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Caregiver Support. Child Intervention Intake Statistics. Calgary and Area 2013: The Region received 14,100 reports about a child or youth who may be in need of intervention services. Approximately 7,000 of those reports received an initial Safety Phase Assessment. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Child InterventionIntake StatisticsCalgary and Area 2013:The Region received 14,100 reports about a child or youth who may be in need of intervention services.Approximately 7,000 of those reports received an initial Safety Phase Assessment.Following the initial assessment, approximately 2,200 cases proceeded on to a more detailed assessment. From these assessments, approximately 24% (1,680 children) were opened to Ongoing cases to provide Intervention Services.

Children/Youth in CareRegional Statistics

Approximately 63% of children (1,700) receiving protective services reside within a continuum of in care options (December 2013).

This is includes foster care (920), group care and residential treatment services (180) as well as Kinship Care (366). Youth in care may also be living in a room and board arrangement, and/or be semi-independent.

Childrens Services contracts with a number of agencies to provide care for kids along the continuum of care options.

Foster CareRegional Statistics# of HomesLicensed CapacityAuthority Foster Homes326808Agency Foster Homes218528TOTAL (December 2013)5441,336

Kinship CareRegional Statistics

Kinship Care is an opportunity for people who have a relationship with a child coming into care, or who is already in care to become their caregivers.

Kin caregivers may be relatives, friends or people from the childs faith or cultural community.

Approximately 22% of children (365) receiving in care services reside with kin.

(December 2013).

Desired OutcomesSupporting vulnerable children to live successfully in the CommunityChildren in temporary care will be reunited quickly with their familyChildren in permanent care will be placed in permanent homes as quickly as possibleYouth will be transitioned to adulthood successfullyAboriginal children will live in culturally appropriate placements6

7Regional Approach to Caregiver Support

A Team Based Holistic Care Model

8Primary Focus Areas

Child Wellbeing

Caregiver Capacity

Communication and PlanningEnhancing Child Wellbeing9What constitutes child well being? Physical wellbeingEmotional wellbeingSpiritual wellbeingMental well being

Who is responsible?The childs team, including family, caregivers, community members, social workers and other professionals.

How will we make this happen?Clinical support as kids come into careDevelopmental and trauma screeningsImplementation of developmental plansImplementation of cultural plans

Increasing Caregiver Capacity10What is caregiver capacity? SkillsKnowledgeAbilityTo promote overall child wellbeing to reach regional outcomes (stay home, go home, loving home, healthy adults, all in a cultural context)

Who is responsible?Foster Care support workers, Kinnections facilitators, childs social worker, clinicians & other professionals, as well as community supports.

How will we make this happen?BICSCollaborative Mental HealthCore training and Supplemental TrainingCommunity Resources ie Triple P, CRC, HFWALive coaching by support workers by in-home teaching and training.Education, health and mental health

Improved Communication and Planning11What do we want to communicate and plan for? one child one planDecision making among team membersMeaningful and understood by all partiesEverything from day-to-day activities to long term planning and goals.

Who is responsible?The childs team, including family, caregivers, community members, social workers and other professionals.

How will we make this happen?Intentional, meaningful and focused meetingsWorking towards intended outcomesDefining the components of the plan (ie culture, visits, development, crisis intervention).

12Case Example13The Big QuestionsWhat does this mean for caregivers?

What can I expect to see differently in the upcoming months?

What benefits will there be?

14What does this mean for caregivers?Predictable, consistent intake process.

Timely information.

A meaningful plan of care.

More professionals in your home early after placement. Active participation in assessments, and screening.

More contact with bio-families, in a safe and meaningful way.

Being a respected team member.

Increased support during a crisis.

15What can I expect to see differently in the upcoming months?

A phone call from a clinician: Green Yellow Red

Intakes within 30 days, with regularly scheduled follow-up meetings. Clinical support at the time of placement in your home.

Implementation of the screening tools in your home (ASQ, ASQ SE and the Trauma Symptom Checklist).

Development of the childs profile, plan.

Practical strategies and tools to use with ongoing support.

Greater engagement with Community Resources.

16What Benefits will there Be?Caregivers will be better equipped to care for children with complex needs.

The right support for children and caregivers at the right time.

Smoother transitions for all.

Shared understanding and responsibility for team members.

Confidence to work through the challenges kids in care face.

Our desired outcomes will be reached.

PLCs in Region 3Currently we have 13 PLCs in our regionAll have resources and supports that are available to parents, children and caregivers

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Child Intervention Intake Line 403 297 2995Foster Care Screening/Recruitment Line 403 297 5957Child Care Intake Line 403 297 8033Adoption Intake Line 403 297 6038

Need more information?

Visit our website:

www.calgaryandareacfsa.gov.ab.ca

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