Consultation and Facilitation
CRP provides assistance in conceptualizing, planning and managing all aspects of program initiatives. With our expert consultation and evaluation capacity-building components, we are able to strengthen organizational capacity and to document evidence and outcomes of program success. We are able to apply evidence-based practices and policies in unique settings.
SERVICE TO SCIENCE INITIATIVE (SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [SAMHSA]). CRP advanced the policy and programmatic priority structure of SAMHSA's Service to Science Initiative on two mission-critical fronts. First, it built a strong case for and upgraded the evidence of Service to Science programs' effectiveness in enhancing locally developed substance abuse prevention efforts. Second, CRP expanded the institutionalization of evidence-based prevention practices throughout Service to Science programs, enhancing their prevention science infrastructures and improving prevention outcomes for their targeted populations.
PLANNING GROUP ON IRAQ MENTAL HEALTH (SAMHSA). Senior CRP staff and consultants provided expertise, advice, and guidance in support of efforts to help rebuild Iraq's mental health infrastructure resulting from and after the U.S.-Iraq war. CRP worked closely with SAMHSA and other agencies in Iraq, England, Egypt, and Jordan to coordinate action-planning sessions that led to the development of comprehensive plans for this initiative.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (SAMHSA). CRP's facilitation services staff have assisted in the development of nearly 50 SAMHSA-funded state and Tribal action plans for improving systems of care for persons with co-occurring disorders and for returning veterans and their families. The work focused on ensuring that state and Tribal teams reach consensus, resolve divergent views, eliminate barriers, and prevent fragmentation—thereby facilitating improved collaborations and avoiding duplication of services and systems.
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC). CRP facilitated a three-day expert panel meeting as part of a CDC initiative focusing on cultural competency in HIV/AIDS prevention programs. That meeting, which was devoted to illuminating the issues that shape and inform the cultural competency components of HIV/AIDS prevention programs targeting racial and ethnic populations, addressed four key intervention strategies: risk reduction/health education, street outreach, prevention case management, and counseling and testing. To culminate the meeting, CRP facilitators engaged the expert panel members in crafting an innovative model for culturally competent HIV/AIDS prevention programming.
OFFICE OF REFUGEE AND RESETTLEMENT (ORR) AND HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (HRSA). CRP's facilitation services staff addressed ORR's mission-critical programmatic needs by conducting sessions that provided ORR personnel with a wealth of information and insights into the needs of and challenges faced by newly arrived refugees to American society. For HRSA, CRP staff facilitated workshop sessions aimed at strengthening the data-analytic capacity of that agency's maternal and child health workforce located in state and local health agencies.
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ). CRP's facilitation services advanced DOJ policy and programmatic priorities aimed at strengthening services for ex-offenders, incarcerated fathers and their families. Through several structured forums, CRP facilitators identified and explored opportunities for forging public/private and interagency collaboration in response to the special needs of this vulnerable population.
THE W. K. KELLOGG FOUNDATION. In support of this foundation's National Task Force on African-American Men and Boys, CRP conducted workshops in a number of geographically dispersed sites across the U.S. The workshops culminated in a seminal report entitled Repairing the Breach, which CRP staff prepared in conjunction with Kellogg's staff and consultants. That report, presented to the Task Force, contained a number of far-reaching policy recommendations and constituted a significant contribution to the literature on African-American males.
TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY. CRP facilitated a series of workshop sessions for Tuskegee University's National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care, the nation's first bioethics initiative to employ a multi-disciplinary approach to the exploration of core issues that underlie research about medical treatment for people of color. The facilitated sessions impacted all areas of the Bioethics Center's organizational development, including strengthening operational efficiency, formulating and implementing evaluation methodologies, enhancing staff development, developing grant funding proposals, identifying and recruiting expert consultants, and creating and maintaining databases of Center constituencies.