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Welcome to Integrating Family Services!

Integrating Family Services (IFS)   

 

If you want to go fast, go alone.

If you want to go far, go together. 

~African Proverb 

  

Integrating Family Services creates a cultural shift in the way human services does business.  We are moving the focus from counting how much we are doing to tracking if anyone is better off.   

This shift is created by making funding more flexible so agencies can offer children, youth and families the right services, at the right time.

 


Our Vision

Vermonters work together to ensure all children, youth and families have the resources they need to reach their fullest potential.

Our Mission

Integrating Family Services brings state government and local communities together to ensure holistic and accountable planning, support and service delivery aimed

at meeting the needs of Vermont’s children, youth and families.

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 Why Integrate? 

The Agency of Human Services’ six departments and community-based service providers operate within program and funding silos. 

The service gaps and inflexibility resulting from these silos make it difficult to effectively meet the needs of Vermont’s children, youth and families.  

Integrating Family Services changes this by breaking down those silos an shifting strategic planning, practice, language, service delivery and other key aspects  

of Vermont’s human services system so the resources available to children, youth and families better match their needs.

  


 IFS is an innovative approach spearheaded by the Secretary’s Office in the Vermont Agency of Human Services. 

IFS is aimed at transforming how Vermont provides services and resources to support children and youth

 (Prenatal to age 22) and their families, including:

                                           

                                                                                                                                    ·         Maternal and child health, which focuses on health promotion, prevention and wellness;

                                                                                                                                    ·         Mental health and social emotional health;

                                                                                                                                    ·         Special health care needs;

                                                                                                                                    ·         Early childhood development;

                                                                                                                                    ·         Developmental Services;

                                                                                                                                    ·         Substance use and abuse;

                                                                                                                                    ·         Strengthening families; and

                                                                                                                                    ·         Integration and working partnerships with health care providers.


Integrating Family Services Regions

Two regions have implemented

the IFS Approach: 

 

 

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 What happens with an Integrating

Family Services Approach?

 

·         IFS brings children’s, youth and family services together in an integrated and seamless continuum

·         Flexible funding allows service providers to meet family needs as they become known.

·         Families can access supports and services based on need rather than program eligibility criteria.

·         State partners shift their focus from counting clients and service units to measuring the impact of those services.

Addison Parent Child Center (PCC)

      Northwestern Counseling &

    Support Services (NCSS)

 

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           Counseling Services of Addison County (CSAC)

 

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 IFS Informational Documents

Guiding Documents

Data, Outcomes & Quality

Communication Tools

Learning Community

Autism Services Planning & Coordination

State Interagency Team Docs & Meeting Minutes

IFS Teams

IFS Implementation: Readiness Toolkit

IFS Events

Other Key Partners Contact Information

Click here for IFS Theory of Change 

Click here for IFS Performance Framework

Click here for IFS Elevator Speech

Click here for IFS Learning Community Invitation

 Click here for the Autism Plan Matrix

Click here for State Interagency Team

Click here for IFS Management Team

Click here for Regional Steps to Readiness

Click here for the LIT Extravaganza Presentation 

Click here for CIS Regional Coordinators

Click here for IFS Guiding Principles

Click here for measuring IFS Outcomes 

Click here for IFS 101

Click here for March Learning Community Call: Governance

Click here for November 13th Meeting minutes

Click here for October Meeting minutes

Click here for Senior Leadership Team

Click here for IFS Letter of Intent 

 

Click here for AHS Field Directors

Click here for IFS Model (8 elements and related components)

Click here for IFS Early Indicators of Success

Click here for the February 2015 Newsletter (inaugural issue)

Click here for April Learning Community Call: Strengthening Families 

 

 Click here for December Meeting minutes

Click here for Implementation Team

Click here for the Regional Readiness Tracking Document 

 

Click here for the LIT Coordinators 

Click here for IFS 2015-2018 Strategic Work Plan

Click here for IFS Client Record Review Form

Click here for the April 2015 Newsletter

Click here for September Learning Community Call PowerPoint 

 

 Click here for the Coordinated Service Plan - Section 1

 

Click here for the PDF

Click here for IFS Work Groups 

Click here for the DRAFT Regional Governance Guidance Document 

 

Click here for ACT 264/SPSC

(More information coming soon)

Click here for IFS Manual

(The IFS Provider Manual is currently under revision, but this can be used in the meantime)

Click here for Population Indicators

 Click here for the June 2015 Newsletter

 

 

Click here for the Coordinated Service Plan - Section 2 

 

 

Click here for the PDF

 

Click here for the IFS Workgroup Membership List

 Click here for the Regional Mapping Template

 

 Click here for the ACT264/SPSC 2016 Recommendations

Click here for the Pacific Health Policy Group's (PHPG) report on Value Based Purchasing (VBP)

 

 

 

Click here for the August 2015 Newsletter 

 

 

 Click here for the Coordinated Service Plan - Section 3 

 

Click here for the PDF

Click here for Addison Regional IFS Governance Team

 Click here for our Regional Governance Team, Self-Assessment Tool

 

 

Click here for a crosswalk of the PHPG VBP report 

 

Click here for the October 2015 Newsletter 

 

 

Click here for the entire Coordinated Service Plan 

 

Click here for the PDF version

Click here for Franklin/Grand Isle Regional IFS Governance Team  

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for the December 2015 Newsletter 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 


Children’s Integrated Services & Integrating Family Services 

Children’s Integrated Services (CIS) is a statewide prevention and early intervention program that promotes a child’s growth and development; and supports families during pregnancy/postpartum and their child’s early years, birth to six. The program provides nursing, family support, specialized child care, early childhood and family mental health, and early intervention. For more information visit the website: http://dcf.vermont.gov/cdd/cis

For a link to CIS’s manual: http://dcf.vermont.gov/cdd/cis/providers/guidance  


IFS Workgroup Information & Meeting Materials

Click here for the IFS Workgroups Meeting Schedules  

State & Local Service Delivery

Leadership & Governance

Community-Based

Prevention & Promotion

Accountability & Oversight

Finance & Payment Reform

Click here for workgroup participants & contact information 

Click here for workgroup participants & contact information

Click here for workgroup participants & contact information 

Click here for workgroup participants & contact information

Click here for workgroup participants & contact information  

Click here for the Workplan

Click here for the Workplan

Click here for the Workplan

Click here for the Workplan

Click here for the Workplan

Click here for May 5th Meeting materials

Click here for May 18th Meeting materials

Click here for May 22nd Meeting materials

 Click here for May 18th Meeting materials

Click here to view the Financing for IFS document

Click here for June 23rd Meeting materials

Click here for June 24th Meeting materials 

Click here for June 30th Meeting materials 

Click here for June 22nd Meeting materials 

Click here to view the Payment Reform document 

 Click here for July 28th Meeting materials

 Click here for October Meeting minutes with SLT

 

Click here for July 27th Meeting materials

 

 Click here for August 25th Meeting materials

 Click here for November Meeting minutes with SLT

 

Click here for August 24th Meeting materials

 

 Click here for September 22nd Meeting materials

 Click here for October Meeting minutes (L&G only)

 

Click here for September 28th Meeting materials 

 

Click here for October 27th Meeting materials 

 

 

Click here for October 26th Meeting materials 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

For More Information Please Contact a Member of the IFS Management Team

 

(From left to right) 

Susan Bartlett, Special Projects:

Susan.Bartlett@vermont.gov

802-917-4852

 

Carol Maloney, Director of Systems Integration:

Carol.Maloney@vermont.gov

802-279-6677

 

Cheryle Bilodeau, IFS Director:

Cheryle.Bilodeau@vermont.gov 

802-760-9171

 

 

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