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Plenary — Healthy Start TA & Support Center Mental Health Training Opportunities

With support from MCHB’s Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services (DHSPS), the Healthy Start TA & Support Center (TASC) is pleased to offer a variety of mental health training opportunities to Healthy Start
staff members. This session will share an overview of TASC’s various mental health training and support offerings, including the Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training; Shades of Blue’s INSPIRE Training; the
Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented, and Equitable Care Community of Practice (TIROE CoP); and the Postpartum Support International (PSI) Healthy Start Staff Support Groups, among others. Healthy Start
staff members who have participated in these offerings will share their experiences and DHSPS’ Behavioral Health Lead, Dawn Levinson, MSW, will discuss the role of mental and behavioral health within Healthy

By the end of the session, participants will:

  • Learn about the TA & Support Center’s various mental and behavioral health offerings
  • Understand the usefulness of these trainings to their everyday work with Healthy Start clients
  • Understand the process of learning about and applying for training opportunities


Duane L. Herron Maternal and Child Health Supervisor/Director, Lucas County Healthy Start, Toledo-Lucas County Health Department

Tashonna Perry Case Manager, MomsFirst Healthy Start

Dawn Levinson, MSW Behavioral Health Lead, Interim Deputy Director, Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services (DHSPS), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Sunny Jones Public Health Educator, Syracuse Healthy Start

Wendy N. Davis, PhD, PMH-C Executive Director, Postpartum Support International (PSI)