The 6th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research: Results and Relevance 2015
Integrating Research, Policy and Promising Practice Around the World, Vancouver, BC. This advanced level conference continues to bring together experts from multiple disciplines to share international research. From the pure science, to prevention, diagnosis and intervention across the lifespan, the conference will address the implications of this research and promote scientific/community collaboration. It provides an opportunity to enhance understanding of the relationships between knowledge and research and critical actions related to FASD.
New Resources for Preventing Abuse and Neglect are now Available on the Justice Center Website. The New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs now has new tools available online for provider agencies to utilize and share with their communities. Updated information regarding preventing abuse and reporting abuse is available. The site also has useful links to resources, state agencies, laws, regulations, and changes to the Vulnerable Persons Central Registry (VPCR). Information about training opportunities and archived mandatory training information for new employees is also accessible via this site.
View information about The Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs at this link:
2015 Behavioral Leadership Development Program - CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – Deadline Jan. 12, 2015
Recruiting young emerging leaders in the behavioral health field to be part of SAMHSA’s Project LIFT (Leadership Initiatives Tomorrow). This intensive seven-month leadership development program enhances young professionals’ leadership development, provides these individuals with a basic understanding of the Affordable Care Act and Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, and helps to increase recruitment and retention in the behavioral health field.
To qualify, you must be between the ages of 20-30 and currently working in or committed to a future career in the behavioral health field.
Click on http://www.liftleaders.org/. for the application forms, as well as additional information about this year’s program or enter www.liftleaders.org into your web browser. In order to be complete, both the application form and the nominator form are available to download on the Project Lift Website and must be submitted by the deadline date. Applications are due Monday, January 12, 2015.
There is no cost to apply or to participate. Participants are required to have a computer with high-speed Internet access, the necessary software, and a webcam.
NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals, has announced the "Now is the Time: Minority Fellowship Program for Addictions Counselors" which will provide tuition stipends up to $20,000 for Master's Level students in the final year of an accredited Master's program in addiction substance abuse counseling. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working with underserved and minoirty populations and transiton age youth (ages 16-25). Eligibility and application materials can be found at: http://www.naadac.org/.
The deadline for applications for the first year of funding is Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.
OASAS announces the release of the 2014 Interim Report on the Statewide Comprehensive Plan 2013-2017 developed in accordance with Section 5.07 of Mental Hygiene Law. The Report provides an update on OASAS' collaborative efforts with state and local partners to implement a more coordinated system of care that addresses the behavioral and physical health care needs of individuals with substance use disorders.
Guidance from Dr. Charles Morgan, OASAS Medical Director for OASAS Providers.
These are the annual local services plan guidelines for mental hygiene services developed collaboratively by the New York State Offices of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), Mental Health (OMH) and Persons With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). These guidelines contain planning requirements for all local governmental units (LGUs) and OASAS-certified and funded service providers. All planning forms will be completed and submitted via the online County Planning System (CPS). Provider planning forms are due by April 1, 2014. County plan forms are due by June 3, 2014.