Introduction: This website serves as a resource for information on mental health disorders that affect children and adolescents, and also current evidence-based practices for each disorder.
The UB School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education in collaboration with the New York State Office of Mental Health Western Region offers free training to eligible agency program staff within the 19 counties of the western region who receive NYS OMH funding for services to children, adolescents and their families. This training grant renews annually at the discretion of NYS OMH.
2015 Training Information - The 2015 training dates have been scheduled. Details are now available and the dates registration opens are listed below each training.
Please note: effective 1/1/15, continuing education hours are required for New York LMSWs and LCSWs to renew their license. Only training attended after 1/1/15 from an approved NYSED provider can be used for license renewal. Our 2015 trainings will provide approved NYSED Social Work Board continuing education hours. Full attendance at training is required; partial credit will not be given for partial attendance- per NYSED. Visit our licensure page for useful links with more information.
Driving Directions - driving directions to training location
Previous Trainings - comprehensive list of past trainings
Efficacy of One-Day Trainings - this link provides a summarization of literature review. In addition, a survey was conducted at the end of the 2012 and 2013 training years. 93% of the trainees who responded to these surveys found these project trainings to be helpful in meeting clients' needs.
Podcast Series - listen to free bi-weekly episodes including some related to mental health practice with children, youth and families
Page Updated on 01/21/14