Grant Alerts

Funding for Clinical Studies on Treating Anxiety in Children, Adolescents and Adults (Deadline: January 31, 2019)

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has had an ongoing interest in funding high-quality clinical studies that compare the effectiveness of evidence-based clinical strategies to treat anxiety disorders in children, adolescents, and/or young adults. Clinical strategies to be studied may include pharmacological interventions, psychological interventions, or a combination of both. Each proposed comparator must be clearly defined, evidence-based, widely available, and appropriate for the age range and clinical severity of the study population.

Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Community Living and Participation for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions (Deadline: April 01, 2019)

The purpose of the RRTCs, which are funded through the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program, is to achieve the goals of, and improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act through well-designed research, training, technical assistance, and dissemination activities in important topical areas as specified by NIDILRR. These activities are designed to benefit people with disabilities, family members, rehabilitation service providers, policymakers and other research stakeholders. The purpose of this particular RRTC is to conduct research, training, technical assistance, and related activities to contribute to improved community living and participation outcomes for youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions. This funding opportunity reflects an ongoing collaboration between NIDILRR and SAMHSA.

Action for Healthy Kids: School Grants for Healthy Kids (Deadline: April 5, 2019)

The purpose of this funding is to provide funding for resources to implement health and wellness practices that help students eat better, stay physically active and be better prepared to learn.

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  • The National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development recently released From a  Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope. This report draws on input from more than 200 scientists, youth and parent groups, educators, and policymakers and seeks to accelerate and strengthen efforts to support the whole learner in local communities through recommendations for researchers, educators, and policymakers.
  • A newly published clinical report Health and Mental Health Needs of Children in US Military Families provides background to military culture and offers practical guidance to assist civilian and military pediatricians caring for military children.
  • Pathways Transition Training Partnership has created five new online Pathways Transition Training Video Briefs on skills for working with youth, young adults, and families affected by mental health challenges. The 5-minute video briefs feature presentations by service providers and youth advocates and are accompanied by practice-oriented discussion questions and links to relevant resources for further learning. These video briefs focus on trauma-informed care, youth cultures, engaging youth in treatment, promoting family support, and shared decision making. 

Job Opportunites

Analyst, HIV/STI Prevention Evaluation & Data – Office of Equity, District of Columbia Public Schools(Washington, DC)

The Office of Equity ensures that all DCPS students have a rigorous and joyful educational experience grounded in our district’s values. It does so by dismantling institutional bias, providing new resources and experiences for the students furthest away from opportunity, developing leaders and teachers to expertly facilitate academic and social emotional learning that meets the diverse needs of the young people we serve, and fostering a culture of high expectations and continuous learning for all students and staff.

The Analyst, HIV/STI Prevention Evaluation & Data is responsible for the planning, development, and coordination of the school-based HIV/STD prevention and surveillance’s evaluation and performance management plan.

The Analyst, HIV/STI Prevention Evaluation & Data will report to the Manager, HIV/STI Prevention.

Child Nutrition Program Regional Specialist – Department of Education (Richmond, VA)

The Virginia Department of Education, Office of School Nutrition Programs (SNP), is seeking a qualified and experienced individual to administer the federal child nutrition programs at the state level. Responsibilities include: monitoring compliance; assisting SNPSpecialists with federal program administrative reviews following the established procedures and USDA protocols to determine compliance with federal and state regulations and requirements for school meal programs; conducting federal program administrative reviews following the established procedures and USDA protocols to determine compliance with Federal and state regulations and requirements for Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and At-risk portion of Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for assigned non-school sponsors; providing technical assistance for SFSP, Seamless Summer Option (SSO), and the At-risk afterschool portion of the CACFP to the SNP Regional Specialists and their assigned school fund authorities (SFAs); providing comprehensive written reports including observations, findings and recommendations for program improvement and state regulations and guidance as necessary; providing technical assistance for SFSP, SSO, and the At-risk afterschool portion of the CACFP to the assigned non-school sponsors; coordinating, developing, and conducting training based on needs identified and overall training plans and objectives of the Office of School Nutrition Programs; and conducting semi-annual regional meetings in collaboration with SNPRegional Specialists.

School Counselor – North Slope Borough School District (Barrow, AK)

The North Slope Borough School District is seeking a School Counselor to Provide individual and small group support and classroom presentations in a school setting and student social/emotional support, as needed. Implement programs, training and services on topics such as substance abuse, suicide prevention/ intervention, social/emotional skills, state and district-wide assessment, etc.

Upcoming Meetings

Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Conference 2019, February 17-19, Washington, DC

32nd Annual Research & Policy Conference – Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health, March 3-6, Tampa

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