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We had an exciting week here in Nebraska! Our team attended the Middle America School Mental Health Conference and Nebraska School Mental Health Conference, both in Omaha, NE. We had such a fantastic time connecting with so many school mental health champions from across the country. And to make the event even sweeter, we got […]
Published: 05/31/2024
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Published: 05/08/2024
The Mid-America MHTTC spent a few days last month at #NatCon24 in St. Louis, MO! In addition to attending many exciting and enriching presentations (including a keynote from Michelle Obama), Mid-America School Mental Health Program Director Dr. Erika Franta presented on Preventing and Addressing Violence in K-12 Schools alongside members of our Network Coordinating Office. The panel, […]
Published: 05/08/2024
Numerous communities across the Midwest faced traumatic severe weather events this past weekend. On April 26, tornadoes across Nebraska and Iowa destroyed homes and shook communities across the region. The following day in Oklahoma, another string of tornadoes made a devastating mark — leaving 100 people injured and four killed.  The Mid-America MHTTC sends an […]
Published: 04/30/2024
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
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
  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
    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
  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
  Happy 2024!   We hope your new year is already off to a fantastic start. We know ours is — 2024 is shaping up to be an exciting year!   Read on to learn about some of our exciting "to dos", like the Middle America School Mental Health Conference and ARC for Behavioral Health Professionals: A Training […]
Published: 01/03/2024
  Members of the Mid-America MHTTC gathered in New Orleans, LA, for the Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health in early December.   Our time at the conference kicked off with a pre-conference session gathering Project AWARE grantees together. We were so excited to see the Region 7 grantees from across Nebraska, Kansas and […]
Published: 12/12/2023
  Our ever-popular Adult Resilience Curriculum content is expanding! We are so excited to announce the first-ever ARC for Behavioral Health Professionals: A Training of Trainers.   This two-day workshop will walk teams through all they need to know to implement the Adult Resilience Curriculum into their organizations. Teams can expect to learn more about […]
Published: 12/04/2023
  It's hard to believe we've flown through 2023. As we take in the final days of the year, we hope you and your team, family, and friends take time to recharge and refresh. We'll see you in the New Year!   Click here to read the November and December newsletters.    
Published: 12/04/2023
  The Mid-America MHTTC is a proud sponsor and member of the planning committee for the Middle America School Mental Health Conference.    This brand new conference connects licensed mental health providers, nurses, social workers, counselors, administrators and school personnel from across the Midwest. This two-day event will feature keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and new opportunities […]
Published: 11/29/2023
  Last week, the Mid-America MHTTC sponsored the Decolonizing Training and Supervision Conference.    Built off the interest & efforts of the earlier series, Decolonizing Training and Supervision: Implementing a Culturally Responsive Model of Training, this two-day intensive training attracted more than 10 attendees.    The conference was delivered by Dr. Anitra Warrior and Dr. Patricia Cerda-Lizarraga with […]
Published: 11/13/2023
The Mid-America MHTTC team has returned from 2023's Collaborative Family Healthcare Association Integrated Care Conference.  This year's conference theme was Building Resilience Through Innovation: Solutions for Integrated Healthcare Today & Tomorrow, which was a perfect fit for our Adult Resilience Curriculum (ARC) presentation. Additionally, the team presented on our new Pediatric Integrated Primary Care: An […]
Published: 10/25/2023
  Summer/Fall 2023, the Mid-America MHTTC hosted a new series: Decolonizing Training and Supervision: Implementing a Culturally Responsive Model of Training. It quickly grew into a popular pick for our audience — with some webinar registrations spanning into the hundreds.    The series aimed to review the role of colonization and historical trauma in behavioral health […]
Published: 10/23/2023
  After the success of our summer series, Decolonizing Training and Supervision: Implementing a Culturally Responsive Model of Training, the Mid-America MHTTC and Morningstar Counseling are proud to announce the Decolonizing Training and Supervision Conference.   This two-day event aims to teach participants about the role of colonization and historical trauma in behavioral health training, as well […]
Published: 10/18/2023
  The Mid-America MHTTC's newest school mental health webinar goes live in just two days!    Learn more about Addressing the Current "Mental Health Crisis" within an MTSS Framework and Behavioral Lens:   Students are reporting overall mental health decline, including increases in anxiety and persistent sadness. Aligning school-based mental health supports within existing structures […]
Published: 10/16/2023
  We have had a BUSY start to the fall season. Our team traveled to conferences across the country, led virtual learning communities, and hosted new webinars to excited attendees ready to learn and engage.   Needless to say — September was fantastic, and we can't wait to see what October brings!   Click here […]
Published: 10/02/2023
  It's been a busy September here at the Mid-America MHTTC! Our team has traveled to, or virtually presented at, conferences across the country this month. You might have seen us at:  Annual Conference for Behavioral Health | Association of Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas - Topeka, KS 2023 Missouri Behavioral Health Conference | Missouri […]
Published: 10/02/2023
  The Mid-America MHTTC staff and members of the Munroe-Meyer Psychology Department recently received a two-day implicit bias training from Dr. Vicki Sapp.   Dr. Sapp is Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Affirmative Action, ADA Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator at SUNY Fredonia, and has a vast amount of experience in psychology, diversity, equity, […]
Published: 09/26/2023
  In collaboration with the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN) and the University of Nebraska Medical Center's design thinking program, the Mid-America MHTTC proudly co-hosted a two day summit focused on addressing issues in behavioral health workforce development.    Over the course of the two days, participants split into groups and dove into […]
Published: 09/13/2023
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