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Real-World Advocacy Dec 5  Human services workers face a multitude of challenges—from diminishing funding to new measures evaluating the use of those funds; from increased workloads on fewer professionals, to greater accountability expected of them; from a vastly more diverse client population, to newly-imposed limits on what can be provided to those clients. We need to collectively rise to those challenges and advocate to change the current negative climate regarding both the work we do and the clients we serve. Multiple Presenters

De-Escalation Techniques for Direct Service Providers  Dec 20  This training provides attendees with a safe, non-harmful techniques, designed to aid human service professionals in the management of disruptive clients. Strategies and specific skills for dealing with clients in varying stages of escalation will be presented and discussed. Non-restraining physical protective maneuvers will be reviewed, demonstrated and discussed. Principles of debriefing and using teaching moments will also be addressed.  Presenter: Tracy L. Hutchinson, LPC, MAC
Motivational Interviewing Jan 11 & 25   This evidence-based approach has consistently shown positive outcomes in dealing with resistance and defensiveness. It has been successfully used with populations where resistance is prevalent, including adults and adolescents who deal with legal problems, substance abuse and mental health issues. Motivational Interviewing provides a “tool box” of techniques and strategies which will help you to be more effective in working with clients who bring a wide range of challenges. This is a two-day training. Presenter: Avani Dilger

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