December 17, 2018
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The National Wraparound Implementation Academy’s Room Block is Now Open!
The National Wraparound Implementation Center’s 4th bi-annual National Wraparound Implementation Academy will be held Sept. 9-11, 2019. Learn from the field’s foremost experts in Wraparound and Systems of Care and connect with peers from across the country! Registration will open early next year, but conference rates are available at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront now.

Report to Congress on the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015
Federal efforts to prevent and respond to youth homelessness and provide services to victims of human trafficking are outlined in a recent Report to Congress from the Family and Youth Services Bureau within the Administration for Children and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Webinar Recording: Community Collaborations to Support Families Under Stress
The National Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Assistance and Strategic Dissemination Center recorded this Digital Dialogue with leaders mobilizing the power of communities to wrap around families and putting family well-being at the heart of achieving good outcomes for kids.

TA Network Webinars
Friday, Jan. 4
2 - 3:30 p.m. EST
Rural Behavioral Health LC: Creating a More Equitable System for Stakeholders with Diverse SOGIE
This LC focuses on challenges and innovations in developing systems of care for children, youth, and young adults with significant needs and their families in rural areas. This webinar will educate participants about the importance of developing strategies for working with children, youth, and young adults with diverse sexual orientation, gender identities, and gender expression (SOGIE) and provide guidance to communities beginning this work.

Thursday, Jan. 10
1 – 2:30 p.m. EST
New Date
Creating Seamless Early Psychosis Service: Connecting the Dots between First Episode and Clinical High Risk
This webinar will review the work currently being done in the U.S. and internationally on developing and implementing seamless community-based care for Clinical High Risk for Psychosis, common challenges and opportunities across these programs, and opportunities for synergy and learning. It will both introduce participants to important knowledge and resources, and will provide opportunities for networking, sharing and collaboration across sites.

Tuesday, Jan. 15
3:30 - 5 p.m. EST
The Intersection of Equity, Disparities, and the Multi-Dimensions of Family and Community Engagement
The Early Childhood Family Network’s (ECFN) vision is to live in a world where all children from birth to 8 years old are safe, healthy, and inspired to engage in lifelong learning. Join EFCN for its inaugural webinar series for families and partners dedicated to early childhood social and emotional development. Alice Farrell, JD, LCSW, MSW, will present on effective engagement strategies for counteracting the disparities that many families and children experience and how focusing on the use of best practices in engagement can yield positive family and community connections.

Wednesday, Jan. 16
2:30 - 4 p.m. EST
System of Care (SOC) Expansion Leadership Learning Community: Operationalizing Family and Youth Leadership in SOCs
This session of the SOC Leadership Learning Community will focus on how to operationalize family and youth leadership in all phases of SOC development and expansion. Presenters will share a framework with specific questions and strategies that can be used to guide the implementation of family- and youth-driven approaches, regardless of the developmental stage of your system-building efforts.

Thursday, Jan. 17
2 – 3 p.m. EST
CLC Peer Learning Exchange: Building Health Equity in Systems of Care by Engaging Diverse Families, Youth, and Community Organizations
This peer learning exchange will focus on practical strategies for engaging diverse families and youth in culturally and linguistically appropriate ways. Topics covered include opening doors through language assistance, outreach and relationship building, establishing trust and creating a welcoming environment that attracts culturally diverse people, and more.

Thursday, Jan. 17
3:30 – 5 p.m. EST
Developing Family-Driven Practices: The National Family Support Network's Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support
The National Family Support Network (NFSN) offers the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support, a framework with the vision that implementation will help ensure that families are supported and strengthened through quality practice. This LC will provide an overview of NFSN, its standards of quality, and how family leaders and family-run organizations can use the standards to bring communities together for implementation of quality family- support practices.

Tuesday, Jan. 29
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. EST
Tribal SOC LC: How to Prevent Staff Burnout and Turnover
This webinar will discuss how to identify risk factors for staff burnout, signs of burnout, and ways to prevent and manage it.

Training and Events
Upcoming Funding Announcement: Treatment for Anxiety in Children, Adolescents, and/or Young Adults
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute will release a new funding announcement titled, “Treatment for Anxiety in Children, Adolescents, and/or Young Adults,” on Jan. 3, 2019. The goal of this announcement is to fund high-quality clinical studies that compare the effectiveness of evidence-based clinical strategies to treat anxiety disorder in children, adolescents, and young adults. A town hall for prospective applicants will be held Jan. 22, 2019, from noon-1 p.m. EST.

Applications Are Being Accepted for the Youth in Custody Practice Model Initiative
The Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators and the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform are accepting applications for the Youth in Custody Practice Model initiative. The program is designed to assist state and county juvenile correctional agencies and facility providers in implementing a comprehensive and effective approach to serve youth in residential treatment. Applications are due Jan. 11, 2019.

Youth Coordinator Office Hours
On Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, from 1-2 p.m. EST, Youth M.O.V.E. National is hosting a one-hour phone call designed to support community building and technical assistance coaching with youth coordinators, youth engagement specialists, and youth task leads working in system of care grants. To join, please call 1-719-457-6209 (toll free: 1-866-398-2885) and enter the code 817-862.
Trauma-Informed Care in Youth-/Young Adult-Serving Organizations
On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, from 1-2 p.m. EST, Pathways Research and Training Center (Pathways RTC) will host a webinar on how youth- and young adult-serving organizations can implement the principles of trauma-informed care. Examples and tools will be provided with an emphasis on those developed by and with youth and young adults.

Engaging Pediatric Primary Care to Address Childhood Trauma: Part of a Comprehensive Public Health Approach
This issue brief from the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, Inc., examines statewide policy opportunities and resources to boost the role of pediatrics in the early identification of child traumatic stress and connection to services. 

Development and Testing of an Assessment of Youth/Young Adult Voice in Agency-Level Advising and Decision Making
The article from Pathways RTC and Youth M.O.V.E. National describes the development and validation of the Youth/Young Adult Voice at the Agency Level (Y-VAL), an assessment of the extent to which agencies have implemented best practices for supporting meaningful participation. Y-VAL is intended for research purposes as well as to provide agencies with direct guidance about strengths and challenges regarding their efforts to promote youth/young adult voice.

Three Principles to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families
The Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University released a brief that highlights three principles that can guide decision-makers in choosing among policy alternatives, designing new approaches, and shifting existing practice in ways that will prevent and reduce the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Supporting Students Experiencing Early Psychosis in Middle School and High School
In this document, the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors presents information to help educators recognize signs and symptoms of psychosis in students and suggests ways in which schools can help those students keep their lives on course and succeed in school.

Telegram Replay
Suicide Surveillance Strategies for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
This report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) and the Education Development Center summarizes findings and recommendations from SPRC’s exploration of suicide surveillance among American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

Fiscal Year 2017 AFCARS Report
This report from the Children's Bureau provides preliminary estimates of the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data for Fiscal Year 2017.

Supporting Families Impacted by Opioid Use and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
The Health Resources and Services Administration has released a report on the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting p rogram, which supports voluntary, evidence-based home visiting services for at- risk pregnant women and parents with young children. The report includes relevant research, offers strategies, and highlights promising efforts underway in Maine, Colorado, West Virginia, and Massachusetts.

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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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