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April 2020

Effective Skills for De-Escalation

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Connecticut Valley Hospital, 1000 Silver Street
Middletown, CT 06457 United States
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This training will help you to apply verbal skills to help de-escalate risky situations. You will learn what activates agitation and anger, and dos and donts to effectively reduce those behaviors. These skills can assist you to safely deal with clients in difficult situations. Register Here

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Administering the VI-SPDAT and Next Step Tool

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
William Graustein Memorial Center, 2319 Whitney Avenue, #2B
Hamden, CT 06518 United States
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The VI-SPDAT, or Vulnerability Index-Service Prioritization Assessment Tool, is a pre-screen triage tool for single adults. The Next Step Tool, or TAY-VI-SPDAT, is a version of the VI-SPDAT that is tailored for youth and young adults in the age range of 24 and under or "Transitional Age Youth." This training will cover how to administer the VI-SPDAT and Next Step Tool, as well as policy and procedures around implementation. Register Here

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Motivational Interviewing, Two-Day intensive

April 30 @ 9:00 am - May 1 @ 5:00 pm

These two days of fast paced interactive learning will provide you with foundational knowledge and skills to use Motivational Interviewing (MI) with your clients. Across a broad range of care settings, being able to successfully engage and harness clients own motivations for making important life changes are key elements for success. The most efficient way to understand the dynamics of the MI model, and to develop competency, is through practice — learning by doing. Through a series of structured learning…

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