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SAMHSA News - May/June 2008, Volume 16, Number 3

Staff in the News

Women’s Committee Adds Nine New Members

SAMHSA recently appointed nine new members to SAMHSA’s Advisory Committee for Women’s Services (ACWS).

Susan C. Ayers, L.I.C.S.W., Executive Director of the Guidance Center, Inc., is a leading provider of comprehensive child and family services in Cambridge, MA.

Jean Lau Chin, Ed.D., is Professor and Dean at the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies of Adelphi University, Garden City, NY.

Stephanie S. Covington, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., is a clinician, author, organizational consultant, and lecturer on gender-responsive and trauma-informed services in La Jolla, CA.

Roger D. Fallot, Ph.D., is Director of Research and Evaluation at Community Connections, Washington, DC, and a national consultant specializing in trauma-informed systems of care.

Renata J. Henry, M.Ed., is Director of the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, an operating division of Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS), New Castle, DE.

Gail P. Hutchings, M.P.A., is president and CEO of the Behavioral Health Policy Collaborative in Alexandria, VA.

Amanda Manbeck, is Executive Director and Program Manager of White Bison, Inc., which provides resources to the Native American community nationwide, in Colorado Springs, CO.

Jacki McKinney, M.S.W., is Director and co-founder of the National People of Color Consumer/Survivor Network of Philadelphia, PA, and Program Manager at the National Center for Trauma Informed Care.

Britt Rios-Ellis, Ph.D., Professor of Health Science at California State University Long Beach (CSULB) and the Director of the National Council of La Raza/CSULB Center for Latino Community Health.

SAMHSA’s Advisory Committee for Women’s Services, established in 1992, meets twice yearly and advises, consults with, and makes recommendations to the Associate Administrator for Women’s Services, the SAMHSA Administrator, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on activities and policies related to women’s substance abuse and mental health services.

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Inside This Issue
Helping Young Offenders Return to Communities
Part 1
Part 2
What Works?
Grantees List

Administrator’s Message: Reducing Recidivism

New CSAP Director Named

Returning Veterans: Upcoming Conference Scheduled

Millions Are Driving Under the Influence

Underage Drinking
Communities Take Action
Underage Drinkers Get Alcohol from Adults
How Much Are Young People Drinking?

The American Experience
Promoting the Well-Being of Arab and Muslim Youth
Joining Together
Preventing and Treating Substance Abuse
Refugee Experience
Domestic Violence

2008 Recovery Month Toolkit Available

Honoring Accuracy in Television, Film
PRISM Awards
Voice Awards

Children’s Mental Health Day

Depression: For Teens, Not Just Growing Pains

Staff in the News: Women's Committee Adds Nine New Members

Guest Speaker: Filmmaker Presents Behind Closed Doors


SAMHSA News - May/June 2008, Volume 16, Number 3