SAMHSA is accepting applications for the Statewide Consumer Network grant program (SCN). The purpose of this program is to improve efforts to address the needs of adults with serious mental illness (SMI) by developing and/or expanding peer support services, peer leadership, and peer engagement strategies statewide.
SAMHSA plans to issue 12 awards of up to $95,000 per year for up to 3 years.
SAMHSA is allowing flexibility for grant recipients affected by the loss of operational capacity and increased costs due to the COVID-19 crisis. These flexibilities are available during this emergency time period. Flexibility may be reassessed upon issuance of new guidance by the Office of Management and Budget post the emergency time period. Continue to check for updated information and resources to assist grant recipients during the COVID-19 emergency.
SAMHSA Headlines offers you a biweekly update of selected upcoming trainings and webinars. However, for a broader range of activities, visit this website, as well as the training sections of individual technical assistance center websites.
Selected events are highlighted below. Note that some of them require advance registration.
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 reviews interventions for people living with substance use and mental disorders who are at risk for or living with HIV. Selected interventions are in alignment with goals of the federal “Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America” (EHE) initiative.
SAMHSA is accepting applications for the Statewide Family Network grant program (SFN). The purpose of this program is to respond more effectively to the needs of children, youth, and young adults with serious emotional disturbances (SED) and their families by providing information, referrals, and support; and to create a mechanism for families to participate in state and local mental health services planning and policy development.
SAMHSA plans to issue 10 awards of up to $95,000 per year for up to 3 years.
These FAQs address general questions associated with award and management of SAMHSA discretionary grants that may arise in relation to COVID-19. This information does not apply to SABG, MHBG, PATH or PAIMI grants. Applicants and grant recipients are strongly encouraged to continue to check for updated information and resources.
This webinar will cover the science of how smoking cigarettes injures personal health; the epidemiology of smoking; which therapies can assist smokers to quit; and special issues regarding smokers with behavioral health conditions. It will also review what is known about the emerging issues of vaping and health, and COVID-19 and smoking.
This webinar will introduce participants to marijuana and some of the changes around legalizing recreational marijuana. It will include the mechanism of action, some legal implications (federal law vs. state law), and possible uses of medical marijuana.
This Clinical Roundtable Discussion is a follow-up to the live webinar session from October 6, 2020. The Roundtable will address questions unanswered during the webinar, as well as provide an opportunity for you to ask additional questions. Questions may be asked live during the Roundtable or submitted upon registration. The goal of the Clinical Roundtables is to support interactions among addiction experts and health professionals through an informal “roundtable” conversation.
This webinar will review the epidemiology of adolescent substance use. We will discuss the substances most often used by youth, look at trends in youth substance use over time, and discuss the protective role of family and positive social supports.
Join On-the-Spot the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. for a one-hour session with knowledgeable providers and subject matter expert(s), who will answer questions and lead discussions around a variety of topics related to successes and challenges of using videoconferencing to offer clinical/peer recovery services via digital technologies.
While other substances may get the share of the media attention, excessive alcohol consumption remains a consistent public health issue. This two-part webinar series will unravel the mystery of U.S. alcohol regulation; review the current science on effective strategies for addressing local conditions that influence the alcohol policy environment; and provide insights about the future of alcohol policy regulation and the need for balance between consumer interests and public health and safety considerations.
The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has increased rates of trauma and stress in our communities to levels that most have not experienced. This webinar will look at some of the basics of trauma, as well as some of the effects of COVID-19 on trauma, and look at ways to heal.
This webinar will offer an orientation to therapeutic principles and practices of contingency management. The webinar will also provide a case example of its successful, customized dissemination to an opioid treatment program, as well as tips and resources for its implementation by community health organizations.
Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) is an evidence-informed intervention designed to help individuals gain skills to reduce ongoing distress, promote resilience, and effectively cope in the weeks and months following a disaster or crisis. This is for direct service providers such as case managers, outreach workers, shelter/housing staff, peer specialists and other behavioral health staff.
The unprecedented disruption in healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a dramatic transformation to telehealth, including neuropsychological practice. This talk will review the foundations of remote neuropsychological assessment, and highlight the various models for conducting assessments during COVID-19.
During the pandemic, educators have faced innumerable challenges. There are tremendous concerns, especially for students with special needs, including students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and students whose schools and families lack resources. Panelists will share their insights, discuss innovative programs and recommendations, and vision for equity and inclusion in schools in 2021.
Families of persons with serious mental illness (SMI) play an important role in the lives of their loved ones. Family peer support workers are persons with a lived experience trained to provide support to other family members who are caring for a person with a SMI. This presentation will describe how family peer support workers help families adjust their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to promote health and well-being.
This webinar, targeted to mental health providers, will explore the concepts of personal resilience and post-traumatic growth, including definitions and application of the ideas in personal and professional life. Strategies for building resilience and encouraging growth will be sought from participants, and discussed from a Post-Traumatic Growth lens and the positive psychology “Flourishing” model—Positive Emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, and Accomplishment (PERMA).
Despite facing enormous challenges including trauma, loss, and disruptions to schooling and social and family connections, young people with foster care experience can and do heal, thrive, and contribute to their communities every day. Relationships with supportive adults and the right services at the right time both contribute to better outcomes—particularly when the adults supporting young people in foster care recognize their potential, and when services meet their needs and strengthen protective factors.
This webinar will review the effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing (MI) as an evidence-based, brief intervention to increase medication adherence. Special emphasis will be placed on application of the most current practice of MI, including adaptations of skills to work more effectively with both positive and negative symptoms present within Serious Mental Illness, and the use of value-card sorting to evoke change and enhance overall stability.
Thursday, November 19, 2020 and Thursday, December 3, 2020 9:00 p.m. ET
These webinars provide Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Waiver Training focused on Tribal Health. Space is limited and registration will be filled on a first come, first served basis. These 2 two-hour trainings will together serve as the live portion of the Half and Half MAT Waiver Training.
Attendees must attend both sessionsin their entirety in order to receive the link to the online training and receive their waiver. This training is intended for MDs, DOs, PAs and NPs who are interested in prescribing buprenorphine.
Integrating client culture is essential to providing quality services; practitioners who are culturally responsive in service delivery are able to support highest levels of patient-centered care with multicultural populations. This interactive virtual training will review cognitive bias development, offer practical approaches to identify and diffuse personal bias, and inform on how to integrate cultural humility to increase patient wellness.
“The S Word” is a SAMHSA Voice Award-winning film that breaks the silence and undermines the shame of suicide. The critically acclaimed “The S Word” is filmed by a suicide survivor who interviews a diverse group of people across race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation about their experiences of trauma, suicide, survival, and mental health advocacy. Following the film screening, participants will receive multimedia socially-distanced suicide prevention resources, from warm and crisis lines, to self-help mental health apps and virtual support groups, available during the holiday season of 2020.
This webinar will discuss the experience of loss and grief for Latinos during the current pandemic, including physical and symbolic losses. The presenters will discuss Latino values and rituals as they relate to the current pandemic. The importance of the therapeutic relationship will be discussed, as well as approaches and strategies that promote new rituals, new meanings, and a transformative experience.
Following a brief review of the fundamental Motivational Interviewing principles and micro-skills, this experiential Motivational Interviewing Skill Development training will focus on helping clients engage in change talk, and make commitments to make behavioral changes based on goals that they have identified. Ample time will be devoted to role-play practice to enable participants to gain skills necessary to elicit change talk from clients with low levels of readiness for change, thereby increasing levels of motivation and moving them toward action to address their substance use issues.
This course is designed to introduce participants to the harm reduction philosophy. It will also include specific risk reduction strategies (around drugs, sex, and health-related behaviors) to help providers implement a harm reduction approach.
This webinar is an interactive discussion about virtual and socially-distanced resources for mood management over the 2020 holiday season. Learn about apps, virtual support groups, curated videos about resilience in diverse communities, and the presenters’ own “secret sauce” for managing the ups and downs of the 2020 holiday season as Latinx and Black mental health providers. Share your own self-help skills and the resources you provide clients to get through the difficulties of the holiday season—we look forward to learning with one another!
This is the first of a three-part webinar series for school field leaders who are leading systems’ support for student suicide prevention. Session content will focus on providing timely, effective, competent, and evidence-based suicide prevention support to students and families. Each session will be contextualized with experiences and suggestions from on-the-ground regional leadership. The two other webinars in this series include:
Monday, December 7, 2020 6:00 p.m. ET: Trauma Informed Approaches to Suicide Prevention: What Every School Leader Wants to Know
Monday, December 14, 6:00p.m. ET: Setting the Stage: Collaboration and Risk Assessment
Parents and caregivers may not always understand and be able to identify behaviors in children and youth that are associated with adverse reactions to a disaster. This poster provides information on possible adverse reactions in children as well as where to get help.
Es posible que los padres y los cuidadores no siempre comprendan o no puedan identificar los comportamientos en niños y jóvenes que están relacionados con reacciones adversas a un acontecimiento catastrófico. Este póster ofrece información sobre las posibles reacciones adversas en los niños, así com.
Disaster survivors are not always aware of behaviors in themselves or others that are associated with adverse reactions to a disaster. This poster assists adult disaster survivors with identifying possible reactions and provides resources to turn to for help.
Los sobrevivientes de acontecimientos catastróficos no siempre están conscientes de los comportamientos, sea en sí mismos o en otras personas, que están relacionados con reacciones adversas a estas experiencias. Este póster ayuda a los adultos que han sobrevivido un acontecimiento catastrófico a ide.
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