Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Lincoln Medical Education Partnership: School Community Intervention and Prevention

School Community Intervention and Prevention (SCIP) is a multi-faceted program that strives to provide awareness and education to schools, students, families, and the community on substance abuse and related behavioral health problems to support early identification and intervention for struggling students. The program structure includes teams located within the school that support students and families, coordinators who provide training and technical assistance to those teams and partnering agencies, program design and evaluation, and community awareness.

The SCIP process applies a multi-layered approach to at-risk behaviors in youth. Following a student’s referral to the program, the team assesses the need for further action, coordinating an intervention with the student, and/or their primary caregiver, when necessary. The team develops a plan to address identified problems and increase the student's opportunity to succeed in school, which may include referrals to school resources or to one of the partnering behavioral health agencies that provide further screening at no cost to the family. The SCIP team continues to provide on-going support to the student within the school environment.

With funding from SAMHSA’s FY2014 Subcontracts to Build Evaluation Capacity for Evidence-Based Interventions, the Lincoln Medical Education Partnership will enhance the evaluation of the SCIP program by developing and implementing a quasi-experimental research study and by enhancing and implementing consumer evaluations with parents, students, and teachers. The study will measure the number of students that show improvement as a result of the intervention, as compared to a control group not receiving the intervention. These enhancements will help the program to continue to move along the continuum from evidence-informed to evidence-based.


Contacts

Rose Hood
SCIP Coordinator
Lincoln Medical Education Partnership
4600 Valley Rd, Suite 225
Lincoln, NE 68510-4891
Phone: (402) 483-4581 ext. 277
Email: rhood@lmep.com

Kelly Madcharo
Adolescent & Family Health Division Director
Lincoln Medical Education Partnership
4600 Valley Rd, Suite 225
Lincoln, NE 68510-4891
Phone: (402) 483-4581 ext. 247
Email: kmadcharo@lmep.com