Ace-H Certificate Program

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                                                     THE ADDICTION COUNSELOR EDUCATION PROGRAM

 

ACE-H (Online Hybrid/Competency Based)
ADDICTION COUNSELOR EDUCATION WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
CADC Certificate Program

Description
In March 2020, Westfield State University was awarded a $200,000 grant by Commonwealth Corporation to partner with community agencies to design and deliver a hybrid competency-based addiction counselor education program. This newly designed program helps employers to identify employees who have the potential to meet workforce needs by becoming a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC). To meet the critical need for certified Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and in response to the opioid crisis in Western Mass (Hampden, Bershire, Hampshire, and Franklin Counties), this region of the state has been labeled Ground Zero for Opioid Addiction.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports projected employment opportunities for substance-abuse counselors will grow at a rate of 22% through 2028.

Phase 1- Program Design Phase Funded –  2019- Jan. 15  $50,000.00

Phase 2-  Program Implementation – Funded Jan. 15  $150.000.00
Spring 2021- Certificate Program Starts for students  2/27/21

 

Program Overview

Program Overview

 

ACE- H – Grant and  Program Information
Grant Program Co Directors-

Nora Padykula- Chair Social Work Department,  Ph.D., MSW,  LICSW (MA)
Competency Based Program Development

npadykula@westfield.ma.edu

413-572-8239

Lynn Zayac- Center for Instructional Technology Director-
Online Learning, Program Development, Competency Based Learning and Instructional Design

lzayac@westfield.ma.edu
413-572-8142

 

ACE H Workforce Partners 

Brien Center- Program Contact- Denise Galvagni 

https://www.briencenter.org/

Gandara Center-  Program Contact- Madeline Aviles-Hernandez

https://gandaracenter.org/

Alternative Living Centers (ALC) Program Contact- Dennis R. Bates
https://alternativelivingcenters.com/

Vertava Health of Massachusetts- Formerly Swift River- Program Contact-Mareike Muszynski
https://www.swiftriver.com/

Service Net- Program -Contact Jay Sacchetti
https://www.servicenet.org/

 

Student Information

ACE H- Program Director-

Linda A. Mullis,  M.Ed., LMHC, LADC-I, CADC-II

cadaclm@cox.net

413-330-9828

 

 

ACE H Student Program  Information-

In the interest of time please send in your application if you have not completed all the items.

You will have an opportunity to send them at a later date. 

ACE H Student Application form   

 

ACE H Program Semester Calendars-

Spring Semester 1-

Summer Semester 2-

 

ACE H Student Support Resources-

Plato Help Resources – Help Desk

Free Online Tutoring 

Hoounuit Video Tutorials

 

Funder Information

Grant Suppported by-
This state-funded initiative is administered by Commonwealth Corporation on behalf of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD)

This project is funded through the WCTF line item in the Fiscal Year 2019 State Budget (7002-1075) and a grant from the Strada Education Network.

 

 

 

Commonwealth Corp Awarded this grant to Westfield State University to partner with community agencies to design and deliver a hybrid competency based education program.  This newly designed program helps employers to identify employees who have potential to meet workforce needs to becoming Certified Alcohol and  Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports projected employment opportunities for substance-abuse counselors will grow at a rate of 22% through 2028.

This project is funded through the WCTF line item in the Fiscal Year 2019 State Budget (7002-1075) and a grant from the Strada Education Network. This state-funded initiative is administered by Commonwealth Corporation on behalf of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD).

 

 


Grant Award $200,000.00, $50,000.00 for Program Design Phase and $150,000.00 for Program Implementation.

Phase 1- Program Design Phase-  2020-2021-

Phase 2-  Program Implementation –  Spring 2021
Spring 2021- Certificate Program Starts for students