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  1. 1. Family Services of Metro Orlando Presenters: Gregory Kurth, Executive Director Sharon Graham, Director of Programs Stacey Dano, Director of Resource and Diversion
  2. 2. Overview of Family Services of Metro Orlando <ul><li>Changing a System of Care </li></ul><ul><li>Review of Practices and Services to divert cases from entering the system </li></ul><ul><li>Review of Practices and Services to help achieve permanency </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing a Safety Assessment </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mission Statement Protecting Children, Strengthening Families Vision Statement A Safe Home for Every Child <ul><li>Agency Values </li></ul><ul><li>We will pursue bold change that creates lasting results in protecting children and strengthening families. </li></ul><ul><li>We are partners with those who participate in our mission. </li></ul><ul><li>We are responsible stewards. </li></ul><ul><li>We treat everyone with respect and strive towards cultural competence. </li></ul><ul><li>We strive towards excellence and continually learn. </li></ul><ul><li>We will be community focused in governance and delivery of services. </li></ul><ul><li>We provide hope to those we serve through a holistic, child-centered and family focused approach. </li></ul><ul><li>Faith by definition is an individual's decision and pursuit. We strive to create an organization, where we can collectively make life work for kids and families thus doing God's work. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Beginning of CBC & FSMO <ul><li>Transition from DCF to Community Based Care began July 1, 2004 with full transition by November 1, 2004. </li></ul>
  5. 5. DCF and CBC <ul><li>DCF maintains its role in Child Protective Investigations and Child Welfare Legal Services </li></ul><ul><li>Family Services of Metro Orlando is the CBC provider for protective services in Orange County. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Design Principles <ul><li>Community Involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Safety Focused </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement Based Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Prescription </li></ul><ul><li>System Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Responsiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Relentless Management and Quality Improvement </li></ul>
  7. 7. What do we want for all families? <ul><li>Supporting the federal goals of the Adoption and Safe Families (ASFA) Act: </li></ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Permanency </li></ul><ul><li>Well Being </li></ul>
  8. 8. Who provides direct services? <ul><li>FSMO contracted with 4 agencies in Orange County to provide case management services, these agencies are: </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s Home Society </li></ul><ul><li>Devereux </li></ul><ul><li>Kids Hope United </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbor to Family </li></ul>
  9. 9. Array of Services provided by Case Management Organizations <ul><li>Family Preservation </li></ul><ul><li>Case Management </li></ul><ul><li>Shelter/Placement </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Living </li></ul><ul><li>Adoption </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment of Foster and Adoptive Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Licensing of Foster Homes </li></ul>
  10. 10. Program Achievements <ul><li>Licensed 116 new foster homes from 7/1/04-12/31/05; </li></ul><ul><li>Increased monthly visitations rates to 98.9%; </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced Supervisory Review compliance; </li></ul><ul><li>Established Accredited child caseload ratios at 20:1; </li></ul><ul><li>Total number of children under supervision was reduced by 400 children; </li></ul><ul><li>Established a Diversion program serving over 1,200 children; </li></ul>
  11. 11. Foster Care Capacity <ul><li>Child Placement Agencies include: </li></ul><ul><li>CHS </li></ul><ul><li>Kids Hope United </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbor to Family </li></ul><ul><li>Devereux </li></ul><ul><li>Devereux Therapeutic </li></ul><ul><li>Intervention Services </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Open Door </li></ul><ul><li>UCP (United Cerebral Palsy) </li></ul>
  12. 12. New Practices <ul><li>Community Based Interventions/Diversion Services (Prevention) </li></ul><ul><li>Child Endangerment Safety Assessment Protocol </li></ul><ul><li>Case Assignment Unit </li></ul><ul><li>Initial Case Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Permanency Case Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Increase of Children Living in Family Settings </li></ul>
  13. 13. Out of Home Care
  14. 14. Prevention Services <ul><li>FSMO Resource Specialists support the DCF protective investigators to find community resources for families so they do not enter ‘the system’. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Assessing for Safety <ul><li>The Child Endangerment Safety Assessment Protocol (CESAP) is a new assessment instrument introduced by FSMO to assess safety, guiding the Family Case Manager. </li></ul>
  16. 16. CESAP <ul><li>Safety and Risk </li></ul><ul><li>Safety Assessment Protocol </li></ul><ul><li>Safety Determination Form </li></ul><ul><li>Administered at Milestones </li></ul><ul><li>Safety Factors </li></ul><ul><li>Safety Plan </li></ul>
  17. 17. Community Based Interventions <ul><li>Human Services Associates provides services to divert families from having to enter the dependency system. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Community Based Intervention/Diversion Services <ul><li>For families with low to moderate risk </li></ul><ul><li>No safety concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Builds community resource linkage </li></ul><ul><li>Monitors Child Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Prevents families from entering the child welfare system </li></ul>
  19. 19. Case Assignment Unit <ul><li>The Case Assignment unit coordinates and oversees that the placement needs of children are meet. </li></ul><ul><li>They are the first contact the Child Protective Investigator has with CBC when a child is removed and needs placement. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Case Assignment Unit Structure <ul><li>Receives notice of all movement of children </li></ul><ul><li>Receives initial intake for placement </li></ul><ul><li>Receives initial intake for case assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Assists in identifying placement resources needed </li></ul>
  21. 21. Case Assignment <ul><li>Based on geographical location of family </li></ul><ul><li>Siblings to be placed together </li></ul><ul><li>Remain in the same county </li></ul><ul><li>Priority placement in foster homes </li></ul><ul><li>Special needs placements </li></ul>
  22. 22. Placement Stabilization <ul><li>Contract with Intervention Services for placement stabilization and behavioral interventions </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on retention of Foster Parents </li></ul>
  23. 23. Initial Case Conference <ul><li>The hand off from investigations to protective services </li></ul><ul><li>Family is invited by the Child Protective Investigator </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitated by the Resource Specialist </li></ul>
  24. 24. Case Planning <ul><li>Child Welfare Specialist facilitate case plan conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Family is engaged in the process </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on services and behavior change that will ensure a safe environment for children </li></ul><ul><li>Well-being addressed </li></ul><ul><li>Permanency Goal established </li></ul>
  25. 25. Permanency Case Reviews <ul><li>A review process to ensure the safety, well-being and permanency of the child is being achieved </li></ul><ul><li>Conducted on dependency cases </li></ul><ul><li>Review held at 10 months for out of home cases </li></ul><ul><li>For in home cases reviews are held at 6 months </li></ul>
  26. 26. Permanency Case Reviews <ul><li>Families invited to all reviews </li></ul><ul><li>All parties and providers invited </li></ul><ul><li>Tasks assigned at the review are to assure movement toward permanency, safety and well-being. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Quality <ul><li>Priority 2 Review Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For child deaths, unusual incidents or other critical incidents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review systemic or individual issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes case review and interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity to identify service gaps or barriers to safety, permanency or well being </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Quality-Performance Outcomes <ul><li>FSMO is contracted to attain the following goals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>% of children not abused or neglected during services will be at least 95% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No more than 1% of children served in out of home care shall experience maltreatment during services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No more than 9% of children are removed within 12 months of a prior reunification </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Performance Outcomes <ul><li>% of children who were reunified within 12 months of lastest removal shall be at 76% </li></ul><ul><li>% of children with finalized adoptions whose adoptions were finalized within 24 months from removal shall be 32% </li></ul><ul><li>Adoption goal of 150 will be meet. </li></ul><ul><li>100% of children will be seen monthly. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Out of Home Care by Age
  31. 31. Adoptions <ul><li>Waiting Children </li></ul>53.00% 97 47.00% 86 % # % # ≥ 13 Years Old ≤ 12 Years Old Age Group
  32. 32. Adoptions <ul><li>The overall adoption percentages are as follows for Orange County: </li></ul><ul><li>81% of our adopted children are by the families they currently live with. </li></ul><ul><li>Foster Parent adoptions-42% </li></ul><ul><li>Relative/Non Relative adoptions- 39% </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt Only- 19% </li></ul><ul><li>There have been a total of 36 adoptions since July 2005 in Orange County. </li></ul><ul><li>There are currently 183 children available for adoption. 53% (97 children) are over the age of 13 years. </li></ul>
  33. 33. Improving the lives of children through partnerships <ul><li>WFTV Channel 9 Wednesday’s Child </li></ul><ul><li>Wendy’s Wonderful Kids </li></ul><ul><li>City of Life </li></ul><ul><li>Westgate </li></ul><ul><li>Future mentoring project </li></ul>
  34. 34. Wendy’s Wonderful Kids <ul><li>Criteria Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All medically needy or Developmentally Disabled </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>13+ years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waiting for 5 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sibling groups </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. Policy Shifts <ul><li>IV-E Waiver </li></ul><ul><li>Managed Care Medicaid </li></ul><ul><li>Training for Services and Investigations </li></ul>
  36. 36. Challenges <ul><li>Interface with Department of Juvenile Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Developmental Disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Permanency for Teens </li></ul>
  37. 37. Your input please! <ul><li>What is working? </li></ul><ul><li>What can be improved? </li></ul><ul><li>Suggestions for future considerations. </li></ul>