Over the past three years, Nebraska mental health professionals and practitioners have been attending regularly scheduled behavioral health training sessions covering topics such as psychology, substance use, criminal justice, health equity, and more. This project, made possible by a partnership with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Behavioral Health (DHHS DBH) and the Public Policy Center, has resulted in over 28 live, virtual training sessions to date. During the 2022-2023 project year alone, 9 virtual trainings were presented to 876 attendees with 12 different speakers. On average, 97 participants attended these trainings with the most attended training reaching 206 viewers from across Nebraska and beyond.
“This project has a significant educational impact reaching the state-wide DHHS workforce helping them to build their professional toolkits to further serve their clients. The trainers we find match the strategic priorities set forth by the DHHS planning team,” says Kurt Mantonya, Senior Research Specialist at the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center.
Thanks to the project's success, another year of trainings will be starting soon. To keep up-to-date with upcoming DHHS DBH training sessions, please visit dhhs-dbhtraining.unl.edu website for announcements. You can also find publicly available recordings of past training sessions on the DHHS DBH training website.