The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports today announced the availability of up to $900,000 in funding for prevention providers to expand the “Triple P” Positive Parenting Program, an evidence-based practice shown to reduce risky behaviors among youth. Up to nine awards of a maximum of $100,000 each will be issued through a request for applications (RFA) process overseen by OASAS. Funding for this initiative is being provided through the federal State Opioid Response Grant.
“We experienced the first decrease in opioid overdose deaths in a decade, but we still have more work to do,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Co-Chair of the NYS Heroin and Opioid Task Force. “We are committed to investing in prevention services to help ensure the health and well-being of our young people across the state. This funding will expand services and support to increase awareness and resources available in our continued efforts to combat the opioid epidemic and save lives.”
“Prevention is a vital part of the continuum of addiction care, and having strong prevention services in place is an important way that we can help people build a foundation for long-term health,” OASAS Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez said. “With this funding we are continuing to further strengthen our prevention services across New York State by giving more people the tools and education they need to avoid future problems with addiction.”
The ‘Triple P’ Positive Parenting Program addresses youth risk factors such as substance use and juvenile offending, as well as pro-social behavior and emotional wellbeing. The Program has also delivered positive results in reducing parental depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflict, and increases positive family interactions.
The goal of this award is to build a collaborative infrastructure between prevention providers and non-traditional community partners that focuses on caregivers of at-risk young children aged 12 and younger, as well as to provide effective parent-centered prevention services through training and implementation oversight, especially for families who have been impacted by the opioid crisis. The full RFA is available to view here.
New Yorkers struggling with an addiction, or whose loved ones are struggling, can find help and hope by calling the state’s toll-free, 24-hour, 7-day-a-week HOPEline at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or by texting HOPENY (Short Code 467369).
Available addiction treatment including crisis/detox, inpatient, community residence, or outpatient care can be found using the NYS OASAS Treatment Availability Dashboard at FindAddictionTreatment.ny.gov or through the NYS OASAS website.