Training and Events Calendar

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TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2024 10:00 - 11:15 a.m. HT / 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. MT / 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. CT / 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. ET Session 5 of 8 in the "Provider Plática Learning Collaborative" Series / Sesión 5 de 8 de la Serie "Colaboración de Aprendizaje para una Plática entre Profesionales" (view series main page for full details / consultar la página principal de la serie para ver toda la información) Provider Plática Learning Collaborative: Supporting the Training Needs of Practitioners of Spanish Language Mental Health Services Colaboración de Aprendizaje para una Plática entre Profesionales: Respaldando las Necesidades de Capacitación de los Profesionales que Prestan Servicios de Salud Mental en Español May 28: Session 5 / 28 de mayo: Sesión 5   Welcome to Session 5 in this series! / ¡Bienvenidos a la Sesión 5 de esta serie!   Collaboratively held by the National Training & Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) and the Pacific Southwest MHTTC this Provider Platica program is a monthly collaborative space for peer learning and resourcing. This session and all that follow are an open, bilingual space for members of the mental health workforce to share common challenges and experiences when providing services to Spanish-speaking communities with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) as well as high-quality resources and innovative solutions. All levels of Spanish language proficiency and comfort are welcome. Este programa de Plática entre Profesionales, llevado a cabo colaborativamente por el Centro Nacional de Capacitación y Asistencia Técnica (NTTAC por sus siglas en inglés) y el Centro de Transferencia de Tecnología de Salud Mental del Sudoeste del Pacífico (MHTTC por sus siglas en inglés), es un espacio mensual de colaboración para el aprendizaje entre pares y la facilitación de recursos. Esta y todas las demás sesiones son un espacio abierto y bilingüe donde los miembros de la fuerza laboral de salud mental podrán compartir desafíos y experiencias en común a la hora de prestar servicios a las comunidades de habla hispana con un Dominio Limitado del Inglés (LEP por sus siglas en inglés), así como recursos de alta calidad y soluciones innovadoras. Son bienvenidas las personas con cualquier nivel de dominio del español y comodidad con el mismo.   Audience / Audiencia Mental health professionals across the country and U.S. territories, including clinicians, peer counselors and others who provide services to Spanish-speaking individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). We welcome providers in a wide range of professional settings, including clinical, community and government agencies, education, private practice, and more. Profesionales de la salud mental de todo Estados Unidos y sus territorios, incluidos médicos clínicos, consejeros entre pares y otras personas que prestan servicios a hablantes de español con un Dominio Limitado del Inglés (LEP por sus siglas en inglés). Les damos la bienvenida a profesionales provenientes de una amplia variedad de entornos, que incluye instituciones clínicas, comunitarias, gubernamentales, educativas, consultorios privados y demás.   About the Facilitators / Conozcan a las Facilitadoras Lisa Teyechea (she/her) is highly skilled and experienced in technical assistance, training, and project developer in areas of public health, prevention, and behavioral health. Other skills include evaluation and grant writing. More than 20 years designing and implementing systems of care and programming at agency and community levels, while approaching work with a trauma-informed lens. Lisa Teyechea (ella) está altamente capacitada y posee una enorme experiencia en asistencia técnica, capacitación y desarrollo de proyectos en las áreas de salud pública, prevención y salud conductual. Entre otras habilidades suyas se incluyen la evaluación y redacción de solicitudes de subvenciones. Posee más de 20 años de experiencia diseñando e implementando sistemas de atención y programas a nivel institucional y comunitario, abordando su labor desde una perspectiva informada sobre el trauma.     Kristi Silva (she/her) has over 15 years’ experience providing culturally responsive training and technical assistance – especially for Latine and Native American communities – at the local, state, and national level. In addition to subject matter expertise in health equity and policy, Ms. Silva is an experienced researcher and evaluator, with specialization in community-developed best practices requiring an adapted evaluation methodology. She has worked in partnership with communities impacted by pan-generational trauma to develop strengths-based policies and practices that are sustainable and rooted in a social justice framework. As a professional who now serves communities like the one she comes from, Ms. Silva brings an essential lens of lived experience to the work. Kristi Silva (ella) tiene más de 15 años de experiencia brindando capacitación y asistencia técnica culturalmente receptiva —especialmente a comunidades latinas e indígenas norteamericanas— a nivel local, estatal y nacional. Además de ser experta en asuntos de equidad y políticas de salud, la Srta. Silva es una evaluadora e investigadora experimentada, especializada en mejores prácticas desarrolladas por la comunidad que requieran una metodología de evaluación adaptada. Ha trabajado junto con comunidades impactadas por el trauma pangeneracional para desarrollar prácticas y políticas basadas en las fortalezas que sean sostenibles y se fundamenten en un marco de justicia social. Como una profesional que ahora atiende a comunidades similares a aquellas de donde proviene, la Srta. Silva lleva a cabo su trabajo con una perspectiva fundamental de experiencias de vida.     (view series main page for full details / consultar la página principal de la serie para ver toda la información)  
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TUESDAY, June 4, 2024 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PT Workshop 1 of 2 in the "Foundations in Perinatal Mental Health & Navigating Culturally Concordant Care" Series (view series main page for full details)   Registration Has Closed as This Event is Now at Capacity If you would like to sign up for the waitlist, please find instructions by clicking through the registration link. It is estimated that approximately 1 in every 5 birthing people in the United States will experience symptoms of depression or anxiety during pregnancy or postpartum. Additionally, perinatal depression is two times more likely to occur in marginalized communities and communities of color. However, only about 50% of individuals with symptoms are ever identified or receive appropriate and timely care. Community mental health care professionals play an integral role in the screening, identification, and care of perinatal mental health conditions. This 2-hour workshop is the first part in our series, and designed to educate and prepare community service and mental health care providers to differentiate between the most commonly experienced perinatal mental health diagnoses and to understand their impact on parents, their overall functioning, and their attachment relationship with their baby.   Learning Objectives Discuss the myths, stigmas, and stereotypes associated with parenting and their impact on mental health; Discuss the prevalence and incidence of perinatal mental health conditions and address the impact of unaddressed perinatal depression on individuals, families, and systems; Differentiate between perinatal mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, grief/bereavement, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.   Audience We invite community and general mental health professionals and teams of two providers within the same organization to participate. Examples include: social workers, psychiatrists, counselors, psychologists, clinicians, therapists, physicians and peer support specialists.   Facilitator Anna King, PhD, LCSW, PMH-C Dr. Anna King (she/her) is a licensed clinical social worker, researcher, and certified perinatal mental health specialist. She has over 10 years of experience in community mental health and has specialized training and experience supporting individuals and families across the reproductive spectrum. As the full-time Director of Training for Maternal Mental Health NOW, Anna oversees the development of training programs, including conferences and partnerships with healthcare institutions, and facilitates curriculum development to educate care providers on mental health during pregnancy and postpartum. Before joining the MMH-NOW team, Anna served as a clinical social worker with outpatient oncology services and inpatient hospital units, including the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), birthing center, and emergency department. She is a part-time psychotherapist with ARC Counseling and Wellness, offering anti-oppressive, body-oriented therapy as a student practitioner of Somatic Experiencing® and trained EMDR therapist. She earned her PhD in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology after conducting qualitative research on the intersection of the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) trait and embodied social justice.  
Webinar/Virtual Training
THURSDAY, June 6, 2024 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PT Workshop 2 of 2 in the "Foundations in Perinatal Mental Health & Navigating Culturally Concordant Care" Series (view series main page for full details)   Registration Has Closed as This Event is Now at Capacity If you would like to sign up for the waitlist, please find instructions by clicking through the registration link. Assessment for perinatal mental health conditions can be implemented in a number of ways, but its efficacy largely depends on how screening is conducted (i.e., language, tools, approach, consistency, etc.). Ensuring that screening and care are culturally concordant and timely will increase the likelihood that individuals experiencing perinatal mental health conditions are not only identified but also receive adequate support to feel better. This 2-hour interactive workshop will coach community and school-based mental health providers on how to utilize validated screening tools as conversation starters regarding mental and emotional well-being with expectant or postpartum individuals and their families. The workshop will also explore approaches to offering supportive resources and referral intervention, in addition to centering cultural humility and trauma-informed care with birthing families.   ** Please note the following: Attendance of the first workshop on June 4th is a prerequisite to attending this workshop. Registration for this workshop is set to manual approval, as attendance of the June 4th workshop will be verified before providing the full sign-in information     Learning Objectives Identify and utilize the three most commonly utilized screening tools to identify signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety in the perinatal period; Name six referral options for mitigating risk factors and increasing support for perinatal mental health conditions; Demonstrate a foundational understanding of the importance of engaging cultural humility and trauma-informed approaches to perinatal mental health care.   Notes This event has limited space and is expected to reach capacity; there will be a waitlist. Waitlist registrants will be added in the order that their registration is received. For those signing up as a group within the same organization, we ask that groups be limited to teams of two. Registrants will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Once registered, if your availability changes and you’re unable to attend, please notify us as soon as possible so we can open a space for those on our waitlist. This event series will be recorded. Recording, materials and resources will be made available to all registrants at the conclusion of the program. Up to four Continuing Education Hours (CEH) will be available at no cost through verified participation in both workshops.   Audience We invite community and general mental health professionals and teams of two providers within the same organization to participate. Examples include: social workers, psychiatrists, counselors, psychologists, clinicians, therapists, physicians and peer support specialists.   Facilitators   Anna King, PhD, LCSW, PMH-C Dr. Anna King (she/her) is a licensed clinical social worker, researcher, and certified perinatal mental health specialist. She has over 10 years of experience in community mental health and has specialized training and experience supporting individuals and families across the reproductive spectrum. As the full-time Director of Training for Maternal Mental Health NOW, Anna oversees the development of training programs, including conferences and partnerships with healthcare institutions, and facilitates curriculum development to educate care providers on mental health during pregnancy and postpartum. Before joining the MMH-NOW team, Anna served as a clinical social worker with outpatient oncology services and inpatient hospital units, including the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), birthing center, and emergency department. She is a part-time psychotherapist with ARC Counseling and Wellness, offering anti-oppressive, body-oriented therapy as a student practitioner of Somatic Experiencing® and trained EMDR therapist. She earned her PhD in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology after conducting qualitative research on the intersection of the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) trait and embodied social justice.   Karen Balumbu-Bennett, LCSW, PPSC, PMH-C Karen Balumbu-Bennett (she/her) is a licensed clinical social worker, holds a pupil personnel services credential, and is a perinatal mental health specialist practicing psychotherapy in the greater Los Angeles area. She has experience providing therapy in community mental health settings, emergency outreach teams, and within secondary schools. In recent years, Karen has become dedicated to supporting people who are trying to conceive and those of the perinatal population. Karen specializes in supporting individuals struggling with perinatal trauma, loss, and fertility challenges and, in September of 2022, released her first book, which she categorizes as a ‘memoire meets guided journal’ titled, My Baby Journey – A Guided Journal to Support You Through the Peaks and Valleys of Trying to Conceive. She takes a client-centered approach and truly enjoys helping people live fuller lives. Karen is an advocate of self-care and is deliberate about participating in activities that bring her joy. She lives by the motto “balance over everything,” which is a reminder that when aspects of life are in the correct proportion, overall wellness is more achievable.
Webinar/Virtual Training
WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2024 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT Part 1 of 3 in the "Honoring our Boundaries; Tending to Self in the Context of Serving Communities" Series (view series main page for full details)   It is often those who support the wellness of others who struggle most to create and protect conditions in their own lives that allow for optimal health. It is critical to understand boundaries and the significant role they play in establishing self-care practices that are re-fueling and re-energizing. By exploring how establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries strengthen our ability to support youth and our own wellness, our work becomes more sustainable as mental health professionals.    This summer, join the Pacific Southwest MHTTC to explore the ways in which upholding healthy emotional boundaries can be trauma-healing and help strengthen our impact as school mental health service providers.    We will expand our self-care toolbox to heighten awareness regarding personal limits and recognize when we've reached them by becoming better equipped to enforce working parameters that stave off burnout and encourage regulation and restoration.   Oriana Ides (she/hers), School Mental Health Training Specialist and Youth & Young Adult programming lead with the Pacific Southwest MHTTC, guides participants in investigating the many reasons one might find it difficult to hold boundaries.    Join us!  June 12, 19, 26 from 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT (that's June 13, 20, and 27th from 7am-8:30am in CNMI)   Audience Supervisors, managers, directors, administrators, and leadership of school and mental health organizations, agencies, and agencies Human resources professionals and mental health and school mental health providers (e.g., therapists, social workers, peer support professionals) Technical assistance providers, coaches, and consultants who work in school mental health contexts Trauma-informed professionals And anyone else interested in boundary work!  Note: while the focus will be on the context of boundaries and school mental health provision, we invite anyone to join.    FAQs Do I have to go to all three sessions? No (though we encourage you to!). Each session will be sufficient on its own. Will there be homework? No, but we will offer podcasts to listen to or readings to sit with between sessions to enrich the learning. What is the style of these sessions? These sessions will include a portion of teaching about boundaries, discussion (full group and breakouts), and some journaling and personal reflection. They are meant to be introspective and interactive. Will these be recorded? No, to maintain confidentiality of each session. Are there CEs? No, Continuing Education credits are not offered for this program.    Facilitator   Oriana Ides, MA, APCC, PPS (she/hers) Oriana Ides is a School Mental Health Training Specialist at CARS (the Center for Applied Research Solutions) and approaches healing the wounds of trauma and oppression as core elements of social justice. She has worked with young people across the life course from elementary school to college, and has served as teacher-leader, school counselor, classroom educator and program director. She is committed to generating equity within school structures and policies by focusing on evidence-based mental health techniques and institutional design.  
Webinar/Virtual Training
WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2024 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT Part 2 of 3 in the "Honoring our Boundaries; Tending to Self in the Context of Serving Communities" Series (view series main page for full details)   It is often those who support the wellness of others who struggle most to create and protect conditions in their own lives that allow for optimal health. It is critical to understand boundaries and the significant role they play in establishing self-care practices that are re-fueling and re-energizing. By exploring how establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries strengthen our ability to support youth and our own wellness, our work becomes more sustainable as mental health professionals.    This summer, join the Pacific Southwest MHTTC to explore the ways in which upholding healthy emotional boundaries can be trauma-healing and help strengthen our impact as school mental health service providers.    We will expand our self-care toolbox to heighten awareness regarding personal limits and recognize when we've reached them by becoming better equipped to enforce working parameters that stave off burnout and encourage regulation and restoration.   Oriana Ides (she/hers), School Mental Health Training Specialist and Youth & Young Adult programming lead with the Pacific Southwest MHTTC, guides participants in investigating the many reasons one might find it difficult to hold boundaries.    Join us!  June 12, 19, 26 from 2pm - 3:30 p.m. PT (that's June 13, 20, and 27th from 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. in CNMI)   Audience Supervisors, managers, directors, administrators, and leadership of school and mental health organizations, agencies, and agencies Human resources professionals and mental health and school mental health providers (e.g., therapists, social workers, peer support professionals) Technical assistance providers, coaches, and consultants who work in school mental health contexts Trauma-informed professionals And anyone else interested in boundary work!  Note: while the focus will be on the context of boundaries and school mental health provision, we invite anyone to join.    FAQs Do I have to go to all three sessions? No (though we encourage you to!). Each session will be sufficient on its own. Will there be homework? No, but we will offer podcasts to listen to or readings to sit with between sessions to enrich the learning. What is the style of these sessions? These sessions will include a portion of teaching about boundaries, discussion (full group and breakouts), and some journaling and personal reflection. They are meant to be introspective and interactive. Will these be recorded? No, to maintain confidentiality of each session. Are there CEs? No, Continuing Education credits are not offered for this program.    Facilitator   Oriana Ides, MA, APCC, PPS (she/hers) Oriana Ides is a School Mental Health Training Specialist at CARS (the Center for Applied Research Solutions) and approaches healing the wounds of trauma and oppression as core elements of social justice. She has worked with young people across the life course from elementary school to college, and has served as teacher-leader, school counselor, classroom educator and program director. She is committed to generating equity within school structures and policies by focusing on evidence-based mental health techniques and institutional design.  
Webinar/Virtual Training
TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2024 10:00 - 11:15 a.m. HT / 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. MT / 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. CT / 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. ET Session 6 of 8 in the "Provider Plática Learning Collaborative" Series / Sesión 6 de 8 de la Serie "Colaboración de Aprendizaje para una Plática entre Profesionales" (view series main page for full details / consultar la página principal de la serie para ver toda la información) Provider Plática Learning Collaborative: Supporting the Training Needs of Practitioners of Spanish Language Mental Health Services Colaboración de Aprendizaje para una Plática entre Profesionales: Respaldando las Necesidades de Capacitación de los Profesionales que Prestan Servicios de Salud Mental en Español June 25: Session 6 / 25 de junio: Sesión 6   Welcome to Session 6 in this series! / ¡Bienvenidos a la Sesión 6 de esta serie!   Collaboratively held by the National Training & Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) and the Pacific Southwest MHTTC this Provider Platica program is a monthly collaborative space for peer learning and resourcing. This session and all that follow are an open, bilingual space for members of the mental health workforce to share common challenges and experiences when providing services to Spanish-speaking communities with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) as well as high-quality resources and innovative solutions. All levels of Spanish language proficiency and comfort are welcome. Este programa de Plática entre Profesionales, llevado a cabo colaborativamente por el Centro Nacional de Capacitación y Asistencia Técnica (NTTAC por sus siglas en inglés) y el Centro de Transferencia de Tecnología de Salud Mental del Sudoeste del Pacífico (MHTTC por sus siglas en inglés), es un espacio mensual de colaboración para el aprendizaje entre pares y la facilitación de recursos. Esta y todas las demás sesiones son un espacio abierto y bilingüe donde los miembros de la fuerza laboral de salud mental podrán compartir desafíos y experiencias en común a la hora de prestar servicios a las comunidades de habla hispana con un Dominio Limitado del Inglés (LEP por sus siglas en inglés), así como recursos de alta calidad y soluciones innovadoras. Son bienvenidas las personas con cualquier nivel de dominio del español y comodidad con el mismo.   Audience / Audiencia Mental health professionals across the country and U.S. territories, including clinicians, peer counselors and others who provide services to Spanish-speaking individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). We welcome providers in a wide range of professional settings, including clinical, community and government agencies, education, private practice, and more. Profesionales de la salud mental de todo Estados Unidos y sus territorios, incluidos médicos clínicos, consejeros entre pares y otras personas que prestan servicios a hablantes de español con un Dominio Limitado del Inglés (LEP por sus siglas en inglés). Les damos la bienvenida a profesionales provenientes de una amplia variedad de entornos, que incluye instituciones clínicas, comunitarias, gubernamentales, educativas, consultorios privados y demás.   About the Facilitators / Conozcan a las Facilitadoras Lisa Teyechea (she/her) is highly skilled and experienced in technical assistance, training, and project developer in areas of public health, prevention, and behavioral health. Other skills include evaluation and grant writing. More than 20 years designing and implementing systems of care and programming at agency and community levels, while approaching work with a trauma-informed lens. Lisa Teyechea (ella) está altamente capacitada y posee una enorme experiencia en asistencia técnica, capacitación y desarrollo de proyectos en las áreas de salud pública, prevención y salud conductual. Entre otras habilidades suyas se incluyen la evaluación y redacción de solicitudes de subvenciones. Posee más de 20 años de experiencia diseñando e implementando sistemas de atención y programas a nivel institucional y comunitario, abordando su labor desde una perspectiva informada sobre el trauma.     Kristi Silva (she/her) has over 15 years’ experience providing culturally responsive training and technical assistance – especially for Latine and Native American communities – at the local, state, and national level. In addition to subject matter expertise in health equity and policy, Ms. Silva is an experienced researcher and evaluator, with specialization in community-developed best practices requiring an adapted evaluation methodology. She has worked in partnership with communities impacted by pan-generational trauma to develop strengths-based policies and practices that are sustainable and rooted in a social justice framework. As a professional who now serves communities like the one she comes from, Ms. Silva brings an essential lens of lived experience to the work. Kristi Silva (ella) tiene más de 15 años de experiencia brindando capacitación y asistencia técnica culturalmente receptiva —especialmente a comunidades latinas e indígenas norteamericanas— a nivel local, estatal y nacional. Además de ser experta en asuntos de equidad y políticas de salud, la Srta. Silva es una evaluadora e investigadora experimentada, especializada en mejores prácticas desarrolladas por la comunidad que requieran una metodología de evaluación adaptada. Ha trabajado junto con comunidades impactadas por el trauma pangeneracional para desarrollar prácticas y políticas basadas en las fortalezas que sean sostenibles y se fundamenten en un marco de justicia social. Como una profesional que ahora atiende a comunidades similares a aquellas de donde proviene, la Srta. Silva lleva a cabo su trabajo con una perspectiva fundamental de experiencias de vida.     (view series main page for full details / consultar la página principal de la serie para ver toda la información)  
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WEDNESDAY, June 26, 2024 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT Part 3 of 3 in the "Honoring our Boundaries; Tending to Self in the Context of Serving Communities" Series (view series main page for full details)   It is often those who support the wellness of others who struggle most to create and protect conditions in their own lives that allow for optimal health. It is critical to understand boundaries and the significant role they play in establishing self-care practices that are re-fueling and re-energizing. By exploring how establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries strengthen our ability to support youth and our own wellness, our work becomes more sustainable as mental health professionals.    This summer, join the Pacific Southwest MHTTC to explore the ways in which upholding healthy emotional boundaries can be trauma-healing and help strengthen our impact as school mental health service providers.    We will expand our self-care toolbox to heighten awareness regarding personal limits and recognize when we've reached them by becoming better equipped to enforce working parameters that stave off burnout and encourage regulation and restoration.   Oriana Ides (she/hers), School Mental Health Training Specialist and Youth & Young Adult programming lead with the Pacific Southwest MHTTC, guides participants in investigating the many reasons one might find it difficult to hold boundaries. Each session will provide an overview on what healthy boundaries are and offer dialogue and discussion on how to navigate challenges to our boundaries.   Audience Supervisors, managers, directors, administrators, and leadership of school and mental health organizations, agencies, and agencies Human resources professionals and mental health and school mental health providers (e.g., therapists, social workers, peer support professionals) Technical assistance providers, coaches, and consultants who work in school mental health contexts Trauma-informed professionals And anyone else interested in boundary work!  Note: while the focus will be on the context of boundaries and school mental health provision, we invite anyone to join.    FAQs Do I have to go to all three sessions? No (though we encourage you to!). Each session will be sufficient on its own. Will there be homework? No, but we will offer podcasts to listen to or readings to sit with between sessions to enrich the learning. What is the style of these sessions? These sessions will include a portion of teaching about boundaries, discussion (full group and breakouts), and some journaling and personal reflection. They are meant to be introspective and interactive. Will these be recorded? No, to maintain confidentiality of each session. Are there CEs? No, Continuing Education credits are not offered for this program.    Facilitator   Oriana Ides, MA, APCC, PPS (she/hers) Oriana Ides is a School Mental Health Training Specialist at CARS (the Center for Applied Research Solutions) and approaches healing the wounds of trauma and oppression as core elements of social justice. She has worked with young people across the life course from elementary school to college, and has served as teacher-leader, school counselor, classroom educator and program director. She is committed to generating equity within school structures and policies by focusing on evidence-based mental health techniques and institutional design.  
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Part 1 of 2 in the "Fostering Trust & Employee Wellbeing through Reflective & Relational-Based Supervision" Series (view series page for full details)   Interested in how to provide supervision through a trauma-informed lens? Hoping to interrupt team burnout and support your workforce retention? By nurturing our supervision skills and approaches through a practice known as Reflective Supervision/Consultation (RSC), we can embody the parallel process in which we as colleagues experience the same kind of relational dynamics we hope to encourage in our provider-client relationships.   Both sessions in this two-part series provide building blocks for foundational, conceptual, and applied information related to reflective facilitation/supervision, in both preventive and treatment settings for mental health professionals.    Traditionally, RSC is mainly fostered in early childhood/ infant mental health settings;  However, we offer these two workshops not only for Early Childhood & Education practitioners to strengthen their RSC skills, but for anyone (school mental health supervisors/professionals and other mental health supervisors/professionals beyond the school context) to explore how RSC can fortify our supervisor-supervisee relationships and overall team wellbeing.    More information about reflective supervision, including the evidence behind its impact, and how it actuates trauma-informed organizational culture is linked here: What is Reflective Supervision | Multiplying Connections.     In Part 1, Rouba Otaky, LMFT, will walk participants through the nuts and bolts of reflective supervision and consultation.   Learning Objectives Identify three key components of reflective supervision and apply appropriate skills within their different roles and responsibilities as supervisors. Name at least four techniques that will address the needs of supervisees to be responsive to cultural and contextual needs and continue to develop a set of skills that helps supervisees build these skills. State three ways that supervisors will strengthen and support skills that allow supervisees to explore ways that their own belief systems or internal reactions might be impacting care. Audience Supervisors, managers, directors, administrators and leadership of early childhood/infant mental health, k-12 school mental health, and mental health organizations, and agencies Clinical supervisors, human resources professionals, mental health and school mental health providers (e.g., infant mental health specialists, therapists, social workers, peer support professionals) Trauma informed professionals Anyone else interested in reflective supervision and consultation!    Faculty  Rouba Otaky, LMFT, holds a Master’s degree in Marriage, Couples Child Counseling & College Counseling, a BS in Psychology & Spanish, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a certified Reflective Practice Mentor, and Infant Mental Health Specialist. She has over 15 years of experience working in program management, community collaboration, supervision, and therapy with specialization in anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion, and child-parent psychotherapy.  She has provided reflective practice training, consultation, and supervision for over 10 years and is committed to supporting providers in building reflective practices in their work and lives. Priming Resources  Honoring Race and Diversity in Reflective Supervision: Guiding Principles to Enhance Relationships | ZERO TO THREE  Using Reflective Supervision to Support Trauma-Informed Systems for Children  THE REFLECTIVE SUPERVISION TOOLKIT Reflective Supervision Collaborative - Southwest Human Development     
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Part 2 of 2 in the "Fostering Trust & Employee Wellbeing Through Reflective & Relational-Based Supervision" Series (view series page for full details)   Interested in how to provide supervision through a trauma-informed lens? Hoping to interrupt team burnout and support your workforce retention? By nurturing our supervision skills and approaches through a practice known as Reflective Supervision/Consultation (RSC), we can embody the parallel process in which we as colleagues experience the same kind of relational dynamics we hope to encourage in our provider-client relationships.   Both sessions in this two-part series provide building blocks for foundational, conceptual, and applied information related to reflective facilitation/supervision, in both preventive and treatment settings for mental health professionals.    Traditionally, RSC is mainly fostered in early childhood/ infant mental health settings; however, we offer these two workshops not only for Early Childhood & Education practitioners to strengthen their RSC skills, but for anyone (school mental health supervisors/professionals and other mental health supervisors/professionals beyond the school context) to explore how RSC can fortify our supervisor-supervisee relationships and overall team wellbeing.    More information about reflective supervision, including the evidence behind its impact, and how it actuates trauma informed organizational culture is available here: What is Reflective Supervision | Multiplying Connections.     In Part 2, Rouba will provide a deeper dive into reflective supervision and delve into cultural considerations, limitations, and sample cases.   Learning Objectives Identify three key components of reflective supervision and apply appropriate skills within their different roles and responsibilities as supervisors. Name at least four techniques that will address the needs of supervisees to be responsive to cultural and contextual needs and continue to develop a set of skills that helps supervisees build these skills. State three ways that supervisors will strengthen and support skills that allow supervisees to explore ways that their own belief systems or internal reactions might be impacting care. Audience Supervisors, managers, directors, administrators and leadership of early childhood/infant mental health, k-12 school mental health, and mental health organizations, and agencies Clinical supervisors, human resources professionals, mental health and school mental health providers (e.g., infant mental health specialists, therapists, social workers, peer support professionals) Trauma informed professionals Anyone else interested in reflective supervision and consultation!  Faculty Rouba Otaky, LMFT, holds a Master’s degree in Marriage, Couples Child Counseling & College Counseling, a BS in Psychology & Spanish, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a certified Reflective Practice Mentor, and Infant Mental Health Specialist. She has over 15 years of experience working in program management, community collaboration, supervision, and therapy with specialization in anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion, and child-parent psychotherapy.  She has provided reflective practice training, consultation, and supervision for over 10 years and is committed to supporting providers in building reflective practices in their work and lives. Priming Resources   Honoring Race and Diversity in Reflective Supervision: Guiding Principles to Enhance Relationships | ZERO TO THREE  Using Reflective Supervision to Support Trauma-Informed Systems for Children  THE REFLECTIVE SUPERVISION TOOLKIT Reflective Supervision Collaborative - Southwest Human Development   
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TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2024 10:00 - 11:15 a.m. HT / 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. MT / 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. CT / 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. ET Session 7 of 8 in the "Provider Plática Learning Collaborative" Series / Sesión 7 de 8 de la Serie "Colaboración de Aprendizaje para una Plática entre Profesionales" (view series main page for full details / consultar la página principal de la serie para ver toda la información) Provider Plática Learning Collaborative: Supporting the Training Needs of Practitioners of Spanish Language Mental Health Services Colaboración de Aprendizaje para una Plática entre Profesionales: Respaldando las Necesidades de Capacitación de los Profesionales que Prestan Servicios de Salud Mental en Español   July 30: Session 7 / 30 de julio: Sesión 7   Welcome to Session 7 in this series! / ¡Bienvenidos a la Sesión 7 de esta serie!   Collaboratively held by the National Training & Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) and the Pacific Southwest MHTTC this Provider Platica program is a monthly collaborative space for peer learning and resourcing. This session and all that follow are an open, bilingual space for members of the mental health workforce to share common challenges and experiences when providing services to Spanish-speaking communities with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) as well as high-quality resources and innovative solutions. All levels of Spanish language proficiency and comfort are welcome. Este programa de Plática entre Profesionales, llevado a cabo colaborativamente por el Centro Nacional de Capacitación y Asistencia Técnica (NTTAC por sus siglas en inglés) y el Centro de Transferencia de Tecnología de Salud Mental del Sudoeste del Pacífico (MHTTC por sus siglas en inglés), es un espacio mensual de colaboración para el aprendizaje entre pares y la facilitación de recursos. Esta y todas las demás sesiones son un espacio abierto y bilingüe donde los miembros de la fuerza laboral de salud mental podrán compartir desafíos y experiencias en común a la hora de prestar servicios a las comunidades de habla hispana con un Dominio Limitado del Inglés (LEP por sus siglas en inglés), así como recursos de alta calidad y soluciones innovadoras. Son bienvenidas las personas con cualquier nivel de dominio del español y comodidad con el mismo.   Audience / Audiencia Mental health professionals across the country and U.S. territories, including clinicians, peer counselors and others who provide services to Spanish-speaking individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). We welcome providers in a wide range of professional settings, including clinical, community and government agencies, education, private practice, and more. Profesionales de la salud mental de todo Estados Unidos y sus territorios, incluidos médicos clínicos, consejeros entre pares y otras personas que prestan servicios a hablantes de español con un Dominio Limitado del Inglés (LEP por sus siglas en inglés). Les damos la bienvenida a profesionales provenientes de una amplia variedad de entornos, que incluye instituciones clínicas, comunitarias, gubernamentales, educativas, consultorios privados y demás.   About the Facilitators / Conozcan a las Facilitadoras Lisa Teyechea (she/her) is highly skilled and experienced in technical assistance, training, and project developer in areas of public health, prevention, and behavioral health. Other skills include evaluation and grant writing. More than 20 years designing and implementing systems of care and programming at agency and community levels, while approaching work with a trauma-informed lens. Lisa Teyechea (ella) está altamente capacitada y posee una enorme experiencia en asistencia técnica, capacitación y desarrollo de proyectos en las áreas de salud pública, prevención y salud conductual. Entre otras habilidades suyas se incluyen la evaluación y redacción de solicitudes de subvenciones. Posee más de 20 años de experiencia diseñando e implementando sistemas de atención y programas a nivel institucional y comunitario, abordando su labor desde una perspectiva informada sobre el trauma.     Kristi Silva (she/her) has over 15 years’ experience providing culturally responsive training and technical assistance – especially for Latine and Native American communities – at the local, state, and national level. In addition to subject matter expertise in health equity and policy, Ms. Silva is an experienced researcher and evaluator, with specialization in community-developed best practices requiring an adapted evaluation methodology. She has worked in partnership with communities impacted by pan-generational trauma to develop strengths-based policies and practices that are sustainable and rooted in a social justice framework. As a professional who now serves communities like the one she comes from, Ms. Silva brings an essential lens of lived experience to the work. Kristi Silva (ella) tiene más de 15 años de experiencia brindando capacitación y asistencia técnica culturalmente receptiva —especialmente a comunidades latinas e indígenas norteamericanas— a nivel local, estatal y nacional. Además de ser experta en asuntos de equidad y políticas de salud, la Srta. Silva es una evaluadora e investigadora experimentada, especializada en mejores prácticas desarrolladas por la comunidad que requieran una metodología de evaluación adaptada. Ha trabajado junto con comunidades impactadas por el trauma pangeneracional para desarrollar prácticas y políticas basadas en las fortalezas que sean sostenibles y se fundamenten en un marco de justicia social. Como una profesional que ahora atiende a comunidades similares a aquellas de donde proviene, la Srta. Silva lleva a cabo su trabajo con una perspectiva fundamental de experiencias de vida.     (view series main page for full details / consultar la página principal de la serie para ver toda la información)  
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Session 1 of 3 in the "Championing Students Through Change: Welcoming Youth Transitioning To and From School" Series (view series page for full details)   Navigating life's transitions can be challenging, especially for students moving between different educational and institutional settings. This August, the Pacific Southwest MHTTC invites you to join us for a three-part series dedicated to supporting students through these critical periods of transition.   In this first session and throughout the series, we'll take a deep dive into trauma-sensitive and culturally responsive strategies for welcoming students back to school from special education programs, juvenile justice system involvement, hospitalizations, and more. Our goal is to equip you with the tools and knowledge needed to create nurturing environments that uplift students and foster their resilience as they navigate these significant transitions. We'll explore practical strategies for supporting students transitioning to and from programs and institutions, and provide participants with the skills to promote a sense of belonging and resilience among students during these pivotal times. Key questions we'll address include: How can school staff prepare themselves and students to welcome youth back from institutional settings? What unique challenges do students face when returning to school? What unique strengths do students bring to us as school leaders when returning to their school? Join us to build your capacity to champion students through times of transition. Whether you're an educator, administrator, school mental health professional, or youth advocate, you'll walk away with deepened empathy, practical tools, and a network of support.    Meet the Faculty    Melissa Smith, M.S. (she/hers)  Melissa Smith is the newest member of the Pacific Southwest MHTTC team. As a licensed collegiate and postgraduate professional, Melissa comprehends the immense influence education can have on cultivating safe, inclusive, and engaging learning spaces that amplify voices which often go unheard. As a licensed collegiate and postgraduate professional, Melissa understands education's profound impact on ability to challenge existing norms and perceptions, amplifying the voices of those from marginalized communities. As a Change Consultant with Change Matrix, Melissa crafts transformative learning experiences that foster personal and professional growth. Her commitment extends beyond conventions as she envisions landscapes where everyone feels valued, heard, and empowered to thrive. She uses her scholarly knowledge to create safe, inclusive, and engaging learning environments.  Her methodology empowers people and organizations to question the status quo, utilize data-driven insights, and take tangible actions to create more equitable and inclusive environments. A passionate professional with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Master of Science in Reading from Radford University, Melissa encourages us to move beyond comfort zones to dismantle systemic barriers hindering social, emotional and mental health.     Oriana Ides, MA, APCC, PPS (she/hers) Oriana Ides is a School Mental Health Training Specialist at CARS (the Center for Applied Research Solutions) and approaches healing the wounds of trauma and oppression as core elements of social justice. She has worked with young people across the life course from elementary school to college, and has served as teacher-leader, school counselor, classroom educator and program director. She is committed to generating equity within school structures and policies by focusing on evidence-based mental health techniques and institutional design.
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Session 2 of 3 in the "Championing Students Through Change: Welcoming Youth Transitioning To and From School" Series (view series page for full details)   In this second session, Amanda Lipp will focus on trauma-sensitive and culturally responsive strategies for welcoming students back to school from hospitalization. This session will equip you with the tools and knowledge needed to create nurturing environments that uplift students and foster their resilience as they navigate these significant transitions. We'll explore practical strategies for supporting students transitioning to and from programs and institutions, and provide participants with the skills to promote a sense of belonging and resilience among students during these pivotal times. Key questions we'll address include: How can school staff prepare themselves and students to welcome youth back from institutional settings? What unique challenges do students face when returning to school? What unique strengths do students bring to us as school leaders when returning to their school? Join us to build your capacity to champion students through times of transition. Whether you're an educator, administrator, school mental health professional, or youth advocate, you'll walk away with deepened empathy, practical tools, and a network of support.    Meet the Faculty    Amanda Lipp (she/they) Amanda Lipp serves as a Training & Technical Assistance Specialist with the Center for Applied Research Solutions and the Pacific Southwest MHTTC and is a filmmaker, multimedia artist, and speaker working at the intersection of mental health care, storytelling, and technology. Ms. Lipp has created over 100 short documentary films and educational comic books elevating complex mental health and social impact topics like youth psychosis, mass trauma, recreation therapy, and alternative living. As a passionate advocate, Ms. Lipp has delivered over 150 workshops and keynotes sharing mental health resources, films, and her own personal story. She currently serves on the Mental Health Advisory Panel at Google, and the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Committee (ISMICC) created by Congress to advise on federal policy. Ms. Lipp formerly served as the youngest board member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Amanda graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in Human Development. Ms. Lipp identifies with the LGBTQ community, and has passion for social awareness, and systems access for this population. 
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Session 3 of 3 in the "Championing Students Through Change: Welcoming Youth Transitioning To and From School" Series (view series page for full details)   In this last session, Oriana and Melissa will focus on trauma-sensitive and culturally responsive strategies for welcoming students back to school from juvenile justice system involvement. Our goal is to equip you with the tools and knowledge needed to create nurturing environments that uplift students and foster their resilience as they navigate these significant transitions. We'll explore practical strategies for supporting students transitioning to and from programs and institutions and provide participants with the skills to promote a sense of belonging and resilience among students during these pivotal times. Key questions we'll address include: How can school staff prepare themselves and students to welcome youth back from institutional settings? What unique challenges do students face when returning to school? What unique strengths do students bring to us as school leaders when returning to their school? Join us to build your capacity to champion students through times of transition. Whether you're an educator, administrator, school mental health professional, or youth advocate, you'll walk away with deepened empathy, practical tools, and a network of support.      Meet the Faculty    Melissa Smith, M.S. (she/hers)  Melissa Smith is the newest member of the Pacific Southwest MHTTC team. As a licensed collegiate and postgraduate professional, Melissa comprehends the immense influence education can have on cultivating safe, inclusive, and engaging learning spaces that amplify voices which often go unheard. As a licensed collegiate and postgraduate professional, Melissa understands education's profound impact on ability to challenge existing norms and perceptions, amplifying the voices of those from marginalized communities. As a Change Consultant with Change Matrix, Melissa crafts transformative learning experiences that foster personal and professional growth. Her commitment extends beyond conventions as she envisions landscapes where everyone feels valued, heard, and empowered to thrive. She uses her scholarly knowledge to create safe, inclusive, and engaging learning environments.  Her methodology empowers people and organizations to question the status quo, utilize data-driven insights, and take tangible actions to create more equitable and inclusive environments. A passionate professional with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Master of Science in Reading from Radford University, Melissa encourages us to move beyond comfort zones to dismantle systemic barriers hindering social, emotional and mental health.     Oriana Ides, MA, APCC, PPS (she/hers) Oriana Ides is a School Mental Health Training Specialist at CARS (the Center for Applied Research Solutions) and approaches healing the wounds of trauma and oppression as core elements of social justice. She has worked with young people across the life course from elementary school to college, and has served as teacher-leader, school counselor, classroom educator and program director. She is committed to generating equity within school structures and policies by focusing on evidence-based mental health techniques and institutional design.
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TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2024 10:00 - 11:15 a.m. HT / 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. MT / 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. CT / 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. ET Session 8 of 8 in the "Provider Plática Learning Collaborative" Series / Sesión 8 de 8 de la Serie "Colaboración de Aprendizaje para una Plática entre Profesionales" (view series main page for full details / consultar la página principal de la serie para ver toda la información) Provider Plática Learning Collaborative: Supporting the Training Needs of Practitioners of Spanish Language Mental Health Services Colaboración de Aprendizaje para una Plática entre Profesionales: Respaldando las Necesidades de Capacitación de los Profesionales que Prestan Servicios de Salud Mental en Español   August 27: Session 8 / 27 de agosto: Sesión 8   Welcome to Session 8 in this series! / ¡Bienvenidos a la Sesión 8 de esta serie!   Collaboratively held by the National Training & Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) and the Pacific Southwest MHTTC this Provider Platica program is a monthly collaborative space for peer learning and resourcing. This session and all that follow are an open, bilingual space for members of the mental health workforce to share common challenges and experiences when providing services to Spanish-speaking communities with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) as well as high-quality resources and innovative solutions. All levels of Spanish language proficiency and comfort are welcome. Este programa de Plática entre Profesionales, llevado a cabo colaborativamente por el Centro Nacional de Capacitación y Asistencia Técnica (NTTAC por sus siglas en inglés) y el Centro de Transferencia de Tecnología de Salud Mental del Sudoeste del Pacífico (MHTTC por sus siglas en inglés), es un espacio mensual de colaboración para el aprendizaje entre pares y la facilitación de recursos. Esta y todas las demás sesiones son un espacio abierto y bilingüe donde los miembros de la fuerza laboral de salud mental podrán compartir desafíos y experiencias en común a la hora de prestar servicios a las comunidades de habla hispana con un Dominio Limitado del Inglés (LEP por sus siglas en inglés), así como recursos de alta calidad y soluciones innovadoras. Son bienvenidas las personas con cualquier nivel de dominio del español y comodidad con el mismo.   Audience / Audiencia Mental health professionals across the country and U.S. territories, including clinicians, peer counselors and others who provide services to Spanish-speaking individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). We welcome providers in a wide range of professional settings, including clinical, community and government agencies, education, private practice, and more. Profesionales de la salud mental de todo Estados Unidos y sus territorios, incluidos médicos clínicos, consejeros entre pares y otras personas que prestan servicios a hablantes de español con un Dominio Limitado del Inglés (LEP por sus siglas en inglés). Les damos la bienvenida a profesionales provenientes de una amplia variedad de entornos, que incluye instituciones clínicas, comunitarias, gubernamentales, educativas, consultorios privados y demás.   About the Facilitators / Conozcan a las Facilitadoras Lisa Teyechea (she/her) is highly skilled and experienced in technical assistance, training, and project developer in areas of public health, prevention, and behavioral health. Other skills include evaluation and grant writing. More than 20 years designing and implementing systems of care and programming at agency and community levels, while approaching work with a trauma-informed lens. Lisa Teyechea (ella) está altamente capacitada y posee una enorme experiencia en asistencia técnica, capacitación y desarrollo de proyectos en las áreas de salud pública, prevención y salud conductual. Entre otras habilidades suyas se incluyen la evaluación y redacción de solicitudes de subvenciones. Posee más de 20 años de experiencia diseñando e implementando sistemas de atención y programas a nivel institucional y comunitario, abordando su labor desde una perspectiva informada sobre el trauma.     Kristi Silva (she/her) has over 15 years’ experience providing culturally responsive training and technical assistance – especially for Latine and Native American communities – at the local, state, and national level. In addition to subject matter expertise in health equity and policy, Ms. Silva is an experienced researcher and evaluator, with specialization in community-developed best practices requiring an adapted evaluation methodology. She has worked in partnership with communities impacted by pan-generational trauma to develop strengths-based policies and practices that are sustainable and rooted in a social justice framework. As a professional who now serves communities like the one she comes from, Ms. Silva brings an essential lens of lived experience to the work. Kristi Silva (ella) tiene más de 15 años de experiencia brindando capacitación y asistencia técnica culturalmente receptiva —especialmente a comunidades latinas e indígenas norteamericanas— a nivel local, estatal y nacional. Además de ser experta en asuntos de equidad y políticas de salud, la Srta. Silva es una evaluadora e investigadora experimentada, especializada en mejores prácticas desarrolladas por la comunidad que requieran una metodología de evaluación adaptada. Ha trabajado junto con comunidades impactadas por el trauma pangeneracional para desarrollar prácticas y políticas basadas en las fortalezas que sean sostenibles y se fundamenten en un marco de justicia social. Como una profesional que ahora atiende a comunidades similares a aquellas de donde proviene, la Srta. Silva lleva a cabo su trabajo con una perspectiva fundamental de experiencias de vida.     (view series main page for full details / consultar la página principal de la serie para ver toda la información)  
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