Advanced Learning for Professionals in Health & Addiction (ALPHA) is a collaboration between 2 community based organizations, Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) and Family and Children’s Association (FCA), to provide community education and training courses to professionals throughout Nassau & Suffolk counties in NY.
LICADD’s mission is to address the addictive climate of our times by providing initial attention and referral services to individuals, families, and children, through intervention, education and professional guidance to overcome the ravages of alcohol and other drug-related problems. You can find additional information on the website at http://www.licadd.org.
For more than 130 years, Family and Children’s Association has worked to protect and strengthen vulnerable children, seniors, families and communities on Long Island. Through an integrated network of services and counseling, Family & Children’s Association provides help and hope to underserved and disadvantaged individuals struggling to build better lives. We offer addiction treatment and behavioral health services; educational opportunities and life skills for youth; strategies for building family success; counseling, services and support for adults and seniors; shelter and services for homeless youth, adults and veterans; and innovative approaches to strengthening communities. You can find additional information on the website at http://www.familyandchildrens.org.
The goal is for ALPHA to become the premier training destination for professionals working in the fields of Substance Use, Human Services, Public Health, Mental Health, Education, and others, in Long Island and eventually the surrounding areas. Those who pay to attend ALPHA workshops and conferences will be treated to a wealth of current information in their respective fields, dynamic and entertaining presenters, important skills and strategies to utilize in their own work, and an innumerable amount of local resources.
We’d like the logo to be eye-catching, enticing, and reflect our common goal of providing unparalleled professional development opportunities in our area.