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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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November 2019

VR Milestones

November 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am EST
Free

This webinar will be on VR Milestones. So I have a contract with VR…how do I earn those milestones? Join us for a discussion of milestones, documentation requirements, and increase your understanding of our contractual agreement.

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December 2019

West IPS ESP Meeting–Statesville

December 5, 2019 @ 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 location)…

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West IPS Team Lead Meeting–Statesville

December 13, 2019 @ 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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Hello Employer!

December 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am EST
Free

This webinar will be on employer incentives.Tune in to VR’s approach to job development and learn more about the tools that VR uses to engage employers in conversation around the benefits of diversifying their workforce. Learn about the work opportunity tax credit, internships, and disability sensitivity training.

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East- IPS Employment Support Professional Quarterly Meetinig

December 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
Peach House Restaurant, 412 West Vernon Avenue
Kinston, NC 28501 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 Eastern 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 Peach House Restaurant…

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January 2020

Introduction to MI:IPS and Supported Employment Emphasized-Greensboro, NC

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
3505 Wendover Ave E, 3505 Wendover Avenue East
Greensboro, NC 27405 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 supported employment, wellness and recovery services and in psychiatric rehabilitation. This workshop will take participants through the history of MI, basic foundations of MI…

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EPM Meeting-Statesville

January 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
Boxcar Grille, 3103 Taylorsville Highway
Statesville, NC 28625 United States
Free

Please join us for the Employment Peer Mentor meeting on January 10th, 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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February 2020

Tenancy Support Training

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
Guilford Technical Community College, 3505 Wendover Avenue East, Continuing Education Center
Greensboro, NC 27405 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…

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IPS Team Lead Meeting Central and East

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
Panera Bread, 1716 East Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577 United States
Free

Quarterly IPS Team Lead MeetingPlease join us for the Quarterly IPS Team Lead meeting on February 12, 2020 from 10am-1pm in Smithfield, NC. At the quarterly ESP meeting, there will be an opportunity for ESPs to brainstorm, problem solve, and share resources!Note: Whenever you sign up for a training, please sign up each staff member…

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ACT Coalition Specialist Meeting-HOUSING Specialists (or those doing lots of housing!)

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
Chatham Community Library, 197 North Carolina 87, Holmes meeting room
Pittsboro, NC 27312 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-occurring 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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