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NATIONAL CENTER FOR PTSD

 

The National Center for PTSD offers over 20 online continuing education courses related to PTSD and trauma.

 All of the courses are free and ceu credit for each of the courses is also free.

 Here is a list of the free courses -- those that include continuing education credit are marked with "CE" in parentheses:

 What is PTSD? (CE)
 Assessment (CE)
 Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapies (CE)
 Recommendations for Acute Stress Management and Prevention of PTSD
 Couples and PTSD (CE)
 Group Therapy(CE)
 Increasing Effectiveness of PTSD Treatments (CE)
 Overcoming Barriers (CE)
 Cognitive Processing Therapy
 Comorbidities and Complications
 Anger, Aggression and PTSD
 Physical Health Effects (CE)
 Smoking Cessation (CE)
 Substance Abuse (CE)
 Traumatic Brain Injury (CE)
 Specific Populations
 PTSD and the Life Course
 Aging and PTSD
 Race and Ethnicity
 Cross-Cultural Considerations (CE)
 African-American Veterans (CE)
 Asian American&  Pacific Islander Veterans (CE)

 Hispanic Veterans (CE)
 Military Issues
 Combat Stress Injuries (CE)
 Military Culture (CE)
 Military Sexual Trauma (CE)
 Special Topics
 Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and PTSD
Epidemiology of PTSD
 Resilience to Stress and Trauma

 The courses are available at:


 

 

RECOVERY TO PRACTICE

 

Webinars

Emerging Trends in Program and Workforce Development - June 8, 2010
What Recovery Means in Acute Care - September 16, 2010
Step 1 in the Recovery-Oriented Care Continuum: Outreach & Engagement - December 13, 2010
Step 2 in the Recovery-Oriented Care Continuum: Person-Centered Care Planning - April 11, 2011


 


 

MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER-MH FIRST AID


This series of webinars, tailored to the needs of current Mental Health First Aid instructors as well as all those who are interested in adopting and promoting Mental Health First Aid, expands your community outreach skills and points you to new sources of funding.

Effective Media Communication
Brian Ruberry, June 23, 2011

Mental Health First Aid for Eating Disorders
Trish Jones-Bendel and Lise Porter, February 24, 2011

Learn About Mental Illness-The Mental Health First Aid Action Plan
James Reinhard, January 20, 2011

Mental Health First Aid: Replicate the C4 Success Story
Viviana Ploper, December 1, 2010

First Line of Defense: Mental Health First Aid for Veterans
Mimi McFaul and Nicola Winkel, November 10, 2010

Understanding Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder
Mary Cimini, October 7, 2010

Mental Health First Aid for Suicide Prevention
Marie Dudek, September 10, 2010

Mental Health First Aid for College and University Settings
Bryan Gibb, Stuart Johnston, and Nicole Speer, June 24, 2010

Mental Health First Aid for Law Enforcement
Bryan Gibb, Carole Bernardo, and Anthony Silva, February 24, 2010

Roll Out Strategies for Mental Health First Aid
David Johnson, Lea-Ann Browning-McNee, and Bryan Gibb, January 21, 2010

Mental Health First Aid USA
Lea Ann Browning McNee, Don Miskowiec, Karen Hyatt, April 28, 2009


Understanding Mental Health Webcasts

It is estimated that one in four Americans have a diagnosable and treatable mental disorder at some point in their lives. It is extremely likely you will encounter someone in your family, workplace, school, church, or community who is experiencing mental health challenges and requires support and intervention. YOU can help, if you understand….

May 5            Understanding Depression
Access the audio recording and presentation
*Please forward the first minute and 45 seconds to bypass pre-event conversations.

May 12          Understanding Anxiety Disorders
Access the audio recording and presentation

May 19          Understanding Psychosis
Access the audio recording and presentation

May 26          Understanding Substance Use Disorders
Access the audio audio recording and presentation








 
New Archived Teleconference and Information Update Now Available on the SAMHSA ADS Center Web Site:

·        Peer Support and Peer Providers: Redefining Mental Health Recovery Teleconference
·        Information Update: Mental Health for Military Families
 
 Peer Support and Peer Providers: Redefining Mental Health Recovery Teleconference
September 21, 2010  
 
This training teleconference provides an in-depth understanding of peer support and peer providers and describes the unique benefits of peer relationships in the recovery process.   The teleconference also includes a review of research findings that demonstrate the effectiveness of peer-provided services and a discussion of the challenges related to integrating peer providers into traditional service provider teams.
 
To listen to this teleconference and access the teleconference materials, please click on the following link:
http://promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov/teleconferences/archive/training/teleconference09212010.aspx.
 
We also encourage you to share this information with interested friends and colleagues.
Some comments from participants about this teleconference
“The materials were excellent as well as the presentation... It was presented as solid information and not preaching…Very well done.”
 
“I liked the three perspectives: research, community and peer worker organization. I especially like hearing from Shery Mead. She takes a wonderful relational perspective that goes beyond the ‘mental health’ box to show us the relevance of our development as human beings.”
 
“The most valuable part of this teleconference was hearing how peer support was implemented and utilized in other parts of the country and world. Additionally, it gave us a feel for just how important peer support is and how it can be a significant component of the success of individuals experiencing mental health challenges. With current and future challenges of workforce shortages of experienced, qualified clinicians, peer support is and will be an important part of the solution in meeting the demand and need for effective treatment and support for individuals being challenged with behavioral health issues.”
 
Information Update: Mental Health for Military Families: The Path to Resilience and Recovery

The SAMHSA ADS Center’s current issue of Mental Health News You Can Use is now available online at http://promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov/update/default.aspx#current. This edition focuses on behavioral health problems faced by returning service members and their families; available supports and services for service members and their families; and effective strategies for preventing, reducing, and addressing behavioral health conditions. This issue includes information about and links to organizations and programs involved in informing, supporting, serving, and advocating on behalf of service members and their families; online resources; research articles; information about the Veterans Support Campaign; and the personal story of an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran who went on to become Co-Founder/Deputy Director of the Vets4Vets national peer support network.
 
We encourage you to share this information with others and to publicize our newsletter in your own newsletters or e-mail lists.
 
Please note that one of our recent teleconferences, entitled Mental Health for Military Families: The Path to Resilience and Recovery, is available in the Archived Teleconferences section of the SAMHSA ADS Center Web site at the following link:
http://promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov/teleconferences/archive/training/teleconference08032010.aspx.
 
The SAMHSA ADS Center offers archived teleconferences and maintains an archive of all Information Updates as well. Both of these resources cover a broad range of topics. To find a complete list of our archived teleconferences, please visit
http://promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov/teleconferences/archive/default.aspx. These teleconferences are sponsored by the SAMHSA ADS Center (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Resource Center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity and Social Inclusion Associated with Mental Health), a project of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services. To access a list of our archived Information Updates, please visithttp://promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov/update/default.aspx#archive.
 
For more information about the SAMHSA ADS Center, please explore the Web site:
http://www.promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov/.
 
Subscribe to our listserv to receive updates of SAMHSA ADS Center activities by visiting the SAMHSA ADS Center Web Site or by calling a SAMHSA ADS Center representative at 800-540-0320 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            800-540-0320      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
 
SAMHSA Resource Center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity and Social Inclusion Associated with Mental Health
http://promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov/
 
 
 
Procovery Podcasts
 
 
Archives of the Procovery Podcasts can be found at:  www.procovery.com/podcasts
 
 
Recovery to Practice Initiative
 
Implementing Recovery-Oriented Practices 1: Emerging Trends in Program and Workfoce Developement:  You can download the presentation PowerPoint slides from the RTP
Webpage at:
http://www.dsgonline.com/rtp/resources.html. The complete
recorded session will be available in the near future.   
 
Weekly updates and monthly newsletter is also available at: http://www.dsgonline.com/rtp/resources.html . 
 
 

WI Department of Health Services Webcasts

 

State of WI  Dept. of Health Services – Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

DHS MEDIA SITE CATALOG:  http://dhsmedia.wi.gov/main/Catalog/catalogs/default.aspx

 

Trauma Informed Care Conference – May 11, 2009 

      Creating a Trauma informed Team (Keynote: Ann Jennings)

On Demand  Monday, May 11, 2009, 9:30 AM CDT 1 Hour 23 Minutes 18 Seconds

http://dhsmedia.wi.gov/main/Viewer/?peid=8958095c09624486b848436cb171cf11

 

      Creating a Trauma informed Team (Keynote: Tonier Cain)

On Demand Monday, May 11, 2009, 11:15 AM CDT 52 Minutes 4 Seconds

http://dhsmedia.wi.gov/main/Viewer/?peid=d62cf4e0f0cf43dc93b647dbbe9b3723

 

      Creating a Trauma informed Team (Elizabeth Hudson)Linda Richards Tim Grove

On DemandMonday, May 11, 2009, 1:00 PM CDT 1 Hour 4 Minutes 8 Seconds

http://dhsmedia.wi.gov/main/Viewer/?peid=41df585c36bf4da2b56e95c52329b2fb

      Creating a Trauma informed Team Compassionate Communication (Donna Riemer)

On Demand  Monday, May 11, 2009, 2:00 PM CDT 32 Minutes

http://dhsmedia.wi.gov/main/Viewer/?peid=a0a27b246704479db3a9168a6e5b1bb1

      Creating a Trauma informed Team -Biopsychosocial Impact of Trauma   (Christine Dunning)

On Demand Monday, May 11, 2009, 3:15 PM CDT 33 Minutes 21 Seconds http://dhsmedia.wi.gov/main/Viewer/?peid=86e88377d49747a68e4131c9036c3adf

      Creating a Trauma informed Team-- Leadership in Organizational ChangeDianne Greenley &  Elizabeth Hudson

On Demand  Monday, May 11, 2009, 3:45 PM CDT 45 Minutes 45 Seconds http://dhsmedia.wi.gov/main/Viewer/?peid=87cf0cd8267d47aa84dfcfcf5a6f7e9e

 

      Creating a Trauma informed Team -- Compassion FatigueGary Yeast

On Demand Monday, May 11, 2009, 4:45 PM CDT  23 Minutes 3 Seconds

http://dhsmedia.wi.gov/main/Viewer/?peid=5f7242f360074bb3a421b4920d85a41d

Trauma Informed Care Conference–August 31, 2009

      Trauma-Informed Care Champion Teams: Trauma screening and assessment Laura Prescott Lori Beyer Roger Fallot

Speakers will address issues related to the implementation of Trauma-Informed Care

http://dhsmedia.wi.gov/main/Viewer/?peid=ff0aa57a7b194017b481a4ec4c1109c7

      Trauma-Informed Care Champion Teams: Changes in practice revisiting the core principles yet again

Laura Prescott Lori Beyer Roger Fallot

On Demand Monday, August 31, 2009, 12:30 PM CDT  1 Hour 22 Minutes 31 Seconds

http://dhsmedia.wi.gov/main/Viewer/?peid=5e071ccacad249fdb3a7ae6dc6f7dbd5

      Trauma-Informed Care Champion Teams: Creating cultures of trauma informed care

Laura Prescott   Lori Beyer  Roger Fallot

On DemandMonday, August 31, 2009, 9:00 AM CDT 1 Hour 1 Minute 23 Seconds

http://dhsmedia.wi.gov/main/Viewer/?peid=99df72a11c11438fa941376be3142783

      Trauma-Informed Care Champion Teams: Keynote Laura Prescott

Laura Prescott Lori Beyer Roger Fallot

On Demand Monday, August 31, 2009, 9:00 AM CDT  1 Hour 36 Minutes 19 Seconds

http://dhsmedia.wi.gov/main/Viewer/?peid=9ecb0c3149204dc4825f4291a145b6bb      

 

Person Centered Planning Training

      Overview of Person-Centered Planning For Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services: Session 1  Staff of BPTR, DMHSAS

On DemandWednesday, July 01, 2009, 12:53 PM CDT 1 Hour 39 Minutes 43 Seconds

http://dhsmedia.wi.gov/main/Viewer/?peid=5317567e4aa742af8c0bd914193420fe

 

      Overview of Person-Centered Planning For Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services: Session 2  Staff of BPTR, DMHSAS

On Demand Wednesday, July 01, 2009, 12:53 PM CDT 1 Hour 56 Minutes 2 Seconds

http://dhsmedia.wi.gov/main/Viewer/?peid=b0027acaab4c4e339a7632b6d7959481

 

 

 

Motivational Interviewing

     Motivational Interviewing session

DQA Comprehensive Community Services Quarterly Meeting

On Demand  Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 9:30 AM CDT 2 Hours 1 Minute 28 Seconds

http://dhsmedia.wi.gov/main/Viewer/?peid=655142e9eff54e0189ca4c981bf61b02


Introduction to Motivational Interviewing Session 1:

http://dhsmedia.wi.gov/main/Viewer/?peid=ca51ad3715ac44838b05977dfa8323d0

 

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing Session 2:

http://dhsmedia.wi.gov/main/Viewer/?peid=229a0c98d81a46fa8ec05557c12b7401

 

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing Session 3:

http://dhsmedia.wi.gov/main/Viewer/?peid=991a85b3dd5e416c93969b871c562277

 

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing Session 4:

http://dhsmedia.wi.gov/main/Viewer/?peid=fd6258912a4941a28b77a2fad5f3e7d3

 

Childhood Trauma Trainings

      Childhood Trauma Session 1, Child Trauma Academy 2007, All Rights Reserved

Dr. Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. and The Child Trauma Academy 2007

On DemandTuesday, November 13, 2007, 9:00 AM CST1 Hour 27 Minutes 37 Seconds

http://dhsmedia.wi.gov/main/Viewer/?peid=64e5d259bc7243c5a1c00845b8d3917b

 

      Childhood Trauma Session 2, Child Trauma Academy 2007, All Rights Reserved

Dr. Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. and The Child Trauma Academy 2007

On DemandTuesday, November 13, 2007, 1:22 PM CST 59 Minutes 29 Seconds

http://dhsmedia.wi.gov/main/Viewer/?peid=384552bc6f444008b94a17307a92f9dc

 

Childhood Trauma Session 3, Child Trauma Academy 2007, All Rights Reserved

Dr. Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. and The Child Trauma Academy 2007

On Demand Tuesday, November 13, 2007, 1:22 PM CST 1 Hour 33 Minutes 5 Seconds

http://dhsmedia.wi.gov/main/Viewer/?peid=f806c036e6124ebc8d93ed2a24e8d7f6

 

      Childhood Trauma Session 4, Child Trauma Academy 2007, All Rights Reserved

Dr. Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. and The Child Trauma Academy 2007

On DemandTuesday, November 13, 2007, 1:22 PM CST 1 Hour 12 Minutes 24 Seconds

http://dhsmedia.wi.gov/main/Viewer/?peid=d3da927d54414ab2b98bd211df5f85fd

 

 

 

 

 

Magellan E-Learning Center

 

Welcome! Magellan has partnered with national behavioral health experts offer a variety of informational and educational e-courses or providers (such as social workers, counselors, certified drug and alcohol counselors, and psychologists), consumers, family members and
other interested parties.  Self-paced e-courses are free of charge
 
These trainings are free of charge and were developed in collaboration with recognized leaders to provide convenient, self-paced learning opportunities on a range of topics such as Recovery and Resiliency and Peer Support. Choose a skill level that fits your comfort level
 
The skill levels of the e-courses range from beginning to advanced, so there’s a learning level for everyone. And each e-course features a non-graded pre- and post-test to help participants focus on key points of the e-course.

Questions? Comments?
 
Please direct your general questions, disability accommodation requests or grievances to Magellan at ELearning@magellanhealth.com.


Ready to start learning?
 
Each e-course opens in a new window and before the e-course begins, you’ll be asked to complete a very brief survey. The first page of the Ecourses provides an introduction, specific learning objectives and the process for obtain continuing education credits (for the Peer
Support e-courses only).


Navigating your e-course is easy!
 
Simply use the navigation “buttons” and left-menu headings. E-courses
are ideal for individual study as well as group learning settings.
 
 
Peer Support
 
NOTE: You may obtain CE credits by taking any of the following four Peer Support e-courses.  If you have questions bout obtaining CE credits for these four courses, please read the CE credit requirements or emailC@:MagellanHealth.com for additinal information.  (Even without CE credit, these course do count as continuing education hours in Wisconsin) as long as proof of attendance is secured.

(Assn. NOTE:  Please remember that in WI CE credits are not required for recertification or to adhere to the CCS Administrative Rule, only continuing education "HOURS" are required)

 

 
Peer Support e-course 1: Peer Specialists 101: Research, Core Competencies and Ethics (NOTE from WAPS: This course may include, but does not specifically address the WI Core Competencies)
 
Peer support e-course 2: The Five Stages in Recovery and the role of Peer Specialists
 
Peer Support e-course 3: Using Your Recovery Story
 
Peer Support e-course 4: Effective Supervision of Peer Specialists
 
 
Recovery
 
MAGELLAN NOTE: CE credits are not available for the following Recovery e-courses (WAPS NOTE: but do qualify in WI as continuing education hours for recertification and adherance to CCS Administrative Rule):
 
Recovery e-course 1: Recovery is Real
 
Recovery e-course 2: Self-determination Fuels Recovery
 
Recovery e-course 3: The Language of Recovery
 
Recovery e-course 4: Planning that Promotes Recovery
 
Recovery e-course 5: Let's Start Living Large
 
Recovery e-course 6: The Resiliency Factor
Resiliency
 
NOTE: CE credits are not available for the following Resiliency courses (NOTE: In WI, since knowing about resiliency and its importance in recovery does address the WI Core Competencies, these continuing education hours should apply)
 
Resiliency e-course 1: Getting Past the Tough Stuff
 
Resiliency e-course 2: The Power of Resiliency
 
Resiliency e-course 3: Growing Your Resiliency
 
Resiliency e-course 4: Recapping Resiliency
 

 
For ALL THE ACTIVE LINKS GO TO: http://www.magellanhealth.com/training/

 

 

 

The Power of the Media and Its Impact on Mental Health Recovery

 

To listen to this archived teleconference and access the teleconference materials, please click on the following link:

http://promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov/teleconferences/archive/training/teleconference03262010.aspx.

 

 

Other archived SAMHSA ADS Center teleconferences

 

The SAMHSA ADS Center offers archived teleconferences on a broad range of topics. To find a complete list of these teleconferences, please visit http://promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov/teleconferences/archive/default.aspx.

 

Training sponsor

 

These teleconferences are sponsored by the SAMHSA ADS Center (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Resource Center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity and Social Inclusion Associated with Mental Health), a project of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services.

 

For more information about the SAMHSA ADS Center, please explore the Web site:

http://www.promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov/.

 

 

 

Mental Health First Aid: Become an Instructor

 

Mental Health First Aid USA is managed, operated, and disseminated by three national authorities — the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health. Only the national authorities can train and certify instructors to teach the 12-

hour Mental Health First Aid USA course in local communities.

 

How You Can Obtain Instructor Certification

 

Candidates are required to complete a 40-hour Instructor Training Program offered by the national authorities as a first step toward obtaining instructor certification. The interactive training program includes a written exam and evaluates each candidate’s ability to present the 12-hour Mental Health First Aid program to a variety of audiences.

Questions about instructor certification and upcoming training programs?

                                                                                                                                 Contact Susan Partain at the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare at SusanP@thenationalcouncil.org or 202.684.3732 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            202.684.3732      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

 

 

 

Mary Ellen Copeland / WRAP – Free Webinars and other Recovery Resources

 Great WRAP Facilitation

 

_ WRAP for Diabetes

_ WRAP for Groups

_ Using WRAP to Develop a Strong System of Support

_ Living WRAP

_ WRAP and Healing the Effects of Trauma

_ Wellness Tools

_ Working with Veterans and Military Personnel: How WRAP Can Make a Difference

 

To register and view these free webinars go to:

 

http://www.mentalhealthrecovery.com/webinars.php

 

 

 

 

DBSA Recovery Education Center

 

To learn about the DBSA Certified Peer Specialist Program go to:

http://www.peersupport.org/ For a catalog of online programs offered through the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

http://www.softconference.com/dbsa/default.asp

 

 

National Empowerment Center (NEC)

 

National Empowerment Center aims to be a source of inspiration, information and referral to those seeking to know more about recovery from mental anguish and emotional overwhelm, sometimes referred to as "mental illness." NEC offers a variety of materials available in print, audio and video formats.

 www.power2u.org/mm5/merchant.mvc?

 

 

Eating Well on a Budget – Cornell University

 

For those who missed the recent NYS OMH webinar on Cornell Cooperative Extension's nutrition programs, the webinar was archived.  You can view it here:

 https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/636275192

 

 

 

Personalizing PROS (NYS Office of Mental Health – Presenter Doug Drew)

 

Archived webinar from NYS OMH available at

 https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/273283681

 

 

 

Introduction to Shared Decision Making (SDM) Webcast

 

http://overhill.ncadi.samhsa.gov/asf2/2NMHIC/Nov_12_Intro_SDM_webcast_archive.wmv

 

Shared Decision Making (SDM) in Healthcare – Consumer Perspectives Webcast

http://overhill.ncadi.samhsa.gov/asf2/2NMHIC/SDM_Webinar_12_Jan_2010.wmv

 

 

 

Depression and Bipolar Awareness: From Diagnosis to Remission

 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention production - features medical experts and a panel of patients and family members talking about their experiences with depression and bipolar disorder, the benefits of treatment, and recovery. The program’s experts include Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University

School of Medicine; Dr. Paula Clayton, medical director of AFSP, and Dr. John Greden, executive director of the University of Michigan Depression Center.

 

The program is archived on the AFSP website and can be accessed at: www.afps.org. It is also available for purchase on DVD.

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For Those Who Want to Explore Becoming

Benefits Specialists and Work Incentives Practitioners

 

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/edi/nymakesworkpay

 

New York Makes Work Pay is a statewide initiative (part of a Medicaid Infrastructure Grant that is managed through the Syracuse University Burton Blatt Institute and the Cornell University Employment and Disability Institute) intended to dramatically improve the rate of employment among people with disabilities. It is funded by the Center for Medicaid Services (CMS) for calendar years 2009 and 2010. It includes training and web-based seminars that lead to certification as a Benefits and Work Incentives Practitioner.

 

The initiative's nine goals target sustainable, comprehensive policy and practice solutions to address the state's estimated 70% unemployment rate among working-age people with disabilities. It will positively impact individuals, employers, service providers, communities, funders and policy-makers by building skills, awareness, partnerships and

resources to achieve improved and lasting workforce participation and self-sufficiency outcomes.

 

To register for the Work Incentives Information Network (WIIN) go to:

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/edi/nymakesworkpay/docs/MIG_WIIN%20Application_1.10(Jan%202010).pdf

 

 

HOMELESS RESOURCE CENTER



 

A Cultural Competency Toolkit: Ten Grant Sites Share Lessons Learned: For organizations providing support to mental health consumers, cultural competency, the ability to reach out effectively and appropriately to individuals of different cultural backgrounds, is central to meeting the needs of a diverse community. The Cultural Competency Initiative, which was launched in 2000, assisted consumer supporter organizations by providing funding and technical assistance as well as by disseminating information about innovative minority outreach programs. Each chapter of the toolkit provides an overview of one of ten model programs. Project goals and implementation plans are shared, project leaders share their expertise, and program materials are included in each chapter's appendices. NCSTAC hopes that this information will assist other consumer supporter organizations in their efforts to launch similar outreach programs.

 

A Housing Toolkit: Information To Help the Public Mental Health Community Meet the Hous...:ing Needs of People with Mental Illness:  This toolkit provides guidance and hands-on information to public mental health agencies, housing officials, service providers, and families and individuals with mental illnesses who are interested in expanding housing opportunities for people with mental illnesses. The fifteen fact sheets provide detailed information about resources available to finance the creation of new housing and new ways to think about housing options. In addition there are four background briefs to provide a framework for assessing housing needs and housing solutions. These materials are organized so that they can be reviewed as a whole for overall knowledge about housing or individually for information about specific funding programs or housing types

 

Case Management Services: This curriculum is part of the Supportive Housing Training Series, put out by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This training is an introduction to the clinical skills needed to help tenants with special needs sustain themselves in supportive housing, including building trust, setting goals, motivating tenants, using referral services and documentation. At the end of this training, participants will be able to identify their role in the helping relationship and increase their skills in providing optimal case management services for tenants of supportive housing.  

 

Creating a Safe Space for GLBTQ Youth: A Toolkit : This toolkit, produced by Girl's Best Friend Foundation and Advocates for Youth, is meant to aid workers in creating a welcoming and open environment for GLBTQ individuals in organizations that are not specifically designed for this population.  Some organizations and programs are intentional about serving gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioningµ (GLBTQ) youth. However, many youth-serving programs in the United States—including educational, health care, youth development, sports, recreational, and employment programs, among others—ignore, overlook, or reject the presence of GLBTQ youth among those they serve.
The Safe Space Toolkit is intended for youth-serving professionals, especially direct service professionals in such fields as youth development, education, health care, and social work. Unless these professionals work in a program that is exclusively directed toward GLBTQ youth, they may not realize that their program includes GLBTQ youth or that homophobia has negative consequences for both GLBTQ and straight youth in the program. (Authors)
View a pdf of this document:
Creating a Safe Space for GLBTQ You: A Toolkit


Crisis and Conflict:  This curriculum is part of the Supportive Housing Training Series, put out by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In this training, discussion and exercises to help participants respond to and manage incidents of crisis and conflict in housing, and to establish policies and procedures with a group comprised of building management. The goal of this training is to provide participants with tools to identify, intervene and follow-up on incidents that fall into this category The training will also explore programmatic issues that impact intervention and outcome of crisis and conflict situations in supportive housing.


Effectiveness Research with Co-Occurring Substance Use and Psychiatric Disorders: Consi...: siderations in Design and Measurement:: This webinar, presented on March 12, 2010, aimed to invigorate discussion around the treatment of consumers with co-occurring disorders, focusing on the effectiveness of service models and improving the quality of care.

 For those of you unable to join the live webinar with Mark McGovern, you may access the recording at the following link: http://www.screencast.com/t/NDliNzkwMjEt

If you would like to participate in the forum to continue discussion, please register at http://vcbehavhealth.perpich.com and select the group "McGovern 2010 Webinar".

Supporting webinar materials may be found at:
http://vcbehavhealth.perpich.com/groups/vcbh-public/resources

Simply click on the folder "McGovern Webinar". To the right, a list of folder resources will appear, including the powerpoint slides.

 

First Step: On the Path to Benefits for People who are Homeless: This toolkit, which includes a cd-rom, brochure, 22 fact sheets and an evaluation form, was designed for case managers, outreach workers, and others to use when assisting clients who are homeless with accessing federal mainstream benefit programs. The programs covered in this toolkit include food stamps, Medicaid, Medicare, One-Stop Career Center System, Social Security, Social Security Disability Insurance, State Children's Health Insurance Program, Supplemental Security Income, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Veterans Affairs Compensation, and Veterans Affairs Health Care. Combining time-saving tips from the field with interactive tools, the authors make applying for and accessing mainstream benefits easy.


HCH 101 Online: An introduction to Health Care for the Homeless:  The National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) created a learning site to provide opportunities for professionals to earn Continuing education Credits. NHCHC offer courses that are either scheduled or self-paced and accredited.

 

HHYP Online Learning - Homeless and Runaway Youth: This series of 9 free, e-learning modules targets staff working with homeless youth. The modules were created as part of the Community Trauma Treatment Center for Runaway and Homeless Youth, funded by SAMHSA’s National Child Traumatic Stress Network.  Online Module Catalog

Adolescent Development

Product Description:
This module provides an overview of key adolescent developmental tasks, the impact of trauma and homelessness on development, and how to help youth get back on track.


Adolescent Risk Behavior - Self Injurious Behaviors and Suicide

Product Description:
This module defines self-injurious behaviors and describes why some adolescents self-injure. This module also provides an overview of youth suicide, including risk factors and how youth service workers can respond to suicidal youth.


Adolescent Risk Behavior – Sexually-Related Risks

Product Description:
This module describes normative adolescent sexual behavior and how past traumatic experiences can influence the sexual behavior of young people. This module also identifies the role of youth service workers in promoting healthy adolescent sexuality.

Adolescent Risk Behavior - Substance Abuse

Product Description:
This module provides an overview of substance use among adolescents and the connection between trauma and substance use for runaway and homeless youth. This module describes the difference between harm reduction and abstinence based treatment approaches and strategies that can help support youth with substance use issues.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth

Product Description:
This module provides an introduction to sexual orientation and gender identity and reviews issues of risk and resilience in the LGBTQ population.

Legal and Ethical Issues

Product Description:
This module reviews basic principles of ethical work with runaway and homeless youth and discusses key concepts such as confidentiality and boundary-setting.

Resiliency

Product Description:
This module provides an overview of resiliency and identifies strategies that staff can use to build and support resiliency.

Runaway and Homeless Youth

Product Description:
This module provides an overview of the causes and consequences of youth homelessness.

Trauma and Runaway and Homeless Youth

Product Description:
This module provides an overview of the connection between trauma and homelessness for youth and basic psycho-education about the impact of trauma on adolescent development.

 

Mental Health and Homelessness: A Guide for Mental Health Planning and Advisory Councils:  This toolkit will help state mental health planning and advisory council members and others assess programs and services in their state plans for people who are homeless and have a mental illness.

 

Outreach To People Experiencing Homelessness: A Curriculum for Training Health Care for... the Homeless Outreach Worker:  This curriculum is designed to be used by any person or program involved in reaching out to people experiencing homelessness. Parts of the curriculum are specifically oriented to those working in federally-funded Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) projects throughout the United States. The intent of this curriculum is to help workers gain a fuller understanding and appreciation for outreach work. There is no set formula, but it is hoped that by exploring the process and content of outreach from a variety of perspectives, workers will become more effective in their efforts to assist people toward greater stability. At one level, the curriculum attempts to outline the minimum basic training and knowledge requirements that all outreach workers must possess. At another level, its intent is to help workers develop increased self-awareness, empathy and interaction skills in order to use their knowledge effectively. The purpose of this outreach curriculum is to provide a comprehensive overview of the principles, knowledge, and issues relevant to doing outreach in the HCH context. In addition to providing information, it is intended to engage the participant by using various modalities and activities that appeal to different learning styles.


SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR):  Tools and resources to assist people who are homeless with SSI/SSDI claims. Includes contact information for 34 states participating in the SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery) Initiative and local trainers for the Stepping Stones to Recovery training curriculum, a key component of SOAR.


Strategies for Working with Landlords and Finding Housing for Clients:  This interactive, web-based training provides participants with an overview of how to find landlords and track and document the success of your landlord outreach strategies, as well as tools for maintaining your partnership with landlords for the long-term. The training includes both an audio and visual component.





 

Ten Essentials Toolkit for Ending Homelessness: The National Alliance to End Homelessness has created the this toolkit as a guide to help communities identify the minimum requirements for an effective permanent solution to prevent and end homelessness.  This toolkit presents a checklist of steps that communities should take to end homelessness. The checklist is based on essentials presented in the Alliance's Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness, which draws from over twenty years of research and experience with communities around the country. No essential is more important than another. All require participation from every sector of the community.

This toolkit includes examples and case studies from communities across the country, as well as former Executive Director of the Interagency Council on Homelessness Philip Mangano’s remarks to the 2003 US Conference of Mayors. (authors)

Download the toolkit: Ten Essentials Toolkit for Ending Homelessness


Toolkit for Ending Long-Term Homelessness:  This Toolkit, developed by the Corporation for Supportive Housing, includes profiles of systems-wide strategies for working with this population, photo tours of supportive housing projects from around the country, sample documents from supportive housing service teams and property managers, and a listing of key additional tools. This Toolkit highlights some of the most promising practices for ending long-term homelessness today.  The projects and programs represented here are making real strides toward ending homelessness in our country by serving those who have been historically underserved. In addition to key lessons learned by supportive housing projects and programs across the country, the Toolkit includes profiles of systems-wide strategies for working with this population, photo tours of supportive housing projects from around the country, sample documents from supportive housing service teams and property managers, and a listing of key additional tools.

CSH hopes that this Toolkit is a significant contribution to the resources available to help end long-term homelessness. Over the last few years, CSH, its partners around the country, many community-based organizations, and cities, states, and the federal government have committed to and invested in ending long-term homelessness. Closer to Home, a recent report by Sue Barrow of the New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, offers some important keys to understanding this population:

  • People who are homeless for the long term tend to be estranged from mainstream supports. At the same time, they can and do access services and can and do achieve housing retention.
  • Key barriers to housing included an admission process that is often too complex, daunting, and stigmatizing, as well as too many entry requirements.
  • While low-demand housing seems to work for many, there is no single best form of housing for this population.

Closer to Home shows that the recent emphasis on serving those who have been homeless for the long term does not require a new or different type of supportive housing.  Rather, small changes in program structure can greatly help many homeless people in our country who have not been well-served by past efforts.

Explore, learn, and question.  Whether you’re ready to take action or still pondering, the examples included here are intended to help supportive housing developers, service providers, and property managers strengthen their capacity to serve individuals and families who have been homeless for the long term.

 

 

Final Report Released: New York State Office of Mental Health

Transformation Transfer Initiative 2009

Development of Recovery Centers

(Excerpts by NYAPRS)

 

OMH has completed the final report for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s 2009 Transformation Transfer Initiative Grant. This grant served as a catalyst for system improvements through the development of peer-operated recovery centers and increased access to evidence based supported employment.

 

See the full report at http://www.omh.state.ny.us/omhweb/adults/transformation_transfer/report.pdf .

 

 

 

Mental Health Consumer Providers: A Guide for Clinical Staff

 

By: Matthew Chinman, Alison Hamilton, Brittany Butler, Ed Knight, Shannon Murray, Alexander Young

http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/2008/RAND_TR584.pdf

 

 

 

The Day the Patients Ran the Asylum

 

We didn't really run the asylum but, we were given the opportunity to donate six computers and a Wii to the Inpatient Unit of Saint Josephs' Hospital. It's an inspiring story I think you'll enjoy. Don

 

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SAMHSA Publication for People in Recovery from Addictions

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What Are Peer Recovery Support Services

March 30, 2010

 

In this paper on What Are Peer Recovery Support Services, you will be introduced to a new kind of social support services designed to fill the needs of people in or seeking recovery. The services are called peer recovery support services and, as the word peer implies, they are designed and delivered by people who have experienced both

substance use disorder and recovery. Through the Recovery Community Services Program (RCSP), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration/Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (SAMHSA/CSAT) funds

grant projects across the country to develop and deliver these services.

 

The peer recovery support services developed by the RCSP projects help people become and stay engaged in the recovery process and reduce the likelihood of relapse. Because they are designed and delivered by peers who have been successful in the recovery process, they embody a powerful message of hope, as well as a wealth of experiential knowledge. The services can effectively extend the reach of treatment beyond the clinical setting into the everyday environment of those seeking to achieve or sustain recovery.

 

To access the report, go to: http://download.ncadi.samhsa.gov/prevline/pdfs/sma09-4454.pdf

 

 

 

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS

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DISABLED EMPLOYEES

 

 

EarnWorks - U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy - http://www.earnworks.com/

The Employer Assistance & Resource Network (EARN) provides employers with free consulting services and resources to support the recruitment and hiring of people with disabilities. EARN assists employers in understanding the practical business reasons for, as well as the practices that facilitate the recruitment and hiring of people with

disabilities. EARN also offers assistance to employment service providers and jobseekers with disabilities.

 

The EARNWORKS website and technical assistance service is now part of the National Technical Assistance, Policy and Research Center at Cornell University. The purpose of this Center is to identify and promote effective recruitment, hiring, and retention strategies for people with disabilities through high quality up-to-date online information and technical assistance. Services available include:

 

For employers:

 

Referral to disability-specific job boards

Resources on recruitment, hiring, accommodating, and supervising employees with disabilities

Training on selected disability and employment related topics.

For job seekers and veterans with disabilities:

Listings of local public and private employment service providers and Social Security Benefits Counselors

Contact information for Disability Program Navigators (DPNs) and Disabled Veterans Outreach Persons

For service providers:

Tools and resources to facilitate employment opportunities for your customers.

EARN is an initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).

 

For job seekers and veterans with disabilities:

 

Listings of local public and private employment service providers and Social Security Benefits Counselors

Contact information for Disability Program Navigators (DPNs) and Disabled Veterans   Outreach Persons

 

For service providers:

 

Tools and resources to facilitate employment opportunities for your customers.

 

EARN is an initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).

 

ADA Video Gallery: Ten Employment Myths

http://www.ada.gov/videogallery.htm#10_employmentmyths_captioned


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