Bexar county efforts transformamtion grant 10.18.10


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Bexar county efforts transformamtion grant 10.18.10

  1. 1. Children’s Crisis Intervention Training Main Funder: None Target Population: School Based Police Officers and School Administrators (Vice Principals of Discipline) Intent of Intervention: Provide quality, intensive 40 hours children mental health crisis intervention training to school police and 3 day training to school administrators; 2/3 didactic, 1/3 experiential, student role-play volunteers Strengths and Successes : Follows successful adult model; Completely and successfully supported by local community partner agencies and school and local law enforcement, role-play student volunteers, national recognition + recent Bright Idea recognition; Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards & Education - Mental Health Peace Officer Family Involvement: Family/advocacy representatives participate in planning & training Cultural and Linguistic Competency : Training Sessions in cultural competency and linguistics, mental health stigma, disparities, diversity and poverty issues, trainers/presenters reflect community cultural diversity Room for Growth : Obtain funding, increase number trained, expand to offer to local law enforcement, funding, possibly district focused training, statewide initiative, formal data collection and evaluation * Have trained approximately 75 school officers and 25 school staff
  2. 2. Youth Empowerment Services (YES) - 1915c Waiver <ul><li>Main Funder: Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Medicaid Waiver Pilot </li></ul><ul><li>Target Population: 300 Bexar and Travis County children and youth, 3–18 years of age with Severe Emotional Disturbance (SED) & their families who are not otherwise Medicaid-eligible </li></ul><ul><li>Intent of Intervention: Provide home and community-based services for children who would otherwise need institutional care or whose parents would seek relinquishment </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths: Flexibility to create services designed to prevent or reduce inpatient psychiatric admissions, prevent entry and recidivism into out of home placements, and improve outcomes for youth/family utilizing the Wrap Around process </li></ul><ul><li>Family Involvement: </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Competency: Cultural competency and diversity through WA training </li></ul><ul><li>Room for Growth: Build informal supports/providers, WA fidelity </li></ul><ul><li>* About 10 approved out of about 12 assessed </li></ul>
  3. 3. Bexar CARES: Coordinated Access to Resources Equals Success Main Funder : Texas Integrated Funding Initiative– Match CHCS, Texas FFCMH, in-kind, space for meetings, volunteer time at meetings and activities Target Population: children and youth ages 3 through 17, who are or who at risk for multi-agency involvement and/or out of home placement Intent of Intervention: Increase awareness of SOC and WA process, utilize WrapAround process to reduce out of community services, community infrastructure building and process development; apply for SAMHSA Children’s Mental Health Initiative CA Strengths and Successes: offers space and office and staff support to the Texas FFCMH to establish Alamo Area FFCMH and Alamo Area Youth MOVE (Motivating others through our voice of experience), Training for internal and external staff and providers and families Family Involvement : goal of 50 % family/youth on council, AAFFCMH & AAYM Cultural and Linguistic Competency: mental health stigma, disparities, diversity and poverty issues are addressed in the community through presentations and awareness activities, participants reflect community diversity Room for growth: Match, further development of family involvement at all levels, improve collaboration in the community, developing more formal governance, WA fidelity, align for SAMHSA grant submission; partner with Transformation for increased training and CHM Awareness Day, stigma reduction, social marketing * Serving 9 children currently
  4. 4. HB1232 Behavioral Health Pilot <ul><li>Main Funder: CHCS supports a project coordinator and family advocates, Department of Family & Protective Services’ role of pilot point of entry utilizes current staff who take on pilot activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Target Population : Children, Youth at risk for alternative placements due to behavioral issues in Family Based Services/CPS </li></ul><ul><li>Intervention Intent : Prevention of alternative placement by improving system functioning via structured and standardized communication (information sharing)& coordination. </li></ul><ul><li>Successes: Planning phase and stakeholder involvement completed; training of agencies and organizations ongoing, standardized consent developed, MOU’s signed </li></ul><ul><li>Family Involvement: Parents/caregivers heavily involved in assessment and service planning for their children; strong confidentiality requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural and Linguistic Competency : Staff of participating agencies reflect the community’s diverse demographic characteristics; have agency requirements for training on culture, diversity, and linguistic competency which WA training enhances </li></ul><ul><li>Room for Growth: WA fidelity, Engagement of Schools </li></ul>