Integrated Sevice Delivery, Charlotte County
|Record #: HDC3704||Last Modified: 17 Jul 2020||Last Full Update: 17 Jul 2020|
|Primary Contact||Melanie Doucet, Project Officer, Integrated Service Delivery, Integrated Sevice Delivery|
|Description & Services|
|Cross Reference||Integrated Sevice Delivery|
|Description of service(s)||Children and youth can benefit from a variety of services provided by professionals working together as a team. The goal is to streamline access to the services for the benefit of the child or youth and their family.
The Integrated Services Delivery (ISD) approach involves close collaboration among team members and participating departments (i.e. Education and Early Childhood Development, Social Development, Health, Public Safety, school districts and regional health authorities). ISD Child and Youth Development (CYD) Team members work closely with student services staff in schools. A variety of services are available, and may be delivered in schools and community settings.
|Areas Served||Charlotte County|
|Eligibility||Ages: 21 year(s) and under
Our services and programs will be available to children and youth up to 18 years of age either in school or in the community (and up to 21 for those within the public school system) with identified multiple needs as defined by core areas of adaptation, including:
physical health and wellness;
emotional and behavioural functioning*;
mental-health challenges; and
For children younger than five, professionals will work with early childhood development services to offer consultation services, transition planning and clinical support for prevention and early intervention programs at school or in the community.
Professionals will provide clients who turn 18 (or those up to 21 and within the public school system) with transition planning to appropriate adult services.
*To ensure appropriate referrals to the services offered by the CYD teams, children or youth will have to present moderate to severe internalizing and externalizing (emotional/behavioural) features (using the Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale) and demonstrate significant impairment or disruption in functioning in at least one of the other four core areas of adaptation.
In instances where children and youth may demonstrate more complex needs requiring more intensive interventions, professionals will collaborate to ensure access to appropriate tertiary level supports with emphasis placed on step-down transition planning for less intensive and/or intrusive services.
Referrals to the ISD program and the CYD teams will have to be completed at specific locations in the community, including physicians’ offices, emergency departments, local schools and child- and youth-serving agencies.
Each demonstration region will have a specific intake process to provide clear points of entry for referral, screening and intake assessment processes for children, youth and families being referred to or seeking assistance from community-based supports.
Upon completion of appropriate screening and assessment processes, ISD professionals will be required to respond to clients’ presented needs by linking them with the appropriate service intensity support intervention or program option based on a three-level service continuum (universal, early intervention and tertiary).
In the case of co-case management between ISD personnel and other departmental representatives and partners or in accessing key information from other public service sectors, consent and release of information protocols will be used as the basis for exchanging information.
|Located In Community||Charlotte County|
|Accessibility||Unknown ; ***Note that accessibility is self-reported. Please contact the organization before arrival***|
|Service Level||(30) Provincial Government|