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HBCU-Center for Excellence Behavioral Health PSA Campaign: And the Winners Are!


1st Place

Alcorn State University
You Are Not Alone!

This video depicts a few of the struggles that international college students go through while pursuing a degree that may cause them to die by suicide.

Team:  Dr. Martha Ravola, JaKia Gilbert, Viswanadha S. Sekhar Vegi, Akshay Swaraj

2nd Place

Xavier University of Louisiana
Fitness: The Natural Remedy for Behavioral Health!

This is a motivational video that inspires minorities to live the fitness lifestyle, reduce depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses

Team: Shirley Labbe, David Powell, Kyazia Felder, Raheem Frank, Jaya Thompson


1st Place

Clinton College

Clinton College _ PSA Feb 2016 1st place picture

“Depression – How to get Help”

Team: Ryan Wilson, Jamontae Duncan, Andrea Edwards, Elijah Saavedra, Mr. Reggie Rucker, Advisor

2nd Place

Florida Memorial University

Fla Memorial _AThomas PSA Feb 2016

“Increasing Awareness about Suicide Prevention Among College Students”

Team: Akelia Thomas, Professor Stephenson, Advisor


Fiscal Management & Requirements for Behavioral Health Mini-Grantees

Did you receive a sub-awardee contract? If so, this document is for you. You will find essential information on funding and how to maintain reporting for compliance.

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As always, please do not hesitate to contact us directly if you have questions:

Dollmesha Greene 1-866-988-4228 or Email for general information


Congratulations to the 2015-2016 HBCU-CFE Behavioral Health Capacity Building Sub-Awards Recipients

Option I
Alcorn State UniversityArkansas Baptist CollegeBenedict CollegeBowie State University
Claflin UniversityClinton CollegeConcordia CollegeCoppin State University
Edward Waters CollegeFlorida A&M UniversityFlorida Memorial UniversityGadsden State Community College
Grambling State UniversityHoward UniversityJackson State UniversityJarvis Christian
Johnson C. Smith UniversityMorehouse CollegeNorth Carolina A&T State UniversityNorfolk State University
Rust CollegeSpelman CollegeStillman CollegeTalladega College
University of the District of ColumbiaUniversity of Maryland Eastern ShoresWiley College Xavier University
Option II
Allen UniversityCentral State UniversityNorth Carolina Central University Shaw University
Wilberforce University

Current Webinars

Addiction, Mental Health and Families

When compared with other chronic medical conditions, the general public and healthcare providers inordinately stigmatize substance use disorders (SUD) and the people who have them. This stigmatization is perpetuated and exacerbated by the language and terms used in reference to SUD, which is more appropriate for willful bad behavior than a medical condition.

This webinar will explore commonly used terms and commonly held concepts related to SUD and their treatment while exploring alternate terms and concepts that are more congruent with the constructs of addiction as a chronic medical condition and also shifting the focus from the problem: the medical condition to the solution: recovery.

The webinar series are designed to provide the knowledge, tools, resources and strategies to create and /or enhance behavioral health promotions and prevention, workforce development and leadership opportunities on HBCU campuses.

This series of webinars is sponsored in part by Southeastern Addiction Technology Transfer Center (SATTC).

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Join us for a webinar on Apr 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM EDT.

Upcoming Webinars

Understanding Co-Occurring Disorders
Join us for a webinar on May 26, 2016 at 2:00 PM EDT.
Ethics: Professional Boundaries
Join us for a webinar on Jun 23, 2016 at 2:00 PM EDT.
Understanding Cultural Competency/Humility
Join us for a webinar on Jul 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM EDT.

Upcoming Events

5/6 2016 Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking

communitytalkThe Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) invites you to join in the 2016 Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking initiative. SAMHSA has sponsored Town Hall Meetings every two years since 2006 to raise awareness about underage and high-risk drinking and to mobilize communities across the country to take evidence-based actions.

This year we are expanding prevention activities on college campuses, with a particular focus on engaging young adults, educators, and others. We know that as young adults transition—whether from high school to college or the workplace—they face increased peer pressure to use alcohol.

Help continue the downward trend in underage drinking by planning one or more Communities Talk events. A limited number of $500 stipends are available to support your event, and they are being distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please contact with the name of your college or university, contact name, e-mail address, and phone number by Friday, May 6. Your invitation to register will be sent soon after we receive your request.

2015 Lonnie E. Mitchell Conference pictures and presentations are now available

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MAC National Credential Grandfather Offer Now Open!

The National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP), a department of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, is proud to announce an opportunity for all currently state credentialed/licensed addiction professionals to receive the Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) national credential, based on their already demonstrated competence, skill, training, and experience. No testing necessary! Only $100!

Open to all current state certified or licensed Substance Use Disorders or Professional Counselors (social worker, mental health, marriage & family, professional counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist, medical doctor) who meet the eligible criteria for the MAC.

Application Open Period: December 1, 2015 - May 31 2016

This is a limited one-time offer available for only six months!  No Grandfather Offer applications will be accepted after the close of this offer. All applications must be postmarked by the posted date for your desired credential.

Apply Now!

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

Webinar Presentation

Student Resources

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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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