Healthy Aging & Wellness Committee (HAWC)
The Healthy Aging and Wellness Committee has provided “Feel Good Bingo” and “12 Steps to Healthy Aging” presentations to various community agencies/senior residential facilities and programs throughout Marion County. The Social Work Department offers this interactive presentation to community agencies, churches or social groups upon requests. This committee also provides helpful information to adults, their family members and caregivers about clinical depression.
The Healthy Aging and Wellness committee represents the Social Work Department at the MCPHD sponsored Healthy Older People Program (HOPP).
School-Based Social Work Services
Social Work/Behavioral Health Services are provided via School-Based Health Clinics at Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet School. The School-Based Health Clinic teams work within a multi-disciplinary team approach that includes a social worker, adolescent counselor, nurse practitioner, physician, nurse and dietitian in an effort to meet the health/physical and psychosocial needs of the students.
The department also provides social work/behavioral health services to students at John Marshall School, Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School, and Arlington School. Counseling services and group interactions are provided to help students better prepare for their future. Topics of discussion include grief and loss, communication skills, substance abuse, coping skills, relationship skills, and self-esteem.
D.A.E.S. (Drug Awareness Education Series)
The D.A.E.S. Program provides assessments, screenings, and substance use psycho-education to those experiencing initial substance use problems or issues. The JASAE assessment tool is utilized for this program and initial screenings.
Mental Health and Wellness Committee
Members of the Social Work staff participate in providing depression screenings at various community locations throughout the year and help bring awareness to the stigma of Suicide and Mental Health.
Safe Sitters Program
The Social Work Department facilitates 4 classes a year,throughout Marion County, to educate youth 11-14 on safe childcare sitting, skills, and techniques.
Mother/Baby Healthline (MBHL)
The Mother/Baby Healthline is a free confidential information and referral telephone service originally designed to combat infant mortality; and continues to promote healthy pregnancies, infants/children, and families in Marion County. Callers are also screened in the following areas; and provided resource information as/if needed to address: Family Planning, Family Violence, Immunizations, Lead in Homes, and Substance Abuse.