Bridging the Gap Between Early Intervention/ Early Childhood and Child Welfare

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Bridging the Gap Between Early Intervention/ Early Childhood and Child Welfare. Barb Kempf , LMSW Permanency Director KVC Behavioral Health Care (Atchison, Leavenworth, Wyandotte) Scott K edrowski, MS Coordinator of Wyandotte County Infant Toddler Services. History: In the Beginning. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<p>Bridging the Gap Between Early Intervention/ Early Childhood and Child Welfare </p> <p>Bridging the Gap Between Early Intervention/ Early Childhood and Child Welfare</p> <p>Barb Kempf, LMSW Permanency Director KVC Behavioral Health Care (Atchison, Leavenworth, Wyandotte)Scott Kedrowski, MS Coordinator of Wyandotte County Infant Toddler ServicesHistory: In the BeginningAgreement from KVC and ITS that the system needed improvementGeneral lack of staff knowledge of each others programs Lack of knowledge of processes: KVC/ ITSPresenting Barriers:Time, Paperwork, Staff Turnover</p> <p>Action steps:Referrals: Mapped referral process (See handout #1)New referral form (See Handout #2) Job shadowingIdentified point person from each agencyEducated Case Managers on referral process and paperwork, parent signatureInformation back to KVC workerFax referral form (see handout #3)referral by referral source (see handout #4)</p> <p>Action steps:Court issues:Met with Judges and Court Service Officer to build understanding Staff:willingness of staff to see children in the full spectrum of natural environmentwork cooperatively on IFSP and case plan meetingsITS post evaluation recommendations always include early intervention services of some type which provides child welfare next stepsLICC:a key piece being child welfare</p> <p>Benefits: More administrative involvement and communicationDiminished lack of responsiveness from workersCompleted child packets- timely services Increased exchange of information concerning child/ family Supported transition for a child moving from out of home care to permanency placement</p> <p>Benefits: Increased child findIncreased community knowledge of available servicesExpanded KVCs capacity to partner with other Early Childhood programsExpanded ITSs capacity to partner with other Social Service programs</p> <p>Data:</p> <p>Referred from KVC to ITSData:Eligible Children Referred From KVC to ITSMore Data:</p> <p>Percentage of Eligible Children Referred from KVC to ITS that Qualify for ServicesData:CHILDREN REFFERED:2009 22 referred that was 37.2% of the possible children from KVC of those 50% qualified for ITS services2010 35 referred that was 56.1% of the possible children from KVC of those 29% qualified for ITS services2011 36 referred that was 81% of the possible children from KVC of those 33% qualified for ITS services2012 27 referred that was 100% of the possible children from KVC of those 33% qualified for ITS services2012 40 referred that was 100% of the possible children from KVC of those 48% qualified for ITS services</p> <p>WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?Ongoing Collaboration:KVC and ITS provide bi-yearly all staff presentations KVC identifies and allocates work space for ITS workerITS worker allocates weekly office hours at KVC Joint visits when concerns arise with familiesJoint staffings to increase collaborative planning Shared professional development opportunitiesHow do we Bring it Home?Group exercise (see handout #5)</p> <p>Questions</p>

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