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Presented at the 18th Annual Research Conference

Fostering Practices that Contribute to System Transformation

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Session Number: B Room: Meeting Room 11

Presentation Type: symposium

Chair: Lenore B. Behar, Robert M. Friedman Discussant: Christina K. Young

Synopsis: As we work to improve services for children and families, we seek models that show promise of fostering needed transformations. A study of nine community programs provided understanding of practices that contribute to system transformation. Selected sites from the study will be featured. Their theory and methods of change will be discussed. These include: (a) Kids Oneida, Wraparound Milwaukee, The Dawn Project, where provider networks focus on non-residential services and family evaluation; (b) Massachusetts, where state leadership focuses trauma services; and (c) Michigan, where the state agency focuses on performance measures and outcomes. Presentations will document changes resulting from these approaches.

Date: Monday, March 7, 2005

Session Time: 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Kids Oneida Approach to Systems Change

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Presenting: J. Michael Daly

All Authors for this paper: J. Michael Daly

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: During the 1990s, the Commissioners of Mental Health and Social Services initiated development of a system of care. With the State Office of Mental Health, they obtained a Robert Wood Johnson grant to focus on four levels: (1) Changing community services for SED children, convincing Probation, Social Services, and Family Court to program for them differently; (2) Increasing family involvement in decisions and developing services individualized to their specific needs; (3) Shaping providers to meet individualized needs of families, shifting services to nontraditional providers, and; (4) Utilizing data to demonstrate clinical change, reduced costs, and laying the groundwork for expansion of services.