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NV Discretionary Funding Fiscal Year 2016

Center: CMHS

Program: SOC-Expansion and Sustainability
State: NV
Grant Award Number: 5 U79 SM062474-02
Congressional District: 2
FY 2016 Funding: $2,772,969
Project Period: 2015/09/30 - 2019/09/29

The State of Nevada's Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS), as part of the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), provides a wide range of services for children, youth and families in Nevada. Program areas include Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, as well as Youth Behavioral Health Services, DCFS also provides children direct services as well as oversight for the programs administered at the state and county level. In recognizing the important role the State has to protect and provide services to Nevada's vulnerable children, the Governor and Legislator passed Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 433B to provide additional provisions related to children. This mandated that any county, whose population is 100,000 or more, establish a Mental Health Consortia. Nevada's vast geographic area required that one be created in Washoe County (Reno/Tahoe), Clark County (Las Vegas and area), and Rural Nevada (15 counties in rural/frontier Nevada). The consortium is mandated to include partners from the local, county and regional level including school districts chamber of commerce and business community, state agencies, juvenile probation, mental health care, foster care provider, a parent or guardian of a child with emotional disturbance, substance abuse agencies, advocates and provider organizations. DCFS serves as Nevada's Mental Health System of Care (SOC) expert and manages Nevada's Children's Mental Health System of Care Subcommittee as part of the Governor's Wellness and Behavioral Health Council. As evidenced by the letters of Commitment (attachments), Nevada is committed to statewide implementation to create sustainable infrastructure and services as part of the Children's Mental Health Initiative (CHMI). Nevada's focus on SOC Expansion and sustainability is to improve mental health outcomes for children and youth (birth to 21 years of age) with a serious emotional disturbances (SED) and their families.

Grantee: NEVADA P E P, INC.
Program: Statewide Family Network Program
State: NV
Grant Award Number: 1 HR1 SM063015-01
Congressional District: 1
FY 2016 Funding: $95,000
Project Period: 2016/06/01 - 2019/05/31

Nevada P.E.P. will enhance state capacity to meet the needs of children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and their families by providing mechanisms for families to participate in the planning and development of local mental health services. The specific goals of the project are to: (1) Strengthen the knowledge and capacity of families with children who have mental health challenges to act as change agents to enhance systems, improve outcomes, and ensure family-driven mental health care; and (2) Build self-sufficient, empowered family networks in Nevada that effectively participate in activities to improve community-based children's mental health services and reduce disparities in access, service use, and outcomes among racial and minority populations served.

State: NV
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM062101-03
Congressional District: 2
FY 2016 Funding: $1,848,949
Project Period: 2014/09/30 - 2019/09/29

The Nevada Department of Education has developed a comprehensive approach to address the diminished capacity of youth mental health prevention and intervention activities in three of Nevada's frontier counties. Nevada's vision is for all schools to be safe and respectful, and all students to have strong social, emotional and mental health. More importantly for this project, to ensure there is seamless access to mental health support and service when needed or requested. The three local education agencies targeted for this initiative include: Pershing County School District; Lander County School District; and Humboldt County School District. This project aims to: 1) To provide a safe and respectful learning environment for all of our students through increasing mental health literacy of adults who interact with school-aged youth; 2) To promote the behavioral and mental health of students through school-based prevention and early identification efforts increasing the awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth; and 3) To build awareness, connection and infrastructure across local and state entities that increase capacity to provide access to mental health support.

Program: SS/HS State Program
State: NV
Grant Award Number: 5 U79 SM063388-04
Congressional District: 2
FY 2016 Funding: $2,214,000
Project Period: 2016/04/21 - 2018/09/29

The Nevada Safe Schools/Healthy Students project will be a coordinated effort and plan that will engage multiple strategies across multiple sectors to address the five identified elements in three pilot areas that include Washoe County School District, Lyon County School District, and Nye County School District. These community based plans will be aligned by a corresponding state plan so that this project may build synergy to create positive change with the following goals: (1) An increase in the number of children and youth who have access to behavioral health services; (2) A decrease in the number of students who abuse substances; (3) An increase in supports for early childhood development; (4) Improvements in school climate; and (5) A reduction in the number of students who are exposed to violence.

Program: CCBHCs Planning Grants
State: NV
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM062944-01
Congressional District: 2
FY 2016 Funding: $933,067
Project Period: 2015/10/23 - 2017/07/01

Nevada will bring together individuals, families, communities, and a variety of health and human service systems to work collaboratively moving toward a coordinated system-of-care. Agencies will be selected for certification as CCBHCs through an application and assessment process with consideration for those serving tribal members, veterans or persons with low incomes. At least two clinics will be certified, one in the rural/frontier community and one in an urban center. The populations of focus are adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances and their families, and those with long term and serious substance use disorders, as well as others with mental illness and substance use disorders. Nevada plans to use the PPS-2 monthly rate methodology and to require CCBHCs to provide Solution Focused, Brief, Psychotherapy; Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP); Motivational Interviewing; Dialectical Behavior Therapy; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment; Basic Skills Training; and Psychosocial Rehabilitation.

Program: AOT
State: NV
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM063542-01
Congressional District: 2
FY 2016 Funding: $573,893
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2020/09/29

Currently an Assisted Outpatient Treatment program does not exist in Northern Nevada; as a result, this proposal includes requests for infrastructure (not to exceed 60% of the requested budget). Based upon the proposed Assertive Community Team (ACT) structure, the total number of clients able to be served will be 85. The Case Managers will carry caseloads of 15 clients each. Their role is to engage the clients in service, motivate them to engage in treatment, attend court ordered and non-court ordered activities, monitor their mental status and ability to meet their activities of daily living, and help them schedule and organize their lives to successfully graduate from the AOT program. The goal of successful graduation from the AOT Program is that the graduate will have sufficient insight into his/her emotional states and behaviors that he/she either can manage them sufficiently to recognize early signs of decompensation and seek appropriate help, or accept feedback from a trusted person (family member, friend or mental health professional) to seek additional help and avoid hospitalization or incarceration. In addition to the services provided by the program staff, AOT clients will have full access to all appropriate services provided by NNAMHS, including an array of mental health and co-occurring groups, a Medicaid approved Day Treatment Program run by a community partner, Intensive Outpatient Programs offered by community partners, psychoeducational groups focused on better living, and occasional outings and celebrations sponsored by NNAMHS and the Nevada Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI).

Program: Campus Suicide Prevention Grant
City: RENO
State: NV
Grant Award Number: 5 U79 SM061803-03
Congressional District: 2
FY 2016 Funding: $100,251
Project Period: 2014/09/30 - 2017/09/29

Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) is committed to creating a zero suicide campus culture. The overall purpose of the proposed suicide prevention project is to build an infrastructure to support and sustain prevention efforts and continuous care. We will do this by using cultural and ability-appropriate materials and evidence-based interventions to address the needs of our students including those in recovery, LGBTQ, Veteran's, those with disabilities, student leadership, campus leadership, campus police/Threat Assessment Team and culturally diverse individuals. We will provide layers of training from online resources to in-depth training for key campus personnel and student leaders. Our specific program outcomes are to: Increase awareness of signs and symptoms of suicide to all audiences. We expect to train 300 students and staff annually with 900 trained over the grant period. Provide advanced training to those doing direct intervention (for example, campus Counselors, Disability Resource Center (DRC) staff, Student Activities and Leadership Coordinator, police department, student mentors). We will train 30 individuals annually with 90 trained over the course of the grant. Develop partnerships with coalitions and organizations on campus to promote a) awareness, b) create an efficient response protocol and follow up with those who are suicidal, and c) provide safe places giving support. Use technology (Simplicity Advocate, intake databases, social media, etc.) to create a sustainable infrastructure to perform ongoing service once the grant is over. Increase collaboration with community agencies for better support and referral processes.

Program: Native Connections
State: NV
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM063442-01
Congressional District: 2
FY 2016 Funding: $200,000
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2021/09/29

Title of Project
Washoe Resiliency Project
Population to be served
Native American people ages 0-24 living in the four Washoe reservation communities and the surrounding areas.

Project Goal and Objectives
Our goal is to implement a process of change through which individuals ages 0-24 years will improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to be resilient and reach their full potential. Our objectives in Year One include: (1) Implementation of a community mental health needs assessment to all four Washoe reservation communities within the first six months of the grant (2) Organization of a task force representative of partners and communities to work with the Healing Center, our GPO and TA to identify the best approach to services/programming that will focus on and address trauma as it triggers suicide attempts and drug and alcohol abuse (3) Development and revision of all suicide protocols (4) Training in and utilization of the SAMHSA model program "American Indian Life Skills Development Curriculum" (5) Coordination of Wellbriety and other activities so that everyone knows what we are doing, why we are doing what we are doing, what we hope to achieve by doing it and what we did achieve by doing it.

Number of people to be served -
Up to 500 people living in the four Washoe communities and the surrounding areas ages 0-24

Summary of the project for publication -
Our goal is to implement a process of change through which Washoe Tribal community members ages 0-24 years will effectively and successfully address trauma, suicide, and substance abuse to improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to be resilient and reach their full potential.

Center: CSAP

Program: DFC
State: NV
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SP020420-08
Congressional District: 2
FY 2016 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 2014/09/30 - 2019/09/29

The coalition will prevent and reduce youth substance abuse by implementing the following strategies: Churchill Community Coalition applies the Strategic Prevention Framework process to develop the Coalition. Comprehensive Community Plan (CCPP). Churchill Community Coalition's most current comprehensive Community Prevention Plan was compiled and published in May 2011. The plan was the culminating work of coalition members as they collected data, examined and prioritized data and determined the gaps, resources and needs across the communities, utilizing the Strategic Prevention Framework. This community Prevention Plan serves as the basis of information from which the coalition prioritizes the substance abuse prevention and other community issues.

Program: SPF-PFS
State: NV
Grant Award Number: 5 U79 SP020156-04
Congressional District: 2
FY 2016 Funding: $2,207,505
Project Period: 2013/09/30 - 2018/09/29

Nevada's SPF-PFS project will serve the state's 2.8 million residents by funding programs, policies, and practices to meet the project's goal of reducing the prevalence of prescription drug misuse and abuse by 12- to 25-year-olds. Because prescription drug misuse/abuse is so prevalent in Nevada, this project will also include adults aged 26 and older.

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