BEAM is a new training academy for behavioral health professionals that focuses on providing continuing education training and enhancing professional skills. See the BEAM brochure for more info. Who Should Attend: Professionals in psychology, mental health, addictions, criminal justice, and school counseling. CE Approval: APA: Mental Health & Substance Abuse Criminal Justice 2018 Workshop: December […]
Mental Health Archives - University of Nebraska Public Policy Center
Behavioral Health Workforce Development in Nebraska Department of Correctional Services and Nebraska Health and Human Services (LB 242)
The Nebraska Legislature has appropriated funding over two years to the Nebraska Board of Regents for the recruitment of graduate students training as behavioral health professionals. For this project, the Public Policy Center partnered with the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN), the Department of Correctional Services, and the Department of Health and Human […]
Region V Systems (Region V) is the legislatively-designated authority responsible for planning, coordinating, and contracting for publicly-funded behavioral health services in the 16-county region in southeast Nebraska. The Public Policy Center consulted with Region V to assist them in developing greater internal capacity for continuous quality improvement, particularly in the area of outcomes-focused measurement. The […]
Collaborative County Approaches to Reducing the Prevalence of Individuals with Mental Disorders in Jail
The Public Policy Center is partnering with Region 1 Behavioral Health Authority in a collaborative approach to reducing the prevalence of individuals with mental health disorders in jail. This National Institute of Justice grant funded program focuses on Scottsbluff County in the Panhandle of Nebraska. The Public Policy Center is assisting with facilitation and evaluation […]
Privileged Communications of Military Chaplains and Mental Health Professionals: Case Law of Military Rules of Evidence 503 and 513
Abdel-Monem, T., DeKraai, M., & Bulling, D. (2018). Privileged Communications of Military Chaplains and Mental Health Professionals: Case Law of Military Rules of Evidence 503 and 513. Military Law Review. 288-346.
Testing the Implementation and Sustainment Facilitation (ISF) Strategy as an Effective Adjunct to the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Strategy-Study Protocol for a Cluster Randomized Trial
Garner, B. R., et al. (2017). “Testing the implementation and sustainment facilitation (ISF) strategy as an effective adjunct to the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) strategy: study protocol for a cluster randomized trial.” Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 12(1): 32.
Testing the Effectiveness of a Motivational Interviewing-Based Brief Intervention for Substance Use as an Adjunct to Usual Care in Community-Based AIDS Service Organizations-Study Protocol for a Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial
Garner, B. R., et al. (2017). “Testing the effectiveness of a motivational interviewing-based brief intervention for substance use as an adjunct to usual care in community-based AIDS service organizations: study protocol for a multisite randomized controlled trial.” Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 12(1): 31.
The Nebraska System of Care (NeSOC) creates a comprehensive and sustainable system of care that is youth guided, family-driven, trauma-informed and culturally responsive to improve outcomes for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families. Public Policy Center researchers will work with partners to collect service-level data on individuals and families to complete […]
Individuals with serious mental illness or substance use issues generally have more serious physical health problems than the general population; yet this population has difficulty accessing appropriate medical care through the traditional health care system. Lutheran Family Services and People’s Health Center have developed the Health 360 program, a new integrated approach which provides behavioral […]
The Public Policy Center will serve as the program evaluator for a three-year project aiming to end chronic homelessness in Lincoln, NE. Through a collaboration of Region V Behavioral Health Systems, CenterPointe, and the Mental Health Association, the project will provide housing, behavioral health treatment, and peer and employment supports to persons experiencing chronic homelessness […]