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.
July 24 - 26, 2013. Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow: Possibility, Opportunity and Action. Pennsylvania Community on Transition Conference, Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College. More information.
September 12, 2013. Behavioral Health in Primary Care: Clinical Strategies and Program Models for Working with High-Risk Youth. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia. Sponsored by the Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention in Primary Care Grant Project. Contact Margot Adams for more information.
October 2 - 3, 2013. Safe Schools Conference, Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey, Grantville. Sponsored by the Center for Safe Schools.
October 16-17, 2013. Pennsylvania Suicide Prevention Conference. Ramada Inn and Conference Center, State College. Sponsored by the PA Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative and the Adult/Older Adult Suicide Prevention Coalition. Watch for more information at www.payspi.org (News and Events) and www.preventsuicidepa.org.
October 17-18, 2013. Fifth Annual Pennsylvania Infant Mental Health Conference. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Infant Mental Health Association. Deadline for presentation proposals is May 6, 2013.
November 6-8. 2013. Pennsylvania Conference on Juvenile Justice. Harrisburg Hilton and Towers, Harrisburg. Sponsored by the Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission and others.
The Adult/ Older Adult Suicide Prevention Coalition is a resource for QPR gatekeeper suicide prevention training. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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.