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Title: PUBLIC HEALTH ALWAYS WORKING FOR A SAFER AND HEALTHIER WASHINGTON


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PUBLIC HEALTH ALWAYS WORKING FOR A SAFER
AND HEALTHIER WASHINGTON
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Solutions/SBSM
PUBLIC HEALTH ALWAYS WORKING FOR A SAFER
AND HEALTHIER WASHINGTON
  • Solutions that create emotionally strong,
    personally confident and socially resilient women
    who can thrive in the real world
  • Helping women and their children become healthy,
    safe and self-sufficient

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Washington State
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AND HEALTHIER WASHINGTON
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Rural Location Data
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AND HEALTHIER WASHINGTON
Benton County Benton County Franklin County Franklin County
Population Population
Benton City 2,840 Connell 3,195
Kennewick 60,410 Kahlotus 220
Prosser 5,045 Mesa 440
Richland 43,520 Pasco 44,190
West Richland 10,210
Retrieved from the 2005 Data Book from the Office
of Financial Management State of Washington
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PUBLIC HEALTH ALWAYS WORKING FOR A SAFER
AND HEALTHIER WASHINGTON
Benton County Benton County Franklin County Franklin County
Ethnicity Ethnicity
White 45,632 White 53,478
Black 1,520 Black 1,228
American Indian 1,371 American Indian 468
Asian 3,600 Asian 993
Hispanic 22,815 Hispanic 31,798
Births 10,923 Births 6,247
Net Migration 9,834 Net Migration 6,320
Retrieved from the 2005 Data Book from the Office
of Financial Management State of Washington
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Drug of Choice 2005 Present
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AND HEALTHIER WASHINGTON
208 Total Clients 208 Total Clients
Methamphetamines 77
Marijuana 11
Alcohol 8
Cocaine 1
Heroin .05
Prescription .05
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Benton Franklin Health District Where is Safe
Babies, Safe Moms in the scheme of things?
PUBLIC HEALTH ALWAYS WORKING FOR A SAFER
AND HEALTHIER WASHINGTON
Preventive Health
W.I.C.
Immunizations
Safe Babies, Safe Moms
First Steps MSS/MCM
Safe Kids
Comm Disease
A.R.S. E.I.P
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PUBLIC HEALTH ALWAYS WORKING FOR A SAFER
AND HEALTHIER WASHINGTON
COMPONENTS OF THE PROGRAM
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Newsletters
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AND HEALTHIER WASHINGTON
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Behavioral Health Classes
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AND HEALTHIER WASHINGTON
  • Support Group
  • Lunch Bunch
  • Creative Discovery
  • MRT class in Inpatient treatment
  • Parenting Class-Love and Logic

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Creative Discovery Fun Times, Fun Projects
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AND HEALTHIER WASHINGTON
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The reality is
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AND HEALTHIER WASHINGTON
  • Due to the range and complexity of family issues,
    it is not feasible to expect that one counselor,
    one treatment provider or one discipline be able
    to adequately provide the full range of services.
  • Because of this reality, it is necessary to
    establish effective partnerships.


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Multiple Service Providers
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AND HEALTHIER WASHINGTON
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Needs of the family must be met!
PUBLIC HEALTH ALWAYS WORKING FOR A SAFER
AND HEALTHIER WASHINGTON
  • Trust, rapport, partnership must be consistently
    offered
  • Needs change-continual assessment is critical
  • Expectations should be clear
  • Meet the family where they are
  • Assess and respond to changing needs
  • Educational, financial, safety, counseling,
    recovery, communication, bonding, supports, etc.

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PUBLIC HEALTH ALWAYS WORKING FOR A SAFER
AND HEALTHIER WASHINGTON
  • Housing other basic needs
  • More than just bricks and mortar
  • Sense of permanencyhome
  • Transportation
  • Safe, reliable transit for both parents and
    children
  • Safety/Sense of security
  • Minimize vulnerabilities
  • Domestic violence
  • Abuse
  • Consistent, reliable, developmentally appropriate
    child care

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PUBLIC HEALTH ALWAYS WORKING FOR A SAFER
AND HEALTHIER WASHINGTON
  • Provide assistance with legal challenges
  • Legal aid organizations
  • Advocacy
  • Engage in social life skills development
  • Provide array of counseling
  • Individual/group
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Benefits/entitlements
  • Assist in navigating complex service systems
  • Increase treatment options/access
  • Be sure that family needs fit with service
    providers

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PUBLIC HEALTH ALWAYS WORKING FOR A SAFER
AND HEALTHIER WASHINGTON
  • Identify/develop reliable support networks 
  • Educate on healthy coping skills
  • Provide safe forum for exploring shame, guilt,
    embarrassment, failure, loss, anger, etc.
  • Engage parents/children in positive change talk
  • Establish positive family modeling

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PUBLIC HEALTH ALWAYS WORKING FOR A SAFER
AND HEALTHIER WASHINGTON
  • Assess and develop work ethic, valuing
  • Develop person-centered vocational goals
  • Clear
  • Measurable
  • Doable
  • Explore employment experiences (sober or using)
  • Employment preparedness
  • Work skills
  • Validate pressures/stress of raising a family
  • Explore options for reducing stress
  • Discuss parent/child roles and expectations

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PUBLIC HEALTH ALWAYS WORKING FOR A SAFER
AND HEALTHIER WASHINGTON
  • Explore time management strengths/weaknesses
  • Provide opportunities for the family to practice
    prioritizing, decision making, judgment, recovery
  • Use both positive and negative experiences as
    opportunities for learning
  • Determine financial needs
  • Develop person-centered plan for reducing
    financial strain
  • Address both immediate and long-term

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PUBLIC HEALTH ALWAYS WORKING FOR A SAFER
AND HEALTHIER WASHINGTON
  • Evaluate health care needs for all members of the
    family
  • Physical
  • Mental health
  • Spiritual
  • Identify options for sustainable employment
  • Job market
  • Wages
  • Benefits
  • Work place supports/threats
  • Work with the family to identify use triggers
  • In workplace
  • Home
  • Family
  • Develop plans to neutralize triggers

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PUBLIC HEALTH ALWAYS WORKING FOR A SAFER
AND HEALTHIER WASHINGTON
  • Practice delayed gratification
  • Savings accounts/bonds/budgeting
  • Accepting a job-working toward a career
  • Work vs. using
  • Ambivalence
  • Practice the positive
  • Thinking before acting
  • Consider the consequences
  • Think of others first
  • Expand life views beyond black and white,
    success or failure, good or bad
  • Work on flexibility
  • Recognize Institutionalized, self-fulfilling
    thinking

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Program Outcomes Based on 208 clients-2005-present
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AND HEALTHIER WASHINGTON

Entered the program pregnant 44
Had a subsequent child while in the program 20
Gave birth to a low birth weight baby 6.9
Baby tested positive for illegal substance 14
Target child had developmental delays 7
Had a CPS case 37
CPS case was dismissed before client exited the program 45
Received counseling services at SBSM 44
Was on a method of birth control 44
Had a tubal ligation 18
Was employed while in the program 48
Furthered education while in the program 12
Committed a new crime while in the program 20
Was in a domestic violence situation while in the program 17
Was involved in drug court while in the program 10
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Success Stories
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AND HEALTHIER WASHINGTON
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Shelley Little RN, BSN Preventive Health
Supervisor Safe Babies Safe Moms
PUBLIC HEALTH ALWAYS WORKING FOR A SAFER
AND HEALTHIER WASHINGTON
  • 100 N. Fruitland, suite D
  • Kennewick, WA 99336
  • 1-509-582-0834 x-31
  • shelleyl_at_bfhd.wa.gov
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