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February 1, 2012

Kelly Madcharo, SCIP Program, (402) 483-4581, ext. 247  or
Marla Augustine, DHHS Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-4047 or

Prevention Added to Organization’s Name
SCIP Helps Families Find Resources
LINCOLN—The School Community Intervention Program has changed its name to the School Community Intervention and Prevention (SCIP) program.  The purpose of the name change is to better reflect the program’s dual purpose—intervention and prevention.  SCIP is a program of the Lincoln Medical Education Partnership (LMEP).
SCIP brings together families, school and the community to support student behavioral and emotional health.  SCIP trains professionals in both public and private schools to intervene and offer support on behalf of students to address substance abuse and mental health issues. The goal is the well-being of the student and the prevention of at-risk behaviors.
Currently, 114 schools across the state have SCIP teams.
SCIP helps families find resources to address difficult situations with their children. Through collaboration with behavioral health agencies across the state of Nebraska, screenings and evaluations for students may be available at no cost to determine if other services would benefit students.
Funding and support are provided by LMEP, community agencies and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Behavioral Health, United Way of Lincoln/Lancaster County, Region 4 Behavioral Health Systems, Region V Systems, and Lincoln Public Schools.
For more information on the School Community Intervention and Prevention Program, visit or call 402-483-4581, ext. 267.