System Gap

The Durham Collaborative identified system fragmentation and the continuity of care as the priority areas for improvement for the community. The Service Collaborative recognizes the need for an intervention that improves the coordination of supports in Durham region for children and youth with complex mental health and addictions related needs. Family involvement and culturally appropriate services were identified as key considerations in addressing this system gap.

Intervention

The Durham Service Collaborative is developing an intervention specifically designed for the region that builds on community strengths and aligns with other work already going on in the community. The Durham Collaboration Framework (DCFW) is an approach to cross‐sectoral service delivery that will improve collaboration amongst the agencies, organizations, and services supporting children, youth and families in Durham region. There are a number of distinct but overlapping elements to this framework. These are:

1. The DCFW Oversight Committee:
2. The Durham Collaborative Planning Process (DCPP)
3. The Achievement Plan
4. Network of Champions
5. Shared education and training.

Taken together, these elements of the DCFW will improve the coordination of supports in Durham region for children and youth with complex mental health and addictions related needs. Click here for more information on these distinct elements.

Local Evaluation Plan

Planning for the DCFW evaluation is well under way. The Program Logic Model, measures, and evaluation plan are all in the process of being finalized with stakeholder input. We’re currently working with the host agencies to put processes in place for sustainable evaluation, so that the evaluation can be carried out by the community over the long-term.

Progress

Exploration - complete Installation - complete Initial Implementation - in progress Full Implementation

For more information, please contact:

Stephanie Gloyn, Regional Implementation Coordinator
416-535-8501 ext. 36083