Project Fresh Light began through grant funding awarded to Wisconsin in 2006 made possible through a Center for Substance Abuse, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The goal of Project Fresh Light is to support and sustain the development of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder intervention and treatment services in Wisconsin. This website is designed to share current training and educational opportunities, evidence based practice and information regarding our providers of intervention and treatment to parents, youth and our communities.
PEERx : A resource for teens from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Adolescent Treatment Framework and Practice Guidelines
The Adolescent Treatment Framework and Practice Guidelines was initially developed by Scott Caldwell under contract from the Department of Health Services in 2008. The research on Adolescent Substance Use Disorder treatment existed in only a handful of studies in 1999 and has expanded to over 500 studies. This document is designed as a guide to the treatment, payors, families and youth in what works! It is current to 2010 and will be revised every 2 years to remain up to date.
Family Guide to Adolescent Services in WI
The development of the Family Guide to Adolescent Substance Abuse Information and Services in Wisconsin was contracted by the Department of Health Services to Wisconsin Family Ties. Stacey Balousek, of Wisconsin Family Ties, drafted this document with families to have as a resource that would be helpful to them. It is available by downloading or can be purchased for 5 dollars a copy at Wisconsin Family Ties. To order please contact them at 1-800-422-7145 or visit their website at www.wifamilyties.org.
Gender Studies Document
The Gender Studies program of the University of Wisconsin – Madison Continuing Education Department is a strong partner in supporting Adolescent Substance Use Treatment. Under Project Fresh Light grant funding, the Gender Studies program began a conference in 2006 to focus on the unique difference in gender specific treatment. The Boys and Girls at Risk Conference continues to be offered. “The Need for Gender-Specific Approaches in Adolescent Treatment” is a guiding document developed by Flo Hilliard, MSH. This document shares the best information on how to adopt gender sensitive approaches in the delivery of substance use disorder treatment.