This manual offers guidance on creating a substance use specialist program in child welfare offices or dependency courts. It includes case studies that showcase the programmatic and collaborative structure of substance use specialist programs.
This report describes efforts to improve coordination and financing of mental health services through better cooperation across substance use disorder agencies, as well as criminal justice and other state agencies. It discusses benefits, challenges, facilitating factors, and implementation steps.
This report analyzes national costs of substance use and cost savings that could be gained if effective prevention policies were implemented nationwide. It lists programs and policies that are most cost-beneficial.
This white paper report identifies and proposes strategies to address Medicaid and other reimbursement policies that may pose barriers to mental health services in primary care settings. It presents findings, discussion by an expert panel, and recommended action steps.
This advisory gives substance use treatment and service providers updated facts about OxyContin. It describes its use and misuse, addiction and dependency, withdrawal symptoms, and treatment and detoxification protocols, including medication-assisted treatment.
This report recaps a meeting on issues related to interactions between consumers living with mental illness and representatives of the disaster response community. It offers recommendations to improve these relationships to promote recovery from mental health issues.
This report reviews children's mental health programs that enhance parenting skills and child resilience. It addresses costs and benefits, opportunities to reach parents and caregivers with evidence-based practices, and provides recommendations for future prevention efforts.
This manual helps state and local mental health professionals create emergency preparedness plans for disasters. It highlights integrating health and mental health response and conducting epidemiological surveillance.
This guide offers resources for those working with children in the wake of disaster. It discusses theories of child development as applied to a youth experiencing the fear, anxiety, and trauma of disaster. The guide also offers practical suggestions, case studies, and a resource guide.
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