TAP (Targeting Adolescent Problems): Substance Abuse Crisis Hotline and Program 

Project Overview (PDF)

3rd Funding Cycle Impact Award

Project Start Date: July 1, 2007
Project End Date: June 30, 2010
Original Award Amount: $449,694
Adjusted Award Amount: $397,457*

Project Goal Statement: TAP (Targeting Adolescent Problems) will create a curriculum and screening tool, recruit and train volunteers, and conduct community outreach and education to ensure the success of a crisis line for adolescents and young adults experiencing complications due to the use of illicit substances.

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  Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Fighting Back, Inc. / Jewish Family Services
Additional Community Partner Organization Names:

  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Children's Health Education Center-Children's Hospital and Health System
  Academic Partner:

Primary Academic Partner: M. Susan Jay, MD, Department of Pediatrics

  Project Progress Summary Reports:
  Affiliated Web Pages:
  Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Articles
    • Featured in the Shepard Express. November 20, 2008.
    • Featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. January 13, 2009.
    • Featured in Milwaukee Magazine. Spring 2009.
    • Press release highlighting mPower’s video contest in the Wisconsin Education Association Council. September 23, 2009.
  • Media
    • Featured on Fox 6 Wake-up News. November 25, 2008.
    • Featured on Milwaukee Public Radio and TMJ4. Spring 2009.
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Developed and distrusted a variety of promotional materials throughout the community
    • Developed and distributed mobile alerts to participating teens
    • Hosted an event at a drug and alcohol-free venue. Fall 2009.
    • Co-hosted the 2nd Annual Frontline Series on Adolescent Substance Abuse Conference. October 20, 2009.
  • Poster
    • Poster presentation at the 2010 Society of Adolescent Medicine Conference.
  • Presentation
    • Presentation at the 3rd Annual Frontline Series on Adolescent Substance Abuse Conference. October 21, 2010.

*In 2009 award amounts, based on the remaining budget, were adjusted to reflect the decline in endowment asset value due to the downturn in the economy.

Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
(414) 955-4350 | healthierwisconsin@mcw.edu