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KS Discretionary Funding Fiscal Year 2016

Center: CMHS

Grantee: KANSAS STATE DEPARTMENT FOR AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES
Program: Supported Employment Program
City: TOPEKA
State: KS
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM061719-03
Congressional District: 2
FY 2016 Funding: $788,619
Project Period: 2014/09/30 - 2019/09/29

The purpose of the Enhancing Supported Employment in Kansas (ESEK) project is to enhance state and local capacity to provide and expand the evidence-based supported employment Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model through, 1) increased state and local coordination, 2) identification and development of policy and sustainable funding approaches, and, 3) enhanced implementation of the IPS model at two local sites. ESEK will convene a state level Supported Employment Coordinating Committee of stakeholders and establish IPS services in two Kansas communities - Sedgwick County, a population dense, urban county, and Southwest Kansas, a diverse and rural area of the state. ESEK will build upon the existing supported employment efforts in Kansas, including the Vocational Sub-Committee, under the Governor's Behavioral Health Services Planning Council.


Grantee: KANSAS STATE DEPARTMENT FOR AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES
Program: SOC Expansion and Sustainability Coop
City: TOPEKA
State: KS
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM063401-01
Congressional District: 2
FY 2016 Funding: $2,578,288
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2020/09/29

Kansas’ Systems of Care for Mental Health Services to Children and Their Families (Kansas SOC) is the partnership of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, Community Engagement Institute, and four local jurisdictions/ Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC) across the state of Kansas. Kansas SOC will create, expand, and sustain trauma-informed care, family-driven and youth-guided SOC approach for addressing the needs of 1,754 children and youth with SEDs and their families annually. More than 7,725 children and youth will be impacted over the four years of Kansas SOC. Fourteen counties; eight are frontier (with less than 6 persons per square mile), five are rural (with 6 to 19.9 persons per square mile), the largest county and the poorest county in the state, will see growth in mental health systems of care for their youth and families through capacity building activities focused in trauma-informed care, trauma-informed systems of care, and family-driven and youth-guided practices. Other children and youth focused stakeholders will be engaged to enhance practices across the state. In addition, our diversified Kansas SOC Advisory Council will work on State level programmatic and finance policy changes.


Grantee: KEYS FOR NETWORKING, INC.
Program: Statewide Family Network Program
City: TOPEKA
State: KS
Grant Award Number: 1 HR1 SM063035-01
Congressional District: 2
FY 2016 Funding: $95,000
Project Period: 2016/06/01 - 2019/05/31

Keys for Networking (KEYS), through Project STARS, will serve Kansas children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and their parents. STARS will especially target Kansas Department of Corrections/Juvenile Services (KDOC/JS) involved youth. The majority of these children live in the community, often their caregivers are unable to access mental/behavioral health services. The default service provider moves from local mental health centers to KDOC/JS. Of the 295 in correctional facilities, only 18 are female. Ages range from 14-21 with the majority of youth 16 and 17. Kansas parents dread negotiating with the schools and other community agencies to get services that were not available before the youth left home. What works in terms of teaching and supporting parents to access services will transfer to less needy youth. KDOC/JS involved parents must work with the Kansas Court system, the KSOC/JS schools, community mental health centers, substance abuse treatment providers and primary health care providers.


Grantee: KICKAPOO TRIBE IN KANSAS
Program: Project Launch
City: HORTON
State: KS
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM061547-03
Congressional District: 2
FY 2016 Funding: $573,592
Project Period: 2014/09/30 - 2019/09/29

The Kiikaapoa Project LAUNCH (KPL) is as single-tier tribal initiative that proposes to utilize four evidence-based programs and practices to promote the wellness of young children and their families of the Kickapoo Nation community. The programs are: Ages & Stages (ASQ), Strengthening Families Program (SFP), Healthy Families America (HF), and Parents As Teachers (PAT). Using these programs will allow for delivery of services and practices to children across all developmental domains. The Tribe currently lacks the resources and manpower needed to coordinate the services available from the various tribal and non-tribal service providers. KPL will bring together tribal providers to coordinate services to children, who will in turn bring together each of the non-tribal service providers to form a web of service for the children and families of the Kickapoo Reservation.


Grantee: KICKAPOO TRIBE IN KANSAS
Program: Native Connections
City: HORTON
State: KS
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM061926-03
Congressional District: 2
FY 2016 Funding: $200,000
Project Period: 2014/09/30 - 2019/09/29

The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas (KTIK) is proposing a Tier 1 project. Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) indicate that the adjusted suicide rate among people ages 10 through 24 in the KTIK service area is 22.6 deaths per 100,000. KTIK lacks a comprehensive framework for preventive services to reduce risk factors for youth suicide and substance and promote protective factors for mental health. KTIK even lacks the information-gathering capabilities to paint an accurate portrait of the tribe's needs and tribal data is virtually nonexistent. Youth residing on the Kickapoo reservation may be acutely at-risk. The Kiikaapoa (Kickapoo) Native Connections Project vision for suicide prevention, substance abuse prevention and mental health promotion is to create a comprehensive, coordinated system of services and supports where youth in the community can thrive. Through an integrated tribal-community partnership, KTIK will increase awareness of risk factors, share information, and establish a protocol for identifying and addressing youth who are at high risk. Project Goals are to: Create a holistic model of wellness for youth in the Kickapoo community that guides the development of a tribal and local services prevention network; Provide an environment where youth in the Kickapoo community can thrive; Provide concrete supports to youth who are at high risk for suicide. KTIK will work closely with the Center for Public Partnerships and Research at the University of Kansas, which will provide technical assistance, data collection, evaluation, and reporting support. KTIK departments (Kickapoo Social Services, Kickapoo Nation Health Center, Adult Drug Court) will integrate assistance and services provided into a lasting infrastructure for providing substance abuse, suicide prevention, and mental health services to youth aged 10 - 24 years.


Grantee: UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS LAWRENCE
Program: Campus Suicide Prevention
City: LAWRENCE
State: KS
Grant Award Number: 1 U79 SM062485-01
Congressional District: 2
FY 2016 Funding: $102,000
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2019/09/29

The overarching purpose of Campus Suicide Prevention at the University of Kansas (KU), is to prevent suicides on the KU campus through increased collaboration and coordination among campus and community partners and increased prevention activities. By bringing together various campus and community entities this project aims to formalize relationships, coordinate services, increase awareness and overall, strengthen and widen the safety net available to KU students who are in crisis. Goals and objectives are: 1) Increase infrastructure for suicide prevention on the KU campus, we will collaborate to form an Advisory Council, comprised of individuals representing campus and community partners listed above, that will utilize process data to inform decisions involving data-driven university infrastructure development. The Advisory Council will perform a university-wide needs assessment to collect information on the current level of awareness, attitudes and readiness to address suicide prevention and focus initiatives on the KU campus, and subsequently review, improve and disseminate prevention and postvention policies. 2) Increase the suicide prevention competency and awareness of resources of staff and faculty through evidence based training, gatekeeper QPR training will be provided to faculty members and academic advisors to help them recognize and appropriately respond to students in distress. 3) Increase the suicide awareness and prevention competency of students, gatekeeper training will be provided to student leaders representing campus groups, as well as provide targeted training to student groups representing at-risk populations (e.g., LGBTQ, student veterans). 4) Increase awareness of suicide prevention resources both on campus and in the community, we will promote the NSPL by printing the number on the back of the KU ID card Tyvek sleeves and advertising community services in KU buses and student planners.


Grantee: WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY
Program: Campus Suicide Prevention Grant
City: WICHITA
State: KS
Grant Award Number: 5 U79 SM061786-03
Congressional District: 4
FY 2016 Funding: $96,673
Project Period: 2014/09/30 - 2017/09/29

Wichita State University (WSU) is proposing a suicide prevention project whose purpose is to eliminate deaths by suicide in the University community through the development of an infrastructure of education, training, and dissemination of information to all faculty, staff, students and their families. WSU plans to create an environment in which mental health issues are not stigmatized, seeking help is encouraged and seen as a strength, and members of the campus community step in to prevent harm to each other. This will be accomplished through the development of collaborative networks, innovative marketing campaigns, gatekeeper training programs, and educational programs. Six goals are designed to impact the entire campus as a whole by creating a permanent infrastructure change for prevention services as well as approximately 5000 persons directly over the 3 year project period. These goals are: 1) Establish a gatekeeper training program on suicide prevention and mental health issues, 2) Develop and regularly offer, both in person and online, educational seminars, 3) Develop a cohesive marketing strategy that reinforces the information provided in goals 1-2 and make resources available both in print and online forms so that all members of the University community know how to direct people in need to appropriate services both on and off campus, 4) Develop online and print educational resources for parents and families to supplement information received in person at orientation, 5) Develop a collaborative network of campus and community groups in order to more accurately track student suicide attempts and suicides, and 6) Develop a network including representatives of high-risk groups to inform and support our overall strategy.


Center: CSAP

Grantee: CITY OF WELLINGTON
Program: DFC
City: WELLINGTON
State: KS
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SP021429-01
Congressional District: 4
FY 2016 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2021/09/29

The coalition will prevent and reduce youth substance use by implementing the following strategies:
information dissemination, community awareness efforts, and a multi-modality media campaign, evidence-based prevention education, providing support, reducing access/enhancing barriers to alcohol and marijuana access, addressing and modifying local policies and consequences associated with substance abuse, and changing physical design.


Grantee: COMMUNITIES THAT CARE
Program: Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program
City: HUTCHINSON
State: KS
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SP019773-04
Congressional District: 1
FY 2016 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 2013/09/30 - 2018/09/29

The coalition will prevent and reduce youth substance use by implementing the following strategies: Enhance Skills through internal capacity building efforts designed to increase the skills and knowledge of coalition members in order to secure promote and sustain prevention services in the community; provide Information designed to engage and re-engage coalition members in the mission and purpose of the coalition; enhance Access and Reduce Barriers by utilizing online scheduling and virtual meeting tools to increase the number of agencies and individuals participating across the county; enhance Access and Reduce Barriers by identifying and recruiting community stakeholders to increase the number of businesses, agencies and individuals supporting the coalitions' efforts and prevention programs across the county; provide Information through public awareness and social norming campaigns; modify and change policies through employing Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol (CMCA); change physical design and provide information through stop social hosting campaigns such as those who host lose the most & project sticker shock; enhance access through educating parents and adults about youth substance abuse through the Power of Parents Program; change Consequences through increased law enforcement presence and enforcement of youth alcohol laws; provide information and enhance skills through the Above the Influence" campaign, change Consequences and Provide Information through education regarding and the importance of enforcement of youth substances abuse laws and penalties; and provide Information through changing and influencing Social Norms with the Life of an athlete program.


Grantee: DRUG FREE OSAGE COUNTY, INC.
Program: DFC
City: LYNDON
State: KS
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SP020301-08
Congressional District: 2
FY 2016 Funding: $86,904
Project Period: 2014/09/30 - 2019/09/29

The coalition will prevent and reduce youth substance use by implementing the following strategies: Teen thinking media campaign to educate the community and provide awareness of youth substance use and prevention strategies; Provide tobacco and alcohol retailer training to build capacity and to reduce youth access to these substances; Initiate retailer compliance checks to reduce youth access to alcohol and tobacco and enhance community awareness; Encourage tobacco free school grounds policies and enforcement within the county's five school districts, including cessation assistance for students; Utilize AlcoholEdu, an online underage drinking prevention curriculum for high school students; Initiate a Safe Prom and Graduation project to help bring community awareness to these celebrations in regard to underage drinking; Build capacity of the community to engage in youth substance abuse prevention strategies by providing coalition and community education, trainings, and opportunities for involvement in substance abuse prevention activities; Expand community collaboration in prevention efforts.


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