Other Trainings/Conferences

Fall 2019 The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) Summer-Fall 2019 Training Calendar is here!

Check out the RICADV website for a complete listing of trainings including a 40th Anniversary Training entitled: "History of the Domestic Violence Movement" on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 2pm-4pm. The cost is free! Click here to register.

Beginning August 16th  other topics include: "Domestic Violence 101, Fundamentals: Essential Facilitation Skills for an Effective Facilitator, Bridges Barriers and Boundaries; Ensuring Culturally Competent Care" Click HERE for more details, locations and registration information.

Fall  2019

 Grands Flourish Inc., is a Rhode Island nonprofit organization. Our mission is to inspire and empower grandparents raising grandchildren impacted by substance use to navigate systems, reduce barriers and foster success in their new role as caregivers. Click  to view the FLYER

***Stay tuned for a series of workshops on different topics beginning September 10thCLICK HERE for more information and registration. Child-watch will be available but pre-registration required. You may register for one or all of them.

Fall 2019   The Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME)at Brown University is hosting: "Complex Care Conversations Training"

Complex Care Conversations is an interactive curriculum designed for small groups to increase clinician ease and effectiveness in approaching goals of care conversations with patients dealing with serious, progressive illnesses such as heart failure, cancer and dementia.
This program offers guidance in how to approach this sometimes awkward subject so that important discussions are not delayed or postponed. The sessions offer a framework for navigating these conversations that elicit patient values and preferences in a way that is mutually transformative for clinicians and patients

DATES: September 10th, September 19th, October 17th, October 22nd, and December 17th.
LOCATION: 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI
(There is no fee to participate.)
For more details and registration information CLICK HERE. Click on the Date you wish to register.

 Registration Deadline:
September 2, 2019

Program Start Date:
October 3, 2019
 The New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center (New England ATTC)

is now accepting applications for its Fall 2019 Leadership Development Program (LDP) for addictions professionals from all elements of the continuum of care. 

The LDP has been designed by Peter Smith, with input from a committee of addictions professionals. This program will focus on key leadership skills using a range of learning methods designed that will increase your effectiveness immediately.

One of the elements of this program includes the use of an intact learning community that includes participants from all aspects of care: prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery. It is the intent to create a learning community that is as diverse as possible to represent the profession and those served. 

Application deadline is September 2nd.
FLYER for details or  CLICK HERE to register.

September 3, 2019 

 Skills for Rhode Island's Future presents:
Have you, a family member or friend been impacted by the opioid crisis?
Attend a FREE, 3-week work readiness training program to prepare you for some of Rhode Island’s most in-demand jobs. Click here to view FLYER

Training program stipends: $25 daily plus $500 upon completion. 
DATE: Tuesday September 3, 2019.
INFORMATION: Apply today. Call Duncan @ 401-680-5974. www.SkillsforRI.com.
LOCATION: 30 Exchange Terrace Providence, RI 02903

September 4-6, 2019


October 31-November  1, 2019

Zero Suicide Institute and  ASMR (Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk) is sponsoring 2 trainings in Waltham Mass.

"AMSR New Leader Training for Outpatient Settings" September 4th-6th. Information for this training CLICK HERE

"AMSR New Leader Training for Substance Use Disorder Treatment Settings" October 31st-November 1st. Information for this training please CLICK HERE

AMSR is a dynamic in-person training that equips new and experienced clinicians with the skills to address clinical dilemmas encountered while assisting individuals at risk for suicide. Using a combination of expert teaching, video modeling, practice exercises, and small and large group discussion, AMSR provides an up-to-date review of what experts consider the most essential knowledge, attitudes, and skills for providing safe suicide care

Please follow this link to view the FLYER

September 6-8, 2019



 The  COBRE on Opioids and Overdose is hosting:
"Innovate to Stop Overdose Hackathon"

314 Rhode Islanders lost their lives to opioid overdose in 2018. The COBRE Hackathon is a gathering of community members, students, and professionals to brainstorm innovative solutions to the opioid crisis. Spots are limited and applications are required. The deadline to apply is July 12, 2019.

DATE: September 6-8, 2019 from 1pm-7pm.
LOCATION: RI COLLEGE, 600 Mt. Pleasant Ave, Providence, RI 02908
INFORMATION: opioidCOBRE@lifespan.org. Registration closes on 8/26/2019.

Register and apply for a spot: CLICK HERE

Compete for cash prizes:
$5,000 for 1st place team
$3,000 for 2nd place team
$2,000 for 3rd place team

September 9, 2019


Newport Hospital, the Gruben Charitable Foundation, and Salve Regina University are presenting: 
"Innovations in Addiction Treatment: A Clinical and Holistic Approach to Individual and Family Care"
This is a Free, one-day behavioral health symposium.  Experts will share evidence-based knowledge for attendees to put into practice. They will address the topics of addiction, parenting, ADHD, and a multi-generational, cross-cultural approach to trauma, resilience, and healing. 
For more information click to view the FLYER and to register for this symposium visit: Newport Behavioral Symposium or call 401-845-1502.

September 11-12, 18-19


 Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) Core Competency Training
  The Tobacco Treatment Specialist 4 day program is designed to help you confidently provide effective, comprehensive, evidence-based treatment to people struggling with nicotine dependency. TTSs can bill for third party reimbursement for their services. 

As a Pre-Requisite for registration, participants must complete the University of Massachusetts Basic Skills Working With Smokers an online, self paced course. For more information click HERE.

WHERE: Providence Emergency Management Agency, 591 Charles Street Providence, RI 02904
WHEN: September 11,12, 18 and 19, 2019 8:30am-4:30pm.
COST: Thanks to support from RI Dept. of Health the cost is $600 per person for non-profit agencies and for- profit organizations at a rate of $850. To view the FLYER click here.
CONTACT INFO: Download this form To register  
Email:  bbennett@codacinc.org   Telephone: 401-207-7788

September 20, 2019

 IAEDP (The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals), RI Chapter is sponsoring a conference entitled:
"Intersecting Identities: Inclusive Care in Eating Disorder Treatment "
This dynamic and engaging program will address the cultural factors and challenges in the treatment of eating disorders facing individuals in historically underrepresented communities. The presenters will dive into numerous issues surrounding eating disorders specific to racial and ethnic minorities and the LGBTQ community. The complexities of intersectionality among these communities will also be addressed. 
DATE:  Friday September 20, 2019 from 8:30am-12:30pm. Breakfast will be served.
LOCATION: University of Rhode Island's  Ryan Center, Kingston, RI 02881.

3 CEUS are available. 
IAEDP members with CEs $40 ,IAEDP members without CEs $30
Non-members with CEs $50, Non-members without CEs $40

REGISTRATION: Click here for more details and registration information.

Save the dates!
September 24-26th, 2019

URI and the Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies is sponsoring the first:  Education Summit _Embracing an Investment Agenda for Public Education Finance Policy in Rhode Island.  Agenda is as follows:

Tuesday September 24th from 12:30-4:00pm, "Investments in Public Education"
Wednesday September 25th from 1:30-4:30pm, "Measuring the Return on K-12 Investments"
Thursday September 26th from 1:30-4:30pm, "Re-visioning Higher Education Investments for a New Economy".
CONTACT: Jane Fusco at 401-277-5174. Email: jane_fusco@uri.edu

Located at the PAFF Auditorium, URI Feinstein Providence Campus
80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903

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September 26, 2019

The Providence Clemente Veterans’ Initiative presents: 
"Exploring the Military Experience Through the Humanities"
hosted by Trinity Repertory Company.

This program encourages and accepts applications from all veterans, regardless of
race, gender identity, service years, deployment history, disability status, or discharge status. The course is free and seeks to serve veterans who are challenged by their transition from soldier to civilian, and who are looking for an engaged community of peers to explore great moments of history, art, philosophy and literature, as well as creative writing and public speaking.
WHEN: Mondays and Thursdays from 6-8pm beginning September 26, 2019. It will run for 24 weeks (two 12 week semesters)
WHERE: 46 Aborn Street, Downtown Providence, RI 
CONTACT: Via email or telephone: (401) 480-6664
Click here to DOWNLOAD the application and details.

October - December


The Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities Presents:
" Person-Centered Workshops"
Rhode Island is in the process of expanding and refining Person-Centered practices throughout the state. One of the most important components of Person-Centered Thinking is the Facilitator who advises and assists the person to actively participate in developing a plan for all domains of their life. A work group of people who have a developmental disability, family members, advocates and service providers developed the "Rhode Island Person-Centered Thinking Guide".

WHEN: Monday Morning Sessions are as follows: October 7, 21, 28 and November 4, 18 and 25.
Wednesday Afternoon Sessions are as follows: October 16, 30, November 6, 13, 20 and December 9.
WHERE: RI College Campus-600 Mt. Pleasant Ave.  Providence, RI 02908
CONTACT: (401-456-8072) Elaine Sollecito  456-2764
Email: esollecito@ric.edu
For more information  please click on this LINK.
To Register CLICK HERE.

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November 7, 2019

 Friends Way is pleased to announce its second annual professional development conference: "Understanding the Ripple Effect of the Opioid Crisis on Children and Families"

This all day conference will feature a morning panel with family survivors of the opioid epidemic, a luncheon speaker on Best Practice Model for Supporting Children's grief and afternoon breakout sessions.

WHEN: Thursday November 7, 2019 from 8:00am-4:00pm

WHERE: Crowne Plaza, Warwick, RI  02886
Information: www.friendsway.org

To view the FLYER click here.

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November 17, 2019

Grands Flourish presents  "Grand Connections Conference": 
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Impacted by Substance Use Disorder will have an opportunity to learn about resources, listen to speakers, ask questions, mingle with other grandparents, meet community partners to become empowered in their new role as caregivers.

WHERE: Wyndham Providence Airport Hotel. 1850 Post Road Warwick, RI 02886
WHEN: November 17, 2019 from 10:00am-4:00pm
For more Information and  Registration follow this LINK
For questions and contact information please click on this EMAIL:

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November 21, 2019

The Rhode Island Department of Health in Partnership with New England ATTC is presenting;

"Supporting Families with Maternal Substance Use and Substance Exposed Newborns" 4th Annual Conference.

WHEN: Thursday November 21, 2019. More details to follow.

December 2, 2019 

 Bradley Learning Exchange is sponsoring:
"Suicide Screening, Prevention and Response for General Community Members"
The first step in effective suicide prevention is to identify someone in need of help. Asking three to six simple questions can help determine whether someone needs help and if immediate action is needed.

WHERE: Bradley Learning Exchange: 1 Catamore Blvd., East Providence, RI 02914
WHEN: Friday August 16th, or Monday December 2, 2019 from 8:00am-11:00am.
COST: $39.00

Contact: Elizabeth.Defreitas@lifespan.org. Telephone: 401-606-5752

For additional information or to register, click HERE. Details for this program can be downloaded.


Fall 2019

NCISI (The National Center for Innovation and System Improvement) FEDCAP is offering a variety of training programs for supervisors and managers.
***Trainings are FREE for educators and vendors of ORS due to grant support.

Please visit their website: http://ncisi.fedcap.org/training/upcoming

    The following organizations periodically sponsor trainings on a variety of topics.  
                 Please check their individual websites for updated information.