Child and Family Team Meeting

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Title Release Date Description
Why Do You Care? Developing a Voice for Older Youth 04/04/2011 How are you doing with the engagement of the older youth on your caseload? Results show that effective engagement with Another Planned Permanent Living Arrangement (APPLA) Youth improve the outcomes of their Role and Voice during their cases. This video clip prepared by Staff Development shows how a FCM engages with a youth on her caseload. As Christine speaking with Lauren regarding her case, she uses her engagement skills in order to have Lauren to open up more and share her thoughts regarding her overall plan. This clip serves as a guide for FCMs to communicate effectively to older youth so they feel that they have a role and voice in their case.
Full Disclosure - Utilizing CANS During Engagement 03/18/2011 How and when do you discuss the results from the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths assessment (CANS) with the family? This video clip prepared by Staff Development models how to address the CANS Assessment with a family for their CFTM. As a facilitator, Kerri is prepping Mike and Sarah for their CFTM. She introduces the CANS during the Needs section on the agenda. This clip serves as a guide for facilitators to discuss the CANS during the prep with the importance of helping our families identify their strengths and needs.
Why Map It? 02/07/2011 There are many benefits of using the Genogram/Family Network Diagram with our families. One benefit is that families can identify the informal supports of the family as possible team members at the Child and Family Team Meeting (CFTM). This video contains a section of the CFTM preparation with a mother. The CFTM Prep is already in progress at the point of identifying supports for her CFTM. It shows how the FCM engages with the mother as she maps a Genogram. This clip serves as a guide to assist facilitators on how to identify supports with families using the Genogram/Family Network Diagram.
Safety Planning in the CFTM 01/03/2011 This video contains a section of the Child and Family Team Meeting (CFTM) with a family. The CFTM is already in progress at the agenda point of Safety. It shows how the FCM documents Safety with the team. She is facilitating with the family and team on how the children are currently safe. She then allows the team to discuss the provisions made for the safety of the children. This clip serves as a guide to assist facilitators on what safety looks like and how it is documented at CFTMs.
Engaging Resistant Behavior 12/01/2010 This video contains a meeting between a mother, Carrie, and her FCM in which Carrie is hesitant about having a Child and Family Team Meeting. The FCM helps Carrie become more comfortable with the idea of asking her sister and her friend to participate in the CFTM process.
How to Engage Children Using the CFTM Coloring Book 09/30/2010 The DCS Child and Family Team Meeting Coloring Book was created for FCMs to engage with children at a child's level of understanding. The coloring book briefly describes a little girl that is concerned about her family and what is going to happen now that they are involved with DCS. FCMs can utilize this coloring book to assist with explaining to younger children what will happen next. The CFTM Coloring Book is a Practice resource. If you are interested in obtaining the coloring book, please contact your Regional Practice Consultant or Peer Coach Consultant.

Model Family

The Model Family was designed to be an interactive and informal method to generate discussion about our TEAPI practice skills. Most of the Model Family clips will present some practice skills or references to policy/procedure that are not "best practice" but are moments that we all can relate to. Please do not think about the Model Family in a concrete manner. This is your opportunity to "think outside of the box" and have great discussion about how to enhance your practice skills using the Model Family as your example.

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The Concerned Mother, Part 2 01/07/2011 FCM Jackie Brown meets with Jeff and LeVonna Model. Jackie gives Jeff and LeVonna a chance to voice any concerns that they have about the Child and Family Team Meeting (CFTM), asks them for input on what items should be discussed, starts the process of setting ground rules and asks who they think should be present at the CFTM.
The Concerned Mother, Part 1 12/17/2010 LeVonna is concerned that Anisha's father, Jeff Model, will be present at the CFTM, so she places a phone call to FCM Jackie Brown. Jackie suggests that they all sit down for a meeting prior to the CFTM to discuss LeVonna's concerns.
Back Home Again in Indiana 11/17/2010 FCM Jackie Brown meets with Jeff Model, Anisha's biological father, who is in the process of relocating from California to Indiana in order to be more present in his daughter's life. Jeff and Jackie discuss his role in Anisha's life, his present situation and his role as part of the CFTM.
I Have a Secret 10/15/2010 FCM Jackie Brown meets with Doug Model, the children's paternal uncle. Doug has requested to meet 1-on-1 with Jackie prior to the Child and Family Team meeting because he has some valuable information that needs to be explored.
First Meeting with the Model Family 09/08/2010 FCM Supervisor, Maria Wilson, meets with the maternal grandmother, LaVella Sanders, the paternal grandmother, Willamena Model, and a paternal uncle, Doug Model, to discuss their concerns regarding the mother, LeVonna, and the children, 3 year-old Anisha and 4 month-old William, being placed in foster care. Maria discusses the Child and Family Team Meeting process, prepares them for what to expect, and asks them to participate as members of the CFTM. Information regarding the whereabouts of the children's father, Jeff Model, is also presented during the meeting.
Hotline Report 08/23/2010 A call from Officer Lippold to the Indiana Child Abuse and Neglect hotline requesting immediate assistance regarding a situation where the mother of two small children has been arrested at a crack house.