Year 1 Plan

Training and TA Activities for Year 1 (November 2018 – August 2019)

The Northwest MHTTC will serve as a resource for the behavioral health workforce, broadly defined, in the identification, secondary and tertiary prevention, management, and treatment of serious mental health conditions. In addition, the Northwest MHTTC will leverage recent advances in dissemination and implementation science to use best practice strategies for help systems of care adopt and sustain evidence-based interventions for the SMI population in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington (Region 10).

A non-exhaustive list of proposed training activities for Year 1 includes:

Tier 1 (Universal)
  • Develop free resource library accessible through NW-MHTTC Website
  • Develop web-based training on violence risk assessment and management

  • Develop and disseminate  research and practice briefs

  • Develop in-person trainings on a range of school mental health topics

  • Web-based orientation to Helping Education Leaders  Mobilize Evidence (HELM) to identify school districts that wish to engage in HELM training and consultation

  • Translate the Integrates Systems Framework for School Mental Health into an interactive online training resource


Tier 2 (Targeted)
  • Webinar on trauma responsive schools and specific SMH starategies, aimed at reducing   impact of trauma on students

  • Conduct in -person orientation to School Health Assessment and Performance Evaluation (SHAPE ) System at NW PBIS conference, and identify 20 districts for follow-up support and TA

  • Develop and deliver initial ECHO tele-consultation clinics for primary care and allied providers on the topic of managment of psychosis in primary care

  • Develop a web-based primer on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis (CBTp)

  • Provide 225 Alaskan providers with access to All Patient Safe web-based training on suicide risk assessment

  • Provide Communities of Practice for adult peer specialists, youth peer specialists, and their supervisors


Tier 3 (Intensive)

Northwest MHTTC will deliver training and follow-on support in Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) to 30 mental health professionals and administrators in Idaho



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