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This four-part podcast explores thought-provoking discussions between educators and school mental health providers on issues that impact our schools, classrooms, and communities.
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Classroom WISE 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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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental health is key for everyone
View Upcoming Events and Resources

Tools to Support Equity & Mental Health for Gender Diverse Students

Two sets of Identity Plan tools that are available for elementary, middle, and high school personnel use
View Identity Support Plans

New Podcast! Dreams, Dilemmas, and Dialogues

This four-part podcast explores thought-provoking discussions between educators and school mental health providers on issues that impact our schools, classrooms, and communities.
Learn More

Social Media & Youth:

Perils, Powers, and Pathways to Resilience A resource compendium to assist social media and mental health literacy
Learn More

Our Young Children & Suicide Prevention

A new product for parents and caregivers!
View Resources

Fostering Grief Ready Workplaces:

A Starter Kit for Mental Health and School Mental Health Leadership
Learn More

NOW AVAILABLE:

Classroom WISE This FREE course for educators and school personnel offers strategies and skills to engage and support students with mental health concerns in the classroom
Learn More

Advancing Diversity, Inclusion & Equity

This guide provides practical strategies for increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in your mental health organization or agency
View Guide Here

School Mental Health Crisis Leadership Lessons This product explores how school mental health leaders can and do work through crises.

This product explores how school mental health leaders can and do work through crises.
View Guide Here

Supporting Student Mental Health:

Resources to Prepare Educators
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Shining a Light on API Mental Health in the Time of COVID Webinar

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Pacific Southwest MHTTC

Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS)
1275 4th Street #190
Santa Rosa,
CA
95404
HHS Region 9
AZ, CA, HI, NV, AS, FM, MP, GU, MH, PW
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The Pacific Southwest MHTTC serves the priorities of SAMHSA Region 9 states and territories, including: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and U.S. Pacific Islands of American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau. We offer a collaborative MHTTC model in order to provide training, technical assistance (TTA), and resource dissemination that supports the mental health workforce to adopt and effectively implement evidence-based practices (EBPs) across the mental health continuum of care. The Pacific Southwest MHTTC also provides TTA and resources at a national level on specialty area focused on youth and young adults of transition age.

Recent News

From the Pacific Southwest MHTTC
Jan. 03, 2024
SAMHSA’s 20th Prevention Day (SPD) takes place on Monday, January 29, 2024, in conjunction with CADCA National Leadership Forum at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.   Join them for the largest annual national gathering dedicated to advancing the prevention of substance use and misuse. They'll celebrate the 20th anniversary […]
Oct. 03, 2022
From September 15 to October 15, we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the contributions of Hispanic and Latino people in the United States. As we honor the achievements of Latinos—including those who identify as Afro-Latino, Black, Indigenous, and more—we invite you to check out resources developed by the PS MHTTC that may be […]
Sep. 20, 2022
Tailoring programs and care to respond to the contexts of the people served yields positive outcomes. Communities and individuals benefit when they have access to effective, equitable, and culturally appropriate behavioral health services. This guide focuses on the process of adapting evidence-based practices (EBPs) for under-resourced populations—a process that should support behavioral health equity. Designed […]

Upcoming Events

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TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2024 10:00 - 11:15 a.m. HT / 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. MT / 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. CT / 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. ET Session 6 of 8 in the "Provider Plática Learning Collaborative" Series / Sesión 6 de 8 de la Serie "Colaboración de Aprendizaje para una Plática entre Profesionales" (view series main page for full details / consultar la página principal de la serie para ver toda la información) Provider Plática Learning Collaborative: Supporting the Training Needs of Practitioners of Spanish Language Mental Health Services Colaboración de Aprendizaje para una Plática entre Profesionales: Respaldando las Necesidades de Capacitación de los Profesionales que Prestan Servicios de Salud Mental en Español June 25: Session 6 / 25 de junio: Sesión 6   Welcome to Session 6 in this series! / ¡Bienvenidos a la Sesión 6 de esta serie!   Collaboratively held by the National Training & Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) and the Pacific Southwest MHTTC this Provider Platica program is a monthly collaborative space for peer learning and resourcing. This session and all that follow are an open, bilingual space for members of the mental health workforce to share common challenges and experiences when providing services to Spanish-speaking communities with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) as well as high-quality resources and innovative solutions. All levels of Spanish language proficiency and comfort are welcome. Este programa de Plática entre Profesionales, llevado a cabo colaborativamente por el Centro Nacional de Capacitación y Asistencia Técnica (NTTAC por sus siglas en inglés) y el Centro de Transferencia de Tecnología de Salud Mental del Sudoeste del Pacífico (MHTTC por sus siglas en inglés), es un espacio mensual de colaboración para el aprendizaje entre pares y la facilitación de recursos. Esta y todas las demás sesiones son un espacio abierto y bilingüe donde los miembros de la fuerza laboral de salud mental podrán compartir desafíos y experiencias en común a la hora de prestar servicios a las comunidades de habla hispana con un Dominio Limitado del Inglés (LEP por sus siglas en inglés), así como recursos de alta calidad y soluciones innovadoras. Son bienvenidas las personas con cualquier nivel de dominio del español y comodidad con el mismo.   Audience / Audiencia Mental health professionals across the country and U.S. territories, including clinicians, peer counselors and others who provide services to Spanish-speaking individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). We welcome providers in a wide range of professional settings, including clinical, community and government agencies, education, private practice, and more. Profesionales de la salud mental de todo Estados Unidos y sus territorios, incluidos médicos clínicos, consejeros entre pares y otras personas que prestan servicios a hablantes de español con un Dominio Limitado del Inglés (LEP por sus siglas en inglés). Les damos la bienvenida a profesionales provenientes de una amplia variedad de entornos, que incluye instituciones clínicas, comunitarias, gubernamentales, educativas, consultorios privados y demás.   About the Facilitators / Conozcan a las Facilitadoras Lisa Teyechea (she/her) is highly skilled and experienced in technical assistance, training, and project developer in areas of public health, prevention, and behavioral health. Other skills include evaluation and grant writing. More than 20 years designing and implementing systems of care and programming at agency and community levels, while approaching work with a trauma-informed lens. Lisa Teyechea (ella) está altamente capacitada y posee una enorme experiencia en asistencia técnica, capacitación y desarrollo de proyectos en las áreas de salud pública, prevención y salud conductual. Entre otras habilidades suyas se incluyen la evaluación y redacción de solicitudes de subvenciones. Posee más de 20 años de experiencia diseñando e implementando sistemas de atención y programas a nivel institucional y comunitario, abordando su labor desde una perspectiva informada sobre el trauma.     Kristi Silva (she/her) has over 15 years’ experience providing culturally responsive training and technical assistance – especially for Latine and Native American communities – at the local, state, and national level. In addition to subject matter expertise in health equity and policy, Ms. Silva is an experienced researcher and evaluator, with specialization in community-developed best practices requiring an adapted evaluation methodology. She has worked in partnership with communities impacted by pan-generational trauma to develop strengths-based policies and practices that are sustainable and rooted in a social justice framework. As a professional who now serves communities like the one she comes from, Ms. Silva brings an essential lens of lived experience to the work. Kristi Silva (ella) tiene más de 15 años de experiencia brindando capacitación y asistencia técnica culturalmente receptiva —especialmente a comunidades latinas e indígenas norteamericanas— a nivel local, estatal y nacional. Además de ser experta en asuntos de equidad y políticas de salud, la Srta. Silva es una evaluadora e investigadora experimentada, especializada en mejores prácticas desarrolladas por la comunidad que requieran una metodología de evaluación adaptada. Ha trabajado junto con comunidades impactadas por el trauma pangeneracional para desarrollar prácticas y políticas basadas en las fortalezas que sean sostenibles y se fundamenten en un marco de justicia social. Como una profesional que ahora atiende a comunidades similares a aquellas de donde proviene, la Srta. Silva lleva a cabo su trabajo con una perspectiva fundamental de experiencias de vida.     (view series main page for full details / consultar la página principal de la serie para ver toda la información)  
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WEDNESDAY, June 26, 2024 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT Part 2 of 2 in the "Honoring our Boundaries; Tending to Self in the Context of Serving Communities" Series (view series main page for full details)   It is often those who support the wellness of others who struggle most to create and protect conditions in their own lives that allow for optimal health. It is critical to understand boundaries and the significant role they play in establishing self-care practices that are re-fueling and re-energizing. By exploring how establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries strengthen our ability to support youth and our own wellness, our work becomes more sustainable as mental health professionals.    This summer, join the Pacific Southwest MHTTC to explore the ways in which upholding healthy emotional boundaries can be trauma-healing and help strengthen our impact as school mental health service providers.    We will expand our self-care toolbox to heighten awareness regarding personal limits and recognize when we've reached them by becoming better equipped to enforce working parameters that stave off burnout and encourage regulation and restoration.   Oriana Ides (she/hers), School Mental Health Training Specialist and Youth & Young Adult programming lead with the Pacific Southwest MHTTC, guides participants in investigating the many reasons one might find it difficult to hold boundaries. Each session will provide an overview on what healthy boundaries are and offer dialogue and discussion on how to navigate challenges to our boundaries.   Audience Supervisors, managers, directors, administrators, and leadership of school and mental health organizations, agencies, and agencies Human resources professionals and mental health and school mental health providers (e.g., therapists, social workers, peer support professionals) Technical assistance providers, coaches, and consultants who work in school mental health contexts Trauma-informed professionals And anyone else interested in boundary work!  Note: while the focus will be on the context of boundaries and school mental health provision, we invite anyone to join.    FAQs Do I have to go to each of the two sessions? No (though we encourage you to!). Each session will be sufficient on its own. Will there be homework? No, but we will offer podcasts to listen to or readings to sit with between sessions to enrich the learning. What is the style of these sessions? These sessions will include a portion of teaching about boundaries, discussion (full group and breakouts), and some journaling and personal reflection. They are meant to be introspective and interactive. Will these be recorded? No, to maintain confidentiality of each session. Are there CEs? No, Continuing Education credits are not offered for this program.    Facilitator   Oriana Ides, MA, APCC, PPS (she/hers) Oriana Ides is a School Mental Health Training Specialist at CARS (the Center for Applied Research Solutions) and approaches healing the wounds of trauma and oppression as core elements of social justice. She has worked with young people across the life course from elementary school to college, and has served as teacher-leader, school counselor, classroom educator and program director. She is committed to generating equity within school structures and policies by focusing on evidence-based mental health techniques and institutional design.  
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Part 1 of 2 in the "Fostering Trust & Employee Wellbeing through Reflective & Relational-Based Supervision" Series (view series page for full details)   Interested in how to provide supervision through a trauma-informed lens? Hoping to interrupt team burnout and support your workforce retention? By nurturing our supervision skills and approaches through a practice known as Reflective Supervision/Consultation (RSC), we can embody the parallel process in which we as colleagues experience the same kind of relational dynamics we hope to encourage in our provider-client relationships.   Both sessions in this two-part series provide building blocks for foundational, conceptual, and applied information related to reflective facilitation/supervision, in both preventive and treatment settings for mental health professionals.    Traditionally, RSC is mainly fostered in early childhood/ infant mental health settings;  However, we offer these two workshops not only for Early Childhood & Education practitioners to strengthen their RSC skills, but for anyone (school mental health supervisors/professionals and other mental health supervisors/professionals beyond the school context) to explore how RSC can fortify our supervisor-supervisee relationships and overall team wellbeing.    More information about reflective supervision, including the evidence behind its impact, and how it actuates trauma-informed organizational culture is linked here: What is Reflective Supervision | Multiplying Connections.     In Part 1, Rouba Otaky, LMFT, will walk participants through the nuts and bolts of reflective supervision and consultation.   Learning Objectives Identify three key components of reflective supervision and apply appropriate skills within their different roles and responsibilities as supervisors. Name at least four techniques that will address the needs of supervisees to be responsive to cultural and contextual needs and continue to develop a set of skills that helps supervisees build these skills. State three ways that supervisors will strengthen and support skills that allow supervisees to explore ways that their own belief systems or internal reactions might be impacting care. Audience Supervisors, managers, directors, administrators and leadership of early childhood/infant mental health, k-12 school mental health, and mental health organizations, and agencies Clinical supervisors, human resources professionals, mental health and school mental health providers (e.g., infant mental health specialists, therapists, social workers, peer support professionals) Trauma informed professionals Anyone else interested in reflective supervision and consultation!    Faculty  Rouba Otaky, LMFT, holds a Master’s degree in Marriage, Couples Child Counseling & College Counseling, a BS in Psychology & Spanish, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a certified Reflective Practice Mentor, and Infant Mental Health Specialist. She has over 15 years of experience working in program management, community collaboration, supervision, and therapy with specialization in anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion, and child-parent psychotherapy.  She has provided reflective practice training, consultation, and supervision for over 10 years and is committed to supporting providers in building reflective practices in their work and lives. Priming Resources  Honoring Race and Diversity in Reflective Supervision: Guiding Principles to Enhance Relationships | ZERO TO THREE  Using Reflective Supervision to Support Trauma-Informed Systems for Children  THE REFLECTIVE SUPERVISION TOOLKIT Reflective Supervision Collaborative - Southwest Human Development     

Products & Resources

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This is a recording of Session 1, entitled, Trauma-Informed Care Meets Healing-Centered Care in the series, "Rooting Young Adult Mental Health Services in Culturally Sustaining Values & Practices". The program centered services and supports for youth and young adults of transition age. Co-facilitated by the Pacific Southwest MHTTC’s Youth & Young Adult Program Team Lead, Oriana Ides, and Falilah Bilal, this four-part series offered a forum for dialogue to deepen practitioner’s ability to provide healing care to transitional-aged young people who access mental health and community-based services in Region 9 and beyond. Through generative conversation, expert panel discussions, active learning experiences, and the exploration of tangible action steps, the co-facilitators expanded the existing orientation to the work providers do with transitional aged youth to encompass a more culturally sustaining and affirming approach. This second session in the series asked: How might we create safe and brave spaces to uplift the wisdom and leadership of historically targeted identities in healing work? Viewers of this video may benefit from the following learning objectives: How to create brave and safe spaces for young people who are historically oppressed Teaching advocacy to young people to ensure they know their rights and how to heal through oppression Incorporate ways to implement healing-centered care within the workplace to work against oppression
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This is a recording of Workshop 6 of 6 in the "Trauma-Informed, In School Sessions" Workshop Series.  The Heart Work: Equity-Centered Coaching Practices for Trauma-Informed Collegiality and Collective Healing Trauma Informed Principle to Practice: Cultural Humility   As systemic inequities and trauma are often intertwined, addressing their connection becomes crucial in trauma-informed school communities. Centering equity in every student interaction and adult partnership supporting the school system is essential. The capacity for the adults responsible for implementing trauma-informed practices grounded in equity is nurtured through equity-centered coaching.   In this workshop video, Pacific Southwest MHTTC's School Mental Health Specialist Melissa Smith leads an exploration of the principles of equity-centered coaching to cultivate trauma-informed school environments. Coaching conversations, grounded in active listening, cultural humility, and psychological safety, model the equitable interactions that administrators might have with educators and providers so that educators and providers can offer the same experience with their students.   Melissa brings forth opportunities to examine our own identities, assumptions, patterns, and beliefs - thereby creating space for new perspectives. This self-reflection enables us to recognize how inequities and trauma manifest in our schools. As we build self-awareness about our experiences and worldviews, we become better able to perceive concerning dynamics and interrupt cycles of harm.   This workshop recording is an invitation to envision the trauma-informed and healing-centered schools we desire – places where adults possess the tools to nurture their well-being and fully empower students. We will review evidence-based tools, rationale, and resources to foster cultural humility, mitigate systemic barriers, and build trusting partnerships across the school community.
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This is a recording of Workshop 5 of 6 in the "Trauma-Informed, In School Sessions" Workshop Series.  "You Can Talk to Me": A Family Guide to Support Students' Mental Health and Well-Being Trauma Informed Principle to Practice: Trustworthiness & Transparency, Collaboration & Mutuality    How might we partner with parents, caregivers and families through trauma informed approaches to support the mental health and well-being of the children and teens in their lives? In 2023, Project Cal-Well (a cross-agency mental health initiative led by the California Department of Education to promote mental health awareness and wellness among California's K-12 students) designed the Family Guide to Supporting Young People’s Mental Health and Well-Being for parents and other caregivers (available in English and Spanish), with input from families, educators, mental health professionals, and youth. By sharing tips for families on how to have conversations about social media use, mental health, anti-LGBTQ experiences, bullying and more, this guide provides parents and other caregivers with information and easy-to-use strategies to support their children’s overall well-being and mental health.   How did the guide’s authors partner with students and their families to create this guide? How might we support students and families to dig into its information and leverage this resource to partner with parents and other caretakers? View this workshop recording to explore these questions, and the guide itself, while learning from several of its authors about how the guide’s development process was trauma informed.   Viewers of this workshop video will: (1) learn about the development and content of the guide; (2) have the opportunity to consider how to get the guide and related local resources into the hands of families; and (3) generate ideas for how to use individual sections of the guide to align with a school’s continuum of trauma-informed approaches and social, emotional, and behavioral supports.
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