Trainings and Webinars: Mental and Behavioral Health

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Selected Trainings and Webinars

A Community Initiative to Fight the Heroin and Opiate Epidemic

Format: Archived webinar
Source: Region 4 Public Health Training Center

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Behavioral Health 101: What do we need to do together as public and behavioral health professionals?

Learning objectives:

  • Explain key behavioral health (mental health and addictions) terminology and framing.
  • Discuss the history of addiction and the basic brain science.
  • Describe the linkage between behavioral health and public health.

Format: Archived webinar
Source: Region 5 Public Health Training Center

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Cross-sector Collaboration to Address the Prescription Drug Misuse Crisis

Learning objectives:

  • Describe multiple evidence-based approaches for the prevention and treatment of opioid use disorder.
  • Describe techniques for engagement in community and cross-sector collaboration to address the opioid use disorder crisis.

Format: Archived webinar
Source: Region 4 Public Health Training Center

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Engagement, Education, Resources, and Empowerment: The Essential Role of Community Health Workers in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Webinar 1

Learning objectives:

  • Explain the prevalence of opioid use disorder and opioid overdose and its impact on our region.
  • Understand how opioid use disorder impacts the health of a community.
  • Describe 3 ways that community health workers can improve care or support recovery for persons with opioid use disorder.

Format: Archived webinar
Source: Region 1 Public Health Training Center

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Engagement, Education, Resources, and Empowerment: The Essential Role of Community Health Workers in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Webinar 2

Learning objectives:

  • Explain the prevalence of opioid use disorder and opioid overdose and its impact on our region.
  • Understand how opioid use disorder impacts the health of a community.
  • Describe 3 ways that community health workers can improve care or support recovery for persons with opioid use disorder.

Format: Archived webinar
Source: Region 1 Public Health Training Center

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Hot Topics: A Public Health Approach to the Opioid Crisis

Learning objectives:

  • Explore how to apply systems thinking methods to analyze the opioid crisis.
  • Describe public health’s role in addressing substance misuse and addiction at the community versus the client or clinical level.
  • Review how to apply a comprehensive, cross-sector approach to the opioid crisis at the local and state levels.

Format: Archived webinar
Source: Region 10 Public Health Training Center

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Hot Topics: Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in Rural America

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the importance of community health assessments and improvement plans in bringing awareness to suicide as a local problem.
  • Identify three stressors in rural communities that contribute to their increased suicide rates.
  • Identify three community interventions that focus on reducing the suicide rate at the local level.
  • Consider the successful elements needed for building a local suicide prevention coalition.

Format: Archived webinar
Source: Region 10 Public Health Training Center

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Hot Topics: Supporting Emotional Wellness in Frontier Areas

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the importance of a community-based approach to improving emotional wellness and addressing mental health in areas with limited resources.
  • Understand the process and tools used to create a community-driven plan to improve emotional wellness.
  • Identify solutions being implemented to improve emotional wellness and community resiliency.

Format: Archived webinar
Source: Region 10 Public Health Training Center

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Integrating Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Science to Address Substance Use Disorder

Learning objectives:

  • Explain what are Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Describe the connection between substance use disorders and ACEs
  • Describe how ACEs science can be integrated with substance use disorder prevention and harm reduction approaches

Format: Archived webinar
Source: Region 2 Public Health Training Center

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Overview of Opioid Misuse, Associated Harms, and Public Health Responses in the US

Learning objectives:

  • Describe current trends in opioid misuse and factors related to changes in use
  • Summarize harms associated with opioid misuse
  • Describe public health responses to address opioid misuse

Format: Archived webinar
Source: Region 4 Public Health Training Center

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Public Media Data for Public Health

Learning objectives:

  • Describe public media data available for disease surveillance
  • Describe public media data available for audience segmentation
  • Describe public media data available for message design and tailoring

Format: Archived webinar
Source: Region 2 Public Health Training Center

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Structural Factors and Sexual Orientation Health Disparities in Adolescent Substance Use: A Multi-level Analysis

Learning objectives:

  • Explain why it is important to understand structural causes of health disparities among sexual minority youth
  • Describe why substance use disparities might be a large and persistent cause of disparate morbidity among sexual minority youth
  • List potential outcomes to expect for sexual orientation substance use disparities among youth given the changing political landscape

Format: Archived webinar
Source: Region 2 Public Health Training Center

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Suicide: A Preventable Public Health Priority

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize the role of various professions in suicide prevention
  • Identify accessible resources and strategies for suicide prevention
  • Describe opportunities for systems change to support suicide prevention

Format: Archived webinar
Source: Region 5 Public Health Training Center

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The Opioid Crisis: Innovative Health Communication Strategies

Learning objectives:

  • Learn how to focus your message and include a call to action
  • Use standardized tools and visual cues to increase the understanding of your message
  • Test for understanding with your audience using online surveys and interviews
  • Understand the definition of entertainment education
  • Recognize how entertainment affects viewers’ knowledge, attitudes and behavior around health issues
  • Identify opioids/substance abuse storylines on television and the impact they have on the viewing audience

Format: Archived webinar
Source: Region 4 Public Health Training Center

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Tribal Behavioral Health 101: Overview of American Indian/Alaska Native Behavioral Health

Learning objectives:

  • Present an overview of behavioral health in the AI/AN population, including historical background and specific issues
  • Describe existent different programs and organizations that seek to address or improve behavioral health and related challenges within the AI/AN population
  • Identify behavioral risk factors
  • Discuss data challenges related to behavioral health in the AI/AN population and in AI/AN communities

Format: Online module
Source: Region 6 Public Health Training Center

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Tribal Behavioral Health 102: Health Issues for American Indian/Alaska Native Men

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize who is defined as AI/AN
  • Describe the health status for AI/AN men, including as compared to other races and women
  • Identify behavioral risk factors
  • Explain death rates
  • Describe social determinants of health
  • Recognize historical trauma
  • Discuss help and support

Format: Online module
Source: Region 6 Public Health Training Center

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Tribal Behavioral Health 103: The Opioid Epidemic and American Indian/Alaska Native Communities

Learning objectives:

  • Interpret the recent public health data on opioid use rates for American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs)
  • Identify the impact of the opioid crisis in relation to AI/ANs
  • Recognize the types of treatment for opioid misuse

Format: Online module
Source: Region 6 Public Health Training Center

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Tribal Behavioral Health 104: Culture is Prevention

Learning objectives:

  • Define culturally appropriate programs and practices (Tribal Best Practices)
  • Explain why lack of reliable data for AI/AN is a major barrier to public health interventions
  • Recognize the importance of high quality data to identify AI/AN health and behavioral health disparities
  • Describe the positive response AI/AN have to culturally appropriate messages
  • Identify the real-world strategies, programs and practices that have proven successful in a traditional American Indian Tribe in Central Oklahoma
  • Recognize the need smaller tribes have for epidemiological expertise to help obtain funding and implement relevant programs
  • Identify the existing capacity that exists in all Native Tribes for using Culture as Prevention

Format: Online module
Source: Region 6 Public Health Training Center

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Related Trainings and Webinars

Applying a Shared Risk & Protective Factor Approach to Injury and Violence Prevention: Evaluating Shared Risk and Protective Factors to Address ACEs, Suicide, and Opioid Misuse: Examples from States

Learning objectives:

  • Participants will learn about how different communities approached evaluation to Shared Risk and Protective Factors.
  • Participants will better understand what challenges communities experienced when embarking on evaluation efforts with Shared Risk and Protective Factors and what they have learned in this process.

Format: Archived webinar
Source: Safe States Alliance

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Applying a Shared Risk & Protective Factor Public Health Approach to Injury and Violence Prevention: Leveraging Injury Prevention Efforts to Address ACEs, Suicide, and Opioid Misuse: Examples from States

Learning objectives:

  • Participants will learn about Shared Risk & Protective Factors and how different communities applied and supported work in addressing them.
  • Participants will better understand what elements are needed to make working on Shared Risk & Protective Factors successful.

Format: Archived webinar
Source: Safe States Alliance

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Building Health Communities: The Role of Behavioral Health in Advancing Health Equity and Optimal Health for All

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the world view that has led to policies in the United States that have contributed to poor health outcomes.
  • Provide an alternative narrative to the dominant narrative about creates health.
  • Outline the components of the Triple Aim of Health Equity.
  • Demonstrate how the Triple Aim of Health Equity can help frame effective approaches to addressing tobacco use and behavioral health issues.
  • Offer a series of questions that could stimulate movement toward advancing health equity.

Format: Archived webinar
Source: Region 5 Public Health Training Center

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