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April 2012

IN THIS ISSUE

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Screening and Assessment for Co-Occurring Disorders in Drug Court Settings, developed with NADCP

Announcement of Sequential Intercept Mapping Workshop and Trauma-Informed Training Awardees

Common Elements of Juvenile Mental Health Courts, a resource designed to guide and inform communities planning to institute juvenile mental health courts

UPCOMING EVENTS

NADCP 18th Annual Training Conference May 30 – June 2, 2012 Nashville, Tennessee Registration

National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media
August 7 – 9, 212 Atlanta, Georgia
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Alternatives Conference 2012 October 10 – 14, 2012 Portland, Oregon
Scholarships are Available
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New! Judges’ Guide to Juvenile Mental Health Jargon: A Quick Reference for Juvenile Justice System Practitioners

SAMHSA’s GAINS Center is pleased to announce the availability of the Judges’ Guide to Juvenile Mental Health Jargon. The Guide, developed by Thomas Grisso, Ph.D. and Kamlyn Haynes, M.D. of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, is intended to serve as a resource for judges who hear juvenile cases and who are involved in juvenile justice/mental health initiatives in their communities. A joint project initiative between SAMHSA’s GAINS Center and the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, the Guide is divided into nine parts: Acronyms, Screening and Assessment, Treatment and Supports, Diagnoses, Medications, Concepts, Frequently Asked Questions, Resources, and an Index.


For more information or to purchase the Judges Guide to Juvenile Mental Health Jargon, please contact SAMHSA’s GAINS Center at GAINS@prainc.com; 800.311.4246.

Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery – Priority to Veterans Annual Grantee Meeting Brings Veterans, Evaluators, and Administrators Together to Discuss the Needs of Justice-Involved Veterans

From Left to Right: Neal Brown, SAMHSA; Paolo del Vecchio, SAMHSA; David Morrissette, SAMHSA; and Hank Steadman, Policy Research Associates; participate in a panel discussion on veterans in the justice system and responding to veterans in crisis at the JDTR Annual Grantee Meeting.

SAMHSA’s GAINS Center organized the Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery – Priority to Veterans (JDTR) Annual Grantee Meeting in Bethesda, Maryland on March 28-29, 2012. The meeting was attended by staff of the 13 JDTR grantees located throughout the country. Grantees gathered for comprehensive presentations and discussions on innovative and cutting edge concepts, such as trauma-informed care, sustainability strategies, data collection and evaluation, and military families initiatives. Speakers at this meeting included Policy Research Associates’ Dan Abreu, Kristin Stainbrook from Advocates for Human Potential, and Carolyn Hardin and Matt Stiner of the National Drug Court Institute/National Association of Drug Court Professionals, among other nationally recognized experts. Learn more about JDTR on the GAINS Center website at gainscenter.samhsa.gov.

SAMHSA’s GAINS Center Expert Panel Member Sharon Wise Recognized at the National Council Conference 2012

From Left to Right: Sharon Denise Wise and Linda Rosenberg, President and CEO of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, at the 42nd National Council Mental Health and Addictions Conference 2012 Reintegration Awards. Photo Credit: The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

On April 16, 2012 at the 42nd National Council Mental Health and Addictions Conference, the National Council presented the 2012 Awards of Excellence and Reintegration Awards. The GAINS Center is pleased to announce that Sharon Denise Wise, member of the SAMHSA’s GAINS Center Expert Panel, was honored with a Reintegration Award for Artistic Contribution at the Conference! Presented to Sharon by fellow GAINS Expert Panel member and National Council President and CEO, Linda Rosenberg, the Award of Excellence is presented to a distinguished individual or organizations that are leaders in behavioral health. Reintegration Awards are designed to celebrate the achievements of those in the community who dedicate themselves to improving the lives of individuals with mental illnesses, as well as the achievements of those living with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Wise received the Joy Evans Award in 2007, a SAMHSA Voice Award in 2008, and the Crisis Intervention Team Award in 2010 for her work with law enforcement. For more information about the awards and honorees, visit the National Council website and view the Award Profile Book.

New! Map of Juvenile Mental Health Courts Now Available on the GAINS Website

Policy Research Associates, Inc., operator of SAMHSA’s GAINS Center, has recently announced the availability of a juvenile mental health court (JMHC) map. The purpose of this map is to help communities identify the various jurisdictions across the country that have active JMHCs. JMHCs provide case management and support to youth in the juvenile justice system with behavioral health needs. These courts focus on treatment and rehabilitation, and help to divert youth from juvenile detention facilities to community-based services in their local systems of care. This map is a product of a larger National Institute of Justice-funded project intended to assess the effectiveness of juvenile mental health courts as a public safety strategy. To view the map, visit our website.

New! Second Edition of the Judges’ Guide to Mental Health Jargon: A Quick Reference for Justice System Practitioners

The second edition of the Judges’ Guide to Mental Health Jargon, developed by SAMHSA’s GAINS Center and CSG, is now available! Following the success of our first edition, which was published in 2007, this new resource is intended to serve as a tool for judges involved with criminal justice/mental health initiatives in their communities. The Guide is divided into seven parts: Acronyms, Treatment and Supports, Diagnoses, Medications, Frequently Asked Questions, Resources, and an Index. This new guide includes expanded information pertaining to diagnoses, medication, and treatment.

For more information or to purchase the new Second Edition Judges Guide to Mental Health Jargon, please contact SAMHSA’s GAINS Center at GAINS@prainc.com; 800.311.4246.

 

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