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Training and support for assertive community treatment (ACT), individual placement and support (IPS) and other best practices.

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IPS 101 Training, Asheboro

February 19 @ 8:30 am - February 20 @ 4:30 pm UTC-5

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…

IPS Employment Specialist Meeting in Wilmington

February 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm UTC-5

The UNC Institute for Best Practices is hosting a Meeting targeted to IPS Employment Specialist and ACT Employment Specialists alike on February 25th from 10:30AM - 12:30PM at The New Hanover Library- North East Branch in the OAK ROOM. Park anywhere in the large lot and then enter through the side of the building at executive rooms entrance. The meeting will allow employment specialists from various teams in the eastern region to discuss their specific role with one another and…

Central IPS Team Lead Meeting

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm UTC-5

IPS Team Leads will gather in the Central 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 Frontier - a co-working space in Research Triangle Park. Parking is free. We will meet in the Fusion room on the 1st floor near that large open co-working space. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Career Profile Training Statesville

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC-5

The Institute for Best Practices is offering a FREE Career Profile Training for IPS Teams (Team Lead, Employment Specialists, and Employment Peer Mentor) and ACT Employment Specialists and Team Leads on February 28th, 2019 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm in Statesville, NC. This training will provide detailed information about the career profile and how to effectively utilize this tool to better understand individuals and their employment goals. In addition, the training will provide information on how this impacts best practice and…

Career Profile Training – CENTRAL

February 28 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm UTC-5

The Institute for Best Practices is offering a FREE Career Profile Training for IPS Teams (Team Lead, Employment Specialists, and Employment Peer Mentor) and ACT Employment Specialists and Team Leads on February 28th, 2019 from 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm in Research Triangle Park, NC. This training will provide detailed information about the career profile and how to effectively utilize this tool to better understand individuals and their employment goals. In addition, the training will provide information on how this impacts best…

Job Development Training – CENTRAL region

March 11 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm UTC-5

The UNC Institute for Best Practices is hosting a FREE Job Development Training for IPS Teams (Team Leads and Employment Specialists) and ACT Employment Specialists and Team Leads on March 11th 2019 from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm in TRP. This training will provide specific information about developing and maintaining relationships with employers. In addition, we will discuss how the job search utilizes information from the career profile for targeted job development and how this relates to best practice. We will share…

Introduction to MI-Greensboro, NC

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC-5

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, supported employment, wellness and recovery services and in psychiatric rehabilitation. This workshop will take participants through the history of MI, basic foundations of MI and key skills practiced in MI. It will prepare participants for a more advanced, intermediate MI workshop and will allow participants to…

Follow-Along Supports Training – CENTRAL region

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-5

The UNC Institute for Best Practices is hosting a FREE Follow-Along Supports Training for IPS Teams (Team Leads, Employment Specialists, and Employment Peer Mentors) and ACT Employment Specialists and Team Leads on March 26th, 2018 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm in RTP. This training will provide specific information about the importance of follow along supports, specifically why the first month on the job is the most critical, how to develop a follow-along plan before the job begins, identify extensive possibilities…

Introduction to MI WESTERN NC

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC-5

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, supported employment, wellness and recovery services and in psychiatric rehabilitation. This workshop will take participants through the history of MI, basic foundations of MI and key skills practiced in MI. It will prepare participants for a more advanced, intermediate MI workshop and will allow participants to…

Tenancy Support/Transition Management Services

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC-5

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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