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Identifying and Treating Tardive Dyskinesia

Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) is an involuntary movement disorder characterized by repetitive and uncontrollable movements, commonly associated with prolonged use of antipsychotics. It is estimated that up to 30 percent of people receiving prolonged treatment with antipsychotics may develop TD. TD can impact patients’ social, emotional and physical well-being. However, assessment and management can be challenging due to variable onset of symptoms, fluctuation in frequency and amplitude and patient hesitance to discuss signs and symptoms. During this webinar, Dr. Leslie Citrome, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at New York Medical College, reviews the clinical manifestations of TD, consequences for patients, and potential management and treatment options.

Connecting the Dots: Addiction, Trauma and Tobacco Use

Receive practical guidance on reducing tobacco use among clients who have experienced trauma.

Considering the Whole Person: Contexts for LGBTQ People of Color Mental and Behavioral Health Treatment

This webinar will provide information on effectively working with LGBTQ people of color in behavioral health settings. Topics will include systemic racism, homophobia, the compounding effects of intergenerational and contemporaneous trauma and resiliency as these relate to treating the whole person and advancing health and wellness for often-marginalized communities.

SAMHSA’s Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Technical Assistance Center Presents: SMVF Opioid Addiction: Increasing Access to Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery

Service Members and Veterans are often treated with prescription opioid medication for pain relief from their service-related injuries. Recognizing that there is an increased risk for abuse and addiction, implementing evidenced-based prevention, treatment, and recovery strategies is critical. Adopting best practices in safe use, new therapies that compliment traditional treatment, integrating holistic care, messaging, drug take back, and overdose prevention by first responders can all help to mitigate the risk. Prevention, treatment, and recovery oriented systems of care need to be in place for Service Members and Veterans experiencing opioid addiction. This webinar will address best practice methods of preventing opioid abuse, treating those experiencing addiction, and supporting Service Members and Veterans in recovery. It will also emphasize that recovery is not an isolated event. The community has a role in the individual’s recovery and solutions must be able to cross all services, all provider sectors, and all payers. Services within a community must form a network that is person-centered and builds on the strengths of individuals, families, and the community itself to achieve measurable improved health, wellness, and quality of life for our SMVF.

SAMHSA SMVF TA Center- Key Transitions: Supporting the Behavioral Health of Women Veterans

Throughout history, women have served in the military in many different roles and are the fastest growing population of veterans.  From nursing roles to combat positions, women have fought valiantly for our country. Thus, it is important for community providers to understand the unique challenges women face as they transition from military service to civilian life and throughout each stage of their lives. Women service members and veterans have higher rates of depression, anxiety disorders, and suicidal ideation compared with their civilian counterparts – in fact, the suicide rate in 2016 was 1.8 times greater among women veterans than among non-veteran women. Providing community support that is sensitive to military culture, trauma, and gender is imperative. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF) Technical Assistance (TA) Center is pleased to support this webinar focused on the unique behavioral health challenges facing women veterans and opportunities to implement best policies and practices for this growing population. This webinar will provide examples and resources to help participants better serve women veterans in their communities.

Supporting Consumer Engagement Through Outcomes Self-Report: A Case Study of MTM’s New DLA-20 Self Report Tool

Improving Recovery Outcomes: Addressing Co-Occurring Tobacco and Opioid Use

Chad D. Morris, PhD and Jim Pavlik, MA, CTTS from the Behavioral Health and Wellness Program discuss addressing barriers and developing plans to treat the use of tobacco and opioids in clients.

Closing the Gap: Social Isolation and Older Adults

Jennifer Solomon from the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) discusses social isolation and methods for addressing it, with an emphasis on SAMHSA’s Get Connected Toolkit, a resource created to help health and aging services providers learn more about substance use disorders and mental health conditions in older adults.

Major Update of SPQM Tool Can Help You Manage Cost and Measure Effectiveness

Today’s behavioral health providers know all too well that services can be viewed by payers and funders as merely a product with a price tag. Meanwhile, providers struggle to maintain a handle on costs while delivering quality services every day. The good news is that with reliable data, providers can do it with confidence – measure the effectiveness of management and clinical practices, identify meaningful opportunities to improve the delivery of care and demonstrate valuable outcomes to public and private payers. MTM Services is in the midst of finalizing a major update of its state-of-the-art analytical and management support tool – Service Process Quality Management ™ (SPQM ™). With SPQM as the technology backbone, MTM works with providers to turn data into insights that support management team action. Join the National Council and MTM to learn more about leveraging data to demonstrate the value of care, improve clinical outcomes and embrace systems learning. Scott Lloyd, president of MTM, previews the enhanced capabilities of SPQM and Mike Garrett, CEO of Horizons Mental Health Center in Kansas and MTM consultant, discusses his experience utilizing SPQM at his organization and as part of a statewide collaborative of 26 organizations.

State of the Union: Behavioral Health Webinar

Are you curious about the future of behavioral health care? Join the National Council and strategic partner, RELIAS, for the Behavioral Health State of the Union webinar. Recent changes in policy, financing mechanisms and evidence-based treatment options, providers across care settings – from hospitals and criminal justice organizations to mental health and substance use centers – are changing how they view and treat those with behavioral health needs. Chuck Ingoglia, MSW, senior vice president of public policy and practice improvement at the National Council for Behavioral Health will share insights into the current landscape of behavioral health care and where it is headed in the future.

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