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Join us for a 10th Anniversary dessert party and grand opening at our sweet new location!

Tuesday, November 5
4:30-6:30 p.m.
4470 Farnam Street
Nebraska Panhandle News
Buffalo County works to curb teen vaping and marijuana use
Click the link to watch a media report on the youth substance use event that Dr. Tina Chasek was involved with in Buffalo County.
BHECN Video Spotlight
Watch the BHECN Spotlight on Brady Tolle, Graduate Student at the University of Nebraska - Omaha
Sharing Inspiration & Inspirational Ideas
Welcome to two new BHECN staff members!
Introducing Shelbie Johnson, M.Ed.
Shelbie spent nine years managing museum education programs before joining the BHECN team in August 2019. Prior to her 2018 move to Nebraska, Shelbie honed her project coordination skills at the nine museum Louisiana State Museum system and the National WWII Museum. This included the development, funding, implementation and evaluation of distance learning programs for youth and adult audiences across the world. Shelbie holds a M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Cincinnati and a B.A. in History from the University of New Orleans.
Introducing Lauren Robinson, M.S.
Lauren joined BHECN in August 2019 as a communications/project specialist. She helps build innovative outreach strategies to promote the programs for both BHECN and the Mid-America Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC). A newcomer to Omaha, Lauren obtained her master’s degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, where she studied science reporting. She studied journalism at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in 2015. Before leaving her home state of Arkansas to attend graduate school, she was an editor at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock for three years.

Congratulations to
Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway
for her promotion to
Full Professor!

BHECN Awards Programs Across Nebraska
Ambassador Career Engagement Award Recipient Spotlight #1 - HOSA Experience
The first of the Ambassador Career Engagement Award programs we will put the spotlight on for 2019 is the HOSA EXPERIENCE - Mind Bending Careers  with partners from HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) and BHECN Kearney.

Up to 300 students from Nebraska HOSA Chapters and the Nebraska Family Community and Career Leaders of American (FCCLA) will learn about behavioral health careers during a daylong event at the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus.

This conference will introduce students to career opportunities in counseling, mental and behavioral health as well as inform students of the risks associated with risky health behaviors.

Registration: Only 200 FCCLA members and advisers will be able to attend this experience! Register early! Limited to Juniors and Seniors (with the exceptions for Sophomores with strong interest in behavioral health). $10.00 per member/adviser which includes registration materials and lunch! Watch for registration to open 1st of December! 

To find out more about this experience visit the website: http://www.nebraskafccla.org/events/mind-bending-careers-conference-with-nebraska-hosa/
BHECN selected six programs for 2019-2020 to receive Ambassador Career Engagement Awards. Launched in June of 2017, the awards give funding to local community groups who offer introductory programming to educate Nebraska students, primarily in rural or under-served communities, about behavioral health professions.
Training Opportunities
Learn more and register for Project ECHO calls .
Upcoming Project ECHO Calls

Thursday, November 7
(Register by November 3)
Presenter Dr. Christine Chasek

Thursday, November 21
(Register by November 17)
Presenters Dr. Christine Chasek and Dr. John Massey
BHECN Updates
Reminder...We've Moved!
984242 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4242
The BHECN offices are now physically located at 4470 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE. However, our mailing address, phone numbers, email addresses, and other contact information remain the same.
Click on the map to download and print instructions on how to find us and where to pa rk. If you have questions please let us know!
Visit NEBHJobs.com to find a career/employee match today!
Nebraska's Behavioral Health Jobs Website

It's FREE to Post

  • Internships
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • New Job postings
  • Resumes

BHECN's Mission
The Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN), pronounced “beacon”, was established in 2009 by a legislative bill to address the shortage of behavioral health professionals in rural and underserved areas of the state. It is a unique partnership among the state legislature, academic institutions, and community partners
to create a statewide workforce solution to increase the number of licensed behavioral health professionals.

View our video to learn more about our mission, programs and initiatives.
 402.552.7697 | bhecn@unmc.edu