The National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation has several scholarships and fellowships available for students enrolled in a CACREP-accredited counseling master’s program. The application deadline for these opportunities is October 31, 2016.
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The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Specialized Information Services (SIS) K-12 team compiled a list of resources to teach K-12 students about disasters and disaster preparedness. You’ll find lesson plans, activity sheets, and age-appropriate information on drought, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, tornadoes, wildfires, and general disaster recovery and preparedness. For the list of resources, visit the NLM SIS K-12 Science and Health Education page and expand “Disasters.”
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) have launched Brother, You’re on My Mind: Changing the National Dialogue Regarding Mental Health Among African American Men. This initiative has two major goals:
- Goal 1: To collaborate on efforts to educate Omega members, their families, and related communities on the effects of depression and stress.
- Goal 2: To communicate the importance of seeking help for mental health problems and to encourage affected individuals to get information from their health care providers and others in order to obtain appropriate treatment.
To aid in starting conversations, the Brother, You’re on My Mind toolkit provides Omega Psi Phi Fraternity chapters and other community organizations with the materials needed to educate community members on depression and stress in African American men. The toolkit includes educational, outreach, event planning, and promotional materials.
Text adapted from NIMHD’s Brother, You’re on My Mind page
Register to attend virtually for the “Keeping Kids Safe: Promoting Tolerance and Inclusion Among Students to Prevent Bullying”. The upcoming 2016 Federal Bullying Prevention Summit will focus on the strategies schools, students, parents, and community members can use to ensure that all students, particularly those who may be discriminated on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, and religion, have supportive educational environments within which to learn. This year, we are putting a special emphasis on the issues facing transgender youth, students with disabilities, as well as Muslim and Sikh students.
View online this Friday, August 12, 2016 8:30 AM – 4:15 PM EDT
Register at to attend online https://nnlm.gov/bhic/d020
According to Healthfinder and WELCOA, the Wellness Council of America, these are some of the health observances for July.
- Cord Blood Awareness Month
- International Group B Strep Awareness Month
- Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
- Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
- National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month
- UV Safety Month
- July 28 is World Hepatitis Day
AHRQ released this report based on research conducted by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC). The information in this report is intended to help health care decision makers—patients and clinicians, health system leaders, and policymakers, among others—make well-informed decisions and thereby improve the quality of health care services.
The study identified 1,494 citations about telehealth, from which 58 systematic reviews met the inclusion criteria. There is sufficient evidence to support the effectiveness of telehealth for specific uses with some types of patients, including:
- Remote patient monitoring for patients with chronic conditions;
- Communication and counseling for patients with chronic conditions;
- Psychotherapy as part of behavioral health.
For a copy of the report, see the AHRQ EPC Evidence-Based Reports, http://bit.ly/29CtVtA
The Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has a number of resources regarding preparing for, responding to, and coping with traumatic events.
DIMRC Coping with Disasters, Violence and Traumatic Events, http://1.usa.gov/1Nwmm1n
Disaster Lit® searches
- Health care tools and information for surge response, http://1.usa.gov/262AwD5
- Resources for the professional response workforce on shooting incidents, http://1.usa.gov/1Uzixwl
- Self-care and coping resources for journalists from the Dart Center, http://1.usa.gov/1UjDNIX
Disaster Lit® recently added resources
- TRACIE Topic Collection: Mass Gatherings/Special Events, http://1.usa.gov/1U8wNMX
- Provides resources designed to help emergency medical staff create robust plans for mass critical care before an incident strikes their jurisdiction.
- TRACIE Topic Collection: Emergency Operations Plans/Emergency Management Program, http://1.usa.gov/1ZR6eQ1
- Provides resources that highlight select standards, guidance, regulation, accreditation programs, and tools that can help healthcare emergency preparedness professionals create new, or bolster the foundation of, existing programs and plans.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched Moms’ Mental Health Matters, a new initiative to raise awareness among pregnant and postpartum mothers, their families, and health care providers about depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after the baby is born. The NIH has developed free materials in English and Spanish, including an action plan, posters and a conversation starter postcard. Learn more about Moms’ Mental Health Matters and order free materials at http://1.usa.gov/1RZuGsv
People dealing with emotional distress from the Orlando shooting or any other disaster are encouraged to use the Disaster Distress Helpline.
From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):
“Call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 for support and counseling. The Disaster Distress Helpline is a national hotline that provides 24/7, year-round crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.
This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Spanish-speakers should text Hablanos to 66746. English speakers in U.S. territories text TalkWithUs to 1-212-461-4635. Calls and texts are answered by trained, caring counselors from crisis call centers located throughout the United States.”
Incidents of Mass Violence (SAMHSA): http://1.usa.gov/1U3QJ3n