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Growing population: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Due to the Opiate Crisis

A growing number of grandparents nationally are taking on the role of  the parent at a time when retirement is on the horizon, or they are already retired.  Click Here

Resources: Raising the Children of the Opioid Epidemic,   The Power of Grandparents ,  Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of MA ,  Talking to Grandchildren about Parent’s Substance Use

Juvenile Drug Treatment Court (JDTC) Guidelines.

The new JDTC guidelines offer courts, families, and youth an evidence-based, treatment-oriented approach that emphasizes family engagement and addresses the substance use and often co-occurring mental health disorders experienced by many adolescents engaged with the justice system. The Guidelines were just being issued by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) To read the report  Click Here 

 

MOMSTELL News

MOMSTELL'S Pastoral Recovery Education Program  

The  MOMSTELL PREP Program will be included  in the SAMHSA "In This Together: A Dialogue about Recovery Supports for Adults and their Families"  The PREP program is designed to provide education, resources and opportunities for faith leaders and other interested community members to interact with those impacted by substance abuse/mental health.  Donate to help us expand this great program at  Go Fund Me     

Need Help: If you or someone you know needs help with heroin/drug use?

Call this Toll Free Hotline:1-855-DRUGFREE or  Click Here

Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) 

CRAFT  is a skills-based program that impacts families in multiple areas of their lives, including self-care, pleasurable activities, problem solving, and goal setting. CRAFT 20 Minute Guide  or  to watch the interactive videoCRAFT Video   

MOMSTELL President represented the Family Voice on the newly released Juvenile Drug Treatment Court (JDTC) Guidelines.

The new JDTC guidelines offer courts, families, and youth an evidence-based, treatment-oriented approach that emphasizes family engagement and addresses the substance use and often co-occurring mental health disorders experienced by many adolescents engaged with the justice system. The Guidelines were issued by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) To read the report  Click Here 

 

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Next NFD Call:

Fall is here and its time to  resume our NFD educational calls. It seems fitting that we have our call the week of Thanksgiving as we have much to be grateful for in this past year. We have an ever growing cadre of parent coaches and more opportunities to reach across child serving systems.  After attending the incredible Unite to Face Addiction Rally,(and seeing many of you there) we want to talk about the upcoming role for the families of the NFD in the Face Addiction campaign by continuing to unite our voices.  We are anxious to update you all on the successes we have experiened and dicuss what the future will hold for the NFD in 2016.  Shannon and I have continued to build relationships across systems and have reached out in collaborative efforts to several partners and will be filling you in on that news too.

The White House  has responded to the heroin addiction problem across the country. We also need to discuss this health crisis and have conversations about what you are seeing and hearing in your areas. What challenges you are facing and what programs are helping.  Hearing about your needs are important and will help us better determine the direction of our future educational calls.

Please join us for this important NFD planning call on November 24th, 2015  from 3:00pm-4:pm eastern time  The call in number is 712-775-7100 the code is 455615.

Talk to you then,  Sharon and Shannon

 

Did you miss the UNITE to Face Addiction Rally?

A recent blog post from the t3 Threads: Changing the Conversation gives a powerful and personal recap of the recent recovery event held in Washington DC. Read the article, Reflections from the UNITE to Face Addiction Rally: The Day the Silence Ended, and share the message of hope and recovery with your networks.

NFD Co-Directors Sharon LeGore and Shannon CrossBear attended three SAMHSA nationwide summits on Peer Providers in the Behavioral Health Workforce.  The summits held in Atlanta Georgia, Portland Oregon  and Baltimore Maryland with and expected outcome to achieve the following:

  • Inclusion of diverse stakeholder perspectives in the development of a strategy to advance Peer Core Competencies in Behavioral Health
  • Increased awareness of emerging practices for Peer Workforce development including funding strategies, credentialing options, and support for promoting the employment of advancement of peers.
  • A report that outlines the opportunities , challenges and priorities for expanding and developing the peer provider behavioral health workforce
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On Sunday, October 4, 2015 on the National Mall the UNITE to Face Addiction took Place. MOMSTELL joined over 600 diverse organizations from around the country launched  a first-of-its-kind campaign to confront America’s denial about the most urgent health crisis facing our nation today – addiction to alcohol and other drugs. It was incredable to see thousand and thousands of people celebrating recovery. 

 Joe Walsh, Steven Tyler with his Nashville-based band Loving Mary, Sheryl Crow, Jason Isbell, The Fray, and John Rzeznick of the Goo Goo Dolls joined the celebration in Washington, D.C. These performers shared our passion for understanding the impact of addiction and the power of recovery, and boy did they put on a show. 

Also joining UNITE to Face Addiction was health expert and television host Dr. Mehmet Oz.  He released a PSA in support of the event. Additional performers, celebrity guests, and special speakers including the Director of ONDCP Michael Botticelli.   Follow Unite to Face Addiction on Facebook and Twitter for the latest announcements. It’s time to end the silence around this crisis and empower the afflicted and affected to take a stand for those who can’t.  Share this exciting news on your own social media platforms!

 

MOMSTELL News

 MOMSTELL Leadership attended three SAMHSA nationwide summits on Peer Providers in the Behavioral Health Workforce. The summits held in Atlanta Georgia, Portland Oregon  and Baltimore Maryland with and expected outcome to achieve the following:

  • Inclusion of diverse stakeholder perspectives in the development of a strategy to advance Peer Core Competencies in Behavioral Health
  • Increased awareness of emerging practices for Peer Workforce development including funding strategies, credentialing options, and support for promoting the employment of advancement of peers.
  • A report that outlines the opportunities , challenges and priorities for expanding and developing the peer provider behavioral health workforce

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MOMSTELL and the NFD joined the other  organizations from around the country to attend the Unite to Face Addiction Rally. This historic event took place on the National Mall in Washington D.C. Unite to Face Addictions mission is to bring together the best resources in the field in order to reduce the human and social costs of addiction, every year, until this public health crisis is eliminated. Addiction impacts one in every three households in America. These are not bad people...these are good people to whom bad things happened. Someone dies from alcohol or other drugs every 4 minutes in America. That is like a jumbo jet crashing every day, with no survivors We must end the shame, stigma and community denial that surround addiction and recognize it for the devastating health issue that it is. Addiction is a health problem - not a crime  What is a crime is that 90% of people in need of treatment for addiction don't receive it –this discrimination must end. MOMSTELL joined over 600 diverse organizations from around the country launched  a first-of-its-kind campaign to confront America’s denial about the most urgent health crisis facing our nation today – addiction to alcohol and other drugs. It was incredable to see thousand and thousands of people celebrating recovery. 

Joe Walsh, Steven Tyler with his Nashville-based band Loving Mary, Sheryl Crow, Jason Isbell, The Fray, and John Rzeznick of the Goo Goo Dolls joined the celebration in Washington, D.C. These performers shared our passion for understanding the impact of addiction and the power of recovery, and boy did they put on a show. 

Also joining UNITE to Face Addiction was health expert and television host Dr. Mehmet Oz.  He released a PSA in support of the event. Additional performers, celebrity guests, and special speakers including the Director of ONDCP Michael Botticelli.   Follow Unite to Face Addiction on Facebook and Twitter for the latest announcements. It’s time to end the silence around this crisis and empower the afflicted and affected to take a stand for those who can’t.  Share this exciting news on your own social media platforms!