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The Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency is looking for qualified individuals to provide training opportunities for possible future training events.  Specifically, professionals who could provide teaching experiences in the areas of Case Management,  Healthy Cooking/ Healthy Eating Habits, treating adolescents with co-occurring disorders, health issues for the aging Behavioral Health population and early childhood Behavioral Health issues/treatment.  Some trainings will require educational credentials for the allowance of CEU’s for licensed Psychologists, Social Workers and LCPCs.  Please send information to: mhaaac@aol.com.  

 

Webinar: Helping Individuals Who Are Experiencing Homelessness Obtain Identification Documents

Helping Individuals Who Are Experiencing Homelessness Obtain Identification Documents

Thursday, February 3rd, 2022
2:00 PM-3:00 PM EST

For people experiencing homelessness, loss of identifying documents creates a serious impediment to regaining self-sufficiency. Standard forms of ID are required for such common tasks as signing a lease, obtaining employment, accessing medical care, or enrolling children in school. HHRC is  release the Helping Individuals Experiencing Homelessness Obtain Identification Documents toolkit (available in English and Spanish), which highlights practical tips designed to help providers assist program participants reclaim identification documents. 

Learning Objectives
1. Discuss the new Helping Individuals Experiencing Homelessness Obtain Identification Documents Toolkit.
2. Describe primary and secondary forms of identification needed to procure resources and support services.
3. Identify tools and best practices for accessing birth certificates, Social Security cards, and state IDs.

Panelists

• Sherri Downing, Senior Program Manager, Advocates for Human Potential

• Rick Mitchell, Executive Director, The Homeless ID Project 

• Joel Weiss, Volunteer, The Homeless ID Project

Sponsored by: SAMHSA's Homeless and Housing Resource Center (HHRC).
Price: Free
Contact:

If you have questions or concerns, please contact info@hhrctraining.org


Register

Posted: 01/20/2022

Webinar: Youth Screening, Brief Intervention, nd Referral to Treatment (YSBIRT)

Youth Screening, Brief Intervention, nd Referral to Treatment (YSBIRT)

Tuesday, January 25th, 2022
1:00 PM-4:00 PM EST

Identifying youth substance use and intervening early can decrease the likelihood of developing a substance use disorder.

Learn strategies to engage with youth by taking advantage of this virtual training for Youth Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (YSBIRT), an integrated and comprehensive approach to identify, reduce and prevent risky alcohol and drug use.

In this training you will learn:

• How SBIRT fits in the context of providing integrated and trauma informed systems of care.

• The use of evidence-based adolescent screening tools to identify levels of risk.

• The role of brief interventions to increase engagement, elicit behavior change and reduce counterproductive discussions.

• Referral to treatment best practices for facilitating access to specialized services for youth at higher risk.

 

This training is appropriate for administrators or clinicians new to YSBIRT – or those looking for a refresher on best practices .

Sponsored by: The National Council for Mental Wellbeing
Price: $60.00

Register

Posted: 01/20/2022

Become SOAR Trained in Maryland

Maryland SOAR Works!

Wednesday, March 2nd and Thursday March 3rd 2022
10:00 AM-12:30 PM EST

SOAR is a federal initiative that assists individuals experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness and diagnosed with a mental illness and/or co-occurring disorder in applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). 

The next Maryland SOAR training is on Wednesday, March 2nd and Thursday, March 3rd from 10:00 AM-12:30 PM EST. Please note registration ends on February 2nd, 2022.

Goals and Objectives:

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the SOAR process in Maryland
  • Know where to find information and get support as needed
  • Recognize the value of provided tools and templates and use appropriately
  • Identify potential SOAR cases
  • Recognize the benefits of undertaking SOAR applications
  • Use the key SOAR components when submitting SOAR applications

Participation in BOTH Part I and Part II of the webinar is mandatory for participants to be considered SOAR trained and be eligible to submit SOAR applications. Additionally, following Part II of the training you will be sent a link to a short post-test. Completing this post-test is considered part of the training. 

In order to participate in the SOAR Works! training, participants must first have completed modules 1 to 5 of the SOAR online training, including completing all of the ‘Try It’ quizzes in modules 1 to 5, and be approved by their local SOAR Lead . Space is limited to 15 participants.

To learn more general information about becoming SOAR trained in Maryland, CLICK HERE

To view specific details about the March 2022 SOAR training, CLICK HERE

To access the March 2022 training registration form, CLICK HERE

Individuals seeking to submit SOAR applications in Maryland must also meet the following criteria:

  • Work with adults (18 +) experiencing or at risk of homelessness AND diagnosed with a mental illness
  • Be willing and able to undertake the key components of the SOAR process, including becoming the applicant’s representative, obtaining medical records, writing medical summary reports, participating in local quality review processes, maintaining communication with SSA/DDS and the local SOAR Lead, and submitting data
  • Have approval from the local SOAR Lead to participate in the Maryland virtual SOAR training, SOAR Works!

Price: Free
Contact:

For general SOAR training questions, please email Caroline Bolas at caroline.bolas@maryland.gov

Anne Arundel County Applicants can also send questions and register through Leon Fossett at lfossett@aamentalhealth.org


Posted: 01/18/2022

Resilience and Wellbeing for Adults

Resilience and Wellbeing for Adults

Thursday, January27th, 2022
6:00 PM-7:00 PM

Join mental/behavioral health experts Catherine Gray, LCSW-C and Ann Hoyt, LCSW-C to learn what resilience is, how we can build resilience skills in ourselves, and how we can foster resilience in others. Resilience is the strength, skills and resources to help us thrive. These skills can be developed and enhanced throughout our lives. Registration for this program is recommended.

Location:

Edgewater Library

25 Stepneys Lane

Edgewater, MD 21037
(410) 222-1538

Sponsored by: Anne Arundel County Public Libraries
Price: Free
Contact:

For questions, please contact the Edgewater Library at (410) 222-1538


Learn More | Register

Posted: 01/13/2022

Empathy Fatigue During the Pandemic

Empathy Fatigue During the Pandemic

Thursday, January 27th, 2022
5:00 PM-6:00 PM

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) and MedChi jointly sponsor a webinar series, the BHA/MedChi Behavioral Health Webinar Series: Helping the Helpers and Those They Serve.?

These webinars are for Maryland’s behavioral health and medical health care workers of all disciplines, whether working in community or hospital settings. They are designed to enhance both health care worker self-care and resultantly the care they provide, as health care workers combat numerous stressors including the COVID-19 pandemic, social justice issues, and other stressors that can potentially impact delivered care.

CMEs will be available at no cost, as will Participant Certificates, which for other disciplines may qualify for CEUs or other continuing education credit, although these are not approved for CEUs by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners. Participants should check with their certifying organizations to see how these would apply.  

Presenter: Mona Masood, DO 

Moderator: Hinda Dubin, MD

Sponsored by: The Maryland Department of Health Behavioral Health Administration and MedChi
Price: Free
Contact:

For questions, please email Steve Whitefield at steven.whitefield@maryland.gov


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Posted: 01/13/2022

Nurture Your Well-Being: A Roadmap for Resilience

Nurture Your Well-Being: A Roadmap for Resilience

Thursday, February 10th, 2022
5:00 PM-6:00 PM

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) and MedChi jointly sponsor a webinar series, the BHA/MedChi Behavioral Health Webinar Series: Helping the Helpers and Those They Serve.?

These webinars are for Maryland’s behavioral health and medical health care workers of all disciplines, whether working in community or hospital settings. They are designed to enhance both health care worker self-care and resultantly the care they provide, as health care workers combat numerous stressors including the COVID-19 pandemic, social justice issues, and other stressors that can potentially impact delivered care.

CMEs will be available at no cost, as will Participant Certificates, which for other disciplines may qualify for CEUs or other continuing education credit, although these are not approved for CEUs by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners. Participants should check with their certifying organizations to see how these would apply.  

Presenters: Chalarra A. Sessoms, LCSW-C and Catherine Gray, LCSW-C, MSW

Moderator: Ann Hoyt, LCSW-C, MSW

Sponsored by: Maryland Department of Health Behavioral Health Administration and MedChi
Price: Free
Contact:

For questions, please email Steve Whitefield at steven.whitefield@maryland.gov


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Posted: 01/13/2022

Reflections on Emotional Health and Stigma for Health Care Workers

Reflections on Emotional Health and Stigma for Health Care Workers

Thursday, February 24th, 2022
5:00 PM-6:00 PM

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) and MedChi jointly sponsor a webinar series, the BHA/MedChi Behavioral Health Webinar Series: Helping the Helpers and Those They Serve.?

These webinars are for Maryland’s behavioral health and medical health care workers of all disciplines, whether working in community or hospital settings. They are designed to enhance both health care worker self-care and resultantly the care they provide, as health care workers combat numerous stressors including the COVID-19 pandemic, social justice issues, and other stressors that can potentially impact delivered care.

CMEs will be available at no cost, as will Participant Certificates, which for other disciplines may qualify for CEUs or other continuing education credit, although these are not approved for CEUs by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners. Participants should check with their certifying organizations to see how these would apply.  

Presenter: Susan Noonan MD, MPH

Moderator: Nathaniel Van Kirk, PhD

Sponsored by: Maryland Department of Health Behavioral Health Administration and MedChi
Price: Free
Contact:

For questions, please email Steve Whitefield at steven@whitefield@maryland.gov


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Posted: 01/13/2022

Anti-Stigma and Anti-Racism: Practices in Opioid Prescribing

Anti-Stigma and Anti-Racism: Practices in Opioid Prescribing

Wednesday, February 9th, 2022
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
1.5 CEUs

This free live virtual presentation will be hosted by Dr. Tamara Henry (George washington University.

Dr. Tamara A. Henry serves as a Teaching Associate Professor in the Department of Prevention and Community Health. She currently teaches at the undergraduate and graduate level. To date, she has received 2 awards from GW for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Public Health. She is also an inaugural member of the Master Teaching Academy.

Prior to academia, Dr. Henry spent over a decade in state (NJ Department of Health and Senior Services) and local government (DC Department of Health) providing
grantees with technical assistance as well as addressing health disparities and monitoring and evaluating health promotion programs in underserved populations.

Dr. Henry remains passionate about social justice, education, and public health and she uses her platform to creatively engage students and the community to think outside the box.

To access the flyer for this event, please CLICK HERE

CEUs will be issued through the Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency. AACMHA is an Authorized Sponsor through the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners. Please check with other Boards for eligibility for CEU submission.

Sponsored by: Anne Arundel County Department of Health and Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency
Price: Free

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Posted: 01/13/2022

Regrounding our Response Virtual Workshop Series

Regrounding our Response Virtual Workshop Series

January through March, 2022
Times Vary, see below
CEUS vary

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health and Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency are sponsoring a series of 3 virtual Regrounding Our Response workshops:

1) Health Equity Workshop- Wednesday, January 26th 2022, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM EST

2) Public Health History and Harm Reduction in Substance Use Disorder Workshop-Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM EST

3) Engaging Re-entry Populations Workshop- Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022 9:00 AM-12:00 PM EST

These workshops are free, and no pre-registration is required. For more details and links to attend these events, please CLICK HERE  to view the flyers

 

Sponsored by: Anne Arundel County Department of Health and Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency
Price: Free
Contact:

For questions about these workshops, please email Caitlin Hall at hdhall44@aacounty.org


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Posted: 01/11/2022

Crisis Response of the Future Virtual Webinar

Crisis Response of the Future

Monday, January 31st, 2022
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

With over 100,000 overdose deaths in the past year, community-level crisis response systems have become more important than ever. Join the National Council for Mental Wellbeing's Substance Use Interest Group on January 31st at 1-2 p.m. ET as they welcome Chris Richardson and Jay Flynn of the Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD).

Join this webinar to learn and share about the latest developments in overdose response, and takeaways from MHCD’s efforts to provide crisis care and linkage-to-treatment for individuals with substance use disorder.

Sponsored by: The National Council for Mental Wellbeing
Price: Free
Contact:

For questions, please email alexandrap@thenationalcouncil.org 


Register

Posted: 12/21/2021

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CRISIS WARMLINE
410-768-5522
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Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline
1-800-422-0009
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

2-1-1 Maryland
Dial 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Anne Arundel County Veteran's Service Phone Line
410-222-3500
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday

National Suicide Prevention Hotlines

1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Student Safety Hotline
1-877-676-9854
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline
1-800-985-5990
Text: "TalkWithUs" to 66746

Physician Support Line
1-888-409-0141
Monday – Friday: 8AM - 3AM ET
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