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The Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network accelerates the implementation of effective interventions for mental health prevention, treatment, and recovery.

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This training is now at full capacity. Stay tuned for future in-person opportunities! Event Description This two-day in-person training provides a neurodevelopmentally informed approach to better understand student behavior and performance. This training is intended to assist school mental health professionals and educators to understand the impact that stress has on a child’s brain so that they can become trauma-sensitive and ultimately provide effective supports to their students. Agenda: Day One: Explore sequential development and skill building Breaking down the six components necessary for optimal learning environments   Day Two: Breaking down the six components necessary for optimal learning environments (continued) Identifying and creating student interventions and strategies that align with concepts learned in the training   The participant is responsible for all travel, meals, and lodging costs. While lodging accommodations cannot be provided by the Mountain Plains MHTTC, the Residence Inn by Marriott is located directly across the street from the WICHE offices. Objectives: 1. Participants will be able to modify current student strategies to align with the modes of regulation. 2. Participants will practice utilizing state-dependent behavior intervention plans. 3. Participants will do an audit of current strategies in their area of practice regarding components of neuroplasticity. Trainer Jessica Pfeiffer, PsyD., PCSY, LCSW Jessica Pfeiffer, PsyD, NCSP, LCSW is the Founder of Intricate Roots and a consultant with the Neurosequential Network. Over the last 16 years, Dr. Pfeiffer has provided keynote presentations, trainings, consultations, coaching, and observations to educational systems around the world. She focuses on embedding a neurobiological lens in the school settings and providing recommendations that are developmentally relevant for students and staff. Dr. Pfeiffer is co-host of Education Suspended, a podcast focused on engaging in conversation with guests who are passionate about evolving our educational system. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado, Denver, in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development. She completed her undergraduate degree in Social Work at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. She received her Master of Social Work degree and Animal Assisted Social Work Certificate from the University of Denver. Dr. Pfeiffer received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in School Psychology at the University of Colorado, Denver.
Webinar/Virtual Training
About this Event: Georgia has had a reputation for being a standard bearer of peer support for many years, and that reputation has been on display over the past 36 months with the launch of the new national 988 and 988lifeline.org. In this series, '988 in Every State', presenters will explore the range of peer recovery-oriented responses and/or responders associated with local, statewide and national crisis response teams, warmlines and recovery centers.   Learning Objectives: · Identify the different types of responders and community resources. · Describe what a recovery-oriented Crisis Intervention Team looks like. · Understand and describe the goals of a crisis response team.  
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To be effective and efficient, organizations must provide their services in ways that do not inadvertently re-traumatize the teams of workers providing support to their clients. Becoming trauma-informed means adapting practices, policies, physical spaces and more to make services more accessible for everyone, including the workers. This is very important when working on a team, some of whom likely have lived experiences of trauma. This class helps learners conceptualize the nature of this problem and offers practices that reduce the risk of re-traumatization.   LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Review the impacts of trauma exposure in behavioral health work Consider the mechanisms of re-traumatization in the workplace Assess areas of trauma-informed practice using various assessment tools Examine trauma-informed team competencies   CONTINUING EDUCATION: Registrants who fully attend this training will be eligible to receive 2 continuing education (CE) hours certified by the Minnesota Board of Social Work. CE certificates are provided by People Incorporated Training Institute.   PRESENTER: Russ Turner, MA, Director of the People Incorporated Training Institute During Russ’s 16-year tenure, he has written and taught thousands of hours of person-centered curriculum to help people become more effective helpers, communicators, and leaders. His audience includes workers and leaders across a wide range of organizations from human services, healthcare, and libraries, to law enforcement and corrections. He trains trainers, works with management, and has consulted and coached on training projects across multiple sectors of the economy. He has worked as an educator for three decades in a variety of countries and settings including Japan, the Czech Republic, and the UK. His teaching philosophy is that adults learn best when they are challenged, the material is applicable to work situations, and sessions are interactive and engaging.     This training is provided by our valued partners at the People Incorporated Training Institute. The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.
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The Great Lakes Current is the e-newsletter of the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC. The April 2024 issue spotlights content celebrating National Minority Health Month and Alcohol Awareness Month. It also features links to upcoming trainings focused on supporting Black students experiencing racial trauma, harnessing AI for substance misuse prevention, and process improvement. Make sure you're subscribed to our email contact list so you never miss a month of The Great Lakes Current newsletter, and thank you for reading!
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Comprehensive School Mental Health Case Examples Training Packet The Comprehensive School Mental Health Case Examples Training Packet was developed to be utilized with multi-disciplinary school teams, including building, district, and/or community professionals, who are tasked with assessing the academic, mental, and behavioral health needs of students.
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This recording is from Workshop 3 of 6 in the "Trauma-Informed, In School Sessions" Workshop Series.  This video recording provides an exploration of Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), an evidence-based approach tailored for adults or children, particularly refugees and immigrants, with multiple traumatic experiences. Kids Narrative Exposure Therapy (KIDNET) is a therapy designed for children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, especially in conflict zones. KIDNET therapy focuses on reprocessing traumatic memories by contrasting the memories with the present feelings through narration. It focuses on helping them process their traumatic memories by creating a "lifeline" and uses techniques like storytelling, art, and role-play to aid in healing and recovery.   Led by Dr. Alejandra Acuña, this workshop guided participants towards a comprehensive understanding of NET's principles and techniques, learning how to utilize storytelling to help students process and integrate traumatic memories resulting in reduced PTSD symptoms. Viewers will walk away equipped with practical strategies and insights to provide culturally responsive support to students, fostering resilience and facilitating healing within diverse educational settings (e.g., green lights, yellow lights, and red lights of NET implementation!).   Importantly, Dr. Acuña shared not only about the evidence based approach, but how the implementation of it in itself can and should be trauma-informed and culturally responsive so that students and their families experience their recovery through the trauma-informed principles of empowerment and collaboration.
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MHTTCs Implementing Change
Central East MHTTC: Promoting Educator Well-Being
Educators and school-based staff play important roles in supporting student mental health, often listening to students’ fears and concerns, and helping them cope with stressful events. In addition, educators and staff are working long days and often report feeling overwhelmed by juggling many job responsibilities. The effect of this stress can take the form of […]
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New England MHTTC: Person-Centered Recovery Planning in Behavioral Health
The New England MHTTC Person-Centered Recovery Planning (PCRP) Learning Collaborative project is a multi-agency learning collaborative to provide intense training, TA, and implementation support around the practice of PCRP. It began with a series of introductory webinars in December 2019 and was scheduled to conclude in December 2020; however, supports will be extended for 3 months […]
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Northwest MHTTC: Interconnected Systems Framework Demonstration Project
In many schools in the Pacific Northwest, as is the case across the country, school mental health (when available) is often parallel or siloed from existing social, emotional, and behavioral initiatives, creating inefficiencies and inequities, as well as disconnections and delays for students receiving support. To address these issues, the Northwest MHTTC implemented the Interconnected […]
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Southeast MHTTC: School Mental Health Regional Learning Community
A comprehensive needs assessment was conducted across the Southeast region in 2019 to identify top priority areas for which state leaders wanted to receive trainings and technical assistance. School mental health was among the top priority areas identified. The Southeast MHTTC, in collaboration with the National Center for School Mental Health, implemented the School Mental Health Regional Learning Community to engage the region’s school mental health […]
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Central East MHTTC: Workforce Recruitment and Retention Collaborative
The Central East MHTTC, in collaboration with the Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce and the Community Behavioral Health Association of Maryland, invited organizations to apply to participate in a Workforce Recruitment and Retention Collaborative. This project educated community-based behavioral health providers in Maryland on the multiple factors contributing to the crisis in the recruitment and retention of […]
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Great Lakes MHTTC: Youth/Teen Mental Health First Aid Training Initiative
Addressing the mental health needs of individuals is critically important. Half of all mental illnesses begin by age 14 and three-quarters by mid-20s. Left unaddressed, mental health issues can lead to serious consequences for a young person’s well-being, including increased risk of dropping out of school or experiencing homelessness. Tragically, suicide is the second leading cause […]
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