14th Annual-Nat’l 2018


Thank you all for attending the conference. Around 300 members of the TCOM Collaborative gathered at the Drake Hotel in Chicago to share and learn from one another. Workshops focused on how to make best use of TCOM tools in practice, implementations, and supervision. Participants learned how to make meaningful use of CANS data, including using it for effective planning and for measuring well-being. This year also featured a learning track on safety culture. Despite the wide range of topics covered, every presentation was connected through the belief that making that people we serve full partners in the process of care is how transformation happens.


Congratulations to the following 2018 TCOM Champion Award Recipients!

  • Carroll Schroeder, Executive Director, California Alliance of Children and Family Services: Founders award for his visionary leadership in encouraging providers and systems in California to bring a transformational perspective to their work.
  • Dan Warner, Executive Director, Community Data Roundtable: Agency level award for his innovative and collaborative leadership in supporting the use of data to inform decision making in practice and policy.
  • Tanya Albornoz, Foster Care Program Administrator, and Kyla Clark, In-Home Program Administrator, Dept. of Human Services in Utah: Systems level award for their innovative adoption of communimetric and TCOM principles in the development and implementation of the UFACET in Utah.
  • Janet Hoeke and Jennifer Griffis, Parent Consultants, Youth Empowerment Services Project (ID): Family partner award for their thoughtful and persistent inclusion of parents’ perspectives in the planning and implementation of TCOM in Idaho.

Special thanks to our Sponsors:

The TCOM Conferences are made possible by the individuals who organize and manage the conference and all of our sponsors. This year 12 separate organizations made the 3-day conference with over 60 different sessions possible. Among these sponsors were Seneca Family of Agencies, Centene Corporation, Okay to Say, Fidelity EHR, Magellan HealthCareCalifornia Alliance of Children and Families, Objective Arts, TenEleven Group, and Community Data Roundtable, all supported critical events at the conference including the poster session, AV needs, and breaks. A special thank you to Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, eInsight, and Casey Family Programs, as our Partner Level Sponsors at this year’s conference.

Couldn’t make this year’s conference? Click the link below to download materials. Presentations will continue to be uploaded as they are sent our way.

2018 TCOM Conference Presentations

2018 TCOM Conference Program

*Continuing Education Note: For those who completed surveys in order to receive CE units, NBCC credit is automatically accepted for National Certified Counselors' (NCCs) recertification. In addition, most state Professional Counselor Licensure Boards readily accept NBCC credit for licensure renewal. Other professions, such as social work, marriage and family therapy, psychology and nursing, have their own approval processes. You will have to contact those boards directly for information on their continuing education requirements.

EVIDENCE and TRANSFORMATION: Taking Person-Centered Care to Scale

The idea that healthcare should be focused on the person is not new and a seemingly obvious statement to make, BUT the decisions made for every individual in care are not always reflective of this goal. The idea that healthcare is anything other than about the individual is unacceptable. Dr. John S. Lyons highlights a few reasons why this happens and how TCOM takes person-centered philosophy to scale in the post last month. TCOM offers a strategy to ensure that the people served are treated as equal partners in the decisions made. As part of the larger TCOM community, share how YOU work to take Person-Centered Care to Scale.

To learn more about this year’s theme, take a read at Dr. John S. Lyons post on Person Centered Care.

The Praed Foundation-Review and Resolution Policy

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