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Division of Mental Health Services

Office of Children & Youth

FEDERAL GRANTS

GRANT AWARDS 2007 - OFFICE OF SPECIAL POPULATIONS

SUICIDE: TENNESSEE LIVES COUNT (TLC)
GRANT # 1 U79 SM57400-01
DATE OF GRANT AWARD: 9/30/2005
GRANT AMOUNT: $400,000 (YEAR 2)
PARTNERS: CENTERSTONE AND MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF MIDDLE TN (TSPN)

SUMMARY: The goal of the TLC grant is to reduce suicide/attempts for youth (ages10-24) by training persons in lethality assessment, needs assessment, policy recommendations, stigma reduction, university curricula enhancement, and to develop a plan for sustainability.  This program hopes to reach 180,000 high-risk youth.
CONTACT: LYGIA WILLIAMS, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR, 253-5078


MULE TOWN FAMILY NETWORK: A SYSTEM OF CARE FOR MAURY COUNTY (MTFN)
GRANT # 1 U79 SM57010-04 (SAMHSA/CMHS)
DATE OF GRANT AWARD: 9/30/2005 – 9/29/11
GRANT AMOUNT: $1,346,603 (YEAR 4)
TOTAL GRANT AWARD: $6.7 Million (over 6 years)
PARTNERS: CENTERSTONE AND TENNESSEE VOICES FOR CHILDREN

SUMMARY: The goal of the MTFN grant is to provide a coordinated effort of state, county, local agencies, individuals, youth, and family members, using wraparound services for 440 families of children with SED and their families in Maury County.
CONTACT: DR. FREIDA OUTLAW , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR 615-532-6758
SUSAN STECKEL 615-253-8377 OR EAnn Ingram 931-490-6500


ACF
BUILDING STRONG FAMILIES IN RURAL TENNESSEE
GRANT # 90CU0051-02 (ACF/ACYF)
DATE OF GRANT AWARD: 9/30/2007 – 9/29/12
GRANT AMOUNT: $500,000 (YEAR 2)
TOTAL GRANT AWARD: $2.5 Million (over 5 years)
PARTNERS: CENTERSTONE

SUMMARY: The Building Strong Families grant project is a coordinated effort of TDMH/DADAS, in partnership with the State agencies of Department of Children’s Services, Governor’s Office of Children’s Care Coordination, Administrative Office of the Courts, and Centerstone. This project serves children who are in an out-of-home placement or are at risk of out-of-home placement as a result of a parent's/caregiver’s methamphetamine or other substance abuse. Therapists provide intensive, in-home crisis intervention, counseling, and life-skills education for families. The goal is to prevent the unnecessary out-of-home placement of children through on-site intervention, and to teach families new problem-solving skills to prevent future crises. The project will serve 270 children/families in the rural counties of Bedford, Cannon, Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Lincoln, Moore, and Warren.
CONTACT: DR. EDWINA CHAPPELL, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR 615-741-9476
DR. FREIDA OUTLAW, CO-PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR 615-532-6758
OR SUSAN STECKEL 615-253-8377 OR JULES MARQUART 615-460-4168


JUSTCARE FAMILY NETWORK: A SYSTEM OF CARE FOR SHELBY COUNTY (JCFN)
GRANT # 1 U79 SM058506-01 (SAMHSA/CMHS)
DATE OF GRANT AWARD: 9/30/2008 – 9/29/14
GRANT AMOUNT: $999,665 (YEAR 1)
TOTAL GRANT AWARD: $9 Million (over 6 years)
PARTNERS: TENNESSEE VOICES FOR CHILDREN, FRAYSER-MILLINGTON (d/b/a COMPREHENSIVE COUNSELING NETWORK), and RHODES COLLEGE

SUMMARY: The goal of the JCFN is to offer an effective approach to delivering mental health services and system transformation through an enhanced culturally competent, family-driven and coordinated system of care. JCFN will serve 450 children and youth with serious emotional disturbance and their families ages 5-19 in Memphis and Shelby County over the course of the grant. One of the program’s goals is to reach the disproportionate number of African-American youth in the juvenile justice system with undiagnosed, untreated mental health needs.
CONTACT: DR. FREIDA OUTLAW, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR 615-532-6758
OR SUSAN STECKEL 615-253-8377 or CHARLOTTE BRYSON 615-269-7751

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