As of: October 2019
Starting mid-October, we will begin recruiting clients for the individual aspect of the project. These participants will be recruited at the different organizations participating in the the agency aspect of C-LEARN and will be randomized into one of the two individual interventions (CR mobile app or CR+eCBT mobile app). The Community Resources (CR) app will only provide information on resources in the local community related to disaster, mental health, and other social services. The Community Resources and Coping Support (CR+CS) app will provide the same resource guide in the CR app, but it will also have an interactive component via regular text messages to help people manage stress in times of difficulty.
AGENCY INTERVENTIONS (COMPLETE)
Participating agencies were randomized into one of two intervention types, either Technical Assistance (TA) or Community Engagement and Planning (CEP). TA is a "Train the Trainer" approach that was used to teach agency staff about things like disaster preparedness, social risk factors, and mental health resilience, helping them be better educated on how to discuss these issues with their clients. CEP focuses on coalition building among agencies. In this intervention arm, community and service organizations were taught to network and collaborate across different sectors as a way to improve their ability to help clients with issues like the ones mentioned above.
AGENCY IDENTIFICATION (COMPLETE)
We have finished actively engaging organizations and agencies in C-LEARN. Selected agencies nominated administrators and providers to participate in one of the two agency interventions (CEP and TA). These interventions included educational resources and tools related to disaster preparedness & recovery, financial planning, housing assistance, depression, mental health, and problem-solving therapy.