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Baby Court Steering Committee:

Our Baby Court Steering Committee is a multidisciplinary team (CMH, DHS, Court Judge, & Attorneys) of key stakeholders who meet to monitor and facilitate the implementation of the "Baby Court" model within Wayne County.

Frequency: Monthly

Day: Varies

Time: Varies

Location: S. Central DHS

Contact Info: dking@iamtgc.net

CAFAS/PECFAS - MCPN:

Meeting to review project outcomes.

Frequency: Monthly between Quarterly meetings

Day: 1st Thursday

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: 640 Temple

Contact Info: dking@iamtgc.net

CAFAS/PECFAS - Provider:

Quarterly meeting to review project outcomes within the provider network.

Frequency: Quarterly

Day: 1st Thursday

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: 640 Temple

Contact Info: dking@iamtgc.net

Children's System Transformation:

Key children's services leaders assist in the defining operational issues, workforce development activities, and advising the Director of Children's Initiatives.

Frequency: Bi-Monthly

Day: 4th Friday (subject to change)

Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

Location: 640 Temple

Contact Info: dpodorsek@iamtgc.net

Cross Systems Management:

Leaders of the System of Care partners charge to operationalize system changes within their organization through policy and process development.

Frequency: Bi-Monthly

Day: 4th Wednesday

Time: 9:00am -11:00am

Location: Rotates

Contact Info: cpalmer@dwihn.org

DHS Special Projects Committee:

The DHS Special Projects Committee Meeting focuses on macro level concerns (identifying and eliminating cross system barriers, policy development and implementation) in regards to the DHS/CMH Special Projects, which include MBHC, SEDW, SED GF Benefit, Wayne County LGBTQ2S Taskforce, Baby Court, and the Cross System Care Coordination Project.

Frequency: Bi-Monthly

Day: 1st Tuesday

Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Location: Rotates

Contact Info: mhampton@dwihn.org

Early Childhood Taskforce:

Leadership providing operational oversight to the zero to six population including IMH; reports to Children's Standards of Care and CST.

Frequency: Bi-Monthly

Day: 1st Wednesday

Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

Location: Rotates

Contact Info: dking@iamtgc.net

Evaluation Committee:

The Connections Evaluation Committee will assist in monitoring the progress toward meeting Connections' goals and objectives, formulate a research agenda regarding children utilizing multiple systems in Wayne County, share and discuss research findings, and make recommendations for program and policy change.

Frequency: Quarterly

Day: 4th Wednesday

Time: Varies

Location: 640 Temple

Contact Info: bzito@iamtgc.net

Fatherhood Initiative (Wayne County):

The Fatherhood Initiative's goal is to ensure that "fathers" are being engaged across all systems, from a System of Care Philosophy; actively seeking, securing and participating in all services for their child/children, themselves and their families. Note: This group has over forty potential members waiting to join, however; we are starting with a small "Core Group" to develop the Mission statement and Strategies before we open the group up for others to participate.

Frequency: Monthly

Day: Rotates

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: The Children's Center

Contact Info: rwashington@thechildrenscenter.com

Great Start Collaborative:

Meeting to give updates on the Connections collaboration with Great Start Collaborative and the ECCS Grant addressing toxic stress in the early childhood population.

Frequency: Quarterly

Day: Varies

Time: Varies

Location: U of M Dearborn

Contact Info: coleksiak@iamtgc.net

Home-Based Meeting:

Stakeholders focus on creating best practices for home-based services as applicable to Medicaid, working to create home-based worker certification as well as clinical issues, and bridging the gap between Juvenile Justice and mental health services.

Frequency: Bi-Monthly

Day: 1st Monday

Time: 9:00am - 10:00am

Location: 640 Temple

Contact Info: mhampton@dwihn.org

Human Services Community Collaborative:

The Human Services Community Collaborative (HSCC) is the designated Multi-Purpose Collaborative Body for Wayne County and serves as the authoritative and collaborative resource to designated bodies; public and private agencies, consumers, youth, and other community groups in the development of more integrated and efficient services affecting Wayne County's human service network.

Frequency: Bi-Monthly

Day: 1st Friday (subject to change)

Time: 9:30am - 11:30am

Location: Juvenile Assessment Center

Contact Info: tdearing@dwihn.org

Juvenile Justice Partnership:

Juvenile Justice and CMH workgroup that seeks to problem solve the unique issues related to SED children in the Juvenile Justice system.

Frequency: Quarterly

Day: 2nd Wednesday

Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

Location: Lincoln Center

Contact Info: dpodorsek@iamtgc.net

LGBTQ2S Taskforce:

The purpose of the Wayne County LGBTQ2S Taskforce is to strengthen the provision of care, improve permanency outcomes, and increase positive outcomes for LGBTQ2S youth in Wayne County enrolled in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice system.

Frequency: Monthly

Day: 4th Thursday

Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm

Location: Ruth Ellis Drop In Center

Contact Info: jessie.fullenkamp@ruthelliscenter.org

Parent Involvement Meeting:

Quarterly meeting to troubleshoot issues related to Parent Involvement.

Frequency: Quarterly

Day: Varies

Time: Varies

Location: Family Alliance for Change

Contact Info: khunt@develctrs.org

Practice Standards Meeting:

Meeting to update on standardizing workforce development for children's providers.

Frequency: Monthly

Day: 4th Tuesday

Time: 9:00am - 10:30am

Location: 640 Temple

Contact Info: dking@iamtgc.net

SOC Implementation Team:

Meeting to address activities relating to the SOC Implementation Grant.

Frequency: Monthly

Day: 2nd Wednesday

Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Location: VCE

Contact Info: scalgie@iamtgc.net

Trauma Leadership:

The vision of a trauma-informed System of Care in Wayne County includes systems, organizations, and citizens to know and understand what trauma is and how to support healing in children, youth, and families.

Frequency: Monthly

Day: 1st Tuesday

Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Location: 70 E. Ferry

Contact Info: dking@iamtgc.net

Youth Involvement Committee:

Lead Youth Advocates and their supervisors and support staff meet to strategize youth involvement within the Wayne County area and also Wayne County Connections SOC.

Frequency: Quarterly

Day: Rotates

Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Location: Rotates

Contact Info: jboatwright@develctrs.com