorder and more towards a notion of severe coping skill deficit.

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Adult Providers and Youth Providers are encouraged to attend this training.

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One Size Does Not Fit All:  A Strengths-Based Treatment Approach for Adolescents

Understanding and taking into consideration individual personality, strengths, and weaknesses is something that’s not generally taught in clinical or teacher education. However, it is absolutely critical if we are to help patients and students with complicated emotional and psychiatric needs. As a former educator and school administrator turned psychiatrist, Dr. Vint Blackburn’s approach is unique when it comes to assessing patients. Blending educational theory with behavioral health concepts lends itself to a different way of conceptualizing and working with troubled individuals with poor coping skills. This workshop will help both educators and mental health professionals identify and work with this at-risk population.

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WRAP® Class – Seminar I

(Wellness Recovery Action Plan®) 

Hosted at The Mental Health Association in Rochester, this training is based on the Five Key Recovery Concepts of HOPE, PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY, EDUCATION, SELF-ADVOCACY and SUPPORT.

Learn the Key Elements of WRAP®.  You will build your own WRAP by the end of the class.

NOTE: This course is required before learning to become a WRAP® Facilitator.  (Seminar II will be offered in Aug!)

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Opioid Overdoses and the Use of Narcan®

Hosted by The Prevention Network, this unique educational experience simulates an opioid overdose and reversal with Narcan®.

Presenters are from the Pittsburgh Poison Control Center.

This event is free and open to all Beaver County provider staff.

(Sponsored by Beaver County Behavioral Health)

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Trauma 101,  Trauma 102  and  Trauma 103

April 11th, May 8th and May 15th, respectively
at:  BVIU,  147 Poplar Ave., Monaca, PA  15061
Provided by Lakeside Global Institute

Pre-registration is required.  Each session is limited to 50 participants.
Click on the links above for each flyer, the details and registration forms.





Certified Peer Specialists in Crisis Services Training: 

Provided by the PENNSYLVANIA PEER SUPPORT COALITION, this training is specifically designed to prepare CPSs to work in crisis services (telephone, mobile, walk-in, and residential) and increase their skill set.  Topics covered include the Mental Health Procedures Act, roles and responsibilities of a CPS in crisis services, de-escalation, and suicide assessment and prevention.

For more information and to register online, visit  

For questions or to request a paper application, please contact:

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Mental Health Advance Directive Train-the-Trainer: 

The PA Mental Health Consumers’ Association (PMHCA) is excited to announce the Mental Health Advance Directive (MHAD) Train-the-Trainer Course scheduled in Beaver County!

REQUIREMENT: Successful participants will be asked to facilitate the training at least once before the end of 2019. By submitting your application and completing the training, it is assumed that you make this commitment.

What:  Train-the-Trainer, Mental Health Advance Directive

When:  Monday, June 10, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. thru 4:00 p.m.

Mental Health Association in Beaver County
105 Brighton Ave
Rochester, PA 15074

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Having “lived experience” . . .

with navigating the mental health recovery system or navigating the substance use recovery system might be a good thing!!!
You can gain rewarding employment while sharing RECOVERY SKILLS to help others.

 Free Grant Funded Training:  Certified Recovery Specialist

The SCWDB would like to partner with local substance abuse treatment providers to help recruit and train Certified Recovery Specialists (CRS).  Substance abuse treatment providers interested in learning more about these grant-funded training opportunities should contact Job Training for Beaver County, Inc. at:  724.728.2020 x-102  or

3 local Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Trainings
are also listed on the link above.






Co-Occurring Disorder Series 2019

Jill S. Perry, MS, NCC, LPC, CAADC, SAP
JP Counseling & Associates, LLC


1/11/2019      Becoming a Competent Co-Occurring Clinician: An Overview
(View the COD Overview PP-Part 1)
(View the COD Overview PP-Part 2)

1/25/2019      The Importance of Co-Occurring Screening & Assessment in All Settings 
(View the Screening and Assessment PP)

 2/8/2019      Moving Co-Occurring Clients Through the Stages of Change
(View the Stages of Change PP)

2/14/2019  Co-Occurring Disorders Do Not Discriminate:  A Look at Special Populations
(View the CODs Do Not Discriminate:  Special Populations   PP-Part 1)
(View the CODs Do Not Discriminate:  Special Populations   PP-Part 2)

3/8/2019    Effective Group Approaches for Co-Occurring Clients
(View the COD Group Approaches PP)

3/22/2018     Helping Co-Occurring Clients Manage Medication
(View the Helping Co-Occurring Clients Manage Medications PP)

3/29/2019       Engaging Families to Improve Co-Occurring Outcomes
(View the Engaging Families to Improve Co-Occurring Outcomes PP)

 4/5/2019    Documentation: Assessment, Treatment Plans & Progress Notes

4/12/2019     Suicide & Violence in the Mental Health & Addiction Cultures

4/26/2019     Self-Care as an Ethical Priority 





The Young Brain:  The Impact of Mental Health & Substance Use

Jill S. Perry, MS, NCC, LPC, CAADC, SAP
JP Counseling & Associates, LLC
February 27, 2019



System of Care Ongoing Trainings:



**Archived Webinars**


Mandated Reporter Trainings

Adult Protective Services Webinars


Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania Online Training.


Stages of Change Webinar

This one-hour webinar fits your schedule!    (First in the series!)



Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an interactive 8-hour certification course that introduces participants to risk factors, warning signs, impacts of mental health problems, and overview of common treatments.  Participants learn a five-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in a psychiatric crisis connect with appropriate professional, social, and self-help care.



Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people.




How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses

Trauma-informed criminal justice responses can help to avoid re-traumatizing individuals and thereby increase safety for all, decrease recidivism, and promote and support recovery of justice-involved individuals with serious mental illness.  The target audience is community corrections, court personnel, first responders and police officers.