UNC Institute for Best Practices

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

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May 2019

VR and Partners LME-MCO Funding Presentation

May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Partners Behavioral Health Management, 1985 Tate Boulevard Southeast, Multi-Purpose Room
Hickory, NC 28602 United States
Free

We will be having an IPS Learning Collaborative for Partners providers on May 15th, 2019 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in Hickory.  IPS team leads and ESPs are highly encouraged to attend.  Agency leadership and finance staff are also encouraged to attend as we will cover VR Milestone and MCO billing presented by Alice Farrar, DVR Chief of Employment Services and Program Development.  A few local VR Unit Managers might also be in attendance as well as Partners staff. …

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Introduction to MI WESTERN NC

May 20 @ 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, 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…

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Cultivating Change Talk using MI Wilmington, NC

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
New Hanover Public Library- Main location (Downtown) *New Hanover Room*, 201 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401 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, supported employment, wellness and recovery services and in psychiatric rehabilitation. A key to affecting behavior change is to emphasize the client's own change talk. This workshop will take participants through the  ways MI can help the practitioner cultivate change talk, learning how to recognize, amplify and…

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West IPS Team Lead Meeting

May 29 @ 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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EPM Meeting–Statesville

May 31 @ 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 May 17th, 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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June 2019

IPS 101 Training, Asheville

June 12 @ 8:30 am - June 13 @ 4:30 pm EDT
Goodwill Career Center, 1616 Patton Avenue, Room 214
Asheville, NC 28806 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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NC ACT Coalition Nurse Specialist Meeting

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Durham Tech Community College Orange County Campus, 525 College Park Road, Room 201
Hillsborough, NC 27278 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 and education) 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…

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Employment Peer Mentor Training-Raleigh Area

June 12 @ 10:00 am - June 14 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Alliance Health, 5200 W. Paramount Parkway, Pine Training Room 1017
Morrisville, NC 27560 United States
Free

The Employment Peer Mentor (EPM) training is designed for those people working as EPMs on IPS teams across North Carolina.  The 3-day mandatory training supports EPMs to understand their specific role on IPS teams, learn how to maintain their "peerness" and recognize how the NC service definition for EPMs differs from, but complements, the Employment Specialist.  Please note the start and end times for each day: Day 1: 10a-5p, Day 2: 9a-5p, and Day 3: 9a-3p.  Attendance for all three days…

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July 2019

IPS Job Development Training in Lumberton

July 19 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm EDT
Monarch, 2003 Godwin Avenue, #Suite C
Lumberton, NC 28358 United States
Free

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 Friday July 19th 10:30am - 1:30pm in Lumberton. 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 how job development should be supported…

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IPS Job Development Training in Lumberton

July 19 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm EDT
Monarch, 2003 Godwin Avenue, #Suite C
Lumberton, NC 28358 United States
Free

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 Friday July 19th 10:30am - 1:30pm in Lumberton. 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 how job development should be supported…

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