Systems Integration in the Family Assertive Community  Treatment (FACT) Project Ann Marie Grimberg, M.Ed. Heartland Allian...
Strengthening At Risk and Homeless Young Mothers and Children Initiative <ul><li>An Initiative to improve the housing, hea...
Family  Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) Project <ul><li>Adaptation of ACT model to serve families </li></ul><ul><li>M...
What is systems integration? <ul><li>Identifies barriers to resources </li></ul><ul><li>Develops, coordinates, and improve...
Why is systems integration important? <ul><li>Reduces the gaps and barriers across systems </li></ul><ul><li>Improves effi...
Pillars of Systems Integration <ul><li>Mechanisms of systems change </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental scan </li></ul><ul><li...
Pillars of Systems Integration Mechanisms of systems change <ul><li>Coalition building </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination of s...
Coalition Building <ul><li>Leaders from all of the systems that affect defined population </li></ul><ul><li>FACT Success <...
Coordination of Systems-Level Initiatives <ul><li>Ensures that efforts to address needs of defined population are linked t...
Comprehensive, Integrated Documentation <ul><li>Interagency agreements, co-eligibility procedures, co-application, single ...
Cross-Training <ul><li>Share skill sets among staff across systems and encourages the sharing of resources across systems ...
Co-location of Staff and Services <ul><li>Situates staff and services from other systems within a single setting </li></ul...
Pillars of Systems Integration Environmental Scan <ul><li>Environmental scan distributed to all systems affecting target p...
Pillars of Systems Integration Relationship building <ul><li>Educate stakeholders on the needs of the target population an...
Systems Integration Lessons <ul><li>Dedicated staff is vital to the success of systems integration work </li></ul><ul><li>...
Systems Integration Lessons <ul><li>Utilize systems integration strategies to organize work </li></ul><ul><li>Focus work o...
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2.12 Learning Laboratories: Strategies to Support Implementation (Grimberg)

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This workshop will examine strategies that communities are using to promote the effective use of HPRP resources and other interventions to end homelessness. The workshop will examine the use of community learning laboratories that evaluate emerging data and HPRP implementation to refine interventions. Strategies to support the transfer of effective strategies across local communities will also be explored.

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  • Correlate with the Early Intervention and Prevention Strategic Plan
  • 2.12 Learning Laboratories: Strategies to Support Implementation (Grimberg)

    1. 1. Systems Integration in the Family Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) Project Ann Marie Grimberg, M.Ed. Heartland Alliance [email_address]
    2. 2. Strengthening At Risk and Homeless Young Mothers and Children Initiative <ul><li>An Initiative to improve the housing, health and development of homeless and at-risk young mothers and children </li></ul><ul><li>Each site serves young, single mothers between the ages of 18 and 25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, with at least one child below the age of five </li></ul>Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
    3. 3. Family Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) Project <ul><li>Adaptation of ACT model to serve families </li></ul><ul><li>Mothers show signs of mental illness and often substance use while children often struggle with emotional, behavioral, attachment disorders </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-disciplinary team serves families in community settings </li></ul>Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
    4. 4. What is systems integration? <ul><li>Identifies barriers to resources </li></ul><ul><li>Develops, coordinates, and improves the </li></ul><ul><li> availability, quality and comprehensiveness of </li></ul><ul><li> resources </li></ul><ul><li>Improves consumer outcomes through greater </li></ul><ul><li> access to resources within and across </li></ul><ul><li> systems </li></ul>Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
    5. 5. Why is systems integration important? <ul><li>Reduces the gaps and barriers across systems </li></ul><ul><li>Improves efficiency and effectiveness of services provided to consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicates staff to the integration of systems and services </li></ul>Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
    6. 6. Pillars of Systems Integration <ul><li>Mechanisms of systems change </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental scan </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship building </li></ul>Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
    7. 7. Pillars of Systems Integration Mechanisms of systems change <ul><li>Coalition building </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination of systems-level initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive, integrated documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-training </li></ul><ul><li>Co-location </li></ul>Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
    8. 8. Coalition Building <ul><li>Leaders from all of the systems that affect defined population </li></ul><ul><li>FACT Success </li></ul><ul><li>FACT’s planning coalition </li></ul><ul><li>Representatives from child welfare, education, mental health, substance use, housing, child care, Head Start, early intervention, domestic violence, employment, homelessness, and funding communities </li></ul>Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
    9. 9. Coordination of Systems-Level Initiatives <ul><li>Ensures that efforts to address needs of defined population are linked to similar efforts in various systems </li></ul><ul><li>FACT Success </li></ul><ul><li>Statewide provider database </li></ul><ul><li>Infusion of homelessness resources onto a child welfare database </li></ul>Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
    10. 10. Comprehensive, Integrated Documentation <ul><li>Interagency agreements, co-eligibility procedures, co-application, single assessments </li></ul><ul><li>FACT Successes </li></ul><ul><li>General, housing, and employment assessments are all part of a single document for families </li></ul><ul><li>Checklist for child welfare as people age out </li></ul>Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
    11. 11. Cross-Training <ul><li>Share skill sets among staff across systems and encourages the sharing of resources across systems </li></ul><ul><li>FACT Success </li></ul><ul><li>City-wide cross-trainings </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Early intervention and homeless shelter providers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Child welfare and homeless providers </li></ul></ul></ul>Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
    12. 12. Co-location of Staff and Services <ul><li>Situates staff and services from other systems within a single setting </li></ul><ul><li>FACT Successes </li></ul><ul><li>FACT service team </li></ul><ul><li>Offering developmental screenings and therapy in schools </li></ul>Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
    13. 13. Pillars of Systems Integration Environmental Scan <ul><li>Environmental scan distributed to all systems affecting target population </li></ul><ul><li>Needs assessment for homeless families </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identified top priorities and ensured investment and interest of stakeholders </li></ul></ul></ul>Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
    14. 14. Pillars of Systems Integration Relationship building <ul><li>Educate stakeholders on the needs of the target population and how they are affected by other systems </li></ul><ul><li>Determines members of coalitions or committees </li></ul>Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
    15. 15. Systems Integration Lessons <ul><li>Dedicated staff is vital to the success of systems integration work </li></ul><ul><li>Determine what keeps people invested in the collaboration of systems and communicate the benefits of this work </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to strengthen and maintain relationships with stakeholders across system </li></ul>Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
    16. 16. Systems Integration Lessons <ul><li>Utilize systems integration strategies to organize work </li></ul><ul><li>Focus work on systems where there is energy and synergy </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage and reinforce the benefit of small and large successes </li></ul>Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights

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