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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 95 / Monday, May 18, 2015 / Notices Number of respondents Respondents Total .......................................................................................................... Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 2–1057, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857 OR email her a copy at summer.king@samhsa.hhs.gov. Written comments should be received by July 17, 2015. Summer King, Statistician. BILLING CODE 4162–20–P [FR Doc. 2015–11891 Filed 5–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Treatment; Notice of Meeting Pursuant to Public Law 92–463, notice is hereby given that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) National Advisory Council will meet on June 16, 2015, from 2:00 p.m.– 3:15 p.m. (EDT) and June 24, 2016, from 2:00 p.m.—3:15 p.m. (EDT). Both meetings will be closed to the public. The meetings will include discussion and evaluation of grant applications reviewed by Initial Review Groups, and involve an examination of confidential financial and business information as well as personal information concerning the applicants. Therefore, both meetings will be closed to the public, as determined by the SAMHSA Administrator, in accordance with Title 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4) and (6) and (c)(9)(B) and 5 U.S.C. App. 2, Section 10(d). The meetings will be held virtually. Meeting information and a roster of Council members may be obtained either by accessing the SAMHSA Council Web site at: http:// www.samhsa.gov/about-us/advisorycouncils/csat-national-advisory-council or by contacting LCDR Holly Berilla. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Summer King, Statistician, SAMHSA. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Council Name: SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment National Advisory Council. Date/Time/Type: June 16, 2015, 2:00 p.m.– 3:15 p.m. EDT, CLOSED; June 24, 2015, 2:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m. EDT, CLOSED. Place: Virtual—Teleconference. Contact: LCDR Holly Berilla, Acting Designated Federal Official, CSAT National Advisory Council, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, Maryland 20857 (mail), 18:52 May 15, 2015 Telephone: (240) 276–1252, Fax: (240) 276– 2252, Email: holly.berilla@samhsa.hhs.gov. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [FR Doc. 2015–11894 Filed 5–15–15; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 548 Jkt 235001 In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 concerning opportunity for public comment on proposed collections of information, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the information collection plans, call the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276–1243. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Proposed Project: Data Resource Toolkit Protocol for the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP)—Revision The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) as part of an interagency agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides a toolkit to be used for the purposes of collecting data on the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP). The CCP PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Responses per respondent Burden per response (hours) ........................ ........................ 28283 Total burden 10,960 provides supplemental funding to states and territories for individual and community crisis intervention services during a federal disaster. The CCP has provided disaster mental health services to millions of disaster survivors since its inception and, as a result of 30 years of accumulated expertise, it has become an important model for federal response to a variety of catastrophic events. Recent State CCPs include programs in New Jersey and New York following 2012 Hurricane Sandy; two programs in Colorado, one related to a wildfire and the second to a flood; a program in Oklahoma in the aftermath of severe storms and tornadoes in 2013; and programs in Washington and Alaska related to flooding and mudslides in 2014. These programs have primarily addressed the short-term mental health needs of communities through (a) outreach and public education, (b) individual and group counseling, and (c) referral. Outreach and public education serve primarily to normalize reactions and to engage people who might need further care. Crisis counseling assists survivors to cope with current stress and symptoms in order to return to predisaster functioning. Crisis counseling relies largely on ‘‘active listening,’’ and crisis counselors also provide psycho-education (especially about the nature of responses to trauma) and help clients build coping skills. Crisis counseling typically continues no more than a few times. Because crisis counseling is time-limited, referral is the third important functions of CCPs. Counselors are expected to refer clients to formal treatment if the person has developed more serious psychiatric problems. Data about services delivered and users of services will be collected throughout the program period. The data will be collected via the use of a toolkit that relies on standardized forms. At the program level, the data will be entered quickly and easily into a cumulative database to yield summary tables for quarterly and final reports for the program. Additionally, we are in the process of developing and testing the feasibility of using mobile devices for data entry purposes. Because the data will be collected in a consistent way from all programs, they can be uploaded or linked into an ongoing national database that likewise provides CMHS E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1 28284 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 95 / Monday, May 18, 2015 / Notices and FEMA with a way of producing summary reports of services provided across all programs funded. The components of the tool kit are listed and described below: • Encounter logs. These forms document all services provided. Completion of these logs is required by the crisis counselors. There are three types of encounter logs: (1) Individual/ Family or Household Crisis Counseling Services Encounter Log; (2) Group Encounter Log; and (3) Weekly Tally Sheet. Æ Individual/Family or Household Crisis Counseling Services Encounter Log. Crisis counseling is defined as an interaction that lasts at least 15 minutes and involves participant disclosure. This form is completed by the Crisis Counselor for each service recipient, defined as the person or persons who actively participated in the session (e.g., by verbally participating), not someone who is merely present. The same form may be completed with other family or household members who are actively engaged in the visit. Information collected includes demographics, service characteristics, risk factors, event reactions, and referral data. Æ Group Encounter Log. This form is used to identify either a group crisis counseling encounter or a group public education encounter. A check at the top identifies the class of activities (i.e., counseling or education). Information collected includes services characteristics, group identity and characteristics, and group activities. Æ Weekly Tally Sheet. This form documents brief educational and supportive encounters not captured on any other form. Information collected includes service characteristics, daily tallies and weekly totals for brief educational or supportive contacts, and material distribution with no or minimal interaction. • Assessment and Referral Tools. This tool provides descriptive information about intense users of services either child/youth or adults, defined as all individuals receiving a third individual crisis counseling visit. This tool will be used beginning three months postdisaster and will be completed by the crisis counselor. • Participant Feedback. These surveys are completed by and collected from a sample of service recipients, not every recipient. A time sampling Responses per respondents Number of respondents Form approach (e.g., soliciting participation from all counseling encounters one week per quarter) will be used. Information collected includes satisfaction with services, perceived improvements in self-functioning, types of exposure, and event reactions. • CCP Service Provider Feedback. These surveys are completed by and collected from the CCP service providers anonymously at six months and one year postevent. The survey will be coded on several program-level as well as worker-level variables. However, the program itself will be identified and shared with program management only if the number of individual workers was greater than 20. There are no changes to the Individual Encounter Log, Group Encounter Log, Weekly Tally, and the Assessment and Referral Tools since the last approval. Revisions include the addition of mobile device questions to the Service Provider Feedback Form and minor revisions to the gender question on the Participant Feedback Form and Service Provider Feedback Form. The table below is the estimates of annualized hour burden. Hours per responses Total hour burden Individual Crisis Counseling Services Encounter Log ................................... Group Encounter Log .................................................................................... Weekly Tally Sheet ........................................................................................ Assessment and Referral Tools .................................................................... Participant Feedback Survey ......................................................................... Service Provider Feedback Survey ............................................................... 200 100 200 200 1,000 100 196 33 33 14 1 1 .13 .07 .2 .25 .25 .41 5,096 231 1,320 700 250 41 Total ........................................................................................................ 1,800 ........................ .......................... 7,638 Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 2–1057, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857 OR email her a copy at summer.king@samhsa.hhs.gov. Written comments should be received by July 17, 2015. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Summer King, Statistician. Maine; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration [FR Doc. 2015–11893 Filed 5–15–15; 8:45 am] AGENCY: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4162–20–P Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4208– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2015–0002] Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Maine (FEMA–4208–DR), dated March 12, 2015, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: May 4, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dean Webster, Office of Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 May 15, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2833. The notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Maine is hereby amended to include the following area among those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the event declared a major disaster by the President in his declaration of March 12, 2015. Sagadahoc County for Public Assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Sagadahoc County for snow assistance under the Public Assistance program for any continuous 48-hour period during or proximate the incident period. The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 95 (Monday, May 18, 2015)]
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[FR Doc No: 2015-11893]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

    In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 concerning opportunity for public comment on proposed 
collections of information, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health 
Services Administration will publish periodic summaries of proposed 
projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to 
obtain a copy of the information collection plans, call the SAMHSA 
Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276-1243.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collections of 
information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions 
of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways 
to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, 
including through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology.

Proposed Project: Data Resource Toolkit Protocol for the Crisis 
Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP)--Revision

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's 
(SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) as part of an 
interagency agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency 
(FEMA) provides a toolkit to be used for the purposes of collecting 
data on the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP). 
The CCP provides supplemental funding to states and territories for 
individual and community crisis intervention services during a federal 
disaster.
    The CCP has provided disaster mental health services to millions of 
disaster survivors since its inception and, as a result of 30 years of 
accumulated expertise, it has become an important model for federal 
response to a variety of catastrophic events. Recent State CCPs include 
programs in New Jersey and New York following 2012 Hurricane Sandy; two 
programs in Colorado, one related to a wildfire and the second to a 
flood; a program in Oklahoma in the aftermath of severe storms and 
tornadoes in 2013; and programs in Washington and Alaska related to 
flooding and mudslides in 2014. These programs have primarily addressed 
the short-term mental health needs of communities through (a) outreach 
and public education, (b) individual and group counseling, and (c) 
referral. Outreach and public education serve primarily to normalize 
reactions and to engage people who might need further care. Crisis 
counseling assists survivors to cope with current stress and symptoms 
in order to return to predisaster functioning. Crisis counseling relies 
largely on ``active listening,'' and crisis counselors also provide 
psycho-education (especially about the nature of responses to trauma) 
and help clients build coping skills. Crisis counseling typically 
continues no more than a few times. Because crisis counseling is time-
limited, referral is the third important functions of CCPs. Counselors 
are expected to refer clients to formal treatment if the person has 
developed more serious psychiatric problems.
    Data about services delivered and users of services will be 
collected throughout the program period. The data will be collected via 
the use of a toolkit that relies on standardized forms. At the program 
level, the data will be entered quickly and easily into a cumulative 
database to yield summary tables for quarterly and final reports for 
the program. Additionally, we are in the process of developing and 
testing the feasibility of using mobile devices for data entry 
purposes. Because the data will be collected in a consistent way from 
all programs, they can be uploaded or linked into an ongoing national 
database that likewise provides CMHS

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and FEMA with a way of producing summary reports of services provided 
across all programs funded.
    The components of the tool kit are listed and described below:
     Encounter logs. These forms document all services 
provided. Completion of these logs is required by the crisis 
counselors. There are three types of encounter logs: (1) Individual/
Family or Household Crisis Counseling Services Encounter Log; (2) Group 
Encounter Log; and (3) Weekly Tally Sheet.
    [cir] Individual/Family or Household Crisis Counseling Services 
Encounter Log. Crisis counseling is defined as an interaction that 
lasts at least 15 minutes and involves participant disclosure. This 
form is completed by the Crisis Counselor for each service recipient, 
defined as the person or persons who actively participated in the 
session (e.g., by verbally participating), not someone who is merely 
present. The same form may be completed with other family or household 
members who are actively engaged in the visit. Information collected 
includes demographics, service characteristics, risk factors, event 
reactions, and referral data.
    [cir] Group Encounter Log. This form is used to identify either a 
group crisis counseling encounter or a group public education 
encounter. A check at the top identifies the class of activities (i.e., 
counseling or education). Information collected includes services 
characteristics, group identity and characteristics, and group 
activities.
    [cir] Weekly Tally Sheet. This form documents brief educational and 
supportive encounters not captured on any other form. Information 
collected includes service characteristics, daily tallies and weekly 
totals for brief educational or supportive contacts, and material 
distribution with no or minimal interaction.
     Assessment and Referral Tools. This tool provides 
descriptive information about intense users of services either child/
youth or adults, defined as all individuals receiving a third 
individual crisis counseling visit. This tool will be used beginning 
three months postdisaster and will be completed by the crisis 
counselor.
     Participant Feedback. These surveys are completed by and 
collected from a sample of service recipients, not every recipient. A 
time sampling approach (e.g., soliciting participation from all 
counseling encounters one week per quarter) will be used. Information 
collected includes satisfaction with services, perceived improvements 
in self-functioning, types of exposure, and event reactions.
     CCP Service Provider Feedback. These surveys are completed 
by and collected from the CCP service providers anonymously at six 
months and one year postevent. The survey will be coded on several 
program-level as well as worker-level variables. However, the program 
itself will be identified and shared with program management only if 
the number of individual workers was greater than 20.
    There are no changes to the Individual Encounter Log, Group 
Encounter Log, Weekly Tally, and the Assessment and Referral Tools 
since the last approval. Revisions include the addition of mobile 
device questions to the Service Provider Feedback Form and minor 
revisions to the gender question on the Participant Feedback Form and 
Service Provider Feedback Form.
    The table below is the estimates of annualized hour burden.

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                                                     Number of     Responses per     Hours per      Total hour
                      Form                          respondents     respondents      responses        burden
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Individual Crisis Counseling Services Encounter              200             196             .13           5,096
 Log............................................
Group Encounter Log.............................             100              33             .07             231
Weekly Tally Sheet..............................             200              33             .2            1,320
Assessment and Referral Tools...................             200              14             .25             700
Participant Feedback Survey.....................           1,000               1             .25             250
Service Provider Feedback Survey................             100               1             .41              41
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    Total.......................................           1,800  ..............  ..............           7,638
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    Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, 
Room 2-1057, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857 OR email her a 
copy at summer.king@samhsa.hhs.gov. Written comments should be received 
by July 17, 2015.

Summer King,
Statistician.
[FR Doc. 2015-11893 Filed 5-15-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4162-20-P