This section includes the work completed by the Phase II committee formed as a continuation of the OACAS Project on Collaboration. It acted on the motion passed by the Local Directors to look at how the model may be implemented and focused. The first file is the project paper, the subsequent files represent the work done by various sub-committees to complete the recommendations suggested in Phase I.
Child Welfare in Ontario:
Implementing a Collaborative Intervention Model For Child Protection Services in Ontario PHASE II (DOC)
Of the Implementation into Provincial Child Protection Practice of a Position Paper Submitted by the Provincial Project Committee on Enhancing Positive Worker Interventions With Children and their Families in Protection Services: Best Practices and Required Skills
This is the final paper which will be submitted for OACAS approval in September 2006
Collaborative Model Overview in Newsletter Format (PDF)
This is a description of the model in a two page handout that could be used in workshops or presentations.
Dalhousie University School of Social Work Workshop
Gary Dumbrill and Andy Koster, on behalf of the Collaboration Project Committees (Phase 1 and 2), were invited to present a workshop at the Dalhousie School of Social Work in Halifax in April 2006. . Included here is the powerpoint presentation developed by Gary.
Update Report to the Zone Chairs (DOC)
The project overview committee of the Zone Chairs requested an update on our Phase 2 Collaboration Project. Here is a copy as was requested at our May 2006 meeting.
Research Grant Working Group From Position Paper Chapter 6
This is the work of the subcommittee which developed and submitted a Grant-In-Aid proposal on behalf of seven of the CAS agencies participating in Phase 2 of the Collaboration project. They designed a proposal to explore how a worker’s style of relationship with families can affect the safety of children. It also looks at various other aspects which will be helpful to the field such as whether those children, who initially were referred for a forensic investigation, could be potentially safer through effective worker engagement. It was designed to establish whether there were instances where the workers should be wary of engagement being a motivator for change. The potential role of worker engagement and best practice in relation to differential response, safety of children and permanency was also considered. The submission to the Ministry is provided above.
Michelle Young, a Researcher from McMaster, has translated our successful Grant In Aid into a more formal format, added to the Phase 2 Project Paper.
Worker-Parent Engagement Report (DOC)
Inquiries into Deaths of Children in Care: The Impact on Child Welfare Workers and their Organization (DOC)
University of Toronto
Children’s Aid Society of Toronto
Predictors of post-traumatic distress in child welfare workers:
A linear structural equation model (PDF)
Cheryl Regehra, David Hemsworth, Bruce Leslie,
Phillip Howe, Shirley Chau
Child Welfare in Ontario: Implementing a Collaborative Intervention Model for Child Protection Services
Finding the Key to Success (PPT)
Measuring Client Engagement
From the Client’s Perspective In Non-Voluntary Child Protective Services by Diane K. Yatchmenoff, Portland State University.
B19 Engagement Scales
00 Research Cover letter to Patricia Longlade 040606 (PDF)
01 Letter of intent package (DOC)
02 Appendix_signature pages (PDF)
03 Letters of support (PDF)
04 Appendix_CV-Gladstone (PDF)
05 Appendix_CV-Dumbrill (DOC)
06 Appendix_CV-Leslie (DOC)
Efforts to Provide Support to Other Collaborative Initiatives in Government and Other Institutions and Organizations (DOC)
This shows the progress on the Phase 1 recommendations that do not have their own Phase 2 working subcommittee.
An Outline of The Ontario Model for Collaboration in Child Protection (from the Phase 1Position Paper) in One Page or Less
This is designed to specifically show the interrelationship of the various factors which were discussed as contributing to Collaboration and form the essence of the Ontario Model
Here is the explanation of the Ontario Model for Collaboration in Child Protection from a single page perspective. It is designed to give people an understanding of how the Project Paper is laid out and interrelated around ‘collaboration’. There is concern that the paper is large and some people may not see the interconnections initially. This is designed to help with that. The first page gives the questions and the concepts that the paper attempts to answer. The second page gives the actual titles which were developed to explain the questions and concepts outlined in the first page.
A Collaborative Approach to Child Welfare – Diagram of the Intervention Model by Topic (DOC)
A Series of Schematic viewpoints explaining the Collaborative Model as contributed by Claude Gingras who is the Quality Assurance Manager of the Kingston Frontenac CAS (PPT)
These are also included in the Phase 2 Position Paper but are reproduced here for agencies and universities who may wish to explain certain collaborative concepts to staff or to social work students. Claude Gingras submitted them after reading the Phase 1 Position Paper.
A Collaborative Approach to Program Evaluation (DOC)
In home support model (PPT)