Join us on Thursday July 9th at 3:00-4:00pm ET to continue the conversation from our recent webinar, as we explore the historical and contemporary racial inequities faced by Black, Indigenous and other People of Color, and resilience-oriented strategies for how to address these impacts at the individual, organizational and community level to build a just future that is more inclusive and promotes healing and resilience for those you serve.
As we continue to grapple with the overwhelming aspects of an international pandemic, people across our nation have taken to the streets with peaceful, but impactful demonstrations to demand change surrounding systemic racism and its devastating effects. Historical and ongoing traumas experienced by Black people and other people of color intensify the impact of physical and behavioral health disparities in care that permeate throughout our health care system.
This webinar explored social justice, racial inequality and systematic change. Linda Henderson-Smith, Ph.D., LPC, the National Council’s director of children and trauma-informed services, led attendees through strategies for applying a trauma-informed resiliency-oriented lens to recognize and break down the barriers of racial inequities.
As COVID-19 continues to spread and drastically impact the way we deliver health care, it’s critical to stay on top of the latest policy implications and guidelines to provide the highest quality care to those that need it most through this pandemic. Join us this Tuesday, June 30th from 3:00-4:00pm ET to discuss recent policy changes, guidelines, and strategies for staying informed and engaged with members from National Council’s policy team. We will share themes and topics that were highlighted during the National Council’s Hill Day while also hearing from you on ways your organization is continuing to shift and respond to the needs of your organization.
Naming, confronting, and addressing systemic racism within America’s health and behavioral health care system will require significant commitment and practice change across all provider type, organizations, and systems. To ensure everyone has access to high quality health care, we must first look within and build organizational climates and cultures that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion that can be further amplified to the clients we see. Join us this Thursday, June 25th from 3:00-4:00pm ET to discuss strategies and ideas for initiating or amplifying your organizations journey towards understanding how internal DEI processes impact your service delivery, create safety and achieve the quadruple aim of enhancing the patient experience, improving population health, reducing costs and enhancing the work life of their staff.
The COVID-19 pandemic rapidly shifted the delivery of behavioral health services to virtual platforms – but how has this transition impacted group sessions? Moving group work from in-person to virtual raises questions around confidentiality and safety, establishing new group norms, client engagement, and more. Join us for a discussion around best practices, evidence-based recommendations, and practical tips to help foster effective group work engagement. Authors of a recent American Psychological Association article,
Peer support specialists offer unique skills that can drastically enhance services using their lived experience to support those with mental health and substance use conditions. Their shared experiences can help to bridge interpersonal and instrumental barriers to accomplishing the health and wellness goals of those in recovery. Join us on June 17, 2:00-3:00pm ET with our partners from the International Association of Peer Supporters, in an upcoming webinar, Utilizing Peer Support to Improve Health and Wellness of People with Mental Illness, to learn more about the findings from recent research supported through a grant award by Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
In addition to experiencing disproportionately higher mortality from COVID-19, African Americans continue to face daily injustices perpetuated by systemic racism impacting all aspect of their health and mental health. As we confront systemic racism during a global pandemic, conversations around allyship and supporting African American staff and colleagues is more important than ever before. Join us this Thursday, June 11th from 1:00-2:00pm ET to discuss the ways in which allies can create courageous spaces to support African American staff and colleagues, and how to build in organizational training and support mechanisms to establish responsive workplaces.
With COVID-19 striking our crisis and public health systems, providers have been having increasing difficulty addressing the level of mental health needs caused by this life-changing virus. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF) Technical Assistance (TA) Center welcomes you to join a webinar focused on the core elements of the SMVF Crisis Intercept Map. The process of intercept mapping helps community stakeholders to visualize gaps, recognize opportunities, and strengthen coordination across local agencies and organizations. Screening for SMVF status and suicide risk early can change the trajectory of overload on our emergency response systems by increasing access to upstream support and diverting hospital emergency department visits to alternate care.
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Although no one is immune to this pandemic, why do we see such a disproportionate impact in many ethnically and racially diverse communities? Not only are we seeing these disparities in morbidity and mortality, we are also seeing these same communities experiencing an unequal share of the economic burden of COVID-19. Join us this Thursday, June 4th from 3:00-4:00pm ET to discuss this question and more with a panel of health equity experts. We want to hear from you about your ideas, strategies, and solutions to combating the disproportionate impact.
As a result of the current environment, discussions regarding health care staff well-being are more important than ever. This webinar was presented by The Joint Commission and the National Council for Behavioral Health. Experts discuss evidence-based and best practices which can be implemented immediately.