The October 2021 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:

  • PRI Publishes Research Papers From ARDRAW’s Fourth Cohort
  • School Responder Model Podcast Series: “The ‘R’ in SRM” and “School, Family, Community Partnerships”
  • Open Solicitations From SAMHSA’s GAINS Center
  • Crystal Brandow, PhD, Co-authors New Article in Psychiatric Services
  • Lisa Callahan, PhD, Featured in Justice to Healing Podcast

Policy Research, Inc., is pleased to announce the publication of research papers from the fourth cohort of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation, and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program.

The National Center for Youth Opportunity and Justice (NCYOJ) at Policy Research has released four new episodes in its podcast series designed to support schools and communities implementing the School Responder Model Framework. The series focuses on topics that can help schools and communities successfully design and implement school responder models. Highlighted this month are two episodes from the series—“The ‘R’ in SRM” and “School, Family, Community Partnerships.”

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation, operated by Policy Research, has open solicitations available for criminal justice and behavioral health professionals, trauma training train-the-trainer events and Sequential Intercept Model Mapping Workshops. Review the requests for applications and apply today!

Policy Research is pleased to announce the release of a new article in Psychiatric Services, authored by Dr. Crystal L. Brandow, titled “Improving Black Mental Health: A Collective Call to Action.” This article examines how a Wellness First approach could be structurally used to promote healing and prevent trauma in Black communities.

Stream “State of the Field: Mental Health Courts” to hear Policy Research Senior Research Associate Lisa Callahan, PhD, provide a national perspective about the current state of mental health courts. In this Justice to Healing episode, presented by the National Drug Court Resource Center, Dr. Callahan explains the unique qualities of mental health courts, how they differ from drug courts, ideal program structure, the use of incentives and sanctions, how to measure success, tips for implementation, and more.

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