Throughout the course of the Linking Systems of Care Demonstration Initiative (LSC), the role of the project coordinator has been of paramount importance, regardless of the demonstration site. The LSC Steering Committee and Training and Technical Assistance providers agreed early in the project that replication of their work would be best supported by the creation of a Coordinator Toolkit.
Below you will find many of the materials and other essential resources to help guide you through the processes, critical conversations, fundamental decision points, and products that the LSC Coordinators developed,
The Coordinator Tool Kit is divided into five sections:
- Capacity Building
- Project Management
- Victim Services
Each section includes resources to guide efforts to develop and better align all of the systems of care that respond to the needs of children, youth, families, and caregivers who have experienced victimization and/or been exposed to violence in their homes, schools, and communities.
Capacity Building and Sustainability
Capacity Building and Sustainability
Organizations who have developed long-lasting success understand the importance of capacity building and sustainability. It is essential for organizations to make capacity building and sustainability an organizational priority to ensure that the continuity of care is maintained for individuals who have been exposed to or who have experienced trauma. Strategies and resources to assist organization with capacity building and sustainability are explored in this section.
Sustaining large-scale, system-wide change requires planning, funding, creativity, and flexibility. Without evaluation and assessment activities, it is impossible to know whether a program is functioning well, where it may need improvement, and if the audience the program is intended to reach is benefiting from the program. Strategies, tools, and resources for planning evaluation activities are explored in this section.
The Linking Systems of Care project has been rich with lessons, and each state’s experience has been as unique as the people, communities, resources, and challenges within them. Project management is the foundation for building and sustaining projects of all sizes. Common strategies, processes, and tools for managing a large-scale, state-wide project, like Linking Systems of Care are shared in this section.
As most experienced systems change advocates and organizers will agree, the strength and sustainability of multidisciplinary projects depends upon the recruitment and retention of the right stakeholders as well as careful and authentic engagement in your shared purposed. Strategies for recruiting partners, using their time well, and anticipating critical conversations are explored in this section.
- Coalition Building
- Critical Conversations with Stakeholders
- Judicial Leaderships and Linked Systems: Recommendations from the Field
- Maintaining Stakeholder Involvement
- Meeting Planning
- Pathways for Becoming a Trauma-Informed Juvenile Court Judge
- Recruiting New Partners and Stakeholders
- Seven Things Juvenile and Family Court Judges Can Do
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Strengthening Local and State CollaborativeNetworks
Guiding efforts to develop and better align all of the systems of care that respond to the needs of children, youth, families, an caregivers who have experienced victimization and/or been exposed to violence in their homes, schools, and communities has been a priority for Linking Systems of Care. Strategies for identifying, assessing, and matching victims with resources that provide opportunities for parents, caregivers, and children to be meaningfully engaged in their healing are provided in this section.
- Differences between screening and assessment
- Distinguishing Poverty
- Ensuring Access to Effective Trauma-Focused Psychotherapy for Children Exposed to Violence
- Ethical Considerations for Providing Services to Victims
- Expectant and Parenting Youth in Systems of Care
- Mandatory Reporting in Plain English
- Promoting the Well-Being of Black, Latinx, Native & Asian Youth in Systems of Care
- Protective Factors for Youth Involved in Systems of Care
- Resource Directory
- Shifting the Perception of Black, Latinx, & Native Youth in Systems of Care
- Universal Screening and Education