Autism: Answering the Call
Includes autism facts, problems and solutions, Wayne County's efforts, autism services and more.
CAFAS/PECFAS Guidebook (March 2022)
To ensure that CMHSPs and PIHPs provide for the administration of the PECFAS and CAFAS to children served in the behavioral health system, this guidance is provided to clarify requirements for the administration of the tools, the training requirements, an
Children's Services Guidebook
Services for Children and Youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED)
CONNECTIONS Operating Guidelines
To establish and maintain a comprehensive continuum of services across systems (DHS, Juvenile Justice, Community Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Schools) for children with severe emotional disorder (SED) and their families in Wayne County.
RTC 2022 Youth United: Parent & Youth Presentation
Click on the link above for the youth and parent presentation shown at the Connections Annual Report to the Community Event on December 1, 2022.
CONNECTIONS Report to the Community (2021-2022)
The theme this year is “Encouraging Through Change” which reflects how our Wayne County System of Care continues to show resilience, strength and encouragement.
CONNECTIONS Report to the Community (2020-2021)
With the continued pandemic, this past year has been challenging but indicative of how strong we truly are. We remain steadfast to our core function: we are part of a System of Care working collaboratively for children, youth and their families.
Video of the Report to the Community 2020-2021 Event
DWIHN’s Children’s Initiative’s Department Report to the Community event highlights the accomplishments of the Fiscal Year 20-21.
CONNECTIONS Report to the Community (2019-2020)
In the midst of the COVID pandemic, CONNECTIONS’ System of Care continued to provide a full array of services mainly through telehealth. Please download the report for details about our accomplishments.
CONNECTIONS Report to the Community (2018-2019)
It has been another eventful year full of accomplishments for CONNECTIONS. The Report to the Community provides a detailed look of our outcomes for Fiscal Year 2018-2019.
CONNECTIONS Report to the Community (2017-2018)
The CONNECTIONS' System of Care has done some amazing things over the past year to help children who need mental health services. Please take a look.
CONNECTIONS Report to the Community (2016-2017)
CONNECTIONS' System of Care held it's 8th Annual Report to the Community on December 7th, 2017. Children's Executive Leadership and Stakeholders celebrated the accomplishments from Fiscal Year 2016-2017.
CONNECTIONS Report to the Community (2015-2016)
Fiscal Year 2015-2016 has been another great year for CONNECTIONS' System of Care. Initiatives have continued to expand, and there's been a focus on serving transition age youth within our continuum of care. Download the full report to read more.
CONNECTIONS Report to the Community (2014-2015)
A main focus for CONNECTIONS this fiscal year was stigma. Download the full report for a comprehensive look.
CONNECTIONS Report to the Community (2013-2014)
This year has been very exciting as we are in the beginning stages of ensuring that our system of care is culturally and linguistically competent. Download the full report for a comprehensive look.
CONNECTIONS Report to the Community (2012-2013)
Fiscal year 2012-2013 was another exciting year for CONNECTIONS' System of Care. Partnerships have continued to expand and strengthen. Download the full report for a comprehensive look.
CONNECTIONS Report to the Community (2011-2012)
Guided by data, CONNECTIONS has increased understanding of the needs of children and families in our community by increasing its efforts to build better trauma informed services throughout Wayne County. Download the report for details.
CONNECTIONS Report to the Community (2010-2011)
This report describes the evaluations of major CONNECTIONS activities which took place during Fiscal Year 2010. Findings are arranged in chapters for clarity.
Cross Systems Partnership Glossary
Cross Systems Partnership Glossary & Acronym List
Family Alliance for Change Parent Support Partner Handbook
The purpose of the Family Alliance for Change (FAFC) Parent Support Partner (PSP) Handbook is to supplement the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Parent Support Partner Curriculum. (click on link to continue)
Human Services Community Collaborative (HSCC) Operating Guidelines
October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2023
MDCH: Michigan Social & Emotional Health Tool Kit
The toolkit includes a fact sheet, powerpoint and guide for families. Provided by the partners of the Great Start Systems Team.
Medicaid B3 Services Manual for Wayne County Youth & Families
Additionally paid for mental health supports and services that should be offered, provided and/or located to better assist a child or their family that is experiencing difficult challenges revolving around the symptoms or circumstances of their serious em
Parent Support Partner Quality Assurance Plan
The Parent Support Partners (PSP) Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) describes the quality objectives and scope of review activities to facilitate high quality PSP services in Wayne County. (click on link for more details)
Pediatric Integrated Health Care Concept Paper 2012
Includes recommendations for both physical and behavioral health care providers to consider in meeting with the integrated health care needs of children and youth.
Pediatric Integrated Health Care Concept Paper (Transmittal Letter)
This letter transmits the Pediatric Integrated Health Care (PIHC) Work Group's Concept Paper.
Wraparound Guidebook for Parents and Youth
Based on the idea that services should be tailored to meet the individual needs of children, youth and families. Wraparound acknowledges that each family is unique and special and needs to be treated as such.