Responding to COVID-19: Provider Well-being Supplement

For mental health providers, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought additional challenges to already challenging work. With rapid changes in service delivery, longer hours, and the increased need for services to treat clients struggling with COVID-19-related anxiety, stress, depression, and grief, practitioner self-care and well-being is more important than ever. 
 

The Great Lakes MHTTC Provider Wellbeing Supplement provides training, education, and technical assistance to mental health practitioners in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, an WI. The unique focus of the Wellbeing Supplement is mental health provider and practitioner well-being, mental health, and selfcare. 

Please visit this page regularly for information on training and technical assistance programming scheduled for 2021.

For more information, contact:

Sherrie Nichols, MS, LMFT
Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC
State Project Manager-MN
[email protected]
(920) 279-4763 

Organizational Well-Being Symposium, August 2021

Organizations must play a role in evaluating and addressing the conditions influencing their employees’ well-being. To address this need, in August 2021, the MHTTC Network hosted Organizational Well-Being in Health Care: A National Symposium, a free two-day event during which national leaders shared the latest innovations and research in this area.

The webinar recordings and resources from this convention are available. At your convenience, you can learn how health care organizations can benefit from investing in these values and walk away with practical measures your organization can implement at various levels, especially with administrative buy-in.

Click here to access the Organizational Well-Being in Health Care: A National Symposium resources.

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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. You might like: ARC for Health Professionals ARC for Educators 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.

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

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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 Health Professionals Overview Flyer

  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 4: Cultivating Awareness Through Mindfulness-Based Practices

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ARC Module 5: Connecting Meaningfully with Others

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ARC Module 6: Fostering Positive Emotions and Experiences

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ARC Module 7: Coping with Difficult Thoughts, Feelings, and Experiences

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ARC Module 8: Feeling Good Physically Through Nutrition, Movement, and Sleep

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ARC Module 9: Rejuvenating Through Relaxation, Recreation, and Routines

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

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Be here now: Integrating mindfulness into your daily life with ease (Burnout Busters | The Podcast)

Mindfulness doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, sometimes all it takes is returning your awareness to the present moment. The science behind mindfulness is known worldwide and cross-culturally: Our brains are prediction-making machines, so it can take some training to prevent ourselves from jumping to conclusions about events that haven’t happened yet. This week, Steve Wengel, MD, is our guest from the “wellness biz” (his words). Dr. Wengel is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and the assistant vice chancellor for campus wellness for UNMC and the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Join the Burnout Busters for a practical discussion about how time-pressed health care professionals can make mindfulness work for them. -- Steven Wengel, MD, is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and the first-ever assistant vice chancellor for campus wellness for UNMC and the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Dr. Wengel is from Omaha and has been a practicing psychiatrist since 1991, specializing in geriatric psychiatry. He treats patients with a broad range of psychiatric conditions, including dementia, depression, and anxiety disorders. He is currently the director of the UNMC Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, and he previously served as the chair of the UNMC Department of Psychiatry, from 2004 to 2018. Dr. Wengel has a longstanding interest in the role of non-medication interventions for reducing stress and anxiety. He has employed meditation techniques in his personal, clinical, and academic practices for many years, and has worked with the University of Nebraska to create innovative academic and clinical programs in stress reduction. In his current role as the wellness champion for UNMC, he oversees academic programs reaching out to faculty and trainees in all disciplines. His goal is to reduce stress and burnout in health care students and staff, as well as to reach out to other populations across the state and region. -- Remember, you can use the hashtag #mhttcbyebyeburnout to share your well-being journey with us and others! Learn more at https://bit.ly/BurnoutBustersThePodcast  

Best of Provider Well-Being: Lessons Learned, January to July 2021 | Podcast

ABOUT THIS RESOURCE For the final podcast in her eight-part series, Aleks Martin reviews each of the topics from her previous webinars, from the midst of the pandemic and to where we are now. This podcast accompanies a recorded webinar on the same topic; view the link below to access additional resources and handouts from the related webinars. The Northwest MHTTC is excited to collaborate with Aleks Martin, MSW, LSWAIC, SUDP, to deliver a webinar and podcast series as part of our support for provider well-being. Find out more about the series here. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES View the webinar recording and access accompanying resources FACILITATOR Aleks Martin (S/he pronouns, but they is ok) has been in the health and social service field for over 20 years. Aleks was drawn to the LGBTQI2+ community in their mid-twenties working for a national HIV-prevention study with youth called, Young Asian Men’s Study (YAMS). This exposed them to the great work of HIV workers from other organizations and how community-based programs are critical in reaching out to the most vulnerable populations. During this time, they worked as a Disease Intervention Specialist with Public Health - Seattle & King County for 7 years, including working on the pilot study for the Rapid HIV Test Kit (then a 20-minute test). A big portion of their professional career was spent at Seattle Counseling Service, a behavioral health agency for the LGBTQ community. From 2003 to 2019, Aleks started as Database Manager, Health Educator, Program Coordinator to Chemical Dependency Counselor and Addictions Program Supervisor. This was the safe space where their yearning for higher education was cultivated so they could serve their community further. As a graduate of the University of Washington’s School of Social Work - Masters Program, Aleks developed their skills as a mental health clinician and social justice advocate. Aleks’ perspectives where shifted and allowed them to have a wider lens for diversity, inclusion and equity. Aleks was inspired to start a private practice to address the special needs of the LGBTQI2+ and BBIPOC (Black, Brown, Indigenous and People of Color), particularly Queer and Trans Asian and Pacific Islander people dealing with unique and special issues that intersect with race/culture and gender/sexuality like coming out, spiritual conflicts, cultural dissonance, gender transition, social navigation at work and other environments, interpersonal relationships from intimacy to friendships, understanding relationships with non-LGBTQI2+ partner(s), and so on. Terms of use and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) disclosure statement

Best of Provider Well-Being: Lessons Learned, January to July 2021 | Recorded Webinar

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Beyond Self-Care: Organizational Strategies and Practices for Supporting Employee Well-Being - A List of Practical Resources

Organizational well-being is often misunderstood as “self-care.” The COVID-19 pandemic has affected organizations and employees in myriad ways, prompting a renewed focus on the need for organizational structures, policies, and practices to support employee well-being. In particular, Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) employees have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, while also experiencing the impact of racial inequities in the workplace and larger society.   The New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center has created this collection of resources to offer information, strategies, and practices to help behavioral health employers take steps to “fix the workplace” rather than “fixing the worker.” It is divided into four sections:   Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Workers and Organizations (p. 2) Organizational Strategies and Practices for Supporting Employee Well-Being in the Workplace (p. 5) Organizational Strategies and Practices for Supporting Employee Well-being: Resources Specific to Behavioral Health Organizations (p. 8) Organizational Strategies and Practices for Supporting Employee Well-being: Frameworks and Lessons Learned from Healthcare Settings (p. 12)     Are there resources you would like to see added to this list? Please let us know what information and resources your organization needs to better support employee well-being by emailing us at: [email protected].

Bouncing Back: Building Resilience at Work in the Time of COVID

View Slide Deck The challenges of working in mental health during COVID can seem overwhelming at times, yet we continue to show up and do our best for the clients we serve. This workshop will explore resilience for CSS providers through identifying current challenges, and also through identifying individual strengths at staying resilient. Concepts from positive psychology will be explored as reminders of our own abilities to build resilience. Finally, we will discuss building our confidence and commitment using our resilience strategies every day. Related Products: Pause, Breathe, Move: Self-Care for Healthcare Providers Flourishing at Work Webinar Series Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Others Integración de Prácticas de Autocuidado en la Vida Cotidiana Para Profesionales de la Salud Mental Movement Video Series

Bouncing Back: Building Resilience at Work in the Time of COVID | Slide Deck

Slide Deck The challenges of working in mental health during COVID can seem overwhelming at times, yet we continue to show up and do our best for the clients we serve. This workshop will explore resilience for CSS providers through identifying current challenges, and also through identifying individual strengths at staying resilient. Concepts from positive psychology will be explored as reminders of our own abilities to build resilience. Finally, we will discuss building our confidence and commitment using our resilience strategies every day. Presenters: Michelle Zechner, PhD, LSW, CPRP Emilie Banz, MS, LPC, CPRP

BREATHE Provider Well-Being 3-Module Series (Infographic)

About this Resource:       Mental health care providers continue to face a variety of challenges in their work-place setting and are at a high risk for experiencing burnout – negatively impacting professional and personal outcomes. This infographic serves as an accompaniment to our 3-module BREATHE Provider Well-being series, facilitated by Michelle Salyers, PhD, and reviews the concept of burnout and well-being at work as well as offers practices to reduce burnout and enhance well-being. 

Building Connections: Virtual Learning Communities

ABOUT THIS RESOURCE Based on adult learning principles, our learning communities provide opportunities to learn new skills and process shared learning, featuring interactive sessions, engaging activities and follow-up reminders of key concepts and skills. After training and supporting the workforce through the COVID-19 pandemic, we were determined to offer learning opportunities that would enhance the virtual learning experience with greater connection between people-- knowing that teams will continue to face new stressors. Results from our tailored evaluations show that these virtual learning communities are well-received and provide interactive learning opportunities for participants. Learn more about the learning community model we offer and our past learning communities in this document.     Terms of use and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) disclosure statement
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