Mid-America MHTTC Newsletter

Welcome to our September newsletter! We hope that those of you who care for children had a smooth transition back into the classroom and that those who don't are as excited as we are for cooler temperatures on the horizon.

Our fall calendar is filling up with programming on topics including meeting the mental health needs of educators and other school professionals, teaching health care workers to account for social determinants of health in their treatment plans, and helping integrated care training and academic programs network and collaborate around shared interests.

Read on for more information about these opportunities, and if you have questions or seek technical assistance in an area outside of these topics, please reply to this email or reach out to us at midamerica@mhttcnetwork.org.

Best wishes,

The Team at the Mid-America MHTTC
We hope to connect with you through one of our free events!
TTC Advisory Board Listening Session No. 1
10-11 a.m. Sept. 2 | ONLINE
Program Limited to Select Participants
ARC for Educators: A Training of Trainers Series
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 2 | ONLINE
TTC Advisory Board Listening Session No. 2
10-11 a.m. Sept. 10 | ONLINE
Program Limited to Select Participants
Effective Supervision Models: Taking a Developmental Approach (School Mental Health Supervision: A Webinar Series)
12-1 p.m. Sept. 13 | ONLINE
University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Department of Psychiatry Training
4:30-5:30 p.m. Sept. 7 | ONLINE
Program Limited to Select Participants
Serious Mental Illness: Motivational Interviewing Learning Community
Sept. 15 | ONLINE
Program Limited to Select Participants
Unemployment (30 minutes) / Homelessness and Housing Instability (30 minutes) (Context Clues: Using Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) to Enhance Treatment)
12-1 p.m. Sept. 16 | ONLINE
Establishing a Framework and Process for Supervision (School Mental Health Supervision: A Webinar Series)
12-1 p.m. Sept. 20 | ONLINE
Douglas County Behavioral Health Prevention Summit
12-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Sept. 21-Oct. 14 | ONLINE
Mid-America School Mental Health Provider Learning Community
9-11 a.m. Sept. 23 | ONLINE
DREAM IPC Conference by Nemours
Sept. 23-24 | ONLINE
Planning for Resilience: Best Practices in School Crisis Prevention and Intervention for the Missouri Association of School Psychologists (MASP) 2021 Fall Conference
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Sept. 24 | ONLINE
Evaluation Methods for Supervision (School Mental Health Supervision: A Webinar Series)
12-1 p.m. Sept. 27 | ONLINE
Nebraska School Mental Health Institute with the Nebraska Department of Education
Sept. 28-30 | ONLINE
Coming Soon
National Recovery Month - Sept. 1-30
National Suicide Prevention Month - Sept. 1-30
Labor Day - Sept. 6
World Suicide Prevention Day - Sept. 10
World Alzheimer's Day - Sept. 21
DREAM IPC Conference registration open; networking event for academic and training programs set for Sept. 24
The annual DREAM IPC Conference from Nemours will be held virtually Sept. 23-24, and as a proud sponsor, the Mid-America MHTTC is hosting a networking event at the conference.

Training the Next Generation in IPC: A Networking Event for Training and Academic Programs 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 ​trainers, higher-education program representatives, federal grantees, and anyone interested in developing or enhancing an integrated care training program to learn ​about and exchange tools of the trade. Attendees will hear from seasoned ​IPC trainers 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 ​how to build an integrated care training program, as well as how to innovat​e within existing programs. Finally, a panel of academic program leaders will present on lessons learned ​related to developing integrated primary care training programs.

BHWET and GPE grantees will have the opportunity to share and discuss grant implementation strategies with peers. Attendees will also learn ways to sustain or expand upon current programming beyond grant funding.

Representatives from higher education will benefit from meeting with IPC trainers who can support their training programs. There will be time to discuss challenges such as recruiting and retaining students as well as supervision strategies.

You can add this event to your agenda using the conference app after you have registered for the conference. If you haven't yet registered for the conference, you may do so here.
School Mental Health Supervision: A Webinar Series kicks off Sept. 13
In September, our Center is sponsoring a 3-session virtual learning series for mental health providers who are providing supervision to trainees in mental health training programs.

The series aims to introduce effective supervision models, establish a framework for supervision, and provide examples of evaluation methods for supervision. Click here to register once for all sessions.

Effective Supervision Models: Taking a Developmental Approach
12-1 p.m. Sept. 13, 2021

Establishing a Framework and Process for Supervision 
12-1 p.m. Sept. 20, 2021

Evaluation Methods for Supervision
12-1 p.m. Sept. 27, 2021

This series was co-developed along with the Mental Health Professional Partnership (MHPP) and Nebraska's Educational Service Unit (ESU) 2. You may learn more about the series here.
Organizational well-being symposium materials available
Organizational Well-Being in Health Care: A National Symposium has come and gone, but all webinar recordings and slide decks from the event are available for viewing at your leisure for free.

In the symposium, attendees learned why it is essential for health care organizations to play a role in evaluating and addressing the conditions influencing their employees’ well-being. Attendees learned the lasting benefits organizations can experience upon investing in these values and walked away with practical measures their organizations can implement at various levels, especially with administrative buy-in.
Our keynote speaker for the event was 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.
Access the materials for free here. Learn about the speakers here.
Coming soon: ARC Workbook for Professionals
This fall, we're debuting a workbook for use in conjunction with the Adult Resilience Curriculum (ARC).

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.

Since we began training on the ARC in summer 2020, we've received numerous requests for training materials from professional groups in health care and education. The workbook contains the activities for the core modules as well as journaling space that can be used for reflecting on each module’s concepts and activities or simply note-taking.

You may access the workbook digitally for free at any time. Please reach out to us at midamerica@mhttcnetwork.org if you are interested in obtaining hard copies.
Social determinants of health (SDOH) webinar series continues with presentation on unemployment and housing instability
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 Sept. 16.

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, Unemployment/Homelessness and Housing Instability.

A certificate for half of a contact hour will be provided upon completion of each session.
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This publication is supported by SAMHSA of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $5.9 million with 100 percent funded by SAMHSA/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by SAMHSA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.
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