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All Collaborative Call. Assessment and Case Planning Denise Herz, PhD and Janet Wiig, JD, MSW May 11, 2009. ACC Agenda. Understanding Screening and Assessment Assessment Domains Undertaking an Assessment Inventory Traditional and Coordinated Uses of Assessment A Case Plan Decision Grid.

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All collaborative call

All Collaborative Call

Assessment and Case Planning

Denise Herz, PhD and Janet Wiig, JD, MSW

May 11, 2009


Acc agenda

ACC Agenda

  • Understanding Screening and Assessment

  • Assessment Domains

  • Undertaking an Assessment Inventory

  • Traditional and Coordinated Uses of Assessment

  • A Case Plan Decision Grid


Understanding screening

Understanding Screening

  • Screening=A brief process for identifying the needs of a youth.

    • Screening is short-term, tentative identification of potential problem

    • No special training (or minimal training) is required to administer screening tools

  • Screening helps to:

    • Identify and triage mental health/substance abuse and other psychosocial problems among youth

    • Identify youth who need a more comprehensive review to identify the problem


Understanding assessment and assessment domains

Understanding Assessment and Assessment Domains

  • Assessment=Comprehensive review of information to determine needs and construct plans for longer-term care

  • Assessment can refer to:

    • Risk/protective factor assessment

    • Mental health assessment

    • Substance abuse assessment (typically included with mental health assessments for adolescents)

    • Educational needs

    • Individual and family service need assessments

    • Medical needs


Putting it together

Putting it Together


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Assessment Inventory

  • What is the purpose?

  • Identify duplications of effort in use

  • Strengthen effective use of assessments to assigns programs & services

  • Opportunities exist to develop tools in common

  • Chances to create new assessment methodologies

  • How might the inventory be illuminated/enhanced? (Questions to be asked)

  • What decisions are the tools to guide or facilitate?

  • What population or problem is the target of their use?

  • What tools do both systems use?

  • Do the data collected by different tools from each system overlap?

  • How are the assessment tools used?

    • - To classify children?

    • - To conduct individualized assessments?

    • - To make dispositional recommendations to the court?

    • To plan for services?

    • Source: CWLA Guidebook for Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare System Coordination and Integration


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  • What might that look like? King County, WA


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  • What might that look like? Los Angeles County, CA


Coordinated assessment

Coordinated Assessment

  • Option 1: Coordinate across agencies to design a process and select compatible tools that will be used to achieve a comprehensive case plan

  • Option 2: Coordinate across agencies to design a process by which the results produced by current tools can be translated into comprehensive case plans


Traditional use of assessment

Traditional Use of Assessment

Risk

Assessment

MH/SA

Assessment

Education

Assessment

Psychosocial

Assessment

Risk Level

MH/SA

Treatment

Need Level

Educational

Deficiencies &

Needs

Need for Other

Individual & Family

Interventions

If Available

Placement

Appropriateness

Placement

Appropriateness

Placement

Appropriateness

Placement

Appropriateness

Supervision

Recommendations

Treatment

Recommendations

Education

Recommendations

Other Individual &

Family Recomm.


A coordinated approach to assessment

A Coordinated Approach to Assessment

Risk

Assessment

MH/SA

Assessment

Education

Assessment

Psychosocial

Assessment

Risk Level

MH/SA

Treatment

Need Level

Educational

Deficiencies &

Needs

Need for Other

Individual & Family

Interventions

Coordinated recommendations for: (1) Supervision;

(2) Treatment; (3) Education; (4) Placement; and (5) Other Behavioral

Social Interventions (NOTE: Medical should also be considered)


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Los Angeles 241.1 MDT Court Recommendations/Case Plan Decision Grid


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