Complicated versus Complex: Implications for Collaboration

by: Dr. John S. Lyons   The ‘C’ in TCOM standards for ‘Collaboration’ so it is useful to understand why we believe that collaboration is a fundamental aspect of using data to inform helping programs and systems.    In order to describe the thinking behind this choice it is useful to consider the similarities and differences … Continue reading Complicated versus Complex: Implications for Collaboration

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IMDS Quarterly Newsletter Winter 2016

TCOMHappy Holidays from New Jersey! written by: Kenneth McGill The ‘Holiday Season’ is well in progress and the wrap-up of 2016 is near!  Looking back…what are some of the highlights you want to remember…are there things you would like to soon forget…what do you have planned for the New Year? Well enough introspection. My hope and wishes … Continue reading IMDS Quarterly Newsletter Winter 2016

A Cost-effective, Evidence-based Intervention for Depressed Adolescents

December 14, 2016 Written by Paul Berger, Managing Director at SAAVSUS Inc Funded by a series of grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Adolescent Coping with Depression Course (CWD-A) is an evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for adolescent depression. The course materials, Leaders Manual and Student Workbook, are available as a free download … Continue reading A Cost-effective, Evidence-based Intervention for Depressed Adolescents

The RISE: A Tool for Fostering Entrepreneurship in Human Service Settings

By: Dr. Thomas S. Lyons, PhD Michigan State University R.I.S.E. -Readiness Inventory for Successful Entrepreneurship   In the business world, it has been known for some time that companies that want to be successful in the highly competitive global economy must be constantly reinventing themselves through innovation. This requires that they develop a culture of … Continue reading The RISE: A Tool for Fostering Entrepreneurship in Human Service Settings

“Do the right thing”-TenEleven group

In August, Dr. John Lyons presented a keynote at the 5th annual user conference TenEleven CONNECT. Dr. Lyons talked about "doing the right thing" for those in need with a focus on measurement and outcomes. To see the original post, visit their page at 10e11.com Dr. John Lyons and Spike Lee say: "Do the Right Thing" By: … Continue reading “Do the right thing”-TenEleven group

CASELOAD VERSUS WORKLOAD MANAGEMENT

By: Dr. John S. Lyons               Have you ever had this situation? You have talented staff and ask them to take on the most challenging cases, but then they burn out and leave for a different job, and as a manager you are now left with the staff you’ve been working around when it comes … Continue reading CASELOAD VERSUS WORKLOAD MANAGEMENT

The Role of the CANS in Reducing Residential Treatment Placement and Length of Stay in New Jersey

One of the more compelling stories from the 12th annual TCOM Conference was the KEYNOTE provided by Liz Manley, the Assistant Commissioner of New Jersey’s System of Care.  Having been involved with this project since its inception more than a decade ago, Liz provided both a personal description and a description based on the data collected,  of the … Continue reading The Role of the CANS in Reducing Residential Treatment Placement and Length of Stay in New Jersey

Key Decision Points for Collaborative CQI-Part 1

This is the first post of a multi-part series on Collaborative CQI (Continuous Quality Improvement) Part 1: Creating Trust and Positive Impact by Nathaniel Israel Health and human service systems are composed of people. People make important decisions which shift the likelihood that children and families will meet their health and wellness goals. Having a … Continue reading Key Decision Points for Collaborative CQI-Part 1