June 2019
Each month the Breaking Barriers Bulletin brings opportunities and resources that support interagency knowledge-sharing and collaboration. Each issue includes the latest news, research, resources, and events relevant to integrating care for children and families.

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Resources
5 Key Elements to Trauma-Informed Care
This white paper presents the five key components of an effective trauma-informed care framework, provides resources and assessment tools to help your organization become more trauma-informed, and addresses the National Council’s Seven Domains of Trauma-Informed Care.

Improving the Lives of Young Children Through Data
Sharing and integrating data across the variety of systems accessed by children and families is crucial to providing decision-makers with complete and accurate information they can use to shape and improve services. This brief highlights projects implemented in three states to integrate education, health, and/or social services data to inform policies that influence the lives of young children and their families. 

Youth Engagement Kits
Youth Wraparound has developed a set of toolboxes to encourage engagement both during the initial one-on-one with youth and during deeper dives into goal-setting and building an understanding of where the youth wants to be in the future.

SAMHSA: Identifying Mental Health and Substance Use Problems of Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Child-Serving Organizations
This SAMHSA manual offers guidance and tools to identify mental illness or substance use issues early in children and adolescents in various setting, such as in schools, the juvenile justice and child welfare system, and when receiving primary care.

Identifying Inside Funder-Intermediary-Evaluator Partnerships: Three Cases
Very few resources speak to funder partnerships involving intermediaries and evaluators. This blog post presents three case examples that differ in content, geography, investment, time-span, and partner roles, and how they successfully navigated relationship tensions.

Wraparound and the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)
The National Wraparound Initiative compiled an information sheet of details about the FFPSA, the research evidence for Wraparound, and where you can find Wraparound listed as an evidence-based or promising program.

Building a Trauma-Informed Child Welfare System
A brief report on how the Connecticut Collaborative on Effective Practices for Trauma (CONCEPT) transformed child welfare to improve support for children and families exposed to trauma.  

Emerging Strategies for Engaging Young People in Systems of Care
Pathways Research and Training Center shares emerging engagement strategies so providers and other stakeholders can benefit from recent successes and lessons learned when addressing the unique challenges in engaging older youth and young adults up to age 24.

Mobile Response and Stabilization Services: Did You Know?
SAMHSA and the National Technical Assistance Network have created a handy 2-page infographic of facts you should know about MRSS.

Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma
As trauma-informed care continues to gain traction, more and more providers are beginning to screen patients for exposure to ACEs and trauma. However, variation exists regarding when and how to screen. This technical assistance tool offers various approaches and considerations for screening adults and children for ACEs and trauma.

Adverse Childhood Experiences are Different Than Child Trauma and It's Critical to Understand Why
It is important to understand how ACEs differ from other commonly used terms, including childhood adversity, trauma, and toxic stress. This brief blog post explains each of these terms.

Events & Webinars
2019 Janet Reno Forum: Building the Ideal Juvenile Justice System: Guiding Principles and Strategies for Reform
July 16, 2019, 8:30am - 5:30pm, Washington, D.C.
The 2019 Janet Reno Forum seeks to answer the question: what exactly does the ideal juvenile justice system look like and how do we get there? This Center for Juvenile Justice Reform event that will feature experts from around the U.S. discussing guiding principles and strategies for building the ideal juvenile justice system.

California Multi-Tiered System of Support Professional Learning Institute 2019 (MTSS PLI)
July 29-31, 2019, Long Beach, CA
The 2019 California MTSS PLI theme “All Means All - Know My Name, Face, and Story" will focus on promoting excellence, equity, and access for all learners. Participants will engage deeply with the California MTSS Framework and the California Department of Education's School Conditions and Climate Work Group Recommendation Framework (CCWG).

California Collaborative Problem Solving Approach ® (MGH)
October 7, 14, & 21, 2019, Costa Mesa, CA
This Tier 1 – An Innovative Approach for Teaching, Treating and Parenting Children with Challenging Behavior in-depth training provides insight into each phase of the CPS model as well as providing hands-on activities and practice for participants to experience the approach and receive feedback from trainers.

California Conference on Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports
October 28-30, 2019, Sacramento, CA
The California PBIS Coalition will host Dr. George Sugai and Dr. Rob Horner along with numerous other workshop presenters supporting PBIS in California and nationally.

Miscellaneous
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