April 16, 2018
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Register Now for the RockStar Youth Leadership Track at The Training Institutes!
The RockStar Youth Leadership Track is a unique series of learning opportunities offered throughout The Training Institutes which supports youth and young adults in increasing their capacity and knowledge to advocate for systems and social change. The track also offers the opportunity to help adults understand how to create a shared space and mutual respect and understanding with youth in their own communities.

Application Deadline for the 2018 Early Psychosis Peer Meeting has been Extended!
Early Psychosis Intervention is a high priority nationally and for many SOC grantees. Successful implementation requires specialized knowledge, coordination across adult and child systems, and consistent leadership. This peer meeting will provide the opportunity for selected teams of state and local decision makers to learn from national experts about effective implementation strategies, current core practices and philosophies, how programs function on the ground; and from one another about strategies grantees are considering or implementing in their own states/counties. The meeting will take place in Portland, OR from August 22-24, 2018. Applications are due May 11!

Community Programs for Outreach and Intervention with Youth and Young Adults at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis
SAMHSA is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Community Programs for Outreach and Intervention with Youth and Young Adults at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis Grant Program (Short Title: CHR-P). The purpose of this program is to identify youth and young adults, not more than 25 years old, at clinical high risk for psychosis and provide evidence-based interventions to prevent the onset of psychosis or lessen the severity of psychotic disorder. Applications due by June 11, 2018.

New KSOC-TV Webcast: Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Military Families and Their Children
The April 2018 Knowledge Network for Systems of Care TV (KSOC-TV) webcast focused on addressing the mental health needs of military families and their children. A panel featuring members of the military community discussed common concerns and experiences, as well as resources, and information about support programs that focus on the unique needs of military families.

Monitoring the Future 2017 Survey Results
Monitoring the Future is an annual survey of eighth-, 10th-, and 12th-graders conducted by the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan under a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health. Since 1975, the survey has measured how teens nationwide report their drug and alcohol use and related attitudes. A total of 47,703 students from 360 public and private schools participated in the 2017 survey.

Help Test a New Tool to Assess Youth and Young Adult Voice on Committees and Councils
Do you work with, or are you part of an advisory or governance committee/council that includes young people as members? Help test the Assessment of Youth/Young Adults Voice on Committees and Councils (Y-VOC)! Youth M.O.V.E. National has partnered with Pathways RTC to develop the Y-VOC and they need your help to review to determine if the tool can be of benefit to the field.

State of the Science: Peer Support for Youth and Young Adults who Experience Serious Mental Health Conditions
Pathways RTC's State of the Science briefings and project summaries are available online, and one will be highlighted each month, beginning with peer support. This brief reviews the research literature on peer support for youth and young adults who experience serious mental health conditions, describes how current work at Pathways RTC is helping to build new knowledge about peer support, and outlines implications for a research agenda going forward.

Join the Trauma-Sensitive School Learning Community
The National Council for Behavioral Health is accepting applications to become part of a Learning Community on Trauma-Sensitive Schools. Connect with experts and professionals from schools across the nation and become part of a one-of-a-kind Learning Community in a year-long journey dedicated to creating healthier schools with a trauma-sensitive approach. Applications to participate in the Learning Community are due by May 4.

State Policies for Assessing Access: Analysis of 2016–2018 Child Care Development Plans
A new report from the Early Childhood Data Collaborative examines how states and territories are addressing, or plan to address, new requirements and goals of the Child Care and Development Fund reauthorization law regarding access to high-quality early care and education services. The report reviews state policies and data used to measure progress toward expanded access.

TA Network Webinars
Wednesday, April 18
2:30 - 4 p.m. ET
System of Care Leadership Learning Community – Considerations for SOC Leaders for Serving Young Children and their Families
This webinar will focus on serving young children and their families using the SOC approach, and address areas that should be considered at the system and service-delivery levels to effectively meet the needs of this population. Specific topics to be addressed include key partners in early childhood services, services designed for young children and families, financing strategies, and workforce development.

Thursday, April 19
3:30 - 5 p.m. ET
Ethics for Parent Peer Support Providers
In response to a need for guidance on ethics from the field, the Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association convened a group of family leaders to develop an ethics workbook for parent peer support providers (PPSP) that provides a framework for addressing ethical dilemmas. If you are a PPSP or a program director of a family-run organization, join us for this webinar, which will include examples of codes of ethics for PPSPs, and the three main areas in which PPSPs experience challenging ethical situations: working with families, interactions in the workplace, and behavior in the community and with partners.

Friday, April 20
Noon - 3 p.m. ET
Understanding Psychosis – Using Formulation to Develop Effective Interventions
This webinar is designed for intermediate-level Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) clinicians and aims to build on an existing knowledge base through examination of different formulation techniques, including collaborative development of formulation and team-based formulation. Clinicians will be encouraged to submit de-identified case examples before the workshop for discussion during the webinar. Formulation is considered the cornerstone of CBT and is essential to help the client (and therapist) understand the origin and progression of their symptoms.

Thursday, April 26
3:30 - 5 p.m. ET
Direct Connect – Building Youth Capacity
Led by Youth M.O.V.E. National, this learning community is a virtual forum for youth and young adults to develop professional skill sets via virtual training opportunities, connect as a community to share and gather new resources, and unite with other youth advocates and professional peers from across the country.

Training and Events
Engaging Business and Other Partners in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Approaches
This digital dialogue from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Assistance and Strategic Dissemination Center will take place Wednesday, April 18, 2-2:45 p.m. ET. Learn about the importance of partnering with the business community for the prevention of early adversity. Specific business engagement policies and practices will be highlighted.

NACRHHS Policy Brief: Understanding the Impact of Suicide in Rural America
The Rural Health Information Hub is hosting a webinar to discuss the policy brief on suicide in rural America recently released by the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services ( NACRHHS ). The webinar will take place Tuesday, April 24, 2-3 p.m. ET.

Why Addiction is a 'Disease' and Why it’s Important
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in partnership with the Massachusetts General Hospital Recovery Research Institute, has announced a live webinar series titled The Power of Perceptions and Understanding: Changing How We Deliver Treatment and Recovery Services. On Thursday, April 26, 2 p.m. ET, learn the definition of a disease and why it is particularly important for addiction to be emphasized as a disease.

CMHI National Evaluation Web Event Training Series: Measuring Wraparound Fidelity in Systems of Care
On Thursday, April 26, 2:30-4 p.m. ET, the National Evaluation Team from the Children's Mental Health Initiative (CHMI) will host a webinar on the Wraparound Fidelity Assessment System (WFAS). The WFAS assesses the quality and fidelity of individualized care planning and management across all levels of implementation. Presenters will provide overviews of the system's measures and strategies for incorporating fidelity assessments into existing data collection procedures.

Engagement via a Crisis or Pre-crisis Tool Within a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
On Wednesday, May 2, 1-2 p.m. ET, Recovery to Practice will present the second webinar in the Recovery-Oriented Engagement Practices series. Nev Jones, MA, MA, PhD, assistant professor, University of South Florida, and Matthew R. Federici, MS, CPRP, executive director of the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery, will draw from the tools and resources in peer-provided practices to identify respectful and meaningful approaches to engagement.

Suicide and Adverse Childhood Experiences: Preventing Suicide through Collaborative Upstream Interventions
The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention webinar on suicide and adverse childhood experiences is now archived online . Presenters discuss the importance of upstream suicide prevention efforts; examples of collaborative, evidence-based interventions to prevent early adversities; and how North Carolina is linking adverse childhood experiences to state behavioral health priorities.

Promote Teen Health with the New TAG Playbook
The Office of Adolescent Health leads TAG (Think, Act, Grow), a national call to action to promote and prioritize the health and healthy development of 42 million teens in the United States. A centerpiece of the effort is the TAG Playbook , which features a strength-based framework, Five Essentials for Healthy Adolescents, and action steps for youth-serving professionals, family members, and youth. The third edition of the TAG Playbook provides up-to-date information about adolescents, a spotlight on youth with disabilities, and new action steps for helping youth to prepare for and succeed in the workforce.

Telegram Replay
Early Childhood Systems of Care Learning Community: Prevention to Intervention in Early Childhood Systems of Care
The TA Network Early Childhood SOC Learning Community webinar discussed challenges, lessons learned, and systems implications for designing a strong, comprehensive early childhood system of care that includes a range of prevention and intervention services. The strategies and lessons learned by the DC Social, Emotional and Early Development (DC SEED) Project were highlighted.

On the Front Lines: Families and Family-Run Organizations Responding to the Opioid Epidemic
March’s Learning Community for Family Leaders highlighted the work of two family-run organizations addressing the opioid crisis. The Maryland Coalition of Families utilized a family-driven process and developed a specialized parent peer support program for families whose youth and young adults experience substance use disorders.

Tribal System of Care: Impacts of Opioids in Indian Country
This webinar discussed the opioid epidemic and its effects in Indian Country, especially for Native children and families, with up-to-date data presented. Cultural issues related to treatment and prevention of opioid use as well as medication-assisted treatment and prevention were discussed.

Report to Congress on Runaway and Homeless Youth Program
This report describes the achievements of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program of the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB). Additional chapters describe other FYSB activities and initiatives, including the National Runaway Safeline and the Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center, progress made on the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program Monitoring System, and research efforts.

Child Trends Blog: Five Ways Screen Time Can Benefit Children and Families
At least 38 percent of children under age 2 and 80 percent of 2- to 4-year-olds have used a mobile media device. Previous guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended no media exposure for children under 2, but the AAP released new guidelines for children up to age 5 in October 2016 that emphasize the importance of parents’ engagement with their children when using digital media.

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