Who Are the Level IV Treatment Foster Care Kids and What Do They Need?. Jean Solomon , M.A., M.S.N. Mark R. Groner , M.S.S.A., L.I.S.W.-S. Attendees’ Goals for Today?. Established in 1852, now serving NE Ohio and beyond $25 million annual budget Staff of 450
Who Are the Level IV Treatment Foster Care Kids and What Do They Need?
Jean Solomon, M.A., M.S.N.
Mark R. Groner, M.S.S.A., L.I.S.W.-S.
Learningand Performance Improvement Cycle
*Look For Similarities
*Identify/Gather Source Data
*Monitor and Evaluate Impact and Quality
*Ask if Information Can Be Used Elsewhere
Problem Severity: lower scores are desirable.
Functioning: higher scores are desirable.
How do we help families accept increasingly challenging kids?
How do we safely support the youth and families?
What type of training do the parentss need?
How do we change the culture and mental models to embrace the care of teens?
How do we recruit?
How do we manage risk?
Qualitative Case Study: The general pattern is that these complex clients have trajectories that reflect many ups an downs over time in their functioning and symptoms (as measured by the OS’s)
12/12/08-3/12/09Level 2 (JH & MH Foster Home)
4/13/09-11/10/10Level 4 (04/13/09-06/03/09, JH & MH Foster Home -06/03/09-11/10/10, VT Foster Home)
12/13/10-1/6/11Level 4 (RG Foster Home)
Small study with baseline group differences.
Compare TFC to treatment as usual. Focus on placement stability and behavior problems.
Compare MTFC to Group Care. Focus on recidivism, delinquency.
Given these data, decide what you believe are the key components of a successful program redesign?