Main page content
UT Discretionary Funding Fiscal Year 2021
The Child & Family Support Center of Cache County's MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID FOR VETERANS AND ADULTS IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH program will provide mental health awareness trainings to adults in northern Utah and southern Idaho using the evidence-based Mental Health First Aid curriculum for Adults. The target population for this project is the adult general population living in the geographic catchment area of Cache and Rich Counties, Utah, and Franklin County, Idaho. Specific outreach will be extended to Veterans and members of the armed services, their families, and those who work with them; Spanish-speakers; those living or working in rural areas as defined by Rural-Urban Commuting Area Codes; and family members of opioid substance abusers and individuals who work with them. The goal for this project is to reduce the stigma of mental illness, increase mental health awareness, increase the safety of our community, and provide support and resources for those experiencing mental illness or serious emotional disturbance. To achieve this goal, the proposed project will: (1) Provide Mental Health First Aid trainings to Veterans, community organizations, faith-based leaders, local businesses, and other community members to train them on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental illness and serious emotional disturbance; how to appropriately and safely respond to individuals with mental disorders and use de-escalation techniques; and how to connect individuals in crisis to support and resources. (2) Conduct community outreach through marketing, social media campaigns, and community events to educate individuals about resources available in the community. (3) Establish links with community agencies and organizations and create a referral program to connect individuals with mental disorders with appropriate services, supports, and resources. We anticipate training 1,750 adult community members over the course of five years ( 300 yr 1, 325 yr 2, 350 yr 3, 375 yr 4, 400 yr 5). Of these individuals, at least 1000 will be Veterans or military personnel or families, 500 will be adult community members, 150 will be Spanish-speakers, 300 will be individuals or providers in rural-defined areas; and 50 will be family members, or caregivers in contact with adults who misuse opioids or those who are recovering from opioid misuse.
The Trauma Resiliency Project for Families in northern Utah and southern Idaho will continue to provide evidence-based and trauma-informed treatment to children and families. Participants will include children, ages 0-18, and their families who have suffered trauma. Outreach will be specifically extended to military, refugee, immigrant, LBGTQ+, and minority families because these groups are at higher risk for experiencing a traumatic event (CDC, Vital Signs, 2019). A focused outreach effort will also be made in the rural parts of our catchment area because fewer service providers are available to reach this population. The Child & Family Support Center of Cache County Inc. (CFSC or The Family Place, Utah) has a mission to strengthen families and protect children. The goal for this project is to continue to provide and increase access to effective trauma-focused treatment and service systems for children and their families who experience traumatic events throughout our community. We will build on our previously awarded SAMSHA Community Treatment and Services Category III grant by extending our evidence-based trauma treatments to children 0-18 (previously 0-11), and their families who have suffered trauma, and by diversifying the types of therapy models that can serve them. To achieve this goal, we will continue providing evidence-based and evidence-informed interventions in the following strategies: (1) a therapeutic child center (2) home visits, (3) group therapy, (4) individual therapy, and (5) community training and outreach to local leaders and community members. CFSC employees are trained annually in the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) framework for trauma intervention. As we have worked closely with our community to prevent trauma and provide services to those who have experienced trauma, we have learned families need more therapy treatment options to effectively address the trauma they have faced. As we continue to use the expertise we have learned through ARC, we will add the Parent Management Training model (ADAPT), that has been modified for individuals who have faced trauma, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) telehealth services provided in Spanish and English. The evidence-based Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (TF-EAP) approach, Natural Lifemanship, will also be provided to children and families who have experienced trauma. Measurable outcomes will include reduced trauma symptoms, an increase in trauma-informed services, stronger family relationships, and a more trauma-informed community. We anticipate screening 500 participants a year for trauma, with 225 of them receiving trauma-informed mental health assessments. During the 5-year program, approximately 2,500 individuals will be screened for trauma, and of those screened 1,125 will receive trauma-informed mental health assessments and treatment in their preferred modes, including trauma treatment in our therapeutic child center, parent-child relationship treatment in home visits, group and individual therapy where parents and children increase their coping skills, regulatory abilities, and recovery after trauma.
PROJECT NAME: Moab Regional Hospital Community Expansion Grant This project will support the expansion of Moab Regional Hospital to better serve as an addiction and community health resource center for Grand County and adjacent regions which currently lack adequate access to medical care and behavioral health resources. Population: Moab Regional Hospital serves Grand County with a population of residents just under 10,000 as well as six adjacent rural counties including San Juan which houses part of the Navajo Nation. Strategies & Interventions: By improving crisis response services, providing a methadone clinic and integrating treatment services with social supports, Moab Regional Hospital (MRH) will become a CCBHC. Activities will include capacity building, workforce development and cultural competency training. In particular MRH will partner with the Utah State University Cooperative Extension system to provide wraparound training, education and community supports. Project Goals & Measurable Objectives: We anticipate serving between 375-500 rural Utah residents and visitors to the area annually, and become a certified community behavioral health center within four months of the inception of the grant. In this capacity, we will receive ongoing guidance from a community advisory board comprised of local subject matter experts and community organizations.
Project Reality’s (PR) “Certified Community Behavioral Clinic-Integrated Care Program” (CCBHC-ICP) Expansion, will serve as a catalyst to increase access to personal and family centered, community-based integrated care services for individuals with untreated severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders. PR will scale current services and increase collaborations with designated collaborating organizations to rapidly become Utah’s first CCBHC. CCBHC-ICP will be conducted by Project Reality (PR), founded in 1971, is Utah’s first, and most experienced, non-profit, licensed substance abuse and mental health agency with a 45-year history of providing comprehensive addiction medicine services to individuals with severe impairment across all spectrums of functionality. Reality is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has consistently received the highest level of accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Project Reality’s mission is to provide integrated care services to severely and chronically substance dependent adults, veterans, low-income and underserved populations, and to provide prevention services designed to ameliorate risk factors and enhance resiliency factors in adults, youth and children. PR proposes to serve an additional 300 target population individuals each year, nearly a 30% increase, with 100 individuals being current patients (600 more individuals over entire project period). For the first project goal, PR will provide access to a 24/7 comprehensive collection of community based mental and substance use disorder services, integrating treatment of co-occurring disorders and physical healthcare in the catchment area and accepting patients regardless of ability to pay. To meet this goal, PR’s CCHBC-ICP will increase the number of medical and psychosocial providers on staff to provide primary healthcare services; increase 24/7 accessibility to integrated care services by hiring two Integrated Care Specialists to coordinate care and improve collaboration with University of Utah’s Neuropsychiatric Institute Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT) and Salt Lake County’s Assertive Community Team (ACT). The project will reduce barriers by addressing the lack of awareness to treatment by increasing community knowledge of CCHBC-Integrated Care Program by increasing marketing, conducting street outreach, and providing free, open house public education seminars. For the second goal, PR will improve the quality of community mental health and substance use disorder treatment services by becoming a certified community behavioral clinic while expanding upon a “Health Home” concept and meeting the CCHBC criteria compliance checklist. To do this, PR will expand coordinating with local justice providers to negotiate ways to bridge treatment and legal sanctions/incarceration; scale the partnership with USARA to fund a second Recovery Support Specialist; increase accessibility to primary care services, “Health Home”, by hiring two more primary care providers and pertinent supporting staff; utilize technical assistance to achieve the highest quality care; identify the CCHBC criteria compliance areas not provided directly and establish DCO relationships to certify Project Reality’s CCBHC-ICP; expand current services offered to patient families’ by hiring and training staff members to provide mental health services to children and adolescents; scale veteran-specific programming by training current staff on vet issues and hiring a Veteran's Integrated Care Specialist to coordinate care; formalize the current Advisory Work Group; and improve the referral system with Optum to complete Assertive Community Treatment.
UNHS Iina Bihoo’aah Healthy Transitions Project
Displaying 1 - 10 out of 23