Where We've Been and Where We're Headed
The past year was a year of development for the Region I NY START program. START Coordination services were provided in each of the 17 counties that are covered in Region I. START Coordination highlights systemic engagement and intervention with a focus of building community capacity. In line with this goal, START held several successful Clinical Education Training events and continues to offer these today!
The number of teams who worked with START's In-Home Therapeutic Coaching increased and this support was provided across many new environments including family homes, Individual Residential Alternatives (IRAs), schools, hospitals, and jails. In the year ahead, START is seeking to improve the therapeutic value of this support by integrating it more holistically with START Coordination supports, including the use of the 24-hour START crisis line.
The START Resource Center opened and has served both planned and emergent guests. In the year ahead, an emphasis will be on identifying guest trending and maximizing the ability to access this resource.
The NY START Program is committed to improving community outreach, partnerships, and will continue this ongoing effort.