• Educating Students

    Educating Students

    BHECN provides support to students and trainees in behavioral health fields.

  • Recruiting Students

    Recruiting Students

    Ambassador Program helps students explore careers in Behavioral Health.

  • Training Professionals

    Training Professionals

    BHECN offers a variety of trainings to professionals statewide.

  • Workforce Reports

    Workforce Reports

    BHECN studies the behavioral health workforce in Nebraska.

The Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN) recruits & educates students in behavioral health fields and trains & retains professionals already in the workforce. Learn more

High School Conference in South Omaha

South Omaha ConferenceBHECN and the UNMC College of Public Health Center for Reducing Health Disparities hosted a High School Ambassador Conference in South Omaha on March 6.  The BHECN Ambassador Program recruits and mentors students from rural and underserved communities from high school through college and professional school and into behavioral health professions.

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College Ambassador Conference applications now available

college conference 2014The BHECN Ambassador College Conference is a three-day conference designed to help students learn about career opportunities in behavioral health and the current behavioral health care system. 

This year's conference will be held May 10-13, 2015 on the UNMC campus.  Learn more and apply.

Behavioral Health Screening in Primary Care

Screening ToolsA behavioral health screening tool is a routine assessment of health and well-being that helps clinicians identify problems early. In this interactive module, you will learn why screening tools are effective in identifying behavioral health concerns, what tools can be used, and how to incorporate them into practice. 

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Norfolk behavioral health professionals, educators connect

Norfolk BET TeamStudents with behavioral health challenges often need specialized services and school personnel across the state report they need additional training and support to help their students. In response to this need, BHECN has partnered with stakeholders in several areas of the state to form Behavioral Health Education for Teachers (BET) teams.  BET teams are currently in place in Scottsbluff, Columbus, and Norfolk.

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LOSS Team expanding to Omaha metro

LOSS TeamLocal Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) is a team of peer suicide survivors and a clinician that respond when a suicide occurs. The Kim Foundation is currently working to expand the LOSS Team model to the Omaha metro. They are in the process of recruiting team members and are in particular need of clinical directors.  

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Mental and Behavioral Health Care for Nurses Webinar Series

Mental Health NursingThe Mental and Behavioral Health Care Webinar Series provides education on behavioral health best practices for patient clinical care, promotes recovery and reduces stigma for nursing professionals. Featuring psych nursing experts from across the state, the series connects busy professionals with practical clinical knowledge and resources.

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