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Collaborative Projects W/ Special Populations
  • Project Mainstream
    Presented on women's issues at their regional meeting in Chicago to train medical students on addictions

  • Real Choice Systems Change
    Collaborative Project to develop consumer-driven approaches to community integration of services for complex multi-system cases such as mental illness, homelessness, developmental and physical disabilities.

  • Chicago Homeless Coalition
    Collaboration for homeless addicted pregnant and parenting women.

  • Women in Criminal Justice System
    Collaborative Curriculum Development/training and consulting for corrections and probation officers and staff in women's program.

  • MISA Criminal Justice Clients - Training to help clients to accurately assess and ignitve the motivators for MISA criminal justice clients

  • Housing
    Illinois Residential Extended Care Association Founder and Past President of association of providers of halfway houses, recovery homes for substance abusers. Consultant to DePaul University on Oxford House evaluation.

  • MISA (Mentally Ill Substance Abusers)
    Training/ technical assistance to MISA programs.

  • Collaborative Projects with Domestic Violence
    Facilitated focus groups and strategic planning for community groups convening representatives from substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence, sexual assault, primary care, housing, and the courts.

  • Child Welfare & Substance Abuse
    Project Manager for Project SAFE and the DCFS Initiative, an award winning child welfare and substance abuse collaborative project. Under Maya's management SAFE maintained a 70% success rate.

  • Infant Mortality Reduction Projects
    Healthy Moms/Healthy Kids/ Healthy Start successful collaborative infant mortality reduction initiatives.

  • Collaboration W/ Department on Aging
    Conducted focus groups with elderly substance abusers.
    Grandparents Raising Grandchildren project in Illinois.
    Trains Case Managers for the Ill. Dept on Aging.

  • Adolescent
    Training and technical assistance to programs with prevention, early intervention and treatment services for adolescents in Illinois.

  • Male Initiative
    Consultant on the planning committee, focus groups, and long range planning for special issue males, such as diverse cultures, homeless, gay, disabled, mentally ill, criminal justice, adolescents, gang related.

  • ASAM
    Training of trainers and trains compliance monitors, technical assistance and help desk for providers questions related to ASAM

  • Compliance Monitoring
    Training compliance monitors on rules, policies, and special populations.

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