This Week: Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance & Harm Reduction for Youth Cannabis Use

April 22, 2024

April 23

Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices - April Event

United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. and New England MHTTC would like to invite you and your staff to attend "Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices," a Tribal Behavioral Health ECHO webinar series. Native psychological brilliance refers to the intelligence, strengths, balance, innate resources, and resilience of Native people.  

This no-cost telehealth series is held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 11 am Pacific/12 pm Mountain/1 pm Central/2 pm Eastern. The concept of Native psychological brilliance will be celebrated through Native music video and Native spoken word performances as part of each session.

Join us on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 2 pm ET.

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April 26

Youth Cannabis Use: Harm Reduction Strategies

During this webinar, Brittany Carney and Elizabeth Robinson will describe the role of potency in cannabis products, review risks associated with youth cannabis use, and discuss strategies to mitigate potential harms through a harm reduction approach.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Recognize the role of CBD and THC in potency of cannabis products/formulations 
  • Recall three health outcomes associated with youth cannabis use
  • Identify potential risks and adverse health risks associated with cannabis use
  • Develop a basic understanding of strategies to mitigate potential harms of youth cannabis use


Brittany Carney, DNP, FNP-BC (she/hers) is a clinical nurse educator for Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance. She is a doctorally prepared, board-certified family nurse practitioner. Her passion is caring for youth and families, especially those with substance use disorder. Britt has published on various topics, including stigma for youth, caring for adolescents with substance use disorders and the role of addiction training for providers. 

Elizabeth Robinson, MSN, RN (she/hers) is the full-time nurse for the CATALYST Clinic at Boston Medical Center. CATALYST is a program for teens and young adults (up to age 25) with substance use disorder. As the team nurse, Liz helps with care management for patients in need of addiction treatment and primary care, assists with coordination of appointments for behavioral health, and provides harm reduction for those who are interested.

Join us on Friday, April 26, 2024 at 11:30 am ET.

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April 29

Psychosis Informed Care in Community Outpatient Settings: Increasing Engagement & Insight when Working with Individuals who Experience Psychosis

This webinar will provide tips for increasing engagement and
understanding insight when working with individuals who experience psychosis. Some of the learning goals of this webinar include:

  • Understanding some of the common barriers to engagement in treatment for individuals who experience psychosis
  • Learning strategies for building rapport and trust with clients whose symptoms may interfere with having insight about their condition
  • Developing a deeper understanding of the role of empathy for the individual’s experience and validation of their values when fostering engagement and therapeutic progress
  • Discussing important cultural and ethical considerations to keep in mind when working with individuals who struggle with developing insight into their psychotic symptoms


Emily Kline is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and the
Director of Psychological Services in the Wellness and Recovery After Psychosis (WRAP) Program at Boston Medical Center. She is an expert in adolescent and young adult development, emerging psychotic disorders, and serious mental illness.

Jenny Lancet MS, MBA is a Peer Support Specialist with the WRAP Program at Boston Medical Center. She provides one-on-one support by assisting others in their own journeys of recovery through sharing her own experiences and promoting hope that recovery is possible.

Join us on Monday, April 29, 2024 at 2:00 pm ET.

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May 13-15

2024 Innovations Regional Training Event: Cultivating Inclusion and Engagement with Communities of Color

Learn more about innovative approaches to supporting better outcomes for those who provide care as well as those seeking and receiving behavioral health care in communities of color in New England!

Join us and...

  • Take a dive deep into the stats around the mental health and well-being of individuals and communities of color.
  • Hear from thought leaders, researchers, practitioners, faith and community-based leaders, people with lived experience, and family advocates to discuss innovative approaches to fostering inclusion and engagement.
  • Take away tools, resources, and actionable solutions to build a positive, inclusive, and transformational culture in your community/workplace.

This regional training event will take place daily from 11 am - 1 pm ET, Monday, May 13 - Wednesday, May 15, 2024. More info on the agenda, speakers, and CE credits available. Participants are eligible to receive attendance certificates and up to 6 CE credits upon confirmation of attendance and participation. Learn more about the event and register today!

Join us on Monday, May 13 to Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 11 am ET.

Register Here!

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