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TX Discretionary Funding Fiscal Year 2016

Center: CMHS

State: TX
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM062599-02
Congressional District: 21
FY 2016 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 2015/09/30 - 2018/09/29

Austin Travis County Integral Care (ATCIC), the local mental health authority for Travis County, Texas will provide Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training to those individuals in Travis County who work with transition-aged youth (ages 16 - 24) who may or may not be homeless, in foster care, dropped out of school, and/or are involved with the justice system. Individuals targeted for MHFA may work in a community college/university, non-profit, and/or community based counseling center. ATCIC's goals for this project are 1) to increase the understanding and treatment of mental illness and substance use among the youth-serving adults in the identified community-based programs, 2) to increase the youth-serving adults' knowledge of available behavioral health resources in Travis County and how to access them, and 3) to increase the utilization of these resources by those transition-aged youth whom they work with on a regular basis. ATCIC expects to provide MHFA training to 200 youth-serving adults for every year of this project, culminating in the training of at least 600 youth-serving adults in MHFA. Measurable outcomes for the project include a 50% increase in the First Aider's knowledge of mental illness and substance use disorders, a 40% increase in their comfort level regarding assisting someone in a mental health or substance use crisis, and that 30% of transition-aged youth in crisis who receive MHFA from a First Aider are referred to behavioral health services.

Program: ReCAST Program
State: TX
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM063519-01
Congressional District: 35
FY 2016 Funding: $820,413
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2021/09/29

Bexar County, Texas (includes the city of San Antonio) is not immune to the civil unrest that makes the national news in other communities. In the past year alone, there are at least eight instances of marches, protests, riots and arrests associated with protests and civil unrest. These marches, protests and riots are not without their merit. The local jail, for example, is disproportionately populated with Hispanic/Latino and African American individuals who come from very disadvantaged backgrounds and who have been marginalized from the larger, mainstream society. These marches, protests, and riots have highlighted the "disconnect" between the local minority community and the criminal justice system. Without opportunities to access services and consequently live productive, rewarding lives without criminal justice intervention, nothing will change.

The overall purpose of the Bexar County Recovery Program will be to create an integrated, seamless safety net that is accessible to marginalized individuals and families in the community. It will focus on (1) the completion of a community-wide needs assessment;(2) the development of a Strategic Plan;(3) the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding between all major stakeholders in the community; and, (4) the provision of case management and evidence based treatment for 40 individuals/year for five years. The target population is Hispanic/Latino and African American young people and their families who have experienced some level of criminal justice involvement.

Program: PBHCI
State: TX
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM062428-02
Congressional District: 35
FY 2016 Funding: $360,260
Project Period: 2015/09/30 - 2019/09/29

The Center for Health Care Services, the local mental health authority for Bexar County, San Antonio Texas, seeks to establish a high-quality health home model in an existing clinic offering limited integrated health care services to adults with serious mental illness or co- occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders and chronic physical health conditions. Model implementation will be expanded to three additional behavioral health clinics by Year 4. Project Name: The Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Services in a Behavioral Health Setting. Population to be served: Adults (> 18) with serious mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders who also have chronic physical health conditions, e.g., diabetes, hypertension, asthma, and are unserved or underserved by existing primary care providers. The goal is to achieve health home status in four clinics, standardize the care available and improve access to and utilization of these services by individuals with severe mental illness, co-occurring substance use disorders and chronic medical conditions. The project will serve 1,500 consumers (11.2% of total CHCS consumers) in Year 1, 3,500 (26.1%) in Year 2, 5,400 (40.4%) in Year 3 and 6,700 (50.1%) in Year 4.

Program: NCTSI III
State: TX
Grant Award Number: 1 U79 SM063074-01
Congressional District: 18
FY 2016 Funding: $399,636
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2021/09/29

Juvenile justice involved adolescents in Harris County Juvenile Probation Department's
(HCJPD's) residential post-adjudication facility is the population of focus for the Center for
Success and Independence's (TCSI's) proposed Survival Through Empowered Mindfulness
(STEM) project.

Goal 1) To expand access to trauma-focused treatment and trauma-informed services to all juvenile justice involved adolescents in long-term residential placement. Objectives 1.1, 1.3, & 1.5 will expand systematic trauma exposure and diagnostic screening to all adolescents at the facility, a minimum of 275 in year one and an estimated 324 each year thereafter. Objectives 1.2, 1.4, & 1.6 will expand assessment and comprehensive trauma-focused therapy. Objective 1.7 involves demonstrating clinically significant improvement in PTSD & co-occurring disorder symptoms for 80% of adolescents served. Goal 2) To improve the quality of trauma-focused treatment and trauma-informed services provided to juvenile justice involved adolescents in residential placement. Objectives 2.1-2.4 will add EMDR to current therapeutic options for PTSD treatment for adolescents who are unwilling or unable to initially engage in TF-CBT, a minimum of 11 in Year 1 and 22 each year thereafter. Objective 2.5 will train staff at all levels of HCJPD's long-term placement facility in trauma-informed service delivery, and Objective 2.6 involves demonstrating clinically significant improvement for 95% of adolescents receiving EMDR. Goal 3) To sustain expanded access and quality improvement beyond the life of the project. Objectives 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, & 3.5 will use documentation of clinically significant and functional improvements relevant to juvenile justice decision-makers to educate decision-makers regarding the benefits of sustained support for STEM services. Objective 3.3 will build the capacity of TCSI to sustain evidence-based practices by fostering local training capability in the therapy staff.

Program: SOC-Expansion and Sustainability
State: TX
Grant Award Number: 5 U79 SM062473-02
Congressional District: 19
FY 2016 Funding: $1,000,000
Project Period: 2015/09/30 - 2019/09/29

The Rural Counties' Initiative (RCI), for Resiliency and Recovery in Systems of Care will enhance and expand the systems of care approach in the chiefly rural, 30 county region of the Texas Panhandle. RCI's local and regional SOC accomplishments will have a much broader statewide impact by providing an effective framework that can serve as a prototype for the other 168-rural/frontier counties in Texas, ensuring the widespread adoption of systems of care. RCI is a collaborative endeavor of The Panhandle-plains Partnership for Children and Families. Key leadership roles are being provided by Central Plains Center (CPC), Texas Panhandle Centers (TPC), and the Llano Estacado Alliance for Families (LEAF). CPC and TPC are community behavioral health centers. CPC's central office is in Plainview and provides behavioral health services to 9 rural and frontier counties; TPC's main office is in Amarillo and serves 21 counties "19 rural/frontier and 2 urban. The Texas Panhandle faces cultural and geographical challenges common in rural jurisdictions including poverty, isolated communities, inadequate access to care, and significant stigma associated with mental health care. Our initiative will serve young people, ages 13 to 21experiencing serious emotional disturbance and their families.

Program: SOC Implementation
State: TX
Grant Award Number: 5 U79 SM061639-03
Congressional District: 35
FY 2016 Funding: $995,828
Project Period: 2014/09/30 - 2018/09/29

The City of San Antonio and its partners seek to expand an existing system of care to further improve behavioral health outcomes for children and youth. The original collaboration began in 2006 when public providers integrated their resources to better assist multi-system involved children and youth. This critical effort will continue and will be expanded to include more partners and more points of intercept to enable more children and youth to be served. Bexar CARES. Population to be served: Children (1-18) with serious emotional disturbances and their families. Strategies and Interventions: Bexar CARES will address deficiencies and create a framework for expansion in nine critical areas: 1) streamlining and strengthening the governance structure; 2) integrating and better utilizing the resources of local non-profits; 3) improving data collection and analysis to inform decision making; 4) addressing the needs of military families; 5) enabling earlier intervention by adding new intercept points in pre-school programs; 6) fostering continuity of approach in school, community and home to improve school readiness and academic performance; 7) establishing a focal point for access and coordination; 8) filling service gaps; and 9) building out new workforce development pathways for persons with lived experience.

State: TX
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM062700-02
Congressional District: 35
FY 2016 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 2015/09/30 - 2018/09/29

Communities in Schools (CIS) of South Texas will implement YMHFA in Guadalupe County to increase the mental health literacy of the community. To increase the mental health literacy of adults who interact with adolescents or transition-aged youth in Guadalupe County CIS will: 1.) Provide Youth Mental Health First Aid training to teachers and school staff at each secondary campus in Guadalupe County. 2.) Increase the capacity of community adults to respond to the behavioral health issues of adolescents or transition-aged youth by: Certifying through a Certified Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor each Foster Parent in Guadalupe County and each YMHFA Project staff member as a YMHFA First Aider. 3.) Hold Quarterly Town Hall meetings in the community to engage families and caregivers to increase awareness and to promote positive behavioral health; and conduct weekly outreach services and activities for each of the groups targeted in Goal One and Two to increase their awareness and to solicit their participation in YMHFA training. 4.) Develop a comprehensive list of services available for adolescents or transition-aged youth and publicize it in awareness classes at schools, electronically, and in all training provided by YMHFA; and utilizing the outreach and engagement strategies ensure community members and stakeholders are aware of how and where to refer adolescents and transition-aged youth in need of mental health services. 5.) Determine and identify youth-serving agencies and programs in the community and provide that information in the outreach and engagement strategies; and Involve the relevant youth-serving community agencies and programs in Town Hall meetings to strengthen collaborative partnerships that increase access to adolescents and transition-aged youth with mental health needs.

Program: Campus Suicide Prevention
State: TX
Grant Award Number: 5 U79 SM062515-02
Congressional District: 5
FY 2016 Funding: $102,000
Project Period: 2015/09/30 - 2018/09/29

The Providing Hope, Awareness, and Suicide Education (P.H.A.S.E.) Project will implement activities designed to minimize suicide risks among the high number of students enrolled at the institution from vulnerable populations. In addition to the general student population, the P.H.A.S.E. Project will: Create a networking infrastructure to link the institution and students to resources and mental health care providers; develop gatekeeper training programs for students, faculty and staff to increase suicide prevention and suicide crisis response; develop and implement educational seminars for students, faculty and staff to increase awareness about and prevent suicide; and disseminate materials to increase awareness regarding suicide risks, substance abuse, and depression as well as promote help-seeking and reduce negative attitudes and behaviors regarding mental and substance abuse disorders. Effectiveness of the project will increase on- and off-campus partnerships by at least 50%; participation of at least 75% of campus health, mental health, public safety, and other crisis response personnel in gatekeeper training; participation of at least 200 faculty and staff in educational workshops; and at least 3,000 students (approximately 1,000 each year) with increased awareness of suicide risks and prevention resources.

Program: SOC Expansion and Sustainability Coop
City: WACO
State: TX
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM063391-01
Congressional District: 17
FY 2016 Funding: $998,630
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2020/09/29

Heart of Texas Region MHMR, Klaras Center for Families and the community's Heart of Texas System of Care (HOTSOC) articulates its vision for the implementation, of System of Care principles and practices in the phrase "Closing the Gaps," an institutional ethic toward closing gaps by: 1) enhancing the existing service array through the addition of the needed identified services, 2) the inclusion of youth and family voice in both service development and delivery, 3) increasing access to available services particularly in the rural underserved areas and, 4) closing gaps in the HOTSOC region by further building relationships with agencies and entities that serve children and adolescents. HOTSOC will operate, in conjunction with, all child and adolescent mental health stakeholders/partners to provide a seamless SOC, for children and families, throughout our entire 6-county service area. The primary goal of Closing the Gaps (CTG) is to develop and implement an extraordinary, practical, and comprehensive SOC supportive complex that closes the identified and existing gaps in child and adolescent mental health services in our community.

Program: CABHI
State: TX
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM063363-01
Congressional District: 27
FY 2016 Funding: $736,261
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2019/09/29

The Behavioral Health Center of Nueces County (BHCNC) proposes to implement Project CHIP, serving a total of 150 (50 annually) individuals/families experiencing homelessness by increasing local capacity for the proposed project to provide accessible, effective, and comprehensive, integrated, and co-located evidence- based treatment services. Project CHIP will target primarily minority adults/families who meet one of the following criteria: individuals experiencing chronic homelessness with a SUD, SMI, SED, or COD; veterans who experience homelessness or chronic homelessness with a SUD, SMI, SED or COD; or families experiencing homelessness with one or more family members with SUD, SMI, SED or COD. Project CHIP proposes to enhance BHCNC's current service delivery model by collocating and integrating mental health and substance abuse services while addressing the housing needs of the target population. Project CHIP will also adhere to a trauma-informed service delivery model addressing the multiple, varied, and sensitive needs of the target population. Evidence based interventions proposed are NIDA Outreach Model, Assertive Community Treatment, Seeking Safety, and Recovery Dynamics. Project goals include to: strengthen the partnerships capacity and infrastructure to ensure effective planning and service delivery to the target population; increase access to, or placement in, sustainable permanent housing, treatment and recovery support services, and Medicaid and other benefit programs; and evaluate and measure project accountability and impact. In order to enhance services and increase sustainability, the proposed services will be co-located at Charlie's Place. Project collaborations include Charlie's Place, substance abuse treatment facility, Oxford Housing, permanent housing, and the City of Corpus Christi. Project CHIP projects to start direct service implementation by the 4th month after award.

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