Resolution Process - Children
The key function of CSCN is to coordinate access to various services and supports for children and adolescents with complex needs, that may require a response from more than one service provider.
Participation in the CSCN process is required for children and adolescents seeking admission to a residential based treatment program or to the WrapAround process.
Our role is to link individuals and families to appropriate services and supports in their community. CSCN is intended to augment, not replace, the good planning that is done by service providers across the area.
CSCN does not provide direct service. We are part of a planning team that includes the individual, their family and various service providers.
The first step in the process is for an Access Package to be completed with the child and his or her family. In most instances, an employee of an agency, with whom the child and family are currently involved, completes this package.
The following link will allow you to open and print the Access Package for childrenâ€™s services.Coordinated Access Package - Childrenâ€™s Services
Once the Access Package is complete it must be sent to the CSCN office.
Community Services Coordination Network
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
local resolution process
Local Resolution Process,
The next step in the process is for a Local Resolution meeting to be convened in the child/familyâ€™s home community. This meeting will last about one hour.
An employee of the Community Services Coordination Network chairs the Local Resolution meeting. There are typically no more than 6 participants at this meeting. Family participation is required at this meeting. Children 13 years of age and older are also invited to participate in this discussion. From time-to-time, for any one of a number of reasons, it may not be in a childâ€™s best interest to participate in this meeting, this is always taken into consideration.
The core Local Resolution Team may be made up of community professionals who are considered to be good resources during the development of a plan. This may include representation from: child serving agencies, education, child welfare, health and perhaps juvenile justice.
The purpose of the Local Resolution meeting is to develop a community based strategy, with the child and family, that may address the needs as identified by the family.
If at the end of this meeting the Team concludes that all community based options have been explored and/or accessed, a period of out-of-home residential service is required, the child's situation will be referred to the Service System Resolution Team.
Service System Resolution
Service System Resolution
An employee of the Community Services Coordination Network chairs the Service System Resolution Team. The Team is made up of a senior representative from each of the residential based services in the area, that are funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.
The young personâ€™s situation is presented to the Team, by the Chair. The Service System Resolution Team is charged with the responsibility of determining which of the MCYS funded residential services is best able to meet the needs of the child and his or her family.
The decision of the Service System Resolution Team is promptly communicated to the family. The family is informed of the next steps in the admission process, and the child's name is placed on the list for access to the identified service. CSCN is the keeper of the waiting list, for each of the residential based services in our catchment area.