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The Praed Foundation is a public charitable foundation committed to improving the wellbeing of all through the use of personalized, timely and effective interventions.

Chapin Hall and the National Wraparound Implementation Center have come together to bring you an exciting webinar on Apr...
03/22/2019
TA Network Webinar: Effectively Integrating the CANS into the Wraparound Process

Chapin Hall and the National Wraparound Implementation Center have come together to bring you an exciting webinar on April 30th! Register today!
https://tcomconversations.org/2019/03/22/ta-network-webinar-effectively-integrating-the-cans-into-the-wraparound-process/

Date/Time: April 30, 2019, 11am – 12:30pm PT / 2pm – 3:30pm ET The Wraparound process is the most common care coordination model for youth with complex needs and their families. Meanwhile, the Chil…

This is a farewell blog post about our teammate and friend who is leaving Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago for a...
03/14/2019
The Joy of Saying Goodbye

This is a farewell blog post about our teammate and friend who is leaving Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago for an exciting new opportunity. Katherine "Katie" Sun joined the TCOM Team in the summer of 2016. Since then, she launched communications platforms, including this blog, to expand the work and voices of the entire TCOM Collaborative. Katie Sun … 301 more words [ 298 more words ]
https://tcomconversations.org/2019/03/14/katiesun/

This is a farewell blog post about our teammate and friend who is leaving Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago for an exciting new opportunity. Katherine “Katie” Sun joined the TCOM…

Check out Marrianne McMullen's latest post on how communities are coming together to address the trauma brought on by hi...
03/06/2019
A community gathers to learn how to prevent the trauma of high homicide rates

Check out Marrianne McMullen's latest post on how communities are coming together to address the trauma brought on by high homicide rates.
http://tcomconversations.org/2019/03/06/a-community-gathers-to-learn-how-to-prevent-the-trauma-of-high-homicide-rates/

By: Marrianne McMullen, Director of Communication and Dissemination Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago Audrey Wright, a senior at North Lawndale College Prep High School in Chicago, described…

Check out how the County of San Diego Child Welfare Services is coming together to support CANS training and implementat...
02/18/2019
Viva La CANS

Check out how the County of San Diego Child Welfare Services is coming together to support CANS training and implementation. Viva La CANS! #CANS #YouthVoice #Collaboration
http://tcomconversations.org/2019/02/18/viva-la-cans/

By: Shelly Paule, Policy Analyst County of San Diego Child Welfare Services (CWS) Hi, my name is Shelly Paule. As a policy analyst with the County of San Diego Child Welfare Services (CWS), I was t…

Meet Deborah Daro! Dr. Deborah Daro, Senior Research Fellow at Chapin Hall, is considered one of the nation’s leading ex...
02/08/2019
Deborah Daro

Meet Deborah Daro! Dr. Deborah Daro, Senior Research Fellow at Chapin Hall, is considered one of the nation’s leading experts in the area of child abuse prevention policy and early home visiting research. Her current work focuses on the unique and pivotal role early intervention programs, such as home visiting programs, can play in strengthening parental capacity across diverse populations, enhancing child development and keeping children safe. [ 269 more words ]
http://tcomconversations.org/2019/02/07/deborah-daro/

Dr. Deborah Daro, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

By: Deborah Daro, Senior Research Fellow Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago The Family First Prevention and Servic...
02/07/2019
Home Visiting and the FFPSA: Expanding Child Protection Opportunities

By: Deborah Daro, Senior Research Fellow Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago The Family First Prevention and Services Act (FFPSA) (Family First) represents an opportunity to bridge the historic gap between interventions to resolve unhealthy parenting practices and behaviors and programs designed to prevent these behaviors from developing. Creating a shared understanding that treatment and prevention are mutually reinforcing would move us closer to an equitable and just balance among the… [ 950 more words ]
http://tcomconversations.org/2019/02/07/home-visiting-and-ffpsa/

By: Deborah Daro, Senior Research Fellow Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago The Family First Prevention and Services Act (FFPSA) (Family First) represents an opportunity to bridge the histori…

Focus on action, not the descriptions. Think about the needs and strengths. This is how to rate a communimetric tool #ne...
01/30/2019
Avoid this Fundamental Mistake in TCOM Tool Scoring: confusing anchor definitions, for concrete details

Focus on action, not the descriptions. Think about the needs and strengths. This is how to rate a communimetric tool #needsandstrengths #communimetrics #tcomtools http://ow.ly/wUtd30nv47c

By Dan Warner, Executive Director-Community Data Roundtable I have seen many hard-working, diligent people fail TCOM certification because they over-focus on anchor definitions, and do not properly…

By Dan Warner, Executive Director-Community Data Roundtable I have seen many hard-working, diligent people fail TCOM cer...
01/29/2019
Avoid this fundamental mistake in TCOM tool scoring: Confusing action levels, for concrete details.

By Dan Warner, Executive Director-Community Data Roundtable I have seen many hard-working, diligent people fail TCOM certification because they over-focus on anchor definitions, and do not properly understand the item they are rating. They think that by focusing on the anchor definitions they are being “detail oriented,” but instead they are “missing the forest for the trees.” The anchor definitions are not… [ 935 more words ]
http://tcomconversations.org/2019/01/29/myths-of-tcom-tools/

By Dan Warner, Executive Director-Community Data Roundtable I have seen many hard-working, diligent people fail TCOM certification because they over-focus on anchor definitions, and do not properly…

OPEN MINDSStrategic Sustainability Learning Collaborative begins February 1st of the new year. Check out their page to l...
12/19/2018
Strategic Sustainability Learning Collaborative | OPEN MINDS

OPEN MINDSStrategic Sustainability Learning Collaborative begins February 1st of the new year. Check out their page to learn more and enroll https://bit.ly/2UXDPfJ

OPEN MINDS, a national leader in market intelligence and management best practices focused on organizations serving consumers with chronic conditions and complex needs, announces the development of the OPEN MINDS Strategic Sustainability Learning Collaborative. The Strategic Sustainability Learning....

Extended family and fictive kin play important roles in our lives. This statement holds true for children in foster care...
12/14/2018
Family Matters

Extended family and fictive kin play important roles in our lives. This statement holds true for children in foster care. Research by Scott Leon at Loyola University Chicago shows that children with highly involved kin networks show significantly better well-being outcomes. Read the full post and be sure to follow the blog: https://tcomconversations.org/2018/12/12/family-matters/

Family Matters: Why finding and engaging extended family and fictive kin is critical to positive outcomes for children in foster care Written by Scott Leon, PhD If I asked you to name and describe …

Family Matters: Why finding and engaging extended family and fictive kin is critical to positive outcomes for children i...
12/12/2018
Family Matters

Family Matters: Why finding and engaging extended family and fictive kin is critical to positive outcomes for children in foster care Written by Scott Leon, PhD If I asked you to name and describe all the important people in your family, who would you list? Would the list include people other than your parents and siblings, such as an out-of-state aunt who calls on holidays but is the glue behind the scenes helping to resolve family problems? [ 880 more words ]
http://tcomconversations.org/2018/12/12/family-matters/

Family Matters: Why finding and engaging extended family and fictive kin is critical to positive outcomes for children in foster care Written by Scott Leon, PhD If I asked you to name and describe …

"Getting beyond the data dashboard means continuously using rigorous data and evidence to answer the questions that will...
11/16/2018
Continuous Quality Improvement-Moving beyond the data dashboard

"Getting beyond the data dashboard means continuously using rigorous data and evidence to answer the questions that will lead to the solutions that will positively impact the children, youth, and families served by our organizations." -Yolanda Rogers, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago On November 5th, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, hosted a webinar entitled "Making Continuous Quality Improvement Happen: Beyond the Data Dashboard." [ 156 more words ]
http://tcomconversations.org/2018/11/16/continuous-quality-improvement-moving-beyond-the-data-dashboard/

“Getting beyond the data dashboard means continuously using rigorous data and evidence to answer the questions that will lead to the solutions that will positively impact the children, youth,…

2018 was a big year for the TCOM Collaborative. Based on your conference feedback from years before, we work tirelessly ...
11/09/2018
Reflections from the conference-TCOM2018

2018 was a big year for the TCOM Collaborative. Based on your conference feedback from years before, we work tirelessly to make sure YOU get the most out of the event. From planning, to producing, to posting materials after the conference ends, we depend on your voice. Thank you to everyone who completed conference surveys. We are going through all of your comments now. [ 634 more words ]
http://tcomconversations.org/2018/11/09/reflections-from-the-conference-tcom2018/

2018 was a big year for the TCOM Collaborative. Based on your conference feedback from years before, we work tirelessly to make sure YOU get the most out of the event. From planning, to producing, …

11/08/2018

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Meet one of your #TCOM2018 Presenters! Featured in this post: David Channer David Channer is a Licensed Clinical Social ...
10/01/2018
TCOM 2018 Speaker Spotlight-David Channer

Meet one of your #TCOM2018 Presenters! Featured in this post: David Channer David Channer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Chief Operating Officer at A Better Way based in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. He has worked on TCOM implementation efforts at the agency, county and regional levels since 2009. He has focused much of his attention on the application of transformational collaborative concepts and practices to challenges in organizational development. [ 434 more words ]
http://tcomconversations.org/2018/10/01/tcom-2018-speaker-spotlight-david-channer/

Meet one of your #TCOM2018 Presenters! Featured in this post: David Channer David Channer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Chief Operating Officer at A Better Way based in the San Francisco…

Meet some of your #TCOM2018 Presenters! Featured in this post: Betty Walton, Gina Doyle, and Wendy Harrold Betty Walton ...
09/28/2018
TCOM 2018 Speaker Spotlight-Betty Walton, Gina Doyle & Wendy Harrold

Meet some of your #TCOM2018 Presenters! Featured in this post: Betty Walton, Gina Doyle, and Wendy Harrold Betty Walton is an Assistant Research Professor at Indiana University School of Social Work, Indianapolis. She conducts translational research to support the effective implementation of behavioral health services for children, youth, and adults. Since 2010, Dr. Walton has provided training and technical assistance to support the implementation of common assessment tools for children, youth, and adults across public service systems. [ 922 more words ]
http://tcomconversations.org/2018/09/28/tcom-2018-speaker-spotlight-betty-walton-gina-doyle-wendy-harrold/

Meet some of your #TCOM2018 Presenters! Featured in this post: Betty Walton, Gina Doyle, and Wendy Harrold Betty Walton is an Assistant Research Professor at Indiana University School of Social Wor…

Meet one of your #TCOM2018 Presenters! Featured in this post: Rachel Andrew Rachel Andrew is the Director of Clinical Pr...
09/21/2018
TCOM 2018 Speaker Spotlight-Rachel Andrew

Meet one of your #TCOM2018 Presenters! Featured in this post: Rachel Andrew Rachel Andrew is the Director of Clinical Programs at Premera Blue Cross where she leads a multidisciplinary case management, care transition management, disease management and wellness team. She is the co-author of the book The Integrated Case Management Manual: Value-Based Assistance for Complex Medical and Behavioral Health Patients, Second Edition (2018). [ 582 more words ]
http://tcomconversations.org/2018/09/21/tcom-2018-speaker-spotlight-rachel-andrew/

Meet one of your #TCOM2018 Presenters! Featured in this post: Rachel Andrew Rachel Andrew is the Director of Clinical Programs at Premera Blue Cross where she leads a multidisciplinary case managem…

Meet one of your #TCOM2018 Presenters! Featured in this post: Nate Lubold Nathan Lubold is the Director of Solution Impl...
09/18/2018
TCOM 2018 Speaker Spotlight-Nate Lubold

Meet one of your #TCOM2018 Presenters! Featured in this post: Nate Lubold Nathan Lubold is the Director of Solution Implementation at Advanced Metrics. In recent years, Nate has focused his career on the science of implementation and training in behavioral health. After completing his Master’s degree in 2004, Nate spent the next decade in behavioral health developing skills as both a clincian and administrator. [ 772 more words ]
http://tcomconversations.org/2018/09/18/tcom-2018-speaker-spotlight-nate-lubold/

Meet one of your #TCOM2018 Presenters! Featured in this post: Nate Lubold Nathan Lubold is the Director of Solution Implementation at Advanced Metrics. In recent years, Nate has focused his career …

Of the TCOM suite of tools, the most widely used tool is the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Assessment (CANS)....
09/14/2018
Mapping it out with CANS-Y-LAND

Of the TCOM suite of tools, the most widely used tool is the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Assessment (CANS). The CANS is a communimetric measurement tool that utilizes direct feedback from the youth, family & other team members to identify the actionable needs & strengths of the youth & family in developing and informing the treatment plan. While the tool is proven to be successful and helpful to many people, we always want to make sure that clinicians, case workers, and children find the CANS to be engaging and accessible. [ 385 more words ]
http://tcomconversations.org/2018/09/14/mapping-it-out-with-cans-y-land/

Of the TCOM suite of tools, the most widely used tool is the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Assessment (CANS). The CANS is a communimetric measurement tool that utilizes direct feedback f…

Meet some of your #TCOM2018 Presenters! Featured in this post: Kyla Clark & Tanya Albornoz Kyla Clark is a Program Admin...
09/12/2018
TCOM 2018 Speaker Spotlight-Kyla Clark & Tanya Albornoz

Meet some of your #TCOM2018 Presenters! Featured in this post: Kyla Clark & Tanya Albornoz Kyla Clark is a Program Administrator in Utah’s Child Welfare System. Kyla works on the “In-Home Team” focused on preserving family systems whenever safely possible. Kyla works on the larger Department of Human Services system integration efforts, which includes helping expand Utah’s Family and Children Engagement Tool ( [ 924 more words ]
http://tcomconversations.org/2018/09/12/tcom-2018-speaker-spotlight-kyla-clark-tanya-albornoz/

Meet some of your #TCOM2018 Presenters! Featured in this post: Kyla Clark & Tanya Albornoz Kyla Clark is a Program Administrator in Utah’s Child Welfare System. Kyla works on the “In-Home Team”…

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