1. Strategies to Address the Opioid Epidemic in Black and Hispanic/Latinx Communities

    This webinar, held on August 28, 2019, was hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Office of Behavioral Health Equity and Justice-Involved (OBHE). The webinar provided context and a brief data overview of the opioid epidemic in Black and Hispanic/Latinx communities. Presenters highlighted examples of innovative strategies...
  2. Value of Peers

    Peer support  encompasses a  range of activities and interactions between people who share similar experiences of being diagnosed with mental health conditions, substance use disorders, or both. This mutuality called “peerness”—between a  peer support   worker and person in or seeking recovery promotes connection and inspires hope. Peer support  offers...
  3. NNED Virtual Roundtable – Moving Forward: Diverse Community Perspectives and Strategies on Trauma, Healing, and Trust

    Trauma, trauma-informed care and the connection between traumatic exposure and mental health are hot topics. The growing discussions across the spectrum of research, clinical practice, community and service systems – mental health, education, criminal justice, child welfare, etc.—and increased awareness of the role trauma in peoples’ lives is creating a...
  4. Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals

    Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this e-learning program, offered by Think Cultural Health through the Office of Minority Health, is to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic...
  5. Developing a Culturally Tailored Intervention for Diverse Populations

    Social workers strive to use interventions and treatments that are evidence-based (EB). However, many EB interventions are not validated with people from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic populations. Regarding autism intervention research, of 408 studies on 27 EB practices only about 18% of the studies reported race, ethnicity, or...
  6. Suicide Surveillance Strategies for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

    This report summarizes findings and recommendations from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s (SPRC) exploration of suicide surveillance among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities across the country. Each section describes challenges and provides strategies and resources to help AI/AN communities gather data on suicide to inform and evaluate their...
  7. Life is Precious, Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services for Latina Teens

    Suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens in New York State and Latina adolescents have alarmingly high rates of seriously considering or attempting suicide, as compared to their peers. Comunilife’s Life is Precious™ (LIP) program provides culturally and linguistically appropriate services for Latina teens, who are living with depression...
  8. Mental Health in Rural Communities Toolkit

    The Mental Health in Rural Communities Toolkit from Rural Health Information Hub (RHI Hub) compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing mental health programs in rural communities across the United States, with a primary focus on adult mental health. The modules in the toolkit contain resources...
  9. Trauma Sensitive School Action Pack

    About half of U.S. children suffer abuse, poverty, parental incarceration and other traumas. These kids face deep physical and mental scars that impair development, learning, and health. The Salud America! “Trauma Sensitive School Action Pack” is a free guide with coaching to help school personnel talk to decision-makers, build a support team,...
  10. Strategies for Addressing Substance Abuse in Veteran Populations

    CADCA has launched an Online Toolkit for addressing substance use and misuse in veteran populations. CADCA selected five coalitions who graduated from the National Coalition Academy to implement substance use prevention projects focused on veterans in their communities. The online toolkit is based on the experiences and findings of the five...