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  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 Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health, in partnership with the New England MHTTC, will launch the first Hispanic/Latine LET(s)LEAD Academy. The academy will start in January 2024 with the first phase running for approximately 11 weekly sessions followed by a 6-month second phase where fellows work on leadership/community projects with support from a mentor. Potential Fellows enter […]
Published: 11/13/2023
November 15 Breath-Body-Mind™ Stress Reduction This session will provide participant providers with experiential opportunities to learn about Breath-Body-Mind™, an integrative approach and universally accessible stress reduction practice. These techniques will be introduced using breath work and gentle, adaptable body movements. Parents/caregivers and other family members often bear the stressors of trying to navigate systems, advocating […]
Published: 11/13/2023
The Central East MHTTC is teaming with the National Center for School Mental Health to sponsor the 2024 School Well-Being Learning Community for Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) grantees, as well as state, district, and school officials. Attendees in this four-month virtual series will receive training on resource sharing, best practices, and […]
Published: 11/08/2023
November is National Homelessness Awareness Month. SAMHSA is committed to addressing the needs of individuals, including youth, and families with substance use disorders or mental health issues who are experiencing homelessness. We invite you share programs and resources to spotlight this important cause and increase continued efforts to aid those in need. #HomelessnessAwarenessMonth
Published: 11/06/2023
Join us in honoring National Native American Heritage Month this November by sharing products and trainings offered by the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, PTTC, our national centers, and SAMHSA.     Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC Breaking Intergenerational Patterns of Addiction, Trauma, and Dark Secrets Cultural Factors in Substance Use: A Native Holistic Perspective Desk Guide: A Comprehensive […]
Published: 11/06/2023
Behavioral Health Resources to Support Mass Violence Trauma Recovery In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine, it’s vital to remember that recovery and healing take time, compassion, and support. Recognizing that everyone affected by this tragedy will navigate grief and trauma uniquely, the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center is […]
Published: 11/06/2023
In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine, it’s vital to remember that recovery and healing take time, compassion, and support. Recognizing that everyone affected by this tragedy will navigate grief and trauma uniquely, the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center is offering specific behavioral health resources to support survivors, their […]
Published: 10/30/2023
Support for Maine We are thinking of our colleagues and friends in Maine and their families and neighbors. Here are some resources for anyone experiencing emotional distress in Maine and beyond:   SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline: call or text 1-800-985-5990 or visitDisasterDistress.samhsa.gov Maine Crisis Hotline: 888-568-1112 Crisis Resources from NAMI Maine: namimaine.org/crisis-resources/ 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: […]
Published: 10/30/2023
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
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released two new Practice Guides: Engaging Community Coalitions to Decrease Opioid Overdose Deaths: This guide was developed in recognition of the need to center community engagement throughout the efforts to address the opioid overdose crisis. This guide exists to help communities decrease opioid overdose deaths; it includes […]
Published: 10/24/2023
  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
Applications Now Open: Hispanic/Latine Lived Experience and Peer Support Leadership Academy   The Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health, in partnership with the New England MHTTC, will launch the first Hispanic/Latine LET(s)LEAD Academy. The academy will start in January 2024 with the first phase running for approximately 11 weekly sessions followed by a 6-month second phase where fellows […]
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 Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health, in partnership with the New England MHTTC, will launch the first Hispanic/Latine LET(s)LEAD Academy. The academy will start in January 2024 with the first phase running for approximately 11 weekly sessions followed by a 6-month second phase where fellows work on leadership/community projects with support from a mentor. Potential Fellows […]
Published: 10/17/2023
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
  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
October 17 Latine/Latinos/Hispanic Lived Experience and Peer Support In celebration of the National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health, in partnership with the New England MHTTC, would like to invite people to a listening session about the importance of elevating Lived Experience Leadership among Latine/Latinos/Hispanic Peer Supporters and Latinos/Latine People […]
Published: 10/16/2023
Effective school mental health is unlikely to be achieved at scale without accountability structures, quality monitoring, investment in the school-based workforce, and technical assistance to schools and districts. The Policy Core at the UW SMART Center created this brief that highlights the key benefits of school mental health and the strategies recommended to the Washington […]
Published: 10/13/2023
The H.U.B. in Medical Lake School District offers free coffee, 1-on-1 time with administrators and essential mental health resources.   Access the article here >   Image Caption: Nikki Bauman, a parent partner at Medical Lake School District in Washington, right, and Kelcey Schmitz, director of training and technical assistance at the University of Washington, […]
Published: 10/13/2023
A collaborative of national experts including training and technical assistance team members from the UW SMART Center developed an action agenda with recommendations to address the growing mental health needs of students and educators. A Pathway to Recovery and Resilience for Our Children and Youth calls on educational and collaborating youth system leaders to address the […]
Published: 10/13/2023
New SAMHSA Report! Mental Health Client-Level Data (MH-CLD) 2021: Data on Clients Receiving Mental Health Treatment Services Through State Mental Health Agencies Mental Health Client-Level Data (MH-CLD) are currently collected for and reported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ) in collaboration with state […]
Published: 10/13/2023
Implementing Person-Centered Recovery Planning: New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Learning Collaborative Evaluation Report Person-Centered Recovery Planning (PCRP) is increasingly required by both state behavioral health authorities and funders such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The implementation of PCRP requires attention to multiple aspects of the change process including overall agency culture, stakeholder […]
Published: 10/10/2023
A new campaign is underway to better identify suicide risk among Delaware's military members and veterans. The “Ask the Question” campaign — which centers around asking “Have you, or a member of your immediate family, ever served in the military?” — will be piloted at the Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health’s Bridge […]
Published: 10/09/2023
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