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SAMHSA’s Award-Winning Newsletter
January/February 2010, Volume 18, Number 1 

Call for Applications: 2010 Science and Service Awards

SAMHSA is seeking applications for its 2010 Science and Service Awards, a national program that recognizes community-based organizations and coalitions that have shown exemplary implementation of evidence-based mental health and substance abuse interventions.

Awards will be made in each of five categories:

  • Substance abuse prevention
  • Substance abuse prevention
  • Mental health promotion
  • Treatment of mental illness and recovery support services
  • Co-occurring disorders.

To be eligible, an organization must have successfully implemented a recognized evidence-based intervention, such as those that are published in scientific literature or appear on a Federal or state registry of evidence-based interventions.

logo for the Science and Service Awards

Both public sector (e.g., state, local, territorial, tribal) and private sector organizations (including community-based organizations and/or coalitions) are eligible to compete for these nonmonetary awards. Developers of an evidence-based intervention or their research collaborators, previous award winners, and Federal agencies are not eligible.

Applications must be emailed by April 9, 2010, to Dr. Michelle Duda, Science and Service Awards Coordinator, at duda@unc.edu. For those without access to email, the application must be postmarked by midnight on April 9, 2010, and mailed to Michelle Duda, Ph.D., FPG Child Development Institute, CB #8040 UNC Campus, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-8040.

Find out more about SAMHSA’s Science and Service Awards.


  Cover Story & Related Articles  

Parity: Landmark Legislation Takes Effect




  Suicide Prevention   
Grantee Highlights

Grantee Highlights

Read about activities at Tufts University and Penn State Altoona.


  A Visit to SAMHSA  

  Underage Drinking  
Game Helps Parents & Children Talk about Alcohol

Game Helps Parents & Children Talk about Alcohol

An interactive way for families to discuss the dangers of underage drinking.

State Prevention Videos

State Prevention Videos

Videos describe unique challenges and successes.


  This Emotional Life  
PBS Documentary Launches Campaign of Hope

PBS Documentary Launches Campaign of Hope

Web site includes toolkits for parents and military families.


  Teens & Young Adults  
Violent Behaviors among Teen Girls

Violent Behaviors & Teen Girls

You may think only boys get into fights. Think again . . .

Drinking after 21st Birthday

Drinking after 21st Birthday

Does turning 21 affect the amount of alcohol young people drink?


  Treatment Roundup   
Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities

Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities

Characteristics of alcohol and drug abuse treatment services.

Providing E-Therapy

Providing E-Therapy

Considerations for providers incorporating technology into treatment!

Heroin Admissions

Heroin Admissions

Find out about adolescents who received treatment for heroin use.



  Recovery Month  
Now More Than Ever

Now More Than Ever

Updated Recovery Month Web site includes new theme, Web banners, and a blog.



  In Memoriam  
Remembering Judi Chamberlin

Remembering Judi Chamberlin

SAMHSA honors a courageous advocate for the fundamental rights and dignity of people with mental illnesses.



  Also in This Issue  
National Registry Offers New Feature

National Registry Search

Evidence-based programs and comparative effectiveness.

Older Adults & Illicit Drug Use

Older Adults & Illicit Drug Use

More people over age 50 are using illicit drugs.

Science and Service Awards

Science and Service Awards

Call for applications due April 9.

Community Prevention Day

Community Prevention Day

Prevention professionals gathered for the annual event.




  


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