JCMS Community Problem Solving

Awarded Certificate of Appreciation

June 4, 2018

Location:  Paintsville KY 

On June 4, Phyllis Coleman, MCCC's Addictions Program Coordinator, presented Johnson County Middle School's Community Problem Solving team with a Certificate of Appreciation for their effort in raising awareness of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and helping the families of those born with NAS discover resources through technology. Pam Burton, JCMS’s Community Problem Solving coach, along with four CmPS team members are pictured receiving the certificate from Phyllis Coleman.

Johnson Middle School's CmPS team became a state champion for their project, "Hand in Hand: Bless One, Bless Two." This project involves ongoing donation drives for goods like diapers and blankets, along with "Hand in Hand," an informational app which was announced earlier this year. When Phyllis arrived, team members were hard at working launching the latest version of their app in preparation for tomorrow’s journey to Wisconsin for the 2018 Future Problem Solving Program International conference and Competition in Wisconsin. They also presented Phyllis with numerous infant and mother caregiving supplies purchased with proceeds from a recent fundraiser the team coordinated to benefit Serenity House.

The team’s app, “Hand in Hand,” is designed to provide females with substance use disorders, mothers of children with NAS, and family members of these females with helpful information related to existing community resources. Among the resources available through this app is Mountain Comprehensive Care Center's Serenity House, a residential treatment facility for pregnant females who are currently using opiates. Serenity House provides a multidisciplinary approach to recovery from substance use, and allows females to remain onsite and receive treatment after giving birth. MCCC would like to thank the JCMS Community Problem Solving team for helping to raise awareness about NAS and available resources for those affected by SUD.

JCMS's Community Problem Solving team's app, "Hand in Hand," is available at www.johnson.kyschools.us/cmps - to download the app, visit this address on your mobile device and click the share button on the bottom of your screen. Then, selecting “Add to Home Screen” allows you to access the app from your home screen.

Serenity House is located at 2555 Blacklog Road in Inez. For more information, please call Serenity House: 606-298-4872

If you would like to donate to Johnson County Middle School’s Community Problem Solving team, or if you would like more information, please email their team at jcms.cmps.17.18@gmail.com

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