4324.0 Mental health workforce

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 2:30 PM
This session describes the need for mental health workforce planning and capacity building, challenges to these goals and working practices to address them.
Session Objectives: Describe the importance of robust emergency planning for agencies serving vulnerable populations, such as those with mental illness Describe workforce capacity and dissatisfaction among children’s mental health practitioners in MA Discuss the barriers and facilitators to recruiting volunteer behavioral health professionals during a disaster. Describe best practice, working practices and strategies for maintaining and developing staff retention and staff well-being in public sector mental health organizations

2:30 PM
Continuity Planning and Preparedness: An assessment of Mental Health Provider Agencies
Sarah J. Powell, MA, Alice Hausman, PhD, MPH, Adele Hobbs, MPH and Haley Singer, BA
2:50 PM
Barriers and facilitators to recruiting and training behavioral health professionals as volunteers during a disaster
Andrew S. LaJoie, PhD, MSPH, Crystal A. Vahrenhold, BS, Emily C. Just, MA and Renelle Grubbs-Stallings, LCSW, CTS

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Organized by: Mental Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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