Headlines: Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit Available in Spanish

August 23, 2018
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Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit Available in Spanish

SAMHSA announces the release of the Spanish translation of the updated Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit. This toolkit offers strategies to health care providers, communities, and local governments for developing practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Because interdisciplinary collaboration is critical to success, resources and information are specifically tailored for community members, prescribers, patients and families, and those recovering from opioid overdose.

Online Training Course - Service to Self: Behavioral Health for Fire and EMS Personnel

This new, online training course includes videos featuring emergency medical technicians and fire personnel, scenarios, and interactive quizzes. The course addresses occupational stressors; mental health and substance use issues including depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, suicidality, and alcohol use; resilience; and healthy coping mechanisms including demonstrations of stress management techniques. It is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) for continuing education credit. Learn more about all of SAMHSA's training courses for first responders.


Join the Recovery LIVE! Virtual Event: Implementing Best Practices and Quality Standards in Recovery Housing

August 23, 2018 | 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Join Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) for a Recovery LIVE! virtual event on best practices and quality standards in recovery housing. A growing body of research supports the effectiveness of recovery housing in sustaining abstinence and promoting long-term recovery for individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. 

Webinar on Securing and Using the Right Data To Improve Your State's Mental Health Block Grant Application

August 27, 2018 | 12:30  2 p.m. Eastern Time
Join SAMHSA for part II of the Technical Assistance Coalition webinar series with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors for a discussion on the importance of the relationship between the block grant planner and the state data manager/staff. Webinar presenters will share a brief history of the Mental Health Block Grant (MHBG), the Data Infrastructure Grant, and the Uniform Reporting System. 

Innovative and Integrated Treatment Models: Increasing Impact of Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) Through Care Coordination

August 27, 2018 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Join SAMHSA for the final webinar in SAMHSA's Care Coordination for Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) by Enhancing Care Coordination. Two providers who have implemented care coordination activities in an OTP setting will present action steps for implementation, including implications for staffing, workflows, and other aspects of running a practice system. 

National Recovery Month 2018 and SAMHSA's Kick-Off Event

September 6, 2018 | 10 a.m. Eastern Time
Join SAMHSA's kick-off for Recovery Month on September 6 at 10.a.m. ET, through a livestream event. Panelists will discuss the benefits that their SAMHSA-funded treatment and recovery programs bring to their community. The kick-off event exemplifies the 2018 Recovery Month theme, "Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community," which explores how integrated care, a strong community, sense of purpose, and leadership contributes to effective treatments that sustain the recovery of persons with mental and substance use disorders. For more information on Recovery Month, or to access materials or find events in your community, visit the Recovery Month website at https://recoverymonth.gov

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