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As a precautionary measure, CCNY has cancelled the following March trainings: OMH Partnering for Safety training (March 19th 2020, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM) and High-Fidelity Wraparound Care Coordinator and Vendor training (March 24th to 26th, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM).  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but the health and safety of all staff and families is our highest priority.

As an alternative to our in-person 3-day training, CCNY will offer a web-based 2-day version of the training so that new hires can still begin providing services as soon as possible. Trainees will be expected to log in and participate via the web on April 6th to 7th from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  Instructions for accessing Zoom will be e-mailed to all participants in advance.  Technical support will be available the morning of the training to assist all trainees in logging in. Upon successful completion of the training and pre/post tests, certificates will be emailed to trainees and their supervisors.  (The OMH Partnering for Safety training is also scheduled for September 14th 2020 from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM.)

Feel free to bookmark and refer to our training calendar for updates:

CCNY Launches Nurturing Parent Program In Erie County


In order to better address the urgent need for more evidence-based parenting services within Erie County, CCNY has, thanks to the generosity of the Health and Tower Foundations, begun implementing an evidence-based parenting program called Nurturing Parent Program (NPP).  The funds are being used to train workers in the Wraparound vendor network to deliver the evidence-based program to youth and families in the High Fidelity Wrap program.  There will be 22 individuals trained to deliver the program and 12 individuals undertaking the “Train The Trainer” certification to sustain it in Erie County past the initial stages.

Our inaugural training took place from February 19th through 21st.  This series of trainings and observational assessments geared towards vendors and vendor supervisors ensures fidelity to the NPP model.  We are partnering with Family Nurturing Center of Texas to provide the initial and Train The Trainer program certifications.

The passing of the federal Family First Prevention Services Act in 2018 necessitates evidence-based prevention efforts for 1) mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services and 2) in-home parent skill-based services for children in or at-risk of foster care services.  The services may be provided for not more than 12 months for children who are at imminent risk of entering foster care, their parents and relatives to assist the children, and pregnant or parenting teens. Although there are existing parenting programs for families in Erie County, capacity is oversubscribed with wait lists being the norm.  Moreover, few are rated as evidence-based and restrictive eligibility criteria excludes client profiles such as those in High Fidelity Wraparound.  CCNY, Inc. is responsible for the recruitment, contracting, training, evaluation and quality initiatives of the Vendor Network within the High Fidelity Wraparound (HFW) Erie Program.

Erie County Department of Social Services Seeks Proposals For “Raise The Age” Services 


As a trauma-informed organization, Erie County Department of Social Services (ECDSS) incorporates the five principles of trauma-informed care (collaboration, safety, trustworthiness, empowerment, and choice) throughout its services to promote resilience and healing.  ECDSS is seeking proposals from qualified community-based agencies to provide juvenile delinquency prevention and diversion programs to youth, 16 to 17 years of age (at the time of offense; services may continue through the age of 23), who are now included in the juvenile justice system due to NYS “Raise the Age” Legislation.  These youth, formerly subject to prosecution in the adult system, have specific needs that differ from the younger population historically served by the juvenile justice system.  ECDSS is seeking to work collaboratively with community agencies to provide for those needs and increase positive outcomes.

Read the full RFP here.

PROPOSALS are due on Wednesday, March 11th 2020.

Learn more about Raise The Age here and here.

Calling All Data Analysts: We’re Hiring!


The CCNY family is growing: could you be the apple of our eye?




● Extracting, transforming, and loading data to and from different internal and external environments

● Provide clean, organized, accessible data to team members who analyze them to solve problems, and create new technologies based on their findings

● Create and maintain relational databases

● Building, querying, maintaining, and repairing databases

● Develop descriptive statistics based on given datasets

● Learn to develop inferential statistics based on given datasets

● Data visualization




● Bachelor’s degree in a related field

● Documented work experience with database development and maintenance (SQL-based technologies)

● Able to follow data visualization standards for the department consistently

● Able to use business intelligence tools (Excel, Tableau, PowerBI, R) to deliver analytics to customers

● Proficiency in R including transforming and calculating variables, conducting descriptive and bivariate analyses, and conducting t-tests and multiple regression is a plus.

Please send resume and cover letter to


Andrea’s Paid Paid Vacation


In 2017, CCNY launched a new Paid Paid Vacation perk in an effort to boost employee wellness.  On a bi-monthly basis, a random name is drawn from a pool of full-time staff.  Once a name is pulled, that person must take two days off with an added bonus of $300 to use during that time. These days are in addition to their normal paid time off. The staff member must use the money towards something fun, that is, not pay off existing bills or any other such drudgery.

Read on to find out what our Grants Manager, Andrea Minor, did for her PPV!

“This couldn’t have come at a better time.  My husband and I planned a trip to Orlando with our girls to honor my mother.  She passed away one year ago and we wanted to take the time to reflect, cherish and honor her.  She was, if you were lucky enough to have known her, one who gave such Big Love you could feel it in everything she did!

We spent the week swimming, exploring, and enjoying our girls without any of the distractions that life has on a daily basis.  Once I realized the place we were staying was only 10 minutes from Disney World, we just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to surprise the girls!

We woke the girls bright and early on Wednesday to take them to breakfast- what they didn’t know was that breakfast was at Chef Mickey’s!  The Paid Paid vacation treated us to breakfast with the characters.

I truly appreciated being the lucky recipient of the Paid Paid vacation drawing.  Thank you, CCNY!”