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STAR Center In Action – October 2016

Welcome to the October edition of the STAR Center Newsletter!

The STAR Center was in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Grand Island, New York for two different kinds of events that brought together youth and family leaders to make a difference in their communities. Read More


STAR of the Month

The STAR Center will feature young people every month from across the country who are making a difference in their communities and demonstrating extraordinary leadership that you need to know about! Help us make sure young people in your community are recognized and valued by nominating someone today!

This month the STAR Center recognizes Jenah Cason from Columbia, South Carolina. Check out her story!

Featured Youth Leadership Resources

 










 
 

Research Update



 

Grant Opportunity

Funding Opportunity: 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 wellness and help-seeking of all students. Additionally, this grant will offer outreach to vulnerable students, including those experiencing substance abuse and mental health problems who are at greater risk for suicide and suicide attempts.

STAR Center Virtual Opportunities



STAR Center Secrets of Sustainability Series: 

 Measuring What Matters
 

Are you concerned about the sustainability of your organization?
Is your organization considered a peer or family run organization?

If you answered yes to both of these questions, Register Now to get involved in an introductory session with Chacku Mathai on December 15, 2016 at 2pm ET and prepare to be in the first cohort of peer and family run organizations supported through this exciting process! Read More


STAR Center Collaborative Leadership Series

Are you interested in strengthening your leadership skills?

Register Now to get involved in an introductory session with Chacku Mathai on December 16, 2016 at 2pm ET and join the first cohort of peer and family leaders supported through this exciting process!

STAR Center Collaborative Leadership Series involves 6 virtual sessions in a curriculum based training opportunity for people interested in learning and practicing social justice focused and trauma informed community building skills. We hope to engage new and emerging peer and family advocates who are interested in strengthening leadership skills and opportunities in their communities.

Virtual Opportunities

Webinar: An Intersection of Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System

Wednesday, October 19

2:00pm - 3:30pm ET

 

Using Cultural Activation to Gain Awareness, Sustain Confidence, and
Improve Wellness Outcomes

 
Training Schedule
 
Monday, October 24 | 2pm - 3pm ET
Cultural Activation Prompts: Gaining Awareness, Part I
Monday, October 31 | 2pm - 3pm ET
Cultural Activation Prompts: Gaining Awareness, Part II
Monday, November 7 | 2pm - 3pm ET
Staying Active: Sustaining Confidence, Part I
Monday, November 14 | 2pm - 3pm ET
Staying Active: Sustaining Confidence, Part II
Monday, November 21 | 2pm - 3pm ET
Cultural Activation Prompts: Making the Connection


Webinar: Peer Support in the Criminal Justice System

Tuesday, Oct. 25

11am PST/ 1pm CT/ 2pm ET

In-Person Opportunities

Louisiana Association of Peer Support
Celebration of Global Peer Support Day
October 21, 2016
Baton Rouge, VA



Have a resource to share?
Please do!

We encourage you or your organization to submit a resource for the STAR Center to share. The STAR Center fosters a community of people and organizations interested in sharing information and resources to build a thriving leadership network. Please email your suggested resource(s) by including an attached document or link to tryder@nami.org. Please consider sharing your resource with the STAR Center community today!

This material was developed [in part] under grant SM062551 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS. 






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