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CA Discretionary Funding Fiscal Year 2018

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Grantee: AMERICAN INDIAN HEALTH AND SERVICES
Program: CIRCLES OF CARE VII
City: SANTA BARBARA
State: CA
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM080130-02
Congressional District: 24
FY 2018 Funding: $418,000
Project Period: 2017/09/30 - 2020/09/29

American Indian Health & Services (AIHS), a California non-profit corporation, is proposed to engage in a comprehensive planning effort ? Circles of Care -- to address prevention and treatment of mental illness and substance use among Native American/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) youth residing in Santa Barbara and surrounding communities. The populations of focus are AI/AN children and their families that reside in coastal Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, which is approximately 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles. AIHS is the only behavioral health and medical resource with a Native focus available for the 8,965 AI/AN residents of Santa Barbara, including those in combination with one or more races. In neighboring Ventura County to the south, from which AIHS also draws clients and conducts outreach, there are an additional 15,253 AI/AN residents. Our goal is to expand the range and depth of services provided to children with mental health and co-occurring substance use needs within an integrated and comprehensive system of care. We anticipate that this will be achieved through enhanced cooperation of local county government and for-profit and nonprofit agencies. Measurable objectives include conducting multiple, diverse assessments on community readiness, unmet mental health needs for children, youth and their families, as well as the potential for partnerships, maximization of resources, and solutions that enhance community wellness/mental health; developing a comprehensive blueprint in response to the community needs assessment that includes a comprehensive plan for addressing unmet needs and gaps in mental health services for children, youth and their families; and developing a short- and long-term plan for sustainability based on programmatic and service elements identified in the blueprint, ensuring that AI/AN children and their families benefit from community endorsed services expansion that addresses the most critical needs for mental health treatment. The goals and objectives are designed to create a community-wide infrastructure that will ensure short- and long-term sustainability. AIHS staff observe children and youth that are experiencing factors that place them at risk for trauma that produce a range of mental health issues, including prenatal exposure to alcohol and/or illicit drugs; physical and/or sexual abuse; gross neglect; trauma resulting from domestic, street, and/or gang violence; and being at-risk for removal from their home or from a public school setting. A centerpiece of this initiative is a thorough community needs assessment, which includes a snapshot of the current system of care that is in place and the gaps that need to be closed, which will be followed by a plan to address each of them. Through planning and blueprint design, and sharing of data with non-Native agencies and stakeholders, there will be agreement that the problems we have documented are addressable. Activities will be implemented by a team that will be formed and headed by the Project Director. Team members will bring skills that include knowledge of the AI/AN community as well as a range of lived and academic education that will ensure that they implement the project?s goals and objectives.


Grantee: ANOTHER CHOICE ANOTHER CHANCE
Program: SAMHSA Continuations
City: SACRAMENTO
State: CA
Grant Award Number: 5 U79 SM063261-02
Congressional District: 6
FY 2018 Funding: $392,734
Project Period: 2017/09/30 - 2022/09/29

Child Trauma Treatment Center


Grantee: AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
Program: GLS Campus Suicide
City: AZUSA
State: CA
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM080420-01
Congressional District: 27
FY 2018 Funding: $101,814
Project Period: 2018/09/30 - 2021/09/29

Azusa Pacific University serves just over 10,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students annually. This project will enhance our university crisis response system by creating a campus infrastructure for seamless integration of prevention, intervention, outreach and linkage to address student mental health and substance use. APU will implement the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services to ensure the needs of vulnerable student populations are included throughout project planning and implementation. Goal one is to develop infrastructure that would increase the knowledge and capacity of APU faculty, staff, and students to identify risk factors, response protocol, and resources for the prevention, treatment, and intervention of issues related to mental health, substance use, and suicide prevention. Objective 1: Project staff will train 75% of APU faculty, staff, and students by December 15, 2020, via a mental health symposium on protective and risk factors, response protocols, and linkage resources for student behavioral health and substance use needs. Objective 2: Staff will develop and distribute an updated directory of internal and external resources for mental health and substance use services to 100% of APU faculty, staff, and students by January 31, 2021. Goal two is to increase the skill set of campus behavioral health staff and students on conducting culturally sensitive assessment and outreach for mental health, substance use, and suicide prevention. Objective 1: Project staff will train 90% of therapists at the University Counseling and Community Counseling Centers by September 30, 2019, to conduct brief psychosocial, substance use, and suicide assessments. Objective 2: Project staff will train 50 faculty, staff and behavioral health graduate students as peer educators on conducting linguistically and culturally sensitive outreach and messaging strategies by June 30, 2020. Objective 3: Staff will distribute four strategically timed quarterly campus-wide risk reduction messages by June 1, 2021.


Grantee: BIG VALLEY BAND OF POMO INDIANS
Program: Native Connections
City: LAKEPORT
State: CA
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM063514-03
Congressional District: 5
FY 2018 Funding: $145,776
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2021/09/29

The Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians is apply for the SAMHSA Native Connections grant. The Big Valley Rancheria is located in Northern California, Lake County on the shores of Clearlake. Big Valley Rancheria is located adjacent to the small, rural agricultural community of Lakeport, CA, approximately 2 hours from any metropolitan area. Lakeport, California has a staggering unemployment rate, high-school dropout rate, and wide-spread poverty. Big Valley is also located in the poorest County in California, Lake County. Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians has 1,020 total Tribal members, 590 of these members are under the age of 21 years and 774 are under the age of 24. These numbers do not include the approximate 250 non-tribal member and tribal members from other tribes that reside in our community. We have 271 tribal member families within Lake County and approximately 300 individuals live on the Rancheria. Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians Tribal Community is plagued with drug and alcohol addiction. During the SAMHSA 2014 community needs assessment the assessment approximated 70% of our community is in active and/or recovering from addiction of drugs, alcohol, and pharmaceuticals. Due to the community circumstances such as lack of healthy tribal community activities for ages up to 24, transportation to local actives/ programs/events, youth programs and un-healthy lifestyle choices among the community this has led to wide spread addiction in young children. The Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians is experiencing a high rate of suicide within its community. In order to address the issues the Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians plans to provide services to ages 24 and under through intervention, prevention, cultural activities, education and training utilizing all three tiers in the grant.


Grantee: CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF MENTAL HEALTH PEER RUN ORGANIZATIONS
Program: Statewide Consumer Network Program
City: OAKLAND
State: CA
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM062997-03
Congressional District: 13
FY 2018 Funding: $95,000
Project Period: 2016/06/01 - 2019/05/31

The California Association of Mental Health Peer Run Organizations proposes the Consumer Leadership and Support Project" (CLASP) to support and advance recovery-oriented systems in behavioral health at the State and local level. CLASP's goals are to advance consumer leadership and voice as a vehicle toward recovery oriented systems change and to advance peer support as a vehicle toward recovery oriented systems change. CLASP will achieve these goals through many strategies including: (1) engaging with under-represented populations, such as Hispanic, rural, and young adult communities, in systems change activities via Finding Your Voice workshops; (2) enhancing consumer voice, empowerment and participation in behavioral health policy, planning, and implementation through practical in-person and virtual skill building trainings; and (3) forming collaborations and partnerships with consumer run programs and state, local, and allied stakeholder organizations to pursue its strategies and partnering with local consumer-run organizations to maximize its outreach capability. Finally, through its website and Facebook page, policy papers and news briefs, conference presentations and tabling, CLASP will share mental health awareness messages with 2000 people.


Grantee: CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Program: Project LAUNCH
City: SACRAMENTO
State: CA
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM062424-04
Congressional District: 6
FY 2018 Funding: $680,000
Project Period: 2015/09/30 - 2019/09/29

The California Department of Public Health, Maternal Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Division will partner with four county public health systems to expand the success of California Project LAUNCH. Strategies include: 1) adding mental health consultation to home visiting, 2) strengthening families and building parent leadership and engagement through Parent Cafes, and 3) cross-sector collaboration and systems integration efforts at the state and local levels. These successful strategies will be replicated in three pivotal counties that demonstrate both high need and readiness to implement both systems and client level changes: Butte, San Francisco and Fresno. The populations to be served include ethnically diverse families living in poverty with high rates of child maltreatment and lack of access of adequate mental health supports. The total number of families that will be served over the life of the grant are 1075; approximately 360 are expected to be served annually. As a result of this project, clients will experience improved mental health; parents will increase their parenting and leadership skills; home visitor programs will be able to better meet the mental health needs of their clients; and local and state systems will address barriers to integration and coordination so that families access to services is improved and more effective services are available. In addition, new partnerships will be developed among key local family-serving agencies that center on integrating health, mental health, education, and family support to reduce behavioral health disparities.


Grantee: CALIFORNIA RURAL INDIAN HEALTH BOARD
Program: Native Connections
City: Roseville
State: CA
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM063510-03
Congressional District: 4
FY 2018 Funding: $200,000
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2021/09/29

The proposed Native Connections project is geared towards serving rural tribal American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) communities of California, specifically 16 tribes and 9 tribal health programs affiliated with California Rural Indian Health Board (CRIHB). California is home to 109 federally recognized tribes and the largest number of AIAN in any state. Nationally, suicide is the second leading cause of death among AIAN ages 10-34. In California, suicide attempts is greater among AIAN than the general population.

The overall purpose of the proposed project is to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance abuse, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among AIAN young people up to and including age 24. This project will incorporate AIAN community involvement to support the implementation of culturally appropriate, community-based mental health promotion, suicide prevention, and substance use or misuse prevention interventions for AIAN youth people up to and including age 24. The project will focus on screenings, cultural responsiveness of care training for tribal health program behavioral health staff, historical trauma and trauma-informed care, postvention strategies, community partnership development, access to care, and data infrastructure development.

The proposed Native Connections project will address the following activities in Year 1:
1) conduct a Service Delivery Systems analysis, a community needs assessment, a community readiness assessment, 2) create a community resource/asset map, 3) implement SAMHSA's
Strategic Prevention Framework to guide the project, 4) develop processes to incorporate local traditional healing practices, and 5) develop culturally-appropriate postvention protocols and suicide attempt follow-up protocols. It is estimated that 400 individuals will be served through the program annually, totaling 2,000 over the five-year period.


Grantee: CALIFORNIA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Program: NITT-AWARE-SEA
City: SACRAMENTO
State: CA
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM061895-05
Congressional District: 6
FY 2018 Funding: $1,949,926
Project Period: 2014/09/30 - 2019/09/29

Project Cal-Well is a consortium of the California Department of Education (CDE), Garden Grove Unified School District, Santa Rosa City Schools, and the San Diego County Office of Education and their community partners. The combined student population of these three local educational agencies (LEA) is approximately 566,000 students. Together, Project Cal-well partners will develop a collaboration and integration plan to (1) create school communities that promote mental health awareness, well-being, early identification, and intervention of behavioral health issues; (2) increase access to mental health services; (3) support youth violence prevention and school climate strategies by utilizing research-based violence prevention and positive behavioral intervention programs; and (4) saturate the state with YMHFA trainings. These goals will be met by formalizing cross-system collaboration and information sharing relationships. Project Cal-Well will provide statewide Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training to over 1,875 adults and increase student and family access to mental health services by developing a concrete coordination and integration plan. Collaboration with key local, state, and national stakeholders will ensure we have built a comprehensive plan and a multidisciplinary infrastructure that addresses the mental health and school safety needs of children and youth.


Grantee: CALIFORNIA STATE DEPT/HEALTH CARE SVCS
Program: Crisis Counseling
City: SACRAMENTO
State: CA
Grant Award Number: 1 H07 SM000387-01
Congressional District: 6
FY 2018 Funding: $1,794,597
Project Period: 2018/07/01 - 2019/04/30

Crisis Counseling


Grantee: CALIFORNIA STATE DEPT/HEALTH CARE SVCS
Program: Crisis Counseling
City: SACRAMENTO
State: CA
Grant Award Number: 1 H07 SM063566-01
Congressional District: 6
FY 2018 Funding: $5,656,513
Project Period: 2018/04/30 - 2019/01/29

Crisis Counseling


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