WICHE Mental Health Past Projects

Featured Publications

The Suicide Prevention Toolkit

This Web-based Toolkit contains information and tools to implement state of the art suicide prevention practices and overcome the significant hurdles this life-saving work faces in primary care practices.

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To download a free copy, visit SPRC's website

Alaskan Core Competencies

Alaskan Core Competencies for Direct Care Workers in Health & Human Services, Version 1.0

This publication is designed to guide skill development with direct care workers, who are at times referred to as direct support workers, direct support professionals, paraprofessionals, or technicians.

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WICHE Mental Health Past Projects

  • In FY 11, the WICHE Mental Health Program completed a study for the Arizona State Hospital in Phoenix. The objective of this consultation was to evaluate and make recommendations to improve Arizona State Hospital’s security department and its functioning in supporting the hospital environment,... Read More

  • WICHE, in partnership with SAMHSA, developed cultural competence standards in mental health across different ethnicities/races, ultimately producing the SAMHSA/CMHS National Standards for Cultural Competence. Standards, guidelines and cultural competencies for managed... Read More

  • WICHE worked with the Doña Ana County Department of Health and Human Services In New Mexico to support workforce development and community competence through the initiation of training and community development activities directed toward emergent psychiatric issues in underserved rural... Read More

  • Our military has been called to serve in harm’s way extensively since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This call has included record numbers of personnel from our nation’s reserve component, as well as the active duty forces serving multiple tours in highly stressful combat... Read More

  • A promising practice is a given practice’s potential to become evidence-based. This potential is acknowledged in identifying an “emerging” or “promising” practice. The promising practices of today will, with sound theoretical rationale and thorough science, become the EBPs of tomorrow. For the... Read More

  • Through the engagement of representatives from Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming, this initiative sought to build a truly regional approach to the goal of expanding diversity in the health professions, thereby also helping to ensure an supply of... Read More

  • The WICHE Mental Health Program presented four Webinars discussing today's crucial rural behavioral health issues for families and children. Also available are Web casts archived from the Grand Rounds series, produced to meet a range of continuing... Read More

  • The State of South Dakota has undergone inspiring transformational changes as they continue to build a framework for statewide partnership and progress toward an integrated System of Care (SOC) that provides individualized services and supports for children, youth, and families.