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This guide is designed for outreach workers, crisis counselors, or other workers or volunteers providing support to rural populations after a disaster. It provides staff with knowledge and strategies to best support diverse rural communities. The guide also considers risk factors, strengths, and common disaster reactions unique to rural communities to support best practices for […]
Published: 07/24/2023
The Northeast & Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) is currently conducting a research study to increase our collective understanding of the experience, knowledge, attitudes, and perceived needs of mental health providers in delivering services and supports to individuals who are blind or visually impaired. With the information gained from this survey, we hope […]
Published: 07/24/2023
Minority Mental Health Awareness Month "Once my loved one accepted the diagnosis, healing began for the entire family, but it took too long. It took years. Can't we, as a nation, begin to speed up that process? We need a national campaign to destigmatize mental illness, especially one targeted toward African Americans. The message must […]
Published: 07/24/2023
"Once my loved one accepted the diagnosis, healing began for the entire family, but it took too long. It took years. Can't we, as a nation, begin to speed up that process? We need a national campaign to destigmatize mental illness, especially one targeted toward African Americans. The message must go on billboards and in […]
Published: 07/20/2023
  The Mid-America MHTTC's Tele-Behavioral Health Consultation (TBHC) Primary Care Webinar Series now features opportunities for enduring continuing education credits! Starting today, July 17, participants can complete four enduring materials for continuing education for free.   These enduring materials are intended for physicians, physicians assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners. Participants will need to participate in a […]
Published: 07/17/2023
July 20 Identification and Management of Mental Health Symptoms and Conditions Associated with Long COVID  Please join the MHTTC Network, SAMHSA and Abt Associates for an upcoming learning opportunity highlighting SAMHSA's new Advisory, Identification and Management of Mental Health Symptoms and Conditions Associated with Long COVID.  This webinar will provide a high-level overview of Long COVID (as described in the Advisory), […]
Published: 07/17/2023
In its first year, the 988 three-digit dial code has grown and evolved to give hope to millions of people in need by connecting them with trained crisis counselors. The transition to 988 from a full ten-digit number was an immense step forward and offered an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen and transform crisis care in […]
Published: 07/14/2023
Maryland's public education system will undergo extensive changes under a major law approved in 2021 called The Blueprint for Maryland's Future. All of the state’s 24 school systems are required to submit a strategy for implementing the Blueprint's five distinct "pillars," or priorities. One of the requirements of this landmark legislation is providing annual training […]
Published: 07/14/2023
  Enduring continuing education credits are now available for the Mid-America MHTTC's series Moving Towards Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC).   Participants have the opportunity to take the three enduring models for credits through June 2024. Sessions include: CCBHC Model Overview, Evolution and What’s Ahead, CCBHCs: Why, Who, and How, and CCBHC: Understanding the National Landscape, the […]
Published: 07/14/2023
At the Society of Indian Psychologists Annual Retreat and Convention last month, the American Psychological Association delivered a formal apology to First Peoples and Nations of the United States for actions and inactions that “allowed, facilitated, and perpetuated harm, intergenerational trauma, and cultural oppression.” The apology, more than two years in the making, was presented […]
Published: 07/13/2023
School professionals from across Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, and the rest of the United States congregated together June 27 and 28th for the Mid-America MHTTC's Educator Well-being Summit.    During the two day event, participants engaged with the process of design thinking. Led by the University of Nebraska Medical Center's design thinking team, participants broke […]
Published: 07/12/2023
  The Mid-America MHTTC launches a new series this week: Decolonizing Training and Supervision: Implementing a Culturally Responsive Model of Training. The series begins July 14 with the session Understanding the Role of Colonization and Historical Trauma in Behavioral Health Training. In this webinar, participants can expect to learn more about the role of colonization and historical trauma […]
Published: 07/11/2023
July 21 COVID-19 Pandemic and Mental Health The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic decreased both economic well-being and mental health. Using a survey of a diverse representative sample of Boston residents in the first months of the pandemic, we identify sources of vulnerability and resilience on mental health during the pandemic’s early months. Persons of color, […]
Published: 07/10/2023
We hope you had a great holiday weekend!   Wow, what a busy June! We had a fantastic few weeks filled with conferences, learning communities, summits, and so much collaboration. We look forward to what July will bring — and hope you'll join us at our upcoming webinar.   Click here to read the full […]
Published: 07/05/2023
July 21 COVID-19 Pandemic and Mental Health in Boston The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic decreased both economic well-being and mental health. Using a survey of a diverse representative sample of Boston residents in the first months of the pandemic, we identify sources of vulnerability and resilience on mental health during the pandemic’s early months. Persons […]
Published: 07/05/2023
In this Telehealth COE webinar, Dr. Regan Stewart and Dr. Rosaura Orengo-Aguayo will present on telehealth implementation of trauma focused treatment to increase equity in access to care for underserved youth in the US and Puerto Rico. This webinar will explore: Ways to increase equity in access to telehealth services for child trauma treatment Implementation […]
Published: 07/02/2023
In honor of PTSD Awareness Month, the Great Lakes MHTTC has released new episodes of the Checking In Podcast in which we asked PTSD treatment providers to describe the different ways they "check in" with themselves and recognize when they need to engage in stress relieving techniques to protect against vicarious trauma. Check out these new episodes to learn […]
Published: 06/30/2023
Vamos Conversar Sobre Trauma, Abuso E Violência / Let's Talk about Trauma, Abuse, and Violence This resource seeks to guide Brazilian families residing in Massachusetts on the importance of recognizing what trauma is, learning about the different forms of violence, understanding how recovery strategies help to promote resilience, discussing stigma, and providing information about the […]
Published: 06/30/2023
"About five minutes into his Montana Football Hall of Fame induction speech, Dane Fletcher took an unexpected turn. “Tonight, I’m going to talk about my dark times,” Fletcher told the Billings Hotel and Convention Center crowd on June 25, 2022.  “Everybody kind of went, ‘What?’” said Montana Football HOF chairman Rick Halmes. “It really got […]
Published: 06/29/2023
"Indigenous men face unique mental health challenges. This week, they're invited to open up about their struggles at a conference in Moab. It will be the second year Pete Sands with the Utah Navajo Health System has organized this first-of-its-kind conference. He said the focus this year will be on young adult men and their […]
Published: 06/29/2023
Changing the Conversation: Engaging Native Youth Cedric Woods shares strategies for reaching and engaging Native youth with host Ashley Stewart. This episode is sponsored by the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC). Listen Here!   New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center Survey The New England PTTC is committed to ongoing engagement of […]
Published: 06/27/2023
The South Southwest MHTTC just completed our Case Conceptualization for First Episode Psychosis (FEP) series! The series brought together FEP providers, including therapists, skills trainers, and team leaders, from across the south southwest region to learn about how case conceptualization can guide team-based, recovery-oriented FEP services. The series included nine sessions and covered the basics […]
Published: 06/26/2023
Now Available from SAMHSA: Practical Guide for Implementing a Trauma-Informed Approach  This practical guide updates and expands the discussion presented in SAMHSA's Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach Resource from 2014. The primary goal of this guide is to provide implementation strategies across multiple domains based on the original publication. Click here […]
Published: 06/22/2023
  The Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity  | The Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity provides behavioral health practitioners with vital information on supporting the population of people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, two-spirit, and other diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions.   SAMHSA: A Practitioner's Resource […]
Published: 06/21/2023
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