September 23, 2014
- We are pleased to announce that the AAMFT Research & Education Foundation (“the Foundation”) has been awarded the Now is the Time: Minority Fellowship Program – Youth (NITT-MFP-Y) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)! The award covers a four year grant cycle and the Foundation was awarded the maximum allowable NITT-MFP-Y award amount of $532,200.00 for the 2014-15 program year. With this award, the NITT-MFP-Y anticipates funding up to 48 Fellows for the 2014-15 program year. MFP-Y Fellows share a common vision of, and demonstrated commitment to, advancing the health and wellbeing of underserved minority populations through their research and service. Applications for the 2015-16 program year will open in the Fall of 2014 and you can sign up for notifications here
The NITT-MFP-Y is part of the President’s Plan, Now Is the Time, to increase access to mental health services for youth in America. The objectives of the NITT: MFP-Y are to reduce health disparities and improve behavioral health care outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of culturally competent master’s level behavioral health professionals serving children, adolescents, and populations in transition to adulthood (aged 16 – 25) in an effort to increase access to, and quality of, behavioral health care for this age group.
The MFP is SAMHSA’s premier mental health workforce development training program focused on mental health disparities faced by underserved and minority communities. For more information on the MFP’s Fellows and training programs please visit www.aamft.org/mfp