June 25, 2018
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Did you know Pre-Institute Sessions can be attended even if you are not registering for The Training Institutes? Use registration code: PREINSTITUTES to register for Pre-Institutes only and don’t miss out on this unique opportunity. Six sessions are being offered, however only a few spots remain. 

Recovery to Practice eLearning Course: Information for Peer Specialists Serving People with Mental Health Conditions Experiencing Homelessness
This Recovery to Practice online course from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) explores the intersection of homelessness and mental illness. Learners will get practical, real-life tools and tips to access services and housing for people diagnosed with serious mental illness who are also experiencing homelessness.

Medicaid and CHIP Scorecard
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services developed its Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Scorecard to increase public transparency about the programs’ administration and outcomes.

The Relationship Between Substance Use Indicators and Child Welfare Caseloads
This research brief from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services describes how select indicators associated with the prevalence of substance use relate to changing trends in child welfare caseloads. It is part of a series describing findings of a mixed-methods study undertaken to better understand how parental substance use relates to child welfare caseloads.

Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth Technical Assistance Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is seeking applications for a technical assistance provider to support the Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth Demonstration Initiative. This project furthers the DOJs mission by dedicating training and technical assistance (TTA) resources to develop coordinated responses to effectively identify and assess child and youth victims and provide comprehensive services. Applications are due by July 5, 2018.

TA Network Webinars
Thursday, Aug. 9
 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. EDT
Cultural and Linguistic Competence Peer Learning Exchange - Lessons from the Field: Implementing Behavioral Health Equity Programs
This webinar will be an opportunity to share and discuss what we have learned in implementing behavioral health equity programs, including the CLAS Standards.

Training and Events
The Intersection of Opioid Abuse, Overdose, and Suicide: The Role of Chronic Pain
This webinar from SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, scheduled for Thursday, June 28, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. EDT, will take an in-depth look at the role of chronic pain as a primary risk factor and the critical point of intervention for opioid abuse, overdose, and suicide.

Healing Comes First: Building Resilience for Young People in Foster Care
Resilience is critical for the healthy development of teenagers who have been involved in the child welfare system. This tool from the Annie E. Casey Foundation gives adults ideas on activities and talks that can build supportive relationships with youth.

Helping Children with Parents in Prison and Children in Foster Care
Children with incarcerated parents and children in foster care, who come disproportionately from poor and minority households, face many threats to their healthy development and lifelong well-being. This brief from Princeton University and the Brookings Institution suggests a number of policies that could help these children.

Telegram Replay
Rural Behavior Health Learning Community: Building Capacity for Peer Support
This learning community focuses 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 focuses on strategies for developing youth and family peer capacity in rural areas, including recruitment strategies and roles peers can play to strengthen the service array.

The Effects of Trauma on First Responders
This issue of The Dialogue from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Disaster Technical Assistance Center highlights the challenges first responders experience in all phases of disaster response. The authors provide insight into the unique culture of the first responder community. This awareness is key to providing effective behavioral health services in a manner that is valuable to and accepted by first responders.

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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).