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EOHHS Children's Services Reorganization

EOHHS Children's Services Reorganization

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Improving the Commonwealth'sServices for Children and
A Framework to BetterServe Children and FamiliesFebruary 24,2011
A broad range of stakeholders, including families, have called for anintegrated system that offers:
Easeof access
via a single point of entry.
Optimal responsiveness -
Families' needs are not isolatedto categorical eligibility; families want services that respond.to their evolving needs.
Continuity of Care
through integration and coordination ofservices and treatment approaches.
Service optimization
through monitoring outcomes in aholistic manner.
Resource maximization
through a single management,accountability and oversight structures and processes
Strengthening families
through a respectful approach that is:
Holistic -
Views the child/families' needs simultaneouslyacross multiple human service and health domains
Strengths Based -
Addresses families' needs by includingth·eir strengths as integral to the intervention strategy.
Responsive to Needs -
Provides families with access tospecific services, supports and expertise needed to strengthenoverall family capacity..
Promotes Healthy Development -
Promotes positive growth,change and well-being.:.
Community Focused -
Provides community supports,including referrals to appropriate private services, to help.families safely nurture and raise their children within their owncommunities.

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