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New Resource – Information Memorandum from SAMHSA and ACF calls for collaboration on domestic violence, substance use and mental health

Publication Date: Dec 30, 2019

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Administration on Children and Families (ACF) have issued an Information Memorandum calling for increased collaboration between agencies that work within substance use, mental health, and domestic violence systems. The Information Memorandum provides crucial research findings that focus on the prevalence and impact of domestic violence has upon individuals who receive services for mental health and treatment for substance use disorders. Additionally, the Information Memorandum provides an extensive list of resources, training opportunities, and strategies to enhance their services for domestic violence survivors and their families.

Additional links are provided below.

  1. Full Information Memorandum
  2. National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health October 16, 2019 Press Release
  3. National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health Partner Guide – social media sample posts, sample talking points, and infographics

The full Information Memo, as well as a Partner Guide with suggested social media posts, talking points and infographics is available through the NCDVTMH website.

Posted on September 24, 2019