MCSAP Newsletter
Week Of July 27th, 2020
Dear Coalition Members,               

Thank you for reading another edition of the Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition   (MCSAP) Prevention Newsletter! Our goal is to keep you informed of upcoming events, current resources, prevention best practices and partner announcements as we adapt to our new norm. We are aware that these are trying times and will do our best to share the most up to date information and resources. Please keep us informed on your organization's/coalitions upcoming events and/or changes to services. 

Don't forget to check out the ongoing training's/webinars offered below;

Yours In Prevention,
MCSAP Coordinator
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Implicit Bias Training- August 11th, 2020
Tuesday, August 11 th at 1:00pm we will be hosting Dr. Erin Winkler from UW-Milwaukee for an Implicit Bias training. Dr. Winkler is an Associate Professor in the College of Letters and Science and focuses on African and African Diaspora Studies. Dr. Winkler’s research interests include racial socialization; racial identity development in African American families and communities; the impact of gender, skin tone, and other demographic factors on racial identity development and responses to racism; and the effect of place on shaping conceptualizations and experiences of race and racism. If you’re interested in learning more about Dr. Winkler, please visit:

We are going to be taking RSVP’s for this training because we are capping it at 100 participants, and I’m anticipating it will fill up fast so please register ASAP! Please use this link to register for this training:
Mental Health And Wellness Spotlight
Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center

Motivational Interviewing Learning Collaborative (8/19)

Build your Motivational Interviewing (MI) skills through the free Motivational Interviewing Learning Collaborative!

Third Wednesday each month, beginning February 19, 2020. 
10:00-10:45am CST

The Great Lakes MHTTC and PTTC will host a series of interactive calls via Zoom for people who want to enhance their MI skills. This learning opportunity provides practitioners with a no-cost, easy to access opportunity to continue to build their practice skills towards fidelity.

  • All sessions will be geared towards multiple levels of learning.
  • Attend all sessions or select from the menu (see list of dates and topics below).
  • Calls last for 45 minutes
  • You only need to register one time for the Zoom link to the calls 

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Each July, several mental health organizations across the country shed light on the multitude of mental health experiences within communities of color, including Black and Indigenous people, and others that face disproportionate inequities due to systemic barriers and historical adversity.

Inspire others to raise awareness and take part in sharing information, resources and support for the mental health of minority communities. Visit our MHTTC  Training and Events Calendar  and  Products and Resources Catalog  to access free training and resources with a focus on minority populations. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the MHTTC Network has also been developing events and resources specific to the differential effects of COVID-19 on mental health care for specific populations. You may access these events and resources on our webpage  here .

Other Organizations Offering Minority Mental Health Awareness Resources:

Open For Services During The Pandemic
The Parenting Network has closed its in-person, group-based classes due to the COVID-19 epidemic. However, they have several programs that are still operating under the CDC guidelines:

1)     Our Parent Helpline, 414-671-0566, is being answered 24/7 by Parenting Network staff. It remains our first line of service for parents in crisis or looking for support.

2)     Our Positive Parenting class is moving to ZOOM this week. Parents interested in finishing their parenting classes or starting a series are welcome to join. We need an email address and the parent will need an access to the internet via their phone, computer, or another device. Dad Matters participants may also join into this Zoom class.  Positive Parenting Class on ZOOM - 10 am Tuesday, 1 pm Wednesday, and 6:30 pm Thursday. Please contact the Parent Helpline at 414-671-0566 to register.
Parent Conversations on ZOOM – see flyer below
3)     For any questions about The Parenting Network's programs, you can email the Parent Helpline at . You may also continue to refer parents to our online programming through the phone or email. 

Rogers Behavioral Health offers specialized outpatient care for addiction or the combination of a mental health disorder and co-occurring addiction. Patients may be new to addiction treatment, returning after a relapse or stepping down from residential care. Whatever the situation, we’re here to guide patients through their ups and downs by using proven,  evidence-based  approaches led by experts in psychiatry, addiction medicine and mental health.
Rogers offers two levels of specialized outpatient treatment programs in addition to inpatient and residential care.
  • Partial hospitalization care - Now available through Connect Care (telehealth)
  • for addiction, and mental health disorders and a co-occurring addiction (6 to 7 hours a day/4 to 5 days a week)
  • ​​​​​​Intensive outpatient care - Now available through Connect Care (telehealth)
  • for addiction, and mental health disorders and co-occurring addiction
  • (3 hours a day, 5 days a week)
Patients, families, and treatment teams work together to determine length of programs based on individual progress and situations.
Patients receive intensive, daily therapy sessions at Rogers during the day or evening; depending on care length, you can remain connected to home, work or school. 
Care includes general addiction treatment and medication-assisted options.
Call for a free screening at: 1-800-767-4411 

During this time of “Safer at Home” we know that many LGBTQ people are experiencing increased isolation and illness. We share a sense of collective uncertainty as we all struggle to navigate this pandemic together. In recognition of these challenges, we want to provide you with a snapshot of what we are doing here at Diverse and Resilient to promote the safety, health, and well-being of LGBTQ people in our communities. We are committed to safety planning with individuals, connecting people to resources, and being creative in our efforts toward helping people feel less alone and more connected, throughout this crisis. We have advocates working remotely able to help QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, POC, GNC) and the larger LGBTQ+
community connect to care.

For a full list of the services that Diverse and Resilient are providing during this challenging time; take a look at their latest newsletter

If you have additional questions or need support please contact; Gerry Coon

For 50 years, Pathfinders has brought safety, hope and healing to youth facing homelessness, sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking, crisis and other trauma through innovative and transformational services. Our mission is "empowering youth - changing lives." Our vision is to provide a more meaningful voice for youth in crisis and ensure that all youth are safe, healthy, independent, successful and valued. Pathfinders offers a wide array of services for youth experiencing trauma, crisis, homelessness and housing instability through direct service, harm reduction and prevention supports. Providing assistance to help find, secure and sustain safe housing for homeless or at-risk homeless, low income, special needs and LGBTQ+ youth.  

Pathfinders is operating during these challenging times: 

Drop-In Center (ages 11-25)
Tuesday and Thursday 11a-5p   
Wednesday and Friday 2-9        
4200 N. Holton Street, Milwaukee, WI. 53212
Suite 400
*Youth Shelter is open 24/7 (ages 11-17)
1614 E. Kane St., Milwaukee, WI 53212
*Street Beat Street Outreach (ages 11-25) still operating

Trainings and Webinars
Learn About The Impact Of E-Cigarette Use On Wisconsin Teens
Register at;  

Alternatives to Opioids In Treating Acute and Chronic Pain July 6th-August 31st

National Prevention Network Conference- VIRTUAL August 25th-26th, 2020


MILWAUKEE RECREATION "Rec-At-Home" Virtual Courses


U pcoming MCSAP Meetings
The Bi-Monthly MCSAP meetings are scheduled for the following dates. 
More details to follow.

  • September 17th, 2020
  • November 19th, 2020

The MCSAP Newsletter is brought to you by the Community Advocates Public Policy Institute . For more information on each of our prevention programs, click here .