MCSAP Newsletter
Week of May 18th, 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.

Yours In Prevention,
MCSAP Coordinator
MCSAP May 21st, 2020 Meeting Recap
Thank you for taking the time out to attend the MCSAP meeting via zoom this week. As we all continue to learn to navigate through this interesting times and May is Mental Health Awareness Month, this was the perfect time to invite Mental Health America Of Wisconsin’s Clinical Director; Sa’Aire Salton and Jeremy Triblett; certified facilitator in Youth/Adult Mental Health First Aid of Community Advocates Public Policy Institute to educate us on the importance of recognizing the effects of mental health, provide resources and wellness support. Click on the following links to view the resources provided by Sa'Aire of Mental Health America of WI; AODA , A Guide To Sources Of Support During COVID-19 , Giving Voice To Depression Podcast .

If you are interested in signing up for the Youth/Adult Mental Health First Aid Trainings ; facilitated by Jeremey Triblett please be sure to sign up for the training schedule.

Again, thank you to both presenters for their willingness to share their expertise with the coalition. Continue to stay safe and be well!

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
You Can't Stop What You Don't Know- May 7th-June 8th

Drug Free America Foundation- June 16th

Prevention Technology Transfer Center Networks- June 18th, 2020

Share Trainings- June 22nd & June 29th, 2020
( Scholarships available, please send contact information to; Kasaundra Brown by COB May 29th)



MILWAUKEE RECREATION "Rec-At-Home" Virtual Courses
May Is Mental Health Awareness Month/Resources
Take A Check Up From The Neck Up

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

Mental Health Month 2020 - Toolkit Download 

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 .