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Youth Behavioral Health Continuum Services and Supports

March 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A SAMHSA-Sponsored Learning Series – Youth Behavioral Health Continuum Services and Supports VIRTUAL

Webinar #1: Assuring A Child Welfare Competent Mental Health Workforce: An Overview of the National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training (NTI)

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 2 p.m. Eastern Time (12:00 noon mountain time)



The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD), the National Council for Mental Wellbeing (The National Council) and the Innovations Institute have partnered to develop a four-part series titled Youth Behavioral Health Continuum Services and Supports Learning Series which focuses on the role of multiple sectors in addressing comprehensive youth behavioral health and well-being. The information below is for Webinar #1.

The challenges faced by adopted, foster, and guardianship families due to traumatic life experiences, early losses and multiple moves can lead to developmental, health and behavioral challenges, and serious emotional disturbance (SED) all impacting family stability. It’s crucial for child welfare and mental health professionals to enhance their skills and understanding of the adoption journey, as it benefits everyone involved as the transition from foster care to permanent adoption is a critical life event. Implementing adoption-competent education, resources, and support services plays a vital role in strengthening and stabilizing families.

This interactive and engaging webinar highlights these challenges and the National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative (NTI) which aims to provide the foundational knowledge, skills, and understanding necessary to improve assessment and intervention, ultimately promoting family stability and the well-being of children and youth in foster care, adoptive, and guardianship relationships.


March 19
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm