Putting RAAPS into PracticeCategory:

    Mental Health and Youth Risk

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month. With routines upended around the world, everyone’s mental health could use some extra care right now, especially that of our youth. One in five youth will have a serious mental health disorder at some point in their life, and half of all mental...

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    2018 RAAP UP!

    Here at Possibilities for Change, we believe all organizations serving adolescents and young adults should have access to the tools they need to provide quality care and affect positive change. When you implement youth risk screening practices with RAAPS, you’re doing so much more than simply administering an assessment;...

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    The Top 5 Worst Reasons Why…

    We help providers, professionals, and parents, identify and reduce risk behaviors among youth and young adults. So you might imagine that in our line of work that we’ve “heard it all.” And yes, we’ve heard a lot, but it’s not the stories and information that young people share that...

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    Getting to “Why?”

    How boot-camp took us back to the future. Our team recently went through a strategic planning “boot-camp” as part of a grant requirement.  A mandatory part of the exercise was justifying our value…what do we bring to the table, how do we help? This was definitely a test.   Our...

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    Why RAAPS?

    RAAPS versus GAPS and other homegrown risk screening tools People pose the “why?” question every day. Why should I invest the time, energy and resources into an adolescent risk screening and counseling technology? We may be biased, but our answer is simple: why not? Before we dive into the...

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    Putting RAAPS into Practice: MI Department of Community Health

    The Michigan Department of Community Health oversees the Child and Adolescent Health Center (CAHC) program which provides funding and administrative oversight to 70 school-based and school-linked health centers across the state. Michigan has the fourth largest school-based health center program in the country, with centers located in medically underserved...

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    Putting RAAPS into Practice: Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI

    More than 15,000 services are delivered annually to metro-Detroit students and community members through the Henry Ford School-Based and Community Health Program.  In 1991, its first school based health center opened in Detroit’s Hutchins Middle School. It has grown to include 9 school and community settings across metro Detroit....

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    Putting RAAPS into Practice: Center for Family Health in Jackson, MI

    The Center for Family Health is a federally qualified health center that operates three school-based health centers at the elementary, middle and high school levels in Jackson, MI. The centers use RAAPS to gather the same risk behavior information about each teen and to ensure consistency among health professionals....

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    Putting RAAPS into Practice: Medical Associates Clinic in Iowa

    The Medical Associates Clinic, P.C., is a multi-specialty medical practice delivering primary and specialty health care to residents of the tri-state area in Dubuque, Iowa.  Medical Associates has used the online Rapid Assessment for Adolescent Preventive Services (RAAPS) for several years to screen adolescents ages 12 – 18.  RAAPS...

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    Putting RAAPS into Practice: Chemawa Indian Health Center

    The Chemawa Indian Health Center operates on the campus of over a century-old Native American boarding school in Salem, OR.  It’s home to as many as 400 students, who represent about 70 tribes from across the country. The students are at risk because of their age and their culture....

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