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Behavioral Health


Behavioral Health - ONTRACK Program Resouces

ONTRACK’s behavioral health trainings and consulting provide therapists, juvenile justice professionals, and other practitioners with information on how to develop, implement, and maintain a collaborative, problem-solving approach when serving persons with substance use and mental health disorders.

Our services are specialized and tailored to specific populations including, but not limited to:

  • African American
  • Native American
  • Asian American, Indigenous Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI)
  • Latinx
  • People diagnosed with co-occurring disorders
  • Criminal justice and gang involved
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans
  • Men
  • Women
  • Youth

We help our clients:

  • Become familiar with the meaning, terms, and impacts of SUD.
  • Understand the distinction between abuse and addiction.
  • Identify cultural aspects of chemical dependency.
  • Effectively work with culturally diverse clients experiencing SUD.
  • Learn the core competencies of SUD treatment for various diverse populations.
  • Effectively treat clients experiencing combined substance use and mental illness.
  • Improve outcomes using strength-based strategies.

We help our clients:

  • Learn the meanings, terms, and impacts of various mental health disorders.
  • Build upon and improve clinical techniques through assessments, organizational support, and exit plans.
  • Learn and implement new tools for integrating systems of care.
  • Learn specific cross-cultural counseling techniques for facilitating culturally themed support groups.
  • Practice effective strategies for engaging resistance, counseling, and treating diverse populations.
  • Learn the importance of self-care for the caregiver.

ONTRACK offers Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid, the newest evidence-based strategy from the National Council on Behavioral Health to provide you with the skills to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

MHFA participants will:

  • Learn risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems.
  • Discuss depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and addiction disorders.
  • Explore a 5-step action plan to help someone developing a mental health problem or in a crisis.
  • Learn where to turn for help including professional, peer, and self-help resources.

We help our clients:

  • Effectively work with people who have unresolved trauma.
  • Increase the general knowledge of trauma-informed concepts, research, and resources:
    • Define the different forms of individual trauma and the corresponding signs, symptoms, and approaches for treatment.
    • Understand historical & generational trauma and how they impact individuals, groups, and communities.
    • Recognize the various ways re-traumatization can occur in typical health and human services settings.
    • Use Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) to identify trauma.
    • Implement trauma-informed approaches.
    • Implement evidence-based strategies for effective interventions.

We help our clients:

  • Identify key attributes of juvenile justice-involved youth and impacts of incarceration.
  • Understand the culture of incarceration to improve treatment outcomes.
  • Learn to incorporate post-incarceration support strategies that promote positive treatment outcomes, including abstinence, employment, and relationships.
  • Improve SUD treatment and recovery outcomes for formerly incarcerated women.
  • Work effectively with justice-involved youth, court-mandated clients, and treatment-resistant clients.
  • Understand the complex issues and challenges for providers who treat justice-involved women.
  • Understand cultural considerations and practical applications using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
  • Address implicit bias as a cause of racial disparities throughout the justice system.

Contact Us

Interested in discovering how The Philani Institute can assist your organization in enhancing diversity, advancing skills, and fostering inclusivity? We’re here to support you. Our training and services are fully adaptable to align with your organization’s requirements.

Anita Ross

Project Manager

[email protected]

(916) 285-1810

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