Texas, Round 3, 2006 - 2007 and Follow-up, September 2007 - August 2012
The IDTA partnering organizations consisted of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission; Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Department of State Health Services; Texas Department of Family and Protective Services; Texas Office Court Administration; Supreme Court Task Force on Foster Care; and Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates. The IDTA sought to build a sustainable, family focused, integrated behavioral health service system to strengthen, stabilize and unify families involved with the child welfare system.
The state participated in two rounds of IDTA, seeking to build on the collaborative relationships and products resulting from the previous IDTA, to address new or emerging cross-systems issues and challenges, and to coordinate and leverage other initiatives and partnerships. The following summarize the major accomplishments and products of the IDTA:
- Texas Partnership for Family Recovery, Integrating Child Welfare, Substance Abuse, Judicial and Legal Services to Support Families: A Guide (PDF - 660 KB) - Practice guidelines, providing specific guidance and minimum standards by system, for managers and front-line staff.
- Texas Partnership for Family Recovery, Marketing and Sustainability Plan (PDF - 93 KB) - Summary of action steps and questions for consideration in marketing and sustainability efforts
- Texas Partnership for Family Recovery, Evaluation Plan (PDF - 164 KB) - Based on the State's evaluation plan, outlines questions for consideration in setting up an evaluation design for integrated services.
- Texas Partnership for Family Recovery, Strategic Implementation Plan (PDF - 148 KB) - Outlines action steps for implementation of the practice guidelines, including roles and responsibilities across agencies.
- Memorandum of Understanding (PDF - 29 KB) - A partnership agreement was signed by all parties.
- Cross-system Training Plan draft - Summary of strategies to strengthen, enhance and improve legal, judicial, child welfare, substance abuse professional training, as well as training and educational resources provided to families and caregivers.