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Foster Care Redesign: Region 3b Gretchen Fehrm, TDFPS Bill Lund, Covenant Kids Gary Buff, Our Community Our Kids/ACH Wayne Carson, Our Community Our Kids/ACH.

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1 Foster Care Redesign: Region 3b Gretchen Fehrm, TDFPS Bill Lund, Covenant Kids Gary Buff, Our Community Our Kids/ACH Wayne Carson, Our Community Our Kids/ACH

2 Palo Pinto Tarrant Hood Somervell Johnson Erath Parker Region 3b The network.

3 Foster Care Redesign Single Source Continuum Contractor (SSCC) Performance Based Contract Greater flexibility and local decision-making Greater financial risk to SSCC First Urban Implementation in Texas

4 Foster Care Redesign Selected Contract Details: SSCC takes custody within 4 hours Placement within 50 miles of home No more than 2 moves per placement Siblings placed together 2,400 youth annually (system capacity about 1,400) No eject/No reject referrals

5 our research KANSAS NEBRASKA FLORIDA

6 Our approach.

7 Strong Network Of Providers Engaged Partnership With DFPS Focus On Contract Outcomes Data Driven Decisions And Accountability Strong Financial Management Adaptability Community Engagement Robust Information Technology Systems

8 The network.

9 Our case timeline. 4 HRS Utilization Management Child is removed from home. SSCC takes custody of child. Trauma Informed Care initial assessment Data entered in to ECAP Child is placed with best match Plan of service created Reunification, adoption or SIL Plan of service review CANS Assessment

10 What’s Different?

11 ECAP Our technology. Every Child A Priority

12 System change model Improves quality of foster homes Proven results Leadership engaged Quality Parenting initiative.

13 Quality Committee MEMBERSHIP Operations Outcomes Influence Decisions LIKELY TOPICS Intake/Matching Quality Parenting Initiative Contract Monitoring Assist with Quality Improvement processes

14 Community Engagement.

15 Community Engagement-presentations The network: development 323 rd District Court Alliance for Children Children’s Alliance Center of Palo Pinto Cook Children’s doctors and staff DFW Alliance for Foster Care Johnson County CASA Johnson Co. Children’s Advocacy Center Mental Health Connection of Tarrant Co National Council for Adoption (NCFA) Palo Pinto and Parker CASA Paluxy River Children’s Advocacy Center Tarrant County CASA TDFPS program directors Johnson County Judges Parker County Judges Palo Pinto County Judge Children’s Medical Rees Jones clinic All Region 3b State Representatives and Senators

16 Contract Timelines CONTRACT TERM 3 years with additional 2 year renewal START DATE January 1, 2014 LEGACY TRANSFER Began July 1, 2014 Complete by Q1, 2015 NEW REFERRALS Began September 1, 2014

17 44 providers have signed contracts 1,200 foster homes in ECAP 550+ Legacy youth transferred 150+ new admissions Disruption mitigation groups active Quality Parenting Initiative phase 1 Information Exchange is live CANS Training completed Over 80% of sibling groups placed together 11 adoptions completed 100 Day Milestones

18 Challenges Everything is new and different Capacity Data integrity Funding

19 More on Funding-PCG Report DFPS and SSCC’s have different understandings of what should be included in the resource transfer. (pg. 12) Several tasks required of a SSCC were not funded. (pg. 13) Some resources for required tasks were not transferred to the SSCC’s or funded by DFPS (pg. 14) Additional financial resources are necessary to build and maintain operations of a SSCC (pg. 28)

20 Coordinated Care Innovation Accountability Leveraged Resources Local Decisions = Improved Outcomes for Children Opportunities

21 Our Vision The Future of Foster Care First placement best placement Faster permanency/shorter lengths of stay Collaborative focus on outcomes Payment focused on services, not behaviors Training and support needed for foster parents to deliver quality care Greater support for success in families

22 QUESTIONS?

23 STRONG WELL ADJUSTED STABLE HAPPY SUCCESSFUL


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