Provider Well-Being

Provider well-being is critical for delivering quality care. Burnout, compassion or work fatigue, and secondary traumatic stress are all too common in the health and human services. These issues may be experienced at the individual level, but they impact organizations and systems in many ways, including lower performance, work absences, and higher turnover.

Well-being improves when providers feel supported and resourced, can find meaning in their work, and have effective coping strategies in place. Whether you are a leader, front-line staff member, supportive colleague, provider who is experiencing burnout, or team member at any level, you can play an important role in transforming provider well-being at your organization.

The resources and events on this page are designed to help create cultures of well-being for providers in the Pacific Southwest region. They were developed for use by mental health organizations, governmental agencies, health care institutions, schools, community-based and cultural organizations, and other care and service agencies.

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2020 Holiday Mood Management: Self-Help in the Pacific Southwest During Pandemic Times

Original Broadcast Date: 11/30/20 Join Pacific Southwest MHTTC Associate Director Heliana Ramirez, PhD, LISW for an interactive discussion about virtual and socially distanced resources for mood management over the 2020 holiday season. Learn about apps, virtual support groups, curated videos about resilience in diverse communities, and the presenter's own “secret sauce” for managing the ups and downs of the 2020 holiday season.   Click on the above "View Resource" button to watch on Youtube. Supplemental downloads: Download presentation slides PDF Download Holiday Stress Management Worksheet Download handout "Resources from the Mental Health Workforce"   About the Presenter  Heliana Ramirez, PhD, LISW, is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience and Associate Director of the Pacific Southwest MHTTC. Dr. Ramirez has addressed a variety of clinical issues through individual and group interventions including suicide prevention and postvention, Veteran post-deployment health, psychosocial rehabilitation, LGBTQ minority stress and resilience, trauma-informed care with combat Veterans and survivors of sexual assault, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C prevention, and substance abuse harm reduction efforts. Dr. Ramirez’s suicide prevention work with clients includes suicide assessments, developing Safety Plans, crisis intervention, and processing the impacts of suicide attempts through suicide post-ventions following hospitalization. Dr. Ramirez organized the nation’s first multi-state LGBT Veteran Suicide Prevention Conference and produced a documentary about trauma and recovery among LGBT Veterans that addresses suicide from a strengths based and culturally-specific perspective (www.camouflagecloset.com).   

2021 Health Care Holiday Stress Guide

For most people, the holiday season is heavily associated with celebration, reunions of family and friends, and rest and relaxation. Unfortunately, the reality for many health care workers can be quite different. Holidays are often incredibly stressful as we manage increasing job demands on top of societal expectations for what holidays are “supposed” to be. Download this resource to learn about some of our favorite tips for managing stress around the holidays. 

A Key Consideration When Staffing School-Based Mental Health Programs: Hire or Partner?

Local Education Agencies generally have two staffing approaches to provide school-based mental health services: (1) hire their own personnel, and (2) partner with community-based providers. This infographic outlines the advantages of each staffing approach in regard to administrative burden, access to services, and revenue.

Addressing Burnout in the Behavioral Health Workforce through Organizational Strategies

This previously recorded webinar will highlight findings from SAMHSA’s guide titled, Addressing Burnout in the Behavioral Health Workforce through Organizational Strategies, which explores evidence-based, organization-level strategies and promising practices to address burnout within the behavioral health workforce. Following an overview of the goals of SAMHSA’s Evidence-Based Resource Guide Series by SAMHSA’s Humberto Carvalho, MPH; Candice Chen, MD, MPH, George Washington University, from the guide’s technical expert panel will discuss this guide’s development. Ellen Childs, PhD, Abt Associates, will provide an overview of the framing of the guide, describing factors leading to burnout, and relevant evidence-based strategies to address it. Representatives from organizations featured in the guide’s case studies will discuss development of their policies or programs to address burnout. Download the slides for this presentation here. Access the guide here.

Addressing Family and Work Impacts | Recorded Skills Module 20 April 2021

ABOUT THIS RESOURCE This skills module addresses the topic of "Family / Work Demands and Responsibilities: Addressing the Personal Impacts of the Pandemic on the Family System." This is the recording of a live event which offered a small group training setting with breakout rooms and a facilitated learning environment. This module is part of our Disaster Response and Behavioral Health series with Dr. Kira Mauseth. Find out more about our Disaster Response and Behavioral Health series here. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Presentation slides COVID-19 Behavioral Health Group Impact Reference Guide​ Behavioral Health Toolbox for Families: Supporting Children and Teens During the COVID-19 Pandemic​  Coping during COVID-19: A guide for emergency and health care professionals​   COVID-19 Guidance for Building Resilience in the Workplace Behavioral Health Resources Webpage​, Washington State Department of Health    Mental and Emotional Well-being Resources​ Washington State Coronavirus Response Infographic Library​ Washington Listens hotline: 1-833-681-0211     FACILITATOR Dr. Kira Mauseth Dr. Kira Mauseth is a practicing clinical psychologist who sees patients at Snohomish Psychology Associates, teaches as a Senior Instructor at Seattle University and serves as a co-lead for the Behavioral Health Strike Team for the WA State Department of Health. Her work and research interests focus on resilience, trauma and disaster behavioral health. She has worked extensively in Haiti with earthquake survivors, in Jordan with Syrian refugees and with first responders and health care workers throughout Puget Sound the United States. Dr. Mauseth also conducts trainings with organizations and educational groups about disaster preparedness and resilience building within local communities.

Addressing Family and Work Impacts | Recorded Skills Module 21 April 2021

ABOUT THIS RESOURCE This skills module addresses the topic of "Family / Work Demands and Responsibilities: Addressing the Personal Impacts of the Pandemic on the Family System." This is the recording of a live event which offered a small group training setting with breakout rooms and a facilitated learning environment. This module is part of our Disaster Response and Behavioral Health series with Dr. Kira Mauseth. Find out more about our Disaster Response and Behavioral Health series here. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Presentation slides COVID-19 Behavioral Health Group Impact Reference Guide​ Behavioral Health Toolbox for Families: Supporting Children and Teens During the COVID-19 Pandemic​  Coping during COVID-19: A guide for emergency and health care professionals​   COVID-19 Guidance for Building Resilience in the Workplace Behavioral Health Resources Webpage​, Washington State Department of Health    Mental and Emotional Well-being Resources​ Washington State Coronavirus Response Infographic Library​ Washington Listens hotline: 1-833-681-0211     FACILITATOR Dr. Kira Mauseth Dr. Kira Mauseth is a practicing clinical psychologist who sees patients at Snohomish Psychology Associates, teaches as a Senior Instructor at Seattle University and serves as a co-lead for the Behavioral Health Strike Team for the WA State Department of Health. Her work and research interests focus on resilience, trauma and disaster behavioral health. She has worked extensively in Haiti with earthquake survivors, in Jordan with Syrian refugees and with first responders and health care workers throughout Puget Sound the United States. Dr. Mauseth also conducts trainings with organizations and educational groups about disaster preparedness and resilience building within local communities.

Adult Resilience Curriculum (ARC) Workbook for Professionals [Interactive]

The Adult Resilience Curriculum (ARC) Workbook for Professionals is a resource for professionals experiencing stress and burnout to use in conjunction with the ARC. Learners can use the workbook whether following along with the modules individually or as part of an organization. The workbook covers the core modules and provides space for activities and note-taking. The ARC is a 10-module model for implementing well-being at both the individual and organizational level. The curriculum is rooted in adult positive psychology and organizational well-being theories, and it has been adapted to apply across medical and educational settings.   Learn more about Professional Well-Being  

An Interprofessional Tool for Perinatal Mental Health

  May 3rd was World Maternal Mental Health Day. Be sure to watch this one-hour webinar to learn more about maternal mental health and what was discussed. To view all resources from this training, please click DOWNLOAD above Click here to watch the recording Event Description May 3rd was World Maternal Mental Health Day. To support providers and families living and working in the HHS Region 8 states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming, who are involved with maternal healthcare and perinatal mental health, we are proud to host the exciting Workshop Wednesday training, “An Interprofessional Tool for Perinatal Mental Health”. This workshop will be led by Abbey Marinucci, an OT doctoral candidate at the University of North Dakota, who has been interviewing practicing providers from many fields involved with perinatal healthcare, with a focus on perinatal mental health. From her research, Abbey will present an evidence-based product that will ultimately serve to inform providers of the perinatal population to expand the interdisciplinary approach to perinatal healthcare This interdisciplinary tool will help to streamline healthcare for mothers. This resource will assist providers in effectively referring mothers to appropriate members of the interdisciplinary team. This resource guide may be a helpful resource to current healthcare providers and professionals serving the perinatal population as well as additional healthcare professionals who provide education to mothers through community-based programs such as early intervention. Join us as we introduce Abbey’s important contribution to the field of perinatal mental health. Objectives After attending this training, participants will: 1. Identify the need for interdisciplinary support for promoting perinatal mental health. 2. Understand a resource product for facilitating referrals to the perinatal interdisciplinary team. 3. Be familiar with patient handouts for the referral process. 4. Identify how to access the resource product. Trainer Abbey Marinucci OT Doctrinal Candidate University of North Dakota

Anchored in Our Roots - A BIPOC School Mental Health Provider's Guide to Decolonizing Self-Care: Deconstructing the Concepts of Self-Care and Exploring our Ancestral Roots of Healing and Wellness

>>> Click on the blue 'View Resource' button to access <<< The Northwest MHTTC School Mental Health Supplement is honored to provide this series for our Region 10 (AK, ID, OR, WA) BIPOC School Mental Health Providers.  We have centered the needs, voices, and lived experiences of BIPOC School Mental Health providers through these conversations and materials. We welcome non-BIPOC providers to lean in, listen, and learn how to support our BIPOC colleagues.  This video is the second interactive workbook in the series. A flipbook version of the interactive workbook for this session can be found HERE. Additional Anchored in Our Roots materials can be found HERE.  Want more information and school mental health resources? Visit the Northwest MHTTC's School Mental Health page and sign up for our  newsletter for regular updates about events, trainings, and resources available to the Northwest region.

Anchored in Our Roots - A BIPOC School Mental Health Provider's Guide to Decolonizing Self-Care: Intersectionalities, Resiliency, and Strength of Being a BIPOC School Mental Health Provider

>>> Click on the blue 'View Resource' button to access <<< The Northwest MHTTC School Mental Health Supplement is honored to provide this series for our Region 10 (AK, ID, OR, WA) BIPOC School Mental Health Providers. We have centered the needs, voices, and lived experiences of BIPOC School Mental Health providers through these conversations and materials. We welcome non-BIPOC providers to lean in, listen, and learn how to support our BIPOC colleagues. This is the first interactive workbook in the series. A flipbook version of the interactive workbook for this session can be found HERE. Additional Anchored in Our Roots materials can be found HERE.  Want more information and school mental health resources? Visit the Northwest MHTTC's School Mental Health page and sign up for our  newsletter for regular updates about events, trainings, and resources available to the Northwest region.

Anchored in Our Roots Part 1: A Conversation about the Intersectionalities, Resiliency, and Strength of Being a BIPOC School Mental Health Provider

>>> Click on the blue 'View Resource' button to access the recording <<< The Northwest MHTTC School Mental Health Supplement is honored to provide this series for our Region 10 (AK, ID, OR, WA) BIPOC School Mental Health Providers. We have centered the needs, voices, and lived experiences of BIPOC School Mental Health providers through these conversations and materials. We welcome non-BIPOC providers to lean in, listen, and learn how to support our BIPOC colleagues. This video is the first conversation in the series. The interactive workbook for this session can be found HERE. Additional Anchored in Our Roots materials can be found HERE.  Want more information and school mental health resources? Visit the Northwest MHTTC's School Mental Health page and sign up for our monthly newsletter for regular updates about events, trainings, and resources available to the Northwest region.

Anchored in Our Roots Part 2: A Conversation about Deconstructing the Concepts of Self-Care and Exploring our Ancestral Roots of Healing and Wellness

>>> Click on the blue 'View Resource' button to access the recording <<< The Northwest MHTTC School Mental Health Supplement is honored to provide this series for our Region 10 (AK, ID, OR, WA) BIPOC School Mental Health Providers. We have centered the needs, voices, and lived experiences of BIPOC School Mental Health providers through these conversations and materials. We welcome non-BIPOC providers to lean in, listen, and learn how to support our BIPOC colleagues. This video is the second conversation in the series. The interactive workbook for this session can be found HERE. Additional Anchored in Our Roots materials can be found HERE.  Want more information and school mental health resources? Visit the Northwest MHTTC's School Mental Health page and sign up for our monthly newsletter for regular updates about events, trainings, and resources available to the Northwest region.

Anchored in Our Roots: Decolonizing Self-Care for BIPOC School Mental Health Providers | Recording

Dr. Thomas and Ms. Thabet-Chapin shared their journey in developing the Anchored in our Roots series and provided an overview of the content within it during the session on November 16th. You can find the recording to the webinar by clicking "VIEW RESOURCE" above. The authors invite BIPOC school mental health providers in Region 10 to come together in a virtual space for an ongoing community of learning and care.  If you are a BIPOC School Mental Health Provider who works in Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington) and are interested in joining a virtual space for continued conversation and learning, please complete this interest form. Description: During the session, the presenters will share the resources from Anchored in our Roots that support the link between decolonizing self-care and, the creation of a space focused on the practice of self-preservation. The presenters will highlight the importance of reclaiming and grounding BIPOC self-care practices in indigenous roots. Objectives: Participants will explore a few tools to help decolonize self-care and wellness to positively impact their work, their relationships with other BIPOC families and clients Participants will also co-create specific approaches to their own journey to decolonize self-care by diving into their own indigenous practices. Presentation Materials: AIOR Powerpoint Presentation.pdf Kindling; Writings on the Body.pdf We have centered the needs, voices, and lived experiences of BIPOC School Mental Health providers through these conversations and materials. We welcome non-BIPOC providers to lean in, listen, and learn how to support our BIPOC colleagues.  >>> Access Full Series Here <<< About The Authors: Katrice Thabet-Chapin, M.Ed., Ed.S., NCSP; is a multi-racial educator who has served in the non-profit sector for over 27 years. She comes from four generations of educators who dedicated their life to educational social justice. Katrice has a strong theoretical background in child development and psychology; B.A. in Child Development, M.Ed. in Elementary Education, and Ed.S. in School Psychology.  She works diligently to ensure that everyone who wishes to have a seat at the table has one, feels safe there, and can voice their opinions without retribution. As a practicing school psychologist, she has a special interest in researching and applying best practices in consultation, intervention, and assessment implementation when supporting students and families who are culturally and linguistically diverse. Katrice is an active member of Washington State Association of School Psychologists, the National Association of School Psychologist, and is a member of OSPI’s School-Based Behavioral Health and Suicide Prevention Subcommittee. When Katrice is away from the office she enjoys spending family time with her partner and four daughters.       Sabine Thomas, ND; is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and an educator. She has extensive background in nonprofit management, wellness, infant/early childhood mental health and user experience (UX) research. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in Sociomedical Sciences and a Doctorate from Bastyr University in Naturopathic Medicine.  She is an early childhood digital ethnographer and a self-care doctor. She is the co-owner of JSol Studios, a virtual wellness educational practice and lives in Tacoma, WA with her family.       Note: The resources and information presented are for educational purposes, and general awareness regarding the experiences of BIPOC mental health professionals within the educational community.  As you process this information you may experience a need to explore more deeply how these concepts have impacted you in your personal and professional life. We encourage you to connect with and seek out additional support from a trusted health provider, confidant therapist, trusted community liaison, advocate, elder and/or spiritual guide. Please contact us at [email protected] for any questions.   DISCLAIMER: Do not reproduce or distribute this presentation for a fee without specific, written authorization from the Northwest MHTTC. Want more information and school mental health resources? Visit the Northwest MHTTC's School Mental Health page and sign up for our newsletter for regular updates about events, trainings, and resources available to the Northwest region.

ARC for Educators Module 0: Introduction to the Adult Resilience Curriculum (ARC)

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  Learn how the Adult Resilience Curriculum (ARC) for Health Professionals track can help individuals and organizations implement well-being strategies.   ARC for Health Professionals Professional Well-Being

ARC Module 0: Introduction to the Adult Resilience Curriculum (ARC)

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ARC Module 1: Understanding the Psychobiology of Stress and Well-Being

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ARC Module 2: Creating Safe and Supportive Environments

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ARC Module 3: Clarifying, Aligning With, and Committing to One's Values

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ARC Module 10: Bringing It All Together: A Wellness Plan for the Future

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