Oklahoma Partnership Child Well-Being Initiative Phase 3
Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) is the Single State Authority for publicly-funded substance use disorder and mental health prevention and treatment services in the State of Oklahoma. The ODMHSAS mission is to promote healthy communities and provide the highest quality care to enhance the well-being of all Oklahomans. ODMHSAS is responsible for the certification (licensure) of all substance use disorder treatment agencies and most mental health agencies throughout the state. The ODMHSAS delivers a range of public health services in the areas of substance abuse, mental health and problem gambling.
The Oklahoma Partnership Child Well-Being Initiative Phase-3 (OPI-3) will build on Oklahoma’s collaborative infrastructure to meet the needs of families involved with both substance use disorder treatment and the child welfare systems. The OPI-3 is anchored in the four objectives listed below, and will impact participants at distinct points in the life of the child welfare case. The OPI-3 project objectives are as follows: 1) Increase the well-being of substance affected children and families; 2) Improve permanency outcomes for children affected by parental substance use disorders; 3) Ensure safety of children within substance affected families; and 4) Strengthen state’s capacity to deliver collaborative and integrated services.
Proximal Outcomes include: 1) Improved developmental functioning, increased social-emotional competencies, improved protective factors, decreased internalizing/externalizing behaviors, and improved toddler executive functioning for children; 2) Improved parenting empathy, improved parenting skills, and decreased parenting stress for parents; and 3) improved ability to recognize and respond to substance exposed/affected children for systems. Grantee: Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Project Director: Elicia Berryhill (405)-248-9272 Federal Program Officer: Jean Blankenship