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1 WVDHHR Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities (BHHF) and WV System of Care (WVSOC) Accessing state/local resources to improve service delivery and build local partnerships to better serve WV children and their families. Joining Forces for Healthy Kids 2011 Kids Strong Conference June 9, 2011 Charleston Civic Center 1

2 2 Learning Objectives To increase knowledge of priorities and programs supported by BHHF To increase knowledge of the coordinated statewide efforts of the WV Expanded School Mental Health Initiative and the WV System of Care To increase knowledge of state/regional/local resources to assist communities to better serve students and their families

3 WV Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities Behavioral Health is ESSENTIAL to Health Prevention Works Treatment is Effective People Recover Improving the quality of life for West Virginians with behavioral health needs 3

4 Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Goal: To improve the service delivery system for children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances (SED) and their families. Increase Access Increase Service Capacity Priority Initiatives: WV System of Care Statewide Parent and Youth Support Network Expanded School Mental Health (ESMH) Transitioning Youth Suicide Prevention 4

5 What is Expanded School Mental Health? A framework that builds upon the core services typically provided by schools A shared responsibility between schools and community Provides the continuum of mental health care from prevention, early intervention and treatment Recognizes the critical link between academic success and social and emotional well-being Focuses on reducing barriers to learning Develops school connectedness 5

6 WVs Expanded School Mental Health (ESMH) Initiative Partnership between WVDE and WVDHHR Cross-systems State Steering team consisting of local/state level education, families, behavioral health and social service providers and public health Statewide network Mission To develop and strengthen policies, practices and services that promote learning and social- emotional well-being for all of WVs youth through a collaborative process that engages schools, families, and community-based agencies. 6

7 7 The West Virginia System of Care is a public/private/consumer partnership dedicated to building the foundation for an effective continuum of care that empowers children at risk of out-of-home care and their families.

8 8 WV System of Care Organizing Framework A System of Care is, first and foremost, a set of values and principles that provides an organized, integrated framework for systems reform on behalf of children, youth and families. It is: a different way of doing business that improves the way we all interact with community, families and other child-serving systems It is not: an agency, program, grant funding

9 Why a System of Care? Nationally recognized practice model for serving children with mental, behavioral, and intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families. Reduces duplication, coordinates efforts, builds long lasting partnerships that improves outcomes Passed by Legislation: Spring 2010-SB 636 WV Code: Chapter

10 WV System of Care 10 No One System Controls Everything Every System Controls Something Creating a Win-Win Moving from fragmented to integrated

11 11 WV System of Care Guiding Core Values 1.Family driven and youth guided, with the strengths and needs of the child and family determining the types and mix of services and supports provided. 2.Community-based, with a locus of services as well as system management resting within a supportive, adaptive infrastructure of structures, processes and relationships at the community level. 3.Culturally and linguistically competent, with agencies, programs, and services that reflect the cultural, racial, ethnic, and linguistic differences of the populations they serve to facilitate access to and utilization of appropriate services and supports and to eliminate disparities in care.

12 12 Synergy Initiatives Nationally Nationally –Child & Family Services Plan (Child Welfare) –No Child Left Behind –Preventing & Reducing Juvenile Crime in WV (Criminal Justice Services) –WV Suicide Prevention Council (Mental Health) –Children with Special Health Care Needs (Public Health) –Integration of Public Health and Behavioral Health in Primary Care Clinics

13 13 Synergy Initiatives in West Virginia Integration of WVSOC Guiding Principles/Values Family Advocacy, Support & Training (FAST) Program Wellness, Recovery, Action Plan (WRAP) for Youth Expanded School Base Mental Health (ESMH) Commission to Study Residential Placement of Children (SB 636) Statewide Needs and Gaps Assessment aka: WV Service Array Best Practice Community Forums Child Serving Agencies integrating core values and principles into policy and practice Building Bridges Jacobs Law WV CANS (Child, Adolescent, Needs & Strength Assessment)

14 14 Questions Jackie or FOR MORE INFO...

15 15 Resource Information WV System of Care & Regional Clinical Review Process –Linda Watts at – WV DHHR online application for CHIPS/Medicaid/School Clothing Allowance –Contains links to other resources, screening and programs – WV Commission to Study Residential Placement of Children –Linda Dalyai at – WV Comprehensive Behavioral Health Commission – Service Array –Melanie Swisher at (304) or Family Advocacy, Support & Training (FAST) Program –Bill Albert at ; Referrals – – Service Delivery/Development Work Group –Susan Fry at ; Fax:

16 Resource information Expanded School Mental Health – Family Support Program, DHHR – ASPEN (suicide prevention) – WV Suicide Prevention Hotline – (TALK) WV School Based Health Assembly – FRN – each has their own website, the directory is here – Bureau for Children and Families – Public Health – Office of Maternal and Child Health – 16

17 17 Thank You!

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