October 1, 2018
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Preventing Suicide in Tribal Communities—and Beyond
The latest blog post from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services Director, Paolo del Vecchio, highlights the resources available to help prevent suicide and provide support to those whose lives have been affected by suicide or suicide attempts in tribal and non-tribal communities.

Substance Use Disorder and Pregnancy
The latest issue of  Integration Edge , the eNewsletter from the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions, offers evidence-based treatment tools and resources to make it easier for providers to offer screenings, conduct interventions, and refer pregnant women for treatment if necessary

Call for Presentations: Protecting Our Children Conference
The National Indian Child Welfare Association is accepting workshop proposals for the 37th annual Protecting Our Children Conference. Popular past workshops have presented innovative tribal and community programs, unveiled new curricula and research, and shared effective youth engagement practices. The proposal deadline is Nov. 15, 2018.

TA Network Webinars
Wednesday, Oct. 17
2:30 – 4 p.m. EDT
System of Care Expansion Leadership Learning Community: SOAR for Children
SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery) is a successful national program, funded by SAMHSA, originally designed to increase access for adults to the disability income benefit programs administered by the Social Security Administration. This learning community will introduce the new SOAR Youth Curriculum, an online course designed by the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center to increase access to Supplemental Security Income for children and youth under the age of 18 with disabling conditions who experience or are at risk of homelessness.

Wednesday, Oct. 24
2:30 – 4 p.m. EDT
Direct Connect Learning Community Youth Engagement Steps to Success: Creating Youth Friendly Environments
Are you developing and implementing youth engagement strategies in your community? This webinar will assist youth leaders, adult supporters, and organizational staff identify strategies to enhance youth engagement and create supportive working environments. The webinar will highlight key recommendations about how to involve youth and young adults, and present information about best practices to use when employing youth leaders. 

Thursday, Oct. 25
3 – 4:30 p.m. EDT
The Power of Telling Your Story
Join the staff of the Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association for a lively discussion on the power of storytelling. Share your thoughts on how to guide families to effectively tell their story while respecting their child’s story, do’s and don’ts of social media, involving youth in storytelling, and more.

Training and Events
Youth Mental Health Call for Applications
The National Council for Behavioral Health is accepting applications for a new, two-year learning opportunity. Five sites will receive up to $100,000 to reduce rates and the impact of anxiety, depression, and suicide among young people 10 to 24 years old in underserved populations. Applications are due Oct. 5, 2018.

The College Years: How Students with Lived Experience Navigate Academics and Mental Health Management
This webinar from the Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research, scheduled for Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. to noon EDT, will describe findings from a qualitative study that paints an intimate picture of the facilitators and barriers to academic success faced by college students with mental health conditions.

Integrated Care for Kids (InCK): Advancing Behavioral Health Best Practices for Children, Youth, and Young Adults
Join the Institute for Innovation and Implementation on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 3 to 4 p.m. EDT for a webinar to learn more about the InCK Model and its potential to advance child behavioral health best practices and values-based system approaches within Medicaid delivery systems.

Teen Depression - Addressing Stress
On Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. EDT, Families for Depression Awareness is hosting a webinar on how parents and caregivers can identify stress and depression in teens, create stress reduction strategies, and listen without judgment.

Save the Date: Eighth Annual Ready by 21 National Meeting
Join leaders who are working to improve outcomes for young people in communities and states across the country at the eighth annual Ready by 21 National Meeting. The meeting will take place April 23-25, 2019, in Seattle, WA.

Registration Is Open for the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health Conference
The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health annual conference brings together family members, young adults, and professionals and focuses on current issues and trends pertaining to children’s mental health from the perspective of a family-driven and youth-guided approach. The conference will take place Nov. 1-3, 2018, in Houston, TX.

Teen Depression Fact Sheet
This newly updated resource from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) provides information for parents and caregivers on the signs and symptoms of depression in teenagers as well as available treatment options.

Family Group Decision-Making: Becoming a Family-Centered Agency
In this episode of the Children's Bureau's podcast, guest speakers discuss the skills and capabilities family group coordinators should have to best support families and what it means to be a fully family-centered agency.

Homeless and Runaway Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
This report from the Coalition for Juvenile Justice examines juvenile justice-related factors contributing to homelessness, the role of Runaway and Homeless Youth providers, key partners and funders, and general recommendations for serving youth experiencing homelessness who are or have been involved with the juvenile justice system.

Back to School Resource List
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network created this list of resources to highlight issues related to trauma, to explain how trauma can affect children and adolescents, and to help schools support students and families who have been impacted by trauma.

Telegram Replay
Question: What is MHBG? (Answer: Mental Health Block Grant) Webinar
FREDLA hosted this learning community call for family leaders on the topic of Mental Health Block Grants.

Engaging Families in Early Psychosis Programs
This webinar will explored 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.

Behavioral Health Conditions in Children and Youth Exposed to Natural Disasters
This edition of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Disaster Technical Assistance Center's Supplemental Research Bulletin reviews existing literature on behavioral health symptoms in children and youth after natural disasters, including symptoms of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress.

Event Registration Is Open for National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) have announced that event registration is open for National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week, which will be held Jan. 22-27, 2019.

Two New Podcasts in SAMHSA's 'Complex Clinical Decisions in Psychopharmacology' Series
SAMHSA's Recovery to Practice resource center has introduced two new podcasts in its Complex Clinical Decisions in Psychopharmacology   podcast series: Considering Multiple Medications in a Recovery Plan and Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics in Mental Health Recovery. These podcasts explore complex clinical decisions in psychopharmacology for individuals with serious mental illness.

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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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