Presentation on theme: "HQMC Behavioral Health Branch"— Presentation transcript:
1 HQMC Behavioral Health Branch Keita Franklin, PhD, LCSWBehavioral Health Branch Head
2 “Keeping faith with our Marines and their families.” MF Mission and VisionMission“Keeping faith with our Marines and their families.”VisionHighly resilient, program savvy Marines and Families, robustly equipped with the services and tools they need to meet an era of persistent conflict as well as the challenges of day-to-day life in the 21st Century; especially during transition periods associated with mission, life and career events.The Marine and Family Programs Division is responsible for overseeing, planning, directing and coordinating Marine and Family Programs. In conjunction with the MWR and Business Operations Division (MR) CHECK NAME OF MR, MF advocates for the successful operation of Marine Corps Community Services Programs aboard Marine Corps installations, as provided to Marine units, and represented to higher headquarters including Congress, Department of Defense, and Department of the Navy. The Division also encompasses the Wounded Warrior Regiment to include Battalions East and West and vigorously seeks ways to enhance the care and support of our wounded, injured and ill.
3 MF TenetsDo the right thing. In all that we do, we are professionals and our service shall becharacterized by the highest standards of professional ethics.Live within our means. Every dollar spent must result in superior programsupport and measurable effectiveness.Transparency. Our actions are focused and attentive but open to question,inspection, or audit and cooperation, collaboration and sharing is highly encouraged.Strengthen relationships. Wounded Warrior Regiment, Marine CorpsCommunity Services, and Marine and Family Programs depend on the organizationalstrengths and contributions of many agencies. Marines and their families are servedbest by full partnerships.
4 Background CPG, Priority #4 Task – Integrate Behavioral Health Efforts USMC SuicidesFamily ViolenceSexual AssaultsPositive UrinalysisChild MaltreatmentCPG, Priority #4 Task – Integrate Behavioral Health EffortsFive Behavioral Health Programs include; Family Advocacy, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, Combat Operational Stress Control, Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention
5 Stove-piped Programs – Old Way Supported ProgramsTraining RequirementsTraining RequirementsSupported ProgramsCoordinationStrategic DirectionTraining GoalsFundingStrategic DirectionTraining GoalsFundingStrategic DirectionTraining GoalsFunding
6 Integrated Behavioral Health Programs – New Way Priority #4 Task - Integrate BH effortsProgram integration, allocation of resources, strategic planning, and communication with commandersProgramsOutputsInputsSuicide PreventionUniversal TrainingFamily Advocacy IDC RolloutMarine Resiliency StudyPeer to Peer TrainingNever Leave a Marine BehindOSCARTake a StandStrategic Planning and CommunicationUnified PolicyCommon VisionFundingEvidence Based PracticesSubstance Abuse PrevFamily AdvocacySexual Assault Reporting and PreventionCombat and Operational Stress Control
7 Integrated Behavioral Health Programs – New Way Priority #4 Task - Integrate BH effortsProgram integration, allocation of resources, strategic planning, and communication with commandersOutcomes:Better Support to the CommanderCoordinated training requirementsEliminated redundanciesUncovered gapsValidated practicesOperational efficiencies
8 Other BH InitiativesFree educational tools and products for Marines and familiesStandardizes behavioral health messagingConveys back to stakeholders what information is important to whomCurrently over 80K materials distributedAdditional Behavioral Health materials forthcomingAn evaluation of the BHIN found:85% of the participants indicated that the BHIN website was extremely useful in meeting their COSC needs40% ordered materials for themselves32% ordered information for their command/workplace28% ordered for fellow Marines
9 Realities Resources/Funding Staffing Updating and Timely Policy Operational TempoMission creep into other HQMC programs and activities
10 Way-ForwardEstablish Behavioral Health Program (BHP) and Structure. The Marine Corps BHP and structure will be created to serve as a single point of advocacy to meet the dynamically changing and complex needs of Marines and their families. Hire and Grow a Ready Workforce. Offering staff a continuum of opportunities for training and knowledge development is a critical component for the future behavioral health capabilities of the Corps. Establish Program Oversight, Accountability and Transparency. The BHP will be accountable to Marine Corps leadership and the needs of Marines and their families.
11 Way-Forward Adopt, Implement and Sustain Evidence Practices. Evidence based approaches build trust with commanders byensuring Marines and their families are offered the most up-to-date,empirically supported prevention and treatment practices available.Implement the Institute of Medicine Mental (IOM) HealthIntervention Spectrum for Mental Health Disorders.The IOM Mental Health Intervention Spectrum for Mental HealthDisorders provides an appropriate framework for integratingbehavioral health elements, as it complements the current MarineCorps Stress Continuum.
12 Program StructureEstablish Behavioral Health Program (BHP) and Structure.The Marine Corps BHP and structure will be created to serve as asingle point of advocacy to meet the dynamically changing andcomplex needs of Marines and their families.Staffing issuesOCO until shifted into baselineOn-going analysis – documented needsHQ staffing models that reinforce full complement of services for the field and higher HQInstallation staffing models that are scalable and on par with the needs of clients
13 Workforce Hire and Grow a Ready Workforce. Offering staff a continuum of opportunities for training and knowledge development is a critical component for the future behavioral health capabilities of the Corps.Efforts well underwayTraining Needs AssessmentInformal inquiry and dialogueCognitive Processing TherapyParent-Child-Interaction TherapyPRIME TrainingCOSC/Suicide/SAPR/FAP ConferenceTrauma Informed CareVictim Conference
14 Program EffortsEstablish Program Oversight, Accountability and Transparency.The BHP will be accountable to Marine Corps leadership and theneeds of Marines and their families.Early efforts include:- Improved Accreditation Processes- PolicyMF NewsletterWeekly updatesShare pointVTC’sOPT’sBHAC
15 Evidence Based Practice Adopt, Implement and Sustain Evidence Practices.Evidence based approaches build trust with commanders byensuring Marines and their families are offered the most up-to-date,empirically supported prevention and treatment practices available.Begins with IOM modelIDC Case Review processesPeer-to-Peer ModelsNLMBTake a StandPCITOSCARFAP Prevention Curriculums
16 Future OperationsIOM Health Intervention Spectrum for Mental Health Disorders ContinuumBehavioral Health Advisory Committee (BHAC)Research / Program EvaluationBehavioral Health ConferencesBehavioral Health Case Management SystemUniversal Training
17 Prevention Continuum An Evidence Based Framework…. USMC and BUMED USMC INJUREDILLREADYREACTINGSTRESS CONTINUUMUSMC andBUMEDUSMC
18 Behavioral Health Advisory Committee PURPOSEAdvise MF on behavioral health programs and initiativesFocus on;gaps,duplication of effort,best practices in research and applicationVOTING MEMBERS EX OFFICIODir, MF (chair)MARFORPAC (Col)TMO (vice chair)MEFs (Col)Chaplain of the Marine CorpsMFR (Col)Exec Dep, TECOMDir, SD (Col)MARFORCOM (Col)SgtMaj, MFBH Branch HdMF CounselDCOENHRCRecorder
19 Behavioral Health Advisory Committee ACTIONSSynchronize / integrate behavioral health effortsReview / develop / ID research & future operations requirementsPropose opportunities for coordinated education / training effortsExamine requirements for sustainmentAddress ‘confidentiality vs. engaged leadership’Address stigma issuesClarify consequences of seeking mental health careShare outcomes across systemsMETHODOLOGYFour meetings / yearMeeting minutes reported to Executive Force Preservation Board
20 Future Operations Behavioral Health Conferences focus on improving services to Marines and their familiessharing of evidence-based practicesimprove integration effortsBehavioral Health Case Management Systemexecutive leadership supportwill share information (when appropriate) between programswill assist integration effortshiring an IT specialist to assistUniversal Trainingbased on IOM modelbased on the successes of Never Leave a Marine Behind, OSCAR and Take a Stand trainingsigned contract in Sept 11
21 Keita Franklin, PhD, LCSW Behavioral Health Branch Head Point of ContactKeita Franklin, PhD, LCSWBehavioral Health Branch Head