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SAMHSA Webinar, Oct.16: Domestic Violence, Substance Use, and Mental Health: Research, Resources, and Recommendations

While it has long been recognized that domestic violence can have significant mental health and substance use-related effects, the lack of collaboration between systems often leave survivors and their families without ways to address both safety and recovery needs.

Sesame Street Tackles Addiction

The newest muppet to join Sesame Street will discuss that she's in foster care because her mom had to go away for a "grown-up problem." Yellow-haired Karli says that she loves her mom but that she couldn't take care of her because she was having a tough time.

Karli is part of the Sesame Street in Communities project that provides supplemental content.

New Webinar Series: Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) 101 / 201 / 301

The Northwest MHTTC and Pacific Southwest MHTTC are excited to partner on an upcoming "West Coast ISF Party"! Our three-part distance learning series will focus on the three topics of the newly released Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) Fact Sheet Series.

 

Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) 101: An Introduction

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 6-7 p.m. ET / 3-4 p.m. PT / 12-1 p.m. HT

WA State Conference: COD & Treatment

Are you coming to the COD & Treatment Conference in Yakima, WA on October 6-8? If so, be sure to drop by our exhibit table and also join us for two Northwest ATTC workshops:

Developing Clinical Supervision Skills -- Paul Hunziker, MA, LMFT.
Integrated Care: What Does It Look Like? -- Denna Vandersloot, MEd
See you there!

A Local Elementary School is Taking Advice from a Mental Health Center to Help Students

September 29, 2019

The Mountain Plains MHTTC team has been working with schools throughout the region to address school mental health. This work was reported in a recent local news report highlighting the great work of the Mountain Plains MHTTC, and the teachers at Prairie Rose Elementary school in North Dakota. Read the full article, or view the news clip, A Local Elementary School is Taking Advice From a Mental Health Center to Help Students.

International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership Exchange 2019

The National American Indian And Alaska Native MHTTC participated at the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership Exchange 2019, in Washington DC, 9.-10 of September. Participants from New Zealand, Australia, Greenland, Canada and U.S. attended the event hosted at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. 

National Institute of Mental Health Essay Contest: Read what students had to say about mental health

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIH) recently announced the winners of their Speaking Up About Mental Health national essay challenge, which was designed to spur conversations about mental health and encourage youth to seek help for mental health issues. Ten winners and two honorable mentions were selected from among more than 160 teens from across the U.S. and Puerto Rico who opened up the conversation about the impact of mental illness among teens, barriers faced when seeking treatment, and innovative approaches to overcoming those barriers. 

Webinar 10/16 : Parent Peer Support: Better Outcomes for Children, Youth & Families across Systems

The Central East MHTTC is hosting the following webinar on October 16, 2pm EDT, to provide Parent Peer Support (PPS) services that help parents who have children with special needs find and become reliable allies for each other. Parent support providers bring expertise based on their own experience parenting children or youth with social, emotional, behavioral, or substance use challenges, as well as specialized training, to support other parents and caregivers.