Diversity Inclusion Projects Showcase (DIPS)
The SAMHSA Region 1 Diversity Inclusion Project Showcase (DIPS) is a replicable model designed to connect a more diverse pool of historically marginalized populations to grant funding opportunities. The New England PTTC is proud to provide logistical support to the SAMHSA Region 1 Office for this program.
Create safe spaces to cultivate strong partnerships for equitable and healthier communities.
Provide diverse community-based organizations (CBOs) and local nonprofits the opportunity to present their purpose, community served, and impact to funding entities interested in strengthening behavioral health in underserved populations.
Program Strategies and Unique Features
DIPS events are lively, interactive, and fun! Events can be held in-person or virtually. Uniquely, the events feature a "Round Robin-style" of innovation, with 5-minute presentations that enhance the flow and momentum of each event. Brevity also helps presenters sharpen their message - a valuable communication tactic to hone.
Diversity Inclusion Projects Showcase: Elevating LGTBQIA+ Youth & Young Adult Serving Community-Based Organizations
The New England PTTC and AdCare Educational Institute of New England, Inc., supported the SAMHSA Region 1 office in holding this DIPS program at the 2023 New England Summer School of Addiction and Prevention Studies.
To view and download the slide deck from this DIPS program, visit this link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/11mYRoPwxO8uf9ZDzhxB67AvrNSqe8i8U/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=103321527625219041365&rtpof=true&sd=true
- SAMHSA’s Pride Month Resources
- NOFO: Family Counseling and Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex+ Youth and their Families
- Center of Excellence- LGBT+ Behavioral Health Equity
- According to the Trevor Project, 41% of LGBTQ young people seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year—and young people who are transgender, nonbinary, and/or people of color reported higher rates than their peers.
OUT Maine is a national leader in designing rural, community-based, prevention-focused programming and training that lifts up queer youth in Maine’s isolated and under-resourced regions. Their statewide approach is an expanding circle of support and connection. They serves LGBTQ+ youth, families, allies, schools and professionals through programs and events like weekly groups and leadership retreat.
NAMI New Hampshire
NAMI New Hampshire is a grassroots organization working to improve the quality of life for all by providing support, education and advocacy for people affected by mental illness and suicide. Comprised of a network of affiliate chapters and support groups, staff and volunteers, NAMI NH provides information, education and support to all families and communities affected by mental illness and suicide. Through our support and education networks, NAMI NH provides opportunities for people, in a safe and comfortable setting, to share each other’s pain and promote hope. Together we are working hard to build a better tomorrow for our loved ones and for ourselves.
Outright Vermont is building a state where all LGBTQ+ youth have hope, equity, and power. Outright Vermont’s programs help LGBTQ+ youth discover the pride of being a part of the larger LGBTQ+ community and the magic of Queer Joy.
NH Youth Success Project
The New Hampshire Youth Success Project is a board of young people who have experienced unaccompanied homelessness while under the age of 25. We believe that young people are the experts in the issues that affect us most directly and that we have a right to be included in decision making that affects our lives-- and that our systems are better and stronger when we are. The Youth Success Project works to connect young adults to spaces where they can make positive change and provides them with support and tools to have meaningful and authentic involvement. The NH Youth Success Project is a Youth Action Board, Youth Action Boards exist across the country and do similar work within their communities.
Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity
This Center of Excellence, funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is designed to support the implementation of change strategies within mental health and substance use disorder treatment systems to address disparities impacting the LGBTQ+ community.
Rhode Island Student Assistance Services (RISAS)
RISAS provides evidence-based programs in schools and communities to prevent substance use and promote mental health.