Over the course of the Linking Systems of Care Project, various activities and surveys have been conducted to gain a better understanding of Virginia’s barriers and resources in order to take a strategic and informed approach to implementation and statewide rollout.
In 2018, project staff facilitated listening sessions across the Commonwealth with direct service providers, youth, parents/caregivers, and others with lived experience with multiple systems to obtain input on challenges to service provision and access as well as potential solutions.
The goal of the stakeholder survey was to obtain information from front line service providers on current screening and assessment practices of children and youth in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Information was also collected on training associated with these screening and assessment tools and inter-agency collaboration.
Five regional cross-systems mapping events with service providers from various child-serving systems (i.e., behavioral health, child welfare, juvenile justice, etc.) were held to obtain information about current screening and assessment practices, strengths and challenges in the provision of services, and the availability of and access to resources throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Commonwealth of Virginia Organizational Readiness Survey is a tool developed to assess the readiness of a state agency that offers guidance to local direct service providers through legislation, policy and guidance development, and strategic planning. The goal of the organizational readiness survey was to better understand policies and daily practices at the central office, state agencies and agency-related services and programs that influence the treatment and intervention of children, youth, and transitioning young adults within the Commonwealth.
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