PA Treatment and Healing Licensed Drug and Alcohol Programs Annual Training Evaluation Fiscal Year 2023-2024

PA Treatment and Healing Licensed Drug and Alcohol Programs

Annual Training Evaluation

Fiscal Year 2023-2024


The agency wide training plan for the fiscal year of July 1, 2023- June 30, 2024, outlined the training needs and commitments of all program staff as the following: PATH Policies and Procedures, DDAP Policies and Procedures, Safe Crisis Management, CPR and First Aid, Trauma Informed Care, Fraud, Waste, and Abuse, and Medication Management. 


Additional training needs as identified by the staff and facility directors, which were specifically taken by the staff included: CBT, Treatment Planning, Aftercare Planning, Dual Relationships, Motivational Interviewing, Suicide Prevention, and Relapse Prevention, as well as other training needs as identified on training plans.  


For the current fiscal year, we are already seeing growth with the hiring of additional staff.  That, in conjunction with current staff pursing licensing, has PATH now focusing on the following: HIV/AIDS, TB/STD, Confidentiality, Ethics, Addictions 101, ASAM, Screening and Assessment, Case Management, Basics of Group Counseling, and Motivational Interviewing.  To continue to grow clinically and offer the best service possible, PATH is also encouraging staff to attend training on Treatment and Substance Use Trends, Methamphetamine Use and Treatment, Traumatic Brain Injuries and Substance Abuse, Vicarious Trauma, Trauma Informed Care, Medication Assisted Treatment, Vaping and Nicotine Cessation, and Strength Based Treatment.  


While the bulk of staff training originates from the DDAP Training System, PATH also utilizes other providers: Drexel University, Hazeldon, the Cognitive Behavioral Institute, and the Relias Training Platform.  In the current fiscal year, we are looking to our own staff to provide mini in house training, within their areas of expertise.  We also hope to enroll in training offered through each office’s local SCA, and BHARP, when available.  


The overall goal of the current fiscal year is to enhance staff ability to provide the best service possible, to improve their expertise, and to strengthen PATH’s foundation as an educated, compassionate, and well rounded provider of substance use disorder treatment. 



Kristi J Harris, MS

Project Director PA Treatment and Healing 


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