RESOURCES AND TOOLS
The Community Resource Mapping Facilitation Guide can be used within local communities to identify current resources, learn about gaps between current resources and community needs, and provide an opportunity to cultivate new partnerships and relationships across agencies that work with children and youth in the community.
The Family Engagement Guide provides child, youth, and family serving agencies and systems with guidance on how and why to meaningfully engage family members in decision-making processes around the content and direction of services, interventions, and/or referrals made in the course of case management and planning.
The Grant Application Development Menu for Funders offers options for funders to consider when developing Requests for Applications or Grant Guidelines to encourage grantees to provide quality, comprehensive, trauma-informed services for children, youth, and their families.
The Referral and Response Protocol provides guidance to agency/organizational leadership and multi-disciplinary teams on specific components that support successful referrals and referral responses and outlines a distinct process for front line service providers on how to link children, youth, and families to needed services and support.
The Trauma-Informed Agency Self-Assessment was created for agencies and organizations from a variety of fields (child welfare, behavioral health, public health, juvenile justice, education, early childhood development, housing, and victim advocacy] to assess where they fall in a continuum of trauma-informed care and to engage them in a process of setting agency improvement goals.
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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