MCSAP Newsletter
Week Of June 29th, 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. The Next MCSAP meeting will be held July 23rd, 2020 (virtually). Stay tuned for the invite.

Don't forget to check out the ongoing training's/webinars offered below;

Yours In Prevention,
MCSAP Coordinator
Mental Health And Wellness Spotlight

Mental Health America Toolkit

MCSAP is highlighting mental health and wellness resources that you can apply with your staff.

While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. Mental Health America developed Tools 2 Thrive to provide practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase resiliency regardless of the situations they are dealing with.

Download the resources below and schedule a 45 minute meeting with Jeremy Triblett to discuss how you can implement this resource immediately. Pick one of the four resources to discuss via zoom on a day that works best for you and your team members.

Creating Healthy Routines

Finding The Positive After Loss

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

Why Opioid Misuse Messaging Is an Essential Part of
Your COVID-19 Response - June 30th, 2020

Society For Prevention Research 2020 Annual Meeting - "Why Context Matters: Towards a Place-Based Prevention Science"- VIRTUAL July 21-23rd, 2020


National Prevention Network Conference- VIRTUAL August 25-26, 2020


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

U pcoming 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 .