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  1. Addiction Training & Workforce Development Initiative June 24, 2010 DAS Quarterly Provider Meeting

  2. Addiction Training & Workforce Development Initiative • Today’s presentation • General Overview of Program Services • Initial CADC and CPS Classes • Advanced LCADC/CADC Trainings • New Initiative for the Coming Year

  3. Scope of Services

  4. Recruitment Efforts • College and professional conferences • Internship manual Attend 10 to 15 events each year, reaching over 650 individuals this year

  5. Initial CADC Classes • Atlantic (2) • Burlington • Camden • Essex • Hudson • Mercer 12 Training Sites in 11 Counties • Middlesex • Monmouth • Ocean • Passaic • Sussex 540 classes offered annually with 9,753 units of service last year

  6. Eligibility Requirements • Currently working at a DAS-licensed treatment agency • Working towards LCADC or CADC • Accumulating work experience in the field of substance abuse treatment and being supervised by a LCADC or another professional who is qualified to supervise interns as specified under NJ statue (13:34C-6.2) • After completing coursework, students agree to take the additional steps to become certified/licensed which include successfully completing written and oral exam

  7. CADC Courses • Each site offers class one day per week • Short waiting lists • All five domains offered at every training site once per year • Can finish program in as little as 45 weeks Over 600 program graduates to date

  8. CADC Student Application • Scholarship Application found at www.njpn.org • Students needing less than 10 courses to obtain their LCADC/CADC are given additional assistance to attend courses at multiple sites

  9. High Standards of Performance • Full-time trainers • 3 trainers • Rotate among statewide sites • Student Evaluations • Collected by students • Summary shared with trainers • Standardized NJPN Pre- and Post-tests • Scantron grading system • Cohesive Classes • Students move through together Average 30% increase in knowledge at NJPN classes

  10. Program Recordkeeping • Database tracks students from start to finish • Absenteeism carefully monitored • Certificates distributed at end of EVERY CLASS

  11. Initial CPS Classes • Cape May • Middlesex • Monmouth • Sussex • Warren 5 Training Sites

  12. Initial CPS Courses • Students apply for scholarships to attend five classes free per year • Students can attend courses being offered by 5 local agencies providing CPS approved courses • Classes offered on a periodic basis at each site • Students attendance tracked in NJPN’s Student Database • Scholarship Application found at www.njpn.org

  13. CPS Course Topics • Dynamics and Process of ATOD Dependency and Abuse • Impact of Substance Use Disorders on Families and Larger Systems • Prevention Issues with Special Populations • Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Change • Ethics and Legal Issues for Prevention Specialist

  14. Advanced Trainings for LCADCs & CADCs

  15. Trainings for LCADCs and CADCs • Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS)- Five-day training • Intensive/Specialized Trainings- one to four days • Six-hour Mandatory Cultural & Social Issues training • Six-hour Mandatory Legal Standards training Submit a proposal to be an NJPN trainer!

  16. Past Training Topics • Co-occurring Disorders • Motivational Interviewing • Cultural Competence • Providing Trauma-Sensitive Treatment for Survivors of Sexual Violence • Designing a Culturally Sensitive Treatment Model for Women • Providing Services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Orientation Questioning Clients

  17. New Initiative • Web-based modules (providing an orientation for students beginning our program) to assist in navigating the course towards licensure or certification

  18. Today’s Handouts • NJPN Training Sites Flyer and Poster • NJPN Mailing List Form • Call for Proposals for Trainers of Addiction Professionals

  19. NJPN Contact Information Phone: 732-367-0611 Web: www.njpn.org Supervisors with questions are encouraged to contact Diane Liga diane@njpn.org For general questions, our support staff will be happy to assist your Interns who are interested in applying for a scholarship