Michigan’s past work in collaboration laid the groundwork for the team to use the period of IDTA to work on almost all ten areas of the collaborative framework. The major product goals and level of accomplishment were:
The team produced several products that were used to market and educate: Project Summary, Project Brochure, Director’s Statement of Support, PowerPoint Presentation, and a Summary Report on the Collaborative Project.
- Best Practices to Implement Adoption and Safe Families Act: Creative Strategies to Achieve Permanence; Family Drug Courts Training Substance Abuse, Child Welfare and the Courts Training Brochure
- Binsfield Legislation - Legislation Establishing Priority for Admission (PDF 17 KB)
- Chippewa County Substance Abuse/Child Welfare Protocol – Sample Interagency Communication Protocol (PDF 31 KB)
- Data Inventory and Information-Sharing Logic Model (PDF 102 KB)
Outcome measures were established, and the team compiled an inventory of existing research and evaluation projects from key Michigan systems, creating logic models depicting intersection points.
Drug Treatment Court
Screening, assessment, engagement, and retention
- Director's Statement of Support and Interdepartmental Commitment (PDF 32 KB)
Communication Protocol – accompanied by a companion document depicting interagency communication pathways.
- Evaluation and Research Inventory (PDF 488 KB)
A significant development that resulted from the IDTA even though it was not identified in the scope of work was the revision of the rating system in Michigan’s child welfare screening process which identifies the three priority issues to be addressed in the service plan, to ensure that treatment, when needed, emerges as one of the priority issues.
- Marketing Products
- Michigan Substance Abuse/Child Welfare Collaborative Project Summary (PDF 16 KB)
- Michigan Substance Abuse/Child Welfare Protocol for Screening, Assessment, Engagement, and Recovery (SAER) (PDF 444 KB)
A practice guide.
- Provision of Collaborative Training and Technical Assistance
The State team conducted trainings and meetings with stakeholders to enhance collaboration and build understanding of cross-systems issues, with emphasis on promoting the family treatment court model, and developing partnerships with Michigan’s tribal governments.