Training Programs

The McSilver Institute develops and disseminates a unique array of trainings, tools, and other resources targeted to providers serving poverty-impacted communities through service systems, such as mental health, housing, health, and child welfare. Each training is designed to deliver practitioners and organizations tools to enhance engaging, person-centered and trauma-informed care. The McSilver Institute has partnered with various statewide and national organizations including the National Council for Behavioral Health and Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH). Below you will find some of our current offerings, as well as information on how to request trainings.

The 4 Rs and 2 Ss for Strengthening Families

Collaborative HIV Prevention and Adolescent Mental Health Project (CHAMP)

Occupational Stress and Self-Care

Engagement Strategies for Child and Family Services

Engagement Strategies for Adult Services

Technical Assistance

The McSilver Institute has secured a number of contracts with state and city agencies to provide technical assistance to public and private organizations in order to ensure the highest quality of services and to help maintain and build the public safety net serving those made vulnerable by poverty.

The Community Technical Assistance Center of New York (CTAC)

Funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health and co-directed by the McSilver Institute, CTAC advances the effective and efficient provision of clinic treatment to adults, children, and families who rely on public sector services to meet their mental health needs. CTAC provides a wide range of training, consultation, and educational resources free-of-charge to state-licensed mental health clinics to help them address the challenges associated with recent changes in clinic regulations, financing, and overall healthcare reforms, with the goal of improving patient outcomes.

The Managed Care Technical Assistance Center of New York (MCTAC)

Funded by New York State’s Office of Mental Health and Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, MCTAC was launched in summer 2014 to assist all substance use and mental health providers transition to Medicaid managed care. MCTAC offers providers free tools and trainings to help them maintain the health of their organizations and improve service delivery and outcomes for their clients