NYS OMH Children, Youth, and Families Mental Health Evidence-Based Practice Project

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In collaboration with the New York Office of Mental Health’s Western Region, we offer free training to eligible agency employees within the 19 western region counties who work with children, youth and their families in providing mental health services.


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. If you are not sure your program is eligible, please contact sw-ebp@buffalo.edu.

Add to Email List: If you would like to be added to our email list, and meet the eligibility criteria, please follow the directions for signing up and registering to join the OMH EBP Membership Group. 

Annual Training Schedule

Each year, approximately four trainings are scheduled that are free to eligible staff. Once scheduled, details will be posted in this section. Registration opens approximately six weeks prior to the training date. Scheduled trainings are announced via email. 

2021 Workshops - To Be Announced Spring 2021

Previous 2020 Workshops

All trainings will be conducted live online via Zoom on the same dates and times listed. Please note that whether the course takes place in-person, online, or both, they will still count towards the NYSED live training hour requirements.

Self-Study: Coping Skills for Kids in Unsettling Times and Beyond with Janine Halloran, LMHC. 100 spaces available for self-study credit through 12/31/20. Live training originally held on 10/26/20 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. 
- Please be sure you are logged into your account to access OMH EBP Membership discount. 
- If you attended but did not complete the live event, please email sw-ebp@buffalo.edu to be transferred to the self-study version. 

6/9/20 9:00 am - 4:00 pm: The Mystery of Risk: Drugs, Alcohol, Pregnancy and the Vulnerable Child with Ira Chasnoff, MD. Training is no longer available. 

8/11/20 9:00 am - 5:00 pm: Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality: Raising Clinical Care to Save Lives with Amy Brausch, Ph.D. Due to the nature of the training, it is limited to 100  participants. Training is no longer available.

9/30/20 9:00 am - 3:30 pm: Collaborative Documentation: Assessing, Planning and Treating with Your Client with Lindsay Meagher, LMSW, CASAC. Training is no longer available.

10/16/20 9:00 am - 4:00 pm: Tools for Effective Solution-Focused Therapy with Children and Families with Pamela King, LMFT. Training is no longer available.

11/3/20 9:00 am - 4:00 pm: An Introduction to Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Concepts and Practices with Gilbert Foley, Ed.D., IMH-E (IV-C). Training is no longer available.

ADA Accomodations

If you require any support for your accessibility (ADA) needs in the United States, please contact us at least 3 weeks prior to the event by email at sw-ebp@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5843.

Customer Service

We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact us at by email at sw-epb@buffalo.edu  or by phone at 716-829-5843.

Cancellation Policy

Please notify us by email at least five business days before the scheduled training for anticipated cancellations.  All emergency cancellations must also be reported by email. Contact us at sw-ebp@buffalo.edu.

Due to the popularity of the workshops, no shows are at risk for not being able to attend future workshops.