Headlines: Applications Available for Up to $76 Million in Drug Court Funding

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January 16, 2018
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Applications Available for Up to $76 Million in Drug Court Funding

SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $76 million through its SAMHSA Treatment Drug Courts grant program. The money will be used to help drug courts break the cycle of criminal behavior and incarceration related to drug and alcohol use.

Applications Available for Up to $39.8 Million for the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Program

SAMHSA is accepting applications for the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment program totaling up to $39.8 million over the next five years. The purpose of this program is to implement screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment services for adolescents and adults in primary care and community health settings for substance misuse and substance use disorders.

Applications Available for Up to $5.5 Million for the Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant

SAMHSA is accepting applications for the Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant totaling up to $5.54 million over the next three years. The purpose of this program is to develop a comprehensive, collaborative, well-coordinated, and evidence-based approach to enhance services for all college students, including those at risk for suicide, depression, serious mental illness, and/or substance use disorders that can lead to school failure. The purpose also is to prevent mental and substance use disorders; promote help-seeking behavior and reduce stigma; and improve the identification and treatment of at-risk college students so they can successfully complete their studies.


January 17, 2018 | 12–1:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Opening Your Doors: Congregational Readiness and Recovery Support Webinar

This webinar explores the practical concept of "congregational readiness" and what goes into starting a prevention or recovery support ministry or service in your community. Learn about the different models of community-based recovery support and the opportunities that may be right for your community and those you serve.

January 17, 2018 | 12 p.m. Eastern Time

Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy Webinar Series

This webinar series will focus on recovery-oriented cognitive therapy (CT-R) for people who experience serious mental illness. CT-R is an empirically supported approach that operationalizes recovery and resiliency principles in a person-centered, strengths-based way.
Save the Dates:
  • January 17, 2018 – Discovering Meaningful Aspirations and Taking Action With CT-R (Part 2 of 4)
  • February 7, 2018 – Team-Based CT-R for Building Empowerment and Resilience (Part 3 of 4)
  • February 21, 2018 – Implementation of CT-R Across a System, Lessons of Success (Part 4 of 4)
January 2228, 2018

Register for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

Prevention partners are invited to participate in National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week, sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. This week-long health observance is an opportunity for teens to learn the facts about drug and alcohol abuse and addiction from scientists and other experts. Organize and promote an educational event or activity for teens during the week of January 22–28, 2018.
January 24, 2018 | 23 p.m. Eastern Time

Bolstering the Role of Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils in the Development of Local Behavioral Health Service Continuums

Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils (CJCCs) convene elected and senior justice system leaders to collaboratively address needs within their local justice systems. With the Stepping Up Initiative and other national efforts to reduce the number of people with mental illness in jails, more CJCCs are realizing their role in advocating for and supporting the creation of robust behavioral health service continuums. This webinar will present three members of CJCCs who will talk about how they have leveraged their membership on their CJCC to increase the development of behavioral health services and interventions. This event will provide meaningful ideas and tips for justice system professionals to consider in reaching out to behavioral health system leaders, building consensus around proposed behavioral health and justice system changes, and leveraging their positional power to move forward with meaningful reforms.
January 31, 2018 | 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time 

Human Trafficking and the Opioid Crisis Webinar

During "National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month," the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center will host a 90-minute webinar that highlights emerging trends, case studies, and research on the intersection between human trafficking and substance use with a specific focus on the opioid crisis. Discussion will center on trauma-informed approaches to human trafficking and substance use screening, the role of substance use for individuals at risk of trafficking and survivors of trafficking, treatment options for dependency, and the underlying issues that put victims and survivors at risk.
February 5, 2018 

SAMHSA's 14th Annual Prevention Day

SAMHSA's 14th Annual Prevention Day, held in conjunction with the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA) 26th Annual National Leadership Forum, is attended by more than 1,900 federal and state officials, substance abuse prevention professionals, coalition leaders, prevention and addiction researchers, consumers, and advocates in the behavioral health field from around the country. This event will be held in National Harbor, Maryland.