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Regional Prevention Center Community Referral Specialist PowerPoint for JIAC training on June 5, 2009.

Regional Prevention Center Community Referral Specialist PowerPoint for JIAC training on June 5, 2009.

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  • 1. Community Referral Specialist Juvenile Intact and Assessment Center Karen Leisner , LMSW, CPP June 5, 2009
  • 2. Regional Prevention Center of Johnson, Leavenworth and Miami Counties
    • Serves communities, families and individuals in Johnson, Leavenworth and Miami counties.
    • The RPC is committed to helping create healthy and positive communities for children and youth.
  • 3. Regional Prevention Center System in Kansas
    • 13 Centers across the State
  • 4. RPC STAFF of Johnson, Leavenworth and Miami Counties
    • Janine Gracy, Director
    • Karen Leisner , Prevention Coordinator
    • Jamie Katz, Prevention Coordinator
    • Jason Verbeckmoes, DFC grant administrator
    • Sue Matson , Prevention Coordinator
    • Nancy Keller , Office Manager
  • 5. What We Do. . .
    • Prevention science consultation
    • Community mobilization
    • Coalition development and technical assistance
    • Strategic planning
    • Team building
    • Multi-sector collaboration
    • Training and educational presentations
    • Program development and implementation
    • Survey design
    • Community assessment and data collection
    • Communities That Care survey education and analysis
    • Research and evaluation
    • Social marketing
    • Legislative and media advocacy
    • Youth empowerment
    • Grant writing
    • Resource Library
  • 6. Public Health Model Host (Individual) Prevention Agent (Substance)
  • 7. • Universal programs reach the general population, such as all students in a school or all parents in a community. • Selective programs target subsets of those at risk, such as children of substance abusers or those experiencing problems at school. • Indicated programs are for those already beginning to use ATOD or showing signs of other risky behaviors. Institute of Medicine Continuum of Care Model
  • 8. Local Coalitions
    • STOP Underage Drinking Coalition
    • Shawnee Mission Community and Youth Coalition, Inc.
    • Metropolitan Healthy Communities Coalition/Clean Air Kansas City
    • USD 232 communityPRIDE/jagPRIDE (Youth Group)
    • Olathe Community That Cares
    • The Teenlink: Teens Helping Teens
    • CHAP (Johnson County Community Partnership)
    • Blue Valley Communities that Care
    • Olathe Children’s Initiative
    • Metropolitan Association of Prevention Professionals
    • Johnson County Methamphetamine Prevention Project
    • Drug Endangered Children (Johnson County)
    • Maternal and Child Health Coalition of Greater Kansas City
    • Leavenworth County Connect Kansas Coalition
    • CASA (Coalition Against Substance Abuse)
    • Miami County Connect Kansas Coalition
    • Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition
    • Kansas Coalition on Problem Gambling
    • Kansas Public Health Association
    • Red Ribbon State Planning Committee
    • Kansas Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free
  • 9. Presentations and Trainings
    • Specific drugs of abuse (i.e. tobacco, alcohol, stimulants, depressants, inhalants, narcotics, steroids, marijuana, hallucinogens, other drugs)
    • Local drug trends
    • Prevention
    • Evidence-based curricula
    • Addiction/family sculpture
    • Methamphetamine lab awareness
    • Drug endangered children
    • Peer pressure/decision making/refusal skills
    • Self Esteem/Social Skills
    • Media advertising literacy
    • Child and adolescent brain development
    • Parenting/family development
    • FAS/FAE- prenatal early childhood/drugs and pregnancy
    • Substance abuse in the elderly
    • Recovery and relapse prevention
    • Gambling
    • Violence/anger/conflict resolution/bullying/harassment/crime prevention
    • Community Baseline
    • The Wrong of Passage
  • 10. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Six Prevention Strategies
    • Dissemination of Information
    • Prevention Education
    • Alternative Activities
    • Community-Based Processes
    • Environmental Approaches
    • Problem Identification and Referral
  • 11. Problem Identification and Referral
    • Problem identification and referral is a prevention strategy that involves recognizing youth who have already initially tried drugs in order to assess if their behavior can be reversed through education or youth who have developed substance use problems and referring them to appropriate treatment options.
    • This is an important aspect of prevention programs targeting high-risk youth, as many youth may already be familiar with substances. Early substance use is a first step to more serious use and abuse.
  • 12. Problem Identification and Referral ☺ Before implementing this type of strategy, planners should obtain accurate estimates of the numbers of youth whose substance abuse patterns justify intervention services. These estimates must begin with an acknowledgment of the multidimensional nature of youth substance abuse patterns-patterns that include experimental use not progressing to abuse or problem behavior. Ultimately, these estimates are needed to answer basic questions concerning the relative emphasis that should be placed on problem identification versus other prevention approaches. ☺ Incorporating problem identification and referral into prevention programs ensures that youth who may already be using at the time of the prevention effort will receive the appropriate treatment to meet their needs. 􀁁 Providing transportation to appropriate treatment programs (e.g., Alcoholics Anonymous) encourages youth to participate.
  • 13. Problem Identification and Referral cont. ☺ Problem identification and referral programs should not ignore the relationship between substance use and a variety of other adolescent health problems, such as mental health problems, family problems, early and unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, school failure, and delinquency. This clustering of problems will greatly shape the identification of desired program effects. ☺ Program planners should be aware that early identification programs could pose risks to the youth involved. Early identification programs target specific individuals for participation and are more intensive in nature than prevention efforts directed to the general adolescent population. The labeling associated with this prevention strategy may increase the probability of future deviance. Another risk may result from exposing youth whose patterns of use may be only experimental to youth with more problematic substance abuse and other deviant behaviors.
  • 14. Problem Identification and Referral cont. ☺ Rigorous research on the effectiveness of this prevention strategy limits the degree to which additional implementation guidance can be offered. Research on brief interventions with the general population in health care settings (e.g., tobacco cessation and reducing-problem-drinking programs delivered in dental and primary care practices) has produced positive results in randomized controlled studies. The application of brief interventions to children and adolescents appears promising. ☺ Family therapy has been shown to be an effective resource for improving family functioning, increasing parenting skills, and decreasing recidivism of juvenile offenders. It can serve as one part of a multi-component prevention effort. It isn't clear if family clinical therapy is as effective with young children as with adolescents. Younger children have less severe behavior problems than adolescents do and much of the research on family therapy has focused on juvenile offenders.
  • 15.
    • The Community Referral Specialist, housed in the Regional Prevention Center, will provide information and referral assistance to Juvenile Intake and Assessment Center in Johnson County, Kansas.
    • The Referral Specialist will research and organize information regarding community services and programs in order to develop a database that will be easily accessible to juvenile workers.
    • The Referral Specialist will provide ongoing training to service providers which will outline policies and procedures of information and referral programs.
    • The Referral Specialist will perform outreach to community-based organizations and linkages with providers, schools and community agencies and promote interagency collaboration.
    Community Referral Specialist Juvenile Intact and Assessment Center
  • 16.
    • Referral Specialist Activities Include:
    • Develop an inventory of existing community program, policies and practices
    • Create a map or list of the locations of resources in the community
    • Assess existing resources
    • Identify Gaps
    • Report accomplishments and findings
    • Provide JIAC staff with continuing education via trainings and presentations highlighting evidence-based services, programs, etc. available within the community (agency, school, faith-based, etc.)
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  • 19. Example of Directories to be Utilized:
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  • 25. Thoughts, Ideas and Suggestions?
  • 26. R. R. Osborne Prevention Resource Library
    • Dedicated April 9, 2002
  • 27. Contact Karen Leisner [email_address] 913-715-7883 Come Visit! 1125 W. Spruce Olathe, KS 66061 913-715-7880 www.4prevention.info