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    Policy

  1. Suicide and Adverse Childhood Experiences: Preventing Suicide through Collaborative Upstream Interventions

    The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) webinar on suicide and adverse childhood experiences is now archived online. Presenters discussed the importance of upstream suicide prevention efforts; examples of collaborative, evidence-based interventions to prevent early adversities; and how North Carolina is linking adverse childhood experiences to state behavioral...
  2. NNED Virtual Roundtable: Creating Supportive Systems to Improve Mental Health Outcomes for Young African American Boys

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in collaboration with the HHS/Office of Minority Health, hosted a NNED Virtual Roundtable, Creating Supportive Systems to Improve Mental Health Outcomes for Young African American Boys: An Urgent Conversation, to increase awareness about the mental health needs and vulnerabilities of African American boys and...
  3. Voter Registration Toolkit for Behavioral Health Clinics and Non-profits

    Over the years, community mental health and addiction treatment centers have proven their strength and ability to shape political outcomes. Most recently, mental health and addiction issues proved to be very important as Congress debated health care reform in 2017. Throughout that yearlong process, it was evident: lawmakers value your...
  4. Juvenile Justice Diversion for American Indian Youth

    The Juvenile Justice Diversion for Tribal Youth Initiative brought together teams of community leaders from eight tribal nations – Cheyenne River Sioux, Lower Brule Sioux, Red Lake Band of Chippewa, and Ute Mountain Ute in 2014-15, and Colorado River Indian Tribes, Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes, San Carlos Apache Tribe, and...
  5. Collaboration of Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health: Advancing New and Proven Models

    While important strides have been made to prevent people with behavioral health disorders from entering the criminal justice system, the number continues to be excessive and, too often, unnecessary. The State of Maryland is among many jurisdictions struggling to find and implement alternatives to incarceration. The State struggles to reduce...
  6. National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (Feb 26 – Mar 4, 2018)

    The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. In the United States, 20 million women...
  7. Sakhi for ending violence against South Asian Women

    Sakhi for South Asian Women exists to end violence against women. They unite survivors, communities, and institutions to eradicate domestic violence as we work together to create strong and healthy communities. Sakhi uses an integrated approach that combines support and empowerment through service delivery, community engagement, advocacy, and policy initiatives. Founded in...
  8. School-Wide Restorative Practices

    This School-Wide Restorative Practices: Step by Step guide is written for educators, families, and community members who understand that traditional, punitive discipline policies and practices are ineffective, do not support students, and have a disproportionate impact on students of color. Created by the Denver School-Based Restorative Practices Partnership, this guide hopes to...