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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

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

About 1 in 4 college students report academic consequences from drinking, including missing class, falling behind in class, doing poorly on exams or papers, and receiving lower grades overall. In a national survey of college students, binge drinkers who consumed alcohol at least 3 times per week were roughly 6 times more likely than those who drank but never binged to perform poorly on a test or project as a result of drinking (40 percent vs. 7 percent) and 5 times more likely to have missed a class (64 percent vs. 12 percent).


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Student Internship Opportunity!

The U.S. Department of Education, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities is seeking interns for Spring 2018!

This year-round volunteer Internship Program will provide current HBCU students with an opportunity to learn more about HBCUs and their impact on the economy, higher education policy, federal funding opportunities, communications, and outreach. This internship will be based at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. The Initiative and Department will not sponsor travel or lodging.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collecting and compiling research and data related to HBCUs;
  • Participating in strategic planning meetings, staff meetings and other Department briefings and meetings relevant to the work of the Initiative;
  • Compiling meeting minutes;
  • Assisting and creating and/or updating presentations, fact sheets, one-pagers and talking points;
  • Greeting and escorting visitors to meetings

Become an SAMHSA Minority Fellowship

MFP fellowships are open to people pursuing master's or doctoral degrees in various fields of behavioral health. Through seven national behavioral health organizations selected by Congress to administer the program, some 200 MFP fellows are awarded educational scholarships and receive training each year under the program.
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If you have experienced a disaster such as a hurricane or flood, or other traumatic event such as a car crash, you may have distressing reactions like feeling anxious or afraid. It’s also pretty common to think about the event often, even if you were not directly affected and especially if you saw it on television. No reactions are wrong or right. Most responses are just normal ways of reacting to the situation. More

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Bullying Prevention Awareness


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!

Grant Opportunities

Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) Campus Suicide Prevention Grant

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!

Latest News

SAMHSA launches Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has launched an Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center (Resource Center) that aims to provide communities, clinicians, policy-makers and others in the field with the information and tools they need to incorporate evidence-based practices into their communities or clinical settings.

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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has created a recovery community for Students on their campus!

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University — has become a model for engaging students at risk in a culturally sensitive way and steering them toward a life in recovery.

“Incoming students and their parents learned about the program through presentations at orientation. In addition, Counseling Services created a dedicated space in the health center that is open to anyone who wants to have time alone, get advice or just be among like-minded individuals.  “We offered substance abuse counseling prior to the grant, and our services remain open to anyone who has concerns about substance use,” says Vivian Barnette, Counseling Services executive director. “On our campus, we do not have many students who have gone to recovery treatment and released to school, so we make collegiate recovery broad.”

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One of his legacy ideas is to organize an elite scholarly activist Dr. Lonnie E. Mitchell Scholar’s program.

Dr. Eugene Herrington Awarded the 2018 SAMHSA Legacy Award

Congratulations Eugene Herrington, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW, MDiv., MAC
Dr. Eugene Herrington, Associate Professor, Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, was awarded the late Dr. Lonnie E. Mitchell Life Time Achievement Legacy Award at the Annual Lonnie E Mitchell HBCU Behavioral Health Summit in Charlotte, North Carolina, February 25, 2018. This Life Time Legacy Achievement Award was presented by SAMHSA/CSAT federal officer, Shannon Taitt and the late Dr. Lonnie E. Mitchell’s daughter Cherie Mitchell. This is Dr. Herrington’s 2nd Life Time Achievement recognition for his outstanding services and consistent contributions to the advancement of mental health and addiction professionals. The first award was presented during the 2016 NAADAC National Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota where he was presented the NAADAC President’s Award in appreciation for his continued commitment of NAADAC and in appreciation for support of the addiction and behavioral health professions.

One of his legacy ideas is to organize an elite scholarly activist Dr. Lonnie E. Mitchell Scholar’s program.

Upcoming Webinars

Working Together To End The Nation’s Opioid Epidemic: Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center (SATTC)”
Thursday, April 26th 2018 2:00PM-3:00PM EDT

The nation’s opioid epidemic claimed more than 50,000 lives in 2016—with more than 35,000 dying from heroin and illicit fentanyl. This national statistic, however, doesn’t address the fact that the epidemic has different state and regional data trends, including data concerning black and Hispanic populations. This webinar will review those data trends. The webinar also will consider how bias and stigma may play a role in treating pain and substance use disorder with respect to race, gender and ethnicity. Finally, this webinar will present the recommendations of the American Medical Association Opioid Task Force, including actions that can be taken to help end the epidemic in all communities.

Following this presentation, the audience will be able to:

• Describe the changing nature of the nation’s opioid epidemic;
• Understand the main policy interventions used to-date designed to end the epidemic; and
• Discuss whether those policy interventions are sufficient, including what needs to be done next to end the epidemic.

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"De-Stressing Tips for Students"

Thu, May 24, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

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"Building a Behavioral Health Infrastructure: Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs "

Thu, Jun 28, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

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Upcoming Events

Save the Date: Find Your Next Career

HRSA’s Behavioral Health Virtual Job Fair Connect with Healthcare Organizations Across the Country

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 6:45 – 10:15 p.m. ET
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HRSA is hosting a Virtual Job Fair for behavioral health professionals on April 11. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from over 100 healthcare organizations recruiting for 1,000+ behavioral health vacancies during the event. Join from the comfort of your own home to learn about these healthcare organizations’ clinical environments, the populations they serve, and the rewards of providing care in their communities. Clinicians hired by organizations in Health Professional Shortage Areas may also qualify for educational loan repayment through HRSA programs, such as the National Health Service Corps and NURSE Corps.

Dr. Lonnie E. Mitchell Policy Academy: February 23rd-25th 2018 Charlotte, NC
To view the presentation by visit the website at http://www.cvent.com/d/6vqf7t and selecting the “Presentations” tab

Mini Grant RFA Assistance Webinars
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Student Resources

NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors Now Accepting Applications for 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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