March 2nd SAMHSA National Methamphetamine Webinar on LGBT Log-in Information

Source: SAMHSA email 2/25/10

LGBT Populations and Meth: Updates for Addressing Challenges and Maximizing Opportunities

Date and Time: 3/2/2010 – 12:00pm to 1:30 pm (Mountain)
The LGBT Populations and Methamphetamine Webinar will include updates on research, treatment, and efforts on state and territory levels to address challenges and identify opportunities for work with LGBT populations around methamphetamine and substance abuse. Highlights will include an overview of data and research issues; results of a national survey regarding availability and accessibility of LGBT substance abuse services; research summary regarding substance abuse trends among gay men and non-gay identified men who have sex with men; information about Getting Off: A Behavioral Treatment Intervention For Gay and. Bisexual Male Methamphetamine Users; unique issues surrounding substance abuse and transgender individuals including barriers for services and research and recommendations; an overview of substance abuse and lesbian and bisexual women including barriers and recommendations; and an examination of psycho-cultural conditions for LGBT individuals and substance abuse.

Webinar Details

This webinar will provide both an online presentation and telephone audio.  We recommend that you log on to the webinar at least 5 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.  Please note that to participate in the web presentation you may be prompted to download software.  To ensure full access to both the web presentation and telephone audio, please follow the directions below:

To Join The Web Presentation

1. Go to

2. Enter Log-in Information (below)
3. Click “Start Now”.
4. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

Meeting #: PW1746984
Passcode: 7892434

Audio Dial-in Information

Dial-in: 800-369-3338
Passcode: 7892434#

Prevention Health Communications News, from Colorado DBH

Source: In The News, 10/15/09

Please see the attached PDF for the latest edition of “In the News”.

In the News is a weekly collection of Mental Health, Alcohol and Substance Abuse prevention articles, announcements, press releases, and publications that you can look forward to receiving every Thursday.

The formatting consist of hyper linked titles (plus date and source) placed in easy to skim categories.

Categories in this issue:

  • General Community
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Substances (Other Drugs)
  • Violence
  • Cultural/Linguistic Competence
  • Briefs, Reports, and Publications
  • Recommendations/Strategies/Tools
  • Health Communication/Promotion/Marketing
  • Funding
  • Events

Click here to Read: In the News, 10/15/09

New Toolkit on Cultural and Linguistic Competence and Upcoming Teleconference

Might this be useful for ATOD prevention programs as well as other youth development programs not funded by SS/HS initiative?

Source: Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention e-newsletter, March 2008
The National Center has published a toolkit on cultural and linguistic competence that is based on a model of three interconnected arches. These arches represent organizational structure, engagement, and services/activities/interventions. Together, the three arches provide the support to create a solid foundation for the Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) initiative. The toolkit includes benchmarks that grantees can use to gauge their level of implementation in each of the three areas. It also includes corresponding resources that grantees can use to move their initiatives to the next level of implementation. The toolkit is now available at

On April 10, 2008, the National Center will host a teleconference to introduce grantees to the three arches framework and the various components of the toolkit. Invitations to this event have been e-mailed to SS/HS grantees. Registration is limited to 10 sites on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact Min Lin at with any questions regarding this event.

Free Teleconference: Reducing Stigma and Discrimination among People who are LGBT

Source : SAMHSA Resource Center to Address Discrimination and Stigma Associated With Mental Illness
The SAMHSA Resource Center to Address Discrimination and Stigma Associated With Mental Illness invites you to participate in a free teleconference training titled, “Reducing Stigma and Discrimination among People who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT).”

Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Eastern Time)
(12:00 PM -1:30 PM Mountain Time)

To register for this training teleconference, please click here for the registration page.

Please note: Registration for this teleconference will close at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on Monday, March 10, 2008.

Community Development Resource Under Way

The PIC is working on a small resource guide to help communities increase their capacity for building communities on a local level. The resource will emphasize building the economy (e.g. grants), forging and strengthening social ties, and developing the non-profit sector. We hope to include links to evidence-based practices in this field. We are also growing the collection in areas related to cultural awareness and working with specific populations. Do you have suggestions for resources? Please email them to us at

Maternal and child health prevention resources

The Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown university compiles “Knowledge Paths,” intended to help professionals keep current on new developments and be of use to those conducting further research on various topics. The January 2007 Knowledge Path focuses on Adolescent Violence Prevention. Other Knowledge Paths include: Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (July 2004), Community Services Locator: Locating Community-Based Services to Support Children and Families (June 2005), Mental Health in Children and Adolescents (May 2004), Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health (September 2005), and Spanish-Language Health Resources (En Español) (February 06)

Launch of

Source: Harvard School of Public Health Press release on PR Newswire, 1/22/07
“On Jan. 24, the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) in partnership with the Center for the Advancement of Health and with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation launched the Web site”  The site identifies indicators for “diversity, opportunity, quality of life and health for various racial and ethnic population groups.” Data profiles are available for the following Colorado areas: Boulder–Longmont, Colorado Springs. Denver, Fort Collins–Loveland, Grand Junction, Greeley and Pueblo.

The launch is accompanied by the release of the online report “Children Left Behind: How Metropolitan Areas Are Failing American Children,” which examines the well-being of children in 100 of the largetst metropolitan regions.