2020 Workshops Overview

We are pleased to present the Network 2020 Schedule for its Training Workshops. These training/workshop opportunities support the development of community connection, inter-agency and internal collaboration, basic and advanced assessment and intervention skills.

Workshops are custom designed for community stakeholders, clinical/non-clinical staff, educators, families, students, and other concerned citizens​

Be sure to Mark Your Calendar or REGISTER NOW to participate in these contemporary and informative workshops.
 

February

  • February 25 – Hoarding
    Flushing 10:00 AM -1:00 PM

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March

  • March 3- Workplace Burnout
    Flushing 10:00 AM -1:00 PM

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  • March 17 - Grief and Loss (Adults)
    Huntington 9:30 AM -12:30 PM

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  • March 31 - In Pursuit of Happiness
    Flushing 10:00 AM -1:00 PM

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April

  • April 20
    Comprehensive Suicide Risk Assessment 
    (Youth Version)
    Huntington 9:30 AM -12:30 PM

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  • April 28
    Comprehensive Suicide Risk Assessment 
    (Adult Version)
    Flushing 10:00 AM -1:00 PM

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May

  • May 22 - Interfacing with Difficult People
    Huntington 9:30 AM -12:30 PM

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  • May 26 - Comprehensive Suicide Risk Assessment for Youth
    Flushing 10:00 AM -1:00 PM

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June

  • June 2 - Eating Disorders
    Flushing 10:00 AM -1:00 PM

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  • June 17 - Suicide Postvention is Suicide Prevention
    Huntington 9:30 AM -12:30 PM

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  • June 23 - Loneliness: A Culture of Disconnected and Lonely Individuals
    Flushing 10:00 AM -1:00 PM

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July

  • July 13 - Comprehensive Suicide Risk Assessment  (Adult Version​
    Huntington 9:30 AM -12:30 PM

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August

  • August 4 - Engaging and Working with Individuals with Suicidal Thoughts
    Flushing 10:00 AM -1:00 PM

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  • August 12 - Creating Suicide Safer Schools
    Huntington 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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September

  • September 10 - SafeTALK in Honor of World Suicide Prevention Day
    Huntington 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

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  • September 22 -  Mental Health Awareness
    Flushing 10:00 AM -1:00 PM

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October

  • October 6 - Hoarding
    Flushing 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

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  • October 27 - How to Work with At-Risk Kids at School
    Huntington 9:30 AM -12:30 PM

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November

  • November 3 -  Motivational Interviewing
    Coram 9:30 AM -12:30 PM

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  • November 11 - SafeTALK
    Huntington 9:30 AM -12:30 PM

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  • November 16 - In the Pursuit of Happiness
    Huntington 9:30 AM -12:30 PM

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  • November 24 - Interventions with Individuals with Self-Destructive Behavior
    Flushing 10:00 AM -1:00 PM

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December

  • December 1 – Trauma-Informed Care
    Flushing 10:00 AM -1:00 PM

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  • December 11 - Compassion Fatigue
    Huntington 9:30 AM -12:30 PM

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Location Guide:

Flushing: 142-02 20th Avenue, 3rd. Floor, Flushing, NY 11351
Huntington: 55 Horizon Drive, Huntington, NY 11743
Coram: 3600 Route-112, Coram, NY 11727
 

CEU Credits

Most Workshops offer CEU credits if applicable: ​WellLife​ Network is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board as an approved provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors, MHC-0074; Licensed Social Workers, #SW0451
 

For questions and additional information, please contact Dr. Max Banilivy: max.banilivy@welllifenetwork.org

CONTACT MAX BANILIVY

 

Instructor

M. , Ph.D.  a clinical psychologist and the Director of Network’s Clinical Training, Education and Field Placement services.

Please join me in congratulating Aldkida Jones-Philbert, Vice President, Human Resources and Veronika Omole, Director, Community-Based Services on their recent promotions at WellLife Network.

 

 Jones-Philbert

Vice President, Human Resources

Congratulations 

Congratulations to Aldkida Jones-Philbert on her promotion to Vice President of Human Resources. In her new role, Aldkida will be spearheading and implementing the human resources strategic plan, including talent management; staffing and retention; diversity; cultural development; employee relations; compensation and benefits; and a marketing approach for enhancing the role of human resources as a key component of the infrastructure Network.

 

Ms. Jones-Philbert has been employed by  Network for fourteen years and has many years of experience in the field. She built her career in Well Life through a variety of positions, including Benefits Administrator, Assistant Director, Deputy Director, and most recently Human Resources Director.

 

Aldkida received her Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY Empire State. She will be reporting directly to Sherry Tucker, CEO and will be based at the Executive Offices in Flushing.

Join us in congratulating Aldkida Jones-Philbert on her promotion.

Congratulate Aldkida

Contact: Aldkida.Jones@WellLifeNetwork.org.

 

Veronika Omole

Director, Community-Based Services

 

Please join me in congratulating Veronika Omole on her promotion to Director of  Community-Based Services. In her new role Veronika is responsible for Bridger, Pathway Adult Home Plus, Behavioral Health Adult HCBS (NYC and on Long Island), Bed & Respite (Short-Term Crisis Respite), NYC and Long Island Recovery Coordination and Long Island Supported Housing.

 

Veronika has been employed by Network for over eighteen years and has almost 25 years of experience within the field. Through Veronika's leadership, several programs Network as "top providers" in New York State. In 2019, one of her programs was recognized for its performance and provided with Infrastructure Funding for over $1.1 million dollars. Veronika also serves on the Board of Directors for the Association for Community Living (ACL) where is a voting member.
 
Veronika received her undergraduate degree from the College of New Rochelle and Masters Degrees in Social Work from New York University. She also holds certifications in  Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI) from CUNY Hunter College School of Social Work and Social Sector Leadership from the University of California - Berkeley (Haas). She will be reporting directly to Rebecca Costa, Vice President, Children and Family Services; Addiction Recovery Services and -Based Services.

 

Join us in congratulating Veronika on her promotion.

Contact: Veronika.Omole@WellLifeNetwork.org

Congratulate Veronika

International Volunteer Day (IDV) mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector. read more

Today is #GivingTuesday. This annual initiative has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving to charities. Please support the WellLife Network end-of-year campaign and the people who depend upon you with a donation of $10 each month - that's just 32¢ each day.

Click the link below to donate!

https://www.classy.org/give/262376/#!/donation/checkout

 

Thanks to our fans, we have won a 2019 Top-Rated Award from GreatNonprofits! Read inspiring stories about us and add your own! https://greatnonprofits.org/org/welllife-network

 

Dedicated to Building a Stronger Community

Dianne C. Didio, the incumbent Democratic nominee was re-elected for a four-year term as Mayor of Oradell. Mayor Didio defeated Republican nominee Michael L. Gardner. 

 

We are especially pleased to report on Dianne's re-election. Her law firm Levy, Stopol & Camelo, LLC represents WellLife Network and its subsidiary corporation.

 

A 31-year Oradell resident and Mayor and Councilwoman for more than a decade, Dianne Camelo Didio has always been an active civic volunteer who is committed to Oradell. Prior to serving as Mayor of Oradell and Councilwoman, Dianne was President of the Oradell Little League. Dianne is a past Board member of the Oradell Arts and Business Coalition and the Oradell Emerson Rotary Club. Dianne also serves on the Family Selection Committee for Habitat for Humanity, Bergen County.

WellLife Network is pleased to announce the appointment of Elijah Bach to its Board of Directors.

 

Mr. Bach is a husband, father, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and, most recently, an inventor. He has been a real estate investor for the past 17 years and is the founder of Bach Capital & Holdings, LLC, a private investment firm with offices in Los Angeles and New York. His company’s portfolio includes over 3.5 million square feet of commercial real estate properties in the U.S.

 

Founder of Gifted Parents

Elijah is the founder of Gifted Parents, a global network of parents who are passionate about their children’s education and future well-being, and eager to make a positive impact in the world. Gifted Parents provides equal opportunity for all parents around the world to have an access to become better educated, informed and connected for their children's education and future well-being, via live online webinars, written columns, and offline conferences. Their network of parents includes concerned members from over 150 major cities in over 40 countries.

 

Philanthropist and Athlete

Mr. Bach is passionate about shaping the next generation of leaders through international education funded through his private foundation. In the community, he performs violin and provides free instruments and lessons at his church. He also runs marathons and diligently trains at the gym.

 

Mr. Bach studied International Relations at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities as an undergraduate student, and at the University of Chicago as a graduate student. Currently, he is pursuing a joint Executive MBA degree from Columbia Business School, London Business School and University of Hong Kong Business School. He lives with his wife and children in New York City.

 

Please join WellLife Network in welcoming our newest board member and thank him for valuing our mission in helping all individuals and families reach their life’s goals and become more independent in the community.

WellLife Network on-field representatives: (L-R) Sherry Tucker, CEO; Steve Bernstein, President, S.J. Bee LLC and WellLife Board Member; Ben Blumberg, Partner, Stark Office Suites and WellLife Supporter; Michael Lamberg, Regional Sales Manager, Lamb Insurance Services and WellLife Associate Board Member; Bradley Bernstein, Associate, Goldman Sachs and WellLife Associate Board Member; and James Cusato, WellLife program resident.

 

 

Thousands cheered on September 8th as the New York Mets recognized WellLife Network with its Mets Spirit Award at CitiField in Flushing, Queens. The Mets generously donated a portion of their proceeds to support services at WellLife Network.

 

The turnout was amazing! More than 300 seats assigned to WellLife Network and its supporters were filled. WellLife was well represented by its program participants, Board of Directors, Associate Board, staff, family and friends.

 

Pregame Ceremony Honors WellLife Network

In a pregame ceremony, six WellLife representatives were honored on the home plate as Mets officials recognized WellLife Network with its Spirit Award as Nonprofit of the Game. It was an exciting experience as WellLife Network was prominently featured on the Citi Vision jumbo scoreboard. WellLife received a plaque commemorating this day and each of the six honorees accepted a ceremonial mini-bat. The six on-field WellLife Network representatives included: Sherry Tucker, CEO, WellLife; Steve Bernstein, President, S.J. Bee LLC and WellLife Board Member; Ben Blumberg, Partner, Stark Office Suites and WellLife Supporter; Michael Lamberg, Regional Sales Manager, Lamb Insurance Services and WellLife Associate Board Member; Bradley Bernstein, Associate, Goldman Sachs and WellLife Associate Board Member and James Cusato, WellLife program resident.

 

Some 300 WellLife Network supporters - board, staff, family and friends cheer on the Mets. 

 

This was a fantastic day for WellLife Network. The Mets squared off with the Phillies and WellLife Network was able to build awareness about the “good” work that it accomplishes each and every day.  

 

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