National Council webinars present experts on key mental health and addictions topics, followed by meaningful Q&A with webinar participants.
Webinars are offered in the following tracks:
- Addiction Disorders
- Clinical Practice Improvement
- Workforce Development
- Health Reform & Other Delivery/Payment System Changes
- Trauma-informed Behavioral Health
- Health IT & Treatment Technologies
The National Council does not offer continuing education credits or certificates of attendance for webinars.
A recording and the PowerPoint will be be posted within 48 hours AFTER the event.
For help, email Communications@TheNationalCouncil.org.
African Americans, and other historically marginalized communities, continue to face disproportionate challenges around access to, and quality of behavioral health care owing to systemic racism resulting in significantly poorer mental health outcomes. These organizational and clinical practices, such as who we fund, how we prioritize care access and types of treatments offered are often times impacted by bias. These biases impact quality of care—for example more severe diagnosis without proper assessment for African Americans or undertreatment of pain and increased coercion in care. These care decisions can cause trauma, re-traumatize and add to cumulative historical trauma. This further perpetuates mistrust in systems of care and decreases African Americans and other communities of colors’ mental health supports despite overwhelming need. Reducing trauma and building resiliency requires direct sustained effort to address the systematic racism and bias that lead to poorer mental health outcomes for African Americans and other people of color.
Please join us for this webinar on Wednesday, September 23rd, from 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET as we explore the historic and systematic causes of these behavioral health access disparities, provider biases and provide innovative strategies to address them within your respective programs.
Prisons and jails are the largest behavioral health treatment institutions/organizations in every state, and often, especially for those with substance use disorders and mental health conditions, jail or prison are the entry points to Behavioral Health treatment. Once individuals with substance use disorders are released from prison, they have a greater risk of disrupted behavioral health treatment and even fatal overdose. Behavioral healthcare providers are uniquely positioned to address these challenges by providing continuous behavioral healthcare to formerly incarcerated persons upon reentry to their communities, and by collaborating with corrections systems and the broader community system of care to provide services to this population.
Join the Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions, in partnership with Health Management Associates, on Wednesday, October 7th for Reentry for Citizens Needing Substance Use Disorder Treatment. Participants will learn about:
- The fundamentals of reentry planning for formerly incarcerated persons with a Substance Use Disorder returning to the community
- The current community provider regulatory and service realities for accessing community services, MAT, and related services
- Ways in which the corrections systems are a part of the broader community system of care, including Behavioral Health Care
Research shows that African Americans, Latinos and other historically marginalized communities, continue to face disproportionate challenges within organizational processes and practices, from hiring practices, to supervision and evaluation. These processes have been proven to be impacted by the systemic inequity within the policies themselves, as well as the individual bias of application. Often these biases, rooted in systemic racism, can impact prejudicial behaviors, such as microaggressions and inequitable decision making related to staff of color causing trauma and moral injury.
Please join us for our webinar, Addressing Implicit Bias in Organizational Structures, on Wednesday, October 21st , from 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET as we explore implicit bias, moral injury and what organizations can do to create safe, secure and equitable environments for all staff to reduce trauma, avoid re-traumatization and build resiliency.