The Behavioral Health Training and Education Network was established in 1996, and funded by Philadelphia's Behavioral Health system (now known as the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbilities Services or DBHIDS) to support the Philadelphia DBHIDS and other human services systems by planning, coordinating, and providing quality learning experiences in Behavioral Health for the entire system, including individuals and their family members, DBHIDS staff members and staff of other service provider organizations. Currently we are broadening our audiencies to include community members at large and the community-based organizations that support them.
BHTEN is an organization comprised of dedicated staff who bring years of experience as trainer and educators, behavioral health and human service providers, family members, persons with lived experiences and members of communities. Our training staff has an array of experience in community-based services, case management, trauma services, clinical settings, services for people and families experiencing homelessness, HIV services, faith-based services, and the educational system.
BHTEN has been responsible for providing trainings mandated by the state to credential staff within the DBHIDS system, as well as providing a range of trainings related to the values and goals of System Transformation, Recovery, Resilience, The Philadelphia Practice Guidelines for Integrated Models of Behavioral Health Care, Trauma-Informed Practices and other Evidence Based Practices. For a full listing of courses offered by BHTEN, go to our Full Course List page.