TA Partnership Newsletter — February/March 2013

Feature Articles

TAP Newsletter - October/November 2012 Cover Families Matter!
What Roles Can Families Perform in Systems of Care? A New Tool Provides Some Answers
Marie Niarhos, a Family Involvement Content Specialist with the TA Partnership, shares an update about a new resource—a “Checklist of Family Roles in Systems of Care Communities”—developed by the TA Partnership’s Family Involvement Community of Practice.

Highlights from the Field
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


Funding Opportunities

  • Indian Education Professional Development Grants Program (PDF)
    Application Deadline: March 1, 2013 This grant program aims to increase the number of qualified Indian individuals in professions that serve other Indians by providing training to qualified Indian individuals to become teachers and other educational personnel and improving the skills of qualified Indian individuals who work in the education field.
  • The Foundation Center
    Application Deadline: Multiple Supported by close to 550 foundations, the Foundation Center is a leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Access the center's website for information on grants for which your community might be eligible to apply.
  • Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act (STOP Act) Grants
    Application Deadline: March 1, 2013 The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's STOP Act grants aim to strengthen collaboration among Federal, State, local, and tribal governments and communities to reduce and prevent alcohol use among youth.

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


  • Making Children and Families a Priority: Raising the Bar
    April 14 – 17, 2013 | Washington, DC This national conference, presented by the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), will offer training and information on cross-cutting strategies and innovative practices as referenced in the CWLA Standard of Excellence National Blueprint (to be released during the conference), which sets the vision and future of child welfare.
  • True Colors 2013: Celebrating Our Heroes of the Past, Present, and Future
    March 21 - March 22, 2013| Storrs, Connecticut Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is convening leaders from the government, the corporate sector, non-profit organizations, philanthropic organizations, and other partners for this event, which will focus on bringing to scale and sustaining successful mentoring programs that reduce juvenile delinquency, school dropout rates, and disconnected youth.
  • Making Careers Happen Web Conference 2013
    February 27, February 28, and March 1, 2013 | Virtual Practitioners, educators, students, family members, and community partners can join three interactive web conferences to learn about effective transition practices and how school-agency collaboration can help promote these practices from multiple perspectives.
  • Information Sharing Certificate Program
    March 17 – 20, 2013 | Washington, DC The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform's Information Sharing Certificate Program is designed to enable leaders to overcome information sharing challenges, while respecting laws and other provisions that protect the privacy and other rights of youth and their families.
  • National Council for Behavioral Health 2013
    April 8 – 10, 2013 | Las Vegas, Nevada Conference attendees will receive information about improving their organization's trauma-informed care, planning for and responding to disasters, encouraging organizational wellness and staff satisfaction, addressing compassion fatigue, and building a trauma-informed community that includes other social services and supports.
  • 15th Annual Summer Conference on Pediatrics
    July 10 – July 13, 2013 | Napa, California Topics will include asthma, seizures, obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, and autism spectrum disorders. Participants will be provided with educational resources.
  • The Fourth Annual West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders
    May 30 – June 2, 2013| La Quinta, California This conference provides multiple workshops and seminars on addiction-related topics, as well as valuable networking opportunities with hundreds of regional, national, and international participants in the addictions field.
  • 24th Annual Service Learning Conference
    May 14–16, 2013| Seattle, Washington This conference will focus on service learning as a way for young people to help address needs in their communities.


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