Centralized Training Infrastructure for Evidence Based Practices
Evidence-Based Practices: According to SAMHSA’s Co-Occurring Center for Excellence (COCE, 2007), an EBP “is a practice which, based on research findings and expert or consensus opinion about available evidence, is expected to produce a specific clinical outcome.” EBPs are programs or practices that effectively integrate the best research evidence with clinical expertise, cultural competence, and the values of the individuals receiving the services. EBPs must be appropriate to the target population(s) and service settings in order to achieve desired outcomes.
The Health and Human Services Commission partners with UT Health San Antonio, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, to promote workforce development through a training infrastructure. In-person and online training opportunities are offered to support the delivery of behavioral health services for adult, children and youth populations in Texas.
Health Care Practitioner Human Trafficking Training
House Bill 2059, 86th Legislature, Regular Session, 2019, requires Health and Human Services to approve training courses on human trafficking, including at least one that is free of charge, post the list of approved courses on the HHS website, and update the list of approved courses as necessary.
August 11: Sherri Chapell-Pratt, LCSW-S, Director of General Counseling Services at The Women’s Center of Tarrant County; Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives (PEARLS) for Older Adults in Tarrant County to assist with treatment and Chronic Pain Management without the use of Opioids
August 25: Dr. Julie Lechuga, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso; The Intersection of Opiate Use Disorder, Ageism, and Stigma: Opportunities for Creating Supportive Environments
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