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CalMHSA has also published their Medi-CAL Peer Support Specialist Certification Manual. Certification under this policy is designed for individuals who are 18 years of age or older, who self-identify as having lived experience with the process of recovery from mental illness, substance use disorder, or both, either as a consumer of these services or as the parent or family member of the consumer.

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An article from the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) about integrating social determinants of health into clinical care and some intervention examples.

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TIP 59, Improving Cultural Competence, assists professional care providers and administrators in understanding the role of culture in the delivery of mental and substance use disorder services

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This brief guidance aims to assist State leadership and State grant recipients achieve greater inclusion of people of color in SAMHSA investments and programs.

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The FSP Tool Kit is intended to provide FSP supervisors and team members with written guidance to support program performance measurement.

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The FSP Tool Kit is intended to provide FSP supervisors and team members with written guidance to support the ongoing development of the programs and integration of practices.

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This website provides important information for all Medi-Cal providers on how to access billing, transaction and support services.

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Insights in this report were shared by a select group of HRSA funded health centers in a March 2012 daylong meeting, convened by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Office of Special Health Affairs.

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The best practice guide provides an introduction to telebehavioral health and steps to introduce telehealth into a provider organization.

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The Treatment Improvement Protocol introduces principles to guide technology-assisted care (TAC) in the behavioral health arena

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A study documenting how telehealth is a promising solution to healthcare workforce shortages that uses videoconferencing technology to deliver services, precluding the need for clients to travel long distances to access mental health services. This study determined the perceived barriers that keep providers in Nebraska from offering telemental health services.

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A PowerPoint that contains best practices and links to resources related to providing telemental health.

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A discussion of developmentally and culturally relevant models of peer supports for young adults living with serious mental illness or substance use disorder.

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Peer Services Tool Kit, which is aimed at supporting efforts to advocate and expand the capacity, capability and scope of peer services while providing valuable background information for federal, state and local governments and for new payers.

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The Guide represents a comprehensive and flexible approach to program development and management that encompasses key behavioral, organizational, programmatic, and system elements needed for successful peer support programs.

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The webpage outlines core components of a peer bridging program.

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The purpose of this document is to outline core competencies for peer suport providers.

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The toolkit is organized in four modules, each addressing specific implementation issues relevant to agencies in various stages of integrating peer support services.

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This Supervisor of Peer Workers Self-Assessment is designed to help supervisors reflect on their own supervision practice and identify areas to develop to become a more effective supervisor of peer workers

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This presentation helps supervisors understand how to supervise peer workers in behavioral health services

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This Values and Ethics document promotes a consistent message to those who are providing, receiving, and supervising services from a Peer Support Specialist. The Values and Ethics described here formalizes and advances peer support services in California’s behavioral health system of care.

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The purpose of this handbook is to provide guidance for the implementation and sustainability of peer delivered services.

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The behavioral health fields can do more to address these inequities by creating and providing high quality and culturally appropriate services to specific racial and ethnic groups while also demonstrating effectiveness in improving targeted outcomes by increasing the use of evidence-based practices (EBPs).

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Policy options that might help rural children with mental, behavioral, or developmental disorders, have access to behavioral health services.

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This issue brief aims to convey snapshots of how this population is impacted by the opioid crisis

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This document highlights promising practices for mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Toolkit advances national guidelines in crisis care that supports program design, development, implementation and continuous quality improvement efforts. It is intended to help mental health authorities, agency administrators, service providers, state and local leaders think through and develop the structure of crisis systems that meet community needs.

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Guidelines that provide behavioral health, correctional, and community stakeholders with examples of the implementation of successful strategies for transitioning people with mental or substance use disorders from institutional correctional settings into the community.

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This tool is for people who want information about the role of medications in treating opioid use disorder. You can use this tool to help you learn about MAT, compare your treatment options, decide which options are best for you and your recovery, and discuss your preferences with your provider.

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A MAT FAQ document for family members of a person with an OUD.

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A MAT FAQ document for patients resistant to MAT.

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Important information regarding the opioid epidemic that’s designed for non-health professionals and ideal for community and faith-based organizations. Includes helpful commonly-used terms.

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An opioid overdose tip card to understanding the signs of an overdose to help save a life

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A brief on the the opioid epidemic in California and the California MAT Expansion Project

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This is a fact sheet about the California MAT Expansion Project

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This patient guide includes information on assessment, treatment overview (including treatment plans, patient participation, and counseling), and all the medications available to treatment opioid use and overdose. It also provides links to find a provider and support groups for patients and families.

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This double-sided handout can be given to and discussed with patients during the brief intervention. Side one contains information on prescription opioids and heroin, including mixing opioids with other substances, risks of opioid use, how to safeguard prescription opioids, steps to take if using opioids, and tips for quitting. Side two describes the effects of opioid misuse on the body.

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This video series addresses how to recognize signs your friend may be struggling, how to begin a conversation with your friend and learn what to say, and offer help after the conversation.

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Infographic addressing the behavioral health vulnerabilities of nation's youth and young people experienceing homelessness and associated prevalence of psychiatric disorders almost 2 times higher than their housed peers.

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This new infographic explores the foster care system in the United States and shines a light on the unique challenges facing LGBTQ youth and young adults, particularly transgender individuals and those of color, are at higher odds of being in the foster care system and face an increased risk of suicide.

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This paper provides a detailed discussion of the effects causes by opioid addiction among Black Americans.

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The content contained in this tool kit was created to address substance misuse in rural communities through the meaningful engagement and involvement of rural youth in the process to enact lasting change that will contribute to healthy and safe communities throughout America

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This is a fact sheet about preventing suicide

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The Well-being Indicator Tool for Youth (WIT-Y) was designed for youth aged 15-21 years who currently are in or in the past have had contact with the child welfare system

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Website for institutions of higher education and surrounding communities to find resources to prevent drug abuse among college students.

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This fact sheet offers tips to parents in starting a conversation and understanding what's going on in their children and teen's lives.

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This website offers education and resources to those affected by suicide.

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This is a video that discusses the impact of substance abuse and addiction within the Hispanic-Latino community in honor of National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month.

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A list of questions to ask when making a decision to get treatment for a child or adolescent.

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