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Webinars and Resources

Behavioral Health Community of Practice

The Behavioral Health Community of Practice, organized by UK HealthCare & Kentucky REC, connects adult and pediatric primary care providers, specialists and organizations through learning sessions where behavioral health experts present best practices, tools and resources to optimize mental health care.

The format of the Community of Practice is monthly one-hour webinar meetings October 2022 through May 2023 from noon – 1 pm. Each session includes education, best practice overviews, interactive trainings on tools and resources, and group discussions.

Join our Next Webinar FEB 2, 2023

Mental Health First Aid

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

Find Out More:

Brief Mental Health Interventions to Incorporate into Primary Care

Session 5 – Thursday Feb. 2nd
Noon — 1:00 pm ET

  • Evidence-based Guidelines
  • How Health Care Teams Can Support Non-Pharmacological Interventions

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Responding to Mental Health Crises in Primary Care

Session 6 – Thursday Mar. 2nd
Noon — 1:00 pm ET

  • Evidence-based Guidelines
  • How Health Care Teams Can Support Non-Pharmacological Interventions

April 2023

Session 7 – Thursday April. 13th
Noon — 1:00 pm ET

Primary Care & Mental Health – Cross Specialty Collaboration

  • Finding Referral Partners
  • Managing Care Together
  • Linkage Between Chronic Disease and Depression

May 2023

Session 8 – Thursday May 2nd
Noon — 1:00 pm ET

Addressing Patient Barriers with Community Resources

  • Community Mental Health Resources
  • Addressing Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health
Additional Resources

Pediatric Behavioral Health

Youth Suicide Prevention in a Primary Care Setting
Webinar Recording  |  Webinar Slides (pdf)

Trauma-Informed Medical Care
Webinar Recording  |  Webinar Slides (pdf)

Evaluation and Management of Anxiety and Depressive Disorder in Children and Adolescents
Webinar Slides (pdf)

 

Mark Your Calendars

Mark your calendars

The Behavioral Health Community of Practice is hosting webinars from Noon – 1 PM ET on these upcoming dates:

Feb 2, 2023 – Brief Mental Health Interventions to Incorporate into Primary Care
March 2, 2023 – Responding to Mental Health Crises in Primary Care
April 13, 2023 – Primary Care & Mental Health – Cross Specialty Collaboration
May 4, 2023 – Addressing Patient Barriers with Community Resources

Dates and Topics Subject to Change

January 2023

Session 4 –  Recorded Thursday Jan. 5th

Pharmacological Interventions to Integrate into Primary Care

  • Evidence Based Guidelines
  • Addressing Behavioral Health Needs in Primary Care
  • Panel Discussion

December 2022

Session 3 – Recorded Thursday Dec. 1st

Expanding Access: Use of Alternative Visit Types

November 2022

Session 2 – Recorded Thursday Nov. 3rd

Mental Health Screening Tools

  • Current best practices
  • Panel Discussion – Addressing positive screenings in your practice

October 2022

Session 1 – Recorded Thursday Oct. 6th

Current State of Mental Health & Rollout of Community of Practice (COP)

  • Introduction to Mental Health First Aid & Community Support Systems
  • Panel Discussion: Using Mental Health First Aid in practice