Training and Conferences

Culture Connections offers training on various topics designed to strengthen individual and organizations’ awareness, knowledge and skills in cultural competence. 

The NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services has funded Culture Connections and free priority registrations for our training and conferences are given to all of New Jersey’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)-licensed mental health and/or substance use agencies and self-help centers, however anyone is welcome to register. Continuing education credits are available for social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists.

Please select your county from the list below the event listings to see if your agency is listed. If it is not and you are an DMHAS agency, please contact us.

Culture Connections is also CALLING ALL TRAINERS and interested parties to share expertise in a specific area of cultural knowledge and inclusivity in mental and behavioral health! If you are interested in becoming a presenter please click here to learn more and complete the form and email it to [email protected].


Northern Region DMHAS-Contracted Mental Health Agencies and Self-Help Centers

Bergen County
  • Advance Housing, Inc.
  • The ARC of Bergen & Passaic Counties, Inc.
  • Care Plus, N.J., Inc.
  • Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. (CompCare)
  • Nami of Bergen County (National Alliance on MH)
  • On Our Own Self Help Center
  • Vantage Health System, Inc
  • West Bergen Mental Health Center
Essex County
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark
  •  Community Health Law Project
  • East Orange General Hospital
  • Family Connections
  • Irvington Counseling Center / Outpatient
  • Mental Health Assoc. of Essex County
  • Mental Health Association in New Jersey
  • Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Northwest Essex Community Healthcare
  • Pleasant Moments Self Help Center
  • Project Live, Inc
  • University Behavioral Health Care
  • Where Peaceful Waters Flow Self Help Center
Hudson County
  • Bayonne Community Mental Health Center
  • Christ Hospital
  • Family Service Bureau (New Community Corp)
  • Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corp.
  • Hoboken University Hosp. (AKA St. Mary’s CMHC)
  • Hudson County Self Help Center
  • International Institute of New Jersey
  • Jersey City Medical Center/(AKA Liberty Health)
  • Palisades Medical Center
  • Resources & Counseling
  • Puerto Rican Family Institute
  • Hunterdon Medical Center CMHC
  • Getting Together Self Help Center
Hunterdon County
  • Hunterdon Medical Center CMHC
  • Getting Together Self Help Center
Morris County
  • Behavioral Health at Morristown Memorial Hospital
  • Chilton Memorial Hosp
  • Community Hope
  • Hope House
  • Mental Health Assoc. Of Morris County
  • Morris County Self Help Center
  • New Bridge Services, Inc
  • St. Clare’s Hospital
Passaic County
  • MH Assoc. in Passaic County
  • ACCESS Deaf & Hearing Impaired, Behavioral Health Services, St. Joseph’s Hosp.
  • Bridgeway Rehabilitation, Inc
  • Collaborative Support Program of NJ
  • MH Clinic of Passaic
  • NJ Community Development Corporation
  • Our House Self Help Center
  • Preakness Healthcare Center
  • Resources for Human Development, Inc. (RHD)
  • SERV Center of NJ
  • Social Connections Self Help Center
  • St. Mary’s Hospital CMHC.
  • Volunteers of America
Somerset County
  • Alternatives, Inc.
  • Freedom Trail Self Help Center
  • Legal Services of Northwest Jersey, Inc.
  • Quality Support
  • Richard Hall CMHC of Somerset County
Sussex County
  • A Way to Freedom Self-Help Center
  • Newton Medical Center for MH
Warren County
  • Family Guidance Center of Warren County

Southern Region DMHAS-Contracted Mental Health Agencies and Self-Help Centers

Mercer County
  • Association for Advancement of Mental Health
  • Capital Health System
  • Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton
  • Family Guidance Center Corporation
  • Greater Trenton Behavioral Healthcare
  • Jewish Family & Children’s Service
  • NJ Association of Mental Health & Addiction Agencies
  • SERV Centers of New Jersey
Middlesex County
  • Catholic Charities – Metuchen Diocese
  • Central Jersey Legal Services.
  • Easter Seals New Jersey
  • Multicultural Family Institute
  • NAMI New Jersey
  • Raritan Bay Mental Health Center
  • Raritan Bay Medical Center
  • UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • UMDNJ – University Behavioral Healthcare
Monmouth County
  • CentraState Medical Center
  • City of Asbury Park
  • Collaborative Support Programs of NJ (CSP)
  • CPC Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.
  • Declarations, Inc.
  • Jersey Shore Medical Center CMHC
  • Mental Health Association of Monmouth County
  • Monmouth Medical Center
  • Project Transition Monmouth County Division of Social Services
  • Riverview Medical Center/Behavioral Health
Ocean County
  • Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center
  • Kimball Medical Center
  • Lakewood Community Services Corporation
  • Ocean Mental Health Services, Inc.
  • Preferred Behavioral Health of NJ
  • Psychiatric Screening Services-Kimball Medical Center
Union County
  • Bridgeway Rehabilitation, Inc.
  • Overlook Hospital
  • Rahway Hospital
  • Trinitas Hospital (Elizabeth General).
  • UCPC Behavioral HealthCare
  • UMDNJ – School of Health Related Professions
  • Union County Educational Services Commission
  • United Family & Children’s Society
  • Volunteers of America
Atlantic County
  • AtlantiCare Behavioral Health (Atlantic Mental Health Center)
  • AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
  • Career Opportunity Development, Inc.
  • Family Service Association of Atlantic County
  • Jewish Family Service of Atlantic County
Burlington County
  • Hampton Behavioral Health
  • The Lester A. Drenk Behavioral Health Center
  • Twin Oaks Community Services
Camden County
  • Care Link
  • Hispanic Family Center of Southern N.J.
  • Holcomb Behavioral Health System
  • Mental Health Association in Southwestern
  • South Jersey Behavioral Health Resources (CAMcare)
  • UMDNJ – Stratford
  • Volunteers of America Delaware Valley
Cape May County
  • Cape Counseling Services
  • Jersey Cape Diagnostic, Training and Opportunity Center
Cumberland County
  • Cumberland County Guidance Center
  • South Jersey Healthcare
Gloucester County
  • Maryville Alcoholism Rehabilitation Center
  • NewPoint Behavioral Health Center
Salem County
  • The ARC of Salem County
  • Healthcare Commons, Inc.-Family Health Services

Feedback from our Training Participants:

  • “Training was great, user friendly; trainers were very mindful of all participants; group chats were awesome…”
  • “I LOVED the breakout groups. I did not think that would have been possible it added a key component to be able to relate with peers.”
  • “I loved that this training was virtual. The use of technology and the ability to divide us into groups virtually was outstanding. I would love a continuation of virtual training even after the current pandemic. I know I have been interested in other training done by your organization, but distance occasionally impacts my ability to attend.
  • “Culture Connections used the virtual training in a way that created connectedness and learning. The training was wonderful.”