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National Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15- Oct. 15

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National Suicide Prevention Month 2021 #SPM21

This month, we hope to inspire others to raise awareness and take part in sharing information, resources and support for suicide prevention.
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2021 National Recovery Month

Each September, Recovery Month works to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members.
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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 Supplement

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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Upcoming Events

Sep

22

Well-Being Drop-In Resiliency Groups

The Great Lakes MHTTC in partnership with Alia offers training for behavioral healthcare

Sep

22

Introduction to Building Capacity for Effective School-based Suicide Prevention

The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN

Sep

22

Life at Your Pace: Tips for Navigating Campus Life During COVID; HHS Region 8

Life at Your Pace: Tips for Navigating Campus Life During COVID; HHS Region 8 September 22, 2021 10

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Adult Resilience Curriculum (ARC) Workbook for Professionals [Interactive]

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Educating Providers and Community on Rural Mental Health; NOSORH Annual Meeting

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NAADAC Recognized Mark Sanders with Enlightenment Award 2021

Virtual Town Hall

National Opioid & Substance Awareness Day (9.21.21)

Stronger Together

“Stronger Together” Conference: Uniting our Strengths for All Students

MHTTCs Implementing Change

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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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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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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Great Lakes MHTTC: Youth/Teen Mental Health First Aid Training Initiative

Addressing the mental health needs of individuals is critically important. Half of all mental illnesses begin by age 14 and three-quarters by mid-20s. Left unaddressed, mental health issues can lead to serious consequences for a young person’s well-being, including increased risk of dropping out of school or experiencing homelessness. Tragically, suicide is the second leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year-olds. Through support and partnership with the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health (IABH), the Great Lakes MHTTC committed to conducting a Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Training Initiative to provide training to adults who work with youth on how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

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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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