1. Using Telenovelas to Provide Health Education for Latinos

    Objective: To raise awareness and knowledge about diseases, provide information about healthy lifestyles, and emphasize the availability of public health insurance programs. Description: The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) partnered with Evolve Communications and the State’s most widely viewed Spanish language television station, Univision, to develop, produce and...
  2. Mental Health Outreach and Engagement at Fiestas and Cultural Events

    Objective: Engaging with families where they naturally gather to commemorate special events to raise awareness of mental health. Description: As the community naturally comes together to mark special events and celebrate holidays, they present an opportunity that is organic. Outreach can be conducted in public places and at community events such as...
  3. Faith-Based Outreach for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

    Objective: Expansion of mental health and substance abuse services to Latinos. Description: Outreach on mental health and substance abuse services was done by peer specialists at places of worship in the community, often by local mental health agencies. Materials were available during Sunday church services and, depending on the congregation and its...
  4. Fotonovelas for Health Education

    Objective: To deliver Latino-centered messages and information that is culturally appropriate using unobtrusive and educational methods. Description: The Latino community faces stigma, fear and other barriers to seeking services. Promotores and other community stakeholders write a culturally and linguistically appropriate message and develop fotonovelas to provide information and education on health issues. They are...
  5. Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

    Objective: Reduce existing bullying problems among students, prevent the development of new bullying problems, achieve better peer relations at school. Description: The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) is an intervention for the reduction and prevention of bully/victim problems. The main arena for the program is the school, and school staff has...
  6. Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience

    Background: STAR began as a response to the events of September 11th. Church World Service (CWS) partnered with Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) internationally-known Center for Justice and Peace building (CJP) to support religious caregivers in the aftermath. STAR conducted its first five-day seminar at EMU in February of 2002. Objective: The...
  7. Behavior Management through Adventure

    Background: Behavior Management through Adventure (BMtA) was originally developed and implemented by Project Adventure in the early 1980s to address the needs of at-risk youth in Georgia. Since that time, the program has been implemented by more than 20 schools, agencies, and programs with more than 5,000 youth in Georgia, Massachusetts, New...
  8. Hamilton Knights Alternative Football Program

    Background: Many youth benefit greatly from sports, physically and mentally. There are strict requirements of organized sports including: weight limits, financial obligations and behavioral/conduct expectations. There are times when youth with behavioral health needs, although are talented, have difficulty managing their behaviors in practice and in school and therefore, cannot...
  9. Building Youth Resiliency through Peer Assistance and Leadership

    Background: PAL began in 1980, combining peer assistance and peer leadership strategies originally developed in the late 1970s. Over the past 15 years, these basic prevention strategies have been expanded, evolving the peer helping program from an informal, extracurricular activity in a single school district to a formally structured, curriculum-based program...
  10. Project Brotherhood: Improving the Health and Wellbeing of Black Men

    Objective: To provide the medical and social services necessary to improve the overall health and well being of the black men in the community, as well as lay a foundation for black youth to maintain control over their own health. Description: Project Brotherhood (PB) offers services that address a wide...