Peer Specialist and Family Partner Networking
These no-cost, virtual meetings offer you the opportunity to collaborate with other Peer Specialists and Family Partners in a supportive, mentoring environment. The goal is to provide a space for resource sharing, support around ways to be most effective when working with clients, options for self-care strategies, and more! This event takes place on the first Friday of each month from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. CT.
Virtual | February 2nd, 2024 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
NAMI Family Support Group
A free 90-minute support group for family, partners, friends and significant others of a loved one with a mental health condition.
NAMI Family Support Group aims to help you:
- Understand and gather insight from other’s experiences
- Help you know that you are not alone in this
- Share success stories and gather the knowledge of other success stories
- Be more heard and connected with individuals that endure similar struggles
NAMI Family Support Groups are facilitated by family members who have a loved one with a mental health condition. You are not obligated to share during this meeting.
Virtual | Wednesdays | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Texas Education Service Center Trauma-Informed Practices Learning Community
The South Southwest MHTTC hosted the Educator Wellness and Trauma-Informed Classrooms Master Training event for Texas Education Service Centers (ESC). This optional learning community is a space to share new resources, research, and tools to support the implementation of this training in Texas. It will be a space to share what is working, any challenges experienced, and brainstorm ways that the South Southwest MHTTC can support the leaders implementing this training. This group meets the first Thursday of every month from 9:00 – 10:00 am CT.
February 1st | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Central Texas African American Family Support Conference (CTAAFSC)
At CTAAFSC, we hold much-needed conversations about mental health, substance use disorders, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. We come together to lift one another up and move towards a healthier future. Because, when people have a strong foundation of physical and mental health, they can reach their full potential. Join us to explore the theme, Strength Over Stigma.
Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Rd, Austin, TX 78704 | February 6th, 2024 | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
TEA’s 2024 Mental and Behavioral Health Webinar Series
The Texas Education Agency’s Safe & Supportive Schools Division and our Project AWARE Texas partners will be hosting a series of monthly webinars to highlight resources and best practice strategies on timely and relevant safe and supportive schools topics. Topics will include school mental health, substance abuse prevention, school discipline, early mental health interventions, approaches to whole child student support, and building community partnerships to increase capacity. CPE credits will be made available to those who attend the full live session.
Virtual | February 8th, 2024 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
48th Annual Adolescent Symposium of Texas
The MHA-Greater Dallas is hosting a two-day symposium with 50 experts in the field of child and adolescent mental health who will be sharing cutting-edge presentations. All mental health professionals, counselors, teachers, parents, and advocates are invited to attend!
Plano, TX | February 14th – 15th, 2024
Supporting Autistic Students in the Classroom with Anxiety: Your Questions Answered Part I
This two-part webinar office hours series will provide overviews of how to identify and support anxiety in autistic students and to apply these strategies within case studies. This first webinar will be devoted to identifying anxiety and other mental health challenges in autistic students.
Virtual | February 7th | 11:00
Recognizing, Preventing, and Treating Youth Depression in Schools
This training will provide resources to school professionals on identifying depression in school-aged youth and provide strategies to address cognitive, behavioral, and physiological symptoms of depression. Mountain Plains MHTTC will also provide free resources to help in the identification and treatment of depressive disorders. An important emphasis will focus on incorporating cultural beliefs, values, and behaviors into clinical work with diverse youths and their families.
February 7th | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
AWARE Quarterly Learning Collaborative
Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) is a program designed to strengthen community and school-based supports for mental health and resiliency of students. State education and mental health leaders involved in Project AWARE grants in the region are invited to this community learning meeting.
February 8th | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
An Introduction to the ASQ-3(TM) & ASQ:SE-2(TM)
This event is an excellent opportunity for professionals in the early childhood mental and behavioral health field to learn about ASQ-3™ and ASQ:SE-2™, two important developmental screening tools that are widely used in all child-serving settings. Led by certified trainer, Holly Gursslin M.Ed, NCC, LPC attendees will gain practical skills and knowledge to use these tools to effectively identify and monitor developmental and social-emotional needs in young children.
February 13th | 3:00 pm
Understanding and Preventing Youth Suicide
The Central East MHTTC in collaboration with the National Center for School Mental Health is offering a school mental health webinar series with a focus on advancing high quality, sustainable school mental health from a multi-tiered system of support.
February 13th | 2:00 pm
Peers and Clinicians Together (PACT)
The mental health system is vast, complex, and often confusing. Peers and Clinicians Together (PACT) is a free monthly series where you can ask anything that’s on your mind of a mental health clinician and peer support!
February 15th | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Youth/Young Adult Support Space (YYASS) Office Hours
This Office Hours series offers a virtual learning space for those leading and coordinating youth engagement efforts in System of Care and Healthy Transitions grant communities, as well as others who are working in and leading youth-run programs and organizations.
February 21st | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Dying to be thin: What School Based Behavioral Health professionals need to know about eating disorders
This workshop will provide participants with an overview of eating disorders (ED), including eating disorder definitions, medical complications associated with ED, eating disorder statistics and prevalence, athletes and eating disorders, causes according to the biopsychosocial model, signs/symptoms/red flags that school workers need to be aware of, communicating with students and their families about a suspected ED, and an overview of treatment that works (Family Based Treatment). The workshop will also emphasize the schools’ involvement in ED treatment and crucial points to keep in mind when developing education plans for students in ED treatment.
February 28th | 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Family Exchange – Peer Networking for Family Leaders who Foster and Support Family Engagement
The Family Exchange is a peer networking group to share experiences, innovative and effective practices, skills and knowledge, solution to barriers and challenges, and key information supporting your role as family leaders.
February 28th | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Post-Pandemic Impacts on School-Age Youth Mental Health
- Provide an overview of the prevalence of mental health challenges among youth before and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Examine specific groups of youth that may be more vulnerable to mental health challenges post-pandemic.
- Explore pandemic-related changes in behavior patterns and coping mechanisms adopted by youth, including the role of technology.
- Describe ways in which schools can identify students who experience persistent challenges and implement school-based programs to best support these youth.
February 29th | 8:30 am
At Your Own Pace Trainings
NTTAC’s Fatherhood & Fathers Curriculum
If we want to ensure infants’ and young children’s healthy development across domains (i.e. cognitive, motor, social-emotional), fathers and father figures are essential. This curriculum highlights stories from communities around the country to illustrate the importance of including fathers from all backgrounds. Additionally, it provides a comprehensive set of resources on father engagement programming. Practitioners, program leaders, advocates, and other professionals working in our early childhood systems of care will walk away understanding the why and the how of authentic father engagement.
Family Support and Crisis Intervention Team Training
Learn about Crisis Intervention Team Training. Listen to stories of families advocating for love ones and a CIT trained officer’s message.
The Impact of Partnering with State Entities and Family Run Organizations
Collaborations and partnerships are essential in business relationships. This webinar focused on how two state family run organizations work with state and government systems to build stronger communities in the field of behavioral health and substance use.