PCAP Training

Initial Training

PCAP Background

  • Evidence‐based practices, PCAP program outcomes, cost effectiveness outcomes

The PCAP Model

  • Characteristics of effective case management, theoretical framework of the intervention, core components, enrollment criteria, staff roles and training, client recruitment, screening referrals, client intake

The PCAP Intervention

PCAP uses a two‐pronged approach:

  • With the client: establishing the relationship, learning the client’s story, the Difference Game, setting goals and treatment planning, assessing client strengths and needs, challenges, motivational interviewing
  • Within the community: services coordination, resolving service barriers

The Client File

  • Client services agreement, tracing information, services coordination, releases of information, medical information, goals and assessments, case notes, and correspondence

PCAP Best Practices

  • Client file reviews, weekly time summary, individual supervision, weekly group staffing, PCAP staff boundaries and standards, concrete activities, tracing tips, strategies for preventing future alcohol and drug exposed births, staff retention

Advocate/Case Manager Safety and Legal Protocols

  • Advocate safety, clients involved in the legal systems, mandated reporting, duty to warn

Finding Meaning in the Work

  • Avoiding burnout, balancing engagement with detachment

Evaluation Training

  • Evaluation basics, administration of clinical and research data collection forms, evaluation/sustainability issues
  • PCAP date entry using the DatStat web‐based data entry system

Training Materials and Resources

PCAP Website

PCAP Manual

PCAP Published Articles

Difference Game Cards

Sample Client File

SAMHSA CSAT “Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment”

  • Treatment Improvement Protocols (TIP) Series #35

Three books on FASD:

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Guide for Families and Communities, by Ann Streissguth
  • The Challenges of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Overcoming Secondary Disabilities, edited by Ann Streissguth and Jonathan Kanter
  • Understanding the Occurrence of Secondary Disabilities in Clients with FAS and FAE (FADU CDC Final Report)

PCAP Brochures & Note Cards

Sample Report to Funder

Videos (see Videos tab, above):

  • “PCAP ‐ Breaking the Cycle: Breaking the Cycle, Building New Lives”
    • Meet the advocates, observe a group staffing, see examples of effective case management, hear about the rewards of this work
  • “Working with the New Client: The PCAP Difference Game”
    • Demonstrates using the activity to begin establishing a relationship and setting boundaries with the new client
    • Demonstrates the administration of the Difference Game and setting baseline goals with the new client

Recommended Training

FASD Training

  • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD)
  • Implementing the PCAP intervention with women who have or may have an FASD

Field Observation

  • with experienced PCAP supervisors, including: intake ASI observation and ASI coding practice, aspects of PCAP administration, individual supervision, group staffing
  • with experienced PCAP case managers, including: home visitation, work with community service provider agencies, individual case manager supervision, group staffing

Additional/optional ongoing technical assistance and consultation is available.

Cost of Training

  • For PCAP training costs and other training information, please contact Stacy Dimmich by email: sdimmich@uw.edu