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SAMHSA’s SMVF TA Center would like to welcome you to attend any of our upcoming events.

  • Through a variety of events each month, the SMVF TA Center promotes increased awareness of resources and promising, best, and evidence-based practices to strengthen SMVF behavioral health care systems. Some events are geared towards the general public, while others are closed events for specific initiatives and audiences. Session information can be found below.

    For questions related to upcoming TA events, please email smvftacenter@prainc.com.

February

Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. ET

REGISTER HERE

Community of practice (CoP) meetings are designed to strengthen technical assistance support for Governor’s and Mayor’s Challenge workgroup leaders and members. CoPs meet monthly to (1) Increase knowledge about suicide prevention best practices related to each specific priority area, (2) Facilitate team-to-team sharing of insights and suicide prevention strategies, and (3) Inspire practice improvement ideas and innovations across teams.

Topic: Lethal Means Safety

Presenter: Joseph A Simonetti, M.D., M.P.H., Investigator, Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) for Suicide Prevention, Veterans Health Administration; Assistant Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine

Moderator: Angela Wright, J.D., Senior Project Associate II, SAMHSA’s Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Technical Assistance Center, Policy Research Associates, Inc.

Intended Audience: Governor’s and Mayor’s Challenge team members

Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

REGISTER HERE

*Registration limited to 100 participants* This event is the final session in a three-part learning community series with limited registration.

This learning community will provide participants an opportunity to learn in a small group and interactive setting. The objectives of this learning community are to (1) Discover a framework for supporting military and veteran caregivers, (2) Examine how both paid and informal caregivers can be recognized and valued in the continuum of care, and (3) Identify resources available that are specifically tailored for military and Veteran caregivers.

The learning community will meet monthly for three sessions beginning in December 2022 via Zoom. Each session will feature an expert presentation with engaging group discussion incorporated throughout.

Topic: Session 3: Strengthening Community Supports and Promoting Financial Wellness for Military and Veteran Caregivers

Presenter: Shawn Moore, L.M.S.W., Founder, Executive Director, Caregivers on the Homefront; Program Manager, Financial Wellness, Elizabeth Dole Foundation

Intended Audience: Individuals from states, territories, and communities working to improve and expand SMVF behavioral health services within their systems.

Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

REGISTER HERE

*Registration Limited to members of Crisis Intercept Mapping Teams* This event is second in a four-part learning community series with limited registration.

The Crisis Intercept Mapping Learning Community is designed to strengthen ongoing technical assistance support for teams who have engaged in the Crisis Intercept Mapping for SMVF Suicide Prevention process. The objectives of the learning community are to (1) increase knowledge of best practices in the crisis continuum of care for SMVF, (2) facilitate team-to-team sharing of insights and strategies, and (3) inspire practice improvement ideas and innovations across teams.

Topic: Session 2: Promoting Life Saving Tools in Your Community: Safety and Crisis Response Plans

Moderator: Angela Wright, J.D., Senior Project Associate II, SAMHSA’s Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Technical Assistance Center, Policy Research Associates, Inc.

Intended Audience: Members of Crisis Intercept Mapping teams.

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

*Registration Limited* This event is limited to current Governor’s Challenge and Mayor’s Challenge Team Members. To request to be added to the distribution list for this event, please email smvftacenter@prainc.com

Team leader calls are designed to provide technical assistance support specifically for team leaders of the Governor’s and Mayor’s Challenges through a monthly 1-hour virtual meeting.

Topic: Effective Messaging for Promoting Secure Storage Options

Moderator: Angela Wright, J.D., Senior Project Associate II, SAMHSA’s Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Technical Assistance Center, Policy Research Associates, Inc.

Intended Audience: Governor’s and Mayor’s Challenge team leaders

  • Past Events

    January

Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. ET

Community of practice (CoP) meetings are designed to strengthen technical assistance support for Governor’s and Mayor’s Challenge workgroup leaders and members. CoPs meet monthly to (1) Increase knowledge about suicide prevention best practices related to each specific priority area, (2) Facilitate team-to-team sharing of insights and suicide prevention strategies, and (3) Inspire practice improvement ideas and innovations across teams. New for this year is a combined monthly meeting for all priority area groups!

Topic: Regional Breakout Discussions on Promoting Connectedness

Moderator: Angela Wright, J.D., Senior Project Associate II, SAMHSA’s Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Technical Assistance Center, Policy Research Associates, Inc.

Intended Audience: Governor’s and Mayor’s Challenge team members

Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET

*Registration Limited to 100 participants* This event is first in a three-part learning community series with limited registration.

This learning community will provide participants an opportunity to learn in a small group and interactive setting. The objectives of this learning community are to (1) Discover a framework for supporting military and veteran caregivers, (2) Examine how both paid and informal caregivers can be recognized and valued in the continuum of care, and (3) Identify resources available that are specifically tailored for military and Veteran caregivers.

The learning community will meet monthly for three sessions beginning in December 2022 via Zoom. Each session will feature an expert presentation with engaging group discussion incorporated throughout.

Topic: Session 2: Identifying and Engaging Military and Veteran Caregivers

Presenters: Melissa Comeau, M.S., Director, Military Veteran Caregiver Network, American Red Cross

Intended Audience: Individuals from states, territories, and communities working to improve and expand SMVF behavioral health services within their systems.

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

*Registration Limited*

This event is limited to current Governor’s Challenge and Mayor’s Challenge Team Members. To request to be added to the distribution list for this event, please email smvftacenter@prainc.com

Team leader calls are designed to provide technical assistance support specifically for team leaders of the Governor’s and Mayor’s Challenges through a monthly 1-hour virtual meeting.

Topic: Promoting Connectedness

Moderator: Angela Wright, J.D., Senior Project Associate II, SAMHSA’s Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Technical Assistance Center, Policy Research Associates, Inc.

Intended Audience: Governor’s and Mayor’s Challenge team leaders

Last Updated

Last Updated: 01/24/2023