Statewide Consumer Network Grant Opportunity
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2012 Statewide Consumer Network grants. The purpose of this program is to enhance statewide consumer-run organizations to promote service system capacity and infrastructure development that is recovery-focused and resiliency-oriented. For the purposes of this funding opportunity, this program seeks to address the needs of underserved and under-represented consumers, such as veterans; those with histories of trauma; those from ethnic, racial, or cultural minority groups; and those who have been involved in the criminal justice system.
The Statewide Consumer Network program also seeks to promote activities related to partnership development with peers in recovery from addictions; peer support, and service needs related to gender; training and skills development; trauma-informed peer support; legacy planning; wellness; and/or economic empowerment as part of the recovery process for consumers. Background Information for the Consumer Network Program is available in Appendix J of this RFA.
Applications are due by May 18, 2012
18 Hour Wellness Training for Older Adult Certified Peer Specialists
The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) in collaboration with New Jersey Department of Human Services, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce a training opportunity for Older Adult Certified Peer Specialists as part of Pennsylvania’s 2012 Transformation Transfer Initiative (TTI) Grant Project.
The Training is being offered to a class of 20 PA certified peer specialists with priority given to those who have completed the 18 hour Older Adult CPS training. A limited number of part-time paid internships will be available in the southeast region of the state to CPSs who have successfully completed both the Older Adult training and the Wellness training.
Training, tuition, and hotel accommodations are paid for under the TTI Grant along with a stipend for travel and meals.
May 22-24, 2012 in King of Prussia
More information and application attached, applications must be postmarked by April 27, 2012
Artist Search – Works for Me 2013 Calendar
The Works for Me Program is developing a Work Incentives calendar for 2013. Each month, the calendar will feature a work incentive, as well as artwork submitted by an individual with a disability living in Pennsylvania. Calendar artists will receive public recognition for their accomplishments. Submit all artwork by May 31st, please see the attached announcement for more details.
SAMHSA has released Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations Information & Resource Kit. This publication demonstrates SAMHSA’s commitment to creating awareness of the needs, experiences, and health status of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans and to addressing behavioral health disparities.Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations Information & Resource Kit informs health care providers and prevention specialists about the health experiences of LGBT populations. Understanding the health issues of LGBT individuals is a significant step in improving access to care and the quality of behavioral health services.