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The Council on Brain Injury (CoBI) clinical forum will be presenting a webinar on November 8, 2022, from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm. This webinar, titled “Recreational Therapy: Implications for Life Care Planning After Brain Injury,” will focus on how recreational therapy (RT) can help to support health promotion, prevention of secondary conditions, and quality of life. RT can also contribute to positive outcomes for individuals with various chronic conditions, such as brain injury. This webinar will consider the steps for integrating RT into the life care plan for individuals with brain injury and will include specific case studies to be described and discussed.

This webinar is intended for a professional audience and is free of charge. To participate, registration is required. Questions should be directed to MJ Schmidt of the Council on Brain Injury.

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The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) today issued Licensing Alert 02-22, which details the process for establishing mobile narcotic treatment programs (NTPs). In 2021, the Drug Enforcement Agency issued a final rule authorizing NTPs to add mobile components for dispensing controlled substances for maintenance or detoxification treatment without obtaining a separate registration.

Read the full DDAP Licensing Alert.

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A reminder to providers who received Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments during the period January 1, 2021, to June 30, 2021. You must use the PRF Reporting Portal to document the use of these funds by this Friday, September 30, 2022.

According to the HRSA website, “Recipients who do not report within the respective reporting time period will be considered out of compliance with payment Terms and Conditions, and funds may be subject to recoupment.”

If you have any questions, please contact your RCPA Policy Director.

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This webinar series is being provided by the GLS Youth Suicide Prevention Team in collaboration with The COVID-19 Emergency Response Suicide Prevention & National Strategy For Suicide Prevention Grant Team.

Suicide Risk Assessment for Mental Health Professionals

  • October 6, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Safety Planning for Mental Health Professionals

  • October 13, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Family Engagement for Mental Health Professionals

  • October 27, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Postvention Training for Schools and Community Behavioral Health Partners

  • November 3, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Lethal Means Reduction for Mental Health Professionals

  • November 10, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Visit here for more information and registration.