Enhanced MiTEAM Practice Model

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About This Program

Target Population: All public and private child welfare staff (primarily caseworkers and supervisors)

Brief Description

The Enhanced MiTEAM Practice Model is an approach to case practice that incorporates the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ vision, guiding principles, and the Key Caseworker Activities needed to implement the mission of leading Michigan in supporting the state’s children, youth and families to reach their full potential. The model is a trauma-informed approach to child welfare practice based on the fundamental belief that all children deserve to be safe from harm, raised in loving, committed families, and provided the kinds of supports to build their well-being.

The Enhanced MiTEAM Practice Model provides practice guidance on how to implement the core competencies (Teaming, Engagement, Assessment and Mentoring) and additional resources to support implementation and sustainment. The model is a vehicle for unifying practices with private agencies, tribal partners, policies, training, and other organizational resources within social and health services departments.

Program Goals:

The goals of the Enhanced MiTEAM Practice Model are:

  • All child welfare staff will consistently demonstrate the four core competencies:
    • Teaming
    • Engagement
    • Assessment (including sub-competencies of Case Planning, Case Plan Implementation and Placement Planning)
    • Mentoring

Contact Information

Tracie A. Kress, LMSW
Agency/Affiliation: Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
Website: www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71551_11120_77826_77828---,00.html
Phone: (517) 420-5531

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: April 2017

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: June 2017

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: June 2017