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February 2020

West IPS ESP Meeting–Statesville

February 28 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
Boxcar Grille, 3103 Taylorsville Highway
Statesville, NC 28625 United States
Free

IPS Employment Specialists Meeting--to share successes, challenges, and network with others in the same role. IPS Employment Specialists will gather in the Western region to discuss program successes and challenges. 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 (Statesville…

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March 2020

West IPS Team Lead Meeting–Statesville

March 6 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
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. …

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April 2020

West EPM Meeting-Statesville

April 3 @ 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 April 3rd, 2020 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…

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NC ACT Coalition-Peer Specialist Meeting

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
TBD

ACT Specialists have an integral role within their team. We encourage specialists to register and attend these important state-wide gatherings to hear from their peers providing their speciality! These meetings will be facilitated by Institute staff, with input from the specialists themselves.  

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May 2020

Tenancy Support Training

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
TBD

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…

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Employment Peer Mentor Training-Wilmington

May 12 @ 10:00 am - May 14 @ 3:00 pm EDT
Trillium Health Resources, 3809 Shipyard Blvd.
Wilmington, NC 28403 United States
Free

The Employment Peer Mentor (EPM) training is designed for those people working as EPMs on IPS teams across North Carolina.  This training is for IPS teams only!  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…

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IPS 101 Training in Hillsborough

May 18 @ 8:30 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Durham Technical Community College, Hillsborough Campus, 525 College Park Road, Room 201
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
Free

IPS 101 Training in Hillsborough The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) 101 training formerly called SE Foundations is required by all IPS team members (Team Lead, Employment Specialist, Employment Peer Mentor, and program assistant) and Assertive Community Treatment team members (Vocational Specialists and Team Leaders). This training meets the service definition requirement for IPS and…

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June 2020

NC ACT Coalition Nurse Specialist Meeting

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
TBD

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…

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August 2020

IPS 101 Training in Asheville

August 4 @ 8:30 am - August 5 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Goodwill, 1616 Patton Avenue, Room 207
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
Free

IPS 101 Training in Asheville The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) 101 training formerly called SE Foundations is required by all IPS team members (Team Lead, Employment Specialist, Employment Peer Mentor, and program assistant) and Assertive Community Treatment team members (Vocational Specialists and Team Leaders). This training meets the service definition requirement for IPS and…

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NC ACT Coalition Co-Occurring Disorder Specialists Meeting

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
TBD

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…

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