The Behavioral Healthcare Resource Program (BHRP) provides training and technical assistance to North Carolina’s mental health and substance abuse agencies.
Using research and best practices, BHRP develops curricula and provides training support to professionals and paraprofessionals working in the fields of mental health and substance use. BHRP also focuses on increasing the efficiency of service systems by providing technical assistance and program consultation to service organizations. The overarching goal of BHRP is to improve client outcomes and to increase service system efficiency. BHRP provides a Peer Support Specialist certification program, clinical training and workforce development for behavioral health professionals, and dissemination of evidence-based interventions and practices such as Critical Time Intervention and Mental Health First Aid.
Mental Health First Aid responders, in 90 of 100 North Carolina counties, have been instructed by BHRP.