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PA Veterans Forum
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November 18-19, 2014

Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey 604 Station Road Grantville, PA 17028

Funded by Department of Public Welfare Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Coordinated by Drexel University, Behavioral Healthcare Education

Please download attachment for more details and how to register.

Copeland Center Summit: A dynamic event about WRAP, Peer Support, and Community

The Copeland Center Summit, November 10—12, 2014 in State College, PA, is a gathering for everyone interested in the promotion of wellness and recovery alternatives through innovations in self-direction, peer support, and community support.
This year’s annual conference features many exciting and informative sessions and speakers, and will harness the power of the mental health peer community through networking opportunities.
Summit highlights include:
• Pennsylvania Consumer/Peer Leadership Networking Forum on Monday, November 10, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM.  Add your voice to a robust dialogue and share the successes and barriers you’re finding in supporting mental health recovery in your communities. And work together to identify the strategies for creating a unified voice for continued mental health system improvement.
• Celebrating the Evidence!  I’m the Evidence/Mental Health Campaign. Join us on Wednesday, November 12, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM, to discuss positive outcomes of being “the Evidence,” how living and taking action on the values of the campaign has impacted your mental health recovery or the recovery of those in your lives.  Learn how you can become involved in the campaign and join us in celebrating people who are the living evidence of mental health recovery, and the individuals, organizations and communities that offer support and hope along the journey.

Learn more and register today:  

Certified Peer Specialist Continuing Education Training Opportunity
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November 7, 9:15 - 1:30 at the DGS Annex Complex in Harrisburg
Module 1 - Creating Welcoming and Affirming Practice: LGBTQI Training
Module 2 - QPR: Question, Persuade and Refer Suicide Prevention Training

Registration is limited to 25. Registrations will be accepted on a first come basis. Registration forms and a copy of your CPS certificate must be received by COB Friday, October 31, 2014.

This is a free training opportunity for Certified Peer Specialists, Peers must attend both modules. 
Flyer, agenda and application attached

Free Training from Behavioral Health Connection - Medicare/Medicaid Basics for Mental Health Professionals

This training focuses on the basics of Medicare as it relates to behavioral health beneficiaries. Topics include Medicare eligibility for behavioral health consumers, Medicare/Medicaid and how the two work together to provide insurance coverage, and there’s detailed explanation of how both the over and under 65 year old population can qualify for Medicare. We help “front line” staff understand how to best assist mental health consumers with their Medicare and/or Medicaid coverage. We will provide information on how to access Medicare extra help programs, run Medicare plan comparisons, work with “dual eligible” enrollees, and how to assist consumers in finding affordable prescription drug coverage.

Target Audience: All professionals working in the mental health, substance abuse, aging, or long-term care systems.

Bradford County 11/7/14
Somerset County 12/4/14
Montgomery County 3/4/15
Warren County 3/26/15
Blair County 5/6/15
Allegheny County TBD

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

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 for Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) 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 skills, abilities, and strengths to achieve what is important to them as they transition into civilian life. The fee for the two-day, 12-hour training is $50.
This regional 2-day training opportunity is intended for Certified Peer Specialists with priority given to veteran peer specialists.  

October 29 – 30 in Norristown
November 13 – 14 in Scranton

Flyer and Application attached

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

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

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
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