Announcements

  • December 22, 2014
    Funding Opportunity: Statewide Family Network Program
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

    Application Deadline: February 2, 2015
    SAMHSA released a Request for Applications for the Statewide Family Network Program grant. The Statewide Family Network Program enhances the states’ capacities and infrastructures to respond to the needs of children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances. To meet this goal, the program provides information, referrals, and support to families who have a child with a mental health challenge and creates a mechanism for families to participate in the planning and policy development of mental health services at the state and local levels. Applications for grants are due February 2, 2015. Learn more.

  • December 22, 2014
    Complex Trauma Resource Webpage
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

    The NCTSN website features a Complex Trauma Resource webpage. The page contains fact sheets, webinars, and other resources related to complex trauma. "Complex Trauma: Facts for Educators" (PDF, 6 pages) is the newest addition to the resource collection. This fact sheet provides information that can help teachers and school staff understand and work with students who have experienced complex trauma. Learn more.

  • October 24, 2014
    SAMHSA’s KSOC-TV: Trauma-Informed Approaches to Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    Date: October 27, 2014, 2 - 3 p.m. EST
    This webisode will explore the principles of a trauma-informed approach and trauma-specific interventions designed to address the consequences of trauma among children, youth, and families. Learn more.

  • October 24, 2014
    Funding Opportunity: Mental Health Training Initiative for State and Local Juvenile Detention and Correctional Systems
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

    Application Date: October 31, 2014
    Six sites will have the opportunity to receive instruction on the Mental Health Training Curriculum for Juvenile Justice, developed to educate juvenile justice staff about adolescent development, mental health disorders and treatment, the critical role of families, and practical strategies for engaging and interacting with youth. OJJDP and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation jointly support this initiative. Learn more.

  • September 23, 2014
    Webinar: Suicide Prevention for Alaska Native Communities
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Mental Health; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health

    Date: September 23, 2014, 2 - 3:30 p.m. EST
    Presenters will provide an overview of suicide in Alaska and describe strategies to promote mental wellness and reduce suicide among Alaska Natives. Learn more.

  • January 3, 2014
    SAMHSA’S Prevention Day: February 3, 2014
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

    SAMHSA will hold its annual Prevention Day on February 3, 2014, in National Harbor, Maryland, in conjunction with the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America National Leadership Forum. With the theme “The Power of Prevention: Strengthening Behavioral Health and Public Health for the Next Decade,” Prevention Day will feature speakers, plenaries, and workshops that will provide information on effective programs and the latest prevention-related developments in the areas of substance abuse and mental health. Learn more.

  • November 27, 2013
    OK2TALK: Help for Youth

    Developed by the National Association of Broadcasters and featured on MentalHealth.gov, OK2TALK is a new campaign that aims to encourage young people struggling with mental health challenges to talk about their experiences, without fear of stigma, and to create opportunities for open conversations in schools, in the workplace, and among families about mental health. The campaign includes TV and radio PSAs and an online community where youth can share their story by submitting creative content. Learn more.