The Training Institute

The Training Institute is part of The National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI). NDRI is a tax exempt, not for profit organization established in 1967 to conduct research, training, outreach, prevention, and technical assistance focusing on HIV-related issues and chemical abuse.

The Training Institute provides cutting edge training for staff working in the substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and related fields. Training can be provided through various mediums including webinar capability, electronic curricula, and traditional class room forum. Our services include Needs Assessment, Technical Assistance and Capacity Building, Curriculum Development, Training of Trainer workshops, and Evaluation.

We service providers through our array of grant-funded and fee-for service programs throughout the New York metropolitan region, nationally and internationally. We specialize in reaching providers who service traditionally hard-to-reach and vulnerable target populations such as racial/ethnic and sexual minorities. Working directly with researchers at NDRI, The Training Institute provides a unique opportunity to disseminate research results to a wide audience by incorporating them directly into our course materials. We are also a certified educational provider for the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) - Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) credentialing.

Existing programs include:

  • Center of Expertise for Co-Occurring Disorders for the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
  • Regional Training Center for the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
  • Cultural Proficiency for Drug Court Professionals Training
  • The Health Aware Project (HAP) focused on health promoting and building effective services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) communities.
  • Center for Drug use and HIV Research
  • Care Coordination Program (CCP) is a 10-day training series designed specifically for Ryan White (Part A) Funded Care Coordination Programs.
  • Fee for Service: Training, Curriculum Development and Training Of Trainers, Evaluation