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Capacity Building and Professional Training 

RCCMHC supports capacity building and professional training with an emphasis on the development of culturally-specific and culturally responsive providers. 

During the pandemic, we are also focused on workforce shortages and compassion fatigue/ "burnout." 

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Our Approach

Our approach to capacity building is based on the Annapolis Framework.  We support, strengthen and broaden our workforce through a variety of training opportunities across the continuum of care. 


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RCCMHC offers a Professional Training & Scholarship Fund. Based on available resources, agencies and individuals may  submit funding requests throughout the year. 

  • Up to $1,000 to support children’s mental health (or, related) trainings or workshops in Ramsey County.

  • Scholarships up to $500 for individuals to attend publicly announced and credentialed children’s mental health (or, related) conferences or trainings.

  • Examples of past awards include: MN Association for Children's Mental Health Conference, Children's Mental Health: Does Culture Matter, African Mental Health Summit

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RCCMHC offers free monthly trainings and CEUs for local providers and community leaders through our Advisory Council and Cultural Outreach Committees. RCCMHC may also present at conferences, facilitate trainings, or promote trainings developed by our partners or local agencies.  RCCMHC also posts trainings on our website strengthen and broaden the workforce. See example: Supporting Families in Challenging Times

Past trainings include:

  • ACEs, trauma and toxic stress

  • Family Engagement Strategies

  • Building Life Skills, Connectedness, and Resilience in Youth

  • Suicice Prevention & Intervention

  • Faith, Culture, and Youth Mental Health

  • LGBTQ and Gender Affirming Youth Mental Health Services

  • Grief and Loss Through a Cultural Lens

  • Holistic Strategies for Youth Mental Health

  • Heal the Healer

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RCCMHC created and produced Children's Mental Health: The Whole Story - a 1 hr. 49 min. documentary-style training film.  The film and 124-page discusison guide are available for free on our website. The video has been downloaded more than 600 times to be used as a workforce training by by school districts, universities, police departments, social services, crisis teams, judges, child protection, guardians ad litem etc. It has been incorporated into college curriculum and has been shared at several conferences.

  • MEA Conference

  • MACMH Conference

  • MSSWA Conference

  • Midwest ACE Conference

  • Community Event Sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,  Delta Phi Omega Chapter

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