NC START Training

NC START: North Carolina Systemic Therapeutic Assessment Resources Treatment

The NC START program provides prevention and intervention services to individuals with intellectual, developmental disabilities and complex behavioral needs through crisis response, training, consultation, and education. The goal is to create a support network that is able to respond to crisis needs at the community level. Providing community-based, person-centered supports that enable an individual to remain in their home or community placement is the first priority.

Free Specialized Training

In addition to the trainings listed below, our START teams can develop individualized and specialized training to meet your needs.

West Team Clinical Education Schedule – All CETs are scheduled from 1:30 – 3:30pm

Free Registration:  Please email to register

Date Location Topic
7/28/2020 Asheville TBD
8/25/2020 Charlotte TBD
9/22/2020 Hickory Symptoms of Psychosis in Individuals with an Intellectual/Developmental Disability
10/27/2020 Asheville TBD
11/24/2020 Charlotte TBD
12/29/2020 Hickory TBD
1/26/2021 Asheville TBD
2/23/2021 Charlotte TBD
3/23/2021 Hickory TBD
4/27/2021 Asheville TBD
5/25/2021 Charlotte TBD
6/22/2021 Hickory TBD


Note: Until further notice, all CETs will be held on Zoom. The locations listed above are to help us keep the cycle rolling.

Asheville CETs are held at the NC START West office – JPS Building (79 Woodfin Place Suite 102 Asheville, NC)

Hickory CETs are held at Partners BHM – First Plaza Building (1985 Tate Blvd. Hickory, NC)

Charlotte CETs are held at Vocational Rehabilitation Services-conference room 104 (5501 Executive Center Dr. Charlotte, NC 28212)

East Team Clinical Education Schedule – All CETs take place from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Free Registration: Please email Taylor White (

Date Topic
8/26/2020 Sexual Health in Individuals with ID/DD (Webinar)
9/23/2020 Anxiety and Autism: Treatment Implications
10/28/2020 Exploring ACEs in the I/DD Population
11/18/2020 (*alteration from normal schedule*)
No CET in December
April 2021 – No CET – START National Training Institute


WEST TEAM (888) 974-2937

Serving the 37 counties of Western North Carolina

CENTRAL TEAM (800) 662-7119 ext. 8730
or 919-865-8730 (alternative crisis number)

Serving the 25 counties of Central North Carolina

EAST TEAM (888) 962-3782

Serving the 38 counties of Eastern North Carolina

Purpose :

Clinical Education Teams (CETs) are a forum designed to improve the capacity of the local community to provide support to individuals with ID/DD and complex behavioral health needs through clinical teaching.

Learning objectives:

Improve the capacity of the local community to provide support to individuals with ID/DD and complex behavioral health needs.

Provide topic-focused training to enhance the abilities of professionals who work with individuals with ID/DD and complex behavioral health needs.

Encourage audience participation, critical thinking, and application of training topic via a de-identified case conceptualization.