New OHA sponsored webinars for professional healthcare networks! – CEU certificate of completion for each course!

Registration is now open for free, online disaster behavioral health training, offered to health care professionals and first responders by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). Please note that completing the training does not qualify as a full PFA certification. All participants receive a CEU certificate of completion for each course.
These free webinars are limited to health care professionals, first responders and SERV-OR volunteers in Oregon. Please share widely with your professional healthcare networks.

1. Just In Time Behavioral Health in Times of Community Crisis (2-hours)
Principles of behavioral health action, and the initiation of behavioral health action using the criteria of Psychological First Aid (PFA) during the COVID.19 pandemic. This course provides the fundamentals for delivering initial behavioral health response assistance during the Coronavirus. This abbreviated training provides best practices when working with any individual during the current situation of the pandemic. This curriculum is based on the SAMHSA 8-hour provider certification under the supervision of Dr. Ronald Glaus.

2. Compassion Fatigue and Self-Care (2-hours)
Responding in a compassionate and caring manner, in any profession, can impact mental and emotional strength. Assess your own level of compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction, and acquire new tools to strengthen your resilience to burnout. Participants will also put together their own self-care plan after learning about strategies for self-care.

Click here to register and for the current schedule of offerings: https://www.bolante.net/webinars

Additional offerings will be posted through the months of April and May.

Free Phone Resource for Low Income Families & CHOICE Funds Approved for Phone/Minutes Purchase

As of March 30th, OHA has confirmed that Choice funds can be used to purchase phones/minutes for clients in need. Please also check with your CCO’s to see how they can support/fund the purchase of phone for ACT participants.

Additionally, Assurance Wireless is a source for free phones for clients that don’t have one. For more information regarding Assurance Wireless, follow the link below. OCEACT has heard some ACT teams that Assurance is also experiencing staff shortages during this COVID-19 emergency, so wait times may be longer than usual.