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Mid-America MHTTC

Munroe-Meyer Institute
984242 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha,
NE
68198-4242
HHS Region 7
IA, KS, MO, NE
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The Mid-America MHTTC serves the four states of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri (HHS Region 7) with a focus on integrated behavioral health and primary care, schools and mental health training programs. Our overall goal is to assist mental health programs and providers to establish evidence-based programs that are locally supported and sustainable over time.

The Center is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is housed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

If you are interested in our services, please visit our Contact Us page for ways to get in touch.


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From the Mid-America MHTTC
May. 31, 2024
We had an exciting week here in Nebraska! Our team attended the Middle America School Mental Health Conference and Nebraska School Mental Health Conference, both in Omaha, NE. We had such a fantastic time connecting with so many school mental health champions from across the country. And to make the event even sweeter, we got […]
May. 08, 2024
Read our full May 2024 newsletter here! And to access all our past newsletters, visit our archive.
May. 08, 2024
The Mid-America MHTTC spent a few days last month at #NatCon24 in St. Louis, MO! In addition to attending many exciting and enriching presentations (including a keynote from Michelle Obama), Mid-America School Mental Health Program Director Dr. Erika Franta presented on Preventing and Addressing Violence in K-12 Schools alongside members of our Network Coordinating Office. The panel, […]

Upcoming Events

Hosted by the Mid-America MHTTC
Face-to-Face Training
For registration information, please email [email protected].   Purpose:  The purpose of this summit is to have a strategic discussion and invite provocative ideas regarding the workforce needs within HHS Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska) surrounding working with those who have a dual diagnosis of mental illness and an intellectual and/or developmental disability.    Description of Summit: Join us at the United Minds Summit, where diverse perspectives converge to delve into the significant challenges and questions surrounding dual diagnoses of Mental Health and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (MH/IDD). Explore the broader landscape and gain insights into how this intersection influences the workforce, subsequently shaping the quality of work and services. Our intentional focus on building and fortifying relationships with key stakeholders in the region aims to foster change and inspire future action. This summit provides a unique opportunity to assess the progress of each state, exchange knowledge on ongoing initiatives, and identify crucial areas demanding targeted attention.   Dive into focused discussions across three pivotal breakouts to propel progress in the realm of dual diagnoses of MH/IDD.  In the "Assessment, Treatment, and Intervention" breakout, engage in conversations addressing training and technical assistance needs at various service levels - strategic, service-oriented, or individual-focused.  Navigate the intricacies of “Crisis Intervention” in this dedicated breakout, delving into strategies and best practices to handle critical situations effectively. Explore innovations, share insights, and collaborate on enhancing crisis response protocols.  The "Systems" breakout will be a dynamic forum for conversations centering on available resources across different service levels. Together, we will set priorities, identify bottlenecks, and strategize ways to optimize the support systems in place.   Join us as we collectively work towards a more informed, responsive, and resource-efficient approach to the complex intersection of MH/IDD dual diagnoses. Together, let's chart the course towards a more impactful and inclusive future.    Agenda: 8:30-9:00 Check in & Registration  9:00-9:20 Welcome & Introductions  9:20-9:40 UCEDD, MMI presentation  9:40-10:20 Keynote Speaker  10:20-10:30 Keynote Q&A  10:30-10:45 Break  10:40-11:25 State presentations  11:25-12:05 Regional panel with state leaders Q&A  12:05-12:45 Lunch (UNO catering?)  12:45-1:45 Small group needs assessment  1:45-2:00 Break  2:00-2:50 Small group resource mapping  2:50-3:50 Whole group discussion and sharing  3:50-4:00 Closing remarks     

Products & Resources

Developed by the Mid-America MHTTC
Multimedia, Presentation Slides
Due to the various barriers that children and adolescents often experience when accessing in-person mental healthcare (e.g., stigma, transportation, cost, insurance), digital interventions have been identified as an alternate and promising modality to facilitate evidence-based intervention service delivery for young people. Youth digital mental health interventions (DMHIs) are defined in this presentation as publicly available, online self-administered intervention programs that do not require a clinician or caregiver to implement. This area of literature is rapidly growing and specifically supports the effectiveness of the modification of cognitive-behavioral therapy into a digital/blended self-administered format. This presentation will outline the general evidence-base of youth DMHIs across settings, with a focus on CBT-based DMHIs and general best practices based on the current state of the literature. Specific guidance will be provided regarding which subpopulations of children and adolescents may be good candidates for DMHIs, along with subpopulations with less evidentiary support. Additionally, this presentation will provide introductory guidance for providers regarding how to use DMHIs within stepped models of care across various care settings (i.e., integrated pediatric primary care settings, schools, etc.). Further, this presentation will discuss practical considerations and limitations of using these tools in real world clinical and school settings, with step-by-step recommendations for ways to put these tools into practice. Finally, the DMHI literature will be discussed within the larger context of culturally sensitive behavioral and mental healthcare. Presented by: Maddy Esterer Maddy has a Master's degree in School Psychology and is a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner in Nebraska. Maddy will be earning her PhD in School Psychology in 2024. Maddy currently works for the Munroe-Meyer Institute providing behavioral health services to youth, adolescents, and families in an integrated primary care setting. Maddy has experience providing behavioral and mental health supports to youth in schools and primary care settings in both Michigan and Nebraska. Maddy is also a team member of the Mid-America Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network, which assists mental health programs and providers in establishing evidence-based programs that are locally supported and sustainable in the Mid-America region. Maddy has been building her expertise in digital interventions for mental health for several years, which complements her other interests in trauma-informed care and equitable service provision across school and clinical settings.
Multimedia, Presentation Slides
Presented by: Angela Schindler-Berg, MS, LMHP Angela Schindler-Berg is a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner and has worked with primary care clinics and integrated community-based mental health services for over 25 years.   As the Nebraska Project Lead for HealthTeamWorks, Angie promotes healthcare delivery that utilizes evidence based mental health practices, effective team-based care, care management resources, quality improvement processes, and strategic population health to improve the quality of health/life for individuals.  As a practice facilitator Ms. Schindler-Berg has worked on CMS/CMMI initiatives such as the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC+) and with SAMHSA on the Primary and Behavioral Health Care Initiative (PBHCI).   Currently, Ms. Schindler-Berg supports the University of Nebraska Medical Center-Munroe Meyer Institute as a contracted Regional Trainer with the Region 7 Mid-America Mental Health Technical Transfer Center (MHTTC) She facilitates a collaborative network of supports, focusing on resource development and dissemination, training and technical assistance, and workforce development for the mental health field.  Angie received her Master of Science with Drake University in Rehabilitation Administration and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling. She brings expertise in integrated care, mental health, care management, crisis intervention and trauma informed care.    Learn more about this Learning Community: First Episode Psychosis Learning Community  
Interactive Resource
The Comprehensive School Mental Health Case Examples Training Packet was developed to be utilized with multi-disciplinary school teams, including building, district, and/or community professionals, who are tasked with assessing the academic, mental, and behavioral health needs of students.
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