Trainings & Webinars

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.



GOOD NEWS: 

Beaver County IS resuming in-person Mental Health First Aid & Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings!

We will begin with smaller class sizes and CDC compliance due to COVID-19 safety concerns.

Co-Occurring Disorders Series



TRAININGS WILL BE FROM 9AM-12PM


We have taken into consideration that it can be REALLY hard to sit through LONG, virtual trainings, therefore the COD trainings have been separated and condensed into 3-hour trainings for this round. A certificate of attendance will be sent out for each training of the series.

Social work credits are being explored.   Please sign-up for credits if you would like them, and we will let you know if they are are not available for the series.

All of the trainings in this series will be virtual, on the Zoom platform. This Beaver County training series is free of charge, with priority given to Beaver County residents and providers. For questions or registration, email Jennifer@etc-pa.com



12/15/2021: MOVING CLIENTS WITH CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS THROUGH THE STAGES OF CHANGE 
Prochaska and DiClemente’s Stage Theory is a highly researched model that is helpful when working with clients with mental health issues and substance use disorders with various cultural backgrounds. This training will review the various processes of change, as well as techniques to help clients move forward in their overall recovery.

1/12/2022: SELF-CARE AS AN ETHICAL PRIORITY 
Dealing with our own lives impacts how we work with clients. Behaviors from clients can trigger our unhealed wounds. The additional stress of being an “invisible essential worker” during COVID-19 has provided additional impact. This training will look at the importance of self-care and how it impacts our ethical decisions.

1/26/2022: AGGRESSION, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND MORE IN THE CO-OCCURRING CULTURE
Mental health and substance use issues are often entangled with aggression and domestic violence, as well as other unsafe behaviors. This advanced training will look at this connection and help participants understand the importance of on-going screening, assessment and intervention regarding violence while also keeping themselves and the community safe.

2/9/2022: ENGAGING FAMILIES TO IMPROVE CO-OCCURRING OUTCOMES 
Family cultural and dynamics have a significant impact on the success of treatment and recovery for individuals dealing with co-occurring disorders. This training will review methods to positively engage families and help them strengthen and grow. In addition, we will focus on relapse issues that can be impacted by dysfunction in the family and how to teach skills to clients to cope with dynamics they cannot change.

2/23/2022: A LOOK AT SPECIAL POPULATIONS: HOMELESS, MILITARY & VETERANS, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Understanding the generalities of co-occurring disorders is not enough. Community workers in various settings must also be aware of how sub-cultures are impacted in different ways. This advanced training will cover additional complications that those involved with homelessness, criminal justice, and the military may experience.

3/9/2022: ONE MORE SPECIAL POPULATION: THE YOUNG BRAIN 
Childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood are times for significant growth—physically and emotionally. Because the young brain is not fully developed until around age 25, it responds differently than an adult brain. This training will focus on these developments and how the young brain is impacted by mental health and substance use issues.

3/23/2022: ANOTHER LOOK AT SPECIAL POPULATIONS: WOMEN, OLDER ADULTS, AND LGBTQIA+ 
Understanding the generalities of co-occurring disorders is not enough. Community workers in various settings must also be aware of how sub-cultures are impacted in different ways. This advanced training will cover a review of special concerns regarding women, older adults, and the LGBTQIA+ community.
 

Other Training Opportunities . . .



IN ADDITION TO SYSTEM OF CARE TRAININGS, we’re continually adding and updating online trainings, knowledge bases, resource centers, webinars, and other options for you to learn more! Most lessons are FREE and some offer CEUs.