The PA National Guard is now a recognized member of Star Behavioral Health Providers network. Star Behavioral Health Providers (SBHP) is a training and referral program. The SBHP provides three levels of training (Tiers) for civilian behavioral health providers in your state and local communities who are interested in serving the military population, particularly NG members. SBHP offers a public online registry or listing that allows service members, their families, military behavioral health providers, military leaders, and others to easily search for trained providers in their areas. The goal is to expand access by providing culturally competent, evidence-based behavioral health treatment through this training program. Launched nearly 10 years ago, SBHP was developed as a partnership of the Indiana National Guard, National Guard Bureau, Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration, Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP), and Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University (MFRI).
This Tier 1 Training event in the Philadelphia area is being held Monday, March 30, 2020 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, 3743 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073.
This training is open to all participants – Providers, Clinicians, Chaplains, Counselors, local community members, etc. Registration for the event is online. The SBHP online registration process is easy, and provides additional information on future tier trainings.
Frequently asked questions regarding SBHP can be found here.
Donna Tilley Hess, Bureau of Community & Hospital Operations –
PA Department of Human Services | Office of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
303 Walnut St., Room 12-29 Commonwealth Tower – SQ| Harrisburg, PA 17105
Phone: 717.346.0359 | Fax: 717.787.5394