What Causes Addiction and Depression – Rich Roll Podcast Interview with Johann Hari

At the VACSB meeting yesterday, I shared I’d recently listened to a captivating podcast interview. Rich Roll interviews Johann Hari about the connections between depression and addiction. Hari dives into loneliness, opiates, ACEs and more. Unfortunately he takes a few political jabs in the conversation that didn’t add much depth, and probably only served to…

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Family Wellness Funding Error

Good afternoon, It has come to our attention that some previous Family Wellness Initiative funding recipients who did not receive funding last year have received notice that you will receive funding this next fiscal year. That is an error. If you did not receive it last year you will not be receiving it this year….

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Important Repost: Finalizing Logic Models and Data Entry Plans for PBPS

Good Afternoon, We are excited that the Block Grant PBPS data system launches this week with the first round of training. DBHDS has been collaborating with PBPS and OMNI to develop this system, and look forward to having communities utilize it for tracking you prevention efforts. Importantly, you MUST have your Logic Model completed and…

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Operation Prevention Begins Year 2

Operation Prevention is a 3-year partnership between DEA and Discovery. It’s time to launch Year 2! This year all of the classroom materials for Operation Prevention are all ready to go at one time at the start of the new school year. This includes the elementary school module, middle school module, high school module, parent…

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Logic Model Workshop Registration

DBHDS is excited for OMNI’s Evaluation Team to conduct Logic Model Workshops in each region to support you in your next steps in the strategic planning process. Please register for the workshop in your region by the deadline of Friday 6/9. The morning workshop is designed to support you in developing a logic model for…

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From the Desk of Gail Taylor

  Greetings! This is the official list of Opioid STR Prevention grantees. Some were inadvertently omitted on another transmission. Additional information will be provided in terms of what funds can be used for in the next 2 weeks! Gail Dickenson Planning District 1 Highlands Cumberland Mountain New River Valley Blue Ridge Danville-Pittsylvania Piedmont Northwestern Richmond…

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