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1 Marsha Baker, LCSW-C Public Health Advisor Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration September 23, 2008 )

2 Overview 1.Introduction to SAMHSA 2.FY 2008 Funding Opportunities 3.Application Process 4.The service mission of the Recovery Community 5.Recovery Support Service Agencies and Future Directions

3 Introduction to SAMHSA SAMHSA is an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services SAMHSA has 3 Centers: o Center for Mental Health Services o Center for Substance Abuse Treatment o Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

4 SAMHSAs Strategic Plan VISION A Life in the Community for Everyone Measure and report program performance Increase service availability Improve service quality A CCOUNTABILITY C APACITY E FFECTIVENESS MISSION Building Resilience and Facilitating Recovery Track national trends Establish measurements and reporting systems Develop and promote standards to monitor service systems Achieve excellence in management practices Assess resources and needs Support service expansion Improve services organization and financing Recruit, educate, and retain workforce Create interlocking systems of care Promote appropriate assessment and referral Assess service delivery practices Identify and promote evidence-based approaches Implement and evaluate innovative services Provide workforce training and education

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6 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) The largest grant-making agency in the Federal government. 60,000 grants per year.

7 SAMHSA IS… One of the eleven grant making agencies of HHS. FY 2008 SAMHSA Budget $3.2 billion. Other HHS agencies include CDC, FDA, ACF, and HRSA.

8 2008 FY Funding Opportunities Center for Mental Health Services 1.Statewide Family Networks 2.Statewide Consumer Networks 3.Consumer/Consumer Supporter TA Centers 4.Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery 5.Older Adults Targeted Capacity Expansion 6.Child Mental Health Initiative

9 Center for Mental Health Services (contd) 7.Campus Suicide Prevention 8.Minority Fellowship 9.Networking and Certifying Suicide Prevention Hotlines 10.National Child Traumatic Stress Network 11.Conference Grants 12.Mental Health Data Infrastructure 13.Circles of Care FY 2008 Funding Opportunities FY 2008 Funding Opportunities

10 FY 2008 Funding Opportunities Center for Substance Abuse Prevention 1.Conferences 2.Drug-Free Communities - Coalitions 3.Drug-Free Communities – Mentors 4.Minority SA/HIV Prevention Initiative

11 FY 2008 Funding Opportunities Center for Substance Abuse Treatment 1.Targeted Capacity Expansion – HIV/AIDS 2.Targeted Capacity Expansion (General) 3.Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTCs) 4.Treatment Drug Courts 5.Pregnant and Postpartum Women

12 FY 2008 Funding Opportunities FY 2008 Funding Opportunities Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (continued) 6.Recovery Community Services Program 7.Access to Recovery 8.Treatment for Homeless Individuals 9.Physician Clinical Support System 10.Conferences 11.Screening, Brief Intervention, and Treatment (SBIRT).

13 Access SAMHSA Access Grants.gov No longer publish announcements in Federal Register Accessing Funding Opportunities

14 Must Haves Your organization must be eligible Different categories of eligibility, for example: Domestic, public and private non-profit organizations State government Community-based organizations Office of the Governor Competitive Applications

15 More Must Haves: Must have appropriate licensures or experience as stated in the announcement Must have appropriate Government forms PHS (Application Form) SF 424 (Face Page) SF424A (Budget Form) Must use required format Competitive Applications

16 Evaluation Criteria Reviewers assess the application against the evaluation criteria in the announcement

17 Reviewing our missions… Corporation for National and Community Service: to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. SAMHSA: a life in the community for everyone. To realize this vision, the Agency has sharply focused its mission on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders.

18 Related language… Service learning principles Build stronger, sustainable community networks Help rural and economically distressed communities gain access to private and public resources Put the needs of local communities first Support diverse organizations Build collaborations Making a Difference

19 Recovery Community and the Recovery Movement The recovery community is a voluntary association of those impacted by AOD problems who come together for mutual support and joint action on AOD-related issues. A recovery community exists only to the extent that multiple and diverse recovery communities reach beyond their own geographical and cultural boundaries to embrace a single identity. The recovery movement is an organized effort to: 1)remove barriers to recovery for those still suffering from AOD problems, and 2) to improve the quality of life of those recovering from AOD problems.

20 Recovery Community and the Recovery Movement Paradigm shift from traditional treatment models Gives the message that recovery is possible Builds on individual and community strengths Provides support to those in recovery through shared experience Remove barriers to recovery for those suffering from addiction Assists the individual in recovery to re-engage based on resilience, health, and hopewith ones family, friends, and community.

21 Recovery Community and the Recovery Movement Persons in recovery and their family members are explicitly recognized as pivotal members of the workforce, as they have critical roles in caring for themselves and each other, whether informally through self-help and family care- giving or more formally through organized peer- and family-support services. These individuals are the unsung heroes and heroines of the workforce and provide a unique perspective that enhances the overall relevance and value of the care provided.

22 Recovery Support Services Recovery support services are services aimed at removing barriers and opening natural pathways to addiction recovery. Services may include: Transitional housing Transportation support Alcohol and drug free socialization Recovery Coaching Employment/Career Training Support Groups Health and Wellness Classes Parenting Support Life skills

23 The recovery community is one in which service is highly valued one in which the stability of ones own sobriety is measured not by what one possesses but by what one gives away. William L. White, 2000

24 You give back, you dont give up. You can always choose to help others. If you do, it will change you. Betty Ford Former 1 st lady


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