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SAMHSA’s Award-Winning Newsletter
May/June 2010, Volume 18, Number 3 
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Promoting Wellness in Early Childhood

Promoting Wellness in Early Childhood

Project LAUNCH—Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s
Health—promotes the well-being of children age zero to 8. What happens in these years may set the stage for everything that follows. Read more . . .

More on Children . . .


“Down East” Grantee

Project LAUNCH’s grantee in Maine serves children and families struggling with poverty and substance abuse. The Community Caring Collaborative is making sure at-risk children get the help they need before they reach school age.

Awareness Day Events

Art, Music, Dance at Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

The 5th anniversary event convened in Washington, DC, for creative expressions by local 5-year-olds. In the evening, a forum of child experts answered audience questions.

Dr. T. Berry Brazelton Shares His Vision

One of the world’s foremost authorities on child development and a tireless advocate for families with young children, Dr. Brazelton received a Special Recognition Award from SAMHSA.

Report on Young Children

A recent report, Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Young Children and Their Families, describes the academic, social, and emotional performance outcomes of children age 8 and younger receiving services in systems of care.

  Health Reform  

The Affordable Care Act: Implications for Behavioral Health

The Act, signed into law in March by President Obama, will change what services will be available to individuals who have mental and addiction disorders.

  Suicide Prevention in American Indian Communities  
Helping Youth “Live To See the Great Day That Dawns”

Helping Youth “Live To See the Great Day That Dawns”

AI/AN youth are 10 times more likely to attempt suicide than their non-Native peers. This publication, developed in collaboration with tribal councils, elders, and experts, presents ideas for community action.

First-Person: Commitment, Hope, Community

Cynthia K. Hansen, Ph.D., talks about suicide prevention and collaborating with a diverse community to create To Live To See the Great Day That Dawns.

  Teens & Substance Abuse  
Adolescents Do What Every Day?

Adolescents Do What Every Day?

A day in the life of some American teenagers includes more than texting, driving around, and doing homework.

Tobacco Sales to Minors Increasing?

Tobacco Sales to Minors Increasing?

States are achieving their monitoring goals, but sales of tobacco to minors increased nationally in 2009. The Synar Report offers recent data.

Youth Smoking & Maternal Risk Factors

Youth Smoking & Maternal Risk Factors

Is a mother’s depression a factor in a young person’s smoking? If a mother smokes, does that affect her teen?

Teen Smoking: New Data

A recent report from SAMHSA’s Office of Applied Studies shows trends in teen smoking.


Rescue workers helping after a disaster

Your responses to “What’s in a Term?”

SAMHSA Administrator Pamela S. Hyde, J.D., asked for your feedback on the terms we use in our field. Here’s what you said. Read the responses so far.



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  From the Administrator  
Your Responses to What’s in a Term?

Your Responses to “What’s in a Term?”

Comments are continuing to arrive in SAMHSA’s email reader-response box. Thank you! Read the responses so far.

Your Comments, Ideas, Personal Stories . . .

Your Comments, Ideas, Personal Stories . . .

SAMHSA has received more than 150 emails in response to the Administrator’s call for comments. Read selected responses.


  Awards  
PRISM Awards Honor Films, Television

PRISM Awards Honor Films, Television

The realistic depiction of substance abuse and mental illness in film and television is spotlighted.


  Treatment  
TIP 49 in Your Pocket

TIP 49 in Your Pocket

“Quick Guides” for counselors and physicians summarize Incorporating Alcohol Pharmacotherapies into Medical Practice, SAMHSA’s Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 49.

By Metro Area: Treatment Data

By Metro Area: Treatment Data

Activities in 27 metropolitan areas of the United States are highlighted in Metro Briefs recently released by SAMHSA.



  Staff in the News  
Award for Public Service, Leadership to Kana Enomoto

Award for Public Service, Leadership to Kana Enomoto

The Arthur S. Flemming Award for national public leadership honors SAMHSA’s Kana Enomoto.


  Ending Seclusion & Restraint  

Organizations Making a Difference

Facilities received honors from SAMHSA for reducing seclusion & restraint practices.



  Drug Abuse Warning Network  
  (DAWN)  

Rise in Nonmedical Use of Pain Relievers

Study shows 111-percent increase in emergency department visits involving prescription opioid pain relievers.




  Recovery Month  
Toolkits, Posters Available

Toolkits, Posters Available

For 2010 celebrations in September, planning toolkits and posters are in print and online at RecoveryMonth.gov.


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