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  • 10/25/10
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  • Programs CARE is contracted with Department of Human Services to provide Support to foster families and biological parents seeking reunification Substance Abuse Support Case Management for adults CARE is Student Assistance Center for all but 3 districts in County CARE has Women and Family Specialist – works with pregnant women in treatment – case managed support CARE family programs includes Project Focus and summer camp for families living with addiction and/or recovery. All refer children for FASD screen 10/25/10
  • Positive Screen Criteria Medical, birth, or hospital records indicate this child was delivered intoxicated for with a high emergency blood alcohol level.   Child placed in child protective custody at birth due to mother’s drug or alcohol condition   Other (including collateral source)____________________________________________ Face rank – 3 or 4 10/25/10
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  • Who monitors child for any change in CNS or development? Early On (Part C provider) Health Dept – Public Health Nurse Maternal Infant Health (Priority Health Services) Pediatrician FASD Case Manager monitors status 10/25/10
  • No Cost for Case Management Support -intake packet -wait period Diag Eval – may/may not cost $ Will bill Insurance first DHS second Can use Service Delivery Funds (budgeted in contract) 10/25/10
  • No Cost for Case Managed of Interventions BUT – COST for interventions -service profs will bill insurance when able Service Delivery Funds (budget in contract) can help offset out-of-pocket expenses that would otherwise be a barrier to treatment/service. 10/25/10
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  • Diagnostic Centers differences U of M - $ not an issue Intervention clinic – follow up for sensory and school psychologist Has clinic coordinator Easy to work with – available 1 hour distance (reasonable) Are requesting IQ testing done prior to appointment Children’s Hospital – bills insurance for exam No clinic coordinator No intervention Geneticist evaluates (physical exam) Will conduct Ages/Stages children under 4 Prefer IQ testing prior to appt. Plus: 30 min travel, Appt. scheduled at time of Pos screen CTAC – typically copay $300 - $400, But COMPREHENSIVE Clinic coordinator, Neg: Travel, TIME 10/25/10
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  • $ Leveraging dollars means a comprehensive FASD service integrated into CARE’s programming. Thus meeting the needs of children and families. 10/25/10
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  • PROJECT FASD ACHIEVE Macomb County, Michigan Shelly L. Bania Project Director
  • Brief Description of CARE
      • Non-profit service delivery organization
      • Promotes the empowerment of individuals and families through relationships with schools, businesses, public services and other community based organizations.
      • Solution-focused programs and activities are designed to strengthen individuals in their role as employees, students and as family members.
      • For over 30 years, CARE has provided community-based substance abuse prevention activities.
    • FASD ACHIEVE identifies and refers for diagnostic evaluation children age 0-7 in CARE services.
    • FASD ACHIEVE provides case management, training, support, and advocacy for the families of the individual receiving a diagnosis and individual service plan.
    • FASD ACHIEVE will insure children receive the appropriate intervention services that lead to improved functioning and increased life-long achievement.
  • What we do
    • No cost Screening
    • FASD staff interviews parent/caretaker to obtain information about prenatal history and child development
    • Screen includes a photograph analysis of facial features present in FASD
    Step 1
    • (continued)
    • Positive Screen Criteria
    • Confirmed prenatal drug or alcohol exposure
    • Child has a sibling who has a diagnosis of an FASD
    • Prior FASD diagnosis
    • Child has a birth mother with confirmed drug or alcohol history and the infant/child has any noted dysmorphology, growth deficit, CNS or developmental delay (abnormality)
    • Face rank of 3 or 4
    • Need to meet one of the above for a positive screen
    Step 1
  • Special cases: Children 0-3
    • Positive Monitor
    • Scenario –
    • Child 0-3 with known prenatal alcohol or drug exposure
    • No dysmorphology
    • No growth deficit
    • No Central Nervous System (CNS) or Developmental abnormality present
    • Monitor for changes in CNS and or development
    • Preparing for a Diagnostic Evaluation
    • Case Management in the form of assistance and support begins at this point. Staff assists family in preparing the intake packet required – birth records, family history, medical history, other diagnosis, etc.
    • Maintains contact with the family during the diagnostic period
    • Assists with transportation and diagnostic costs as needed
    • Provides additional community resources
    Positive screen = Referral for Diagnostic Evaluation Step 2
  • After the Diagnosis -
      • Case Management
    • Develop service delivery plan based on diagnostic recommendations
    • Work with family in accessing services to meet the plan; walk with family through services
    • [Document, Document, Document data]
    • Advocate for the child/family when needed
    • Provide support during IEP meetings
    Step 3
  • How are we doing? (As of July 31, 2009)
    • Screening
    • 30 screens scheduled; 27 screened positive = 90%
    • Why so high? The population CARE services is hi-risk. CARE is an
    • agency that evaluates substance abuse and is access for treatment
    • in addition to its student assistance services and prevention of
    • substance abuse programs.
    • Diagnosis
    • 19 intake packets sent to diagnostic clinics;
    • 5 need additional info in order to schedule a clinic date.
    • 2 scheduled for date later than July
    • 5 awaiting report;. 1 did not receive a FASD diagnosis;
    • 6 Diagnosed with an FASD; 4 receiving Case Management
  • Hiccups:
    • Intake
    • Lessons learned
    • Lengthy intake process
    • Adjusted staff activity to provide support/assistance to families
    • Diagnostic scheduling
    • Families can choose from 3
    • diagnostic clinics that serve MI residents:
    • Children’s Hospital University of Michigan
    • Children’s Trauma Assessment Center (CTAC)
    • All have different teams and
    • timetables in scheduling and in reporting
  • Solutions
    • Work with diagnostic centers to decrease the wait time for
    • appointment by:
    • Investigating if appointment can be made at the point of a positive screen;
    • Reserve appointments for project participants
    • First call for open date when there is a cancellation
    • Increase number of children screened by formalizing referrals from
    • community to CARE
  • Comprehensive FASD services
    • $ Leveraging dollars leads to a comprehensive FASD service integrated into CARE’s programming
    • NG subcontract for FASD diagnosis/intervention
    • State and county dollars support FASD prevention activities and support services
    • Recent State grant includes $ for developing a comprehensive database that will incorporate NG database
  • Comprehensive FASD services (continued)
    • FASD Prevention activities
      • Presentations
      • Project Choices to women in an alternative education setting (Fall 09 – Michigan Department of Community Health)
    • FASD Support Services
      • Monthly Support Group
      • Parenting Workshop – TRIUMPH through the Challenges of FASD
  • Success stories
    • Foster placement stability at risk (Feb 09) CARE services lead to adoption (Aug 09)
    • Child who screened positive of FASD – upon research into school records, etc. to prepare intake packet – learned of other suggested assessments over the course of past 3 years yet to occur. CARE services lead to FASD diagnosis, pediatric neurologist evaluation, and further school testing.