Child and Family Team Meeting Facilitation

Child and Family Team Meeting Facilitation

Eligibility:

  • Children and youth up to 21 years of age with an active San Diego County Child Welfare Services (CWS) case (voluntary or court-involved) residing in an out-of-home placement and their families.
  • CWS children/youth eligible for Enhanced Services.
  • CWS/Probation involved children/youth up to 21 years of age identified as dual jurisdiction who are eligible for Enhanced Services.
  • Children/youth up to 21 years of age in an active San Diego County Probation case residing in an out of home placement and their families.
  • Probation youth up to 18 years of age, at risk of removal to foster care.
  • Children/youth within the Behavioral Health Services CYF system of care who are included in the expansion of ICC and IHBS services, who are not involved in the child welfare system.

Program Synopsis: Fred Finch Youth Center is partnering with Child Welfare Services (CWS), Behavioral Health Services (BHS), and Probation to offer the Child and Family Team (CFT) Meeting Facilitation program. The CFT Meeting Facilitation program team schedules, organizes, and facilitates CFT meetings while closely collaborating and coordinating with all the pertinent people in the youth and family’s life: CWS Worker, Probation Officer, BHS providers (e.g., TBS worker, therapist, Wraparound staff, psychiatrist), identified educational supports, and natural supports (e.g., a neighbor, coach, church leader who is particularly involved).

The CFT Meeting Facilitation program creates a culturally relevant and individualized plan for the youth and family to help them meet their behavioral health, CWS, and/or Probation goals. The program supports the goals of timely reunification, permanency, placement stability, reduced use of congregate care, increased permanent connections, reduced recidivism, and the mental health and well-being goals that the youth and family identify.

The CFT Meeting Facilitation program has staff co-located at CWS offices throughout San Diego County, at the main Probation office as well as at FFYC satellite offices across the county to ensure that the program serves the needs of youth and family in a timely manner with meetings in the family’s community.

For more information, contact Program Manager Laura McClarin at lauramcclarin@fredfinch.org.

To make a referral:

Child and Family Team Meeting Facilitation 10174 Old Grove Road, Suite, 100, San Diego, CA 92131 (additional locations are within San Diego County)