July 23, 2018
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Registration is Still Open for the Training Institutes!
It's not too late to register for the Training Institutes! Don't miss this premier convening of leaders in systems of care for children, youth, and young adults with behavioral health challenges and their families.

After an Attempt: Guides for Suicide Attempt Survivors, Family Members, and Medical Providers in Emergency Departments
These brochures from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) help people recovering from a suicide attempt, their families, and emergency department medical providers who serve suicide attempt survivors. Guides for family members and survivors also are available in Spanish.

Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders Funding Opportunity Announcement
SAMHSA is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders. The purpose of this program is to establish one National Center of Excellence to develop and disseminate training and technical assistance for healthcare practitioners on issues related to addressing eating disorders. Applications are due by August 17, 2018.

The Intersection of Opioid Abuse, Overdose, and Suicide: Understanding the Connections
This webinar from SAMHSA's Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center is available on demand. In this webinar, presenters examine current research on opioid abuse and suicide, and discuss opportunities for cross-sector collaboration, and describe examples from the field where this work is underway.

Simplifying the Funding Search Process with Youth.gov
The Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs hosted a webinar on finding and applying for federal funding related to youth programs. This webinar is now available on demand.

TA Network Webinars
In recognition of the University of Maryland, Baltimore Training Institutes and the Tribal System of Care Grantee Meeting, the TA Network is not hosting webinars in July. Be sure to stay tuned for more fabulous offerings in August!
Thursday, Aug. 9
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. EDT
Cultural and Linguistic Competence Peer Learning Exchange - Lessons from the Field: Implementing Behavioral Health Equity Programs
This webinar will provide an opportunity to share and discuss lessons learned implementing behavioral health equity programs, including the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS).

Training and Events
13th Annual Voice Awards
SAMHSA's ​Voice ​Awards ​program ​honors ​people ​in ​recovery ​and ​their ​family ​members ​who ​are ​improving ​the ​lives ​of ​people ​with ​mental ​illnesses ​and ​substance ​use ​disorders ​in ​communities ​across ​the ​country. The event will be held at 9 p.m. EDT on Aug. 8 in Los Angeles and can be watched via live-stream here .

Developing Trauma-Informed Partnerships with Schools and Other Child Advocacy Centers (CAC) Partners: Part 1
The first of a two-part webinar sponsored by Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is scheduled for Aug. 9 from 2-3:30 p.m. EDT. Part 1 will review essential components and stages of designing and implementing trauma-informed trainings for schools, law enforcement, and other community partners.

Developing Trauma-Informed Partnerships with Schools and Other CAC Partners: Part 2
This second part of the OJJDP-sponsored webinar is scheduled for Aug. 23 from 2-3:30 p.m. EDT. An overview of essential components and stages of the training will be reviewed as well as the challenges encountered implementing the program within different systems.

Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health
Registration is open for the Center for School Mental Health's 23rd Annual School Mental Health Conference. This year's theme is School Mental Health – A Sure Bet for Student Success! The conference will take place Oct. 11-13, 2018, in Las Vegas.

Webinar Recording: Funding Evidence-Based Programs in Child Welfare with the Family First Act
This webinar sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the William T. Grant Foundation provides an overview of available funding streams for implementing and sustaining evidence-based programs in child welfare, with a special emphasis on the federal Family First Prevention Services Act.

Trauma-Informed Care in Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs and Foster Family Agencies
This resource from the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare lists trauma-informed care (TIC) programs relevant to residential service providers and highlights evidence-informed strategies for selecting and implementing TIC models in residential settings.

Understanding the Relationship between Traumatic Brain Injury and Suicide
In this webinar from the Injury Control Resource Center for Suicide Prevention, presenters discussed research on the relationship between traumatic brain injuries and suicide as well as opportunities for early identification and treatment of patients at high risk for suicidal behavior because of a traumatic brain injury.

Telegram Replay
Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data Summary & Trends Report
This report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) focuses on four priority areas: sexual behavior, high-risk substance use, violence victimization, and mental health. The results help in understanding the factors that contribute to the leading causes of illness, death, and disability among youth and young adults.

Job Announcements
Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative Program Manager for Fairfax County, Va.
This position plays a leadership role in the development, management, and evaluation of programs and services to improve access to behavioral health services and the quality of those services for the county’s children, youth, and families and for leading interagency teams to conduct children’s behavioral health needs assessments and gap analyses. For more information, contact Jim Gillespie .

Care Coordinator – Social Services
Choices CCS is seeking a Care Coordinator. The Care Coordinator is responsible for completing strengths-based assessments, developing plans of care, overseeing plan implementation, facilitating team meetings, making regular home visits, monitoring services, and authorizing all care to maintain fiscal accountability. The position is based in Indianapolis, IN.

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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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