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Advancing Equity in Cancer Care for People with Mental Illness

Patients with serious mental illness (SMI) experience inequities in cancer care that contribute to increased cancer mortality. Comorbid mental illness is also associated with increased healthcare utilization and costs compared to other patients with cancer.

Proactive psychiatry consultation and person-centered, team-based care are promising approaches that may increase access to cancer care. We will discuss how we adapted the collaborative care model to address the needs of patients with SMI and cancer and share best practices and case examples.
 

Recruitment and Hiring for Youth Peer Support Specialists

Youth peer support is an increasingly popular intervention for youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions. However, many agencies face difficulty when it comes to hiring this new role. In this webinar we will address appropriate qualifications for youth peer support specialists, drafting a job description, addressing barriers related to confidentiality, and out-of-the-box recruitment methods. We will also briefly touch on retention once you start growing your youth peer workforce.
 

Trainers:

Caitlin Baird

School-Based Mental Health State Legislation in the Southeast: A Tiered Approach

This resource provides a tiered description of the key policies around the financing and provision of school-based mental health services that state leaders are proposing in the Southeast.

State Policy & School-Based Mental Health in the Southeast

This infographic describes recently enacted and currently considered school-based mental health laws and executive actions.

Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) 101 - An Introduction

The interconnected systems framework (ISF) is a strategy to align all social-emotional-behavioral interventions through one system at the state or regional, district, and school level. ISF builds on the success of social service platforms and provides specific steps for integration and alignment to create healthier schools. This webinar will kick-off the ISF learning series with a look at how we can effectively implement and lead ISF installation.

Mental Health in our Native American Communities - Volume 1 Issue 2 Fall 2019

The National American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Technology Transfer Center would like to share with you Volume 1, Issue 2 of our newsletter, Mental Health in our Native American Communities for Fall 2019. This issue is entitled, "First Episode and High-Risk Psychosis".

Please take a few moments to explore this issue.

Brief Behavioral Skills: DBT Distress Tolerance Skills

In this Brief Behavioral Skills module Drs. Kari Stephens and Patrick Raue provide an overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Distress Tolerance Skills, an evidence-based approach that teaches patients skills to help them tolerate distressing thoughts and emotions. Distress Tolerance (DT) skills are appropriate for patients who are experiencing crisis, especially those who are experiencing a serious problem that cannot be solved in the moment. The learning objectives for this module are to help clinicians: