Lessons from the Field - Transforming Youth Together: Understanding the Connection between Substance Use, Mental Health, and Student Learning - Part 3: Leveraging Funding to Support Evidence-Based Programming

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- Add to Calendar 2022-09-21 15:00:00 2022-09-21 16:30:00 Lessons from the Field - Transforming Youth Together: Understanding the Connection between Substance Use, Mental Health, and Student Learning - Part 3: Leveraging Funding to Support Evidence-Based Programming Attention: State and District Leaders, School Administrators, Educators, Student Support Personnel, Parents, Education Stakeholders, and Youth Substance Use Prevention Specialists    The U.S. Department of Education and the Office of National Drug Control Policy are collaborating this summer on the development of a three-part miniseries within the Lessons from the Field Webinar Series to help schools and educators effectively address substance use, mental health, and their impacts on learning. As students return to school, we know that these topics are on the top of educators’ minds. After hearing from leading national subject matter experts from federal agencies, the miniseries features practitioners from schools, districts, and other places of educational instruction who share their lessons learned and best practices for transforming their systems in collaboration with community partners to help students thrive. The miniseries also highlights a variety of useful resources to help you get started!   Webinar Miniseries Welcome from the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, Miguel Cardona (video) Webinar Miniseries Welcome from the Office of National Drug Control Policy Director, Dr. Rahul Gupta (video) On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join the third webinar in the three-part miniseries titled, Transforming Youth Together: Understanding the Connection between Substance Use, Mental Health, and Student Learning – Part 3: Leveraging Funding to Support Evidence-Based Programming.  Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022  Time: 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET  Please join the U.S. Department of Education and the Office of National Drug Control Policy to learn about several funding sources that are available to support schools in implementing evidence-based programs that provide substance use prevention and mental health supports to students. Our federal speakers will describe what funding is available via the U.S. Department of Education, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). A panel of practitioners will then discuss how they leveraged their federal funding to overcome barriers and creatively use funds to provide services to promote health and safety. At the close of the webinar, we will also respond to participant questions.  Speakers/Panelists James Lane, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education Ruth Ryder, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education  Helen Hernandez, Assistant Director, Drug Free Communities, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)  Melinda Baldwin, Director, Prevention, Traumatic Stress and Special Programs Division, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)  Erin Wick, Executive Director, Integrated Student Support – Intervention, Prevention, Treatment and Wellness, Capital Region ESD 113 (WA)  Scott Houston, Director, Federal Programs, Whitfield County Schools (GA)  Diana O’Toole, Coordinator, Kenton County Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse, Kentucky Prevention Network (KY)  Webinar Materials Speaker Bios Slides Recording (Coming Soon on September 22) Transcript (Coming Soon on September 23) Related Resources In advance of the webinar, we encourage you to view the following videos to inform participation:   Webinar Miniseries Welcome from the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, Miguel Cardona (video) Webinar Miniseries Welcome from the Office of National Drug Control Policy Director, Dr. Rahul Gupta (video) OESE Technical Assistance Centers and Resources CISELSS Center Website NCSSLE Website Center on PBIS Website REMS TA Center Website T4PA Website You For Youth Website School Safety Website Best Practices Clearinghouse Prevention Newsletter OESE Newsflash: PK-12 Grantee News OESE Award Resources ARP ESSER Website 2021 Growing Up Drug Free Guide (English) 2021 Growing Up Drug Free Guide (Spanish) Frequently Asked Questions for Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief Programs Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Student Support and Academic Enrichment Program   Department of ED Resources Office of Safe and Supportive Schools Fiscal Year 2022 Grant Competitions ED’s Drug Prevention Webpage Report: Supporting Child and Student Social, Emotional, Behavioral, and Mental health Needs CDC Resources CDC Overdose Page State Suicide Rates Among Adolescents and Young Adults Aged 10–24: United States, 2000–2018 CDC’s Adolescent Behaviors and Experiences Survey (ABES) SAMHSA Resources SAMHSA Funding Opportunity Announcements (2022) SAMHSA’s National Guidelines for Crisis Care – A Best Practice Toolkit SAMHSA 988 Partner Toolkit SAMHSA Project ReCAST Key Substance Use and  Mental Health Indicators in the United States: Results from the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health Strategic Prevention Framework Resources from the White House Transforming Communities Together: Highlights from the Drug-Free Communities Support Program National Evaluation ONDCP Website FACT SHEET: President Biden to Announce Strategy to Address Our National Mental Health Crisis, As Part of Unity Agenda in his First State of the Union The White House Other Resources The Coalition Impact: Environmental Prevention Strategies DEA One Pill CADCA Website Song for Charlie Protecting Youth Mental Health: The U.S. Surgeon General's Advisory | HHS Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Development in Children and Youth: A National Agenda National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) Crisis Services Series Children’s Mental Health Emergency Department Visits: 2007-2016 Kentucky Incentives for Prevention Survey (KIP) Registration You must register to participate in this presentation.  Register Please contact NCSSLE if you have any questions. We look forward to sharing this information with you and hearing about the important work you are doing in your schools, communities, and states to meet the needs of students and staff.   More on the Lessons from the Field Webinar Series To access archived materials from previous webinars and to find out what is coming next, go here. Online Online noreply@air.org America/New_York public

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Attention: State and District Leaders, School Administrators, Educators, Student Support Personnel, Parents, Education Stakeholders, and Youth Substance Use Prevention Specialists   

The U.S. Department of Education and the Office of National Drug Control Policy are collaborating this summer on the development of a three-part miniseries within the Lessons from the Field Webinar Series to help schools and educators effectively address substance use, mental health, and their impacts on learning. As students return to school, we know that these topics are on the top of educators’ minds. After hearing from leading national subject matter experts from federal agencies, the miniseries features practitioners from schools, districts, and other places of educational instruction who share their lessons learned and best practices for transforming their systems in collaboration with community partners to help students thrive. The miniseries also highlights a variety of useful resources to help you get started!  

On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join the third webinar in the three-part miniseries titled, Transforming Youth Together: Understanding the Connection between Substance Use, Mental Health, and Student Learning – Part 3: Leveraging Funding to Support Evidence-Based Programming

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET 

Please join the U.S. Department of Education and the Office of National Drug Control Policy to learn about several funding sources that are available to support schools in implementing evidence-based programs that provide substance use prevention and mental health supports to students. Our federal speakers described what funding is available via the U.S. Department of Education, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). A panel of practitioners discussed how they leveraged their federal funding to overcome barriers and creatively use funds to provide services to promote health and safety. At the close of the webinar, they also responded to participant questions. 

Speakers/Panelists

  • James Lane, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
  • Ruth Ryder, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education 
  • Helen Hernandez, Assistant Director, Drug Free Communities, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) 
  • Melinda Baldwin, Director, Prevention, Traumatic Stress and Special Programs Division, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 
  • Erin Wick, Executive Director, Integrated Student Support – Intervention, Prevention, Treatment and Wellness, Capital Region ESD 113 (WA) 
  • Scott Houston, Director, Federal Programs, Whitfield County Schools (GA) 
  • Diana O’Toole, Coordinator, Kenton County Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse, Kentucky Prevention Network (KY) 

Webinar Materials

Related Resources

In advance of the webinar, we encourage you to view the following videos to inform participation:  

OESE Technical Assistance Centers and Resources

Department of ED Resources

CDC Resources

SAMHSA Resources

Resources from the White House

Other Resources

Please contact NCSSLE if you have any questions. We look forward to sharing this information with you and hearing about the important work you are doing in your schools, communities, and states to meet the needs of students and staff.  

More on the Lessons from the Field Webinar Series

To access archived materials from previous webinars and to find out what is coming next, go here.


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