Second Lady Karen Pence and Assistant Secretary for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Elinore McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D., visited the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA for a roundtable discussion on mental health. The discussion focused on the President’s recent Executive Order addressing mental and behavioral health needs and preventing the tragedy of suicide.
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This webinar is part of a 10-Part series of 1-hour, interactive training sessions, focusing on areas of telehealth specific to mental health professionals transitioning to virtual appointments during COVID-19. This session will highlight the best practices for suicide assessment and gaining trust from patients while using telemental health services. Other seminars in this series include:
Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:00 p.m. ET: Counseling Families through COVID-19 Environment
Thursday, November 12, 2020 1:00 p.m. ET: Counseling Adolescents through Telehealth
Thursday, November 19, 2020 1:00 p.m. ET: Counseling through the Telephone
Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:00 p.m. ET: Cultural Competency within Telemental Health
Thursday, December 10, 2020 1:00 p.m. ET: Counseling Children
Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:00 p.m. ET: Substance Use Treatment within Telehealth
This tip sheet describes common reactions after pandemics and other disasters, and suggests ways to cope. It also covers financial stress and signs of the urgent need for mental health assistance, and lists sources of help and support.
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 continue to check for updated information and resources.
This two-part virtual training series, featuring a 90-minute interactive webinar and a 90-minute peer-sharing event, will offer participants an introduction to the topic of adaptation and its role in effective prevention, and will examine how carefully planned and executed adaptations can help prevention practitioners circumvent unforeseen challenges, like those facing many communities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is a 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. Through this series, participants should gain an increased awareness of high quality, sustainable multi-tiered system of school mental health supports and services. Other webinars in this series include:
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 3:00 p.m. ET: Addressing Racial Stress and Trauma
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:00 p.m. ET: Trauma Responsive Care for Younger Students
Preventionists are called upon to educate a diverse range of community members about the impact of marijuana, and presentations are often the vehicle through which that information is relayed. In this 90-minute virtual training, participants will learn practical skills to create compelling marijuana prevention presentations that can be adapted for different audiences, using the tools and resources they already have.
Roundtable 3, The Essential Role of Peer Support in Citizenship Work, will feature a conversation about peer support and its role in supporting people in living a full life in their community outside of the mental health system. The facilitator will lead a conversation with other leaders in the peer support movement, peer support practitioners, and other people in recovery focused on the unique role of peer support in community-based citizenship work, including examples from the experiences of panelists.
Another webinar in this series, Roundtable 4, Advocacy and the Citizenship Framework, will take place on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. ET.
Catatonia is a distinct neuropsychiatric syndrome that is becoming more recognized clinically and in ongoing research. An important unresolved clinical question is the role of antipsychotic agents in treatment and their potential adverse effects. The learning objectives of this webinar are to identify three common signs of catatonia, describe two treatments for it, and summarize two medical complications of untreated catatonia.
The Safety Planning Intervention Training is a 6-hour face-to-face training. It is didactic in nature, with opportunities for observation and practice. This training emphasizes the skills necessary to make safety planning a collaborative process so the resulting product is meaningful to the individual at potential risk of self-harm. As a train-the-trainer event, this workshop will also provide guidance and tools to train and support staff members in developing the competencies needed to perform this intervention effectively.
This webinar will provide an overview of the evidence of medication-assisted treatments (MAT), such as buprenorphine and methadone, as an effective preventative method against blood-borne viruses commonly associated with injection opioid use, such as hepatitis C virus (HCV).This activity will highlight the impact of applying the HCV care continuum on the treatment outcomes for opioid use disorder patients with comorbid infections. The webinar will also discuss best practices on how to interact and talk with psychiatric patients effectively about their substance use and how MAT can act as an effective co-prevention method for HCV infection.
Well-Being Wednesdays is a webinar series geared toward education professionals, administrators, and stakeholders, who are working together to create a culture of well-being that supports not only the students in their buildings, but the educators too. Each monthly session will outline each of the 10 ARC practice modules and follow a tell-show-do approach. Content will focus on one skill per session, outlining the skills, providing examples, and encouraging use of the skill.
The 8 Dimensions of Wellness (SAMHSA) offers a useful framework in the recovery goal planning process. During this webinar, the 8 Dimensions of Wellness will be reviewed, and strategies for integrating the 8 Dimensions with individuals participating in your services will be presented. Webinar participants will have an opportunity to practice writing SMART goals that incorporate the 8 Dimensions of Wellness.
Do your presentations inspire and influence your audiences? We use presentations as one of our primary strategies to share content knowledge, build skills, ignite calls to action and affect culture change. Many of us have attempted to create compelling presentations; however, most of us never receive any formal training in presentation design. In this three-hour virtual workshop, participants will learn practical skills to plan and deliver exceptional presentations using the tools and resources they already have.
During these workshops, participants will practice skills to decrease stressors on mind/body systems to stay connected to the wonders and curiosities of teaching using evidence-based mindfulness practices, radical acceptance and values-driven goal setting.
Webinar #3,Build Educator Resilience through Self-Compassion and Gratitude, will take place on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. ET.
This fact sheet provides parents, caregivers, and teachers with strategies for helping children manage their stress during an infectious disease outbreak. It describes potential reactions among youth and the support adults can provide to help them.
This issue brief presents recent data on prevalence of opioid misuse and death rates in the Hispanic/Latino population; contextual factors and challenges to prevention and treatment; innovative outreach and engagement strategies to connect people to evidence-based treatment; and the importance of community voice.
This SAMHSA webpage provides SAMHSA resources and information, guidance for Opioid Treatment Programs, and additional federal guidance related to COVID-19 and is updated on a regular basis.
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