The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is now accepting comments on its 2015–2020 draft of the NIMH Strategic Plan.
Mental Health Announcements
The workshop is designed for communities interested in developing integrated strategies to better identify and respond to the needs of adults with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders who are in contact with the criminal justice system.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation is now accepting applications for its on-site training, “How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses.”
The series will be accompanied by five briefs on the following topics: prevalence, screening, assessment and diagnosis, integrated treatment and outcomes, and program implementation issues.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) recently issued 34 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program grant awards to jurisdictions across 28 states.
With support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Project TEAM will provide on-site technical assistance to a federally recognized Indian tribe and a state or local government partner working together to develop a joint-jurisdiction collaborative initiative in the courts or criminal justice system.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is accepting workshop proposals for its 2014 annual conference, which will take place September 3–6, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
Date: December 3, 2013
Time: 1:00—2:00 pm ET
Date: November 1, 2013
Location: University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
In the webinar, nationally recognized experts on individuals with mental and co-occurring substance use disorders involved with the justice system will discuss the guidelines’ underlying key principles and evidence-based practices as well as how to apply the guidelines to make communities safer, use resources efficiently and effectively, and advance individuals’ recovery.