Membership

There are many benefits to membership in the Florida Council for Community Mental Health. These include:

  • Effective Legislative Advocacy
  • Education
  • Effective Communications
  • Consultation/Technical Assistance
  • Policy Analysis
  • Representation

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Credible Behavioral Health Software
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Otsuka
University of South Florida - Medicaid Drug Therapy Program

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SAMHSA


Visit Us at a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), volunteer groups and other agencies are at Disaster Recovery Centers to answer questions about disaster assistance and low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses.They can also help survivors apply for federal disaster assistance.

To speed recovery, survivors are urged to register before visiting a DRC. To register, go online to DisasterAssistance.gov or call the FEMA helpline 800-621-3362. Help is available in most languages and phone lines are open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST seven days a week until further notice.

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(09.28.17)

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FEMA Notice, Amended 9/21/2017

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(09.25.17)

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FEMA Disaster Declaration For Irma

List of Florida Counties Designated for Individual Assistance.

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(09.25.17)

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SAMHSA Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP)

The CCP helps individuals and communities recover from natural and human-caused disasters through community outreach and access to mental health services.

About the CCP:
The CCP is a short-term disaster relief grant for states, U.S. territories, and federally recognized tribes. CCP grants are awarded after a presidential disaster declaration. CCP funding supports community-based outreach, counseling, and other mental health services to survivors of natural and human-caused disasters.

Types of CCP Grants:
The CCP provides supplemental funding to state, territory, or tribal mental health authorities through two grant programs:
The Immediate Services Program (ISP) grant provides funding for up to 60 days after a presidential disaster declaration.
The Regular Services Program (RSP) grant provides funding for up to nine months after a presidential disaster declaration.
To learn more about program milestones and managing a CCP, access the CCP Resource Toolkit

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(09.25.17)

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SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center

Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC).
DTAC helps states, U.S. territories, tribes, and local providers plan for and respond to behavioral health needs after a disaster.

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(09.25.17)

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Updated Hurricane Irma (DR-4337) Disaster Declaration

The FEMA website has been updated the counties eligible for assistance.

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(09.15.17)

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Joe Rutherford, CEO Gracepoint and the Jr. League of Greater Tampa Bay

The Jr. League founded Gracepoint (formerly Mental Health Care) in 1949.

(01.19.18)

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Representative Silvers with Dr. Linda DePiano, CEO of Jerome Golden Center

Behavioral Health, 2018 Palm Beach County Day at the Capitol.

(01.18.18)

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Trump administration halts ‘evidence-based’ program that evaluates behavioral health therapies

In an email dated Jan. 4 and sent to program developers, the contractor hired by SAMHSA to work on the registry said, “It is with great regret that we write to inform you that on December 28, 2017, we received notification from SAMHSA that the NREPP contract is being terminated for the convenience of the government.

Read the report on the Statnews site here

(01.10.18)

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DCF 2017 Annual Report Suicide Prevention Coordinating Council

From the Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Read the report here

(01.03.18)

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Charlotte Behavioral Health Care’s newest HOPE Starts Here newsletter

It is packed full of information regarding the exciting things that have happened and are happening at CBHC.

Review the newsletter here

(01.03.18)

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Their Only Option: Uninsured Struggle To Find Mental Health Care

Florida ranks at or near the bottom in support for mental health funding. And the state has few mental health providers. A recent study showed there were about 145 mental health providers for every 100,000 Floridians. Massachusetts has nearly four times that.

Read more here

(01.03.18)

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Life Expectancy Drops Again As Opioid Deaths Surge In U.S.

Life expectancy in the U.S. has fallen for the second straight year, in part because of the surge of overdoses on opioids, such as oxycodone.

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(01.03.18)

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SAVE THE DATE!
March 4–7, 2018, Hilton Downtown Hotel, Tampa

Widely known as the Tampa Conference, this annual conference has been a leader in promoting the development of the research base essential to improved service systems for children and youth with mental health challenges and their families.

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(01.03.18)

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Georgia Commission on Children’s Mental Health releases report with recommendations to improve mental health outcomes for Georgia’s children

The landmark 2010 settlement agreement between Georgia and the Justice Department to improve mental health services in the state had one glaring gap. It didn’t address services for children.

Read the entire story here

(12.13.17)

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Florida Department of Chldren and Familes publishes the final report of the Task Force on Involuntary Examination of Minors

The report provides excellent qualitative and quantitative analysis of recent trends in Baker Act referrals of minors in Florida. A thoughtful examination of the Root Causes behind the trends can be found on pages 20-25. A summary of recommendations to address the trends begins on page 30.

Download the report here

(12.13.17)

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Clark Flatt speaks on Suicide Prevention

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 6pm-8pm
Florida A&M University Grand Ballroom

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(12.05.17)


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