Webinars & Trainings

Maryland Minor Consent for Mental Health Care Law Update

The MASBHC webinar, “Maryland Minor Consent for Mental Health Care Law Update was presented on September 29, 2021, by the following list of distinguished speakers:

Delegate Heather Bagnall, District 33

Larry Epp, Ed.D., LCPC. Sheppard Pratt-Gaithersburg

Jill Bohnenkamp, Ph.D., National Center for School Mental Health

The webinar provided an overview of Maryland’s new regulation addressing consent for minors to access mental health treatment. This new Maryland  regulation decreases the age for minors to consent to mental health care from 16 to 12 years old on October 1, 2021.

To view the webinar, click here.

Larry Epp, Ed.D. presentation is available here.

Jill Bohnenkamp, Ph.D, presentation is available here.

For more information, please contact masbhc@gmail.com.

Diabetes Care Considerations in the Time of COVID-19

The Maryland Assembly on School Based Health Care webinar, “Diabetes Care Considerations in the Time of COVID-19was held on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 3pm by the University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at Midtown Pediatrics. Presenters include:

Jennifer Anisko, CPNP, CDCDE 

Malinda Dukes, CPNP. CDCDE 

Sara Fitzgerald, MS, RN, CDCDE 

Amanda Palmer, MPH, RN, CDCDE 

Review of care for the school-aged child with Diabetes including technology, mental health components, medical orders, and updated information regarding Type1 Diabetes and COVID-19. For more information, please contact masbhc@gmail.com.The MASBHC Spring Conference, School Based Health Centers; Connecting with Students, Families and Communities will be held virtually, starting on 5/17/21. Please stay tuned for more information to come soon.

LGBTQ Students: A Look at the Issues

The Maryland Assembly on School Based Health Care webinar, “LGBTQ Students: A Look at the Issues” was presented on March 3rd, 2021 by Lynne Muller, PhD, NCC, LCPC. Section Chief, Student Services and School Counseling, Division of Student Support, Academic Enrichment, and Educational Policy Maryland State Department of Education.

There is no doubt that our gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning students need our support and understanding. This session provided information on the needs of our students, the issues they face, and provided short scenarios for discussion.

The webinar can be viewed here.

For more information, please contact masbhc@gmail.com.


Light at the End of the Tunnel: An Update of COVID and Influenza Vaccines, Testing and Treatment

The Maryland Assembly on School Based Health Care webinar, “Light at the End of the Tunnel: An Update of COVID and Influenza Vaccines, Testing and Treatmentpresented on Thursday, January 21st, 2021 at 3pm by Dr. Alexander Chen, Chief, Division of Communicable Diseases, Baltimore County Department of Health. 

COVID-19 has caused massive disruption in the lives of all citizens, including students, educators, and staff. Using new technology, scientists have developed vaccines in record time. As we await herd immunity and a return to school, we will need to remain watchful for outbreaks of the disease both in the community and in schools. Dr. Chen will provide a review of COVID vaccines, seasonal Flu and Flu vaccines. 

“This activity has been submitted to the Maryland Nurses Association for approval to award 1 contact hour. The Maryland Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.” 

For more information, please contact masbhc@gmail.com. 

MASBHC will be continuing its webinar series into 2021! Please stay tuned for updates on the dates and topics to be presented.

Online Professional Development Opportunities

Medicaid Billing: A Review for Maryland School Based Health Centers Training Successful submission of medical claims to Managed Care Organizations for services delivered in school based health centers remains an ongoing challenge.  This webinar, sponsored by Maryland Medicaid Provider Services, covers the basics of Medicaid and billing procedures for school based health centers. The webinar covers:

  • Medicaid need-to-know terms and acronyms
  • Medicaid 101 refresher
  • Medicaid and SBHCs
  • Medicaid Enrollment and Billing
  • Additional Resources
  • To view this training, click here

School-Based Substance Use Identification and Intervention Training: Maryland’s Behavioral Health Administration funds free, online training for school-based substance use identification/intervention (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment = SBIRT). This training is available for all Maryland school support staff (e.g., school psychologists, counselors, social workers, nurses, SBHC staff, community-partnered school mental health clinicians), and is a highly-interactive, skill-based training that takes 60-90 minutes to complete. For more information or to access the training, view the program flier (Adobe Acrobat required).