Buprenorphine Waiver Eligibility Training for Clinical Providers @ Finger Lakes Community College, Canandaigua Main Campus
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions and OASAS are sponsoring a free buprenorphine waiver training for clinical providers.

•    Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants are welcome and highly encouraged to attend
•    Light refreshments will be served
•    Participants will receive CME credits.

The buprenorphine waiver 8‐hour training is offered in a half‐and‐half format [4.5 hours of in‐person training followed up by 3.5 hours of online training]. 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.

Trainer: Paul Updike, MD, Medical Director of Chemical Dependency, Sisters Hospital

Cultural Competency & Health Literacy @ Care Compass Network - Strategy Room
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Healing from Trauma Exposure: A Journey of Self-Care, Self-Reflection and Self-Compassion @ Family Service Society
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

In providing care to individuals who have experienced trauma, those in many helping professions are impacted by (or even experience) the stories they bear witness to. To ensure we are providing the best care to those we serve, we have to be intentional about taking care of ourselves. This workshop will describe the negative effects of exposure to trauma in our work, while also providing practical strategies that can be implemented into our routines to improve our capacity to be present, both with ourselves and those we serve. The workshop will serve as a significant marker in the helper’s journey, guiding attendees toward improved emotional resilience through self-care and self-compassion.

Registration fee includes continental breakfast and CE credits. View the flyer for additional information.

Children of Divorce, Coping with Divorce @ Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Do you work with children, or families of children, who need help coping with parental divorce or separation?

Join us for an informational session on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 3:00 at MHAST to learn more about this important mental health tool. During our session, CoD-CoD creator Dr. Jesse Boring will review the design elements of CoD-CoD, answer questions about the program, and collaborate with interested participants in planning how CoD-CoD can best be used as a community resource as part of evidence-based practice in working with children who have experienced divorce or parental separation.

The Children of Divorce – Coping with Divorce (CoD-CoD) program is a five-module mental health promotion program for children of divorce ages 10 and up. The program is delivered entirely over the internet and can be completed independently by the child anywhere internet access is available.

CoD-CoD was evaluated in a randomized clinical trial with 147 youth ages 11-16. The results of this trial were published in the Journal of Clinical and Consulting Psychology in 2015 and indicated that the program:
• Improves coping efficacy
• Reduces mental health problems
• Prevents clinically significant mental health problems from occurring.
• Effects were strongest for the children with the highest initial risk of developing mental health problems.

Who should attend: Mental Health professionals, Social Workers, agencies working with families and children, attorneys, and anyone in a position to offer guidance to families experiencing a divorce.

Light refreshments will be provided.
Please RSVP to 607-771-8888 x336 or joanne.weir@yourmha.com

Medication Collection Event @ Slaterville Fire Station
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Motivational Interviewing with Paul Warren @ Care Compass Network - Compass Room
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

To support and promote a culturally sensitive community and workforce across our PPS, Care Compass Network is proud to offer The Theory and Practice of Motivational Interviewing. This training session is open to all Care Compass Network partners within the PPS.

Motivational interviewing is a client-centered counseling model of communication and counseling that is used for evoking and enhancing people’s intrinsic motivation to change unhealthful behaviors that are inconsistent with their values and goals. In this workshop, participants will learn the techniques of motivational interviewing and how to apply them in their work.

Stepping On Program: Improving Balance and Preventing Falls Workshop @ Lourdes Vestal Community Room, 2nd Floor
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This 7-week workshop, led by a health professional and peer leader, will teach participants exercises and strategies that will help improve balance and prevent falls. The workshop will meet once a week for 2-hours over a 7-week period.

Topics include:

  • Simple and fun balance and strength training
  • The role vision plays in keeping your balance
  • How medications can contribute to falls
  • Ways to keep from falling when out in the community
  • What to look for in safe footwear
  • How to eliminate fall hazards from your home
Talking Gay…Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning and Intersex: A Primer for those in Counseling and the Human Services @ Family Service Society
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Learning Objectives:

  • Compare and contrast vocabulary used to describe members of the LGBTQI community
  • Analyze the role of professional codes of ethics in providing human services to the LGBTQI community
  • Assess ways that we as helping professionals can improve our services to members of the LGBTQI community and their families and allies

Continental breakfast and CE credits are included in the registration fee. View workshop flyer for additional details.

13th Annual Suicide Prevention Walk @ Eldridge Park
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Walk a Mile in my Shoes is a community-wide suicide awareness event held in Elmira, New York in May.  A $15 donation provides a t-shirt and lunch while supplies last. There will be a live performance by Vitamin L and raffle prizes.

Exploring and Navigating our Unconscious Bias @ Binghamton University Downtown Center, RM 220AB
May 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for a discussion on microaggressions and implicit bias as they relate to health disparities.

View event flyer