Feb. 5, 2018
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New Report: Turnover Among Wraparound Care Coordinators
The National Wraparound Initiative and the National Wraparound Implementation Center have produced a new report, "Turnover Among Wraparound Care Coordinators: Perspectives on causes, impacts, and remedies." The report provides findings from a national survey and follow-up interviews with selected survey participants and provides information on how turnover rates can be lowered. A recorded webinar, covering key findings from the report and including questions and discussion, also is available.

Applications Available for Up to $5.54 Million for Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for the Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant totaling up to $5.54 million over the next three years. The program is designed to develop a comprehensive, collaborative, well-coordinated, and evidence-based approach to enhance services for all college students, including those at risk for suicide, depression, serious mental illness, and/or substance use disorders that can lead to school failure. The program also aims to prevent mental and substance use disorders; promote help-seeking behavior and reduce stigma; and improve the identification and treatment of at-risk college students so they can successfully complete their studies.

Nominate Now for SAMHSA's 2018 Voice Awards
SAMHSAʹs Voice Awards program honors consumer, peer, and family leaders who are improving the lives of people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders in communities across the country. The awards program also recognizes television and film productions that educate the public about behavioral health and showcase that recovery is real and possible through treatment and recovery supports. Nominations are due by Mar. 16.

Registration Open for Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health
Early bird registration for the 31st annual conference is available until Feb. 16. The conference will take place Mar. 4-7 in Tampa, Florida.

Applications are Now Open for an Expanded Mobile Response and Stabilization Services (MRSS) Peer Meeting
The MRSS meeting will take place May 23-24 in New Jersey. Participating state teams will work collaboratively with MRSS alumni and experts from Connecticut, New Jersey, and Milwaukee County, focusing on ways to develop, implement, and sustain mobile response and stabilization services for children, youth, and young adults in their states. There also will be an opportunity for one or two individuals from each participant team to 'ride along' with a mobile response unit for hands-on observation of the model on May 22. Applications are due Monday, Feb. 19.

Be a Part of a System Change for Children and Families! 
This free 25-hour web-based Adoption Competency NTI training for Mental Health Professionals is available Mar. – Sept. 2018 for nine pilot sites: California, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, and the Cherokee Nation.

TA Network Webinars
Wednesday, Feb. 7
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. ET

Tribal SOC Learning Community (LC): The Value of Traditional Storytelling as a Part of Parenting
"Lessons of the Storyteller" examines a part of Indian heritage and how it was central to parenting. By understanding the role of storytelling in the past, parents can begin to develop their own sense of the role of parents in communication, teaching values, and observing.

Wednesday, Feb. 21
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. ET

Tribal SOC: The Use of Storytelling as a Cultural Tool for Healing Tribal Youth and Families
The use of Storytelling as a cultural tool for healing tribal youth and families. Storytelling is the oral tradition of passing down knowledge, legacy and is therapeutic for their members. For this webinar the focus will be strengthening the parent/caregiver(s) relationship with their youth by using storytelling both for listening and telling.

Wednesday, Feb. 21
2:30 - 4 p.m. ET

SOC Expansion Leadership Learning Community: Current Issues and Opportunities for Working with Family and Youth Organizations in SOCs
This session of the SOC Leadership Learning Community will focus on the importance of strong relationships with family- and youth-run organizations at state and local levels in SOCs for children, youth, and young adults and their families. These organizations have proven to be effective vehicles for engaging families and youth leaders in many important roles at the policy and service delivery levels. Challenges and effective strategies will be discussed.
Thursday, Feb. 22
2 - 3:30 p.m. ET

Integrating Early Psychosis Into Systems of Care
This webinar targets state and local decision makers and advocates involved with Systems of Care and/or Early Psychosis Intervention. The purpose of the webinar is to increase understanding of how integrating these efforts conceptually and operationally can better meet the needs of youth and young adults with early psychosis, and to provide specific steps communities can take to begin to integrate their efforts for more synergy and better outcomes.

Thursday, Feb. 22
3 - 4:30 p.m. ET

FREDLA's Learning Community for Family Leaders: Family-Run Organizations Partnering With Juvenile Justice
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has prioritized family engagement where families are considered partners in their child’s treatment and the policies, programs, and practices of the juvenile justice system itself. This Learning Community will highlight two family-run organizations, Family Involvement Center (FIC) in Arizona and Parent Professional Advocacy League (PPAL) in Massachusetts, along with their state Juvenile Justice partners to describe how they are working together to support and engage families at all levels of the Juvenile Justice system.

Wednesday, Feb. 28
3:30 - 5 p.m. ET

This month's webinar will be presented by Youth M.O.V.E. National team members Kristin Thorp and Brianne Masselli. Building on themes from Part 1, this webinar offers more guidance on putting data to work for your youth program's improvement, growth, and sustainability.

Wednesday, Apr. 4
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 Service (CLAS Standards).

Training and Events
Team-Based CT-R for Building Empowerment and Resilience
CT-R is based on the cognitive model of therapy as developed by Dr. Aaron Beck. The cognitive model is focused on how individuals’ thoughts and perceptions affect their emotions and behaviors, sometimes in bothersome ways. In this Recovery to Practice webinar, scheduled for Feb. 7, 1-2 p.m. ET, Paul Grant, PhD, and Ellen Inverso, PsyD, focus on the use of CT-R in multidisciplinary services, energizing both the person and the team members.

Beyond Barriers: Navigating Disparities Faced by Marginalized Youth and Young Adults
This webinar, scheduled for Feb. 8, 2-3 p.m. ET, explores how to provide young people with developmentally appropriate supports and guidance and how to make organizations and service agencies more accessible to those most marginalized.

Social Marketing for Awareness Day 2018
In this webinar, scheduled for Feb. 8, 2-3 p.m. ET, the Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health Campaign's Social Marketing TA Team will explain how National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day provides social marketing opportunities for systems of care. Community presenters will share how they have used the obse rvance to involve others in their SOC. The TA Team will provide details about SAMHSA’s plans for Awareness Day 2018 and how communities can get involved.

Implementation of CT-R Across a System: Lessons of Success
CT-R is based on the cognitive model of therapy as developed by Dr. Aaron Beck. The cognitive model is focused on how individuals’ thoughts and perceptions affect their emotions and behaviors, sometimes in bothersome ways. In this Recovery to Practice webinar, scheduled for Feb. 21, 1-2 p.m. ET , Arthur Evans, PhD, CEO of the American Psychological Association, and Paul Grant, PhD, focus on the systemic, large-scale implementation of CT-R sharing evidence of culture change.

Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Children, Youth, and Families Experiencing Homelessness
SAMHSA’s latest KSOC-TV webisode is now available on demand. The webisode explores evidence-based strategies to address the mental health needs of children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness. A dynamic and informed panel discusses common concerns and experiences while sharing tips, resources, and information about support programs.

Making Numbers Talk: Using Data to Strengthen Your Social Marketing
SAMHSA's Dec. 14 webinar is available to view on demand. Is your system of care interested in finding and using influential data to effectively engage your audience? Hear about real-life SOC social marketing efforts that have successfully combined data and storytelling to reach decision-makers in child-serving systems.

2018 National Prevention Week Planning Guide and Resource Calendar
This resource from SAMSHA equips communities with tools for developing National Prevention Week events in 2018. It includes a list of health observances, event planning strategies, and SAMHSA resources.

Telegram Replay
SAVE THE DATE: TA Network's First Early Psychosis Peer Meeting for System of Care Grantees, Aug. 22-24, in Portland, Ore.
Early psychosis intervention is a high priority nationally and for many SOC grantees. Successful implementation requires specialized knowledge, coordination across adult and child systems, and consistent leadership. This peer meeting will provide an opportunity for teams of state/county decision-makers to learn from national experts about effective implementation strategies, current core practices and philosophies, and how programs function on the ground as well as to learn from one another about strategies grantees are considering or implementing in their states/counties. The meeting will include individual team planning time facilitated by national experts in the field. Look for additional details and the application soon.
SAMHSA Announces First Director of the National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory
Christopher M. Jones, PharmD, MPH, has joined SAMHSA as the first director of the National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory. Before joining SAMHSA, Jones served as acting associate deputy assistant secretary for science and data policy and director of the division of science policy in the office of the assistant secretary for planning and evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Job Announcements
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
The University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is pleased to announce a new postdoctoral fellowship focused on child and adolescent behavioral health services research and policy. This postdoc would be a great match for any aspiring academic interested in a career at the nexus of children’s mental health, implementation science, state and local policy, and being an active partner in bridging the “research to practice” gap on behalf of youth and families.

Texas Center - Institute Training Specialist
The University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work’s Institute for Innovation and Implementation (The Institute) is seeking a Wraparound Training Specialist for the Texas Institute for Innovation and Implementation (Texas Institute). The Training Specialist engages a diverse variety of people in learning situations, applying adult learning theory in developing multifaceted modern learning solutions.

Texas Center – Institute Lead Research Analyst
The University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work’s Institute for Innovation and Implementation (The Institute) is seeking a Lead Research Analyst that will provide research support for the Texas Institute for Innovation and Implementation (Texas Institute).   The Lead Research Analyst provides advanced subject matter expertise and works independently on all aspects of the research process, including evaluation design, measurement and data collection, data management and cleaning, analysis (including advanced statistical procedures), and dissemination.

Public Policy Analyst
The University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work Institute for Innovation and Implementation (The Institute) is seeking a Public Policy Analyst to contribute to the health care policy work of the National Technical Assistance Network for Children’s Behavioral Health (TA Network).

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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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