Year 2 Plan

Training and TA Activities for Year 2 (August 2019 – August 2020)

The Northwest MHTTC serves 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 leverages recent advances in dissemination and implementation science to use best practice strategies to help systems of care adopt and sustain evidence-based interventions for the serious mental illness (SMI) population in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington (Region 10).

A non-exhaustive list of proposed training activities for Year 2 includes: 

Tier 1 (Universal)
  • Provide free resource library, accessible through the Northwest MHTTC Website
  • Provide 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
  • Provide web-based orientation on Helping Education Leaders Mobilize Evidence (HELM)
  • Translate the Interconnected Systems Framework for School Mental Health (SMH) into an interactive online training resource


Tier 2 (Targeted)
  • Publish an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) starter kit
  • Host learning communities for community mental healthcare staff on integrated care topics
  • Develop a web-based training on ACT
  • Produce a webinar series on Youth Peer Support 
  • Develop an online course for suicide risk assessment and management (3 and 6 hour courses)
  • Provide Safety Planning Intervention training to persons attending World Suicide Prevention     conference, including ongoing technical assistance and consultation     
  • Provide in-person training in the STRIDE lifestyle intervention for behavioral healthcare staff
  • Provide training for Enhanced Illness Management and Recovery (E-IMR)
  • Establish a family, peer workgroup in response to the needs of family providers/specialists
  • Support the implementation of Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) for school districts
  • Convene learning communities to support best models of school mental health implementation


Tier 3 (Intensive)
  • Train practitioners to implement Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis (CBTp) for first episode psychosis
  • Deliver training and follow-on support in Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools, Bounce Back, and Support for Students Exposed to Trauma in Idaho
  • Support persons to become trainers on suicide prevention and safety planning interventions


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