Continuing YOUR Education

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NAMI’s ASK THE EXPERT SERIES

Help Not Handcuffs

A special four-part webinar series focused on addressing mental health crises with comprehensive community responses.

With perspectives and insights from clinicians, peers, law enforcement professionals and more, this series will address the history of the intersection of mental health and the justice system, past and present legislative efforts, several existing jail diversion models, and what to expect and strive for with future programs.

The first webinar of the series took place on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, at 4 p.m. It featured a viewing of The Definition of Insanity, a 2020 PBS documentary about the Miami-Dade (FL) 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 panel discussion and Q&A moderated by NAMI’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ken Duckworth followed the screening.

Future webinars include:
Part 2: Legislation & Introduction to Models (Thursday, March 25, 2021)
• Part 3: Introduction to Additional Models (Thursday, April 22, 2021)
• Part 4: Implementing a New System (Thursday, May 20, 2021)

Solving for Sleep

A PCDC and SAMHSA Sleep Webinar Series


Integrating care through a biopsychosocial approach: PCDC, in collaboration with SAMHSA Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions, is engaging in a year-long virtual initiative aimed at addressing sleep and related social and health needs through enhancing primary and behavioral health care.

Recordings of the most recent webinars are available at the link below.  You can also sign up to receive PCDC news and event invites. 

PCDC and SAMHSA Sleep Webinar Series

UPCOMING EVENTS IN THE SERIES

5/6,   What about Us? A Discussion with and for Healthcare Providers


View Additional Upcoming Webinars

Serving Families Who Are Experiencing Domestic Violence 
Webinar Series 


Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) through its partnership with the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) are excited to share an upcoming webinar series to provide family support workers and home visitors with information and resources on important topics relating to domestic violence and your work.

The series consists of multiple three-hour webinars covering the following topics: 


May 12, 2021, 9:00 – 12:00 pm – Trauma, Secondary, Trauma, and Self-Care

July 28, 2021, 9:00 – 12:00 pm – Domestic Violence 101 and Conversational Screening

September 8, 2021, 9:00 – 12:00 pm – Domestic Violence and Children

October 20, 2021, 9:00 – 12:00 pm – Human Trafficking Across the Lifespan

6 TIPS TO HELP YOUR NONCLINICAL STAFF PRACTICE TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE

“Picture this: An individual arrives at your organization who has experienced trauma related to intimate partner violence. The receptionist at the front desk does not acknowledge the individual when they first walk through the lobby door, and when the individual speaks up, the receptionist does not smile or give a kind greeting. The individual immediately feels on guard, and fearful of upsetting the receptionist. This first interaction with your organization has created a sense of insecurity and fear, rather than a sense of safety and trust. . . ”

How can an organization support its nonclinical staff to learn about and practice trauma-informed care?
Here are six recommendations to help you get started.


WHAT DOES BECOMING TRAUMA-INFORMED MEAN FOR NON-CLINICAL STAFF?
(Watch a FREE webinar to learn more)

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CAMS-care Webinar:
Adolescent Suicide Prevention

Dr. Cheryl King shares her extensive expertise on youth suicide prevention. Highlights of her presentation center on risk factors for youth suicide, screening, and assessment. In addition, Dr. King discusses clinical prevention work including her YST approach.

We’ve made the recent recording of this presentation available on-demand. Enter your information to gain access. 
Closed captioning coming soon!

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

SPRC provides in-person trainings, webinars, virtual learning labs, micro-learning, and SPARK Talks.
Additional online courses are self-paced, open to anyone, and free of charge.

Psyche Hub

With e-learning options for every audience, Psych Hub is the world’s largest online platform for digital mental health education.
Psych Hub’s free micro-video library hosts more than 180 consumer-facing, animated videos focused on improving mental health literacy and reducing stigma about seeking care.

Psyche Hub: Learning Hubs

Support Professional Learning Hubs are designed for people who can offer mental health support to clients who are able to benefit from a lower level of care. Support Professionals Can Include Coaches, Medical Providers, Addiction Counselors, Faith Leaders, Care Managers, School Counselors, Crisis Responders, and Peer Workers.

Beaver County System of Care Webpage
Resources and Training Info for Social Workers

An APA and SAMHSA Initiative SMI Advisor

Find the Answers You Need in our Knowledge Base. We are a clinical support system for Serious Mental Illness. Search topics, find resources, and enhance what you know about Serious Mental Illness. Information is categorized Clinicians / Individuals & Families.

NOTE: SMI Adviser supports the important work of mental health professionals during the COVID-19 crisis. Access our list of evidence-based resources on COVID-19.

Stages of Change Webinar
Jill S. Perry, MS, NCC, LPC, CAADC, SAP

This one-hour webinar fits your schedule!