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The Intersection Between Domestic Violence, Substance Use, and Mental Health

To address the intersecting issues of domestic violence, substance use, and mental health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Administration for children and Families (ACF) have issued an Information Memorandum calling for increased collaboration between domestic violence, mental health and substance use disorder treatment service providers and systems.

Read the Announcement from the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings Coming to Illinois in November

Learn how to help an adolescent who is experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge or is in crisis. 

The Great Lakes MHTTC in partnership with Illinois Association for Behavioral Health is co-sponsoring threeYouth Mental Health First Aid Trainings in November: 

November 7, 2019
Chicago, ILRegister

November 18
Mt. Vernon, ILRegister

November 19
Springfield, IL Register

Learn more about Mental Health First Aid. 

 

Domestic Violence, Mental Health, and Substance Use

 

 

 

 

 

From the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

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

Binge Drinking in Wisconsin: New report from the UW Population Health Institute

The Burden of Binge Drinking in Wisconsin report outlines the many consequences of binge drinking, which costs the state about $4 billion a year, including: 

Criminal Justice: $560 million
Healthcare: $380 million 
Lost Productivity: $2.6 billion
 
Read more about the report.  
 
 

Pacific Southwest PTTC Hosts Prevention Professionals from the Pacific Jurisdictions

The Pacific Southwest PTTC hosted 12 prevention professionals from American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau at the University of Nevada, Reno campus for two training-of-trainers (TOT) events.  Participants completed TOTs in two curricula: 1) the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training and 2) Ethics in Prevention, using versions adapted for Pacific island populations.

Implementing Tobacco Cessation Treatment for Individuals with SMI

This Advisory, Implementing Tobacco Cessation Treatment for Individuals with SMI : A Quick Guide for Program Directors and Clinicians can help clinicians who work in a mental health facility implement a tobacco cessation program to reduce the use of tobacco-related products and tobacco-related diseases among clients with SMI.

 

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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

New Webinar Series: Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) 101 / 201 / 301

The Northwest MHTTC and Pacific Southwest MHTTC are excited to partner on an upcoming "West Coast ISF Party"! Our three-part distance learning series will focus on the three topics of the newly released Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) Fact Sheet Series.

 

Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) 101: An Introduction

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 6-7 p.m. ET / 3-4 p.m. PT / 12-1 p.m. HT