SAMHSA is accepting applications for Tribal Opioid Response grants (TOR). The program aims to address the opioid crisis in tribal communities by increasing access to culturally appropriate and evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment using one of the three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). In addition to focusing on OUD, recipients may also address stimulant misuse and use disorders, including cocaine and methamphetamine.
SAMHSA plans to issue 200 grants of up to $50,000,000 for up to 2 years.
Application Due Date: Monday, May 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.
Crisis services are an integral component of addressing mental illness in communities across the nation. These guidelines are intended to assist states and communities with the development and implementation of effective crisis services and systems.
SAMHSA is accepting applications for the Rural Emergency Medical Services Training grants (EMS Training). The purpose of this program is to recruit and train emergency medical services (EMS) personnel in rural areas. SAMHSA recognizes the great need for emergency services in rural areas and the critical role EMS personnel serve across the country.
SAMHSA plans to issue 25 grants of up to $200,000 per year for up to 1 year.
SAMHSA is accepting applications for the State Pilot Grant Program for Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW-PLT). The purpose of the program is to enhance flexibility in the use of funds designed to: 1) Support family-based services for pregnant and postpartum women with a primary diagnosis of a substance use disorder, including opioid use disorders; 2) Help state substance abuse agencies address the continuum of care, including services provided to pregnant and postpartum women in nonresidential-based settings; and 3) Promote a coordinated, effective, and efficient state system managed by state substance abuse agencies by encouraging new approaches and models of service delivery.
SAMHSA plans to issue 5 grants of up to $900,000 per year for up to 3 years.
SAMHSA is accepting applications for Grants to Implement Zero Suicide in Health Systems (Zero Suicide). The Zero Suicide model is a comprehensive, multi-setting approach to suicide prevention in health systems. The purpose of this program is to implement suicide prevention and intervention programs for individuals who are 25 years of age or older. This program is designed to raise awareness of suicide, establish referral processes, and improve care and outcomes for such individuals who are at risk for suicide. Recipients will implement the Zero Suicide model throughout their health system.
SAMHSA plans to issue up to 17 grants of up to $700,000 per year for up to 5 years.
SAMHSA is accepting applications for the Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW) grant program. The purpose of this program is to provide pregnant and postpartum women with treatment for substance use disorders (SUDs) through programs in which, during the course of receiving treatment, the women reside in or receive outpatient treatment services from facilities provided by the programs; the minor children of the women reside with the women in such facilities, if the women so request; and the services are available to or on behalf of the women.
SAMHSA plans to issue 3 grants of up to $525,000 per year for up to 5 years.
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.
Becoming trauma informed is oftentimes a non-linear process that consists of four distinct phases and uses six guiding principles. This webinar will explore those phases and principles, how they relate to the parallel process, and why trauma-informed care is imperative to our peers, our organizations, our community partners, and ourselves.
Recovery can be supported by practices and services that encourage participant engagement, community inclusion, valued social roles, and overall wellness. This webinar series will introduce you to recovery from Serious Mental Illness, and many of the evidence-based and promising practices that support recovery.
Participants will learn about the current state of cannabis policies across the six Mountain Plains States and about the importance of public policy that is data driven and informed by public health and prevention science. In addition, participants will learn how to use the Strategic Prevention Framework and prevention strategies to address intervening variables and contributing factors in their states and/or communities, as well as the importance of training.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT
This webinar is part 4 in a five-part series, and will focus on healing the healer. The series focuses on Native veterans, including a historical overview that delves into the history of Native Americans in the military, historical trauma, PTSD, suicide approaches to assessment and treatment, traditional beliefs and healing practices, and most importantly honoring self through Native American teachings and wisdom.
Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT
In this webinar, participants will learn about the findings and resources in the recently released SAMHSA resource guide: Substance Misuse Prevention for Young Adults. This guide supports health care providers, systems, and communities seeking to prevent substance misuse among young adults. The presenter will describe relevant research findings, examine emerging and best practices, identify knowledge gaps and implementation challenges, and offer useful resources.
This webinar will provide an overview of best practices for responding to the psychosocial impacts of disasters. This session will focus on understanding the importance of risk communication to mitigate mental health problems during disasters, review the phases of disaster as it pertains to mental health, and provide an overview of risk and protective factors for individuals and communities faced with disaster.
This is the fourth webinar in a 4-part series on the principles and practices of recovery-oriented care, led by Dr. Larry Davidson. The topic of this particular webinar will be the Importance of Community Inclusion.
Lawmakers have developed, enacted, and applied a variety of policy strategies that target society- and community-level influences to reduce underage drinking and its associated consequences. This webinar will highlight two evidence-based policies: Restrictions at community events designed to reduce commercial availability of alcohol to underage youth; and Restrictions on advertising aimed at reducing youth exposure to pro-alcohol messages.
This is the fifth webinar in a 6-part seriesthat supports and builds the capacity of the prevention workforce. The webinar will describe and walk through different kinds of evidence-based programs and environmental strategies; how to determine the best conceptual and practical fit of different interventions; and how to modify interventions to meet desired needs. It will also walk through ways that technology can be used to support the implementation project.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT
Treatment providers and program evaluators use patient placement criteria to ensure that clients receive the appropriate level of care based on person-centered needs. This webinar will provide a comprehensive presentation on using the ASAM 6-Dimensional Assessment, understanding and applying Risk Ratings, and making a level of care recommendation.
Many rural communities are exploring the use of mental health courts as a potential avenue for addressing and supporting increasing numbers of individuals with serious mental health issues. This webinar will guide participants through an in-depth discussion and understanding of what mental health courts are, and how and when they can be effective.
This informational webinar will provide an overview of the New England Leadership Development Program. This is a program that is available to addiction professionals across the continuum of services, including prevention professionals. This webinar will provide an opportunity for individuals with interest in applying to the program to learn more about it from the developers, instructors, and past participants.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT
In spring 2015, the HIV outbreak caused by injection drug use in rural Scott County, Indiana, made headlines around the world. More than 200 cases were confirmed in the town of Austin, affecting one-fifth of its population of 4,200. Today, nearly all the people who contracted HIV during the 2015 outbreak are virally suppressed. This webinar shares insights on some of the upstream life events, traumas, and challenges that may contribute to opioid misuse for people living in rural communities, and an overview of the community-based approach that is helping to reclaim the lives of people with opioid use disorder and transform Scott County.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. EDT
This is a series of interactive calls via Zoom for people who want to enhance their Motivational Interviewing (MI) skills through a Learning Collaborative. Attend all or select sessions you want to attend. You only need to register one time. The topic for the March 18 webinar is Let Your Partner (Client, Consumer, Customer, Patient) Know You're Working Hard to Understand.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT
This fourth webinar in this series will provide an overview of how the Trauma Responsive Schools Implementation Assessment Tool (TRS-IA) was translated into an online assessment tool for schools and districts. Presenters will demonstrate how to use the TRS-IA.
This session highlights the major psychoactive and non-psychoactive cannabinoids; how they may affect the human body; how they may interact with other medications; and how the significantly increased delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content in modern cannabis plants may be of greater risk to those with pre-existing conditions, including cognitive or psychiatric disorders. Participants will learn about the evidence-based therapeutic potential of cannabinoids, as well as their risks, so that they may translate the material presented in this session into usable information for their own communities.
Thursday, March 19, 2020 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT
Part 2 of this 4-part webinar series will share information and discuss applications that practitioners and others can use to help engage and activate individuals with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders in person-centered treatment and services.
This webinar will offer an overview of Adverse Childhood Experiences and its impact on population health with the emphasis on the prevention of ACEs in the Hispanic and Latinx communities by fostering resilience and building self-healing communities.
Given the growing population of older adults in the United States, it will be important for mental and substance use disorder service and treatment providers to meet the unique needs of this age group. SAMHSA's Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) invites you to join national experts in a conversation about how treatment and recovery services can best meet the needs of older adults.