MY-PROUD Program

The Michigan Youth Prevention and Recovery for Opioid Use Disorders (MY-PROUD) program provides training and workforce development for interprofessional students and providers on opioid use disorder prevention and recovery.

The goal of MY-PROUD is to increase the number of current and future professionals trained in OUD prevention, treatment, and recovery services for adolescents and transitional-age youth in medical and educational settings. To reach this goal, MY-PROUD trainings are available for students, community members, and program partners.

MY-PROUD is federally funded through a $1.35 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration. It was awarded to WMU professors Dr. Ann ChapleauDepartment of Occupational TherapyDr. Jennifer HarrisonSchool of Social Work, and Dr. Bridget  E. WellerSchool of Social Work.  

MY-PROUD COMPONENTS

  • MY-PROUD provides training in five core areas: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), motivational interviewing, sensory-based interventions for  trauma-informed care, culturally responsive behavioral health practices, and overdose prevention and intervention. 
  • Stipends of $10,000 for WMU social work and occupational therapy graduate student participants  

PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

  • Graduate students who have a qualifying Master of Social Work concentration or Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Level II field placement in education or healthcare in Calhoun, Jackson, Muskegon, or Van Buren County are eligible to apply to be a program participant.  As a program participant, students work with the MY-PROUD team at the beginning and end of each semester to set up program goals and complete program focus groups.  In addition, MY-PROUD students attend 18 hours of training in five key areas, offered at multiple times and locations. 
  • Interested community members who wish to participate in the trainings may do so by emailing swrk-myproud@wmich.edu. We will add you to the email list so that you will receive information regarding our training opportunities.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

All students placed  at eligible field placement sites are  invited to apply for MY-PROUD. There is no GPA requirement associated with the program. To apply, please complete this online MY-PROUD Application. All students at MY-PROUD sites may participate in the training, whether they receive the stipend or not.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR STUDENTS

Click here to read our MY-PROUD FAQ document or email swrk-myproud@wmich.edu for a copy of the FAQ.

EVENTS

Please contact swrk-myproud@wmich.edu to learn about future trainings offered by the MY-PROUD program. 

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PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

The WMU School of Social Work and Department of Occupational Therapy are always looking for opportunities to partner with behavioral health, healthcare, and educational organizations in the Southwest Michigan community and region. For more information on working with WMU social work or occupational therapy students, please contact: 

  • Ann ChapleauDr. Ann Chapleau | ann.chapleau@wmich.edu | (269) 387-7242 
    Ann Chapleau, DHS, OTR/L, is a professor of occupational therapy at WMU. She has more than 30 years of clinical, administrative and research experience in the behavioral health field. Ann’s current research includes outcome measurement using Goal Attainment Scaling and development of a goal scaling mobile and web-based application, Goal Scaling Solutions (GSS). She is also working with a research team to develop HIPAA-compliant technology for digitization of historical psychiatric records. 
  • Jennifer HarrisonDr. Jennifer Harrison | jennifer.harrison@wmich.edu | (269) 387-2556 
    Jennifer Harrison, PhD, LMSW, CAADC is a social worker and chemical addictions counselor.  She is an associate professor and the interim director for the School of Social Work at WMU. Jennifer has been in clinical, research and administrative practice for more than 25 years. Her research, teaching, and service interests include international social justice, co-occurring mental health, substance abuse and medical needs among adults, peer services, and translational research in evidence-based behavioral health. 
  • Bridget WellerDr. Bridget E. Weller| bridget.weller@wmich.edu | (919) 360-5036
    Bridget E. Weller, Ph.D., is an associate professor for the School of Social Work at WMU.  Dr. Weller’s research focuses on promoting and achieving equity in access, quality, and outcomes experienced by individuals with mental health disorders from racial and ethnic minority groups.  She also specializes in statistics.  She is a licensed clinical social worker, with a specialization in using science to improve mental health outcomes for adolescents and their caregivers.