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Year One Progress

Impact Stakeholders

The Impact System of Care has provided services to 156 Ingham County youth with SED since the project began coordinating and delivering services and supports in October 2006.

Association for Children’s Mental Health

This past year we have assessed the benefits of the new ways of working together. We have found that:

Child and Family Services – Capital Area

Youth and Families from Ingham County Boys & Girls Club of Lansing Community Mental Health Authority, C-E-I

•F  amilies and youth believe that the new teams include people who can help them meet their goals.

Cristo Rey Community Center Highfields, Inc.

•F  amilies and youth believe that the new teams are playing a large role in helping them meet their goals. •P  arents who participate in leadership trainings say that they are more knowledgeable about services and supports and are prepared to participate in the System of Care. • Agency staff report that the information shared from each agency helps develop care plans and helps to meet the goals of the families.

Ingham County Circuit Court – Family Division Ingham County Department of Human Services

Characteristics of youth being supported by Impact: • 55% Male • 45% Female Most between the ages of 15 to 18 years (57%) and 12 to 14 years (33%)

Ingham Intermediate School District Lansing Police Department Lansing School District Lutheran Social Services St. Vincent Catholic Charities

• 60% White • 40% African-American • 14% Hispanic

Moving Forward How will participating agencies and families know that the Ingham County System of Care is getting results for children and youth with SED and their families? Thanks to the willingness of families and youth to participate in a rigorous evaluation, over the next year we will monitor key indicators of success, including: • Improved school attendance • Improved school performance • Stable living situations • I ncreased number of youth able to live in their community and receive local services • Reduced emotional and behavioral problems • Parents maintaining employment

(Total is more than 100% because individuals may claim more than one racial background)

Of the families who completed services this year, 69% showed a significant level of improvement. Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale Outcome Data

For more information, contact: Impact System of Care 5303 S. Cedar Street, Bldg. 2 Lansing, MI 48911 (517) 346-9597 schulz@ceicmh.org www.impactsystemofcare.org

Annual Report to the Community October 2007 The community System of Care embraces, serves, and supports children with serious emotional disturbance and their families so children are safe and successful with their families and in their community.


“I love homebased services. The big concept for me is meeting families where they’re at, and really in their home is where families are who they are.”

– Will Brown, Mental Health Therapist

Celebrating the First Year of Impact

Impact Goals and Strategies

Begun in 2006, the Impact initiative is one of 25 projects in the nation funded by the federal Center for Mental Health Services to create a System of Care for children and youth with serious emotional and behavioral needs. During the six-year project, the Impact partnership of child- and family-serving agencies will work with families and youth to strengthen home- and community-based services and supports for youth with serious emotional disturbance (SED).

During the past year, the Impact partnership has made impressive strides in building Ingham County’s System of Care. Impact has set ambitious goals and put in motion key strategies to achieve these goals.

Impact is a partnership of everyone who cares for families.

•F  amilies will receive individualized supports that meet their needs, and respect the diversity of youth and families.

Impact’s goals are to assure that:

• To the degree possible, every child will live in the community with his/her family.

What Is Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED)? These are the signs to look for in a child: • Has a hard time learning •H  as a hard time making and keeping friends • Is angry a lot • Often seems sad or hopeless •H  as lost interest in things he or she used to enjoy • Avoids friends or family and wants to be alone all the time •O  ften hurts others, destroys things, or breaks the law •R  efuses to follow directions and often makes poor choices Any child can have these signs for a short time, but over a longer time such signs can indicate a mental health concern such as SED. Impact can help determine whether your child has serious emotional disturbance.

Why Create a System of Care? Studies show that children and youth with SED make big improvements at home, at school, and in their community when they are served by a System of Care that provides coordinated, community-based services and supports. Proven results show that children and youth in systems of care: •M  ake improvements in their overall mental health • Do better in school • Are better able to participate in the community •O  btain a higher quality of life

• All children with serious emotional disturbance (SED), and their families receive high-quality, coordinated services. • All families with children with SED have access to services that support them in meeting their needs. • The community supports the System of Care’s philosophy and values.

Impact Has Established New Ways of Working Together

“Impact has provided a setting for families to be able to come together with multiple services and work as part of a team. They’ve become part of the process rather than people telling them what to do.”

Councils led by families and by youth ensure that services and supports are more timely and effective. Staff from community agencies along with involved community members work jointly with families and youth to develop service plans that reflect their needs and strengths, and assure that all the assets of the community are brought to bear to achieve better outcomes. Family Advocates support parents and youth to participate fully in shaping and using the services and supports that help them.

– Sholanda James, Wraparound Facilitator

There is commitment to cultural and linguistic competency and proficiency in order to serve and support all families and youth. The Ingham County Board of Commissioners, Ingham County Circuit Court – Family Division, Ingham County Department of Human Services, and Community Mental Health Authority, C-E-I have invested resources to strengthen home- and community-based care.

Key strategies for reaching these goals are: • Involving families and youth as partners • Ensuring that services meet the needs of families and youth • Supporting staff to work effectively with families • Assuring that families and youth are partners with service agencies • Constant service improvement • Using the assets of community to support families and youth • Educating our community about needs and strengths of families and youth

•H  ave parents who are able to maintain employment

“I’m proud of the changes I made. I’m proud of the changes my mom has made.”

– Robyn Teed, Youth

Impact Values • Family-Driven • Youth-Guided • Accessible and High-Quality Services

“Impact put value in what the families had to say and they showed it by actively seeking out families to be part of every piece of the Impact Initiative.” – Tiffiany Leischner, Family Advocate

• Culturally and Linguistically Competent Services • Individualized Care • Coordinated Care • Collaborative Care

“I think this initiative is to help get the family as a family again. And as long as the parents still feel like they’re parenting and they’re not being told how they have to do things, it’s gonna make a world of difference.”

– Emily Small, Parent


“I love homebased services. The big concept for me is meeting families where they’re at, and really in their home is where families are who they are.”

– Will Brown, Mental Health Therapist

Celebrating the First Year of Impact

Impact Goals and Strategies

Begun in 2006, the Impact initiative is one of 25 projects in the nation funded by the federal Center for Mental Health Services to create a System of Care for children and youth with serious emotional and behavioral needs. During the six-year project, the Impact partnership of child- and family-serving agencies will work with families and youth to strengthen home- and community-based services and supports for youth with serious emotional disturbance (SED).

During the past year, the Impact partnership has made impressive strides in building Ingham County’s System of Care. Impact has set ambitious goals and put in motion key strategies to achieve these goals.

Impact is a partnership of everyone who cares for families.

•F  amilies will receive individualized supports that meet their needs, and respect the diversity of youth and families.

Impact’s goals are to assure that:

• To the degree possible, every child will live in the community with his/her family.

What Is Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED)? These are the signs to look for in a child: • Has a hard time learning •H  as a hard time making and keeping friends • Is angry a lot • Often seems sad or hopeless •H  as lost interest in things he or she used to enjoy • Avoids friends or family and wants to be alone all the time •O  ften hurts others, destroys things, or breaks the law •R  efuses to follow directions and often makes poor choices Any child can have these signs for a short time, but over a longer time such signs can indicate a mental health concern such as SED. Impact can help determine whether your child has serious emotional disturbance.

Why Create a System of Care? Studies show that children and youth with SED make big improvements at home, at school, and in their community when they are served by a System of Care that provides coordinated, community-based services and supports. Proven results show that children and youth in systems of care: •M  ake improvements in their overall mental health • Do better in school • Are better able to participate in the community •O  btain a higher quality of life

• All children with serious emotional disturbance (SED), and their families receive high-quality, coordinated services. • All families with children with SED have access to services that support them in meeting their needs. • The community supports the System of Care’s philosophy and values.

Impact Has Established New Ways of Working Together

“Impact has provided a setting for families to be able to come together with multiple services and work as part of a team. They’ve become part of the process rather than people telling them what to do.”

Councils led by families and by youth ensure that services and supports are more timely and effective. Staff from community agencies along with involved community members work jointly with families and youth to develop service plans that reflect their needs and strengths, and assure that all the assets of the community are brought to bear to achieve better outcomes. Family Advocates support parents and youth to participate fully in shaping and using the services and supports that help them.

– Sholanda James, Wraparound Facilitator

There is commitment to cultural and linguistic competency and proficiency in order to serve and support all families and youth. The Ingham County Board of Commissioners, Ingham County Circuit Court – Family Division, Ingham County Department of Human Services, and Community Mental Health Authority, C-E-I have invested resources to strengthen home- and community-based care.

Key strategies for reaching these goals are: • Involving families and youth as partners • Ensuring that services meet the needs of families and youth • Supporting staff to work effectively with families • Assuring that families and youth are partners with service agencies • Constant service improvement • Using the assets of community to support families and youth • Educating our community about needs and strengths of families and youth

•H  ave parents who are able to maintain employment

“I’m proud of the changes I made. I’m proud of the changes my mom has made.”

– Robyn Teed, Youth

Impact Values • Family-Driven • Youth-Guided • Accessible and High-Quality Services

“Impact put value in what the families had to say and they showed it by actively seeking out families to be part of every piece of the Impact Initiative.” – Tiffiany Leischner, Family Advocate

• Culturally and Linguistically Competent Services • Individualized Care • Coordinated Care • Collaborative Care

“I think this initiative is to help get the family as a family again. And as long as the parents still feel like they’re parenting and they’re not being told how they have to do things, it’s gonna make a world of difference.”

– Emily Small, Parent


“I love homebased services. The big concept for me is meeting families where they’re at, and really in their home is where families are who they are.”

– Will Brown, Mental Health Therapist

Celebrating the First Year of Impact

Impact Goals and Strategies

Begun in 2006, the Impact initiative is one of 25 projects in the nation funded by the federal Center for Mental Health Services to create a System of Care for children and youth with serious emotional and behavioral needs. During the six-year project, the Impact partnership of child- and family-serving agencies will work with families and youth to strengthen home- and community-based services and supports for youth with serious emotional disturbance (SED).

During the past year, the Impact partnership has made impressive strides in building Ingham County’s System of Care. Impact has set ambitious goals and put in motion key strategies to achieve these goals.

Impact is a partnership of everyone who cares for families.

•F  amilies will receive individualized supports that meet their needs, and respect the diversity of youth and families.

Impact’s goals are to assure that:

• To the degree possible, every child will live in the community with his/her family.

What Is Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED)? These are the signs to look for in a child: • Has a hard time learning •H  as a hard time making and keeping friends • Is angry a lot • Often seems sad or hopeless •H  as lost interest in things he or she used to enjoy • Avoids friends or family and wants to be alone all the time •O  ften hurts others, destroys things, or breaks the law •R  efuses to follow directions and often makes poor choices Any child can have these signs for a short time, but over a longer time such signs can indicate a mental health concern such as SED. Impact can help determine whether your child has serious emotional disturbance.

Why Create a System of Care? Studies show that children and youth with SED make big improvements at home, at school, and in their community when they are served by a System of Care that provides coordinated, community-based services and supports. Proven results show that children and youth in systems of care: •M  ake improvements in their overall mental health • Do better in school • Are better able to participate in the community •O  btain a higher quality of life

• All children with serious emotional disturbance (SED), and their families receive high-quality, coordinated services. • All families with children with SED have access to services that support them in meeting their needs. • The community supports the System of Care’s philosophy and values.

Impact Has Established New Ways of Working Together

“Impact has provided a setting for families to be able to come together with multiple services and work as part of a team. They’ve become part of the process rather than people telling them what to do.”

Councils led by families and by youth ensure that services and supports are more timely and effective. Staff from community agencies along with involved community members work jointly with families and youth to develop service plans that reflect their needs and strengths, and assure that all the assets of the community are brought to bear to achieve better outcomes. Family Advocates support parents and youth to participate fully in shaping and using the services and supports that help them.

– Sholanda James, Wraparound Facilitator

There is commitment to cultural and linguistic competency and proficiency in order to serve and support all families and youth. The Ingham County Board of Commissioners, Ingham County Circuit Court – Family Division, Ingham County Department of Human Services, and Community Mental Health Authority, C-E-I have invested resources to strengthen home- and community-based care.

Key strategies for reaching these goals are: • Involving families and youth as partners • Ensuring that services meet the needs of families and youth • Supporting staff to work effectively with families • Assuring that families and youth are partners with service agencies • Constant service improvement • Using the assets of community to support families and youth • Educating our community about needs and strengths of families and youth

•H  ave parents who are able to maintain employment

“I’m proud of the changes I made. I’m proud of the changes my mom has made.”

– Robyn Teed, Youth

Impact Values • Family-Driven • Youth-Guided • Accessible and High-Quality Services

“Impact put value in what the families had to say and they showed it by actively seeking out families to be part of every piece of the Impact Initiative.” – Tiffiany Leischner, Family Advocate

• Culturally and Linguistically Competent Services • Individualized Care • Coordinated Care • Collaborative Care

“I think this initiative is to help get the family as a family again. And as long as the parents still feel like they’re parenting and they’re not being told how they have to do things, it’s gonna make a world of difference.”

– Emily Small, Parent


Year One Progress

Impact Stakeholders

The Impact System of Care has provided services to 156 Ingham County youth with SED since the project began coordinating and delivering services and supports in October 2006.

Association for Children’s Mental Health

This past year we have assessed the benefits of the new ways of working together. We have found that:

Child and Family Services – Capital Area

Youth and Families from Ingham County Boys & Girls Club of Lansing Community Mental Health Authority, C-E-I

•F  amilies and youth believe that the new teams include people who can help them meet their goals.

Cristo Rey Community Center Highfields, Inc.

•F  amilies and youth believe that the new teams are playing a large role in helping them meet their goals. •P  arents who participate in leadership trainings say that they are more knowledgeable about services and supports and are prepared to participate in the System of Care. • Agency staff report that the information shared from each agency helps develop care plans and helps to meet the goals of the families.

Ingham County Circuit Court – Family Division Ingham County Department of Human Services

Characteristics of youth being supported by Impact: • 55% Male • 45% Female Most between the ages of 15 to 18 years (57%) and 12 to 14 years (33%)

Ingham Intermediate School District Lansing Police Department Lansing School District Lutheran Social Services St. Vincent Catholic Charities

• 60% White • 40% African-American • 14% Hispanic

Moving Forward How will participating agencies and families know that the Ingham County System of Care is getting results for children and youth with SED and their families? Thanks to the willingness of families and youth to participate in a rigorous evaluation, over the next year we will monitor key indicators of success, including: • Improved school attendance • Improved school performance • Stable living situations • I ncreased number of youth able to live in their community and receive local services • Reduced emotional and behavioral problems • Parents maintaining employment

(Total is more than 100% because individuals may claim more than one racial background)

Of the families who completed services this year, 69% showed a significant level of improvement. Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale Outcome Data

For more information, contact: Impact System of Care 5303 S. Cedar Street, Bldg. 2 Lansing, MI 48911 (517) 346-9597 schulz@ceicmh.org www.impactsystemofcare.org

Annual Report to the Community October 2007 The community System of Care embraces, serves, and supports children with serious emotional disturbance and their families so children are safe and successful with their families and in their community.


Year One Progress

Impact Stakeholders

The Impact System of Care has provided services to 156 Ingham County youth with SED since the project began coordinating and delivering services and supports in October 2006.

Association for Children’s Mental Health

This past year we have assessed the benefits of the new ways of working together. We have found that:

Child and Family Services – Capital Area

Youth and Families from Ingham County Boys & Girls Club of Lansing Community Mental Health Authority, C-E-I

•F  amilies and youth believe that the new teams include people who can help them meet their goals.

Cristo Rey Community Center Highfields, Inc.

•F  amilies and youth believe that the new teams are playing a large role in helping them meet their goals. •P  arents who participate in leadership trainings say that they are more knowledgeable about services and supports and are prepared to participate in the System of Care. • Agency staff report that the information shared from each agency helps develop care plans and helps to meet the goals of the families.

Ingham County Circuit Court – Family Division Ingham County Department of Human Services

Characteristics of youth being supported by Impact: • 55% Male • 45% Female Most between the ages of 15 to 18 years (57%) and 12 to 14 years (33%)

Ingham Intermediate School District Lansing Police Department Lansing School District Lutheran Social Services St. Vincent Catholic Charities

• 60% White • 40% African-American • 14% Hispanic

Moving Forward How will participating agencies and families know that the Ingham County System of Care is getting results for children and youth with SED and their families? Thanks to the willingness of families and youth to participate in a rigorous evaluation, over the next year we will monitor key indicators of success, including: • Improved school attendance • Improved school performance • Stable living situations • I ncreased number of youth able to live in their community and receive local services • Reduced emotional and behavioral problems • Parents maintaining employment

(Total is more than 100% because individuals may claim more than one racial background)

Of the families who completed services this year, 69% showed a significant level of improvement. Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale Outcome Data

For more information, contact: Impact System of Care 5303 S. Cedar Street, Bldg. 2 Lansing, MI 48911 (517) 346-9597 schulz@ceicmh.org www.impactsystemofcare.org

Annual Report to the Community October 2007 The community System of Care embraces, serves, and supports children with serious emotional disturbance and their families so children are safe and successful with their families and in their community.


2007 Annual Report