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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: aac-lbha-connect@aacounty.org.  


Virtual Training: An Introduction to Affirmative Practices for Transgender and Nonbinary Clients with Serious Mental Illness

An Introduction to Affirmative Practices for Transgender and Nonbinary Clients with Serious Mental Illness

Thursday, August 18th, 2022
3:00 PM-4:00 PM ET
CME:1.0, Psychology CE:1.0, Social Work CE:1.0, Participation:1.0

This webinar will provide an overview of Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and implications for working affirmatively with transgender and nonbinary clients who have SMI.

Background and prevalence of SMI diagnoses among transgender and nonbinary populations will be discussed, including relationships between the experience of gender dysphoria and other mental health symptoms.

Common problems and harmful practices will be addressed, along with a case study with suggestions to improve practitioners' support for TNB clients. The protective role that gender affirmation and gender euphoric experiences can have on behavioral health and long-term well-being will also be explored. 

This training is designed for Counselors, Peer Specialists/Peer Support, Physicians (Non-psychiatrist), Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Social Workers. 

Sponsored by: University of Maryland School of Social Work Center of Excellence LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity
Price: Free

For questions, email educme@psych.org .

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Posted: 08/11/2022

Virtual Event: NAMI Maryland Virtual 40th Annual Conference

NAMI Maryland Virtual 40th Annual Conference

October 14th-15th, 2022
8:30 AM-6:00 PM ET

Join NAMI Maryland for their 40th Annual Conference on October 14th and 15th and learn about:

  • Practical information and resources for community and health providers, employers, and/or individuals and their families coping with mental illness;
  • Practical information and resources about and for special populations including veterans/military, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), children, young adults, and other under-served populations;
  • Information and resources for providers and advocates working with co-occurring and related disorders;
  • Policy and advocacy topics like criminal justice issues, health care reform, and early intervention.

This conference is for individuals with mental illness, families, faith leaders, community members, students, health care providers, and criminal justice professionals.

Sponsored by: Maryland National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Price: $15 for NAMI Members/$85 Non-members. Scholarships available.

For questions, please contact NAMI Maryland at  410-884-8691 or connection@namimd.org

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Posted: 08/08/2022

Webinar: Serious Mental Illness and Homelessness

Serious Mental Illness and Homelessness

August 16th, 2022
2:00 PM-3:00 PM ET

This webinar will feature three panelists in a roundtable discussion about serving individuals with serious mental illness who are experiencing homelessness. Panelists will help dispel myths about homelessness and mental illness, share innovative and culturally responsive models of care, and provide actionable takeaways that participants can use in their work.


  • Gordon C. Shen, Ph.D., S.M. (Moderator), Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Policy, and Community Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Rosita ("Rosie") Marinez, Director of Housing Operations, Fountain House, New York City, New York
  • Juliana Wallace, Senior Director of Mental Health & Culturally Specific Services, Central City Concern, Portland, Oregon
  • Donald Whitehead Jr., Executive Director, National Coalition for the Homeless, Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by: The Homeless and Housing Resource Center
Price: Free

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Posted: 08/08/2022

In-Person Training: Trauma-Informed Care Throughout the Lifespan

Trauma-Informed Care Throughout the Lifespan

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022
9:00 AM-12:15 PM
CEUS available

Chesapeake Life Center invites the community to the 16th annual Emily Schindler Memorial Lecture, “Trauma-Informed Care Throughout the Lifespan,” presented by Joanna J. Frankel, MSW, LCSW-C. The lecture will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28th, at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, Maryland.

Trauma impacts every area of functioning, including physical, mental, behavioral, and social. Trauma-informed care means treating the whole person while understanding the traumatic experiences they have encountered from birth to the present time.

This innovative seminar will allow the participants to view trauma throughout the lifespan and help them understand why learning about the child that came before the older adult is essential.

In this workshop, Frankel will explain the role of trauma assessments and the impact trauma at a young age can have on an older adult. Frankel also will identify the symptoms and diagnoses that manifest from trauma and demonstrate a plan of care that can minimize re-traumatization.

This annual lecture was created in 2005 through a gift to the Schindler family from the Saint Agnes Cancer Center. Emily Schindler was an 18-year-old freshman at Frostburg State University and a member of the SPY swim team in Severna Park, Maryland, when she was tragically killed in a car accident in 2004.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and a light breakfast will be provided. Maryland Board social workers can earn three Category 1 continuing education credits and Maryland counselors and therapists can earn three Category A continuing education credits.

Pre-registration is required.

Sponsored by: Chesapeake Life Center
Price: $40.00

For questions, call 888-501-7077 or email griefinfo@hospicechesapeake.org.

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Posted: 08/04/2022

Webinar: Introductory/Refresher Motivational Interviewing

Introductory/Refresher Motivational Interviewing

Thursday, August 18th, 2022
12:00 PM-4:00 PM ET

This half-day (4 hours) live Zoom session is ideal for busy individuals looking for introductory or refresher training. Whether you’re a clinician in a behavioral health setting, a supervisor trying to boost staff morale or a nurse helping patients manage diabetes, motivational interviewing (MI) training can help you create conversations that empower people to make meaningful changes.

Curriculum pace and flow is intentionally designed to maximize engagement and interaction in a virtual environment.

Learning Objectives:

1. Explore the spirit of Motivational interviewing as a key communication style for eliciting behavior change.
2. Use skills of open-ended inquiry, affirmations, reflections, summarizing and change talk to experience Motivational Interviewing.
3. Identify tools to enhance readiness and increase fidelity to the Motivational Interviewing approach.

Sponsored by: The National Council for Mental Wellbeing
Price: $83.00


Posted: 07/22/2022

Webinar Series: Staff Recruitment and Retention

Innovative and Successful Approaches to Staff Recruitment and Retention

July – September 2022
12:00 PM-1:00 PM ET

Behavioral health services have been in high demand for years, due to a growing population, increasing need for care, and expanding insurance coverage and access. COVID-19 and ensuant increases in substance use and mental health symptoms have escalated this demand for services, placing additional burden on behavioral health organizations and the addiction workforce members they employ.

To meet these escalating demands, there is increasing need to attract talented individuals to careers as addiction treatment professionals. Similarly, there is great need to support and retain existing addiction treatment professionals who comprise the backbone of our healthcare system.

In response to these needs, the Northwest ATTC is hosting a 3-part summer webinar series on innovative and successful approaches to workforce recruitment and retention. Featured presenters will offer experienced perspectives concerning relevant state-level initiatives, successful efforts of behavioral health organizations that provide culturally-responsive services to underserved populations, and methods of applying organizational change and process improvement strategies to challenges of staff recruitment and retention.

Attendees can register for one, two, or all three sessions.

Part I: Behavioral Health Workforce Support: Current State and Future Opportunities
July 27, 2022 | 12-1pm PT

Part II: Recruitment and Retention Strategies for Culturally Specific Behavioral Health Staff
August 31, 2022 | 12pm-1pm PT 

Part III: Find, Hire, & Keep: Applying NIATx Process Improvement Tools and Principles to Create Staffing Solutions
September 28, 2022 | 12pm-1pm PT


Sponsored by: Northwest ATTC
Price: Free

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Posted: 07/19/2022

Webinar: Advanced Mandatory Reporting: Beyond the Basics

Advanced Mandatory Reporting: Beyond the Basics

Thursday, August 18th, 2022
10:00 AM-12:30 PM ET
Continuing Education Approval for Licensed Mental Health Counselors/Social Workers/ School Psychologists/MFCCs/Art Therapists

Mental and Behavioral Health Professionals throughout the United States are mandated reporters of suspected child maltreatment. However, the legal requirement to report is often confusing to navigate in relation to our other professional and ethical responsibilities.

This workshop is intended for mental and behavioral health workers who already have a basic understanding of their obligations as mandated reporters, and want to explore areas that are complicated by our professional relationships with clients in light of our legal obligations.

Specifically,this training will explore informed consent practices with different client populations, supporting practice with clients after making a report, and how to work with child protective services, especially in light of concerns for racial and social justice in the child welfare system.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the ethical/ moral and legal conundrums faced when making the decision to report
  • Demonstrate a framework to guide the process of working with clients before making a report
  • Demonstrate a framework to guide the process of working with clients after making a report
  • Demonstrate skills at collaborating with child protective services for the benefit of clients


Sponsored by: Chesapeake Beach Professional Seminars
Price: $65.00

For questions, please contact Sonia Hinds, 240-535-1433 or cbps2006@gmail.com


Posted: 07/18/2022

Virtual Training: Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022
9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Mental Health First Aid® is a public education national certification course. Participants learn to recognize and respond to the signs and symptoms of an emerging mental health challenge or crisis, to identify community resources, and to link individuals in need of support to appropriate care.

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. This training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents (ages 6-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

This skills-based course includes a 5¬-step action plan which can be used in various types of crisis and non-crisis situations.

This class requires:

  • 2-hours of online, self-paced prework to be completed before class. Emails with prework information will arrive approximately two weeks before the date of the class.

  • 6-hours of live, virtual instruction over Zoom. Virtual participants must have a working camera and microphone and are required be on camera during the entire class (except during breaks).

Participants receive an electronic Mental Health First Aid manual and Mental Health First Aid Certification for 3 years upon completion of course requirements.

The Youth Mental health First Aid course is designed for adults who work with youth, ages 12-18.

Sponsored by: Mental Health Association of Maryland
Price: $150, Grant Funding and Pay-As You-Go options are available

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Posted: 07/14/2022

Virtual 2022 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health

Virtual 2022 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health- The Three Rs: Reflect, Recover, Renew

Thursday, October 13th-Friday, October 14th, 2022
12:00PM-6:00PM ET

The conference emphasizes a shared school-family-community agenda to bring high-quality, culturally responsive, and equitable evidence-based mental health promotion, prevention, and intervention to students and families as part of a multi-tiered system of supports.

Continuing Education credit will be sought for the following professions: counselors, family therapists, health educators, nurses, psychologists, and social workers.

For more information and to view the agenda, go to "Learn More" below.


This conference is for leaders, practitioners, researchers, family members, advocates, and other stakeholders in the school mental health field.

Sponsored by: The National Center for School Mental Health
Price: $150.00

For questions, please contact the NCSMH team at 410-706-0980 or ncsmh@som.umaryland.edu.

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Posted: 06/28/2022

Suicide Prevention Resources 

Hotlines for families and youth

Call 911 for immediate assistance in any emergency

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Maryland's Crisis Line
Dial 2-1-1, Press 1
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Student Safety Hotline
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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

National Suicide Prevention Hotlines

National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Dial or Text 988 or Chat
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline
Text: "TalkWithUs" to 66746

Physician Support Line
Monday – Friday: 8AM - 3AM ET
Saturday – Sunday: 8AM - 3AM ET

Veteran's Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255, Press 1, or text to 838255
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Anne Arundel County Department of Health's Gun Violence Intervention Team  (GVIT) Suicide Prevention Toolkit

Anne Arundel County Department of Health's Gun Violence Intervention Team (GVIT) Domestic Violence Toolkit

Anne Arundel County Department of Health's Gun Violence Intervention Team (GVIT) Responsible Gun Ownership Toolkit

Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Gun Violence Intervention Team (GVIT) Youth Gun Safety Toolkit

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