September 17, 2018
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Integrated Health Care Model for Kids
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Innovation Center announced a new model as part of a multipronged strategy to combat the nation's opioid crisis. The Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model aims to reduce expenditures and improve the quality of care for children covered by Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through prevention, early identification, and treatment of behavioral and physical health needs. CMS intends to award funding for up to eight states at a maximum of $16 million each in 2019 to implement the model. A recording of the InCK overview webinar can be accessed here.

Supporting Transgender Children and Youth: Laying the Foundation
In this webinar recording from the National Quality Improvement Center on Tailored Services, Placement Stability, and Permanency for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Two-Spirit Children and Youth in Foster Care (QIC-LGBTQ2S), the presenter discusses the evolving vocabulary essential for affirmative practice with transgender, gender-diverse, and non-binary children and youth and their families. This webinar was reviewed and approved by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

TA Network Webinars
Wednesday, Sept. 19
2:30 – 4 p.m. EDT
System of Care (SOC) Expansion Leadership Learning Community: Questions and Answers on Developing Finance and Sustainability Plans No. 1
SAMHSA SOC expansion grantees are required to develop financing plans in Year 2 and begin to implement those plans in Year 3. This learning community will consist of an interactive “open office hours” discussion, providing grantees an opportunity for questions, dialogue, and learning from TA Network experts, plus peer-to-peer interactions. Participants are welcome to submit questions before the meeting here .

Thursday, Sept. 20
2 – 3 p.m. EDT
Cultural and Linguistic Competence Peer Learning Exchange - Lessons from the Field: Implementing Behavioral Health Equity Programs
This webinar was originally scheduled for Aug. 9. The webinar will be an opportunity to share and discuss what we have learned while implementing various behavioral health equity programs, including the CLAS Standards.

Friday, Sept. 21
2:30 – 4 p.m. EDT
SOC Expansion Leadership Learning Community: Questions and Answers on Developing Finance and Sustainability Plans No. 2
SAMHSA SOC expansion grantees are required to develop financing plans in Year 2 and begin to implement those plans in Year 3. This learning community will consist of an interactive “open office hours” discussion, providing grantees an opportunity for questions, dialogue, and learning from TA Network experts, plus peer-to-peer interactions. Participants are welcome to submit questions before the meeting here .

Wednesday, Oct. 17
2:30 – 4 p.m. EDT
SOC 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.

Training and Events
Enhancing Skills for Peer Support Providers: Research on AMP+ Skills-Enhancement Training
This webinar from Pathways Research and Training Center, scheduled for Sept. 18 from 1 to 2 p.m. EDT, reports on a study testing Achieve My Plan (AMP+) skills-enhancement intervention for peer support providers working with youth and young adults. AMP+ provides web-based training and video coaching that is specific to the peer role.

Creating Supportive Systems to Improve Mental Health Outcomes for Young African-American Boys: An Urgent Conversation
SAMHSA, in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health, is hosting a virtual roundtable to increase awareness about the mental health needs of African-American boys and about culturally appropriate mental health promotion and early intervention strategies. The roundtable will be held Sept. 20 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. EDT.

Leveraging Program Evaluation and Data to Improve Your Services: Part 2
Part 2 of this two-part webinar hosted by the Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center and sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is scheduled for Sept. 27 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. EDT. This webinar will provide an overview of program evaluation, discuss the types of evaluation, and cover how to select the best type of evaluation based on specific organizational needs.

The College Years: How Students with Lived Experience Navigate Academics and Mental Health Management
This webinar from the Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research (Transitions ACR) , 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.

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.

Multi-System Collaboration Training and Technical Assistance Program
The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform is accepting applications for the Multi-System Collaboration Training and Technical Assistance Program (MSC-TTA)! The MSC-TTA is designed to assist multi-disciplinary teams from states, territories, tribes, local governments, community agencies, and organizations in developing a stronger infrastructure to improve system processes and outcomes for at-risk youth or youth involved in multiple systems. Applications are due Oct. 1, 2018.

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

Resources
Enhancing Academic Performance of Students with Mental Health Conditions
These presentation slides from Transitions ACR contain strategies for supporting young adults in their postsecondary education efforts.

College to Career: Supporting Mental Health
In partnership with Transitions ACR, the Jed Foundation has released this white paper that analyzes the challenges to emotional well-being faced by young adults during the college-to-career transition. The paper also offers strategic recommendations for colleges and employers seeking ways to support young adults and improve positive outcomes during this time in their lives.

College Counseling from a Distance: Deciding Whether and When to Engage in Telemental Health Services
This guide from the Higher Education Mental Health Alliance outlines the potential benefits, limitations, and concerns regarding telemental health services for college students.

Telegram Replay
This School Year, Let’s Erase Bullying
This new blog post from SAMHSA highlights multiple federal efforts designed to stop bullying, which include awarding grant funding to states and communities, developing informational and educational resources, and participating in interagency groups.

Children's Faces of Medicaid Data Series
Since 2005, two TA Network partners, the Center for Health Care Strategies and the Human Services Collaborative, have reported on patterns of behavioral health service use and expenditures for children and youth in Medicaid to help states and other stakeholders uncover opportunities to improve outcomes for these children. Below is a link to the latest full report as well as to a toolkit for states interested in replicating the Children's Faces of Medicaid analysis with their own Medicaid data. The TA Network is available for technical assistance to states wanting to undertake or already engaged in this type of analysis.

Operationalizing and Funding Youth and Parent Peer Support Roles in Residential Treatment Settings
This document is a new resource produced by the TA Network’s Quality Collaborative on Improving the Use of Psychotropic Medication for Youth in Residential Treatment Facilities (RTFs). Meant as a resource for RTFs committed to integrating youth and parent peer roles, it focuses principally on the operationalizing and funding of youth and parent peer support in these setting s. The accompanying infographic on ways to meaningfully engage youth and families in RTFs can be downloaded here .

Save the Date: 2019 National Wraparound Implementation Academy
The National Wraparound Implementation Academy will take place Sept. 9-11, 2019, in Baltimore. Join care coordinators, parent and youth partners, supervisors, managers, administrators, policymakers, researchers, and evaluators in learning from the field's foremost experts in Wraparound systems of care.

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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).