The focus groups were undertaken to better understand the service needs of adolescents from the perspective of the clinicians delivering the services and the adolescents and their families who receive the services. Major themes explored were: How serious is adolescent substance abuse in Arizona? What forms of treatment models are currently being utilized and what forms of treatment models would clinicians like to learn about? What are the families’ views of what is currently being practiced? How are treatment plans being developed and implemented? Specifically, are Child and Family Teams being used effectively? What resources are available to the providers and the adolescents and their families? Finally, what would the optimal treatment system look like?
Talk about the substance abuse modifier code
Creation of Adolescent Substance Abuse Subcommittee was another change instituted as a result of the SAC grant initiative. Mission of the subcommittees is Participate in interagency meetings and workgroups
State Efforts to Enhance Treatment Systems for Adolescents with Substance Use/Co-occurring Mental Health Disorders 2009 NIATx Summit and SAAS National Conference July 30, 2009 Tucson, Arizona Nitika Singh, PhD Department of Health Services Division of Behavioral Health Services
Substance Abuse Coordination (SAC) Grant Projects in Arizona
Impact of SAC Grant on Adolescent Substance Abuse System of Care in Arizona
Better understand the strengths and needs of adolescent substance abuse system of care in Arizona;
Strengthening and improving infrastructure for adolescent SA treatment;
Sustaining the progress made in strengthening the system.
Better Understand Strengths and Needs of the Adolescent Substance Abuse System of Care in Arizona
Statewide Focus Groups
Statewide Adolescent SA Treatment Provider/Program Evaluations
The Adolescent Substance Abuse subcommittee will meet regularly to discuss issues pertaining to research and implementation of substance abuse services for youth and their families. The focus of this committee will be to review any initiatives, practices, and strategies that are identified to help strengthen and increase engagement and participation of these youth and their families in treatment. The committee will have cross system representation to ensure that the impacts of other system efforts are considered when services are offered to youth in behavioral health”.
System partners invited to all statewide trainings and conferences supported by the grant
Participate and collaborate on projects initiated by the system partners
Family and Youth Involvement in all levels of SA Treatment
Family Involvement Center (FIC) and Mentally Ill Kids In Distress (MIKID)
Required element - family members/caregivers should be involved at all levels of treatment
Dare To Be Different” Youth Conference
SATISFACTION- Peoria School District Project
Currently youth are working protocol on youth involvement in treatment