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In January 2012, the East region held several community stakeholder meetings across the region to discuss how well communities in the area are able to provide the services needed for vulnerable families and children. In these meetings, participants from numerous parts of the child welfare system provided feedback on the quality, quantity, etc. of the current services available in the area.
Current Areas of Focus:
The East region is working to increase the number of cases where families accept assistance from local services and on improving training for resource parents to include an enhanced knowledge of the trauma involved with a separated child(ren)/family.
In August 2015, the region will hold a large-scale community meeting to re-assess how well communities in the area are able to provide the services needed for vulnerable families and children. The information collected from community members will help guide decisions about the future work of In Home Tennessee in the area. The regional leadership group (comprised of both DCS and community partners) will review the feedback and related data from the assessment meeting to decide on which areas to create workgroups for quality improvement and potential creation of new resources for families.
Last updated: April 2015