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ACT – DHS Training

DHS-MN is partnering with RADIAS Health to provide quality training to all adult and youth ACT teams in Minnesota. Training topics were identified based on feedback from teams, and results of fidelity reviews. Training will be held virtually and will be free of charge for teams. Here are our offerings

Events in May 2024

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April 29, 2024
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May 2, 2024(1 event)

9:00 am: Mental Health and the Hmong Community

May 2, 2024

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Trainer: Dr. Alissa Vang

Date: Thursday, May 2, 9-noon

Who are the Hmong and why is it important for us as service providers to be familiar with the Hmong? Review history, statistics and demographics of the community. Explore common healing practices and beliefs. Explain views of mental illness and mental health providers in the Hmong community.


  • Increase awareness of Hmong population
  • Improve quality of service delivery by understanding needs through a cultural len


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Virtual Location
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May 22, 2024(1 event)

12:00 pm: Assertive Engagement and Contingency Management

May 22, 2024


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Trainers: Amy Acker and Julie Duncan


Assertive engagement of individual who are unsure of or unable to engage in services is a core value within ACT.   This training will provide educations on ways to effectively engage people who are in contemplation/pre-contemplation stage of change in relation to accessing services.  Engagement strategies and effective use of contingency management and incentive plans will be explored.



  • Participants will be able to identify signs engagement strategies being used with an individual may need modification.

  • Participants will be able to name and describe at least 3 techniques for assertive engagement.

  • Participants will be able to explain the benefits of contingency management strategies/ incentive plans, with the ability to describe when and how to effectively use these interventions.


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