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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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Quarterly IPS Team Lead Meeting – East

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Panera Bread, 802 North Berkeley Boulevard
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States

Quarterly IPS TL mtg - East 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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NC ACT Coalition Employment Specialist Meeting

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Road
Pinehurst, NC 28374 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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EPM Meeting–Statesville

October 18 @ 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 October 18th, 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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Introduction to MI Raleigh NC

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Avenue Raleigh, NC 27605
Raleigh, NC 27605 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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West IPS Team Lead Meeting–Statesville

October 25 @ 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! Photo: Jeremy Ricketts

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IPS EPM Meeting in Wilmington

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
New Hanover County Public Library – Northeast Branch, 1241 Military Cutoff Road
Wilmington, NC 28405 United States
Free

Please join us for the Employment Peer Mentor meeting on October 28th, 2019 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in Wilmington. 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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Packing Some Punch and Demonstrating Impact

October 31 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am EDT
Free

This webinar will be on documentation for VR. Want some specific strategies and interventions that you can use with your clients that will address barriers to employment? Tune in as we discuss tips provided from an occupational therapist to better equip individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and substance use disorders to maintain employment. Stay tuned to learn some tricks to the document the meaningful services that you are providing that positively impact the success of who you are…

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November 2019

Tenancy Support Training

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
Guilford Technical Community College, 3505 E Wendover Ave, room 152
Greensboro, NC 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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East- IPS Employment Peer Mentor Quarterly Meeting

November 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
Panera Bread, 802 North Berkeley Boulevard
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States
Free

Please join us for the Employment Peer Mentor meeting on November 13th, 2019 from 10-1pm in Goldsboro, NC! At the quarterly EPM meeting, there will be an opportunity for EPMs to brainstorm, problem solve, and share resources!We will be meeting at Panera Bread in Goldsboro, NC. We will meet from 10-1pm. Please bring money so you can purchase your lunch! Note: Whenever you sign up for a training, please sign up each staff member individually AND if you are going…

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