July 9, 2018
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Child Separation Among Families Experiencing Homelessness
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation released a brief on child separations among families experiencing homelessness. The brief delves into the levels of child separation, details characteristics of separated children, and examines future child separation after a shelter stay.

State Opioid Response Grants
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2018 State Opioid Response (SOR) Grants. The program aims to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to medication-assisted treatment using the three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid overdose-related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment, and recovery activities for opioid use disorder (including prescription opioids, heroin, and illicit fentanyl and fentanyl analogs). Applications are due by Aug. 13, 2018.

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.
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
42 CFR Part 2 and HIPAA: Sharing Behavioral Health Information in Compliance With the Law
This online course from the American Bar Association Health Law Section and SAMHSA, scheduled for Wednesday, July 11 from 12–1:30 p.m. EDT, will explain the importance of sharing behavioral health information in compliance with the law. The course will also address the impact of privacy laws, specifically 42 CFR Part 2 and HIPAA, on the practice of health law.

Child Welfare Virtual Expo 2018: Fostering a Healthy Workforce
On Thursday, July 1 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. EDT, the Capacity Building Center for States, a service of the Children’s Bureau, is hosting a Child Welfare Virtual Expo. This event aims to develop agency capacity and programs that foster healthy work environments for child welfare professionals.

Help Us Grow: Family-led Organizations Gather for Regional Summit in Philadelphia
Learn about a recent regional Family Navigation Summit that Philadelphia System of Care recently co-hosted . The morning session focused on birth-five models of navigation for families of children with autism. Presenters included programs such as Mind the Gap, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Communication Connection, and National Help Me Grow.

Housing and Transition: Meeting the Needs of Young Adults with Mental Health Conditions
This report addresses challenges faced by transition-age youth and young adults with mental health conditions as they try to find and maintain stable housing. This document was written specifically for program designers, administrators, and policy-makers, and others who are planning to develop or modify housing supports that are available to young adults.

Preparing Young People for Workplace Success
This webinar recording from the Annie E. Casey Foundation explores the power of positive youth development , an approach that helps organizations create environments in which young people can advance their skills while cultivating connections to school, family, work, and community.

A State Multi-Sector Framework for Supporting Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
This report from Child Trends provides a framework for state agencies and other stakeholders to review and improve systems that support children and youth with special health care needs.

New Report and Mini-Briefs from the Collaborating for Change: Address Youth Homelessness and Juvenile Justice Project
The Coalition for Juvenile Justice released its newest report and four mini-briefs as a part of the “Collaborating for Change: Address Youth Homelessness and Juvenile Justice” project. The mini-briefs provide resources for law enforcement, schools, state and local governments, and state advisory groups to understand and address the intersections between juvenile justice and youth homelessness.

Telegram Replay
2018 National Recovery Month Toolkit Available
Each September, SAMHSA sponsors National Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate individuals living in recovery. This toolkit provides media outreach templates, tips for event planning and community outreach, audience-specific information on mental and substance use disorders, and other resources.

Things2Consider: Strategic Sharing
Whether it’s for personal, educational, or advocacy purposes, strategic sharing is a valuable skill for youth. This document from Youth M.O.V.E. National includes tips and resources to help youth share their lived experiences with others. 

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. This list from the TA Network's Cultural and Linguistic Competence team includes behavioral health equality resources for LGBTQ+, racial, and ethnic minority populations.

CDC Vital Signs: Suicide Rising Across the United States
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released new data on state trends in suicide rates. The results show that from 1999 to 2016, suicide rates rose more than 30 percent in half of the states and more than half of people who died by suicide did not have a known mental health condition.

Supporting Children's Early Brain Development
This recorded webinar from the Office of Head Start's Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center explores how back-and-forth interactions during everyday experiences and routines build the brain and set the stage for a lifetime of learning.

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

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