Child & Family Services of Erie County

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Training 2018 and 2019

“Child & Family Services will train counselors and clinical supervisors in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), an evidence-based treatment and best practice in the mental health field. DBT is effective at reducing suicidal behavior and is highly cost-effective in comparison to in-patient treatment. Despite the evidence of effectiveness, DBT is offered in a limited number of clinical settings in the Western New York area. Initially, the nine counselors trained through this grant, will reach an estimated 1,000 clients annually.”

CATEGORY: Strengthening Partner Capacity
LOCATION: Buffalo, NY (Erie & Niagara Counties)
AMOUNT: $98,733 over Two Years
YEAR AWARDED: 2018

The phrases "Join the Conversation" and "Let's Talk Stigma" on either side of a microphone.


Join the Conversation: An Anti-Stigma Campaign

Back in the fall of 2015, a coalition of Erie County-based behavioral health providers, agencies, and funders began to take shape. The group, coming together as the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition, dedicated itself to addressing the negative perceptions that so many continue to have about mental health challenges and people who deal with these challenges. … Continued