December 15, 2014
Goals for the Day
California Department
of Social Services
Statewide Status Update
County Updates
Where is your county in the process
of Katie A. implementation?
What is your County’s plan for
continuation of the work?
What are the barriers to success?
How We Got Here
Streamlining Meetings
with Families
Facilitating Child & Family Team Meetings: Resources
& Recommendations
Bay Area Academy
December 15, 2014
Overview for Today
 Overview CIBHS role in Katie A. Technical Assistance
& Training, funded through Department of Health
Care Services (DHCS)
Statewide Leadership STEC Workgroup
Six webinars focused on Katie A. Implementation. Two
focused on needs of Small Counties.
Trainings with each of the 4 RTAs Learning
eLearning Course for Child Welfare – Understanding
Children’s Mental Health System
Learning Objectives
 Increased knowledge of CFT facilitation
 Access to additional resources to support CFTs
 Share one idea from today’s workshop with your Katie
A Team
Team - Teams - Teaming
Why Teams?
“The best way to achieve challenging goals is through teamwork:
Teams nurture, support and inspire each other”
“Leaders of the future will have to master the art of forming teams.
. . . Future leaders will have to master teamwork . . . and work with
and through others because no one person can possibly master all
the divergent sources of information necessary to make good
“The results of collaboration are greater than the sum of each
individual’s contributions This process is the major advantage of a
multi-agency collaborative approach as it creates something that
could not be achieved by any one of the individuals or member
organizations working in isolation.”
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Common approaches in Family Teaming
 Aim to involve families in addressing child’s safety, well-being
and permanence
 Collaborative and strength-based
 Belief that children’s outcomes improve when families
 Team members share responsibility
The Annie E. Casey Foundation (2009). Family Teaming: Comparing Approaches. Baltimore, MD: Retrieved
Katie A Implementation - Teams
Different teaming processes/history support Core Practice
Model & Katie A Implementation, yet they have common
 Wraparound
 Team Decision Making
 Child & Family Teams
 CFT Meetings
 Co-location Child Welfare & Mental/Behavioral Health
 Other examples
Counties Have Shared
 Hired youth/parent partners. Supporting
parents/youth to be successful in their work includes
Clarification of roles (TDM vs. Wraparound vs. CFTs)
Need common language – many acronyms
Some challenges with releases of information
Culture humility/cultural sensitivity training for staff
to better serve families
Elements of Successful CFTs
San Diego State Social Work
Implementation of CFTs - Discussion
1. What are one or two of your challenges in
implementation of CFTs? Any solutions?
2. How have you prepared family members, youth,
others to participate in CFTs?
3. What are some of the lessons learned in this
Report Out to the Large Group
 Start with one table’s answers to the first question,
then build upon those by moving to the other tables to
“add on.”
 Begin with a different table with the second question,
following the same process, etc.
Thank You!
Kimberly Mayer, MSSW
Associate Director
[email protected]; 510-754-8248
Next Steps and Wrap Up

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