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Incorporating Trauma Informed Care into Crisis Intervention

We are pleased to announce
The Crisis Intervention Association of Pennsylvania’s
Annual Conference,

“Incorporating Trauma Informed Care into Crisis Intervention”

will take place on November 5th and 6th, 2014
Nemacolin Resort and Spa
1001 Lafayette Drive
Farmington PA 15437

Take the Scare out of the IEP Meeting

Date:    October 30, 2014
Time:    11:00-1:00pm
Place:    Butler Mental Health Association
Presenter:   Lonni DePolo Educational Advocate

Lunch will be provided
Please RSVP   724-287-1797 ext 231

RSVP in order for us to order enough food

The Invisible Epidemic: Substance & Trauma Exposed Children

A community response to children at risk.
Hosted by the Children's advocacy center of Lawrence County

October 8, 2014
9 AM to 4 PM

The New Englander Banquet Center
3009 Wilmington Road
New Castle, PA 16105.

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Sponsored by the Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission Inc. &
The Pennsylvania Certification Board and the PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs

DATE: Friday, October 3, 2014
9:00 TO 4:00 P.M.    Registration Begins at 8:30 a.m.

DESCRIPTION: Course participants will examine family rules, roles and responsibilities, analyze the trauma of living in an alcoholic family, participants will develop an understanding of the impact  that this has on a child’s self image, self-efficacy and coping skills, discuss Family Systems Theory, will evaluate concepts of enmeshment, boundaries and homeostasis, and review the concept of Genograms and organizing concepts in treating individuals with early childhood trauma.

LOCATION: Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc. Conference Room
90 West Chestnut Street, Suite 310
Washington, PA 15301

COST: $10/PERSON/continental breakfast/breaks and snacks provided
 Tuition is non refundable.

REGISTER BY: September 15, 2014

Please download attached flier for more details and how to register.

Certified Peer Specialist Continuing Education Opportunity: Supporting Veterans, Families & People in the Military
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OMHSAS in partnership with Drexel University has developed a continuing education opportunity to enhance knowledge, skill and employability in the much needed area of Veteran and Military Personnel Services.  This curriculum has been developed and piloted to fulfill the promise of honoring the military personnel who have served America. Grounded in the philosophy of peer support services, this training focuses on the unique needs of Veterans and military service members as they build on their skills, abilities and strengths to achieve what is important to them as they transition into civilian life.

This regional 2-day training opportunity is intended for Certified Peer Specialists with priority given to veteran peer specialists.  

September 30 – October 1 in Butler
October 29 – 30 in Norristown
November 13 – 14 in Scranton

Flyer and Application attached

A Mental Health Summit for Police, Emergency Responders, Veterans, Active Duty Personnel and Their Families
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Human Services Center's upcoming Mental Health Summit for first responders, emergency workers, veterans and their families. This will take place on Thursday, September 18 from 8:00am - 12:30pm at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

Registration details are on the flyer.

Lakeview Third Thursday Speaker Series 2014
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Third Thursday Speaker Series for July 2014 through Lakeview Systems

Time 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM each Thursday

SEPTEMBER 18 “You Forgot Your Helmet!”
What Parents (and Kids) Need
to Know About Concussion
Presented by Scott La Point, MA, LPC

OCTOBER 16 Young Adult Programs:
Life After High School
Presented by Dr. Amanda Goza, PhD

NOVEMBER 20 Self- Advocacy and Brain Injury
Presented by Caroline Feller, MS, OT, CBIST

DECEMBER 18 A Treatment Continuum for
Moderate and Severe TBI
Presented by Rob Williams, MS

Register and Earn 1 Certified Case Management or 1 Certified Rehabilitation
Counselor continuing education unit. Contact Lakeview to register.
Call 603.539.8717 or send an email to:
Once registered each month you will receive an email from that
will have the instructions on how to participate and a call in number.
Complete the Program Evaluation Form
• Print your contact information and answer the program evaluation questions.
Return the Program Evaluation Form
• Return by email to:
• Return by fax to: 603.539.8939
• Return by mail to: Lakeview
244 Highwatch Rd., Effingham, NH 03882
Attention: Lisa Rivard
Lakeview will send you the certificate for 1 Certified Case Management or 1
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor continuing education unit.

Please download the attached flier for more details

Children’s Certificate in Psychiatric Rehabilitation
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The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA), in collaboration with PAPRS, is bringing their Children’s Certificate in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Course to Philadelphia, PA this September!
The Academy of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery is providing you the opportunity to demonstrate your professionalism and competency in the field and earn your certificate.
September 17 – 19 in Philadelphia
This training is ideal if you are a direct services practitioner, social worker, counselor, educator or administrator of programs that provide mental health services to children.

Flyer and Application attached

Training on Childhood Trauma
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Training on Childhood Trauma
September 2, 2014

*Restricted to Crawford County, as SOC Grant.  They will open to other counties if space permits. 
 Please download the attachment for more details.

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Sponsored by: Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission Inc.
PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs and the Pennsylvania Certification Board

DATE: Friday, August 29, 2014          9:00 TO 4:00 P.M.  Registration Begins at 8:30 a.m.

DESCRIPTION: This course will provide a brief review of the pharmacokinetics and psychopharmacology of Alcohol and Other Drugs of Abuse as a foundation for the following information, which will be covered in detail: etiology and genetics of alcoholism/addiction, pharmacotherapies for AODA, and the neurochemistry and pharmacotherapies for co-occurring psychiatric disorders.  Both recently approved pharmaco-agents and those in research will be discussed with attention to those used to ameliorate withdrawal effects.
LOCATION: Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc. Conference Room
90 West Chestnut Street, Suite 310
Washington, PA 15301

COST:$10/PERSON/continental breakfast/breaks and snacks provided
Tuition is non- refundable.

TRAINER: Carolyn Baird, Ph.D.

REGISTER BY: 8/19/14
PARKING:  Parking is available in the Crossroads parking garage below Millcraft
   Center at a cost of $4.50 for all day.

Please download attached form for more details and how to register.

Effective Child Therapy Training

The website below offers free training and CEU information regarding evidence-based practices for children and adolescents.

Customized Behavioral Health and Aging Training

Training topics Below is a link to the training topics we currently offer through the Coalition. We can come to your site and offer the trainings, or we also have regular training opportunities available that you will receive notice about as a member of the Coalition.

Trauma-Focused Congnitive Behavioral Therapy - A web based learning course

TF-CBT Web Based Learning Course for Trauma - Focused Cognitive - Behavioral Therapy

- Psychoeducation
- Stress Management
- Affect Expression and Modulation
- Cognitive Coping
- Behavioral Management Training
Parent-Child Sessions

Visit to learn more and register.

DSM 5 - Free Online Training

No-cost DSM-5 Online Trainings Offered

RCPA business member and endorsed vendor Relias Learning (formerly Essential Learning) is offering two opportunities for training on changes to the DSM-5. Relias has developed an online course <>  for providers that teaches modifications to the mutli-axial system, new dimensional assessments, new terminology, cultural considerations, and major criticisms. The presentation is available from the link at any time.

Understand the Challenges of Military Families

The shock and suffering of war is not only felt on the battlefield. The Families of Service members face unbelievable stresses back home, often with little or no support. Even joyful reunions can turn into painful daily living for Service members and their Families without the proper assistance.
But they can get their lives back with your help!
Families of Service members deployed since 9/ll have faced challenges unlike anything before in our country's history. So we're offering a series of online courses such as, "Understanding Military Families and the Deployment Cycle" to help essential professionals like you discover new ways to help them cope and better understand their challenges. Please sign up for one of the FREE online course on treating the invisible wounds of war.
All the courses are FREE, and nationally accredited. Courses are quick and easy to complete, ranging from 1 to 2 hours and 15 minutes in length. Plus, they're available online 24/7 so can you can fit one, or all of them, into your busy schedule.

Free online training at:

Free Online Training to Assist With Serving Veterans

PCPA is writing on behalf of Pennsylvania’s military service members and their families with a very special request. Over the next 24 months, waves of service members will return from deployment to be reunited with loved ones.  But the joy can be short lived once the realities of transition into everyday life begin to sink in.
Many service members return from deployment to communities where they do not have access to military base programs and services. These individuals are seeking help from local behavioral health providers, but often do not return for care if the provider does not have an understanding of military life and the impact of deployment.
The Pennsylvania Departments of Public Welfare, Military and Veterans Affairs, Drug and Alcohol Programs, Health, PCPA, and the National Association of Social Workers has partnered with Army OneSource to provide four free, nationally-accredited continuing education courses on the impact of combat stress and deployment on children and families, military culture, and PTSD. Access the courses at
Pennsylvania’s service members and their families have made countless sacrifices over numerous deployments including Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Please join PCPA in thanking them for that service by taking these courses and learning more about how to support them in returning to our communities.

Suicide Prevention Online Training Available

Offered by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
These courses are developed to train service providers, educators, health professionals, public officials, and community-based coalitions to develop effective suicide prevention programs and policies. All courses are available free of charge and can be completed at your own pace.  Continuing Education Credits are available.
Current Courses:
• Locating and Understanding Data for Suicide Prevention
• Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM)
• Choosing and Implementing a Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training Program
• Planning & Evaluation for Youth Suicide Prevention
• The Research Evidence for Suicide as a Preventable Public Health Issue
Full Course Descriptions