April 2, 2018
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Reminder: Applications for the 2018 Early Psychosis Peer Meeting Closes Soon!
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 by April 6!

New SAMHDA Feature: Restricted-use Data Analysis System
The enhanced Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA) has launched a new section of its website, the Restricted-use Data Analysis System (RDAS). Like the publicly accessible Public-use Data Analysis System, RDAS is a user-friendly application for online analyses to create and output crosstabs and perform logistic regression from your web browser. Only data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health are available in this initial release.

Child Welfare and Substance Abuse Research Briefs
To better understand how select indicators associated with substance use relate to the changing tren d in child welfare caseloads, the assistant secretary for planning and evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services carr ied out a research study that included quantitative analysis and qualitative data collection. Combined, the quantitative and the qualitative results describe how the child welfare system interacts with community partners to serve an increasing population of parents whose substance use has impaired their ability to parent and placed their children at risk.

Report to Congress on Management of TBI in Children
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children is a significant public health problem in the United States. A TBI, which disrupts the normal function of the brain, can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a related injury. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a report to Congress on the management of TBI in children, which details the impact such an injury can have on children and families.

TA Network Webinars
Wednesday, April 4
1 - 3 p.m. ET
Learning Community on Working with Youth with Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders
This conference call will focus on drugs that are commonly abused by adolescents. Facilitators include Michael Fox and Rick Shepler of Case Western Reserve's Center for Innovative Practices. To join, call 1-719-325-2711 or 1-800-216-6327 (toll-free) and enter passcode 868456.

Thursday, April 12
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. ET
Cultural and Linguistic Competence Peer Learning Exchange Cultural and Behavioral Health Equity Considerations for Wraparound Practice
Members of the Cultural and Linguistic Competence Team for the TA Network will lead a web-based peer learning exchange focused on aligning Wraparound values with the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS Standards). Participants will learn how to implement the standards in Wraparound practice and apply tools designed to help service providers integrate Wraparound into an individual's or family’s culture.

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 with 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, the services specifically 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
KSOC-TV: Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Military Families and Their Children
On April 3, from 2-3 p.m. ET, SAMHSA's KSOC-TV will air a new webisode, “Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Military Families and their Children.” Panelists will explore evidence-based strategies to address the mental health needs of military families and their children and provide tips, resources, and information about available services and supports. Panelists will also engage in a conversation with the audience through questions shared on Mediasite, via phone, or through Twitter using the hashtag #KSOCTV. Tune in to an in-depth conversation on the concerns that military families and their children face.

Supporting College Success for Youth and Young Adults with Lived Experiences in Foster Care
This webinar from Pathways RTC, scheduled for April 3, from 10-11 a.m. ET, will focus on programs designed to support young adults with mental health stressors and foster care experience to succeed in college. Representatives from multiple programs will share details of their implementation successes and lessons learned, program sustainability, and what further questions need to be explored with research. This webinar will be of interest for others looking to establish or strengthen resources in their own universities/communities, as well as other researchers, providers and program administrators working in the field, and young adults with lived experiences.

Balancing ACEs with HOPE
This digital dialogue from the Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Assistance and Strategic Dissemination Center (CANTASD) will take place Wednesday, April 4, 2-2:45 p.m. ET. A study on adverse childhood experiences (ACE) clearly linked early childhood experiences to lifelong behavioral, emotional, and physical outcomes. This digital dialogue will introduce the concept of HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences). Presenters will discuss a new public health approach that promotes the conditions necessary to produce positive experiences that lead to healthy outcomes.

This webinar, scheduled for April 9, 2018 from 2-3:30 p.m. ET, is cosponsored by the Center for Health Care Strategies’ Complex Care Innovation Lab and the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs (National Center). Presenters will review the merits and limitations of traditional complex care evaluation approaches, explore new ways to effectively evaluate these programs, and discuss the broader policy implications of evaluating complex care programs.

New Jersey Family Success Centers - the Neighborhood Gathering Place
This digital dialogue from CANTASD will take place Wednesday, April 11, 2-2:45 p.m. ET. New Jersey operates a network of more than 50 Family Success Centers as a core strategy for child abuse and neglect prevention. These centers are safe and welcoming neighborhood gathering places where community residents can go for support, information, and services. They connect families to resources in their neighborhood and strengthen connections between parents and children through fun and educational activities. Learn more about New Jersey’s experience and its implications for family support programs and strategies.

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.

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.

2018 Prevention Resource Guide
The 2018 Prevention Resource Guide from the Child Welfare Information Gateway was designed to support service providers as they work with families to promote child well-being and prevent child maltreatment. It focuses on protective factors that build on family strengths to foster healthy child and youth development.

Building Community, Building Hope Film Series
The Building Community, Building Hope film series was developed CANTASD. This series shows real-wo rld, collaborative solutions to the problem of child abuse and neglect. Each film comes with a discussion toolkit and supporting materials.

Telegram Replay
Funding Opportunity: Enhancement and Expansion of Treatment and Recovery Services for Adolescents, Transitional-Aged Youth, and Their Families
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2018 Enhancement and Expansion of Treatment and Recovery Services for Adolescents, Transitional-Aged Youth, and their Families grant program (Youth and Family TREE). The program aims to enhance and expand comprehensive treatment, early intervention, and recovery support services for adolescents (ages 12-18), transitional-aged youth (ages 16-25), and their families/primary caregivers with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. Applications are due April 10.

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This resource was prepared by the National Technical Assistance Network for Children's Behavioral Health (TA Network) under contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Contract #HHSS280201500007C

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