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.


**Archived Webinars**



New Webpage!    Resources for Social Workers

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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.






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

**CCBC-LRC Room**
 (Room 9-103)
Monaca, PA 15061





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

(Three local Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Trainings have also been added to 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  Cultures Co-Occurring Disorders Do Not Discriminate:  A Look at Special Populations

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

3/22/2018     Helping Co-Occurring Clients Manage Medication

3/29/2019       Engaging Families to Improve Co-Occurring Outcomes 

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 




BCCAN Training Announcement  –  BC Collaborative Action Network will offer training to address Trauma, outlining differential diagnosis and implications of intervention, symptoms, assessment and screening, research and outcomes, treatments and more.

Date: March 14, 2019 (Thursday)
Location: Penn State Beaver Campus
The Lodge, Monaca, PA
Time: 8:30 AM – Noon
Cost: Free (Continental breakfast included)

(All who deal with trauma in their work with clients should attend.)

To Register: email Lynell Scaff at






Let’s Chat About Early Language and Literacy

For additional information on topics, credits and registration, click here:





Please Print and Share the Flyer below!

(Visit the Keystone Wellness Programs website for details and to register.)












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.