*   Chaney Allen Womenís Continuum of Care

The Crossroads Centerís Chaney Allen Womenís Continuum of Care (CAWCC) program is designed to provide structured, progressive treatment to substance abusing women, with an emphasis on treating women with dependent children and women of childbearing age.  The program is culturally sensitive, integrating culturally appropriate protocols with evidence based treatment practices.  In addition, the program is gender specific with a focus on issues relevant for women such as, physical and sexual abuse, and parenting.

 

The program is structured to provide a continuum of care beginning with focused community outreach and education, centralized assessment with screening to the appropriate level of care, individual and group therapy at an outpatient or residential level of care, case management services, structured day and evening childcare and psychiatric treatment. 

 

The goals of the treatment program are multifaceted and focus on the following:

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To reduce recidivism by educating and linking returning women offenders to community based services.

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To decrease the active incidence of marijuana, cocaine, alcohol and other drug use among women, especially those of childbearing age.

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To enhance social, cultural, family, economic and spiritual functioning.

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To reduce the rates of relapse among substance abusing women.

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To reduce the adverse effects of maternal substance abuse on children.

 

Moreover, the program is designed to provide services and activities that impact several co-occurring problems such as child abuse/neglect, trauma issues, chronic health issues, dual disorders, employment and self-sufficiency and home management deficiencies.

 

The program has collaborative relationships with the Hamilton County Jobs and Family Services (JFS), Marysville and Franklin Pre-release correctional facilities, Hamilton County Justice Center, probation and parole, University of Cincinnati Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) and Central Community Health Board (CCHB).

 

Women may not be admitted if:

                                               i.       The individual is going through withdrawal

                                              ii.       The individual is suicidal

                                            iii.       Medical and/or psychiatric needs are too high to be appropriately admitted.

Women may bring two children under the age of five to be housed with her as she completes her residential treatment.

 

*   Chaney Allen Perinatal/Postpartum

The Crossroads Centerís Chaney Allen Perinatal/Postpartum Womenís program (PPW) is designed to provide outpatient or residential treatment to substance-abusing women who are pregnant or have given birth, experienced a miscarriage or had an abortion within 12 months preceding admission.  The program is culturally sensitive; integrating an African American worldview (i.e. faith and the importance of family) with science based treatment practices.  In addition, the program is gender specific with a focus on physical and sexual abuse, parenting and relationships relevant to females.

The program is structured to provide a continuum of care including priority assessment, individual and group therapy, case management services structured day and evening childcare and medical somatics.

The goals of the program are multifaceted and focus on the following customer behaviors:

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Decreasing the active incidence of marijuana, cocaine, alcohol and other drug use among women, especially pregnant and those of childbearing age.

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Improving family functioning, especially for all parenting customers.

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Enhancing social, cultural and spiritual functioning.

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Reducing the rates of relapse among substance abusing women.

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Reducing the adverse effects of maternal substance abuse on children.

Moreover, the program is designed to provide services and activities that impact several co-occurring problems such as health problems, child abuse/neglect, employment, self-sufficiency and home management deficiencies.

The assessment process is expedited for pregnant clients.  A structure referral process provides linkage with a university high risk pregnancy center, court and criminal justice systems, the Department of Jobs and Family Services, community mental health centers, case management agencies and psychiatric emergency services.

Childcare is provided in the programís newly constructed state licensed child development center.  Two children, ages 5 and under, may enter treatment with mom.

Admission Criteria

The individual must be pregnant or have given birth, experienced a miscarriage or had an abortion within the 12 months preceding admission and is drug involved.

 

*   Outpatient Services

Organized therapeutic services providing outpatient care for women needing less than a 24-hour structured environment.  These individuals can take advantage of either Intensive Outpatient or traditional Outpatient treatment. 

These women are also able to bring children under the age of five to the facility.  The children receive early developmental services while the mothers are in their outpatient counseling sessions/groups.

 

*   Pre & Post Release Program

A collaboration between The Crossroads Center, Franklin Pre Release Center, Marysville Correctional Institute and local jails and courts.  This program targets under-served and high risk offenders returning to the southwestern portion of the state of Ohio, including Hamilton, Butler, Montgomery, Warren and Clermont counties.  Services provided to these institutions include assisting with on-site rehabilitation, as well as assisting with the planning for community re-entry of women prior to their release. 

 

The Womenís Pre & Post Release Program utilizes culturally and gender appropriate problem solving processes to engage and support the returning offender in her efforts to successfully re-enter the community and become a productive, responsible and drug-free adult.-

 

The goals of the program are:

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Reduce the rate of recidivism through linking returning female offenders with histories of substance abuse to community based services

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Improve the capacity of the returning female offenders for a productive lifestyle

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Improve the capacity of the returning female offender for family, social, cultural and economic functioning.

The participants of the program are assessed for service needs and referred by staff to halfway houses, aftercare treatment, job training programs, work release programs, community support programs and other community resources.  Services provided by Crossroads include substance abuse education, community and prison outreach, reunification plan development, and linkage with community resources or support.

 

Program services include:

*      Assessment

*      Individual Counseling

*      Group Counseling

*      Family Counseling

*      Case Management

*      Drug Screening

*      Medical/Somatic Services

*      Crisis Intervention

*      Prevention & Education

 

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