Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $750,000)
The Up Center will address the opioid epidemic affecting the Hampton Roads region of Virginia through implementation of its Community-Based Opioid Affected Youth program for Youth Impacted by Substance Use. This program will utilize the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) to provide community-based treatment for 70 youth under the age of 18 and their families over a three-year period to support recovery from opioid use. The approach is strengths based, client centered, flexible, and prioritizes skill building with individuals and family members. The program will focus on helping youth impacted by opioids and other substances by expanding substance use treatment, increasing school attendance, reducing antisocial and criminal behavior, increasing family functioning and relationships, and reducing substance use.