Nebraska Youth Professional Partner Program
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LB 433 Annual Report Fiscal Year 2002
The Program uses the wraparound approach to coordinate services and supports to children and their families and to ensure they have voice, ownership and access. The wraparound approach is defined by the following principles:
- Wraparound must be based in the community;
- Services and supports must be individualized, built on strengths, and meet the needs of children and families across life domains to promote success, safety, and permanence in home, school, and community;
- The process must be culturally competent, building on the unique values, preferences, and strengths of children and families, and their communities;
- Families must be full and active partners in every level of the wraparound process;
The wraparound approach must be a team-driven process involving the family, child, natural supports, agencies, and community services working together to develop, implement, and evaluate the individualized support plan;
Wraparound child and family teams must have adequate, flexible approaches and flexible funding;
- Wraparound plans must include a balance of formal services and informal community and family resources;
- An unconditional commitment to serve children and their families is essential;
- The plan should be developed and implemented based on an interagency, community-based collaborative process; and
- Outcomes must be determined and measured for the system, for the program, and for the individual and family.
Average Length Of Service:
- Typical length of service is 12 to 18 months,
- Average length of service is 13 months,
- Length of service may range from as short as one month to as long as many years
Staff / Client Ratio: No greater than 1 to 15 children or adolescents
Staffing Requirements: Post high-school course work in behavioral health areas. Experience in working with children with emotional or behavioral disorders preferred. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Training in Department approved wraparound curriculum.
- Comprehensive assessment based on needs and strengths of child, family and community,
- Development of a child and family team selected by the family that includes professionals and non-professionals involved with the child and family,
- Facilitation of an Plan of Care with strength-based strategies to address child and family needs,
- Monitoring of plan implementation,
- Purchasing of services and supports,
- Collection of data, monitoring of outcomes, and feedback to team
- Reduce out-of-home placements,
- Reduce restrictiveness of placement,
- Reduce juvenile offending,
- Increase school performance and attendance,
- Improve child functioning.
- High level of child, family, team member satisfaction and fidelity rating,
- System of natural supports in place.
For more information contact:
Network Operations Team Manager
Division of Behavioral Health
PO Box 95026
Lincoln NE 68509-5026
Phone: (402) 471-7820
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