USA CON Team-Based Trauma-Informed Integrated Behavioral Health (TBTI-IBH) ECHO®

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Attention Healthcare Providers – If your patients benefit from comprehensive and sensitive behavioral health services from local people they know and trust, then the USA CON TBTI-IBH ECHO® can provide you with interprofessional telementoring.

No cost to participate | Free continuing education credits available to eligible participants.


To provide additional support to trauma-informed integrated behavioral health workforces locally, regionally, and across the nation.

Background on Health Issue

A confounding impact on mental health is trauma. Trauma includes adverse childhood experiences, accidents/disasters, physical/sexual assault, and sudden/violent loss of a loved one that can negatively impact mental health. Approximately 70% of adults, 75% of children, and 90% of behavioral health clients in the U.S. have experienced at least one traumatic event. Among all populations, those who experience six or more traumatic events die approximately 20 years earlier than those who experience less traumatic events. Adding to this list is the present COVID-19 pandemic. It may present like a disaster due to the non-routine character that exceeds the local capacity to respond to it and changes to the community, government, individual support, and infrastructure affecting a region's stability. In June 2020, COVID-19-related restrictions resulted in a 40% increase in reported mental health and substance use disorders.

Blacks, Asians, Hispanics, and people of other diverse racial/ethnic groups can experience additional racial/ethnicity-based traumatic stress and racial trauma, with those reporting two or more races being at greater risk. Given the relationship between exposure to trauma, mental health, substance use, and the additive impact of the potentially traumatic COVID-19 pandemic, it can be anticipated that there will be lifelong adverse effects on peoples’ mental health if left untreated.


To bring healthcare professionals together in a virtual learning environment where collaboration and connection with subject matter experts will increase the frontline capacity to provide thorough trauma-informed integrated behavioral healthcare and thereby increase access to care. A special focus will be the child, adolescent, and transitional-aged youth at risk for behavioral health disorders within the high-demand Gulf Coast southeastern region of the United States.

Our ECHO® programming consists of the following:

  • A Zoom session (6 monthly sessions)
  • A short lecture provided by a subject matter expert
  • A case scenario presentation and discussion
  • Questions, discussion, and engagement with other providers and experts
Pie graph representions Case Presentation & Discussion as the largest piece, Didactic & Q & A next, Welcome & Introductions next, and Close last.


Launch Date: March 28, 2024

Session Dates

Calendar Year 2024

6 monthly sessions

This ECHO® series, entitled Successful use of Team-based Telehealth in Trauma-informed Integrated Care Settings, will consist of six (6) sessions. We encourage you to join in all sessions but attendance at all sessions is not mandatory. All sessions are 90 minutes, from 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m., Central Time.

Session Month Date Topic
Session 1 March 2024 Thursday,
March 28, 2024
Safety in Telehealth Delivery of Suicide Risk Assessment in Integrated Behavioral Healthcare
Session 2 April 2024 Thursday,
April 25, 2024
Telehealth Delivery of Empowerment for Rape and Sexual Assault Survivors in Integrated Behavioral Healthcare
Session 3 June 2024 Thursday,
June 27, 2024

Telehealth Delivery of Trustworthiness and Transparency of an Abuse Assessment in Integrated Behavioral Healthcare

Session 4 July 2024 Thursday,
July 25, 2024
Enhancing Telehealth Support by Asking, Listening and Doing What Matters
Session 5 September 2024 Thursday,
September 26, 2024
Integrated Telehealth Delivery of Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment through Peer Support in the Veteran Population
Session 6 October 2024 Thursday,
October 24, 2024
Telehealth Delivery of Humility & Responsiveness for Domestic Violence Victims in Integrated Behavioral Healthcare

To Join

To join the USA CON TBTI-IBH ECHO®, please complete the Registration Form using the following link and you will be registered for all of the six sessions.


Registration will remain open during the series period.


Project ECHO®:  The University of South Alabama collects registration, participation, questions/answers, chat comments, and poll responses for ECHO® programs. Your individual data will be kept confidential. These data may be used for reports, maps, communications, surveys, quality assurance, evaluation, research, and to inform new initiatives.

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The USA CON TBTI-IBH ECHO® is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling approximately $1.8 million, with zero percentage financed with nongovernmental sources.  The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement of HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
Past Series - 2023 Schedule