Over the course of the Linking Systems of Care Project, various activities and surveys have been conducted to gain a better understanding of Virginia’s barriers and resources in order to take a strategic and informed approach to implementation and statewide rollout.
A brief screening tool was developed for service providers across systems to identify victimization and trauma in children, youth, and transitioning young adults. Over the course of 3 1/2 years, the tool was piloted and evaluated in five Virginia communities. The The Virginia Victimization Screen Pilot and Evaluation Report describes the development and domains of the screening tool, how the tool and accompanying training were piloted, and the quantitative and qualitative findings relevant to implementation in child, youth, and family serving agencies and organizations.
In 2018, project staff facilitated listening sessions across the Commonwealth with direct service providers, youth, parents/caregivers, and others with lived experience with multiple systems to obtain input on challenges to service provision and access as well as potential solutions. The Listening Tour Report discusses how the sessions were planned and conducted and the findings and themes that emerged from them.
The goal of the Stakeholder Survey was to obtain information from front line service providers on current screening and assessment practices of children and youth in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Information was also collected on training associated with these screening and assessment tools and inter-agency collaboration.
Five regional cross-systems mapping events with service providers from various child-serving systems (i.e., behavioral health, child welfare, juvenile justice, etc.) were held to obtain information about current screening and assessment practices, strengths and challenges in the provision of services, and the availability of and access to resources throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Cross-Systems Mapping Report discusses how these events were planned and conducted and summarizes findings.
The Commonwealth of Virginia Organizational Assessment Survey is a tool that was developed to assess the readiness of a state agency that offers guidance to local direct service providers through legislation, policy and guidance development, and strategic planning. The goal of the organizational assessment survey was to better understand policies and daily practices at the central office, state agencies and agency-related services and programs that influence the treatment and intervention of children, youth, and transitioning young adults within the Commonwealth.
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