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1 SHARE: Safe Healthy Attitudes Require Education Investing in Our Children Today for Our Community Tomorrow Presented to: SHARE Advisory Committee October 26, 2009

2 Safe Schools / Healthy Students Federal Grant $5.6 million to provide services over four years Nine school districts in Broome County Services will begin in September 2010 Preliminary activities and some services will begin in spring 2010 to prepare for full implementation in September Interdisciplinary Response to Intervention (IRTI) Model 2

3 3 About the National SS/HS Initiative A unique collaboration among the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice. Created in 1999 in response to rising concerns about youth violence and school safety. Empowers local communities to create coordinated, comprehensive programs that recognize the complexity of youth violence.

4 4 Become a Local Partner in a National Success Story… …And Let’s Make the Investment Together

5 5 Goals of the SHARE Initiative 5 areas of focus: –Safe school environments and violence prevention –Alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention –Student behavioral, social, and emotional supports –Mental health service –Early childhood social and emotional learning programs

6 Goal 1 Provide a safe school environment for all students. Increase attendance Reduce incidence of physical altercations on school property Reduce the number of students involved in intimidation, harassment, and bullying Reduce the number of suspensions Policy review and revision of school safety plans. 6

7 Goal 2 Decrease the rate at which our youth are using alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Decrease alcohol and marijuana use Increase parental awareness of the dangers of alcohol and drug use among teens. Review and update comprehensive ATOD policy and procedures guide. 7

8 Goal 3 Provide support for student behavioral, social, and emotional growth. Increase the number of students who do not favor anti-social and rebellious behavior Decrease the number of students who believe that society favors anti-social behavior 8

9 Goal 4 Increase access to mental health services to our students and/or their families. Increase the number of students receiving school- based mental health services Increase the number of students referred to and receiving community based mental health services Target students who show signs of depression, suicidal ideation, and/or who intentionally hurt themselves Develop district wide policy and procedures 9

10 Goal 5 Increase school readiness through family participation in early childhood intervention programs. Increase the ability of parents to support early childhood education Increase the performance of pre-k aged children in the areas of social/emotional development, language development, and literacy Develop and utilize common comprehensive tools for assessing early school readiness 10

11 Core Service Team BOCES –Project Director, general oversight, coordination with Federal Grant Officer Binghamton University –Program Coordinator, direct service provision to youth and families, professional development with school staff, and project evaluation Lourdes Hospital Youth Services –Provision of evidenced-based interventions for targeted youth 11

12 The Model: Interdisciplinary Response to Intervention Binghamton University Center for Best Practices in Full-Service Community Schools Department of Social Work School of Education Decker School of Nursing Lourdes Hospital Youth Services – Evidenced Based Services Collaborative referrals within the IRTI model 12

13 Three Tiered Approach Tier 1: Universal Supports –School-based services to all students in partnering districts, includes screening for those with additional needs; Professional development of school personnel Tier 2: Targeted Intervention –Small group counseling and activities for identified youth and their families; school and community based Tier 3: Intensive Intervention –Individualized, often home-based, therapy and intervention 13

14 Role of the Core Service Team Broome-Tioga BOCES –Provide overall project leadership and management necessary to support the achievement of program goals and objectives. –Convene and facilitate committee meetings. –Facilitate financial management of the project. –Develop, maintain, and submit all necessary fiscal records and reports. –Assist in professional development, district-wide policy development, and support the implementation of school-based social work program. –Assist the project evaluator with the preliminary analysis of data relating to program services, activities, and programs. 14

15 Role of the Core Service Team Binghamton University –Professional Development of school personnel –Individual, Group, and Family Counseling –Health Screenings –Youth Mentoring –Project Evaluation 15

16 16 Role of the Core Service Team Lourdes Youth Services Evidence based programs/services including: –Families and School Together (FAST) –Parents and Children Together (PACT) –Strengthening Families –MH-JJ Program

17 Community Partners & Stakeholders Along with the Core Service Team, the project relies on the collaborative partnership of our Community Partners and Community Stakeholders Stakeholders are those who have a specific vested interest in outcomes Partners assist in service provision to augment treatment and provide services not covered by the core services team 17

18 18 Why Partnership Makes Sense Link security with healthy childhood development. Take a school-based public health approach. Provide comprehensive, coordinated services that are developmentally appropriate. Encourage school/law enforcement/mental health partnerships. Implement science-based programs with demonstrated outcomes.

19 Community Stakeholders Broome County Probation Department Delivery and coordination of activities relative to reducing and mitigating juvenile crime and delinquency Provide data on youth involved in the juvenile justice system Participation in staff training 19

20 Community Stakeholders Broome County Sheriffs Department Participate in school safety audits and development of district safety plans Participate in staff training Provide data on youth incarceration and violent behavior, as well as youth alcohol and drug arrests and convictions Coordinate Student Resource Officer programs in participating school districts. 20

21 Community Stakeholders & Partners Broome County Department of Mental Health Provide community based counseling services for mental health and chemical dependency for children and families Assist with the development of mental health policies and procedures for referral and information sharing Provide data on youth who are receiving mental health treatment 21

22 Community Partners Participating School Districts –Participate in the development of district-wide policy –Support professional development trainings –Support the implementation of school-based social work program –Provide student data –Coordinate pre-k services with Lourdes and school-based social work initiatives. 22

23 Community Partners Local mental health and social service providers Participate in coordinated referrals for services beyond those which can be provided by the Core Services Team or other Community Partners 23

24 24 Advisory Committee and Core Management Team Advisory Committee: Supervisory committee established to monitor the progress, integrity, and goals of the grant. –This committee will meet quarterly. Core Management Team: Oversees the management and operations of the project, supports the project with direct program services and coordination of activities, and provides community leadership and communication between partners and with other involved agencies and organizations. –This team will meet monthly.

25 Our Successes to Date Key staff hired, space secured for project staff at the Johnson City Learning Center Final Budget Approved by the USDOE Logic Model Approved by USDOE Memorandum of Agreement Approved by USDOE 25

26 26 Looking Down the Road Questions/Comments from the Committee Members. Please take a couple minutes to write down two questions, comments, or concerns on the index cards provided.

27 27 A National Success Story

28 For more information: Jessica Villecco-Frederick Johnson City Learning Center 500 Main St. Johnson City, NY 607-766-3755 607-763-3273 Lisa Blitz Binghamton University 67 Washington Street Binghamton, NY 607-777-9169 28

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