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NOW AVAILABLE! Classroom WISE: Well-Being Information and Strategies for Educators

This FREE course for educators and school personnel offers strategies and skills to engage and support students with mental health concerns in the classroom.
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COVID-19 | Anxiety & Return to Work/School

View MHTTC products and events, as well as other national resources curated for individuals returning back to work and school in person.
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Responding to COVID-19

See our list of MHTTC Events and Products related to coping with the effects of this public health crisis.
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About the MHTTC Network

We provide free training and technical assistance across the US states and territories.
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New! Racial Equity and Cultural Diversity Resource Compilation

Our new webpage includes a compilation of products and resources on cultural responsiveness, racial equity and cultural diversity for the mental health workforce, curated by the MHTTC Cultural Responsiveness Working Group (CRWG).
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School Mental Health Initiative

Learn what the MHTTC Network is doing to advance school mental health.
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Responding to COVID-19 | School Mental Health

View MHTTC Events and Products, as well as national resources, for educators, school mental health professionals and other school personnel.
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Provider Well-Being

View MHTTC Products and Events, as well as other national resources, tailored to self-care for the mental health workforce.
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Archived Trainings

Looking for recorded webinars, trainings, training videos, or podcasts for professional development? Check out our Products and Resources Catalog!
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Online Courses – HealtheKnowledge.org

Free and Low-Cost Continuing Education for Behavioral Health Providers- check out the Mental Health Services section!
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The MHTTC Pathways is a monthly e-pub with information and news relevant to the

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Upcoming Events

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Youth Peer Support Group Coaching: October

Join us for Youth Peer Support Group Coaching! These no-cost, virtual meetings offer trained Peer

Oct

28

Creating Time and Space for Trauma Recovery and Wellness

The purpose of the sessions is to support tribal health care providers, and non-tribal health care

Oct

28

Creating Supportive Environments for LGBTQI2+ Students and Staff In Schools Session I

Session One: Setting the Stage - Stories and Numbers This new webinar series will bring

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SAMHSA: 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

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HHS Secretary Becerra Announces New Overdose Prevention Strategy

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2022 State of Mental Health in America Report

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MHTTC Year 3 Review 2020-2021

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ACSA We Care Series: Leading for Wellbeing

MHTTCs Implementing Change

National American Indian and Alaska Native MHTTC: Special Learning Series for Tribal Schools as they Reopen Amidst COVID-19

From January to June 2020, American Indians and Alaska Natives were 3-5 times more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19 than non-Hispanic whites, and their mortality rate was almost twice as high, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additionally, in August of 2020, the CDC released a report that stressed the importance of a “culturally responsive public health effort that sustains the strengths of AI/AN communities” (Hatcher et al., 2020). Through their K-12 initiative, the National American Indian and Alaska Native MHTTC contributed to this response by providing needed guidance as it related to schools serving Native students, mental health, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Northeast and Caribbean MHTTC: Motivational Technical Assistance Project

Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based practice that can assist in engaging clients into behavioral health services. “MI is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen personal motivation for and commitment to a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion” (Miller & Rollnick, 2013, p. 29).

Bringing mental health professionals to competence in using Motivational Interviewing, and sustaining its use in practice is an intensive process. This project was developed in response to several requests from providers in HHS Region 2 and discussions regarding the need to implement and sustain Motivational Interviewing within their organizations and with all levels of staff, including administrators, supervisors, and direct service providers. 

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South Southwest MHTTC: Texas School Mental Health Professional Learning Community and Support of Small and Rural Districts

Texas legislative changes spurred the need for schools to think differently about supporting school mental health. With over 1200 districts, Texas relies on Regional Educational Service Centers to support Local Education Agencies (LEAs) through training and technical assistance. However, Texas Educational Service Centers had varying expertise in school mental health and no organized process for supporting implementation of school mental health best practices within their region. In collaboration with the South Southwest MHTTC, Texas’ State Education Agency developed a school mental health model, based in part on the information outlined in the National School Mental Health Best Practices: Implementation Guidance Modules.

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Mid-America MHTTC: Technical Assistance and Training in Innovative Business Models and Practice in Pediatric Primary Care in Rural Nebraska

A licensed independent mental health practitioner (LIMHP), providing behavioral health care in a rural primary care clinic in Saline County, Nebraska, reached out to the Mid-America ATTC to set the ball rolling on this project. Ten years ago, this LIMHP completed training in pediatric integrated care through the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). About 5 years ago, she established an independent practice and contracted with a hospital organization to provide behavioral health services in their primary care clinic. This provider and the hospital organization initiated discussions to enhance their knowledge on pediatric integrated care and explore a new integrated care business partnership. The hospital organization wanted to pursue a new type of business partnership in which the LIMHPs would be better integrated into their system in terms of workflow, referral, communication, and business operations. They recognized both the value of this LIMHP’s behavioral health practice as well as her interest in providing behavioral health care in a rural, underserved area. Saline County is designated as a geographic Mental Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) by the Health Resources & Services Administration.

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National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC: Building Cultural Competency to Address the Mental Health Needs of Migrant Students

Ventura County, CA, is home to a large Hispanic and Latino migrant population. About 60% of students in the county self-identify as Hispanic or Latino. The Ventura County Office of Education identified a need to improve culturally responsive mental health services aligned with the health beliefs, practices, and needs of Hispanic migrant students and their families. The National Hispanic and Latino MHTTCin collaboration with the Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE), implemented targeted technical assistance to promote cultural and linguistic competence among school district staff serving Hispanic migrant children and their families.

 

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New England MHTTC: Person-Centered Recovery Planning in Behavioral Health

The New England MHTTC Person-Centered Recovery Planning (PCRP) Learning Collaborative project is a multi-agency learning collaborative to provide intense training, TA, and implementation support around the practice of PCRP. It began with a series of introductory webinars in December 2019 and was scheduled to conclude in December 2020; however, supports will be extended for 3 months due to significant project disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Primary faculty are Dr. Janis Tondora of the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health and Dr. Dan Wartenberg of Newport Mental Health.

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