Peer Recovery Advocacy & Coaching Training @ Corning Community College
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 14 @ 10:00 pm

Develop non-clinical, peer-based recovery advocacy and coaching skills designed to engage peers beyond initial contact through stabilization and into recovery maintenance within the community.  Identify multiple pathways to recovery, build recovery capital and individualized recovery wellness plans, assist in self-monitored progress, integrate personal experience, facilitate peer support groups, identify community and individual supports and service; and practice effective coping skills. 

This training (46 contact hrs.) is authorized by OASAS and approved by ASAP New York Certification Board (NYCB) for both Certified Recovery Peer Advocate and Certified Addiction Recovery Coach.   

Cost of non-credit course: $575.00*, includes books. *Care Compass Network will provide reimbursement to CCN partner organizations for the cost of the non-credit course upon a candidate’s successful completion of the full course.

Deadline to Register is September 14th!

To register, email: Cathy Petrak at

Living Healthy Workshops: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) @ Tioga Opportunities, Inc. - Department of Aging Conference Room
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – Nov 15 @ 11:00 am

Do you have a chronic health condition or care for a loved one with a chronic health condition?  Living Healthy Workshops can help you take charge of your life. 

Learn to: 

* Make better nutrition and exercise choices

* Deal with pain and fatigue

* Sleep better

* Talk with your doctor am family about your health

* Set goals and make a plan to improve your health and your life

Free 6 week program will be held on Thursdays and includes: Living a Healthy Life book, relaxation CD, and healthy snacks.  Registration is required.  Contact Pamela Guth at (607) 692-7669 to register.

Project SUCCESS Training @ Lourdes
Oct 16 @ 8:00 am – Oct 18 @ 4:00 pm

Lourdes Substance Abuse Prevention and Care Compass Network PPS is offering training in the highly rated SAMHSA program, Project SUCCESS (Schools Using Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen Students). Project SUCCESS prevents and reduces substance abuse among secondary school adolescents, by providing a full range (universal, selective and indicated) of substance use prevention strategies. These include a prevention education series, school wide awareness activities, counseling, screening and referral, and environmental strategies.

The interactive training will provide participants with the information and skills needed to implement the program.


Location: 219 Front St., Binghamton NY 13905 

Dates:     October 16th, 17th & 18th

Times:     Day 1: 8am-4pm, Day 2: 8am-4pm, Day 3: 8am-4pm 

Trainer:          Andrea Fallick, LCSW, CASAC, CPP


Registration: Includes Project SUCCESS Implementation   Manual, Resource Manual, PowerPoint & packet of reading materials.

Approved for 21 CASAC & CPP renewal, CPP credentialing, & Social Work/Mental Health Counselor CEU’s.

Student Assistance Services Corporation SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0101. Student Assistance Services Corporation is recognized by NYSED’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of Continuing Education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0013. *No partial credit will be awarded for SW/MH CEU’s

Theory and Practice of Motivational Interviewing @ Broome County Health Department
Oct 18 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based practice developed and refined to build intrinsic motivation about behavior change. MI is a ‘client-centered conversation’ focused on the exploration and resolution of ‘ambivalence’ about a collaboratively defined ‘change goal’. This interactive training defines and demonstrates the essential components necessary for ‘intentional’ practice: MI Spirit, the Four Processes and the core skills; represented by the acronym OARS. Learners will engage in practice opportunities and observe demonstrations of effective and ineffective practice.

This training meets the OASAS requirements for six renewal hours – CASAC, CPP, CPS and six initial hours – CPP, CPS.

North RPU Partner Meeting
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tioga Tells: Inviting Communities to the Table @ Tioga Downs Casino Resort
Oct 19 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Please join us for an introduction and kickoff to the

Tioga Tells Quality of Life Assessment!


Tioga Tells brings together community members, business partners, and service providers to share their views on the strengths and challenges impacting Quality of Life in Tioga County. Hearing from you, representatives from all sectors and community levels, will help to guide the direction of our project over the next year. We need your voice!


When: Friday, October 19

8:30am – 12:00pm


Where: Tioga Downs in the Broome Room

2384 W. River Rd.

Nichols, NY 13812


Breakfast refreshments will be provided.


CLICK HERE to register to join us!


If you register, we will email you with more details and a program for the day, closer to the event. We also understand that it may be difficult for some to attend the event. If that is the case, we ask that you please complete the survey linked here, as your input will be valuable in planning the event and moving forward with the project!


If you have questions or would like additional information about Tioga Tells, please contact the Project Lead, Deanna Hutchison, at


NOTE: This event has a total capacity of 55 attendees. The registration link will be turned off when the total registered reaches that amount. So if you would like to register and plan to attend, please do not wait!



Tioga Tells is a partnership of the Rural Health Network of South Central NY, the Tioga County Health Department, and Tioga Opportunities, Inc.
A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals @ Broome County Health Department
Oct 19 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people can experience violence, discrimination and oppression chronically over the full-course of their lives. The health disparities and use of substances among members of these communities, confirm the grave toll wrought for the transgression of being who they are. This interactive training raises awareness and offers strategies to engage and retain LGBT people in care and treatment. Participants will explore their own attitudes, values and beliefs and consider the practice of cultural humility. This training meets the OASAS requirements for six renewal hours – CASAC, CPP, CPS and six initial hours – CPP, CPS.

ABC’s of Childhood Experiences: Awareness, Behaviors, and Curriculum @ SUNY Broome Community College
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are stressful traumatic events in a child’s life that can have negative effects. During this conference participants will learn about ACEs, childhood behaviors as a result of ACEs and some strategies that can be used to build resilience. This conference is ideal for parents and professionals.

Mental Health First Aid Training @ Guthrie Corning Hospital
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

To support and promote a culturally sensitive community and workforce across our PPS, Care Compass Network is proud to offer a FREE Mental Health First Aid Training.  Participants of MHFA-USA will learn how to assess harm to self and others resulting from mental illness, listen while refraining from judgment, manage an acute mental health crisis, discuss local mental health resources and recommend evidence-based self-help strategies for people living with mental illness.  This evidence based, one-day training is open to all Care Compass Network partner organizations and participants will receive certification valid for 3 years. Priority will be given to CCN partners registering from the West Regional Performing Unit (WRPU).

SafeTALK @ Chemung County Department of Mental Hygiene
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SafeTALK is a two-and-a-half to three-hour training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know how to use these opportunities to support that desire for safety. As a safeTALK-trained suicide alert helper, you will be better able to:

•             move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide;

•             identify people who have thoughts of suicide;

•             apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to connect a person with suicide thoughts to suicide first aid, intervention caregivers.

Powerful video clips illustrate both non-alert and alert responses. Discussion and practice help stimulate learning. Learn steps that contribute to saving lives.  There is no charge for this training, registration required.  Space is limited to 10 participants.  

Please register by contacting Shannon Oakes at HRC by phone at 607 737-2052, or by email