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Trainings that are open for registration are listed below. Please check back often for updated information. If you are interested in scheduling a training for your organization, see Our Trainings.

Sexual Assault and People with Intellectual or DevelopmentalDisabilities: Adaptations to Treatment

 

Note: The exact same training is being held on two different dates. You only need to sign up for one date to get the complete training.

Time: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (registrations starts at 8:30 a.m.)

Dates/Locations:
Friday, March 9, 2018
Holy Family Parish Center, 438 Middleboro Ave. East Taunton, MA 02718
Registration Deadline: March 7, 2018

OR

Friday, March 16, 2018
The First Baptist Church of Worcester, 111 Park Avenue, Worcester, MA 01609
Registration Deadline: March14, 2018

Description:
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) experience sexual abuse at significantly higher rates than others. After potentially traumatic events, they experience the same trauma symptoms that others do, and research shows they are less likely to spontaneously recover without treatment. Yet most mental health clinicians who work with survivors of sexual assault report feeling unprepared to work with this population and most providers who work primarily with people with I/DD are not trained in trauma-informed principles, let alone any trauma-focused treatment modalities. Riverside Trauma Center has been working for the past several years with the MA Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC), the MA Department of Public Health, and Rape Crisis Centers throughout the state (among others) to address this gap. This training developed out of this work and will provide information on adapting trauma-focused treatment to meet the needs of people with I/DD as well as adapting forms of behavioral treatment for people with I/DD to meet the needs of sexual assault survivors.

Learning Objectives:
After the training, participants will be able to:

Who Should Attend?
Clinicians interested in working with people with I/DD who have experienced sexual assault.

Speakers:
Joanna Bridger, LICSW, Clinical Services Director at Riverside Joanna (Hooper) BridgerTrauma Center
Joanna has worked with youth, families, adults, and communities that have experienced trauma in a wide range of settings in the U.S. and abroad for more than 20 years. In addition to coordinating Riverside Trauma Center’s Trauma and Loss Counseling program, she is also responsible for responding to community disasters and providing trainings for the community on trauma, resilience, trauma-informed care, and suicide prevention and postvention. Joanna has an MSW from the University of Michigan with a concentration in Health and a Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies from the Trauma Center at JRI. She has training in a range of trauma and loss specific therapeutic modalities.

Thomas Hall, MA, CBIST, Assistant Vice President for Clinical Services at Riverside Community Care
Tom’s training is in learning theory, behavior analysis, and neuroscience. His clinical work spans 32 years working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and also includes 25 years working in the field of acquired brain injury and neurobehavioral care. Tom holds a Master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling and is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer. He also serves as Vice Chair of Governance for the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) and chairs their International Committee which oversees certification programs in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Tom has made numerous presentations on neurobehavioral topics at national and international conferences and has published in the journal Behavioral Interventions.

Cost:
Cost is $80 per person and $60 per Riverside Community Care employee.

Continuing Education:
Applications for 6 hours of continuing education credits will be submitted for Social Workers, LMHCs, LMFTs, and Nurses. Please contact Jenny Huynh (jhuynh@riversidecc.org) for the status of the CE accreditation. This training is approved for 6  hours of continuing education for Psychologists. Riverside Community Care is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor education for Psychologists. Riverside Community Care maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Registration:
Pre-registration is required. Complete the registration online at www.sexualassaultidd.eventbrite.com and pay by credit card or, if you prefer, print out this registration form to pay by check or credit card. Please make the check payable to “Riverside Community Care” and send it to: Jenny Huynh, Riverside Trauma Center, 255 Highland Ave., Needham, MA 02494. Registration deadlines: 3/7 for 3/9 training and 3/14 for 3/16 training.

A light breakfast of coffee and bagels will be provided. There will be 1 hour for lunch. We encourage everyone to bring a lunch. Refunds will not be available for this training. Parking is available at the churches.

Registration starts at 8:30 am.

There is no commercial support or conflict of interest known for programs or instructors listed in this training announcement.

Questions:
Please contact Jenny Huynh at jhuynh@riversidecc.org with any questions or to request any accommodations.

 

Suicide Assessment and Intervention Training for Mental Health Professionals

 

Time: 9:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m. (registrations is 9-9:15 a.m.)
Attendees are not allowed to enter until 9 am. Please arrive on time so we can begin promptly at 9:15 a.m.

Date/Location:
Friday, March 23, 2018, in the Community Room at the West Springfield Public Library, 200 Park Street, West Springfield, MA

Registration Deadline: March 16, 2018

Description:
This full-day training is designed to increase knowledge and improve the skills and confidence of clinicians and others who find themselves identifying high-risk youth and adults, and planning for their care. Participants will learn about the scope of the problem, review current information on suicide risk factors, and examine personal reactions to dealing with suicidal behaviors. Best practices in risk assessment will be presented and attendees will learn techniques for eliciting suicidal ideation. Issues relative to liability management and planning for intervention will be presented. Research on the effectiveness of this training demonstrates significant gains in knowledge and confidence. The training is based on current best practices and reflects the training objectives in the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

Learning Objectives:
After the training, participants will be able to:

Who Should Attend?
Behavioral health clinicians and others who identify youth and adults at high risk for suicide, and plan for their care. This training is appropriate for introductory, intermediate, and advanced clinicians.

Speakers:

Larry Berkowitz, EdD, Director at Riverside Trauma Center

 

 

 

 


James McCauley, LICSW
, Associate Director at Riverside Trauma Center

 

 

 

 

Cost:
Cost is $90 per person

Continuing Education:
Applications for 6 hours of continuing education credits will be submitted for Social Workers, LMHCs, LMFTs, and Nurses. Please contact Jenny Huynh (jhuynh@riversidecc.org) for the status of the CE accreditation. This training is approved for 6 hours of continuing education for Psychologists. Riverside Community Care is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor education for Psychologists. Riverside Community Care maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Registration:
Pre-registration is required by 3/16/18. Complete the registration online at www.wspringfieldlibrary.eventbrite.com and pay by credit card or, if you prefer, print out this registration form to pay by check or credit card. Please make the check payable to “Riverside Community Care” and send it to: Jenny Huynh, Riverside Trauma Center, 255 Highland Ave., Needham, MA 02494.

Refunds will not be available for this training. Bagels and coffee will be served in the morning. Lunch will not be provided, but there will be a one-hour lunch break. We encourage everyone to bring a lunch. There is parking at the library.

Questions:
Please contact Jenny Huynh at jhuynh@riversidecc.org with any questions or to request any accommodations.

There is no commercial support or conflict of interest known for programs or instructors listed in this training announcement.