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Friday Update 8-12-16 

Greetings faithful readers.Let's enjoy the Olympic spirit and dance with one of Brazil's favorite singers, Ivete Sangalo. Get your groove on to her version of Na Base Do Beijo and then get to readin' Friday Update, cuz we got work to do!

Most important reads for this week 

Exciting news for the 30th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health, March 5 - 8, 2017, in beautiful Tampa Florida!

HHS and DOJ Host Listening Session With Youth Who Have an Incarcerated Parent
Great Morning Zen post from Melissa Radcliffe – “When Ann Adalist-Estrin, Director of the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated, e-mailed us this spring and asked if we’d like to invite a young person to participate in two listening sessions hosted by the US Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice in late June in DC, we jumped at the opportunity. Of course we’d like to invite someone! And we had just the person in mind.”

Seeking Young Adults to Participate in the Transition Age Youth Psychotherapy Experiences (TYPE) study!
The team at the Transitions RTC is looking to recruit young adults with mental health condition from across the United States into the TYPE Research Study which aims to understand the experiences, both good and bad, of young adults (ages 18-25) who are receiving outpatient therapy. Check it out!

The Hidden Harm of Antidepressants 
Antidepressants are some of the most commonly prescribed medications out there. More than one out of 10 Americans over age 12—roughly 11 percent—take these drugs, according to a 2011 report by the National Center for Health Statistics. And yet, recent reports have revealed that important data about the safety of these drugs—especially their risks for children and adolescents—has been withheld from the medical community and the public.  

Learn more about the work of the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut (CHDI)
Over the past year, we have shared several innovative efforts coming from CHDI, from fact sheets, in-depth reports and their ground-breaking work around mobile crisis response. We thought you might enjoy watching a recent video that takes a closer look at the work they do with their amazing partners in the state of Connecticut. CHDI defines collaboration. The CHDI website has a ton of great resources that may be helpful to you in your efforts to develop stronger systems of care for youth and families in your state! 

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Magellan of Virginia is seeking Family Support Coordinators    
Heads up for Virginia families who may already have experience as a parent support partner, received wraparound training, or who may be well informed regarding the Building Bridges Initiative - Magellan is hiring!   

Everett Appointed Chief Medical Officer of SAMHSA
APA President-Elect Anita Everett, M.D. has been named the Chief Medical Officer at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). She is expected to begin her duties at SAMHSA on September 5. 
 
Now Available: Online Guide to Nonpartisan Election Activity for 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organizations
As the 2016 election season enters high gear, Nonprofit VOTE has released a comprehensive online guide for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations on nonpartisan ways to promote voting and engage candidates in the 2016 election. Called Nonprofits, Voting and Elections, the online guide reviews the prohibition on partisan political activity. It provides topic by topic advice on how nonprofits and their staff can promote voter registration, conduct voter education, talk to candidates, work on ballot measures and encourage the people they serve to participate and vote. This election cycle, more than any in recent memory, we all need to get involved!

 
Webinar: Shared Decision Making Dialogues: Engaging Individuals and families in Decision Making
This SAMHSA webinar will draw from examples at two different service settings—a peer-run recovery center and a program that serves young adults experiencing psychosis—and to illustrate ways to help individuals and families make the most of health care conversations. 
 
Texas Among States That Siphons Federal Dollars To Balance Budget, Book Argues
In The Poverty Industry, Daniel L. Hatcher shows us how state governments and their private industry partners are profiting from the social safety net, turning America’s most vulnerable populations into sources of revenue.
 
$1,000 for Dissertation Research on Public Policy: Improving Services for Children and Families
Please find attached the Request for Proposals for the American Psychological Foundation’s (APF) 2016 Annette Urso Rickel Foundation Dissertation Award for Public Policy.
 
Child Mind Institute Kicks Off 'Brave Buddies' Program
~ From our colleagues at the Child Mind Institute ~
If you have a child or loved one dealing with selective mutism, you may be interested in the services offered by the Brave Buddies program out of the Child Mind Institute. Brave Buddies is an intensive, group behavioral treatment program designed to help children with selective mutism to speak in school and other public places.
 

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