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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 June 2024

  • Vocational Services on ACT Teams - Individual Placement and Support 101

    Vocational Services on ACT Teams - Individual Placement and Support 101


    June 5, 2024

     

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    Trainers: Sarah Schaefer and Julie Duncan

     

    Learn the fundamentals of the IPS model and how to effectively provide employment services to individuals served by ACT teams.  This training will cover each of the eight principles of IPS and review evidence for the model. We will explore how employment helps individuals with their recovery, even if they continue to experience mental health symptoms, substance use disorders, homelessness, or other issues. We will use a case example to demonstrate some of the principles of IPS.

     

    Objectives


    • Understand the IPS Model and Supporting Research

    • Have ability to apply the practice principles to individuals currently served

    • Distinguish between IPS and other less effective employment models for individuals on ACT teams


     

     

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  • Mental Health Medical Mistrust in the African American Community

    Mental Health Medical Mistrust in the African American Community


    June 12, 2024



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    Mental Health Medical Mistrust in the African American Community

    Presenter: Coral Garner

    This training will engage participants in exploring how the history of racism in our communities has led to a pattern of mistrust in mental health care within the African American Community.  Through guided conversation and reflections on learnings from mental health providers, participants will discuss strategies for adjusting practices to navigate medical mistrust while enhancing the delivery of culturally congruent care.

     


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    Virtual Location
  • Mental Health in the Somali Community

    Mental Health in the Somali Community


    June 18, 2024

     

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    Trainer: Layla Abdi, LICSW 


    This training is for professionals working with Somali immigrants. The goal is to Increase awareness of diversity, expand cultural awareness, competency and improve quality of services for this population, by understanding more of their cultural background and needs. Understand importance of working effectively with appropriate interpreters to reduce disparity in mental health service delivery.

    Objectives:

    Increase awareness of Somali population


    • Improve quality of service delivery by understanding needs through a cultural lens


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