Health and Human Services

Coalition Workshop Training for Health and Human Services Workers

The Prevention Council provides free in-service training on issues of importance for health and human service workers. The coalition meets monthly from 9:30 – 11:30 on the first Wednesday of the month at the Cornell Cooperative Extension offices in Ballston Spa, New York. The coalition chooses training topics and presenters at the beginning of each program year, and The Prevention Council provides coordination for the program. Topics have included Meth 360, The Role of the District Attorney, Cyber 101 – A Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety, and The Wisdom of Balance.


Between 25 and 75 individuals participate in monthly health and human services trainings throughout the year. Participants include front-line health and human services workers from public and non-profit agencies, Head Start staff members, law enforcement officers, school personnel, parents and interested citizens.


“Great use of two hours!”

“I really appreciated the availability of useful, take-home resources.”

“This training exceeded my expectations. I thought that it would just be talking ‘at me,’ and not especially helpful. But it was great.”

“This training made me more aware of how to deal with trauma victims.”

“One new thing I learned from this training was a better understanding of brain function as it relates to trauma and the importance of educating clients about trauma.”

“This training exceeded my expectations in that it showed me ways to get more information so I can introduce topics and training to church youth and families.”

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