Massachusetts The IDTA partnership was entitled the Family Recovery Collaborative (FRC) and involved the Department of Children and Families, Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, Administrative Office of the Tribal Court – Juvenile Department, and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah). 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 IDTA sought to improve outcomes for children and families affected by substance use by enhancing collaboration among child welfare, substance use services, tribal, and juvenile court systems. The following summarize the major accomplishments and products of the IDTA:

  • At the end…Family Recovery Collaboration
  • Family Engagement Model Concept Paper (PDF 41 KB)

    Accompanied by an implementation and funding strategy that will link child welfare system clients to substance abuse treatment services. The Institute of Heath and Recovery was funded to implement an engagement model in three DSS Area Offices as part of the child welfare system of care.

  • Focus Groups

    Convened to solicit recommendations from DSS-involved families in recovery as to how to most effectively engage and retain families in treatment and how services could be improved. Pre-treatment and interim services were subsequently incorporated in the Engagement Model concept paper referenced above.

  • Memorandum of Understanding (PDF 85 KB)

    Signed by the Department of Social Services, the Department of Public Health, the Juvenile Court, and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) at the Family Recovery Collaborative State Team meeting on April 19, 2006.

  • Statement of Shared Principles and Values (PDF 41 KB)

    Accompanied by an implementation and funding strategy that will link child welfare system clients to substance abuse treatment services. The Institute of Heath and Recovery was funded to implement an engagement model in three DSS Area Offices as part of the child welfare system of care.

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