PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES
Peer Supporter Training
This initiative focuses on getting qualified individuals trained as either a mental health or substance use disorder peer supporter. The Board is working to accomplish this by hosting regular local peer supporter trainings and funding the service at its contract agencies.
Access provides immediate linkages to treatment, recovery support services, and other community resources to individuals who present at the Access program with a mental health or substance use disorder need. Access, located at Community Counseling Center, is open during all the regular hours of operations at Community Counseling Center, including the evening hours.
High Fidelity WRAP
This is an evidence-based service that provides a unique set of methods and skills to work with families with children who are struggling with mental health and/or a substance use disorder. WRAP services allow for a process that involves the child and family in the planning process to address the needs of the family with the goal of stabilizing the youth struggling with a behavioral health need. Referrals are made into the program through the Juvenile Court or the Family and Children First Service Coordination Process.
This is an evidence-based practice that addresses the employment needs of individuals with severe mental health or substance use disorders.
This program is designed as walk-in access for individuals seeking treatment for opiate use disorders. This program allows the person to be assessed for levels of care and receives services ranging from in-patient detoxification and ambulatory detoxification to residential treatment and outpatient treatment services.
This program offers PAX Good Behavior Game training to local school teachers to develop resiliency skills in youth and increase both social and academic outcomes for students. The program also offers PAX Tools training for families and community members interested in learning some of the technics. The initiative also offers schools support for monitoring outcomes and acquiring advanced training in order to deal with students with more challenging behaviors.
Shelter Plus Care
Shelter Plus Care Housing Vouchers- This program provides section 8 type housing vouchers for individuals with a severe mental health disorder who are also homeless to gain safe, decent and affordable housing.
Incident Response Team
The program provides trained volunteers to respond to the local schools after a sudden loss or other traumatic event that affects the students and staff. The team serves as support for the schools and are activated by the local school superintendent or building principal. The team can provide single day or multi-day responses to ensure the needs of the students and faculty are addressed.
Local Outreach to Survivors of Suicide (LOSS Team)
This team is activated by the County Coroner’s office after a suicide or other traumatic loss. The LOSS Team provides a non-therapeutic interaction with the family to bring them comfort, hope and some vital information on local resources that offer support in dealing with their loss and grief.
Quick Response Team
This team is made up of one law enforcement officer and one treatment staff member. The team reaches out to survivors of a drug-related overdose within 72 hours of the overdose to provide information about treatment resources and encourage treatment engagement. The team also provides information and support to family members and significant others.
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program
This is a regional collaborative project focused on assessing the community’s prevention, treatment, recovery support, and workforce development needs. The grant, as part of the Substance Abuse Leadership Teamwork, has a goal of developing a plan to address unmet needs and looking at ways to expand the substance use disorder workforce.