Trainings and Workshops
ADAPP offers a variety of workshops and trainings for youth, school staff , parents, and community groups. Trainings focus on substance abuse/misuse and prevention, bullying and school violence, trauma and crisis management, and topics related to mental health and wellness. Trainings and workshops can be customized to meet specific needs. ADAPP staff are trained as trainers in a variety of programs and have presented at local, state and national conferences.
ADAPP is an approved provider for the following courses:
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The Alcohol Training Awareness Program course is a training approved by the State Liquor Authority. These programs help licensees to comply with the Alcohol Beverage Control Laws and emphasize how to stop underage drinking and sales to intoxicated persons. Our goal is to provide a safe environment at licensed establishments as well as preserve the health, safety and welfare of the citizens in our communities.
Click Here to register for scheduled ATAP workshops.
You will then receive a "ticket" via email with the link to the ATAP workshop. You will also find the "ticket" information in your account. Click on “orders” on the left column.
Please check your spam folder for the registration email.
For ATAP only, please contact: Dawn Insanalli, MS, Special Projects Manager at (718) 904-1333 ext. 16 or email: for registration and pricing information.
DASA: In compliance with the Dignity Act which seeks to provide the State’s public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function, all applicants for teaching certification are required to complete six clock hours of coursework or training in accordance New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act). The six hour course will expand ones knowledge about bullying, harassment and discrimination and increase one's ability to handle situations that arise in school settings.
- The online self-study course must be competed 2 hours prior to the scheduled live remote class.
- Dates and times are outlined in the events section of this website where you will sign up and pay for the course. (When you sign up, you pay for both modules)
- Click Here to register.
- You will then receive a "ticket" via email with the link to the DASA online course. You will also find the "ticket" information in your account. Click on “orders” on the left column.
- Upon completion of the 3 hour online course, you will receive a zoom link to the live remote class.
NYS Child Abuse Identification and Reporting Course: New York State recognizes certain professionals as holding the important role of mandated reporter of child abuse or maltreatment. Mandated Reporters who require licensure or certification through the New York State Department of Education (NYSED) are required to take a two hour mandated reporter training from a trainer who has been approved by the New York State Education Department . This course expands one's knowledge and ability to recognize child abuse, maltreatment and neglect and increases one's ability to make a report.
Opioid Overdose Prevention Naloxone : Overdose deaths from opioids are a public health crisis in New York. These overdose deaths are preventable. Naloxone, an opioid antagonist, can safely reverse an opioid overdose. In New York State, it’s legal and safe for anyone to carry and use it. This brief 30 minute or less training will teach you how to recognize and reverse an opioid overdose. You will become a Certified Opioid Overdose Responder and receive an Overdose Rescue Kit with naloxone--a medication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose and restores breathing.
For further information, please contact: Kenny Escobar, MPH, Project Coordinator at (718) 904-1333 ext. 28 or email:
QPR: OPR, Question, Persuade, and Refer Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention is a 1-2 hour educational program designed to teach lay and professional "gatekeepers" the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. Gatekeepers can include anyone who is strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide (e.g., parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, caseworkers, police officers). The process follows three steps: (1) Question the individual's desire or intent regarding suicide, (2) Persuade the person to seek and accept help, and (3) Refer the person to appropriate resources. Trainees receive a QPR booklet and wallet card as a review and resource tool that includes local referral resources.
This 8-hour course is designed to teach adults who regularly interact with young people how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid, approved by the National Council for Behavioral Health, introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.
Teen Intervene: An early intervention program targeting 12- to 19-year-olds who display the early stages of alcohol or drug use, but do not use these substances daily or demonstrate substance dependence. Integrating stages of change theory and motivational enhancement, this intervention aims to help teens reduce and ultimately eliminate their alcohol and other drug use.
Too Good For Drugs: TGFD teaches students how to be socially competent and autonomous problem solvers.. The program also provides information about the negative consequences of drug use and the benefits of a nonviolent, drug-free lifestyle.
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