Expert Help and Training for Youth

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) C.A.R.E.S. Center for Excellence in Behavioral Health

Supports historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in efforts to increase the number of racial and ethnic minority students entering behavioral health fields, including careers related to the treatment of substance use disorders (SUDs) and co-occurring mental health disorders (CODs). Helps students discover and access behavioral health as an area of study and behavioral health career opportunities. Raises awareness of inequities and health disparities among minority and marginalized communities affected by substance use and mental illness.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National Gang Center (NGC)

Offers a variety of evidence-based resources, information, training, strategic tools, technical assistance, and expert help to communities facing severe and emerging gang problems. Assists with the development of comprehensive strategies to prevent gang involvement, reduce gang-related crime and violence, and improve public safety and well-being in urban, suburban, and rural communities across the nation.

Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program (PMHCA)

Provides tele-consultation, training, technical assistance and care coordination using telehealth to help providers integrate behavioral healthcare services into pediatric primary care. Supports the use of telehealth and other technologies to improve the ability of providers to diagnose, treat, and refer children with mental health conditions. Seeks to increase access to treatment and referral services for children and adolescents with behavioral health conditions in rural and underserved areas.

Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance Center

Offers support services, technical assistance, information, and training to K-12 schools and institutions of higher education to help strengthen their emergency preparedness. Includes information and resources on the development of emergency operation plans, including how to prepare for opioid-related emergencies and support students dealing with substance use issues in rural and urban areas.

Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)