During FY16, DCCCA's Human Resources Department provided services to nearly 250 employees.
Health Fairs and Benefit Meetings were held in Lawrence, Oklahoma City, Pittsburg, Tulsa, and Wichita.
90% of DCCCA's employees attended the Benefit Meetings.
83 employees attended the Health Fairs that provided flu shots, biometric health screenings, exercise activities, health and nutritions experts, and massages.
Living Well activities sponsored by HR included Walktober, blood drives, Smoking Cessation, and WalkKansas.
77 employees participated in Walk Kansas from April 3 -May 28. These 14 teams exercised 99,698.6 minutes and ate 5,032 servings of fruits and vegetables.
FY 2016 was our first full year of partnership with the Kansas Leadership Center and the Your Leadership Edge leadership training tools.
49 percent of DCCCA employees have logged on to the Your Leadership Edge portal. Staff were identified to participate in DCCCA Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD). This is a specialized program for DCCCA staff to learn more about the Kansas Leadership Center competencies and build internal capacity to engage in acts of leadership.
CPA had 374 active foster homes with 429 children placed in those homes.
This is a 12% increase over the number of active homes in 2015
DCCCA Tallgrass Family Services served 276 active foster homes with 334 children placed in those homes.
This is a 21% increase over the number of foster homes served in 2015.
DCCCA trains foster homes to provide short term, respite care for children with serious emotional disturbances who are receiving services from a local mental health center and are not in DCF custody. This care is usually provided Friday - Sunday and is a self care opportunity for the parents.
This year 96% of the children receiving SED Respite care from DCCCA's foster homes successfully remained in their family home.
Youth Residential Center
The State of Kansas' juvenile justice reform initiative had a significant impact on future service delivery for our Youth Residential Center. Senate Bill 367, passed in the 2016 Kansas legislative session, reduced focus on out of home placement and service delivery. DCCCA used juvenile justice reform as an opportunity to redirect our resources to filling a gap in the child welfare system in partnership with KVC Health Systems.
Our Youth Residential Center provides a safe, structured, and supportive living environment for youth transitioning out of psychiatric treatment facilities, or whose history of multiple foster home placements makes it challenging for them to live in a family environment.
Our Residential team, in partnership with our Behavioral Health team and KVC staff, offer a trauma informed, cognitive behavioral approach to skill building, behavior self-regulation, and educational progress.
DCCCA served 90 youth in our Youth Residential Center this fiscal year.
Community & Family Services
Grant funded to provide a brief intervention to families who encounter challenges that threaten the ongoing stability of the family unit, DCCCA provides case management and/or financial assistance to families across Northeast Kansas.
In FY16 Community & Family Services reached 242 families.
Treatment completion has historically been the objective measure used to determine program success. Finishing a time limited intervention does not, however, always equate to long term recovery and sustainable improvement in daily living.
In 2016, DCCCA refined treatment success reflecting evidenced based indicators of functional improvement:
- Decrease in depression
- Decrease in anxiety
- Improved daily living skills
- Improvement in functional living indicators such as housing, employment, social support, and substance use.
Measurement of these indicators occurs through research validated screening instruments completed at treatment admission and discharge.
Fiscal year end data indicates DCCCA treatment programs are an important, successful component of a person's journey in recovery.
- 77.8% of discharging clients reported a decrease in depression.
- 72.7% of discharging clients reported a decrease in anxiety.
Behavioral Health Training and Technical Assistance – KDADS contract awarded in July 2015
DCCCA serves as the training and technical assistance branch of the Kansas Prevention Collaborative. We provide support to community coalitions to complete comprehensive strategic planning focused on substance abuse prevention, mental health promotion, suicide prevention and problem gambling prevention. During this fiscal year DCCCA opened new prevention offices in WaKeeney and Pratt. We also had more than 460 contacts with community coalitions.
Kansas Partnerships for Success – KDADS contract awarded in March 2016
DCCCA is working to reduce the incidence of prescription drug misuse and abuse among Kansas individuals ages 12-25. The goal of the program is two-fold:
- On a statewide level, DCCCA is collaborating with key stakeholders to increase awareness of prescription drug misuse and abuse by developing a statewide strategic plan addressing this issue.
- At the local-level, DCCCA is funding four pilot sites for community-based prevention implementation. Pilot sites are identified and will begin implementation in FY17.
Oklahoma Partnerships for Success – ODMHSAS contract awarded in July 2015
DCCCA is working to reduce the incidence of prescription drug misuse and abuse among individuals ages 12-25. We are working with a local community coalition to develop a strategic plan to address the incidence of prescription drug misuse and abuse in Oklahoma County. The first year of the project focused on conducting a needs assessment and developing the capacity of the coalition to address identified needs.
Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office (KTSRO) distributed more than 650,000 brochures and materials across the state and had 1,875,000 hits to our website this year. KTSRO jumped into social media this summer and has built a Facebook following of 2,905 fans, Twitter with 14,935 followers and at times reaching over 193,000 people with our messaging.
Staff continue to provide educational opportunities in the areas of distracted driving, underage drinking, impaired driving and motorcycle safety. This year the AARP/AAA CarFit program was introduced and we have trained over 48 technicians to assist older drivers in learning how to drive longer and be safe on Kansas roads.
We received $83,000 in donations for support the Seatbelts Are For Everyone (SAFE) program. SAFE has helped increase teen seat belt usage rates from 61 percent in 2009 to 86 percent in 2016. SAFE is currently in 142 schools in 62 counties in Kansas.
The National Safety Council recognized SAFE with the Teen Leadership Award this year.
In Oklahoma, six schools implemented SAFE during during this fiscal year and received notification of a grant renewal for 2016.
The Oklahoma SAFE program currently has SAFE in 5 schools and 4 counties while Missouri's SAFE program had one school in McDonald County this year.
We continue to coordinate the Child Passenger Safety Programming around the state training over 200 new technicians and maintaining over 600 across the state. We continue to operate 122 Child Passenger Safety stations for Kansans to have their car seats checked for paper installation. The stations have checked over 1300 seats and distributed 1700 seats to low income families across the state.
FY16 was the 4th year in our Occupant Protection Observation Surveys contract. DCCCA conducted two state-wide passenger safety surveys and provides ongoing technical assistance.
544 sites in 44 Kansas counties were surveyed for the NHTSA-required State-Wide Summer Safety Belt Survey.
390 sites in 20 Kansas counties were surveyed for the State-Wide Direct Observation Child Passenger Safety Seat Survey.
Dan Schulte, Director of Research and Evaluation Services, participated in additional Occupant Protection Assessments in Vermont, Virginia, and Florida as part of a NHTSA effort to improve these programs across the nation.
Technical support was provided to the Kansas Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Safety and Technology, preparing their Highway Safety Plan (HSP) data for KDOT's annual submission to NHSTA.
DCCCA also provided technical assistance to the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office, and project SAFE.
At KDOT's request, DCCCA prepared a report investigating distracted driving in Kansas.