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Capacity Building

California AfterSchool Network (CAN)/ Foundation for California Community Colleges

YOR I Project Name: Expanded Learning Programs as Centers of Whole Child Health and Wellness

Partner Agencies: The Glen Price Group

Project Description: The purpose of the project was to create positive outcomes for youth and families in Expanded Learning programs by increasing cohesion between education, intervention, public health, health care, behavioral health, social services, and treatment stakeholders. This project would position Expanded Learning programs as key collaborators promoting whole child and family health and wellness. The goal of the project was to engage cross-sector stakeholders in the creation of a statewide strategic plan that leverages Expanded Learning programs as a vehicle to advance child and family wellness. Stakeholders were engaged from the state to the site level to create a cohesive structure for successful local and statewide collaboration across the continuum of care for children and families to address a variety of variables, including substance use.

YOR II Project Name: Equity-Driven Whole Child Health and Wellness: Substance Use Intervention Pathways

Partner Agencies: Boys and Girls Club of Garden Grove, ProYouth, JVH Empower, Sue Nelson Consultant, Glen Price Group

Project Description: This project was designed based on YOR I capacity building efforts to increase access to quality service pathways for youth misusing opioids and/or stimulants. Activities were focused in two counties – Tulare and Orange.  The work was designed to   build sustainable state, organizational, and local-level capacity to continuously improve equity driven whole child health and wellness outcomes. The program convened health, education, expanded learning, mental health, and substance use disorder stakeholders in a networked improvement community designed to integrate authentic youth voice and foster screening and stigma reduction strategies, data sharing partnerships, full access to needed services, and

YOR III Project Name: Expanded Learning Programs as Centers of Whole Child Health and Wellness

Project Description: The California AfterSchool Network (CAN) will increase knowledge of the dangers of Fentanyl, available resources to educate students and families about Fentanyl, and the importance of accessing and training on the use of Naloxone to provide life-saving overdose treatment. CAN will accomplish this through a training and communications campaign.

Primary Contact:
Name: Jeff Davis
Agency: Foundation for California Community Colleges: California AfterSchool Network
Email: jdavis@afterschoolnetwork.org
Phone: 916-325-0854

Website: www.afterschoolnetwork.org

Fresno New Connection, Inc

Project Name: Fresno New Connections Community Response Project (FNCCR Project)

Partner Agencies (Subcontractors): LAGS Medical Centers, Lock it Up Project (California Health Collaborative), The Wildfire Effect

Project Description: The primary goal of the FNCCR Project was to increase access to OUD treatment, coordinated and integrated care, recovery support service (RSS), and prevention activities to reduce the prevalence of OUDs and overdose deaths. The project included developing and supporting state, regional, and local level collaborations in Sanger, Reedley, Clovis, Lemoore, Visalia and Dinuba, focusing on service enhancements for best practices to comprehensively address the full continuum of care related to opioid misuse, abuse, and dependency.

Goal 1: Educate and empower youth, young adults, their families, schools, faith-based organizations, community members, and parent engagement organizations to identify opioid abuse and disorders to increase their ability to live drug-free lifestyles, reducing symptoms or needs, and to build resilience through recovery-based support.

Goal 2: Develop and maintain a services coordination and continuum of care that is inclusive of culturally responsive and reflective prevention, behavioral health, SUD, and MAT accessible to youth to enhance their quality of life.

Goal 3: Provide holistic and person-centered treatment that meets individuals’ strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences.

Primary Contact:
Name: Rob Martin
Position: Executive Director
Agency: Fresno New Connection, Inc.
Email: rmartin@teamfnc.com
Phone: (559) 248-1548

Website: https:fresnonewconnections.com

Summary: Fresno New Connections Project

Urban Strategies Council

Project Name: Urban Strategies Council – “Youth On The Rise”

Project Description: The Urban Strategies Council implemented  a robust, engaging, and impactful youth-development and youth-led opioid disorder education and collaboration building initiative targeting African American youth (ages 12-24) in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano Counties. The target group of young people are from families and communities that are disproportionately impacted by opioid misuse and disorders. The program goal is to strengthen the capacity of young leaders to reduce opioid use among their peers. The Council is trained peer leaders (Council Fellows in Residence) to implement community outreach and education activities. The Council convened a network of service providers to strengthen and increase connections with underserved and at-risk youth.

Primary Contact: (public facing)
Name: Teri Carlyle
Position: Director of Operations
Agency: Urban Strategies Council
Email: teric@urbanstrategies.org
Phone: 707-235-5704

Website: www.urbanstrategies.org