Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Hendree Jones, UNC Horizons, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Project Run Dates
3/1/2013 to 12/31/2013
The overall goal of the Project is to contribute to the prevention and reduction of morbidity, mortality, and social burden from crack cocaine and coca paste abuse and dependence and related crime and violence in the Southern Cone member states. The specific objective of the Project is to develop, implement, and evaluate prevention and treatment interventions in Brazil, for youth who are at risk for or actively using crack cocaine (hereinafter known as “smokable cocaine”). The underlying objectives that support the overall goal and objective include: 1) Develop, adapt, train, implement, and evaluate specialized protocols to treat smokable cocaine addicted youth within the existing network of educational, medical, and social supports available through public and private services in the Southern Cone countries. 2) Develop, adapt, train, implement, and evaluate specialized protocols to prevent smokable cocaine addiction among youth within the existing network of educational, medical, and social supports available through public and private services in the Southern Cone countries. 3) Develop a coordinated and sustainable network system with key community stakeholders to better provide wrap around services to the population of focus. 4) All services to be developed with key stakeholders in the community, performed within the community, and by the community.