March 11, 2019
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Early Bird Registration for the National Wraparound Implementation Academy Is Open!
Early bird registration for the National Wraparound Implementation Center’s 4th National Wraparound Implementation Academy (NWIA) ends March 31. The NWIA, which will be held Sept. 9-11 in Baltimore, MD, is a biennial event that provides the opportunity to learn from the field’s foremost experts in Wraparound and systems of care and connect with peers from across the country.

Creating Trauma-Informed Policies: A Practice Guide for School and Mental Health Leadership
This guide from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Pacific Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center provides a deep dive into developing, implementing, and evaluating trauma-informed and compassionate school policies.

TIP 61: Behavioral Health Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives
This new Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) from SAMHSA provides practical and culturally relevant guidance on how best to provide effective behavioral health services to clients in this population.

New Perspectives to Advance Minority Health and Health Disparities Research
In this special issue funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, the American Journal of Public Health presents research and perspectives focused on expanding methodological approaches to monitor and reduce health disparities for minority populations.

Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program Grants - Opioid
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Rural Development is accepting applications for Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program Grants - Opioid. The purpose of this program is to improve access to opioid treatment in rural areas through the use of telemedicine, computer networks, and related advanced technologies. Applications are due April 15.

Key Components and Decisions
Thursday, March 14, 1 – 2:30 p.m. EDT

This webinar will focus on key decisions in program design and engagement of youth and families in decision-making . Register now!

Sustainable Financing Strategies for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Services
Tuesday, March 12, 2:30 – 4 p.m. EDT

This webinar will focus on efforts to understand sustainable financing across the continuum of promotion, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for early childhood settings. Register now!
Family Leadership

Guide for Families Considering a Residential Program for Their Child with Behavioral Health Needs
Thursday, March 28, 3 – 4:30 PM EDT

The importance to families, parent peer support providers, residential program providers and administrators is explored in this webinar. Register now!

Telling Stories That Work: Evidence-based Strategies for Better Communication
Wednesday, March 20, 2:30 – 4 p.m. EDT

This webinar will present communication strategies proven to make messages more effective . Register now!
Training and Events
Youth Coordinator Office Hours
On Thursday, March 21, from 1-2 p.m. EDT, Youth MOVE National is hosting a one-hour phone call designed to support community building and technical assistance coaching with youth coordinators, youth engagement specialists, and youth task leads working in system of care grants. To join, please call 1-719-457-6209 (toll free: 1-866-398-2885) and enter the code 817-862.
Tools for Assessing Youth and Family Voice in Systems of Care
Engaging families and youth in evaluation is essential for effectively assessing the quality and outcomes of the system of care approach. This web event, scheduled for Thursday, March 28 from 1:30-3 p.m. EDT, will focus on tools that can be used to assess the extent of youth and family voice in advising and decision making in organizations, committees/councils, and systems of care.

Webinar for Families and Caregivers: Understanding Teen Depression
It can be hard to tell the difference between normal teen moodiness and depression. This webinar from Families for Depression Awareness will review the symptoms of depression, communication strategies, treatment options, where to get help, and what to do if help is refused. The webinar will be held March 21, from 7-8:15 p.m. EDT.

Call for Presentations Extended for the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health 30th Annual Conference
The National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health (NFFCMH) is seeking 90-minute workshop proposals and a select number of three-hour intensive workshop proposals for the 30th Annual NFFCMH Conference. The federation welcomes proposals from professionals, family members, and youth that support the well-being of our children and promote family voice in children’s mental health. The conference will be held Nov. 14-16 in Phoenix, Ariz. Proposals are due April 5.

States Use Policy Levers and Emerging Research to Address Antipsychotic Use in Children in Foster Care
This report from the National Academy for State Health Policy explores successful state responses to dramatic increases in antipsychotic prescription rates in Medicaid-enrolled children in foster care. It highlights several strategies, including payment reforms, delivery system innovations, and quality supports for clinical care.

Five Strategies for Engaging Family Partners
This article from the National Institute on Children's Health Quality explores how to engage with family members meaningfully as equal partners in improving the health of children.

New Online Training Resources on Working with Youth in Transition
The Pathways Transition Training Partnership has launched five new five- to seven-minute video briefs on key concepts and skills for working with transition-aged youth and young adults. The new video briefs focus on working with Native American youth, collaborating with peer support providers, and more.

Telegram Replay
Clinical High Risk and Early Psychosis: Connecting the Dots
This webinar reviewed the work currently being done in the U.S. and internationally on developing and implementing seamless community-based care for Clinical High Risk for Psychosis, common challenges and opportunities across these programs, and opportunities for synergy and learning.

New Video Series on Strategic Communication Planning
SAMHSA's Suicide Prevention Resource Center has released a new video series on strategic communication planning for suicide prevention. This series includes five- to six-minute webinar clips that feature expert advice on developing a communication plan, understanding audience, and evaluation.

PC-CARE Fact Sheet
This fact sheet from SAMHSA's National Child Traumatic Stress Network describes Parent-Child Care (PC-CARE) intervention. PC-CARE combines teaching and coaching about the way trauma exposure affects children’s mental health to enhance the caregiver-child relationship and reduce trauma-related symptoms.

Vital Signs Report: Tobacco Use By Youth Is Rising
According to this Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one in four high school students and about one in 14 middle school students in 2018 had used a tobacco product in the past 30 days. This was a considerable increase from 2017 and was driven by an increase in e-cigarette use.

Father Engagement: Addressing the Challenges
This recorded Digital Dialogue from CANTASD outlined best practices for engaging fathers across systems that serve children.

Job Announcements
Research Associate - National Center for Youth Opportunity and Justice, Policy Research Associates
Policy Research Associates, Inc. (PRA) is seeking a full-time Research Associate to join their youth justice team. The Research Associate will provide support on various studies currently being conducted at the National Center for Youth Opportunity and Justice, which is housed at PRA. This position is based in Albany, NY.

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