SAMHSA is accepting applications for Grants to Implement the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP). The purpose of this program is to support states and communities in advancing efforts to prevent suicide and suicide attempts among adults age 25 and older in order to reduce the overall suicide rate and number of suicides in the U.S. nationally.
SAMHSA plans to issue 5 grants of up to $400,000 per year for up to 3 years.
Application Due Date: Monday, March 23, 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.
SAMHSA is accepting applications for Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Centers (CORC) grants. The purpose of the program is the operation of comprehensive centers that provide a full spectrum of treatment and recovery support services to address the opioid epidemic.
SAMHSA plans to issue 2 grants of up to $850,000 per year for up to 4 years.
SAMHSA is accepting applications for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) Expansion Grants (CCBHC Expansion Grants). The purpose of this program is to increase access to, and improve the quality of community mental and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services through the expansion of CCBHCs. CCBHCs provide person- and family-centered integrated services.
SAMHSA plans to issue 98 grants of up to $2,000,000 per year for up to 2 years.
SAMHSA is accepting applications for Planning and Developing Infrastructure to Promote the Mental Health of Children, Youth and Families in American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) Communities (Circles of Care) grants. The purpose of this program is to provide tribal and urban Indian communities with tools and resources to plan and design a holistic, evidence- and community-based, coordinated system of care to support mental health for children, youth, and families.
SAMHSA plans to issue 17 grants of up to $310,000 per year for up to 3 years.
SAMHSA is accepting applications for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center grant. The purpose of this program is to build national capacity for preventing suicide by providing technical assistance, training, and resources to assist states, tribes, communities, providers, practitioners and members of the public on suicide prevention strategies and best practices to address the issue of suicide.
SAMHSA plans to issue 1 grant of up to $7,586,977 per year for up to 5 years.
SAMHSA is accepting applications for Strategic Prevention Framework - Partnerships for Success grants. The purpose of this grant program is to prevent the onset and reduce the progression of substance abuse and its related problems, while strengthening prevention capacity and infrastructure at the community and state levels.
SAMHSA plans to issue up to 92 grants of up to $1,000,000 per year for up to 5 years.
Application Due Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
Disaster Response Grant Programs
SAMHSA is accepting applications for two separate Disaster Response Grant Programs – School-Based Services and Services for Adults. The purpose of each grant program is to provide mental and substance use disorder treatment, crisis counseling, and other related supports to children in school-based settings and adults impacted by Hurricanes Florence and Michael; Typhoon Mangkhut; Super Typhoon Yutu; wildfires and earthquakes occurring in 2018; and tornadoes and floods occurring in 2019, in those areas for which a major disaster or emergency was declared under section 401 or 501 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, including activities authorized under section 319(a) of the Public Health Service Act. SAMHSA recognizes the impact natural disasters can have and is providing funding to mitigate this impact. See details for each funding opportunity below:
SAMHSA is accepting applications for a National Peer-Run Training and TA Center for Addiction Recovery Peer Support (APR-CoE) grant. The APR-CoE was authorized by Section 7152 of the SUPPORT Act for Patients and Communities. The Act specifies that TA and training must be provided to recovery community organizations (RCOs), as well as peer support networks. SAMHSA has long acknowledged the value of individuals with lived experience in assisting others in achieving and maintaining recovery from substance use disorders, and this TA Center will assist in the promotion of peer recovery support activities.
SAMHSA plans to issue 1 grant of up to $949,784 per year for up to 4 years.
SAMHSA is accepting applications for a Family Support Technical Assistance Center (Fam-CoE) grant. SAMHSA recognizes both the critical role families play in addressing mental and substance use disorders, and the toll such disorders take on families across the country. The Fam-CoE will focus on training and education of the general public and healthcare practitioners on the importance of family supports and services, and the integration of these services into mental and substance use disorder treatment programs. The Fam-CoE will also provide much needed resources and education directly for families.
SAMHSA plans to issue 1 grant of up to $800,000 per year for up to 5 years.
SAMHSA is accepting applications for a Homeless and Housing Resource Center (HHRC) grant. The purpose of this program is to provide training and technical assistance (TTA) to the general public and persons working with individuals who are at risk for, or are experiencing, homelessness. The TTA will specifically address education for practitioners on addressing the needs of individuals who experience homelessness and have serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, substance use disorders, and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders.
SAMHSA plans to issue 1 grant of up to $800,000 per year for up to 5 years.
Monday, February 3, 2020 – Thursday, February 6, 2020
CADCA’s National Leadership Forum is the premier and largest training event for community-based substance use and misuse prevention leaders. In addition to training, the CADCA Forum offers the latest science, news, and trends on substance misuse issues; access to members of Congress on Capitol Hill Day; information, tools, and strategies; and a specialized Youth Leadership training.
SAMHSA’s 16th Prevention Day on Monday, February 3, will provide information on SAMHSA’s prevention priorities for the coming year, as well as discuss evidence-based preventive interventions and findings from the latest developments in the areas of substance abuse prevention, treatment, recovery, and mental illness.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST
This is part 3 of a three-part distance learning series that will focus on the three topics of the newly released Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) Fact Sheet Series. This webinar details the installation process at the district, community, and school level that results in a comprehensive ISF action plan.
Webinar participants will explore proven best practices and evidence-based programs that engage youth in innovative and impactful prevention efforts. Topics will include: effective youth outreach and engagement, positive youth development, cultivating leadership skills, and youth-led substance abuse prevention policies and strategies.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST
The 2nd webinar in this series will highlight a variety of crisis situations including, but not limited to, aggressive outbursts, disruptive behaviors, suicidal ideation, and homicidal ideation. Strategies for assessment and intervention, and the roles of different providers (e.g., doctors, psychologists, nurses, educators, social workers, counselors, and other behavioral health professionals) will be examined, and then time will be given to practice these de-escalation skills. Finally, the importance of debriefing and post de-escalation events will be discussed along with specifics regarding implementing de-escalation techniques into practice.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST
This is the third webinar in a series that is intended to support and build the capacity of the prevention workforce. The series is a skill-building training that will detail the steps to implementing a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to prevention using the five stages of SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework: 1) Needs Assessment, 2) Building Capacity, 3) Planning, 4) Implementation, and 5) Evaluation. The series will explain the importance of each stage and what aspects of the strategic planning process they cover, techniques for completing each stage, and strategies for overcoming obstacles. This series will also discuss other relevant topics, such as: ethical approaches to prevention, how to prioritize data, and how to modify programs, among others.
Remaining webinars in this series will be held February 20, March 16, and March 26. Each webinar will be scheduled at 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST
This webinar highlights new trends in use, production, prevention, and treatment. It will also include an extensive review of a case study involving law enforcement, community, families, and the criminal justice system. Attendees will receive prevention materials and resources to localize and use in their own community education efforts.
Research has outlined the Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care model as an effective framework for supporting individuals to overcome substance use problems and disorders. This webinar provides an overview of the framework with an emphasis on opportunities for collaboration across community sectors to advance prevention goals.
This webinar is for healthcare professionals and educators to learn about the National Drug Control Strategy, and how the healthcare community’s important role in safe prescribing education, prevention, and treatment of addiction across all health professions.
This session will provide an overview of the application of SAMHSA’s Best Practices and Suggested Guidelines for Substance Use Disorders Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities. The session will provide a basic overview of housing policies that ensure supports for people suffering from a substance use disorder who are in need of supportive recovery-oriented transitional housing. The focus will be on the lessons learned in developing housing in rural communities and housing that supports the inclusivity of all cultures.
Blood sugar fluctuations can trigger dopamine and opioid receptors similar to the effects of addictive substance resulting in pleasure, withdrawal symptoms, and then cravings. The Mediterranean diet can prevent these fluctuations and help to balance blood glucose, help to maintain a healthy weight, prevent cravings, and reduce anxiety.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST
This Early Psychosis Learning Collaborative webinar will review risk factors associated with higher risk for suicidal behaviors, with a particular focus on individuals with clinical high risk and early psychosis. The webinar will also review the essential components of a safety plan and review some treatment approaches that target suicidal behavior.
In this webinar, librarian Meg Brunner, MLIS, from the UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, will talk about common barriers to finding valid science-based information online and recommend some best practices and tools for locating, vetting, and applying statistics, research, and other information related to substance use disorders and mental health.
Thursday, January 30, 2020 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST
This webinar will discuss treatment considerations for transitional-age youth with intellectual/developmental disabilities and co-morbid serious mental illness. It will review the common co-morbid medical conditions in this population that can influence the choice in therapeutic agent, as well as the current evidence and guidelines available to guide clinical decision-making.
This presentation will provide an overview of central topics, including: prevention of progression to opioid use through treatment of other substance use disorders (primarily cannabis and alcohol); developmentally specific approaches to treatment of adolescents and young adults with opioid addiction; use of relapse prevention medication (MAT) in youth; and the role of families.
The first part of this webinar will present the latest data on national and regional trends in adolescent and young adult cannabis use and vaping, as well as emerging research on unique risks from cross-fading (i.e., simultaneous use of cannabis and alcohol). Research on perceived risk of cannabis use, trends in drugged-driving, and the negative cognitive, academic, and mental health consequences of cannabis use will also be discussed – including a specific focus on how prevention specialists can use this research to inform their work. The second part will review the characteristics of the evolving cannabis market such as increasing potency, flavors, and product diversification, and marketing practices driving the vaping epidemic, and discuss policy approaches to address these risks. Finally, it will discuss the role that participants can play in mobilizing community stakeholders to affect cannabis regulatory practices and protect public health, and how a clearer understanding of what is driving the youth vaping epidemic could inform these approaches.
In this webinar, two experienced youth peer support specialists (and youth peer support specialist supervisors) will discuss concrete strategies for retaining and growing the youth peer support workforce.
Corey Smith, Ph.D., will moderate a panel of experts focused on the role of pastoral care in supporting farmers in crisis. The panel will provide data and an overview of farm stress and the role faith communities play in supporting farmers. This data and policy review will be followed by an in-depth look at how agricultural workers engage with faith communities and the long-term benefits and improvements faith-based organizations provide.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
Early termination from substance use disorder treatment is greater among African Americans seeking recovery than the general population. In this webinar, you will learn strategies to engage African-American clients in SUD treatment. Topics covered include overcoming barriers to mistrust, engaging clients within the first 10 minute of contact, creating a welcoming environment, increasing treatment retention and completion, addressing intersectionality and microaggressions, and effective cross-cultural counseling.
This webinar series will introduce participants to recovery from Serious Mental Illness and many of the evidence-based and promising practices that support recovery. This session focuses on how to support individuals to begin or return to higher education.