• December 14: Medication Safety: Identifying and Preventing Errors

    December 14: Medication Safety: Identifying and Preventing Errors

    This half-day virtual workshop, from 9 a.m. to noon December 14, discusses how to reduce medication errors and the efficacy of various prevention strategies. Participants will develop an understanding of drug safety and quality issues through a review of the literature and case studies. The workshop will highlight the nature and causes of medication errors,...

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  • Dec. 9: Practicing at the Intersections: Trauma and Transgender Identity 

    Dec. 9: Practicing at the Intersections: Trauma and Transgender Identity 

    This virtual workshop, from 9 a.m. to Noon December 9, focuses on clinical practice for clinicians working with transgender people who have trauma experiences in their histories and/or whose understanding of their gender has coincided with a trauma experience. Approaches are based on foundations of gender-affirming care and will include conducting a trauma-informed assessment, discussing...

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  • Dec. 2: Evidence-Based Interventions for Challenging Behaviors

    Dec. 2: Evidence-Based Interventions for Challenging Behaviors

    Throughout this virtual course, from 9 a.m. to Noon on December 2, participants will deepen their knowledge of prevention and evidence-based interventions for challenging behaviors. Participants will determine which interventions promote positive behaviors, apply developmentally appropriate behavioral expectations and positive reinforcement for desirable behaviors, as well as apply previous knowledge of the hypothesis statement and...

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  • Dec. 9: Diagnosis and Treatment of Eating Disorders Across the Lifecycle

    Dec. 9: Diagnosis and Treatment of Eating Disorders Across the Lifecycle

    Eating disorders and the variety of ways in which they manifest have been steadily growing across all segments of the population. It is essential that mental health practitioners stay up to date on the most recent research in the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders. This virtual training, from noon to 2 p.m. December 9,...

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  • Dec. 2: Social Emotional Development and Resiliency 

    Dec. 2: Social Emotional Development and Resiliency 

    Over the last several years, research has tied both emotional intelligence and resiliency to healthy youth development. This training will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. December 2 and will explore the tenets of social/emotional development, the regulation of affect, and resiliency qualities which promote positive development. Participants will cover skills such as...

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  • Become a certified project management professional 

    Become a certified project management professional 

    If you want to become a certified project management professional, you need 35 Professional Development Unit (PDU) hours and a duration of professional project management experience based on your education level before you take the exam.   The Public Service Workshop Program has three free courses to help you obtain those hours.  Project Management Fundamentals...

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  • PEF holds Nurses Day of Action at State Capitol

    PEF holds Nurses Day of Action at State Capitol

    Nurses from across the state joined PEF leaders and more than a dozen state legislators to call for action to make nurse compensation more competitive with the private sector and to eliminate the over-reliance on mandatory overtime to cover up short staffing. (May 10, 2022).

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  • NYS Office of Mental Health: It’s time to Fund Our Future!

    NYS Office of Mental Health: It’s time to Fund Our Future!

    Meet Emily, a 15-year-old from Alfred, N.Y., who isn’t getting the mental health care she needs from the state of New York. Why? One word: Privatization. The State contracts out too much of the work performed under the auspices of the Office of Mental Health and the result is inadequate and inconsistent care for New...

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  • NYS Office of Mental Health: It’s time to Fund Our Future!

    NYS Office of Mental Health: It’s time to Fund Our Future!

    We’re pleased to share with you this video highlighting issues at OMH. Sign our petition here to let elected officials know that the time is now to invest in rebuilding safety net mental health for at risk New Yorkers and provide much needed services for those experiencing significant mental health and addiction issues at OMH and...

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