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.




Beaver County Behavioral Health’s Drug & Alcohol Program 

invites you to join us on Wednesday, December 19th at Geneva College for   “Technology and Gambling Treatment:  Ethical and Clinical Challenges.”

The six hour program is free and includes lunch and three hours of mandated ethics training.

6 hours of SW credits ($10 fee, payable at the door).

Click here for a printable flyer for further information.

Registration is available online at Register Here by calling Keystone Wellness Programs at 724-432-3474.




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 grand funded training opportunities should contact Job Training for Beaver County, Inc. at:  724.728.2020 x-102  or

Note:  Two CRS Trainings are currently available!  Click the link above for details on both opportunities.





Co-Occurring Disorder Series 2019


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  Cultures Co-Occurring Disorders Do Not Discriminate:  A Look at Special Populations
(View the Special Populations PP)

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

 3/22/2018     Helping Co-Occurring Clients Manage Medication  
Pre/Post Test
   #1   #2   #3  #4 
(View the Medication PP-Part 1)
(View the Medication PP-Part 2)

 3/29/2019       Engaging Families to Improve Co-Occurring Outcomes 
Pre/Post Test
    Handouts  Cups Exercise   Family Trap

(View the Engaging Family PP-Part 1)
(View the Engaging Family PP-Part 2)

 4/5/2019    Documentation: Assessment, Treatment Plans & Progress Notes  
(View the  Documentation PP)

4/12/2019     Suicide & Violence in the Mental Health & Addiction Cultures
(View the Suicide and Violence PP)

4/26/2019     Self-Care as an Ethical Priority 
(View the Ethics PP)




The Young Brain:

The Impact of Mental Health & Substance Use


Presented by: Jill Perry, Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, CAADC, SAP

Adolescence is a time for significant growth-physically and emotionally.  Because the young brain is not fully developed, it responds differently than an adult brain.

It is important to understand this development and how it is impacted by mental health and substance use issues.


  • Participants will understand the basic development of adolescents
  • Participants will recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use disorders in adolescents
  • Participants will develop skills to work with adolescents with co-occurring issues


February 27, 2019
 9am – 4pm
Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit
147 Poplar Drive
 Monaca, PA 15061






Ongoing Trainings:


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.