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The New York Center for Child Development (NYCCD) and the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) in collaboration with Training and Technical Assistance Center (CTAC), is pleased to announce an upcoming informational webinar on the ZERO TO THREE DC:0-5™, the Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood!
Donna Bradbury, Associate Commissioner at New York State Office of Mental Health, will discuss New York State’s plans to make DC:0-5 the recommended diagnostic tool for all children birth to age 5.
The webinar will feature Kathleen Mulrooney of Zero to Three who will provide an overview of DC:0-5™.
In the coming months, NYCCD, in partnership with CTAC will be providing trainings statewide through OMH beginning in July. The trainings will be offered free of cost to participants and each participant will receive a complimentary copy of the manual and CEUs will be offered.
An announcement, training dates and locations will be released shortly.
Family Peer Advocate 2 Day In-Person Trainings: More Dates Announced!
The Parent Empowerment Program (PEP) is a training program that introduces new Family Peer Advocates (FPAs) to their role and to the skills they will need to effectively engage and empower parents.
This training is a combination of online modules, a 2 day, in-person training and 12 coaching calls. Completion of the PEP training is a requirement for the Family Peer Advocate Professional Credential. Registration is open for additional Level 2 in-person trainings statewide.
Registration forms and more information about the PEP training and FPA Credential can be found on the FTNYS website under the Workforce Development tab.
NEW Youth Peer Advocate Trainings: Registration Open!
The Youth Peer Advocate Training introduces new Youth Peer Advocates (YPAs) to their role and to the skills they will need to effectively engage and empower young people.
This training includes online modules, a 2-day in-person training, and a series of coaching phone calls. Completion of the YPA training is a requirement for the Youth Peer Advocate Professional Credential. We are excited to announce that registration for the Level 2 in-person training is now open in several regions.
Registration forms and more information about the YPA training and YPA Credential can be found on the YOUTH POWER! website under the Workforce Development tab.
Thursday, June 20, 2019, 9:00 - 10:00 am ET
For a full description of this program please visit our website.
After you register you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a link to access the live webcast.
All of our programs are available On Demand 2 weeks after the live webcast.
Please call us at 518.402.0330 or e-mail email@example.com if you need assistance.Location: Webcast
The U.S. is experiencing an alarming rise in suicide – 30 percent in the past two decades! To provide quality crisis and suicide prevention services, you need a sustainable funding stream. So, how can you ensure you have enough funding to meet the rising number of calls?
Please join the National Council for Behavioral Health on Tuesday, June 25, from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET for the webinar, Alternative Funding Strategies to Sustain and Expand Crisis Call Center Operations, and learn how three National Suicide Prevention Lifeline members have identified alternative funding mechanisms for their crisis call centers!
Strengthening Parents and Professional Partnerships
Barbara Callahan is the parent of four children and has navigated both the mental health and substance abuse systems for her family. She has worked for Families Together NYS, an advocacy agency serving families and systems and the NYS Office of Mental Health for 19 years. Barbara brings extensive experience in working to strengthen family engagement and supporting families in defining their goals. Her work is grounded in her belief in the strength and resilience of families.
This free workshop training will explore ways to work with families that will increase engagement: What is resilience and how do we harness that potential? How do we work to support success in families who are challenging to engage? How do we take what we know, what we learn and change what we do tomorrow?
Register Today! Please select a location below to register.
Please contact us at 518-880-3592 for more questions.Location: Prevent Child Abuse NY. 4 Global View, Troy, NY 12180
Play is the portal to a vast array of developmental opportunities! In play, children practice regulation in spontaneous, self-directed, holistic and responsive ways.
This day is for YOU! It is devoted to the discovery of play as an invaluable medium for mental health clinicians, educators, parents, child care providers, and therapists from across disciplines. Dr. Foley will discuss factors that contribute to the development of self- regulatory capacity including: temperament and constitutional factors, cognitive control and executive function, and positive parenting and attachment are reviewed in the context expected acquisition of self-regulatory capacity in early childhood. CEUs Available!
2019 NYS OMH Symposium
The New York State Office of Mental Health is hosting a two-day Symposium (June 24-25, 2019) bringing together researchers, policy decision makers, mental health clinicians and front-line workers. The goal is to raise the bar on concrete strategies to create mental health equity for all New Yorkers. The NYS Office of Mental Health believes everyone should have an equal opportunity for mental wellness. This requires removing obstacles and implementing services and policies aimed at reducing disparities.
Dior Vargas will be the Keynote Speaker for the event. She is the creator of the People of Color and Mental Illness Photo Project, a response to the invisibility of people of color in the media representation of mental illness. She tours the country giving keynotes, hosting workshops, and speaking on panels. Her work and insight has been covered in media outlets such as The New York Times, Forbes, Newsweek, and NBC News Latino.
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June 22-25, 2019 at College of Saint Rose
YOUTH POWER! of Families Together in New York State is proud to announce that there are many scholarship opportunities left for youth/young adults ages 18-30 looking to attend this years University of YOUTH POWER (UYP)! Please feel free to share this information with youth, families and your contacts as well!
Scholarships? There are MANY scholarship opportunities for youth to apply to BY MAY 24th at noon! Scholarships assist with registration and *some scholarships* with other aspects associated with the cost of UYP.
Registration? Register Today at YOUTHPOWERNY.org/uyp. Young people ages 18 to 30 can register with a major of Peer Advocacy or Systems Advocacy. Youth can register as either a resident student OR a day student! Resident students have overnight accommodations in the apartment style dormitory as well as meals on campus. All who registered get a UYP handbook, meals on campus, a UYP t-shirt and some other AWESOME gear! For specific details, visit the link above. Registration closes on June 5th.
2019 Agenda- To view a preview of classes, evening activities and more click here! ** Classes and activities are subject to change.**
General questions about UYP, please contact uyp@YOUTHPOWERNY.org
Regarding professors and activity leaders, please contact uyp.professors@YOUTHPOWERNY.org
Regarding scholarships, please contact uyp.scholarships@YOUTHPOWERNY.org
Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. (MHANYS) impacts New Yorkers across the state through policy, programs, and products designed to empower individuals experiencing a mental health challenge and reach the general public through the promotion of mental health wellness & recovery.
Join Us as we celebrate May as Mental Health Awareness Month!
For Immediate Release: 4/22/2019
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the release of the first report from the New York State Suicide Prevention Task Force. Established by the Governor in November 2017, the Task Force serves to increase awareness of and access to supportive services with a special focus on high-risk groups including veterans, Latina adolescents, and members of the LGBTQ community. Please click here for more details.
Save The Date! The New York State Education department is pleased to announce Free Training! Creating a Culture of Care in Schools Using Restorative Practices with Dr. Tom Cavanagh.
These 4 consecutive day, train-the-trainer sessions will be held from 8 am-4 pm, each day.
Please choose One Location to register.
Questar III BOCES
10 Empire State Blvd.
Castleton-on-Hudson, NY 12033
July 23-26, 2019
Erie 1 BOCES
355 Harlem Road
West Seneca, NY 14224
July 29 - August 1, 2019
Lower Hudson/Long Island
S. Westchester BOCES
450 Mamaroneck Avenue
Harrison, NY 10528
August 19-22, 2019
Spend quality time with Recovery Champions
during the Annual Recovery Conference!
October 20-22, 2019
Our Annual Recovery Conference brings together the best of the best, providing unique educational and networking opportunities for the Recovery Community. Come celebrate Recovery with people in recovery, friends and family members and our allies in addiction prevention, treatment and recovery support services!
$175 prior to May 31st; $250 thereafter...
The Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs will be conducting a conference with multiple sessions throughout the day. Each session is targeted for different audiences including provider agency representatives under the jurisdiction of the Justice Center, individuals receiving services, families, peer advocates and other interested stakeholders. You may register for the morning General Session or the afternoon Breakout Sessions, or both morning and afternoon sessions. You will be asked to choose your sessions on the registration page.
A summary of the session topics is here.
Don't wait! Register Now for May 22, 2019 Event!
This conference will be repeated five times during 2019 in various locations around the State. Information for other locations are available on the registration page.Location: UAlbany Downtown Campus, Husted Hall Amphitheater. 135 Western Ave. Albany NY 12222