Behavioral Health Training
Risk and Resiliency
Care: WORD 39K Recent
adolescent literature and the last several Society for Adolescent Medicine Meetings
have increasingly presented papers and workshops on identifying resiliency factors.
We have been overwhelmed with the difficulties in changing the risk behaviors.
It is all so negative. Reinforcing positive behaviors is more effective and rewarding
than trying to change negative behaviors.
Adolescent Risk Behavior Screening: WORD
39K High risk behaviors of teenagers are responsible for the leading causes
of mortality and morbidity during the adolescent years. They often are the starting
points for adult morbidity and mortality. YRBSS data from the Navajo area and
BIA schools compared to the US was an indicator that the AI/AN youth are participating
in similar and sometimes greater reported risk taking behavior. If we want to
prevent the short and long term morbidity and mortality, we have to identify
the risk behaviors and have the resources and/or skills to intervene with best
practices or evidence based treatment.
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FAS/D National Steering Group
A Practical Native American Guide: WORD
manual is intended to provide an overview of FAS and FASD and act as attendant
guidelines for professionals working with children, adolescents, and adults with
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
IHS Resources Requirements Methodology
The Indian Health Service (IHS) Resources Requirements Methodology (RRM) is
a system designed to project the staffing needs for a specific facility or primary
service area. It is available in a computer spread sheet program to assist with
the preparation of staffing estimates. To use the RRM, essential workload information
is gathered and entered into the worksheets where it serves as the driving variables
for each discipline. The goal of RRM is to help insure that IHS provides appropriate,
reasonable and consistent staffing information to Congress and Tribes. The main
purpose of the RRM model is to project staffing that will be used in the development
of Program Justification Documents (PJD), Project Summary Documents (PSD) or
tribal requests for technical assistance in the submittal of HUD BLOCK Grant
Proposals. Experts in the various disciplines compared staffing ratios with industrial
standards in developing the formulas for the program, as well as benchmark information
from existing IHS facilities.
The current approved version of the RRM is RRM2003. The RRM is reviewed annually
and updates are made as they are needed. The USER Manual for RRM2003 will be
useful for those people that are not familiar with the RRM program or want to
know where to get the information needed to run the program. A Reference Manual
explaining the staffing formulas for each discipline has been written so that
interested parties can see how staffing projections are determined.
The staffing formulas have been updated a number of times since the RRM was
developed. To help people understand the changes over time, a Comparison Matrix
that shows the changes since 1986 was developed. The RRM versions demonstrated
in the table are 6G, RRM2000, RRM2002 and RRM2003.
Since RRM2003 was developed, an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) module was
developed and approved. The EMS Module is presently an appendix to RRM2003 and
will be included in the body of the next version of RRM. A description of the
EMS Module and a commentary of the module are available for those people who
want to know how the module was developed and details on the driving variable.
Planning and Evaluation from the Office of Program Support for the Office
of Public Health
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Primary Care Provider Training
THE BEST ACT IN TOWN!
The Behavioral Health 2005 Primary Care Provider Three-day Training on Chemical
Dependency August 9-12, 2005 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The training will be in
Phoenix, AZ and the August training will be in Tacoma, WA.
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For more information contact Michele Muir by fax (301) 443-7623 or by email
at: firstname.lastname@example.org. CALL (301) 443-2038
OR Email US Now!
3 DAY TRAINING
FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME
University of Washington School of Medicine
Training Session Date: September 14, 15 and 16, 2005
Co-sponsored by the UW Fetal Alcohol & Drug Unit, the UW FAS Diagnostic
and Prevention Network, and the Indian Health Service
Eligibility: Seven service providers working with Native Americans will be
selected by the IHS Headquarters in Rockville, MD. The training session is open
to service providers who work with Native Americans (physicians, psychiatrists,
psychologists, social workers, advocates, case managers, nurses, parent activists,
teachers, chemical dependency counselors, lawyers, judges).
Costs for travel to and from Seattle, airport transfers, and some meals are
the responsibility of the participants or their organizations.
Costs for registration, lodging for 4 nights and most meals will be paid by
the UW Fetal Alcohol & Drug Unit through a contract with IHS. Transportation
will be provided to and from the designated training hotel to the different training
sites each day.
Curriculum: This small-group training session involves interacting closely
with the other trainees, as well as the training faculty. Participants should
plan to attend all 3 full days of the training session, including hosted meals,
and stay 4 nights at the designated training hotel in order to facilitate group
- Day 1 at the Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit: Understanding FASD and preventing
and overcoming secondary disabilities in people with FASD across the lifespan.
- Day 2 at the Parent-Child Assistant Program: Preventing FASD with the Birth
to 3 Advocacy Model for working with very high-risk mothers and their families.
- Day 3 at the FAS Clinic: Demonstration of a multidisciplinary FAS Diagnostic
Clinic and relevance for community interventions, parent advocacy, and prevention.
Training Faculty: Ann Streissguth, PhD, Therese Grant, PhD, Kieran O’Malley,
MB, Nancy Whitney, MS, Susan Astley, PhD, and others from the Fetal Alcohol & Drug
Unit and the FAS Diagnostic and Prevention Network.
Application: Send a letter of application (one page or less) providing a description
of your past experience related to FASD and your plans for the utilization of
this training in Native American communities. Deadline for applications is August
Please fax to Dr. Echohawk at (301) 443-7623 or e-mail: email@example.com
Marlene Echohawk, PhD, Project Officer
Health Science Administrator
Behavioral Health Program
IHS-BH Program, Suite 605
12300 Twinbrook Metro Plaza
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 443-2589 (phone)
National Institute on Drug Abuse announces it’s second Health
Disparities Conference: Bridging Science & Culture To Improve Drug Abuse Research in
- October 24-26, 2005
- Hyatt Regency
- Atlanta, Georgia
This conference will address a wide range of health issues related to drug
use and addiction in racial/ethnic minority and other health disparity populations. Conference
participants will have the opportunity to attend:
- Morning plenary
sessions on genetic research, health disparities within rural communities, HIV/AIDS
and the criminal justice system, and community based models/approaches to address
drug use in racial/ethnic minority populations.
- Afternoon sessions
on prevention, treatment, research careers, pharmacology, HIV/AIDS, criminal
justice and many other topics relevant to addiction in health disparity populations.
- Grants Development
At the end of the conference participants will be able to describe recent
drug abuse research findings including epidemiology, neuroscience, and HIV/AIDS
in health disparity populations. Participants will also be able to discuss
prevention, treatment and services programs that show promise in minority and
other health disparity populations.
Travel awards are available. Visit: www.encoreinc.com for application
To register and for more information, visit: www.encoreinc.com
The NIH/FAES is accredited by the Accreditation of Council for Continuing
Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Blending mental Health
Care and Primary Health Care: PPT
44K The provision of integrated,
accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing
a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership
with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community is often
desired by the patient.
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Surgeon General APA Initiative
Domestic Violence: PPT
Health Care Epidemic by Rachel E. Locker MD, Warm Springs Health and Wellness
Center. Alarming statistics reported by the American Medical Association estimates
that over 4 million women are victims of severe assaults by boyfriends and husbands
Telepsychiatry and Suggested Reading
Government Performance Results Act (GPRA) and Performance Assessment Rating Tool (PART)
What is GPRA? PPT
presentation explores the significance of GPRA and
how the measures were selected.
Plans and Results
For more information, visit the Division
of Behavioral Health web site
or comments, contact the Behavioral Health web