Foster Care Redesign Single Source Continuum Contractor (SSCC)

Report
Foster Care Redesign: Region 3b
Gretchen Fehrm, TDFPS
Bill Lund, Covenant Kids
Gary Buff, Our Community Our Kids/ACH
Wayne Carson, Our Community Our Kids/ACH
Palo Pinto
Parker
Tarrant
Hood
Johnson
Erath
Somervell
Region 3b
The network.
Foster Care Redesign
• Single Source Continuum Contractor (SSCC)
• Performance Based Contract
• Greater flexibility and local decision-making
• Greater financial risk to SSCC
• First Urban Implementation in Texas
Foster Care Redesign
Selected Contract Details:
• SSCC takes custody within 4 hours
• Placement within 50 miles of home
• No more than 2 moves per placement
• Siblings placed together
• 2,400 youth annually (system capacity about 1,400)
• No eject/No reject referrals
our research
KANSAS
FLORIDA
NEBRASKA
Our approach.
• Strong
Network Of Providers
• Engaged
• Focus
• Data
Partnership With DFPS
On Contract Outcomes
Driven Decisions And Accountability
• Strong
Financial Management
• Adaptability
• Community
• Robust
Engagement
Information Technology Systems
CANS Assessment
Plan
Planof
ofservice
servicereview
created
Child
Child
istakes
is
removed
placed
with
frombest
home.
match
SSCC
custody
of
child.
Reunification,
adoption
or
SIL
Trauma Informed Care initial assessment
Data entered in to ECAP
4
HRS
21
90
Our case timeline.
Utilization Management
What’s Different?
Every Child A Priority
ECAP
Our technology.
Quality Parenting initiative.
•
System change model
•
Improves quality of foster homes
•
Proven results
•
Leadership engaged
Quality Committee
MEMBERSHIP
• Operations
• Outcomes
• Influence
Decisions
LIKELY TOPICS
• Intake/Matching
• Quality
Parenting Initiative
• Contract
• Assist
Monitoring
with Quality Improvement
processes
Community Engagement.
Community Engagement-presentations
•
323rd District Court
•
Alliance for Children
•
Children’s Alliance Center of Palo Pinto
•
Cook Children’s doctors and staff
•
DFW Alliance for Foster Care
•
Johnson County CASA
•
Johnson Co. Children’s Advocacy Center
•
Mental Health Connection of Tarrant Co
•
National Council for Adoption (NCFA)
•
Palo Pinto and Parker CASA
•
Paluxy River Children’s Advocacy Center
•
Tarrant County CASA
•
TDFPS program directors
•
Johnson County Judges
•
Parker County Judges
•
Palo Pinto County Judge
•
Children’s Medical Rees Jones clinic
•
All Region 3b State Representatives and Senators
The network: development
Contract Timelines
CONTRACT TERM
• 3 years with additional 2 year renewal
START DATE
• January 1, 2014
LEGACY TRANSFER
• Began July 1, 2014
• Complete by Q1, 2015
NEW REFERRALS
• Began September 1, 2014
100 Day Milestones
•
44 providers have signed contracts
•
1,200 foster homes in ECAP
•
550+ Legacy youth transferred
•
150+ new admissions
•
Disruption mitigation groups active
•
Quality Parenting Initiative phase 1
•
Information Exchange is live
•
CANS Training completed
•
Over 80% of sibling groups placed together
•
11 adoptions completed
Challenges
•
Everything is new and different
•
Capacity
•
Data integrity
•
Funding
More on Funding-PCG Report
•
DFPS and SSCC’s have different understandings of what
should be included in the resource transfer. (pg. 12)
•
Several tasks required of a SSCC were not funded. (pg. 13)
•
Some resources for required tasks were not transferred to
the SSCC’s or funded by DFPS (pg. 14)
•
Additional financial resources are necessary to build and
maintain operations of a SSCC (pg. 28)
Opportunities
•
Coordinated Care
•
Innovation
•
Accountability
•
Leveraged Resources
•
Local Decisions
=
Improved Outcomes for Children
Our Vision
• First placement best placement
• Faster permanency/shorter lengths of
stay
• Collaborative focus on outcomes
• Payment focused on services, not
behaviors
• Training and support needed for foster
parents to deliver quality care
• Greater support for success in families
The Future of Foster Care
QUESTIONS?
www.OurCommunity-OurKids.org

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