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SC Discretionary Funding Fiscal Year 2016

Center: CMHS

Grantee: ABBEVILLE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Program: NITT-AWARE-C
City: ABBEVILLE
State: SC
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM062747-02
Congressional District: 3
FY 2016 Funding: $117,645
Project Period: 2015/09/30 - 2018/09/29

An analysis of student enrollment data reveals that the overwhelming majority of target students in the Abbeville County School District (2,125 students or 55%) meet the age guideline for Youth Mental Health First Aid. The training plan calls for six individuals to be trained in YMHFA over the course of three years. Three programmatic goals and eleven objectives have been established for the proposed project that will drive the overall endeavor: Increase Capacity Of Abbeville County To Respond To The Behavioral Health Issues Of School-Aged Youth; conduct Outreach & Engagement Strategies With School-Aged Youth, Their Families, and Adults in the Community To Increase Awareness Of And Promote Positive Mental Health; increase The Mental Health Literacy Of School Personnel And Other Adults From The Community Who Interact With School-Aged Youth Via YMHFA Training.


Grantee: CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
Program: Campus Suicide Prevention Grant
City: CLEMSON
State: SC
Grant Award Number: 5 U79 SM061785-03
Congressional District: 3
FY 2016 Funding: $101,322
Project Period: 2014/09/30 - 2017/09/29

Clemson Cares: A Campus-Wide, Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Strategy will integrate SAMHSA's model of recovery, building and enhancing Clemson University infrastructure and programs to address the full continuum of suicidal behavior. Clemson University does not have a comprehensive suicide prevention strategy in place, and lacks a suicide case management team, universal education, gatekeeper training, and a suicide tracking system. The proposed strategies will address these needs by promoting mental health-seeking, maximizing existing resources, and filling in gaps in infrastructure and programming. Specific goals and objectives of Clemson Cares are to: 1) certify 2 gatekeeper trainers and implement gatekeeper programming for 250 key stakeholders per year; 2) strengthen Clemson's infrastructure by enhancing its suicide response plan, creating a suicide tracking system, creating a suicide case management team, facilitating referrals to appropriate services, and increasing capacity; 3) develop and implement culturally relevant educational seminars for students, faculty, staff, and administrators; 4) have a suicide prevention hotline available 24/7 and partner with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline; 5) develop and disseminate comprehensive, culturally relevant informational materials through university websites and brochures; and 6) create and disseminate suicide prevention educational materials for families/friends. Program evaluation will assess outcomes including: number of stakeholders receiving training; number of organizations collaborating on suicide prevention; percentage of students, families, staff, and faculty receiving informational messages; number of at-risk students served by mental health; and change in attitudes and knowledge regarding suicide prevention.


Grantee: DEE NORTON LOWCOUNTRY CHILDREN'S CENTER, INC.
Program: NCTSI III
City: CHARLESTON
State: SC
Grant Award Number: 1 U79 SM063253-01
Congressional District: 6
FY 2016 Funding: $399,791
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2021/09/29

The Championing Access to Trauma-informed-treatments to Achieve Lowcountry Youth
Services Transformation (CATALYST) project aims to increase the quality of and access to evidence-based, trauma-informed treatments and services for child maltreatment victims in
Charleston and Berkeley Counties of South Carolina (the "Lowcountry"), thereby reducing the negative consequences of maltreatment on children. The proposed project will achieve this primary purpose by 1) improving screening and identification of children in need of trauma-specific, evidence supported assessment and treatment; 2) training clinicians to implement two evidence-based treatments not currently available; and 3) improving the quality and applicability of evidence-based treatment to address current service disparities. The CATALYST project will be headquartered at the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center (DNLCC), the only Accredited Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) serving child victims in Charleston County. The DNLCC is a specialty outpatient child maltreatment center that serves over 1,500 children each year.

The proposed project will increase access to evidence-based treatments, including two currently unavailable treatments (i.e., AF-CBT and FOCUS) and improve quality of services, overall, with particular attention to current service gaps for young children, African American youth, and military children. To achieve service transformation, 195 child-serving professionals will be trained during the project. Further, the proposed project will directly impact children ages 2-17 by 5,885 children, including 739 military children, receiving trauma-informed screening and referral services. We further expect that 883 children, including at least 96 military children, will receive evidence-based, trauma-informed treatment, over the course of the proposed project.


Grantee: FEDERATION OF FAMILIES OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Program: Statewide Family Network Program
City: COLUMBIA
State: SC
Grant Award Number: 1 HR1 SM063003-01
Congressional District: 6
FY 2016 Funding: $95,000
Project Period: 2016/06/01 - 2019/05/31

The South Carolina Technical Assistance Center for Community Family Networks project will provide technical assistance (TA) to children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances (SED) and their families by providing information, training and support. The Federation of Families of South Carolina (FFSC) hopes that this technical assistance will encourage and strengthen leadership and advocacy skills, as well as empower those affected with SED and their families. The number of people to be served by the project annually is 20,000, with lifetime service recipients expected to reach at least 60,000 individuals. FFSC is also choosing to focus on the special needs of veterans and their families as a total of 421,525 veterans resided in South Carolina according to the Department of Veteran Affairs. Strategies and interventions to accomplish this will include the development of targeted outreach plans, utilization of target trainings, and the engagement of families and youth as guides at each juncture of the project.


Grantee: MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Program: NCTSI III
City: CHARLESTON
State: SC
Grant Award Number: 1 U79 SM063224-01
Congressional District: 6
FY 2016 Funding: $399,200
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2021/09/29

The Center Addressing Mental Health Disparities among Trauma-Exposed Youth, will focus on increasing access to, use of, and mental health outcomes for evidence-based, trauma-focused treatments (TFTs) among underserved populations utilizing specialized service modalities with evidence of reducing barriers to care. Specific objectives to address these disparities include: (1) increasing capacity of therapists to provide TFTs (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Culturally Modified-TF-CBT (CM-TFT)) through learning collaboratives on TFTs and hiring of therapists; (2) increasing access to TFTs, among underserved populations through community-, and telemedicine-, and office-based service provision modalities; and (3) increasing completion of services through reducing barriers to care and the provision of culturally-tailored treatment aimed at increasing engagement and reducing premature drop-out. Services will be provided through the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center's Community Outreach Program - Esperanza (COPE) and partner agencies (Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center and Hope Haven of the Lowcountry). Conservatively, approximately 300 children annually and over 1,500 children during the entire project period will receive evidence-based assessments and TFTs, utilizing one of three service delivery models. Further, we anticipate training approximately 80 mental health providers and 60 brokers (e.g., child welfare) across South Carolina in providing TF-CBT and CM-TF-CBT, with a focus on Latino and African American families, economically disadvantaged families; and rural or urban communities.

Collaborations among the NCVC office-based and COPE Clinics, CACs, urban and rural schools, and urban and rural primary care clinics will allow us to target underserved victims by providing culturally and linguistically appropriate, evidence-based, TFTs through innovative strategies to overcome barriers to care.


Grantee: MENTAL ILLNESS RECOVERY CENTER, INC.
Program: CABHI
City: COLUMBIA
State: SC
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM063301-01
Congressional District: 2
FY 2016 Funding: $400,000
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2019/09/29

The Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc. (MIRCI) will implement the CABHI-Columbia Metro Program to support the recovery of homeless youth ages 17 to 24 with mental illness, substance use disorders (SUDs), or co-occurring disorders (CODs), through outreach, screening, referral, treatment, and housing placement, primarily via a youth drop in-center. Annually, the drop-in center will serve a minimum of 75 youth with 25 of those youth served through its treatment team providing behavioral healthcare, including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. MIRCI will operate the drop-in center with a team of clinicians and provide homeless outreach case management and behavioral healthcare. The center will be a hub for engagement, assessment, referral to partner agencies, and counseling and treatment including TF-CBT. Psychological assessments and provision of TF-CBT will be under the direction and supervision of a Psychiatrist with APA certification in Adolescent Psychiatry. A network of youth serving partner agencies will be the backbone for building a full network of providers to cooperate in referrals, services, and training, as well as form the Steering Committee to support development and review of the grant funded activities. Program goals include to: 1) deliver recovery based services to homeless youth with mental illness, SUDs, and CODs through TF-CBT and SOAR, with emphasis on behavioral healthcare, housing services, employment/vocational services, and education; and 2) expand and enhance the local Columbia Metro infrastructure that improves and enhances service delivery for homeless youth and seek to achieve measurable objectives related to establishing a Steering Committee as a subset of the existing Youth in Transition Committee, training for partner youth serving agencies on TF-CBT, SOAR, and other trauma informed care, and integration of the local Continuum of Care's Coordinated Entry System to assist youth to access housing services.


Grantee: SC THRIVE
Program: NITT-AWARE-C
City: COLUMBIA
State: SC
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM062766-02
Congressional District: 6
FY 2016 Funding: $124,990
Project Period: 2015/09/30 - 2018/09/29

Spartanburg County, South Carolina is the leading state-wide trainer of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), is partnering with Spartanburg County's Behavioral Health Initiative (BHI) team to make a demonstrable change in the treatment of transition-aged youth and community awareness of behavioral health issues. By increasing the number of MHFA Instructors from 4 to 9, SC Thrive will train at least 1,200 Spartanburg County residents who interact with transition-aged youth over the three-year grant period. With 37,000 individuals in Spartanburg County between the ages of 16-24 and a SAMHSA estimate of mental illness in SC among adults of 19.56% we can estimate a population of mental illness-affected individuals of 7,237 in the targeted group. With the Year Three trained cadre of 1,200 MH First Aiders, this would allow for a ratio of one Mental Health First Aider per 4.02 affected individuals. SC Thrive proposes to promote three free mobile phone apps on all referral materials given to transition-aged youth. MindShift, SAM and Co-Active are three highly-rated apps. Twenty-five SC Thrive sites that people have come to know and trust is operating in Spartanburg County. The online application system also includes applications for medications through Welvista, a service that offers free prescriptions through Patient Assistance Programs. SC Thrive pairs the application system with Charity Tracker, an online case management and referral system that has revolutionized a community's ability to gather measurement and performance data. Focus on data-driven community impact will allow for monitoring of changes in public attitude toward admitting to and accepting behavioral health issues.


Grantee: SOUTH CAROLINA SHARE
Program: Statewide Consumer Network Program
City: WEST COLUMBIA
State: SC
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM062117-02
Congressional District: 2
FY 2016 Funding: $94,403
Project Period: 2015/09/30 - 2018/09/29

SC SHARE's Peer Support Renewal Program (PSRP) will give new and improved focus, structure, purpose and support to the certified peer support program in the state of South Carolina. The SC SHARE PSRP will embody a powerful message of hope and experiential knowledge that will improve the overall delivery of peer driven services by improving the training of certified peer support specialists; developing cross training collaborations with our partner agencies; providing ongoing training to certified peer support specialists to enhance their leadership skills and service delivery; provide a formal mechanism (forum) of ongoing support, guidance and self-care for all peer; support specialists and develop a cutting edge training video that will be used as an educational tool to train peers, and all levels of behavioral health staff on the important roles and responsibilities of certified peer support specialists has in the workplace. SC SHARE's PSRP will serve the entire state of South Carolina. The PSRP will increase the number of peer support specialists in currently underserved areas of the state. SC SHARE, in partnership with key stakeholders, the SC Department of Mental Health and SC Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services, Federation of Families of SC, FAVOR Midlands, the SC NAMI chapter, will develop the infrastructure to enhance and support the statewide capacity for peer support services. SC SHARE's PSRP will educate peers in trauma informed care, co-occurring disorders, motivational interviewing, emotional CPR, (eCPR) intentional peer support, anger management, life skills, spirituality and culture, cultural sensitivity, the special needs of the veteran population, gender specific issues and Recovery for Life, our signature recovery education program.


Grantee: SOUTH CAROLINA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Program: SOC Implementation
City: COLUMBIA
State: SC
Grant Award Number: 5 U79 SM061633-03
Congressional District: 6
FY 2016 Funding: $693,112
Project Period: 2014/09/30 - 2018/09/29

South Carolina, with leadership by the Department of Health and Human Services (the Medicaid agency) has established and chartered the Palmetto Coordinated System of Care (PCSC) to build on the System of Care planning grant from 2011. South Carolina will implement PCSC statewide to serve children and youth who have serious emotional disturbance and who are in or at risk of out of home placement. Youth and family organizations are partnering to ensure that PCSC is family driven and youth guided. Three family members and the Directors of the eight child serving agencies serve as the PCSC governing body. PCSC will build on the collaboration among key partners, strengths of previous collaborations, and a climate that calls for accountability and efficiency with resources.


Grantee: SOUTH CAROLINA STATE DEPT OF MENTAL HLTH
Program: Crisis Counseling
City: COLUMBIA
State: SC
Grant Award Number: 1 H07 SM000371-01
Congressional District: 6
FY 2016 Funding: $4,033,714
Project Period: 2016/03/17 - 2016/12/16

Crisis Counseling


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