TA Coalition Webinar: Technology Based Outreach to Increase Access to Care and Support in Times of Crisis

 

A SAMHSA sponsored webinar developed under contract by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) and presented by the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health and Mental Health America (MHA) took place Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 1:30pm Eastern Time called Technology Based Outreach to Increase Access to Care and Support in Times of Crisis.  

Description: Technology has offered our system the opportunity to reduce the time and barriers we have to get help to individuals as soon as we can.  Phone calls have long been linkage and referral tools to help people immediately navigate difficult time.  Two programs today will address innovations in their approach to serving individuals and families through phone and technology.  MHA Wabash Valley Region offers a Navigator Service that uses online scheduling and phone-based case management to make sure individuals are adequately connected to care and to reduce treatment drop out. Reach Out Oregon offers phone and online based tools to connect families to supportive communities for connection, inspiration, assistance and referrals. The webinar will provide new innovations and best practices in phone-based support systems to help increase access and support people during times of crisis. 

Presenters:

•Olanda R. Torres, Director of Mental Health Navigator Services of Mental Health America - Wabash Valley Region

•Sandy Bumpus, Executive Director of Oregon Family Support Network

Moderator:

•Lynda Gargan, Ph.D., Executive Director, National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

 

 

If you have any questions please contact Kelle Masten via email at kelle.masten@nasmhpd.org or at 703-682-5187.

 

**We do not offer CEU credits however letters of attendance are offered upon request.  

***Closed-captioning is available for this webinar. 

 

 

 

 

Date: 
06/30/2020
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