1/12 Join the Walkers Legacy Foundation and the White House Initiative on historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
for a virtual webinar on fostering a culture of entrepreneurship for college-age women. This session will provide a discussion of research on Black Female Entrepreneurship: Past and Present Conditions released by Walker's Legacy in conjunction with the National Women's Business Council and an overview of Walker's Legacy Foundation's newly formed Collegiate Chapter programming.
About the Walker's Legacy Foundation
The Walker’s Legacy Foundation is guided by the philanthropic legacy of Madam C. J. Walker and her cause of economic empowerment for women funded through her entrepreneurial successes. The organization is missioned to provide a foundation of entrepreneurial, financial and professional support to improve the economic equality and entrepreneurial prosperity of women of color.
Join us on Thursday January 12, 2016 at 1:30PM ET
2017 Summer Fellowships in Disability Policy Research Opportunity!
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is excited to offer graduate student and faculty opportunities to participate in our Fellowships offered! Selected participants receive a stipend for their participation. While these opportunities are available to all graduate students pursuing studies in accredited programs, we appreciate your assistance of distributing this information to our Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) student prospects. We hope for strong participation from the MSI/HBCU communities.
Information can be found HERE
Fellowships in Disability Policy Research
The 2017 summer fellowship program is an opportunity for graduate students in the social sciences and related disciplines to learn about the current state of disability policy, pressing policy issues surrounding the employment of individuals with disabilities, and how to conduct high-quality research in these areas. Specifically, this fellowship opportunity is for students in Master’s programs or early in doctoral programs (pre-dissertation phase) to spend the summer of 2017 at Mathematica Policy Research’s Washington, DC office to learn more about conducting an independent research project related to disability policy. This opportunity is funded under a cooperative agreement between Mathematica Policy Research and the Social Security Administration, via its Disability Research Consortium.
· Summer Fellows will receive a stipend of $6,500 over the fellowship period.
· The submission deadline is February 10, 2017.
Dissertation Fellowships in Disability Policy Research
The dissertation fellowship program provides financial support to outstanding doctoral students from diverse fields conducting high-quality research in areas of significance to disability policy. Mathematica Policy Research is pleased to offer up to four such fellowships in 2017. This fellowship is for students conducting doctoral dissertation research on topics related to disability policy, and in contrast with the summer fellows program, dissertation fellows will remain at their home institution. This opportunity is funded by a cooperative agreement between Mathematica and the Social Security Administration, through its Disability Research Consortium.
· Each selected dissertation fellow will receive a stipend totaling $28,000.
· The submission deadline is February 17, 2017.
2016-2017 Capacity Building Sub-Awardees
Option I Recipients
|Institution||Project Director||Project Title|
|Alcorn State University||Martha Ravola, PhD||Partnering for Hope: A Wellness Narrative|
|Benedict College||Tara H. Taylor, PhD||Tigers in Action III|
|Bowie State University||Zuleka Henderson, PhD||Using Reality Television to Talk Mental Health Treatment with Bowie State University Students|
|Claflin University||Anisah Bagasra, PhD||Promoting Campus Sexual Health|
|Clinton College||Mr. Reggie Rucker||Promoting Behavioral Health on Campus through Substance Abuse Internships and Peer Education Training|
|Coppin State University||Ozietta Taylor, PhD||The Chemical Dependency Internship (C-Dip)/Behavioral Health Integration Projects (B-Hip) 2016--17|
|Delaware State University||Ms. Amy Gootee-Ash||Check the Rock: Anti-Suicide Awareness Tournament|
|Elizabeth City State University||Kulwinder Kaur-Walker, PhD||Behavioral Health Service Capacity, Expansion and Workforce Development|
|Florida Memorial University||Edward Stephenson, PhD||Promoting Mental Health and Wellness among Students at Florida Memorial University|
|Fort Valley State University||Teah L. Moore, PhD||Operation Avalanche|
|Grambling State University||Mary Coleen Speed, PhD||The “E.M.P.H.A.S.I.S.” (Empowering My Position Having a Say in Succeeding)|
|Hinds Community College||Gloria Daniels, PhD||U-Help II: Utica Healthy Engagement Leads to Prevention II|
|Jackson State University||Ms. Earnestine McNeal Brown||Project SAMHP (Student Awareness Mental Health Project)|
|Jarvis Christian College||Ms. Katrina Hines||Peer Educator-Substance Abuse and Violence Intervention Network (SAVIN) and Mentorship Program|
|Kentucky State University||Mr. William L. Mynk||Establishment of Student Led LGBTQ|
|LeMoyne Owen College||Twanda Wadlington, PhD||Student Leading Campus Behavioral Health|
|Morehouse College||Gary Wright, PhD||Substance Abuse and Mental Health Training Program|
|Norfolk State University||Erica R. Russell, PhD||#FACEITNSU: Scholars Preparing and Empowering through Awareness|
|North Carolina A&T State University||Vivian Barnette, PhD||Aggies Step-Up: Suicide Prevention|
|NC Central University||Dr. Carolyn Moore||NCCU Behavioral Health Outreach to New Eagles On and Beyond the “Sloping Hills and Verdant Green”|
|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|
|Stillman College||Sandra J. Jemison, PhD||Stillman College Behavioral Health Project—Phase III|
|Talladega College||Parnella Rowena-Deams, PhD||Exploring Emotionally Intelligent Behavioral Health Practices at Talladega College|
|University of Maryland Eastern Shore||Andrea Washington, PhD||Behavioral Health Promotion and Awareness Among LGBTQ Students|
|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|
|Virginia State University||Kimberly Boyd, PhD||HBCU-CFE Option I: VSU Behavioral Health Initiative Priority Population: African American youth aged 17-24|
|Wiley College||Malcolm Drewery, PhD||Support Student Internships at Behavioral Health Sites|
|Xavier University of Louisiana||Mrs. Shirley Labbe||XULA Embracing Diversity in Behavioral Health|
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!
GET INVOLVED! LET US SEE!
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!
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.
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
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
Check back soon!
Lonnie E. Mitchell Policy Academy - Coming Spring 2017
Mini Grant RFA Technical Assistance Webinars
Thank you to all who attended!
News You Can Use!
A big KUDOS to our own Eugene Herrington, Ph.D., MSW, M.Div, LCSW, for receiving the NAADAC (The Association for Addiction Professionals) Lifetime Achievement Award at their Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN! Dr. Herrington was presented with this prestigious award by NAADAC President, Dr. Kirk Bowden. The award is presented to individuals who have established outstanding services through a lifetime of consistent contributions to the advancement of the addiction professional and its professionals at a national level.
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.