Mid-America MHTTC Newsletter

We're in the depths of summer here in the Mid-America region, and the depths of planning professional well-being programming, conference presentations, learning communities, and training materials.

Read below for information about upcoming events in August. As always, if you have questions about any of our free training opportunities, resources, or technical assistance, please reply to this email.

Take care,

The Team at the Mid-America MHTTC
We hope to connect with you through one of our free events!
A Step-Based Model for Family Psychoeducation in Coordinated Specialty Care Programs
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 4 | ONLINE
CMS Regional Behavioral Health Meeting
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 6 | ONLINE
Program Limited to Select Participants
Organizational Well-Being in Health Care: A National Symposium
Aug. 5-6 | ONLINE
2021 Midwest School Mental Health Conference by Please Pass the Love
Aug. 11 | ONLINE
Serious Mental Illness: Motivational Interviewing Learning Community
Aug. 12, 18 | ONLINE
Program Limited to Select Participants
Context Clues: Using Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) to Enhance Treatment: Orientation to Z Codes (30 minutes) / Food Insecurity (30 minutes)
12-1 p.m. Aug. 19 | ONLINE
Mid-America School Mental Health Provider Learning Community
9-11 a.m. Aug. 26 | ONLINE
SMI-Department of Psychiatry Training
4:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 31 | ONLINE
Program Limited to Select Participants
International Overdose Awareness Day - Aug. 31
Aug. 5-6 symposium offers well-being strategies to health care leaders
Organizational Well-Being in Health Care: A National Symposium, a free and virtual event for health care professionals, occurs this Thursday and Friday.

Health care professionals have long experienced high levels of burnout, and since early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the issue. While health care workers can and should utilize self-care strategies to enhance their personal and professional lives, organizations have the responsibility to improve working conditions from the top down. When organizations adopt a culture of well-being, employees can expend their energy working rather than simply tolerating their work environment.

In the symposium, attendees will learn why it is essential for health care organizations to play a role in evaluating and addressing the conditions influencing their employees’ well-being. Attendees will learn the lasting benefits organizations can experience upon investing in these values. Attendees will walk away with practical measures their organizations can implement at various levels, especially with administrative buy-in.
Our keynote speaker for the event is Grace Gengoux, PhD, BCBA-D, a clinical professor, director of the Autism Intervention Clinic, and well-being director for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Her presentation is entitled Systems Solutions for Enhancing Professional Well-Being.

You may choose to register for one or both days. To receive a certificate of completion for each day, you must attend at least 80% of the session.

Click here to download the event flyer. Additional information is available via the website. Learn more about the speakers by downloading the speaker flyer.
Apply by Aug. 20 to take part in training-of-trainers series on Adult Resilience Curriculum (ARC) for Educators
Our Center has received numerous requests for training in the Adult Resilience Curriculum (ARC) for Educators, and now we are excited to offer a 2021-2022 training-of-trainers series for school, district, educational agency, or state-level teams interested in implementing the ARC within their schools or districts.

For those who are unfamiliar, the ARC is a 10-module model for implementing well-being at both the individual and organizational level. The curriculum is rooted in adult positive psychology and organizational well-being theories, and it has been adapted to apply across medical and educational settings.

The ARC for Educators: A Training of Trainers Series will:
  • Provide an overview and foundation of the ARC for Educators framework;
  • Introduce trainers to the materials for both the core and supplemental skills; and
  • Provide time for implementation planning.

Please apply online using this form. Download a flyer for the series here.
Social determinants of health (SDOH) subject of new webinar series
The webinar series Context Clues: Using Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) to Enhance Treatment kicked off in July, and the next webinar in the series airs Aug. 19.

Webinars in this series, produced in collaboration with Aetna Better Health of Kansas, are divided into two flash presentations. Register here for our next webinar, Orientation to Z Codes / Food Insecurity.

A certificate for one contact hour will be provided upon completion of each session.
DREAM IPC Conference registration open; scholarships available through Aug. 4
The annual DREAM IPC Conference from Nemours will be held virtually Sept. 23-24, and the Mid-America MHTTC is partnering to provide scholarships to interested attendees.

Applications are due Aug. 4. Learn more about the scholarships here.

Our Center is also excited to host Training the Next Generation in IPC: A Networking Event for Academic Programs as part of this year's conference. The event will be held at 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. CT/12:30-1:45 p.m. ET on Sept. 24.

This 75-minute networking session will provide space for higher-education program representatives, federal grantees, and anyone interested in developing or enhancing an integrated care training program to learn and exchange tools of the trade. Attendees will hear from seasoned federal grant recipients in a series of rapid-fire “blitz” presentations on topics ​on their training programs and then participate in small group breakouts on topics such as innovations in integrated care and workforce recruitment. Finally, a panel of academic program leaders will present on lessons learned ​related to developing integrated primary care training programs.

If you haven't yet registered for the conference, you may do so here.
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