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November 22, 2023

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) has released a full series of guides which offer action-oriented strategies for professionals, families, and communities to support queer and trans youth. The series includes a resource guide and four companion focus guides designed for specific populations.

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November 22, 2023

Check out and consider sharing the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) two new 988 Lifeline videos - You Matter PSA and Impact of the 988 Lifeline - now available in SAMHSA's...

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November 22, 2023

SAMHSA's Division of Grant Review is recruiting reviewers who have academic qualifications and professional work experience in mental health services, preventing substance misuse, and/or treating substance use disorder.

Selected reviewers will be expected to:

  • Participate in a mandatory pre-review teleconference to learn about key aspects of the notice of funding opportunity;
  • Be available during the review period, which is expected to last two weeks; and...
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November 7, 2023

Last month, the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA), Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) hosted its annual Prevention Summit in-person for the first time since 2019. With over 600 people in attendance, including nearly 170 youth, 360 adults, and 80 virtual attendees, the event was an amazing success.

Together, we learned about a broad range of prevention topics, connected with others in the prevention field, and recognized those that made significant...

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November 3, 2023

About the study

With funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Boston University is conducting research to understand and characterize students in collegiate recovery programs. The online survey contains questions about your education, employment, mental health history, criminal justice history, personality and substance use. 

Who can participate?

Participants must be students in a collegiate...

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November 2, 2023

On behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA); the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); and the State Justice Institute (SJI), the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) is excited to share this solicitation for Reaching Rural: Advancing Collaborative Solutions. This initiative is grounded in the value of “for...

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November 2, 2023

Native American Heritage Month is observed each November to honor the rich and diverse cultures and heritage of Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and affiliated Island communities. It is a time to celebrate the traditions, languages, and stories of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people and ensure their histories and contributions are, and continue to be,...

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November 2, 2023

As part of the opioid litigation settlement with Teva Pharmaceuticals, tribes are eligible to receive free boxes of Naloxone, the opioid overdose emergency treatment medication.

Each tribe is entitled to a specific share of Naloxone in the form of units annually for 10 years. View the...

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October 30, 2023

If you celebrate Halloween, you’re probably already into pumpkin carving, candy and costumes! Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year, which is a work day. Please consider the following tips to make Halloween a fun and safe experience at work and home:

Health & Wellness

  • Track your steps. Take note of your step count on your phone before you head out to trick-of-treat and compare that number to your total when you return home. You...
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October 30, 2023

In an effort to support workforce development, DBHR has identified funding to provide financial support for prevention partners to attend specified conferences on a range of prevention-related topics. Scholarship applications are open to all interested individuals. 

Requests will be reviewed with your prevention manager (if applicable) for alignment with other trainings and activities in your approved budgets. Please note, scholarships cover the...

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October 17, 2023

The following is excerpted from the CNN.com and other sources:

The US Food and Drug Administration took a “momentous” step Monday toward banning menthol in cigarettes and banning flavored cigars, proposing a rule that public health experts say could save hundreds of thousands of lives.

The FDA has been talking about banning menthol and flavored cigars for years and has said the issue is important for the agency.

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October 13, 2023

Session Objectives:

  1. List the one- and multi-session youth, adult and parent programs, media campaigns, professional training and licensing opportunities offered by Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW).
  2. Review the benefits of PPW programs and training over other prevention strategies.
  3. Describe how PPW programs are implemented.

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October 9, 2023

National Red Ribbon Week takes place annually, October 23-31, and is the largest and longest running drug-use prevention campaign in the United States. It is an opportunity to encourage communities to educate local youth and to participate in drug prevention activities. The first National Red Ribbon Celebration was held in 1988, and sponsored by the National Family Partnership, formerly the National Federation of...

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October 5, 2023

The University of Washington is facilitating focus groups with parents, caregivers, and trusted adults of young people, ages 15-25, who received care for opioid misuse starting at least one year ago. The purpose of these focus groups is to understand participants' experiences with care and learn how the way we talk about these services with youth and their caregivers can be improved. Participants will be compensated and may participate in up to three focus groups in October and November 2023...

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