This Week: Latine Leadership Opportunity, Grief Sensitivity & Mindmap

October 30, 2023

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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:



November 1

Informational Session: LET(s) Lead Latine Leadership Opportunity

On the heels of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health, in partnership with the New England MHTTC, the Northeast and Caribbean MHTTC, and the MHTTC Hispanic Center of Excellence, would like to invite you to an Informational Session about the upcoming 2024 LET(s) Lead Transformational Leadership Academy and its first Latine cohort! Come learn about LET(s) Lead Academy history, the course schedule, curriculum, mentorship, timelines, and how to apply. We would love your support in helping to ensure that emerging Latine leaders join us and/or are pointed to the Yale-PRCH website for information and an application.

Join us on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 1 PM ET.

Register Here!



November 1-2

MHTTC Grief Sensitivity Virtual Learning Institute 2023

Join us for a two-day, no-cost training experience for the mental health and school mental health workforce. This coming November, in honor of Children's Grief Awareness Month, join the MHTTC Network and leading grief experts across the country to strengthen grief sensitivity skills, techniques, and interventions.


The theme for our 2023 Grief Sensitivity Virtual Learning Institute is Working with grief in the context of violence: Strengthening our skills to strengthen ourselves. Day 1 will include general mental health workforce sessions with a special focus on gender-based violence, institutional violence, community violence, and grief. Day 2 will include school mental health workforce sessions with a special focus on school violence and grief.

Join us on Wednesday and Thursday, November 1-2, 2023 at 12 PM ET.

Register for Day 1

Register for Day 2



November 3

Mindmap: a complex intervention to reduce regional Duration of Untreated Psychosis

Prolonged delays from psychosis onset to care (Duration of Untreated Psychosis or DUP) can imperil the benefits even of evidence-based Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) clinics. Early detection efforts to shorten DUP are thus a necessary component of modern early intervention services for schizophrenia. The NIMH-funded Mindmap campaign reported the first successful demonstration of DUP reduction in a U.S. region. Details of the design and implementation of Mindmap will be presented with lessons for future early intervention efforts. 


Presenter: Vinod Srihari, MD is a staff psychiatrist at the Connecticut Mental Health Center, Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University, and the founding Director of the Program for Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis (STEP). 

Join us on Friday, November 3, 2023 at 11:30 AM ET.

Register Here!



November 6-7

Mass-STEP Conference

This two-day hybrid conference will explore progress and updates on the Massachusetts Strategic Plan for Early Psychosis (Mass-STEP). Our theme this year is Scaling Up: Access & Equity for Psychosis, and will explore strategies to expand the reach of high-quality psychosis services across Massachusetts. This effort includes partners from many different backgrounds, including individuals and families, government stakeholders, researchers, clinicians, teachers, faith leaders, emergency responders, and all others who are invested in improving our statewide system of care for psychosis.


The first day of the conference will spotlight our MA psychosis community with an in-person poster and award session at the Bentley University Conference Center. NIMH Senior Advisor Dr. Robert Heinssen will lead a keynote on translational research in psychosis.


The second day will be held virtually to explore different areas of health equity in psychosis, spotlighting ways to bridge service gaps in geography, race, and language. 


This event is hosted in partnership with MAPNET, LEAP, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, and New England MHTTC.

Join us on Monday and Tuesday, November 6-7, 2023 at 9 AM ET.

Register Here!



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 for supports and services that work, balancing the internal struggle between caring "for" and caring "with," and juggling other work, family, and life responsibilities, leaving little time to protect their own peace and wellbeing. Please join Level 4 practitioner Linda Lentini as she shows us useful stress reduction tools we can all use and share with families and caregivers.

Join us on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 9 AM ET.

Register Here!



November 15

A Dose of Nature: Cultivating Strategies for Self-Care

In this evidence-based presentation, we will discuss the powerful healing properties of nature. We will discuss realistic and accessible ways to engage with nature. We will explore how humans are hard-wired to see beauty in nature and why teaching our children to love nature is more important than ever.  


Presenter: Catherine Haines, OT, OTR (she, her) is a community based occupational therapist and consultant for the Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Mindfulness and Compassion.

Join us on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 12 PM ET.

Register Here!



November 15

Embracing Authenticity: A Guide to Authenticity & Cultural Awareness at Work

The Embracing Authenticity: A Guide to Authenticity and Cultural Awareness as Work webinar series will provide guidance and support for the use and implementation of the accompanying workbook, which is intended to be used as a guide for deeper levels of processing and to support healthier conversations in the workplace around identity and wellness. This resource can be used as a tool to address the unique experiences of work-related stress compounded with being a person of color and also as a resource for folks seeking to be more accountable for reducing harm and creating a more equitable work environment. 


This comprehensive guide is designed to support you in cultivating authenticity, promoting inclusion, and prioritizing wellness in the workplace. Whether you're an organizational leader, a colleague, or an individual who has experienced marginalization, this workbook provides practical insights, exercises, and resources to make meaningful progress. 



Ashley Stewart, PhD, MSSW, LSW, Director of the Center for Health Equity, C4 Innovations 

Ronitia Hodges, Senior Project Manager, C4 Innovations

Join us for the first session in the series on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 2:30 PM ET.

Register Here!

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