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1 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference Supporting the Transition Process for Multi-System Involved Youth Presented By: Angela Moffe, Steve Freas & Shannon Jones

2 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 2 Objectives Understanding of how to support youth transitioning out of; Juvenile Probation, Child Welfare and/or Behavioral Health Identifying supports in the community to assist in the transition process Develop meaningful plans and utilize service delivery tools which will support a healthy transition for youth and families Utilize Internal and external strategies to build support for transition age youth

3 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 3 Child Welfare “Being given false hopes, and now I have to deal with it” “Feeling disorganized within the Child Welfare System” ~ 16 year old youth

4 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 4 Child Welfare Age Involvement –0-21 Independent Living Services –Programs Transition Plans –County/Family Stipends Supportive Housing

5 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 5 Juvenile Probation “If you read my school records you would think I was the devil, meanwhile I AM BRILLIANT” “First impressions are key, be comfortable with me and I will be comfortable with you”

6 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 6 Juvenile Probation Age Involvement –10-21 Diversion Independent Living Placements CISP

7 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 7 Behavioral Health “Lack of consistency, everyone leaves at once” “Why are you here, why are you judging me?” ~17 year old youth

8 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 8 Behavioral Health Multi System Approach Supportive Housing High Fidelity Wraparound/System of Care Transition Service Coordination –CTT –Enhanced Clinical Service Coordination

9 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 9 What does transition look like

10 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 10 Plans and Tools Transition Plans –Safety Plans –Service Plans/Contacts Tools –CANS –Casey Life Skills –Daniel Memorial –YLS

11 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 11 Housing Rent –Who pays? Support? Referral Process How long can you stay?

12 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 12 Natural Supports Who are my natural supports? How do I identify them? How do I ask for help? What does a natural support look like? –What can they do for transition?

13 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 13 Natural Supports Think about a time when you made a transition in your life.. Was it from Home to School or a first job? Was it from an apartment or living at home to your first place on your own? Was it buying your first car? Who supported you? Did you rely on Natural supports or supports in the community? How did you know to contact them?

14 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 14 Engaging Youth Building a relationship Factors –Patience –Understanding –Empathy –Culture Story

15 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 15 Engaging Youth “The really good workers, come to see you and ask how YOU are doing, not just before court to check in” “Trust us and we will trust you, but you have to gain our trust, it is earned”

16 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 16 Strategies to Support Youth Teen Council Video Clips Teen Summit Clip

17 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 17 Strategies to Support Youth Be yourself- be comfortable Keep in contact First impressions are key Build a repertoire Don’t make promises

18 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 18 Strategies to Support Youth ILI Initiatives SITY We Rock Teen Events Youth Advisory Boards

19 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 19 Contact Information Angela Moffe: HSAO-Child & Adolescent Supervisor Phone: 412-942-0782 Email: amoffe@hsao.infoamoffe@hsao.info Shannon Jones: HSAO-Youth Coordinator Phone: 412-884-4500 Email: sjones@hsao.infosjones@hsao.info Steve Freas: HSAO-Child & Adolescent Supervisor Phone: 412-942-0112 Email: sfreas@hsao.infosfreas@hsao.info


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