Evidence-Based Practice Project


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.

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Who is eligible to attend? Staff from agency providers within the 19 counties of Western New York who provide NYS OMH funded services to children, adolescents, and their families. Note: The counties of Wayne, Seneca, Tompkins and Tioga are included in the Western Region. Staff in New York counties to the east of these are not eligible to participate. Note: Eligibility will be verified before your registration is processed. You will be contacted if there are any questions regarding your eligibility.


2018 Training Schedule:

Please check back in spring 2018 for the 2018 training schedule.

Anticipated 2018 Training Location: Genesee Community College - Conable Technology Building, One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020. 2018 trainings will be held in room T102.


If you are not on our email list, would like to be added and meet the above eligibility criteria, please send an email to sw-ebp@buffalo.edu with your first and last name, agency and qualifying OMH funded program name, preferred phone (home, cell, work) and preferred email address.

**Please note: By signing up you will recieve OMH EBP Project emails as well as the occasional email from UB School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education for additional training opportunities.**


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

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Page Updated on 6/21/16