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2015 PA Forensic Rights and Treatment Conference
This is the 23rd annual conference and this year’s conference will be held at the Holiday Inn, Grantville December 2-3. A wide variety of proposals are being sought on: first-person perspectives, adolescent issues, re-entry initiatives, problem solving courts, co-occurring MH & SUDs, sex offenders, restorative justice and rights to treatment. More information and requirements Applications Due: July 27, 2015

Ray of Hope Conference
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Creating a Community of Hope: Suicide Prevention and Self-Care FRIDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2015 9:00 A.M. to 3:15 P.M. (Registration: 8:30 A.M. to 9:00 A.M.) WCCC Founders Hall 145 Pavilion Lane Youngwood, PA 15697 Please download attachment for more details and how to register.

Managing Crisis: Communities in Chaos
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Thurs, Nov 12 – Fri, Nov 13 Nemacolin Woodlands Resort 1001 Lafayette Dr, Farmington, PA 15437 See attached handout for complete info on this conference including info on how to register.

Attachment-Based Family Therapy Workshop
Wednesday, Nov 11 All day OR Weds, Nov 11 – Fri, Nov 13 Drexel University Center City Campus Bellet Building, 15th and Race Streets Philadelphia, PA 19102 Target Audience: counselors, couple and family therapists, MH professionals, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, and Social Workers; CEUs available. For more info or to register go to or e-mail Dan Sullivan at

Twentieth Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA. Sponsored by the Center for School Mental Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. More information at Nov. 5-7, 2015

2nd Annual Trauma Informed & Resilient Communities Conference
The conference is FREE. Two keynote speakers in the AM followed by a variety of breakout sessions in the PM. CEUs will likely be available. More info including complete registration info will be released soon. Direct interim questions to Joe Barnhart at or (814) 373-2698. Edinboro University of PA 219 Meadville St Edinboro, PA 16444

Certified Peer Specialist Training for Veterans in Philadelphia
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October 19-23 & October 26-30 – Certified Peer Specialist Training for Veterans in Philadelphia - Applications due by September 28, application attached

Bipolar Spectrum Disorders in Youth
Thursday, Oct 15 8:30 AM – 4:15 PM University Club University of Pittsburgh 123 University Place Oakland Section of Pittsburgh, PA 15260 412-648-8213 Cost = $25 - $95. CEUs available. Lunch is on your own. For more details, go to

Thirty-first Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families
Hilton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, GA. Sponsored by the Division for Early Childhood. More information at: Oct. 7-9, 2015

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.

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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