For nearly 25 years the Benefits Plus Learning Center has offered high quality training opportunities to over 250 community based organizations annually. Experienced trainers equip social service professionals to effectively navigate public benefit and housing programs. By providing practical knowledge, advocacy skills, and government contacts, the Learning Center trains the professional to address the challenges clients face in accessing benefits.
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Hands on Training: Participants interact with instructors, learn best practices, engage in practical exercises, and network with other social service professionals.
Basic and Advanced Courses: We cover both the fundamentals as well as advance topic courses covering.
Low cost: $75 per course. 20% discount is available for Early Bird registration, group registration, and individuals who sign up for multiple courses.
The Community Service Society of New York, Benefits Plus Learning Center is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0213.
What Social Services Professionals say about our training...
"Went to a spenddown training when I first started my job and it was the most helpful training on the topic and I still use the training materials whenever issues come up. "
"Overall, BPLC provides excellent trainings on benefits and I hope they continue to provide exciting trainings to come."
"I feel like this training helped me to connect the dots!"
"I love the package that is given at each workshop. They are well detailed and a great reference. Keep up the good work!"
"Thank you for all of the amazing work you do and for how much I have learned from the many trainings I have attended!"
"I went to one training so far, and it was very informative, to the point that the presenter stood after to answers questions or concerns. It was wonderful!"
"The programming is great! The instruction is effective. I wish I could go to all of the courses."