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The Webinar archive is where you can access recordings and materials from the Technical Assistance Partnership's previously hosted Web-based learning opportunities from 2006 to the present. You can also search Webinars by topic. View the calendar or register for upcoming Webinars.

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The SAMHSA Behavioral Health Disparities Impact Statement and The TA Partnership Blueprint for Reducing Disparities/Disproportionalities

Huang, L., Martinez, K., Brown, L., Francis, K.

Disparities and disproportionalities (D&D) are a social justice concern that affects both child and adult development and well-being. This covered two related issues. First, Dr. Larke Huang, Senior Advisor to the Administrator’s Office of Policy Planning and Innovation and Director of the Office of Behavioral Health Equity at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) described the Behavioral Health Disparities Impact Statement requirement in SAMHSA grants and cooperative agreements awarded after July 1, 2013. The impact statement must address race, ethnicity, and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender). This statement must also address local development and implementation of policies and procedures to adhere to the enhanced Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards released in May 2013.

The second part of the webinar described the Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health Cultural Competence Action Team’s new publication, Blueprint for Using Data to Reduce Disparities/Disproportionalities in Human Services and Behavioral Health Care, to assist you in addressing D&D in your community. This webinar is especially helpful to principal investigators, project directors, evaluators, clinical directors, family and youth leaders, and cultural competence coordinators.

Juvenile Justice Reform by Using Different Court and Programming Models

Franco, F., Copeland, M., Fishman, N., Burrell, J.

Providing services to youth with serious emotional disabilities has been among the most commonly identified challenges in the juvenile justice system since the late nineties. Juvenile justice systems accept data that reports 70 percent of the youth in care have at least one mental health disorder and 60 percent of youth entering the system admit to using illegal drugs in the thirty days prior to arrest. This webinar presented how three jurisdictions are addressing these challenges. The first presenter discussed their efforts to increase diversion possibilities for youth who need mental health interventions and can be served in the community as long as the intervention includes supports to assist the family in managing the youth. Another presenter discussed how her jurisdiction recognized the need for a juvenile drug court that would monitor the treatment progress and insure the availability and accessibility of the wraparound services needed to support the treatment protocol. The last presenter discussed youth courts as an intervention in schools to reduce the number of suspensions and expulsions, while addressing the inappropriate behaviors exhibited by students that were disrupting the education process.

This webinar is of interest for juvenile justice, school system, law enforcement, and legal personnel, and youth, families, and other community stakeholders. The participants left the webinar with a better understanding of additional tools they can access to ensure offender accountability while offering a broad array of services for some of the most needy youth in the justice system. By considering alternatives like these, jurisdictions can reduce reliance on incarceration and increase community connections for these youth.


Creating Your Finance Plan

Cavanaugh, D., Rider, F., Macbeth, G.

Creating a viable finance plan is a basic and essential step for expanding and sustaining system of care service delivery approaches. As with any reform initiative, creating a finance plan involves setting clear vision and direction, engaging in collaborative partnerships, mapping funding sources and where the money goes now and where we want it to go, and agreeing on options for tapping new revenue sources. This is difficult, but extremely important work that will be shaped by the political, economic, and cultural contexts of the state, tribe, or territory. System of Care Expansion Planning and Implementation grantees and the Substance Abuse Treatment – ED grantees are required by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to develop and submit finance plans for sustaining their service delivery expansions. This session highlighted the financial planning these grantees are doing. This webinar and its discussion groups offered grantees opportunities to explore context, design, and strategy considerations to guide their finance planning efforts. Examples from three states were used to illustrate ideas presented during the webinar.

You can also access archived webinar and slides through our virtual campus. You will be directed to the page once you sign in.

Family Engagement and Youth-Guided Approaches: Expanding Services and Supports Through Time Banking in Rural Communities

Blau, G., Marks, M., Hart, S., Daniels, T., Francis, K.

This webinar focused on practical strategies for harnessing the assets that exist within rural communities and among families, children and youth to address behavioral health needs and well-being. By emphasizing the principles of family-driven and youth-guided approaches, presenters discussed the importance of meaningful integration of these principles into the delivery of services and programs in rural communities. The webinar highlighted the wraparound/advocacy model utilized by Youth Advocate Programs, Inc., in working with cross-system involved youth and families in its upstate New York locations, including a tribal community. The webinar also highlighted time banking as a strategy for effective asset building in a rural community in northern California. Time banking is a reciprocal service exchange where community members share time for services, where each hour of service is valued the same.

A Care Management Entity as a Bridge between Systems of Care and Managed Health Care

Cagle, D., Gary, K., Brooks, S.

This webinar discussed a strategy for sustaining and expanding systems of care by integrating the system of care approach into managed care health plans using Care Management Entities (CMEs). The Mule Town Family Network, initially a SAMHSA-funded system of care, established a partnership between Advantage Behavioral Health and the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Human Services to pilot a CME model that could inform the widespread adoption of systems of care throughout the state. The webinar described how this infrastructure provided a vehicle for changing the dialogue with the state's Medicaid program and managed care companies to establish how this evidence-informed approach could help to achieve the shared goals of managing services and costs, while also improving outcomes. Presenters highlighted how to communicate strategically with managed care health plans to create a model that meets their needs and applies system of care principles. Example of areas highly valued by managed health plans include: team-based care coordination, peer support, a population-based health focus, accountability through evaluation, value-based contracting, and integrating health and behavioral health services. Participants learned how systems of care can be sustained and expanded by merging with health reforms and the role of CMEs in accomplishing this goal.

Access the archived webinar and slides through our virtual campus. You will be directed to the page once you sign in.

Introduction to System of Care Expansion Planning and Expansion Implementation Cooperative Agreements

Blau, G., Lulow, E., Hunt, A., Rider, F., Horne, A., Goldman, S., Hicks, R.

This webinar provided an overview of the Children’s Mental Health Initiative new System of Care Expansion Planning and Expansion Implementation Cooperative Agreements. Participants learned about the program goals and requirements for each of these awards and the roles of the government project officers and grants management staff. In addition, they received information about the technical assistance and supports that will be delivered by the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA), the TA Partnership, and the National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health at Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development.

Strategic Financing for Systems of Care: Block Grant, Affordable Care Act, and Medicaid

Wotring, J., Stroul, B.

State and community efforts to implement, sustain, and expand systems of care are occurring in the context of a rapidly changing landscape of new financing opportunities to support the infrastructure of systems of care and the services and supports that they provide. This webinar provided new information on three significant financing opportunities that can be leveraged to support system of care development - the Federal Mental Health Block Grant, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and Medicaid. Presenters highlighted the results of an environmental scan that identifies ways in which states are currently using the Block Grant and potential future uses, and also discussed the results of an environmental scan that determined what provisions of the ACA are being implemented by states and the potential implications for children's behavioral health services. In addition, an Informational Bulletin released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services was reviewed to identify how Medicaid can be used more strategically to finance children's mental health services.

Access the archived slides through our virtual campus. You will be directed to the page once you sign in.


Summer of Learning Event Kick-off

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Technical Assistance Partnership, Technical Assistance Enterprise

Summer brings hectic schedules- both fun and professional. In this webinar, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)introduced its answer to the summer meeting by launching a new online offering called the Summer of Learning. SAMHSA's Child, Adolescent and Family Branch Chief, Gary Blau, discussed the continued importance of social marketing and communications in supporting children's mental health and achieving sustainability, as well as introduced the 2013 Excellence in Community Communications and Outreach (ECCO) Recognition Program finalists. Best practices that can be gleaned from the finalists' experiences with a variety of communication tools and outreach strategies were illustrated by Jane Tobler from the Caring for Every Child's Mental Health Campaign. Learn how to engage with SAMHSA's new virtual learning campus and take advantage of both real-time and archived training sessions. New additions include groupchats, Ten-Minute Tips, One-Minute Wonders, and ways to engage with other communities through social media.

Access the archived webinar and slides through our virtual campus. You will be directed to the page once you sign in.

Ending LGBT Youth Homelessness: A Call to Action

Poirier, J., Murphy, C., Shelton, J., Costello, S.

Too many youth become homeless each year. Youth who are LGBT are significantly overrepresented in homeless youth populations. These same youth are also more likely to experience stigma associated with their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, trauma, and disparities in accessing resources from human service systems.

This webinar: 1) highlighted issues contributing to homelessness among LGBT youth; 2) showcased the Forty to None Project, a national program of the True Colors Fund (co-founded by Cyndi Lauper) that is working to end LGBT youth homelessness; 3) described strategies to reduce homelessness among LGBT youth and provide trauma-informed care to them; and 4) shared lessons learned from the field.


From the Congregation to the Community: Partnering for Outcomes

Dortch-Wright, C., Brotherton, K., Stewart, A., Brown, L.

Faith-based organizations have played a significant role in the lives of individuals, families, and neighborhoods for decades. Beyond their traditional rituals and services, faith-based organizations have served as places for literacy training, education, childcare, food and utility assistance, counseling, disaster relief, community development corporations (CDCs) in more recent years, and more. These organizations and institutions have been mainstays and are potential resources for community partnerships.

This webinar highlighted partnerships between system of care communities and faith-based organizations. Presenters shared opportunities for collaboration and highlighted specific strategies and practices that simultaneously strengthened their relationship with the faith community. The implemented strategies included increased awareness and advocacy for children, youth, and families experiencing behavioral health challenges. Presenters described these and shared lessons learned and approaches to initiating meaningful relationships with faith-based organizations.

From Herding Cats to Changing Behaviors: Social Marketing for Children's Mental Health

Tobler, J., Edwards, R., Hammack, S., Saxon, J.

Social marketing can sometimes seem as difficult as herding cats. But to successfully create behavior change that impacts the mental health of children and youth, social marketing has to be an integral part of your system of care. In this Webinar, Texas System of Care joined the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health Campaign to share how social marketing planning, implementation, and partnerships can help your system of care’s efforts to improve children’s mental health. Speakers involved with Texas System of Care explained the role that the system of care plays in children’s mental health in Texas and how they coordinate social marketing efforts in such a large, diverse State. While the focus was on Texas’ unique challenges, any system of care can learn from and apply the social marketing methods these speakers discussed. Texas System of Care also shared how they forged a strong partnership with Texans Care for Children, allowing for important additional perspectives related to children’s mental health.

TA Partnership Talk...Making Healthy Choices

Weisgal, R., Mitchell, L., Tovar L., McCullough, A., George K.

Making Healthy Choices: A Guide on Psychotropic Medications for Youth in Foster Care was written with input from youth and is about empowering youth to have a voice in their mental health treatment. The guide helps youth recognize when they need help and who to ask for help, discusses options beyond medication, how to ask the right questions, how to take medications safely, and what to do about medication after leaving care.

This webinar provided an orientation to the guide through conversational interviews and audience participation, employing a radio talk show format. Host Rich Weisgal welcomed several people who have been instrumental in the development and implementation of the guide. He talked first with the Guide’s point person at the Children’s Bureau, who will give the inside story on its initial development. Representatives from the National Resource Center for Youth Development and the Young Adult Training and Technical Assistance Network discussed the youth perspective on the guide and shared personal stories about what it means to have a say in taking psychotropic medications. Finally, a State child welfare manager examined the issues involved in making the guide a component of an overall system reform effort aimed at empowering youth in child welfare and improving their collaborative relationships with treatment and service providers.


Coordination in Responding to Crisis in Rural Communities

Francis, K., Kelly, N., Templeton, K., Naseri, G., Willett, M.

In rural communities the occurrence of a crisis impacts the community as a whole affecting the social, economic, and cultural fabric of the community. Coordinating responses to crisis in rural communities requires consideration of issues such as access to trained professionals, access to resources, and the availability of relevant and culturally competent crisis intervention strategies from outside the community. This coordination also includes utilizing traditional sources for support that are sensitive to the rural culture. This webinar focused on discussing the components necessary for the development of an effective crisis response plan within a rural community coordinating among all stakeholders. Presenters also highlighted efforts that are currently being implemented in rural communities across the country.

Workforce Development: A Core Strategy for System of Care Expansion

Dodge J., Abate K., Malloy J., Zabel M., Zachik A.

This webinar recognized the importance of workforce development in states and jurisdictions as they seek to expand services and supports for youth with behavioral health needs and their families in alignment with key system of care values and approaches. Without careful attention to ensuring high quality workers who are well trained in the competencies needed to work in multiple environments today, the task of implementing a high-quality service delivery system as part of the systems of care approach is almost impossible. The TA Enterprise team's Joan Dodge, identified some of the key drivers that are impacting development of our nation's behavioral health workforce. Joan helped us appreciate why workforce development is one of the core strategies required for effective system of care expansion efforts. Presenters from the states of New Hampshire and Maryland described how they began addressing workforce issues, including key, concrete steps they have taken along the way. Our presenters shared some of the critical partnerships they have established to help build new competencies and capacity, structures, and financing vehicles that support workforce development, methods they use to infuse core system of care values in all their planning and implementation efforts, and some key lessons they have learned. They described some of the unique directions their initiatives have taken, and engaged participants in active discussion about various strategies that can be used to bolster workforce development to keep pace with the many other dimensions of expanding systems of care.

Championing Effective Strategies to Support and Advance Cultural and Linguistic Competence

Brown L., Huie-Pascua C., Thomas T., Francis K.

This webinar included a presentation and overview of the enhanced National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care. The enhanced National CLAS Standards aim to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate disparities by establishing a framework for organizations to serve the nation's increasingly diverse communities. The webinar also focused on highlighting innovative strategies implemented by two system of care communities to advance cultural and linguistic competence. Presenters shared their community experiences with the implementation of strategies intended to garner champions in support of the work related to cultural and linguistic competence and the elimination of disparities.

Showcasing Progress in the Field and an Action Planning Tool for Improving Services for LGBT Children/Youth

Poirier J., Long J., Roberts T., Kroner M., Duckworth C., Heath Holt D.

Children/youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) experience disparities in accessing services from human service systems. Children/youth also experience stigma and bias associated with their sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. This webinar showcased system of care strategies for improving local services and reducing stigma associated with LGBT identity. The goals of the webinar were: (1) To highlight and share strategies underway in systems of care; (2) To provide systems of care with an opportunity to ask questions about how to move similar strategies forward in their communities; and (3) To share an action planning tool based on 10 standards of care that you can use in your community.


Performance Measurement and Quality Improvement in Expanding Systems of Care

Stroul B., Caron, C., Smith-DiJulio K., Johnson T.

This webinar was designed to address methods for assessing performance toward expanding systems of care and how performance information can be used to improve expansion strategies. Presenters began by describing a conceptual framework for performance measurement based on a theory of change logic model that depicts expansion activities and goals. The framework demonstrated potential areas for collecting performance information and assessing progress. Presenters then provide information on data-based decision making and how performance information can be used to improve expansion strategies and progress toward widespread adoption of the system of care approach. They presented an approach to continuous quality improvement (CQI) with examples of indicators relevant to expansion that can be easily tracked using available data. Evaluators from two system of care expansion implementation grantee states highlighted their performance measurement and evaluation strategies and described how data will be used for decision making and CQI. Opportunities for questions was provided to enable participants to begin to determine how these strategies could be applied in their jurisdictions.

Restorative Practices: Applying Restorative Justice Practices in the Juvenile Justice and Education Systems

Gonsoulin, S., Hatheway, M., Schiff, M.

This Webinar focused on the origin of restorative practices in the juvenile justice system and how it has been effectively utilized to impact youth involved with juvenile justice and how schools have adapted and adopted the philosophy in order to address student discipline concerns. Restorative justice practices have been recognized by communities, States, and juvenile justice agencies (inclusive of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention) as an effective approach to address the needs of young people who find themselves in the justice system. Restorative justice practices have been found to prevent further system penetration and keep many youth in the community and better connected to family and other supports. School districts across the country have adopted restorative practices in an effort to address student behavior, keep students safe, and better engage students in the school community. Restorative practices in school settings have been recognized as a successful approach to addressing the school to prison pipeline. Restorative practices build on the premise that harm may come to an individual or the larger school community as a result of a young person’s behavior. Once “harm” has been done due to a student’s behavior, the approach is to repair the harm, create obligations to make things right, and rebuild relationships.

Advancing Behavioral Health Equity Through Health Reform: What Every Champion Should Know

Dawes, D.

As we approach the third anniversary of the landmark health reform law, it is important to understand the implications the law will have on behavioral health equity. This webinar will discussed the applicable provisions of the Affordable Care Act that will have the greatest impact on behavioral health equity. The current status of health equity provisions, challenges to implementing these provisions, and opportunities to get involved were also presented. This webinar also discussed how you can be a part of successful implementation at the local and state level. We used an interactive webinar approach to hear participants' challenges and successes.


Prepared Communities Can Be Successful in Violence Prevention

Kitson, J., Donato, I., Smith, P., Osborn, J.

Rural schools and communities, along with the nation, are working to come to grips with the recent acts of persistent violence and to identify solutions to this complex problem. Questions regarding how to create safer environments and how to propel the conversation about effective strategies to prevent and address school and community violence were discussed. This webinar provided information about resources and lessons learned from community and school violence, an overview of key programs and efforts at the Federal level, and an example from a Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative in rural Ohio that is making a difference. This webinar also included an interactive discussion with participants to identify effective strategies currently being implemented in their rural schools and communities.

Obstacles or Opportunities?: Navigating the Socio-Political Landscape On the Road to Cultural and Linguistic Competence

Johnson-Pickett, A., Wang, M., & Ornelas, B.

A community's journey along the road to cultural and linguistic competence often presents unforeseen challenges. This webinar addressed how communities in Mississippi and Utah have developed and implemented strategies to move their CLC goals forward amidst a climate with distinct and deep-rooted political, social and cultural characteristics. Participants learned how these communities:

  • Conducted a community scan to identify and understand the alignment of their CLC goals in respect to local political, social and cultural characteristics;
  • Strengthened their CLC platform by identifying opportunities to partner and leverage resources with organizations that shared common goals and interests;
  • Established a CLC foundation built upon relationships and education; and
  • Developed the socio-political will needed to move CLC goals forward.

Developing a Strategic Financing Plan for System of Care Expansion

Cavanaugh, D., Morilus-Black, M., Rider, F., & Wotring, J.

This Webinar clarified SAMHSA requirements for developing a strategic financing plan for System of Care expansion, and will present strategies for development of the plan. Presenters discussed the use of a cross-system financial mapping methodology to set services goals, assess services and financing needs, examine current expenditures, and realign financial resources to support service needs. In addition, presenters explored potential new revenue sources to finance service delivery, including financing opportunities within SAMHSA Block Grants, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act. The Washington D.C grantee staff shared its experience and learning in conducting a financial mapping process.

Connecting Financing Opportunities Service Sectors

Grabill, D., Muck, R., Rider, F., & Weisgal, R.

This Webinar explored an array of contemporary System of Care financing opportunities that have recently emerged across child and family service systems including education, juvenile justice, drug and alcohol, child welfare, and healthcare sectors. Presenters identified current funding opportunities, providing specific references and contacts to enable System of Care grantees to further explore those opportunities that closely align with their particular initiatives. In addition, presenters provided suggestions about how to effectively engage potential partners from those service sectors in mutually beneficial ventures to support strengthening, expansion, and long-term sustainability of Systems of Care and congruent initiatives.


Exploring the Connections Between School Environments and Positive Outcomes for LGBT Youth

Poirier, J., Williamson, S., & Grabill, G.

Recent research indicates that youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) experience disparities in their school experiences. Supportive school staff equipped with recommended strategies, however, can make an important difference in the success and well-being of LGBT students. Furthermore, research on conditions for learning identifies school characteristics that contribute to student success and well-being. This webinar provided an overview of these topics as well as strategies and resources that schools and families can use to enhance and advocate for improved school climate and supports.

What “Counts” for Beginning Service Delivery?

Caldwell, B., Curtis, T., Goldstrom, I., Jackson, V.H., King, T., Kuppinger, A., & Martinez, K.

This webinar reviewed service delivery expectations as states improve, expand, and sustain required comprehensive services and supports consistent with systems of care approach. It helped provide clarification on the reporting requirements for services under this System of Care Expansion RFA. It continued with examination of key service elements that characterize the “system of care” approach to service delivery, such as: integration; family-driven; youth-guided; trauma-informed; and culturally and linguistically competent services across a full continuum from prevention and early intervention to out-of-home services that are integrated with physical health and substance abuse services.

Family Roles in System of Care Communities

Donovan-Mason, M., Houston, J., Niarhos, M., & Peters, D.

Identifying roles that families can play in system of care communities was determined to be a topic that needed further development by the Family Involvement Community of Practice (FI CoP), which is sponsored by the TA Partnership, and was the focus of this webinar. FI CoP members wanted a tool to show what roles families can play based on their interests, skills, and experience. A workgroup was formed, ideas were discussed and investigated, drafts were sent out for comments and edits, and finally the document was presented to our community of practice. Members of the workgroup introduced the Checklist of Family Roles in System of Care Communities, providing examples of the roles families can fill and how the checklist can be used in your jurisdiction. Participants were encouraged to ask questions and comment about the document.

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The Myth of the 'Culture of Poverty': Addressing and Examining Its Harmful Effects in Schools and Human Services - Part 2: Presentations from the Field to Help Address the Impacts of Poverty and Prejudice

Osher, D., Woodruff, D., Fergus, E., Cantor, P., Thomas, L.

This webinar was the second in a two part series focusing on the concept of the 'Culture of Poverty.' Part II addressed what is happening in the field from three presenters who are working with schools and communities that are confronting the issues of poverty and prejudice in innovative and creative ways. Their approaches are positive and enhancing and serve as good examples of how to reframe challenges into opportunities.


The Myth of the 'Culture of Poverty': Addressing and Examining Its Harmful Effects in Schools and Human Services: Part 1

Osher, D., Francis, K., Woodruff, D., Willis-Darpoh, G., Milton, J.

Our goal for this webinar was to begin the discussion and not over-simplify, but also to propose strength-based solutions through community examples of how those living in poverty can and have excelled and exceeded expectations despite the prevailing attitudes and discrimination they have faced.

Planning Grants for Expansion of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families

Blau, G., Brocious, D., Cross, T., Jackson, V., Knapp, A., Mrozowski, S., Stroul, B., & Tobler, J.

This Webinar provided technical assistance on the preparation of the Request for Applications (RFA) process for the Planning Grants for Expansion of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families. These one year planning grants will be available to states, tribes, territories, the District of Columbia, and governmental units within political subdivisions of a state. The presenters provided information about current successful expansion efforts. http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/2013/sm-13-001.aspx

Expanding Systems of Care: Moving from Planning to Implementation

Rider, F., Strahl, B., & Stroul, B.

System of Care Expansion Implementation (SOC-X4) cooperative agreements are intended to build on progress in developing comprehensive strategic plans to expand and sustain the system of care approach. Such plans have been crafted to facilitate wide-scale adoption and operation of the systems of care across large geographic regions in order to better address the needs of children and youth with serious mental health conditions and their families.

Your planning efforts have likely focused attention and energy on developing a common vision among multiple stakeholders, designing an approach to system of care expansion, establishing goals, and identifying specific strategies to achieve your goals. The next phase of implementation of your plans requires a new framework and a different set of activities.

To support your transition from planning to implementation, the TA Enterprise has developed a theory of change in the form of a logic model to provide a framework for system of care expansion. The logic model is accompanied by a set of guidelines that can help you structure your implementation activities to accomplish your goals and to fulfill the specific expectations of your cooperative agreements.

This webinar will describe the theory of change for widespread expansion of systems of care; provide guidance to help your team to prepare for implementation activities; provide a framework for how to implement system of care expansion activities within core strategy areas; and offer strategies to assess the key outcomes of your expansion work. In addition, the webinar will identify some salient lessons learned from previous system of care implementation efforts through the Children’s Mental Health Initiative about “what works” as effective implementation approaches.

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Reclaiming Futures

Carlton, J., & Richardson, S.

Reclaiming Futures helps young people in trouble with drugs, alcohol, and crime. In 2001, with a $21 million investment from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 10 founding communities located throughout the United States began reinventing the way police, courts, detention facilities, treatment providers, and the community work together to meet this urgent need. This Webinar was designed for those wanting to learn more about the Reclaiming Futures model and how the model has been adopted as a cost-effective juvenile justice reform initiative. The Webinar: (1) overviewed the compelling need, (2) described Reclaiming Futures, and (3) described how the framework of Reclaiming Futures is pointing to better outcomes for youth.