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Community Outreach and Education

For more information on any of these services please call 1.800.539.4228

SMA Offers the following Evidenced Based Prevention Programs

The Family Education Program

The Family Unit Matrix evidence based program is a 12-session alcohol and drug education program for families. The training includes basic drug and alcohol information including facts on drugs, their effects, potential interactions, information on family issues during drug and alcohol use and in recovery, community resources available to patients and their families, and information regarding what clients can expect during the recovery process. -Volusia, Flagler, St. Johns, Putnam Counties.

Work Place Prevention

This evidence based program delivers promotion of social health in the local work culture and seeks to promote healthy communication, reduce social distance and isolation, build team spirit, increase trust in coworkers, reduce stigma associated with help-seeking and improve work group accountability for handling stress and solving social/communication problems that lead to stress. -Vo

Gate Keeper Suicide Prevention

Stewart Marchman Act Behavioral Healthcare is working in partnership with DSC Project Speak. This evidenced based practice suicide prevention training provides education in recognizing warning signs, understanding of decreasing risk factors and increasing protective factors of a suicidal person and how to intervene if coming in contact with a suicidal person.

Life Skills

Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) is a research-validated substance abuse prevention program proven to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, and violence by targeting the major social and psychological factors that promote the initiation of substance use and other risky behaviors. This comprehensive and exciting program provides adolescents and young teens with the confidence and skills necessary to successfully handle challenging situations.

Safe Dates

Prevention program for dating abuse. Safe Dates helps teens recognize the difference between caring, supportive relationships and controlling, manipulative, or abusive dating relationships.
Parenting Program - Tools for Positive Behavior Change Program, “Parents will identify specific skills on which they may need to practice. Unlike other curricula with a “scattergun” approach, Tools for Positive Behavior Change will build upon one another, each Tool becoming a firm foundation for the next Tool. These strategies based on solid behavioral principles that originated in research conducted over the past 60 years and have been proven to be effective. It’s designed for parents and professionals who want to understand how to foster appropriate behavior and maintain a positive encouraging relationship.

Anger Management Program

SAMHSA Designed for use by participants in group cognitive behavioral therapy sessions on anger management for people with substance abuse problems or mental illness. Summarizes core concepts for each session; includes worksheets and homework assignments.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an evidenced based groundbreaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. MHFA is offered in the form of an interactive 12-hour course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. Those who take the 12-hour course to certify as Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The 12-hour Mental Health First Aid USA course has benefited a variety of audiences throughout communities.

Crisis Intervention Training

CIT is an effective police response program designed for law enforcement/first responders who handle crisis calls involving people with mental illness including those with co-occurring substance use disorders. Several key goals of CIT are to better prepare officers and first responders to effectively respond to crisis calls, collaboration, jail diversion, increase of safety and access to treatment. CIT emphasizes a partnership between first responders, law enforcement, the mental health and substance abuse treatment system, mental health advocacy groups, and consumers of mental health services and their families. CIT’s intensive training program attempts to provide a common base of knowledge about mental illness and give the officers/first responders a basic foundation from which to build.

Speakers Bureau

Stewart Marchman Act Behavioral Healthcare provides professional and motivational speakers for community groups covering topics from mental health to substance use and any intervention/prevention programs.

To book a professional speaker or for questions regarding the Speakers Bureau please contact us at (800) 539-4228.