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5.7: Bridging the Gap: Connecting Systems to Benefit Families

5.7: Bridging the Gap: Connecting Systems to Benefit Families

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5.7: Bridging the Gap: Connecting Systems to Benefit Families  5.7: Bridging the Gap: Connecting Systems to Benefit Families Presentation Transcript

  • Integrating Systems to Benefit Families Ann Marie Grimberg, M.Ed. Heartland Alliance [email_address]
  • What is systems integration?
    • Identifies barriers to resources
    • Develops, coordinates, and improves the
    • availability, quality and comprehensiveness of
    • resources
    • Improves consumer outcomes through greater
    • access to resources within and across
    • systems
    Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
  • Why is systems integration important?
    • Reduces the gaps and barriers across systems
    • Improves efficiency and effectiveness of services provided to consumers
    • Dedicates staff to the integration of systems and services
    Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
  • Pillars of Systems Integration
    • Environmental scan
    • Relationship building
    • Mechanisms of systems change
    Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
  • Pillars of Systems Integration Environmental Scan
    • Distribute needs assessment to systems affecting target population
    • Identify top priorities and ensure investment and interest of stakeholders
    • Priorities could include:
    • Serve the entire family unit
    • Improve access to housing and services
    • Strengthen resources as people age out or emancipate from child welfare system
    • Increase child care options for homeless families
    • Influence policies affecting homeless families
    Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
  • Pillars of Systems Integration Relationship building
    • Educate stakeholders on the needs of the target population and how they intersect with other systems
    • Determine members of coalitions or committees which will assist with the work of integrating systems
    Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
  • Pillars of Systems Integration Mechanisms of systems change
    • Coalition building
    • Coordination of systems-level initiatives
    • Comprehensive, integrated documentation
    • Cross-training
    • Co-location
    • Advocacy and policy
    Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
  • Coalition Building
    • Convene leaders from the systems that affect a defined population
    • Planning Coalition
    • Representatives from child welfare, education, mental health, substance use, housing, child care, Head Start, early intervention, domestic violence, employment, homelessness, and funding communities
    Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
  • Coordination of Systems-Level Initiatives
    • Ensure efforts to address needs of defined population are linked to similar efforts in various systems
    • Include homelessness and housing resources in a statewide child welfare resource database
    • Federal home visiting funds
    Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
  • Comprehensive, Integrated Documentation
    • Interagency agreements, co-eligibility procedures, co-application, single assessments
    • General, housing, and employment assessments are all part of one assessment process
    • Checklist for child welfare system as people age out or emancipate
    Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
  • Cross-Training
    • Share skill sets among staff across systems and encourage the sharing of resources across systems
    • City-wide cross-trainings
        • Early intervention and homeless providers
        • Child welfare and homeless providers
        • Head Start and homeless providers
    Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
  • Co-location of Staff and Services
    • Situate staff and services from other systems within a single setting
    • Offer developmental screenings and therapy in schools or shelters
    • Develop multi-agency, multi-disciplinary teams to work with homeless families
    Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
  • Advocacy and Policy
    • Promote policy and systems change to eliminate the revolving door of services the defined population goes through
    • Advocate for the inclusion of doubled-up families in the federal definition of homelessness
    • Proposal to dedicate child care vouchers for homeless families
    Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
  • Systems Integration Lessons
    • Dedicated staff is vital to the success of systems integration work
    • Utilize systems integration strategies to organize work
    • Continue to strengthen and maintain relationships with stakeholders across systems
    Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
  • Systems Integration Lessons
    • Determine what keeps people invested in collaborating with systems and communicate the benefits of this work
    • Focus work on systems where there is energy and synergy
    • Encourage and reinforce the benefit of small and large successes
    Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights