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Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Publications

The Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) has developed several products and resources for individuals serving persons with mental illness. Following are products developed in collaboration with the Center for Rural Health. Visit the Mountain Plains MHTTC website for a complete list of products.

2021

Increasing Access to Rural Behavioral Health
Presented on Jun 4, 2021 at the National Conference of State Legislatures, Virtual
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S., McLean, A.
Date: June 2021
Type: Presentation
Healing Our Protectors: Building Resilience Among Tribal Law Enforcement Officers Through Cultural Interventions
This publication is a resource that serves behavioral health treatment providers in gaining a deeper understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of their work as a law enforcement officer.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Belgarde, L., Fox, L., Heitkamp, T.
Date: May 2021
Type: Fact Sheet
Addressing Farm Stress and Rural Mental Health
Presented on May 5, 2021 at the National Rural Health Association's Annual Conference, Virtual
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: May 2021
Type: Presentation
Building Resilience Among Physical and Behavioral Healthcare Providers During a Global Health Pandemic
This toolkit has been developed to encourage self-care and to assist in building resilience among physical and behavioral healthcare providers amidst the global health pandemic.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Ostmo, P., Landwehr, R., McLean, A., Heitkamp, T.
Date: May 2021
Type: Report
Educating Providers and Community on Rural Mental Health
Presented on May 5, 2021 at the National Rural Health Association's Annual Conference, Virtual
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: May 2021
Type: Presentation
Promoting Positive Mental Health in Rural Schools
Presented on Apr 21, 2021 at the Wisconsin School Counselor Association, hosted by Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Heitkamp, T., Nielsen, S.
Date: April 2021
Type: Presentation

2020

The Role of Rural and Urban Geography and Gender in Community Stigma Around Mental Illness
This article describes the role of gender and rural-urban living in perceptions about mental illness in North Dakota. Results are based off of a survey conducted in the fall of 2018; the survey was completed by 749 North Dakota residents.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Tan, C.M., Urlacher, B., Heitkamp, T.
Publication: Health Education & Behavior
Date: November 2020
Type: Journal Article
Approaching Mental Health in America - Adapting Care and Identifying Opportunities
Presented on Oct 14, 2020 at the Public Policy Exchange, Webinar
Projects: Behavioral Health Bridge, Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: October 2020
Type: Presentation
Strengthening Resilience: Promoting Positive School Mental Health Among Indigenous Youth
The purpose of this toolkit is to provide tools for k-12 educators, administrators, and mental health treatment providers to better address the learning and behavioral health needs of Indigenous youth in a holistic manner.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Heitkamp, T., Fox, L., Nielsen, S.
Date: October 2020
Type: Report
Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center: Year Two Program Snapshot
This snapshot provides program goals, reach, and measures impact of the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center program in year two (August 15, 2019 - August 14, 2020).
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Terry, D., Helfand, B
Date: September 2020
Type: Fact Sheet
CRH Continues Its Mission During COVID-19
Center for Rural Health (CRH) staff help rural communities, healthcare facilities, and others navigate through COVID-19.
Projects: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative, National Resource Center on Native American Aging, North Dakota Brain Injury Network, Primary Care Office, Project ECHO, Rural Health Information Hub, Rural Health Research Gateway, Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program
Author(s): Haugen, B.
Publication: Focus on Rural Health
Date: July 2020
Type: Article
Farm Stress: Facts, Impact of COVID-19, and Resource and Training Needs of Mental Health Care Providers
This brief shares feedback and data about farm stress, mental health implications, and COVID-19.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Heitkamp, T., Clark, B., Holiday, E., Breigenzer, A., Johnson, S.
Date: June 2020
Type: Fact Sheet
MHTTC Network: Addressing Mental Health Workforce Needs
This document defines the mental health workforce and workforce development, identifies major needs of the mental health workforce, and highlights projects of the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network designed to address those needs.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Davidson, L., Schroeder, S.
Date: June 2020
Type: Fact Sheet
Mental Health Resources for K-12 Educators During COVID-19
This product compiles all recent toolkits, guides, tip sheets, and infographics that have been developed by reputable sources to assist educators throughout the current health pandemic (COVID-19).
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Heitkamp, T., Diers, L., Winfield, S.
Date: April 2020
Type: Fact Sheet
Mental Health Resources for Parents and Caregivers During COVID-19
This product compiles all recent toolkits, guides, tip sheets, and infographics that have been developed by reputable sources to assist parents and caregivers throughout the current health pandemic (COVID-19).
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Heitkamp, T., Diers, L., Winfield, S.
Date: April 2020
Type: Fact Sheet
SAMHSA Leader Talks Behavioral Health with CRH Staff
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration regional director visits with Center for Rural Health staff about behavioral health programs.
Projects: Healthcare Workforce Group, Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative, Project ECHO, Rural Health Information Hub, Rural Health Research Gateway, State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup
Author(s): Haugen, B.
Publication: Focus on Rural Health
Date: April 2020
Type: Article
Executive Summary: Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance Needs Among Probation and Parole Officers in Region 8
This is an executive summary of the larger report, Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance Needs: Findings, Implications, and Summary of a Survey of Probation and Parole Officers in Region 8. The brief summarizes the mental health training needs of probation and parole officers in the six-state region and provides recommendations for future work.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Heitkamp, T., Martinefski, D.
Date: March 2020
Type: Policy Brief
Colorado Probation and Parole: Mental Health Training Needs
This fact sheet describes specific results for the state of Colorado from a survey assessing the mental health training needs among probation and parole officers throughout U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region 8.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: January 2020
Type: Fact Sheet
Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance Needs: Findings, Implications, and Summary of a Survey of Probation and Parole Officers in Region 8
This report describes the results of a survey assessing the mental health training needs among probation and parole officers throughout the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region 8. The report includes an overall assessment, a presentation of training needs among rural and urban probation and parole officers, varied training needs between probation and parole, and state specific reports.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Heitkamp, T., Martinefski, D.
Date: January 2020
Type: Report
Montana Probation and Parole: Mental Health Training Needs
This fact sheet describes specific results for the state of Montana from a survey assessing the mental health training needs among probation and parole officers throughout U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region 8.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: January 2020
Type: Fact Sheet
North Dakota Probation and Parole: Mental Health Training Needs
This fact sheet describes specific results for the state of North Dakota from a survey assessing the mental health training needs among probation and parole officers throughout U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region 8.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: January 2020
Type: Fact Sheet
Reach of the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center School Based Program: Year One Snapshot
This fact sheet provides an overview of the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center's School Based Mental Health Program and the reach of the program in grant year one. The fact sheet describes the number of free, school-based mental health trainings held, school-based products developed, the number of people reached, and the participants' perceptions of these trainings. Grant year one includes August 15, 2018, through August 14, 2019.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: January 2020
Type: Fact Sheet
Reach of the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center: Year One Snapshot
This fact sheet provides an overview of the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center and the reach of the program in grant year one. The fact sheet describes the number of free mental health trainings held, products developed, number of people reached, and the participants' perceptions of these trainings. Grant year one includes August 15, 2018, through August 14, 2019.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: January 2020
Type: Fact Sheet
South Dakota Probation and Parole: Mental Health Training Needs
This fact sheet describes specific results for the state of South Dakota from a survey assessing the mental health training needs among probation and parole officers throughout U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region 8.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: January 2020
Type: Fact Sheet
Utah Probation and Parole: Mental Health Training Needs
This fact sheet describes specific results for the state of Utah from a survey assessing the mental health training needs among probation and parole officers throughout U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region 8.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: January 2020
Type: Fact Sheet
Wyoming Probation and Parole: Mental Health Training Needs
This fact sheet describes specific results for the state of Wyoming from a survey assessing the mental health training needs among probation and parole officers throughout U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region 8.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: January 2020
Type: Fact Sheet

2019

Promoting Positive Mental Health in Rural Schools
This resource from the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center aims to promote positive mental health in rural schools.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Heitkamp, T., Nielsen, S., Schroeder, S.
Date: August 2019
Type: Resource
Training and Technical Assistance Needs: Findings from a Survey of Professionals Who Serve Individuals with Mental Illness in Region 8
This report shows survey results that will inform the development of new products, training materials, and technical assistance requests.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Heitkamp, T.
Date: April 2019
Type: Report
Measuring Stigma around Mental Illness in North Dakota
Researchers collected data in North Dakota utilizing a nationally validated instrument for measuring stigma. This brief presents the results of the survey and implications for communities.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Heitkamp, T., Tan, C.M.
Date: March 2019
Type: Policy Brief