Webinar: No Wrong Door: An Innovative, Integrated Service Developed in the UK

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ACRC & Moderator Neal Sternberg
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm


No Wrong Door is an innovative integrated  service for complex  and troubled young  people. Developed by a public child welfare agency in England, the model operates from two residential Hubs with integrated and multi-disciplinary teams including clinical psychologists, police, speech therapists, family circle workers, education and employment support and homelessness support. Practitioners work together in a single space with a common theory of practice. This presentation will include an outline of the rationale for the development of the model and the key challenges it aimed to address, the findings from an independent evaluation will be outlined, which within the first two years of operation provide evidence of the positive impact of the model on young people.

The longer-term sustainability of the model and the scale and growth activities across England will also be discussed, along with the potential relevance and applicability for systems around the world.  

How does this relate to our work in the US?
The No Wrong Door Model shares characteristics of our Residential Based Services – Open Doors program at Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Service (California) where we service the hardest to place youth in our Los Angeles County. Our residential intervention is treatment without walls, i.e. keeping youth connected to their community of origin starting at intake. This includes employing peer supports (parent & youth advocates) and collaboration with school and other community supports of the family’s origin at intake. Our goal is to shorten timelines to permanency while providing a short term, high quality, residential intervention using a multidisciplinary, facilitated planning process. We use wraparound principles (active family & youth voice and choice, family finding, etc.) to serve the hardest to place youth in our county. 

Presenters: Lisa Holmes Ph.D., Director, Rees Centre, University of Oxford, UK & Martin Kelly, Assistant Director, North Yorkshire County Council, UK

This Event Requires Registration.

The Webinar and NASW CEU’s are free to ACRC members and $50.00/$25.00 (Webinar/CEU’s) for non-members. Discounts are available to youth and family peer advocates. Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join the event.


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