TAP (Targeting Adolescent Problems): Substance Abuse Crisis Hotline and Program 

Project Overview

3rd Funding Cycle Impact Award
     Project Start Date:          7/1/2007
     Project End Date:          6/30/2010
     Original Award Amount:   $449,694
     Adjusted Award Amount: $397,457*

Project Goal Statement: TAP (Targeting Adolescent Problems) will create a curriculum and screening tool, recruit and train volunteers, and conduct community outreach and education to ensure the success of a crisis line for adolescents and young adults experiencing complications due to the use of illicit substances.

 Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Fighting Back, Inc. / Jewish Family Services
Additional community partner organization names:

  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Children's Health Education Center-Children's Hospital and Health System
 Academic Partner:

Primary Academic Partner: M. Susan Jay, MD, Department of Pediatrics

 Project Progress Summary Reports:

     Project Progress Report Summary July 2007 - June 2008
     Project Progress Report Summary July 2008 - June 2009
     Project Progress Report Summary July 2009 - December 2009
     Project Final Report Summary

 Affiliated Web Pages:

    Children's Health Education Center
     Children's Hospital and Health System
     Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

 Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Articles
    • Featured in the Shepard Express. November 20, 2008.
    • Featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. January 13, 2009.
    • Featured in Milwaukee Magazine. Spring 2009.
    • Press release highlighting mPower’s video contest in the Wisconsin Education Association Council. September 23, 2009.
  • Media
    • Featured on Fox 6 Wake-up News. November 25, 2008.
    • Featured on Milwaukee Public Radio and TMJ4. Spring 2009.
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Developed and distrusted a variety of promotional materials throughout the community
    • Developed and distributed mobile alerts to participating teens
    • Hosted an event at a drug and alcohol-free venue. Fall 2009.
    • Co-hosted the 2nd Annual Frontline Series on Adolescent Substance Abuse Conference. October 20, 2009.
  • Poster
    • Poster presentation at the 2010 Society of Adolescent Medicine Conference.
  • Presentation
    • Presentation at the 3rd Annual Frontline Series on Adolescent Substance Abuse Conference. October 21, 2010.

*In 2009 award amounts, based on the remaining budget, were adjusted to reflect the decline in endowment asset value due to the downturn in the economy.

Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Research and Education Program (REP)
P: 414.955.8075 | E: ahw@mcw.edu

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
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