SAMHSA is committed to providing regular training and technical assistance (TTA) on matters related to the mental and substance use disorder field. View the TTA resources currently available focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic.
SAMHSA is allowing flexibility for grant recipients affected by the loss of operational capacity and increased costs due to the COVID-19 crisis. These flexibilities are available during this emergency time period. Flexibility may be reassessed upon issuance of new guidance by the Office of Management and Budget post the emergency time period. Click the link above for information and resources to assist grant recipients during the COVID-19 emergency. Continue to check this website for updates.
SAMHSA’s Practitioner Training webpage contains a directory of all SAMHSA training and technical assistance centers. Trainings and events can be accessed by visiting the individual centers. In addition, the SAMHSA Technology Transfer Centers (TTC) program contains a list of trainings for the three TTCs.
Selected trainings and events appear below. For additional trainings and events, visit the websites above.
Note: Advance registration for training and events may be required. If you are unable to access an event or webinar or have questions, please contact the source given at the individual event URL.
The Trauma Informed Schools Conference is designed for educators, school administrators, school personnel, mental health professionals and community partners. This conference will give participants the understanding, knowledge and tools needed to create a successful trauma-informed learning environment, whether it is in a single classroom, a whole school or an entire district.
This guide supports health care providers, systems, and communities seeking to treat stimulant use disorders. It describes relevant research findings, examines best practices, identifies knowledge gaps and implementation challenges, and offers useful resources.
HHS expects to distribute $15 billion to eligible Medicaid and CHIP providers. The payment to each provider will be at least 2 percent of reported gross revenue from patient care; the final amount each provider receives will be determined after data, including information about the number of Medicaid patients providers serve, is submitted. Before applying through the enhanced provider relief portal, applicants should:
These FAQs address general questions associated with award and management of SAMHSA discretionary grants that may arise in relation to COVID-19. This information does not apply to SABG, MHBG, PATH or PAIMI grants. Applicants and grant recipients are strongly encouraged to monitor this website for updates.
Expert consultants devote the first segment of each hour-long session to a specific topic and then address questions submitted by registrants. The Consultation Office Hours provide intensive service, staff and operations consultation, and allow for an engaging Q&A session between the experts and participants. The next webinar will take place on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
Through a panel discussion, judges and medical staff from around the country will discuss their experience with medication treatment (MAT) for defendants and other litigants with alcohol and drug use disorders. The focus will be on the legal, ethical, and practical issues surrounding the use of MAT.
Substance use, depression, and anxiety are increasing among primary care patients due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, many primary care providers lack the time, interest, and training to address these behavioral health issues. In this session, we’ll discuss expanding the health care team with low-cost team members who can systematically deliver Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) to screen for substance use, and a collaborative care model for depression and anxiety.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:00 p.m. EDT
In recent years, treatment centers have focused on creating trauma-informed settings by integrating safety protocols and avoiding re-traumatization in service delivery. The emergence of COVID-19 as a pandemic has increased rates of trauma and stress in our communities to levels that most of us have not experienced. Still, providers need to be equipped to address the traumatic impact of the current environment. This 2-part webinar will look at some of the basics of trauma, as well as some of the effects of COVID-19 on trauma and look at ways to heal.
This topic is titled "From the Office to the Mobile Van: How to Initiate Buprenorphine in Different Settings." This discussion is designed to promote interactivity through an informal "round table" conversation. Attendees will be given the opportunity to speak directly with the presenter to ask questions and discuss issues.
This second webinar in a 3-part series will discuss co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders in farming and rural communities. Speakers will outline the prevalence of mental health and substance use co-occurring disorders, linking research to real-world impact of these disorders. Presenters will also touch on the impact of COVID-19 within these communities. Participants will learn how primary care providers can screen and identify signs and symptoms, as well as potential treatment plans. Part 3 of this series, on telehealth services, will take place on Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:00 p.m. EDT.
This webinar will review the use of technology-based interventions related to treating individuals with substance use disorders and providing recovery support services focused on asynchronous tools, such as social media, blogs, podcasts, online support groups, videos, and text messaging. Finally, recommendations for clinicians and peer recovery coaches for developing their own tools will be highlighted.
This discussion is designed to promote interactivity through an informal "round table" conversation. Attendees will be given the opportunity to speak directly with the presenter to ask questions and discuss issues.
Culture is fundamental to developing a successful career or organization, and building that culture is everyone's responsibility. Despite recent progress, health disparities continue to be a challenge among Latino/Hispanic, Native Americans, and Alaska Natives, compared to the U.S. population as a whole. National data show the need to enhance services and access to services for culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Providing culturally and linguistically appropriate prevention services requires an understanding of cultural competence/humility.This session is the 1st of 4 sessions. The other sessions include:
Session 2: Spirituality In The Native American Culture and its Role in Prevention and Healing, July 14, 2020 2:00 p.pm EDT;
Session 3: Spirituality in the Hispanic and Latino Culture and its Role in Prevention and Healing, July 22, 2020 2:00 p.m. EDT;
Session 4: How We Can Culturally Navigate Between the Two Communities, August 5, 2020, 2:00 p.m. EDT
This webinar will focus specifically on the role and tasks of the case manager (or navigator, or community health worker) who are so crucial to the process of supporting medical care in the population of people with Serious Mental Illness (SMI). We will discuss the illnesses that create the most morbidity and mortality in those with SMI, then review a number of tools created for case managers to support their function in improving health outcomes.
Spiritual leaders from American Indian and Alaska Native communities come together to discuss the importance of spirituality in the treatment of behavioral health and mental health disorders. Spirituality is often left out of counseling and therapeutic relationships, but is an essential part of healing and change for many clients. Behavioral health, mental health, and addiction treatment professionals; spiritual leaders; social workers; and other health service professionals are welcome to attend this important discussion on methods for integrating spirituality into their work with clients.
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