This report is written for the Children Come First Advisory Committee, the group statutorily responsible for monitoring the development of Integrated Services Projects in Wisconsin. The report highlights the accomplishments and challenges faced by the Collaborative Systems of Care which serve Wisconsin's children and families with multiple needs.
2008 Annual Report Executive Summary
2008 Annual Report on Integrated Services Projects & Coordinated Services Team Initiatives
2008 System Update - Part B (includes sites' full comments) (summary included in full report)
2008 Eight Key Components (includes sites' full comments) (summary included in full report)
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
NAMI is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses.
The Wisconsin Council on Children and Families (WCCF)
WCCF is a state child advocacy agency whose web site includes links to advocacy resources from around the country.
Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education, Training & Support, Inc. (WI FACETS) is a nonprofit organization serving Wisconsin children and adults with disabilities, their families and those who support them. A great resource for parents!
Wisconsin Family Ties (WFT)
WFT is a statwide non-profit organization run by families for families that include children and adolescents who have emotional, behavioral, and mental health disorders. WFT offers resource and support to families in the areas of: support groups; sharing of information on laws, school issues, behavioral & emotional disorders, and other resources; and by sponsoring workshops and conferences for parents and professionals in the area of emotional, behavioral, and mental health disorders and the effect they have on children & families.
Information on the Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) benefit, including the CCS service array for certain community mental health services can be found on this site.
Community-Based Care Helps Children
As part of the first-ever National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, SAMHSA released data showing that children and youth with serious mental health needs make substantial improvements through community-based services.
Adolescent Treatment Admissions Increase in 2002
This report provides information on the demographic and substance abuse characteristics of the 1.9 million annual admissions to treatment for abuse of alcohol and drugs in facilities that report to state administrative data systems, as well as data by state and state rates.
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
This website offers a rich source of information about America's health (including mental health). As the nation's principal health statistics agency, te NCHS complies statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve health. The January 30, 2004 NCHS alert states "Authors investigate factors associated with mental health care use among children with disabilities"
The Research and Training Center (RTC) on Family Support and Children's Mental Health at Portland State University
The RTC is a University affiliated research and training program with a rich tradition of investigating and documenting the benefits of family-centered services. Many publications and other resources are available on their website.
Wraparound Research Updates
A page on the Vroon VanDenBerg website with quick links to wraparound research updates.
Click Here for a link to the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence website. Find resources, including a list of treatment providers in Wisconsin.
Click Here for a link to SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.
Federal Grant Opportunities
This site gives grantors a means to post solicitations for grants ,and for applicants to obtain these solicitations.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) site
The OJJDP offers an abundance of news, down loadable materials, and information about grant availability.
Bureau of Community Mental Health Services
Link to the "Bureau of Community Mental Health Services" section of the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services website. Offers information on mental health services in Wisconsin, as well as current events related to mental health, and links to advocacy websites.
Behavioral Healthcare Headlines
Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services, Behavior Health Care Headlines is a web-based digest of State and National News affecting the organization, delivery, and financing of public sector mental health and substance abuse services.
Client Rights Website
Link to a new Department of Health and Family Services website available for anyone receiving services for mental health illness, a developmental disability, or substance abuse in Wisconsin. Includes information on: confidentiality; guardianship; informed consent; patient rights; publications and more.
The Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health (FFCMH)
A national parent-run organization focused on the needs of children with emotional, behavioral, or mental disorders and their families. The FFCMH provides leadership to develop and sustain a nationwide network of family-run organizations which focus on changing how systems respond to children with mental health needs & their families.
Northland Community Services
Northland Community Services, Inc. is a private, for profit, human service agency located in central rural Wisconsin which provides outpatient and community-based mental health services and home health services for local citizens.
Northwoods Alliance for Children and Families (NACF)
NACF is a process that assists families with children who have a serious emotional/behavioral disorder. They also sponsor a comprehensive newsletter including articles by parents, children, and providers; community resources and activities; and practical tips to deal with everyday challenges.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)site
The OJJDP offers abundance of news downloadable materials, and information about grant availability.
Project Fresh Light
Project Fresh Light brings energy, emphasis and effectiveness to the treatment, services and supports received by Wisconsin’s adolescents with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders and their families.
Recovery Wisconsin Website
Recovery Wisconsin is a statewide project whose mission is to educate consumers, family members, service professionals, state and county administrators and interested others on the Wisconsin model of Mental Health Recovery. Their website offers stories from consumers, links to other resources, and information about Recovery Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Initiative for Infant Mental Health (WIIMH) Website
The WIIMH focuses on promoting healthy social and emotional development of all Wisconsin children birth to age five.
The Connector: Working together for Multi-system Youth is an electronic quarterly, created in partnership by the Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps and Georgetown University's Center for Juvenile Justice Reform. "The Connector" will present cutting edge information about multi-system youth and multi-system integration efforts – such as new initiatives, model programs, current research, and important policy updates and issues – spanning the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, as well as the related systems of substance abuse, mental health, and education.
The Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice
The Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice is a national technical assistance and research center, with a page that can be used to carry on an interactive discussion with John VanDenBerg, one of the developers of the wraparound approach. This site also has links to many other national technical assistance centers.
Community Partners, Inc.
Community Partners, Inc. is a consulting business owned by Mary Grealish Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her website provides information on wraparound services that Community Partners, Inc. offers, and a place to order their seven-volume set of wraparound training materials.
Paper Boat Consulting
Paper Boat Consulting is a consulting agency owned by John Franz, a consultant who works with agencies and communities that are developing integrated systems of care. His site offers information on wraparound, Paper Boat Consulting services, links, and articles
Southern Child Welfare Training Partnership
The Southern Child Welfare Training Partnership schedules trainings based on the needs as reported by its county members. The needs are obtained through the Individualized Training Needs Assessment (ITNA). For more information on the ITNA, and upcoming trainings, click on the link to their website above.
Vroon VanDenBerg LLP
Vroon VanDenBerg LLP is a consulting agency owned by John VanDenBerg and Jim Rast. Their website describes the services they offer, has samples of some of their materials, and information about the training programs they provide. PowerPoint Presentation
White Pine Consulting Service, Inc.
White Pine Consulting Service promotes the benefit of "playing well with others". Services include development and support of collaborative systems of care, strategic planning, conflict resolution, supervision and management consultation, conferences, trainings, and inservices.
Single Coordinated Care Plan
The above link takes you to The Management Group, Inc. website to the section dedicated to The Single Coordinated Care Plan (SCCP) process. The SCCP is a team-based, family-centered care planning process to help consumers achieve improved outcomes.
This is a flowchart that lays out opportunities for youth in transition to adult services, by the Wisconsin Mental Health Transition Advisory Council
Do It Yourself Case Management & Advocacy
This guide is a product of the Wisconsin Mental Health Transition Advisory Council. It provides a wealth of resources to help adolescents with mental health issues get services from the adult system and options for what to do while they wait. The guide includes information on housing, education, social security, mental health treatment, and employment.
Transition Resource Guide
This guide is a product of the Wisconsin Mental Health Transition Advisory Council. It provides a wealth of resources to help with a youth's transition to adulthood including: agencies & organizations, private consultants & advocates, helpful websites, book suggestions, and contact information for the Cooperative Education Service Agencies (CESAs) across the State.
Wisconsin Statewide Transition Project
This is a link to the "Transition Topics" section of the Wisconsin Statewide Transition Initiative (WSTI) website. The WSTI was established in 2000 and is funded by the Department of Public Instruction. This page on their site offers dozens of resources related to transition topics from "Age Appropriate Transition Assessment" to "Youth Involvement during IEP" and everything in between.
Follow this link to the "Transition Clearinghouse" page of the Wisconsin Statewide Transition Initiative (WSTI) website. Here you will find a by-County listing of transition services provided by local and statewide agencies.
Transition Services for Students with Disabilities
Part of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) website, this page offers links to several resources including but not limited to: "Opening Doors to Employment: Planning for Life After High School", "Wisconsin Technical College System - A Post-Secondary Guide to Disability Documentation", and "Interagency Agreement".
WI Department of Health Services - Trauma Informed Care
The Trauma Informed Care (TIC) resources and informational page on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website.
Resources for Schools to Help Students Affected by Trauma Learn
This resource is a product of the Department of Public Instruction. It provides a wealth of trauma resources from articles to websites to books.
Calmer Classrooms: A guide to working with traumatized children
This booklet assists kindergarten, primary and secondary teachers, and other school personnel in understanding and working with children and young people whose lives have been affected by trauma, particularly children who have been traumatized by abuse or neglect.
Supporting Infants, Toddlers, and Families Impacted by Caregiver Mental Health Problems, Substance Abuse, and Trauma.
Using a case study approach, this document presents resources service providers, advocates, and practitioners can use to better understand and engage the community in responding to children whose caregivers are negatively impacted by mental illness, substance abuse, or trauma.