Project Description

Oklahoma The Tulsa County Children Affected by Methamphetamine (CAM) Project is expanding and enhancing services to parents and children participating in the Tulsa County Family Drug Court (TCFDC). The TCFDC CAM project is family centered and includes a high rate of participation from fathers. Key elements of the CAM project include:

  • Strengthening Families – a 14-session, evidence based family skills training program designed to increase resilience and reduce risk factors for substance abuse, depression, violence and aggression, delinquency, and school failure in high-risk, 6-12 year old children and their parents;
  • Celebrating Families – a 16-week evidence-based interactive parenting program that helps families recover from the effects of substance abuse and child neglect; every family member from ages 3 through adulthood, participate in structured educational groups and activities;
  • Outreach and Engagement Strategies - to engage and retain parents in the TCFDC and in substance abuse treatment.

Target Population

The Tulsa CAM Project serves families in the large urban area of Tulsa, Oklahoma and the surrounding suburbs with a total population of 610,000. Services are provided to children ages 0-17 years old and their families.

Major Project Goals

  • Expand the capacity of the TCFDC to identify, assess, and increase access for children and parents, to targeted trauma-informed services in the community;
  • Increase overall parent, child, and family functioning through two evidence-based family interventions: Celebrating Families Program and Strengthening Families Program;
  • Improve permanency outcomes for TCFDC-
  • involved families;
  • Increase collaboration and community capacity to serve all substance-affected families by providing training, workforce development, and education.

Partner Agencies and Organizations

The Tulsa County CAM Project includes the following partners:

Child Welfare

  • Oklahoma Department of Human Services
  • Cherokee Nation

Behavioral Health

  • Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS)
  • Center for Therapeutic Intervention
  • Oklahoma Citizen Advocates for Recovery and Treatment Association (OCART)
  • 12 and 12 Residential Treatment Center
  • Oaks Behavioral Health Center
  • Tulsa Women and Children Center
  • Monarch Residential Treatment Center
  • House of Hope Residential Treatment Center
  • Family and Children's Services of Tulsa
  • Resonance, Inc.

Courts

  • Tulsa County Family Drug Court
  • Supreme Court of Oklahoma

Housing

  • Day Spring Villa
  • New Wings of Freedom
  • Oxford Houses

Other Community, Child and Family Services

  • Tulsa County Juvenile Bureau for Staffing and Transportation Support.

Performance Indicators

CAM grantees are measuring their performance on outcomes for children and adults. The Tulsa CAM Project bi-annually provides data on the following 18 performance indicators.

Child/Youth Indicators

  • Children remain at home
  • Occurrence of child maltreatment
  • Average length of stay in foster care
  • Re-entries to foster care placement
  • Timeliness of reunification
  • Timeliness of permanency
  • Prevention of substance-exposed newborn
  • Connected to supportive services
  • Improved child well-being

Adult Indicators

  • Access to substance abuse treatment
  • Retention in treatment
  • Substance use
  • Connection to supportive services
  • Employment
  • Criminal behavior

Family/Relationship Indicators

  • Improved parenting
  • Family relationships and functioning
  • Risk/protective factors

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Reports

Presentations

  • Lead Agency:
    Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
  • Geographic Area and Congressional District Served:
    Tulsa County, Congressional District 1
  • Federal Grant:
    $1.48 million/4 years
  • Evaluation Design, Comparison Group Type and Treatment Received:
    Quasi-experimental, concurrent comparison group matched through propensity score matching
  • Proposed Number Served (4 Years):
    Children: 264 Adults: 213
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