COVID-19 Resources

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We are in the midst of a challenging time coping with the COVID-19 public health crisis. It brings uncertainty, anxiety, stress, and change into all of our lives. The MHTTC seeks to support the behavioral health workforce, school mental health personnel, teachers, and others with products, resources, and webinars aimed at addressing your current needs.

Below are listings of current webinars and products and resources created by the Northeast and Caribbean MHTTC, other regional MHTTCs, and reliable training and technical assistance centers.

 

Recorded Webinars from the Northeast and Caribbean MHTTC:

Educator Self-Care and Thriving During a Public Health Crisis

Provider Wellbeing During a Public Health Crisis

Providing Telehealth Services and Instruction to Students and Clients with a Focus on those with Developmental Diabilities and on the Autism Spectrum

Understanding and Managing our Reaction to COVID-19

 

Products and Resources from the Northeast and Caribbean MHTTC:

The Northeast and Caribbean MHTTC has developed resources for the general population, educators, and behavioral health administrators and providers to help manage stress while dealing with COVID-19.

A public health crisis can cause distress for all involved, including providers of behavioral health services. Attending to your personal wellbeing during this time is just as important as supporting the individuals you serve. Providers are encouraged to be aware of the toll that working with others in distress can have on their own mental wellbeing.

 

Educators have been asked to fill many roles during this public health crisis. They have had to adjust to new learning environments, provide emotional support to students, maintain communication with parents, take care of themselves and their families, among other responsibilities. At the same time, they are experiencing the anxiety and worry about the public health crisis along with the rest of the community. Here are some tools to help.

 

Coping with a public health emergency can be stressful and worrisome. You may have to deal with uncertainty, concerns about your health and the health of your family and friends, a change in your routine, limited access to needed resources, and more. Thankfully there are steps you can take to care for yourself during difficult times. There are also services and supports available if you need a higher level of emotional care.

 

Amid the current COVID-19 social distancing and stay at home orders many behavioral health providers have quickly shifted their primary interactions with clients to remote engagement. For some, this means using video conferencing software to simulate an in-person meeting. However, for many people access to a computer or tablet and reliable internet service is not available. For these individuals you may need to engage with them primarily, or solely, through the phone via voice calls or texts. This tool will provide information about strategies for quality engagement with clients using the phone. 

 

The Northeast and Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) has been hosting mutual support calls for mental health supervisors and direct service providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Included in the document are tips and resources that supervisors have shared with us over the last few weeks to address the challenges of providing supervision during this current crisis.

 

Products and Resources from the MHTTC Network:

Upcoming Webinars and Tools from the MHTTC Network

School Mental Health MTTC Network Webinars and Tools

Telehealth Webinars and Tools from the MHTTC Network

Education and Resources from SMI Adviser