The Pacific Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) is excited to offer five no-cost, day-long learning sessions for the broad mental health workforce in our region. The Institute will be held on June 24-25 in Sacramento, CA. Session topics include workplace wellness, emotionally intelligent leadership, school mental health for Latino youth, and more.
NPW is an annual SAMHSA-sponsored campaign dedicated to raising public awareness and action around substance use and mental health. The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and CPI created five new NPW posters, tailored for California, that you can use to promote NPW this year!
The YOR California is specifically designed to strengthen capacity and access to prevention, treatment, and recovery services (including Medication-Assisted Treatment [MAT]) for youth (ages 12-24) and their families. The YOR California team seeks to identify up to 20 subgrantees to expand and enhance these services. An informational webinar will be held May 14, 1-2 p.m., and applications are due by 4 p.m. on June 7.
This Prevention Tactic describes the impact of trauma on individuals and communities; defines the key components of a trauma-informed approach, and how they differ from current prevention efforts; and provides examples from cities that are using a trauma-informed approach to whole community wellness.
The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Statewide Conference is an opportunity to network and learn about the important issues and trends affecting SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery. Conference proposals are accepted through March 22, 2019, on the Continuum of Care; SUD Services in Diverse Settings; Emerging Epidemics; Prevention; Special Populations; and Quality Improvement.
As part of its new approach to training and technical assistance, SAMHSA has launched two new nationwide supports: the Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network and the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network. The new networks are based on the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network model, which has been operating for 25 years. The PTTC, ATTC, and MHTTC Networks provide regional and population-specific TTA and resources to advance the implementation of evidence-based practices.
The Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit will be held in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference annually attracts more than 3,000 stakeholders working to address the opioid crisis. The four-day event includes a prevention track with nine sessions, as well as more than one hundred other sessions on addressing opioids across systems and sectors.
This year’s NPN Conference will be held in Chicago, IL, with the theme “Building on Evidence-Based Prevention to Connect Communities.” The call for proposals is open through 5 p.m. PT on April 12, 2019. Conference registration will open in early May.
County-level California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) reports are now available through 2017. CHKS Reports include data on school climate and student wellbeing, including youth tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use. They can be useful for local and countywide prevention planning.
The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) released the National Drug Control Strategy, which establishes the Trump Administration’s priorities for addressing the challenge of drug trafficking and use. The overarching goal of the Strategy is a comprehensive approach that includes preventing initiates to drug use, promoting treatment services leading to long-term recovery, and aggressively reducing the availability of illicit drugs in America’s communities.