Monthly THP-Plus/THP+FC Conference Call

Report
Monthly
THP-Plus/THP+FC
Conference Call
Thursday, July 11th: 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Welcome and introductions
THP+FC
 Practice discussion: roommates
 Beverly Collier, Family Care Network
 Update on the number of providers
 Update on the number of youth
AGENDA
THP-Plus
 Upcoming Participant Tracking System deadline: July 15th
Other Items
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Affordable Care Act & extension of Medi-Cal
Upcoming THP-Plus & THP+FC Annual Report
Poll: preferred day of week to hold monthly call
Next call: date TBD
 Established in 1987 to provide alternatives to group
home and institutional care for foster youth
 17 distinct programs in Santa Barbara and San Luis
Obispo Counties:
Family Care
Network, Inc.
(FCNI)
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Therapeutic foster care
Family support services
Transitional housing services
Prevention and early intervention services
Community-linked services
 THP-Plus provider since 2007
 have served 146 youth with 90% success rate
 THP+FC provider since January 2013
 have served 26 youth with 84% success rate
Creator of LIFEBOOK, a step-by-step guide to teach youth skills for
everyday life – available on FCNI website – www.fcni.org
FCNI’s Approach to Roommates in THP+FC
Beverly
Collier,
TAY Services
Manager
Family Care
Network, Inc.
 All participants are advised that they may have a roommate
 exceptions include high-needs participants or participants with high/special
needs child
 single custodial parents often placed together
 non-parent only placed with custodial parent if no other options and housing
is an imminent need (until something else opens up)
 2 bedroom furnished apartments: locks on each bedroom
 bedrooms remain locked between vacancies
 Upon entrance to program, participants:
 sign Participant Agreement
 sign Rental Agreement
 (no required Shared Living Agreement)
 During pre-entrance interview participant is asked about
lifestyles/beliefs in order to match roommates
 e.g. wouldn’t match someone in sobriety with a smoker/drinker, wouldn’t match
homophobic youth with homosexual youth, etc.
 Any gender preferences are considered, females and males are sometimes
placed together
Beverly
Collier,
TAY Services
Manager
Family Care
Network, Inc.
FCNI’s Approach to Roommates in THP+FC,
Con’t
 Participants can live with romantic partner even if
partner not a dependent/participant
 FCNI only pays/provides services for participant
 couple lives in scattered site apartment (not in apt. owned by FCNI)
so they can continue to rent on their own once participant
completes program
 No overnight guests
 exceptions include pre-approved temporary out-of-town guests (e.g.
visiting to attend graduation, etc.)
 Roommates split utilities
 if participant doesn’t pay, their roommate not responsible for
covering their half (FCNI covers it if ultimately not paid out of
participant’s savings)
Roommate Disputes
Beverly
Collier,
TAY Services
Manager
Family Care
Network, Inc.
 House meeting
 Involves roommates & FCNI case manager
 Sometimes youth development specialist and/or TAY Services
Manager attend; sometimes county SW/PO attend
 Common conflicts:
 argument over chores – often resolved with chore chart
 disrespect of person and/or belongings – often resolved with
communication and conflict resolution
 More serious disputes usually a result of one participant
breaking program rules (dealt with individually)
 Participant can be moved temporarily in case where roommate has
been asked to leave program
24 approved providers (*16 are also THP-Plus providers)
Update on the
Number of
THP+FC
Providers
as of 7/1
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Abode Services*
Amador Institute, Inc.
Aspiranet*
Bill Wilson Center*
Krista Foster Homes
Children First FFA*
Environmental Alternatives*
Family Care Network, Inc.*
First Place for Youth*
Fred Finch Youth Center
Mountain Circle Family
Services*
 Olive Crest Treatment Centers
 Peacock Acres*
 Redwood Children’s Services*
 Renaissance Unlimited Homes,
Inc.*
 Santa Cruz Community
Counseling Center - Transition
Age Youth Program*
 Sierra Quest Human Services
Foundation
 St. Andrew’s Residential Star
Programs
 Sunny Hills Services BAYC
 TLC Child and Family Services*
 Unity Care Group*
 Walden Family Services
 Northern California Youth &
Family Programs*
 Youth for Change*
1600
1350
1400
Update on the
Number of
THP+FC
Youth:
1200
1043
1000
800
600
400
200
134
161
0
THP+FC
SILP
1/1/2013
4/1/2013
161 total youth placed in THP+FC
GENDER
Update on the
Number of
Youth in
THP+FC:
4/1/13
 61% young women
 39% young men
ETHNICITY
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33% Black
30% White
34% Latino
3% Asian Pacific Islander
COURT STATUS
 89% dependents
 11% juvenile probation
27
Alameda
Santa Clara
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Contra Costa
Butte
11
Sonoma
What Counties
are Placing
Youth in
THP+FC?
Orange
San Luis Obisbo
Lassen
Shasta
Monterey
San Mateo
Plumas
San Diego
Sacramento
Mendocino
Glenn
1
1
1
1
1
1
Ventura
Santa Barbara
San Bernardino
Lake
Humbolt
El Dorado
Numbers as of 4/1/13
0
2
2
2
2
4
4
5
5
5
6
7
8
10
13
12
14
14
15
19
20
25
30
Affordable
Care Act &
Extension of
Medi-Cal
 Extended Medi-Cal to any youth who was in
care on their 18th birthday
 Effective January 1, 2014
 California opted to implement extension for
youth who turn 21 between 7/1 and 12/31
 California also opted to extend coverage
regardless of whether a youth was in foster
care in the state
 24% of THP-Plus participants report not
having health insurance- all will be eligible!
 We are gathering data on FY 2012-13 this
month
THP-Plus &
THP+FC
Annual Report
FY 2012-13
 If you provide THP-Plus and/or THP+FC,
you or someone at your org should have
received email with link to survey
 Report will be released in September
 Past reports available at
www.thpplus.org
Other Items
Poll: what day of the week would you
prefer to hold these calls?
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY OR KEEP
THEM ON THURSDAY?
 There will no THP-Plus/THP+FC during the
month of August
 Date & time of September call to be
determined

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