Behavioral Health Barometer, 2015 was published 2/2016. This report presents data about key aspects of substance use and mental health care issues, including rates of serious mental illness, suicidal thoughts, substance use, underage drinking, and the percentages of those who seek treatment for these disorders. Pub id: SMA16-BARO-2015. http://1.usa.gov/1XyeqUE
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Webinar from the National Institute of Mental Health:
“Webinar: Coping Strategies for Anxious Kids
Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 12pm – 1pm EST
Presenter: Erin Berman, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
- How to identify an anxious child
- How to change anxious thinking
- The science and biological roots of anxiety in children
- How computer technology is transforming the understanding of anxiety
- Current treatment options (medications & CBT: cognitive behavioral therapy)
There is no cost to participate in this webinar.
Please note that participants will need access to a computer and the ability to download or temporarily run the software WebEx. Directions on how to access the software will be included in a registration email.
Contact Kalene DeHaut, LCSW at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.”
The goal of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness) is to put the spotlight on eating disorders and improve public understanding of their causes, dangers and treatments. Millions of people across the country suffer from eating disorders, but by increasing awareness and access to resources, we can encourage early detection and intervention. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental disorder, so early intervention can mean saving lives. Learn more at http://bit.ly/20LXMTk
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services has announced the availability of funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 for grant awards for the Communities Addressing Childhood Trauma (ACT) Program (Announcement Number: MP-CPI-16-002). ACT is intended to test the effectiveness of innovative approaches in promoting healthy behaviors among minority and/or disadvantaged youth at-risk for poor health/life outcomes due to childhood trauma. These innovative approaches (including curricula) should be designed for minority and/or disadvantaged youth ages 5 to 15 years who have been exposed to childhood trauma, as well as support services to their families. ACT seeks to address unhealthy behaviors in minority youth and provide them with opportunities to learn coping skills and gain experiences that contribute to more positive lifestyles and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices.
A technical assistance webinar for interested applicants will be on March 9, 2016 at 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET. Information on accessing the webinar will be posted on the OMH Website: http://1.usa.gov/1TING3x
Visit Grants.gov for more information and to submit an application: http://1.usa.gov/1S5ceEy
Please join the Office of Minority Health Resource Center and Administration for Children and Families grantee Northwest Network of Bisexual, Transgender, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse as they share innovative approaches to working with LGBTQ youth to build healthy relationships and communities. Attendees will learn about Love+, a domestic and sexual violence prevention project that works with young people to build violence prevention messages and explore what peer educators can do to support LGBTQ youth and envision a world where all people can have access to loving equitable relationships and communities.
Webinar: Supporting LGBTQ Youth: What Peer Educators Need to Know
Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST
Make Your Voice Heard on NREPP Priority Areas by January 29
From the Suicide Prevention Resource Center
You have an opportunity to help set priorities at Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In addition to reviewing submitted programs, SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) will be conducting independent literature reviews to identify important substance abuse and mental health programs and treatments. NREPP has identified a list of topics, many of which are relevant to suicide prevention, and is asking the public to rate the priority of each area. Suicide prevention is not specifically listed, but you can suggest it (and other topics) by adding them in an open text field.
SAMHSA welcomes comments from community organizations, clinicians, practitioners, advocates, researchers, city, county and state agencies, and all other stakeholders regarding which topics they would like to see addressed in the new NREPP.
The deadline for feedback is January 29, 2016. To access the form, visit: http://1.usa.gov/1SMaiRp.
NREPP was developed to help the public learn more about evidence-based interventions that are available for implementation. If you would like more information on NREPP, please visit: http://1.usa.gov/1nqq2w5.
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) has release a new publication, Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 59: Improving Cultural Competence. This free resource will benefit you and your organization by assisting professional care providers and administrators in understanding the role of culture in the delivery of substance abuse and mental health services by enabling opportunities to discuss racial, ethnic, and cultural considerations and the core elements of cultural competence. To access this publication go to http://1.usa.gov/1JHVm3A
Most everyone has been through a stressful event in his or her life. When the event, or series of events, causes a lot of stress, it is called a traumatic event. Traumatic events are marked by a sense of horror, helplessness, serious injury, or the threat of serious injury or death. Traumatic events affect survivors, rescue workers, and the friends and relatives of victims who have been involved. They may also have an impact on people who have seen the event either firsthand or on television. [CDC]
Resources for Coping with Disasters, Violence and Traumatic Events
NLM: Coping with Disasters, Violence and Traumatic Events – http://1.usa.gov/1Nwmm1n
MedlinePlus: Coping with Disasters – http://1.usa.gov/1N13LgR
SAMHSA: Disaster Distress Helpline – http://1.usa.gov/1Tpwgq9
The National Institutes of Health Supports New Studies to Find Alzheimer’s Biomarkers in Down Syndrome VolunteersWednesday, December 2nd, 2015
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has started an initiative to identify biomarkers, track the progression of Alzheimer’s and the latter effects of dementia in persons with Down syndrome. Researchers will use brain imaging, as well as fluid and tissue biomarkers in research that could lead to effective solutions for those facing dementia.
For more information: http://1.usa.gov/1PlB4Pb
The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) and the Exercise Connection launched a new video series, Improving the Lives of Individuals with Autism through Exercise. The goal of the series is to help parents, caregivers, educators and therapists introduce exercise to their children or students. The series can be found on NCHPAD’s YouTube Channel. http://bit.ly/1MV5XTV