Trauma Informed Care: A Training for Treatment Providers @ AVRE
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Trauma informed care is a practice framework that recognizes the presence of trauma and its impact, and how to effectively minimize its effects without causing additional trauma. This interactive course will define trauma and trauma-informed care, explore trauma & stress disorders and symptomology, look at how trauma impacts on brain development, and strategies to prevent re-traumatization.  This training meets the OASAS requirement for six renewal hours – CASAC, CPP, CPS and six initial hours – CPP.

Workforce Development and Transition Team Meeting @ Care Compass Network - Compass Room
Nov 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Solutions That Work Webinar Series: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care @ Webinar
Nov 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

MCTAC+ is offering 3 “Solutions That Work” webinars focusing on proven implementation strategy in 3 essential solution orientations: Peer Services, Health Integration, and Access and Engagement. We invite you to join us for a frank discussion with the leaders and innovators themselves.

These webinars are intended for behavioral health executives, managers, direct care staff and anyone interested in applying solutions for meeting the value challenge.

Blueprint for Health Equity Event @ The Space @ GreenStar
Dec 3 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

The Blueprint for Health Equity Event is an interactive learning experience designed to help participants increase their understanding of the social determinants of health, increase their understanding of the impact of poverty and race on health outcomes, and increase their knowledge, skills, and attitudes in order to promote health equity.

HealthlinkNY is pleased to partner with Care Compass Network to bring this event to Tompkins County.

HealthlinkNY, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Social Work as an approved provider for continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0527.

Buprenorphine Waiver Eligibility Training for Clinical Providers @ Tompkins County Public Health
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tompkins County Public Health – Ithaca, NY December 8, 2018 (9AM – 1PM)


The University at Buffalo’s Clinical Research Institute and the NYS

Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) are sponsoring a free buprenorphine waiver training for clinical health care providers.


The buprenorphine waiver 8-hour training is offered in a half-and-half format (4.5 hrs. of in-person training followed by 3.5 hrs. of online training).


  • Light refreshments will be served
  • Participants will receive CME credits
  • Participants will be eligible to participate in post-training mentoring



Physicians (MDs, DOs) need to complete the half-and-half course to apply for the waiver. Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) are required to complete the standardized buprenorphine waiver 8-hour training as well as an additional 16 hours of online training as established by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). Please contact us for further information.



Dr. Paul Updike

Director of Addiction Medicine and Recovery Services

Catholic Health System




Tompkins County Public Health, Rice Conference Room

55 Brown Road

Ithaca, NY 14850



Online registration for the workshop:





Please contact Dr. Christopher Barrick (716-887-2538;

Person Centered Approach @ Broome County Library
Dec 13 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

This interactive, one-day training is designed for care managers and a wide of service providers. Participants will have practice opportunities focusing on how to engage clients in the process of creating a person centered care plan. An individualized approach to service planning, considering the unique values, strengths, preferences, capacities, interests, desired outcomes, can be an effective way to engage, retain and accomplish more meaningful health and life outcomes. The origins and theory behind Person Centered practice will also be discussed.


Learning Objectives:

1. Discern the difference between a ‘person centered’ care plan and one that is imposed by the provider.

2. State two benefits to an “individualized approach.”

3. Demonstrate collaborative agenda mapping.

4. State the differences and similarities between Person Centered practice and Motivational Interviewing.


State of the Union: A Critical Look at the Policy & Legislation Impacting U.S. Behavioral Health Care @ Webinar
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Changes in delivery and reimbursement for mental health services were abundant in 2018, spurred by a combination of state and federal initiatives aimed at improving behavioral health in the United States. The trend is expected to continue throughout 2019. During this Virtual Forum, Nathaniel Counts, Senior Policy Director at Mental Health America, and Athena Mandros, Director of Market Intelligence at OPEN MINDS, will share their perspectives on the key policies and legislation shifting behavioral health care delivery and reimbursement which were enacted or implemented during 2018. They’ll also offer insight into what providers, payers, and consumers may see in 2019.

Helio Health Training Institute Adult Mental Health First Aid @ Helio Health - Syracuse Learbury Building
Dec 14 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

A person you know could be experiencing a mental health or substance use problem. You are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Learn how to help a friend, family member, coworker or neighbor in need. Get trained in Mental Health First Aid. Cost is $80.00. 8 CEU offered.

To register: contact Steven Comer @

Cultural Competency & Health Literacy Meeting @ Care Compass Network - Strategy Room
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
PAC Stakeholders Meeting @ Holiday Inn Downtown Binghamton
Dec 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm