International Market Place
CRP offers innovative solutions for engaging national and international partners worldwide, providing avenues for individuals and organizations to connect their desires to assist global communities. CRP is respected for programmatic effectiveness, project management and the development and implementation of research and policy agendas. At the heart of our effectiveness is our ability to serve as collaborator, mediator and facilitator of programmatic and policy outcomes that are demanded in the international market place.
BREAKING THE SILENCE. Under the leadership and direction of the President and CEO of CRP, "Breaking the Silence," a sexuality education model that assists local congregations, parents, guardians, and clergy in addressing sexuality issues among teens was established in Cape Town, South Africa. This program continues in congregations today, in South Africa and in congregations across the DC metro area. CRP provided leadership and financial direction to this HIV/AIDS prevention program. Staff traveled to South Africa to assess the impact of the program. The team conducted primary and secondary data collection; assisted in the development, testing and implementation of the training curriculum; and provided technical consultation in the areas of staff development, capacity building and program sustainability.
IRAQ - SAMHSA PARTNERSHIP ON BEHAVIORAL HEALTH. CRP has played a significant role in managing and coordinating a multi-year partnership between the Iraq government and the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's efforts to rebuild and expand Iraq's mental health infrastructure and improve behavioral health services to special populations in the United States. As a result of CRP's technical assistance, the vision and goals of the partnership are being realized. Iraqi mental health providers are benefiting by developing greater insights and skills in providing a wider array of innovative mental health services suited to their international communities. Host sites in the United States have benefited as well by gaining a greater understanding of how to effectively address the needs of refugees and immigrants from Iraq and other culturally similar countries.