CRAFT 20 minute Guide for ParentsAug 24 2014
CRAFT: Community Reinforcement ad Family Training
Parenting* is hard. If you are reading this, you are likely a very concerned parent who is looking for guidance about how to help your child who is using substances (or engaging in other risky
- When a loved one is abusing substances and refusing to get help, CRAFT helps families move their loved one toward treatment.
On its own, CRAFT helps reduce the loved one’s
alcohol and druguse, whether or not the loved one has engaged in treatment yet.
- CRAFT improves the lives of the concerned family and friends.
*A note to grandparents, aunts, uncles, and foster and adoptive parents and other caregivers: please understand “parent” as shorthand and feel no less welcome here.
MOMSTELL, Clear Concepts and a local pastor collaborated together to form, the Pastoral Recovery Education Program (PREP).Aug 24 2014
MOMSTELL Partnership Program:Sponsored by a grant from the Behavioral Health Alliance of Rural Pennsylvania (BHARP )
After realizing the gap between the recovery and faith based community, MOMSTELL, Clear Concepts and a local pastor collaborated together to form, the Pastoral Recovery Education Program (PREP). The PREP program is designed to provide education, resources and opportunities for faith leaders and other interested community members to interact with those impacted by substance abuse/mental health.
The Central Pennsylvania Life Recovery Ministry emerged from the PREP program which is very active. The program has been in operation since September 2011 and is supported by the Behavioral Health Alliance of Rural Pennsylvania (BHARP). The program is foundationally based on core competencies published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 2004 as the Core Competencies for Clergy and Other Pastoral Ministers in Addressing Alcohol and Drug Dependence and the Impact on Family Members.
MOMSTELL Partnered with Optimum Health Services to create a Survey to improve improve their treatment systemAug 15 2014
MOMSTELL entered into a unique and exciting relationship with Optum®, a leading information and technology-enabled health services business, to provide our opinions, thoughts, concerns, complaints and recommendations about the treatment of substance use disorders. Many thanks to those of you who took the time to participate in this survey.
Optum® developed the survey in collaboration with MOMSTELL to help identify and develop the most effective treatments for addictions by learning from consumers and families what's important to them. Since the responses from consumers and families were gathered, Optum® has been working with researchers and providers to identify areas of consensus and/or gaps in care based on the survey results. Optum® took the time to learn from us, and find out what our treatment needs are today. Our hope is that, sometime in the future, we can share this information across the country with other health plans and treatment providers. The ultimate goal of the survey is to work together to come up with answers that make a difference in the quality and access to care that will lead to the best possible outcomes. We want to help our loved ones get better and go on to lead healthy lives.
Again, thank you. We really appreciate all your input.
Sharon Smith LeGore President MOMSTELL
* About Optum® Optum is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business dedicated to helping make the health system work better for everyone. With more than 50,000 people worldwide, Optum delivers intelligent, integrated solutions that help to modernize the health system and improve overall population health. Optum is part of the UnitedHealth Group.