Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the MHTTC Network?
The MHTTC Network includes a Network Coordinating Office (NCO), 10 regional centers, an American Indian/Alaska Native MHTTC Center, and a Hispanic and Latino MHTTC Center. Our collaborative network supports resource development and dissemination, training and technical assistance, and workforce development to the mental health field. The MHTTC Network works with organizations and treatment practitioners involved in the delivery of mental health services to strengthen their capacity to deliver effective evidence-based practices to individuals, including the full continuum of services spanning mental health promotion, prevention, treatment and recovery support.
What is the Mid-America MHTTC?
The Mid-America Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) is the HHS Region 7 (Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska) branch of the MHTTC Network. We are funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and operate out of the Munroe-Meyer Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).
To learn more about us and our focus, visit our Overview page.
What is technology transfer?
We'll let the MHTTC National Coordinating Office explain:
The purpose of the MHTTC Network is technology transfer - disseminating and implementing evidence-based practices for mental disorders into the field.
Technology transfer is a multidimensional process that intentionally promotes the use of an innovation.
Technology transfer begins during the development of a new technology or innovation, continues through its dissemination (raising awareness), and extends into its early implementation (incorporation into practice). This process requires multiple stakeholders and resources, and involves activities related to translation and adoption. Technology transfer is designed to accelerate the diffusion of an innovation.
Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network Technology Transfer Workgroup. Gotham, H. J., Hagle, H., Hulsey, E., Krom, L., Roget, N., Squires, D., Waters, P., & Williams, A. (2011). Research to practice in addiction treatment: Key terms and a field driven model of technology transfer. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 41, 169-178.
Our “technologies” or “innovations” are evidence-based practices for mental health prevention, treatment, and recovery services. We seek to accelerate the ability of the mental health field to use evidence-based practices that will improve the lives of people with or at risk of developing mental health disorders.
Does it cost money to attend a Mid-America MHTTC training or receive technical assistance?
Most Mid-America MHTTC products and resources are free. On the chance that something requires payment, it will be at low cost.
Who uses the Mid-America MHTTC's services?
We primarily provide services for those in or entering the behavioral health workforce, including mental health programs, behavioral health providers, and healthcare professionals. We also offer trainings and technical assistance for school administrators and educators. And some of our resources are for everybody — like our Adult Resilience Curriculum, Behavioral Health and Substance Use Awareness in the Workplace course on HealtheKnowledge, and Farm Stress Grab-n-Go Kits.
We do not provide mental health services. If you are in need of behavioral health treatment, visit findtreatment.samhsa.gov/
What are your services?
Our center provides a variety of services, including:
- Conference presentations
- Technical assistance
- Online courses
- Learning communities
- Products and resources
What is technical assistance?
Technical assistance (TA) is free assistance and consulting provided by our team of trainers. TA is for organizations ready to work directly with an MHTTC trainer or trainers to receive in-depth guidance to implement evidence-based practices or make quality improvements in mental health programming within the organization.
To learn more, visit our Technical Assistance page.
I live outside your region (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas) -- can I still participate in your events?
Yes! In fact, we have made an impact across the country. We do have some events that are closed to select participants in certain locations, but that will be apparent on any application materials. Otherwise, feel free to reach out for technical assistance or to register for one of our virtual webinars!
Also, make sure to check out what the MHTTC Network location in your region has to offer.
Can I access the slides from a past presentation?
Yes! All slides can be found in our Products and Resources Catalog.
I attended a webinar that qualifies for a certificate of completion, and have not received mine.
If you are having trouble accessing your certificate of completion, please send an email to [email protected] or leave a message at 402-836-9980 with your name and email address.
Please note that not every program of ours offers a certificate of completion. If one does, it will be plainly stated.
How will I know if a webinar qualifies for continuing education credits?
If a webinar qualifies for continuing education credit, you will see a statement titled "ACCREDITED CONTINUING EDUCATION" on the webpages for the event, as well as an announcement during the presentation.
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