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SAMHSA’s Award-Winning Newsletter
November/December 2009, Volume 17, Number 6 

Tribal Grants Awarded

In November 2009, Eric B. Broderick, D.D.S., M.P.H., SAMHSA Deputy Administrator was honored with a Pendleton blanket from the Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council at a big check event in Billings, MT (see photo).

The Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council was awarded two grants for suicide prevention and substance abuse prevention.

The State and Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention grants help grantees build on the foundation of prior suicide prevention efforts. Funds support states and tribes in developing and implementing statewide or tribal youth suicide prevention and early intervention strategies, grounded in public and private collaboration.

Such efforts must involve public or private collaboration among youth-serving institutions and agencies, such as schools, educational institutions, juvenile justice systems, foster care systems, substance abuse and mental health programs, and other child and youth supporting organizations.

State and Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Grants are authorized under the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act. For more information, see the 2009 Request for Applications. See a full list of 2009 grantees.

photo of Eric Broderick and Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council

SAMHSA Deputy Administrator Eric B. Broderick (center) meets with the Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council in Billings, MT. Tracy King, president of the Fort Belknap nation (left) and Charlie Morigeau (right), a member of the Salish-Kootenai Tribal Council, presented Dr. Broderick with a blanket on behalf of the coalition, which received more than $6.3 million in SAMHSA grants this year.




  News & Updates  
Pamela S. Hyde Sworn in as New Administrator

Pamela S. Hyde Sworn in as New Administrator

Read more, view Webcast, and see photos.

Parity Law: Lessons Learned from California

Parity Law: Lessons Learned from California

Study may help to highlight the need for public education about the Federal parity law.

Voice Awards Honor Consumer Leaders

Voice Awards Honor Consumer Leaders

Entertainment industry and consumer leaders honored in Hollywood. Photo gallery.


  Publications  
TIP 52:  Treatment Guide to Clinical Supervision

TIP 52: Treatment Guide to Clinical Supervision

Improving counselors’ skills takes coaching and mentoring.

Guidelines: Responding to Mental Health Crises

Report offers principles for safe interventions.

Substance-Exposed Infants: How States Help

Substance-Exposed Infants: How States Help

Cross-agency, unified approach is recommended.


  Grants  
Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Call for applications include Peer-to-Peer Recovery program.

Tribal Grants Awarded

In Montana, a tribal group recently accepted a “big check.”


  Homelessness  
New Research Available on Parenting

New Research on Parenting

SAMHSA staff recently guest-edited 11 articles that focus on parenting.

Web Site Update on Co-Occurring Disorders

Web Site Update on Co-Occurring Disorders

New, interactive Web site features a library of tools.


  Adolescents & Substance Use  
“Influencers” Prevent Prescription Drug Misuse

“Influencers” Prevent Prescription Drug Misuse

Online toolkit helps family, teachers, and doctors keep teens from abusing prescription drugs.

Youth Tobacco Trends Show Decline

Youth Tobacco Trends Show Decline

Fewer youth are using tobacco products.

Perceptions of Risk from Substance Use

Perceptions of Risk from Substance Use

Age relates to teens’ perception of the danger of substance use.


  Suicide Awareness  
Suicide Prevention Update

Suicide Prevention Update

Lifeline’s Twitter, Facebook numbers rise.


  Prevention Update  
Native American Center for Excellence

Native American Center for Excellence

Recent event included a hoop dancing demonstration.



  Also in this Issue  
Gender Differences in Adolescents

Gender Differences in Adolescents

State reports on behavioral health problems presented by gender.

New Wallet Cards for 1-800-662-HELP

New Wallet Cards for 1-800-662-HELP

Order free wallet cards in English and en español.



  


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