The following SAMHSA webinars and resources may be of interest to the HHRC Community.
Webinar: Addressing Burnout in the Behavioral Health Workforce through Organizational Strategies
September 20, 1:00-2:00pm Eastern Time
Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network
This webinar will highlight findings from SAMHSA’s guide titled, Addressing Burnout in the Behavioral Health Workforce through Organizational Strategies, which explores evidence-based, organization-level strategies and promising practices to address burnout within the behavioral health workforce.
Following a presentation of the goals and framing of the guide by SAMHSA’s Humberto Carvalho, MPH; Candace Chen, MD, MPH, George Washington University, from the guide’s technical expert panel will discuss its development. Ellen Childs, PhD, Abt Associates, will describe factors leading to burnout and relevant evidence-based strategies to address it. Representatives from organizations featured in the guide’s case studies will discuss the development of their policies or programs to address burnout. The webinar will close with information about how to access the guide.
Webinar: Supporting America’s LGBTQ+ Youth: Approaches, Strategies, and Opportunities
September 21, 2:00-3:30pm Eastern Time
Join this SAMHSA-supported webinar sponsored by the National Federation of Families (NFF) and the National Family Support Technical Assistance Center (NFSTAC). This event will include a panel discussion with expert youth, caregivers, and subject matter experts who will share insights and opportunities about how to support LGBTQ+ youth and their families.
- Understand how research and clinical expertise inform approaches with LGBTQ+ youth and how they impact health and well-being
- Learn practical strategies to help LGBTQ+ youth feel supported and valued by their families
- Gain insight on opportunities to strengthen support for LGBTQ+ youth within school settings
New SAMHSA Resources
SAMHSA Publication: Addressing Burnout in the Behavioral Health Workforce through Organizational Strategies
Burnout is a complex issue resulting from chronic workplace stress that encompasses exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced personal accomplishment. This new guide will highlight organization-level interventions to prevent and reduce burnout among behavioral health workers.
SAMHSA Advisory: Expanding Implementation of Mental Health Awareness Training in the Workplace
Providing mental health awareness training (MHAT) in the workplace can equip an organization’s employees with the knowledge and skills to recognize people who may need mental health support, respond appropriately, and facilitate getting these individuals the help they need. This advisory focuses on assisting organizations and individuals in the selection and implementation of training programs for the workplace. The advisory highlights several evidence-based MHAT programs for specific settings and professions and provides guidance for selecting and implementing appropriate training courses.