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A place for behavioral health providers and organizations to assess and improve their individual and collective well-being
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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
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 […]
Jan. 06, 2024
Finding solutions to workforce challenges is an ongoing need in SAMHSA HHS Region 3. To this end, the Central East MHTTC, in partnership with the Annapolis Coalition, launched the Achieving Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Recruitment and Retention Learning Community on December 13, 2023. Twenty-four behavioral health professionals representing eight select Maryland and Pennsylvania organizations […]
Jan. 02, 2024
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), has released the new report Foundation Work for Exploring Incompetence to Stand Trial Evaluations and Competence Restoration for People with Serious Mental Illness/Serious Emotional Disturbance. This publication provides an overview of the status of the fields of competence to stand trial (CST), incompetence to stand trial, […]

Upcoming Events

Hosted by the Central East MHTTC
Webinar/Virtual Training
DESCRIPTION Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects individuals from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, including the Black community. However, there are unique challenges and considerations when it comes to autism in the Black community. It is important to recognize and address these factors to ensure that families receive access to care, appropriate treatment, support and understanding. This webinar is in recognition of Autism Acceptance Month (April), which promotes the inclusion and acceptance of individuals diagnosed with ASD.   LEARNING OBJECTIVES Cite statistics and prevalence Explain cultural awareness and recognition of autism in Black Communities Identify disparities and barriers to access, diagnosis and treatment Name solutions to barriers   PRESENTER LaKisha Mamon, MD is an Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatrist who serves as the Director of Child and Youth Services at Metropolitan Human Services District in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Mamon holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana and a medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. She completed her adult internship and residency at the Louisiana State University/Ochsner Adult Residency Program in New Orleans and completed an additional 2-year fellowship in Child and Adolescent Training at LSU. She is also a trainee of the Harris Program for Infant Mental Health. Dr. Mamon has special interests in early childhood intervention and the impacts of systemic inequity on children and families.    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.   AUDIENCE Mental health professionals, behavioral health professionals, general public, education professionals, speech therapists   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 

Products & Resources

Developed by the Central East MHTTC
Multimedia
Recording of the event Myth-busting & Skill Building for Treating Binge Eating Disorder, originally held on March 28, 2024. View Slides
Multimedia
Recording of the event Bipolar Disorders in the Black Community, originally held on March 21, 2024. View Slides
Multimedia
Recording of the event The Connection Between Heart Disease and Mental Health in the Black Community, originally held on February 15, 2024. View Slides
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