Access to Care
Children with Intensive Needs
Accessing Services—Children with Intensive Needs
The Collaboration Council partners with agencies that deliver youth and family- driven culturally competent services and supports for youth with behavioral health challenges to promote success in school, strengthen bonds in the family, and develop ways of coping and overcoming emotional and behavioral problems.
Pathway to Services helps children and their families connect with community based services and supports that exist in Montgomery County. Pathways works with families with Medical Assistance, private insurance or families that are uninsured.
Local Care Team: The LCT is the next stop in the system of care for many families. As an interagency team of public child-serving agencies along with consistent family-voice representation, the members problem solve how to best use local resources to keep the family intact and increase both adult and child/youth family members’ functioning. The LCT is the pathway to wraparound services in the community. It also reviews cases of children and youth that meet eligibility to be placed in high cost residential programs in-state or out-of-state.
Wraparound:This is a strengths-based family driven process that puts in place an array of services and informal supports that help strengthen families and addresses emotional and behavioral concerns within the community. Basically, your family is wrapped in supports with the help of a Care Coordinator.
Outcomes: In FY16, Pathways to Services received 450 calls. 75% were given referrals to community resources. 80% of calls reported they were satisfied with the referral and 85% reported increased confidence and competence in addressing future needs.
Of the 152 cases reviewed by the Local Care Team, 64 were connected to the YMCA’s wraparound services; 75% had no critical incidents during service; 90% did not engage in delinquent behaviors; and, 88% did not enter an acute psychiatric placement.
Behavioral Health Content Specialist
Project Director, System of Care
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