Children and youth who are involved with child welfare services often have a need for mental health services. The Core Practice Model has established teaming as an essential element to provide children, youth and their families and care providers with responsive and coordinated mental health services, especially while they are involved with child welfare services. Teaming begins with the first interaction between child/youth, family and child welfare social worker and continues until the child/youth and family transition from child welfare services.
- Understand the role of the Child and Family Team
- Engage appropriate team members
- Put the child/youth and family at the center of the team process
- Generate needed services and supports for children/youth and families
- Work with a dynamic team process
As a result of this workshop, participants will be prepared to work with Child and Family Teams to support children/youth and families involved with child welfare services and mental health services.