September 24, 2018
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News Feed
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.

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
Developing and implementing youth engagement strategies in your community? This webinar will assist youth leaders, adult supporters, and organizational staff in identifying ways to enhance supportive youth engagement and working environments. The webinar will highlight key recommendations when involving youth and young adults. Presenters will identify important things that one must consider when employing youth leaders to ultimately create supportive, youth friendly environments, set up for success.

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 (FREDLA) for a lively discussion on the power of storytelling. Share your thoughts on strategies to effectively tell a family story, do’s and don’ts of social media, involving youth in storytelling, and more.

Training and Events
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 (OJJDP) is 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, WA.

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.

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.

Resources
A Guide to Forming Advisory Boards for Family-Serving Organizations
This guide for family-serving organizations from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, the Family Informed Trauma Treatment Center, and the Center for Resilient Families outlines how to form an advisory board with a trauma-informed approach.

What Families Need to Know About Opioid Misuse and Treatment During Pregnancy
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has created a guide for expectant mothers with opioid use disorders and their families to help with prenatal care, delivery, newborn health, breastfeeding, social supports, and what to expect after delivery.

Telegram Replay
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).

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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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