Showing posts from February 9, 2016

SOAR Works to End Veteran Homelessness

February 9, 2016 SOAR Works to End Veteran Homelessness VA Caseworker's Guide The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Homeless Programs Office, in partnership with the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center, recently released guidance for all federal VA staff on using SOAR in their work to end Veteran homelessness. The publication, SOAR Works to End Veteran Homelessness: VA Caseworker's Guide , is a comprehensive 13-page guide to putting SOAR training into practice in the federal VA system. Highlights include: Five reasons VA caseworkers should take SOAR training Successfully using the SOAR process in the VA system Collaborating with community partners for SSA-1696 representation Tips on where VA staff can find key information in VA's information systems How you can help! Share this guide with your local VA Medical Centers (VAMCs), Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) grantees and

SAMHSA News: Mental Health First Aid

--> February 9, 2016 Subscribe A quarterly roundup of articles from SAMHSA's continuously updated newsletter. Mental Health First Aid Learn the five steps in Mental Health First Aid—a mental health literacy program in which anyone can learn the signs and symptoms of mental health crisis and how to help. Preventing Suicide Among Seniors Suicide rates among older adults are higher than the general population—especially among men. SAMHSA's toolkit brings prevention guidance to senior centers. Social Media During a Crisis Social media has shifted the way we respond to news events and disasters, where information can be shared at

News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

President's FY 2017 Budget Calls for Historic Levels of Funding to End Homelessness February 9, 2016 President Obama's Budget Reflects Unwavering Commitment to Opening Doors    The President's Fiscal Year 2017 Budget calls for around $6 billion in targeted homelessness assistance, and an additional $11 billion over 10 years in mandatory funding to achieve and sustain an end to family homelessness. The funding would allow us to take our efforts to a greater scale nationally to end homelessness for families,

Register Today! SAMHSA Health IT Webinar “Changing Lives Through Health IT: SAMHSA Grantee Experiences" on February 23

Join the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) , Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC) of Chicago, IL and First Choice Health Systems (FCHS) of Charleston, WV to learn about health IT innovations in behavioral health driving care improvement across the country. REGISTER TODAY: TASC and FCHS received SAMHSA grants to expand behavioral health care coordination through technology in their communities. Learn about the health IT innovations in place at their organizations, how they improve care delivery for patients, and ways to implement similar solutions in your community! Presenters:  ·          Dina Passman, MPH, LCDR, USPHS, SAMHSA Health IT Team Lead ·          Marina Uk, Director of Management Information Systems, TASC, Inc. ·          Susie Mullens, MS, LPC, ALPS, AADC-S, Program Director, Technology Assisted Care, FCHS Please send questions