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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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April 2019

IPS Career Profile Training – Greenville, NC

April 17 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Great Harvest Bread – Greenville, NC, 2803 Evans Street
Greenville, NC 27834 United States

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 April 17th, 2019 from 11am-2pm at Great Harvest Bread Company in Greenville, 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 the fidelity…

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Disclosure Training Asheville

April 18 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
Goodwill Career Center, 1616 Patton Avenue, Room 214
Asheville, NC 28806 United States

The UNC Institute for Best Practices is hosting a FREE Disclosure Training for IPS Teams (Team Leads, Employment Specialists, and Employment Peer Mentors) and ACT Employment Specialists and Team Leads on April 18th, 2019 from 8:30 am - 11:30 am in Asheville. Disclosure is a critical component in the discussion for people returning to work and/or school. It is important that as service providers, we assist people in making informed decisions as it relates to disclosure. This training will briefly review the American’s…

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Documentation Training Asheville

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Goodwill Career Center, 1616 Patton Avenue, Room 214
Asheville, NC 28806 United States

The UNC Institute for Best Practices is hosting a FREE Documentation Training for IPS Teams (Team Leads, Employment Specialists, and Employment Peer Mentors) on April 18th, 2019 from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm in Asheville, NC. This training will discuss the importance of improving documentation to ensure an accurate portrayal of the services provided and discuss specific tips to improve documentation. This training will include ways to improve documentation in several key areas: the career profile, person centered plan/employment plan, disclosure plan,…

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Central ESP Meeting in RTP

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
The Frontier – Fusion Room, 800 Park Offices Dr.
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 United States

Please join us for the Quarterly Employment Support Professional meeting on April 23rd, 2019 from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm in RTP. At the quarterly ESP meeting, there will be an opportunity for ESPs to brainstorm, problem solve, and share resources! Thank you and looking forward to meeting/seeing you guys!

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Tenancy Support/Transition Management Services

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Guilford Technical Community College- Continuing Education Building, 3505 E wendover Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27405 United States

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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May 2019

East IPS Coalition

May 1 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Lenoir Community College, Bullock Building, Room 150, 231 North Carolina Hwy 58
Kinston, NC 28504 United States

The IPS Coalition is a grassroots organization bringing together IPS providers across North Carolina in partnership and collaboration. The Coalition was formed in 2015 as a result of providers uniting to share knowledge, resources, and serve as a more powerful advocacy group to IPS stakeholders. The Coalition seeks to engage, educate, and empower providers in delivering the highest quality of services to IPS recipients. We are having our second regional meeting in the East May 1, 2019 from 11:00am-3:00pm at…

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West IPS Coalition

May 2 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Boxcar Grille, 3103 Taylorsville Hwy, Private Dining Room
Statesville, NC 28655 United States

The IPS Coalition is a grassroots organization bringing together IPS providers across North Carolina in partnership and collaboration. The Coalition was formed in 2015 as a result of providers uniting to share knowledge, resources, and serve as a more powerful advocacy group to IPS stakeholders. The Coalition seeks to engage, educate, and empower providers in delivering the highest quality of services to IPS recipients. We are having our second regional meeting in the West May 2, 2019 from 11:00am-3:00pm at…

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Employment Peer Mentor Training-Greensboro Area

May 15 @ 10:00 am - May 17 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown Campus, 601 E. Main Street, Medlin Campus Center, Room 047
Jamestown, NC 27282 United States

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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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

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

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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