Year 5 Work Plan

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Training and TA Activities for Year 5 

(August 2022 – September 2023)

Universal TA: Webinars relevant to any professional in the field, Newsletters, Website resources, Tip Sheets, Social Media messaging

Targeted TA: Online courses, Activities for specialized groups of providers, Learning Communities, Curriculum Packages

Intensive TA: On-going consultation in specific agencies, communities, states & systems


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The Northwest MHTTC serves as a resource for the behavioral health workforce. Broadly stated, that means offering training and technical assistance in pursuit of the identification, prevention (at secondary and tertiary levels), 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 serious mental illness (SMI). Our efforts are focused on HHS Region 10, which encompasses Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.


A non-exhaustive list of active and in-progress training activities for Year 5 includes: 

Tier 1 (Universal)
  • Host virtual training events on a variety of topics such as:
    • opioid overdose prevention
    • recovery-oriented practices
    • suicide prevention efforts; the 988 hotline; crisis management and response work
    • evidence-based practices for SMI
    • combatting stigma
    • addressing issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in the behavioral health/mental health field
    • grief, loss, bereavement and finding resilience
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • gender health and transgender issues
    • family support and peer support
  • Curate our free online resource library
  • Free web-based, self-paced trainings on Evidence-Based Practices
  • In-person trainings on a range of school mental health (SMH) topics
  • Team training on Interconnected Systems Framework for School Mental Health  
  • Webinar recordings and podcasts as well as tip sheets, flipbooks, and curriculum packages
  • Free e-courses on the platform
  • Monthly newsletters for Northwest MHTTC core grant and SMH supplement


Tier 2 (Targeted)
  • Regular virtual consultation meetings for Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams and ACT stakeholders; technical assistance for Region 10 ACT Teams
  • Learning Collaborative for Nursing roles who work with First Episode Psychosis teams in Region 10
  • 4-week live learning communities on crisis management; Motivational Interviewing; and trauma-informed approaches, grief, loss & bereavement and provider well-being; and addressing issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in the behavioral health/mental health field
  • 8-week live learning community on Evidenced-Based Practices for serious mental health issues
  • Mental Health Institute to train and expand the behavioral health knowledge base of the workforce to increase equity and inclusion for underserved populations in Washington state with tracks on co-occurring disorders; Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD); and social justice & inclusion
Tier 3 (Intensive)
  • ACT Teams in Idaho implementation project 


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