Training is essential to the transformation
of the Pennsylvania mental health and substance use service delivery
system to be one that is recovery-focused. Training can be accomplished
face-to-face, through conference calls, via webinars and video series,
and through online learning opportunities.
This page is intended to provide training resources to site visitors.
Questions about information provided or training opportunities should
be directed to the individual or organization sponsoring the training.
Participate in Pilot Testing of Online Training for Service Providers
The Pathways Transition Training Collaborative is looking for service providers who are interested in participating in piloting its free, eight-part online training, "Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood." Module One, "Partnering with Youth and Young Adults," and Module Two, "Promoting Recovery" are currently available for pilot testing. More information. For questions, contact Claudia Sellmaier, Graduate Research Assistant.
February 23-25, 2014. “One Student at a Time,” 24th Annual PA Association of Student Assistance Professionals Conference. Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College. More information at www.pasap.org.
April 9-10, 2014. Inspiring Hope—Fostering Success. Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel, Harrisburg. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Council for Children, Youth and Family Services. Deadline for presentation proposals is August 12, 2013.
April 30-May 1, 2014. Pennsylvania Childhood Trauma and Injury Prevention Conference: A Community Approach. Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey, Harrisburg. Sponsored by the Center for Schools and Communities, Safe Kids Pennsylvania.
July 16-20, 2014: Improving Children’s Mental Health Care in an Era of Change, Challenge and Innovation: The Role of the System of Care Approach. National Training Institutes of National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health. Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Washington, DC. Proposals invited.
October 15-16, 2014. Pennsylvania Suicide Prevention Conference. Ramada Inn and Conference Center, State College. Sponsored by the PA Adult/Senior Adult Suicide Prevention Coalition and the PA Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative. Deadline for presentation proposals is March 28, 2014.
October 16-17, 2014. Sixth Annual Pennsylvania Infant Mental Health Conference. Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey, Harrisburg. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association for Infant Mental Health.
November 5-7, 2014. Pennsylvania Conference on Juvenile Justice. Harrisburg Hilton and Towers, Harrisburg. Sponsored by the Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission and others. Information will be forthcoming at www.jcjc.state.pa.us.
The Adult/ Older Adult Suicide Prevention Coalition is a resource for QPR gatekeeper suicide prevention training. Please contact email@example.com for additional information. Learn more about the QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Gatekeeper Trainer Certification here.
Drexel University College of Medicine
The Institute for Recovery
and Community Integration
Recovery Innovations of Pennsylvania
UPMC Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
of Education and Regional Programming
Magellan Health Services - Resiliency and Recovery E-lerarning Center
Web-Based Training Resources
The University of South Florida (USF)
A long-time leader in children’s system of care research and training, the university offers online education and training in children’s mental health. Included are continuing education for working professionals, custom training packages for systems of care sites, and specialized programs for behavioral health staff. Through the Department of Child and Family Studies, USF offers a graduate certificate in children’s mental health with an emphasis on systems of care.
Opportunity to Receive and Provide Input on Children’s Services
Child Welfare Citizen Review Panels
In 2006, House Bill 2670 was signed into law as Act 146 bringing Pennsylvania into compliance with the statutory requirements of the federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA). One of the provisions of CAPTA is the establishment of Citizen Review Panels which will provide opportunities for citizens to evaluate state and local child welfare systems to ensure that these systems provide the best possible services, prevent and protect children from abuse and neglect, and meet the permanency needs of children.
To date, three Citizen Review Panels have been established across the commonwealth, with five more to follow. The panels are required to meet at least quarterly and provide annual recommendations to the department regarding the continuous improvement of child welfare services in Pennsylvania. The panels will be composed of volunteer members, including individuals with expertise and interest in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Citizen Review Panels evaluate practices as well as policies and procedures, develop a means for public outreach, and prepare an annual report highlighting panel activities and recommendations to improve child welfare services.
More information, including how to apply to be a panel member.