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Northwest MHTTC is proud to present its Year 5 Annual Report Summary, which captures a brief snapshot of the Center's reach from September 2022 - September 2023. This includes the main "core" grant as well as a continued School Mental Health supplement. Every year Northwest MHTTC provides training and technical assistance to the behavioral health […]
Published: 04/10/2024
The Mid-America MHTTC team made their way to Seward, NE, in late March for the Four Corners Health Department's Building Resilience to Strengthen Youth and Family event. Mid-America MHTTC Trainers Dr. Kaitlyn Young and Eliza Godfrey presented on Evidence Based Practices for Building Resilient Families. They discussed:  Thank you to the Four Corners Health Department for […]
Published: 04/04/2024
In early March, Mid-America MHTTC Project Director Dr. Brandy Clarke appeared on Rural Health Matters on RFD-TV. RFD-TV is a news station devoted to covering rural topics and issues. Dr. Clarke joined the broadcast as a guest of University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor Dr. Jeffrey Gold. In the segment, Dr. Clarke discussed topics like […]
Published: 04/03/2024
The National Council on Aging is proud to host the 7th annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium. This event is co-sponsored with the U.S. Administration for Community Living, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Registration is free and includes a full day of sessions on how […]
Published: 04/03/2024
The March 26, 2024 collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore can evoke mixed emotions and concerns for anyone affected by this devastating incident. The Disaster Distress Helpline, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), provides free, confidential, and multilingual crisis support for those coping in the aftermath of […]
Published: 04/02/2024
April is National Minority Health Month April is National Stress Awareness Month  National Public Health Week (April 1 - 7)
Published: 04/01/2024
Recognizing Trans Day of Visibility On March 31, we honor International Transgender Day of Visibility – a day dedicated to celebrating the lives and achievements of trans and gender non-conforming people, as well as recognizing the discrimination the community faces. Visibility is important as it allows for trans people to share and thrive in their […]
Published: 04/01/2024
Our newest HeatheKnowledge course is live! Continuing the series, Integrated Pediatric Primary Care: A Primer Series, our newest module covers Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders. Check out the objectives below: To take this one-hour course, register on HealtheKnowledge.
Published: 03/27/2024
March 26 Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices - March Event United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. and New England MHTTC would like to invite you and your staff to attend "Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices," a Tribal Behavioral Health ECHO webinar series. Native psychological brilliance refers to the intelligence, strengths, balance, innate resources, and resilience of Native […]
Published: 03/25/2024
Created by the National Family Support Technical Assistance Center in partnership with Boston University’s Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Published: 03/21/2024
Podcast Episode: Culturally Responsive Care in Early Psychosis 5: Joey Rodriguez and Lola Nedic Hosts Joey Rodriguez and Lola Nedic discuss culturally responsive strategies and the future of culturally responsive care. This podcast episode is sponsored by the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC). Listen Here! March 26 Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: […]
Published: 03/18/2024
In response to the death of Nex Benedict, a non-binary/two-spirit student in Owasso, Oklahoma, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has compiled resources related to mental health and youth crisis services, tools for youth-serving providers, and resources to preventing school-based bullying and violence. HHS stands in solidarity with the LGBTQI+ community and reaffirms […]
Published: 03/11/2024
Psychopharmacology 2024: A Master Class The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is pleased to offer their 14th annual two-day Master Class uniquely designed for practicing clinicians, clinical researchers and trainees in psychiatry. Presentations will focus on typical psychiatric patients with emphasis on those who are difficult to treat or are treatment resistant. Newer treatments and […]
Published: 03/11/2024
Clinical Brief: The Basics of Coordinated Specialty Care for Early Psychosis Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) is an evidence-based, recovery-oriented, multidisciplinary treatment program tailored for individuals experiencing Early Psychosis. CSC involves joint treatment planning (or shared decision-making) between the people in treatment and recovery and their care team, which can include mental health providers such as […]
Published: 03/07/2024
February 27 Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices - February Event United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. and New England MHTTC would like to invite you and your staff to attend "Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices," a Tribal Behavioral Health ECHO webinar series. Native psychological brilliance refers to the intelligence, strengths, balance, innate resources, and resilience of Native […]
Published: 02/26/2024
  It was another exciting week for the team at the Mid-America MHTTC!   Mid-February ushered in the annual National Association of School Psychologists convention. This year's convocation brought school psychologists from across the nation to New Orleans, LA, to share insights and connect with other members of the profession.    Our Center was proudly […]
Published: 02/20/2024
February 23 Harm Risk in Early Psychosis: Psychotherapy Strategies and Case Discussion This presentation will provide a brief overview of how harm risk (suicidality and self-injury) can present in young people experiencing early psychosis. We will then review a selection of psychotherapy strategies that can be helpful in targeting these concerns, highlighting functional analysis, distress […]
Published: 02/20/2024
    Since the start of 2024, the Mid-America MHTTC has seen two acts of mass violence within our region — first, the school shooting on Jan. 4 in Perry, Iowa, and then the mass shooting in Kansas City, Missouri, that occurred on Feb. 14 at a Super Bowl celebration parade.    We mourn for […]
Published: 02/16/2024
February 23 Harm Risk in Early Psychosis: Psychotherapy Strategies and Case Discussion This presentation will provide a brief overview of how harm risk (suicidality and self-injury) can present in young people experiencing early psychosis. We will then review a selection of psychotherapy strategies that can be helpful in targeting these concerns, highlighting functional analysis, distress […]
Published: 02/12/2024
SAMHSA recently published the "Consumer Guide: How Can a Peer Specialist Support My Recovery From Problematic Substance Use?"  This guide serves as a comprehensive resource to help individuals with past or current problematic substance use understand who professional peer specialists are, what they do in various work settings, and how to access and pay for […]
Published: 02/06/2024
Culturally Responsive Care in Early Psychosis 4: Raúl Condemarín Raúl Condemarín shares culturally responsive strategies that he uses as a psychiatrist with host Lola Nedic. This podcast episode is sponsored by the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC). Access Here!     February 27 Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices - February […]
Published: 02/05/2024
  Happy February! Friendly reminder that this month celebrates Black History Month. We encourage you to check out the MHTTC's Network's thorough compilation of resources and events aimed at supporting the Black community.   Now for our February newsletter:      Welcome, February!   It's been a cold and snowy start to 2024 here in […]
Published: 02/02/2024
Today is the last day to apply for the Cross-State Leadership Academy for Tobacco-Free Recovery! Organized by the National Center of Excellence for Tobacco-Free Recovery, this initiative aims to reduce commercial tobacco use among people with mental health and substance use conditions.   Over the last decade, states have identified and made “low-cost, no cost” investments that […]
Published: 01/31/2024
The South Southwest MHTTC is thrilled to be hosting its 3rd First Episode Psychosis (FEP) conference! The mission of this event is to bring together stakeholders with a commitment to improving and growing FEP services in the HHS Region 6 South Southwest area of the United States.   About our 2024 FEP conference theme Pausing […]
Published: 01/30/2024
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