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Terms & Lingo

A Wraparound Treatment/Service Plan is developed and approved by a child and family team, is community-based and unconditional. It is culturally competent and includes the delivery of coordinated, highly individualized services in three or more life domain areas of a child and family (i.e. school, home, community).

Some characteristics of Wraparound treatment include:

Culturally Competent - the child and family team are culturally sensitive and the services are tailored to the particular culture and values of the child and family.

Unconditional - the team agrees never to deny services because of extreme severity of disability, never to reject the child or family from services and to change services as needs of the child and family change.

Individualized Services are based on specific needs of the child and/or family, and not on a particular categorical intervention model. These individualized services are both traditional (therapy, foster care) and non-traditional (mentoring, community supervision).

Strength Based - “Needs” are defined in positive terms. Team will focus on the positive aspects and abilities of a child and family to build on in an attempt to meet their goals. The focus attempts to remain on what a child and family can hope to eventually accomplish versus what they currently or historically may have not been able to.

Child-centered - services meet the individual needs of the child, considering the child’s and family’s strengths.

Family-focused - services recognize that the family is the primary support system for the child and participates as a full partner in all stages of the decision making and treatment planning processes.

Community-based - whenever possible, services are delivered in the child’s home and community, and utilize both formal and informal resources to promote the child’s successful participation in the community.

Multi-system - services are planned in collaboration with all of the services and/or systems involved in the child’s life.

Least restrictive/least intrusive - services take place in settings that are the least restrictive and intrusive available to meet the needs of the child and family.

Traditional Services include, but are not limited to; individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, substance abuse/alcohol therapies.

Non-Traditional Services include, but are not limited to mentoring, rise and shine, behavior management. Non traditional services tend to be administered outside of the traditional clinic setting, such as in school and in the community. These creative services are individualized to meet the needs of each client and family.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPA) was enacted by Congress in 1996 and provides security and privacy of health data. Kids Oneida must request written permission before sharing or accepting any personal health information.

Department of Social Services (DSS) is a county managed department overseen by the Commissioner of Social Services. DSS is responsible for the management of multiple support services for children and adults, including but not limited to child protective and prevention, public assistance, and Medicaid.

Child Protective Services (CPS) is a division of DSS. CPS investigates reports of child abuse and neglect.

Milton A. Abelove Children Shelter (MACS) is a community based facility that provides a short-term, emergency placement option. Children are generally placed for either a diagnostic, emergency placement, or to transition the child to another program or home.

Non-Secure Detention (NSD) is an out of home temporary placement for children and teens ages 7-16 years of age who are pending some type of Family Court proceeding and/or awaiting transfer to a long term out of home placement program.

Person in Need of Supervision (PINS) is a legal status used to describe a child under the age of 18 who makes an admission in Family court to not attending school, or behavior in a way that is dangerous or out of control, and/or often disobeys his or her parents, guardians, or other authorities.

Juvenile Delinquent (JD) is a legal status used to describe a child under the age of 16 who makes an admission in Family Court to committing a crime that, if the child was an adult, would be punishable in Criminal Court.

Plan of Care (POC) is your family’s treatment plan or “road map” describing current issues and areas to be focused on as well as future visions.

Planned Actions (PA) are authorizations for services that Family Service Coordinators complete on a monthly basis. They describe what each provider is to work on during a particular month and how much time they should be focusing on each task and/or goal.

Progress Note - Family Service Coordinators and Service Providers writer behavior progress notes, or reports, regarding any interaction between themselves, a family member or any other person/collateral (DSS Worker, Probation, etc.) associated with the case. These notes are very useful in documenting a child/family’s progress in meeting their goals.

Step-Down Program is another component of Kids Oneida where children are enrolled but receive less intensive services than the “regular” Kids Oneida Program. Often children move into the program after she/he has demonstrated success and no longer requires the intensity of services in order to maintain the child in the home, school, and community.

TIER 1 is a committee in Oneida County that provides planning for children and their families who are experiencing mental health related challenges.

Committee on Appropriate Placement (CAP) is a committee in Oneida County that provides planning for children whose behaviors may warrant Family Court of Probation intervention.

Child and Adolescent Functioning Assessment Scale (CAFAS) is completed by the Family Service Coordinator to determine the areas that are a concern and require intervention. This tool focuses more on the entire family than the individual child. This assessment tool is used as the Office of Mental Health universal referral.