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Resources

General Information

In this section of the BHTEN website, you will find information related to the various initiatives of Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbilities (DBHIDS), as well as information that pertains to other training...
Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbilities Services (DBHIDS) has created a handy Resource Guide that provides contact information for a wide array of Behavioral Health and other service providers.  You may download...
Over the past two decades, BHTEN has provided quality learning experience in behavioral health in suppot Philadelphia departmet of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities Services (DBHID) and other human services. In addition to quality...

DBHIDS System Transformation

The Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbilities Services (DBHIDS) has been actively transforming Philadelphia's behavioral health system.  This system transformation is rooted in a recovery and resilience-oriented approach.  This...
Click below to view the video about Recovery Tranformation produced by Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbilities Services that shows the positive impact on peoples' lives.

Recovery and Resilience

While there are many ways to define Recovery, the following definition was developed by and for the multiple stakeholders of Philadelphia's Behavioral Health system.  Those who participated in this process included individuals and family members,...
Resilience is a protective process which enables individuals to reach good outcomes even though they have endured significant adversities. Resilience is a common phenomenon arising from ordinary human adaptation and strength. It is a dynamic process...

Trauma Information and Resources

The Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbilities Services developed the Trauma Training Initiative to increase understanding about how trauma and other adverse experiences impact people in recovery and to promote evidenced-based...

DBHIDS Practice Guidelines

The Practice Guidelines for Resilience and Recovery Oriented Treatment represent the next phase in the evolution of Philadelphia’s behavioral health system. Together people in recovery, their family members, treatment providers, advocates and system...

Philadelphia's Mental Health First Aid Initiative

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a public education program that teaches the skills needed to identify, understand, and respond to signs of behavioral health challenges or crises. First Aid is administered until appropriate treatment and support...
Mental Health First Aid originated in Australia and was adapted for use in the United States in 2008.  Philadelphia is one of the first metropolitan areas in the U.S. to implement MHFA on a large scale.  Mayor Nutter’s goal to improve the individual...