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The Technical Assistance Center (TAC)

As an integral part of the Behavioral Research and Training Institute, the Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care Technical Assistance Center (UBHC-TAC) enthusiastically provides training and consultation services to behavioral health care staff and the people who receive behavioral health services throughout the State of New Jersey. Our team of trainers and consultants focus on the implementation of person centered, culturally sensitive, evidence-based practices in order to build upon existing capacity to enhance quality of life for the people we serve. We also train, certify, and recertify Mental Health Screeners for the State of New Jersey.

The UBHC-TAC holds contracts with the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), with training and consultation priorities set in collaboration with DMHAS team members and members of the Behavioral Health Community.

Behavioral health service providers and people receiving behavioral health services may contact the TAC directly at (732) 235-9290 or to clarify eligibility for our services.

The Rutgers UBHC-TAC provides training and consultative services for:

  1. New Jersey Mental Health Screeners (Certification and Recertification)
  2. Agencies that serve individuals with Co-occurring mental health and substance use issues
  3. DMHAS funded case management and outreach programs (the Foundations in Behavioral Health Training Series)
  4. Behavioral Health services implementing Illness Management and Recovery
  5. Community Outreach workers interested in violence prevention
  6. Next 2nd Chance (Focusing on improving the lives of justice involved persons)
  7. New Jersey Criminal Justice Professionals