The November 2020 edition of the Policy Research Associates’ monthly newsletter included announcements, publications, and the latest posts from the PRA blog.

This newsletter contained the following headlines:

  • Spotlighting the Work of the Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Technical Assistance Center
  • Lisa Callahan Wins American Psychiatric Association’s Guttmacher Award
  • Mentally Healthy Workplaces Podcast Series: Achieving Wellness Goals
  • School Responder Model Podcast Series: The Framework and Positive Youth Development
  • Upcoming Webinars

November is National Veterans and Military Families Month, a time to honor the service and sacrifice of our service members, Veterans, and their families (SMVF). In recognition of Veterans and Military Families Month, PRA spotlighted the SMVF Technical Assistance (TA) Center’s impactful work in reducing suicide among SMVF.

PRA Senior Research Associate Lisa Callahan, Ph.D., has been named a co-awardee of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA’s) 2021 Manfred S. Guttmacher Award. The Manfred S. Guttmacher Award annually recognizes outstanding contributions to the literature of forensic psychiatry. The award is shared between Dr. Callahan and her co-author Debra Pinals, M.D., on two recently published articles addressing competence to stand trial .

PRA Well-Being has released the final podcast in its four-part Mentally Healthy Workplaces series, developed in partnership with the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA). In this episode, Achieving Wellness Goals, WELCOA President Ryan Picarella gets down to wellness basics in a conversation with PRA’s Dr. Crystal L. Brandow. Defining wellness and presenting WELCOA’s definition of wellness, the two talk about the importance of employees’ wellness goals and how organizations can support staff in achieving their wellness goals.

The National Center for Youth Opportunity and Justice (NCYOJ) at Policy Research has released a podcast series designed to support schools and communities with the implementation of the School Responder Model Framework. This seven-episode series provides a holistic view of what is needed to implement a successful and robust school responder model. Highlighted this month are three episodes from the podcast—one on the framework and two on positive youth development (Listen to Part 1 and Part 2).

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