2015-2017 SAMHSA/CSAP Prevention Fellowship Program – Apply by August 14, 2015

The Prevention Fellowship Program is proud to announce OPEN RECRUITMENT for the 2015-2017 SAMHSA/CSAP Prevention Fellowship Program.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is accepting applications for the Prevention Fellowship Program.

The Prevention Fellowship Program invites qualified individuals who are seeking professional growth in the field of substance abuse prevention. Fellows receive a yearly stipend of up to $37,000, and will be required to work 32 hours per week. There are 15 Fellow positions available. These individuals will be assigned to a mentor from participating State agencies and National Organizations throughout the United States and U.S. Pacific Jurisdictions. (Visit the application Web site at www.seiservices.com/SAMHSA/csap/preventionfellowship for a list of participating locations).

The SAMHSA CSAP Prevention Fellowship Program was launched in 2006 in an effort to build a workforce of substance abuse professionals. During the 2‐year fellowship program, which combines Web‐based and in-person trainings, fellows improve their skills and their knowledge of prevention practices. During their Prevention Fellowship Program experience, fellows focus on acquiring the necessary skills for success in the fields of public and behavioral health. The fellowship will also assist each fellow in the development and implementation of a Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) service plan for his or her assigned state agency (or organization).

The Prevention Fellowship Program prepares fellows for International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) certification as substance abuse prevention specialists. This professional development program allows fellows to

· work within State agencies or a National Organization, while being supported by mentors;

· receive training in behavioral health, substance abuse prevention, and other professional development area including (but not limited to) health communications, evaluation and data collection, and ethics;

· learn a set of core competencies in preparation for the Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) exam;

· develop management and leadership skills; and

· prepare themselves for potential opportunities within the behavioral health field.

Fellows will benefit from hands-on experience and trainings in competency areas such as behavioral health promotion, the Strategic Prevention Framework, community organization, public policy and environmental change, program planning, and evaluation. Fellows will learn new techniques, master best practices in the field, and apply knowledge gained from their professional and cultural experiences.

A fellow’s responsibilities may include designing, coordinating, implementing, or assessing the performance of substance abuse prevention coalition programs. The work may include participating in data collection and program evaluation; developing prevention plans to increase substance abuse awareness; developing prevention education programs; and preparing and maintaining reports, records, and documents pertaining to funding sources.

Applications will be accepted from eligible candidates through Friday, August 14, 2015. To apply, candidates may complete and submit the online application, which is available at http://www.seiservices.com/SAMHSA/csap/preventionfellowship/newapplicant.aspx.

Individuals seeking selection into the Prevention Fellowship Program must meet the following criteria and provide associated documentation:

1. U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Territories and Pacific Jurisdictions residency;

2. Must meet at least one (1) of the following education/work experience:

a. At least two (2) years of college from an accredited academic institution and a minimum of two (2) years paid work experience in public health, behavioral health, clinical or social science areas; or

b. a Bachelors degree or higher from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in public health, behavioral health, clinical or social science areas;

3. Two (2) letters of recommendation from an academic and/or professional reference;

4. A detailed essay of 500 words or less on why the candidate should be selected for the fellowship and how becoming a Certified Prevention Specialist would support his or her career goals; and

5. A strong interest in the substance abuse prevention and behavioral health.

Applicants will be notified of their selection status on or before Friday, September 4, 2015. Selected candidates are tentatively expected to begin the Prevention Fellowship Program on or after September 15, 2015.

For additional information, please contact the Prevention Fellowship Program at (240) 485-1700, ext. 3287 or e-mail preventionfellowship.

SEHA Club Officer Positions

Club Officer Positions – Student Environmental Health Association

The Student Environmental Health Association (SEHA) is looking for 2-3 co-leaders for the 2015-2016 school year. SEHA is an undergraduate club for students interested in environmental health. We strive to increase awareness of ongoing public and environmental health issues through events such as documentary screenings, career panels, volunteering and student study sessions (with food!).

The leaders would be responsible for planning and executing events throughout the school year, promoting a forum for students to post about volunteer work in the area, and working alongside other students in the department. This is a great leadership opportunity and a chance to get further involved.

If you are interested in this position or would like more information on the club in general, please contact one of the current officers or respond to this email by Friday, May 29th.

Madison McInnis – mcinnm2
Alex Walton – alexmariewhite
Kate Lee – kyoyi94


SEHA Officers

Out In the Night Film Screening and Post-Film Discussion

In 2006, under the neon lights of a gay-friendly neighborhood in New York City, a group of African-American lesbians were violently threatened by a man on the street. The women fought back and were later charged with gang assault and attempted murder. The tabloids quickly dubbed them a gang of “Killer Lesbians” and a “Wolf Pack.” Three pleaded guilty to avoid a trial, but the remaining four — Renata, Patreese, Venice and Terrain — maintained their innocence. The award-winning film Out in the Night examines the sensational case and the women’s uphill battle, revealing the role that race, gender identity and sexuality play in our criminal justice system.

This a free, family-friendly event that will feature activities for kids. Following the screening Renata Hill and Terrain Dandridge will appear to participate in an audience discussion and Q&A. Autographed posters will also be available for cash sale.


FREE — first come first serve on the day of the event.

On- and off-campus sponsoring organizations and resources will be tabling before the screening.

Off Okanogan Lane near W Stevens Wy NE
5:30 PM, Doors @ 5:00 PM

-For a map to Bagley Hall please reference: http://www.washington.edu/maps/#!/bag

-Bagley Hall’s #4 entrance (approaching from Drumheller Fountain) is wheelchair accessible and there will be spaces for those who need it (and their companions).
ADA Access Guide for Bagley Hall: http://assetmapper.fs.washington.edu/ada/uw.ada/building.aspx?id=784

-To request disability accommodation contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail at dso OR contact kdunphy.

-University District Metro Bus Routes can be found here: http://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/bus/neighborhoods/university_district.html

-The Central Plaza Parking Garage is the nearest general parking lot to Bagley Hall. The lot is accessible from 15th St between NE Campus Pkwy and 41st St.(http://www.washington.edu/facilities/transportation/commuterservices/parking)

-Accessible parking Lot C7 at southwest side of Chemistry Library is closest and has wheelchair parking and disability parking.

-There is also potential street parking surrounding the campus, on 15th Ave, University Way, and Brooklyn Ave.

-Bagley Hall is not kept scent-free but we ask that you do not wear scented/fragranced products (e.g. perfume, hair products) or essential oils to/in Bagley in order to make the space accessible to those with chemical injury or multiple chemical sensitivity.

Year Long Project with Youth from Yakama Nation and Neah Bay

Are you interested in immersing yourself in the beauty and richness of the Yakama and Makah culture? Do you love working with elementary students? Do you want a deep, engaging, non-traditional learning experience in Washington State?

If you answered yes to the above questions, consider applying for the "Telling Our Stories: Yakama Nation and Neah Bay" project, a partnership between the UW’s Pipeline Project and the Yakama Nation and Neah Bay Elementary School.


Harlan Hahn Call for Proposals – Deadline Extended to Friday, May 22nd

Harlan Hahn Endowment Fund Grants
Disability Studies Program, University of Washington
Call for Proposals, Spring 2015

Award Description

The Harlan Hahn Endowment Fund was established by the generous gift of the late Harlan D. Hahn, disability activist, political scientist, and disability studies scholar, to the University of Washington’s Disability Studies Program. The Harlan Hahn awards typically range between $500 and $5,000. The number and amount of the grants awarded depends on the quality of the individual projects and the overall number of eligible proposals received.

2015 Call for Proposals

The Disability Studies Program is pleased to announce that the Harlan Hahn Fund call for proposals is now open for Spring Quarter 2015. Current students, faculty, and staff from all three University of Washington campuses are invited to submit a grant proposal. Applications must describe research, writing, or activist projects that are framed within, aligned with, or potentially informed by the academic field of Disability Studies.

Awarded Harlan Hahn funds may be used for:
• Support of academic research projects, pedagogical research, or writing projects in Disability Studies or informed by Disability Studies.
• Travel to conferences in the field of Disability Studies or related to Disability Studies, to present research or to participate in the Disability Studies academic community.
• Support for the development of a course with Disability Studies content.
• Support for disability related activist endeavors (e.g. web development, meeting support) that are aligned with Disability Studies.

Application Process

Application deadlineextended to Friday, May 22 at 11 pm.

All application materials should be submitted to the Catalyst dropbox:

The Harlan Hahn Fund Committee will notify the award recipients of its decisions by May 29, 2015. Applicants may request feedback from the Committee for improving their chances in the next year’s competition.

To apply, submit all of the following:
• A brief (1-2 page) proposal outlining the specific activities that will be funded by the Harlan Hahn grant, how the project fits the award criteria, and the expected outcomes.
• A brief personal statement describing how the applicant exemplifies the award criteria. This should include a description of the applicant’s Disability Studies related experience, research, teaching, and/or career goals, and an explanation of how the grant support will advance the applicant’s research and/or education.
• Resume/CV.
• Official or unofficial academic transcript (for students), or UW employment history (for staff and faculty).
• Name and contact information for one professional reference.
• A detailed narrative budget justification. Request a specific total amount of funds needed for the project, and provide estimates for how funds will be spent on particular needs. Sample spending categories are outlined in “Selection criteria.”

Eligibility Requirements

• You must be an enrolled University of Washington undergraduate or graduate student at the time of application.
• Eligible applicants should have a minimum 3.0 GPA in Disability Studies courses or equivalent demonstration of academic excellence in areas related to Disability Studies (e.g. courses completed in related disciplines, courses taught as a graduate teaching assistant, or scholarly work conducted as a research assistant).
• Eligible applicants may also provide evidence of commitment to issues of social justice related to people with disabilities (e.g. work, volunteer, or activist experiences) and/or Disability Studies scholarship.

• You must be a University of Washington academic or staff employee with a minimum 50% appointment at the time of application.
• Eligible applicants should have exhibited and sustained efforts towards incorporating the Disability Studies approach into research and/or teaching and contributing to the knowledge base of Disability Studies.
• Eligible applicants may also provide evidence of commitment to issues of social justice related to people with disabilities (e.g. work, volunteer, or activist experiences) and/or Disability Studies scholarship.

NOTE: Everyone interested in submitting a proposal is welcome to consult with members of the Harlan Hahn Fund Committee about the grants and/or the application process. Please request a consultation as early as possible in the preparation process. For 2015, the contact person is Professor José Alaniz (jos23).

Selection Criteria

Disability Studies content. We are interested in proposals that have potential to contribute to the field of Disability Studies (DS). DS focuses on the social, cultural, political, and historical meanings of disability. DS is not medicine, special education, or professions oriented towards prevention or treatment of disabilities, but it should inform those disciplines. The field of Disability Studies explores how disability has been constructed, demarcated, and represented in culture and art, laws and policies, professional practices, and everyday life. The intersections between disability and other identity categories such as gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity are addressed in DS teaching, scholarship, and activism. The voices and roles of disabled people themselves are emphasized in defining problems and evaluating solutions. For more information about the field, please visit the websites of the UW Disability Studies Program (http://depts.washington.edu/disstud/) and the Society for Disability Studies (https://www.disstudies.org/about/what_is_ds).

Concept and impact. We will be looking for proposals with a well-conceptualized research methodology or manuscript idea. For research and/or writing projects, explain how you plan to disseminate your findings or what other concrete products you anticipate. If you propose attendance at a conference, explain how this conference will inform your future work or how your contribution to the conference disseminates Disability Studies content. If you propose to develop a course, explain how the course will be implemented and made sustainable.

Budget justification. We will evaluate whether the proposed budget is appropriate to meet the stated goals of the project. Include in your narrative explanation: clearly defined and realistic expenditures; a plan of action to implement spending; exact dates or clearly defined time frames for completion of segments of the project; full description of the conference, people
who will be hired and for what skills, survey population, etc. Also identify whether Harlan Hahn funds will be sufficient to cover all costs of the activities, and what additional sources of funding you have sought and/or received for the project. Provide approximate values for expenditures in any of the following categories:
• Salary (NOTE: Salary is subject to applicable UW benefits costs)
• Travel costs
• Conference fees, lodging, per diem
• Research subject payments
• Routine supplies
• Research or writing support services (e.g. fees to outside consultants)
• Other (provide explanation)

Previous grantees. Past performance with Harlan Hahn Fund awards will also be taken into consideration when assessing an application by a previous winner.

Additional Information for Applicants

Payment of grants. After the decision process is complete, each grant recipient will be required to consult with the Disability Studies Program fiscal administrator and devise a precise budget.

Required outcomes. Recipients of the Harlan Hahn Grant are expected to give a Disability Studies Program brown bag talk or other public presentation, as well as submit a short written summary of how the funds were spent. Funds must be used for the proposed project.

Time to completion. All grant-funded activities must be completed by June 30, 2016.

Questions. If you have any questions about the grants and/or the application process, please contact Professor José Alaniz (jos23).

Summer Course: Preparing for Graduate Education

Preparing for graduate education


This is a 8-week course (2 C/NC) for juniors and seniors from all disciplines who know they want to pursue, or are considering the possibility of, graduate education; learn first-hand from faculty and staff involved in graduate admissions how to find a good program fit and how to prepare effective application materials.


Þ Are you unsure if you want to attend graduate school? Come explore and find out!

Þ Do you know for certain that you want to attend graduate school, but are not sure how to write a quality personal statement? We can help!

Þ Not sure what program or school you want to attend? Find your fit here!

The course seeks to engage students in determining the right “fit” for their individual graduate education goals through three primary objectives:

Investigation: What is your desire to attend graduate school? What you need to know about the graduate school experience.

Revelation: What do graduate school admission committees actually expect? Demystify the process. Personal statements, resumes/CVs and letters of recommendation

Preparation: How does investigation and revelation lead to finding a “good fit” and how do you chart a course of action? Why do you want to go? When do you want to go? Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? How can you do it?

This course is designed for both students who know they want to go to graduate school, as well as those who are just in the beginning stages of the process. This quarter the course will be conducted as a hybrid course meeting at UW-Seattle and working through UW Canvas. On average students will have 1-2 page written assignments due weekly. The expected time of commitment is approximately 4-6 hours per week. The end goal of the course is first for students to identify if they want to go to graduate school and then if so, prepare a final portfolio which will provide the primary components to any graduate application and make for a more competitive application.

Course Info:

GRDSCH200 A – Prep for Grad Ed

SLN# 11638

M 1:10 – 3:20 THO 119 (Seattle)


Course will be hybrid – half in-class and half online