Collaborative Crisis Intervention Services for Youth Grant

In 2014, UW-Green Bay/Behavioral Health Training Partnership was awarded the Collaborative Crisis Intervention Services for Youth (CCISY) Grant for the Northeast Region of Wisconsin. Included in this regional grant are the following counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Green Lake, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Sheboygan, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago.

The purpose of the grant is to expand and improve crisis and other behavioral health resources to youth who experiencing a crisis and/or at risk for suicide. The goals include the extension of the service array for youth and families, enhancing linkages to partners who serve youth in the community, improving suicide prevention efforts, enhancing person-centered, strength-based and trauma-informed approaches to youth and families, and enhancing cultural competence and expansion of services to meet the needs of diverse cultures within the region. PowerPoint about CCISY.

Working with the Steering Committee and a representative group of regional behavioral health managers, some new tools were developed that are to be used uniformly within the region for the grant. A universal suicide screening tool was identified, the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) will be utilized and all crisis staff will be trained in administration of the tool. A follow-up document was developed that will be utilized with all youth admitted to the crisis program. This document contains a follow-up safety check for youth who are deemed to be at risk for suicide (according to the C-SSRS), along with an SED (severe emotional disturbance) screen and a client satisfaction tool. It is designed to be used flexibly in the follow up process with the components being utilized when appropriate during the follow-up process.

In addition, the Behavioral Health Training Partnership works closely with the Coordinated Services Team Initiative (CST) and Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) programs within the grant region. Trainings and joint meetings are held to assist with development of competence in collaborative crisis planning and prevention efforts and to assist with implementation or enhancement of practices that are person-centered and trauma-informed.

For More Information

Please contact
Jessica Delzer, Director
(920) 465-2363