Capacity Building and Professional Training 

RCCMHC supports capacity building and professional training in the following areas:


We emphasize the development of culturally-specific and culturally responsive providers. 

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. 



RCCMHC uses membership contributions to maintain a Professional Training & Scholarship Fund. Based on available resources, agencies and individuals may  submit funding requests throughout the year. 


Examples of past awards include: 

  • MN Association for Children's Mental Health Conference

  • Children's Mental Health: Does Culture Matter

  • International African Mental Health Summit

  • SPPS Professional Development Workshop: Sticking Together


RCCMHC staff coordinates free monthly trainings for local providers and community leaders through our Advisory Council and Cultural Outreach Committees. As-appropriate, staff also presents at conferences and facilitates trainings  for our member agencies.  We also upload past recorded trainings and our 101 workshop series

Examples include:

  • ACEs, trauma and toxic stress

  • Legislative Updates

  • Family Engagement Strategies

  • Building Life Skills, Connectedness, and Resilience in Youth

  • Suicice Prevention Through a Cultural Lens

  • Faith, Culture, and Youth Mental Health


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 500 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