SAMHSA's Coalition Webinar Series: Addressing Serious Mental Illness: Effective Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Strategies May - August 2015

SAMHSA is pleased to sponsor and announce the below four webinar series, jointly entitled Addressing Serious Mental Illness: Effective Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Strategies. These webinars will be delivered May-August 2015 by the partners in the Mental Health Block Grant Coalition, which has been developed and sponsored by SAMHSA.  

The Coalition consists of the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Mental Health America, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery, the National Council for Behavioral Health, the National Disability Rights Network and the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health. This Coalition impacts thousands of Americans by delivering web-based training and technical assistance on a range of policy issues to multiple stakeholders in state and local behavioral health systems centered on promoting/enhancing the MH Block Grant.

These webinars will describe new and emerging practices across a variety of services. In addition, each webinar series will explore the types of outcomes sought for different approaches, how these approaches are financed, and provide State and local examples.

Please click on the links below for more details and to learn more about each webinar series.

These webinars will focus on peer related issues such as a recovery oriented workforce, strategies for effective supervision, crisis service providers, and the varying roles of peers.

These webinars will focus on how the mental health community can help with transition plans for the new HCBS regulations and implementing self-directed care.

These webinars will focus on children’s related issues such as evidence-based practices and early interventions for children with SMI, expanding first episode psychosis programs and organizational approaches to effective trauma-informed services.

These webinars will focus on issues including forensic assertive community treatment, addressing the needs of people with SMI, and strengthening partnerships with county jails and community service providers.

These webinars are not a part of the webinar series but are part of the Coalition deliverables sponsored by SAMHSA.


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