2016-2017 Capacity Building Sub-Awardees Option I. and Option II

Option I Recipients

Institution Project Director Project Title
Claflin University Anisah Bagasra, PhD Promoting Campus Sexual Health
Florida Memorial University Edward Stephenson, PhD Promoting Mental Health and Wellness among Students at Florida Memorial University
Wiley College Malcolm Drewery, PhD Support Student Internships at Behavioral Health Sites
Morehouse College Gary Wright, PhD Substance Abuse and Mental Health Training Program
University of the District of Columbia Serena Butler-Johnson, PhD The Development of a Multicultural Competency Training Curriculum for clinical Training in an HBCU Counseling Center
Stillman College Sandra J. Jemison, PhD Stillman College Behavioral Health Project—Phase III
Alcorn State University Martha Ravola, PhD Partnering for Hope:   A Wellness Narrative
Kentucky State University Mr. William L. Mynk Establishment of Student Led LGBTQ
North Carolina A&T State University Vivian Barnette, PhD Aggies Step-Up: Suicide Prevention
Benedict College Tara H. Taylor, PhD Tigers in Action III
Grambling State University Mary Coleen Speed, PhD The “E.M.P.H.A.S.I.S.” (Empowering My Position Having a Say in Succeeding)
Talladega College Parnella Rowena-Deams, PhD Exploring Emotionally Intelligent Behavioral Health Practices at Talladega College
Jackson State University Ms. Earnestine McNeal Brown Project SAMHP (Student Awareness Mental Health Project)
Hinds Community College Gloria Daniels, PhD U-Help II: Utica Healthy Engagement Leads to Prevention II
Xavier University of Louisiana Mrs. Shirley Labbe XULA Embracing Diversity in Behavioral Health
Clinton College Mr. Reggie Rucker Promoting Behavioral Health on Campus through Substance Abuse Internships and Peer Education Training
Bowie State University Zuleka Henderson, PhD Using Reality Television to Talk Mental Health Treatment with Bowie State University Students
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Andrea Washington, PhD Behavioral Health Promotion and Awareness Among LGBTQ Students
Norfolk State University Erica R. Russell, PhD #FACEITNSU: Scholars Preparing and Empowering through Awareness
Jarvis Christian College Ms. Katrina Hines Peer Educator-Substance Abuse and Violence Intervention Network (SAVIN) and Mentorship Program
Fort Valley State University Teah L. Moore, PhD Operation Avalanche
Elizabeth City State University Kulwinder Kaur-Walker, PhD Behavioral Health Service Capacity, Expansion and Workforce Development
Delaware State University Ms. Amy Gootee-Ash Check the Rock: Anti-Suicide Awareness Tournament
LeMoyne Owen College Twanda Wadlington, PhD Student Leading Campus Behavioral Health
Savannah State University Ms. Jacqueline Awe Project Zero: Because 1 Suicide is too many
Southern University of New Orleans Mr. Travis Johnson African American Male Internship Mentoring Program: My Brother’s Keeper Project
Coppin State University Ozietta Taylor, PhD The Chemical Dependency Internship (C-Dip)/Behavioral Health Integration Projects (B-Hip) 2016--17
Virginia State University Kimberly Boyd, PhD HBCU-CFE Option I: VSU Behavioral Health Initiative Priority Population: African American youth aged 17-24


Option II Recipients

Institution Project Director Project Title
Shaw University Ms. Jarlene Carver, Director Counseling Center Behavioral Health Capacity Expansion Mini Grant Program
Edward Waters College Jacqueline Conley, PhD Behavioral and Mental Health Campaign
Albany State University Donyale B. Childs, PhD Campus Keepers: Campus Awareness of Mental Health and Substance Abuse


October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month


National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

This month, the world comes together to raise awareness for bullying prevention and to reflect on where we have been, where we are now, and where we hope to be in the years to come. This year’s Bullying Prevention Awareness Month marks the 10th anniversary of its initiation by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center. Since 2006, the event has grown to an entire month of education and awareness activities, and is being recognized by schools and communities throughout the world. Find out more!


New Grant Opportunities

Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) Campus Suicide Prevention Grant

Application Due Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $102,000 per year

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) Campus Suicide Prevention grants. The purpose of this program is to facilitate a comprehensive public health approach to prevent suicide in institutions of higher education. The grant is designed to assist colleges and universities in building essential capacity and infrastructure to support expanded efforts to promote...Find out more!



Suicide Prevention is Everyone’s Business!



September is Suicide Prevention Month, and today marks the beginning of National Suicide Prevention Week 2016, with World Suicide Prevention Day, Saturday, September 10th

There are many ways to take part!

Throughout the week GSPIN will update you with the different activities and ways to get involved in in your area.  Support your communities activities, and Remember Find out more!




Student Opportunities

jedfoundationStudent Advisory Council Applications now being accepted!

JED's Student Advisory Council (SAC) is a group of exceptional young people who enhance our impact on campus and bring the student voice and perspective to our programming. We're looking for passionate students who have an interest in mental health and promoting community on campus. If you or someone you know would be interested in this opportunity.

Application Deadline Extended!
One Week Left to Apply for JED's Student Advisory Council
Applications are due by noon EST on Thursday, October 13th.

Find out more or Apply Now!


HBCU Center for Excellence Behavioral Health Sub Award (mini – grant) Opportunity

This opportunity is now closed.  Thank you to all who participated!

SAMHSA: Incidents of Mass Violence

Incidents of mass violence, like those in Orlando, Florida this weekend, can cause people to experience fear, uncertainty, and stress. Immediate help is available. Call SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746 for support and or visit us for more counseling options


Who we are

The HBCU-CFE, through its established HBCU network, will target all 105 HBCUs and provide ongoing technical assistance and on-site and distance learning opportunities. The HBCU-CFE will advance these goals by building and strengthening collaborative partnerships

The goals of the HBCU-CFE are to:

  • Promote student behavioral health to positively impact student retention
  • Expand campus service capacity, including the provision of culturally appropriate behavioral health resources
  • Facilitate best practices dissemination, foster student leadership, and behavioral health workforce development

Upcoming Webinars

10/27 Promoting Behavioral Health Through Campus-Based Informal and Educational Communications Campaign

2:00 PM EDT


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To utilize the creative talents of HBCU students to produce an informative and educational communication campaign to disseminates information and raise awareness about Behavioral Health to include signs and symptoms, its impact on the overall well-being of students and associated impacts on academic performance and encourage help seeking behaviors on college campuses and in communities.

The campaign should emphasize positive behaviors, benefits of peer support and provide referral and or resource information.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Register Now! 

Upcoming Events

Lonnie E. Mitchell Policy Academy - Coming Spring 2017

Mini Grant RFA Technical Assistance Webinars
Thank you to all who attended!

Webinar Presentation

Student Resources

News You Can Use!

herringtonanddrewGeorgia School of Addiction Studies- August 29th – September 2nd 2016
HBCU Center for Excellence Co - Project Director, Dr. Herrington meets Dr. Drew Pinsky

Internships and Fellowships

NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors Now Accepting Applications for 2016-2017 Academic Year

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals is proud to announce the opening of the 2nd cohort of the NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors (NMFP-AC) for master’s level students in the last year of a graduate program with an addiction/substance use disorder program or track. At least 36 students who commit to working with the needs of transition age youth and/or racial and ethnic minorities post-graduation will be provided tuition stipends of up to $20,000 per student, training, and mentorship.

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