Family-Driven Care—Tools, Trainings & “How-To’s”

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Family Driven Care Means: Families have a primary decision-making role in the care of their own children, as well as the policies and procedures governing care for all children in their community and state. The family is defined as the person(s) who provides love, guidance, care, support and nurtures all members, especially  children. The family can be biological (birth parents), relative (also known as kinship), adoptive or foster family.

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RESOURCES are FROM THE WEST VIRGINIA SYSTEM OF CARE, WV SERVICE DEVELOPMENT/DELIVERY TEAM, AND GRANT TOOLKITS FROM THE U.S.SUBSTANCE ABUSE & MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (samhsa)  (All documents are Adobe pdf unless otherwise noted):

FOR FAMILIES &  YOUTH

(including birth, relative/kinship, foster & adoptive families)

  1. Family Guide to Children’s Mental Health Systems (SAMHSA Booklet)

  2. Family Guide to the Child Welfare System 2004

  3. Tip Sheet for Families Considering a Residential Program (Building Bridges Initiative) 

  4. Link to Family Advocacy, Support & Training (FAST) Program Contacts (through Legal Aid of WV) 

  5. Link to the Mountain State Parents, Child & Adolescent Network (MSPCAN)

  6. Family Centered Practice Training

FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS

(INCLUDING Behavioral Health, Child Welfare, Education, Juvenile Justice, Medical and other INDIVIDUALS/organizations who serve children, youth and families)

  1. Click here to Register for 2013 Family-Youth Engagement Training

  2. Family Centered Practice Training

  3. Family Engagement – WV Definition & Benefits (2012)

  4. Engage Us – A Guide Written by Families for Residential Providers (Building Bridges Initiative, 2012)

FOR STATE & COMMUNITY LEADERS

(INCLUDING AGENCY DIRECTORS, STATE EXECUTIVES, LEGISLATORS, COURTS, FAMILY RESOURCE NETWORKS, FAITH-BASED LEADERS AND OTHERS)

  1. Family Centered Practice Training

  2. Family Engagement – WV Definition & Benefits (2012)

  3. Family-Driven Care in America (Spencer, Blau, Mallory 2010)

  4. Family Driven Care – Are We There Yet (Duchnowski, Kutash 2007)

  5. Effective Strategies to Finance Family & Youth Partnerships (Pires & Wood, 2007)

  6. Guide for Father Involvement (TAP, 2011)