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SAMHSA’s 20th Prevention Day (SPD) takes place on Monday, January 29, 2024, in conjunction with CADCA National Leadership Forum at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.   Join them for the largest annual national gathering dedicated to advancing the prevention of substance use and misuse. They'll celebrate the 20th anniversary […]
Published: 01/03/2024
December 5-7, 2023 | New Orleans, LA The Pacific Southwest MHTTC is pleased to announce this event, which our Center’s team and many within the MHTTC Network will be attending. We hope to see you there!   LEARN MORE AND REGISTER NOW!     Each year, the Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health brings […]
Published: 10/16/2023
From September 15 to October 15, we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the contributions of Hispanic and Latino people in the United States. As we honor the achievements of Latinos—including those who identify as Afro-Latino, Black, Indigenous, and more—we invite you to check out resources developed by the PS MHTTC that may be […]
Published: 10/03/2022
Tailoring programs and care to respond to the contexts of the people served yields positive outcomes. Communities and individuals benefit when they have access to effective, equitable, and culturally appropriate behavioral health services. This guide focuses on the process of adapting evidence-based practices (EBPs) for under-resourced populations—a process that should support behavioral health equity. Designed […]
Published: 09/20/2022
Throughout this Spring and Summer of 2022, we offer a free, virtual, four-part learning series. Join our region to explore emerging issues and choices to raise practices and policies that are creative, innovative, and responsive. Join us in dialogue and discovery! Whether we serve clients (adults, young people, or children) or support the supporters, there […]
Published: 04/11/2022
“Do work that matters. Vale la pena” ― Gloria E. Anzaldúa   Join the Pacific Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center for a special three-part series followed by a four-part learning community focused on (im)migrant student mental health. Through this program, we hope to:  Deepen our understanding and awareness of the unique gifts, strengths, and […]
Published: 03/14/2021
Suicide Prevention Awareness Month 2020   The Pacific Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (PSMHTTC) joins the nation in observing September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. While necessary every year, the critical importance of suicide prevention and postvention cannot be overstated in the midst of 2020’s multiple challenges and crises including the COVID-19 pandemic, an […]
Published: 09/08/2020
In today's times, we are experiencing a culmination of historical events in real-time: a global pandemic; worldwide demonstrations and civil unrest; and a push for social justice and reform. Yet through it all, many have found ways to cope, grow, and thrive. Storytelling is an act of resilience that can forge human connections, increase empathy, […]
Published: 06/24/2020
On April 9th, the Pacific Southwest MHTTC supported our partners at Wellness Together School Mental Health and the California Department of Education with Part 1 of their four-part webinar series addressing some of the adjustments necessary to ensure students are receiving mental health support in the midst of the recent challenges. 5,500 participants attended Part 1, […]
Published: 04/14/2020
*UPDATE - We've added even more Wellness Wednesdays through August 5, 2020. Feel free to register for upcoming sessions below.   In times of uncertainty, there is one thing we do know: educators and school mental health leadership are resilient, creative, tenacious and need support to provide support. The context of our schools is changing, and the context of our […]
Published: 03/24/2020
In recognition of Black History Month, we’d like to share lists of black therapists, (adopted by   Association of Black Psychologists This listing is comprised of Psychologists who are members of The Association of Black Psychologists who own and operate their own private practice business or are employed as therapists, and have elected to participate in this […]
Published: 02/03/2020
The Northwest MHTTC and Pacific Southwest MHTTC are excited to partner on an upcoming "West Coast ISF Party"! Our three-part distance learning series will focus on the three topics of the newly released Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) Fact Sheet Series.   Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) 101: An Introduction Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 6-7 p.m. […]
Published: 10/08/2019
We are seeking volunteers from Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Palau to serve on the Pacific Southwest MHTTC Advisory Board. The purpose of the MHTTC Advisory Board is to offer our team with valuable insights on critical topics in the mental health arena for this region, […]
Published: 04/26/2019
SMI Adviser is a new SAMHSA-funded project developed by the American Psychiatric Association as part of the Clinical Support System for Serious Mental Illness (CSS-SMI). The SMI Adviser website provides education, data, and consultation for clinicians, as well as resources for patients and families. SMI Adviser requests responses to a 4-minute survey to identify the […]
Published: 02/13/2019
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