'School Community Intervention & Prevention' exists to help students conquer high-risk behaviors
Questions & answers about SCIP
What Is SCIP?
SCIP refers to the School Community Intervention & Prevention program. This four-component program to assist students experiencing difficulty in the learning environment was developed jointly by representatives from both the community and Lincoln Public Schools. It is currently sponsored by the Lincoln Public School system, Lincoln Medical Education Partnership (LMEP), United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County, Region V Systems, and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Addiction Services.
What Is the Purpose of SCIP?
The purpose of SCIP is threefold:
1) To identify students exhibiting high risk behaviors which interfere with their ability to learn. These behaviors may or may not be related to the use of alcohol and/or other drugs.
2) To provide alternative approaches in helping students deal with these problems.
3) To provide a support system for students and parents to address problem areas both within and outside the school setting.
How Does SCIP Assist Student?
The program has four (4) components, each of which assists students.
1) IDENTIFICATION of students who exhibit problematic behavior.
2) INTERVENTION with the student, parents, and a school representative from the SCIP Team to describe problem behavior and to seek solutions and explore options which will increase the student's chance of being successful in school.
3) REFERRAL to a community agency tailored to youth and families.
4) STUDENT SUPPORT to assist students in the school environment. The goal of individual and group support is to aid the recovery process of the student.
How Are Students Referred to SCIP?
Students are referred to SCIP by teachers, students, administrators, friends, parents, or by self. Once a referral is made, teachers are asked to observe the student's behavior in class and forward information to the SCIP team. The team reviews the information and decides what action should be taken.
What Actions Can Be Taken?
Referral to SCIP does not always indicate a problem with alcohol and/or drugs. Students who exhibit high risk behaviors can be referred for assistance to a counselor, community agency, or a faculty member who can offer assistance.
If behaviors indicate the possibility of involvement with alcohol and/or other drugs, the intervention process is used to encourage students and their parents to obtain an evaluation at a community agency.
Where Can I Receive More Information?
Contact a SCIP team member at your school or the:
Lincoln Medical Education Partnership
4600 Valley Road
Lincoln, Nebraska 68510
2023-2024 SCIP Team Members:
Vernon Golladay (443-4332 ext. 3002)
John Harris (443-4332 ext. 3229)
Jennifer Johnson (443-4250 ext. 1045)
Marc Kaminski (443-3101 ext. 2002)
Cynthia Klepper (443-4250 ext. 1005, or 443-3101 ext. 2106)
Ben Kreifels (443-4250 ext. 1002)
Heidi Fessler (443-3101 ext. 2116)
Josh Trutna (443-4250 ext. 1003)
Overview and Instructions on Arranging a SCIP Evaluation/Screening
If the SCIP team has concerns regarding your child's behaviors and feels that services from an outside counseling agency may assist your child in improving that behavior, you will be contacted by a member of the school’s SCIP team to discuss this further. If you and the SCIP team member wish to pursue counseling from one of the outside agencies that provides counseling services on the Wahoo Public Schools site, you will then be asked to complete the requisite intake paperwork in order for services to be provided.