American Psychiatric Foundation announces new grant applications

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 Grant Application Deadline: March 31, 2014—The American Psychiatric Foundation proudly announces the release of two grant applications under its Typical or Troubled?® program for those who work in or with two to ten middle schools and/or high schools. Find application information here:  Typical or Troubled?® Application Page and website’s Typical or Troubled?® Innovation Grant Application Page.

Typical or Troubled?® is a school mental health education program designed to educate teachers and other school staff on: warning signs of emotional and behavioral health issues in teens; how to talk to students who may be experiencing problems and engage family members; and help connect students to appropriate resources within the school or community.  To date, the program has been implemented in 35 states, educated more than 60,000 educators and other school personnel, reached over 2,000 schools and districts that connect with over a million students. 
  • The grant programs provide grant funds between $1,000-$5,000, innovative educational material, brochures, evaluation tools, technical assistance, and connections with school colleagues across the nation.
Standard Typical or Troubled?® Grant Application / Típico o Problemático®
Typical or Troubled?® Grant Application is for those who work in or with two to ten middle/high schools. Grant awards are between $1,000 and $2,000 and will depend on the number of schools within the applicant’s portfolio. Please note that this program comes in the English and Spanish language. The Spanish language program Típico o Problemático® is a culturally competent version of the Typical or Troubled?®program, designed primarily for Latino parents, but can also be used with school staff in predominantly Hispanic school communities. 
For more information and to apply, please visit the APF website’s Typical or Troubled?® Application Page
  • Also, all are welcome to attend the March 4, 2014 Informational Conference Call at 3:00PM EDT. The call in number is 712-432-0140 with passcode 724620.
Typical or Troubled?® Innovation Grant Application
The Innovation Grant is a new opportunity for “veteran” Typical or Troubled?® grantees –or those who have successfully implemented the Typical or Troubled?® program at least two times over two calendar years.  APF will award five grants between $2,500- $5,000.  The Innovation Grant provides school sites the opportunity to dream-up, create, and implement an innovative tool or educational information where there is a need that would enhance the effectiveness and outreach of the current Typical or Troubled?® program information on student mental health.  This is a new limited grant opportunity only available to veteran sites that meet the application criteria.

For more informatio
n and to apply, please visit the APF website’s Typical or Troubled?® Innovation Grant Application Page.  Also, veteran sites are welcome to attend the March 4, 2014 Innovation Grant Informational Conference Call at 3:30PM EDT.  The call in number is 712-432-0140 with passcode 724620.


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    My son is going through this situation right now, and I'm the one who asked for the help of a guardian in the probate court system. HE was hit by a drunk driver in 2004, and yes his demeanor did change and because I wasn't sure hire yo deal with the drastic changes in his life I went along with the nurse case manager for the insurance company, and consulted with a guardian, not knowing exactly what it was I was doing. The next thing I know my son was taken from me and placed in institutions after institutions. And we were finally able to get another guardian thinking this might possibly have a change for him, no, it only had gotton worst. Note he was labeled incapacitated and incompetent before we even went to court the frist time, not one test was given and me nor Kevin couldn't even speak in court. This has been 6years now. The guardian he has now dosent even connect with him at all. HE was awarded 100,000.00$ and he is told he dosent have any money. How is that? If I could get some information on this and I'm open to any suggestions, please feel free to contact me. Kevin's mother. 313-718-5093 please were in dire straights. Help is needed more than anyone can imagine. Thank you very much
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