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ABOUT THIS RESOURCE In 2023, the Northwest MHTTC participated in the design and administration of a comprehensive, region-wide assessment intended to gather information on the needs and priorities of behavioral health practitioners and administrators in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. This self-report survey gathered data about respondents' training and technical assistance (TA) needs, priority topics, barriers to training, and preferences. This Northwest report includes data drawn from the four states that comprise MHTTC Region 10: Alaska (n=22), Idaho (n=21), Oregon (n=88), and Washington (n=195). Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) disclosure statement
Published: May 8, 2024
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ABOUT THIS RESOURCE The Northwest MHTTC supports professionals working to improve behavioral health outcomes for those with or at risk of serious mental illness across Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington (SAMHSA’s Region 10). Our region is home to many vibrant and diverse tribal communities, including the 272 federally recognized Tribes and many non-federally recognized Tribes. Since receiving funding in 2018, the Northwest MHTTC has endeavored to establish and deepen connections with Native communities, governments, agencies and leaders in our region; understand Native-identified topics and priorities for mental health workforce training and technical assistance (TA); and generate collaborations honoring the strengths and priorities determined by Native communities. This summary provides an overview of training opportunities and efforts from Year 1 - 6 of our operations. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) disclosure statement
Published: May 8, 2024
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Many state leaders have it as a goal to empower students and support their mental wellbeing, and in many states they are advancing this goal by passing or introducing legislation on school absences for mental health reasons. This infographic illustrates recent policy developments on this topic across the Southeast.
Published: April 27, 2024
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About this Resource: This product accompanies the Southeast MHTTC’s 4-Part Series on Forensic Peer Mentoring, ‘Ready for Re-entry’. It provides an overview of forensic peer mentoring services, describes the role of a forensic peer mentor, and reviews components of the forensic peer mentor training. 
Published: April 22, 2024
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Session Recording: Description: For those who grew up associating drugs with natural sources like marijuana plants, poppy fields, and cocoa leaves, it can be tough to keep up with the shift to synthetic drugs made of chemicals some people may not know they’re ingesting. This workshop will help participants understand the current drug landscape, including stimulants (e.g. methamphetamine and cocaine), powerful opioids like fentanyl and nitazines, and xylazine, an animal tranquilizer increasingly showing up in the drug supply in some regions. It will also cover drug use trends, such as increasing polysubstance use, higher potency drugs, and the risks of mixing illicit drugs, alcohol, and medications. Participants will learn about factors that have contributed to rising overdose rates—including nonfatal overdoses—strategies to minimize risks, and how to recognize and respond to an overdose, as well as where to obtain naloxone. Goals: Increase participants’ awareness of current drug use patterns, the increasing potency of both plant-based and synthetic drugs, and how to prevent, recognize, and respond to an overdose. Workshop Outline: Discuss drug use trends (increasing polysubstance use, shift to synthetics vs. plant-based drugs, mixing prescription medications & illicit drugs, increasing stimulant use). Present graphics depicting increasing strength and potency of illicit drugs (cannabis, methamphetamine, etc.) and effects of different drugs. Overview of fentanyl and xylazine as well as other drugs like nitazines + kratom. Overdose statistics and definitions (opioid vs stimulant ODs). Risk factors for an overdose (including nonfatal overdoses). Strategies to reduce overdose risks. Signs of an overdose. Naloxone – brief overview and where to get it, plus sources for additional training. Good Samaritan laws protecting people who respond to an overdose. Trainer Bio Susan Stellin, MPH is a writer, educator, and public health consultant focusing on health-centered responses to substance use and addiction. Since earning a master's in public health at Columbia University, she has worked on projects about ways to reduce overdose deaths, reform punitive drug policies, and expand access to harm reduction, treatment, and recovery support. Recent clients include NYU Langone’s Health x Housing Lab, the Northeast & Caribbean Addiction Technology Transfer Center, the Opioid Response Network, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Overdose Prevention Program at Vital Strategies, and the Vera Institute of Justice. She regularly leads training workshops for service providers working with people experiencing substance use, mental health, and housing challenges, and has also taught undergraduate courses about media ethics, collaborative storytelling, and the history of journalism.
Published: April 15, 2024
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Northwest MHTTC is proud to present its Year 5 Annual Report Summary, which captures a brief snapshot of the Center's reach from September 2022 - September 2023. This includes the main "core" grant as well as a continued School Mental Health supplement. Every year Northwest MHTTC provides training and technical assistance to the behavioral health workforce in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. In Year 5 of our operations, we reached over 14,000 people through 150 free trainings, webinars, implementations, and other events. The result? Almost 97% of participants would recommend our trainings! Here's just some of what you'll discover in our Annual Report Summary: Core Grant Activities Learn about our work in Evidence-Based Practices for Psychosis, Intensive Training and Technical Assistance, and Responding to Regional Needs & Fostering Diverse Alliances School Mental Health Supplement Activities Discover our work in Building Systems to Support the Mental Health and Well-Being of Educators, our Alaska Workshops, and Trainings. Here are other reports concerning the Northwest MHTTC's recent work: Northwest MHTTC Year 5 Summary Northwest MHTTC School Mental Health Year 1-5 Supplement Summary  
Published: April 10, 2024
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About this Resource: Given the large geographic area and diverse population of the Southeast region, the Southeast MHTTC recognizes that mental health priorities and training needs vary across providers, centers, communities, and states. With this context in mind, we assessed the mental health priorities of our region to inform our future TTA offerings. This infographic briefly outlines key findings from our assessment report that will guide the enhancement of our TTA offerings. For additional information, the full assessment report can be found here.
Published: April 4, 2024
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These documents provide information about Peer Specialists in crisis settings, including general competencies for Peer Specialists in crisis work, Peer Run Warmlines, Peer Navigation, Crisis Respite programs, Mobile Crisis Units, and Crisis Stabilization Units. Subject Matter Experts were consulted on this project and are referenced within each document in quotes as well as recognized as contributors. The content provided in these documents is not exhaustive. Contributors provided expertise; their contribution does not imply endorsement nor does it imply opposition to the document.
Published: April 1, 2024
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By adopting trauma-informed practices, schools can create environments that empower students, support healing, and break the cycle of bullying. This infographic illustrates the different approaches to address bullying in schools.
Published: March 26, 2024
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About this Resource: Open Dialogue is a therapeutic approach to psychosis that operates as a system of care to facilitate continuity and recovery for individuals experiencing psychosis. This infographic, which accompanies our Open Dialogue on-demand recording, reviews the history and key principles as well as provides a case study example of this therapeutic approach.
Published: March 15, 2024
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About this Resource: Given the large geographic area and diverse population of the Southeast region, the Southeast MHTTC recognizes that mental health priorities and training needs vary across providers, centers, communities, and states. With this context in mind, we assessed the mental health priorities of our region to inform our future TTA offerings. We focused on the ways in which we could further align the expertise and capacity of the Southeast MHTTC with the priorities and TTA needs of the providers and leaders in the Region IV States. This report outlines key findings from our assessment that will guide the enhancement of our TTA offerings and expand upon the reach of our current work.
Published: March 12, 2024
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The New England MHTTC’s area of focus is the resilience and recovery of persons (and their loved ones) at risk for, living with or recovering from mental health challenges. During the reporting period, we continued to support and enhance the region’s capacity to provide equity-focused, recovery-oriented care across several dimensions. Our training and technical assistance (T/TA) explicitly aim to help promote recovery-oriented behavioral health systems of care and to move these systems beyond an acute care model to better meet the needs of persons with prolonged mental illness or substance use disorders (Davidson et al., 2021). A central aspect of recovery-oriented systems of care is the inclusion of people with lived experience at all levels of partnership–from service users, families, and direct peer support service providers to clinicians, managers, and administrators. Our T/TA aims to honor and promote those with lived experience in all our activities. The content and process of our work is grounded in our Guiding Principles on Resilience and Recovery. Consistent with these principles, we take an equity-minded approach to recovery-oriented care which recognizes that even the most progressive treatment systems exist within a social context where people of color and other historically marginalized groups often experience—both individually and collectively—an additional layer of trauma that has devastating consequences on their health and well-being. We are committed to proactively advancing social justice and racial equity as an essential component of recovery-oriented systems transformation across the New England region.
Published: March 8, 2024
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Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) is an evidence-based, recovery-oriented, multidisciplinary treatment program tailored for individuals experiencing Early Psychosis. CSC involves joint treatment planning (or shared decision-making) between the people in treatment and recovery and their care team, which can include mental health providers such as peer specialists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and case managers. CSC can provide individual and family counseling, medication management, case coordination and assistance with educational and career objectives, as well as other services. Learn more in this brief and check out our free online course for more information.
Published: February 23, 2024
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. To achieve its mission, SAMHSA identifies priority areas to better meet the behavioral health needs of individuals, communities, and service providers.   Through its regional network— designed to improve the delivery of behavioral health services in each of the 10 HHS regions—SAMSHA develops collaborations that emphasize equity, trauma-informed approaches, and recovery. The collaboration between the SAMHSA Region One and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Region One offices, is an example of an intentional outreach effort developed to empower housing professionals with resources, tools, and practices that help them support and enhance the lives of public housing residents.
Published: February 13, 2024
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  Mid-America Mental Health Technology Transfer Center. (2023). Mid-America MHTTC Year 5 Report.    
Published: February 7, 2024
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  Mid-America Mental Health Technology Transfer Center. (2023). Mid-America MHTTC Year 5 School Mental Health Report.    
Published: February 7, 2024
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Recent prevalence estimates indicate that 1 in 36 school-age children have autism. Autistic students are much more likely than non-autistic students to experience mental health challenges, including difficulty with aspects of executive function such as inhibition.  This infographic provides information about strategies that can be used by educators to help autistic students build their inhibition skills in a manner that is inclusive and neurodiversity affirming.
Published: January 23, 2024
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About this Resource: While the holidays tend to be a time of joy for some, it is often a difficult, stressful time for others. This infographic reviews trends during the holiday season and offers strategies for clinicians to support their clients and their own self-care.
Published: December 22, 2023
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In 2022, the MHTTC Network was asked to amplify and disseminate existing programming and resources related to school violence for the school mental health workforce (e.g., crisis intervention teaming, school violence trauma and grief response, cultural considerations for school violence), and develop responsive training and technical assistance to address additional needs identified. Through the MHTTC School Mental Health Initiative, we conducted an environmental scan and gap analysis, through which we aimed to 1) compile existing programming/resources on school violence, especially those developed by the MHTTCs and other SAMHSA-funded organizations; 2) identify the gaps that exist in school violence-related programming/resources available in the field; and 3) consider the development of new training, technical assistance activities, and/or resource(s) with a focus on addressing the gaps identified via the environmental scan and gap analysis. This summary highlights the findings from that work, including the free resources and resources lists, as well as organizations of interest that provide free resources, that were compiled through the environmental scan.
Published: December 15, 2023
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Developed by the Northeast & Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer center, this Motivational Interviewing: A Training of Trainers manual is designed to prepare those knowledgeable in MI to deliver motivational interviewing instruction to their peers. The motivational interviewing training is comprised of six modules designed for delivery in 60-minute in-service sessions. The participant manual contains the corresponding PowerPoint slides (with room to take notes) and all activity worksheets. Below, you will find links to the remaining modules and resources for the Motivational Interviewing Training Series.
Published: December 11, 2023
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About this Resource: This flipbook document accompanies our Housing First Ends Homelessness on-demand recording. It describes how the Pathways Housing First program works to end homelessness for individuals with mental illness, addiction, and other health challenges. An overview of the 3 case study programs (City - Milwaukee County Housing Services, State - Georgia Housing Voucher Program, and Federal - VA Homeless Programs Office) used to illustrate how Housing first is successfully implemented is provided.  To view this resource in pdf format, please click here. 
Published: December 5, 2023
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  ABOUT THIS RESOURCE This two-page document presents a summary of the Northwest MHTTC's accomplishments during our fifth year of operations, 2022 - 2023. Highlights include: Quantifying our reach through tallies of events offered, people trained, products created, and more The Mental Health Institute for Washington State Providers  Spotlight on Idaho ACT Start Up Crisis workforce support efforts in Year 5   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Here is information on other reports from the Northwest MHTTC: Northwest MHTTC summaries of annual activities   Terms of use and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) disclosure statement
Published: December 4, 2023
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Our mission is to facilitate the implementation of evidence-based and empirically supported mental health practices to improve the lives of individuals living with mental health conditions and support their recovery, wellness, and resilience. As we conclude our fifth year of activities at the Northeast and Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, we are reflecting on strategies to support the sustainability of our efforts. A critical component of sustainability is collaboration with valued partners. We’ve had the opportunity to build many such partnerships. You’ll see in this summary of our Year 5 activities that collaborations are central to our work and its sustained impact.
Published: December 1, 2023
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Rates of behavioral health needs are higher for people living with HIV (PLWH) and those at risk of acquiring HIV than the general population. Current research indicates PLWH are twice as likely to have a behavioral health condition than the general population. For this reason, our partners at Vivent Health have created this new infographic highlighting some basic information about integrated care for PLWH that providers need to know.
Published: December 1, 2023
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