NEW U.S Surgeon General & Youth Mental Health Crisis

 A new U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on Protecting Youth Mental Health has been created to address the exponential youth mental crisis.  The global pandemics’ impact on pre-existing mental health issues has prompted an immediate intervention. The advisory provides recommendations for individuals, families, community organizations, technology companies, governments, and others that can improve the mental health …

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NEW Transgender Suicide and Support Hotline

Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a phone service providing support during a crisis or community connection for trans and questioning peers. A trans-led grassroots and non-profit organization advocating for equality also offer emotional and financial assistance.  Transgender or questioning individuals experiencing suicidal trauma have a direct connection without fearing “non-consensual hospitalization and medical discrimination.”  Open 24/7 …

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Opioid Prevention Campaign for Latinx Community

This week, Addiction Policy Forum launched “Campaña de Prevención de Opioides,”a public health media campaign to help prevent adolescent substance use, now available in both English and Spanish. To view the campaign launch webinar, click here. Given recent increases in overdose deaths among LatinX communities and the dire need for evidence-based, culturally appropriate prevention resources, …

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Addiction Recovery 101 January 2022

The Choices Community Addiction Recovery Education 101 training continues to reach audiences in need of this knowledge to improve engagement and improve outcomes. Do you know someone that wants to improve their understanding of addiction and recovery? This foundational class can provide much insight to better help workers or loved ones improve their engagement with …

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2022 National Hispanic and Latino Executive Leadership and Fellowship Program

The 2022 National Hispanic and Latino Executive Leadership and Fellowship Program is a leadership development program designed to help entry-level to mid-level career leaders/managers become great leaders in their field. The program focuses on leadership capacity building offering behavioral health leaders the opportunity to discover and expand their leadership strengths and be better prepared when new and greater opportunities come up. The goal …

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Family Court is currently functioning exactly how it was designed to.

Time for some radical acceptance: Family Court is currently functioning exactly how it was designed to. It’s time for a redesign. Time to stop saying the Family Court system is broken. It works fine. This is exactly the way it was designed to work. — It’s time to start shifting our collective energy into advocacy …

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