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Collaboration Presentation

  1. 2. Collaboration Presentation Public Schools And Social Services EDSP 613: Collaboration Summer B 2006 By Robin Burke
  2. 3. Social Services <ul><li>Division of Youth Services </li></ul><ul><li>Division of Family Services </li></ul><ul><li>Division of Adult Services </li></ul><ul><li>(Department of Social Services) </li></ul>
  3. 4. Mission Statement: The Mission of the Department of Social Services is to promote opportunities for individuals, families, and children to become self-sufficient, empowered, and personally responsible. We will partner with the community and other agencies to provide comprehensive quality services in an environment of mutual respect and dignity for those we serve and each other. (Department of Social Services)
  4. 5. Division of Family Services <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Childcare </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Home Network </li></ul><ul><li>Case Management </li></ul>(Division of Family Services )
  5. 6. Division of Adult Services <ul><li>Financial and Social Services </li></ul><ul><li>Black and Williams Center </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Citizens Center </li></ul><ul><li>(Division of Adult Services ) </li></ul>
  6. 7. Division of Youth Services <ul><li>CASA </li></ul><ul><li>Coleman House/Emergency Shelter </li></ul><ul><li>Day Treatment Center </li></ul><ul><li>Department Juvenile Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Youth and Family Services </li></ul><ul><li> (Division of Youth Services ) </li></ul>
  7. 8. Department of Juvenile Justice <ul><li>DJJ strives to promote a comprehensive array of cost-effective services for at-risk youth directed toward preventing delinquency, providing efficient rehabilitation services, and altering the rate of recidivism with appropriate aftercare, while minimizing risk to the community. </li></ul><ul><li>(Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice) </li></ul>
  8. 9. It is estimated that between 28% and 48% of juvenile offenders meet the criteria for special education services and that 34% are functionally illiterate. (GAINS )
  9. 10. Juvenile Justice workers work more closely with educators than most any other type of social worker. (quote) (Springate)
  10. 11. The Americans with Disability Act require schools in the community and juvenile justice institutions to accommodate the specialized needs of juvenile offenders. (GAINS)
  11. 12. Social Services and public education have different agendas and have had difficulty working collaboratively with each other (Altshuler)
  12. 13. Consequently , the children being served by either system often receive inadequate services from both systems. Can the two systems work collaboratively to support the needs of the children they serve? What is needed for this to occur? What barriers exist to prevent successful collaboration? What changes are needed to support it? (Altshuler)
  13. 14. Activity
  14. 15. List <ul><li>ARC meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-dispositional investigation report </li></ul><ul><li>visit child in facility </li></ul><ul><li>grade papers </li></ul><ul><li>modification/accommodation for lesson </li></ul><ul><li>home visit </li></ul><ul><li>staff meeting </li></ul><ul><li>discharge conference </li></ul><ul><li>court </li></ul><ul><li>LIAC (local interagency council) </li></ul>
  15. 16. Barriers <ul><li>Confusion of roles </li></ul><ul><li>Confusion of responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Confidentiality concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Limited resources </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Communication </li></ul><ul><li>(Altshuler) </li></ul>
  16. 17. Collaboration Killers <ul><li>We’ve always done it that way </li></ul><ul><li>I’m just doing my job </li></ul><ul><li>Leave me alone and let me do my job </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t trust them </li></ul><ul><li>They’re too difficult/inflexible/bureaucratic to </li></ul><ul><li>work with </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t have time to talk with you about this case </li></ul><ul><li>What’s in it for me? </li></ul><ul><li>( Moore) </li></ul>
  17. 18. Recommended Strategies <ul><li>Ask for clarification about foggy areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Deal with people openly and honestly. </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledge and work on the trust factor. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a safe environment for people to hash out issues/problems and ask questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Open, comfortable communication. </li></ul><ul><li>Agree on a common goal </li></ul><ul><li>Assess your needs and resources </li></ul>( Moore)
  18. 19. Recommended Strategies <ul><li>Encourage participants to step back and question why things have always been done in a particular way. One of the principal stumbling blocks to successful collaboration is overcoming customs and habits. </li></ul><ul><li>Think outside the box; identify the needs of children and their families and search out diverse ways to fill those needs. </li></ul>
  19. 20. True collaboration involves more than just meeting and talking; it must include adequate training, support, and authority and produce effective programs and services. Members grow more committed when they know their voices will be heard and their opinions valued. Without member buy-in, collaborative work will come to a standstill ( Moore)
  20. 21. Bluegrass IMPACT ( Interagency Mobilization for Progress in Adolescent and Child Treatment)
  21. 22. Bluegrass IMPACT is a collaborative effort among parents and the agencies of social services , mental health, education , health services, juvenile justice , social insurance and courts at state, regional and local levels to coordinate and mobilize services to children. (GAINS)
  22. 23. RIAC (Regional interagency Council ) <ul><li>Composed of… </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s service coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Specialist in special education chosen by the school district </li></ul><ul><li>Court </li></ul><ul><li>Designated worker chosen by the Chief Regional district </li></ul><ul><li>judge </li></ul><ul><li>Parent </li></ul><ul><li>Other local public or private agency that provides services to children, and representative from the department of juvenile justice. </li></ul>(GAINS)
  23. 24. Summary Collaborating is not the goal but the means to accomplish the goal. While collaborating is becoming more popular, it still requires hard work. But that work often pays off in an initial victory toward short-term goals which then acts as a catalyst toward pursuing more difficult and long-term tasks.
  24. 26. Resources <ul><li>A. Viggiani, Pamela, and William J. Reid. &quot;Social Worker-Teacher Collaboration in the Classroom: Help for Elementary Students at Risk of Failure.&quot; Research on Social Work Practice Vol. 12, No. 5(2002): 604-620. </li></ul><ul><li>Costin , Lela. Social work services in schools : historical perspectives and current directions . Washington: National Association of Social Workers, 1978. </li></ul><ul><li>Allen-Meares, Paula. Social work services in schools . Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1986. </li></ul><ul><li>Wade, Rahima Carol. Community Service-learning: A Guide to Including Service in the Public School Curriculum . New York: New York Press, 1997. </li></ul><ul><li>Baginsky, Mary. &quot;Improving the Effectiveness of Schools within a Muli-Agency Strategy for Protecting Children.&quot; American Educational Research Association (2003): </li></ul><ul><li>Moore, Jan. &quot;Collaborations of Schools and .&quot; National Center for Homeless Education (2005): </li></ul>
  25. 27. More Resources <ul><li>Altshuler, Sandra. &quot; From barriers to successful collaboration: public schools and child welfare working together..&quot; Social Work 48(2003): 52+. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Social Work.&quot; Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia . Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.. 25 Jun 2006 < </li></ul><ul><li>“ Department of Social Services.&quot; Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government . 25 Jun 2006 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Division of Youth Services.&quot; Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government . 25 Jun 2006 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Division of Family Services.&quot; Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government . 25 Jun 2006 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Division of Adult Services.&quot; Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government . 25 Jun 2006 <>. </li></ul>
  26. 28. More Resources <ul><li>&quot;Overview of the Juvenile Justice .&quot; GAINS . 26 Jun 2006 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>Springate, Sherri. Social Service Clinician. (Department of Juvenile Justice) Personal interview. June 27, 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>Thaxton, Bob. Social Service Clinician. (Department of Juvenile Justice) . Personal interview. June 27, 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>Boyd, Katie. Coordinator of Student Services (Woodford County). Personal interview. June 27, 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;About DJJ.&quot; Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice . 26 June 2006 <>. </li></ul>
  27. 29. 2005-2006 MAT Students at the end of today!