March 26, 2018
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Early Bird Registration for The Training Institutes Will Close on March 31!
Early bird registration for the 2018 Training Institutes is filling up fast! The 400 th paid registration received before 11:59 p.m. on March 31 will win one free hotel night at the Marriott Marquis during the conference . All registrations paid in full by March 30 will also be entered to win a free registration for someone else (terms and conditions apply).

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.

Call for Proposals Open for 2018 Mississippi Trauma Informed Care Conference
The 2018 Mississippi Trauma Informed Care Conference will be held Sept. 18-21 in Jackson, Miss. The planning committee is seeking presentations for 60- to 90-minute keynote presentations, 90-minute breakout sessions, and three-hour intensive, experiential sessions that are diverse, practical, skills-based, and address critical issues in creating a trauma-informed system of care. The p roposal deadline is March 30.

TA Network Webinars
Thursday, March 29
Noon - 3 p.m. ET
Positive Practices for Working with Psychosis
The webinar will introduce the model, discuss the five components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp)-informed skills, and draw upon case examples to demonstrate these skills in real-world settings. This model brings together a combination of CBTp-informed skills that front-line providers can use in their work with individuals in a variety of settings.

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.

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 helping the client (and therapist) understand the origin and maintenance 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.

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.

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 Children's Mental Health Initiative (CHMI) will host a webinar on th e 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 various external evaluation processes and technologies. Strategies for incorporating fidelity assessments into existing data collection procedures also will be discussed.

Promoting Permanency for Teens: A 50-State Review of Law and Policy
A new report from the National Center for Youth Law evaluates state policies that encourage or discourage legal permanency. This report identifies key policy variations, including parental visitation and efforts to locate relatives.

Updated Issue Brief: Rural Child Welfare Practice
This brief from the Child Welfare Information Gateway highlights the importance of understanding the concerns and needs of children and families in rural communities, their strengths and resources, and the cultural sensitivity required of child welfare professionals as they work to achieve safety, permanency, and well-being for rural children.

Juvenile Justice Diversion for Tribal Youth Initiative
This new web resource from the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice captures the experiences of eight tribal nations participating in a juvenile justice diversion initiative. Tribal workgroups developed a series of policy and practice recommendations that aim to achieve successful juvenile justice transformation in Indian Country and produced a series of videos highlighting topics such as cultural identity, family and community connection, and tribal diversion programs.

Child Maltreatment Prevention: A Planning Framework for Action
This new document from the Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Assistance and Strategic Dissemination Center provides a comprehensive guide to prevention planning at state and local levels. It builds on tools developed and piloted in a partnership between Deborah Daro, PhD, a noted child abuse and neglect prevention researcher from Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, and the states of South Carolina and Colorado while drawing from a broad range of national work on planning for child and family services.

Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Primary Care Practices: A Guide for Primary Care Providers and Medical Practice Managers
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education Mental Health Program and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center have collaborated to revise the Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Primary Care Practices. The toolkit has been updated to provide the latest information, tools, assessment guidelines, reimbursement tips, and resources to help support primary care providers.

Telegram Replay
Direct Connect Learning Community: Making Data Work for You, Part 2
Presented by Youth M.O.V.E. National's Brianne Masselli, MA, this virtual forum was designed 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. Building on themes from Part 1, participants could learn more about putting data to work for their youth program's improvement, growth, and sustainability.

Rural Behavioral Health LC: MRSS Implementation
This learning community focused on challenges and innovations in developing systems of care for children, youth, and young adults with significant behavioral health needs and their families in rural areas. This webinar focused on implementation strategies for mobile response and stabilization services (MRSS) in rural areas and featured presentations from Liz Manley, part of the faculty for the TA Network’s MRSS Peer Curriculum, and leaders from Utah's system of care.

New Grant for Up to $2 million to Improve Health Care for the Hispanic/Latino Community
SAMHSA is accepting applications for one grant of up to $2 million for the Targeted Capacity Expansion Hispanic/Latino Center of Excellence for Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Program. The program's purpose is to strengthen the specialized behavioral and primary health care workforce that provides substance use disorder treatment and recovery services to Hispanic and Latino populations. 

$260 Million Available to Fund Title X Family Planning Program
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the availability of $260 million in a new funding opportunity for the Title X family planning program to help improve and expand quality care. The funding will assist in the establishment and/or operation of voluntary family planning projects that offer a broad range of methods and services, including information, education, and counseling related to family planning, preconception care, contraception, natural family planning, and infertility services.

Pediatricians Call for Universal Depression Screening for Teens
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has revamped its guidelines to help primary care doctors diagnose and treat depression among teens. The AAP says pediatricians and other primary care doctors are often in the best position to help young people with depression, particularly those who might not have access to mental health specialists.

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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).