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:
- Introduction to the I-CCAP model,
- Client assessment focused on risk and protective factors,
- Interview skills (motivational interviewing),
- Effective treatment/service planning (automated and needs driven),
- Case management strategies (supervision, advocacy and brokerage), and
- 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:
- A foundation document providing a conceptual/theoretical explanation of the model;
- Separate training curricula for each of the six modules;
- A staff trainee reference guide;
- Three overview presentations on the I-CCAP model (with different levels of detail for different audiences);
- Written and electronic promotional material; and
- 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.