July 30, 2018
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Thank you for Attending the Training Institutes!
The Institute for Innovation and Implementation would like to thank the presenters, speakers, youth and family leaders, faculty, staff, and the 1700+ attendees who made the Training Institutes a roaring success! For pictures and videos, visit the Institute's Facebook and Twitter . Presentation slides and handouts will be available to download soon.
What Non-Prescribing Team Members Need to Know About Medication as a Tool for Recovery
In this webinar recording from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Recovery to Practice initiative, presenters address what non-prescribing team members need to know about person-centered pharmacology and psychotropic medication as a tool for recovery.

Raising Awareness of PTSD Associated with Mass Violence or Natural Disasters
This blog post from SAMHSA explains the connection among mass violence, natural disasters, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and includes resources for supporting adults and children who have experienced trauma.

TA Network Webinars
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 in implementing behavioral health equity programs, including the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services.

Thursday, Aug. 30
11:30 a.m. –
1 p.m. EDT
Responding to the Voices of Our Young People: Creating a Public Mental Health Continuum of Care for Youth in the U.S.
In this webinar, the presenter will discuss how to create an integrated continuum that includes early psychosis services, with a particular focus on school-based services. Integrated youth mental health services are critical for early identification, providing needed mental health and academic support, and preventing unnecessary school dropouts.

Wednesday, Sept. 5
11:30 a.m. –
1 p.m. EDT
Engaging Families in Early Psychosis Programs
This webinar will explore how psychosis affects family members, how to engage and support family members successfully, the impact of family engagement on outcomes, and ways that family members can partner around system and program development.

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 livestream 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 training 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 when 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.

Considerations and Strategies for Evaluating Tribal Systems of Care
This web event from the Children's Mental Health Initiative will provide a context for evaluation in tribal communities by outlining considerations and contextual realities, including historical trauma, concerns about sharing sensitive information, concerns about how information will be used, resources for collecting data, and whether/how evaluation will benefit tribal families, SOC leaders, and service providers. It is scheduled for Sept. 6 from 2-3:30 p.m. EDT.

Investing in Innovation: Reflections on the Family Economic Success-Early Childhood Education Pilots
The report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation offers lessons and recommendations rooted in the Family Economic Success-Early Childhood Education initiative, which aims to break the cycle of poverty among low-income families.

Telegram Replay
After an Attempt: Guides for Suicide Attempt Survivors, Family Members, and Medical Providers in Emergency Departments
These brochures from 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.

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, discuss opportunities for cross-sector collaboration, and detail 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. The webinar is available on demand.

Job Announcements
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

The views, opinions, and content expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or policies of the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).