Oklahoma's Partnership for Success Initiative

Last updated Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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A diverse group of multiple state and local partners, including the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS), is working to address negative consequences associated with the number of Oklahoma children in foster care and children impacted by other adverse experiences. The group is exploring best practice options and opportunities involving the existing Family Drug Court program as well as new strategies that specifically address poor outcomes associated with substance abuse in the home. The partnership is specifically interested in incorporating zero to five and infant and early childhood mental health services. Outcomes of interest include a reduction in child maltreatment, a decrease in the number of days children spend in out-of-home placements, and an increased rate of family reunification. This initiative will target the most vulnerable families and may include services such as: Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), individual substance abuse counseling, group counseling and parenting classes. Family Drug Court is an innovative program that addresses maltreatment and out-of-home placement using a two-generational court-based model.