2010 ANNUAL REPORT

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2010 ANNUAL REPORT


“If you talk to a man in a
language he understands,
that goes to his head.

If you talk to him in his
language, that goes to his
heart
.”


-

Nelson Mandela



WHO WE ARE…


“CETPA is the first, and still only,
Latino agency to earn a Drug
Abuse Treatment License by the
State of Georgia and national
accreditation (2004
-
2013) by the
Commission on Accreditation of
Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) to
provide integrated outpatient
behavioral health treatment and
prevention services in Georgia in
English and/or Spanish.”


12 years later and with the help of
many people, agencies, and
organizations,
we are still here
.

CETPA’s own Virtual Reality Clinic.


The Clinic for Education, Treatment and Prevention of Addiction (CETPA) Inc., a non
-
profit organization in Norcross, Georgia, is grateful for the opportunity of developing
and implementing the CETPA Virtual Reality Clinic (CVRC). CETPA proposes to
leverage this technology to enhance and expand the capacity of substance abuse
treatment to serve persons who have been underserved because of lack of access
to treatment in their immediate community.


Currently, structured bilingual, culturally appropriate and evidence
-
based services
for Latinos and their families are non
-
existent within the State of Georgia. This gap
that impacts our primary audience (Adult Latinos) includes issues such as
transportation, childcare, an inadequate number of substance abuse treatment
providers in Latino communities, and/or financial constraints.


As a solution, CETPA has created the CVRC, which combines the Internet, web
-
based
video
-
conferencing services, and android tablets, to expand and enhance our ability
to effectively communicate with persons in treatment and to track and manage their
health to ensure the treatment and services are available based on their needs.
Through the CVRC, the client will also be able to communicate with their counselor
from their own home or other appropriate / convenient place. They will see
“bookstore” which will provide a wealth of information of various diagnosis and
medications in English and in Spanish.


And
, they will be able to see a virtual “file cabinet” in order to view assignments and
specific information which will be used by the counselor in the recovery process,
these documents will also be available in the client’s primary language. Ideally, the
client would be able to visit CETPA’s brick and mortar offices for their first
appointment, so that we can meet them, perform the initial assessments, collect
laboratory blood work and perform the initial drug testing. If this is not possible,
CETPA would use Community Support Individuals that would be able to drive to the
client’s home with a portable computer to help the client receive these services
and/or provide transportation to CETPA
.



NEW IN 2010


ONLINE CLINIC:

CETPA’s Virtual Reality Clinic (CVRC),
which can be
accessed from anywhere in the world via the world wide
web, includes a compatible computer device with access to
the Internet, 2
-
way video, and two
-
way audio (headsets for
confidentiality). In certain situations, where the client only
has access to the Internet, CETPA will provide them the
temporary use of a compatible computer device from
which they can communicate with their clinician.


CETPA’S VIRTUAL REALITY CLINIC:

TREATMENT PROGRAMS:

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES


CETPA
provides individual, family and group counseling for people suffering
negative consequences from alcohol and drug use or addiction, for a variety of
mental health issues and employee assistance programs.

We are committed to
provide the following professional services:


Evaluations/Assessments:

CETPA provides Substance Abuse, Mental Health, and Psychiatric evaluations for
adults and adolescents in Spanish and in English. These evaluations are separate
from the treatment evaluations which a client receives when they are applying for
admission at CETPA.

The result of these evaluations may or may not involve
continued utilization of services at CETPA.

This decision is based on the results of
the evaluation and other exams.


Individual Counseling:

Sessions will be provided for clients that qualify for this level of counseling or for
clients who chose individual counseling as a form or continued care.


Family counseling:

Sessions will be provided for clients and their spouse/family to involve them in the
recovery process and to begin healing their relationships.


Group Counseling:

Different types of groups are available for clients needing ASAM Level I treatment
or higher.

The minimum length of stay is usually 12 weeks. However, depending
on circumstances, the minimum length of stay for some clients will be 18 weeks or
longer.


We offer the first and only Spanish language ASAM Level II treatment in the state
of Georgia, offering a minimum of nine hours of services per week
.

TREATMENT PROGRAMS:

Supportive Counseling:

Full hour or half
-
hour groups covering recovery skills and the introduction 12
-
Step philosophy.

These groups are integrated into Level I or Level II programs
.


Online Counseling:

Through CETPA’s very own Virtual Reality Clinic we can provide clients the same
counseling services as we do in the office


but in the comfort of their own
home through HIPAA compliant Video Conferencing.


Group Education:

One
and one
-
half hour education lectures are provided as part of the Level I or
Level II programs or as an added support to those in individual or family
counseling.

Topics and presenters vary each time and include stress
management, communication and HIV/AIDS, among others.


Family Program:

Our family program attempts to engage the family in the process of recovery
from the beginning.

The family program meets on a regular basis.

Family
members of all ages are invited to attend.


Nursing Services:

As part of the admission process, our clients receive a Physical Assessment by a
nurse.

The nursing services include a Physician's assessment, laboratory
analysis, tuberculosis (TB) testing, drug testing and voluntary HIV/AIDS testing.


Medication Management:

Our Medical Director provides medication management services to our clients
at CETPA.

Our nurse can provide any testing necessary before a client is placed
on psychotropic medications.



TREATMENT PROGRAMS:

SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM


In the Fall of the year 2000, we launched the first bi
-
lingual and bi
-
cultural Latino
Youth Prevention Program in the State of Georgia.

Since then, we have developed a
Latino Youth Prevention Program for boys and a Latina Youth Prevention Program for
girls that we currently deliver in four counties to over 350 Latino youth.

Our
programs are delivered both at the schools we serve after school hours and at our
Norcross office on Saturdays.


Our programs utilize components of Latino Programs developed by the Substance
Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), cultural components and
an alternative recreational component.


COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS


CETPA is dedicated to educating our community about the myths and realities of
substance abuse and the common misunderstanding of mental illness. We have
criss
-
crossed

the state providing free community education seminars and continue
to do so as part of our outreach program.

To schedule your seminar, please contact
us at pmancini@cetpa.org or call (770) 662
-
0249.

PREVENTION PROGRAMS:

The CETPA Prevention Programs provide prevention efforts to
the
Latino community in Georgia in an attempt to increase the
awareness and the knowledge about alcohol, tobacco and other
drugs, and other risk factors. Our primary goal is to educate
children, parents and families and to help them make healthier
choices in order to avoid the pitfalls of the many risks present
today in their lives.


CETPA provides prevention efforts targeted to Latino youth
whose risk of developing substance abuse or other dangerous
behaviors is significantly higher than others by virtue of
belonging to that subgroup. We accomplish this through
community workshops, educational fairs and dissemination of
information.


CETPA provides prevention efforts through after
-
school
programs targeted to Latino youth. We provide gender
-
appropriate programs: ¡Soy
Unica
, Soy Latina! for girls and ¡Niño
Sano, Hombre
Fuerte
! For boys. Our programs deliver our own
bilingual curriculum in combination with The Mendez
Foundation curriculum “Too Good For
Drugs
and Violence”. In
addition we teach alternative activities such as dance, music
and soccer. We also provide prevention summer camps
providing healthy alternatives for Latino youth and their families.


CETPA’s Latino Youth Prevention Program received the 2003
Exemplary Award from the Substance Abuse Mental Health
Services Administration (SAMHSA) in Washington D.C. as a
Promising Program. Currently CETPA is preparing to submit this
program to the National Registry of Effective Programs and
Practices (NREPP).

DREAM’RS CLUBHOUSE:


CETPA’s Latino Youth Clubhouse


The Clinic for Education, Treatment and Prevention of Addiction, Inc.

(CETPA) is very proud of its latest program, The Latino Youth

Clubhouse ("Dreamers").


The Latino Youth Clubhouse Program is designed to provide a

comprehensive and unique set of services for children and families

coping with the isolation, stigma and other challenges of substance

use and co
-
occurring (substance abuse and mental health) disorders.


The Clubhouse is providing the Latino youth who are receiving

counseling services at CETPA, with support services including:


-

Tutoring

-

GED preparation

-

SAT preparation

-

Employment counseling

-

Social activities such as outings

-

Game room

-

Exercise

-

Aftercare services and

-

Peer support services


CHANGE: Hours of Operation


Monday
-

Friday

2:00 PM to 9:00 PM (when school is open)

Monday
-

Friday

10:00 AM to 9:00 PM (when school is closed)

Saturday

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Sunday

Closed

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2010:


Doug
Brush,CACII


Director’s
Men’s Program

Chairman


Metro
Atlanta Recovery Residences,
Inc

2815
Clearview

Place




Suite 100

Doraville
, GA 30340

678
-
805
-
5109

doug.brush@marrinc.com





Jim
Seckman,MAC,CACII,CCS

Clinical
Director

Secretary


Metro
Atlanta Recovery Residences,
Inc

2815
Clearview

Place




Suite 100

Doraville, GA 30340

678
-
805
-
5106

jim.seckman@marrinc.com








Guillermo
Zuñiga
-
Ordoñez

Compliance
and Community Outreach Director

10485
Alpharetta

Street

El
Banco de Nuestra Comunidad

Roswell, GA 30189

678
-
585
-
0808

gzuniga@elbancousa.com





James D. Levine


Attorney
at Law

303 Peachtree St.

McKenna
Long & Aldridge LLP

Suite 5300

Atlanta GA


30308

404/527
-
4090

jlevine@mckennalong.com





Pablo A.
Pittaluga


K12
Account Executive GA Solution Sales

1350
Northmeadwood

Pkwy.

Johnson
Controls,
Inc

Ste

100

Roswell, GA 30076

770
-
815
-
8233.

pablo.a.pittaluga@jci.com






Sonia
Alvarez
-
Robinson

Consultant

3365 Maxwell Drive SW

PricewaterhouseCoopers
, LLP

Marietta, GA 30060

770
-
434
-
2541 Home

612
-
701
-
9784
Cel
.

salvarezrobinson@gmail.com





Pierluigi Mancini, Ph.D.

Executive
Director

6020 Dawson Blvd.
Ste

I

CETPA
, Inc.

Norcross, GA 30093

770
-
662
-
0249

pmancini@cetpa.org





OUR TEAM MEMBERS:

Abreu

Jennifer A.

Aguirre

Mariana

Alvarez

Carla

Artadi

Jose Maria

Barker

Audrey

Baroni

Michelle

Benitez

Carmen

Calderon

Manuel A.

Cardona

Franchesca

Espinosa

Marcela

Ferrer

Karelis

Flynt

Maryangel

Gobea

Rosario

Higuita

Henry

Hokett

Bobby

Juliao

Gloria

Kennedy

Alexandria

Lozano

Sergio

Lugo
Moscoso

Marielle

Machado

Laura

Mancini

Gladys

Mancini

Pierluigi

Mancini

Robin M.

Manon

Jeniffer

Melara

Veronica

Morales Munoz

Teresa

Mosley

Patricia

Parker

Walter

Parker

Jennifer A.

Pascual

Sandra

Plazas

Diana M.

Pleytez

Janeette

Rodriguez

Raul

Rosado

Diana

Seckman

Stella

Sheetz

Rebecca

Solis

Elhy

Zelaya

Dolka

Michelle

Zúñiga

Norma A.

REWARDS AND RECOGNITION:

Employee of the Month:


January 2010


Jennifer Parker


February 2010


Alejandro Calderon


March 2010


Stella Seckman


April 2010


Marcela Espinosa


May 2010


Norma
Zúñinga


June 2010


Gloria Juliao


July 2010


Mariana Aguirre


August 2010


Sergio Lozano


September 2010


Franchesca

Cardona


October 2010


Jeaneett Pleytez


November 2010


Henry Higuita


December 2010


Michelle Baroni


Employee of the Year


STELLA SECKMAN


Congratulations!!!!