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New Webinar Series: Creating Trauma-Responsive Schools

The Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, in partnership with the Treatment and Services Adaptation Center for Resiliency, Hope, and Wellness in Schools at the University of Southern California, present the:

2019-2020 Webinar Series: Creating Trauma-Responsive Schools

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Happy 40th Birthday, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services!

On October 17, 1979, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was established and differentiated from the pre-existing Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. In recognition of HHS's 40th birthday, we at the South Southwest MHTTC are celebrating our collaborations with the federal, state, and local Health and Human Services Commissions.

 

Happy Birthday, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, from all of your friends at the South Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center!

 

New SAMHSA Publication - Recovery Housing: Best Practices and Suggested Guidelines

In response to the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities signed into law by President Trump on October 24, 2018, SAMHSA has published 10 guiding principles that will assist state and federal policymakers understand what comprises legal recovery housing and provide an overarching framework for best practices. 

The 10 guiding principles SAMHSA propose are:

Why We Need to Talk More About Mental Health in Graduate School

August 2019

In this article written in The Chronicle of Higher Education, the author describes the challenges of graduate school and the need to address student mental health in higher education. The article offers advice for graduate students, for advisers, and for the institutions. Read the full article, Why We Need to Talk More About Mental Health in Graduate School.

Calling All Peers: Learn and Build Your Skills with Peer Support ECHO

In communities across the country, Peer Recovery Specialists are helping others access treatment and recovery support services. As people in long-term recovery, peers bring their own lived experience and knowledge to help others navigate life outside of the clinical setting.  Peers help people become and stay engaged in a recovery process and, research shows, reduce the likelihood of a return to use. 

Peer Recovery Specialists bring valuable skills to the organizations where they work. Using peer recovery support services reduces:

A Call for Collaboration at the Intersections of Domestic Violence, Mental Health, and Substance Use

From the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health: 
A Call for Collaboration at the Intersections of Domestic Violence, Mental Health, and Substance Use

30 to 60 percent of people accessing services in mental health treatment settings have reported experiencing domestic violence in their lifetime. 
47 to 90 percent of women accessing services in substance use treatment settings have experienced domestic violence in their lifetime.