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Trump Budget Details Released, and ONDCP Funding Included
WhiteHouse.gov, May 23

Leadership at the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) said, “The President’s Budget, submitted to the U.S. Congress today, supports $27.8 billion in drug control efforts including prevention, treatment, and law enforcement. Specifically, it supports $1.3 billion in investments for Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act programs, 21st Century CURES Act programs, and other opioid-specific initiatives that seek to address the current epidemic.” The proposal amounts to minor cuts for ONDCP and related programs. Read the full press statement from the White House about ONDCP.


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Creating Linguistically and Culturally Competent Suicide Prevention Materials

This guide is designed to help public health practitioners produce suicide prevention materials for specific cultural and linguistic communities. Developed by Suicide Prevention Resource Center in collaboration with the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), it is based on their work to adapt suicide prevention materials for a variety of cultural and linguistic populations in California. The guide contains key principles and steps as well as examples, tools, and resource lists. Although the guide is about adapting materials, much of it is also useful for creating new materials. The process described can be applied to many different formats, including print materials, television or radio public service announcements, and face-to-face presentations.

Download: Creating Linguistically and Culturally Competent Suicide Prevention Materials.

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June is PTSD Awareness Month

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after someone goes through a traumatic event like combat, assault, or disaster. Most people have some stress reactions after a trauma. If the reactions don't go away over time or disrupt your life, you may have PTSD.

Join the efforts to spread the word about PTSD and effective treatments during PTSD Awareness Month. Everyone makes a difference.

Share the printable PDF: Help Raise PTSD Awareness.

To grow public understanding of PTSD and knowledge that PTSD treatment works, we all need to raise awareness together.

This list of organizations reflect those who are committed to help Raise Awareness in 2017.

Learn more about PTSD: National Center for PTSD.

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Upcoming Trainings and Events:

Webinar: College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives from the Field
Date: May 25, 2017
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Webinar: Distracted Driving among Teens: What We Know about It and How to Prevent It 
Date: May 31, 2017 @ 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
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30th Annual Northwest Conference on Behavioral Health & Addictive Disorders
Date: May 31 - June 2, 2017
Bellevue, WA
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Navigating Marijuana Data In A World Of Alternative Facts
Date: June 14, 2017 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mercer Island, WA
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2017 Washington Behavioral Healthcare Conference
Date: June 14-16, 2017
Vancouver, WA
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More Trainings and Events:
ADAI Calendar of training events in Seattle and Washington
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Job Opportunities: See ADAI Employment.

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Also of Interest:

Parents' Advice Can Support or Undermine Targets of School Bullying-Prevention Programs (American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)).

Fewer U.S. Teens Are Boozing It Up (Medline Plus).

Growing Number of Washington Students Report They’ve Thought About Suicide - Or Attempted It (Seattle Times).

 

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