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Refund Policy
  • Substitutions are welcome; please let us know in advance.
  • No-shows and cancellations less than 7 days prior to an event will not be granted a refund.
  • Up to 7 days prior to event:  A 25% refund will be issued in the form of a credit towards future registration.
  • Up to 14 days prior to event:  A 50% refund will be issued in the form of a credit towards future registration.
  • Up to 28 days prior to event:  A full refund will be issued in the form of a credit towards future registration.

Upcoming events

    • 06/01/2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Brewability Lab, 12445 E 39th Ave #314, Denver, CO 80239

    Join your colleagues, along with The Network's board and volunteers, for our Summer Networking Happy Hour.  We're bringing you yet another opportunity to connect--for free--with peers who experience the same ups and downs that you do. The Network makes it easy for you to find resources and support. Come for this casual, drop-in affair and network with others in the human services field, while enjoying snacks and craft beer.

    No charge; please be our guest. You are encouraged to bring a colleague you’d like to introduce to the Network. We will be holding a drawing for a workshop registration.

    About our host:

    Brewability Lab was founded by a special needs teacher who saw a need for jobs and training for adults with disabilities, or as they at the lab refer to them, abilities. ​Most young adults with special needs are not given a real opportunity to excel. Brewability's goal is to provide this opportunity through the craft of brewing. They provide job training for this ever-growing industry in the Colorado market. ​The skills and training their employees learn from Brewability Lab will translate into further job opportunities in Colorado's great brewing industry.

    • 06/08/2017
    • 06/22/2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Betty Ford Center, 14001 E Iliff Ave #120, Aurora, CO 80014
    • 0

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    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, June 8 and 22, 2017. 

    Attendees will: 
    • Understand the basic principles and skills of Motivational Interviewing​;​
    • Experience a collaborative versus an authoritarian communication style and see how you can effectively decrease defensiveness in clients​;​
    • Learn and practice resistance skills​;​
    • Learn and practice directive skills that help move a client towards positive behavior change​;​
    • ​Be able to elicit commitment language from a client that is correlated to positive outcomes​; and​
    • ​Explore proven implementation strategies that help improve your Motivational Interviewing skills in the field​.​

    Presenter: Avani G. Dilger, MEd, MA, LPC, CACIII, is a certified Addiction Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Somatic Psychotherapist who has specialized in substance abuse treatment with adults, teens-at-risk, and their families. She has done extensive research, training, and clinical work with traditional and alternative approaches to substance abuse treatment. She currently teaches graduate students at Naropa University in the MA Somatic Counseling Psychology Program and works as a substance abuse counselor for teens, families, and adults in Boulder. She is passionate about effective ways of supporting people with issues of resistance and ambivalence and is a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). She has been training professionals in in Motivational Interviewing and other evidence-based practices in Maine, Massachusetts, Illinois, Nebraska, Idaho, Arizona, New Jersey, Florida, Hawaii and Colorado.

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    Eligible for 16 hours CEU
    • 06/29/2017
    • 06/30/2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Denver Rescue Mission's Administration & Education Building, 6100 Smith Road, Denver, CO 80216
    • 0

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    This two-day training series provides a foundation of knowledge and skill in providing Trauma Informed Care (TIC) to clients of all walks of life. The training focuses on enhancement of knowledge, skill and confidence in direct care providers. Information regarding stress and trauma will include common terms (e.g. stress, vicarious trauma, etc.), and will create an understanding of the holistic effects of stress and trauma on individuals, as well as the effects on direct service providers (e.g. compassion fatigue). This content will also provide an understanding of the impact of trauma on the brain, and an overview of trauma's impact on the process of change. Motivational Interviewing (MI) approaches will be utilized to apply TIC and other concepts to client scenarios.

    By the end of the TIC training series, you will be able to...

    • Explain TIC to a colleague​;​
    • ​Understand the ways stress/trauma might impact clients or you​;​
    • ​Describe ways in which change happens​;​
    • ​Explore three ways you can be more trauma informed in your work​;​
    • Identify at least one thing you could do for better self-care (or something you could teach a client or caregiver for better self-care)​;​
    • U​tilize​ ​TIC ​to help interactions with clients and caregivers​; and​
    • ​Develop a plan for utilizing ​TIC ​strategies on the job.​

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Front-line workers and supervisors across mental health and human services sectors. Includes (but is not limited to) those working in assisted living, homelessness, domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, community and family services, juvenile justice, corrections.

    Eligible for 12 CEUs

    Presenter: Melinda Marasch, Aspire Training & Consulting

    It is my honor to do exciting work with the amazing, compassionate people in the nonprofit world! It has been my life’s passion to help others, first as a psycho-therapist and now as a consultant. I specialize in clinical supervision in the form of training (in-person and online), as well as individual and group sessions. We serve licensed and unlicensed individuals, as well as programs and organizations. I have expertise in many areas, including HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, mental illnesses and much more. I also provide coaching to clients who are motivated to maximize their assets.




    • 07/13/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Mile High United Way, 711 Park Avenue West, Denver, CO 80205
    • 46

    Emotional intelligence (EI) or emotional quotient (EQ) is the capacity of individuals to recognize their own, and other people's emotions, to discriminate between different feelings and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior.

    Research has shown that psychological safety is a primary factor in effecting successful outcomes, both with co-workers and with clients. Higher emotional intelligence creates a zone where it is safe to:

    • Discuss Ideas
    • Experiment
    • Take Risks
    • Give Feedback
    • Learn from Mistakes

    This workshop will explore new research about the importance of emotional intelligence in our work, including information about successful outcomes employers have experienced using EI with new hires. The training will help participants to increase their own emotional intelligence and create greater psychological safety, fostering innovation, creativity, engagement and job satisfaction. The session will also address the hazards of underdeveloped Emotional Intelligence, including content from Within My Reach, a healthy relationship class offered by Goodwill Industries.

     Objectives

    • Provide a more comprehensive approach in assisting clients to move toward self-sufficiency;
    • Recognize the Emotional Intelligence principles that can make both co-workers and clients more passionate and engaged;
    • Gain an understanding of the dominance of survival over proactivity; and
    • Inspire practices that recognize individual needs for self-efficacy, self-determination and self-reflection.
    Presenter: Barbara Brenny has been with Goodwill Industries of Denver, working with individuals who are seeking self sufficiency, for nearly 12 years.  Whether developing curriculum and facilitating classes or working with clients, she seeks to develop an understanding of each person and help identify their needs and passions. She regularly conducts Within My Reach, a healthy relationship class offered by Goodwill Industries free of charge to community groups. Barbara has also been the owner/operator of two small businesses.
    • 08/17/2017
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Betty Ford Center, 14001 E Iliff Ave #120, Aurora, CO 80014
    • 30
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    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 one-day advanced Motivational Interviewing Training is the next step for teams who are serious about an evidence-based implementation of Motivational Interviewing skills. The development and maintenance of MI skills is a challenge for front-line workers. Participating in the workshops is a great start but ongoing feedback and mentoring are needed in order for most workers to use MI skillfully. This workshop can help enhance both supervisor MI skills and the quality and nature of the mentoring process. It’s a win-win for clients and agency staff alike.
    This advanced MI training is only for those who have already taken the Motivational Interviewing Basic Two-Day training seriesThe training builds on the two-day MI Skills Training and teaches supervisors and professionals who are passionate about MI how to keep the practice of MI alive within their teams. If you have not undergone the MI Basic Series, please register for that course instead of this one; we conduct MI Basic regularly.
    Participants will leave with an understanding of:
    • the research-based building-blocks of a successful MI implementation
    • MI coaching skills
    • how to facilitate MI practice sessions
    Participants will also receive a manual with tailored MI exercises to build and sustain their team’s MI skills.
    Presenter: Avani G. Dilger, MEd, MA, LPC, CACIII
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    Avani G. Dilger, MEd, MA, LPC, BC-DMT, CAC III, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Addiction Counselor, a Somatic Psychotherapist, and a Motivational Interviewing Trainer (MINT), who specializes in substance abuse prevention and treatment with adults, teens and their families. She is the founder and director of the “Natural Highs – Healthy Alternatives to Drugs & Alcohol” nonprofit program, an integrative substance abuse prevention and intervention program that includes interactive workshops, a peer mentor program, and community outreach. In addition to teaching the Natural Highs program at several high schools in Boulder and at Naropa University, Avani works as a substance abuse counselor and trauma therapist with teens, families and adults in Boulder. Avani is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and trains Motivational Interviewing for criminal justice, mental health, and substance abuse professionals. She has been training professionals in Motivational Interviewing and other evidence-based practices in Maine, Massachusetts, Illinois, Nebraska, Idaho, Arizona, New Jersey, Florida, Hawaii and Colorado.
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    Eligible for 8 hours CEU

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