Introduction:

As part of a potential NYS DOH Workforce Development grant application, Easter Seals NY and the Wegmans School of Nursing at St. John Fisher College are assessing the need for a continuing education certificate program with a focus on behavioral health integration.

This program would prepare non-behavioral health nurses (RNs and APRNs) and social workers in Rochester and surrounding counties (Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties)with increased competencies in assessing and addressing co-occurring mental health, substance use, and developmental disorders in a variety of clinical settings. While this training would not substitute for qualified Behavioral Health specialists, the intent is to decrease need for specialty referrals, and increase the ability of staff to implement recommendations provided by a behavioral health consultant when needed. Training modules would be made specific to the audience and/or the work setting, primarily utilizing online education and video conferencing in 6-8 week blocks; specialized skills application would include 1-2 immersion sessions on site at SJFC.

The purpose of this survey is to determine the need for additional behavioral health training, and likelihood that your staff would participate in trainings such as this. Should we receive the grant, we expect that the training could be offered 2-3 times/year times, depending upon need and audience/setting, over the two years of the grant (January 2019-December 2020). 

THIS IS A TIME SENSITIVE SURVEY: PLEASE RESPOND BY JUNE 8TH

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* 1. Title of person completing survey:  DON, Staff development Coordinator, Practice coordinator, other (specify)

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* 2. Your Agency Name:

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* 3. Type of Facility

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* 8. If you have staff who could benefit from training in behavioral health integration, please estimate the number in each category?

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* 12. Please add any comments on the preferred training length, format or content.

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* 16. Is there anything else we should know but didn’t think to ask?  Comments appreciated!

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