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February 2021

Increasing Access to Opioid Agonist Treatment: An Innovative, Cross-Sector Approach

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The opioid overdose epidemic remains one of the most urgent public health issues in the United States today, killing 50,000 people every year and contributing to a variety of other health complications. Despite the proven effectiveness of utilizing opioid agonist treatment (OAT) for those experiencing an opioid use disorder, a multitude of structural and policy barriers prevent them from accessing treatment. Attend this webinar to learn about an innovative, multi-sector approach to identifying and removing barriers to OAT in eight…

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Supporting Peers Providing Services at Intercept 0

February 25 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn about practical information from the field and new innovations to support peers who respond to mental and substance use crises at Intercept 0 of the Sequential Intercept Model (SIM). RSVP

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NAMI Ask The Expert: Help Not Handcuffs Series – The Definition of Insanity Documentary & Panel Discussion

February 25 @ 3:00 pm

This webinar will feature The Definition of Insanity, a PBS documentary about the Miami-Dade Criminal Mental Health Project, a team of dedicated public servants working through the courts to redirect people living with mental illness from incarceration to recovery. A guided panel discussion and Q&A will follow. RSVP

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Analyzing and Interpreting Caregiving Data in the BRFSS (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Webinar Series)

February 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Caregivers play an important role in caring for adults with health conditions or disabilities. This session will describe the CDC BRFSS Caregiver module, including its variables, structure, and interpretation. Tips for analysis will be discussed. User-friendly tools and resources will also be presented. Older adults often experience multiple comorbid conditions, including issues related to cognitive decline, which can complicate their health management and quality of life. This webinar series will describe population-level data from the Centers for Disease Control and…

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Understand Eating Disorders

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free 1 CEU hour for Social Worker or for any questions, please contact pbpsychadmin@ttuhsc.edu. Zoom link: https://ttuhsc.zoom.us/j/8753365524 Meeting ID: 875-336-5524

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March 2021

Children’s and Adults’ Mental Health Awareness Creative Arts Contest

March 1 - March 21

Held by Texas System of Care, Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health at the University of Texas at Austin and Texas Health and Human Services Commission, this contest shines a light on an often-overlooked topic and shows why mental health matters. To educate people about how common mental illnesses are and to encourage Texans to seek help when they need it, the yearly themes reflect the move toward treating mental illness with the same openness as other illnesses. 2021 Contest Theme “Why Does Mental Health…

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National ACT Virtual Meeting and Discussion Forum to Address Impact of COVID-19

March 1 @ 2:00 pm
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One event on February 1, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on March 1, 2021 at 2:00 pm

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

One event on May 3, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 7, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 2, 2021 at 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. Goals of the meetings are to: connect with one other share strategies…

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Medication Options for Treatment of Stimulant Use Disorders: Optimistic Update and New Research

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Overdose deaths associated with illicit stimulants (cocaine and methamphetamine) have surged in the past eight years, according to a recent study by the National Institutes for Health (NIH). While there are currently no FDA-approved medications for the treatment of individuals who are dependent on stimulants, new treatments utilizing readily available medications are showing encouraging empirical support. Join us Tuesday, March 2, at 1 p.m. ET, for “Medication Options for Treatment of Stimulant Use Disorders: Optimistic Update and New Research,” when we’ll examine the latest…

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Medication Options for Treatment of Stimulant Use Disorders: Optimistic Update and New Research

March 2 @ 12:00 pm

Overdose deaths associated with illicit stimulants (cocaine and methamphetamine) have surged in the past eight years, according to a recent study by the National Institutes for Health (NIH). While there are currently no FDA-approved medications for the treatment of individuals who are dependent upon methamphetamine, new treatments utilizing readily available medications are showing encouraging empirical support. This webinar will examine the latest groundbreaking research in the context of current increases in stimulant use. Marc Fishman, MD, medical director of Maryland…

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How to Pay for Integrated Care in a Fee for Service Environment

March 2 @ 1:00 pm

Mental Health America of Greater Houston’s Integrated Healthcare Initiative is hosting its Understanding Integrated Care series again this Spring, virtually. Learning Objectives: Identify codes that can be used based on Integrated Care models. Identify ways to appropriately reimburse your organization based on a deeper knowledge of the rules. Know what tools and resources are available to help with billing and coding for Integrated Care. RSVP

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Addressing the Adverse Impacts of COVID-19 on Children with Serious Emotional Disorders

March 3 @ 12:00 pm

Since March 2020, children across the country have been isolated at home participating in distance learning.  The impacts academically, socially and emotionally have been staggering, particularly for children with pre-existing serious emotional disorders and their families.  There has been a reduction in referrals to child protective services, an increase in isolation, depression, anxiety, and a decrease in engagement which can lead to lower academic success.  What do all of these things mean in the short-term and the long-term?  What can…

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Safe and Equitable Schools: Interventions and Considerations

March 3 @ 2:00 pm

The Central East MHTTC in collaboration with the National Center for School Mental Health is pleased to offer a school mental health webinar series with a focus on advancing high quality, sustainable school mental health from a multi-tiered system of support, trauma sensitive, and culturally responsive and equitable lens. RSVP

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