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Archived Webinars

To access archived webinars in the Rural Behavioral Webinar Series, please click on the titles listed below and you will be taken to the audio recording and/or power points for the selected webinar presentation.

Wed, 22 Apr 2015

Description: Strategies focused on the promotion of healthy child development and prevention of developmental challenges are the focus of this dialogue with staff from a Project LAUNCH program initiative serving children, ages birth to 8, in a rural and economically impoverished... Read more »

Wed, 17 Sep 2014

Description: State highways, interstates, and rural areas create unfortunate opportunities for sex trafficking to occur. This webinar featured the issue of sex trafficking in rural communities. It provided strategies for law enforcement and social service providers in rural... Read more »

Wed, 20 Aug 2014

Description: The Rural Behavioral Health Initiative hosted a webinar on August 20, 2014 which discussed the impact of social determinants and provided strategies for addressing the negative impact of such factors on children, youth and families in rural communities with a... Read more »

Wed, 28 Aug 2013

This webinar focused on practical strategies for harnessing the assets that exist within rural communities and among families, children and youth to address behavioral health needs and well-being. By emphasizing the principles of family-driven and youth-guided approaches, presenters discussed... Read more »

Wed, 29 May 2013

In rural communities the occurrence of a disaster crisis impacts the community as a whole affecting the social, economic, and cultural fabric of the community. Coordinating responses to crisis in rural communities requires consideration of issues such as access to trained professionals, access... Read more »

Wed, 27 Mar 2013

Rural schools and communities, along with the nation, are working to come to grips with the recent acts of persistent violence and to identify solutions to this complex problem. Questions regarding how to create safer environments and how to propel the conversation about effective strategies to... Read more »

Wed, 12 Dec 2012

This webinar involved a facilitated discussion for you to share your ideas as well as discuss your successes and challenges in shaping environments and in providing programs and services to children and families in rural communities, so that we can identify topics and areas of focus for the 2013... Read more »

Wed, 26 Sep 2012

Law enforcement officers often serve as first responders to emotional and mental health crisis in rural communities. This webinar offered presentations and interactive discussion about strategies for effective law enforcement handling of and response to emotional and mental health crisis. The... Read more »

Wed, 27 Jun 2012

This webinar discussed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the implementation of school-based behavioral health programs. Ron Manderscheid provided a presentation about the overall trends in health care reform and the implications for behavioral health. He also discussed the importance of rural... Read more »

Wed, 25 Apr 2012

This webinar discussed how trauma impacts populations in rural communities, especially racial and ethnic populations from immigrant and refugee communities. These populations have often experienced trauma in their home countries, in the immigration and resettlement process, and are exposed to... Read more »


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