Workshop Sessions II, Session C1: Soup to Nuts! Two Residential Short-term Practice Models: Their Journeys, Key Elements, Important Practices for Engaging Families, Challenges and Successful Strategies to Overcome, and Tracking of Outcomes
Ken Lewter, MSW, Director of Residential Treatment Facility, Hillside Children’s Center (NY)
Patrice Flagle, LCSW-C, ACSW, ND, Program Director Home-Based RTC Pilot, St.
Vincent’s Villa Residential Treatment Facility, Catholic Charities of Maryland (MD);
Trish Cocoros, BS, Co-Executive Director, Youth Development Institute (AZ);
Maria Lopez-Smith, LCSW, LASAC, Executive Clinical Director, Youth Development
Institute (AZ); and
Luis Lopez, Youth Care Worker, Youth Development Institute (AZ)
Presenters/Family & Youth Representatives:
Jeane Palmer, Grandmother, (MD) and
Lynn & Brandon, (AZ)
The short-term, family-focused residential pilots of Catholic Charities of Maryland (CCM) and Youth Development Institute (YDI) (AZ) were two of 20 innovative residential programs that informed the recently released BBI Guide, Implementing Effective Short-Term Residential Interventions. The successful outcomes of YDI’s and CCM’s pilots resulted in significantly expanding their short-term practice models, with CCM recently making the decision to utilize their family-engagement practice model in all of their residential programs. Attendees will learn about YDI’s and CCM’s respective journeys to short-term, family-focused outcome focused care, and leave the session with increased understanding and strategies to take back to their own programs and states. Family members from both programs, inclusive of a youth, will highlight what they find effective and what does not help. Attendees will learn about key program elements of the short-term practice models, important practices for engaging families with complex challenges, the challenges YDI and CCM faced with their new practice models and successful strategies use to address each challenge. How each program tracks outcomes and uses data to inform continual program improvement will also be shared. Attendees will have extensive time for questions and discussion to further enhance their learning opportunity.