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July 2019

EPM Meeting–Statesville

July 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Boxcar Grille, 3103 Taylorsville Highway
Statesville, NC 28625 United States
Free

Please join us for the Employment Peer Mentor meeting on July 26th, 2019 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm in Statesville. At the quarterly EPM meeting, there will be an opportunity for EPMs to brainstorm, problem solve, and share resources! Note: Whenever you sign up for a training, please sign up each staff member individually AND if you are going to not be able to attend, please notify the meeting facilitator at least 2 business days before. If you have…

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MI in Co-occurring Disorders treatment Asheville NC

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Goodwill Workforce Development Center, 1616 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28806 United States
Free

Motivational Interviewing (MI)- a way of working with an individual to help them come up with own arguments for change. MI has been found to be useful in the practice of substance use treatment, as well as co-occuring disorders treatment (COD tx). This workshop will take participants through the basic foundations of MI and key skills practiced in MI and COD tx. It will prepare participants for a more advanced, intermediate MI workshop and will allow participants to begin their…

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IPS 101 Training, Hillsborough

July 30 @ 8:30 am - July 31 @ 4:00 pm EDT
Durham Tech, Orange County Campus, 525 College Park Road
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
Free

The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) 101 training formerly called SE Foundations is required by all IPS team members (Team Lead, Employment Specialist, and Employment Peer Mentor) and Assertive Community Treatment team members (Vocational Specialists and Team Leaders).  This training meets the 12-hour service definition requirement for IPS and ACT teams.   Due to limited availability, this training is currently only available for all IPS team members AND ACT Employment Specialists and Team Leaders. We are respectfully asking no more than 3 staff members per…

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August 2019

Tenancy Support Training Greensboro NC

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Guilford Technical Community College- Continuing Education Building, 3505 E wendover Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27405 United States
Free

Tenancy Support training covers the psychaitric rehabilition services provided by ACT teams and TMS teams.In the training we will : Broaden our understanding of “tenancy supports” Learn strategies to help individuals develop and/or enhance relevant functional skills. Learn how motivational interviewing (MI) may be applied within the context of tenancy supports to help people harness change. Learn to use Person-Centered Planning to target recovery goals, and develop a plan that operates as a usable guide for focused skill-development within the…

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Second Annual Statewide IPS Coalition

August 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
The Frontier-Building 800, 800 Park Offices Drive, The Classroom
Research Triangle, NC 27709 United States
Free

The NC IPS Coalition members and the UNC Institute for Best Practices are excited to announce the Second Annual Statewide IPS Coalition in North Carolina! Please join us on Friday, August 9, 2019 at the Frontier in Research Triangle Park from 9:00AM – 4:00PM.  We are in the Classroom on the first floor.  Registration begins at 9:00 and we will begin promptly at 9:30.  Attendance is FREE and LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED! Our agenda will include information and updates from State Leadership at VR,…

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West IPS Team Lead Meeting–Statesville

August 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Boxcar Grille, 3103 Taylorsville Highway
Statesville, NC 28625 United States
Free

IPS Team Leads will gather in the Western region to discuss program success and struggles. These gatherings are seen as an opportunity to network and problem-solve with people in a similar role. We will meet at The Boxcar Grille in the private dining room.  Please bring money for lunch as we will meet over lunch.  Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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MI in Co-occurring Disorders treatment Wilson NC

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Wilson County Public Library, 249 Nash St W
Wilson, NC 27893 United States
Free

Motivational Interviewing (MI)- a way of working with an individual to help them come up with own arguments for change. MI has been found to be useful in the practice of substance use treatment, as well as co-occuring disorders treatment (COD tx). This workshop will take participants through the basic foundations of MI and key skills practiced in MI and COD tx. It will prepare participants for a more advanced, intermediate MI workshop and will allow participants to begin their…

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NC ACT Coalition Co-Occurring Disorder Specialists Meeting

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
GTCC, Guilford Technical Community College- Continuing Education Building | 3505 E wendover Avenue | Greensboro, NC 27405
Greensboro, NC 27405 United States
Free

ACT Specialists have an integral role within their team. They are expected to be primarily a specialist (concentrating on housing, peer support, nursing, co-occuring treatment and employment) as well as provide some generalist services (case management, transportation, medication delivery). So how to balance that, what to do when providing the specialists service, best practices within the speciality and other important topics can be discussed here. We encourage specialists to register and attend these important state-wide gatherings to hear from their…

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September 2019

IPS ESP Meeting–Statesville

September 11 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Boxcar Grille, 3103 Taylorsville Highway
Statesville, NC 28625 United States
Free

Please join us for the Quarterly Employment Support Professional meeting on September 11th, 2019 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm in Statesville. At the quarterly ESP meeting, there will be an opportunity for ESPs to brainstorm, problem solve, and share resources! Note: Whenever you sign up for a training, please sign up each staff member individually AND if you are going to not be able to attend, please notify the meeting facilitator at least 2 business days before. If you…

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October 2019

IPS 101 Training, Asheboro

October 1 @ 8:30 am - October 2 @ 4:30 pm EDT
Randolph Community College, Continuing Education and Industrial Center, Room 148, 413 Industrial Park Avenue
Asheboro, NC 27205 United States
Free

The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) 101 training formerly called SE Foundations is required by all IPS team members (Team Lead, Employment Specialist, and Employment Peer Mentor) and Assertive Community Treatment team members (Vocational Specialists and Team Leaders).  This training meets the 12-hour service definition requirement for IPS and ACT teams.   Due to limited availability, this training is currently only available for all IPS team members AND ACT Employment Specialists and Team Leaders. We are respectfully asking no more than 3 staff members per…

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