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These links offer a wide range of resources, including:

  • Home pages for the Department of Health and Human Services and the Muskie School of Public Service.
  • Practice Guidelines for Recovery Oriented Care. Providers that offer training, continuing education, and/or research in the behavioral health field.
  • A current list of academic and non-academic MHRT/Community (MHRT/C) course providers.
  • Adult Learning Trainer and Curricula Resources Adult Learning Associations and Organizations

Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
This link connects you to the DHHS’s home page and provides you with general information about the department. You will also be able to connect with the department’s programs and services.

DHHS Staff Education and Training Unit
This link connects you to the department’s training system and offers you information about trainers, upcoming courses, and training eligibility.

Maine Behavioral Health Workforce Development Collaborative (MBHWDC)
Its goal is to help mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring conditions professionals who are seeking to enhance their skills and knowledge by offering quality educational programs in Maine and online.

Catherine E. Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy
The Center for Learning’s parent organization, the Catherine E Cutler Institute works closely with policy makers and other stakeholders to address health and social issues faced by individuals, families and communities in Maine and throughout the United States.

Happy, Healthy & Well
Happy, Healthy and Well is a program that teaches caregivers how to guide the people they support to make healthy food and physical activity choices. The materials found here can be used in lots of different places in the community where people live, work, and socialize.

Adcare provides education relating to prevention and treatment of substance abuse. This link connect syou with Adcare’s homepage and their substance abuse training calendar.

The Annapolis Coalition
Behavioral health workforce education

Cape Cod Institute
Sponsored by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, the Cape Cod Institute is a summer program offering week long postgraduate courses for mental health, health science and behavioral science professions.

Colby College
Colby is the only private liberal arts college in the nation accredited to offer Category 1 credit for the Physician’s Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. Several programs of interest to behavioral health professionals are offered each year. From the Offices and Programs drop-down menu choose “Special Programs“.

The Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine (CCSME–formerly the Cumberland County Dual Diagnosis Collaborative)
The Collaborative provides or facilitates such services as training consultation and education, curriculum development, development of dual diagnosis clinical guidelines, consumer and collaborative partnership development, collaborative grant writing, Dual Recovery Anonymous groups, and respite options.

Maine Children’s Alliance
This website has a wealth of information on Maine children and families.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill–Maine Chapter
NAMI Maine is a statewide organization providing information, referral, education and support to adults and children with mental illness and their families, and is the official Maine affiliate of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
National Association of Social Workers-Maine Chapter
NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

New England Institute of Addiction Studies (NEIAS)
Based in Augusta, Maine, NEIAS is dedicated to the education of professionals, volunteers, and the general public concerning alcohol and drug prevention and treatment issues. The link also provides access to the AdCare Educational Institute’s website.

Northern Light Healthcare
This site has a link to an online health science library in their Resources drop-down menu.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA):
PRA is formerly known as the International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services (IAPSRS). PRA is a formal association for individuals, families, and practitioners interested in the field of Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

University of Maine in Orono (UMaine)
UMaine is a public research university that is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. UMaine has five colleges: College of Business, Public Policy and Health; the College of Education and Human Development; the College of Engineering; the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; and the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture.

University of Southern Maine, Professional Development Programs (USM-PDP)
This link connects you with USM – PDP’s wide range of non-credit continuing education programs for professionals in health and human services fields. Programs are generally one or two days, but some are more in-depth certificate programs. Courses are held on the USM Portland campus.

University of New England, Office of Continuing Education (UNE)
At this site you can review the Continuing Education Offerings, Continuing Medical/Health Professions Education Offerings, Non-credit Courses and Workshops, the Project Management Certificate Program courses and other certificate programs. You can also access other departments of UNE, such as the various academic programs and the library.

The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of New England Association of Schools & Colleges
This commission accredits colleges and universities in the six New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
This commission accredits colleges and universities in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, new York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

(North Central) Higher Learning Commission
This commission accredits colleges and universities in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnosota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Northwest Commission on Colleges & Universities
This commission accredits colleges and universities in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges
This commission accredits colleges and universities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

Western Association of Schools and Colleges
This commission accredits colleges and universities in California, Hawaii, and the Pacific. It is broken into two divisions:
Commission for Community and Junior Colleges for Associate Degree programs and
Senior College and University Commission for Bachelor Degree & above programs.

Council of Social Work Education
This council accredits bachelor and master level social work programs. (search engine)
Provides a brief overview of adult learning theory and highlights books, websites, and other resources for successfully engaging the adult learner.

Introduction to Adult Learning
Conner, M.L. (2004).  Provides a brief overview of adult learning theory and highlights books, websites, and other resources for successfully engaging the adult learner.

Ira C. Eaker College for Professional Development
Small Group Instructor Training Course, Student Reference for Experiential Learning Cycle.  Highlights each stage of the experiential learning cycle and recommends activities for applying each stage to instructing to small groups.

Roger Hiemstra Website, Syracuse University
Explores adult development and learning from an ‘experimental psychology’ perspective.  Explains how Howard McCluskey’s Theory of Margin is relevant for understanding adult development.

CRM Learning
This site offers award-winning tools to enhance workplace learning and performance.

This organization maintains an online training of trainers module that includes a lot of helpful resources and ideas (e.g., dealing with difficult participants, questioning techniques, review activities, helping groups work more effectively, etc.)

The Game Group
Games That Teach: These are experiential activities for reinforcing learning.

The Thiagi Group
There are a tools and games on this website, such as debriefing activities, web games, puzzles, and brain teasers.

Trainers Warehouse
This site includes toys and games for active adult learning. 

National Center for the Study of Adult Learning
This site consists of research and best practices in educational programs for adults with  
limited literacy skills.

National Center for Cultural Competence
This site includes a focus on cultural competency and curriculum development.

Professional Development Resources
The information on this site pertains to a focus on integrating theory into practice, online learning, and stress management.