Two Neighboring Counties To Share In $5 Million Grant For At Risk Youths
Posted on October 09, 2012
Two neighboring counties are among is among eight Tennessee counties that will be served by a $5 million grant intended to help youths at risk of being removed from their homes because of substance abuse by their parents or caretakers.
The Daily Herald reported the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services announced Tuesday that is
has been awarded two grants totaling $6 million by the Administration for Children and Families, a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
The larger grant — totaling $1 million per year for five years — is a Regional Partnership Grant
that will allow the program to implement the Therapeutic Intervention, Education, and
Skills (TIES) program for children age 17 and younger who are either in or at risk of out-of-home
placement because of parent/caretaker substance abuse. The TIES program will create a collection of
outreach, treatment, education, counseling, and supportive services for children and families
affected by substance abuse and trauma. It will be operated in conjunction with the Seeking Safety
curriculum for victims of trauma and the evidence-based Homebuilders model, which is an intensive,
in-home crisis program that has already been used successfully around the nation to help keep
children in their homes. Already, the TDMHSAS is training all of its funded providers of substance
abuse treatment on the Seeking Safety curriculum.
The TIES program is expected to serve 500 ethnically and culturally diverse families in eight urban
and rural Middle Tennessee counties —including Maury and Marshall Counties— to help bridge a significant gap in locally available family treatment
services. (Information from the Daily Herald)