Mid-America MHTTC Newsletter

November is here, and so are lots of training opportunities to help you learn new skills and improve your practice. Of note, we have upcoming webinars on mental health concerns in tribal communities, social determinants of health, and emergent mental health needs in the context of COVID-19.

Also, our ARC Workbook for Professionals, which provides interactive space for working through burnout and tips for improving well-being, has been a hit since its release in September. If you haven't already, go check it out!

You can learn more about our programming below. Please reply to this email with questions and concerns.

Take care,

The Team at the Mid-America MHTTC
We hope to connect with you through one of our free events!
Iowa BEST Summit
Nov. 1-3 | ONLINE
Professional Well-Being Training for Boys and Girls Club
Nov. 3 | ONLINE
Program Limited to Select Participants
ARC for Educators: A Training of Trainers Series
Nov. 4 | ONLINE
Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Students Attending Tribal Colleges (Healing Roots: Considerations for Mental Health Accessibility and Delivery of Services Across Tribal Communities)
10-11:30 p.m. Nov. 5 | ONLINE
Tubbs Teaching Connections Training
Nov. 5 | ONLINE
Program Limited to Select Participants
Missouri School Counselor Association (MSCA) Fall Conference
Nov. 7-9 | Osage Beach, MO
Serious Mental Illness: Motivational Interviewing Learning Community In-Person Training
Nov. 17 | Sheldon, IA
Program Limited to Select Participants
NDE SMH Institute Call with Teams
12-1 p.m. Nov. 17 | ONLINE
Program Limited to Select Participants
Addiction: Gambling, Alcohol, Drug Abuse (30 minutes) / Work Stress and Burnout (30 minutes) (Context Clues: Using Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) to Enhance Treatment)
Thursday, Nov. 18 | ONLINE
Psychological Treatment of ADHD (UnitedHealthcare Behavioral Health Education Series)
12-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19 | ONLINE
Supporting Health Care Professionals Through and After COVID-19 (The New Epidemic: Treating Emergent Mental Health Needs in the Age of COVID-19)
12-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19 | ONLINE
National Nurse Practitioner Week - Nov. 10-16
Veterans Day - Nov. 11
National Rural Health Day - Nov. 21
Thanksgiving - Nov. 25
New series to present gaps in mental health services for tribal communities

In this series, participants will learn about the gaps in services for tribal communities across settings. We will look at college mental health needs on tribal campuses, provide information on the prevention, intervention, and postvention after a suicide on the reservation, examine our own limitations with the training we received when it comes to providing culturally focused and competent care, and discuss community inclusion while implementing evidence-based practices. Attendees of each webinar will receive a toolkit with a number of resources to implement at your own unique setting.

Click here to register for the first session, Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Students Attending Tribal Colleges. Continuing education credits are available. See below for learning objectives.

At the conclusion of this webinar, attendees will be able to:
  • Identify the unique challenges encountered by college students from tribal communities
  • Discuss the importance of mental health and health equity related to students attending a tribal college
  • Develop outreach efforts including counseling services to support the mental health of students attending tribal colleges
  • Identify strategies to support the mental health needs of faculty and staff at tribal colleges
New series to shed light on emergent mental health needs stemming from COVID-19 pandemic
The first session in our two-part series New Epidemic: Treating Emergent Mental Health Needs in the Age of COVID-19 airs 12-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19.

In this webinar, our trainers will discuss strategies for addressing the mental health needs of health care professionals, including types of supports employers and organizations can implement to help those who are tasked with helping others. Certificates of completion are available.

Click here to register for both sessions. To learn more about the January webinar, visit the series web page.
Social determinants of health (SDOH) series resumes Nov. 18 with presentations on addiction and work stress
The next webinar in our series Context Clues: Using Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) to Enhance Treatment will cover addiction and work stress from 12-1 p.m. CT on Thursday, Nov. 18.

Click here to register. Each webinar in this series, produced in collaboration with Aetna Better Health of Kansas, is divided into two flash presentations. A certificate for half of a contact hour will be provided upon completion of each session.

Webinar recordings from past presentations in the series are also available. To access, visit the series web page.
Next session in UnitedHealthcare series to cover ADHD treatment
The next webinar in our UnitedHealthcare Behavioral Health Education Series, Psychological Treatment of ADHD, airs Friday, Nov. 19. Continuing education credits are available.

In this presentation, airing 12-1 p.m. CT, presenters will provide an overview of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Participants will learn about the symptoms of ADHD, DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, prevalence, course, and long-term outcomes of ADHD. Additionally, the importance of comprehensive evaluation for ADHD will be addressed, due to the range of other causes of symptoms of ADHD and the frequency of comorbidities associated with ADHD.

Click here to learn more and register.
Mark your calendars: ARC for Health Professionals Training of Trainers Symposium set for Jan. 27-28
Mark your calendars: The ARC for Health Professionals: A Training of Trainers Symposium is coming Jan. 27-28.

In this two-day free training, the Mid-America MHTTC will provide a walkthrough of the Adult Resilience Curriculum (ARC) for Health Professionals, introduce trainers to ARC materials for both the core and supplemental modules, and provide time for implementation planning. Click here to register.
Telehealth Training module updated for 2021 audiences
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth use skyrocketed in 2020. Day-to-day use of telehealth became the pragmatic solution, allowing people to connect safely and effectively to mental health services no matter where they are located.

The Telehealth Training module, originally released by our collaborators at the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN) in 2014, has been updated for 2021 audiences.

Visit the BHECN Telehealth webpage and click "View the module: Telehealth Training" to access the module.
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