FREE Youth Mental First Aid (YMHFA) Workshops

A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health or substance use problem. Learn an action plan to help. Anyone 18 or older can take Youth Mental Health First Aid, but it is recommended for those who regularly have contact with young people ages 12-18 – teachers, coaches, social workers, faith leaders and other caring citizens.

DATE: Saturday June 10, 2017 8:00am – 4:00pm

LOCATION: Deliso Conference Center, Mercy Medical Center 271 Carew Street, Springfield, MA

DATE: Friday, July 7, 2017 from 8:00am to 4:00pm

LOCATION: Clinical Support Options 8 Atwood Drive, Northampton, MA


Grants, Scholarships, and Training Opportunities

Below is a list of grants, scholarships, and training opportunities with upcoming application deadlines. You can follow each link for further information.

NURSE Corps Scholarship Program – May 11

Chronic Disease Management for Older Adults – May 12

Primary/Behavioral Health Care Integration – May 17

Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training – June 12

Diabetes Prevention Program in Underserved Areas – June 12

2017 Faculty Honors Dinner

Several faculty from the College of Nursing were recognized last week at the 2017 UMass Amherst Faculty Honors Dinner.

Stephanie Griggs

Stephanie Griggs received both a College Outstanding Teacher Award for her teaching accomplishments, and a Fellowship for Innovative Teaching from the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development. Raeann Leblanc was the recipient of a  Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity and Equity Ambassadors Fellowship, a competitive award program that recognizes the vital role faculty fulfill in creating an inclusive and equitable college experience for all students. The Institute for Teaching and Faculty Development awarded Mary Paterno a Mutual Mentoring Grant, designed to encourage faculty to develop robust professional networks that support their growth as researchers, teachers, and leaders in their field. Dr. Paterno’s Faculty Research Grant was also acknowledged, for her project “Feasibility of a Nurse Led Digital Storytelling Workshop Intervention for Rural Pregnant Women with Substance Abuse Disorder”, as was Kalpana Poudel-Tandukar’s Grant for her project “Identifying Socio-Cultural Barriers to Seeking Mental Heath Services among Bhutanese Refugees in Springfield, Massachusetts”. Finally, Rachel Walker was recognized for her Career Catalyst Research Award from the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.