Two-Year Expansion Project for Skill Development in Motivational Interviewing across the State of Maine (2003–2005)

CCSME conducted a two-year expansion project on motivational interviewing skills together with with Muskie Center for Learning with funds from the Maine Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services.

Partnership for the Transfer of Knowledge into Practice for Co-Occurring Recovery (2001–2004)

CCSME developed curricula, wrote and directed the grant, and implemented a statewide Train the Trainer program. The Mental Health Funding Collaborative funded this partnership with a three-year grant of $112,000.

One-Year Pilot Project for Skill Development in Motivational Interviewing for Case Managers in Region 1 (2001–2002)

CCSME contracted with Muskie Center for Learning to develop case managers’ motivational interviewing skills with funds from the Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services.

Community Action Grant, Creating a System Welcoming to Individuals with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders (2001–2002)

CCSME consulted with the Office of Substance Abuse and participated in a grant to create a system which is welcoming to individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration funded CCSME’s work with a budget of $70,000.

Recovery Stories (2001)

Together with NAMI Maine, CCSME produced a video documenting five individual stories of co-occurring disorder recovery. The project was funded by Janssen Pharmaceutica Research Foundation and Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.

Conference Knowledge Dissemination Grant – Maine Kids: The Way Life Should Be: Treating Adolescents with Co-Occurring Disorders (2000)

CCSME organized a two-day conference on adolescent co-occurring disorders. The conference included on-site technical assistance. CCSME wrote and directed the grant. The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration and Region I Children Cabinet funded the grant with a budget of $70,000.

Intensive Training Initiatives on Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Individuals with Substance Abuse and Relapse Prevention for Co-Occurring Disorders (1997)

CCSME worked with nine teams across Maine to train and implement dialectical behavior therapy for individuals with substance abuse (DBT-S). CCSME also developed Relapse Prevention groups, wrote and directed the grant, and produced a monograph on Relapse Prevention for Co-Occurring Disorders. The Maine Office of Substance Abuse funded these projects with a budget of $80,000.

Dual Disorders Service Integration and Reimbursement Demonstration Project (1993–1996)

CCSME directed the Collaborative and Enhanced Community Care Service component of the Dual Disorders Service Integration and Reimbursement Demonstration Project and assisted with writing the grant.

This project served as an umbrella for the implementation of Maine Medical Center’s ACCESS (ACT) Team, the first integrated co-occurring ACT team in Maine providing services to individuals with substance use disorders and Axis I and/or Axis II psychiatric disorders. The Maine Office of Substance Abuse, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Bingham Program funded the project for three years at an annual rate of $500,000.

Integrated Criminal Justice/Human Service Project (1995)

CCSME conducted pre- and post-booking diversion planning for the Maine criminal justice system, cross-trained staff, and wrote and directed the grant. The Maine Sheriff’s Association Mental Health Initiative funded the grant with an annual budget of $57,000.