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Presented at the 18th Annual Research Conference

John Burchard Wraparound Research Symposium 2: Research on the Wraparound Team Process

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Session Number: 10 Room: Salon C & D

Presentation Type: symposium

Chair: Eric Wright Discussant: Janet Walker

Synopsis: The dynamics of the service planning and coordination team process is theorized to be a key determinant of outcomes for families engaged in wraparound-type care processes. This symposium will present models for and research on team functioning, including decision-making processes, use of web-based systems to support teams, different types of team structures, and roles of team members. Discussion will focus on the range of issues that impact on effective team practice and common features of effective teams.

Date: Monday, March 7, 2005

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

Integrating Data-based Decision into the Wraparound Process within a System of School-wide Positive Behavior Supports (PBS)

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Presenting: Lucille Eber; Kelly Hyde

All Authors for this paper: Lucille Eber; Kelly Hyde

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: Evaluation tools and processes useful to guide wraparound teams in designing, implementing, or monitoring the effectiveness of their teams and plans are lacking. The Illinois School-wide Positive Behavior Support Network has been developing a data-based decision-making process to assist wraparound team facilitators as they guide child/family wraparound teams and plan development. The presentation will describe the process, tools, and two-year results of this web-based system for integrating data-based decision-making into individual youth/family wraparound teams. A preliminary model for training clinical personnel in use of data-based decision-making process will be described, and challenges and questions about next steps will be discussed.

Service Coordination Team Composition and Child Outcomes: An Exploratory Analysis

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Presenting: Lisa Russell

All Authors for this paper: Lisa Russell; Jeffrey Anderson; Harold Kooreman

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: This paper examines whether service coordination team composition affects a young person's outcome in a system of care. A sub-sample of 230 youths was selected for analysis from the Dawn Project Evaluation Study. In a logistic regression model containing demographic characteristics, behavioral symptoms at enrollment, and team member roles, successful completion of program goals appears to be predicted primarily by the presence of fathers and absence of juvenile justice and mentor staff. Further study is warranted to better understand the contributions of various team members and the conditions under which each role is most effective at impacting successful program completion.

The Structure of Service Coordination Teams: An Empirical Study

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Presenting: Jeffrey Anderson

All Authors for this paper: Jeffrey Anderson; Eric Wright; Harold Kooreman

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: In this presentation, using data on team membership and attendance, we identify and describe the typical structure of service coordination teams in the Dawn Project, a system-of-care initiative in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. The data indicate there are five basic types of teams corresponding to the three major agencies which refer children and youth to the program. Teams for children and youth referred from the juvenile justice system reflect the greatest diversity in structures because of differences in the number of different types of providers involved and because of significant differences in the types of family members involved in the treatment process. Our data further suggest that team structures are not strongly related with the likelihood of achieving the treatment goals set by the team at the time of enrollment. The implications of the findings for managing service coordination teams are discussed.