Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Will Banning Oxycodone for Young Patients Roll Back the Opioid Crisis?

One California state senator thinks it might. Pain patients and researchers? Not so much. When Anne Fuqua was a teenager she came down with a rare neurological disorder that caused her muscles to involuntarily twist, contort and spasm.


Funding Available to Reform Juvenile Justice Approach to Mental Health

The MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, are sponsoring a program to support states in developing more responsive policies affecting justice-involved youth with behavioral health disorders.


Youth MOVE Executive Director Wins National Award

Lacy Kendrick Burk has used her experience in foster care as the executive director at Youth MOVE National, an organization that works to unite the voices of individuals who have experienced the mental health, juvenile justice and child welfare systems.


Los Angeles, Under Pressure to Improve Maltreatment Prevention, Bets Big on Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Last month, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors began implementing the recommendations made by the Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection, which calls for augmented child maltreatment prevention efforts. While implementation of the commission’s many recommendations is a long-term venture, leaders are hoping that the rollout of a maltreatment prevention initiative may improve child safety in the short-term.