Behavioral Health
Training Resources

Statewide Training Resources

The training resources and links on this page are provided for your information and do not indicate an endorsement by the Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services. The agency or organization associated with these links is solely responsible for the accuracy of information and the quality of training they provide.

Topics: Substance Abuse

Amethyst Training & Consultation
Telephone (207)582-4866
Topics: Aging and Developmental Disability; Dual Diagnosis (ID/MH); other topics related to mental health and developmental disabilities, MHRT I, and MHRT/C trainings

Behavioral Health Sciences Institute
Topics: Behavioral Specialist 1 (BS-1), Personal Support Specialist (PSS), Direct Service Professional: Developmental Disabilities(DSP)

Center For Community Inclusion (University of Maine)
Topics: Information and training in inclusive education and communities for professionals and families; Maine Employment Curriculum training calendar

Center for Learning
Through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, the Muskie School’s Center for Learning offers a variety of behavioral health training events to DHHS staff and community providers
Topics: Training calendar; MHRT-C procedural guidelines and FAQs

Developmental Disabilities Council
Topics: Advocacy; Maine links, newsletter; 5 year plan

Department of Human Services, Staff Education and Training Unit
Eligibility: non-profit social services receiving DHS funds; DHHS employees may attend if space allows
Topics: wide variety related to social work, employment, personal growth. Includes Child Welfare Training Institute calendar for children’s workers and foster families

Health Education Training Institute
Topics: CRMA; CRMA Refresher; RCS I; Insulin Training; Dual Diagnosis; Ethics; Addiction,
Co-Dependence and Recovery; Healing & Spirituality

Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield, Maine
Telephone: 207-453-5119 or 1-800-528-5882
Contact: Flora Stack -
Courses offered: Blood Born Pathogens, Basic First Aid, CPR, MANDT, CRMA, RCS, Community Mental Health, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Interviewing and Counseling, The Changing Workplace, Crisis Identification and Intervention, Incest, Sexual Abuse and Trauma, Mental Health and Aging, Substance Abuse with Dual Diagnosis, Case Management, Group Process.

Maine Parent Federation
Topics: Information, training and support for parents of children with disabilities

Medical Care Development
Topics: CRMA; CRMA Recertification; MANDT; MANDT Recertification; RCS I; CPR/First Aid

New England Institute of Health Occupations
(no web site) Telephone 737-2006
Topics: CRMA; CRMA Recertification; Alzheimer’s and Dementias; RN Consultant Training; Laughter, the Best Medicine

NAMI Maine
Topics: Information, education, advocacy and support for individuals and families dealing with mental illness

NAPPI International
Topic: Provides a positive psychological & physical intervention training program for education and health care professionals who deal with inappropriate or violent behaviors. NAPPI teaches your staff to deal with conflict early, directly, kindly, and with a sense of commitment to all parties.

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
Topics: Family Life Education, reproductive health, sexuality and developmental disability

Surry Center for Music Therapy
Telephone 667-1308
Training and consultation in music therapy.