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SAMHSA's GAINS Center Invites Communities to Apply for Two Opportunities: Developing Trauma-Informed Training Capacity and Sequential Intercept Model Mapping Workshops

October 24, 2023

SAMHSA's GAINS Center Invites Communities to Apply for Two Opportunities:

Developing Trauma-Informed Training Capacity and Sequential Intercept Model Mapping Workshops

SAMHSA’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation, operated by Policy Research Associates, Inc. (PRA), known nationally for its work regarding people with behavioral health needs involved in the criminal justice system, is soliciting applications from communities interested in two opportunities:

  • Train-the-Trainer (TTT) events to teach local trainers to deliver its How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses curriculum

  • Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) Mapping Workshops, both traditional workshops and workshops focusing on opioid and other substance use are available

Click the following buttons for the full details and to apply for either opportunity, or keep reading below to learn more, including how to register for the informational webinar that takes place tomorrow, October 25, 2023.

Access the Full Details and Apply for the Trauma TTT

Access the Full Details and Apply for the SIM Mapping Workshops

Developing Trauma-Informed Training Capacity through TTT Events

Applications due November 17, 2023

The GAINS Center is offering a series of TTT events to teach local trainers to deliver its How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses curriculum. The target audiences for this training are community-based adult criminal justice system professionals, including reentry staff, drug court personnel, community corrections officers (probation, parole, and pretrial services), law enforcement officers (including local Crisis Intervention Team trainers), and mental health and substance use disorder treatment service providers and peers who work with justice-involved adult populations. While not required, priority will be given to sites that have not previously completed the training, and whose prospective participants include those working in drug courts or as staff in a reentry program. Preference will be given to applicants that serve marginalized and/or underserved populations.

SIM Mapping Workshops

Applications due November 21, 2023

SIM Mapping Workshops are designed to bring together a local, cross-system, multidisciplinary group from a particular jurisdiction (typically a county) to facilitate collaboration and to identify and discuss ways in which barriers between the criminal justice and behavioral health systems can be reduced through the development of integrated local strategic action plans. SIM Mapping Workshop participants are expected to be drawn, in large part, from local criminal justice and behavioral health agencies and organizations.

Option 1: Traditional SIM Mapping Workshops

The GAINS Center is soliciting applications from communities interested in "traditional" SIM Mapping Workshops that focus broadly on identifying and responding to the needs of adults with mental and substance use disorders who are involved or at risk for involvement in the criminal justice system.

Option 2: SIM Mapping Workshops to Develop Comprehensive, Community-Wide Strategic Plans for Addressing Opioid and Other Substance Use

The GAINS Center is also soliciting applications from communities that are particularly interested in developing comprehensive, community-wide strategic plans for addressing opioid and other substance use and better identifying and responding to the needs of adults with substance use disorders who are involved or at risk for involvement in the criminal justice system.

Informational Webinar

SAMHSA’s GAINS Center will hold an informational webinar tomorrow, October 25, at 1:30–2:30 p.m. ET on what these opportunities include and how to submit your strongest application.

Register for Tomorrow's Informational Webinar

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