Other Trainings/Conferences

Nov. 15, 2019
8:30 am - 4:30pm



What is Mental Health First Aid: Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health  or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis. Upon completion of the course, participants receive a certificate of completion for 8-hours in mental health first aid training. 

WHEN: Friday, November 15, 2019 from 8:30am - 4:30pm

WHERE: Dorcas International, 645 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI.


To register, please CLICK HERE

Fall 2019

NCISI Fall 2019 Training Schedule:

Click here to view list of trainings - FLYER
All trainings are held at NCISI FEDCAP offices unless otherwise noted - 200 Metro Center Blvd. Unit #5, Warwick, RI 02886

Any questions call or email: Lori Norris (LNorris@fedcap.org) or Joanne DelAngelo (JDelAngelo@fedcap) at #401.283.111 

Fall 2019 
Person-Centered Thinking Facilitator/ Advisor Training

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.

This opportunity is open to Rhode Island residents/workers interested in Person-Centered Thinking! There is no fee to attend. Parking pass will be issued upon registering.

Please click here for the Fall Sessions Flyer for more information.

Fall 2019 The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) 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.

 Fall 2019

Brown University's Office of Continuing Education is sponsoring a series of events for the Maternal and Child Collaborative Office Rounds (COR)

The overarching goal of  the COR series is to improve pediatric and adolescent health in the region and increase the capacity of primary care providers to accurately diagnose and treat developmental and behavioral health issues. COR will strive to ensure that physicians have a greater understanding of child development, behavioral and mental health issues and the resources available to them. See below for a list of upcoming COR (FREE) Events:

Tuesday September 10 from 7:30am-8:45am-Addressing Childhood Experiences and Resources Addressing Them. Thurndermist Health Center Wakefield, RI 02879. Click the FLYER for details.

October 8th-Eating Disorders
November 5th -Clinical Update in HIV/STD Prevention
December 3rd-The RI PediPRN Program
For more information  follow this LINK

Fall 2019

Free HeartSaver CPR/AED & Overdose Response Training Opportunities!

Through the support of the RI Department of Health and community partners, nine (9) locations have been identified throughout RI to host FREE American Heart Association CPR/AED and Overdose Response certification courses!

Please visit the following link to view dates and register: Dates and Registration

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.

October & December 2019 

Mental Health First Aid for Veterans, Military Members, and their Families

This 8-hour, two-day course will teach participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders for the veteran and military population. A discussion on military culture, risk factors faced by service members and their families, breaking down the stigma associated with substance use disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and mental illness will also be covered.

First Session--Date & Time: Friday, November 8, 2019 from 8:00am-4:30pm
Location: University of Rhode Island--Memorial Student Union Atrium 2 Auditorium

To register for the Nov 8th course, or obtain additional information, please email Donna Greene at mh1staid@gmail.com or call 401-788-2371

Second Session--Date & Time: Monday, December 2, 2019 from 5:30pm-9:45pm
Location: Westerly Education Center: 23 Friendship St. Room 101 Westerly, RI

To register for the Westerly course, or obtain additional information, please call 401-584-4931

November 14, 2019 

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Maternal Health Outcomes 10th Annual Conference for The Women's Health Council of RI

Grandparents The Women's Health Council of RI is partnering up with Quatia Q. Osorio to highlight the impact of racial and ethnic disparities in maternal health outcomes, as well as provide potential tools and solutions around this critical failure in the health care system.

This is a free conference with dinner provided. Registration is required. 

Location: The Miriam Hospital, Hurvitz Conference Room
Date and Time: November 14, 2019 from 4:30pm-8:00pm

Registration is open, please visit the following link to register.


Save the Date!
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.

Location: Wyndham Providence Airport Hotel. 1850 Post Road Warwick, RI 02886
Date and Time: 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:

Innovations in Addiction: Epidemiology and Etiology of Internet Behaviors 

November 18, 2019

The Newport Hospital, in collaboration with The Gruben Charitable Foundation and Salve Regina University, is pleased to present a free behavioral health workshop "Innovations in Addiction: Epidemiology and Etiology of Internet Behaviors."

Expert David Greenfield, PhD, MSCP, will discuss issues associated with internet addiction and internet use disorder. He will discuss how certain aspects of the internet and smartphone promote mood altering behaviors such as compulsive use and addictive patterns.

Location: Salve Regina University 36 Ochre Point Ave. Bazarsky Lecture Hall, O'Hare Academic Building. Newport, RI 02840
Date and Time: Monday, November 18, 2019 from 5:30pm-7:30pm
For more information and to register, please follow this LINK.

Save the Date!
November 21, 2019

The Rhode Island Department of Health in Partnership with New England ATTC is presenting a 2019 Conference to Support Pregnant and Parenting Families Impacted by Substance Use Disorder

Providers and other professionals who work with families impacted by substance use often face challenges helping their patients navigate the myriad of available supports and services. This conference is designed to highlight, from a multidisciplinary perspective, the most pressing questions and issues providers have in their work with families including: long-term effects of prenatal opioid exposure, the intersection of substance use and child welfare, and ways to address and combat fear and discrimination.

Location: The Crowne Plaza: 801 Greenwich Ave. Warwick, RI 02886
Date and Time: November 21, 2019 from 8:00am-4:20pm
For more information and to register, please follow this LINK.

Identifying Presenting Concerns: Assessment Competencies for Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families 

 November 23, 2019

NAADAC presents Identifying Presenting Concerns: Assessment Competencies for Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families Webinar

The purpose of this presentation will be to present common areas of clinical concern as identified by the Competencies for Counseling Military Populations. Participants will be able to understand the need to identify prevalent concerns among several different military-affiliated populations.

Date and Time: Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 12:00pm-1:30pm ET (11CT/10MT/9PT)
Cost: $25.00

For more information and to register,  please visit the following LINK.

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.

Location: Bradley Learning Exchange: 1 Catamore Blvd., East Providence, RI 02914
Date and Time: 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.

December 7, 2019 

NAADAC presents Using What Works: A Review of Evidence-Based Treatments for Military Populations Webinar

The purpose of this presentation will be to provide an introductory overview of evidence-based practices for a range of concerns found in the military population. Participants will understand the various practices that have found to be most effective in treating the range of conditions that result from serving or being affiliated with the military population.

Date and TimeSaturday, December 7, 2019 from 12:00pm-1:30pm ET (11CT/10MT/9PT)
Cost: $25.00

For more information and to register,  please visit the following LINK.


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


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Save the Dates for 2020 New England Summer School Programs!

Click here to join the email notification list [cvent.com] or update your contact information [cvent.com].

Click here 51st Annual New England School of Addiction and Prevention Studies [cvent.com]
June 1 - 4, 2020
Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

Click here 28th Annual New England School of Best Practices in Addiction Treatment [cvent.com]
August 24 - 27, 2020
Waterville Valley Resort & Conference Center, Waterville Valley, NH

Click here for registration links for 2020 programs on the AdCare Educational Institute of New England home page [cvent.com] in the spring!

For further information:

Please contact us at neias@neias.org or 207-621-2549.

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