Friday Update 6-20-14

Greetings faithful readers. Man is it ever hot and humid here on the east coast. I think the only way to read this edition of Friday Update is to get some ice cold Tang and get your groove on to Mungo Jerry singing the classic from 1970 - In the Summertime. Hey hipsters - y'all aint got nuthin' on 1970's cool... Enjoy the song, sing along, and then get to readin' Friday Update!

Most important reads for this week 

The trouble with third culture kids 
Due to a great deal of interest we are re-running this Morning Zen post by Nina Sichel, who is co-editor of the collections "Writing Out of Limbo: International Childhoods, Global Nomads and Third Culture Kids (2011)." Nina's writings about third culture kids (TCK's) has touched the soul of many and will most assuredly touch yours. 

OJJDP Bulletin examines behavioral health problems, treatment, and outcomes in youth offenders 
OJJDP has released "Behavioral Health Problems, Treatment, and Outcomes in Serious Youthful Offenders," the latest bulletin in the Pathways to Desistance series. This bulletin assesses the overlap between behavioral health problems and the risk of offending behavior in a sample of serious youthful offenders, the delivery of mental health and substance abuse treatment in juvenile justice settings, and continuation of care in the community after release. 

Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures 
The Notah Begay III Foundation's Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures national initiative is accepting proposals for its second round of Promising Program Grants. The deadline is July 14th so get on it! 

Big News for the Georgetown Training Institutes…. 
The Agenda Book is now live on their website to view and download. Check out all the Institutes details and the sessions you don't want to miss. If you haven't yet registered, register today to take advantage of this high-quality training in children's mental health! 

Wait, more big news about the Georgetown Training Institutes…. 
The hotel has extended the deadline for conference rates. 
There's still time to make your reservations at this beautiful hotel and conference center on the Potomac River with the Institutes discount. Make your hotel reservations today.  Looking forward to seeing Network faithful at the conference! 

APA comes out with consumer guide to parity 
This accessible FAQ from the American Psychological Association outlines what the Mental Health Parity Law does – and doesn't – cover. Thanks to our friends at the Pathways RTC for sharing this great resource. Be sure to read their latest newsletter

Federation extends call for proposal deadline 
The National Federation of Families For Children's Mental Health has extended their deadline for receiving workshop proposals for their 25th Annual Conference to July 8, 2014. The focus for the conference this year is "Building Circles of Wellness." Interested presenters are encouraged to contribute submissions for sixty, ninety minute or three hour intensive workshops. 

How churches can promote recovery 
The International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) is out with another excellent webinar. This webinar will present a clinical, Biblical and personal perspective of psychiatric disorders.  The role of the church will be discussed as well as practical ways that members can minister to people who have a psychiatric disorder and promote their recovery. IBPF webinars are always of the highest quality. Put this one on your calendar! 

National Council offers timely webinar on lessons learned from Navigator grantees 
Our friends at the National Council have so much going on it's hard to keep up. This upcoming webinar caught our eye and looks to be pertinent for many Network faithful interested in applying for a Navigator grant. 

Roadmap to Better Care and a Healthier You 
The CMS Health Insurance Marketplace has just released a user-friendly 8-step guide that helps consumers and health providers be more informed about the wide array of benefits available. The guide is a great tool to help all of us get up to speed on health care coverage terms, how primary care and emergency care are different, and the cost differences of utilizing in- and out-of-network care. 

SAMHSA produces infographics on young adults 
If infographics are your thing, visit the SAMHSA website to download data infographics about older adolescents and young adults with behavioral health challenges.


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