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Region Ten Community Services Board Receives $300K Grant

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A central Virginia organization is getting a big boost to help improve mental health services for children in need.

The Region Ten Community Services Board has received a nearly $300,000 community grant. The group will use the funds to hire a project coordinator to help put in place a new process called "High Fidelity Wraparound."

The grant is one of five awarded by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.

Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Press Release

RICHMOND, VA – Today, Virginia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) Commissioner James Stewart announced that five community grants have been awarded to help improve mental health services and support for children who face serious mental and emotional challenges. These grants will help the families of these children as well as improve and expand current community resources.

“We must do everything we can to help ensure that every child with mental health needs has access to the treatment and services that can make a difference in his or her young life,” said Commissioner Stewart. “Providing communities, parents, and participating organizations with resources and supports to strengthen behavioral health services will help improve quality of life for young people with mental health issues and brighten their futures.”

These grants are part of Virginia’s System of Care Expansion Implementation Grant, which is awarded by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration through DBHDS. The five grants total $2,862,790.00. Funding runs through September 30, 2016.

Grantee Information

Region Ten Community Services Board, $294,605, City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County

The Region Ten Community Services Board of Albemarle County will hire a project coordinator to help implement High Fidelity Wraparound into the current intensive care coordination and assessment and diagnostic services. The Community Service Board will also hire peer parent support partners to help with this process. The project coordinator will provide child-specific consultation to any partner organizations in the community as well as training community training in the principles of High Fidelity Wraparound.

Loudoun County Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Developmental Services, $638,924, Loudoun County

The Loudoun County Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Developmental Services intends to continue developing and implementing its Wraparound Loudon initiative – a program that provides comprehensive, coordinated care to children and youth who are working through mental health challenges. Families will receive support through a network of independent, nonprofit family support organizations. Parents will be trained and certified in providing family-to-family support, which is also part of the Wraparound process.

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Policy and Management Team, $425,000, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church, Fairfax County

The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Policy and Management Team will help establish an organization of families who have children with serious mental health issues. This network will provide peer parent training, and improved intensive care coordination services.

Alexandria Community Policy and Management Team, $698,707, City of Alexandria

The Alexandria Community Policy and Management Team will work to strengthen intensive care coordination services through a comprehensive, strategic treatment; develop a local chapter of Youth M.O.V.E National – a youth advocacy organization; and launch community-based peer parents coaching services.

United Methodist Family Services, $805,554, City of Richmond, Goochland County, Chesterfield County, City of Colonial Heights, and Henrico County

The United Methodist Family Services of Henrico Country will build a system of support through community education and engagement to identify formal and informal resources. Grants will also be used to build capacity through identifying potential trainers in the High Fidelity Wraparound and peer parent support models. The United Methodist Family Services will also establish clinical coaching of intensive care coordinators and peer parent support partners. This organization also intends to recruit and train parents of children that have received services in the peer parent support model and High Fidelity Wraparound.


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