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December 2020

Question Persuade Refer (QPR) Training for Suicide Prevention

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Metrocare, 16160 Midway Rd
Addison, TX 75001 United States
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QPR for Suicide Prevention

Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught Gatekeeper training in the world and we are offering at no cost to our community members here at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic. Click here to register!

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Safety Planning and Risk Management in Psychosis Spectrum Disorders during COVID-19 Pandemic

December 1 @ 1:00 pm

Learning Objectives: Present the steps of developing a safety plan, with special considerations of the limitations imposed by the current pandemic; Risk management including the use of involuntary commitment in clients experiencing psychosis; Crisis planning and potential harm reduction strategies to decrease risk of violence for when clients have encounters with law enforcement.   Register for Webinar

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ACT and COVID-19: Meet Up for ACT Mental Health Authorities, Funders, Trainers, and Fidelity Reviewers

December 1 @ 2:00 pm

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a multidisciplinary, team-based model that provides intensive community-based and outreach-oriented services to people who experience the most severe and persistent mental illness. The vast majority also have a co-occurring substance use disorder and many experience comorbid medical illnesses as well as homelessness. This is a vulnerable population and their providers – ACT teams – are at elevated risk themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are hosting a meet-up for non-provider ACT stakeholders who assume a…

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Strategies of Support for Mental Health Providers – Empowering One Another During Times of Crisis

December 1 @ 2:00 pm
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One event on December 15, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on January 5, 2021 at 2:00 pm

This is an open forum to listen and share suggestions/resources. Special attention will be paid to resiliency, strength, overcoming challenges of social distancing, and supporting mental health professionals in their efforts to adapt their delivery of services. Register for Webinar

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Trauma Informed Suicide Prevention: Leading School District, County & State Systems Webinar Series

December 1 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on December 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm

One event on December 14, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Trauma Informed Suicide Prevention: Leading School District, County & State Systems Webinar Series Hosted by Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network Join us for a three-part webinar series for school field leaders who are leading systems’ support for student suicide prevention. Session content will focus on providing timely, effective, competent, and evidence-based suicide prevention support to students and families. Each session will be contextualized with experience and suggestions from on-the-ground regional leadership. Learning Objectives: Understand suicide prevention policy, the…

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Home & Community-Based Services (HCBS) Conference

December 2 - December 3

The Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Conference is ADvancing States’ national conference that annually brings together state, federal, and local policymakers as well as leaders who administer, manage, and deliver waiver and other HCBS programs. The purpose of the HCBS Conference is to share practices and policies that improve state systems delivering long-term services and supports (LTSS) for all ages and abilities. Join thousands of your peers virtually this fall as APA brings together scientists, applied practitioners, IT executives, students,…

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Recruitment and Retention of School Mental Health Providers Webinar Series

December 2 @ 11:00 am
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One event on December 16, 2020 at 11:00 am

Part 1: An Overview Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 12PM EST This webinar will highlight the importance of sustaining the school mental health workforce for achieving the goals of an effective, high-quality school mental health services system. Mark Weist and Dr. Janet Cummings will discuss recruitment and retention approaches that community mental health providers and local education agencies may want to consider implementing to support these goals, the current evidence concerning these approaches, and key resources to inform implementation efforts.…

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School Mental Health: Addressing Racial Stress and Trauma

December 2 @ 2:00 pm

Objectives: Gain increased awareness of high quality, sustainable multi-tiered system of school mental health supports and services Support trauma-informed systems in schools Discover the impacts of social determinants of health on student academic and social-emotional-behavioral success Learn to provide more culturally responsive and equitable services and supports Hear perspectives on school mental health from school, district and state levels Obtain insight into how youth, families, schools and communities can best work together to address student mental health needs   Register…

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Virtual Community Forum: Supporting your Mental Health this Winter Season

December 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Integral Care and NAMI Central Texas from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Thursday, December 3rd for a virtual community forum that will offer resources to support your mental health throughout the season. 2020 has been a year like no other, challenging our mental health on many levels. When we combine stress and depression from the pandemic with winter blues (or seasonal affective disorder) and a very different holiday season, this winter will likely be difficult for many. The…

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Mental Health Substance Use Disorders in the Era of COVID-19: With a Special Focus on the Impact of the Pandemic on Communities of Color – A Virtual Workshop Series

December 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on December 3, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 14, 2020 at 12:00 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has created both short-term and long-term negative consequences for behavioral health outcomes. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Forum on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders will host a free public virtual workshop: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in the Era of COVID-19: With a Special Focus on the Impact of the Pandemic on Communities of Color. The workshop will be free and open to the public via live webcast. Part 1: Monday, November 23, 2020…

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Strategies to Support with Increased Stress and Substance Use during the COVID-19 Pandemic

December 3 @ 12:00 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on all of us, and it presents particular challenges for individuals with co-occurring anxiety and substance use conditions. With the right tools and techniques, you can support your clients that are experiencing increased stress, anxiety and substance use and help them build resilience to face the difficult days ahead. Fredrick Dombrowski, PhD, LMHC, Associate Professor at the University of Bridgeport, and Amelia Roeschlein, DSW, MA, LMFT, consultant for trauma-Informed services at the National…

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Integrating Cultural Competence into Evidence-Based Practices with Individuals with Co-Occurring Disorders

December 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Few, if any, evidence-based practices have been intentional about incorporating cultural competence into the model. When culture is unaddressed, therapeutic walls instead of therapeutic bridges can be built, leading to tension in the clinical relationship. This can render the evidence-based practice ineffective. Topics covered in this skill-building presentation include: the 10 things that culturally competent counselors do; building trust in the cross-cultural helping relationship; and integrating cultural competence into evidence based practices with individuals with co-occurring disorders. Register for Webinar

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