C.A.R.E.S. (Coordination, Advocacy, Resources, Education and Support)
There are pre-implementation materials to measure organizational or provider readiness for C.A.R.E.S. (Coordination, Advocacy, Resources, Education and Support) as listed below:
As part of its initial assessment of the program and/or system of care (SOC) implementing the model, the C.A.R.E.S. National Replication Team devises a customized pre-assessment survey tool that is administered to key stakeholders and/or program leadership in advance of the first site visit to assess, and report on the strengths, needs and developmental stage of the system. This enables the team to provide customized targeted technical assistance and consultation to lead, guide and direct the implementation plan, timeline and develop a roadmap.
To engage SOC partners and stakeholders in the establishment of a new level of care on the service continuum the “How Family Friendly is Your System of Care: Access, Voice and Ownership Test” has been created to foster an inclusive dialogue across the community of practice. The test is designed to enable communities to identify prioritized targeted areas of needed development to establish measurable outcomes and a detailed implementation plan.
Formal Support for Implementation
There is formal support available for implementation of C.A.R.E.S. (Coordination, Advocacy, Resources, Education and Support) as listed below:
The National Replication Team is available to deliver technical assistance, training and coaching through implementation and early adoption of the model. This includes onsite and remote support that is customized to meet the unique needs of the community and/or agency implementing C.A.R.E.S. Agencies desiring a pilot site visit may arrange a visit to Florida to meet with the Brevard C.A.R.E.S. pilot site staff and program for peer to peer support and training.
There are fidelity measures for C.A.R.E.S. (Coordination, Advocacy, Resources, Education and Support) as listed below:
There are a number of Wraparound Fidelity Measures available to the implementation site. To implement C.A.R.E.S. with fidelity use of a tool is required. However, the C.A.R.E.S. National Replication does not prescribe the version to be implemented apart from the use of a validated tool. Options include:
- Wraparound Fidelity Index, version 4
- Wraparound Fidelity Index, Brief Version (WFI-EZ)
- Wraparound Observation Form
Information on where and how to access fidelity tools can be provided by:
- Valerie Holmes, Vice President of Operations & Master Trainer, National Center for Innovation and Excellence: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tracy Pellegrino, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives, National Center for Innovation and Excellence: Tracy.email@example.com
- Tracy Little, Wraparound Fidelity Liaison & Master Trainer, National Center for Innovation and Excellence: firstname.lastname@example.org
Implementation Guides or Manuals
There are implementation guides or manuals for C.A.R.E.S. (Coordination, Advocacy, Resources, Education and Support) as listed below:
- C.A.R.E.S. Model Replication Trainer’s Implementation Guide and Toolkit
- Wraparound 101-201 Training Binder
- Wraparound Certification Institute Training Binder
Valerie Holmes, Senior Executive of Programs & Master Trainer, National Center for Innovation and Excellence: email@example.com
Research on How to Implement the Program
Research has not been conducted on how to implement C.A.R.E.S. (Coordination, Advocacy, Resources, Education and Support).