Call for Applications for BRSS TACS Policy Academy 2018

NYAPRS Note: The following comes from SAMHSA: “The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces the 2018 Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) Policy Academy. We invite all eligible entities to create a team and apply. Successful applicants will receive intensive technical assistance (TA) to support planning, undertaking, and sustaining initiatives that create or strengthen recovery support services as an integral part of treatment for individuals with serious mental illness or substance use disorders. We will select up to eight teams to participate in the 2018 Policy Academy, which will offer expert facilitation, technical consultation, and other support to help teams develop and implement outcome-focused Action Plans.”

Please share with eligible groups, which consists of all states, territories, and federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations.


Call for Applications for the 2018 BRSS TACS Policy Academy


SAMHSA’s Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy 

Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy

Announcing the 2018 Policy Academy Opportunity

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces the 2018 BRSS TACS Policy Academy.  We invite all eligible entities (see below) to create a team and apply.  Eight teams will be selected to participate in the 2018 Policy Academy, which will offer expert facilitation, technical consultation, and other support to help teams develop and implement outcome-focused Action Plans.

Application Due Date: December 19, 2017

Download the Application

What is the BRSS TACS Policy Academy?
The 2018 BRSS TACS Policy Academy theme is "Supporting Recovery from Behavioral Health Conditions."  The Policy Academy will support entities in planning, undertaking, and sustaining initiatives that create or strengthen recovery support services as an integral part of treatment for individuals with serious mental illness or substance use disorders.

Participating jurisdictions will convene teams consisting of diverse stakeholders and change agents across disciplines and across the state, territory, or tribal entity–including the meaningful participation of peer leaders, the recovery community, and people in recovery.

Team members will participate in team planning, knowledge building, and plenary sessions with national experts who will share resources and promising practices. To date, 35 states, territories, and tribal entities have participated in the BRSS TACS Policy Academy, making significant inroads in advancing recovery-oriented services and systems.

Eligibility
All states, territories, and federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations (tribal entities) are eligible.  BRSS TACS will give preference to entities that have not previously participated in a BRSS TACS Policy Academy.  Past participants in the BRSS TACS Policy Academy are eligible to apply.  The jurisdiction's substance use, mental health, or behavioral health authority (or the broader agency to which that authority belongs) must submit the application.

INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR
An informational webinar will be held on November 16, 2017 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm ET.

Click here to REGISTER for the webinar.

If you are unable to attend the webinar, please email policy.academy at center4si.com to request the webinar recording and slides.

Download the Application

Applications are due on December 19, 2017, by 8:00 pm ET via e-mail to policy.academy at center4si.com

About BRSS TACS
BRSS TACS supports programs, systems, states, territories, and tribes as they implement effective recovery supports and services for children, youth, families, young adults, adults, seniors, and other diverse populations with behavioral health conditions. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

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