Bay Area Consortium RBS Pilot Program

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Bay Area
Consortium RBS
Stakeholders Communication
Who are the stakeholders?
Children and Families
Relatives and NRFM’s
Care providers
Community Agencies
Placement Agency Staff
Treatment Providers
Interagency partners
How can stakeholders assist
in the development of RBS?
 Court - creating Macro’s and orders to
allow for the flexibility of caretakers
 Families and Community - Supporting
our children and families in the
 Interagency partners - Providing Training
and support to staff
 Creating a village environment for
families success
 Improve communication between service
providers, placing agencies, the court
How do we plan to provide
information to stakeholders?
 Develop a formal presentation
 Identify tools and materials to be
 Identify presenters
 Utilize existing forums, request
 Provide follow-up information and contact
Bay Area Power Point
 Handout
 Some basic Overview and some more in
depth information
 Trying to foresee what questions may
arise – unique to each county
Materials to be provided
 Formal PowerPoint presentation – What
is RBS?
 Copy of the Legislation
 Question and Answer Sheet
 Copy of the RFI / Voluntary Agreement
 Follow up information
 Other materials
Follow up to stakeholders
 Identify contact person for both placing
agency and provider for further questions
or presentations
 Provide RBS Web site address
County and Provider Collaboration
• Integration
• Cross-Organizational Resource Management
• Building on What Exists
Needs Assessment by Program, Partner or
 Avoid duplication and integrating RBS training within
existing structures
 Tailor training to the needs of individuals, programs
and partners
 Assess what exists and the program, partner or
individual needs before implementing training
Individualized Plans by Programs/Persons
 Assure RBS staff will have assurance that they are
participating in baseline values, knowledge and
skill activities
 Track progress and delivery of training
 Use tracking methods (Passport)
 Review training delivery to determine whether
any gaps exist periodically
On-site Training
 Deliver training within the context of programming
 Ensure supervision within RBS will be seen as an
integral part of training
 Offer program specific training
 Train supervisors to be a critical part of reinforcing
and assuring ongoing staff learning
Cross Training Opportunities
 Create consistency across system, community
and family sectors
 Partners are committed to offer cross system
training opportunities to partners
Bay Area Consortium
RBS Pilot Program
To Implement RBS
Four Bay area counties, (San Francisco, San
Mateo, Contra Costa and Santa Clara) are:
– partnering with a collaborative of multiservice agencies (MSAs) for children and
families to create a diverse and wellcoordinated array of interventions,
services and service settings
BAC RBS is unique because:
A regional RBS resource was created by multiple counties
(each with multiple placing agencies including mental
health, probation and child welfare) and providers,
(Edgewood, Seneca, St. Vincents, Rebekah Children’s
Services, ASPIRAnet, and Aldea) because:
– families and kin often move from county to county
– many children are currently placed in group homes
outside the county where the family lives
– it is often difficult for service providers or families to get
from one part of the Bay area to another because of
traffic congestion and limited public transportation.
BAC RBS Foundation is built upon:
Developing universal, cross-county practices for consistently
and accurately assessing the level of care and matching
children/youth and families with the appropriate resources
Assembling support teams early in the child/youth’s
involvement in the system
Transforming the focus of current residential programs by
converting the physical, philosophical and programmatic
structure to a family-centered, community-connected and
outcome-driven operation
BAC RBS Foundation is built upon:
Establishing a process of ongoing utilization review
that measures gains in the achievement of positive
and sustained reconnection
Operating an integrated network of care anchored by
a group of multi-service agencies that work
BAC RBS Core Services
Residential Support Services – Each MSA will offer a 6to 12-bed highly staffed residential milieu
Intensive Treatment Services – Each MSA will offer
evidence-based emotional and behavioral treatment
Family Connection Services – Each MSA will provide
family-centered care and support to reunite children and
youth and their families and to help all family members
acquire the skills, confidence and resiliency needed to
achieve positive and sustained permanency.
BAC RBS Core Services
Multi-Dimensional or Intensive Treatment Foster Care –
Each MSA will work with local specialized foster care
providers to assist with helping children and youth in the
transition back into their homes and communities.
Kinship Care Services – Each MSA will offer services to
locate, engage and support kin, involve them in the RBS
service plan, and provide an extended circle of support
Community Support Services – Through their connections
with extended networks of community resources, the
MSAs will be able to connect children, youth and families
with local/neighborhood services and supports
BAC RBS Structure
RBS Advisory Committee
Interagency Placement Review Committees
Family Team Meetings (FTM)
Family Support Team (FST)
BAC RBS Organizational Chart
Primary Care
County Child Welfare and
Behavioral Health
Directors and Chief
Juvenile Probation Officers
Bay Area RBS
Local Community
Family and Youth
Primary Care MSAs
(Family Support Team,
Residential Services,
Intensive MH Treatment
Community Provider Network (Wide Range of Local Formal and
Informal Supports and Services)