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DBHDD Apex

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Trina Bozeman

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Transcript of DBHDD Apex

The

APEX

Program

Benefits for APEX Commitment

Success Stories
APEX Outcomes Measures
Facilitated by Parent Partner
Open and offered to ALL parents/guardians
Parent Support Groups


CAMP APEX Summer Program
Benefits to Camp APEX
Provided resources for families otherwise lacking in our area
Engaged youth and provided continuity of services during summer break
Reinforce sustainability through diverse, billable services
Evolved perspective of mental health services
Challenges Identified
APEX Offices

Low enrollment rate in higher grade level schools
Solution recommendation: Bridge communication/knowledge gaps through regular meetings with teachers/staff and regularly attend public school board meetings

Lack of crisis protocol in some school districts
Solution recommendation: Individualize our community-based crisis protocol and introduce implementation in schools/counties where a crisis protocol is nonexistent

Lack of cross collaboration between school districts
Solution recommendation: Implement the Recovery Project Initiative in January 2018 to bring students, parents, school staff together raising awareness, strengthening school and mental health provider relationships and to unite community school districts for one cause.

Lack of mental health awareness/reducing stigma in school curriculum
Solution recommendation: Continue trainings and education i.e. 5k fun run/recovery project art show/media campaign/mental health classroom guidance involving all school and community partners

APEX Schools
Sherwood Acres Elementary (Year 3)
Worth County Elementary (Year 3)
Early County Alternative (Year 3)
Lee County Elementary (Year 3)
Early County Elementary (Year 2)
Lee County Middle East (Year 2)
Robert H Harvey Elementary (Year 2)
Worth County Primary (Year 2)
Worth County High (Year 1)
Lee County Primary (Year 1)
Early County Middle (Year 1)
Radium Springs Elementary (Year 1)
Radium Springs Middle (Year 1)
13 schools in 4 counties
APEX Offices
Year 1:
Year 2:
Year 3:
Individualize APEX office, policies, and procedures to fit your school
Collaborate for beginning and/or end of school celebrations
Provide Suicide Prevention and/or Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings
Provide school wide behavior and/or character education curriculum
Provide individualized classroom tools and interventions for teachers
Provide general mental health resources for library and counselor
Continued benefits from Year 1
Facilitate and cater regular lunch and learns for teachers
Begin small group therapy (ability to co-facilitate with counselors)
Facilitate regular meetings between school faculty and Aspire staff
Join PBIS team or other steering committees for your school
Continued benefits from Year 1 and Year 2
Facilitate regular workshops/support groups for ALL parents
APEX Enrollment
Number of youth served in FY 16-17:



Number of youth served in FY 17-18 as of Nov:
284
319
Engagement Strategies
Engagement Process Groups
Facilitated by Parent Partner
Group to encourage engagement and investment from parents/guardians


Camp APEX
6 week summer program offered to all students enrolled
6
Weeks
6
Themes
4
Camps
78
Campers
25
Adult Volunteers
12
Camp Counselors
Personal Boundaries and Self Control
Bullying Prevention and Peer Pressure
Embracing Change
Self Identity and Self Expression
Family and Support Systems
"I thought camp was going to be lame. It surprised me."
"I like the whole camp concept. Group makes therapy less awkward."
"I got to do things I haven't done before."
"I liked everything we did with our hands. Lets do more where we make more of a mess like splatter painting."
Level of measured outcomes
Individual student
School wide
District wide


Outcomes measured
Number of behavior referrals
Absences
Grade Point Average
Higher Level of Care
*

*New measurements for FY 17-18
*Aspire provides school based services to over 50 schools in 8 surrounding counties that are not covered under APEX funding
Summer Program
Implemented our first Camp APEX summer program
Free of charge to all APEX families

Training
Official Suicide Prevention Trainers for Early County School System
Trained Lee County School System in Youth Mental Health First Aid
Certified Youth in Crisis trainers for Albany area

PBIS Involvement
PBIS Team Member for Lee County School System and Sherwood Acres Elementary
Official "Teacher of the Month" PBIS Sponsor for Lee County School System

School Climate
Initiated a "Compassion Games" school wide climate change project at Lee County Primary
Developed sensory rooms in 4 APEX schools
Worth County Elementary received a 12 point increase in CCRPI scores
Lee County School System CCRPI scores increased from mid/high 70’s to mid/high 80’s
Lee County School System Climate Star Ratings increased from only 5 schools with a perfect score of 5 to all 8 schools with a perfect score of 5
Lee County School System was 1 of 2 school systems in the State of Georgia to receive a perfect score of 5 for ALL schools in the district
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