This free, virtual, day-long event provides an opportunity for communication and networking between prevention practitioners, community leaders, researchers and consumers in the behavioral health field. As part of Prevention Day, SAMHSA’s leadership will inform participants about SAMHSA’s prevention priorities for the coming year. Other dynamic speakers will discuss evidence-based preventive interventions and findings from the latest developments in the areas of substance use and misuse prevention, treatment, recovery, and mental illness.
SAMHSA is accepting applications for the Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST Program) grants. The purpose of this program is to assist high-risk youth and families and promote resilience and equity in communities that have recently faced civil unrest through implementation of evidence-based violence prevention and community youth engagement programs, as well as linkages to trauma-informed behavioral health services.
SAMHSA plans to issue 8 awards of $1,000,000 per year for up to 5 years.
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.
The goal of this webinar is to support our Native school communities throughout this pandemic. We will continue to offer training for the entire school community (students, parents, teachers, counselors, and principals). This training will be bi-monthly, covering topics important to you as we finish out this storm together. Each session will include a special guest speaker, key topic information, resources, and discussion with our participants. Other programs in this series will take place on Thursday, February 11, 2021 and Friday, February 26, 2021.
The EAP Prescription Drug Toolkit and Fact Sheets provide guidance related to counseling, referrals, and follow-up services (e.g., alternatives to prescription drugs, workplace drug misuse and relapse prevention, dangers of combined drug use, screenings, and evaluations before returning to work).
SAMHSA is accepting applications for the Building Communities of Recovery (BCOR) program. The purpose of this program is to mobilize resources within and outside of the recovery community to increase the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery support from substance abuse and addiction.
SAMHSA plans to issue 29 awards of $200,000 per year for up to 3 years.
SAMHSA is accepting applications for Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) – State Education Agency (SEA) grants (AWARE-SEA). The purpose of this program is to build or expand the capacity of State Education Agencies, in partnership with State Mental Health Agencies (SMHAs) overseeing school-aged youth, and with three local education agencies (LEAs) to:
Increase awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth
Provide training for school personnel and other adults who interact with school-aged youth to detect and respond to mental health issues
Connect school-aged youth who may have behavioral health issues, including serious emotional disturbance (SED) or serious mental illness (SMI), and their families, to needed services
SAMHSA plans to issue up to 34 awards of up to $1,800,000 per year for up to 5 years.
SAMHSA is accepting applications for 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 approximately 4 awards of up to $900,000 per year for up to 3 years.
SAMHSA is accepting applications for Tribal Opioid Response (TOR) grants. 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 (MAT) using U.S. Food and Drug Administration (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 approximately 150 awards for up to 2 years.
SAMHSA is accepting applications for the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI) – Category II, Treatment and Service Adaptation (TSA) Centers (NCTSI-II). The purpose of the TSA Centers is to provide national expertise for specific types of traumatic events, population groups, and service systems, and support the specialized adaptation of effective evidence-based treatment and service approaches for communities across the nation.
SAMHSA plans to issue up to 35 awards of up to $600,000 per year for up to 5 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 treatment services through the expansion of CCBHCs. CCBHCs provide person- and family-centered integrated services. The CCBHC Expansion grant program must provide access to services that include 24/7 crisis intervention services for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) or substance use disorders (SUD), including opioid use disorders; children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance (SED); and individuals with co-occurring mental and substance disorders (COD).
SAMHSA plans to issue approximately 74 awards of up to $2,000,000 per year for up to 2 years.
SAMHSA is accepting applications for Grants to Prevent Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose-Related Deaths (PDO). The purpose of this program is to reduce the number of prescription drug/opioid overdose-related deaths and adverse events among individuals 18 years of age and older by training first responders and other key community sectors on the prevention of prescription drug/opioid overdose-related deaths and implementing secondary prevention strategies, including the purchase and distribution of naloxone to first responders.
SAMHSA plans to issue approximately 13 awards of up to $850,000 per year for up to 5 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.
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 discussion is designed to promote interactivity through an informal "round table" conversation. Attendees will be given the opportunity to speak directly with the presenter to ask questions and discuss issues.
The first webinar in this series is “The Dynamics of Homelessness and U.S. Policy Responses.” This presentation summarizes the intersection of research and policy efforts, which greatly affects the need for comprehensive housing and support services for persons with serious mental illnesses.
This is an interactive synchronous learning experience for prevention professionals. This 6-week course will provide the substance misuse prevention professional with policy skill-building focused on the first five steps of a local policy campaign. The goal of the course is to build competencies necessary to advance prevention policies at the organizational or municipal level.
Providers of all occupations are experiencing increased levels of on-the-job stress as they work to respond to the many needs of the individuals they serve during the COVID-19 pandemic. Acknowledging these challenges and securing appropriate supports are crucial to promoting the well-being of all providers. This training will provide attendees with detailed information on the impact of chronic stress and compassion fatigue as well as strategies to cultivate hope, compassion, and resilience.
Dr. Edwin Salsitz will be discussing several interesting cases regarding opioid use disorder (OUD) and will be looking to members of the audience to comment on and discuss these cases. This discussion is designed to promote interactivity through an informal "round table" conversation. Attendees will be given the opportunity to speak directly with the presenter to ask questions and discuss issues.
The Stigma Effect describes a conundrum where good-intentioned behavioral approaches to a social problem actually lead to worse effects. This presentation examines both the benefits and the negative unintended consequences of stigma change programs, considering the effects of education versus contact on the stigma of mental illness.
Research has shown that substance use, and in particular, both opioid and alcohol misuse, can increase suicide risk. This webinar will discuss how, and to what extent, substance use is connected to suicide risk. It will also cover identified evidence-based substance use prevention programs that also address the risk of suicide, and what potential opportunities for further collaborations may exist.
This webinar will discuss the impact of alcohol, cocaine, and amphetamine use during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will review the physiological effects of substance use disorders (SUD) and heightened susceptibility to COVID-19, and discuss the impact on the African American population. This session will also cover recent increases in alcohol sales and consumption, discuss available treatment options for SUD, and review myths about alcohol during the current pandemic.
The goal of this project is to provide a standardized set of trainings and supervisory supports to service providing organizations that will: 1. improve outcomes for patients who have co-occurring disorders, 2. Improve organizational outcomes, staff morale, and organizational efficiencies.
SAMHSA has published a series of Advisories based on existing Treatment Improvement Protocols and Technical Assistance Publications. The Advisories provide a concise summary of the latest information on the topic in the substance abuse treatment field. The Advisories include –
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