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Professional Development

Professional development is a priority.

As part of our commitment to the professional development of employees, FCA encourages employees to participate in on-going training.

The ALPHA Program
We are thrilled to offer our employees and others “Advanced Learning for Professionals in Health & Addiction” (ALPHA). 

ALPHA is the premier training destination for professionals working in the fields of Substance Use, Public Health, Human Services, Mental Health, Education and others.

Attend a Workshop
If you are a professional and would like to attend a workshop, please see contact information below and check back periodically to see our latest workshop offerings. 

Present a Workshop
Do you have expertise in a specific area of health and human services? If you are interested in presenting a workshop, please see contact information below.

Call (516) 746-0350
Jinny Ferro, Director of Education & Training, FCA

This Is Your Brain On Trauma! Effects of Childhood Trauma on Youth Development (1.5 CEUs)

Thursday, August 6th, 2020 from 10am - 11:30am [$35.00]

This training will describe what constitutes trauma and its impact on a developing brain. It will also discuss the ACES study and identify important strategies for working with clients who have experienced traumatic events as a child.


The Fawn Response & Working with Survivors of Human Trafficking (1.5 CEUs)

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 from 10am - 11:30am [$35.00]

It has been widely accepted that when confronted with stress, humans tend to enter fight, flight, or freeze mode. Researchers have recently proven a fourth reaction: the fawn response, which consists of people-pleasing and    working to smooth situations over to avoid further conflict. This workshop aims to explain the fawn response, explore the root causes, and demonstrate techniques to combat this response to avoid further traumatization. Additionally, this workshop will explore how trauma and the body's reaction to trauma intersects with human trafficking. It incorporates    theory and methodologies from evidence-based therapeutic practices and mindfulness.