The West Virginia Council of Churches will sponsor several trainings this spring.
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based approach to identifying persons who use alcohol and other drugs at risky levels, with the goal of reducing and preventing related health consequences, disease, accidents, and injuries. This training will be taught by Robert Wilcox. Mr. Wilcox is currently an Americorps VISTA for the West Virginia Council of Churches and Step By Step WV.
Naloxone or Narcan training prepares an individual to use Naloxone or Narcan in an overdose situation. Anyone and everyone are encouraged to take this training and they will be provided Naloxone at the end if they register. Naloxone is safe to use and is a vital tool for our communities. Please check the registration as the this training is not offered at all SBIRT trainings.
SBIRT and Naloxone Trainings will be held on:
- March 25 in Moundsville
- March 26 in Martinsburg
- March 29 in Huntington
- April 17 in Princeton
- April 18 in Welch
- April 23 in Vienna
- May 6 in Clarksburg
To register for a training, please click on the training you would like to attend.
Building Community Bridges training is an opportunity for participants to learn more about the barriers and the difficulty transitioning to the community once a person has been absent. Although the training is specifically designed to focus on barriers to Reentry by returning criminal offenders, it is also applicable to other segments of our population including veterans, those returning from inpatient substance abuse recovery, etc.
The training covers a host of topics that include, but are not limited to: Personal Barriers to Reentering the Community; Corrections and Law Enforcement Related Barriers; Legal and Societal Barriers; Expectations from Offenders; Barriers to Employment; Connecting with Employers; Improving Outcomes Through Collaboration; Developing Interventions; Implementing Effective Strategies; and Educating the Community. This is typically a two-day workshop with participant engagement and participation in break-out groups, role-plays and team activities.
The next Building Community Bridges training will be held on April 11 -12 at in Vienna. Please click here to register.