Expert Help and Training for Mental Health

AIDS Education and Training Center Program: National Coordinating Resource Center (AETC-NCRC)

Offers online training resources, technical assistance, capacity building support, and other services to help clinicians, clinics, and health systems provide high-quality HIV/AIDS care. Helps increase the number of healthcare professionals able and willing to offer effective counseling, diagnostic, treatment, mental health, and substance abuse services to people living with or at risk of contracting HIV.

Sponsor: HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)
Community Clergy Training Program to Support Rural Veterans Mental Health (CCTP)

Provides training and resources to clergy members, spiritual leaders, and faith communities in rural areas on the various mental health issues faced by veterans, including issues linked to addiction and substance abuse. Offers education on the resources and services available to support veterans and their family members.

Sponsor: Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) C.A.R.E.S. Center for Excellence in Behavioral Health

Supports historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in efforts to increase the number of racial and ethnic minority students entering behavioral health fields, including careers related to the treatment of substance use disorders (SUDs) and co-occurring mental health disorders (CODs). Helps students discover and access behavioral health as an area of study and behavioral health career opportunities. Raises awareness of inequities and health disparities among minority and marginalized communities affected by substance use and mental illness.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI)

Provides technical assistance to improve and support state systems and local programs implementing the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children (Pyramid Model) to improve the social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes of young children with, and at risk for, developmental disabilities or delays. Works with early childhood programs to reduce the use of inappropriate discipline practices, promote family engagement, use data for decision-making, integrate early childhood and infant mental health consultation and foster inclusion.

Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE)

Delivers information, resources, technical assistance, and training to K-12 schools and institutions of higher learning to assess school climate, implement evidence-based programs to improve learning conditions, and measure outcomes in three core areas: providing a well-rounded education, improving the safety and health of students, and improving the effective use of technology. Offers multiple products, policy guides, toolkits, research, media, online events and training related to issues of substance and opioid abuse for students, families, schools, and communities.

Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED)

Consists of a network of community-based organizations working to eliminate behavioral health disparities and reduce mental health and substance use problems for racial and ethnic communities. Aims to achieve behavioral health equity by providing links to training, technical assistance, professional development opportunities, and information sharing to address the opioid epidemic, trauma, and other concerns related to substance abuse.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program (PMHCA)

Provides tele-consultation, training, technical assistance and care coordination using telehealth to help providers integrate behavioral healthcare services into pediatric primary care. Supports the use of telehealth and other technologies to improve the ability of providers to diagnose, treat, and refer children with mental health conditions. Seeks to increase access to treatment and referral services for children and adolescents with behavioral health conditions in rural and underserved areas.

Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Technical Assistance Center

Assists schools and school districts with the implementation of a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework to improving students' social, emotional, and physical well-being, reducing disruptive behavior, and creating a positive learning environment. Uses a multi-tiered framework that reaches all students while allowing for more focused intervention and support for at-risk students and students with disabilities. Includes resources and blueprints for implementing school-wide responses to the opioid crisis and substance abuse. Offers direct onsite technical assistance to district and state leadership teams as well as indirect assistance through online resources, national and regional conferences, and collaborations with other technical assistance centers and organizations.

Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction (CORA)

Supports capacity building efforts for the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders (SUD) in rural counties of Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire disproportionately affected by SUD. Utilizes innovative technology and telehealth strategies to identify real-time needs in communities, disseminate education and resources on evidence-based approaches, and provide ongoing training and technical assistance to providers in order to more effectively address the needs of individuals with SUD and related issues. CORA is one of the Rural Centers of Excellence on Substance Use Disorders funded through HRSA's Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP).

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)