National TA Center Webinar Series
The National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health conducts monthly webinars through our National TA Webinar Series. These webinars generally occur on the third Thursday of each month from 1:00 - 2:30 PM E.T.
Participation in the webinar series requires that you register using the online registration form below. There are no registration fees to listen to or participate in these webinars.
You should register for each call so that we can send you the webinar link to join the call and structure the presentations to best meet your needs.
Please note that CEUs are not available for the National TA Center Webinars
Prioritizing Suicide Prevention and Mental Health in Medical, Educational and Child Welfare Settings
Webinar Description: A growing national conversation focuses on screening for mental illness and behavioral distress in routine clinical settings such as Primary Care, Emergency Rooms, Schools, and Child Welfare. These systems work with many youth facing challenges but may not have consistent and reliable procedures to help identify, assess, and refer them to services. Challenges and barriers to screening in these settings occur at the patient, provider and systems level, but solutions to these challenges are emerging. This webinar will enumerate these challenges and provide examples of how specific behavioral health screening instruments and processes can be incorporated into routine work flow. As a case study, we will present the development and implementation of the Behavioral Health Screen (BHS), a validated, web-based instrument that covers a range of behavioral health domains. After reviewing this tool, three clinicians will talk about their front line experiences with the BHS in their clinical settings, after which open discussion with webinar participants will be encouraged.
Guy S. Diamond, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Drexel University
Director of the Couple and Family Therapy Doctoral Program
Director of Clinical Products
Allen Y. Tien, MD, MHS
President and Director of Applied Research
Medical Decision Logic, Inc.
Jodi Houlon, LSW, MPH
CHOP Care Network, Chestnut Hill
Sharon L. Hunter MSN CRNP AE-C
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
CHOP Care Network Chestnut Hill
Ivan Haskell, Ph.D.
Director of Social and Psychological Services
Mastery Charter Schools
Joel A. Fein M.D., M.P.H.
Attending Physician and Director of Health Policy and Advocacy, Emergency Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, The Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania
Co-director, The CHOP Violence Prevention Initiative
Emergency Department Offices– CTRB, 9th Floor
The Inside Scoop: Gaining a Deeper Understanding of Medicaid/Mental Health Services from the Medicaid Directors’ Perspective
Webinar Description: Matt Salo, Executive Director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD), will provide a special presentation on how Medicaid and Mental Health can better work together. Don’t miss this opportunity to understand the Medicaid point of view as he discusses issues, opportunities, challenges, and ways to partner that are more meaningful and productive. The webinar will include information on the following:
- Background on Medicaid and the changes that have occurred and are on the horizon with the Affordable Care Act
- Opportunities and challenges with the implementation of Medicaid changes
- “Opportunity Fatigue” – there are so many possibilities for Medicaid reform so what’s the best way to approach your Medicaid agency to propose change?
- How do we move from coverage and service provision to improving health outcomes?
- How do we make the shift away from fee for service to other payment methodologies?
- Changes in the roles and responsibilities of consumers and providers
- Challenges of providing mental health services and the interface with health care
- …. And much, much more
We encourage you to invite your Medicaid colleagues to join you in viewing this webinar – then take the opportunity to discuss helpful ways to work together to leverage more resources.
Jim Wotring, MSW
National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD)