Training & Professional Development

Our training department offers quality, up-to-date workshops for educators and other adults with an interest in healthy communities. We specialize in training school personnel to
respond to child and adolescent behavioral health issues.

Our Training Team

Deb McCoy

Deb McCoy

Director of Training & Education
dmccoy@compassmark.org

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Joshua Mountz, MEd, CPS

Training Coordinator / Prevention Specialist – Lebanon
jmountz@compassmark.org

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Christine Weidner

Prevention Specialist – Lancaster
cweidner@compassmark.org

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Training for Educators and School SAP Teams

The Student Assistance Program (SAP) provides school personnel with techniques to identify barriers to student success and to implement plans to help students overcome those barriers. Compass Mark is certified though the PA Department of Education to provide both initial and maintenance training for K-12 SAP teams. Search our Events Calendar for upcoming events or contact our Director of Training for a customized experience.

Positive Change Conference

The Positive Change Virtual Conference hosted 340 attendees on April 3 & 4, 2024, along with 14 vendors. The event focused on practical skills for helping professionals around addiction & mental health prevention and treatment. Learn more >>

Custom Training

Compass Mark’s Training Department provides education on addiction prevention and other topics that affect mental health and wellness. Reach out to coordinate a presentation or workshop for your school or community group.

Topics Include:

  • Self-care for educators
  • Supporting students
  • LGBTQ+ youth
  • Mental health or substance use trends
  • Vaping
  • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
  • Problem gambling
  • Combining SAP & MTSS
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DDAP Training

Compass Mark coordinates continuing education by the PA Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs (DDAP) for Lancaster County, PA. Search DDAP’s Training Management System and register there for our in-person and virtual workshops for addiction professionals, or ask questions of our Training Coordinator.