TA Partnership Newsletter — December 2011/January 2012

Feature Articles

TAP Newsletter - December 2011/January 2012 Cover Youth Matter!
Youth ‘Reach Out’ to Inspire! Discusses the “ReachOut Reelz” short video contest for youth, sponsored by the Inspire USA Foundation, in collaboration with the TA Partnership, Youth MOVE National, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Contestants created short videos that promoted positive mental health messages, reminding their peers that there are always good solutions to tough times.

Highlights from the Field
The Highlights from the Field articles provide information about innovative and promising activities from the system of care communities supported by the TA Partnership in the hopes that communities can learn from their peers around the country.

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News You Can Use

Research Update

Organizational Development and Sustainability

Job Postings

  • Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
    The Psychology Department at Western Washington University invites applications for a tenure track, assistant professor position in behavioral neuroscience to begin in September 2012. Application review begins January 1, 2012. This position will remain open until filled.

Funding Opportunities

Publications and Web Sites

Child Welfare

Cultural and Linguistic Competence


Family Involvement

Juvenile Justice

Mental Health

Organizational Development and Implementation

Primary Care

Substance Abuse

Youth Involvement


Visit the TA Partnership's System of Care Events Calendar for more information about TA Partnership and National TA Provider events.

  • 23rd International Youth Leadership Conference
    January 8–13, 2012 | Prague, Czech Republic
    Youth representing over 35 nations will gather to strengthen their leadership skills and explore their diverse perspectives during an open-minded exchange on politics, policy, health, and other global issues.
  • 2012 American Correctional Association Winter Conference
    January 20–25, 2012 | Phoenix, Arizona
    This event for professionals from around the world will feature many sessions focused on operating correctional settings for youth and adults.
  • Improving Maternal and Child Health Across the Lifespan: Acting Today for Healthy Tomorrows
    February 11–14, 2012 | Washington, District of Columbia AMCHP 2012 Annual Conference
    This Annual Conference of the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) will explore the critical life-span approach to optimizing the health of women and children, and initiatives that will directly impact state health agencies.
  • Stigma, Discrimination, and Disparities in Children Services Conference
    February 15–17, 2012 | San Diego, California
    Hosted by the Family and Youth Round Table, attendees will share ideas and learn from experts about what public systems, community-based organizations, schools, researchers, families, and youth can do to ensure equity in children’s services.
  • Making Children a Priority: Leading Change
    February 26–29, 2012 | Arlington, Virginia
    This conference will focus on innovative approaches and multi-system collaborations that are needed to support America’s children and youth.
  • 2012 Annual Meeting: Impact of Trauma on Teens, Building the Safety Net
    March 14–17, 2012 | New Orleans, Louisiana
    Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine The meeting, which is intended for specialists in the field as well as any other health professionals who want to learn about the unique needs of adolescents and young adults, will offer innovative research, clinical workshops, and discussion forums.
  • True Colors XIX: Celebrating Our Allies
    March 16 and 17, 2012 | Storrs (Hartford area), CT
    Our True Colors is hosting its annual conference, which focuses on the needs of sexual and gender minority (e.g., lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) youth and their allies. The conference includes workshops on numerous topics such as cultural competence, youth leadership training, school and community gay-straight alliances, and social justice. The conference has sessions for youth, who attend in large numbers, as well as professionals.
  • 2012 Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness
    April 10–12, 2012 | Washington, DC
    This event is designed for stakeholders who serve youth to together develop meaningful ways to coordinate and integrate services using youth and family voices, as well as share evidence-based practices. Registration deadline is February 15, 2012.
  • Together Against Stigma: Changing How We See Mental Illness 5th International Stigma Conference
    June 4–6, 2012 | Ottawa, Canada
    Organized by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the World Psychiatric Association Scientific Section on Stigma and Mental Illness, this international conference will focus on effective interventions to reduce stigma and discrimination against those with mental illness.