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SAMHSA is accepting applications for Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult Treatment Drug Courts (ATDC), Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts or Family Treatment Drug Courts (FTDC). The purpose of this program is to expand substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services in existing drug courts. The program recognizes the need for treatment instead of incarceration for individuals with SUDs.
SAMHSA plans to issue 25 grants of up to $400,000 per year for up to 5 years. Application Due Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Training and events are available for practitioners through many of SAMHSA’s Training and Technical Assistance Centers. Some of these are highlighted below. Note that some of them require advance registration. Visit SAMHSA’s Practitioner Training webpage for a more complete listing.
Note: If you are unable to access an event or webinar or have questions, please contact the source given at the individual event URL.
This guide supports healthcare providers, systems, and communities seeking to prevent marijuana use by pregnant women. It describes relevant research findings, examines emerging and best practices, identifies knowledge gaps and implementation challenges, and offers useful resources.
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SAMHSA is accepting applications for National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Child, Youth, and Family Mental Health grant. The purpose of this program is to provide training and technical assistance (TTA) to increase the access to, effectiveness of, and dissemination of evidence-based mental health services for children, youth and young adults (through age 21) with Serious Emotional Disturbances (SED)/Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and their families, and to promote the coordination of these services. This Center is a key component of SAMHSA Children’s Mental Health Initiative.
SAMHSA plans to issue 1 grant of up to $3,000,000 per year for up to 5 years.
Application Due Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
SAMHSA is accepting applications for Grants for Expansion and Sustainability of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances (System of Care [SOC] Expansion and Sustainability Grants). The purpose of this program is to improve the mental health outcomes of children and youth, birth through age 21, with serious emotional disturbance (SED), and their families.
SAMHSA plans to issue up to 24 grants of up to $3,000,000 per year for up to 4 years.
Application Due Date: Monday, February 3, 2020
SAMHSA is accepting applications for the Assisted Outpatient Treatment Grant Program for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness. Short title: Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT). This four-year program is intended to implement and evaluate new AOT programs, and identify evidence-based practices in order to reduce the incidence and duration of psychiatric hospitalization, homelessness, incarcerations, and interactions with the criminal justice system while improving the health and social outcomes of individuals with a serious mental illness (SMI).
SAMHSA plans to issue 14 grants of up to $1,000,000 per year for up to 4 years.
Application Due Date: Friday, January 24, 2020
SAMHSA is accepting applications for the Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Navigator Program for Racial/Ethnic Minorities (Prevention Navigator). The purpose of this program is to provide services to those at highest risk for HIV and substance use disorders (SUDs).
SAMHSA plans to issue 82 grants of up to $200,000 per year for up to 5 years.
Application Due Date: Friday, December 27, 2019
Friday, December 20, 2019 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
Individuals with SMI who have been involved in the criminal justice system face numerous challenges including additional stigma. This webinar will review various topics to assist mental health professionals in supporting their patients who have had criminal justice involvement.
Tuesday, January 6, 2020 1:00 p.m. EST
Robin Landwehr, LPCC, will discuss burnout prevention strategies for mental health providers working with farm and ranch populations. This session will focus on the unique challenges and stressors faced by individuals working to support persons experiencing farm stress. Robin will also discuss ways for providers to increase compassion satisfaction, minimize compassion fatigue, and prevent the onset of burnout related to mental health work.
Monday, January 6, 2020 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST
This past October, the nationwide Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network Marijuana Work Group released the first set of resources in the Marijuana Prevention & Education Toolkit. Due to high interest, the webinar scheduled for Monday, January 6 at 1:00pm EST, will be a repeat offering of the December 9, 2019 "launch party.” This webinar will present a detailed overview of each of the four components in the toolkit. At the conclusion of the toolkit overview, the remainder of the webinar will serve as a listening session where participants can share other issues and challenges related to marijuana prevention.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 2:00 p.m. EST
This one-hour webinar will focus on how to assess the level of community readiness to address a particular issue and how to increase readiness once the assessment is complete. We will discuss the Community Readiness Model and broaden our understanding of the various dimensions of community readiness.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
This presentation will describe research on the causes of overdose and suicide related to opioids and pain, as well as interventions and policies that can be used to address both problems, which are high priorities to VA efforts to improve patient health. This webinar is the second in a series on the links between opioid use, overdose and suicide.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 2:00 p.m. EST
This is part 2 of a 2-part webinar series. This presentation will engage participants in strategizing ways helping professionals can support continued healing, resilience and resistance within the Latinx communities we serve.
Thursday, January 9, 2020 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST
Integrating cultural and linguistic considerations in our mental health services requires shifts in values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. This webinar provides a conceptual foundation of the importance of culture, including definitions, frameworks, and concepts. We will look at a self-assessment tool to examine cultural and linguistic competence (CLC) in our organization, and we will explore the leadership required to motivate and integrate CLC into systems and service delivery.
Friday, January 10, 2020 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
This webinar includes a description of supported employment and supported education principles and practices, a brief overview of the research, and identification of the roles of mental health practitioners, employment and education specialists, Vocational Rehabilitation counselors, family members, employers and educators to support people’s work and school efforts.
Thursday, January 16, 2020 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST
OpenNotes is an international effort where patients are given access to their medical records and clinical notes. This webinar will introduce the concept of OpenNotes, explore the evidence in mental health and Serious Mental Illness, review how OpenNotes can be trialed today often using patient portals, and suggest tips for how to use sharing of electronic medical records to improve overall care.
This guide supports healthcare providers, systems, and communities seeking to prevent substance misuse among young adults. It describes relevant research findings, examines emerging and best practices, identifies knowledge gaps and implementation challenges, and offers useful resources.
The SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC) has an assortment of products available for disaster behavioral health planners, disaster responders, and disaster survivors. Products include web portals, newsletters, and short trainings for busy professionals. See the December DTAC Bulletin for more information.