A special thanks to our partners at the UNC Suicide Prevention Institute for providing these insights and guidance on assessing the quality of platforms. Funding provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina allowed the Carolina Across 100 team to provide compensation for mental healthcare service chosen by the teams. The UNC Suicide Prevention Institute, with coordination from the Carolina Across 100 team, provided insights on the pros, cons, relevance, and cost of various online therapy platforms and applications to the OSOW teams.
The teams were not limited to the platforms assessed. To the contrary, they were encouraged to explore other platforms and choose the ones that would work best for the Opportunity Youth in their community. As always, community members best know their needs and OSOW seeks to facilitate, but not intercept, decision making.
And, so it begins
Carolina Across 100’s deep involvement with the community collaborative teams ends in December 2023.
Funding for services accessed by young adults will be available until May 2024, allowing for the continued support of these young adults’ pursuit of their mental well-being.
Thank you again to our dedicated community teams for supporting these young people, and to our partners whose shared commitment to supporting North Carolina Opportunity Youth made this possible!
Want to find out how you fit into this work? Join us for North Carolina’s first statewide summit on Opportunity Youth. Visit our event page to learn more.
Carolina Across 100 is a five-year initiative charged by Chancellor Guskiewicz and housed at the School of Government’s ncIMPACT Initiative. This pan-University effort, guided by the Carolina Engagement Council, will form meaningful partnerships with communities in all 100 North Carolina counties to respond to challenges stemming from or exacerbated by COVID-19.