Mid-America MHTTC Overview

 

What is the MHTTC Network?

The MHTTC Network includes a Network Coordinating Office (NCO), ten (10) MHTTC Regional Centers, a Tribal Affairs Center, and a Hispanic and Latino 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.

 

Role of the Mid-America MHTTC

The Mid-America MHTTC serves the four states of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri (Region 7) with a focus on Federally-Qualified Community Health Centers, schools, and mental health training programs. 

Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) the Mid-America MHTTC received a 5-year grant of $3.7 million, awarded to the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Across the four-state region of Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas, the Mid-America MHTTC will serve to align mental health systems and professional competencies with evidence-based mental health practices by providing free training and technical assistance on a variety of topics germane to effective mental health practice. Types of training and technical assistance may include needs assessments, webinars, workshops, intensive training, technical assistance, program evaluation, and others.

Our overall goal is to assist mental health programs and providers to establish ongoing programs that are locally supported and sustainable over time.

 

Specialized Training Topics

  • Integrated behavioral health in primary care
  • Behavioral health workforce development
  • Serious mental illness
  • School mental health

 

MHTTC Services

Training Levels

  • Universal: Conference presentations, newsletters, brief consultation
  • Targeted: Online courses, webinar series, focused knowledge-sharing, short-term training, replication guides
  • Intensive: Ongoing relationship between the TTC program and agency is provided
     

Outcomes

  • Universal: Increased reach of information and tools about evidence-based practices
  • Targeted: Increased motivation to use and apply specific interventions
  • Intensive: Policy and program changes with the implementation of interventions by users