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Coming June 21! Classroom WISE: Well-Being Information and Strategies for Educators

This FREE course for educators and school personnel offers strategies and skills to engage and support students with mental health concerns in the classroom.
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June is PTSD Awareness Month

June is PTSD Awareness Month, read more on how to raise awareness about PTSD on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.
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Responding to COVID-19

See our list of MHTTC Events and Products related to coping with the effects of this public health crisis.
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About the MHTTC Network

We provide free training and technical assistance across the US states and territories.
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New! Racial Equity and Cultural Diversity Resource Compilation

Our new webpage includes a compilation of products and resources on cultural responsiveness, racial equity and cultural diversity for the mental health workforce, curated by the MHTTC Cultural Responsiveness Working Group (CRWG).
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Responding to COVID-19 | School Mental Health: Featuring our Educator Well-Being Resource Collection!

View MHTTC Events and Products, as well as national resources, for educators, school mental health professionals and other school personnel.
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Provider Well-Being Supplement

View MHTTC Products and Events, as well as other national resources, tailored to self-care for the mental health workforce.
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Archived Trainings

Archived Trainings

Looking for recorded webinars, trainings, training videos, or podcasts for professional development? Check out our Products and Resources Catalog!
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School Mental Health Initiative

Learn what the MHTTC Network is doing to advance school mental health.
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Online Courses – HealtheKnowledge.org

Free and Low-Cost Continuing Education for Behavioral Health Providers- check out the Mental Health Services section!
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The MHTTC Pathways is a monthly e-pub with information and news relevant to the

Get Informed!

Search our Products & Resources Catalog to find tools you can use to improve services!

Get Trained!

Search our calendar of upcoming trainings and events to find a training to fit your needs!

Upcoming Events

Jun

21

Mental Health Service Providers Mutual Support Group

The Northeast and Caribbean MHTTC wants to continue to support you and your work during the COVID-19

Jun

21

What Educators Need to Know: School-Based Suicide Prevention and Intervention

Expect the Unexpected: Preparing for Crises in Schools is a webinar series geared toward education

Jun

21

Session 3 of Needs and Joys of our (Im)migrant* Students, Families and Community Partners: School…

The Needs and Joys of our (Im)migrant Students, Families, and Community Partners: Exploring and

What's New

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New from SAMHSA: Telehealth for Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders

Juneteenth

Celebrate Juneteenth with Supporters of the 8 Changes for Racial Equity

Stages of Family Recovery

Family Inclusion: The Role of Families in Recovery from Mental Illnesses | Session 2: Strategies to Support Family Member Recovery

The Family Experience

Family Inclusion: The Role of Families in Recovery from Mental Illnesses | Session 1: The Family Experience

Classroom Engagement Strategies to Support Mental Health

USVI Summer Academy: Classroom Engagement Strategies to Support Mental Health

MHTTCs Implementing Change

Northeast and Caribbean MHTTC: Motivational Technical Assistance Project

Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based practice that can assist in engaging clients into behavioral health services. “MI is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen personal motivation for and commitment to a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion” (Miller & Rollnick, 2013, p. 29).

Bringing mental health professionals to competence in using Motivational Interviewing, and sustaining its use in practice is an intensive process. This project was developed in response to several requests from providers in HHS Region 2 and discussions regarding the need to implement and sustain Motivational Interviewing within their organizations and with all levels of staff, including administrators, supervisors, and direct service providers. 

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National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC: Building Cultural Competency to Address the Mental Health Needs of Migrant Students

Ventura County, CA, is home to a large Hispanic and Latino migrant population. About 60% of students in the county self-identify as Hispanic or Latino. The Ventura County Office of Education identified a need to improve culturally responsive mental health services aligned with the health beliefs, practices, and needs of Hispanic migrant students and their families. The National Hispanic and Latino MHTTCin collaboration with the Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE), implemented targeted technical assistance to promote cultural and linguistic competence among school district staff serving Hispanic migrant children and their families.

 

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Great Lakes MHTTC: Youth/Teen Mental Health First Aid Training Initiative

Addressing the mental health needs of individuals is critically important. Half of all mental illnesses begin by age 14 and three-quarters by mid-20s. Left unaddressed, mental health issues can lead to serious consequences for a young person’s well-being, including increased risk of dropping out of school or experiencing homelessness. Tragically, suicide is the second leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year-olds. Through support and partnership with the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health (IABH), the Great Lakes MHTTC committed to conducting a Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Training Initiative to provide training to adults who work with youth on how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

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New England MHTTC: Person-Centered Recovery Planning in Behavioral Health

The New England MHTTC Person-Centered Recovery Planning (PCRP) Learning Collaborative project is a multi-agency learning collaborative to provide intense training, TA, and implementation support around the practice of PCRP. It began with a series of introductory webinars in December 2019 and was scheduled to conclude in December 2020; however, supports will be extended for 3 months due to significant project disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Primary faculty are Dr. Janis Tondora of the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health and Dr. Dan Wartenberg of Newport Mental Health.

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Southeast MHTTC: School Mental Health Regional Learning Community

A comprehensive needs assessment was conducted across the Southeast region in 2019 to identify top priority areas for which state leaders wanted to receive trainings and technical assistance. School mental health was among the top priority areas identified. The Southeast MHTTCin collaboration with the National Center for School Mental Health, implemented the School Mental Health Regional Learning Community to engage the region’s school mental health leaders in advancing comprehensive school-based mental health systems.

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Central East MHTTC: Workforce Recruitment and Retention Collaborative

The Central East MHTTC, in collaboration with the Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce and the Community Behavioral Health Association of Maryland, invited organizations to apply to participate in a Workforce Recruitment and Retention Collaborative. This project educated community-based behavioral health providers in Maryland on the multiple factors contributing to the crisis in the recruitment and retention of behavioral staff. The collaborative assisted providers to identify factors influencing their ability to recruit and retain staff and develop individualized action plans. It also provided technical assistance and allowed providers to share progress and receive feedback from members of the Collaborative.

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