Date Developed: 8/23/2017. Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Presenter(s): Elizabeth Waetzig, Beth Strohl & Denise Sulzbach. Type: n.a.. Level: Advanced Intermediate. Length: 90 minutes.
This session of the System of Care Expansion Leadership Learning Community focuses on collaboration – among and across child-serving system partners; families and youth; and state, community, and tribal jurisdictions. We talk often about why we collaborate (sometimes we are required to) and sometimes we talk about how to do it. The learning community meeting provides an opportunity to talk about whether we are really doing it and how to improve collaboration to achieve system of care expansion goals. Leaders are critical to the process of collaboration, and the strategies shared will help leaders to learn how to assess and improve collaboration in their system of care efforts. The presenter provides space to touch on why and when we collaborate, how we might collaborate better, and how we know that we are working in collaboration to promote complex change in health and human service systems.