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

Summer 2014

Involving Youth in Your Substance Abuse Prevention Program
June 23–June 27, approximately 5 hours total
This interactive, self-paced online course offers the information and tools practitioners need to involve youth in all aspects of their prevention programs. Course materials include planning tools, case studies, and links to related websites.
Contact: Molly Ferguson, Training and Technical Assistance Associate, CAPT
Email: mferguson@edc.org

Reaching and Mobilizing Non-College 18- to 25-Year-Olds in Prevention Efforts 
July 17, 3:00–4:30pm ET
Building on lessons learned from the online course Involving Youth in Your Substance Abuse Prevention Program, this webinar will continue to explore effective approaches to reaching and mobilizing young adults not attending college.
Contact: Molly Ferguson, Training and Technical Assistance Associate, CAPT
Email: mferguson@edc.org

Evaluators’ Roundtable
August 1, 12:00–1:30pm ET
Gather around this virtual table to discuss evaluation challenges and solutions specific to the PFS II grant. This roundtable will be facilitated by CAPT evaluators, with contributions from SAMHSA’s Program Evaluation for Prevention Contract.
Contact: Molly Ferguson, Training and Technical Assistance Associate, CAPT 
Email: mferguson@edc.org

Addressing Behavioral Health Disparities throughout the SPF: Successes and Challenges
September 9 peer-sharing call, two times available: 2:00-3:00pm ET/11:00-12:30pm PT or 7:00-8:30pm ET/4:00-5:30pm PT
Join other PFS II and PFS 2013 grantees to share effective approaches to using data on substance abuse-related health disparities to guide prevention planning. Participants will also share successes and challenges to incorporating health disparities data throughout the SPF process.
Contact: Molly Ferguson, Training and Technical Assistance Associate, CAPT 

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