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!

Beaver County Behavioral Health Drug and Alcohol Program
and
Beaver County Problem Gambling Coalition



Invite you to Join us virtually for LEVELING UP
in how we understand and address youth gaming & gambling
with Speaker, Julie Hynes
Friday December 11th on the Zoom platform from 1pm-3pm

To learn more and register, visit www.keystonewellnessprograms.org
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(2 PCB and SW Credits offered. $15 fee for SW Credits)

2020 – 2021 VIRTUAL Co-Occurring Disorder Series

Trainings in this series will be virtual, on the Zoom platform from 9am-12pm**

This Beaver County training series is free of charge.
Pre-registration is recommended, as space is limited.


Engaging Families to Improve Co-Occurring Outcomes (12/2/2020)
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.

Choice & Voice: Helping Clients with Co-Occurring Disorders Manage Medication (12/16/2020)
Medications are often a helpful, and sometimes necessary, tool when working with co-occurring clients. This training will educate clinicians about the basics of medications for mental health issues, as well as substance use disorders. A review of how to help clients navigate their medication disclosure, including in a 12-step environment, will also be discussed.

A Look at Special Populations: Homeless, Military & Veterans, and Criminal Justice (1/13/2021)
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.

Another Look at Special Populations: Women, Older Adults, and LGBTQIA+ (1/27/2021)
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.

One More Special Population: The Young Brain (2/10/2021)
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.

Aggression, Domestic Violence and More in the Co-Occurring Culture (2/24/2021)
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.

Clinical Assessment & Documentation for Co-occurring Disorders (3/10/2021)
Accurate and thorough assessment, treatment planning and progress notes are an important part of any clinician’s role. This advanced training for clinicians will focus on integrating these processes and documents efficiently in order to provide ease of treatment and collaboration, as well as protection for staff.

* A certificate of attendance will be sent out for each training of the series.

** This program is offered for 3 hours of social work continuing education through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work, a Council on Social Work Education accredited school and therefore a Pennsylvania pre-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LMFT, and LPC biennial license renewal. For information on social work continuing education call (412) 346-8044.

If you have any other questions please contact Jennifer Boeringer at jennifer@etc-pa.com.

Other Training Opportunities . . .



We’re continually adding and updating online trainings, knowledge bases, resource centers, webinars, and other options for you to to learn more! Most lessons are FREE and some offer CEUs.




Current Special Features:

— LEVELING UP in how we understand and address youth gaming & gambling

— Suicide Prevention Trainings from the Garrett Lee Smith Grant

— Beacon Health Options Members Educational Events

— On-Demand Webinar | Adolescent Suicide Prevention



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


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