NEW YORK — September 13, 2021 — New and revamped platforms for NYU McSilver Institute-led Technical Assistance Centers are making it easy to find trainings and resources for providers of services relating to mental health, behavioral health, child welfare, early childhood mental health and managed care. These included the revamped Community Technical Assistance Center (CTAC)/Managed Care Technical Assistance Center of New York (MCTAC) website at ctacny.org and the newly launched NYC Early Childhood Mental Health Training and Technical Assistant Center (TTAC) website at ttacny.org. The trainings and resources for mental health and more can be accessed for free with registration.
“Over the past 10 years we have provided training and technical assistance to approximately 75 percent of all New York State mental health, substance use and child welfare organizations,” says Dr. Andrew A. Cleek, Chief Program Officer of NYU McSilver. “These platform improvements will allow an even wider audience to find resources relating to the challenges faced by care providers and the people they serve.”
Topics covered by CTAC, MCTAC and TTAC trainings run the gamut of concerns encountered when trying to address the needs of vulnerable children, adults and families, such as trauma, suicide prevention, early childhood development, substance use, poverty, COVID-19, improving clinical practice, workforce development, family and youth peer advocacy, improving financial and administrative practices, Medicaid managed care, value-based payment systems and alternative payment models.
The Community Technical Assistance Center (CTAC), along with the Managed Care Technical Assistance Center (MCTAC), are led by the NYU McSilver Institute and funded and supported by New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) and Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS).
The NYC Early Childhood Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) combines the expertise of NYU McSilver and the New York Center for Child Development, and is funded by ThriveNYC in partnership with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).