Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Upcoming Training and Technical Assistance for Partnerships for Success (PFS) II Grantees

Virtual Events

Spring 2014

What Now? Developing an Effective Data Presentation
March 31–April 4
This interactive, moderated course is designed to help state-, jurisdiction-, and community-level practitioners organize and develop presentations that are interesting, informative, and tailored to audience needs. Participants can expect to spend about 1-hour per day on the course over a 5-day period.
Contact: Molly Ferguson, Training and Technical Assistance Associate, CAPT
Email: mferguson@edc.org

Beyond the PFS II Initiative: Sustaining the SPF and Related Outcomes
April 22, 3:00–4:00pm ET
Interested in learning how other PFS II grantees are approaching sustainability during the second half of their grants? Hear from fellow grantees about how they are working with their communities to sustain the SPF process, as well as the positive outcomes it produced.
Contact: Molly Ferguson, Training and Technical Assistance Associate, CAPT
Email: mferguson@edc.org

Evaluators’ Roundtable
May 16, 12:00–1:30pm ET
These facilitated peer-sharing opportunities offer PFS II grantees and their evaluators a chance to discuss evaluation challenges and solutions specific to the PFS II grant. This roundtable will be facilitated by the CAPT in collaboration with SAMHSA’s Program Evaluation for Prevention Contract.
Contact: Molly Ferguson, Training and Technical Assistance Associate, CAPT 
Email: mferguson@edc.org

Customized In-person and Virtual TA for Individual
PFS II Grantees: Some Examples

  • Re-energizing State Epidemiological Work Groups, including consultation on membership, organizational procedures, and establishing short- and long-term goals
  • Addressing data gaps at the state and sub-recipient levels
  • Enhancing Evidence-based Work Groups, including guidance on determining levels of evidence and supporting sub-recipients in developing logic models and selecting strategies
  • Preparing states to deliver TA to high-need communities