CASAC Initial Certification 350 Course @ Helio Health - Binghamton Evaluation Center
Jan 10 2019 @ 8:00 am – May 19 2020 @ 5:00 pm

The Helio Health Training Institute is an approved OASAS provider for the CASAC 350 Hour Certification Training.  It will take approximately 18 months to complete all 4 sections of the required coursework. 

Session 1: 1/10/19 – 4/18/19

Session 2: 5/7/19  11/14/19

Session 3: 12/3/19 – 3/3/20

Session 4: 3/24/20 – 5/19/20

For more information or to register for the course, please contact Jessica Krohn at (607) 296-3072 x2039 or jkrohn@helio.health. 

Narcan Training Clinic @ Cortland County Health Department, Room 107
Jan 17 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

If someone overdoses, would you know what to do? The Cortland County Department of Health is offering free training on how to administer Narcan (Naloxone) for a heroin/opiate overdose. Each participant will also receive a kit for home.

The Art of Clinical Assessment in Patients with Bipolar Disorder @ Webinar
Jan 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


The Art Of Clinical Assessment In Patients With Bipolar Disorder

January 22, 2019 | 12:00pm ET

Definitions and classifications for mental disorders and symptomology from publications like the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) are helpful in assisting health care providers with diagnoses, treatment, and research related to such mental illness. However, mental health diagnoses often present with variations in symptomology from patient to patient, and can be confounded by other comorbidities like substance use. Health care providers often have to draw upon their professional clinical experience and training to appropriately assess the patients they see in their practices.

In this webinar, hear from Dr. Joseph Goldberg and Dr. John Meyers, as they explore effective ways of interviewing patients with bipolar disorder, and highlighting a variety of strategies to differentiate bipolar disorder from other mental health disorders like personality disorders or substance induced mania. Speakers will clarify rapid cycling symptoms, demonstrate how clinicians can incorporate rating scales during assessment interviews, and discuss assessment for suicidality, adherence, and metabolic adverse effects related to treatment. Speakers are paid consultants to Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.





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Cultural Competency & Health Literacy Meeting @ Care Compass Network - The Strategy Room
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Introduction to the AARP Age-Friendly Network @ Binghamton University Downtown Center
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


In 2018, New York State became the first state in the country to become part of the AARP Age-Friendly Network. As New York continues to lead the way, the HealthlinkNY Community Network is offering a series of free workshops for local municipalities interested in learning more about becoming an AARP Age-Friendly Community. Through this series, local municipalities and their interested partners will learn more about planning to become an Age-Friendly Community and will hear from other communities and content experts on how to make communities livable for people of all ages.

This session will provide an overview of the AARP Age-Friendly Network as well as introduce participants to concepts and principles associated with effective community planning and stakeholder engagement. Parking and lunch is provided at no charge to participants.

Adult Mental Health First Aid @ The Eaton Center
Jan 30 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Why take Mental Health First Aid?

Recognize if a friend, family member, employee, customer or colleague is struggling

Learn how to talk to an employee or coworker who is in need

Make a positive change by helping someone onto the right road

Respond with the same empathy and respect to mental illness as you would with cancer


Everyone deserves to be able to live, laugh and love!

Do it for you!



Register Today!

Wednesday, January 30th, 8:00am – 5:00pm

The Eaton Center

Chenango Conference Room 4th Floor

24 Conkey Ave., Norwich, NY 13815

Contact Jamie or Chris to hold your spot Call: 607-337-4128 or email chris@chenangohealth.org jamie@chenangohealth.org


Substance Abuse in the Workplace @ Canasawacta Country Club
Jan 31 @ 7:45 am – 11:30 am

UHS Chenango Memorial, Commerce Chenango & Chenango Health Network are hosting an event related to Substance Use in the Workplace. We are fortunate to have a wonderful speaker – Dawn Lanouettte of Hinman, Howard & Kattel – as well as highly qualified panelists that will be addressing this topic from both the legal and health care perspectives.  


Please register by calling 334-1400 or email register@chenangony.org.  


We hope to see you at this very important event.



Compass Academy: A Renaissance High School Open House @ Broome-Tioga BOCES, Leslie F. Distin Education Center, Roome 232
Feb 1 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

COMPASS ACADEMY: A Recovery High School


What is Compass Academy?

Compass Academy is a hybrid alternative education model which combines BOCES Alternative Education programming with clinical and credentialed peer-to-peer support for high school aged students experiencing academic and/or behavioral issues related to substance use. It’s a Renaissance school – a pathway to personal growth and change. Timely graduation and life-skills development are key goals.


Why was it created?

Broome County has been federally identified as a “high intensity drug trafficking area”. “Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is a prevalent diagnosis in the adult population in this region. SUD often manifests in early adolescence. Locally administered “Preventive Needs Assessment” Surveys indicate that:


      35.8% of students grade 7 through 12 in Broome County have used alcohol in their lifetime. This number is higher than the national average.


        20.5% have used alcohol in the past 30 days – this is higher than the national average.


        Lifetime alcohol use among school aged children is higher than the national average.


        Marijuana use among students grades 9 through 12 is higher than the national average.


        In 2017, drug overdose was the leading cause of accidental death in Broome County.



Adolescent substance use can adversely impact student potential for academic and career success and create cost burdens to the medical, social service and legal systems.


How does it work?

School personnel are trained to screen potential candidates and refer them to Compass Academy through the existing BOCES Alternative Education process. ACBC then conducts a full, clinical assessment. Once enrolled, students participate in an extended school day designed to help them meet their core educational requirements for graduation while simultaneously engaging in treatment and recovery oriented services such as counseling, group therapy, mentoring and family engagement. Progress is measured/monitored in accordance with an individual education/recovery plan.


Who are the partners?

This is a regional effort including area school districts, the addiction Center of Broome County, Ascension Health Youth Services Division, Care Compass Network, Broome County Departments of Health and Mental Health, local foundations and Broome – Tioga BOCES. BOCES has committed physical space and staffing for this effort. OASAS has provided start- up funding to ACBC for clinical start-up. Area providers and human service agencies are contributing expertise to the program design and leading community outreach and education efforts. Local foundations and local government are providing supplemental funding.




For more Information:


Jeff Franey, Broome – Tioga BOCES,  jfraney@btboces.org 607.763.3229


Alicia Grunder, Broome – Addiction Center of Broome County, agrunder@acbcservices.org , 607.205.0519

Adult Wellness Seminar @ UHS Stay Healthy Center - Oakdale Mall
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

UHS Hospitals is offering free monthly seminars on healthy eating, active living and wellness. Programs are free and offered the first Wednesday of the month. Each month a different health and wellness topic will be presented by health care professionals. Focus of the seminars will be on common goals for health and well-being. Healthy living advice and tips will be offered to participants. Seating is limited. Registration is required.

Topic for this month: Discovering Essential Oils… Gifts of Nature.
Presented by Abby Jones who is a Certified Aromatherapist and a Registered Nurse. Abby will be sharing with you the basics of essential oil use and aromatherapy. Learn what to look for when purchasing essential oils, how to blend oils, modes of applications, and most of all essential oil safety. This will be a hands on class. Included in this presentation will be an essential oil blend for you to make yourself and take home with you!

Opioid Overdose Prevention Training @ Lourdes Youth Services Community Room
Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for a FREE Naloxone* training session, the first Thursday of every month from 5 – 6 pm. Participants will learn about overdose prevention and how to correctly administer Naloxone. If you live or work with someone who is at risk for an opioid overdose, this training is for you.

This training is open to the public. Anyone who may come in contact with someone who is using an opiate or opioid may attend including professionals, community members, and concerned family members.

This community training session is being provided by the Southern Tier AIDS Program (STAP) and hosted by Lourdes Youth Services Alcohol and Drug Education Prevention Team (ADEPT).
*Naloxone is an opioid antidote. Opioids include heroin and prescription pain pills like morphine, codeine, oxycodone, methadone, and Vicodin.

Seating is limited. Register early.