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Presented at the 20th Annual Research Conference

Developing the Rural Behavioral Health Care Workforce for Children and Families

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Session Number: SSA Room: Meeting Room 11

Presenting: Joyce Sebian; Jennifer Kitson; Dennis Mohatt; Karen Francis

All Authors for this paper: Joyce Sebian; Jennifer Kitson; Dennis Mohatt; Karen Francis

Presentation Type: topical discussion

Synopsis: This presentation is focused on the issues of developing the rural behavioral health care workforce for children and families. SAMHSA/CMHS has engaged its partners to guide the development and implementation of a national plan for rural behavioral health focusing initially on workforce Development. Four key action areas from the plan will guide this dialogue and provide participants with opportunities for learning, networking and knowledge development. Action Areas include: (1) Creating a framework for a population-based rural system of care for behavioral health, (2) Financing Behavioral Health Services, (3) Linking Behavioral Health with Primary Care, and (4) Training a Rural Behavioral Health Workforce. Presenters will facilitate peer to peer sharing and provide information about promising workforce development activities underway at the federal, state and community levels.

Date: Monday, March 5, 2007

Session Time: 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Presentation Time: 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM