Training North Carolina's community mental health professionals.
As part of the top-ranked UNC School of Medicine, the Center is well-positioned to provide community training and technical assistance for mental health care professionals through out the state.
The Center was engaged early with policy makers as the state developed a new model for mental health care, Clinical Access Behavioral Health Care Agencies (CABHAS) in 2010. Partnering with North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (NC AHEC), the Center developed the Medial Directors' Network to provide support and training for medical directors who head the new model.
In partnership with the NC Division of Mental Health and Substances Abuse, Developmental Disabilities, and Substances Abuse Services, the Center has developed a program that provides training and technical assistance for ACT Teams around the state.
Quality care in mental health group homes or any setting is crucial to patient/client recovery. The Center's GHEST, Group Home Employees Skills Training program, trains direct care employees to provide care for individuals with mental illness.