Professional Interdisciplinary Education (PIE) Programs

PIE programs are small programs to conduct specific work in behavioral health. PIE programs forge lasting partnerships with BHECN to do important work in the behavioral health field. In FY 2013 BHECN funded numerous PIE programs totaling $149,784 (an average of $8,811 per program). Several PIE programs received funding from other sources and a total of $35,900 was leveraged in matched funding.

The following are PIE programs that were implemented in FYs 2012 and 2013:

Robert Donlan - Open Door
Artwork and education to spread positive awareness and break down negative stigmas associated with mental illness.

Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska
Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) for clinicians.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Partnership for mental health with Faith Community Partners.

Public Policy Center
Training in rural Nebraska on motivational interviewing and clinical supervision.

Region 6 - Workforce Development
Identify behavioral health needs and strategies to meet those needs.

UNK - Building Bridges
Working to attract future graduate students in behavioral health from rural Nebraska.

Western Nebraska Behavioral Health Clinics
Presentations at high schools introducing students to careers in mental health and recruitment of students to participate in F.A.R.M. C.A.M.P.

Region 3 - Peer Support Conference
Continuing education to Certified Peer Support and Wellness Specialists.

Region 6 - Compassion Fatigue Training
Introductory session on compassion fatigue entitled "Walking the Walk".

Frank J. Menolascino
Menolascino Memorial Lecture: Diagnostic Debates in the Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Peer Provided Resiliency Psycho-education
Sponsor two to three presentations to rural audiences on the Peer Provided Resiliency Psycho-education model and data.

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services
Promote opportunities for clerkships and careers in psychiatry and increase understanding and interest in psychiatry in corrections.

Nebraska Probation Officers
Training and education in mental health for probation officers.

Inter-Professional Service Learning Academy - Finding a Voice, Bridge to Care
Increase cultural awareness and understanding among health profession students by providing refugee communities with behavioral health education and resources.

Pediatric Behavioral & Emotional Care
Assess the practices and attitudes of Nebraska Pediatricians towards the evaluation and management of behavioral health care in a primary setting and provide information that will facilitate the design of effective approaches to the integration of behavioral health care in the primary setting.

Student Association for Rural Health (SARH)
Educate students on rural health issues and promote interest in healthcare careers throughout rural Nebraska.

UNMC College of Allied Health Professions
Mental Health First Aid educators for Omaha's African American and Hispanic Communities.