SPONSORS AND GRANTS
One Community Partnership 2 (OCP2)
A grant and county initiative enhancing the delivery of services to transition-age youth and emerging adults (14-21 years of age) who experience emotional/mental health challenges that also may include co-occurring substance use, trauma, and other complex issues. This initiative provides the Broward System of Care with effective transition supports for all youth entering adulthood on their way towards resiliency, recovery, and wellness.
This initiative began October 2014 with a Planning Grant and continues through 2019 with an Expansion and Sustainability grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
For more information: http://www.ocp2.org/
Primary/Behavioral Health Care Integration
Under the auspices of the System of Care Committee, BBHC has created a Primary Care/Behavioral Health Integration Workgroup that is focusing on enhancing the system of care by integrating primary and behavioral health care services. BBHC, together with the two tax-assisted hospitals, two Federally Qualified Health Care Centers (FQHCC), Broward County and BBHC network providers comprise the committee. Partnerships have been forged and through funding from the Health Foundation of South Florida, shared clients between behavioral health agencies and primary care facilities are tracking health outcomes.
Criminal Justice Reinvestment Grant
BBHC was awarded the Criminal Justice Mental Health and Substance Abuse Reinvestment Grant. Stakeholders are actively engaged in the process to determine how best to engage youth returning from DJJ placements and the services needed for the youth and their families. The vision of this initiative, Broward Youth Reentry Collaborative, is a recovery oriented, consumer focused community wide approach to behavioral health services and supports that eliminates re-involvement in the criminal justice system by youth and young adults with behavioral health needs. The mission is to collaborate with community stakeholders to enhance the system of care and effectively advocate for and address the holistic needs of criminal justice involved youth and young adults with behavioral health issues.
Family Connections Through Peer Recovery (Family-CPR)
Broward Behavioral Health Coalition, Inc. (BBHC), ChildNet, Inc., the Florida Department of Children and Families Southeast Region, the 17th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, the Broward Sherriff’s Office of Child Protection Investigation Section (BSO/CPIS), South Florida Wellness Network, the Broward County Department of Human Services, the Children’s Services Council of Broward County, the Children & Families Leadership Association, and System of Care Partners, collaborated in the development of, and on-going implementation of, the awarded Regional Partnership Grant. Through this collaborative effort, BBHC is bringing much needed resources to Broward County in order to demonstrate; the early identification, the use of best practice interventions combined with peer support, ongoing follow-up, and a closely coordinated team approach over a longer period of time can change outcomes within the family as well as the Child Welfare system. This project is family centered and child focused, with the goal of keeping children safe in home. The overarching objective of the Family-CPR Project is to demonstrate that an integrated continuum of care, combined with an intensive family engagement component and peer support, will result in increased parental retention in treatment, enhanced provision of targeted services for children and parents, improved parenting practices, and a decrease in family trauma. The ultimate aim of this RPG is to enhance child and family well-being, as well as,reduce incidences of re-abuse, child welfare re-referrals and removals, through the use of the evidenced based practice Multidisciplinary Family Recovery.