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.

  For public health & safety, all BCBH sponsored
“face-to-face” trainings and meetings have been postponed, until further notice.
** Please continue to check back often for new virtual trainings.

Join us!

Health & Safety in Beaver County
Virtual Event Series

The kick-off event for the Health & Safety in Beaver County series will discuss air monitoring systems in the region, citizen experiences and emergency management systems designed to keep the public safe. Don’t miss the panel of experts and important discussion!





Welcome and Overview: Bob Schmetzer
Moderator: Sr. Kari

ORSANCO Water Monitoring: Richard Harrison, Exec. Director of ORSANCO
3 Rivers Quest/Ohio River/Beaver Monitoring: Melissa O’Neal, WVU
Water Pollution and Radioactivity: Dr. John Stolz
Citizen Actions: Eric Harder (Mt. Watershed) ALLARM stream monitoring, Nurdle Patrol, Waterkeeper update
Legislative Update: Sara Innamorato



The Story of Plastic takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it. Spanning three continents, the film illustrates the ongoing catastrophe and distills a complex problem that is increasingly affecting the planet.


Beaver County System of Care – Virtual Training
Motivational Interviewing
Presented by Barbara Orr, MS (trainer/consultant)
September 23rd and September 24th, 2020
10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centered communication approach that helps individuals develop a commitment to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence and initiate change by tapping into their own values and goals.

Clinical use has found MI to reduce resistance to change, increase individual willingness to participate in interventions, increase “change talk”, incite changes, decrease resistance and decrease staff stress and burnout. It is a highly useful skill for those with large caseloads, limited time and working with individuals not yet in change mode.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
FREE! Family-to-Family Education Program

Virtual Zoom Meetings
September 30th – November 18th, 2020 at 6:30 pm

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program, meaning that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition.

NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises. You’ll also find out that you’re not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope.

2020 Beacon Health Options Members Educational Events

Beacon’s Prevention, Education and Outreach Department is hosting virtual trainings for members:

Suicide Prevention and Awareness
Friday, September 25, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Presented by Dave Delvaux, Clinical Liaison for Clarion Psychiatric Center

Stress and Anxiety Management
Friday, October 9, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Presented by Dave Delvaux, Clinical Liaison for Clarion Psychiatric Center

(For more information and to register, click on the titles above.)

If you have any other questions please contact Sue Klaus at or 724-744-6501

Let’s Talk About Mental Health –
a ministry of First Presbyterian Church of Beaver
Faith and our Mental Health in the midst of a Pandemic: Zoom Seminar
October 10th, 2020
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Topics to be covered:

• Depression, Anxiety & Suicide – Monica Monismith, Christian Counselors Collaborative

• Addiction and Recovery – Dr. Mark Ongley, Ashes to Life Ministries

• Family, Children & Teen Mental Health – Jamie Mehok, MA, LPC, Samaritan Counseling, Guidance, Consulting

• Resources in the Community • A Faithful Christian Response – Abigail Opal, MDiv., FPC Beaver

Have Questions? Contact Abby Opal at

Beaver County System of Care – 2 Part Virtual Training
Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation and Gender Role Issues
Presented by Barbara Orr, MS (trainer/consultant)
October 22nd and October 23rd, 2020
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

• Understand the differences between gender identity and sexual orientation
• Realize ways professionals can help to welcome and support the LBGTQ Community

NOTE:  Mental Health First Aid & Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings
have been postponed due to COVID-19 safety concerns.

Coming soon, virtual options for Mental Health First Aid. Learn more.

Learn How to #BeTheDifference For People With Mental Health Concerns During COVID-19

(For more information and resources from MHFA during this difficult time, click here.)

Continue YOUR Education at YOUR Own Pace ….

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

SPRC provides in-person trainings, webinars, virtual learning labs, micro-learning, and SPARK Talks.
Additional online courses are self-paced, open to anyone, and free of charge.

Beaver County System of Care
Resources and Training Info for Social Workers

An APA and SAMHSA Initiative
SMI Advisor

Find the Answers You Need in our Knowledge Base. We are a clinical support system for Serious Mental Illness. Search topics, find resources, and enhance what you know about Serious Mental Illness. Information is categorized Clinicians / Individuals & Families.

NOTE: SMI Adviser supports the important work of mental health professionals during the COVID-19 crisis. Access our list of evidence-based resources on COVID-19.

Beaver County System of Care
Stages of Change Webinar
Jill S. Perry, MS, NCC, LPC, CAADC, SAP

This one-hour webinar fits your schedule!