TA Partnership Newsletter — August/September 2013

Feature Articles

TAP Newsletter - August/September 2013 Youth Matter!
Sharing the Work of Youth Engagement: A Reflection
Reyhan Reid, Youth Involvement Content Specialist for the TA Partnership, shares his goal for strengthening youth engagement in systems of care.

Highlights from the Field
Highlights from the Field articles provide information about innovative and promising activities from the system of care communities supported by the TA Partnership in the hopes that communities can learn from their peers around the country.

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News You Can Use

Research Update

Organizational Development and Sustainability


Funding Opportunities

Publications and Web Sites

Child Welfare

Cultural and Linguistic Competence


Family Involvement

Juvenile Justice

Mental Health

Organizational Development and Implementation

Primary Care

Substance Abuse

Youth Involvement


  • Summer of Learning
    Summer 2013 | Virtual The Summer of Learning offers access to both real-time and archived training sessions, groupchats, Ten-Minute Tips, One-Minute Wonders and the opportunity to connect with other grantees through a social platform. Login or register with the virtual campus to learn more about the many Summer of Learning events and learning opportunities.
  • Second International Youth Mental Health Conference: Young People at the Forefront of Reshaping Services
    September 30–October 2, 2013 | Brighton, United Kingdom The International Association of Youth Mental Health’s second international conference will focus on youth voice in mental health services, model practices, and current research on mental health care for youth and young adults.
  • 18th Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health
    October 3–5, 2013 | Arlington, Virginia With the theme “What Works in School Mental Health: Collaboration from the Inside Out,” this conference will feature 12 specialty tracks and a special topic area on funding and sustainability.
  • Embracing Innovation: Combining Science with Creativity to Improve Adolescent Health
    October 22–25, 2013 | Savannah, Georgia This conference, presented by the Healthy Teen Network, will showcase innovative strategies and research focused on adolescent sexual health, pregnant and parenting teens, and building the sustainability capacity of youth-serving organizations.
  • 8th Annual Conference on Differential Response
    October 22–25, 2013 | Vail, Colorado This year’s theme, “Differential Response: A Catalyst for Change,” focuses on innovations in implementing a differential response child protective system, or a system that is as responsive as possible to the different needs of families that come to the attention of child protective services.
  • 2013 National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health 24th Annual Conference
    November 13–17, 2013 | Washington, District of Columbia With the theme “Children’s Mental Health Matters: Increasing Awareness and Improving Services,” this conference will include keynote speakers, a youth track, networking opportunities, and pre-conference trainings. Please note that this conference can be approved for payment to offset costs not spent for the 2013 Summer Systems of Care conference. Please submit requests for approval through your Government Project Officer.
  • First International Conference on Prevention of FASD
    September 23-25, 2013 | Edmonton, Alberta, Canada A knowledge exchange and networking forum that will address the prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
  • Tackling Tobacco in Behavioral Health
    September 15, 2013 | Washington, DC A free half-day training for behavioral health clinicians, peer support professionals, administrators, and others interested in reducing tobacco-related illness among individuals with behavioral health disorders.


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