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Presented at the 19th Annual Research Conference

Family Choice of Services and Providers: Procedures and Results - Part I

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Session Number: 4 Room: Salon G

Presentation Type: symposium

Chair: Trina W. Osher Discussant: Trina W. Osher

Synopsis: There will be two symposia on family choice at the treatment level, each to include three presenters and one discussant. The first session will be opened by Bob Friedman, who will introduce the concept and then discuss the findings and recommendations of the Family Choice Sub-Committee of the CCC. Family choice of services and of providers will be introduced as a potential element of system transformation. Following this introduction, representatives from Hawaii and Michigan will discuss the role of family choice within their services systems.

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2006

Session Time: 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Presentation Time: 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Family Choice of Services and Providers: The Right Thing to Do and an Effective Thing to Do

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Presenting: Robert Friedman

All Authors for this paper: Robert Friedman

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: This presentation will set the stage for the two symposia on family choice by defining family choice, and relating it to children's mental health over the past 20 years. The presentation will also draw from the recommendations of the President's New Freedom Commission regarding system transformation, and the recent report from the Institute of Medicine. Family choice will be described as it relates to other aspects of systems of care, such as accountability, evidence-based practice, individualized care, and provider networks.

Promoting Family Choice in Hawaii

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Presenting: Mary Brogan

All Authors for this paper: Mary Brogan; Tina Donkervoet

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: In Hawaii, the childrenĀ¹s mental health service system promotes family choice by design. At its core is team-based planning and decision-making, where the Care Coordinator's primary role is to engage families in planning, and assist them in making informed choices regarding care, and being active in the service delivery process. This presentation will describe how the state's Care Coordinator model returns the value and power of the therapeutic relationship to clinical work. Both Care Coordinators and providers are supported by a practice infrastructure of data-based decision supports, training and supervision, and systematic updates on evidence-based services. Within this framework, Care Coordinators meet with each family upon entry into the service system to provide good information on rights and responsibilities, the service array, and service access to support good choices. Explicit practice expectations will be addressed, including meeting families where they are at, comprehensive ecological assessments that inform strength-based plans, and methods for helping families to navigate what can be an overwhelming and complex system.

Family Choice in Wraparound Milwaukee

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Presenting: Bruce Kamradt; Margaret Jefferson

All Authors for this paper: Bruce Kamradt; Margaret Jefferson

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: Wraparound Milwaukee moved from a traditional contracting model to a "fee-for-service "model using an extensive network of over two hundred providers in Milwaukee County to create more choice of service providers for families, to enhance more diversity of providers, to create a more flexible model that can shift resorces quickly to meet changing family needs and produces quality and reliability based on the more competitive nature of a Provider Network Model. This presentation will examine the context for the creation of the provider network, followed by discussion of the benefits of the fee-for-service model and the tool being utilized to evaluate how well Network providers are doing in meeting the needs of children enrolled in Wraparound Milwaukee with serious emotional needs and their families.