MN Transition Coalition News - June 1, 2021

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The National Council for Mental Wellbeing Webinars

Thursday, May 20, 2-3 p.m. ET  CCBHCs: Using Technology to Grow Your Team and Develop Your Staff

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) make it possible for people to receive timely and high-quality behavioral health treatment. However, recruitment, engagement and retention struggles due to the existing workforce shortage and COVID-19 pandemic can make providing that care challenging. Hear experts from innovaTel Telepsychiatry and Relias share how organizations can leverage technology to grow and develop their staff. 

Friday, May 21, 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET  Children, Young Adults and Families Interest Group Community Chat

Join National Council staff and your peers for a community chat about the state of behavioral and mental health in children, young adults and families (CYF). We will explore the impacts of COVID-19, social unrest, loneliness and isolation on CYF and the community, as well as how to address these impacts through public policy and community education and outreach, including the National Council’s new teen Mental Health First Aid.

Various Dates  Virtual Motivational Interviewing Trainings

To learn more about motivational interviewing (MI), join us for an intro/refresher course on June 22, August 3, September 8 or November 9 from 12-4 p.m. ET ($79/person; limited seating). If you’re looking to hone your MI skills, join us for an intermediate-level course on May 25 and October 7 from 12-4 p.m. ET. This training ($99/person) is capped at 40 participants to allow for guided small group practice and discussions.

Various Dates  Advancing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for a More Perfect Union

During this three-day virtual workshop (held on various dates in June, July and November) presented by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and the Council on Accreditation, participants will explore their relationships with equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in a safe environment and make progress on developing an EDI action plan for their organizations. The workshop ($650/person) will include presentations of valuable information, facilitated discussions, reflection opportunities and dedicated planning time.


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August 2021 Online Virtual Recovery Coach Academy (RCA) with Ethics

Registration Now Open Until Friday July 23, 2021

Training Location: Virtual/Online

Training cost: $650.00 which includes a $150.00 non-refundable deposit. Payments must be received no later than Friday July 23, 2021. This class will be limited to 25 participants and is filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Training Dates / Times: August 30th thru September 4th / 8am to 5pm

Participants must attend all 6 days to meet the educational requirements to receive completion certificates. This RCA meets all the educational requirements for the Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) and Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Reciprocal (CPRSR) credential(s) issued by the Minnesota Certification Board (MCB). Bold North Recovery and Consulting is an MCB approved provider of the peer recovery curriculum. 

To register or for more information please email


Mitigating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System: Linking Research with Policy (Session 2)

Join the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University and the WestEd Justice & Prevention Research Center for An Important Online Conversation

Session Title: Mitigating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice
Date & Time: June 16, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (Eastern) / 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (Pacific)

The U.S. justice system continues to grapple with racial and ethnic disparities in its outcomes. Findings from studies of juvenile justice, policing, pretrial and bail decisions, sentencing, and corrections consistently indicate inequities in the experiences of Black, Native American and Indigenous, and Hispanic American people in the criminal justice system compared to those of White people.

The fundamental question that connects the work of researchers to that of policymakers and practitioners is, “What can we do to mitigate system-wide disparities?”

Join the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University and the WestEd Justice & Prevention Research Center (JPRC)  for the second in our ongoing series of engaging online conversations that will use scientific evidence to explore this critical issue.

Our first event, held on January 12, 2021, discussed the evidence behind police training innovations in procedural justice, implicit bias, de-escalation, and community policing.

This second event focuses on juvenile justice. Although there are significant national decreases in the use of detention and incarceration of youth, disparities in who gets into the juvenile justice system and receives the harshest penalties persist.

Leading scholars and experts will examine whether there are innovations in juvenile justice that can lead to meaningful change in the forms of more equitable outcomes in who gets into the system, who is detained, and who receive the necessary services and training to succeed following system involvement.

Following a framing presentation by JPRC Director Anthony Petrosino, our featured speakers Nancy Rodriguez (University of California, Irvine), Sean Darling-Hammond (BITJustice and WestEd), and David Muhammad (National Institute of Criminal Justice Reform) will discuss research, evidence, and challenges in tackling this important issue.

Please contact Danny Torres at if you would like more information about the series and registration. Future dates will be announced soon.

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DHS Deaf

The Telephone Equipment Distribution Program

We know that using the phone can be difficult for Minnesotans who live with hearing loss and speech disabilities. It can be harder to do many important things over the phone, like activating a bank card, scheduling a doctor's appointment, calling a repair service or staying connected with friends and family.

The Telephone Equipment Distribution Program can help!

The TED Program provides FREE assistive phone devices to eligible Minnesotans who have difficulty using a typical phone due to a hearing loss, speech or physical disability.

Devices for people with hearing loss include:

  • Amplified phones that allow the user to increase the volume and adjust the tone of the other person's voice. Amplified phones are available in landline and cell phones.
  • Captioned phones that caption what the other person says and displays the text on a large screen. Captioned phones also have adjustable volume control.

Devices for people with a speech disability include:

  • Electrolarynx devices, which create vibrations the person can use to generate speech sounds.
  • Voice amplifiers to amplify soft voices.
  • Cell phones to use text and other phone accessibility apps.

TED Program applications are available in six languages!

Questions? Contact Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division

Videophone: 651-964-1514 Voice or preferred relay service: 800-657-3663 Email: Web:

Openings at ANEW Chemical Health Women's Residential program

We are located in the space that used to be Regions ADAP in St. Paul (445 Etna St Suite 55, St Paul MN 55106)

We are currently offering:
Medium Intensity Women’s Residential MI/CD Program (currently single women only but we do admit pregnant women)
Clients attend 20 hours of programing a week and meet with their counselor once a week
Clients receive a Diagnostic Assessment if they have not had one within the last 6 months upon admission
Individualized length of stay (we like to say minimum 45 days and up to 90 days depending on different factors)
We accept individuals on Suboxone and Methadone and can help clients obtain these medications
We have a partnership with Sage Prairie for medical care, MAT care and psychiatry.
Our women can step down to our OP and sober living after completing our residential program which does allow for their children to reside with them in the sober home (up to age 10) for at least 2 years.
We offer acupuncture, art therapy, relationship skills, mindfulness based relapse prevention, A Woman's Way through the 12-steps, Addiction Basics, therapeutic process group, spiritual drumming etc

How to make a referral:
Fax either a Rule 25 or updated Comprehensive Assessment to 651.493.7057 and address to Ashley Beadell for Residential, We can do Direct Access if needed. Also fax a Diagnostic Assessment if they client has had one with you as well. The only insurance we DO NOT take is Health Partners and Medica at this time

Xcel Energy’s Payment Plan Credit Program is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and participation is limited

Xcel Energy wants to remind you that during this challenging time, they are here to help. Xcel Energy always work with any customer to set up a payment plan and find other resources.

Xcel Energy is providing $17.5 million for direct customer relief through the Payment Plan Credit Program. The new program forgives up to 75% of the overdue amount on eligible residential customers’ electricity bills. If you owe between $1,000 and $4,000, call Xcel Energy at 800-895-4999 to confirm your eligibility and sign up. More information is available at or in these information sheets:

Payment Plan Credit Program information sheet and FAQs (English)

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Your free vaccine ride is waiting

We believe transportation should never be a barrier to getting the vaccine. That’s why we’re partnering with the White House to provide free rides to and from vaccination appointments across the nation. From May 24 through July 4, you’ll get up to 4 free rides (up to $25 each) to and from your vaccination appointments. We’re almost there—together, we can help America get vaccinated.

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Reforms are emptying Louisiana’s prisons. This group makes sure no one goes back

When released prisoners touch New Orleans soil, many of them head straight to First 72+, a beehive of advice and assistance where someone can secure a ride, food, a bed or lightly used clothes. The phone number for First 72+ is posted in many prison dorms and jail cell blocks. In addition to walk-up clients, the organization receives formal referrals from public defenders, probation and parole officers and prison officials.

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Partners In Recovery | Medication Assisted Treatment

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in
combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole
person” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Medications
used in MAT are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and
are clinically driven and tailored to meet each person's needs.

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