October 22, 2018
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Implementing Tobacco Cessation Programs in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Settings
This guide from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) contains an overview of the challenges associated with tobacco cessation and the benefits of being tobacco-free for individuals and in the workplace. The guide also includes tips that substance use disorder treatment settings can use to implement their own tobacco cessation programs.

HEALing Communities Study: Developing and Testing an Integrated Approach To Address the Opioid Crisis
The National Institute on Drug Abuse, in partnership with SAMHSA, is soliciting cooperative agreement applications with the intention of funding up to three research sites to participate in the HEALing Communities Study: Developing and Testing an Integrated Approach to Address the Opioid Crisis. The study will test the immediate impact of implementing an integrated set of evidence-based interventions across health care, behavioral health, justice, and other community-based settings to prevent and treat opioid misuse and opioid use disorders. Applications open Nov. 11, 2018, and are due Dec. 11, 2018.

America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2018
The latest annual report of federal statistics on the health and well-being of America's children and youth is available from the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics. This report highlights six measures: poverty and extreme poverty, health insurance continuity, homelessness, exposure to violence, prescription opioid misuse and use disorders, and residential placement of juveniles.

TA Network Webinars
Wednesday, Oct. 24
2:30 – 4 p.m. EDT
Direct Connect Learning Community Youth Engagement Steps to Success: Creating Youth-Friendly Environments
Are you developing and implementing youth engagement strategies in your community? This webinar will help youth leaders, adult supporters, and organizational staff identify strategies to enhance youth engagement and create supportive working environments. The webinar will highlight key recommendations about how to involve youth and young adults while presenting information about best practices to use when employing youth leaders. 

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 for a lively discussion on the power of storytelling. Share your thoughts on how to guide families to effectively tell their story while respecting their child’s story, do’s and don’ts of social media, involving youth in storytelling, and more.

Tuesday, Nov. 27
2:30 – 4 p.m. EST
Early Childhood System of Care Learning Community: Home Visiting
This Learning Community will focus on the intersection of home visiting and systems of care. The presenter will share information on the benefits of providing evidence-based home visiting services to strengthen maternal child health and well-being. Participants will have an opportunity for questions, peer sharing, and dialogue about using evidence-based home visiting strategies as part of a systemic approach to early childhood mental health.

Training and Events
Registration Is Open for National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health Conference
The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health annual conference brings together family members, young adults, and professionals and focuses on issues and trends pertainin g to children’s mental health from the perspective of a family-driven and youth-guided approach. The conference will take place Nov. 1-3, 2018, in Houston, Texas.

Call for Presentations: Protecting Our Children Conference
The National Indian Child Welfare Association is accepting workshop proposals for the 37th annual Protecting Our Children Conference. Popular past workshops have presented innovative tribal and community programs, unveiled new curricula and research, and shared effective youth engagement practices. The proposal deadline is Nov. 15, 2018.

Registration Is Open for NatCon19
The National Council for Behavioral Health is accepting registrations for NatCon19. This annual conference brings together more than 5,000 behavioral health leaders who are strengthening communities, improving lives, and building a better future. NatCon19 will take place March 25-27, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn.

Understanding Anxiety in Children and Teens
This report from Child Mind Institute examines the prevalence of child and adolescent anxiety disorders, the impact of early risk factors including temperament, and effective treatments that are being accessed more frequently.

Opening Doors for Young Parents
Young parents often face an uneasy road to adulthood — one that challenges their capacity to learn, earn, and raise a family. This policy report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation describes the issues young parents face and identifies policy improvements and investments that can enable more young families to succeed.

Assessing Workforce Readiness to Provide Comprehensive Suicide Care
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center webinar recording on assessing workforce readiness to provide comprehensive suicide care is available online . It features leaders of three health care organizations that used the results of the Zero Suicide Workforce Survey to embed staff training in their health care systems.

Nothing About Us Without Us: Growing Meaningful Young Adult Involvement in Your Organization
Learn about effective practices for the meaningful involvement of young adults in service organizations with this webinar recording from the Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research. Areas of potential young adult involvement that will be described include treatment/service planning and decision-making, partnering with youth to produce system and service change, peer-worker roles, and participatory research and evaluation.

Telegram Replay
Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby: Opioids in Pregnancy
These four new fact sheets from SAMHSA provide guidance on patient care for pregnant mothers with opioid use disorder (OUD). Fact sheet topics include OUD and pregnancy, OUD treatment, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and personal considerations to address before hospital discharge.

Nominations Open for Children's Bureau Champion Awards
The Children's Bureau  Champion Awards honor agencies, community-based organizations, businesses, courts, individuals, parent leaders, and others who have made exceptional contributions to promoting the health and well-being of children and families. Awardees will be recognized at the 2019 National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect in April in Washington, D.C. The submission deadline is Nov. 12, 2018.

Help Teens Make Healthy Choices: Toolkit for Counselors and Educators
This toolkit from the National Institute on Drug Abuse is designed to help school professionals engage with students about drug use, peer pressure, and decision-making. It also provides resources to assist in identifying students who might be at risk for substance use disorders and to locate referrals for families that might need additional support.

Job Announcements
National Wraparound Implementation Center - Senior or Lead Training Specialists
The National Wraparound Implementation Center is seeking senior or lead training specialists. These positions are responsible for all functions related to training and technical assistance in multiple implementation settings nationally in Wraparound and to provide guidance and content expertise specific to implementing this evidence-informed practice model.

PA-Family Alliance for Children’s Services - Project Director
Allegheny Family Network is seeking a project director to lead the establishment of the PA-Family Alliance for Children’s Services, a statewide family support infrastructure and alliance that will improve the lives of families raising children and youth with mental health issues. This position is located in Pennsylvania and open to residents across the state. Interested applicants can email Ruth Fox for more information.

Program Officer - Child Behavioral Health
The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is seeking a Program Officer for the organization’s Child Health group. The position will work closely with the Director of Child Health Quality to carry out initiatives that improve the outcomes of care for children with complex health and behavioral health needs, many of whom are involved in multiple public systems. This position is based in Princeton, N.J.

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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).