Headlines: Prenatal Substance Use—Grant Funding and Webinar

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Headlines: February 17, 2022

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Webinar and Dialogue with Experts Series: Improving Outcomes for Families Affected by Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

Session 1: Tuesday, February 22, 2022 1:30 pm ET

Session 2: Thursday, February 24, 2022 1:30 pm ET

Join the SAMHSA National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare and Dr. Ira J. Chasnoff for a two-part session on improving outcomes for families affected by prenatal alcohol exposure.

Services Grant Program for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women

Application Due Date: Monday, April 4, 2022

The purpose of this SAMHSA grant program is to provide comprehensive substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services, recovery support services, and harm reduction interventions to pregnant and postpartum women across a continuum of specialty SUD residential and outpatient levels of care, based on comprehensive, individualized screenings and assessments that inform treatment planning and service delivery in a continuous care model.

SAMHSA plans to issue 19 awards of up to $525,000 per year for up to 5 years.

CDC's Draft Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids Now Open for Public Comment

CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control is in the process of updating the 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. The draft updated Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids is available for public comment in the Federal Register. The public comment period will be open for 60 days, through April 11, 2022. CDC encourages all patients, caregivers, providers, and others who care about safe, effective, and informed pain treatment options to submit their comments via the Federal Register docket. Learn more about the Federal Register Notice and how to submit a comment:

View the process and timeline of the draft Guideline update: www.cdc.gov/opioids/guideline-update/index.html

Save the Date: Aligning the Field Around a 988 Messaging Framework

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 2:00 pm ET

In July 2022, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) will transition to 988—an easy to remember three-digit dialing, texting, and chat code for anyone experiencing a suicidal or mental health crisis. To help public messengers—including state agencies, crisis centers, non-profit organizations, businesses, foundations, and others—in determining when and how to best communicate about 988, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention is releasing a 988 Messaging Framework next month. Developed in collaboration with a 988 Messaging Task Force co-led by SAMHSA and Vibrant Emotional Health, the 988 Messaging Framework will serve as a roadmap of key elements to consider when planning a messaging strategy around the transition to 988. Join the March 22 free webinar to learn more about this new resource and how you can use it to guide your public messaging efforts.

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Targeted Capacity Expansion: Special Projects

Application Due Date: Monday, April 4, 2022

The purpose of the program is to implement targeted strategies for the provision of substance use disorder (SUD) or co-occurring disorder (COD) harm reduction, treatment, and/or recovery support services to support an under-resourced population or unmet need identified by the community. SAMHSA plans to issue 22 awards of up to $375,000 per year for up to 3 years.

First Responders-Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Support Services Act Grant

Application Due Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022

The purpose of this program is to provide resources to first responders and members of other key community sectors at the state, tribal, and other government levels to train, carry and administer Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) approved drugs and devices for emergency reversal of known or suspected opioid overdose. Recipients will be expected to establish processes, protocols, and mechanisms for:

  • Referral to appropriate treatment and recovery support services; and
  • Safety around fentanyl, carfentanil, and other dangerous licit and illicit drugs

SAMHSA plans to issue 21 awards of up to $250,000 – $800,000 per year for up to 4 years.

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Training and events are available for practitioners through SAMHSA's Training and Technical Assistance Centers. Some of these are highlighted below. Visit SAMHSA's Practitioner Training webpage for a more complete listing.

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.

On-the-Spot: Virtual Recovery Services—Online Discussion

Friday, February 18, 2022 1:00 pm ET

The uptake in the use of telehealth for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery services since the start of the Public Health Emergency has been swift and has transformed how services are delivered. Many experts predict that SUD treatment and recovery services will use a hybrid service delivery method (some services in-person and some online). Join the online consultation session every third Friday of the month to discuss/share virtual service delivery tips and practices for practitioners and peers focusing on telehealth and digital recovery support services.

Treatment & Recovery in African American Communities: Panel Discussion with 2022 Recovery Hall of Fame Inductees—Webinar

Monday, February 21, 2022 11:00 am ET

Each year, the Online Museum of African American Addictions, Treatment, and Recovery inducts several addiction treatment professionals into the museum's Hall of Fame. In this panel presentation, four of the recent inductees share their insights on how to work more effectively with African Americans with substance use disorders.

Mental Health for the Public Health Professional—Webinar

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 9:00 am ET

Through the Mental Health for the Public Health training, participants will gain an understanding of the foundations of mental health, identify mental health challenges from multiple public health perspectives, and develop a process to build and maintain relationships with community public and mental health partners. Participants will gain practical implementation tools and identify mental health resources for use in their personal and professional lives.

Trauma Informed Care: Through Lens of COVID-19—Webinar

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 10:00 am ET

The emergence of COVID-19 and consequent variants have increased rates of trauma and stress to levels that most of us have not experienced. Still, providers need to be equipped to address the traumatic impact of the current environment for individuals in care. This training will look at historical periods of public health crisis, the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic and intersecting factors that increase trauma and stress in communities, and concepts and application of trauma informed strategies for care.

Strategies for Advancing Mental Health Equity in Schools—Webinar

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 11:30 am ET

This webinar is the first in the SMART Center 2022 Virtual Speaker Series. Other presentations in the series include:

  • Wednesday, March 23, 2022: Exploring the Consequences of Bias and Structural Racism on Service Disparities in Autism
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2022: Mindfulness for Teachers During Difficult Times: Building Resilience with Compassionate Teaching
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022: What's Going On: Choosing Understanding over Escalating and Punishing

Addressing Unhealthy Benzodiazepine Use—Online Clinical Roundtable

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 12:00 pm ET

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 Green Adolescent Brain—Webinar

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 12:00 pm ET

This webinar is part of a series called The Landscape Is Getting Greener: A Series on the Current Science of Cannabis. The series will address and review the latest science for cannabis including: prevention and treatment issues; public policy; medical marijuana; and special populations and cannabis (adolescents, women and maternal health, older adults, and individuals with Serious Mental Illness).

Other webinars in this series include:

  • Wednesday, March 9, 2022: Older Adults
  • Wednesday, March 23, 2022: Cannabis & Maternal Health
  • Wednesday, March 30, 2022: Wrap-Up with Live Q&A
  • Friday, April 8, 2022: Treatment Planning and Case Management

When Too Much Is Too Much: Reducing Opioid Use through Multimodal Pain Management for Young People with Sickle Cell Disease—Webinar

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 1:00 pm ET

This presentation will review the latest modalities for those with sickle cell disease when opioids are no longer effective. Epidemiology, etiologies and health provider biases of the frequently admitted sickle cell disease patient will be discussed along with how a global pandemic has impacted care. Multimodal management will also be discussed as this has shown to have a better impact in this group of chronic pain patients.

Pathways to Recovery from Addiction in Mutual Help Groups—Webinar

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 2:00 pm ET

This webinar will explore the landscape of mutual help groups and the diverse mutual help groups that are available to patients. The clinical and cost effectiveness of group and 12-step programs will also be reviewed. Lastly, the clinical and policy implications of mutual help groups for promoting recovery from addiction will be discussed.

Ditching the Discomfort with Data Series: Part 2 Reading Data—Webinar

Thursday, February 24, 2022 11:00 am ET

In part 2 of this five-part series, Dr. Hayden Center will take you on the next step of your data journey to "ditch the discomfort." We will discuss what it means to "read" data, identify tips to help you understand data, research, and evaluate outcomes, and give you prevention related opportunities to practice reading data.

Critical Incident Stress Management—Webinar

Thursday, February 24, 2022 1:45 pm ET

Helpers are often deeply affected by their work, especially critical incidents that can cause unusually strong emotional reactions. This class helps to normalize and understand this reaction and improves a person's ability to manage it and know if/when to reach out for more help. We walk through the steps of a critical incident debriefing as endorsed by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.

Evidence-based Strategies for Addressing Burnout and Enhancing Well-being for Mental Health Providers—Webinar

Friday, February 25, 2022 12:00 pm ET

Although experienced at the level of the individual, burnout is fundamentally an organizational, if not cultural, condition. This presentation will present an overview of research on burnout and will point to strategies, based in theory and empirical evidence, that may be helpful in addressing burnout and enhancing well-being at work.

Crisis Response for LGBTQ+ Populations—Webinar

Friday, February 25, 2022 1:00 pm ET

This webinar will address the criticality for the crisis continuum to be responsive to the unique needs of the at-risk LGBTQ+ population. Additionally, the training will focus on crisis services for the LGBTQ+ population, understanding identity, and normalizing the use of pronouns, safety planning, and providing resources for non-familial social support while noting the importance of allyship.

Psychosis and Resilience—Webinar

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 11:00 am ET

Resilience work has grown in the psychosis field (e.g., people diagnosed with, or at risk for, schizophrenia-spectrum disorders) ‒ with goals of helping individuals cope with distressing mental health experiences, stigma, etc. This webinar will cover some of the recent advances in this field, including recommendations related to direct clinical care, provider burnout, advocacy, and research.

What Does NOT Work in Prevention—Webinar

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 11:00 am ET

Many trainings and resources focus on what research has shown to be effective at preventing substance misuse. However, we also know through research what is NOT effective in preventing substance misuse and in some cases is harmful. The focus of this webinar will be on identifying these ineffective approaches. We will also spend time discussing strategies prevention professionals can use to address the resistance often expressed by individuals and organizations reluctant to change long-standing, well-liked prevention practices.

Culturally Responsive Coordinated Specialty Care for Early Psychosis—Webinar

Thursday, March 3, 2022 2:00 pm ET

Coordinated specialty care for early psychosis is an evidence-based treatment model aimed at fostering resilience and recovery for individuals who have experience a first episode of psychosis or are at clinical high risk for developing psychosis. Each webinar will be co-presented by a professional with expertise in that component of care, as well as an individual with lived experience who can speak to how this aspect of care was meaningful in their journey towards recovery. This series is geared towards any individuals that are new to working on an Early Psychosis Specialty Team – including students, clinicians, prescribers, supported employment specialists, family clinicians, and peer specialists.

The series will happen once per month starting in February, on the first Thursday of each month at 2:00 pm ET.

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