The Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals (MCDPDHHI)

The Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals

Format:          Outreach and Training Program

 

MCDPDHHI meets the communication and cultural needs of deaf and hard of hearing persons in chemical dependency treatment by providing outreach, training, and materials to deaf and hard of hearing individuals, as well as service providers. Written materials used in the Program are modified and video materials are presented with sign, voice and captions. TTY’s (which allow deaf people to communicate on the phone), assistive listening devices and decoders for the television are among the special equipment provided for patients. Training topics include but are not limited to:
Assessment of Alcohol/Other Drug use with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons, Barriers to Treatment and Recovery, Culturally Appropriate Tools and Approaches in Assessment and Treatment, Clinical Approaches in Substance Abuse Treatment with Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons, Prevention / Education Topics and Techniques, Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence, Special Issues in Chemical Dependency Treatment (Abuse, Grief, Family Issues), Variables that Impact Treatment and Recovery, Relapse Prevention and Aftercare, Communication Issues in Assessment, Treatment & Recovery,  and Dual Diagnosis Issues (Mental Health/Chemical Dependency).

Contact URL  http://www.mncddeaf.org/                            

 

Contact Agency      

MCDPDHHI      

2450 Riverside Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55454

toll free 1-800-282-3323 (V/TTY)