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Events in June 2018

6/6/2018The Intersection of Opioid Abuse, Overdose, and Suicide - Part 1: Understanding the Connections Opioid overdose and suicide are among the leading causes of preventable death in the United States. A growing body of research suggests that these two major health concerns are closely linked. This webinar will examine current research on the connections between opioid abuse, overdose, and suicide. The presenters will look at national data—exploring what they reveal about the relationship between these problems and what is still not known—as well as some of the ways state-, tribe-, and jurisdiction-level data can fill critical data gaps. Expert presenters will describe some of the populations at increased risk for both overdose and suicide death, and explore factors that contribute to these risks. Participants will also explore opportunities for collaborating across sectors to launch a coordinated response to opioid abuse and suicide, and hear examples from the field where this work is already underway. Audience: This webinar is for substance abuse and suicide prevention grantees and programs working in states, tribes, jurisdictions, and communities. Other practitioners with a vested interest in prevention efforts are also welcome to attend. Register now with SAMHSA's Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies! External Web Site PolicyCalendar
6/12/2018Addressing Barriers to Care with Latino and Immigrant Populations In this webinar, the National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA) will discuss how immigration, documentation status, culture, and language can impact behavioral health care in a telehealth model. Register now with NLBHA! External Web Site PolicyCalendar
6/15/2018 Call for Papers: Psychiatric Rehabilitation for Veterans Submission Deadline: June 15, 2018he Editors of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal are soliciting papers for a special issue devoted to the topic of advances in psychiatric rehabilitation in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies serving veterans. High quality research is sought on the range of psychiatric rehabilitation practices improve the functioning and quality of life of veterans. We welcome treatment studies, including randomized controlled trials and quasi-experimental studies that demonstrate advances in the psychiatric rehabilitation of veterans with psychiatric disabilities across the continuum of services, including vocational rehabilitation and peer support. We would also welcome rigorous research in the application of psychiatric rehabilitation approaches to novel populations, such as veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and polytrauma. Manuscripts on implementation and evaluation of psychiatric rehabilitation training and practice efforts are also encouraged. External Web Site PolicyPublishing
6/15/2018Applications due for RWJF New Connections Mentoring ProgramNew Connections is hosting a mentoring program for junior faculty. The program will pair a select group of early career New Connections network members with senior faculty/researchers for nine months (July 2018-March 2019). During this time mentees will: • Work with a mentor to develop a mentoring work plan • Participate in at least 5 virtual meetings with a mentor • Participate in 3 group mentoring calls Building a mentoring relationship requires creative use of time, commitment, and collaboration, for both mentees and mentors. Senior scholars serving as mentors will: • provide assistance with developing strategies for navigating the academy • assist with demystifying the tenure and promotion process • offer tips and guidance for producing successful manuscripts and grant proposals • share ideas and offer guidance for developing a research portfolio • Senior scholars will also provide guidance with other career development concerns such as achieving work/life balance, advice for managing research projects, suggestions for choosing research collaborators, and other areas of interest Eligible applicants should be no more than 4 years out from their doctoral degree (2014 or later) and must not have tenure. Finalists for the program will participate in a brief, 10-minute interview with New Connections Staff before official acceptance into the program. Important dates: Application due: Friday, June 1, 2018 Finalist interviews: Week of June 11, 2018 Applicants notified: Friday, June 15, 2018 External Web Site PolicyCalendar
6/20/2018Improving Outcomes for Youth Dually Involved in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems This month's System of Care (SOC) learning community will focus on youth who are involved in both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, many of whom have serious behavioral health challenges. Youth follow multiple pathways into the juvenile justice system, and it is estimated that up to 30% of youth in the child welfare system follow that trajectory. Research also confirms that these youth are detained for longer periods of time, receive harsher dispositions, have severe behavioral health treatment needs, and have more unfavorable long-term outcomes. This session will provide an overview of the Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM) developed by Georgetown University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform as an evidenced-based system reform model to impact this population. Participants will be provided information concerning the characteristics of this population with a specific focus on behavioral health challenges, the pathways they follow into their involvement with both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, and the implications of their experiences for systemic change. The session will highlight jurisdiction-based examples from communities across the county that addressed the needs of this population through a variety of mechanisms including implementation of the CYPM and the changes in process and outcome measures as a result of implementation. External Web Site PolicyCalendar
6/27/20182018 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) National Convention The NAMI National Convention is one of the largest annual gatherings of mental health advocates in the nation. The 2018 NAMI National Convention will convene at the Sheraton New Orleans on Canal St. in the heart of New Orleans! This year's theme "Live. Learn. Share hope." describes the NAMI experience. Our collective voice spreads hope that recovery is possible and families can be whole again. The NAMI National Convention connects people affected by mental illness who are looking for resources, research and support. Attendees include individuals with mental illness, family members, caregivers, advocates, policymakers, educators, researchers, clinicians and press. 5 Great Reasons To Attend: Learn from experts who share exciting research, tools and treatment options Hear powerful stories and make connections with people you can relate to Deepen your recovery toolbox with advanced support and coping methods Earn continuing education credits as a licensed counselor, social worker or registered nurse Develop NAMI leadership skills that can take the NAMI movement to the next level Register now with NAMI! External Web Site PolicyCalendar
6/27/2018he Building Trust between Minorities and Researchers (BT) Workshop Becoming a Self-Reflective Researcher: Successfully Engaging Minority CommunitiesThe BT Workshop is designed to strengthen the capacity of investigators, recruitment staff, and other research personnel to work effectively with minority communities. Over a period of two days, participants will complete seven interactive and engaging modules. At the end of the workshop, participants will leave with a practical set of skills for building relationships with minority communities and recruiting and retaining minority and health disparity populations in their research. June 27- 28, 2018 at the University of Maryland, College Park External Web Site PolicyCalendar
6/28/2018ANA 2018 Conference and Training InstituteSAVE the DATE! Summer MFP Training Institute on Policy Driven Health Care: Implications for Practice, Research, and Education for Minority Populations. 6/28-7/1, 2018 Nashville, Tennessess External Web Site PolicyCalendar

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