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SC Discretionary Funding Fiscal Year 2015

Center: CMHS

Grantee: ABBEVILLE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Program: NITT-AWARE-C
City: ABBEVILLE
State: SC
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM062747-01
Congressional District: 3
FY 2015 Funding: $122,694
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: 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: ABBEVILLE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Program: NITT-AWARE-C
City: ABBEVILLE
State: SC
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM062747-03
Congressional District: 3
FY 2017 Funding: $114,057
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 SM061785-02
Congressional District: 3
FY 2015 Funding: $101,287
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: 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: COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
Program: Campus Suicide Prevention
City: CHARLESTON
State: SC
Grant Award Number: 5 U79 SM061458-02
Congressional District: 1
FY 2014 Funding: $101,999
Project Period: 2013/09/30 - 2016/09/29

The goals of the CofC suicide prevention plan are to decrease suicides, suicide attempts and high risk behaviors such as substance abuse by increasing mental health and substance abuse awareness, increasing help seeking behaviors, increase campus and community capacity to identify and support students at risk for suicide, and improve case management of high risk students seen in counseling services or referred into the community. Goals, strategies and interventions and measurable objectives include: 1) build community capacity to help prevent suicide through establishing a community consortium on suicide prevention, having annual conferences to include use of ASIST and SafeTalk skill building, expand our volunteer crisis services such as Peer Counseling, to the Lowcountry's College Community, and assess change in student mental health and high risk behavior using the National College Health Assessment annual survey; 2) strengthen CofC culture to refer students with mental health or substance abuse concerns, create a policy guide for faculty and staff on how to refer, hold workshops for faculty each semester using ASIST or SafeTalk, and track any increase of faculty referrals of students in distress via FAST reports to DOS, CASAS clients seen each semester, and student contacts with Peer Counselors; 3) Decrease the negative stigma associated with receiving mental health services on college campuses, and increase knowledge of available on campus and off campus resources specifically the National Suicide Prevention Hotline through annual Mental Health Monologues and other projects that celebrate recovery efforts, mental health and substance abuse screening and awareness days, improving social media use and website development. 4) Hire a Case Manager to follow up with clients who have significant mental health needs and who were referred out to the community.


Grantee: COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
Program: Campus Suicide Prevention
City: CHARLESTON
State: SC
Grant Award Number: 5 U79 SM061458-03
Congressional District: 1
FY 2015 Funding: $97,529
Project Period: 2013/09/30 - 2017/05/31

The goals of the CofC suicide prevention plan are to decrease suicides, suicide attempts and high risk behaviors such as substance abuse by increasing mental health and substance abuse awareness, increasing help seeking behaviors, increase campus and community capacity to identify and support students at risk for suicide, and improve case management of high risk students seen in counseling services or referred into the community. Goals, strategies and interventions and measurable objectives include: 1) build community capacity to help prevent suicide through establishing a community consortium on suicide prevention, having annual conferences to include use of ASIST and SafeTalk skill building, expand our volunteer crisis services such as Peer Counseling, to the Lowcountry's College Community, and assess change in student mental health and high risk behavior using the National College Health Assessment annual survey; 2) strengthen CofC culture to refer students with mental health or substance abuse concerns, create a policy guide for faculty and staff on how to refer, hold workshops for faculty each semester using ASIST or SafeTalk, and track any increase of faculty referrals of students in distress via FAST reports to DOS, CASAS clients seen each semester, and student contacts with Peer Counselors; 3) Decrease the negative stigma associated with receiving mental health services on college campuses, and increase knowledge of available on campus and off campus resources specifically the National Suicide Prevention Hotline through annual Mental Health Monologues and other projects that celebrate recovery efforts, mental health and substance abuse screening and awareness days, improving social media use and website development. 4) Hire a Case Manager to follow up with clients who have significant mental health needs and who were referred out to the community.


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: DEE NORTON LOWCOUNTRY CHILDREN'S CENTER, INC.
Program: NCTSI III
City: CHARLESTON
State: SC
Grant Award Number: 5 U79 SM063253-02
Congressional District: 6
FY 2017 Funding: $384,748
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.


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