The Network organizes and/or sponsors dozens of events and workshops every year across New York State. Below, you'll find our current list of events. Many of the workshops we list on this page are collaborations with the Center for Urban Community Services. We update this page very regularly, so check back soon for more workshops, conferences and other events
Registration Begins at 9:00 a.m.
Location: CUCS, 198 East 121 Street, 5th Floor, NYC 10035
Cost for Network Members: $55
Cost for Non-Members: $75
Stages of Change: Helping People Change Behavior
Date: November 4, 2014
Statistics indicate that illegal substance use complicates adherence to treatment for both physical and mental health disorders and puts persons at risk for involvement with the criminal justice system. Despite this, substance use remains high. This training offers an overview of the Stages of Change model, developed by Prochaska, DeClemente and Norcross. This model explores the modification of addictive behavior involving the progression through five defined states including pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, and maintenance. Attendees receive a detailed explanation of each stage, interventions that best match where the person is at in the recovery process, and strategies to effectively respond to relapse. Techniques for working with resistance and denial, resolving ambivalence, building motivation for change, and preventing and managing relapse are presented. Attendees will leave this workshop with a better understanding of how to match their interventions to the level of awareness and motivation to change of the substance-using person.
Understanding Special Needs Populations for Non-Clinical Staff
Date: November 12, 2014
Providing Effective Supervision
Date: December 9, 2014
Critical Time Intervention
Date: January 14, 2015
Date: February 10, 2015