The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS), Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS), focuses its efforts on providing individuals who live with mental illness and substance use disorders with opportunities for growth, recovery and inclusion in the community, access to culturally competent services and supports of their choice, and a quality of life that includes family members and friends.

Course image Children and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP) and Systems of Care (SOC)

This training module has 8 sections or lessons and is to review the development of CASSP and Systems of Care in PA. It is thought that this training is most applicable to persons who want an introduction to CASSP and SOC. This may include advocates, administrators, youth and family members, and staff who work with youth and families in various child-serving systems.

Course image Transgender Resources

Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) partnered with CHOP’s Gender & Sexuality Development Clinic to provide training opportunities to mental health providers to increase their comfort and competence when working with transgender and gender-expansive clients. These webinars address specific supports in the areas of medical care, psychiatry support, sexuality and relationship support, and school-based advocacy.

Course image Assisted Outpatient Treatment Webinar Series

The Overview of Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) webinar provides general information relating to Act 106 of 2018, which amended the Mental Health Procedures Act (MHPA) to add Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) as an option for involuntary treatment. This webinar provides specific information on AOT relating to:  AOT plans, forms, the petition process, hearing requirements, and court responsibilities.