NYAPRS Note:  Employment can be an important aspect of one's recovery.  Engaging individuals to pursue the path of employment requires practitioners and peers to be sensitive to the challenges of change.  Join Len Statham of NYAPRS for this day-long symposium on innovative practices for bring people back into the workforce.
in Challenging Times

           A One-Day Symposium for Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors and more!
          October 24, 2017        9AM-4PM                              Genesee Grande Hotel, Syracuse, NY

Employment is a natural outcome of reaching adulthood, but individuals with disabilities often miss out on opportunities to explore career options and discover employment options that fulfill their personal goals for economic sufficiency and personal achievement. This day-long symposium offers you, the practitioner, new approaches to helping individuals find employment  - including techniques that are based on each person's skills, interests, and potential.

["The cost of receiving benefits is often a lifetime sentence to poverty and the ancillary effects of living in Perpetual need."  Len Statham, NYAPRS   "The cost of receiving benefits is often a lifetime sentence to poerty and the ancillary effects of living in  perpetualneed."  Len Statham, NYAPRS]COURSES WILL INCLUDE:
[cid:image007.png at 01D34341.560E0150]The Process of Change, Taught by David Eckert, CRC, LMHC

Change is challenging for individuals and organizations. Discover how change affects individuals and their activities and discover tools for managing change in ways that enhance your skills as a practitioner, as an individual, and as a contributing member of your profession and your organization.

[cid:image008.png at 01D34341.560E0150]The True Cost of Poverty, Taught by Len Statham, CRC

[6.0 CE Credits Available for Licensed Social Workers (SW) and Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC) in NYS!]Individuals who live at poverty-level throughout their lives experience a profound sense of powerlessness that affects their physical and emotional health, their self - esteem, and their intellectual and social wellness. Sustainable employment offers individuals with disabilities a pathway out of poverty. Practitioners will examine the deep implications of poverty and unemployment and develop new tools for supporting individuals with disabilities to attain meaningful jobs.

[cid:image020.png at 01D34341.560E0150]In this ground-breaking session, practitioners will learn an innovative approach to teaching individuals the skills they need to become fully-integrated members of the workforce. TWI offers a new lens through which to consider employment and skills training, an approach that focuses on skill development rather than disability.

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The NYS Rehabilitation Research & Training Institute, Inc. SW CPE (NYS RRTI) is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Boards for Social Work and Mental Health Counselors as an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for li censed social workers and Licensed Mental Health Counselors provider numbers #0105 & MHC-0054.

Len Statham, MS, CBP, CPRP
Director of Employment and Economic Self Sufficiency Initiatives
NY Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services
194 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12210
Main Office: 518 436-0008
Cell: 585-490-3979
lens at nyaprs.org<mailto:lens at nyaprs.org>

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last updated: 10/17/2017 08:31 AM