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"...uses a research and theory-based approach to behavior change, instructing staff in areas critical to addressing delinquent behaviors."

Developmental History

From 2001-2004, the I-CCAP model was developed and field-tested in North Dakota and Georgia state juvenile correctional agencies and it is currently being implemented in Connecticut. (It is also being considered for implementation in two additional states.) The I-CCAP model and related staff development and training program uses a research and theory-based approach to behavior change, instructing staff in areas critical to addressing delinquent behaviors.

The current training program includes the following six integrated components:

  1. Introduction to the I-CCAP model,
  2. Client assessment focused on risk and protective factors,
  3. Interview skills (motivational interviewing),
  4. Effective treatment/service planning (automated and needs driven),
  5. Case management strategies (supervision, advocacy and brokerage), and
  6. Behavioral intervention techniques.

Over the last three years, extensive materials have been developed to support both initial training by consultants and follow-up training by internal agency staff who have developed expertise in the I-CCAP model. These materials include:

  1. A foundation document providing a conceptual/theoretical explanation of the model;
  2. Separate training curricula for each of the six modules;
  3. A staff trainee reference guide;
  4. Three overview presentations on the I-CCAP model (with different levels of detail for different audiences);
  5. Written and electronic promotional material; and
  6. Additional background educational materials, including an extensive literature review on teen substance abuse treatment, resources and web links.

The web-based instructional products build from these existing materials.