Race Relations 101

My voice is silent today. I listen and I discern on the next right steps to take.

I was in The Respect Institute of Georgia from Monday through yesterday.

Graduation is today.

Sitting in this place, then, I give you a poem by a favorite poet Laureate, Mary Oliver:

After Her Death

I am trying to find the lesson
for tomorrow. Matthew something.
Which lectionary? I have not
forgotten the Way, but, a little,
the way to the Way. The trees keep whispering
peace, peace, and the birds
in the shallows are full of the
bodies of small fish and are
content. They open their wings
so easily, and fly. It is still
possible.

I open the book
which the strange, difficult, beautiful church
has given me. To Matthew. Anywhere.

by Mary Oliver

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Dog Eat Dog: Peer Cannibalism

betray [bih-trey]

1.    to deliver or expose to an enemy by treachery or disloyalty:

Benedict Arnold betrayed his country.
2.    to be unfaithful in guarding, maintaining, or fulfilling:

to betray a trust.
3.    to disappoint the hopes or expectations of; be disloyal to:

to betray one’s friends.
4.   to reveal or disclose in violation of confidence:

to betray a secret.
5.   to reveal unconsciously (something one would preferably conceal):

6.  to show or exhibit; reveal; disclose: an unfeeling remark that betrays his lack of concern.
7.  to deceive, misguide, or corrupt: a young lawyer betrayed by political ambitions into irreparable folly.

 

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trust

This has come to my attention again.

Peer Cannibalism.

Those PEERS who disregard SAMHSA and their State oversight agency’s Certified Peer Specialist core principles, ethics and practice who choose to lie and cause harm to others based on untruths.

Peer Cannibalism.

Those PEERS who will blatantly withhold that which is the truth.

Peer Cannibalism.

Those PEERS who will “stab” you in your back.

Peer Cannibalism.

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(La Dolce Vita Film Still, Federico Fellini )

Peer Cannibalism.

In short and in sum, PEERS are not ALL exceptional angels. We are in the business of behavioral health (MH/SU, ID, DD). We are all for the basis of this blog, psychiatric “survivors” and should hold our basis for doing PEER work sacred.

Cause no harm to others, yourself, your community, your comrades, your friends, your place of employment.

Remember where you came from. Remember why you got into the work which PEERS do.

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Honestly, Now

During the course of my day, I speak with quite a few people, organizations and states here in the US about our mutual work in Peer Supports.

It’s important to me to remain authentic, transparent and true to fact.

I’ve been working in a CPS/Peer Supports point of contact for 10 years.

I know the course well. I know the national community well: The point of contacts for the burgeoning US Peer Workforce, the movers and shakers, the Leadership and I capitalize “L” out of respect.

Yes, SAMHSA/CMHS, BRSS TAC1 and BRSS TAC2, the US national technical training and assistance centers, the US consumer network technical training centers, the innovative emergent lead model houses (e.g., IPS, ECPR, MHFA, Dialogic, WRAP, WHAM) are all familiar to me and I can and do distinctly support our collaborative community of providers with Klein, Padron & Associates regionally and nationally.

What I have learned is that without a clear “Moral Code” my work would be akin to that of a hobbyist or a hack, slacker, flake.

We’re all Go. Be truthful with yourself and others.

Your Moral Code depends upon your character and intention. Act clearly and with kind intention. Trust is the fabric which will hold you to me and me to you in this work. Harm no one in the course of the day. Know that there are people, Peers, whose dipping into Peer Cannibalistic means of behavior and treatment of themselves and others exists. Beware and I encourage you to take the higher road and know everything shakes out in the end.

What I tell you in confidence is given fiercely, in trust, in confidence. Do not betray personal nor professional confidence with a caveat. Be true to yourself. Be true with others.

The rewards to come are fruit bearing and this Springtime, let’s continue to move forward and work mutually. Those of you who are trained Certified Peer Specialists, Community Health Workers, Recovery Coaches, Forensic Peer Trained and hold endorsements to the CPS understand that you are bound inherently and truthfully to your US State CPS and National Ethics, Codes and Values. This binds our profession and our work. Without a strong moral code you’ve nothing, truly.

So, Step Up.

Stop if/when you’ve nothing of value to say and especially when decrying betray of information which is held in confidence and for which you are taken in as a “Friend” and “Colleague.” Everything always, always, ALWAYS comes back to the source. You are found out. The consequences are rather high.

Be a good friend to me, to others. Maintain your attention to truth seeking. Glean the truths in a higher manner. Know your truth and speak it well.

US PEER WORKFORCE RFA RESOURCES ’16-’22

 

The coming national administration presents for dire strategic and exact, firmly concrete Plan B, C, D… on the fiscal sustainability for a US Peer Workforce including the CPS, CHW, FPS, RC and CPS Endorsements (Veteran, Transition Age Youth, Family, Queer). This report presents active and current state federal RFA’s in the fields of Criminal Justice and related MH/SUD CDJ Intersection for Forensic work in Re-Entry, SI Edu & Px with SUD RC or FPS 24/7 CIT or ACT TEAM models of reimburseable Peer Deliverables.

2016-17 RFA

PORTFOLIO OF DELIVERABLES

 
  1. L/T CASE MANAGEMENT & CRISIS S/T CASE MANAGEMENT (CPS, RC, FPS, CHW, TAY)
  2. CRISIS INTERVENTION & DE-ESCALATION (SI/HI) (CPS, RC, FPS, TAY)
  3. EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONDER (SI/HI) (CPS, RC, FPS, TAY)
  4. EMOTIONAL CPR (CPS, RC, FPS, TAY)
  5. FACE TO FACE (F2F) (CPS, RC, FPS, TAY)
  6. INTAKE AND CUSTOMER ADVOCACY SOLUTIONS (CPS, RC, FPS, TAY)
  7. INTEGRATED MH/SUD/PHQoL, QoL COACHING (CHW, CPS)
  8. INTENTIONAL PEER SUPPORT (CPS, RC, FPS, TAY)
  9. INTUITIVE HEALTH SOLUTIONS (PH QoL, QoL) (CPS, RC, FPS, TAY)
  10. MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (Uses and Application) (CPS, RC, FPS, TAY)
  11. PBHCI CPS/CHW FUNCTIONS (CPS, RC, FPS, TAY)
  12. PEER TO PEER (P2P) (CPS, RC, FPS, TAY)
  13. SUBSTANCE USE | RE-ENTRY AND COMMUNITY NAVIGATION (CPS, RC, FPS, TAY)
  14. SUICIDE EDUCATION & PREVENTION (CPS, RC, FPS, TAY)
  15. WELLNESS RECOVERY ACTION PLAN ® IN RE-ENTRY (CPS, RC, FPS, TAY)
  16. WELLNESS SOLUTIONS (Application)
  17. WHOLE HEALTH ACTION MANAGEMENT (CPS, RC, FPS, TAY)

RFA’s Available (12/19/16) SAMHSA/CMHS

SM-16-006Initial Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Center Follow-Up CMHS 02/11/16 View Awards
SM-16-007Initial Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI) CMHS 03/15/16 View Awards
SM-16-008Initial National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI) – Category II, Treatment and Service Adaptation (TSA) Centers CMHS 05/11/16 View Awards
SM-16-009Initial 2016 Cooperative Agreements for the Expansion and Sustainability of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances (System of Care (SOC) Expansion and Sustainability Cooperative Agreements) CMHS   04/25/16 View Awards
SM-16-010Initial Cooperative Agreements for Tribal Behavioral Health (Native Connections) CMHS 06/02/16 View Awards
SM-16-011Initial Assisted Outpatient Treatment Grant Program for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness (Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT)) CMHS 06/16/16 View Awards
SM-16-012Initial Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST Program) CMHS 06/07/16 View Awards
SP-16-001Initial Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program CSAP 03/18/16 View Awards
SP-16-002Initial Drug-Free Communities Mentoring Program CSAP 05/16/16
SP-16-003Initial Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships for Success (SPF-PFS) CSAP 04/12/16 View Awards
SP-16-004Initial Capacity Building Initiative for Substance Abuse (SA) and HIV Prevention Services for At-Risk Racial/Ethnic Minority Youth and Young Adults (HIV CBI) CSAP 04/19/16 View Awards
SP-16-005Initial Grants to Prevent Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose-Related Deaths (PDO) CSAP 05/31/16 View Awards
SP-16-006Initial Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs (SPF Rx) CSAP 05/31/16 View Awards
SP-16-007Initial Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act (STOP Act) Grants (STOP Act Grants) CSAP 05/10/16 View Awards
SP-16-008Initial Minority AIDS Initiative Continuum of Care Pilot (MAI-CoC) Syringe Services Programs (SSPs) (MAI-CoC: SSP) CSAP 06/10/16 View Awards
TI-16-001Initial Grants to Expand Care Coordination Targeted Capacity Expansion (TCE) through the Use of Technology Assisted Care (TAC) in Targeted Areas of Need (TCE-TAC) CSAT 01/04/16 View Awards
TI-16-002Initial Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Health Professions Student Training (SBIRT- Student Training) CSAT 01/04/16 View Awards
TI-16-003Initial Cooperative Agreement for the Provider’s Clinical Support System – Medication Assisted Treatment (PCSS-MAT) CSAT 01/11/16 View Awards
TI-16-004Initial Cooperative Agreement to Support the Establishment of a Southeast Asia Regional HIV Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) (SE Asia Regional HIV ATTC) CSAT 02/19/16 View Awards
TI-16-005 Joint Adult Drug Court Solicitation to Enhance Services, Coordination, and Treatment CSAT 05/31/16 View Awards
TI-16-006Initial FY 2016 Cooperative Agreements for Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Implementation (Youth Treatment – Implementation) CSAT 01/26/16 View Awards
TI-16-007Modified Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) CSAT 03/02/16 View Awards
TI-16-008Modified Targeted Capacity Expansion-Peer-to-Peer (TCE-PTP) CSAT 02/16/16 View Awards
TI-16-009Modified Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult Treatment Drug Courts and Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts (SAMHSA Treatment Drug Courts) CSAT 04/04/16 View Awards
TI-16-010Initial Program Supplements for Violence Intervention to Enhance Lives (VITEL) CSAT 06/06/16 View Awards
TI-16-011Initial Targeted Capacity Expansion HIV: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Women at High Risk for HIV/AIDS (TCE-HIV: Minority Women) CSAT 04/29/16 View Awards
TI-16-012Initial Statewide Peer Networks for Recovery and Resiliency (Statewide Peer Networks for R&R) CMHS, CSAT 06/21/16 View Awards
TI-16-013Initial Cooperative Agreement to Support the Establishment of a Ukraine HIV International Addiction Technology Transfer Center (UHATTC) (Ukraine International HIV ATTC) CSAT 04/11/16 View Awards
TI-16-014Initial Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment – Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (MAT-PDOA) (MAT-PDOA) CSAT 05/31/16 View Awards
TI-16-015Initial Addiction Technology Transfer Center: Networking Coordinating Office for Internationally-based Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (Global-ATTC) CSAT 04/29/16 View Awards
TI-16-016Initial Program Supplements for Minority Fellowship Program – Addiction Counselors (MFP-AC) (MFP–AC) CSAT 05/17/16 View Awards

 

Reentry Funding Sources

Federal

www.grants.gov (Grants.gov)

Access point for all federal RFPs. Can search for current grants by keyword, agency, or category. Can apply for federal grants online from this website. (Note: need to register in advance to apply for grants online. Otherwise, the grant application takes several days to process).

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/funding/ (Office of Justice Programs, US DOJ)

Lists funding opportunities made available by the Office of Justice Programs, a division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

http://www.samhsa.gov/grants06/fy2006.aspx (SAMHSA)

Lists funding opportunities made available by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/funding/index.html (Office of National Drug Control Policy)

Lists drug-related funding opportunities, training and technical assistance, and other resources from public and private agencies.

http://criminaljustice.state.ny.us/pio/grantseekers.htm (DCJS compilation)

Federal grants compiled by (not administered by) the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services

State

http://criminaljustice.state.ny.us/ofpa/index.htm(New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services – Bureau of Justice Funding)

Posts current grants administered by the State and provides technical assistance in accessing funding.

Local

http://a856-internet.nyc.gov/nycvendoronline/vendorsearch/asp/startsearchbid.asp

(New York City Contracts)

Select “human services/client services” under “procurement category” to see all current and recently awarded city contracts in this area.

NonGovernmental Websites

http://www.jointogether.org/news/funding/ (Join Together)

Website maintained by Join Together, a center at Boston University School of Public Health focused on addiction policy, prevention and treatment. Posts recent funding opportunities related to drug and alcohol addiction.

http://www.csh.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageId=685&nodeID=81 (Corporation for Supportive Housing)

Lists funding opportunities of interest to supportive housing developers and funding providers.

http://www.reentry.net/ny (Reentry Net/NY’s Grants Clearinghouse)

Maintains a running list of new RFPs and lists foundations with an interest in reentry

http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfplist.jsp (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

Lists current RWJF RFPs.

Listservs with Grant Opportunities

https://app.e2ma.net/app/view:Join/signupId:6559 (HIRE Network)

Sign up here to receive funding announcements through its listserv and newsletters.

http://www.grants.gov/search/subscribeAdvanced.do (Grants.gov)

Sign up here to receive listings of new federal grants. One can customize the mailing as to eligible agencies, types of grants, etc.

http://foundationcenter.org/newsletters/ (The Foundation Center)

Sign up here to receive free mailings with funding announcements. Additional grantseeking opportunities can be accessed through paid membership.

http://www.ncjrs.gov/subreg.html (National Criminal Justice Reference Service)

Sign up here to receive a bi-weekly newsletter that includes, among other announcements, new criminal justice-related funding opportunities.

https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/Secure/Registration/Register.aspx (US DOJ, Office of Justice Programs)

Sign up here to receive bi-weekly newsletters listing funding opportunities at the Office of Justice Programs (US DOJ)

http://nyc.gov/html/moc/html/bidderform.html (New York City Vendor Enrollment Application)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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