Presentation on theme: "Child Assistance Team Masonic Model. Twin Peaks Child Assistance Team Mission Statement The Twin Peaks Child Assistance Team will collaborate with teachers."— Presentation transcript:
Purpose of the Child Assistance Team To brainstorm possible intervention ideas To provide an intervention action plan to the classroom teacher To provide follow-up and alternate intervention ideas When intervention is not successful, the Child Assistance Team may recommend a Step II Meeting
CAT Referral Process & Timeline Teacher collects informal documentation of area(s) of concern The classroom teacher submits the initial referral The student is assigned a child advocate The child is assigned a CAT meeting date (2- 10 weeks after the initial referral) The child advocate distributes the data collection forms to all staff who have contact with the child
CAT Referral Process & Timeline Con’t Staff members complete and return the forms to the child advocate by the assigned due date The Child Advocate compiles all of the data collected onto a summary form The Child Assistance Team meets to discuss the child and to create an intervention plan The Child Advocate places a hot pink notice in the child’s cumulative folder to indicate that there is a CAT file for this child
Confidentiality Please follow strict confidentiality guidelines when referring a student to the Child Assistance Team. All information recorded on CAT forms must be specific, descriptive, observable, and factual CAT forms are school records and may be requested by parents Return forms to the designated Child Advocate in a sealed envelope Only discuss the child’s case with colleagues who have an “educational need to know”
Team Do’s & Don’ts Do’sDon’ts Be factual & descriptiveAdmire the Problem Stay School-based and School-focused Focus on issues that are beyond your control Respect Time LimitsGo Over Time Limits Stay on TrackTell Stories Remember ConfidentialityGive Up on a Child
Team Meeting Format Child Advocate presents the case/information about the child (4 min) CAT members ask clarifying questions (1 min) CAT members brainstorm intervention ideas. Classroom teacher writes all ideas on chart paper. (7 min) Classroom teacher reviews the ideas and decides which ones he/she would like to try first. The intervention action plan is written for the child. (8 min)
Poem from Masonic Foundation for Children It is not the action Nor the fruit of the action that is important You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, or It may not be in your time that there will be any fruit; But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You any never know what results come from your action, But if you do nothing, there will be no result.
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