TTI Information Exchanges

TTI Information Exchanges


2022 Informational Exchanges:

Understanding and Planning for Children’s Mobile Crisis: This is a conversation with Elizabeth Manley, subject matter expert in Mobile Response Stabilization Services and Children's Crisis Services, specializing in technical assistance for children's behavioral health service innovation. Ms. Manley was joined by colleagues and fellow subject matter experts from The Institute, Denise Sulzbach and Michelle Zabel. Ms. Zabel is currently the Assistant Dean and Director of The Institute while Ms. Sulzbach serves as their TA Network Deputy Director.

Overcoming Barriers and Recognizing the Unique Value of Including Peer Support Specialists With Prior Justice Involvement in Recovery: This webinar brings together individuals with lived experience of prior justice involvement, as well as state leaders who have hired individuals with prior justice involvement to discuss the significant positive impact these individuals can have on recovery, the value they bring to the behavioral health workforce, and how they worked to affect change in their states to increase acceptance of individuals with lived experience and prior justice involvement.

 

Elevating Youth Voices This presentation is a conversation with Youth Program Specialist Shayn MacDonald and Youth Program Coordinator Lydia Proulx of Youth MOVE (Motivating Others Through Voices of Experience). Learn more about elevating youth voice and choice, using the YVAL (Assessment of Youth/Young Adult Voice at the Agency Level) toolkit for gauging meaningful youth engagement and evolving appropriate crisis services and 988-readiness for these populations.

 

Meet and Greets:

 

 

Topic

 

Day

 

Link

 

A: Special Populations: IA/AN and LGBTQ+

 

Day 1

 

HERE

 

B: Workforce

 

Day 2

 

HERE

 

C: Children and Adolescents

 

Day 3

 

HERE

 

A and C: Special Populations: IA/AN and LGBTQ+ and Children and Adolescents

 

Day 4

 

HERE

 

2021 Informational Exchanges:

 

What Does Trauma Have to Do With It? Everything: This presentation discusses how individual trauma results from an event, series of events, or set of circumstances, that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life threatening and has lasting adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and mental, physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being.

 

Peer Support. What a difference it makes: This presentation discusses how peer support workers are people who use their experience to help others in similar situations. Through shared understanding, respect, and mutual empowerment, peer workers support the healing of individuals in need. Whether in crisis, behavioral health or criminal justice settings, peers play a valuable role in providing hope, encouragement and support. This session will be presented by peer staff in crisis and forensic settings.

 

Diversion and Treatment: Why Focusing on Trauma Makes a Difference: This panel discussion address the value of using a trauma responsive approach in both diversion initiatives and treatment inside detention and continuing in community.

 

Trauma: Understanding the Mind, Body, Spirit Connection: This presentation discusses how as humans, we are a mind, body and spirit people. These connections represent who we are as our most authentic and holistic selves. It’s important to understand trauma can sever those connections and any attempt at reconnecting and healing must begin from an interdependent approach. In this session, we will explore pathways to healing in an authentic and holistic manner.

 

Crisis Services, 988, and How States Are Working Toward Implementation:  This presentation discusses how as humans, we are a mind, body and spirit people. These connections represent who we are as our most authentic and holistic selves. It’s important to understand trauma can sever those connections and any attempt at reconnecting and healing must begin from an interdependent approach. In this session, we will explore pathways to healing in an authentic and holistic manner.

 

Meet and Greets:

 

 

Topic

 

Day

 

Link

 

B and C: Jail Diversion and Mental Health Within Jails

 

Day 1

 

HERE

 

B and C: Jail Diversion and Mental Health Within Jails

 

Day 2

 

HERE

 

B and C: Jail Diversion and Mental Health Within Jails

 

Day 3

 

HERE

 

A: Service Registries

 

Day 4

 

HERE

 

2020 Informational Exchanges:

 

Rethinking Crisis: Strategies to Move from Crisis to Empowerment: This webinar provides space for self-reflection and awareness, exposure to information, tips and ideas on wellness tools and activities to build resilience for physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual well being. 

 

First TTI Meet & Greet: For this webinar, ten states provide a 6-8 minute overview of their respective TTI projects. After presenting the projects, some time is alotted to discuss questions regarding the timeline, structure, or methodology for each project. Ultimately, the purpose of this Meet & Greet is to provide a space for TTI states to share and learn about how each different state is approaching their project.

  

Second TTI Meet & Greet: For this webinar, ten states provide a 6-8 minute overview of their respective TTI projects. After presenting the projects, some time is alotted to discuss questions regarding the timeline, structure, or methodology for each project. Ultimately, the purpose of this Meet & Greet is to provide a space for TTI states to share and learn about how each different state is approaching their project.

 

Digital Peer Support & Telehealth in the Time of the Pandemic: This educational opportunity discusses digital changes in providing behavioral health services during the pandemic and beyond. Robert Walker from the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health’s Office of Recovery and Empowerment describes what digital peer support is, its effectiveness, and the different ways and tips for providing these support systems virtually. Stuart Gordon, Senior Director of Policy and Communications at NASMHPD, gave updates on telehealth, relevant waivers, and other considerations for states as they navigate providing behavioral health services digitally during the pandemic and beyond.