CTLE Opportunities

Parsons Child and Family Center, a member agency of Northern Rivers Family Services, is recognized by the New York State Education Department as an approved sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education for classroom teachers, school leaders, and teaching assistants. #23580.

Please see below for upcoming training dates and registration links

Refunds of registration fees will only be made if the registrant cancels their registration a minimum of 48 hours prior to the training event.  A $10 cancellation fee will be incurred on the cancelation. Cancellations made later than 48 hours prior to the training will not be eligible for a refund. 

Northern Rivers 60 Academy Road campus is embarking on an ambitious construction project which will impact parking on the campus. We are moving the location of all our trainings temporarily starting May 2019. Please click on the training link associated with the training for location information. 

July 2019

Suicide Awareness, Prevention, Screening, & Treatment
July 16, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration fee is $65, which includes 6 CTLE Credit Hours.

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
July 17, 1019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm Registration Fee = $75.00, which includes 6 CTLE Credit Hours.

Effectively Working With & Advocating for LGBTQ Youth
July 23, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration fee is $65, which includes 6 CTLE Credit Hours.

safeTALK
July 25, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Registration fee is $30, which includes 3 CTLE Credit Hours.  

August 2019

Motivational Interviewing
August 13, 2019 - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration fee is $80 which includes 7 CTLE Credit Hours.

Youth Mental Health First Aid
August 20, 2019 - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration fee is $65, which includes 6 CTLE Credit Hours.

Child and Adolescent Development
August 22, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration fee is $65, which includes 6 CTLE Credit Hours.  

September 2019

Acknowledging and Overcoming Implicit Bias
September 6, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration fee is $65, which includes 6 CTLE Credit Hours.

Understanding the Culture of Poverty
September 13, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Registration fee is $35, which includes 3 CTLE Credit Hours.

Effectively Working With & Advocating for LGBTQ Youth
September 19, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration fee is $65, which includes 6 CTLE Credit Hours.

The Role of Attachment In Grief and Loss
September 20, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration fee is $65, which includes 6 CTLE Credit Hours.

Permanency in the Child Welfare System
September 27, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Registration fee is $35, which includes 3 CTLE Credit Hours.

Working with School Anxiety and Advoidance
September 27, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration fee is $35, which includes 3 CTLE Credit Hours.

October 2019

Couples and Family Counseling
October 4, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Registration fee is $30, which includes 3 CTLE Credit Hours.  

Eating Disorders
October 4, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration fee is $30, which includes 3 CTLE Credit Hours.  

safeTALK 
October 7, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Registration fee is $30, which includes 3 CTLE Credit Hours.  

Understand and Effectively Engaging Different Ethnic Groups
October 11, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Registration fee is $35, which includes 3 CTLE Credit Hours.

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
October 16, 1019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm Registration Fee = $75.00, which includes 6 CTLE Credit Hours.

Change Readiness/Adapting to Change
October 18, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Registration fee is $35, which includes 3 CTLE Credit Hours.

Working With Adult Clients
October 18, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration fee is $35, which includes 3 CTLE Credit Hours. 

Suicide Awareness, Prevention, Screening, & Treatment
October 22, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration fee is $65, which includes 6 CTLE Credit Hours.

Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma
October 23 & 24, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (each day) Registration fee is $110, which includes 10 CTLE Credit Hours. (Must attend both days)

Child and Adolescent Development 
October 29, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration fee is $65, which includes 6 CTLE Credit Hours.  

November 2019

Working With Children 0-5
November 1, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Registration fee is $35, which includes 3 CTLE Credit Hours. 

ACE's, Trauma and Brain Development
November 8, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration fee is $65 which includes 6 CTLE Credit Hours.

Motivational Interviewing
November 14, 2019 - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration fee is $80 which includes 7 CTLE Credit Hours.  

Youth Mental Health First Aid
November 19, 2019 - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration fee is $65, which includes 6 CTLE Credit Hours.

Safety In The Community Practice and Service Provision
November 22, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration fee is $55, which includes 5 CTLE Credit Hours. 

December 2019  

Effectively Working With & Advocating for LGBTQ Youth
December 4, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration fee is $65, which includes 6 CTLE Credit Hours.

Autism Spectrum Disorder
December 6, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Registration fee is $35, which includes 3 CTLE Credit Hours.

Personality Disorders
December 6, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration fee is $35, which includes 3 CTLE Credit Hours.

Refund Policy:

Refunds of training will only be made if the registrant cancels their registration a minimum of 48 hours prior to the training event.  A $10 cancellation fee will be incurred on the cancelation. Cancellations made later than 48 hours prior to the training will not be eligible for a refund of fees. 

In the event a training is cancelled by Parsons Child and Family Center, all fees paid for CTLE Credit Hours will be refunded in full.

For more information, contact:
Sheila Frank, Office Manager
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518.982.2134

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid

A basic training course designed for parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring adults who regularly interact with young people.

General Description:

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course designed to give participant’s key skills to aid someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind Mental Health First Aid demonstrates that it makes people feel more comfortable managing a crisis situation and builds mental health literacy — helping to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. Specifically, studies found that those who were trained in Mental Health First Aid have greater confidence in providing help to others, greater likelihood of advising people to seek professional help, improved concordance with health professionals about treatments, and decreased stigmatizing attitudes.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury.
  • Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including: depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavioral disorders, and substance use disorders.
  • Use a 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.
  • Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities.
  • Apply knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery.
  • Assess their own views and feelings about mental health problems and disorders.

Please see below for upcoming training dates and registration links

Northern Rivers 60 Academy Road campus is embarking on an ambitious construction project which will impact parking on the campus. We are moving the location of all our trainings temporarily starting May 2019. Please click on the training link associated with the training for location information. 

Scheduled Dates:

August 20, 2019   8:30 am - 4:30pm  Registration fee = $65. 

November 19, 2019   8:30 am - 4:30pm  Registration fee = $65.

For more information, contact:
Sheila Frank, Office Manager
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518.982.2134 

 

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Training for Schools

The SATRI team has been providing quality training to local agencies and school districts for over 20 years. Our trainers are subject matter experts with extensive experience working with children and families. Training curricula is customized to the specific strengths and challenges that exist in each agency, organization, district, or school. SATRI subject matter experts are constantly developing curricula to meet the changing needs of our clients.

SATRI Continuing Ed for Schools 

Northern Rivers 60 Academy Road campus is embarking on an ambitious construction project which will impact parking on the campus. We are moving the location of all our trainings temporarily starting May 2019. Please check when registering for the training location information. 

CTLE Opportunities

Parsons Child and Family Center, a member agency of Northern Rivers Family Services, is recognized by the New York State Education Department as an approved sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education for classroom teachers, school leaders, and teaching assistants. #23580.

CLICK HERE for a schedule of approved courses that are available for CTLE Credit Hours. 

If you would like to schedule additional trainings at your district please contact Lauren Ford at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Additional topics may include, but are not limited to, Trauma Informed Care, Meeting Facilitation, Understanding Residential Care for School Personnel, Bullying, and Human Trafficking.  Trainings may be customized to meet individual needs.  

Therapeutic Response

A behavioral de-escalation and early intervention program customized specifically to the needs of school districts. This two-day training, uses evidence based practices and the extensive experience of our master trainers, to assist the broad array of personnel dedicated to teaching children and youth. Full training includes training in Handle with Care physical restraint techniques.  

Therapeutic Response Full Dates (8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. both dates)

August 29 & 30, 2019

December 10 & 11, 2019

Therapeutic Response Recertification (8:30 a.m-12:30 p.m.)

September 27, 2019

November 21, 2019

To register for Therapeutic Response email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Clients Include:
Albany City Schools
Capital District YMCA
Greenville Central Schools
South Colonie Central Schools
University at Albany

 

 

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If you’re reading this, you’re most likely facing a problem ― or multiple problems.

Maybe your child is struggling at school. Having behavioral issues. Or dealing with depression, anxiety or substance abuse.

Maybe you’re at risk of giving up your child to foster care or a residential program.

Maybe your family is in crisis that can be caused by a multitude of issues, from financial difficulties and health problems to abuse and the desertion of a parent.

You’re angry, scared, confused and don’t know where to turn for help. You feel alone. And you may have lost all hope.

Well, there is hope. And help. You’re not alone. And there are answers. Many answers.  

At Northern Rivers, we have a program for just about every problem you may be experiencing. In fact, we provide more than 70 programs and services that can help your family respond to stressful situations with resilience and adaptability. And we understand what you’re going through. Because we’ve been helping children, individuals and families overcome adversity and thrive for well over a century.

From family preservation and crisis intervention to education, therapy and foster care, Northern Rivers provides so many services that it can be a little intimidating trying to figure out which ones are right for you.

Please call us at XXX-XXX-XXXX and we’ll be happy to guide you to the programs and services that best meet your needs. We look forward to helping you and your family find support, strength and solutions.

To learn more about all of our services, go to our services page.

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Whether you are a physician, social or community service worker, educator or a mental health professional, you undoubtedly often encounter children, adults and families whose problems or issues need additional help.

At Northern Rivers, we believe that working closely with providers throughout our communities is the key to delivering the best possible help and care to people in need. And we welcome you to refer your patients, clients or students to us so we can make a lasting, positive difference in their lives.  

As a leading provider of client-centered, patient-focused, family-driven, trauma-informed services to people of all ages, Northern Rivers offers more than 70 programs and services to meet virtually any need of children and adults — from behavioral health, substance abuse treatment and family preservation to education, foster and residential care, respite and crisis intervention.

Every year, our 1,300-strong team of caring, committed people provides life changing care for more than 14,000 children, adults and families in 36 counties, working out of 28 office locations and right in the heart
of our communities.

Healing traumatized, hurting children.

Empowering individuals and families.

Brightening lives and building futures through educational enrichment.

And providing hope and recovery for those suffering from mental illness, substance and sexual abuse.

To refer a child, adult or family to Northern Rivers, please call us at 518.426.2600. We truly appreciate your care and concern.

To learn more about all of our services, go to our services page.

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Northern Rivers will provide language assistance services, free of charge, when necessary to provide meaningful access to whose primary language is not English. Contact Quality Management at 518.426.2600.
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