October 24, 2016

Notable News
Join us, October 25, 3 p.m. ET for a live webinar to learn more about Social Marketing for FY17 SAMHSA: Expansion and Sustainability System of Care Communities. Topics covered include social marketing and communications technical assistance that isavailable to SAMHSA system of care grantees. To access the live webinar presentation, click the link above, then call 1-888-727-2247 with the participant code 9275229642.
While transitions can be stressful for organizations, they can also present opportunities for revitalization and positive transformation. A new resource from FREDLA highlights Facilitating Smooth Executive Director Transitions While Maintaining the Organization's Mission and Services.
Funding Announcements 
Application Due: December 07, 2016
SAMHSA is now accepting applications for the fiscal year 2017 program, Planning and Developing Infrastructure to Improve the Mental Health and Wellness of Children, Youth and Families in American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) Communities (Short Title: Circles of Care VII) grants. The purpose of this program is to provide tribal and urban Indian communities with tools and resources to plan and design a holistic, community-based, coordinated system of care approach. These grants are intended to increase the capacity and effectiveness of mental health systems serving AI/AN communities.
Application Due: December 20, 2016
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is also accepting applications for the fiscal year 2017 program  Cooperative Agreements for the Expansion and Sustainability of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances (Short title: System of Care Expansion and Sustainability Cooperative Agreements). The purpose of this program is to improve behavioral health outcomes for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families.  
Application Due: January 03, 2017
TA Network Upcoming Events
October  SAMHSA Fiscal Year 2017 Grant Announcements and Awards
Wednesday, October 26, 1p.m.- 2:30p.m. ET
SAMHSA is transitioning to the National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s electronic Research Administration (eRA) grants system. Due to this, SAMHSA has made changes to the application registration, submission, and formatting requirements for all FOAs. All applicants must register with NIH's eRA Commons in order to submit an application. Applicants also must register with the System for Award Management (SAM) and Grants.gov.

  Circles of Care
Wednesday, October 26, 2-3 p.m. ET
Circles of Care  (See Funding Announcement above for  Planning and Developing Infrastructure to Improve the Mental Health and Wellness of Children, Youth and Families in American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) Communities) began in 1998 as a 3-Year infrastructure and planning grant for tribes and Urban Indian organizations to design a community-based systems of care model for children and families. Since that time, the program has funded 49 grantees. Funding for Circles of Care VII would begin around October 1, 2017.

What Family-Run Organizations Need to Know about Early Onset Psychosis
Thursday, October 27, 3-4:30 p.m. ET
The symptoms of early onset psychosis can be subtle when they appear in children and adolescents. Family-run organizations need to understand early onset psychosis and how to help families access intervention programs in their communities. Program directors and parent peer support providers will gain valuable information and resources on this webinar.

Wednesday, November 16, 2:30-4 p.m. ET
The System of Care (SOC) Expansion Leadership Learning Community (LC) will launch with an overview of the 2016 SOC Expansion Cooperative Agreements. This LC is designed to support SOC leaders in meeting the requirements of their cooperative agreements and accessing technical assistance resources to support successful SOC expansion and sustainability.
Thursday, November 17, 3-4:30 p.m. ET
Family-run organizations often work with families who are caring for a child who may be eligible for services from an out-of-home program. This
webinar will cover creative ways that family-run organizations can partner with residential and community providers to support use of these best practices, with a special emphasis on successfully engaging families.  
 December Direct Connect National Learning Community for Young Leaders
Thursday, December 15, 3:30-5 p.m. ET
Don't miss your opportunity to register for Youth M.O.V.E. National's highly interactive Direct Connect National Learning Community for Young Leaders! We look forward to connecting with you and supporting you in developing skills and relationships that will help you in your work to transform the behavioral health system and expand Systems of Care.
In this issue of the SAMHSA Disaster TA Center  Supplemental Research Bulletin, we travel across the United States and through all stages of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery in examining community-level approaches to disaster behavioral health. While not meant to be comprehensive, the issue zeroes in on approaches that exemplify the benefits of a community-level approach, looking at research on how they are structured and how effective they are.
Research shows that children placed in foster care are more likely to develop Post-traumatic Stress Disorder than veterans of war.  A Hidden Crisis: The Pipeline from Foster Care to Homelessness for LGBTQ Youth, an article in The Chronicle of Social Change, discusses this common occurrence along with the reasons why this happens.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to advance systemic changes that embed health in school environments. To help this cause, the Foundation will support a collaborative, multi-pronged strategy with three complementary areas of work related to Research, Policy, and Strategic Action. This Call for Qualifications (CFQ) represents Phase I of a two-phase selection process designed to identify eligible organizations to lead each area of work.

Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior that one person in a relationship uses to control the other. The behavior may be verbally, emotionally, physically, financially, or sexually abusive. NCTSN in partnership with Futures without Violence has developed +10 fact sheets  on Children and Domestic Violence for parents who may have left-or still be in-an abusive relationship.
Child welfare laws frequently vary by state. To make things easier, Child Welfare Information Gateway's State Statute Search summarizes state laws on various topics and provides each state's relevant legal text. 10 updated publications were recently added to the website as additional resources.
Other Upcoming Webinars, Trainings, or Events 
The Gender Inclusive Schools - Strategies for School Psychologists and other Mental Health Professionals, Tuesday, October 25, 2 p.m. ET, will discuss a new series of FAQs on Gender Inclusive Schools. The event will be moderated by Gender Spectrum's Director of Strategic Initiatives, Kim Westheimer. 
You are invited to submit proposals for research benefiting children, youth and their families until 5:00 p.m. ET on October 28th.  The 30th Annual Research and Policy Conference,  known widely as "The Tampa Conference," is an annual gathering of more than 500 researchers, evaluators, policy-makers, administrators, parents, and advocates, taking place March 5-8, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. The call for proposals is open so be sure to submit! 
Team Up For Families (TUFF) will partner with Youth M.O.V.E. National at 27th Annual Conference National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health to lay the groundwork for a youth-driven, peer-taught navigation curriculum. On Thursday, November 10, TUFF and Youth M.O.V.E. will co-facilitate an all-day Workshop Lab for 20 youth leaders, followed on Friday by a parallel workshop lab for families/mentors of transition-age youth. After completing the Lab, youth can apply for year-long compensated positions as co-authors of the multimedia curriculum. Nominate someone great! If you are interested in attending the Family/Mentor 3-hour Institute on Friday, November 11, please be sure to pre-register!   

The Multi-System Collaboration Training and Technical Assistance Program supports jurisdictions that are interested in developing a sound infrastructure to promote multi-system approaches to serving at-risk, justice-involved youth and their families. In partnership with the Center for Coordinated Assistance to the States, the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) will provide distance learning training and technical assistance to up to 6 jurisdictions at no cost to help them identify gaps in policy and practice, enhance information sharing capacities, explore how key decision points impact the trajectory of the youth currently being served, understand utilization of logic models to develop youth- and system-level outcome measures, and support culture change through leadership development. Applications are due by November 11.  
The Children's Mental Health Initiative (CMHI) is hosting a two part series on family and youth involvement in evaluation.  The first webinar on October 26 will explore the implementation of  family-driven practice in evaluation.   The second webinar on November 17 will focus on the implementation of youth-guided and youth-driven practice in evaluation. Both webinars are designed for individuals fulfilling multiple roles in SOC expansion grant sites, including youth and family organizations, stakeholders, evaluators, directors and managers, and other team members.
NICWA announces their Call for PresentationsShare best practices and expertise from your work at our 2017 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 November 17. Click here for more information. 
The National Association for Children's Behavioral Health (NACBH) is hosting a two-day conference on December 1-2 in St. Pete, FL titled Leveraging Organizational Health to Advance Your Mission. This meeting will provide an opportunity for agency executives and key managers to engage with NACBH's mission-driven thought leaders while learning about organizational health concepts and tools to increase effectiveness.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased to announce that the 2016 CMS Quality Conference: Aligning for Innovation and Outcomes, will be held December 13-15 at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, MD. Click here to register for the conference and reserve your accommodations. 

The Successful Foundation Grant Development: Managing the Entire Process webinar will be held on December 14, 2 p.m. ET. Join this webinar to learn more about free grant research and tools, dynamic proposal development, and relationship management that will steer you and your team to identifying the right funding partners and keeping them engaged in your work.
The National Council for Behavioral Health NATCON Conference represents the largest gathering of mental health and substance use treatment organizations in our industry and is a wonderful opportunity for you to speak with senior staff, administrators, clinical managers, researchers, policy makers, consumers, and board members of organizations. The conference will be held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA from April 3 - 5, 2017. To take advantage of a special discount, enter the code "500NCBH17" when you register
In Case You Missed It
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In Case You Missed It...
Altering the Course: First Episode Psychosis Intervention explores ways to support youth and young adults who may be in the early phase of psychosis, or are experiencing First Episode Psychosis. 

This Behavioral Health Disparity Impact Statements (BHDIS) webinar was focused on SAMHSA's requirements which are used to identify disparate populations served by organizations and systems of care. Participants gained a greater understanding of the importance of BHDIS, how to gather data, and methods to utilize the statements for ongoing service development/continuity. SAMHSA grantees are required to submit BHDIS within 60 days of new awards. Office hours will be made available for grantees over the next couple of weeks by Dr. Peter Gamache (peter.gamache@gmail.com) for BHDIS assistance.
Domestic violence (DV) impacts people of all ages and from all walks of life. In the United States, nearly 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have suffered from severe physical violence from a partner. To bring attention to our nation's dedication to eliminating this issue, we have observed Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) each October since 1987. Evolving from the "Day of Unity" first held in October 1981, DVAM is intended to help the nation mourn those who have been lost because of DV, celebrate those who have survived, and connect those seeking to end the violence. 
Save the Date: The 30th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health will be held in Tampa, FL March 5 - 8, 2017. Early bird registration is now open! Deadline for submitting proposals is October 28.
Job Announcements 

Howard Center
Burlington, VT
Lead Training Specialist 
(Child & Adolescent Needs & Strengths Assessment- CANS)
University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD
Training Specialist-Early Childhood Program
University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD
 This announcement is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Child, Youth and Family Mental Health (NTTAC), operated by the National Technical Assistance Network for Children's Behavioral Health (TA Network). 
University of Maryland School of Social Work,525 West Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
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