Principle 2. Rating for Action

Communimetrics Key Principle #2

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WISe Symposium

In late July Nate and Danijela headed to Yakima, Washington for the Wrap with Intensive Services (WISe) Symposium.  The WISe Symposium:  Networking to Build Strenghts was hosted by the State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services.  It was the state's first coordinated event that brought together WISe stakeholders from across the state.  Over … Continue reading WISe Symposium

Advocating for the Appropriate Level of Care

Parenting with hope through the hard places by Jennifer Griffis. Visit the homepage for the full series! --- I drove 70 miles to attend this meeting in person. My husband adjusted his work schedule so he could call into the meeting, and my mother-in-law was in the waiting room of the office entertaining a couple … Continue reading Advocating for the Appropriate Level of Care

Moment of Crisis, Part 3/4

Parenting with hope through the hard places by Jennifer Griffis. Visit the homepage for the full series! --- “I don’t think she can safely return home right now. Do you have any other options? Are there any family members who can take her?” My husband and I sat across from our daughter’s case manager as … Continue reading Moment of Crisis, Part 3/4

Discharge Planning, Part 2/4

Parenting with hope through the hard places by Jennifer Griffis. Visit the homepage for the full series! --- “Here’s the discharge summary. There’s a follow-up appointment for medication management in two weeks. She has an appointment for therapy next week. And here is all of the information on her medication. I just need you to … Continue reading Discharge Planning, Part 2/4

Entering the System, Part 1/4

Welcome to the first post of a 4 part series written by Jennifer Griffis. Visit the homepage for her series for a full look into their experiences. --- “The treatment team is recommending long-term residential placement. Have you filled out an application for Children’s Mental Health services?” I was sitting on the floor of my … Continue reading Entering the System, Part 1/4

Remembering Trauma Part 2

Earlier this summer, Drs. Cassandra Kisiel and Tracy Fehrenbach, at the Center for Child Trauma Assessment, Services and Interventions (CCTASI) at Northwestern University, a partner in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), launched a public awareness campaign and short film entitled "Remembering Trauma: Connecting the Dots Between Complex Trauma and Misdiagnosis in Youth." This 16-minute film highlights … Continue reading Remembering Trauma Part 2