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National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC Launches New Task Force

On January 9 and 10, 2020, the National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (NHL-MHTTC) convened its first task force meeting in Houston, Texas. The task force is made up of liaisons from all ten Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regions in the MHTTC Network. Dr. Gabrielle Orsi, Continuing Education Coordinator, will be serving as the Northwest MHTTC liaison, and attended the meeting.

New Resource! Supporting Student Mental Health: Resources to Prepare Educators

>>> Download the new resource here. 

Students of all ages have unmet mental health needs that affect their performance in school.

A Free, New Resource for All Mental Health Professionals Who Treat Serious Mental Illness

January 16, 2020

SMI Adviser helps mental health professionals provide better care and support to people who have serious mental illness (SMI). Connect with clinical experts and find evidence-based answers that support clinical decisions for bipolar disorder, major depression, and schizophrenia. SMI Adviser invites you to access their free services right now! They offer all of the below services for FREE:

Free Mental Health Services for Farmers

January 10, 2019

Farmers in North Dakota are experiencing significant stress and are in need of mental health services. To meet the need in their community, Jamestown Regional Medical Center in Jamestown, North Dakota has partnered with the Village to pilot offering mental health services to vulnerable farmers.

ead the full article provided by Valley News Live, Free Mental Health Services for Farmers.

South Carolina plans to open mental health court

South Carolina receives a three year grant to build new mental health courts and conduct research on outcomes. To read more, CLICK HERE.

Toolkit: Coercion Related to Mental health and Substance Use in the Context of Intimate Partner Violence

Research shows that there are high rates of intimate partner violence (IPV) among people accessing mental health and substance use disorder treatment.  Coercion is a common tactic used by perpetrators of IPV, and there are many ways that coercion can be used among victims who have mental health and/or substance use disorders.

Announcing NIATx Change Leader Academies

Looking for a one-day training that will give you the tools you need to lead change projects and teams within you organization?  

The Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC are pleased to announce three NIATx Change Leader Academies coming up in February 2020:

February 12, 2020
Chicago, ILRegister

February 13, 2020
Mount Vernon, ILRegister 

February 26, 2020
Madison, WI Register

The Illinois events are co-sponsored by our partners at the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health. 

What You'll Learn

In Rural Areas Without Pain or Addiction Specialists, Family Doctors Fill in the Gaps

Dec 30, 2019 -- Video features a family physician in rural Wisconsin who recognized the lack of resources for chronic pain patients who receive opioid prescriptions. She began educating patients on the risks of opioid use, implemented medication treatment agreements, and helped many wean off of their prescriptions in order to curb opioid use.

Watch the video on here.

High-Yield Cognitive Behavioral Techniques for Psychosis for Psychiatric Care Providers

This two-day in-person workshop will orient psychiatric care providers to the most recent empirical literature on the cognitive behavioral approach to treating individuals with psychotic symptoms, to introduce a recovery-oriented biopsychosocial model for treating psychosis, and to provide training in high-yield skills and strategies for this population.

The workshop will consist of lecture, audio and video presentation, and role play demonstrations. Following this training, you will be able to:

New MHTTC Product! Supporting Student Mental Health: Resources to Prepare Educators

Students of all ages have unmet mental health needs that affect their performance in school.

How can educators and school personnel respond to the mental health needs of students?
What do educators and school personnel need to know about child and adolescent mental health?
Where can school districts, schools, and staff access training on how to respond?

Engaging Youth in Prevention: Scholarships Awarded

The American Indian and Alaska Native MHTTC and PTTC have awarded scholarships to two youth to attend this year's CADCA’s National Leadership Forum/SAMHSA’s 16th Prevention Day. The conference will occur February 3-6, 2020 in National Harbor, Maryland. CADCA is a leading substance use prevention organization.

The two youth chosen to attend are Stevi Johnson, of Absentee-Shawnee and Sac and Fox Nation, and Tracy Tanyan Jr., of Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma and Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.

Pictured here is Stevi Johnson, who is a CADCA youth trainer.