MCSAP Newsletter
Week of June 15th, 2020
Dear Coalition Members,               

Thank you for reading another edition of the Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition   (MCSAP) Prevention Newsletter! Our goal is to keep you informed of upcoming events, current resources, prevention best practices and partner announcements as we adapt to our new norm. We are aware that these are trying times and will do our best to share the most up to date information and resources. Please keep us informed on your organization's/coalitions upcoming events and/or changes to services. Please pay close attention to the ongoing training's/webinars offered below.

Yours In Prevention,
MCSAP Coordinator
MCSAP Community Building Circle June 10th, 2020-Recap
In light of the recent unrest throughout our city, state and the world MCSAP extended members the opportunity to join in a safe space conversation using the Community Building Circles approach to discuss race, privilege and identity.

As MCSAP is a prevention coalition; that works throughout the county; the Executive Committee recognizes that a space was needed to have these necessary conversations. Thank you to all that participated in the Community Building Circle, the conversation had was very enlightening. As a coalition we will continue to build these conversations into the prevention work we do.
Open For Services During The Pandemic

Rogers Behavioral Health offers specialized outpatient care for addiction or the combination of a mental health disorder and co-occurring addiction. Patients may be new to addiction treatment, returning after a relapse or stepping down from residential care. Whatever the situation, we’re here to guide patients through their ups and downs by using proven,  evidence-based  approaches led by experts in psychiatry, addiction medicine and mental health.
Rogers offers two levels of specialized outpatient treatment programs in addition to inpatient and residential care.
  • Partial hospitalization care - Now available through Connect Care (telehealth)
  • for addiction, and mental health disorders and a co-occurring addiction (6 to 7 hours a day/4 to 5 days a week)
  • ​​​​​​Intensive outpatient care - Now available through Connect Care (telehealth)
  • for addiction, and mental health disorders and co-occurring addiction
  • (3 hours a day, 5 days a week)
Patients, families, and treatment teams work together to determine length of programs based on individual progress and situations.
Patients receive intensive, daily therapy sessions at Rogers during the day or evening; depending on care length, you can remain connected to home, work or school. 
Care includes general addiction treatment and medication-assisted options.
Call for a free screening at: 1-800-767-4411 

During this time of “Safer at Home” we know that many LGBTQ people are experiencing increased isolation and illness. We share a sense of collective uncertainty as we all struggle to navigate this pandemic together. In recognition of these challenges, we want to provide you with a snapshot of what we are doing here at Diverse and Resilient to promote the safety, health, and well-being of LGBTQ people in our communities. We are committed to safety planning with individuals, connecting people to resources, and being creative in our efforts toward helping people feel less alone and more connected, throughout this crisis. We have advocates working remotely able to help QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, POC, GNC) and the larger LGBTQ+
community connect to care.

For a full list of the services that Diverse and Resilient are providing during this challenging time; take a look at their latest newsletter

If you have additional questions or need support please contact; Gerry Coon

For 50 years, Pathfinders has brought safety, hope and healing to youth facing homelessness, sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking, crisis and other trauma through innovative and transformational services. Our mission is "empowering youth - changing lives." Our vision is to provide a more meaningful voice for youth in crisis and ensure that all youth are safe, healthy, independent, successful and valued. Pathfinders offers a wide array of services for youth experiencing trauma, crisis, homelessness and housing instability through direct service, harm reduction and prevention supports. Providing assistance to help find, secure and sustain safe housing for homeless or at-risk homeless, low income, special needs and LGBTQ+ youth.  

Pathfinders is operating during these challenging times: 

Drop-In Center (ages 11-25)
Tuesday and Thursday 11a-5p   
Wednesday and Friday 2-9        
4200 N. Holton Street, Milwaukee, WI. 53212
Suite 400
*Youth Shelter is open 24/7 (ages 11-17)
1614 E. Kane St., Milwaukee, WI 53212
*Street Beat Street Outreach (ages 11-25) still operating

The Parenting Network has closed its in-person, group-based classes due to the COVID-19 epidemic. However, they have several programs that are still operating under the CDC guidelines:

1)     Our Parent Helpline, 414-671-0566, is being answered 24/7 by Parenting Network staff. It remains our first line of service for parents in crisis or looking for support.

2)     Our Positive Parenting class is moving to ZOOM this week. Parents interested in finishing their parenting classes or starting a series are welcome to join. We need an email address and the parent will need an access to the internet via their phone, computer, or another device. Dad Matters participants may also join into this Zoom class. Call our helpline for details!

 Parents seeking one on one coaching with one of our accredited Triple P coaches can also set up virtual meetings through Zoom. Email Sue Volkman at  or call the Helpline for details.

4)     TPN Staff with our Parent Café programs are staying connected with Parent Leaders and Participants using WHATSAPP. Staff are working to set up condensed Café's using ZOOM. We will let you know as soon as it becomes available.

5)     Our RELAX Alternatives to Anger class will be moving to Zoom in the coming weeks. To join the class, again contact the Helpline and be sure to leave an email address so that we can contact you with the details. 

6)     For any questions, you can email the Parent Helpline at . You may also continue to refer parents to our online programming through the phone or email. 

Trainings and Webinars
Prevention Technology Transfer Center Networks- June 18th, 2020

Milwaukee Comprehension Care Collaborative (MC3)- June 24th, 2020

Motitavtional Interviewing - June 22nd & June 29th, 2020



MILWAUKEE RECREATION "Rec-At-Home" Virtual Courses
Covering Wisconsin Health Insurance Resources
Support Resources

Tools To Thrive

Prioritizing Children's Mental Health

Staying Safe During COVID-19

Tips & Resources For Parents, Children, Educators and Others

Taking Care Of Your Behavioral Health

American Psychiatric Association

At Home Wellness, Cooking With The Family, Family Activities

Tips For Social Distancing

Reducing Stigma

Stress And Coping
Upcoming MCSAP Meetings
The bi-monthly MCSAP meetings are scheduled for the following dates. 
More details to follow.

  • July 23rd, 2020
  • September 17th, 2020
  • November 19th, 2020

The MCSAP Newsletter is brought to you by the Community Advocates Public Policy Institute . For more information on each of our prevention programs, click here .