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A companion training to Classroom WISE, this mental health literacy training is for K-12 educators and school staff and provides culturally inclusive classroom strategies to support student mental health.
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Classroom WISE: Well-Being Information and Strategies for Educators

This FREE 3-part training package (online course, resource collection and video library) 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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Racial Equity and Cultural Diversity Resource Compilation

Check out our compilation of products and resources on cultural responsiveness, racial equity and cultural diversity for the mental health workforce, curated by the MHTTC Behavioral Health Equity & Cultural Responsiveness Working Group
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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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School Mental Health Initiative

Learn what the MHTTC Network is doing to advance school mental health.
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Free and Low-Cost Continuing Education for Behavioral Health Providers- check out the Mental Health Services section!
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Upcoming Events

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Co-researching Anti-oppressive Practices: Parts 1 & 2 | Social Justice & Inclusion Track, Mental…

NOTE: This event is specifically for Washington State attendees who are part of the behavioral

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CBT Strategies for COD | Co-occurring Disorders Track, Mental Health Institute

NOTE: This event is specifically for Washington State attendees who are part of the behavioral

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28

Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up: Culturally Responsive Approaches to Support Latino Families…

November 28, 2022 1 PM | ET Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC), to build resilience in

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Intro to SBIRT training videos

NOW AVAILABLE: Intro to SBIRT Training Videos

Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance

Award Winning "Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance" Series

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Northwest MHTTC Year 4 Summary Now Available

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New Federal Funding Benefits Mental Health Services for Rural Youth

MHTTCs Implementing Change

Northeast & Caribbean MHTTC: Supporting the Mental Health of Puerto Rican Youth

Puerto Rican teenagers have unique mental health needs due to the traumatic events that have occurred since 2017 (e.g., Hurricanes Irma and María, ongoing earthquakes and aftershocks starting in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic). One way that the Comprehensive Adolescent Health Services (SISA, in Spanish) Program of the Puerto Rico Department of Health is helping to serve teenagers, is through a youth promoters program, in which youth aged 10 to 14 (6-8th grade) serve as “peers teaching peers” and provide messages promoting good health and the prevention of risky behaviors in school, the community, and/or within their families. The SISA Program identified that their coordinators, who represent Puerto Rico’s school regions and educate youth promoters, needed more education and training on youth mental health. Starting in September 2021 (and currently ongoing), the Northeast and Caribbean MHTTC has provided technical assistance on youth mental health to the SISA Program and their coordinators, with the ultimate goal of boosting mental health awareness across Puerto Rican youth.

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Mid-America MHTTC: The Nebraska School Mental Health Project

With the ever-growing need for school mental health services across the state of Nebraska, the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) created the Nebraska School Mental Health Project to provide resources to support school mental health efforts across the state. As part of this project, they identified a need for leadership training and guided strategic planning in implementing comprehensive school mental health systems and best practices and partnered with Mid-America MHTTC for training and technical assistance in this area.

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Central East MHTTC: Promoting Educator Well-Being

Educators and school-based staff play important roles in supporting student mental health, often listening to students’ fears and concerns, and helping them cope with stressful events. In addition, educators and staff are working long days and often report feeling overwhelmed by juggling many job responsibilities. The effect of this stress can take the form of compassion fatigue, burnout, or secondary traumatic stress that contribute to lower job satisfaction and educator turnover. With the start of COVID in 2019, its continued dominance in 2020, and its lingering effects, many public school teachers and staff in the Central East region contemplated leaving the profession due to burnout and compassion fatigue. The Central East MHTTC, in its assessment of the State Departments of Education and local school districts in the region, found that the school mental health workforce wanted more training and technical assistance in compassion fatigue. 

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Pacific Southwest MHTTC: School Mental Health Grief Readiness Pilot Lab & Series

Mental health providers and school mental health champions in the Pacific Southwest region are constantly providing grief support in the field, though many are under-trained in grief response and recovery practices and some are experiencing their own grief. To address the need for evidence-based grief support in the mental health field, the Pacific Southwest MHTTC led a 6-week Grief Readiness Pilot Lab in Spring 2021 to guide school mental health practitioners to explore the topic of grief and develop Grief Readiness Plans. Then, informed by the pilot, the Pacific Southwest MHTTC offered a Grief Readiness Series for school and mental health leaders nationwide in the fall of 2021.

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Central East MHTTC: Workforce Recruitment and Retention Collaborative

The Central East MHTTC, in collaboration with the Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce and the Community Behavioral Health Association of Maryland, invited organizations to apply to participate in a Workforce Recruitment and Retention Collaborative. This project educated community-based behavioral health providers in Maryland on the multiple factors contributing to the crisis in the recruitment and retention of behavioral staff. The collaborative assisted providers to identify factors influencing their ability to recruit and retain staff and develop individualized action plans. It also provided technical assistance and allowed providers to share progress and receive feedback from members of the Collaborative.

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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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