As I generally do, if something pops into my head, I just ask the question. So I wanted to ask you all for any and all advice or information or suggestions you may have.
I am probably leaving my pediatric practice to start a new one with a local counseling/substance abuse service - I'm really into the concept of rural integrated care and bringing everyone in the community in as partners.
We are a small rural community of 3000 with very few resources, but we have people who know how to write community grants etc. And like most rural communities, we have a significant allostatic load of multigenerational poverty and trauma and the consequences like Suicide, Opioid Overdose Deaths, Alcoholic Liver Disease, Hepatitis C and HIV.
I was just re-listening to Dr. Frank Putnam's 2013 lecture at the AVA conference ( http://www.avahealth.org/video...tergenerational.html ) and I was wondering if anyone out there could help me figure out the best ways to get Triple P, PCIT, for the Juvenile Justice Kids - Julian Ford's Target and whatever else you can think into our rural community. I myself am going to be training to do Neurofeedback and maybe even Internal Family Systems in addition to being a general pediatrician. We have the Public Health Department, the Early Child Development Zero to Three, MIHP, Great Start and others in our corner and on our side to develop programs that don't exist in a rural community like ours.
I will be going to the Boston Trauma Conference for a second year in a row and many of you know that I know a lot about this stuff. So I'm not totally new to all the concepts of how to treat trauma effectively.
I hope this makes sense as I am in-between patients.
Any advice or connections you could provide would be awesome.
Thanks A Bunch and I Thank You all from the bottom of my heart for everything you are doing to bring communities happy childhoods and hope for a bright and better tomorrow.