February Newsletter- Latest Update for Providers and Spotlight on Recovering Hope Treatment Center

 

Exciting Update for Providers: New Option Added!

We’re delighted to inform our providers about a recent enhancement to our platform. As of now, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is available as a new option for you to select and add to your program listings. ABA, widely recognized for its effectiveness in treating Autism, is a valuable addition to the range of services you can showcase on FastTrackerMN. This update reflects our commitment to empowering providers with diverse options, ensuring you have the flexibility to represent your programs accurately and comprehensively. Stay tuned for more updates, and thank you for being a part of FastTrackerMN!

Tips For Providers on FastTrackerMN:

To maximize the visibility of your services on FastTrackerMN and connect with a broader audience, consider incorporating relevant keywords into your listing. Here are some essential keywords you may want to include:

  1. BIPOC Providers: If you identify as part of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community, make sure to highlight this in your listing.
  2. LGBTQ+ Providers: For those who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, emphasizing this aspect can help users find providers who align with their specific needs.
  3. Languages Spoken: If you’re proficient in languages like Somali, Spanish, Hmong, or any others, include them in your listing. This ensures potential clients can easily identify providers who can cater to their language preferences.

Updating your listing with these keywords not only enhances your visibility but also helps create a more inclusive and accessible platform for users seeking diverse and culturally competent services.

Provider Spotlight:

*Bi-weekly FastTrackerMN will be spotlighting up to date providers on our platform

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Thursday, February 8thCBT Certification: Rational Living Therapy Level-One Certification Webinar– Our Level-One Certification Seminar in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (Rational Living Therapy) is a three-day training that is very comprehensive. Attendees learn the start-to-finish systematic approach, as well as how to deal with difficult and challenging clients who resist therapy, and an comprehensive introduction to applying it to various problems (depression,anxiety, etc…).. REGISTER

Tuesday, February 13thThe Next Step in Suicide Prevention– Despite considerable effort by the mental healthcare industry and widespread use of the Columbia screening tool, suicide deaths in the United States have been tragically increasing since at least 1999. The CDC estimates that 49,449 people died by suicide in 2022… REGISTER

Saturday, February 17thThe Mystery of the Mind Gala-Join us for the 8th Annual Night of Impact Gala – The Mystery of The Mind! A modern twist on a classic masquerade ball exploring the mystery of the mind so many of us keep hidden behind our own masks. Mental illness is often invisible or masked behind the facades many of us project into the world to show we are okay. When the mask is removed, only then can we see our true selves and the reality of our mind. Come together to help us raise $275,000 for youth mental health programming in Minnesota schools! .. REGISTER

Thursday, March 14thScreenagers Under the Influence: Addressing Vaping, Drugs, & Alcohol in the Digital Age– In an era where digital influence is inescapable, understanding its impact on our youth’s choices and well-being has never been more crucial. We cordially invite you to join in a powerful film that is aimed at unraveling the digital threads that shape the lives of our young generation. “Screenagers Under the Influence: Addressing Vaping, Drugs, & Alcohol in the Digital Age” is a film followed by expert panel event that delves deep into these pressing issues, offering insights, strategies, and a platform for meaningful dialogue.… Jordan High School: REGISTER

Wednesday, March 20thMinnesota Social Services Association Conference– This year’s conference focuses on empowering HHS professionals, fostering a culture of support, and building sustainability in our work, while centering anti-oppression, equity, and inclusion… REGISTER

Thursday, March 21stScreenagers Under the Influence: Addressing Vaping, Drugs, & Alcohol in the Digital Age– In an era where digital influence is inescapable, understanding its impact on our youth’s choices and well-being has never been more crucial. We cordially invite you to join in a powerful film that is aimed at unraveling the digital threads that shape the lives of our young generation. “Screenagers Under the Influence: Addressing Vaping, Drugs, & Alcohol in the Digital Age” is a film followed by expert panel event that delves deep into these pressing issues, offering insights, strategies, and a platform for meaningful dialogue.… Lake Middle School: REGISTER

Thursday, April 18thScreenagers Under the Influence: Addressing Vaping, Drugs, & Alcohol in the Digital Age– In an era where digital influence is inescapable, understanding its impact on our youth’s choices and well-being has never been more crucial. We cordially invite you to join in a powerful film that is aimed at unraveling the digital threads that shape the lives of our young generation. “Screenagers Under the Influence: Addressing Vaping, Drugs, & Alcohol in the Digital Age” is a film followed by expert panel event that delves deep into these pressing issues, offering insights, strategies, and a platform for meaningful dialogue.… Two Rivers High School: REGISTER

If you have any news or announcements you would like added to the FastTrackerMN.org Newsletter, please Email:

Logan Sheppard: Logan@FastTrackerMN.org

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Important info on new site

A note on the re-launch from our Executive Director

Dear Admin Community Partners,

First, thank you for joining with FastTrackerMN.org over the years on this effort to better connect the public and each other to simplify navigating Minnesota’s mental health and substance use disorder systems. We’ve made great progress together and we plan to build on that legacy even more for the future. To that goal, we’ve researched, taken information from focus groups, emails, and conversations with you, and invested in a new version of FastTrackerMN.org. Our goal was to update and streamline our interface with you, and ultimately collect data to better measure need and capacity, and inform future investments in Minnesota.

That brings us to the recent re-launch. We knew we would discover some glitches with the relaunch and fully expected to troubleshoot. Now we realize that, although the redesign aimed to be familiar and build on past strengths, the admin interface has not been as intuitive as anticipated, and we’ve identified glitches that have been challenging for everyone.

I want to apologize to you and ask you to bear with us as we address these issues. You have been very helpful and patient. We built this tool to help you do the important work you do serve Minnesotans, and we value your time.

GOOD NEWS:

  • Thanks to your feedback about inaccurate search results, we discovered the source for some data update troubles and resulting erroneously small search results. We’re still partnering with over 1500 clinics and programs across Minnesota. We’re fixing that bug and invite you to test the search results again.

ACTION STEPS:

  • Email us your comments, your feedback, and your screenshots. We want to hear about your search results successes and misses, your update victories, and challenges. Tell us what you think about the site’s navigation.
  • We are working with our data and IT contractors to develop training modules and will be offering them in the coming weeks.

Stick with us through these bumpy days and help us build FastTrackerMN.org into exactly what you need. Together we can create connection and cohesion.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns. L.vukelich@comcast.net or 651-278-4241.

All Email reminders will be coming from MHAdmin@FastTrackerMN.org or SUDAdmin@FastTrackerMN.org going forward, please make sure you have both unblocked in order to continue to get important updates about your listings and avoid being deleted. Thank you!

Help us welcome BABY LUCY!

Help Us congratulate the Lillestol family on their newest addition!

Our MH lead here at FastTrackerMN.org, Jessica and her family welcomed their second child, baby Lucy on 9/23/2022! Mamma is doing great, and big brother Archie is so proud!

Jessica will be out until mid-November to bond with Lucy, so if you need any assistance with the website or your listings, please email Samantha at Samantha@FastTrackerMN.org

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Thursday September 29th – “INSTILLING HOPE: ADDRESSING SPIRITUAL CONFLICT, CONFUSION, AND PAIN IN ADDICTION TREATMENT” – 11am – 1pm CST – 2 free CEUs

Friday September 30th – Progress Valley’s 50th Anniversary Breakfast Celebration 8am – 9:30am – Hyland Hills Chalet – *FastTrackerMN.org will be here in person, come see us

Saturday October 1st – Should Out Loud 3rd suicide prevention & awareness Concert Benefit -St. Louis Park Rec Center R.O.C. – 3700 Monterey Drive, St. louis park, MN 55416 11am to 8pm CST *FastTrackerMN.org will be here in person, come see us at the face painting booth!

Friday October 7th – It Takes a Virtual Village “Ethics in the Virtual Space” – 10:30 a.m. CT – 1.5 CE Hours

Wednesday, Oct 12th – Listening sessions to help inform upcoming Minnesota SUD Summit – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM or 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM -Webex

Monday October 24 through the 26th – 2022 MARRCH Annual Conference & Expo – Saint Paul RiverCentre.

Welcome Fall!

If you have any news or announcements you would like added to the FastTrackerMN.org Newsletter, please Email us:

Samantha with Substance Use Programs – Samantha@FastTrackerMN.org and
Jessica with Mental Health – Jessica@FastTrackerMN.org

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New Website Launch

The new FastTrackerMN.org website has launched with improved search capabilities.

Start your search here – https://fasttrackermn.org/search/.

  1. Type in a Keyword (ie. Anxiety, Child Psychiatry, Spanish Speaking) or click on Services drop down menu to select a service
  2. Enter the zip code where you are looking for services. All other information is optional, enter what you know or leave blank
  3. If you are looking for an appointment right away, click the box next to “Require Immediate Availability”
  4. Your results will be displayed with closest and most recently updated clinics at the top. Click on a clinic to view what services they offer and appointment availability
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