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July 25, 2019
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Grant Application Opportunities

Mental and Substance Use Disorders Prevalence Study

SAMHSA is accepting applications for the Mental and Substance Use Disorders Prevalence Study (MDPS). The purpose of this grant program is to ensure that gaps in surveillance are addressed through a pilot program that assists in estimating the actual number of individuals living with mental and substance use disorders, including those of the greatest severity.
SAMHSA plans to issue 1 grant of up to $30,000,000 for up to 3 years. 
Application Due Date: Friday, August 16, 2019


Training and events are available for practitioners through many of SAMHSA's Training and Technical Assistance Centers. Some of these are highlighted below. Visit SAMHSA's Practitioner Training webpage for a more complete listing.

Recovery LIVE! Ethics and Boundaries in Treatment and Recovery Support Services Virtual Event

July 25, 2019 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EDT
SAMHSA's Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) invites you to join national experts in a conversation about ethics and boundaries for providing treatment and recovery support services.
Registration will close 60 minutes before start time.

Addressing Serious Mental Illness and Suicide in Healthcare Webinar

July 29, 2019 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. EDT
Join the Suicide Prevention Resource Center for a webinar on addressing the intersection of serious mental illness (SMI) and suicide in health and behavioral health settings. This webinar will provide an overview of the relationship between SMI and suicide; highlight some of the resources available to support health and behavioral healthcare organizations in their care for individuals with SMIs; as well as how to assist their loved ones.

Cultivating Resilience in the Face of Challenges Webinar

July 29, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EDT
Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, and significant sources of stress. This webinar will review resiliency factors and present strategies for enhancing personal resilience.
Registration Deadline: July 28, 2019

The Intersection of Substance Use Disorders, Opioid Misuse, Overdose, and Suicide: Understanding the Connection, Part 1 Webinar

July 30, 2019 10:00 a.m. Central Time
This webinar, part one of a two-part series, will present the complicated relationship between substance use disorders and suicidal thinking and behaviors. Presenters will explore the implications of this information for prevention and early intervention, including opportunities for collaboration.
Registration deadline: July 30, 2019

Living Proof: Recovery Supports for People with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) or Co-occurring Disorders Considering or Using Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Webinar

July 31, 2019 2:00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. EDT
Note: this is the second webinar in a series of three. The third webinar takes place on August 7, 2019.
SAMHSA's BRSS TACS invites you to join a three-part virtual learning series focusing on recovery supports for people considering, or using MAT for OUD or co-occurring disorders. Session 2 will examine peer-delivered recovery supports for people using MAT. Session 3 will explore the role of peer support workers in engaging and supporting people with OUD who are considering the use of MAT.
Registration will close 60 minutes before the event start time.

Methamphetamine Use Trends and Consequences in the Northwestern U.S. Webinar

July 31, 2019 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Methamphetamine use is increasing in the wake of the opioid crisis, particularly in the Western United States. This webinar will describe current trends, including methamphetamine use among people who inject drugs, health consequences like recent HIV outbreaks, non-fatal and fatal overdose, and treatment interest and options.
Registration Deadline: July 31, 2019

Strategic Financing for Prevention Programs Webinar

July 31, 2019
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Alaska
  • 12:00 p.m. –1:30 p.m. Pacific
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Mountain
Substance misuse prevention efforts are often under-funded and under-resourced. This webinar will discuss the current federal funding trends and funding landscape related to substance misuse prevention. The webinar will discuss the five key steps in strategic finance planning and will highlight specific tools to support finance planning in their sites. 
Registration Deadline: July 31, 2019.

Enhanced Prevention Learning Series (EPLS): Prevention Basics

August 5, 2019, 3:00 4:30 p.m. PDT Session 1 (Technology Orientation Session)
August 6, 2019 September 24, 2019 Sessions 2-7: Tuesdays
  • 3:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time
  • 4:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time
  • 12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Hawaii 
  • 11:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. American Samoa
This series offers a uniquely interactive online introduction to the field of substance misuse prevention. Participants examine the history of substance misuse prevention, key concepts, and foundational research informing the Strategic Prevention Framework, SAMHSA's five-step, data-driven planning process. Note: In order to receive up to 21 continuing education hours, participants are expected to view the video tutorial; attend the live technology introductory/orientation session; complete individual readings and learning activities as assigned; be prepared for and join each session; and actively engage in group discussions. Please defer this registration opportunity to others if you cannot commit to the full participant requirements.
Registration Deadline: August 2, 2019


Children and Disasters – The Dialogue

This issue of The Dialogue from the SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC) highlights the important process of helping children prepare for, and cope with their reactions to disasters. A variety of preparedness and recovery resources are offered to better help parents, caregivers, and disaster behavioral health professionals.

Disaster Apps, Tools, and Technology – The Dialogue

This issue of The Dialogue from SAMHSA's Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC) highlights the ways disaster planners can utilize mobile apps and social media before, during, and after a disaster. It also provides information on tools to assist the public in recovering from a disaster.

Recent SAMHSA Blogs

Alarming Suicide Trends in African American Children: An Urgent Issue

In observance of National Minority Mental Health Awareness month this July, SAMHSA's Office of Behavioral Health Equity is bringing attention to suicide among African American children. Improving mental health services for young children of color requires an approach that is culturally and linguistically informed. 

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