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SAMHSA News - March/April 2007, Volume 15, Number 2

Workforce Development Resources

Training, recruitment, and retention of the workforce are ongoing challenges for providers of substance abuse and mental health treatment and prevention services. To help, SAMHSA recently released two new publications:

  • cover of An Action Plan for Behavioral Health Workforce Development - click to view reportAn Action Plan for Behavioral Health Workforce Development offers an overview of key findings of a multiyear process that helped formulate recommendations for an Action Plan. The publication reviews workforce issues and identifies recommendations for goals, objectives, and action steps for strengthening the behavioral health workforce.

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cover of Strengthening Professional Identity:  Challenges of the Addictions Treatment Workforce - click to view report

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For more information on SAMHSA’s Workforce Development efforts, visit the Agency’s Web site at www.samhsa.govEnd of Article

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Social Security Benefits: Outreach, Access, and Recovery
Part 1
Part 2
Promising Practices
Resources on Homelessness

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Funding Opportunities

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Reach Out Now Educates Teachers, Students

President's Budget Sustains Key Programs

National Outcome Measures

Transforming Housing for People with Psychiatric Disabilities

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Evidence-Based Practices: Online Registry

Screening, Referral Tools Available Online

Recovery Month Web Cast en Español

Treatment Update: Increasing Motivation

Inhalants Report

DAWN Report

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SAMHSA News - March/April 2007, Volume 15, Number 2