The First Decisions are Never the Last: What Comes Next?
Session 3, the final session of the of the Wraparound Infrastructure Development series, “The First Decisions are Never the Last: What Comes Next?” addresses key areas for moving forward, incluuding: How to plan an organized community response to these initiatives; how to educate and mobilize the community to work together to support the work and expand our system of care; Identifying local provider capacity to provide services; what new resources does Ohio RISE offer, i.e. Mobile Response Services, Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities and IHBT services; and what do these mean for individual counties.
Our aims and efforts include a broader vision for our community SOC that can serve as a foundation for these decisions and opportunities. We have built a home for the “crossing the streams” conversation somewhere in our SOC intersystem structures while thinking through how to get the right information to the right people as soon as it is available. Moreover, we have ways to update staff and customers about the latest decisions and resources in our SOC and are building a capacity to revise structures and decisions as new features and events indicate.
The streams suggest possibilities that can be invaluable to the families we get to serve, as long as we work to be strategic and intentional rather than simply reactive. Aligning efforts across these streams can make a cross-system system more effective, keeping the values in as you build out.
New processes, including regionality, need to inform our next decisions involving sources and locations of services, making a difference through which Wraparound can be the “grease” that makes the pieces run more smoothly together.