OmniCare Institute offers a variety of courses designed to help social service workers, managers, and other team members learn about and improve best practices in social services organizations. Explore below to learn more about our current course options. New offerings will be listed here as they are added.

Reflective Supervision: The Basics & Beyond

This training provides participants with the theoretical foundations of reflective supervision and consultation. Topics include how to develop a reflective relationship including race and culture, how to cultivate reflective capacities in self and others, common supervisory challenges, and 3 stances of reflective supervision/consultation. Specific techniques and skills to encourage development of reflective responses will also be covered along with best practice guidelines for reflective supervision and consultation.

Financial Sustainability for Nonprofit Managers

This course is designed for new and emerging leaders in the human services field.  An overarching focus of the course is to develop strong leaders who are excellent stewards of public funds and who are capable of cultivating a growth mindset in their team. Participants will become familiarized with budgets and financial reporting through interactive, real life scenarios and exercises. Participants will learn the elements of Sustainability Plans and will create individualized goals to take back to their organizations. This course is highly interactive and involves various active learning strategies.

Motivational Interviewing

This 6 hour course is designed to be an introduction to the evidence-based clinical method of Motivational Interviewing and will provide participants with an opportunity to explore creative ways of integrating various approaches. Motivational Interviewing is a client-centered, evidence-based, directive method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. It can be used in a multitude of healthcare environments and situations to promote patient adherence to treatment and progress toward improved health outcomes.

ACES 101

ACES 101 reviews the initial research used to identify the original 10 ACES. Some of the latest knowledge about brain development is used to explain how difficult experiences in childhood can change brain development, responses to stress, health consequences and even result in early death.  Participants will learn the difference between positive stress, tolerable stress and toxic stress. Vicarious trauma and resiliency will be highlighted along with tools and techniques to use with clients with high ACE scores.

Complex Trauma and Dissociation in Youth: A Comprehensive Training

Brought to you by the author of Healing the Fractured Child (Fran Waters,  DCSW, LMSW, LMFT) and Patti van Eys, PhD, this 4-day comprehensive training covers evaluation and treatment of dissociation in children and youth. Children with complex trauma often present with perplexing and disturbing symptoms that persist even after numerous treatment attempts, typically resulting in multiple diagnoses and medications. These children often display severe attachment disturbances and exacerbating behaviors that result in repetitive failed placements (e.g., foster and adoptive homes, psychiatric residential/acute hospital stays). Frequently, the missing and overlooked link to successful treatment with children of complex trauma is their dissociative symptoms that profoundly impact their mood, behavior, identity, memory, sensations and attachments.

TACT2: Training of New Trainers

Therapeutic Aggression Control Techniques (TACT2) Training for Trainers is a multi-day trauma-sensitive staff training program in behavior management, de-escalation, and crisis intervention. Since its inception in 1997, TACT2 has been used with over 64,000 staff in residential treatment, group homes, alternative schools, shelters, foster care, and many other settings.  Authored by Dr. Steve Parese, this training is available in 2-day (verbal skills) and 4-day (verbal and physical intervention skills) options.

ACEs: The Basics and Beyond

This training uses some of the latest knowledge about brain development to explain how difficult experiences in childhood can change brain development, responses to stress, health consequences and even early death.  The training will also show how factors can positively affect the developing brain.