Mental Health Peer Support Workforce Designline

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Mental Health of Black American Men

June 20, 12pm ET
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Exploring Trauma During the Birthing Process and Its Impact on Black and Latinx Mothers

June 26, 2:00-3:30 PM ET
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Healtheknowledge offers free and low cost continuing education for Healthcare Providers
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Mental Health Peer Support Workforce Designline

Gain a historical overview about the evolution and significance of the peer support workforce
Download this Resource

Mental Health of Black American Men

June 20, 12pm ET
Register

Exploring Trauma During the Birthing Process and Its Impact on Black and Latinx Mothers

June 26, 2:00-3:30 PM ET
Register Now!
A place for behavioral health providers and organizations to assess and improve their individual and collective well-being
Learn More

Online Courses

Healtheknowledge offers free and low cost continuing education for Healthcare Providers
Healtheknowledge.org

Central East MHTTC

Danya Institute, Inc.
8737 Colesville Road Suite L - 203
Silver Spring,
MD
20910
HHS Region 3
DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV
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The Central East MHTTC, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and managed by the Danya Institute, supports resource development and dissemination, training and technical assistance (TA)  to the behavioral health and primary care workforce in HHS Region 3, which includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia that provides prevention, treatment and recovery support services to individuals who have and/or are at risk of developing a serious mental illness and/or co-occurring substance use disorder.

Recent News

From the Central East MHTTC
May. 10, 2024
SAMHSA has released the new publication Behavioral Health among Older Adults: Results from the 2021 and 2022 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health. This new infographic highlights substance use and mental health indicators among adults aged 60 or older in the United States.
Apr. 29, 2024
The 2024 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, updated for the first time in more than 10 years, outlines concrete recommendations for addressing gaps and meeting the needs of at-risk populations. The nation’s suicide prevention strategy includes a pillar prioritizing equity, an essential requirement for addressing populations disproportionately impacted by suicide. Learn more
Apr. 02, 2024
The March 26, 2024 collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore can evoke mixed emotions and concerns for anyone affected by this devastating incident. The Disaster Distress Helpline, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), provides free, confidential, and multilingual crisis support for those coping in the aftermath of […]

Upcoming Events

Hosted by the Central East MHTTC
Webinar/Virtual Training
DESCRIPTION This webinar will highlight aspects of mental health where Black American men appear to be at particular risk of poor outcomes when compared to men of other races/ethnicities. The sources of these disparities and strategies for resilience will be discussed. This presentation, in recognition of Men's Health Month, is intended for anyone wishing to provide care or support to Black American men. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Assess the current health of Black men in America Distinguish Black male mental health disparity within the overall health disparity Enumerate the roots of the mental health disparity Propose ways Black male health disparity can be reduced PRESENTERS Stephen McLeod-Bryant, MD attended the University of Rochester, receiving a BA, magna cum laude, in Cybernetics, then received his medical degree there in 1984. He completed his residency in psychiatry at the Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, MA. After finishing his residency in 1988, he became a faculty member of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). After 24 years at MUSC, he left Charleston to join Meharry Medical College’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. In 2015, he left Meharry and joined the University of Miami’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. After nine years, he left as a Clinical Associate Professor. He was appointed a Co-Chair in the Dean’s Task Force on Structural Racism and Diversity and Inclusion Champion for the Department of Psychiatry. His academic interests included transcultural and public psychiatry. He is a recipient of the American Psychiatric Association’s Solomon Carter Fuller Award, member of the American College of Psychiatrists and is President of the Black Psychiatrists of America. HOST Annelle Primm MD, MPH is the Senior Medical Director of the Steve Fund, an organization focused on the mental health of young people of color. She is also a member of the Black Psychiatrists of America Council of Elders. This webinar is part of the Health Equity Webinar Series, an ongoing collaboration between the Central East MHTTC and the Black Psychiatrists of America to increase education and awareness surrounding mental health in the Black community. View past webinars in the series
Webinar/Virtual Training
DESCRIPTION SAMHSA's Region 3 Central East Mental Health Technology Transfer Center partnered with Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP) to develop Black and Latinx Perinatal PTSD: What Behavioral Health Providers Need to Know. This four-session virtual training series aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of perinatal post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), specifically in the context of Black and Latinx mothers. Session 2 will delve into birth-related trauma. Throughout the series, participants will gain knowledge and skills to support and provide culturally sensitive care to Black and Latinx mothers experiencing perinatal PTSD. Trainings will build on one another but can also stand alone, so participants can attend some or all of the trainings. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Recognize the prevalence and consequences of traumatic birth experiences among Black and Latinx mothers. Understand the complex factors contributing to trauma during the birthing process in these communities. Identify trauma-informed approaches to support Black and Latinx mothers who have experienced birth-related trauma. PRESENTERS Tiffany Malone, M.A., is a seasoned senior program manager at Advocates for Human Potential (AHP), bringing two decades of experience to her role. She spearheads the Mentored Internship Program under the California Department of Health Care Services’ Behavioral Health Workforce Development Initiative. As the Deputy Director, Tiffany provides strategic planning, oversight, management, and invaluable training and technical assistance (TA) to behavioral health organizations across California, aiding in the expansion of the state’s behavioral health workforce. With expertise in various training formats and extensive management experience, Ms. Malone is adept at driving performance and fostering growth within her teams. Prior to her time at AHP, she provided behavioral support to families, specifically mothers with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. She is deeply committed to advocating for Black maternal and infant health. Her dedication extends to her involvement with the African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Village Fund, where she champions holistic wellness services for Black and Latinx mothers. She actively addresses systemic issues contributing to maternal mortality rates among Black and Latinx women in Los Angeles County. Ms. Malone holds a B.S. in health management from Howard University and an M.A. in teaching applied behavior analysis from National University. Additionally, she is certified as a Master Life Coach, Cognitive Behavior Life Coach, and 200-hour yoga instructor.   Linzi A. Jack, M.A., NBC-HWC, is a senior program associate with AHP and a Board-Certified Integrative Health and Wellness Coach with more than 12 years of experience in the policy and organizational landscapes of behavioral health, homelessness, and substance use. She has a keen focus on advancing health equity by reducing the socioeconomic barriers that drive poor health outcomes for underserved communities. Ms. Jack provides dynamic thought leadership, logistical support, TA content development, and grantee support to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Behavioral Health Technical Assistance Program and the Illinois Regional Care Coordination Agency Projects at AHP. She has an extensive background in implementing large-scale quality improvement programs for Federally Qualified Health Centers, including the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home Certification and the Centers for Disease. Control and Prevention Immunization Quality Improvement for Providers program. Ms. Jack holds a B.S. in psychology from Howard University and an M.A. in integrative health and wellness coaching from the Maryland University of Integrative Health.
Webinar/Virtual Training
SERIES DESCRIPTION The Central East MHTTC in collaboration with the National Center for School Mental Health is pleased to offer a school mental health webinar series with a focus on advancing high quality, sustainable school mental health from a multi-tiered system of support, trauma sensitive, and culturally responsive and equitable lens. To familiarize yourself with the foundations of school mental health, please review the school mental health guidance document. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Describe systemic and environmental variables that contribute to mental health disparities among LGBTQ+ youth Identify anti-discrimination policies and inclusive practices that can be implemented in schools and other youth-serving settings Explore strategies to develop safe, welcoming, and LGBTQ+-affirming environments for youth PRESENTERS Gabrielle Doyle (she/her) is the Senior Manager of State Advocacy at the Trevor Project, overseeing the organization’s state policy initiatives related to education and supporting transgender young people. Within her work, she supports efforts to improve the mental health outcomes of LGBTQ+ youth in schools and create environments where transgender young people can thrive. She brings over eight years of experience in advocacy spaces working to advance the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals and increase access to reproductive and sexual health services and education. Alecia Rodriguez, Ph.D., LMFT, MHC, CSOT is in private practice, holding licensure in Florida, Colorado, Virginia, and Utah, and provides clinical mental health services and marital, couples, and family therapy. She also coordinates mental health services for Miami-Dade County Public schools, including support of LGBTQ+ youth. Dr. Rodriguez offers lectures and workshops on subjects such as adolescent sexuality and working with justice-involved families and provides a range of therapeutic services, including sex therapy and treatment for juvenile and adult sex offenders. She has completed advanced training in clinical trauma, child abuse and neglect, adoption competency, gaming addiction, and autism spectrum disorder. AUDIENCE Educators, Administrators, Health and Behavioral Health Care Professionals, Central East (Region 3) Project AWARE Grantees, Policymakers and Advocates, and Child-Serving Agency Staff

Products & Resources

Developed by the Central East MHTTC
Multimedia
Recording of the event Black & Latinx Perinatal PTSD: What Behavioral Health Providers Need To Know, Session 1: Understanding the Intersectionality of Race, Culture, and Perinatal PTSD originally held on June 12, 2024. Slide presentation - coming soon
Multimedia
Recording of the event Anxiety and Phobic Disorders in the Black Community originally held on May 30, 2024. Slide presentation
Multimedia
Recording of the event Using Data to Promote Equity, originally presented on 5/14/2024. Slide presentation
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