2016 CoC Dashboard Reports Now Posted 5/12/17

HUD has posted the 2016 Continuum of Care (CoC) Dashboard Reports on the HUD Exchange.
These reports show maps of claimed geography and geographic coverage changes from previous program years as well as graphic summaries of each CoC’s total award by component types, renewal types, and awarded amounts. The reports also contain graphics depicting data from the Point-in-Time (PIT) count and Housing Inventory Count (HIC), which provide a quick overview of a CoC’s performance in serving homeless individuals with their CoC awards.
Visit the HUD Exchange at https://www.hudexchange.info

Headlines: Up to $9.9 Million Available for Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act

SAMHSA Headlines

May 18, 2017

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Up to $9.9 Million Available for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act: State Pilot Grant Program for Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women

The purpose of this program is to (1) support family-based services for pregnant and postpartum women with a primary diagnosis of a substance use disorder, including opioid disorders; (2) help state substance abuse agencies address the continuum of care, including services provided to women in nonresidential-based settings; and (3) promote a coordinated, effective, and efficient state system managed by state substance abuse agencies by encouraging new approaches and models of service delivery.

Up to $7.8 Million Available To Promote Substance Use Disorder Recovery

These grants are designed to help build recovery systems for people with substance use disorders in communities throughout the nation.


Comparison of Physical Health Conditions Among Adolescents Aged 12 to 17 With and Without Major Depressive Episode

The purpose of this report is to examine the association between major depressive episode (MDE), self-rated overall health, and selected health conditions (including asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, obesity, and diabetes) among adolescents in a U.S. nationally representative sample.

1 in 7 Adolescents With Diabetes Experienced a Major Depressive Episode in the Past Year

Data from the 2005 to 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health show that about 1 in 11 adolescents aged 12 to 17 had an MDE in the past year.

Bronchitis and Pneumonia Related To Major Depressive Episodes Among Adolescents

National Survey on Drug Use and Health data indicate adolescents with a past-year MDE were more likely to have had bronchitis and pneumonia in the past year compared to those without MDE.

1 In 5 Female Adolescents Who Were Overweight and Obese Had a Past-Year Major Depressive Episode

According to the 2013 to 2015 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health, there was an association between weight and depression among female adolescents aged 12 to 17.

Past-Year Major Depressive Episodes More Common Among Adolescents With Asthma

According to 2005 to 2014 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health data, adolescents aged 12 to 17 with past-year asthma were more likely to have past-year MDE compared to those without asthma (11.4 vs. 8.8 percent). This pattern held true among adolescents aged 12–13, 14–15, and 16–17.

A Day in the Life of Older Adults: Substance Use Facts

This issue of The CBHSQ Report presents information about substance use in older adults from several data sources, including information on use of substances, admissions to treatment, and emergency department visits for substance use on a typical or average day.

Mental Health Annual Report 2014

This report presents results from the Mental Health Client-Level Data and Mental Health Treatment Episode Set for individuals receiving mental health treatment services in 2014, as well as selected data collection trends for such individuals from 2011 to 2014.


Understanding Depression Young Adults

This fact sheet gives young adults facts on living with depression, discusses causes and treatment approaches, and provides a list of helpful resources.

Understanding Depression Caregiver

This fact sheet provides caregivers with a general overview of depression in youth and young adults, gives guidance on how to provide support, highlights recommended treatment approaches, and includes a list of helpful resources.

Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Young Adults

This fact sheet gives young adults facts on living with obsessive-compulsive disorder, discusses causes and treatment approaches, and provides a list of helpful resources.

Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Caregiver

This fact sheet provides caregivers with a general overview of obsessive compulsive disorder in youth and young adults, and gives guidance on how to provide support. It also highlights recommended treatment approaches and includes a list of helpful resources.

SAMHSA Toolbox

SAMHSA has launched a virtual toolbox to guide early childhood leaders in promoting the mental health and school readiness of young children.


May 22, 2017

Webinar Series: Communities Addressing Trauma and Community Strife Through Trauma-Informed Approaches

This monthly webinar series will highlight communities working to improve member resiliency and responsiveness to community incidents.
May 22, 2017

Webinar Series: Trauma-Informed Innovations in Crisis Services

This monthly webinar series will highlight the innovative work of crisis service providers employing a trauma-informed approach.
May 23, 2017

Webinar: The Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Toolbox—An Introduction for Early Care and Education Programs and Providers

This webinar will introduce early care and education providers to the first-of-its kind Toolbox for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation.
June 13, 2017

Conference Calls: SOARing Over Lunch

In June 2016, SAMHSA's SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) Technical Assistance Center began a series of informal monthly calls designed to help support SOAR efforts across the country. Join these conference calls to learn how to implement local steering committees or if you have questions related to SOAR applications.


Phelps and Schmitt hugging and smiling for the camera.

Michael Phelps and Allison Schmitt Join With SAMHSA To Promote Children's Mental Health

The Olympians shared how they would isolate themselves during periods of depression and what helped them recover.

Webinar: Prevention Perspectives on College Drinking


Webinar: College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives From the Field

Thursday, May 25 | 2–3 p.m. Eastern Time

Join SAMHSA for a webinar highlighting an important new video series. College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives showcases underage drinking prevention strategies on and around college campuses across the nation. The first video in the series, "Lessons Learned at Frostburg State University," explores actions taken to reduce underage and harmful drinking in the campus community, and offers educators, parents of college-age youth, and prevention organizations insights into what local prevention efforts worked at Frostburg State University.

The webinar will feature:
  • An excerpt of "Lessons Learned at Frostburg State University"
  • A panel of experts in the prevention field who will address:
    • Alcohol's impact on the developing brain of young adults
    • How to encourage dialogue among professionals at institutions of higher education and community stakeholders around actionable strategies and tactics to prevent underage drinking
    • Partnerships and programs that can help reduce underage drinking
Visit SAMHSA's Communities Talk website for more information and resources about underage drinking prevention.
Register for the Webinar

JOBS: HMIS Systems Admin (Howard County, MD)

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Job Title: Technical Services Support Specialist II-Community Resources & Services, Community Partnerships
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 05/26/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Salary: $25.61 - $43.45 Hourly
$53,268.80 - $90,376.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Gateway Building, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, Maryland


Responsible for the management of the County's HMIS, including software configuration, report creation/generation, and user support and training. Provide input and data support for coordination and evaluation of homeless services, the Community Services Partnerships Program and the MultiService Center and other system needs.


Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Manage HUD mandated HMIS (Homeless Management Information Systems) database for Howard County agencies that provide homeless and homeless prevention services.

Provide HMIS technical support and training for new and current users and homeless services/homeless prevention agencies and conduct regular HMIS end user forums, to understand user needs, concerns, and progress.

Create custom assessments, analyses and reports to track client progress, program and system effectiveness, and emerging needs for all Office of Community Partnerships programs.

Enforce data quality requirements and time data entry.

Evaluate and maintain HUD electronic housing inventory chart.

Administer HUD HMIS regulations and Howard County HMIS policies and requirements and ensure they are being met by user agencies.

Generate reports for Federal, State, and County governments to support continued funding for current programs, and/or request funding for new programs.

Promote HMIS to new agencies.

Participate in local, state and federal homeless advocacy groups and special projects that utilize HMIS (HUD Point in Time Survey, Plan to End Homelessness, etc.).

Participate in and support Continuum of Care goals and functions including the Coordinated System of Homeless Services.

Work closely with the Department's Grants Managers and Data Analyst to provide data necessary for program development and management and new initiatives.


Bachelor's Degree and one year related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.   


Bachelor's degree and at least two (2) years' experience with database management or
High School diploma and at least three (3) years' experience with database management, at least one of which included management of an HMIS using ServicePoint software.   


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.   


Class C Maryland Driver's License or equivalent issued by state of residence.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.   

SOAR Symposium Registration is OPEN

SOAR Works Maryland

SOAR Symposium Registration is OPEN

Behavioral Health Administration's SOAR Symposium

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

9.00 am – 3.30pm

The Meeting House

5885 Robert Oliver Place

Columbia, MD 21045

Registration $55

To register, please use this link:

Payment Options
1. By credit card at time of registration
2. By check – Although the check option will show as a " free" option, a check for $55 made payable to  BHSB must be mailed to Monay Walton,  Training Center, 1501 S. Edgewood Street, Suite L, Baltimore, Maryland 21227.

Contact Person:

Caroline Bolas, Director: SOAR Initiative, Behavioral Health Administration

Tel: 410 402 8350 or caroline.bolas@maryland.gov

Conference Sponsors:

Behavioral Health Administration, Clinical Services Division, Adults and Older AdultsUniversity of Maryland Training Center