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Presented at the 19th Annual Research Conference

Meeting the Needs of Children in the Child Welfare System with Mental Health Challenges: Part II

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Session Number: 21 Room: Salon H

Presentation Type: symposium

Chair: Robert M. Friedman Discussant:

Synopsis: TBA

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2006

Session Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Presentation Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

A Model For Mental Health and Child Welfare Collaboration in a System of Care for Children with Serious Emotional and Mental Health Needs

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Presenting: Bruce Kamradt

All Authors for this paper: Bruce Kamradt

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: Wraparound Milwaukee and the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare have developed, sustained and expanded on one of the most comprehensive and innovative systems of care for youth with serious emotional and mental health needs. From an initial focus on those child welfare youth at risk of placement in residential treatment centers, to dedicated 24 hour crisis intervention team to stabilize foster care placements, to developing the first integrated health system and “medical home” model for foster care that integrates primary health care and behavioral health, there has been a remarkable degree of collaboration between these two systems. Wraparound Milwaukee was one of the first ten SAMHSA Comprehensive Children’s Mental Health Service sites. Over the past 10 years, it has worked closely with Child Welfare (and Juvenile justice) to become a single system of care for serious emotionally disturbed youth at risk of residential treatment or psychiatric hospitalization. The outcomes for youth served have been impressive programmatically, clinically and fiscally. This presentation will describe the components of care that have contributed to the positive outcomes and lessons learned in developing a partnership between child welfare and mental health that is collaborative and effective. Application of these lessons to new collaborations will be discussed.

Successful Child Welfare Outcomes using Child Family Teams and Blended Case Rates

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Presenting: Knute Rotto

All Authors for this paper: Knute Rotto

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: The Dawn Project, Indianapolis, Indiana has served child welfare youth for 8 years and collected demographic, clinical and fiscal data for over 400 individuals and their families. The child welfare youth show successful clinical outcomes based on services utilized, team size and age of participant. Child welfare youth are successfully remaining out of the child welfare system 12 months after their child family team completion and financially showing that their costs can be reduced through the child family team process.

Using the Wraparound Process and Evaluation to Reform Nevada's Child Welfare System

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Presenting: Eric Bruns

All Authors for this paper: Eric Bruns; Jim Rast; Christa Peterson

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: In this presentation, we describe a multi-year effort in Nevada to better meet the needs of children involved in the child welfare system who experience serious mental health problems. Initial activities included studies of the prevalence of unmet mental health need in the state and implementation and evaluation of a pilot wraparound program. Later, wraparound was taken to scale statewide, and systematic quality assurance activities were implemented. Throughout the presentation, we will discuss how data collection evolved to meet the needs of stakeholders over time, and consider the roles of research and information sharing in shaping community change efforts.