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					       Independent Living
Services and Outcomes Reporting
         Christine Lenske
            Beth Rudy
                    Agenda
   Review NYTD Rule and Requirements
    – Reporting Independent Living Services
    – Self Reported Outcome Measures
 Outcomes Data Collection
 New Federal Regulations
 eWiSACWIS enhancement options for
  outcomes
 eWiSACWIS Frequently Asked
  Questions/Discussion
           NYTD Background
   Chafee Foster Care Independence Act.

   National Youth in Transition Database
    (NYTD)

   Independent Living Transition Case Plan
             Service Reporting
   Who does this apply to?
    – Youth age 15 or older that have been in out
      of home care for greater than six months.
    – Youth who age out of care up to their 21st
      birthday or age 23 if participating Education
      and Training Voucher Program on their 21st
      birthday.
             Service Reporting
              in eWiSACWIS
   The independent living template identifies
    the services being received. This template
    could also be attached to the perm plan if
    desired.
              Service Reporting
   Demographic Information
    – From Basic tab
   Education
    – Last grade level attained
    – Special Education
            Service Reporting
   Services Received
    – IL Assessment
    – Secondary academic support
    – Post-secondary educational support
    – Career preparation
    – Employment programs or vocational training
    – Budget and financial management
            Service Reporting
   Services Received Continued
    – Housing education/Home management
    – Health education/Risk prevention
    – Mentoring
    – Family/Healthy Marriage Education
    – Mentoring
    – Supervised Independent Living
              Services Reporting
   Financial Assistance
    – Room and board
    – High School Education
    – Post Secondary Education
    – Other financial assistance
        Driver’s education
        Obtaining of documents
        Etc.
                  Outcomes
   Who are we reporting on?
    – All Youth who turn 17 while in out of home
      care.
    – A sample of youth at age 19.
    – A sample of youth at age 21.
                 Outcomes
   Data
    – Current full time employment
    – Current part time employment
    – Employment related skills
    – Receiving social security
    – Public housing assistance
    – Public food assistance
    – Public financial assistance
    – Other support
                   Outcomes
   Data Continued
    – Highest education certificate received
    – Education enrollment and attendance
    – Connection to an adult
    – Substance abuse referral
    – Incarceration
    – Homelessness
    – Medicaid recipient
                        Outcomes
   Data Continued
    – Health insurance (coverage and type)
        Medical
        Mental health
        Prescription Drugs

    – Children
        Did youth give birth or father any children
        Number of Children
        Marital status at time of birth
           – Legally Separated, Married Couple, Single Female, Single Male,
             Unable to Determine, Unmarried Couple.
                  Outcomes
   Reasons for non-reporting
    – Youth refuses to provide information
    – Could not locate youth
       Reports in eWiSACWIS
Report Number SM0803
  – Pulls all children eligible for IL services, and
    lists all services entered for those children.


Report Number SM10a29a
  – Tracks the work of Counties with children 15
    years of age and older who may qualify for
    the Independent Living program.
       Federal Reporting Schedule
Required   Services    Outcomes    Outcomes     Outcomes
Report     for youth   17 yr old   19 yr olds   21 yr olds
Dates      15-21       baseline
2011         X           X

2012         X

2013         X                       X

2014         X           X

2015         X                                    X
    Design/Implementation Schedule
 October 2009–March 2010: Outcomes
  survey/collection design and policy
  development
 June 2010: Outcomes survey/collection
  release
 July 2010: Begin outcomes data collection
 May 2011: Submit Data File to ACF.
        New Federal Regulation
   90 day IL Transition Plan
    - Personalized at direction of the youth
    - Addresses the following upon leaving care:
       - Housing
       - Health care
       - Education
       - Mentoring
       - Employment
       - Support services identified
    - Process begins with planning at 17 ½
               Enhancement
   Adding a tab to the IL page
    – A tab will be added to the IL page that will
      capture more detailed contact information
      from the youth than is currently gathered on
      person management.
                Enhancement
   Adding a tab to the IL page, cont’d
    – This information will be linked to and from a
      webpage for the youth or the youth and the
      worker to update the contact information.
      This webpage will have a unique login id for
      the youth to use to access the outcomes
      survey, prior to and after he/she exits
      placement. The outcomes survey will be used
      to meet the federal IL reporting requirements.
                Enhancement
   Adding a tab to the IL page, cont’d.
    – As described, there will be a link on the new
      IL tab that will lead the youth or the
      worker/youth to a webpage, containing the
      required outcomes survey. Either the youth
      will complete this with the worker, or the
      worker can give the link and user id to the
      youth so that the youth can complete the
      survey on their own.
                Enhancement
   Next steps for IL services and outcomes
    reporting
    – The State will implement a website specific to
      IL youth. The website will be youth-friendly,
      will include the ability for youth to
      independently access their contact
      information and to complete the IL outcome
      survey at the age of 19 and 21, and contain
      state and local resource information.
               Enhancement
   Ticklers
    – There will be a new tickler reminding the
      primary worker to complete the 90 day
      transitional plan
    – There will be a new tickler reminding workers
      to complete the new IL tab with detailed
      contact information for the youth and the
      outcome survey within 45 days following the
      youth’s 17th birthday.
             eWiSACWIS
      Frequently Asked Questions
   Three Quick Reference Guides
    – Creating and setting up IL contractors
       http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/WiSACWIS/knowledge_w
        eb/training/quick-ref-
        guides/ewisacwis_quick_ref_guides/Independent%
        20Living/setting-up-IL-contractor-5%2009.pdf
              eWiSACWIS
       Frequently Asked Questions
   Three quick reference guides
    – IL service category definitions
        http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/WiSACWIS/knowledge_w
         eb/training/quick-ref-
         guides/ewisacwis_quick_ref_guides/Planning/IL_Se
         rvice_Category_Definitions.htm
             eWiSACWIS
      Frequently Asked Questions
   Three Quick Reference Guides
    – Completing an IL plan
       http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/WiSACWIS/knowledge_w
        eb/training/quick-ref-
        guides/ewisacwis_quick_ref_guides/Independent%
        20Living/Independent-Living-6.09.pdf
             eWiSACWIS
      Frequently Asked Questions
   How do I…
    – Archive a goal/service?
       There is not a way to archive a goal or service on
        the page, but by completing an end date for the
        service, that service will be listed as historical on
        the template
             eWiSACWIS
      Frequently Asked Questions
   How do I…
    – Read my reports?
       The Sm0803 is the newest IL report, and this
        report captures all children eligible for IL services
        at the time the report is run. The detail report lists
        all of the same information captured on the IL
        page, including all of the services entered and the
        date the assessment and plan were completed.
             eWiSACWIS
      Frequently Asked Questions
   How do I…
    – Read my reports?
       The SM0803 summary report includes a summary
        of the following
             eWiSACWIS
      Frequently Asked Questions
   How do I…
    – Read my reports?
       The SM10A29a is an older report, but still usable.
        The detail report contains basic demographic
        information, but also contains whether the child
        was referred for IL, and the date they were
        referred, if the assessment is complete and the
        date it was completed, whether the child is
        receiving IL services, and if they have goals and
        needs entered.
             eWiSACWIS
      Frequently Asked Questions
   How do I…
    – Read my reports?
       The SM10A29 summary includes a summary of the
        following:
              eWiSACWIS
       Frequently Asked questions
   What impact does the end date have on
    data?
    – An end date must be listed if the service is no
      longer ongoing, or that service will be
      considered a current service in the reports.
   What case is the IL plan tied to?
    – If the child is in an open case, the plan will be
      tied to any case the child is listed as a
      participant in.
              eWiSACWIS
       Frequently Asked Questions
   Who gets the ticklers?
    – The primary worker automatically gets the IL
      ticklers for the child. However, if the tickler
      needs to go to the IL worker, that can be
      done through Tickler Management.
Any new questions?

				
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