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SAMHSA Headlines: March 17, 2022

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Nearly $35 Million To Strengthen Mental Health Support for Children and Young Adults

The Department of Health and Human Services—through SAMHSA, and the Office of Minority Health (OMH)—announced nearly $35 million in funding opportunities to strengthen and expand community mental health services and suicide prevention programs for America's children and young adults. The American Rescue Plan funded $9.2 million. This announcement is part of a new Administration-wide initiative to tackle the nation's mental health crisis. For information about the grant programs, see Funding.

Funding for Substance Use Treatment and Prevention Programs

The Department of Health and Human Services, through SAMHSA, announced two grant programs totaling $25.6 million that will expand access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder and prevent the misuse of prescription drugs. By reducing barriers to accessing the most effective, evidenced-based treatments, this funding reflects the priorities of HHS' Overdose Prevention Strategy, as well as its new initiative to strengthen the nation's mental health and crisis care systems. For information about the grant programs, see Funding.

SAMHSA Introduces a New 988 Website

The new and improved 988 website – available at samhsa.gov/988 – is designed to serve as a one-stop-shop for the 988 suicide and crisis lifeline tools and resources from SAMHSA. Although the transition to 988 happens on July 16th, SAMHSA is making materials available now to facilitate partner efforts for collaborative and aligned 988 communication planning.

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Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education)

Application Due Date: Monday, May 2, 2022

This grant program develops sustainable infrastructure for school-based mental health programs and services. Grant recipients will build a collaborative partnership that includes the State Education Agency, the Local Education Agency, the State Mental Health Agency, community-based providers of behavioral health care services, school personnel, community organizations, families, and school-aged youth.

This grant will fund up to $5.4 million from the American Rescue Plan over 5 years for up to three grant awards.

Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention (GLS)

Application Due Date: Friday, April 29, 2022

This grant program enhances mental health services for all college students, including those at risk for suicide, depression, serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbances, or substance use.

This grant program will fund up to $2.2 million, including $102,000 from the American Rescue Plan, over 3 years for up to 22 grant awards.

GLS State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Program

Application Due Date: Monday, April 18, 2022

This grant program supports states and tribes with implementing youth suicide prevention and early intervention strategies in schools and educational institutions, substance use and mental health programs, foster care systems, and other child- and youth-serving organizations.

This grant program will fund up to $4.4 million over 5 years, including $3.7 million from the American Rescue Plan, for up to six grantees.

Statewide Family Network (SFN) Program

Application Due Date: Monday, May 2, 2022

This grant program enhances the capacity of statewide mental health family-controlled organizations (i.e., organizations where families help other families improve their lives) to support families and caregivers who are raising children, youths, and young adults with serious emotional disturbances. This program will serve as a catalyst for transforming mental health and related systems in states by strengthening coalitions led by family-controlled organizations, and between family members, policy makers, and service providers.

This grant program will fund up to $1.6 million over 3 years for up to 13 grant awards.

Expansion and Sustainability of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances (SED)

Application Due Date: Monday, April 18, 2022

This grant program, also known as the System of Care (SOC) Expansion and Sustainability Grants, improves mental health outcomes for children and youth who have SED, from birth through age 21, and their families. This program will help create sustainable infrastructure and services that are required as part of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and their Families Program (also known as the Children's Mental Health Initiative or CMHI).

The grant program will fund up to $10.4 million over 4 years, for up to 10 grantees.

The Community Programs for Outreach and Intervention with Youth and Young Adults at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis (CHR-P)

Application Due Date: Monday, April 18, 2022

This grant program helps to identify youth and young adults no older than 25 who are at clinical high risk for psychosis and provide evidence-based interventions in a trauma-informed manner to prevent the onset of these conditions.

The grant program will fund up to $7.2 million over 4 years, for up to 18 grantees.

Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs

Application Due Date Monday, April 25, 2022

The grant program provides funds for state agencies, territories, and tribal entities that have completed a Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant plan or a similar state plan to target prescription drug misuse. The grant program will raise awareness about the dangers of sharing medications, fake or counterfeit pills sold online, and over prescribing.

The grant will fund a total of $3 million over 5 years for up to six grantees.

Medication-Assisted Treatment – Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction

Application Due Date: Friday, April 29, 2022

The grant program provides resources to help expand and enhance access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD). It will help increase the number of individuals with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) receiving MOUD and decrease illicit opioid use and prescription opioid misuse.

The grant will fund a total of $22.6 million over 5 years for up to 30 grantees. No less than $11 million will be awarded to Native American tribes, tribal organizations, or consortia.

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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 Consultation Session

Friday, March 18, 2022 1:00 PM ET

Many experts predict that substance use disorder 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.

Una Mirada amplia al trauma emocional—Spanish Language Webinar

Friday, March 18, 2022 3:00 PM ET

Los participantes obtendrán conocimiento y destrezas clínicas necesarias para identificar, definir y comprender el impacto del trauma emocional. Podrán definir los términos claves relacionados al trauma emocional; conocer los aspectos clínicos esenciales relacionados al trauma y el manejo de este; y reconocer las señales y síntomas del trauma y las estrategias clínicas necesarias para el manejo de estas.

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week

March 21 to March 27, 2022

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® is an annual, week-long, health observance that inspires dialogue about the science of drug use and addiction among youth. It provides an opportunity to bring together scientists, students, educators, healthcare providers, and community partners to help advance the science, so that we can improve the prevention and awareness of substance misuse in our own communities and nationwide.

Overcoming Barriers and Recognizing the Unique Value of Including Peer Support Specialists with Prior Justice Involvement in Recovery—Webinar

Monday, March 21, 2022 12:00 PM ET

This webinar will bring together individuals with lived experience of prior justice involvement, as well as state leaders who have hired individuals with prior justice involvement to discuss the significant positive impact these individuals can have on recovery, the value they bring to the behavioral health workforce, and how they worked to affect change in their states to increase acceptance of individuals with lived experience and prior justice involvement.

Reducing Stigma Around Alcohol Use Disorder in Minority Communities—Webinar

Monday, March 21, 2022 1:00 PM ET

People of color experience disproportionate harms related to alcohol misuse, and stigma is often a barrier to getting treatment. Presenters at this webinar, sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, will discuss their research targeting stigma related to alcohol and drug use in the Latino/a and the African American communities, respectively. Other experts will present their perspectives on the significance of such work in community settings, with a focus on how culturally adapted motivational interviewing impacts Latino men and women with unhealthy alcohol use.

Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance—Webinar Series

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 2:00 PM ET

The topic of the March 22 webinar is the Impact of Western World View on Indigenous Behavioral Health. This series takes place on the fourth Tuesday of every month through November 2022 at 2:00 PM ET. Native Psychological Brilliance refers to the intelligence, strengths, balance, innate resources, and resilience of Native people. Tribal health directors, clinic staff, counselors, social workers, physicians, nurses, Tribal Epidemiology Center staff, and anyone supporting Tribal communities through the health or behavioral health sector are welcome to join.

Prevention Specialist Credentialing: It's not as Scary as You Might Imagine!—Webinar

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 10:00 AM ET

The prevention field is an often unrecognized and undervalued part of our approach to health and wellness. The goal of this session is to encourage those who are not yet credentialed to begin the journey.

Exploring the Consequences of Bias and Structural Racism on Service Disparities in Autism—Webinar

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 11:30 AM ET

COVID-19 and racism have exacerbated the ongoing disparities in autism and have contributed to differential access to a timely diagnosis, experiences with services, and poorer outcomes for some children and families who are racially and linguistically diverse. This presentation will address how structural racism and implicit bias have likely contributed to these disparities as well as pose potential solutions and next steps for the field to address these vexing issues.

Current Science of Cannabis: Cannabis and Maternal Health—Webinar Series

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 12:00 PM ET

The Landscape is Getting Greener: A Series on the Current Science of Cannabis is a 10-part webinar series that addresses and reviews the latest science for cannabis. Other upcoming webinars in the series include:

Highlighting Youth Gaming and Gambling Risks and Strategies for Prevention—Webinar

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 1:00 PM ET

With the expansion of gaming and gambling activities in communities and online, how will it impact youth and young adults? Learn about youth gaming, gambling, and the warning signs of problems with these activities. Learn of strategies to prevent youth problem gaming and gambling behaviors that have been adapted from alcohol and drug misuse prevention.

Understanding Organizational Implicit Bias and its Impact on BIPOC Populations—Webinar

Thursday, March 24, 2022 1:00 PM ET

While much attention has been paid to individual implicit bias, research is beginning to show ways in which organizations can also possess hidden forms of bias at the policy, procedural, and administrative level. These implicit organizational biases may strongly impact client-provider interactions, care decisions and engagement, as well as health outcomes. Join us as we learn more about the impact of implicit organizational bias and collectively explore ways to mitigate its effects on training and education, community building, recruitment and hiring, and beyond.

HIV Prevention in Patients with Substance Use Disorder—Virtual Roundtable

Thursday, March 24, 2022 1:00 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.

Gambling in America: Findings from the 2021 NGAGE Survey—Webinar

Friday, March 25, 2022 1:00 PM ET

This webinar presents data from the National Survey on Gambling Attitudes and Gambling Experiences, or the NGAGE 2.0 survey. The results of the April 2021 survey examine public perceptions of gambling in the wake of sports betting expansion over the past 3 years and the pandemic.

Latino Culture and Communication: More than Just Translation—Webinar

Monday, March 28, 2022 10:00 AM ET

This interactive presentation will inform on Latino cultural nuances that can reframe communication for Hispanic individuals with substance use and/or mental health problems and discuss prevention strategies to support "recuperación" (recovery).

Trauma-Informed Practices—Webinar

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 9:45 AM ET

To be effective and efficient, organizations must deliver services that do not inadvertently re-traumatize those receiving support. Becoming trauma informed means adapting practices, policies, physical spaces and more to increase the accessibility and efficacy of service. This is especially important for people who have lived experiences of trauma, including staff. This class helps learners conceptualize the nature of this problem and offers practices that reduce the risk of re-traumatization.

Closing Pandora's Box: Applying Opioid Stewardship to Promote Safe Storage, Handling, and Disposal Practices —Webinar

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 1:00 PM ET

This session aims to improve participants' ability to work as part of an interprofessional healthcare team in driving an effective opioid stewardship program that promotes the safer use, storage, and disposal of opioids while limiting opioid misuse, diversion, overdose, and accidental deaths in the community. Successful strategies for providing patient education on safe storage, handling, and disposal of opioids and for increasing patient participation in opioid disposal programs will also be discussed.

Family Based Therapy in the Treatment of Adolescent Eating Disorders – What Parents Need to Know—Webinar

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 11:00 AM ET

This webinar will explore how Family Based Therapy (FBT) is used as a treatment modality for an adolescent with an eating disorder and the role that parents/caregivers play in the treatment. The webinar is for parents and caregivers for a child/adolescent with an eating disorder.

Medicaid and School Mental Health 101: How Can Schools Finance School Mental Health Services through Medicaid? – Webinar

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 12:00 PM ET

This webinar will provide an overview of Medicaid and an introduction to how Medicaid finances school mental health services. The webinar will discuss the Medicaid benefits that can cover school mental health services, what child populations can be eligible for Medicaid, what providers can bill Medicaid for school mental health services, and related considerations for schools and community mental health providers.

Serving Transgendered Population/Gender Non-Conforming Individuals—Webinar

Thursday, March 31, 2022 1:00 PM ET

This webinar is part of a series on the CLAS Standards. The National Cultural and Linguistic Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards are intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities by establishing a blueprint for individuals as well as health and health care organizations to implement culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Other upcoming webinars in this series include:

Utilizing Next-Generation Digital Health Technology to Improve Care for People with Serious Mental Illness—Webinar

Thursday, March 31, 2022 3:00 PM ET

Leveraging mobile-first technologies and adopting a consumer mentality approach to healthcare will be the deciding factor in creating health interventions this century. This presentation will evaluate the current adoption and utilization of such devices and technology and identify other technologies currently under investigation.

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Making Prevention a Priority During National Drugs and Alcohol Facts Week

Recent research tells us that how youth and young adults perceive harm from drugs and alcohol is often wrong. In an evolving public health landscape, it is critical that we prioritize data-informed prevention strategies when responding to the misuse of drugs and alcohol.

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