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  1. 1. Welcome to…
  2. 2. NJCRI’s Project CHETA is Funded bythe Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority and Multicultural Health.
  3. 3. What is NJCRI’s Project CHETA? NJCRI’s Project CHETA provides free technical assistance, including training and mentoring, to small and medium sized community-based organizations (CBOs) and Faith Based organizations.
  4. 4. What is NJCRI’s Project CHETA?(cont…) CHETA specifically focuses on the organizational development and infrastructure needs of CBOs and Faith- Based organizations.
  5. 5. Why is NJCRI’s Project CHETAImportant?CHETA also makes available free monthlystaff development trainings to 132 CBOs and Faith-Based Organizations in the Greater Newark Area in order to help them increasing their effectiveness andenhance their ability to provide services.
  6. 6. Some of the Training Topics are: Harm Reduction Substance Use and Mental Health Motivational Interviewing Group Development Stigma Training
  7. 7. Training Topics (cont…) Managing Chronic Disease Teen Substance Use and HIV Strategies to Increase Employee Performance Presentation and Communication Skills LGBTQ Youth and HIV And much more….
  8. 8. Why is NJCRI’s Project CHETAImportant? In order to continue providing quality services to our Greater Newark community, we need to continue training our staff on best practices.
  9. 9. Why is NJCRI’s Project CHETAImportant? (cont…) The participating CBOs and Faith Based Organizations are primarily located and provide services in the Greater Newark area (Newark, Irvington, and East Orange).
  10. 10. Why is NJCRI’s Project CHETAImportant? (cont…) A wide range of staff benefits from CHETA trainings including outreach workers, health educators, nurses, managers, supervisors, line staff, and directors.
  11. 11. Why is NJCRI’s Project CHETAImportant? (cont…) Participating organization’s clients are primarily African-American (approximately 75%), Hispanic (15%), other (10%).
  12. 12. Why is NJCRI’s Project CHETAImportant? (cont…)These organizations provide a myriad of services including substance abuse treatment(methadone, suboxone, residential and intensive outpatient), HIV counseling and testing, case management, women’s services, and nursing home services for People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA)….and
  13. 13. Why is NJCRI’s Project CHETAImportant? (cont…)they range in size from small (under 50 clients)to very large (serving over 5,000 people yearly).
  14. 14. Why is NJCRI’s Project CHETAImportant? (cont…)NJCRI’s Project CHETA trainings for staff helpsincrease their effectiveness and enhance their ability to provide services.
  15. 15. Why is NJCRI’s Project CHETAImportant? (cont…) CHETA trainings help reduce disparities in healthcare access and improve treatmentoutcomes in minority populations residing in the greater Newark area.
  16. 16. TestimonialsGood morning,As a primary therapist and the director of substance abuse treatmentsince 1990, I have been attending trainings regularly for over 20 years.I will say, without hesitation, that my NJCRI’s CHETA trainings havebeen among the best!Michael J. Paolello, MA, LCADC, CSWDirector Substance Abuse ServicesHoboken University Medical CenterGiant Steps Program
  17. 17. Testimonials (cont…)Good Day,I have attended a few trainings over the summer with NJCRIsCHETA programs. I must say that the instructors are phenominal. Theyall had very impressive credentials and excellent presentation skills. Iwas also very impressed with the organization and friendliness of thestaff of NJCRI.Thank-you for information about these trainings. I currently have acaseload that consists of co-occurring clients and the lessons werepriceless in working with my clients.Thanks,Catherine Grant, MHSWNew Directions Behavioral Health Center
  18. 18. Testimonials (cont…)Hi Aura,The training was very informative. The presenter made it clear thatyour body language plays a big role in the interpretation of yourmessage when speaking. She was welcoming andknowledgeable. The most important thing I learned is that it is ok toincorporate your life experiences in most presentations. It was alsogreat to meet and learn with other community leaders.I am looking forward to the trainings on August 11th and Sept 27th.Thank you.Wanda Poche I SAIF Intensive Case Manager
  19. 19. Aura C. CaicedoNJCRI’s Project CHETA Manager 393 Central Avenue Newark, NJ 07103 P: (973) 558-5063 Email a.caicedo@njcri.org